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Why Celebs Swear by Enzyme Peels

Why Celebs Swear by Enzyme Peels

If you’ve been a little iffy about peels because you thought they might be too harsh but you’re craving a rapid radiance and resurfacing boost, the enzyme peel is for you.

The beauty of an enzyme peel is its ability to provide immediate results without the downtime associated with other types of peels. Have a big event coming up? Red carpet walk? Wedding? Speaking engagement? Job interview? Blind date? Enzyme peel.

The enzymatic process is gentler than an AHA exfoliation because enzymes are activated by water and don’t penetrate as deeply as AHAs. This makes it safe for all skin types.

Despite their gentler action, enzymes yield some dramatic results yielding smoother, more supple skin texture and a brighter, more radiant tone.


What makes enzymes such an exfoliating wonder?

Enzymes accelerate the cell turnover by digesting protein—dead skin cells and the cellular glue that binds them together—and encouraging new cells to form. The skin is made up of two main layers, the outer epidermis layer, and the deeper dermis. Each has multiple layers within it. The skin strata are in constant regeneration mode, but things can get sort of stalled at the outermost epidermis layer where dead skin cells build up and start making skin look dull and creased. Enzymes digest all that cellular debris to instantly refresh.


Who loves enzyme peels?

Mandy Moore, Sienna Miller, Rachel Weisz, Justin Bieber, celebrity esthetician Renee Rouleau, Victoria Beckham (though her favored enzymes are those found in nightingale droppings), Beyoncé, brides-to-be, and us.

In an article about what celebs rely on for their red-carpet complexion, Glamour Magazine notes: “Facial peels that contain papain enzymes or lactic acid smooth the skin's surface and boost radiance, too.

L.A. dermatologist Jessica Wu, M.D. added, “After filming a movie, where they're wearing heavy makeup, actresses often come in to get these peels to unclog their pores.”

According to Elle Magazine, “Beyoncé’s skin always looks radiant, and the key is monthly enzyme peels.”

Beyoncé’s esthetician Sir John elaborates: “I suggest doing a natural fruit enzyme peel every month to increase cell turnover. We have to make sure hydration is at an optimum level, and we slough off the dead cells.”


Benefits of Enzyme Peels:
  • Unclog pores
  • Ease extractions
  • Brighten dull skin
  • Remove flakiness
  • Reduce fine lines
  • Promote even skin tone
  • Rapidly enhance radiance
  • Firm and tighten
  • Enhance elasticity


Vivant offers two professional enzyme peels. Prozyme Lite is a moderate treatment for all skin types. The more aggressive Prozyme Forté is best for oily or acne-prone skin. Talk to your esthetician about which one is right for you. You can find skin care professional in the Vivant network by clicking here.

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