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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 Manyo Factory Bifida Complex Ampoule PCA Nutrient Toner Roseli Siqueira Ampola Sapajjo´s SKKN by Kim Resurfacing Mask Sorella Apothecary Spiced Wine Toner Apivita Face Mask Pumpkin Apivita Queen Bee Absolute Anti-Aging & Replenishing Night Cream Apivita Bee Radiant Soothing & Reboot Night Gel-Balm Pure + Simple Refining Peach Exfoliant Skin By Ann Webb Clear Skin Serum Somme Institute Boost Warming Mask Bioelements Age Activist Clinical Youth Serum Genosys Anti Wrinkle Serum Isntree Tw-Real Bifida Ampoule Isntree Tw-real Bifida Ampoule Zelens Glacier Foam Renewing Cleanser Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum Genosys Snow Toner 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 MEDI-PEEL Bor-tox Peptide Ampoule We Are Wild Solid Water Probiotic Facial Toner AMPLE:N Purifyingshot Pumpkin Enzyme Peeling Gel June Jacobs Perfect Pumpkin Peeling Enzyme Masque Marin Bee Detox Masque Soo'Ae Phyto Collagen Serum Dermaquest Mini Pumpkin Mask Drunk Elephant T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial Radical Skincare Express Delivery Enzyme Peel The Body Shop Pumpkin Instant Radiance In-shower Mask 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 Zelens PHA+ Resurfacing Essence Genosys Intensive Problem Control Cream LANCER The Method: Polish Normal-combination Skin Reviva Labs Gently Exfoliating, Fruit Enzyme Mask Sanctuary Spa Complexion Perfecting Radiance Exfoliator Soo'Ae Phyto Collagen Cleansing Foam eve lom Foaming Cream Cleanser BANOBAGI Final Sleeping Mask Bio-lacto Defenage 2-minute Reveal Masque EltaMD Oil-in-gel Cleanser TODOMODA Beauty It Is A-ha Time LANCER The Method Polish Sensitive-Dehydrated Skin Exfoliating Treatment Aspect Dr Lanazyme Micro Peel