Discover skincare in a different light with ARK Skincare…
At the beginning of October, I was invited to attend a blogger event by the lovely Hayley Hall, who passionately writes over at www.hayleyhall.uk. If you’re a lover for all things beauty, fashion and inspiration, this is the blog you need to read on a regular basis (if you don’t already!). Going forward with ARK Skincare, the entire day was pretty impressive and memorable. I met a bunch of fabulous bloggers that held the same drive and passion for skincare and beauty, which is an incredible feeling.
Tamsin Styles, CEO of ARK Skincare shared her personal story on her skin issues and why ARK’s skincare ’age Intelligent formulas’ have transformed her skin and complexion. I have to say, Tamsin’s skin was glowing from a far distance. Although this may sound a little clique, founders like to amped up their own brand because it’s their baby but what Tamsin stated and discussed within the group, every word was spoken with real emotions and driven-passion for her brand.
Respecting individuals age is something that ARK Skincare does best. Tamsin learnt that not every brand caters for all ages, meaning every skin is different from another person’s age. Cruelty-free, mineral-oil free, along with a dozen other ingredients that ARK Skincare doesn’t believe in using, ARK Skincare is truly a brand that deserves a little recognition from all of us. Best of yet, ARK Skincare is completely vegan.
You see and hear so many adolescents on social media using the wrong type of skincare products which is quite a concern, to say the least. Did you know using an anti-ageing product in your early twenties could have a negative effect on the skin? If you haven’t reached the big 3.0 yet, I would put down that anti-ageing serum immediately and discover what products you could be utilizing to protect your vibrate, young skin from premature ageing.
’Beautiful skin at every age’ is what ARK Skincare thrive to deliver and excel from the very beginning. Protect for teens & the ’20s, Defend for the 30s & 40s and Defy for those over 50, the three skincare pillars to the best skin yet. During my stay in Haslemere with ARK Skincare, I was kindly prescribed a selection of products suitable for my age and current skincare concern. A trio of product treatments designed to target a specific concern at a deeper level was also added into my goody bag to experience, and I couldn’t have been any more excited to dive straight in as soon as I got home from the event, even if it was at 10 PM that night.
I have implemented ARK Skincare into my skincare regime for the past month or so and I’m happy to report back my thoughts on the products gifted to me. Whilst some have become my heart’s desire to love, a duo of products I have needed to slowly learn and fully enjoy using such as their distress serum and hydration masque. Continue reading as I share with you, my readers the ’full monty’ experience with ARK Skincare
For teens & the 20s, finding a suitable cleanser can become somewhat of a challenge since the beauty world is filled with 1000’s of cleansers to choose from. Living in your prime time you want a product that’s quick to apply, fuss-free and enjoyable at the same time, teenagers and young adults thrive of enjoyment and this cleanser definitely provides that. Oat Amino Acids and Peach Lipids are what create a velvety, rich lather that gently cleanses the skin without interrupting the skin’s barrier. There’s also a combination of skin cleansing plant oils (clary sage, lavender, and rosemary) that not only make this cleanser smell absolutely incredible but also adds purifying skin benefits too.
New to me and my skin, Horsetail & Nettle extracts work in synergy to treat adolescent spots and blemishes, a combination so gentle but effective you wouldn’t think it’s doing an awful lot, but think again, my skin felt balanced and purified without feeling overly stripped. Tempted? Press or tap here.
It’s a great satisfaction when a moisturizer truly delivers as promised. ARKs Age Protect Skin Vitality Moisturiser offers just that and more!
Presented in an airless container to minimize contamination of the bioactive ingredients inside. This lightweight remedy for teenage and young adult skin provides the right amount of hydration and comfort to the skin without weighing down or clogging pores. Avocado and peach oils inject a dose of nutritious hydration whilst soothing dry, irritated skin from breakouts, redness and dermatitis, these are the three main skin concerns a young grown-up is most likely to suffer from due to their current lifestyles. Algae, Vitamin E and White Tea is added to provide anti-pollution protection. Furthermore, Chrysanthellum Indicum and Alteromonas Ferment Extracts provide additional protection against outside pollution. So, if you’re living it up city-style then consider guarding your skin against air pollutants.
We’re fans of a good facial mist, there’s no denying that, I can tell you now, 5 people, who adore utilizing a quality facial spritz during the daytime. They’re quick, easy and simple to use without being time-consuming. I can’t see them becoming out of fashion anytime soon, wouldn’t you agree? Introducing the Hydrating Beauty Mist from ARK Skincare. What’s inside this intriguing face mist? We have Wild Water Mint that refreshes and purifies the skin. The combination of Blue Lotus and Goji Berries feed the skin with essential nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants to energise skin cells.
There’s a noticeable refreshing, uplifting scent from Peppermint Oil that not only balances and reduces the image of an oily complexion but also acts as a cooling mist, perfect for when you’re feeling a little under the weather. A quick spray or two could be your much-needed antidote! For me, I like to bring a bottle on my travels, especially when someone like myself can easily become warm, even in the colder months my temperature can quickly elevate. Talk about having hot blood!
SkinPerfectors, an extended range from the ARK Skincare Family that offers something that little bit extra for your skin. Starting with the Triple Action Exfoliator, a product not to be taken for granted. A triple-action face scrub that on a serious note, could be mistaken for a pricey microdermabrasion at the doctor’s office — I’m not even kidding here.
Let’s take a closer look at what’s inside this fabulous product! Bamboo particles play an important role in physical exfoliation, removing the top layer of skin in preparation for the chemical exfoliants to work hard at cleansing the pores and promoting cell renewal. Bilberry, Sugar cane and maple extracts help lighten skin discolouration from acne scarring and sun damage. This indulgent balm to oil formulation glides easily over dampen skin allowing you to take full control of product application.
I use this at least once a week along with my other exfoliating treatments and I have to say, out of the three products this one performs better in terms of visible results and feel of skin (plus it’s at a fraction of the price!) The invigorating scent of natural fragrances from lemon and orange make this a real treat to use.
For teens and twenties, it’s recommended to massage first then rinse off, however, if you’re dealing with troublesome blemishes, I would personally leave this on for two to three minutes. Thirties and forties, ARK recommends to leave the product on for a good two minutes, and finally, Fifties and beyond, leave on for at least 5 minutes to maximize the potential, either way, it’s initially up to you and how the product works with you and your skin. Be adventurous!
The ARK Skincare De-Stress Serum is an interesting one, a powerhouse of soothing botanicals and antioxidants that acts as a protective second layer, shielding the skin against outside aggressions that may lead to skin problems such as common redness and hypersensitivity.
I like it but I don’t love it, yet. It’s getting to grips with the texture and consistency which is something I haven’t experienced before, and that’s saying something. It’s a product you can tell it’s on the skin which in all honesty is completely fine as long as it doesn’t feel overly heavy, and luckily, this one feels comfortable and lightweight. Rosmarinic Acid reduces inflammation whilst providing the skin with antioxidants to care and protect. Bisabolol treats current skin irregularities, Grapeseed oil is widely used to lightly moisturise dry, thirsty skin.
There’s also the Hydration Injection Masque that I like to keep in my refrigerator for that extra coolness upon application. Who doesn’t like a face masque that instantly calms and soothes the skin? With a cocktail of vitamins to re-energise and awaken the skins inner complexion, Hyaluronic Acid Skin Boosters hydrates, plumps and restores the skin’s vital moisture barrier to normality. I like to apply the product onto almost dampen skin so the gel spreads easily and evenly without causing pressure to the surface. Applying the masque this way will also reduce the amount of product you’re using so in reality, you are getting your monies worth, plus more!
So, there you have it! This was definitely no short review so I hope you appreciated the time spent on this informative review on ARK Skincare. I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments box below.
Side note: this is a gifted feature in partnership with ARK Skincare. All opinions, experiences and words my own. This post may contain affiliate links.
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