In Correctives Cathepzyme 1 and 2, the active ingredient is an enzyme that works the same way that the natural enzyme in the top layer of your skin works. This enzyme, Cathepsin D, will only exfoliate the top, dry layer of your skin. It gives a smooth even exfoliation, activates the lower layers of the skin and does not cause increased water loss (TEWL). In a trail, the products were used two to three time per week for 3 months the people using it reported 50% improvement in wrinkles. 39% improvement in moisture levels of the skin and 35% increase in firmness of the skin.
Cathepzyme 2 can also be used for the treatment of Keratosis Pilaris on the body. Keratosis Pilaris is a condition where there is an overproduction of keratin by the skin and this results in a fine, rough and very dry rash on the tops of arms and sometimes thighs and buttocks. In this case, Cathepzyme 2 is used.
Cathepsin D analogue, soothing Camomile, Aloe Vera, Panthenol, Phytic acid for moisture and to stop irritation.
Cathepzyme 2 has a higher concentration of the active enzyme then Cathepzyme 1 this makes is the stronger alternative (even though both are very safe on all skins).
Cathepzyme 2 is for skin that is not sensitive or has been exposed to another exfoliation routine or to peels.
If you are uncertain your therapist will suggest using one bottle of Cathepzyme 1 before starting on Cathepzyme 2 just to make sure your skin can manage exfoliation routines.
Instructions for use
Face, neck and décolleté
Cleanse and dry skin
Apply 3 pumps to the area with fingertips in a circular movement
Leave on skin for 3 minutes
Rinse off with warm water or wipe off with wet cloth or sponges
Apply serums and moisturisers as prescribed
Apply two to three times per week
Body – for the treatment of Keratosis Pilaris (KP) (Ask your skincare therapist J)
Cleanse and dry the area, could be tops of arms or back of the thigh
Apply one to two pumps to the area
Apply body moisturising lotion, Serra Body Lotion is a great option
Apply twice a day
- Cathepzyme 2 is stronger than Cathepzyme1 so if you have not used exfoliation products before it is better to start with Cathepzyme 1
- Only Cathepzyme 2 is effective in the treatment of Keratosis Pilaris.