Upper West Spa
Our Enzyme Facial utilizes Vita Cura ® Enzymatic Micropeel by Repechage. This mild, vegetable-based peel includes papain, an enzyme found in green papaya fruit. Papain naturally digests the surface protein of the skin, creating a color and texture that resembles more youthful skin. The mask also brightens and refreshes the face by gently removing skin flakes or “squames,” which can contribute to uneven skin texture.
We often combine our enzyme peel with an ultrasound peel for deeper exfoliation. Clients love this thorough yet gentle treatment, and some claim it’s the best facial in the Upper West Side.
Enzyme peels are the gentler version of a chemical peel. Instead of acids, these peels utilize enzymes extracted from pumpkins, pineapples, cranberries, papayas, or other fruits, which help dissolve and eliminate dead skin cells. Unlike chemical peels, this treatment will not break down any living cells, so it’s ideal for clients who require a gentler, yet still effective treatment.
An enzyme peel facial is gentler than a chemical peel, which makes it ideal for people with sensitive skin. It is the preferred exfoliation method for more reactive skin types, and it’s also safe for pregnant and breastfeeding clients.
Enzyme peels dissolve the top layer of the epidermis and nourish the underlying layer of skin. This process offers numerous beneﬁts including a smoother complexion, cleaner pores, reduced congestion, and an overall “glow.”
Enzyme peels are not the same as chemical peels, but the two treatments achieve similar results using different ingredients.