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.
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
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.
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”).