Enzymes are proteins which perform a specific function. The enzymes used for exfoliation in skincare are protease (or proteolytic) enzymes, which break down other proteins, including those keeping your older, outer layers of skin stuck on. An effective yet gentle alternative to acid exfoliation, Pumpkin enzymes break down the outer layers of the skin working as a natural exfoliant to remove dead skin. The enzymes also help decongest pores and reduce pigmentation.
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