Exfoliation is essential to maintain healthy skin.
Both enzyme and chemical peels are effective exfoliators that break down dead skin cells and prevent an excess build-up from congesting your pores. However, they exfoliate in a different manner which can make either of them more suitable for certain skin types. In this article, we discover what each of them does and which is better for your skin.
Enzyme peels gently dissolve dead skin cells to unveil fresh healthy skin.
They are formulated from a blend of fruit-derived acids that can include: Papaya, Pumpkin, Pomegranate, Pineapples
Our Organic Anti-Aging Enzyme Mask is a type of enzyme peel that harnesses the natural power of Reishi Mushroom and Gotu Kola to break down skin cells without killing any living cells on your complexion. Compared to chemical peels, this enzyme mask is considerably less harsh while delivering similar glow-boosting benefits. It is the key to clear luminous skin, fighting signs of aging and hyperpigmentation.
However, enzyme masks generally do not penetrate as deeply as chemical peels so people with persistent skin issues like acne may benefit from a deeper exfoliator like chemical acids.
An enzyme mask will be great for you if you have sensitive skin, prefer natural organic beauty products, or if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Chemical peels function by using exfoliating acids that vary in strength depending on the ingredients. Popular chemical acids include:
Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHAs): These water-soluble acids are derived from sugary fruits and include Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid and Citric Acid. They target hyperpigmentation, large pores, fine lines and uneven skin tone.
Beta-Hydroxy Acids (BHAs): These oil-soluble acids penetrate deeper into your skin to dry out excess oil and unclog pores. Salicylic Acid is a popular choice of BHA among people with oily and acne-prone skin.
Trichloroacetic Acid: Also known as TCA peels, this acid helps to combat discoloration, facial scarring and wrinkles.
Phenol: Phenol is a deep skin peel known for its powerful ability to penetrate through layers of skin to break up and remove damaged skin.
Compared to enzyme masks, chemical peels are generally more aggressive and can treat skin concerns that are deeper within your skin. However, they pose a higher risk of triggering a reaction amongst women with sensitive skin.
Chemical peels are great for you if you do not have sensitive skin. Its potency means that it can benefit women with stubborn acne but you will have to gradually introduce this powerful product into your skincare routine to build up tolerance.
Exfoliation is an integral part of every skincare routine, no matter what your skin goals are. Choose an exfoliator according to your skin type to supercharge your skincare regimen without experiencing harmful side effects that may get in the way of glowing skin.