Best Enzyme Exfoliator For Face Papain Enzyme

2021-10-29 By Urvi Shah4min Read


What's the first thing that comes to your mind on hearing the word "exfoliation"? Isn't it those small granules that are present in a regular scrub? However, those small scrubbing particles are just one way to exfoliate the skin. To know about exfoliation in detail read our other blog, FAQs on Exfoliation: A Beginners Guide. In this blog, I am going to dig deeper into enzyme exfoliation. 

You or someone you know must be putting Papaya on their face every weekend - well that’s a crude form of enzyme exfoliation. My intention is to help find the best enzyme exfoliator for the face, especially for folks in our sensitive skin club.

What are enzyme exfoliants?

Enzyme exfoliants use natural or synthetic enzymes instead of abrasive particles to loosen up and remove dead skin cells. Enzymes help break keratin in the top layers of the skin and loosen up the dead cells which are then easily shed by the skin, revealing younger looking cells.

In enzyme exfoliation, the dead skin is eradicated via the dissolution of the glue layer that combines dead cells, where the top layer of dead skin cells is entirely removed from the surface. Additionally, enzyme exfoliators also calm the skin proactively.  Such a process works more gently than AHA chemical exfoliants that help shed skin cells by loosening dead cells but at a much faster pace. 

Enzymes such as fruit enzymes are in some ways better than physical scrubs for exfoliation as they are gentle on the skin, which is another reason to switch to the best enzyme exfoliator for the face. Also, certain fruit enzymes possess anti-inflammatory properties. 

Properties & Benefits of Popular Fruit Enzymes

Papain enzyme source

Apart from breaking down dead cells, fruit enzymes also have other benefits. Some of the most common fruit enzymes seen in the best enzyme exfoliator for the face include:

1. Papain (derived from papaya): It soothes skin irritations and has anti-inflammatory properties. It is an excellent ingredient for acne and blemishes. 

2. Actinidin (drawn from kiwi, pineapple, mango, banana, and papaya): It is rich in Vitamin C that helps in brightening the skin.

3. Bromelain (extracted from pineapple): It is one of the strongest and best enzyme exfoliators for the face. It can reduce freckles and spots caused due sun exposure. 

4. Cucurbita Pepo (sourced from pumpkin): It exfoliates the skin without drying it out. Plus, it has vitamin A that leaves the skin looking smooth. Moreover, it helps combat premature ageing.

Reasons To Use Enzyme Exfoliators

1. We often assume that by using abrasive scrubs, we are treating the skin well. But that's not true; using harsh scrubs with chunks of particles can damage your skin. At the same time, enzyme exfoliators are very gentle on the skin.

2. Enzyme exfoliators are suitable for most skin types, even individuals with sensitive skin, as they are gentle on the skin. 

3. Most of the enzymes possess anti-inflammatory properties which help calm and relieve the skin. One of such enzymes is the papain enzyme. 

Aminu's unique Vit-B Enzyme Scrub - Quick at-home professional treatment for brighter, clearer and energized skin

Aminu's enzyme scrub


Aminu's Vit-B Enzyme Scrub is a potent All-in-One scrub that detoxifies, exfoliates, hydrates, and energizes the skin. It is made by combining papain & bromelain (papaya and pineapple enzymes), gentle fruits derived AHAs along with micro-nutrient complexes, minerals, natural silica grains all of which synergistically works to naturally brighten and clear uneven skin tone and unclog pores. Also, this Vit B Enzyme scrub for skin consists of Vitamin B that acts as an anti-inflammatory and better-aging agent that further assists in healing the skin deeply. It is the best enzyme exfoliator for a face packed with all the goodness. Best for oily, combination, and normal skin for their day time or night time skincare routine.




Final Thoughts

Level up your skincare regime by using enzyme exfoliators to get the ultimate glow and clear skin without any collateral damage to the skin. Enzyme exfoliants are excellent and work fairly for almost all skin types. While people with sensitive skin can also use them and get exciting results because of their gentle exfoliating properties. That said, always do a patch test before using an enzyme exfoliator like Aminu's VIT-B Enzyme Scrub.




Urvi Shah is a writer by profession who is a skincare and fashion fanatic. She invests quite her time in learning and trying new skincare and makeup products. She believes taking care of your body and skin is quintessential in this fast-moving modern era.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this journal are those of the authors and are for information purposes only and not medical advice. Further, they do not reflect the opinions or views of Aminu Wellness Pvt Ltd or any of its directors. Any content provided by the author(s) are of their opinion and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone, or anything.


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