I've never been one for skincare at all, I'm just too lazy and never find the time. When I was sent this set of samples by Ark Skincare that all changed, I've actually stuck to a skincare routine for the past few weeks and my skin is feeling amazing. I completely understand the point of a skincare routine now, my skin constantly feels fresh and it's such a dream to apply my makeup. They have different ranges of skincare, tailored to your age and what your skin really needs at that age. I received the age prepare set, which is great for teens and early 30's!
This Age Prepare Set by Ark Skincare* contains a cleanser, exfoliator, skin purifying masque and a moisturiser. All the products are sampled sized, but they've got a reasonable amount in them and you really get your moneys worth. This set is just a perfect way to try out the products, and make sure they work for you, before splurging out, as everyone hates buying something that really doesn't work for them, don't they?After trying all the products out, I was actually surprised how much of a difference it made to my skin. Like I said, I'm not a massive skincare person, but now I'm really interested in looking after my skin after seeing the results from this set. I have a cleanse, exfoliate, masque then moisturise routine, which seemed to work perfectly.
The cleanser removes the last traces of makeup and dirt from the skin, and leaves it feeling fresh. The only problem I had with this cleanser was that I found it didn't lather at all like it said it would, but it still left my skin clean, I was just a bit confused by it not lathering. The exfoiliater is one of my favourite skincare products ever, the exfoliating pieces are a great size, and you can really feel them disappear as you massage it into your skin, which is something I've never found before. It removes dead skin from the face, and leaves it feeling smooth. Next up is the masque, I didn't use this everytime I completed the routine, I probably used it twice a week to give an extra deep clean. At first, I thought this mask wouldn't do a lot as it applies quite thin, but after applying it hardens on the skin and really gets to work. I usually washed it off after about 10 minutes, and I don't think my skin has ever felt so clean. It really impressed me, and I'm dreading the day I run out of it. The moisturiser was a product that didn't really wow me, it was just like my usual moisturiser. It has a thick consistency, which I don't really like when I'm applying it to my face, as I feel thin moisturisers soak in a lot quicker and easier.
Overall, this set is worth the money, but I don't think I'd buy the cleanser and moisturiser alone. The set retails at £28.00, making it £7 per product, you can purchase it here, or check out the whole Ark Skincare website here.