Bromelain Enzyme Powder
Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple stems and pineapple juice. Bromelain is a proteolytic enzyme like papain with significance in medical ailments. It is extracted from the pineapple juice from its fruits, leaves, and stems. The main industries where bromelain enzyme is used are – pharmaceutical, tenderization, food, detergent, cosmetics, and textile. In cosmetics, bromelain is used for removing dead cells from the skin. It is also a major ingredient in tooth-whitening dentifrices.
Prime industrial use:
- Widely used in the food & beverage industry as a tenderizer, especially in meat processing.
- Used as additives in nutraceutical products.
- Used as a feed additive enzyme for animals.
- In the cosmetics industry, bromelain enzyme is used to make products for acne removal, wrinkling, and skin care treatment.
Benefits of Bromelain Enzyme Powder in Skincare:
Accelerate skin cell turnover
Bromelain also has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial benefits
Aids in skin rejuvenation (through the process exfoliate skin cells): Like exfoliating acids (think glycolic and salicylic acids) bromelain breaks down the proteins that hold your skin cells together. Once this glue loosens up, dead cells “fall off” your skin.
The difference? Glycolic acid and co are very pH dependent. If the pH is too high or too long, they won’t work. Bromelain isn’t as fussy.
It also doesn’t penetrate as deeply into the skin, so it’s less likely to irritate it. Mind you, if you have sensitive skin, it may still irritate it – with your skin type, you never know what may trigger the alarm.
CAS NUM: 9001-00-7 / 37189-34-7
INCI Name: Bromelain
The activity of enzyme> 480GDU/g
Stable in pH range: 5.5 – 7.5
Color & Appearance: Light yellow powder (light tan)
Grade: Cosmetic grade
Recommended Usage: 1-5%
Solubility: Water or vegetable glycerine
Application: Cream, Lotion, Clear Gel, Toner, Mask, Scrub, Liquid Soap, Cleanser
Mixing Method: Add at the last step. Avoid temperatures above 40C
Heat resistance: Avoid heat above 40C
Country of Origin: India
Precaution:The formula must have a pH of 5.0-8.0 for the most stable bromelain, Do not be heated above 40 degrees. The finished formula should be kept at a low temperature (6-15 degrees) for the longest life of the enzyme and The formula should contain Disodium EDTA 0.1-0.2% to help prevent metal ions from destroying Bromelain enzyme. Bromelain when dissolved in water will smell like pineapple May cause cosmetics to have a faint smell of pineapple.
Packaging: Our powders are packed in water proof zip lock pouches avoid spillage.
Recommended Storage: Our powders should be stored in cool temperatures away from direct sunlight and moisture in an airtight container. Shelf life is 36Months from manufacturing or testing date (Current Lot will expire: 06-2025)
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