*This post contains gifted items.
Whilst I was recovering from my surgeries, Ark Skincare very kindly sent me some products which I have been trying out over the weeks and so I wanted to share with you some of my favourite Ark Skincare products...
First up, I adore the Ark Skincare Skin Perfector Detoxifying Clay Masque* (£36.00 for 55ml), which comes in a high quality glass jar along with a metal applicator for you to apply the product with. This luxurious dual clay formula contains a multivitamin blend and an innovative anti-pollution complex. The Masque has been formulated to target inflammation and blemishes and absorbs oils, drawing out impurities and loosening and lifting away skin damaging pollution particles to leave the skin visibly clear, calm and soft to the touch. This Masque is suitable for all skin types, even those with sensitive skin and is 100% vegan. I like to use this once or twice a week, mostly twice a week when my skin is hormonal, applying a thin layer to cleansed skin, sitting back and relaxing for 5-10 minutes and then removing with a warm, damp cloth. Key ingredients include Kaolin and Bentonite Clays which work together to absorb excess oils and draw out further impurities, White Tea which acts as a powerful antioxidant and astringent, Wild Water Mint which tightens the skin, Vitamin A which works as a free radical scavenger, Vitamin C to brighten the skin and finally, Vitamin E which is a natural skin conditioner and antioxidant. If you have blemish-prone skin, this will work wonders to help control excess sebum and keep your skin smoother and brighter.
If you suffer from dull, dry skin then I would absolutely recommend the Ark Skincare Skin Perfector Hydration Injection Masque* (£35.00 for 75ml). This Masque comes in a squeezy tube and the formula is more of a gel-cream consistency with a beautiful light scent to it. This is a luxury facial hydration masque that is going to quench dry skin and restore vibrancy into the skin. It can be used once or twice a week to drench the skin with moisture and protect against future moisture loss. The bioactive ingredients ensure skin looks rested, restored to health, and has a youthful glow to it. The formula includes Vitamin A to keep the skin supple, Vitamin B5 to deeply hydrate and provide smoothness, Vitamin C to brighten, Vitamin E to soothe and offer antioxidant protection, as well as Hyaluronic Acid to drench the skin and keep moisture locked in and Sugar Beet and Abyssinian Oil to nourish the skin to give it a luxurious silky feel to it. Suitable for all skin types, and for both men and women, all you need to do is apply a thin layer to cleansed skin, and then depending on your age, leave on for between 5 and 20 minutes, or overnight for a more intensive treatment and then removed with a warm wet cloth for super hydrated and juicy skin.
Ark Skincare have different skincare regimes and products for different age groups. As I am 38, the Age Defend collection is most suitable for myself as it is formulated for those in their 30s and 40s. One of my favourite products from that range is the Ark Skincare Age Defend Regenerating Night Treatment* (£42.00 for 55ml). This Night Treatment aids the natural repair process as you sleep and combats the signs of everyday stress. The vegan formulation contains bioactive ingredients to detoxify and repair, to boost hydration and elasticity, and to soothe and reduce sensitivity. The Age Defend Night Treatment can also be used around the eyes to reduce the signs of fatigue such as dark circles, so it really is a two-in-one product! Coenzyme Q10 acts as an antioxidant and free radical scavenger to stabilise and support the skin and reduce the signs of ageing and wrinkle formation, whilst Kiwi Seed Oil and Shea Butter deeply moisturises the skin and Passionfruit Seed Oil is rich in fatty acids with anti inflammatory properties to help alleviate signs of stress. Vitamin A Palmitate acts as a free radical scavenger and ensures healthy skin regeneration, Blue Lotus provides antibacterial and anti inflammatory properties to soothe sensitive and irritated skin and Persian Silk Tree Extracts reduces the signs of fatigue, minimising dark circles and under eye bags. As the name suggests, this treatment is to be used at night after cleansing and toning and after applying your serum, massaging the cream into your face and neck.
Even though I don't have wrinkles just yet, my lips are naturally quite thin and have little lines in them, and so one product I always make sure to use on a daily basis is the Ark Skincare Skin Essential Advanced Action Plumping Lip Cream* (£32.00 for 15ml). This is an intensive moisturising lip cream that has been designed to hydrate and repair dry and cracked lips as well as plumping and smoothing the surrounding skin area. It can be used overnight as an intensive plumping lip treatment and during the day as a moisturising lip cream to protect against the drying effects of extreme weather conditions. The Lip Cream smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, soothing the lips and protecting against moisture loss. It is formulated using clinically-proven plumping Peptides which increase lip volume and hydration, improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, Macadamia Lipids, which help to restore the skin's hydrolipidic film, maintaining softness and preventing dryness, and Allantoin to moisturise and soothe, which is especially good for sensitive lips. I personally have never had a lip enhancing treatment, but I do know that if you do have that kind of procedure, a high quality lip treatment is needed to take care of them and this would be the perfect product as it is suitable for all ages and for all skin types, even sensitive skin.
When I came out of the hospital, my hands were incredibly dry and regular hand cream was doing absolutely nothing to help, until I tried the Ark Skincare Body Beautiful Intensive Hand & Nail Cream* (£20.00 for 75ml). The Hand & Nail Cream comes in a squeezy tube, and is a good, handy size to keep by your bed, at your desk, in your car or in your handbag. This is a rich, nourishing hand and nail cream that contains Raspberry and Cocoa Butter to intensely hydrate and protect the skin and nails against moisture loss. The formula soothes dry and irritated hands, reinforcing the skin's natural moisture barrier leaving them instantly soft and fresh. Key ingredients include an Omega Fruit Lipid blend to hydrate the skin, Red Algae to target brown spots, and Amino Acids to encourage strong healthy nails. It has a fresh natural fragrance which doesn't aggravate dry, irritated skin and will work on even the most sensitive of skins. Simply massage the product well into clean hands, nails and cuticles any time you need to, and especially before bed time so that you wake up to beautifully soft nails.
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