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Lactobacillus/​Pumpkin Ferment Extract

Also-called-like-this: Pumpkin Enyzme
What-it-does: exfoliant


When you hear pumpkin you probably think of Halloween or autumn, but it turns out that many forms of pumpkin are also great skincare ingredients.

This particular form is obtained by fermenting the pumpkin fruit with lactobacillus lactis. During the fermentation, many of the complex biomolecules are broken down into isolated phytochemicals and selective filtration techniques are used to isolate the proteolytic parts.  The result is pumpkin enzyme that is a gentle exfoliator that can be an alternative to AHAs

According to the manufacturer, 4% glycolic acid has a similar effect on cell renewal as 5% pumpkin enzyme. In an irritation test, the ingredient did not irritate even the sensitive eye tissue and was hardly more irritating than glycerin.

All in all, pumpkin enzyme seems to be a promising gentle alternative to acid exfoliation. 

Products with Lactobacillus/​Pumpkin Ferment Extract

Manyo Factory Bifida Complex Ampoule PCA Nutrient Toner Apivita Bee Radiant Soothing & Reboot Night Gel-Balm Pure + Simple Refining Peach Exfoliant Somme Institute Boost Warming Mask Bioelements Age Activist Clinical Youth Serum Genosys Anti Wrinkle Serum Isntree Tw-Real Bifida Ampoule Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum Makeup Artist's Choice Triple Enzyme Facial Peel Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Drunk Elephant C-Firma Fresh Day Serum (2021 Reformulation) MEDI-PEEL 5Gf Bor-Tox Peptide Ampoule AMPLE:N Purifyingshot Pumpkin Enzyme Peeling Gel June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque Soo'Ae Phyto Collagen Serum Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Radical Skincare Express Delivery Enzyme Peel ma:nyo Manyo Factory Bifida Biome Ampoule Toner Priori Ttc Fx360 - Natural Enzyme Peel & Mask Revercel Warming Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Tula So Smooth Resurfacing And Brightening Fruit Enzyme Mask Reviva Labs Gently Exfoliating, Fruit Enzyme Mask Sanctuary Spa Complexion Perfecting Radiance Exfoliator Defenage 2-minute Reveal Masque LANCER The Method Polish Sensitive-Dehydrated Skin Exfoliating Treatment Bliss Pumpkin Powerhouse Resurfacing & Exfoliating Enzyme Mask Cara Skin Care Pumpkin Heat Exfoliating Mask Mara's Chia + Moringa Algae Enzyme Cleansing Oil Kate Somerville Exfolikate Luxe Organix Power Glow Serum Vitamin C 20% it Cosmetics Miracle Water Micellar Cleanser numbuzin No. 3 Dewy Radiance Essence Toner numbuzin No.3 Super Glowing Essence Toner REN Multi Tasking After Shave Balm Image Skincare Iluma Intense Brightening Exfoliating Powder Earth To Skin Super Greens Green Pumpkins Enzyme Peel A'pieu Glycolic Acid Cream A'pieu Glycolic Acid Peeling Booster Farm Stay Derma Cube Probiotics Therapy Emulsion Shangpree Bitgoa Hue Essence Toner ESPA Skin Radiance Mask Dermalogica Biolumin-c Gel Moisturizer Dr.MYSKIN Galacto Bifida Bubble Essence Manyo Factory 4Gf Eye Cream SU:M37 Water-Full Aqua Sleeping Pack MEDI-PEEL Luxury Royal Rose Ampoule Shangpree Bitgoa Hue Rich Cream Alpyn Beauty Wild Huckleberry 8-Acid Polishing Peel it Cosmetics Secret Sauce Clinically Advanced Miraculous Anti-Aging Moisturizer