The Power of Protease and the Youth Firm Age Defying Peel
Updated: Sep 10
Youth Firm Age Defying Peel has been my go-to product for some time now, but especially in the summer because of the amazing professional results you see, without the downtime or photo-sensitivity of a professional peel. The secret behind the efficacy of the Youth Firm is the 30% Protease enzyme.
Jul 13, 2020 2:35:28 PM / by The Institute of Skin Science
I think we have all had the experience where we look in the mirror and think, “that can’t be accurate.” That is exactly where I was 3 days after returning home from my lake vacation. I saw my reflection and could not help but notice how awful my skin looked. I had spent a week straight in the sun, sand, and water and now I was paying for it. It wasn’t that I was sun burned (I was diligent about SPF application) or that my skin was covered in freckles; but I could see the damage that spending too much time in the elements had caused to my skin. It looked rough, uneven, and my complexion was dull. I was in desperate need of some serious skin refreshing!
It was at this point I turned to my GlyMed Plus professional skin care products, and in particular, to my Youth Firm Age Defying Peel. This has been my go-to product for some time now, but especially in the summer because of the amazing professional results you see, without the downtime or photosensitivity of a professional peel. The secret behind the efficacy of the Youth Firm is the 30% Protease enzyme.
This enzyme works with the skin to release all of the dead cells that have built up, giving you that rough, dull, and lifeless complexion. Not only that, but after using the Youth Firm, it continues to help by creating an environment with the ability to drive other products deeper into your skin! Your other skincare products are going to be so much more effective because the Youth Firm has made it possible for these other products to penetrate into the deepest layers of your skin. The fact that Protease is a fluid that mimics a protein which is naturally found in our skin is even more helpful because our skin will be that much more accepting of this treatment.
Protease is an enzyme that comes from the Mucor Miehei which is a Japanese mushroom. It is a newly discovered cosmetic breakthrough that has been proven in clinical studies to improve the appearance of fine lines and increase hydration in the skin. This patented mushroom extract is an efficient enzyme that mimics the skin’s own natural ability to exfoliate. In research laboratories, it was discovered that this enzyme produces peptides to stimulate collagen production and bring balance to the skin. Remember, collagen is a naturally occurring chain of amino acids that makes our skin look firm and supple. These chains of amino acids are linked together by peptide bonds. When these bonds break apart, the peptides send a signal to our body to produce more collagen.
This is consistently one of my very favorite products because it is safe to use year-round on all skin colours and all skin types, including sensitive skin. It is an amazing anti-aging solution as it sloughs away aged layers of dead skin cells to expose skin that looks tight, supple, smooth, and brand new! Oily and/or acne skin types will also benefit greatly from the Youth Firm because of the gentle yet effective exfoliation and removal of built up skin cells, oil, and debris. You will be able to achieve results like you would from a professional peel but without the downtime or sun sensitivities. You won’t notice any flaking or peeling, but you will immediately see a lighter, brighter, tighter, more youthful looking skin!
It is also incredibly easy to use. It’s recommended that you cleanse your skin first with a professional product such as a glycolic cleanser. This will help to lower the pH of your skin and that will result in a more effective peel. Once you’ve cleansed, just apply the Youth Firm to warm, damp skin and allow to remain on the skin for 5-7 minutes. Remove the peel with tepid water and follow up with your leave-on balancing products and SPF. The peel is a professional skin care product but still safe to use once a week, and like we talked about before, it’s going to lighten, brighten, and tighten your skin.
After just one application of the Youth Firm Age Defying Peel, my rough, dull, lake-damaged skin looked brand new and beautiful again. The immediate changes you’ll see in your skin will blow you away the minute you use it. I’m a Protease believer and you will be too!
Written by The Institute of Skin Science