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Ahava Review

My first experience with Ahava came about 25 years ago when my a friend of mine's sister returned from a missionary trip to Israel and brought gifts! She gave us both tubes of Ahava's Mineral Hand Cream and I fell in love with it! Click To TweetI’ve been using it ever since.  The scent of this hand cream, Omg …more about that later.  But first, for those of you not familiar with Ahava, here’s a little bit of history on the Brand.

Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories is an Israeli cosmetics company that manufactures skin care products made of mud and mineral-based compounds from the Dead SeaAhava product lines include a basic product for all skin types,  products for dry, sensitive skin and for men’s skin, and anti-aging products for the face and body.  Product lines include hand cream, foot cream, facial cleansers, body milk, facial nourishing cream, facial moisturizer, moisturizing shower cream and body creams.

Ahava Review
Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories is an Israeli cosmetics company that manufactures skin care products made of mud and mineral-based compounds from the Dead Sea.

Dead Sea mud, alone or in combination with other ingredients, is believed to have benefits for deep cleansing and stimulation of the skin. Minerals extracted from Dead Sea water such as calcium, magnesium and potassium, are said to improve the metabolism, stimulate circulation and aid in the natural repair of cellsIn 2009, Ahava Dermud’s range of skincare products has been shown to have protective, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can improve the effects of UVB radiation on the skin including reducing skin photodamage and photoaging, and reducing oxidative stress and skin inflammation.

Let’s get started with some of my personal favorites from Ahava…

3 of my Favorites from Ahava!  From left to right, Ahava Mineral Hand Cream, Lavender Hand Cream & Fig Mineral Body Lotion


Ahava Mineral Hand Cream

Ahava Mineral Hand Cream
A favorite of Celebrities, this cult classic is packed with good for your skin ingredients! And it smells amazing!

A favorite of celebrities, Ahava's Mineral Hand Cream is a cult classic. As for me, I have really dry hands, especially in the winter months. Just any old wimpy hand cream is not going to do the job for me! Click To TweetAhava’s Mineral hand cream with Aloe Vera, Witch Hazel & Allantoin restores moisture for soft, smooth hands.

  • Aloe Vera extract soothes and provide natural moisture
  • Witch Hazel extracts smooths skin, providing refreshing, revitalizing effect
  • Allantoin heals dry cracked skin and blemishes

It leaves your hands soft & moisturized with no greasy residue and the Smell, Omg…. Amazing!  In fact this stuff smells SO good, I wish they would make a body spray or perfume with this scent.  It is a clean, fresh scent that reminds me of the ocean and the beach.

Ahava Dead Sea Essentials Lavender Hand Cream

Ahava Lavender Hand Cream
This lavender hand cream is soothing, relaxing and smells great!

Another one of my favorites, Ahava Dead Sea Essentials Lavender Hand Cream is very hydrating and instantly soothes dry, irritated skin. It goes on smoothly, is fast absorbing and never greasy.  With lavender essential oil, the scent of fresh lavender is soothing and calming.

Mineral Botanic Hibiscus and Fig Body Lotion

Ahava Mineral Botanic Hibiscus and Fig Body Lotion
Ahava Mineral Botanic Hibiscus and Fig Body Lotion is a light, fresh gel lotion perfect for sensitive skin!

Ahava Mineral Botanic Hibiscus and Fig Body Lotion is perfect for sensitive skin.  This lightweight gel-lotion containing Ahava’s exclusive Osmoter concentrate is paraben free and all allergist tested.  I love the consistency of this lotion.  A mixture between a gel and a cream, it goes on so smoothly and leaves your skin feeling moisturized and smooth.  And, the light, fresh scent is lovely.

Ahava ‘Time To Revitalize’ Extreme Night Treatment

Ahava 'Time To Revitalize' Extreme Night Treatment
Ahava ‘Time To Revitalize’ Extreme Night Treatment promises an improvement in firmness and wrinkle depth.

Harnessing the power from the lowest point on earth, the Dead Sea, and the highest point on earth, the Himalayan mountains, Ahava Time to Revitalize Extreme Night Treatment promises a visible improvement in firmness and wrinkle depth.  Extracts of Tibetan Goji Berries, Himalayan Raspberry Root and Cetraria Islandica Lichen, survive the harsh, extreme conditions of the Himalayas due to their hearty, nutrient-rich composition. The synergistic combination of AHAVA’s patented blend of Dead Sea minerals, Osmoter, and these Himalayan extracts delivering an antioxidant effect that defends against environmental aging, reducing wrinkles and restoring firmness. This restorative nighttime treatment also contains Alpha-hxdroxy acids to help maximize skin’s overnight repair process, promoting a healthy cell renewal for clearer, more even toned skin.

This serum is a bit pricey at around $80.00 USD for a 1 oz bottle but a little goes a long way.  And if firmness and fine lines and wrinkles are a concern of yours, this serum really does the job!

Ahava’s Dead Sea salt crystals

Natural Mineral Bath Salts by Ahava
If long, hot baths are your thing, this is a must have!

Ahava’s Dead Sea salt crystals are 100% natural.  Rich in health-enabling minerals, these natural crystals relieve tension and promote a feeling of well-being.  I love this is the scent, Natural but it also comes in Eucalyptus and Lavender scents.  If long, hot baths are your thing, this is a must have! When you emerge from a bath with these Dead Sea Salts, your muscles and joints will be relaxed! Your skin will feel soft, smooth and refreshingly hydrated. Click To TweetJust don’t stay in too long as you can actually get dehydrated! 20-30 minutes MAX.

In addition to these personal favorites of mine, there are hundreds of other products in Ahava’s line for both the face and body.  Ahava’s Purifying Mud Mask, Dead Sea Osmoter Face Concentrate and Essential Day Moisturizer top the list of bestsellers for the Face.  And the Smoothing Body Exfoliator and Firming Body Cream top the bestseller list for the Body.

Purifying Mud Mask

Purifying Mud Mask
Visibly clearer complexion in 2 minutes? I’m in!!!

Dead Sea mud, the most mineral-rich mud on earth, detoxifies and hydrates the skin.  Ahava’s deep cleansing Dead Sea Purifying mud mask detoxifies and hydrates for a visibly clearer complexion in just 2-minutes!

Dead Sea Osmoter Face Concentrate

Dead Sea Osmoter Face Concentrate
Dead Sea Osmoter Face Concentrate adds moisture and radiance to the skin!

Ahava’s Dead Sea Osmoter Face Concentrate Powered by a triple concentration of Ahava’s propriety Osmoter, a balanced concentrate of Dead Sea Minerals that restores skin’s vitality, enhancing its natural ability to retain moisture. This groundbreaking, skin-optimizing serum boosts hydration, clarity and luminosity and supercharges the skin’s cellular functions to counteract the signs of aging immediately and over time. The result: a visibly more youthful complexion.

Essential Day Moisturizer

ahava essential day moisturizer
This moisturizer provides a clean, matte appearance making it perfect for under makeup!

Ahava’s Essential Day Moisturizer for Combination Skin reduces the formation of blemishes and keeps combination skin oil-free with a clean, matte appearance. Vitamin E increase the skin’s moisture level, improves skin elasticity and reduces wrinkle depth.  It soothes and protects against irritations while moisturizing with Aloe Vera extract and Provitamin B.  Also available in a formula for Normal to Dry Skin that protects against environmental damage with Vitamin E and soothes with Aloe Vera Amino Acids.

Smoothing Body Exfoliator

Ahava Smoothing Body Exfoliator
Ahava Smoothing Body Exfoliator enhances clarity and radiance!

Ahava Smoothing Body Exfoliator is an age-defying blend of ultra-exfoliating Dead Sea ingredients and Moroccan Argan Shells, Date Kernel, Grape Seeds and Sugar Cane.  All said to help smooth the skin, improve micro-circulation and nourish it for enhanced clarity and radiance.

Firming Body Cream

Ahava Firming Body Cream
Ahava Firming Body Cream

Ahava Deadsea Plants Firming Body Cream firms, smooths, & hydrates.  This nourishing body cream is said to recover lost firmness and support sagging skin while improving skin tone and elasticity.  It helps to repair Collagen and Elastin support via ingredients such as Centella Asiatica, Peptides, Enriched Dead Sea Minerals and Palm Date.

Have you tried any of these products from Ahava?  What are your favorite products from Ahava?  As always, I’d love to hear from you!  Please leave your comments below…

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  1. Amazing review! I hadn’t heard of this brand but they do seem impressive, especially because they’re making products solely based on minerals from the Dead Sea. That lavender hand cream sounds really good; it’s non-greasy and hydrating? Great! 😀

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