This isn't worth using all night, at least not if you want to treat your skin to the "nourishment" it deserves. Although the main plant extract in this moisturizer for normal to slightly dry skin has possible anti-inflammatory properties, there is not enough evidence to deem it safe or effective for continual use. There isn't really anything else to say about this product, given its ordinary formulation, which is hardly nourishing or helpful for skin. This falls below the median line for a worthwhile moisturizer. Also worth noting, this product contains fragrances known to cause irritation.
This velvety, rich-textured cream is most effective when the body is at rest. Rub its soothing magic into your skin before bedtime. Overnight, your skin absorbs the nourishing and moisturizing properties inherent in the cream's deep-acting 3D Complex formula. Awaken from your nocturnal slumber to skin that resounds with youthful vitality, reduced wrinkle depth and smoother skin texture.
Water (Aqua), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Propylene Glycol, Zizyphus Jujuba (And) Algae (And) Trigonella Foenum-Graecum (Fenugreek) Extract (And) Sclerotium Gum, Decyl Oleate, Steareth-2, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Dioctyl Adipate, Myristyl Myristate, Glycerin, Steareth-21, Cyclomethicone (And) Dimethiconol, Stearyl Dimethicone, Cetyl Alcohol, Saccharide Isomerate, Vaccinium Myrtillus(Bilberry) Extract, Saccharum Officinarum (Sugar Cane) Extract, Acer Saccharinum(Sugar Maple) Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Extract, Oleyl Erucate, Polyacrylamide & C13-14 Isoparaffin & Laureth-7, Sea Salt & Water (Dead Sea Water), Phenoxyethanol & Methylparaben & Butylparaben & Ethylparaben & Propylparaben, Ammonium Lactate, Tocopheryl Acetate(Vitamin E), Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob Bean) Gum, Potassium Sorbate, Retinyl Palmitate(Vitamin A), Xanthan Gum, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate (And) PVM/MA Copolymer, Allantoin , Fragrance (Parfum), Sodium Hyaluronate, Chlorhexidine Digluconate, BHA, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Linalool, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Alpha-Methyl Ionone, Citronellol, Geraniol, Benzyl Benzoate.
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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