June 11, 2012

Professional Enzymes– a versatile treatment to carry in your back bar

Countless customers today seek a skincare professional because they want a solution to their skin issues with instant results, but many are not ready for harsh chemical treatments. If you constantly encounter clients whose skin is dry, dull or acne prone and you want a natural solution to tackling these challenges, why not incorporate a professional enzyme peel or mask to your skin care protocol?

Enzymes are sometimes used as a less aggressive alternative to chemical peels (such as alpha hydroxy and beta acids), so they can be the best ally in results oriented, no down time treatments.  Enzyme exfoliation relies on the biological action rather than physical abrasion. I like to compare enzymes to pac man.  They just gobble up the dead skin on the face leaving the skin with a healthy glow.  Some fruit and vegetable enzymes also have naturally occurring antioxidants, nourishing benefits that can include vitamins and minerals (Vitamin A, C, E and carotenoids) and, in some cases low-level AHAs.

These enzymes are proteins that dissolve and breakdown dead skin cells and help to rebuild the skin at the same time. This dual action of exfoliating dead skin cells (which are the greatest cause of clogged pores, acne and whiteheads), and restoring dry, dull skin make these products very versatile. Having such a multipurpose product in your clinic’s back bar will ensure its constant use and result in an increase in client satisfaction, who will leave your facility with brilliant, healthy skin, and a smile on their face! Add these powerful natural products to your line and see your clients get hooked!

Below you will find a brief description of the most popular types of enzymes used in home care (private label) and professional treatments:

Papain (aka Papaya)
Papaya can be used for breakouts, dry skin, cellulite and premature aging.
The Papain enzyme is derived from the leaves, seeds, skin and fruit of the Papaya. Papaya contains many vitamins and minerals that are said to provide many health benefits.  Papain has become one of the most popular and important enzymes to help achieve beautiful skin. The powerful enzyme found in papaya is called peptin.
Peptin is a digestive enzyme and when applied topically it helps to soften the skin giving it a radiant healthy glow.  Other nourishing benefits of peptin include Vitamin A, C, E and carotenoids.  These antioxidants also reduce inflammation of the skin. Peptin helps to exfoliate dead skin cells that cause clogged pores.  Papain has also been shown to be helpful in evening the skin tone and lightening brown spots due to sun exposure.  Studies done in the West Indian Medical Journal confirm the healing abilities of papaya and its capability to rejuvenate and repair the skin.

Bromelain (aka Pineapple)
Bromelain enzyme is derived from pineapple.  A Venezuelan chemist isolated the enzyme from the fruit in 1891 and was introduced as a therapeutic supplement in 1957. The Bromelain enzyme is taken from the stem and juice of the pineapple.  When used topically, Bromelain speeds healing and dissolves cross-linked collagen cells, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and uneven pigmentation.  Bromelain has also been shown to reduce inflammation.

Pumpkin pulp is rich in enzymes, beta-carotene, amino acids and antioxidants. Pumpkin is a rich source of antioxidants & enzymes that act like alpha-hydroxy acids. Pumpkin contains more than 100 beneficial nutrients, which are used to help reverse the signs of aging. It detoxifies congested skin and banishes rough skin textures for an even, healthy appearance. Pumpkin has the highest percentage of vitamin A and beta carotene of all vegetable enzymes.

As a skin care professional, you must be prepared by having an array of products in your back bar that contain these precious natural enzymes.  That way, you will be able to customize and target specific problems in different skin types and conditions, and leave your clients with a healthy, polished, glowing skin. Aesthetic Back Bar’s professional enzyme peel products available: Papaya Pineapple Enzyme (also available for private label), Pumpkin I Enzyme, and Pumpkin II Enzyme.

Complete Facial Enzyme Kits Available:

Papaya & Pineapple Enzyme Facial Kit $75

Pumpkin Facial Enzyme Kit $72

If you would like more detailed information regarding private label, please e-mail us at info@aestheticbackbar.com

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