Ark SPF30 Primer Review – My Family Ties

ARK Skincare is synonymous with protecting and perfecting your skin, and the Skin Protecting SPF 30 Primer is a perfect introduction for me to the brand that is on every beauty professional’s lips for glowing gorgeous skin. I have seen some of the ARK products in the media and I have also read some blog reviews (all very positive) of favourite ARK products so I was intrigued to try one for myself.

Ark Skincare SPF30 Primer Review

What I really value about the ARK range is that there are product ranges to suit every age range, from teens to early 30’s, mid 30’s to 50’s and 50 and beyond. Rather than choosing products based on skin type ARK will match products ideal for your skin based upon which age bracket you are in.  

Ark SPF30 Primer Review

Why Do You Use A Primer?

Finding a great primer can transform your cosmetic application, it takes your finished look and perfects it, and helps to give a lot more longevity to your neatly applied make-up – making it a staple addition to any make-up bag. 

You have just cleansed, toned, moisturised to prepare your skin ready to apply your make-up, next reach for your primer (think of painting your walls – they will always look more professionally finished with a coat of primer beforehand!) apply to your face and neck – you will see a marked difference to your makeup, not only the look of it but the application too. Applying a primer before makeup helps your foundation and concealer glide on so well, as well as making it last a lot longer. 

Don’t wear make-up?  No problem. Just apply a little primer after you have moisturised your skin to give a smooth velvety matte finish, which will last you all day.

Ark Age Aware Skincare Skin Protector SPF 30 Primer – Anti Ageing  £36.00 For 30ml

The ARK SPF 30 Primer not only primes the skin ready for cosmetic application,but the formula is rich in ingredients to protect and defend the skin from the day to day stressors from lifestyle and environment. 

The Primer itself is housed in a stylish clear and silver pump dispenser, perfect for fast application, and all you need is a 1-2 pumps for the whole face and neck. The cream is white and a medium thickness and once applied all over the face and neck it absorbs very quickly to leave the skin very smooth and velvety. 

Ark SPF30 Primer Review

Not only does it give a flawless finish but I really value the fact that ARK include an SPF 30 to protect your skin as well as perfecting your look. The scent is lovely and not too strong, a fresh fragrance of mimosa and sunflower and the primer is rich in Vitamin E and Shea Butter to deeply nourish your skin.

Having used the ARK primer for the last two weeks my sensitive skin has loved the silky finish of this multi-tasking wonder. Protecting my skin from the sun, nourishing and lessening the appearance of any sun spots as well as diminishing any fine lines and wrinkles, while absorbing into the skin so fast and leaving virtually no trace at all of the product for a smooth finish.

Ark SPF30 Primer Review

As you only need a couple of pumps for each application I have found that the primer lasts really well, so even though the £36.00 price tag may seem a little pricey this will last you a long time as you only need apply once a day before your makeup, unless of course you apply it more times than that after the gym or swimming etc.

Ark SPF30 Primer Review

It’s always so great to discover new products that fit into your beauty routine so well and with such great results too, this ARK primer has been a real asset to my beauty bag and I used it this Saturday when completed the Walk The Walk mini marathon. Amazingly it gave my makeup brilliant staying power, and considering I was walking all night and didn’t manage to remove my makeup until the next morning, I noticed it gave really excellent longevity to my makeup as well as protecting from the sun. 

I am looking forward to trying out more from the ARK range, as if this is an indicator of the quality and performance of the range then I can’t wait to see the results of other products that would suit my skin. 

Have you tried the ARK multi-tasking primer yet?

Thank you for reading, I hope you have enjoyed reading about this ARK SPF30 Primer , if you have used it yourself I would love to know what you thought of it. If you liked what you read today, subscribe to my blog by adding your email address to the box on the right, you will be the first to hear of all my updates.

*The product in this post was provided for the purpose of this review however all opinions and thoughts remain my own*


  1. Kate Cass
    May 22, 2015 / 6:20 am

    I've not tried Ark before but I started using a body shop primer about 15 years ago and have always used primers ever since, I use Bare Minerals now which is lovely stuff but I really do need to try others so I think I might try Ark and refresh my choices! Ty for the review!

    • September 18, 2015 / 7:01 pm

      It's a lovely brand to have discovered Kate and I have been really loving this product well worth having a try of 🙂

  2. June 6, 2015 / 10:23 am

    Sounds great

  3. Tracy B
    October 14, 2015 / 5:31 am

    Oh, I'd say that a good primer with an SPF is definitely worth spending a little bit more on – I like the sound of this, thank you.