Enzyme Skin Care
What are Enzymes and How do they Work?
Enzymes are molecules that accelerate biochemical reactions; they get things started, so to speak. There are different types of enzymes, and each type must be chosen specifically for the desired reaction. Proteolytic enzymes are those that aid in the digestion of protein, while lipolytic enzymes focus on the break down of fats. Research shows that a combination of enzymes produces the best results for enhancing exfoliation, so our Enzyme Complex Peel includes not one, but a combination of several proteolytic enzymes and lipolytic enzymes.
Our Enzyme Complex Peel was developed to enhance exfoliation, the process by which skin sheds its dead cells to allow for cell renewal. Unlike acid peels, our Enzyme Complex Peel acts only on the stratum corneum layer of the skin for a milder and gentler exfoliation.
The activity of enzymes also depends on the acidity or alkalinity of the environment in which they react. Some act at an acidic pH and others at a higher, more alkaline pH. A pH level beyond a specific range deactivates the enzyme, so it is no longer effective. To ensure maximum results, Rx Systems PF formulates our Enzyme Complex Peel with the ideal pH environment.
We also combine our enzymes with other natural ingredients that are nourishing and anti-inflammatory, such as colloidal oat extract (rich in beta-glucan, which has anti-irritant properties), alfalfa herb (a natural source of vitamins C, D,E, and K), saponin (a natural plant surfactant), and carboxy-methyl-cellulose (a natural cellulose gum used to modify the mask’s consistency).
Unlike typical acne treatments that produce a similar exfoliating effect, our Enzyme Complex Peel is non-irritating. In addition, the proteolytic enzymes in our peel provide a wound healing effect to diminish acne scars.
By accelerating the removal of dead skin cells, our Enzyme Complex Peel improves skin texture, tone, color, and pore size. It normalizes the thickness of the stratum corneum to allow better penetration of active ingredients in skin care products, including glycolic acid, alpha lipoic acid, azelaic acid, retinoic acid, retinol, vitamin C, growth factors, and other agents applied to improve the structure and function of the skin.