The health of our skin is related to many factors such as nutrition, genetics, and environment to name a few. As we age our skin goes through many stages of change. It starts to wrinkle, lose elasticity, become uneven, and can be dry and itchy. That is why it is important at a young age to take care of your skin.
My grandmother had a lot of skin problems due to genetics and skin disease. I remember when I was young she would always get me beauty care sets that included masks, moisturizers, and cleansers.
She would always tell me,
Take care of your skin Christine. You won’t stay young forever but if you take care of your skin and health, you will stay radiant forever.
This has been my skin mantra for quite some time now. Just as much as I love fitness and nutrition, I have learned to become a lover of taking good care of my skin. I’m a huge advocate of healthy and natural skin care products that really help to improve and maintain healthy skin.
I would like to now introduce you to my new friend ARK Skincare! ARK Skincare is a British skincare brand, which treats skin by age and skin concern. ARK seeks out the innovative and result-driven natural ingredients to support the skin’s needs at different stages in our lives. Whether it be protecting young skin, maintaining healthy skin as we age, or addressing loss of elasticity or pigmentation later in life, ARK has us covered.
Why treat skin by age?
“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. Complemented by the Skin Perfector range of treatment products and the Skin Essential range of daily necessities, ARK Skincare offers a solution for all of your skincare needs.”-ARK Skincare
I love their approach to treating skin by age. I just turned 30 in July and for the past couple years I’ve been noticing slight changes in my skin. Dryness, small fine lines, and uneven pigmentation (probably due to my love for the sun). I’ve also noticed that I break out more under stress. I went from acne prone teen, to radiant skin twenties, and back to break out thirties. The struggle is real ladies!
ARK agedefend for 30s & 40s | Replenishing Moisturizer
The ARK agedefend for 30s & 40s helps defend the integrity of the skin with vital nutrients and great antioxidant protection. During these ages our skin starts to show signs of aging in the form of fine lines and wrinkles and some of us notice sensitivity as we encounter more external and internal stresses (hence why I break out when I’m stressed err).
ARK uses Antioxidant Blue Lotus in this formula which stops the breakdown of elastin for firmer, more supple skin. I love all things that moisturize and this is quite a treat for my skin. It makes it so soft and silky while hydrating and fighting premature signs of aging.
It comes with a unique pump (which took me a minute to figure out haha) that dispenses the product. All you do is push down and apply. Such a simple and sleek design.
Ark skinperfector | Hydration Injection Masque
ARK Hydration Injection Masque is a intensive mulitvitamin masque to quench skin and restore vibrancy. Some of the vitamins it contains are: Vitamin A to help keep skin supple; Vitamin B5 for smoothness; Vitamin C for antioxidant protection and Vitamin E to soothe irritation.
This hydration masque is formulated for all ages and depending on your age you leave it on for 5, 10, or 20 minutes. I did the 10 minute treatments since i’m 30 and my face was so smooth and hydrated. You can also use it as an overnight treatment and remove it with a hot wash cloth in the morning. This is great to use 2 times a week to give your face some TLC.
My thoughts on ARK Skincare
I’m hooked. Although a little pricey, I don’t think you can a price on giving your skin the best toxic free products. ARK is made with natural incredients and free from Parabens, Lanolin, Mineral Oil, S.D. Alcohol, Formadegyde, Sodium Lauryl, Esther Sulphate, Artificial Fragrance, and Artificial Colours. Just like they say “you get what you pay for.” You definitely get a high quality skincare treatment with ARK Skincare. And because it’s a British company, you can rest assured that it’s not pumped full of harmful toxins. The European Union law bans 1,328 chemicals from cosmetics that is linked to cancer, genetic mutation and birth defects. The US bans 11. Crazy right? This is why I’m very careful with my skincare. I don’t want my body absorbing all those chemicals and effecting my body. Check out more ARK Skincare products here and follow them on Instagram and Facebook.
Have you tried ARK Skincare before?
What are some of your favorite non-toxic skincare brands?
Did you know that the US only bans 11 chemicals?
Let me know your thoughts down in the comments below.