Glow Getting Enzymes
We all want the glow, especially at this time of year when winter starts to bite, and festivities are on the horizon. While we can’t change the weather, we can help you to ensure your skin routine contains glow boosting enzymes. A softer way to exfoliate than with acids or scrubs, enzymes work very gently to brighten, smooth, fight dullness and clear the way for other products to penetrate more easily. Speak to your pro and add enzymes to your daily routine now, and get that glow sorted in time for party season.
How Enzymes Work
You might remember enzymes from science lessons; they’re a catalyst found in the human body and work to regulate chemical reactions. In skincare products, they are usually derived from fruit like papaya and pineapple or vegetables like pumpkin. Enzymes in skincare work to break down the keratin protein that bonds dead skin cells together. We like to explain how they work by imagining our skin is a plane of wood (just go with it!) So, scrubs and acid exfoliators work like sandpaper on the wood to get it ultra-smooth and even, while enzymes work like a polish, really making the wood pop. Enzymes work on the uppermost layer of the skin, leaving it soft and smooth while respecting the skin barrier.
Adding Enzymes To Your Skin Routine
Our Enzymatic Peel is a powerful at-home treatment that combines fruit enzymes with lactic acid. It’s an ideal party prep treatment as it helps to boost radiance by effectively removing dead skin cells and revealing newer, younger, brighter skin cells. It also contains sodium hyaluronate and vitamin B5 which work to strengthen and pull in water for plump, supple and glowing skin. Oily skin types might prefer our Refining Clay Mask which combines naturally absorbent clays with fruit enzymes and lactic acid to enhance skin turnover for smoother, brighter skin. For personalised advice on adding enzymes to your skin routine, there’s no one better than your skin pro who will be able to give you specific advice for your skin needs.
We know you know that every AlumierMD product is packed with multiple active ingredients. But unlike other products on the market, AlumierMD products are formulated to strategically work together in multiple ways, so you hit your skin goals sooner. For example, our Refining Clay Mask uses clay to deeply cleanse, but also employs enzymes for smooth, polished skin. Our AHA Renewal Serum uses lactic acid to exfoliate but supports the new skin it reveals with sodium hyaluronate and vitamin B5. Plus, our entire range works together in synergy, meaning multiple AlumierMD products in your routine give your skin even more benefits.
The At Home Enzyme Facial
AKA as the party prep peel, this at-home facial will get your skin ready for any festivities in your calendar. Start by cleansing your skin with your chosen cleanser and then gently buff with MicroDerm Polish to get it prepped for deeper exfoliation and enzymes. Now apply your Enzymatic Peel – with 10% lactic acid a powerful one third of the strength of an in clinic chemical peel – it really will make skin glow. Hyaluronic acid, pineapple and papaya enzymes work synergistically in this formula for plumper more radiant skin. Next up, (yes, there’s more!) treat your skin to a barrier-strengthening hydration boost with Aqua Infusion Mask. This lightweight, intensely hydrating, oil-free mask is the perfect partner for Enzymatic Peel as it helps to plump and support all the newly revealed, glowy skin cells on the surface of your skin. Your AlumierMD pro will be able to advise you on the details of this at-home treatment with tailored advice for YOUR skin type including timings and how much product to use.
Enzymes are really a good way to enhance in-clinic treatments, and we often recommend the Enzymatic Peel as part of your skincare regime in the weeks leading up to in-clinic treatments as it helps to prevent a build-up of dull, dead skin. In clinic our Enzyme Retexturizing Treatment is a fantastic brightening treatment, ask your pro now and book in for brighter, radiant skin this party season.