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Out of All the Enzyme Treatments I've Tried, These 5 Are the Best

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Have you ever tried an enzyme treatment? The term may sound intimidating, but they're actually pretty gentle and suitable for most skin types. As far as exfoliation methods go, they're kind of the best of both words, in terms of gentleness and efficacy. They're a great way to hit "reset" on your complexion and can help with everything from cell turnover to alleviating breakouts and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Best of all, they leave your skin oh so smooth.

To be honest, enzyme treatments have been my all-time favorite type of at-home skin care products to invest in for years. It's safe to say that I've probably tested hundreds of different enzyme products, but there are a few that have stuck out to me — both new products and the OGs that I'll probably use for the rest of time. Ahead, you'll find my absolute must-haves.

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First of all, don't get scared off by the steep price tag: This product is worth every pretty penny. I've constantly struggled with acne whether it's bad (full blown cystic) or just a small amount. When I was first introduced to this product, I almost hoped it would be bad, because, at the time, my 18-year old self couldn't even imagine spending that much on a product. Let me tell you, it worked so well that years later, I am still purchasing this treatment on the regular.

Slap it on your face and neck before bed, and let it work its magic while you sleep. It's incredibly gentle, so even sensitive skin types won't have any issues. To me, this one's a no brainer. No breakouts, incredibly gentle formula, and almost no work? Sign me up!

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If I had to choose one treatment product to use for the rest of my life and no others, it would — hands down — be this beauty. Aside from the incredible, clean Drunk Elephant ingredient list, the results are just beyond compare. It blends together 25 percent alpha hydroxy acid with 2 percent beta hydroxy acid into one resurfacing mask that's gentle yet incredibly effective.

Apply this beautiful treatment onto the skin, then enjoy the 15-20 minute waiting period — and get ready for the smoothest, brightest skin of your life.

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If you ask me, Murad has always been one of the most innovative skin care brands, so I knew that when this enzyme treatment recently launched, I had to give it a try. After your normal nightly routine, it can be applied to the face just like you would with your typical moisturizer. While you sleep, the gentle formula works to visibly reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Plus, it seriously hydrates your complexion, and gives you a major glow up, without you even having to step foot into a spa.

I really loved this product to help make my skin look more plump and youthful, so I'd highly recommend it for anyone who's dealing with pesky texture that they'd like to get rid of.

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With most of the enzyme treatments I tried, I noticed a slight (or not-so-slight) tingle on the skin for the first minute or so. While I wouldn't consider my skin to be too sensitive, I did notice that this treatment was one of the only options I've tried that didn't have any tingle. Don't worry, that doesn't mean it's not as effective as those that do: You'll know it's working by the way your skin looks after you remove it.

In this formula, you'll be able to enjoy the benefits of enzymatic fruit acids like papaya, bilberry, lemon, orange, and grapefruit which can help minimize pores and smooth texture. Another bonus? It smells like an absolute summer dream and my skin looked like it was straight out of a facial after using it.

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