Two Must Haves From ARK Skincare

-If a product is marked with a * then it was PR/Gifted to me. This post contains no paid content-
 Awarding winning ARK Skincare are fast becoming one of my favourite brands for skincare. They're cruelty-free and they make sure their formulations free from parabens, SLS, mineral oil, S.D, alcohol, formaldehyde and artificial colours and fragrances. They also cater for every age and skin concern. They kindly sent over two more products for me to try out towards the end of last year and I thought it was about time I reviewed them. I was planning on getting this review up around mid-December but I fell behind a little because I had quite a few paid opportunities with short deadlines and then I had some other life dramas going on over Christmas so I ended up taking almost two weeks off instead the four days I had initially planned.

The Advanced Action Plumping Lip Cream RRP £32* contains clinically proven plumping peptides which increase the lip volume appearance as well as adding hydration. I'm not going to lie, at first, it seems weird to be applying a cream to your lips as opposed to your standard lip balm but I really do feel like ARK Skincare's lip cream does a lot more than a balm and it also plumps up your lips (temporarily) too. Obviously, at £32 it does sound a bit pricey but I literally only use a pump per use and it's more than enough, so I can see it lasting pretty well. I really like to use it as a lip treatment at night too because the ingredients can help firm, smooth and reduce the appearance wrinkles on the lips and surrounding area and I feel like applying it a night lets the product get to work whilst you sleep. I'm a big fan!

They also sent over their Gua Sha Jade Facial Tool RRP £20* which ARK Skincare claims to help stimulate blood circulation and also encourage lymphatic drainage. With regular practice they also claim that the tool can help to make your jawline become more define, reduce fine lines and also help to lift and de-puff your skin. Now I'm not sure about it making my jawline become more defined, I think for me personally, I'd be looking more into having some sort of facelift if I wanted my jawline to look slimmer and more defined because I do have a chubby, round face and neck lol. But I do think there's some truth in it encouraging lymphatic drainage and here's why I think that... when I get ill or when I'm about to become ill, my cheeks, jaw and neck tend to swell up quite bad due to my lymph nodes getting infected and swollen (I'm guessing?). But when I got ill at the end of December (thanks to Christmas food and stress lol) I had already been using the Gua Sha Facial Tool for a few weeks and I found that my face didn't look and feel as swollen and sore as it usually does when I'm ill so I do think it helped a little in that respect. It also comes with a helpful guide which is super easy to follow to help you use it in the right way as well as a velvet pouch. 

Overall I'm really happy with both of the products, if you haven't already looked into ARK Skincare and what they offer then I highly recommend checking them out!

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  1. So interesting! I didn't know of this brand before. The Plumping Lip Cream sounds like e very effective product.

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  2. I've heard such good things about ARK skincare! x

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