Most have heard of enzymes, but do you really know what they are and what they do? Enzymes are the naturally occurring proteins found in the meats, fruits and vegetables that we eat. When we eat these foods, the enzymes found in them perform as a digestive aid by accelerating a chemical reaction. This is the basis of the enzyme facial peel.
Most enzyme peels are made up of enzymes found in fruit. While enzymes exist in all fruits, a few of the most common fruit based enzymes used in enzyme peels are those found in pineapples, pumpkins, papayas and blueberries. Each of these enzymes help the enzyme peel perform in ways that include reducing redness, softening oils and clearing clogged pores. They also hydrate, combat oil and soften skin.