FSS Exfoliation Enzyme PF
Preserved with Leucidal Liquid
The skin often loses its
luminescence over time and begins to have a dry, dull appearance due to the
amount of dead cells that accumulate on the outer most layer of the skin. This
is a critical time when the skin requires nutrients, conditioning but most importantly
a method for exfoliation. FSS Exfoliation Enzyme PF can do just that.
FSS Exfoliation Enzyme PF is obtained by a combination
of acidic and enzymatic hydrolysis of the extract of the flowers of Opuntia
ficus-indica. This botanical, also known as prickly pear, is one of the
most cold-tolerant of lowland cacti native to desert areas of Mexico. The
desert provides a unique set of challenges to plant life such as extremely low
humidity levels and elevated temperatures year round. The prickly pear is mostly
noted for its ability to withstand extremely low humidity levels and high UV
radiation. This plant’s secondary metabolites consist of a complex of enzymes
and stress response elements that work synergistically to prevent damage and
promote repair. In the case of the enzymes, their main role in the system is to
boost carbohydrate metabolism to repair the damage caused during desiccation.
Proteolytic enzymes are also essential to disintegrate the cellular walls
within fruit so that the seeds may be released into the environment that
contains all of the nutritive properties the plant needs to thrive.
Cosmetically, fruit enzymes
have been used as a safe means of exfoliation. Exfoliation is an important
segment of a skin care regimen, which serves to remove the outer layer of dead
skin cells that traps both bacteria and sebum. The benefits of enzymes have
also been known and practiced in Aryuvedic medicine as well as fold medicines
for centuries.The enzymes in prickly pear
are attributed with soothing skin irritations and exfoliated dead cells. Thus
this botanical’s enzymes are capable of retaining proteolytic activity over a
wide pH range.
Additionally, with its high
flavonoid content, the Prickly Pear aids in preventing oxidative stress caused
by UV Radiation. The plant can assist in soothing the skin by helping sunburn
recovery. Likewise, with its soothing and conditioning properties, Prickly Pear
can also be helpful to problem skin.
Exfoliation Enzyme PF was
designed to effectively exfoliate the skin without any of the irritation
associated with chemical exfoliants. For use on all skin types, continue the
excellent reputation this extract has for reinforcing conditioned and toned
Hydrolyzed Opuntia Ficus-Indica Flower Extract
Suggested Use Levels:
Amber to Yellow Liquid
Storage: Protected from direct
light and humidity at a temperature of 50°-77°F (10°-25°C)
Shelf life: 12 months, properly stored, in sealed container.
This product should be
added to a formulation at the recommended usage rate.