This has a unique formula as far as shaving gels and creams go, but there are too many negatives to recommend it. The amount of urea has the potential to sting shaved skin, plus this contains the irritating menthol derivative menthyl lactate, along with several volatile fragrant components. Whoever approved this for sensitive skin was asleep at the wheel!
This luxurious foamless shaving cream is enriched with Dead Sea minerals, vitamin E, Provitamin B5, and plant extracts including ginseng, ginger, ginkgo and dates. Specially designed to lift up, soften and condition individual hairs to achieve a comfortably close, even shave, and to leave skin soft, smooth and moisturized. Approved for Sensitive Skin. Hypoallergenic. Free of Parabens, SLS and Alcohol.
Water, Urea, Cyclomethicone, Decyl Oleate, Styrene\Acrylamide Copolymer, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Polyquaternium-39, Allantoin, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, Sodium Lactate, Maris Sal (Dead Sea Water), Phoenix Dactylifera (Date) And Fruit Extract, Dunaliella Salina Extract, Dimethicone, Stearyl Dimethicone, Glyceryl Stearate (And) PEG-100 Stearate, Fragrance, Panthenol, Lactic Acid, Menthyl Lactate, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Extract, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate , Methylisothiazolinone, Blue 1, Linalool, Dipentene, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Alpha-Methyl Ionone, Coumarin, Eugenol, Benzyl Salicylate.
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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