Begin Your Skin Reset with Papain Enzyme
by Lauren on Jun 09, 2023
Here’s another one to add to the list of wonderful ingredients found in nature, in the delicious papaya fruit is an enzyme called papain.
But, what are enzymes?
Enzymes are biological catalysts which help speed up the rate of reaction without being used up in the process, and are almost always proteins. They are responsible for everyday bodily functions and are also present in fruit and are what cause fruit to ripen.
No papain, no gain
Papain, an enzyme found in papaya fruit, is a proteolytic enzyme, meaning it has the ability to help breakdown skin proteins in order to get rid of dead skin cells and act as a natural exfoliant, while promoting skin cell turnover. It also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits which aid in acne treatment and breakout prevention.
In addition, it has been shown to have anti-aging benefits thanks to its ability to break down old skin proteins and therefore free amino acids to make new proteins and promote skin cell turnover, to promote a youthful glow and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
Its use as a natural exfoliant is beneficial for removing dead skin cells, but this also helps to prepare skin, allowing it to absorb subsequent products more easily. Overall, it is a perfect ingredient for beginning your skin reset journey.
Try these products!
Products containing papain include: By Wishtrend Green Tea & Enzyme Powder Wash and By Wishtrend Green Tea & Enzyme Milky Foaming Wash.
Papain is, of course, a magic ingredient, but green tea is also a holy-grail ingredient in these washes. Green tea has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties as well as high vitamin B12 and E contents known to boost collagen production.
The composition of these washes is slightly different and therefore choosing the best one to suit your skin type and the needs of your skin is essential. The Green Tea & Enzyme Powder Wash has a powder-to-foam texture which is great for gentle physical exfoliation as well as papain enzymes to act as a natural exfoliant green tea helps to brighten skin complexion.
The Green Tea & Enzyme Milky Foaming Wash has a gel-to-foam texture and provides gentle and effective cleansing, which may be more suitable for sensitive skin. It contains grain milk complexes, extracted from rice, soybean seeds and oatmeal, which moisturize skin to leave it feeling smooth and supple. This cleanser also contains green tea and papain for antioxidant and gentle exfoliating benefits.
Overall, these two cleansers are great options for incorporating beneficial ingredients, papain and green tea, into your routine.