If you’re like most esthetic professionals, you likely use some type of enzyme in your spa to support your clients’ skin health goals. You may know fundamentally how enzymes work and why you use them, but a deeper exploration into the science behind these powerful biological molecules can unlock a world of opportunities to dial in your treatment plans and achieve precise outcomes.
What exactly are enzymes and how can they be used to achieve luminous, radiant skin? This article will explore the types of enzymes available, how and why they work, which are best suited for the treatment room versus home care and how to get the most out of them to help you identify how to build treatment plans to achieve more effective results and help your clients uncover radiant, healthy skin.
What Are Enzymes?
Enzymes are quite fascinating when you consider what they are and the big job they have. These biological molecules are primarily proteins that are vital for life. In the body and cells, they play a significant role from digestion to increasing metabolism. Enzymes also speed up the rate of most chemical reactions that take place in cells. You need enzymes to initiate the production of melanin as an example. They essentially serve as a catalyst for most cellular functions.
Each cell contains thousands of different enzyme molecules that are specific to particular chemical reactions. Some help break larger molecules down, so they are more easily absorbed, while others bind molecules to produce new molecules. Enzymes also exist in every living thing—animals and botanicals.
After understanding how enzymes work, it’s easy to see why they are so effective in the skin regeneration process and how they help unlock radiant, luminous skin.