Each treatment is customised to treat all skin concerns and types but I went in to address my congested skin. I’m a keen “steam & squeezer” who can’t stop picking so the DMK therapists had a lot of work to fix the mess I made.
The Enzyme Therapy facial is a treatment unlike anything else I have ever tried (and I try everything!).
So what’s it all about? Well, the first steps are pretty straight forward; there is pre-exfoliation process using a cleanser, an alkaline wash or dermatox to draw out toxins and then a gentle exfoliant is applied.
Now for the unique part, the enzyme mask is applied and you can relax for the next 45 minutes. Although it isn’t terribly uncomfortable, I did keep my phone nearby to distract me.
At first, this treatment feels like all of the others, slightly thick in texture and normal. After a few minutes the mask will start to harden until finally it sets to a hard shell that feels like concrete. It’s tight, a little itchy and feels as though the mask is alive because you can feel your skin start to pulsate. Sounds a bit weird but this mask enhances skin function by increasing circulation, oxygenation and lymphatic drainage. It’s a type of reverse osmosis that flushes through the cells, clears toxins and free radicals and stimulates collagen production.
Once removed, the therapist then applied an infusion of products specific for my skin type. Lots of Vitamin C, pore-reduction drops and a herbal and mineral mist. I was genuinely shocked at how much product was on my face and thought it would never absorb, but the herbal mist used assists with driving ingredients deep into the skin making this one of my new favourite products.
After your treatment, the therapist will prescribe a routine using DMK’s at-home products (which contain 90% active ingredients!)
Amongst a generous stash, I left with the efa+ supplement which is a mandatory product for those serious about their skincare. efa+ is packed with essential fatty acids that assist with healthy glowing skin, strong nails and beautiful hair. The formula contains Primrose Oil, Seabuckthorn Oil, Vitamin E and Omega Fatty Acids.
Although this is a no-frills facial, you will still leave the clinic feeling relaxed. There is no downtime but, as with any enzymatic peel, be sure to use SPF and be gentle to your skin afterwards.
Where to get it: There are over 200 clinics that use DMK products across Australia. Find your nearest clinic enzymatic peel. I had the pleasure of visiting the Crowns Nest clinic in Sydney which I would recommend.
At home DIY
DMK’s foamy lift enzyme masque works in combination with the exoderma peel to remove skin impurities and brighten your complexion. This should be left on for 30-45 minutes and used between professional treatments for best results.
After any facial treatment, your fresh skin might be a tad sensitive to sunlight or your regular cosmetics. Use breathable cosmetics or formulas designed for post-cosmetic procedures to avoid irritation.