Ark Skincare Hydration Injection Masque Review

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you would've noticed that I am all about my skin and skincare. I always feel like if your skin is in good condition, it is always the best. I don't particularly have the best skin but surprisingly people tell me my skin looks really good sans the annoying dark blemishes from previous acne scarring. I guess when you have acne and acne scarring, you forget or fail to appreciate the actual texture and general condition of the skin. Thank goodness, my skin has been on its best behaviour for a while now (except last week when it decided to break out due to some stress I had). Anyway, I  have a powerful arsenal of products that I reach for to ensure my skin is in good condition. I have one trusted stash for treatment and another for TLC. Of course, living a healthy lifestyle is one key to maintaining great skin but skincare products also help with the process. Today's post is all about the Ark Skincare Hydration Injection Masque* which I was kindly sent more than a month ago. This mask belongs to my TLC arsenal of skincare products because it works to soothe and calm my skin while providing good skin benefits. You may already have seen it featured on here a couple of times because it is one mask I really like.

You all know I am all about packaging and I am really pleased with its pristine white packaging. Everything from the packaging down to its presentation when I received it in the post was top notch and I was truly impressed. I remember posting about it on Instagram and someone commented that it reminded her of Chanel Packaging (the carrier bag not the actual product) and I completely agree. The product itself comes in a 75ml tube with a silver-like lid which adds to its luxe appearance. The lid does not flip out like some tubes instead it slightly opens which gives me good control over the amount of product I need to use. It is a little pricey so the last thing one wants to do is waste it by dispensing more than you need.

One of the properties that endeared this mask to me is the texture. It feels exactly like a balm that would be used in the spa with the accompanying smell. I really like the texture and it makes the mask feel a little more  like a well needed TLC Pamper mask. It goes on very smoothly and the instruction says to use a light layer to cover the entire face which is precisely what I do. It may seem like a light texture but a little goes a long way. It  also feels silky to touch and this helps with its application and I am glad its silky texture is not the type that just slides off my face. 

The ingredients list is an impressive one and I always check products for their ingredient list before I purchase or agree for a sample to be sent to me. It just makes life easier for everyone because I am particular about what goes on my skin as skincare. There are some ingredients that I know would always work for me and some of them include Vitamin C, Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, etc. so  I always look out for these ingredients in skincare products I want to purchase or PR samples. When I scanned the ingredients list and saw that it contained Vitamins A, B5, C and E, Hyaluronic Acid Booster, Sugar Beet and Abyssinian Oil among other ingredients, I knew we would get along. I am a huge fan of both Vitamins A and C because Vit A is a retinoid which helps with cell renewal and Vitamin C helps fade pigmentation. I am sure everyone knows what Hyaluronic Acid does and it mainly acts to ensure that the skin's hydration is well optimised. I am really pleased with the ingredients list and I guess that's why it works well with my skin.

What Ark Skincare Say
Ark Skincare describe this mask as an intensive multivitamin mask designed to quench and hydrate the skin, plump wrinkles and restore vibrancy. It is also ideal as a weekly pick me up for skin which looks tired, stressed and lacking in radiance. The Hydration Injection Masque as a mask that is suitable for all skin types and people of any age. It is  This masque is also part of their Age Aware skincare range which has developed products to suit different ages which I find very interesting. I think it's a really good concept to create a skincare range to suit various ages , however,  I am glad this masque caters to any body of any age range.

My Thoughts and Experience
The unique thing about the Hydration Injection Masque is that it is designed for all ages and the only difference is the duration the mask should be left on for. Based on the instructions on the masque, I can deduce that matured skin have to leave it on for longer to get better benefits as opposed to younger skin. I used it the very first time  I received it because I had a long day and my skin was in dire need of some TLC. I removed my makeup and cleansed my face properly before applying the masque. It felt a little tingly when it hit my skin and I was a little surprised about that because I did not expect that to happen. I guess this may be down to the Vitamin C content of the masque but I honestly don't mind tingling sensations as I feel the product is working (although I have used other products which don't tingle but work well). Based on my age range, I should have left it on for 5 minutes but it felt so lovely and I left it on for 20 minutes instead. I removed it with a hand-hot muslin cloth and patted my face dry. My face felt visibly soft, smooth and plump. I think the results on the first day is really impressive and it made me want to use it almost every day but I held back as I did not want to waste it. If you have dry skin or combination oily and dehydrated skin like mine, you would really enjoy this mask because it feels so nourishing and hydrating. I have used it many times since I got it and I am always impressed with the results I get. I think it feels slightly more effective now that the weather has changed and my skin is getting a little bit dry and dehydrated.

Even from the packaging, I am sure you can tell that it is not a particularly cheap mask. It retails for £35 a pop which I think is slightly on the high end. However, I don't have any mask that is similar in texture and efficacy as this mask. It contains some of my favourite ingredients that I know always work for me so I would say, in my opinion, that I can understand why it is expensive. However, I know that's not everyone's cup of tea and some people prefer more affordable options.  If you are looking for  mask that would offer really good benefits and works well for a range of skin types, it is one to add to the wish list. It really gives you the feeling of a spa and it's totally amazing for pampering and winding down.

I think  the only con I would say is the price as it costs £35  and I understand that may not be within everyone's budget.  I feel if you get benefits from using a good skincare product, it makes it worth the splurge.. However, the ARK skincare website have some really good offers where you can get discounts and offers. They also have a Flagship Spa/Salon in Putney, London which I have heard many good things about. I guess if you pop into one of their spas, you can always ask for a sample to try out at home.

Overall Thoughts
 I have really enjoyed using it and I always turn to it when my skin is being dodgy because I know it would help rebalance things. I am really pleased I had the chance to test this lovely masque out and also being introduced to Ark Skincare. Based on this mask, I do think they are an amazing brand. That's pretty much my thoughts on the Ark Skincare Hydration Injection Masque. Have you tried any products from Ark Skincare? I am keen to know your thoughts.
*PR Sample, read my full disclaimer here


  1. This sounds amazing! I really want to try some ARK Skincare products they sound lovely x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

    1. It really is and I did not expect to be blown away by it but I was...thanks for stopping over...xx

  2. This sounds like something I would love and my skin needs! Will keep it in mind. Great review! xx


    1. It is definitely one to try especially with the weather changing. I have been enjoying it myself more these days...xx


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