With buzz words like ‘award-winning’ ‘age-intelligent’ and ‘cruelty free’ how can you not be intrigued by ARK Skincare?
I first began taking my skincare regime seriously in my mid twenties. There were so many beauty products available, I felt bamboozled by it all. My desire to pre-empt the ageing process meant I was spending a large chunk of money of skincare products I didn’t need. In hindsight, I now know that my skin was far more resilient in my 20’s and products rich with collagen-stimulating ingredients, for example, really shouldn’t have been part of my routine. Now that I am in my thirties, I’m ‘listening’ to my skin more and it’s great to know there is a skincare brand which caters specifically to the age I am.
How ARK Skincare works
ARK Skincare consists of three ageintelligent ranges to give you a personalised regime:
- Teens – 20’s : ageprotect
- 30’s – 40’s : agedefend
- 50+ : agedefy
They also offer a selection of treatment products in their skinperfectors range as well as everyday products (similar to a capsule wardrobe but for your skin) in their skinessentials range. The 3 products I was gifted came from their agedefend & skinessential range.
ARK Conditioning Cleanser
I don’t wear a lot of make up day-to-day so the cleanser removed all traces of my makeup without the need for a double cleanse (having said that I would always recommend a double cleanse). Packed with ingredients like Moringa Oil rich in Vitamin A and C, this cleanser left my skin feeling clean, plump and ready to absorb the next layer of my skincare.
NOTE: Although Moringa Oil may have exfoliating properties don’t expect grains in this cleanser.
ARK Hydrating Beauty Mist
The Hydrating Beauty Mist was a pleasant addition to my skincare routine. I am absolutely in love with the fresh minty smell of this mist. Initially I only used the mist in the evenings after cleansing and before moisturing to provide my skin with another layer of hydration. A few days later I started applying the mist after applying my makeup (I use a powder foundation) for a fresh dewy look. My skin literally couldn’t ‘drink’ it up quick enough.
This is a real winner for me, so much so that I took it on holiday with me to Belgium. We drove from Belgium to Luxembuorg and back via France to London in 32 degree heat. I can honestly say that on that day my quick draw with this mist would have impressed any cowboy in a Western shootout.
ARK Replenshing Moisturiser
The container has an airless pump which means it delivers the exact amount of product needed every time. I tend to overdo my moisturiser which usually leaves me with a lot of excess product which my skin doesn’t absorb. My skin felt nourished but not greasy which has sometimes been the case with other moisturisers I have tried. Ingredients include Shea Butter, Olive Oil, Blue Lotus and Kiwi and Passionfruit lipids.
Overall I really enjoyed the products. The Hydrating Beauty Mist has definitely won a place in my daily routine! If you would like to find out more about ARK Skincare you can find them here.
For the purpose of this review I was sent free products to try. All opinions are my own.