Fruit-enzyme exfoliants use the enzymes found in fruit such as pineapple and papaya to breaks down the ‘glue’ that hold dead skin cells together, so that they can more easily be washed away.
Many fruit-enzyme exfoliants use a combination of papaya and pineapple in their products because the enzymes that are found in the fruit play a major role in refining and clearing the skin.
What they do and how they do it
The digestive enzymes are bromelain (found in pineapple) and papain (found in papaya). These enzymes work together to gently lift and remove older layers of skin – this exposes the fresher and younger skin cells. Bromelain and papain also break down the protein in skin cells, which redefines and softens coarse, thick skin and leaves it feeling smoother.
Who should use fruit-enzyme exfoliants?
Everyone! Seriously, these ingredients can be used on all skin types as they are not harsh. The combination of pineapple and papaya works to improve overall skin tone, smooth and hydrate skin, fade blemishes and dark spots, diminish wrinkles and improve skin elasticity.
Why use fruit-enzyme exfoliants?
The combination of these ingredients produces a product that is highly effective and mild on the skin.
COSMO’s top products
Nimue Skin Technology Exfoliating Enzyme (R469)
Elemis Papaya Enzyme Peel (R515)
Dermalogica Gentle Cream Exfoliant (R750)