Ahava, a way into the light
Ahava, you and I
namely – AHAVA.
I know beauty junkies all over the world know and maybe love this brand, I love it for sure. I first tried it last year and started with a Mineral Hand Cream I reviewed later (for full review click here).
Ahava (hebrew for Love) was founded in 1988 in the State of Israel and celebrates a 30 year history behind. For me it was the first and even only one for a long time Israeli brand I knew. The brand has a very wide range of products: for every skin type, for women, men, children, for both face and body. All over the years AHAVA gained an excellent reputation amoung beauty communities and the cosmetic market for its high quality and pureness. The brand is well known for using Dead Sea water, minerals and mud for its products creating unique treatments suitable even for very sensitive skin.
AHAVA is vegan and verified from Ecocert (not sure the whole brand or only some of the products).
The products I’m going to review in this post are all of body care. I wanted to try something out from this brand for a very long time and finally last year bought me some of their cosmetics I could find on SALE. Why on SALE? Because the brand isn’t cheap. In fact many of AHAVA products specially facial care are from luxury segment. And I am lucky to have grabbed something for lower price. If you are interested to make acquaintance with this brand’s products and have never tried them out before, then keep reading.
Mineral Shower Gel
I want to start with this amazing shower gel I have bought last autumn I think. I fell in love at once with its light jelly texture and captivating cherry blossom scent.
Nearly all AHAVA cosmetics are sold in boxes. Amount: 200 ml.
Texture: Like I said above very light jelly transparent gel.
Scent: unforgetable tender fruity (cherry and pomegranate) aroma.
Free of alcohol, palmoil, parabens, paraffin, silicones, phtalates, SLS/ SLES, gluten, microplastic, pigments, ammoniac, nuts.
Non comedogenic and hypoallergenic.
AQUA (MINERAL SPRING WATER), AMMONIUM LAURYL SULFATE, AQUA (WATER), ZINC COCETH SULFATE, COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, MARIS SAL (DEAD SEA WATER), HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSE, HYDROXYPROPYL GUAR HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM CHLORIDE, ALLANTOIN, POTASSIUM SORBATE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-1
Enriched with Dead Sea minerals and water, Aloe leaf juice and Allantoin this mild hydrating shower gel soothes the skin, cleans gentle, and leaves a refreshing feeling after washing.
Critic point: contains fragrance.
Mineral Foot Cream
This foot cream belongs to a limited edition of AHAVA 30 years celebrating line together with a hand cream and a body lotion. This line’s tube have no box. I guess what should it be on the tube, a princess?
Amount: 100 ml. Texture: thick creamy. Colour: white. Scent: not perfumed.
Aqua (Mineral Spring Water), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ceteareth-30 & Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Oleyl Erucate, Dehydroacetic Acid & Benzoic Acid & Phenoxyethanol, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Flower Water, Maris Sal (Dead Sea Water), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Dimethicone, Parfum (Fragrance), Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Allantoin, Salicylic Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Menthol, Arginine, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Linalool, Citronellol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Amyl Cinnamal, Coumarin, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Limonene, Isoeugenol.
A real cocktail of mineral water and salt, herbal extracts, allantoin, salicylic acid, vitamin E. and so on. Tea tree prevents bacterial growth. Allantoin soothes irritated skin, Aloe leaf juice hydrates. Salicylic acid for soft peeling of dead cells.
This cream is a perfect care to hydrate, soothe and nourish rough feet skin. I tried it out and agree with it. Makes cracky and dry feet hydrated, soft and smooth. Absorbs quick and isn’t fatty. I haven’t noticed any irritation by using. Must-have from now on!
Deadsea Water Deodorant Roller
I have already reviewed another deo from Deciem (full review here) since I am looking for a a perfect deodorant. In the past I used only mass-market deos, but somehow turned to “luxury” ones.
What I need? – A protecting deo from sweat and stink. That’s all. Oh, yeah, it should be mild enough for sensitive skin and without too much chemicals.
After good experience with other AHAVA products I decided to try it out and yes, because it was on SAAAAALE % !!!
It is a roller with white coloured liquid. Amount: 50 ml. Unfortunately I couldn’t take a better photo to show it.
It smells and the scent for me is very fresh and citric. Like!
AQUA (WATER), PPG-15 STEARYL ETHER, ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) STARCH, TRIETHYL CITRATE, GLYCERIN, CETYL ALCOHOL, ZINC RICINOLEATE, TETRAHYDROXYPROPYL ETHYLENEDIAMINE, LAURETH-3, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE ,POLYSORBATE 20, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, MARIS AQUA, SILICA, CITRIC ACID, XANTHAN GUM, GOSSYPIUM HERBACEUM (COTTON) SEED OIL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE (VITAMIN E), CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, ALPHA ISOMETHYL IONONE, BENZYL SALICYLATE, COUMARIN, HYDROXYISOHEXYL-3-CYCLOHEXENE CARBOXALDEHYDE, LIMONENE, LINALOOL
Goodies – Vitamin E, Chamomilla Flower Extract, Aloe leaf juice,Cotton Seed oil, Dead Sea Water. Alcohol-free, Aluminum-free, GMO-free, Cruelty-free, Vegan, Hypoallergenic.
Ickies – contains a lot of fragrances: Parfum, ALPHA ISOMETHYL IONONE, BENZYL SALICYLATE, COUMARIN, LIMONENE, LINALOOL.
The promise? – Longlasting protection against odor and sweating. Mild formulation and a lot of goodies it is enriched with, soothe and nourish the skin.
My experience — The deo is really very mild and gentle to the skin under arms. After applying absorbs very quick, doesn’t leave a sticky feeling, but very nice refreshing. I had no irritation or other reactions. The main strength of this deo are in my opinion its soothing properties, it is well calming the skin. This is because it’s super suitable for after shaving or epilation. As to its protective properties against sweat and odor I wasn’t impressed so much. Yes, it works, but not for 24 hours like I wanted, only for 7 – 10 hours you’ll stay dry and not stinky. And this is all right only if you’re not doing sport or other physical activities. Not suitable for sport. Overall, I like it and recommend for people with very sensitiv skin.
Mineral Hand Creams
From these hand creams I have already reviewed Prickly Pear and Moringa in another post (for full review click here). I was so excited about it that when I then found a set of 3 minis I bought it at once. It is a campaign of AHAVA from 2019. I saw many of these sets with body lotions, soaps, foot creams… What’s the message? I couldn’t find anything about. Guess, that means choosing natural ingredients for skin care and AHAVA uses natural “treasures” in their cosmetics. (Found smth on the side of the box 🙂 )
I decided not to write separately for every cream, but show what they have in common and what not.
All of them are: alcohol-free, phthalates-free, ammoniac-free, sulfates-free, gluten-free, parabens-free, paraffin-free, microplastic-free, nut-free, oil-free, pigment-free, hypoallergenic, vegan.
Ingredients: In all them the ingredients are the same except of some fragrances.
Cactus & Pink Pepper
AQUA (MINERAL SPRING WATER), ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL,CETYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERIN, CETEARETH-30, SODIUM CETEARYL SULFATE, PROPANEDIOL (CORN DERIVED GLYCOL), HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATER, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, MARIS AQUA (DEAD SEA WATER),DIMETHICONE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), ALLANTOIN, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, LIMONENE, HYDROXYCITRONELLAL
Aqua (Mineral Spring Water(, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin,Ceteareth-30, Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Propanediol (Corn derived Glycol), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Phenoxyethanol, Maris Aqua (Dead Sea Water), Dimethicone, Allantoin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum (Fragrance), Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Limonene, Alpha Isomethyl Ionone, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Citronellol.
Aqua (Mineral Spring Water), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ceteareth-30 & Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol & Sodium Cetearyl Sulfate, Propanediol (Corn derived Glycol), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Water, Phenoxyethanol, Maris Aqua (Dead Sea Water), Dimethicone, Parfum (Fragrance), Allantoin, Ethylhexylglycerin, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Hydroxycitronellal.
Prickly Pear & Moringa
AQUA (MINERAL SPRING WATER), ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CETYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERIN, CETEARETH-30, SODIUM CETEARYL SULFATE, PROPANEDIOL (CORN DERIVED GLYCOL), HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) WATER, PHENOXYETHANOL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, MARIS AQUA (DEAD SEA WATER), DIMETHICONE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), ALLANTOIN, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, CITRAL, GERANIOL, CITRONELLOL
Scent: Every cream has its own scent. Nice and refreshing, sweet and fruity. BTW, don’t look for cactus, moringa and other extracts amoung the lists. It’s only the combination of different fragrances which creates the flavours, I guess.
Texture: All of them have the same creamy texture of white colour.
The difference is in the consistency. Sea Kissed and Spring Blossom are a bit thicker than the other two. Pink Pepper and Prickly Pear give a better moisturizing feeling and absorb quicker. Sea Kissed and Spring Blossom leave a more fatty film and are for me more intensive care creams for night care.
I had no irritation or other reactions. Every cream nourish, moisturize and protect the skin in his own way. My skin on hands was dehydrated and irritated to redness from washing without protecting gloves and these creams helped me to eliminate redness and irritation, amazingly soothed and moisturized my hands. Result: adieu dry skin, welcome soft and soothed skin. My own fave is Pink Pepper though there’s another one from the line with Mandarin & Cedarwood scent I haven’t tried yet. All in all very good creams and excellent care. Highly recommend.
Deep down inside, trying to touch
Wanting to say, “I love you so much”
Ahava, you and I