What are Papain and Bromelain and what do they do?
Papain is an enzyme from papaya fruit. Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple. They both dissolve dead skin cells, thus gently exfoliating our skin. Using these enzymes, gently but thoroughly removes dead skin cells that block our pores. When our pores are open our natural oils can come through and not build up causing black heads, white heads and pimples. With open pores, anything therapeutic we apply can get right into the skin, including oxygen that is so essential. Papain has been found to help in healing wounds, decreasing inflammation, dissolving oils, accelerating cell turnover; while bromelain is very softening, with strong anti-inflammatory and exfoliating properties.