The Story of the Jeju Green Tea Enzyme

The Story of the Jeju Green Tea Enzyme
August 21, 2023
The Story of the Jeju Green Tea Enzyme

The Story of the Jeju Green Tea Enzyme

What’s eating you?


Have you heard that when you eat a pineapple, it eats you back? 

I mean, it’s obviously more complicated than that, but it’s a fun little fact to consider! Pineapples contain an enzyme called bromelain that breaks down proteins and since you’re made of proteins, it technically kind of digests you a bit as you chew and swallow.

If you’ve been paying attention at all, you’ll know that INNISFREE has recently been through a true and thorough rebranding and with that has come the introduction of new products and a new generation of skincare ingredients!

Today, we’re covering the Jeju Green Tea Enzyme and why you may want to consider working it into your everyday skincare routine.



Where does it come from?

The Jeju Green Tea Enzyme is an ingredient extracted from Beauty Green Tea, a type of green tea selected and cultivated for its benefits for skin. If you’ve brushed up on your biology, you’ll know that there are many types and subtypes of enzymes. The Jeju Green Tea Enzyme is a type of protease, which is a type of digestive enzyme that breaks down proteins. Proteins that look a lot like dead skin cells.

Exfoliator vs. Enzyme

We just covered the difference between exfoliants and enzymes in another blog post, but the long and short of it is that exfoliants (whether physical exfoliants or chemical exfoliants) work by removing dead skin cells from your skin’s surface while enzymes weaken their bonds which makes them easier to remove. 



Why use enzymes?

Even if you exfoliate regularly, including enzymes in your skincare routine can still affect the results you get. Think of it as filling in a gap of opportunity in your regime.


    • Daily dusting

If you are diligent about your multi-step Korean skincare routine (or even if you’re striving to be), you’ll know it’s important to exfoliate two to three times a week for maximum effectiveness. More than that could lead to overexfoliating which can cause skin dryness and skin sensitivity.

Because enzymes are gentler than exfoliants, they can be used more regularly while keeping your skin barrier intact. The Green Tea Enzyme present in the Vitamin C Green Tea Enzyme Brightening Serum is so mild that it can be used daily, up to twice a day.



    • Buildup busters

A daily enzyme routine can help keep your skin in tip top shape, preventing the buildup of dead skin cells that clog pores. I liken it to tidying as you go along. Instead of having to do a time consuming deep clean every three or four days, you stay on top of things with daily maintenance. The deep clean is still important for getting into the nooks and crannies, but the heavy burden of it is lightened significantly.


    • Smooth Chemical

Dead skin cell buildup can also affect the appearance and texture of your skin. Uneven skin doesn’t reflect light very well which can make it look like you have a dull complexion. Keeping your skin free of of that buildup will, over time, lead to a smoother complexion which, in turn, will help to unlock your inner glow.


The Green Tea Enzyme is gentler than the chemical exfoliator AHA yet twelve times more effective than the papaya enzyme (papain) which is commonly used in skincare products. When it’s paired with the excellent brightening effects of vitamin C, it offers a skin cells turnover, glow unlocking, full potential reaching experience!

I love ingredients like these that not only have their own benefit but also enhance and improve the features of others! 

So what say you? Should we give it a taste?



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