Ark Skincare: Age Defend Range

Saturday, July 27, 2019
If you've been following my blog for a while then you probably know that I suffer with eczema and I have done for over ten years but at the start of 2019 I switched to a fully vegan diet and my eczema has been almost non-existent on my hands and face since then with only a couple of extremely minor flare-ups due to anxiety within the last seven or so months.

My skin has become almost 'normal' which is incredible and something I never thought would ever happen! There are so many benefits to eczema free skin but one definitely has to be that I can now expand my skincare routine into products that aren't just for sensitive or eczema prone skin. I've been lucky over the past couple of months as I've been sent a range of new skincare products, all of which I like and I'll be reviewing them over the next few weeks. My first review is of a new skincare brand to me, Ark Skincare.

*Ark Skincare Age Defend Cleanser (£25, 200ml)
I was very kindly sent the Ark Skincare Age Defend Cleanser which is part of their 'age defend' range that is aimed at individuals aged between 30 to 40. I'm not within that age group, although I'm getting closer to my 30's now which is something I do not want to think about. I like the term 'age defend' rather than 'anti-ageing' or something similar. The range is vegan friendly and it isn't tested on animals.
The cleanser claims to help the skin's natural exfoliation to reveal radiant, clear skin and effectively removes makeup as well as boosting moisture levels, soothing the skin and helps improve the firmest and elasticity of the skin. It is packed with natural ingredients such as blue lotus flower, moringa oil, kiwi fruit oil, rosemary leaf oil, sage leaf oil and many more - check out their website for more information and the ingredients list.

I've been using the cleanser on and off for the past couple of weeks and I love it! I remove most of my makeup beforehand with either Bioderma on a cotton pad or with my Magnitone cleansing cloths then I'll use this cleanser to clean my skin as well as remove that last traces of makeup. It's a very gentle creamy cleanser, it doesn't irritate my skin at all and it does the job very well. If you're looking for a fuss free, easy and non-drying cleanser, definitely check out this option from Ark Skincare.
*Ark Skincare Age Defend Replenishing Moisturiser (£35, 50ml)
Next up is my favourite product of the two, the Ark Skincare Age Defend Replenishing Moisturiser which is also vegan friendly and contains a variety of natural ingredients such as shea butter, olive oil, passionfruit seed oil, orange peel oil and a selection of vitamins. Firstly, I love the packaging (for both products) as it looks sleek and the moisturiser has a pump dispenser built into it which is a packaging style I love. You can see what I mean in terms of the packaging from the images on the product page on their site.

As I said before, my skin doesn't really suffer with eczema at all anymore so it isn't nearly as dry as it once was so it's more towards the normal to dehydrated range but this moisturiser works perfectly for me. It feels rich and nourishing on the skin but it isn't oily or too heavy. As I'm used to applying tonnes of moisturiser to my skin because of eczema, I was using far too much of this moisturiser at first but now a little goes a long way and thankfully I think this tub will last a while.

I love the texture of the moisturiser and the way it leaves my skin looking and feeling so moisturised, smooth, soft and plump. It creates an ideal base for my makeup as all of the BB creams and concealers I've tried have worked perfectly on top of it with none of that awful pilling or greasiness. Overall, my first experience of Ark Skincare is a very positive one and I cannot really find any negatives with either product so I'd definitely recommend this range. I'm currently trying out their Skin Essential SPF 30 Primer which you'll be able to read a review of very soon.

Have you tried anything from Ark Skincare? 

*Gifted

14 comments

  1. I have yet to try anything from this brand but I really want to. The products sound gorgeous xx

    Beautylymin

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  2. Actually have not heard this brand before! Sounds interesting.

    Candice x

    natalyaammour.com

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  3. I've never heard of this brand before but they sound great x

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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  4. I have these products too! So far I love them. Can't wait to try the primer.

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  5. I love the sound of this cleanser! Thank you for sharing x

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  6. I love the simple packaging with this brand, lovely review x

    Tiffany x www.foodandotherloves.co.uk

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  7. I am trying a few products from this range and I’ve got the SPF which I’ve used for a couple of days and love x

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  8. The products sound lovely, I need to give them a try.

    https://littlemissmelanie.com/

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  9. I've never heard of these products but I prefer products aimed at a slightly older bracket anyway as I feel like it works for my dry skin better. I'd love to try the cleanser x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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  10. I can't wait to try this range x

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  11. Oh wow that looks incredible!

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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  12. I hate to think I have to use ageing cream ha but this sounds like a good product.

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  13. I've heard amazing things about this brand & this product sounds lovely!

    Love, Amie ❤

    The Curvaceous Vegan

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  14. I've heard so many good things about Ark - I really must try them!
    Em x

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