Fruit based enzyme masks have always been my favorite way to brighten up my skin in between facials. Enzymes gently dissolve dead surface cells revealing new, brighter skin underneath in a gentle, moisturizing way that’s appropriate for all skin types. If you have a sensitivity to glycolic, AHA’s, or retinol based products, and want an exfoliating effect- fruit enzymes are the way to go. Here are a few that always deliver the goods.
Murad’s Exfoliating Fruit Enzyme Mask pairs lemon with pomegranate and ginkgo biloba for an effective treatment that brightens skin and removes all traces of oil without stripping away needed moisture. $30, Murad.com Sephora.com, various retail locations.
I just used the Papaya Pineapple Mask from Sanitas last night to bring my tired skin back to life. Various distractions led me to leave the mask on much longer than I should’ve, but my skin didn’t show any signs of irritation. You can even get your heels ready for spring sandals by using it overnight on feet to soften callouses so you can easily exfoliate them away. $30, US Spa and speciality locations.
If you’re like me and smell everything before you buy it, then you’ll find the Pumpkin Enzyme Peel from Peter Thomas Roth to be heavenly. Using a ton of pumpkin, vitamin a, and not much else- this formulation gets to work on dull skin revealing a radiance and softness as addictive as the scent. $44, PeterThomasRoth.com, retail locations.