My parents instilled in me from an early age to take care of my skin – and while I haven’t always heeded their advice (and as a result, have had my fair share of sunburns) – I do my best to keep my face protected! Even if that means getting carded until I’m 40 and staying out of the sun basically the entire summer before my wedding 😉
Enter: ARK Skincare. ARK is a British skincare brand with products that treat skin by age and skin concern. For reviewing purposes, they sent me Age Protect Moisturiser and Pro Remove Pre Cleanse – and I’m obsessed.
First of all, I love love love that they arrange their products by age. As explained on ARK’s website:
There are two main transition periods in the aging process where there is a dramatic shift in hormone production and a significant change in the way the body functions: late 20s to early 30s and late 50s to early 60s. ARK has looked at the skin externally and internally during these periods, to create three age-specific product ranges, which support skin with the optimum level of nourishment and skin-perfecting ingredients.
Makes perfect sense, right? I think so.
Okay, let’s talk about the moisturiser. Which I’m spelling with an s because it’s coming from England 😉 Obviously.
- it isn’t a regular pump bottle
- it’s hydrating without feeling greasy
- it has soothing ingredients
- my face feels happier!
Maybe Don’t Love So Much:
- no SPF!
Really that’s all. If this moisturiser also included SPF, it would be my favorite ever, without question. The pros absolutely outweigh the cons over all, but as a brand that’s all about protecting your skin, I was surprised by the lack of sun care!
And now for the Pro Remove / Pre Cleanse product! Which I definitely thought was Pro Remove Pro Cleanse until 3 minutes ago, but that’s alright. This stuff is kind of super awesome.
This innovative product is the first step in our powerful cleansing routine. The multi-fruit lipid blend dissolves every last trace of daily grime, excess sebum and make-up – even waterproof mascara – while nourishing and soothing skin with a blend of natural ingredients.
Reading the directions is important with this cleanser/makeup remover – you first apply it to your face without water. I didn’t follow the directions the first time. I was just too excited, okay?!
- ingredients that fight acne, and sensitivity
- removes waterproof mascara
- doesn’t leave my skin feeling too dry
- I don’t have to scrub hard to feel like it’s working
Maybe Don’t Love So Much:
- it stung my eyes 🙁 but that’s my fault.
Whew. Lots of goodness. ARK also has a variety of serums should you prefer to treat your skin by specific problem rather than age. I don’t know about you, but my eyes are drawn to the anti-redness serum. There’s only so much concealer can do! 😛
Anyway, I’m looking forward to continuing to use these products as a system to keep my face looking and feeling its best – especially as we start getting into the cooler/dryer months. Thanks again, ARK!