This is a standard, but effective, water- and silicone-based eye makeup remover. The fragrance-free formula contains synthetic dyes (which are completely unnecessary) but is otherwise a praiseworthy formula that can remove all types of makeup with minimal effort. A nice touch is the inclusion of soothing agents that can potentially reduce puffiness around the eyes, assuming that puffiness comes from fluid retention or irritation, not as a sign of aging.
This eye makeup removes features a bi-phase formula that quickly and effectively removes waterproof and stubborn eye makeup while conditioning and refreshing the skin leaving no sticky residue.
Aqua (Mineral Spring Water), Cyclomethicone, Isohexadecane, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butylene Glycol & Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract & Propylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol & Ethylhexylglycerin, Allantoin, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract & Aqua (Water), Maris Aqua (Dead Sea Water), Tetrasodium EDTA, Bisabolol , Cocamine Oxide, Blue 1, Acid Red 18, &Yellow 6.
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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