Jan Marini needs no introduction. It is one of the most respected brands in professional skin care. Today I’ll review their dynamic enzyme duo that uses proteolytic enzymes to lift away makeup and impurities, and gently resurface the skin to help achieve healthy, smooth and polished skin!
ABOUT THE DUO
Clean Zyme cleanser and Skin Zyme mask are supplemental home care exfoliation products that have the ability to remove dead skin cells without harming sensitive or irritated tissues. Use anytime for an immediate polished look! Intended to be used as a pair. Both products are also great when used as part of a comprehensive skin care regimen.
CLEAN ZYME CLEANSER
PRICE: $30 / 4oz
Key ingredient: Acer Saccharum (Sugar Maple) Extract – A natural source of malic acid, an alpha hydroxy acid that exfoliates skin.
Directions: Clean Zyme should be applied in place of regular cleanser and left on 1 to 2 minutes. Remove with a clean, wet and wrung out washcloth using lukewarm water. Blot dry.
This is a non-foaming gel cleanser that is very effective at removing day’s makeup, dirt and oil, as good as any oil cleanser, without drying the skin. The key ingredient in this resurfacing cleanser is a gentle AHA, malic acid that breaks down dead skin cells, and help to unclog pores and prevent buildup that cause blackheads and pimples. Potent antioxidants (vitamin E) and botanical extracts nourish skin and protect it from environmental stressors and free radical damage. It has a light ‘fruity scent’, likely due to the combination of orange and papaya fruit extracts. Unlike other AHA cleansers I’ve used in the past that sometimes can sting, this one is super gentle on the skin with no tingling and help to maintain skin moisture barrier. It rinses easy without leaving any noticeable residue, and really works well with sensitive or even post treatment skins. I always like to leave the cleanser on my face for a few extra minutes to allow the fruit acids to work their magic. I’ve noticed significant cleaner pores and less breakouts and even faster recovery from breakouts. As advised, I use this cleanser after the Skin Zyme Mask and the combination always leave my skin feeling unbelievably clean, silky and soft.
What I love about this product is
- Gentle on skin; no tingling irritants or overly drying cleansing agents.
- Remove excess oil and makeup without stripping skin.
- Rinse without leaving a noticeable residue.
- Contain minimal fragrance.
- Work well for the intended skin type.
SKIN ZYME MASK
PRICE: $60 / 2oz
Key Ingredient: Papaya Extract – Taken from papaya fruit, this ingredient is an exfoliant with antibacterial properties.
Directions: Apply Skin Zyme in a thin even layer over entire face (and neck, if desired) and allow to remain for up to 20 minutes. To remove Skin Zyme, apply a small amount of Clean Zyme to face and massage very gently to achieve emulsification. Remove with a washcloth and splash face 10 to 15 times with lukewarm water. Blot dry and follow with usual Skin Care Management products and/or moisturizer.
I love my weekly sunday masking ritual. For the last few weeks, this Jan Marini mask with green papaya enzyme has been my secret weapon for combating dull and congested skin. It has been an absolute skin saver for my adult-acne prone and sensitive skin. First of all, the mask smells amazingly citrusy and refreshing. I’m definitely a citrus-scent gal. The mask is green in color and the texture is that of a silky smooth cream. I love using a warm cloth to open up my pores first, and then apply a thin even layer of the mask on the face, and then kick back and relax for twenty minutes. I remove the mask with the Jan Marini Clean Zyme Cleanser, and literally after every single JM masking session, my skin would go from dull to vibrant. This mask contains antioxidants, fruit enzymes, skin brighteners, and healing agents. Natural fruit enzymes from papaya extract help break down dead skin cells. Dull complexions are revived as vitamin E and sunflower oil soften and nourish-leaving skin revitalized, hydrated, and glowing. It makes my skin very smooth, and really help breakouts to heal. It never leaves my skin red or irritated. It’s such a great pampering session that immediate detox my skin from inside out. This is definitely a restocking item in my skin care ritual because I’ve noticed that continual use of this luxurious formula really help to increases radiance and softness for a renewed appearance with visibly minimized pores.
You can find this dynamic duo on the Jan Marini’s website: https://www.janmarini.com.