ARK is a skincare brand I hadn't heard about up until recently. The 'age aware' skincare is prescribed by skin age, rather than skin type, so ARK has split its products into three ranges; teens to early 30s, mid 30s to 50 and 50 & over. This is because these are the main transition periods where there is a shift in hormone production and a change in the way the body functions.
Being 22, I fall within the first range. This is where our skin is at its peak, but it is still important to prepare for the ageing process by maximising the skin's quality and taking preventative measures against future signs of ageing - especially by protecting the skin against sun damage and environmental factors.
I recently tried out a product from the Age prepare range, for teens to early 30s. The Anti-Ageing Skin Protector Primer with SPF 30. ARK describe it as a daily defence product that leaves skin looking flawless. It offers UVA and UVB protection to prevent sun damage and premature ageing. It also contains Vitamin E and Shea Butter to nourish and protect the skin.
My first impressions were that it is very different to other primers I have tried. Some primers have a thick, almost solid, texture but this has a very thin consistency and is more like a moisturiser. Saying that, it felt lovely going on to my skin and although I didn't notice much of a difference in how easily my make-up applied, it lasted all day and my skin felt a lot more hydrated and had a nice glow about it too.
I've been using this on top of my moisturiser daily and it helps my skin to look a lot more healthy. I have very sensitive skin so it can sometimes react to the cold weather but I have seen an improvement in it since using this.
ARK Anti-Ageing Skin Protector Primer with SPF 30 costs £36 and is available online.