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Get Your Skin Summer Ready with ELEMIS Dynamic Resurfacing

This post is sponsored by ELEMIS and ShopStyle Collective. All opinions are my own.

I want glistening, baby-smooth skin year-round, but especially in the summer! The best way that I have found to help make that a reality is to make sure I am hydrated, limit dairy, eat as clean as possible and exfoliate, tone and moisturize every day. We already know the ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is my favorite moisturizer, and I stock up on their SPF version for the summer months. Today, I have two new ELEMIS products to share with you that will help you get that summer glow: the Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads and the Dynamic Resurfacing Peel and Reset.

Cristin Cooper featuring Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Peel and Reset

Dynamic Resurfacing Peel and Reset

Why You Need Physical and Chemical Exfoliants

Physical exfoliants are exactly what they sound like, physically removing dead skin cells from the surface. This could be a microderm wand or a (oftentimes) harsh scrub. Chemical exfoliants might sound scary, but they are actually amazing! They work to dissolve the dead skin cells that bond together in the deeper layers of the skin. With a product like a peel, you actually get the best of both worlds. The texture and the motion of using the pad works to gently exfoliate while the ingredients get down deep in pores to do the heavy lifting. I use toning pads every day to help remove the top layer of dead skin cells and prep my skin for serums and moisturizers. If you are using any form of retinoid then you absolutely need to be exfoliating. Retinoids work to stimulate cell turnover. If you aren’t getting the dull skin off the top, then the new regenerated skin can’t shine through. I recommend starting twice per week and working up to daily. And of course, always use a peel pad after dermaplaning.

Resurfacing Pads for Physical Exfoliation

Even in my most basic skincare routine, I always use toning pads. The Dynamic Resurfacing Pads from ELEMIS are really convenient to use to gently exfoliate and lift away dead skin cells. I really like that they have lactic acid and a probiotic ferment complex, so not only do they help uneven skin tone and dark spots, but they’re clinically proven to accelerate skin turnover in 28 days. ELEMIS is very forthcoming about the third-party clinical studies they do on their products and when they say something is clinically proven, it works!

I love that you can get the Dynamic Resurfacing Pads in the full pack, but also in a trial size to throw in your bag for a weekend getaway. With ELEMIS’ convenient travel sizes there is no excuse not to keep up with your basic skincare.

Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Pads

Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads

Dynamic Resurfacing Peel and Reset for Chemical Exfoliation

This is a two-in-one chemical exfoliant to give you glowing, glassy skin. The first step is the exfoliating peel patented with a Tri Enzyme and phytic, ellagic and mandelic acids. You leave this on for 15 minutes, where it tingles slightly but still feels gentle. Then phase 2 on the bottom of the bottle is the Reset, which soothes your post-peel skin with birch sap and porcelain flower microbiota extract.

I’ve been using the Dynamic Resurfacing Peel, and I am really loving it. I haven’t noticed a tingling and I feel like my skin is brighter the mornings that I use it!

Chemical Exfoliants from Elemis

Dynamic Resurfacing Peel and Reset

Why you need physical and chemical exfoliants

Dynamic Resurfacing Peel and Reset

After Exfoliating

Moisturizers sink deepest into the inner layers of skin after exfoliating so don’t skip this step. Even though the ELEMIS Dynamic Resurfacing Pads and the Peel and Reset leave your skin feeling super soft, you need to lock in that smoothness. I use the Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix, especially after using a chemical exfoliant. It has Drone Peptide Technology with a powerful blend of Padina Pavonica, Chlorella and Wild Indigo Oligosaccharides. These ingredients work together to form a protective layer and seal in hydration. You will wake up glowing after using the Overnight Matrix.


Want to get glowing summer skin? Use Promo Code CRISTIN20 for 20% off full-sized products. I highly recommend signing up for the ELEMIS Royalty Club too. It’s free and you earn points for every dollar spent, complimentary samples, and exclusive deals. For more of my ELEMIS reviews you can see my posts here.

Elemis skincare favorites from Cristin Cooper.

Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix // Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF 30 // Dynamic Resurfacing Peel and Reset // Dynamic Resurfacing Skin Smoothing Essence // Pro-Collagen Marine Cream SPF 30 // Dynamic Resurfacing Facial Pads

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