OCT 2013

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NATURE'S CUSTODIANS plants and food sources and fresh applications for old ones, enzyme technology will be a booming field. Bio Jouvance's Boghosian shares that scientists in some Asian markets are extracting enzymes from brown rice. "It has a great brightening and toning effect," she says. Hydropeptide's Zangl is excited about enzyme-friendly peptides. "They help to restore the shedding process as it occurs in youthful skin by breaking bonds between dead cells on the surface and speeding up cell renewal," she explains, adding, "Skin becomes better able to retain hydration; therefore the appearance of wrinkles is reduced, and skin tone appears more uniform and radiant." And let's not discount new discoveries in delivery: While enzymes are traditionally presented in powder or encapsulated form, Jurist reports that they're increasingly being preserved in freeze-dried formulations for spe- In fact, Kerschbaumer is so wary of clients' tendency to overdo home usage, she doesn't send them home with enzyme-infused products at all. "Instead, I prescribe nourishing antioxidant serums and vitamin E- and hyaluronic acid-rich creams, and encourage them to come back to me for enzyme treatments," she explains. "It's another way to ensure you see guests a little more often!" Lynn Warren, sales and marketing director for Hale Cosmeceuticals encourages estheticians to practice due diligence before recommending home care. "Be sure the client is not on Accutane, experiencing erythema or sunburn, or recovering from cancer treatments," she says. Have there been any new developments or discoveries in the world of enzyme-based skin care? As long as scientists are discovering new cific facial service applications. Recent research has focused on finding ways to make enzymes more stable, and small enough to penetrate the skin. "Studies show that co-enzymes, a non-protein (some enzymes need in order to function), are 20 to 200 times smaller than enzymes," says Jurlique's Nicholls. "Scientists are finding ways to bind the two entities together as a means to better help them penetrate." Indeed, this could be the dawning of a new era for this trusty mainstay. Katie O'Reilly is a freelance writer based in Wilmington, North Carolina. Discover the first, patented microdermabrasion products dispensed by dermatologists for home use. Now available to spas V i s i t w w w. my s k i n . o r g to r e g i s t e r fo r m o n t h l y g i ve away s . 8 0 0.9 1 8. 3 1 1 3 CRYSTAL PEEL TM The Exfoliation Experts • Use FreeInfo #41 62 DAYSPA | OCTOBER 2013

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