Wednesday, 7 August 2019

Ark Skincare: The Brand Promoting Beautiful Skin At Any Age

Ark Skincare: The Brand Promoting Beautiful Skin At Any Age

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Way back in 2014, when my blog was just a few months old, I was invited to my very first blogging event. Part of London fashion week, with complimentary manicures, superfood smoothies and canap├ęs, the whole thing felt very exciting. I was lucky enough to meet a friendly group of fellow bloggers there too, which made the evening even more special, and I still look back on that event as one of the best I have been to since I started this whole online adventure of mine.

Why this little trip down memory lane, I hear you ask? Well, one of the organisers of that event was a brand called Ark Skincare. I can remember taking home a goodie bag with some of their products to try, and I can also remember how much I enjoyed those products. Beauty blogging being what it is, countless other brands have graced my bathroom cabinet since then, and I never did get around to trying anything else from Ark, even though I fully intended to at the time. So when they got in touch  a few weeks ago to offer me new products to try, I didn't hesitate. I couldn't wait to see if I still liked the brand as much as I did the first time around.

Ark Skincare: The Brand Promoting Beautiful Skin At Any Age, Vegan And Cruelty Free

Vegan friendly and cruelty free, one of the most interesting things about Ark Skincare is that they base their different ranges on age rather than skin type. Age Protect is designed for those in their teens and twenties, Age Defend for the thirties and forties and Age Defy for the over fifties. Each range offers cleansers and moisturisers with the optimum combination of vitamins, minerals, lipids and anti-oxidants for your age group, providing you with a solid base from which to build your skincare routine.

Once you have the core products most suited to your age, you can then add to them to create your own bespoke regime. Individual skin concerns, such as pigmentation and dull skin, blemishes and excess oil, sensitivity and redness, etc can be addressed by shopping Ark's Skin Perfecters range, while Skin Essentials like Pre-Cleanse and Makeup Remover, Reverse Gravity Eye Cream and Hydrating Beauty Mist provide all the finishing touches you could want.

Ark Skincare sent me the Pre-Cleanse and Makeup Remover from their Skin Essentials range, as well as the Conditioning Cleanser and Replenishing Moisturiser from their Age Defend line designed for my age group.

Pre-Cleanse And Makeup Remover (AD)

Ark Skincare Skin Essentials Pre-Cleanse And Makeup Remover

I've really been enjoying using this as a change from my usual micellar water, and have been finding it just as effective at removing makeup. Formulated from a multi-fruit lipid blend with Omegas 3, 6 and 9 and containing Grape Seed, Avocado and Kiwi Oil, the product nourishes while dissolving grime and feels like a very light oil on the skin. I've mentioned before that my skin doesn't always appreciate oil based cleansing on a long term basis, so I've not been using this every day of the week. As a result, my complexion is reaping the nourishing benefits of this gentle cleanser without my oily t-zone having the chance to become irritated. In addition to the main ingredients, Margosa Leaf Extract helps to curb the spread of bacteria while Zi Cao (an Ayurvedic herb) soothes sensitivity.

Conditioning Cleanser (AD)

Ark Skincare Age Defend Conditioning Cleanser

Ark Skincare Age Defend Conditioning Cleanser

This is probably my favourite of the three products as it's such a pleasure to use. The gel-type consistency that my skin always seems to favour, it also has the loveliest light and natural fragrance to it. The ingredients include Moringa Oil, rich in Vitamins A and C, as well as Kiwi and Passionfruit Lipids which provide moisture boosting Omega 3 fatty acids. Powerful antioxidant Blue Lotus assists with skin firmness and elasticity, while the combination as a whole helps to calm redness and soothe sensitive skin. I've been using this morning and night for a while now, and it always leaves my skin feeling clean but not stripped, and beautifully balanced.

Replenishing Moisturiser (AD)

Ark Skincare Age Defend Replenishing Moisturiser

Ark Skincare Age Defend Replenishing Moisturiser

Top marks to Ark for the use of the airless jar packaging! I always like it when brands use these for cream based products as it gives me more confidence that the product will remain fresh until I've finished using it. Just like the cleanser, I've been using the Replenishing Moisturiser twice a day and my skin has been loving it. It's creamy enough to make my complexion feel like it's getting the hydration it needs, yet light enough to absorb easily and let me press on with makeup application. It contains Co-enzyme Q10 as well as Shea Butter and Olive Oil to provide plenty of moisture, and wrinkle plumping peptides including Matrixyl to help soften the appearance of fine lines. It's a fantastic moisturiser for anyone in their thirties or forties to have in their collection as a daily staple. My skin feels soft and looks smooth, and I love that I can just reach for this on a regular basis and know that it's working for my skin without having to think too much about it.

So, five years and hundreds of brands later, do I still rate Ark Skincare as much as I did before? No... I rate it more! I love the concept of age-based skincare, especially as you can still address additional skincare issues within the scope of their product range. The products themselves have been working very well for me and just as before, I'm keen to try more. I just have to make sure I actually get around to it this time!

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Have you tried Ark Skincare? What are your thoughts on skincare designed for specific age ranges?

Kate x
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23 comments

  1. This is a brand that has been on my radar for a few years. I really need to try some products. I love the sound of the conditioning cleanser! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. The cleanser is really lovely, I think that you would enjoy it if you did give it a go! x

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    1. They're fab, definitely a brand worth checking out. x

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  3. Oh I love the packaging of the cream! It's great this brand still impresses you as much as it did first time you tried them :)

    Hope that your week is going well! :)


    Away From Blue

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    1. Yep, it was great to rediscover it. Thanks for reading Mica! x

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  4. I haven't heard of this brand before. It's interesting that they have designed them for specific age ranges.

    http://shimmeringhighlights.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yes, it's an interesting way to think of skincare, especially when it comes to products like cleansers. x

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  5. How exciting that your first blogging event was arranged by this brand and now they're collaborating with you. And these products look promising. I would love to try the moisturiser. Its packaging is so cute!

    https://lifewithmins.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yes, it is so nice to renew my acquaintance with the brand! The moisturiser is such a great, reliable product. x

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  6. Texture looks nice and the moisturizer has a great packaging - way better than jars with spatulas :)

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    1. Yes, these jars are so much more hygienic, and I find them easier to use too. x

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  7. I started my blog at a similar date, but have to this date not been to a blogging event. Not because I don´t want to, I would love to, but because I have never been invited to one.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Yes I remember you talking about this before I think. It's a shame it doesn't seem to be so much of a thing in Germany. x

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  9. This looks like such a great brand!

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  10. These products sound amazing! I love that they base their lines on ages rather than skin types!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  11. Ooh, now this was a very interesting read as I had heard of ARK skincare but never dug deeper to discover more about the brand - thanks Kate! Hope you've had a fabulous weekend :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

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    1. It's definitely a brand worth finding out more about, that's for sure! x

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  12. I've never heard of this brand before. Perhaps its not in Canada.
    Sounds great though!

    http://a-woman-of-a-certain-age.com/

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