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Protease: Body-like enzyme

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INCI: protease

Effect: breaks down proteins, causes skin to flake off

Tolerability: very good

Protease is a protein-breaking enzyme that is also found in the human body. That's why protease is an ideal ingredient for an enzyme peel . Proteases are very well tolerated and are therefore suitable for very sensitive skin as long as they do not contain any other aggressive ingredients. They help the skin to exfoliate gently without irritating the skin. That's why protease is a better-tolerated alternative to the fruit enzyme papain.

Protease works best in combination with the fat-breaking enzyme lipase .

Lipase Lipase: body-like enzyme

Good to know: Protease occurs in the body and is responsible for protein digestion (proteolysis). This enzyme breaks down complex protein molecules. All of this happens in the stomach: There the food pulp is mixed with the gastric juice, which contains the protease mixture pepsin.

Products with protease

Lara Schimweg

Lara Schimweg

Lara is the founder of Xeno and develops the skin care products. She studied sports science and health research and is a trained health and nursing nurse. Lara mixed her first cream 20 years ago and is involved in skin care and ingredients . Lara has rosacea and very sensitive skin.

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