Introducing ARK Skincare

vegan skincare from ARK Skincare

{gifted} ARK is a British Skincare company that has a refreshing, modern approach to skincare. They acknowledge that age plays a big roll in how our skin changes and so our skin concerns change alongside. They have  developed what they call ageintelligent skincare, which focuses on treating skin by age as well as concern.

You start by picking your ageintelligent range, then if you need any targeted treatments you select their skinperfectors for effective treatment (like redness, hydration and de-stress) and then their core skinessentials collection which is daily skincare to enhance your regime.

All their products are easy to understand and incorporate into your regime. They are clear, specific and fuss free.

The three ageintelligent ranges are,

  • ageprotect – for teens and 20’s
  • agedefend – for 30’s and 40’s
  • agedefy – for 50’s and over

I have been trying 2 products from the agedefend collection and 1 from the skinessentials

ARK Skincare Product Review

ARK agedefend Replenishing Moisturiser

This collection aims to boost skins collagen production, protect skin from free radicals and nourish skin to reduce the signs of ageing.  The key ingredients in this collection are,

  • Kiwi and Passion Fruit lipids – packed with Omega 3 fatty acids to boost skin’s moisture
  • Blue Lotus – a powerful antioxidant which boosts firmness and elasticity
  • Vitamin A – keeps skin strong, plump and increases collagen production

This replenishing moisturiser contains natural moisturising agents Shea Butter and Olive Oil which are rich and hydrating, leaving your skin feeling soft and velvety smooth to the touch. It is also helps skin look plump and toned, which reduces those fine lines and wrinkles.

I have been using this cream as part of my morning skincare routine and love the way it feels on my skin, not too heavy but very moisturising and my skin looks fresh and healthy after using it. I think it’s a fantastic cream to add to your routine for Autumn/Winter to keep your skin hydrated, boost elasticity and keep skin looking radiant whilst targeting the early signs of ageing with all its fantastic skin loving ingredients. Your skin is in good hands with this in your skincare arsenal.

The packaging is hygienic and feels very luxurious. The product is dispensed by pushing the lid down, I find that two pumps is enough product for your face and neck. It is a slick and easy to use, I like that you get the right amount of product, which means no waster and you don’t have to scoop out product which keeps everything clean and germ free. 

ARK Skincare Age-Defend Conditioning Cleanser

 ARK agedefend Conditioning Cleanser

This lightweight cleanser is great at keeping skin not only clean and washing away the build up of dirt, grime and impurities from the day. It also nourishes skin, protects against moisture loss and gently exfoliates helping remove dead skin cells to keep your complexion looking rejuvenated and blemish free.

  • Moringa Oil – rich in Vitamin A and C and helps skin retain essential moisture.
  • Kiwi and Passion Fruit lipids – packed with Omega 3 fatty acids to boost skin’s moisture levels
  • Blue Lotus – a powerful antioxidant which helps skin firmness and elasticity.

I use this in the morning and night, I find the botanical scent uplifting very fresh. The cleanser leaves my skin looking energised and although I do not typically remove my makeup with it, I have used it to remove a light face of makeup and found that it did it with ease. I have been very impressed with both products I have used from the agedefend range and if like me you’re in your 40’s, I think your skin would benefit from the extra boost of antioxidants, lipids, and vitamins that this collection provides. This collection helps you achieve beautiful, healthy, radiant skin.

ARK Skincare Skin Protector SPF30 Primer

Ark skin essential Skin Protector SPF30 Primer

I never leave my house without wearing a facial SPF as we are all fully aware by now, the best way to protect your skin from the damaging effects of UV rays (the primary cause of premature ageing) is to wear a good quality broad spectrum UVA & UVB SPF.  So when my primer contains SPF30 this makes me very excited. This lovely product has taken pride of place in my skincare line-up, I have been using it religiously for a couple of months now and LOVE it.

  • Vitamin E – antioxidant and provides photo protection
  • Shea Butter – nourishes skin and protects from free radicals
  • Sunflower – packed with vitamins and minerals
  • Hyaluronic Acid – helps skin retain moisture keeping your complexion plump, smooth and radiant

Its not as heavy as a cream but is more like a thicker serum, I like the consistency and it instantly feels refreshing on the skin.  The fact that it is lightweight is important to me especially when layering quite a few products, quite often a primer can feel slippery or tacky on the skin. I like them to be almost weightless, like they’re not even there. This is quite hard to find in skincare products that contains a high level of SPF protection, but ARK have managed to pull it off.  This primer is for me a multi tasking product, you can use it not only as a primer, your SPF too and I find it to be hydrating enough to use as my moisturiser. I do this on really warm days, where you do not want to wear a heavy cream under foundation and that works well to keep everything in place without becoming greasy. This primer can also be worn alone, it helps my skin looking very fresh, that classic healthy, natural glow. Its wonderful.

 

I have enjoyed using all three products over the past few months and although I would say the Primer is my stand out product I think they all have enhanced my skincare regime. My skin looks healthy and feels hydrated. The agedefend collection is perfect for me in my 40’s. I have my eye on a few of the oils from the skinperfector range to see how they help tackle a few more targeted skin concerns, like pigmentation and redness. Let me know if you have tried anything from ARK and if so what products would you recommend.

ARK Skincare is proudly developed & manufactured in Britain. Cruelty Free, with many of their products being Vegan friendly. They use Bioactive, natural ingredients that are gentle on your skin but give effective results.  You can browse their entire range on their website www.arkskincare.com  and tailor your skincare for your specific skin concerns and age.

*This post contains PR Samples

The NIOD 4 Piece Concentrated Skincare Collection Set on QVC

NIOD QVC 4 Piece Concentrated Skincare Collection

{gifted} Heads up! NIOD has done it again and are offering you the most incredible QVC TSV. You will be able to get your hands on this NIOD 4 Piece Concentrated Skincare Collection as an online pre-sale on 12 August and on all QVC shopping channels on 14th August until the clock chimes at midnight. So make sure you don’t miss out, as it is set to sell out fast.

You will be able to buy this collection for an amazing price of £54.98 (when sold as individual units, the NIOD set collectively retails at £134) so that is a saving of almost 60%.

NIOD 4 Piece Collection QVC TSV

I have to admit that I really like NIOD and their scientific, no-nonsense approach. Using their skincare in my routine makes me feel like a bad-ass scientist, what with all the cool brown glass bottles, pipets and product names I can’t pronounce. I am always recommending their products because you really see results, and it is affordable skincare where you don’t compromise on quality. So if you have wanted to try NIOD for yourself now is the perfect time to snap up some of their best-selling products!

NIOD QVC TSV 4 Piece Concentrated Skincare Set

NIOD TSV QVC Skincare Collection

Over the past couple of years I’ve tried a few products from the NIOD range and I like how they’re a brand that are results driven with formulations created to improve the integrity and health of your skin. Without huge price tags. It’s skincare that is effective and low key and the packaging is right up my street too. Simple, clean and modern, its so cool. There are a couple of my favourite products included in this set, and I am also so excited to try the Neck Elasticity Catalyst, I have heard nothing but wonderful reviews.

NIOD Sanskrit Saponins 90ml (£21)

Sanskrit Saponins is a deep cleansing balm that uses Ayurvedic saponins to offer thorough decongestion whilst maintaining the skin’s integrity. Use once every other day in the AM or PM after removing makeup. SS can also be used as a masque on dry skin for a deeper cleanse. Apply to dry skin for 10 minutes and then rinse.

NIOD Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex 2 15ml (RRP £25)

NIOD’s Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex 2 offers a multi-dimensional approach to topical hyaluronic supplementation by combining 15 forms of hyaluronic compounds, hyaluronic precursors and a hyaluronic support technology in a peptide-charged delivery system. MMHC2 aims to hydrate as well as enhance the look of plump skin. This formula consists of a range of Hyaluronic compounds of different molecular weights for multi-depth hydration.

NIOD Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2 15ml (RRP £38)

Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2 is a multi-tasking formula that contains 2% of pure GHK peptide, of which 1% branches with copper ions upon mixing. Often referred to simply as CAIS2, it works to target signs of ageing while supporting the look of healthy skin. Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2 is recommended to be used as the first step after cleansing. It can be applied in the AM and PM.

NIOD Neck Elasticity Catalyst 50ml (RRP £50)

Neck Elasticity Catalyst contains multiple peptide technologies as well as caffeine and hyaluronic acid to help reduce the appearance of lax skin in the neck and lower face areas. Apply in the AM and PM after cleansing and applying lightweight serums. If using as part of our NIOD regime, use after the Copper Amino Isolate Serum and Multi-Molecular Hyaluronic Complex.

4 Piece Concentrated Skincare Collection

The NIOD 4 Piece Concentrated Skincare Collection set will be on sale for an amazing price of £54.98 and will be available at this price for an online pre-sale on 12 August and on all QVC shopping channels on 14th August until the clock chimes at midnight.

When sold as individual units, the NIOD set collectively retails at £134, QVC customers will be offered a saving of almost 60%.

*This post includes PR Samples

QVC TSV Shay & Blue 4 Piece Portable Fragrance Collections

Shay and Blue 4 Piece Portable Fragrance Collection Winter

{gifted} This is a Shay & Blue offer not to be missed, so mark your calendars as this is going to sell out fast! On Saturday 27th, Shay & Blue are doing their very first Today’s Special Value (TSV) on QVCs ‘Beauty Day’. Debuting from midnight to midnight, you will be able to get your hands on two Portable Fragrance Collections worth £100 for under £40. Making a huge saving of over £60.

These unique 4 Piece Portable Fragrance Collections from Shay & Blue come beautifully presented in a gorgeous signature blue gift bag, containing either the Summer or Winter option. If you’re a Shay & Blue fan then you might have noticed there is a brand-new scent included in the Winter collection, Blackberry Woods, which isn’t available to buy anywhere else right now. It is due to be released later in 2019, so you can be amongst the first to try it.

Shay & Blue QVC TSV 4 Piece Fragrance Collection

The summer option features 4 x 10ml Eau de Parfum Sprays bursting with scents that evoke British Summer-time. This collection has such a fresh, light feel to it and I love the juicy, zesty uplifting notes that give the scents such a Summer, holiday vibe. I adore the Dandelion Fig scent, it smells like long warm Summer nights.

  • Blood Oranges Eau de Parfum – a citrusy, revitalising scent with deep, sultry notes of hot napa leather and a fresh, juicy burst of blood orange
  • English Cherry Blossom Eau de Parfum – delicate blossoms mingle with a luscious blend of fig and cassis for a hint of warmth on a base of cherry wood
  • White Peaches Eau de Parfum – juicy soft peach captures the essence of summer, while cool elderflower granite and earthy silver wood birch add a fresh, modern finish
  • Dandelion Fig Eau de Parfum – with top notes of dandelion leaf and lemongrass, complemented by tomato vine, juniper and a heady blend of ripe fig

Shay and Blue QVC TSV July 27th 2019

Shay & Blue QVC TSV July 2019

By contrast the Winter option features 4 x 10mls sprays of deeper darker fragrances. This is the perfect collection if you like scents that are quite spicy, bold notes layered with subtle warm, floral notes. All four scents are beautiful, my favourite of the four has to be Framboise Noire, it is sexy, quite masculine and very long wearing.

  • NEW Blackberry Woods Eau de Parfum – the essence of autumn, this heady blend features top notes of blackberry with a heart of neroli and lemon leaves, and a warm, woody cypress base
  • Atropa Belladonna Eau De Parfum – a decadent scent with rich notes of cassis berries blended with a white flower bouquet on a deep base of patchouli and sandalwood
  • Framboise Noire Eau De Parfum – a rounded combination of mixed forest berries on a bed of deep, black woods for a sensual fragrance reminiscent of a fine wine
  • Black Tulip Eau De Parfum – a modern floral with fresh, delicate sprigs of snowdrops with rich, black tulips, tart plums and a warm, balanced base of white chocolate

Let me know which scent you’re most excited to try, also these would make fantastic gifts if you have any special birthdays, or occasions coming up.

SAVE OVER £60

Collection value: worth over £100
QVC TSV Price: under £35 (plus P&P)
Special price available for ONE DAY ONLY from midnight to midnight on Saturday 27th July 2019

* Please note, customers can only order the winter option if they buy the summer option, this will then be dispatched later in the year.

Shay & Blue are an award-winning, cruelty-free, boutique perfumery creating modern and unique fragrances. Made with real flowers fruit and spices.

*This post contains PR Samples

Jurlique Rose Hand and Body Care

(gifted) This gorgeous new duo from Jurlique has taken pride of place in my bathroom. There is something about a fancy hand wash & hand lotion that makes me feel like a proper adult who has their life together. Jurlique have revamped their hand care products and this duo are in their new beautiful packaging which has a very minimal, elegant feel to it. The bottles compliment each other and their subtle gold touches make them feel extra luxurious, they look fab in my bathroom.

They are both 300ml bottles which are fantastic value and it means they will last you a very long time. Both products have that classic, rich, floral fragrance which is thanks to their signature organic Rose Gallica scent which Jurlique is famous for. This brand is known for their organic roses and even if you usually shy away from rose scented products you have to give Jurlique a try, they have made a classic rose scent feel modern and fresh, it is really beautiful.

Jurlique Softening Hand Wash Rose 300ml*

Your hands are the part of your body which often get forgotten about when it comes to pampering. They get put through the ringer on a daily basis so having a product that isn’t going to be harsh, drying or strip them of moisture is so important. This soap free Jurlique hand wash is gentle and has been formulated to gently cleanse, soften and hydrate skin with its non-drying ingredients. Your hands feel clean, fresh and comfortable after using it and you can smell the beautiful rose aroma on your hands for ages after you have washed them.

This luxurious hand wash contains a special selected blend of natural botanicals and Rosa gallica extracts to cleanse and nurture your precious hands. Free from harsh chemicals, artificial colours and synthetic fragrances its pH-balanced formula leaves your hands feeling clean and refreshed while its delicate Rose fragrance uplifts your senses.

Jurlique Softening Rose Hand Lotion 300ml

Much like the hand wash, the hand lotion comes in a beautiful 300ml bottle in white with lovely gold details which is very fresh looking. The pump makes dispensing your hand lotion so easy and fuss free, I don’t only apply this to my hands, I like to use it right up my arms. The moisturising, lightweight formula means it doesn’t just sit on top of the skin making your hands feel greasy. It absorbs quickly and you can crack on with your day with velvety soft, hydrated hands.

Enriched with pure, natural extracts of Rosa gallica, Calendula and Chamomile this indulgent hand lotion deeply nourishes and hydrates the skin on your hands. Its powerful blend of natural antioxidants restore and protect the skin against environmental aggressors . Its lightweight, non-greasy texture absorbs easily leaving your hands replenished, soft and beautifully scented.

This duo is quite indulgent and luxurious but worth every penny. They’re fantastic quality and Jurlique use natural botanical extracts in all their products, so your hands are getting the very best treatment and you see and feel the difference in your skin after using this duo. Not to mention they are beautiful scented and look very stylish in your kitchen or bathroom (especially if you like that popular minimal Scandi look).

  • This post contains PR samples.