New favourites: Elemis

When you buy something directly off the Elemis website, you can choose a travel size something if you’ve spent enough. This is a great way of trying out products in the Elemis range that you’ve maybe always wanted to, but are not willing to splurge on.

I buy so much Elemis stuff that I’ve got quite the hoard of free travel size items. There are some that are now repurchased in full size (hello Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, you are my holy grail) but some haven’t made the grade and after I’ve finished the travel size, I don’t buy them again.

With my latest Elemis purchases, I got two little travel size skincare items to try. The Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask and the Papaya Enzyme Peel. Both appealed to me because I have dry skin and use masks regularly to keep it in check, and these two ticked the boxes.

Dynamic Resurfacing Gel Mask

I am going to admit that this is my favourite of the two. It’s another anti-ageing product, and it is what it says – a resurfacer. Picture your wrinkles and texture being lifted away when you wash this one off. My skin is noticeably smoother once I’ve used this. Plus it smells bloody wonderful. Guilty as charged of just unscrewing the lid and inhaling occasionally. I haven’t tried any of the other Dynamic Resurfacing range – they also have facial pads and a face wash, plus day and night creams and a serum – but if it’s as good as this then I might just have to. I’d be inclined towards the face wash more than the creams, because my skin just loves the Pro-Collagen creams that much I’m reluctant to try anything else and upset it. If you’re having a dull skin day, just whack this mask on and ten minutes later it’s washed off and your skin is back to radiant.

This one is going to be bought full size when my little mini one runs out, which will be soon. It’s been a great addition to my routine.

Papaya Enzyme Peel

I was a little reluctant to try this at first. My skin doesn’t have a great track record with peels – the last ones I’ve tried all left me with horrible redness and it felt a bit like sunburn, so I was a bit skeptical of this one.

But I didn’t have to worry. My skin took to it very well, and I felt refreshed after I’d used it. It is good. For me, it isn’t something I can use more than every other week. It’s a little strong for my skin, and while it works, it is best reserved for truly crappy skin days. It’s also not like any other peel I’ve ever used. It doesn’t feel like it’s tearing your skin off when you apply it, it doesn’t sting and in fact it just feels like a regular face mask. How Elemis have managed to do this when other things marketed as ‘peel’ literally feel like you’re wiping acid on your face is beyond me, but big up to them for managing to make a gentle peel!


It’s always nice to discover products from your favourite brand that you haven’t tried. I will always turn to Elemis first for anything new, despite my posts about other brands, simply because it suits my skin so well. These two face products really make a difference to my skin. Yes, I rotate them with all the other skincare I have posted about, and I am one of these people who has to ‘read’ their skin – some days call for one product, some days call for another. It’s nice to have options!

This post is not sponsored and all views are my own.

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