Hydration is so important, especially during the summer. Hopefully you’re already making sure to drink your 8 glasses of water a day, but what are you doing for your skin?
I have a terrible habit of not moisturising enough during the summer months. Not because I’m lazy, rather the heat makes me feel so sticky and gross. But neglecting your skin’s moisture leads to premature ageing, dullness and dryness. So it’s best to use products that maximise hydration without leaving you greasy-faced.
My skin has been looking dull lately. Especially around my lips and nose. And as such, whenever I apply foundation or concealer to those areas I end up looking dusty and flaky. Urgh! I’d rather go barefaced than deal with that.
ARK’s website says that ARK Hydration Injection Masque contains will rejuvenate dull, tired skin and leave you with a smooth, healthy glow. The masque contains an intense blend of vitamins and other ingredients that work together to provide long lasting moisture, smooth your skin’s surface, fade pigmentation and regulate collagen.
ARK Hydration Injection Masque review.
My sample arrived quickly in a beautifully packaged in a good quality branded gift bag with a bow (seen below). Little extras like this make a huge difference when buying beauty products. Not only does it mean the item is ready to gift, but if the purchase is for yourself it really feels like a treat!
The product packaging is clean and simple. A plain white and grey box and a chrome-lettered tube gives a clinical finish. The flip cap (is that what they’re called?) is so much better than a screw on cap. A lot easier than fumbling around with masque-covered fingers!
This product smells so good! It has a pleasant, mild lemony scent. It empties out of the tube evenly so there’s no chance of wasting any precious product by spilling it. The formula has a viscous consistency and is different to any face masque I’ve tried before. Once smoothed evenly on the face, it remains sticky rather than setting like many other masques would. The box says that you can keep it on overnight for a super intensive treatment. This may be the case for back sleepers, but front sleepers like me would wake up with a messy pillowcase.
Treatment time depends on what age group you fall in to. The back of the box tells me I need to apply a thin layer and leave it on for about 10 minutes (recommended for age 30-50), but after application I got lost in the wonderful world of Pinterest for about 20 minutes (recommended for age 50+), so I did leave it on a little longer than I should have.
After removing the masque with a hot cloth my skin was noticeably more plump and incredibly soft. Really, I couldn’t stop stroking my own face. Slightly vain, but you would too…trust me.
Does it work?
Yes! 24hrs later my skin remains soft and moisturised and I woke up this morning with that youthful glow that the ARK website promised. This is the type of product you should use as a midweek pick up, or at the end of a stressful week at work. I’d imagine that this masque would come in handy during the winter months too, preventing your skin from becoming chapped by keeping it hydrated.
The plumping aspect of the masque has earned ARK Hydration Injection Masque a permanent place in my bathroom cabinet. My skin hasn’t felt this soft in ages!