You may remember my original ARK Skincare post from a couple of weeks ago where I introduced the brand and showed you the products I would be trying out, well I thought it was about time for an update! I’ve been using some of the Age Maintain products for about three weeks now, and I’ve definitely noticed a difference in the way my skin feels as well as the way it looks.
I thought it would be helpful to photograph each product individually so you can see the colour and texture of the actual products along with the packaging, and talk you through them one by one…
Since starting with ARK skincare I have of course replaced my previous skincare products with ARK’s alternatives. When it comes to cleanser, I’ve been loyal to Liz Earle and her notorious Hot Cloth Cleanser for a very long time, I’ve dabbled with other cleansers here and there but only since switching to ARK have I realised that even though Liz Earle did give a great cleanse, it was also leaving my already dry skin, dryer. Since using ARK’s Conditioning Cleanser – which I have still been removing with a hot cloth – I’ve noticed that my skin hasn’t felt anywhere near as dry after cleansing, so I’m definitely converting!
The Renewing Exfoliator has also been a bit of a lifesaver. I’ve always struggled with exfoliators as the ones I’ve come across are usually too harsh and full of granules that ultimately upset my sensitive skin, often leaving me literally red in the face. ARK’s exfoliator is at the other end of the spectrum, it’s super gentle with no harsh granules and uses Multifruit Acids to remove dead skin cells instead. I’ve been using this a couple of times a week and it seems to be doing a great job so far!
I’ve been following these with the Replanishing Moisturiser, which does exactly what it says on the bottle. It sinks in nicely and leaves my skin feeling smooth and supple. It contains clinically proven anti-ageing peptides to help smooth out wrinkles, plump and tone the skin, and diminish signs of premature ageing. I don’t have any wrinkles (yet) but I can tell you this moisturiser leaves skin feeling well hydrated and nourished.
I end my daily regime with the De-Stress SkinResponse Serum. This is a super lightweight liquid that’s extracted with a glass dropper. You only need a couple of drops of this magic formula to cover the face, and I like to pat it on with my fingers and wait for it to sink into my skin. Even though this is a liquid, it still has a luxurious feel and calming effect and I have to say I think it’s definitely helped to improve my complexion, I’ve noticed I just look a bit brighter and a bit less tired when I wake up in the mornings now.
And lastly the Soothing Masque. I’ve been using this a couple of times a week as a treat for my skin. Masks are easily my favourite product to use out of all skincare, I love the pampering element of using a mask, you can take your time with it, sit down and relax, and it’s a good excuse just to have some time to yourself! The Soothing Masque has a surprisingly cooling effect on the skin, which actually makes sense as it’s specifically made to calm stressed and irritated skin. I’m happy to report this did not upset my sensitive skin in any way, which is always a concern when you have sensitive skin that often reacts to masks. This product leaves your skin with a matte finish whilst feeling clean and refreshed.
I know it’s only been a few weeks, but so far I’m beyond impressed at the effect these products are having on my skin. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what it is but my complexion just looks that much better! I do know my skin is no where near as dry as it was before – which also means my makeup looks and applies better too, yay!
I’d love to hear if you’ve tried any ARK Skincare products? I hope you enjoyed my post xxx
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