Monday, 7 April 2014

Ziaja - The Holy Trinity of Enzyme Peels

Hey Ladies,

I hope you're all well! As a long time skincare obsessive, I have tried my fair share of face masks, peels, lotions and potions of every type. It's been a really long time since a budget skincare brand has impressed me. I find that more often than not, they're a complete let down, so I gave up trying them, wholeheartedly convinced that I would never find one, and that high end products were the only way to go. I was a total skincare cynic, until Ziaja came into my life. Today, I want to share with you my new skincare obsession from Ziaja - Enzyme Peels!

Enzyme Peels have become incredibly popular recently. But what are they, and why are they so important? Well here's the sciencey bit behind it *puts on over sized glasses to look intelligent* enzyme peels are used to deeply cleanse and resurface the skin by treating the upper layers of skin tissue. It literally helps to peel the dead skin cells off the face. Sounds kind of gross I know, but it is incredibly important as these peels help the skin to promote renewal of shiny new healthy skin cells!

I think a lot of people when they hear 'Enzyme Peel' suddenly conjure up the image of Samantha in Sex and the City, looking like a bee keeper hiding under a veil after a harsh chemical peel! This is not the case at all with Enzyme Peels, so don't be frightened! Ziaja have something for everyone in their Enzyme Peel Range! Lets take a closer look shall we?

The SenSitive Skin Enzyme Peel contains an enzyme called Papain, which is terrific for breaking down skin cells! The peel also contains Allantoin, and Castor Seed Oil which are praised for their soothing properties, and also Panthenol which is a pro vitamin of B5, a fantastic hydrating ingredient! This is one of my favourite Enzyme Peels, it leaves the skin feeling soft, plump and incredibly smooth! What more can you ask for?!

The Marine Algae Smoothing Enzyme Peel contains a host of fantastic ingredients to transform dull skin. This peel uses a Bioactive Enzyme with Algae, Canola Oil, Vitamin A, and Pro Vitamin B5. The Algae is a water binding agent which will help to lock moisture into your skin, fantastic for those of us who have skin a bit on the dry side! The Canola Oil helps to eradicate fine lines, blemishes and acne scarring. The Vitamin A helps to keep your skin looking young and the B5 as I mentioned before is fantastic for keeping the skin hydrated!

The Rose Butter Micro Peel, is something a little different from the other two peels as it contains tiny micro exfoliating particles. Perfect for if and when the dead skin cells are being extra stubborn. This peel contains Rose Butter, which is known for its healing properties. Olive Oil EFA's (Essential Fatty Acids) Olive Oil attracts external moisture to the skin and because the fat composition of Olive Oil is very similar to that of human skin, it ensures that as it forms a breathable film to prevent the loss of internal moisture, it does not block the natural functions of our skin while doing so! Tres, Tres important, no?! This peel also contains Vitamin C, E, B3, B5, and B6, all excellent for keeping the skin looking and feeling hydrated, young, soft and supple!

So, as you can see, I am suitably impressed and more than willing to eat my own words about High End Skincare being the only way to go. The Enzyme Peels are not just comparable to higher end ones, but better. The price point is so much more reasonable, there is more bang for your buck AND they're just generally freakin awesome!

Before I hang up my Sciencey Education hat for the day, I just want to remind you of something incredibly important. When you use any sort of peel, it is imperative that you keep your skin moisturised, preferably with one that contains an SPF! After all, you've just gotten rid of a layer of skin, all be it a dead layer, but you don't want those UV ray's to penetrate only to do copious amounts of sun damage to it! So please, be as adventurous as you like with your new BFF The Enzyme Peel, but just make sure that you take the proper steps to ensure you keep it protected too!

That's it for now ladies,
I hope you enjoyed!
What are your thoughts on Ziaja's Enzyme Peels?
Have you tried any? 
Are you tempted?
As always, let me know below!
Until next time 

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