Wake Skincare Collection

Wake Skincare Collection

#Gifted

Described as skincare for a generation who are always on the go, Wake skincare are a relatively new brand in the beauty world founded by Anton and Alex. Two friends who wanted to address lacklustre, tired skin, so they have created a range of products that do just that. Not only do they have a refreshing attitude to skincare, but their core values are inspiring too, their packaging is all recyclable, and they even work alongside Women’s Aid, a charity that supports and empowers women affected by domestic abuse.

The founders describe the brand as,

“A brand born out of the frustrations of being glued to screens, working long hours and always being switched on.”

Wake skincare eye cream

“Our generation are always switched on. Glued to phones, Surrounded by screens and always connected to work, our friends and family were forever complaining about dark circles, bags and lacklustre skin. Then our friends started having children and the tiredness really kicked in”

Over the past 3 weeks I’ve been testing out the three products in their range, Eye Gel, Face Mask and Face Cream. All of which come packaged in colourful boxes which are very eye catching and fun. The skincare products themselves are very sleek, minimal and look very cool in their white tubs with black font and silver lids. They feel luxurious and look very modern, I am a big fan.

Wake Skincare Eye Gel – 30ml – £22.98

Lovely fragrance free, lightweight gel formula, it is cooling and soothing whilst absorbing easily and leaving the skin around your eye smooth, hydrated and brighter. This collagen based gel will help combat crows feet and fine lines whilst plumping skin and boosting radiance. The cucumber, elderflower and aloe vera extract is gentle and non-irritant on this delicate eye area, as well as helping de puff, sooth and brighten. It is a lovely product to keep in the fridge, so it is extra cooling and refreshing on tired eye bags and dull skin.

You get a whopping 30ml of product and for an eye cream that is a lot this will last a long time, great value for money.

Key Features

  • Combats dark circles that result from late nights and early starts
  • Fragrance-free for the delicate eye area
  • Firms and refines eye contours
  • Hydrates your skin after spending long periods looking at screens
  • Contains vitamins and antioxidants to reduce signs of premature ageing
  • Protects the environment by using glass bottles to reduce plastic waste

Wake Skincare Facemask

Wake skincare Review

Wake Skincare Face Cream – 50ml – £24.98

This fragrance free, silky face cream contains the hero ingredients Hyaluronic acid and Coenzyme Q10, which holds on to water and boosts hydration, it is a fantastic way for your skin to look plump, smooth and radiant.  It reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps skin look refreshed and awake. Not only is this face cream focused on being Anti Wrinkle, it is also Anti Blemish too, so its a great product to have in your skincare regime. Especially if you have a busy lifestyle and need a product that is an all rounder which helps with hydrating, evening out skin tone, preventing blemishes and helping to keep your skin looking youthful and healthy.

Key Features

  • Reduces blemishes caused by a non-stop lifestyle
  • Formulated to be cooling and refreshing
  • Fragrance-free
  • Targets fine lines that result from irregular sleeping patterns
  • Easy to apply before and after working out without feeling thick or heavy

Wake Skincare Products

Wake Skincare Face Mask – 50ml – £27.98

Lovely and thick, vibrant pink clay mask, ideal to detox the skin, exfoliate away skin cells and help achieve that natural healthy glow. It is gentle but thick and has a slight texture, I found it easy to apply (I use a brush) and it has a cooling feeling on the skin. It contains Kaolin, which helps draw out excess oil and sebum skin, helps prevent acne and helps reduce irritation and redness. Whilst zinc oxide helps calm skin, protects skin cells from being damaged and protects from harmful damage from UV rays.

Key Features

  • Australian pink clay mask designed to prevent breakouts
  • Reduces acne caused by blocked pores and dead skin
  • Combat dull skin immediately and achieve that radiant glow
  • Get a smooth complexion in just 15 minutes with natural exfoliants
  • Contains 100% natural exfoliants to help to detoxify the skin
  • Protects the environment by using glass jars to reduce plastic waste

New Skincare from Wake

I really hope Wake skincare add a few more products to their range this year, I would love to see a serum, a face oil or maybe eve an SPF. But that being said, I really like the 3 products they have at the moment all 3 are fantastic quality.

ECO Packaging

Wake skincare products are never tested on animals and are made and manufactured cruelty-free in the UK. Also for every Wake product that is sold they will make a donation to Women’s Aid, you can read more about their charitable pledge here.

These products are PR samples and have been gifted to me, I am not obliged to review them.

Introducing 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

RosehipPlus Organic Cold Pressed Rosehip Oil

Until about 5 years ago I had never explored the world of skincare oils, I had a very basic skincare routine and I thought I was doing pretty well in that department. It is safe to say I have learnt A LOT in a short space of time and I have upped my skincare routine which now involves at least 6 steps, one of which is always a facial/body oil. I couldn’t be without at least one in my morning and evening routine, they make such a difference to how my skin looks and feels.

If you’re a skincare addict like me then I’m sure you have heard about the incredible benefits of Rosehip Oil, which include,

  • Reducing the appearance of stretch marks and scars
  • Promotes skins elasticity and texture
  • Minimises the appearance of fine lines
  • Helps improve skins moisture
  • Soothes redness
  • Helps brighten complexion
  • Fades dark spots

Rosehipplus Rosehip Oil

I have been putting the RosehipPlus to the test over the past couple of months and using it on my body, face as well as mixed with some of my favourite moisturisers for an added boost of hydration. I just love how versatile it is and my skin is looking fresh, smooth and glowing. I really, really like it as a face oil and use it either after my toner or mix a few drops with my daily moisturiser and that gives my skin all day hydration.

This RosehipPlus Rosehip Oil is pretty amazing because not only is it affordable but it is Organic and Cold Pressed. This is important due to the fact Rosehip Oil is rich in linoleic acid, linolenic acid and pro-vitamin A, all of which degrade when the oil extraction process involves heat. So this Australian Certified Rosehip Oil is jam-packed full of vitamins and nutrients for healthy, glowing skin.

The oil is extracted from the seeds without heat, solvents or chemicals, guaranteeing the oil’s purity and quality. RosehipPLUS only use the seeds from the rosehip berry, but some other oils can have a dark reddish hue, this is mainly due to the flesh from the berry being used. RosehipPLUS are the ONLY range to remove the flesh from the berry before pressing, hence it’s warm golden colour. This one-of-a-kind technique means that the maximum levels of nutrients are retained, ensuring that skin gets all the goodness from Rosehip Oil.

Rosehip Plus Rosehip Oil

Cold Pressed Rosehip Oil Skincare

Let me know what oils you include in your skincare regime & if you have tried Rosehip Oil? I think it is a fantastic oil to use on both your body and face, as there are so many benefits. My stretch marks are not as prominent on my thighs and when I use this in my evening facial routine I wake up to glowing, hydrated skin and my fine lines around my eyes are less visible and makeup has been less prone to creasing around my eyes.

Certified Vegan, Organic & Cruelty-Free

RosehipPLUS Australian Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, 50 ml – £ 19.87

This post contains PR Samples & affiliate links.

Merumaya Gift With Purchase for 5th Birthday

Merumaya 5th Birthday Free Gift

One of my favourite British skincare brands Merumaya are celebrating their 5th Birthday with a bang & offering customers the most fantastic gift with purchase worth over £56. So between 13th – 19th October, when you spend £25 you will get this 6 piece GWP FREE!

Merumaya 5th Birthday Free Gift

I have been using Merumaya skincare since it launched and I’m so pleased to see the brand go from strength to strength. Their skincare helps you feel beautiful, uplifts confidence and boosts youthful radiance. I love that Maleka (the founder of Merumaya) & her brand have such a positive message and over the years with their #beautyhasnoage hashtag have built a fantastic, supportive community spreading a positive, inclusive message.

  • FULL-SIZE Mud Marvels Mask Deluxe travel size
  • Youth Preservation Moisturiser SPF 20 
  • Deluxe travel size Melting Cleansing Balm 
  • #beautyhasnoage makeup bag 
  • Daily Cleansing Cloth value
  • Everything Everywhere Beauty Oil 3ml

Merumaya Mud Marvels Mask

Merumaya GWP 2017

This Birthday GWP includes many of Merumayas best selling products, including the first product I ever tried 4 years ago, the Melting Cleansing Balm which is a gentle balm cleanser that will remove your makeup with ease and leave your skin looking radiant and feeling plump.

If you’re new to Merumaya this GWP offers a great selection of products for you to try and get a feel for the brand and if you are already a fan it offers a lovely range of products to help you refresh your skincare for the colder months.

Merumaya skincare is one of the most effective and affordable brands I have tried and I wish them a very happy 5th birthday.

Get your Merumaya 5th Birthday GWP here