Optoderm Bio-Enzyme Gel
A gentle, superficial peel with proteolytic enzymes, hyaluronic acid & xyloglucan. Suitable for home use.
The proteases in the epidermis are responsible for differentiation of keratinocytes, creation and destruction of desmosomes (‘mechanical’ intracellular junctions) and formation of lipids found in the intercellular cement, especially ceramides. The aging process is associated with reduction in protease activity, which leads to water loss, decreased speed of formation and renewal of the structural elements of the epidermis. As a result, the horny layer becomes thicker, cutaneous oil and impurities accumulate on the skin surface, texture becomes uneven and skin tone becomes dull and grey. The blend of proteolytic enzymes in Bio-Enzyme Gel helps renew the desquamation process, especially to break down the desmosomes that bind dead cells together and prevent them from being removed from the skin surface. Also contains hyaluronic acid in a moisturising xyloglucan/phospholipid base. pH~6 so it won’t affect the acid mantle.
Acne and post acne marks
All skin types, including sensitive couperose-prone skin
Suitable for people with ‘wheatish’ complexion
Superficial wrinkles and fine lines
Clogged pores (comedones and milia)
Uneven texture and dull skin tone
It is gentler than light superficial peels using fruit acids, although the effects from both are similar.
It can be performed all year round, a couple of times a week and is safe to use at home.
It is suitable for all skin types, even the skin that is prone to irritations and skin with telangiectasias and vascularity spots, because it affects the skin’s surface gently and incorporates no abrasive particles.
Any skin care products applied after treatment with this gel, penetrate the skin better – their efficacy is higher thanks to the removal and shedding of the horny layer, so this is great to use in the days before a procedure.
It can be used as an express peel as it has immediate results.
No recuperative period is required – there is no skin flaking or hyperemia.
The enzymes slow down the growth of facial hair and make hair stems thinner. Enzyme hair removal is actually based on this fact. Also great for male skin to make shaving easier.
It can be used to exfoliate skin on hands and body, especially neck and decolletage.
It is a good alternative to chemical peels, if a patient is intolerable to acids or long use of AHAs and other exfoliation treatments finally cause the habituation effect.
If there are indications, it can be used safely during pregnancy and lactation.
How to use:
Cleanse and remove make-up with a suitable cleanser. Using a dry finger, apply the peel to the face, neck and decolletage (and other areas of the body if you like). Avoid the areas around the eyes and don’t apply to your lips. You will feel an almost immediate tightening effect as the product starts to work. Remove the peel with tepid water after 10–30 minutes (Note that most users leave this product on overnight).
Tamarindus Indica Seed Polysaccharide
Ananas Cosmosus Fruit Extract