If you're a regular Byrdie reader, you'll know that when it comes to glowing skin, I'm pro-peels. Used just like a toner, after cleansing, they slough away dead skin cells and reveal brighter skin beneath. And we all want brighter, clearer skin, especially at this time of year, when it's too hot to be caking our faces in a heavy foundation. But what if I said I'd found a day cream with the benefits of a peel, which means you can just cleanse, moisturize and go? Good, right?
Thing is, we're all time-starved, and while I do love to follow a multistep skincare routine at night (if my tiredness levels after Love Island permits), I am one to snooze in the mornings, which means I need a quick and easy routine that works and also helps gets me out the door on time. And this new product delivers day-long skin-boosting benefits in one quick 15-second application. Keep scrolling to find out what it is and how it can give you a glowing complexion this summer.Elemis Dynamic Resurfacing Day Cream SPF 30 $128Shop
The Dynamic Resurfacing Day Cream SPF30 is a hydrating addition to the quite brilliant Tri-Enzyme range. For those unfamiliar, Elemis' Tri-Enzyme range is designed to brighten and clear spot-prone, dull and uneven skin tones, and it delivers, which is why it's so well-loved. What's brilliant about this cream is that it works throughout the day to renew, smooth and hydrate the skin with the patented Tri-Enzyme technology that literally nibbles away at dead skin, while SPF30 protects the complexion keeping further pigmentation and inflammation at bay.
With peels, you can sometimes suffer from dryness and you often need to be wary of the sun if the skin is a little sensitive after, but with this triple whammy, the cream gently peels the skin, while hydrating and protecting. Brilliantly, it seems to keep shine at bay too, even on the hottest day of the year I didn't end up the sweaty beacon I usually would. The only switch in my routine was this moisturizer, which would suggest it's a shine-beater as well as a glow-booster.
For anyone who is spot-prone and tends to steer clear of moisturizers, for fear of clogged pores, I hear you. I was hesitant too. But the cream is lightweight, sinks right in and I've been using it a while now, and I haven't suffered from a single blemish. The enzymes work not only to brighten but to prevent any potential blockages. My complexion looks more glowing, more even and I'm not having to wear quite so much foundation-another time-saver. Essentially it's your glowing summer complexion in a jar.
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