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Bromelain in Skincare

May 20 2024 – Essential Labs

Bromelain in Skincare
Bromelain in Skincare

Meet bromelain! A natural exfoliant found in pineapple and used extensively throughout skincare. Bromelain is a complex of protein-metabolizing enzymes found in the fruits and stems of pineapples (think about that tingle on your tongue after eating a lot of pineapple).

Bromelain’s quality of breaking down proteins makes it fabulous when it comes to sloughing off dead skin cells, providing an amazing effect on skin smoothing and brightening. Usage 0.2-1%, water soluble. Add in to any premade stock for a boost, create a powder-based mask or exfoliating serum. Check out our Spring + Summer exfoliating enzyme mask recipe below!

Make sure to patch test exfoliants before trying on the face, as they can irritate or sensitize sensitive skin.

Recipe Idea

You can have fun with this ingredient and add in other things from your kitchen! This is a single-use idea:

Strawberry and Honey Passive Exfoliant – Face Mask

  • 1/2 cup fresh strawberries
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp Bromelain

How you do it:
Combine all ingredients in a small food processor, and blend until smooth. Add a generous layer to clean face, and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Rinse clean with warm water.

*Please note we have not challenge tested this recipe, and we do NOT sell ingredients for anything other than topical use.