It’s always a huge day in March for beauty brands when the prestigious Beauty Shortlist announce their winners. From this year they became international awards accepting entires from across the globe. There were seven victories this year for ARK Skincare.


Best All In One Cleanser – ARK Pre Cleanse Make Up Remover

The winner in this category was ARK Skincare’s Pre Cleanse Make-Up Remover. This is one of my very favourite products. It’s both simple and effective – it’s a light oil solution that you apply to dry skin – straight over your skin or over make-up at the end of the day. I massage it into my skin and over my eyes, before wetting my hands and beginning to wash away. Every bit of make-up and grime is removed. I then follow with my regular cleanser. Perfectly suitable if you aren’t wearing make-up too, the amount of grime and dirt our skin collects on any one day is astounding and a double cleanse is always worth doing. Remember without clean skin there is no point in applying expensive potions as they won’t sink in.

Find it for £30.00 – HERE


Best Primer – ARK SPF30 Skin Protector Primer

Everyone loves this primer and I wasn’t surprised in the slightest to hear that the Beauty Shortlist did again this year. It applies like velvet creating the perfect light base for make up but also providing broad spectrum protection from both UVA and UVB rays. It also contains antioxidants. It is ARK’s best selling product. It’s my absolute favourite because I’m a sun protection fanatic and have used SPF on my face every day since I was a teenager – it’s the best thing you can do for your skin to keep it looking younger for longer.

Find it for £36.00 HERE


Best Skincare Product for Years 50+ – ARK Age Defy Nourishing Moisturiser

The real star of The Beauty Shortlist awards this year for ARK Skincare was the Age Defy Nourishing Moisturiser. It also won an Editor’s Choice Award. It’s the moisturiser in the range designed for skins aged 50 and above. It also won an award last year. It works to support skins that are losing elasticity and showing signs of hormone loss. It contains Red Clover which is known for its high phytohormone content. It’s also packed with fatty acids and the number one hydrator hyaluronic acid. It’s also in airless packaging, so the product is as good as new every time you put it on your skin. All round winner.

Find it HERE for £35.00


Best Skincare Brand Over 45

We recently saw that Beauty Shortlist used the expression ‘Rock Your Age’. Hugely relevant to ARK Skincare because the unique thing about the range is that it’s age targeted. At different stages in our lives the skin moves through different phases. ARK won the ‘Best Skincare Brand Over 45’ which sounds quite broad but I can be more specific. The Age Defend Cleanser and Moisturiser are designed for this category. Each individual – depending on skin type – can then select products to treat specific skin concerns. I use the Radiance Serum because it not only gives my skin a glow but works to brighten the skin and diminish pigmentation and brown spots on the skin. I would also recommend the Hydration Injection Masque – when my skin feels really ‘in need’ for example on return from a holiday or on a cold winter day i will sleep in it overnight.

Age Defend Cleanser and Moisturiser £25.00 and £35.00 HERE

Radiance Serum and select you own £45.00 HERE

Hydration Injection Masque £35.00  HERE


Best Skincare Brand Over 50

ARK also won the best skincare brand for skin’s over 50 years. The Age Defy Brightening Cleanser and Age Defy Nourishing Moisturiser have been especially formulated for skins one the age of 50. I would also recommend the Firming Serum which contains 100% Hyaluronic Acid, and biomimetic lipopeptide Idealist™ which targets skin that is becoming looser and losing elasticity. The ARK Reverse Gravity Eye Cream is also a great friend in terms of lifting and tightening the delicate eye area – it’s suitable for use by all ages.

Age Defy Cleanser and Moisturiser £25.00 and £35.00 HERE

Firming Serum and all the serums £45.00 HERE

Reverse Gravity Eye Cream £48.00 HERE


Editors Choice – Age Defy Nourishing Moisturiser

This moisturiser seemed to fall into so many categories so I won’t repeat myself but it was picked for an Editor’s Choice Award in the results as well as winning best skincare product for skin over 50 years. I think so many moisturisers are considered rich or nourishing but are still targeted at everyone, but Age Defy has the specific ingredients to support skin of this age group which is why it has done so well.

Find it for £35.00 HERE


Editors Choice – Regenerating Skin Defence

The targeted treatment ‘Regenerating Skin Defence’, which contains stem cells which boost epidermal regeneration and a whole host of vitamins, was always a favourite with the Beauty Shortlist. They gave it its now famous nickname ‘cashmere blanket for the skin’ back in 2015. It can be applied underneath a moisturiser in place of a serum, or over a moisturiser and serum to lock all of the ingredients beneath in. It also contains Hyaluronic Acid for ultimate hydration.

Find it for £70.00 HERE


About ARK

Use SUSIE15 for 15% discount on any products in the ARK Skincare range.

The whole range can be found at

Never tested on animals, every product is suitable for vegetarians, all skincare suitable for vegans – with the exception of the body products. Free from Parabens, Lanolin, Mineral Oil, S.D alcohol, artificial colour or fragrance. And the entire range is suitable for the most sensitive of skin.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *