Mechanical exfoliators like microdermabrasion and dermaplaning "physically" remove dead skin cells, while chemical and enzymatic exfoliators work on the bonds, which hold the skin and dead skin cells together. Enzymes remove the dry superficial, dull skin cells (corneocytes) by digesting the proteins of the stratum corneum. Enzymes are more gentle than AHA chemical peels
Benefits of Enzymatic Exfoliation
Regular exfoliation achieves a smooth and radiant complexion. Similarly, skin treated with enzymatic exfoliation is instantly brightened and smoothed. There is a mild hydrating and antibacterial effect, making enzymatic exfoliation a good choice for the oily and mature skin. Exfoliation is also known to promote better absorption of skin care products.