Taking its roots and principles in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), the plant-based cleansers of Dr.Enzyme differ fundamentally with common soaps. Dr.Enzyme’s approach to cleansing is a paradigm shift. The common soaps use ingredients like sulfates as cleaning agents. While they clean effectively, unfortunately, the moisture and microbiome of our skin and hair is stripped in the process, disrupting the healthy metabolism.
Dr.Enzyme’s cleaning agents are alive. Live plant enzymes cleanse mindfully while supporting the skin and hair’s health and balance, restoring and regenerating our natural microbiome and barrier.
Dr.Enzyme’s origin dates back to 2012, when their founder Dr. Meiying Zhou began exploring plant-based enzymes as a way to create better beauty products for her TCM clients seeking skin and personal wellness treatments. She had been making her own skin and body care products for decades when she discovered the ancient practice of plant fermentation as a solution for restoring the skin's natural microbiome and barrier. She developed Dr.Enzyme to make these restorative products available to a wider audience.
Dr.Enzyme cleansers are “soap-free”. Fermented soapnuts, tea seeds and honey locust form the basis of all their cleansers.
Today Dr. Enzyme is a family business, bringing together expertise from New York, China, and Singapore to make curated products available to people across Singapore, all while maintaining small-batch, handcrafted plant fermentation.
" We want to bring back the ancient, natural way of cleansing inspired by our ancestors, adapted for modern living through liquid soaps and other modern formats. "
Dr. Zhou Meiying, Founder