Enzymes that function in this manner can be harvested from various fruits, including pineapple, papaya, and citrus, as well as squashes and gourds (particularly pumpkin), and even stronger enzymes are bovine-derived.
Despite their substantial skin-digesting powers, keratolytic enzymes are actually very sensitive to light and heat, and in addition to requiring careful storage, they also usually need to be mixed and activated by the skincare professional just prior to use.
Enzyme treatments can be an excellent choice for those bothered by mild forms of dermatitis, and for anyone seeking a fresher smoother skin surface without risk or downtime. When clients are heading out on vacation, I often recommend an enzyme treatment in lieu of more aggressive forms of exfoliation, so that they can get the glow of fresh skin and the benefit of increased corrective serum penetration without risking additional UV exposure to deeper layers of skin.
Schedule a facial at the Skin Studio for treatments that incorporate the benefits of keratolytic enzymes for the beauty of your skin!