AHAVA Review I Time to Clear

This is probably first Israeli skincare brand that I’m trying. I bought it in one of TJ Max outlets in Los Angeles. I haven’t heard about Ahava when I  bought it,  I was just attracted by the Dead Sea minerals contained in cleanser and thought to give a try.  After using it for a month I wanted to try more products of the same brand this way I’ve found the controversy about the brand itself that has nothing to do with the quality of the products.Ahava Clear Review0 Ahava Clear Review7 Ahava Clear Review5


What it Does: This delicate moisture-rich cream soap efficiently removes make up, dirt and impurities, leaving the skin clean, clear and fresh.

What it Contains:

Active Dead Sea minerals                                                                                                                                                  Paraben and Alcohol  free
Allergy tested
Approved for sensitive skin
Free of animal testing
Produced without petroleum, harsh synthetic ingredients, or GMOs

Texture: dense, doesn’t foam up, no further emulsify.

Aroma: If you ever smell or got treatments with mud you gonna find the scent of this cleanser very similar to mud.

Price: affordable compare to other Dead Sea minerals brands and products. I bought Ahava in the TJ Max outlet for $6-7, regular price is around $14-20.

Overall Review: This was my very first experience with the product that contains Dead Sea minerals. I am pleasantly surprised by it. The formula is the main and only reason why I would purchase this product again.  As I fly very often sometimes between packing and unpacking my suitcase I miss placed or forgot the make-up remover at home or in hotel I stay (Or/And sometime I am just dead tired and I’m skipping it). So I use Ahava for two  main things. 2 in 1 make up remover and cleanser. I like the product that leaves my skin clean, soft and toned without irritating the skin. And I dislike it for one important reason. It is so strong that can be very harsh if you applied it on eye zone by mistake (happens all the time to me). Another minor  thing that I am not big fan is the presence of mud smell, is not so bad, you can feel it a  little bit.

The Controversy
I’d like to lightly touch on the controversy behind this brand. While I was looking up for information about their products I came across websites addressing certain practice about Ahava.  Some voices saying  that the mud ingredient they use might stolen.  Another representatives are confirmed they acquired the mud legally  and the location(s) of their factory is in an occupied territory (the West Bank, which is a zone being fought after, and according to different people, it belongs to different countries), not in Israel (therefore the product they obtain today is stated as “Made by Ahava DSL Ltd. Dead Sea, Israel” instead of “Made in Israel”).


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    22 August 2015 at 5:40 pm

    I’ve never heard about this brand 🙁 btw. great post !!
    thank you for your comment under my latest post 😉

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    22 August 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Nice post!! I think Mexico don´t have this brand!!

    Zapatos Rojos

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    22 August 2015 at 5:56 pm

    I never heard of this product before nor used any product from the Dead Sea. It’s interesting although I’m a little bit concerned on the controversy. Nice product and well researched!


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    22 August 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Quite controversial the fact from where the mud comes from… I probably wouldn’t buy their products because of the history issues (I have Palestinian friends and know some facts about the area of the Dead Sea) :)))

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    tr3ndygirl fashion blog
    22 August 2015 at 7:25 pm

    sembrano davvero otttimi questi prodotti, curiosa di provarli
    buon sabato
    tr3ndygirl fashion blog

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    22 August 2015 at 8:40 pm

    they have great products!!! I use them on a regular basis!

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    Suze The Luxury Columnist
    23 August 2015 at 1:25 am

    I didn’t know this brand and wasn’t aware of the controversy but it was interesting to read about it

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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    23 August 2015 at 3:59 pm

    This brand sounds interesting– i love that it had dead sea minerals

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    23 August 2015 at 6:32 pm

    No conocía la marca y me parece muy interesante, intentaré probarla!!
    Besitos, Emi

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    23 August 2015 at 7:00 pm

    Hello from Spain: I had never heard about it. Keep in touch.

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    24 August 2015 at 12:28 am

    Great review!!Kisses!

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    Elena Budea
    24 August 2015 at 8:52 pm

    It is amazing! Thanks so much for the information

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    24 August 2015 at 11:40 pm

    Great review, I am not familiar with the product, but sounds pretty good to me.

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    24 August 2015 at 11:48 pm

    I’d like to give it a try although this kind of controversy works for bad for the company..;/

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    sonia // daring coco
    25 August 2015 at 3:15 pm

    I haven’t heard about them before but this talk of a controversy has me intrigued somewhat.


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    25 August 2015 at 6:02 pm

    I haven’t heard about this brand before but this product seems to be a good one….

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    Monika Lackowska
    25 August 2015 at 10:41 pm

    Great products:)

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    ines rdp
    26 August 2015 at 10:46 am

    awesome!! <3

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    26 August 2015 at 9:53 pm

    never heard about it! would love to try it out!

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    27 August 2015 at 4:01 pm

    Questo prodotto non lo conoscevo (e nemmeno la polemica). Bisogna ammettere però che la funzionalità “2 in 1” è abbastanza buona. Grazie per la tua visita, un bacio,

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    ivana split
    27 August 2015 at 8:42 pm

    I haven’t heard about this brand, but I would love to try this face mask. Lovely review and presentation. Have a lovely day beautiful!

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    28 August 2015 at 2:38 am

    Never heard of this make but you gave us a great review! I must try it 🙂
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    Let me know to follow you and keep in touch! xxx

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    28 August 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Great review

    Love Vikee

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    29 August 2015 at 12:36 am

    The fact that it contains no parabens or alcohol and that is free of animal testing, makes me love it. To me, that is indication of a responsible brand with its client and the environment, and these are the brands that deserve our support as consumers


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    Carlos Federico
    30 August 2015 at 5:47 am

    Hello dear, I included you in my last post…
    I hope you like and thanks in advance.
    Love you.

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    4 September 2015 at 7:39 am

    What a great review! Thanks for the insightful pros and cons here. I saw the same product at TJ Maxx and will definitely consider other products from the line given how it’s paraben free. Thanks for the share! 🙂 xo~ Lena

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