Ask anyone with overactive sebum glands and they would say the thing to you: shiny surface, pimples and high occurance of clogged pores.
That, is something that is rather common for me too. As a guy, my skin produces a lot more oil, and combining that with the fact that I perspire ALOT, my pores are often congested resulting in plenty of skin troubles. Blackheads, whiteheads, to say the least.
However, just recently, my beautician actually commented that my skin is a lot less clogged – pimples are still raging – BUT, blackheads and whiteheads are reducing significantly. To that, I think I really have to thank the inclusion of this underrated item: the Super Aqua Enzyme Peeling Softener from Missha.
According to the brand:
Missha Super Aqua Enzyme Peeling Softener is a daily peeling softener to remove dead skin cells softly with papain enzyme and AHA.
It removes dead skin cells & make the skin soft (by) removing impurities, stabilize turnover cycle, purify and revitalize the skin
So what i did for the past two weeks is to use this enzyme softener, which smells so citrusy grapefruit-ish, immediately right after cleansing and before a regular HYDRATING toner/mist. It’s pH level is between 4 to 5.
This softener is considered an acid tone so always follow up with a moisturizing or nourishing toner/mist to prevent over-drying of the skin.
To me, by including this enzyme softener into my routine, my skin has looked a lot clearer and brighter, with pores getting less congested. But this is no miracle water, I still get my zits and spots from hormones, lack of rest and study stress. However, the same zits doesn’t hurt that much nor gotten too swollen while using the softener.
All in all, this is a great acid toner that I would recommend to anyone who is looking for one. But take my advice with a pinch of salt as it contains alcohol, methylparaben and fragrance (of which, the latter two are right at the bottom of the list)
Other noteworthy ingredients are:
AHA: Glycolic Acid, Tataric Acid, Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Pyruvic Acid
Enzyme: Papaya Fruit
Hydrator: Glycerin, Trehalose, Japonica flower, PCA, Spring water, Beta-Glucan, Hyaluronic Acid, Silverthorn, Acai Berry, Wheat seed
Brightener: Lotus Flower, Grapefruit
The Super Aqua Enzyme Peeling Softener costs me $38.90 and is available at all Missha outlets island wide.