Enzymes: Everything You Need To Know

We know how good fruit enzymes are for our insides, but what about our outsides?  

Fruit enzymes aren’t just good for your digestion, cognitive and physical health, they’re also powerhouses when it comes to treating your clients’ skin.

What’s so good about enzymes?

Enzymes, which are proteins that increase the rate of chemical reactions, make wonderful exfoliators and carry essential vitamins and healing properties to promote youthful, glowing skin. Fruit enzymes actually digest and remove dead skin cells, leaving behind smoother, clearer skin. Nifty, huh?

Enzymes are gentle on the skin too, so they’re ideal for clients with sensitive skin.

Fruit proteins also protect from environmental pollutants and damage from the sun, which is ideal for clients who are always on the go. If your client is struggling with inflamed skin or in need of free radical scavengers, enzymes can act as their very own skincare Prince Charming, to soothe and rescue the complexion.

Check out the top fruit ingredients to look for when selecting skincare treatments for your clients…


This delectable tropical fruit has potent benefits when it comes to the complexion. Taken from both the fruit and leaves of the papaya, this sweet tasting fruit’s enzymes have a keratin protein digesting ability that aids in exfoliation and provides antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Using papaya enzymes in your client’s skincare treatment will promote healing of damaged tissue and inflamed lesions, as well as aid repair of connective tissues to increase elasticity in the skin.


A big trending ingredient right now, pumpkin isn’t just great for soups and Halloween lanterns. Pumpkin enzymes are used in skincare for two purposes – exfoliation and anti-inflammation.  As we age, cell turnover rate decreases and can result in a dry, rough, or dull appearance to the skin. Pumpkin enzymes gently exfoliate away dead skin cells and impurities while delivering vitamins and nutrients to the skin, imparting a youthful glow.


Also known as bromelain, pineapple enzymes are extracted from the stem and fruit. When used in skincare, the enzymes fight inflammation, redness, and swelling in addition to exfoliating. The high vitamin C and bromelain content of pineapple make it an effective acne treatment, too.


For a serious boost of antioxidants, passionfruit enzymes are the perfect option. They contain compounds piceatannol and scirpusin B that help prevent the skin from free radicals and repair itself from UV damage. The passionfruit enzyme is also known to promote elasticity for firmer skin, which gives any ingredient major bonus points in our book.

Fruit enzyme-rich skincare products

1. Exfoliating Body Scrub, 2. Ormedic Lift Solution, 3. Cell.U.Lift Firming Body Creme, 4. Hydrating Enzyme Masque, 5. Total Resurfacing Masque, 6. The Signature Facelift Solution. For more information, contact Image Skincare.

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