This is actually one of the few intriguing moisturizers from Ahava because it contains some truly beneficial ingredients for reinforcing a healthy barrier function, such as glycoproteins and jojoba seed oil. Unfortunately, the antioxidants it contains won't last long once this jar-packaged moisturizer is opened. It is, however, formulated for its intended skin type. Ahava's claim that skin can absorb the benefits of minerals only "in the delicate calm of night" is false. More to the point, there are no minerals of note in this product, unless you consider a sprinkling of sea salt noteworthy. Though worth noting, this product contains fragrances known to cause irritation.
This velvety cream regenerates the skin at rest time with natural hydration, leaving it deeply nourished, revived and remarkably soft. Your skin is energized with moisturizing minerals that can only be properly absorbed in the delicate calm of night. Pleasant dreams; a new tomorrow awaits you.
Water, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Propylene Glycol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-40 Stearate, , Saccharide Isomerate, Glycoproteins, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate(Vitamin A), Sea Salt & Water (Dead Sea Water), Fragrance (Parfum), Sorbitan Tristearate, Dimethicone, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, 2-Bromo-2-Nitroproane-1,3-Diol, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Coumarin, Benzyl Benzoate, Alpha Isomethyl Lonone, Citronnellol, Geraniol, Isoeugenol, Benzyl Alcohol.
Strengths: Most of the cleansers are good.
Weaknesses: Expensive; several of the daytime moisturizers with sunscreen do not list active ingredients; Dead Sea mud is not the cure-all for anyone's aging skin; disappointing toners; lackluster moisturizers and serums; jar packaging; no AHA or BHA products; no products to manage acne; no products to lighten skin discolorations; average masks; irritating men's products.
Ahava is the Hebrew word for love, and this group has adopted it for these skin-care products imported from
Keep in mind the Dead Sea in Israel is called "dead" because nothing can live in it (technically, there are some bacteria and fungi that can). There are many environmental factors that contribute to making the Dead Sea one of the saltiest lakes in the world, but we won't get into that discussion. A comparison should give you an idea of just how salty it is. The seawater in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans has a salt content of 3–4%, while the Dead Sea has a salt content of 32%, as well as a large concentration of minerals such as sulfur, magnesium, calcium, bromide, and potassium. If you haven't been to the Dead Sea, we can tell you the aroma of the sulfur in the water is overwhelming. It is hard to imagine that anything so noxious would be considered a desirable beauty treatment.
Despite the smell and the high mineral content, there are no clinical studies or research showing that
Studies by the Department of Medicine and Department of Epidemiology and Dermatology at the Soroka Medical Center of Kupat-Holim in
Even if Dead Sea salts could benefit normal skin in some way, the amount you'll find in the Ahava products and products from other Dead Sea–oriented lines are infinitesimally small in comparison with the amounts used in the published studies, and your skin deserves so much more than these one-note products can deliver. For more information about Ahava, call (800) 366-7254 or visit www.ahavaus.com.
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