Enzymes are an excellent way to exfoliate, lifting dull skin and giving a refreshed look and soft touch. But how do they work?

Enzymes are chemicals that speed up the rate of chemical reactions, without being consumed in the reaction; they are incredibly useful in biological processes because they can facilitate reactions at body temperature that would normally require dangerously high temperatures. We produce them naturally in our bodies and without them we would die.

Enzymes are the best and safest way to chemically exfoliate skin. They dissolve the bonds that hold dry, dead cells to the surface of your skin without causing a pH imbalance.

As we age, our bodies gradually lose the ability to provide an effective skin renewal process, especially as damage occurs from harsh environmental conditions, which is why gentle, weekly chemical exfoliation helps skin look younger. Enzymes are manufactured from various sources such as fruits, vegetables, animals and marine life. The enzymes defend the skin against the effects of free radicals and they also encourage the skin to generate new cells. Protease Enzymes, the ones used in skin care, Ling Spotlight Papaya Resurfacing Peelare able to decompose human skin proteins like keratin. Currently enzymes are mainly used for facial products but hopefully brands will start to branch their use out to include body, hand and foot care so every single limb of the body can be smooth and exfoliated to perfection, without scrubbing and scratching. If you fancy adding an enzyme boost to your skincare, try the following resurfacing/exfoliating cleansers REN Glycolactic Peel Mask, Elemis Tri Enzyme Resurfacing Facial Wash, Ling Skin Care Papaya Resurfacing Peel. cate sewell