During sleep our skin regenerates and repairs as white skin cells are produced, which help to increase blood flow and produce collagen (which we all know is one of the key things we need to stay looking fabulous!). When we haven’t had a good night’s sleep our skin can very quickly show signs of stress, including under eye dark circles, dullness, dryness, fatigue and irritation, so having a good quality night cream is key to helping keep those signs of premature ageing at bay. ARK Skincare Age Defend Regenerating Night Treatment has been designed to do just that, and let me tell you it does not disappoint.
Award winning British skincare brand ARK Skincare pushes the boundaries of the beauty industry by encouraging people of all ages to celebrate the age bracket they are in, rather than seeing age as a negative thing and something to actively try and avoid. They offer a range of skincare products that are specifically designed with our age in mind, and more importantly that are mindful of just what that means for our skin.
Protect, Defend, Defy… words that summarise ARK Skincare’s core approach to skincare and the names of their age specific targeted ranges. The Protect range is designed for those in their 20s, Defend for those in their 30s and 40s, and Defy for those over 50. So instead of trying to navigate lots of different products and work out which one may work for you, ARK have made it really simple. If you’re in your 20’s its anything in the Protect range, if you’re in your 30s and 40s it’s anything in the Defend range and if you’re over 50 anything in the Defy range. We all know that skincare can be a real minefield, so anything that makes it simpler and more accessible generally certainly gets my vote!
In addition, ARKs core ranges are supplemented by a range of skin perfectors and skin essentials products that are suitable for all ages and skin types. Their skin perfectors are products designed to target specific skin concerns and their skin essentials are products that can be incorporated into any daily skincare routine and used by any age. So pick the range based on your age bracket and supplement it with some of the skin perfectors and skin essentials to build yourself a really effective skincare routine tailored to your needs.
As a 30 something, the Defend range is the product range that has been designed with my age specific skincare concerns in mind, and naturally my priorities are ensuring that I look after my skin and protect it from those environmental factors and signs of ageing for as long as I possibly can. I have used the cleanser, moisturiser and Regenerating Night Treatment from the range and been really impressed with them all. The night treatment cream is however a game changer for your skincare routine.
Age Defend Regenerating Night Treatment
Ark Skincare’s Age Defend Regenerating Night Treatment is a rich creamy moisturiser which helps to detoxify, improve the appearance of your skin and boost it’s elasticity overnight. It reduces fine lines and wrinkles and improves the overall appearance of your skin.
Whilst it has been designed for those of us in our 30’s and 40’s, its active ingredients make it suitable for a whole range of skin types within that age range including those with dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin who may find it generally more problematic to find products suited to their skin. I generally have quite normal to oily skin and despite the cream having a rich cream consistency it is still very easily absorbed, non sticky and feels like a real treat before bed. It also has anti bacterial and anti inflammatory properties, which makes it particularly beneficial for those who suffer from skin conditions such as acne and rosacea or if you are having a bit of a breakout.
All of ARK Skincare’s range is free from parabens and mineral oils and the Age Defend Regenerating Night Treatment specifically is made from 98% natural ingredients, which makes the formula really hydrating and nourishing and helps to aid the skin’s natural repairing process.
The key ingredients in the Age Defend Regenerating Night Treatment are:
Rovisome Q10 – an anti-oxidant which helps to combat environmental factors and reduce the signs of premature ageing.
Kiwi seed oil – which has a high concentration of alpha lipoic acid which helps to nourish dry skin.
Passion fruit seed oil – which contains 80% linoleic acid and has anti-inflammatory properties.
Shea butter, Vitamin E and Vitamin A – all of which are highly nourishing and help improve the skin’s radiance.
Blue lotus – an anti bacterial ingredient which helps to each sensitive or irritated skin.
Prodizia – which helps to reduce dark circles and the signs of fatigue.
Since starting my blog over 5 years ago I have tried so many skincare products, but there are very few brands I would say that I have fallen in love with. ARK skincare is certainly one of those brands and I am pleased to have been able to personally witness them grow as a brand and grow from strength to strength along my own beauty journey. I was first introduced to ARK a few years ago when I was sent their reverse gravity eye cream, and since then I have tried a whole range of their products. I am however yet to find a product that I dislike or that is not effective!
Their Age Defend Regenerating Night Treatment was only launched earlier this year and is already one of my favourite ever night creams. It therefore comes as no surprise to me that it has already won “Best Night Product for those aged 30+” in the Beauty Shortlist awards and has recently been shortlisted for “Best New Premium Skincare Product” in the 2020 Pure Beauty awards, which is one of the most prestigious beauty events in the annual calendar. To be nominated is a real accolade to just how good the product is; so even if my glowing review isn’t enough that should be!
It comes in a pump dispenser which minimises any bacterial transfer from your hands into the product and reduces waste. One pump is all you need to do your whole face as the cream is really rich and nourishing. I apply after cleansing, toning and serum but you could use without a serum or oil if you don’t use them as part of your skincare routine.
Where to order
Age Defend Regenerating Night Treatment is £42 for 55ml via the ARK Skincare website, however if you sign up to their mailing list you will receive 20% off your first order making it £33.60 – almost £10 off!
Whilst you are there if you are thinking of ordering anything else, I’d highly recommend their Hydration Injection Masque – a game changing mask that really does transform your skin within 10 minutes. If you need a one hit pick me up for dull lack lustre skin this is without doubt it and I would wholeheartedly recommend. The two products really do compliment each other well and would be welcome additions to any beauty regime.
Don’t forget to vote!
Finally, and most importantly, please don’t forget to vote for ARK’s Age Defend Regenerating Night Treatment Cream in the 2020 Pure Beauty Awards. I would love to see this product celebrated for being as amazing as it is, so if you have a few spare moments please do take the time to give them a little support.
To celebrate being shortlisted in the PURE Beauty Awards ARK Skincare are offering 25% off their Night Treatments. Simply enter BEAUTYSLEEP at the check out to receive your discount.
Have you tried ARK’s range before? What are your thoughts?
Do let me know if you have tried their Age Defend Regenerating Night Treatment Cream too!