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ARK Age Aware Discovery Collection - Age Maintain

ARK Skincare is a brand that bases their product range on skin age rather than skin type. ARK have divided their product range into 3 '...

ARK Skincare is a brand that bases their product range on skin age rather than skin type. ARK have divided their product range into 3 'age appropriate' categories based on the ageing process. First up is 'Age Prepare' which is meant for teens to those in their early 30s. Second is 'Age Maintain' which targets the age group from mid 30s to 50. And finally we have 'Age Repair' which is for those who are 50 and beyond. I recently got the opportunity to test the 'Age Maintain' range and I am here today with my views on the same.

During the 30s our skin begins to show sings of ageing. Fine lines and wrinkles make their presence felt and some even develop skin sensitivity. This could be due to changes taking place within the body or external environmental factors. The products in the 'Age Maintain' range have been designed specifically for the 30-50 age group targeting skin concerns that women in this age group face.

The Age Aware Discovery Collection - Age Maintain is priced at £29.00 and includes:
1 x 30ml Masque,
1 x 30ml Cleanser,
1 x 30ml Exfoliator and
1 x 30ml Moisturiser

Masque: The masque needs to be applied as a thin layer on cleansed face and neck. You can leave it on for 10-15 minutes and then rinse it off with warm water. I had carried this travel set when I recently travelled to Scotland. This masque was a treat for my skin after the tiring journey from London to Prestwick. Travelling takes a toll on my skin - makes it dull and prone to redness. After leaving this mask on for 15 minutes when I rinsed it off, my skin felt marvellous. One of the key ingredients in the masque is Boerhavia Diffusa, a calming Ayurvedic herb, which reduces sensitivity and redness. I think this helped soothe my skin.

Cleanser: This one is a non-foaming, gel kind of a cleaner. It has a very mild fragrance and cleanses well. It is very gentle on the skin and did not cause any breakouts. It worked well for me even when my skin was in a 'sensitive' phase.

Moisturiser: The moisturiser contains Vitamin A to help keep the skin plump. It also includes Kiwi and Passion Fruit lipids which are said to boost the skin’s moisture levels. Co-enzyme Q10 and natural moisturising agents like Shea Butter and Olive Oil make the moisturiser a little on the 'richer' side. It feels light and application is easy; but it is a little too rich for my skin. It does not leave any greasiness upon application, but I can feel that it is very hydrating. So, I have been using this one sparingly. Just a little is enough to cover my face and neck.

Exfoliator: One of the gentlest exfoliators I have ever used, this product even though is granule-free, is good at removing dead skin cells. You need to apply it evenly on your face and neck. Let it dry for 5-10 minutes, then you can rinse it off with warm water. The exfoliator has multi-fruit acids that gently remove rough, dead skin cells revealing fresh looking skin. Mr.H, who is prone to facial acne, tried this and loved it so much that he flicked the tube for himself :) It does not irritate his acne prone skin, so I happily let him have the tube.

To sum it up, I love this range of products from ARK Skincare. All the products are very gentle on the skin. The scent is mild and fresh - I love it. The product packaging is simple and the key thing is that all the 4 products worked well for my maturing skin but my favourite would be the cleanser :) You can check out the ARK range here:

*PR sample

1 comment

  1. Lovely review, I love ark products. xx