In general, enzymes are molecules that perform a specific function. Fruit enzymes used for exfoliation are characterized as proteolytic and break down other proteins, including those keeping outer layers of dead skin cells adhering to the surface.

Our fruit enzymes complex from prickly pear flower extract, pomegranate and pumpkin promote the natural peeling of the skin by increasing the activity of other enzymes within the barrier layer of the skin to increase turnover of epidermal cells. Thus, these actives provide exfoliation that is safe for sensitive skin and promote cell renewal.

Rich in oligosaccharides, this enzyme complex also has a mild keratolytic effect that is beneficial to treat dry skin (skin dryness in terms of hydration) by increasing hyaluronic acid and elastin production.

What we like the most about Skin Scentia's fruit enzymes complex:

  • Promotes exfoliation through the skin’s natural processes to shed excess and dead skin cells by stimulating the production of native skin enzymes in the lipid layer of the skin
  • Provides targeted excess skin shedding around skin lesions
  • Stimulates cell renewal
  • Enhances skin hydration and barrier function and has shown anti-aging effects in thin, dry sensitive skin types 


14 Day Clinical Study: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of Skin Scentia’s Fruit Enzyme complex on skin exfoliation versus a placebo.



Cathepsin-D enzyme is involved desquamation of dead skin. 

Desquamation, commonly called skin  peeling, is the shedding of the outermost membrane or layer of a tissue.

The SCCE (stratum corneum chymocryptic enzyme) and SCTE (stratum tryptic chymocryptic  enzyme) are also claimed to promote skin renewal) 


(1) Clinical Study above by Slib Laboratories

(2) Role of endogenous cathepsin D‐like and chymotrypsin‐like proteolysis in human epidermal differentiation  Horikoshi, Horikoshi; Igarashi, Igarashi; Uchiwa, Uchiwa; Brysk, Brysk; Brysk, Brysk

(3) Skin Care with Herbal Exfoliants Nilani Packianathan • Ruckmani Kandasamy

(4)  Oligosaccharides for Barrier Function and Hydration Cosmetics and Toiletries December 15, 2009, Active