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I feel like the world is divided into two different types of people.
The first type – me – buys whatever shampoo is on special offer, slaps on a bit of moisturiser as a ‘skincare routine’ and considers scrapping a bit of dead skin off her feet with her fingernails in the bath a pedicure.
And then there’s the second type, (the non-grotty type), who actually takes a bit of care of themselves. The type of person, like Belle, who puts thought into what they put on their skin and loves nothing more than spending an evening giving me a top notch makeover.
IMAGINE MY SURPRISE then, when a year or so ago I discovered a skincare range that I loved so much that I went out of my way to get more of it, even if it wasn’t on a half price offer.
I know! Me! The ‘feet in the bath’ woman!
This amazing ‘skincare range that makes me care about my skin’ is ARK, a vegan-friendly, cruelty free range especially developed to support skin at different stages of its life, with individual ranges for teens and 20s, 30s and 40s and 50+ skin. You can also shop by skin concern if you prefer, so if you struggle particularly with redness, sensitivity, oiliness, or anything like that, there’s a product for you.
I use the Age Defend range, specially formulated for your 30s and 40s, boosting collagen, reducing redness and generally helping to keep skin calm and supple. (I could do with something that keeps ME calm and supple to be honest, but my skin is a good start.)
The products are light, easily absorbed and smell DIVINE – the smell of the day moisturiser is honestly so delicious. I don’t know what it is exactly, a sort of light but earthy smell, like fresh rosemary maybe? It makes me happy every day so do go and check it out.
These are the three key products in the range – conditioning cleanser, moisturiser and night treatment:
What’s very exciting this week for ARK Skincare is that I am not alone is thinking they’re the bee’s knees. As you can see, they’ve already bagged a few awards, but now their Age Defend Regenerating Night Treatment has been nominated in the Pure Beauty Awards 2020 – a huge achievement as an independent British brand, especially given this product was only launched in January this year.
The launch of ARK’s night treatment came on the back of extensive research and was developed with the latest understanding of how skin cells rejuvenate at night. It’s 97% natural, vegan, made in Britain and free from known irritants.
Sleep time is absolutely PRIME TIME for skin, (they don’t call it beauty sleep for nothing), and ARK’s Age Defend Regenerating Night Treatment makes the most of this, containing active ingredients to aid the natural repair process that occurs when we sleep. Rovisome Q10 acts as an antioxidant and radical scavenger and reduces the appearance of skin ageing, kiwi seed oil with high concentrations of Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA) prevents drying and scaling and Prodizia helps reduce signs of fatigue such as dark circles, under eye bags and dull complexion by repairing skin and supporting detoxification.
An that’s just to name a few! Seriously, this stuff is PACKED with good things, go and find out more and, if you want to treat yourself, get 25% off with the code BEAUTYSLEEP.
ARK is in the Best New Premium Skincare Product category in the Pure Beauty Awards and if you do fancy showing this young, independent skincare brand a bit of love and support you can go and vote for them HERE. (You don’t need to vote in the other categories if you don’t want to, just skip through to the right one and find ARK right at the top of the list.)
And in the meantime…
Win one of FIVE ARK Skincare night treatments worth £42
Just in case my gushing about ARK hasn’t convinced you, here’s a chance to win your very own Age Defend Regenerating Night Treatment. It’s normally £42, so this is a real treat for you and your skin. ARK has very generously given me FIVE to give away, so your chances are high!
To enter for your chance to win, simply complete as many of the actions in the entry box below as you can – visit the ARK website, go and give them a follow on social media, the more the do, the better your chances of winning. The competition will close at 11.59pm on 17th September and full T&Cs apply.
Good luck and don’t forget to vote if you’d like to show your support!