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The Dead Sea is aptly named:no organisms survive inside its alluring waters AHAVA.But the gorgeous powers of its healing waters,its cooling,sticky mud,and its powerful minerals are as legendary as Greek myths,and it’s little wonder that brands like AHAVA,and also lesser-known brands like Avani,Swisa and Seacret(to name only a few)are returning time and again to harvest its properties. We have been huge fans of AHAVA. ulTropical Pineapple and White Peach collection (a breath of summer in your shower) debuted a few months ago. Now, they have introduced two new youth-boosting super serums we’re super excited about: the Dead Sea Osmoter Concentrate for both eye and body.
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Just like there’s an app for nearly everything—from luxury travel to finding the perfect hair color—there seems to be a skincare cream for nearly everything—from erasing wrinkles to minimizing pores. But one particular skincare category seems to be the the poor stepsister to its flashier siblings … and that is masks. Did you know that there’s a mask for just about everything? Recently, we slathered and tested a whole range of great gems. Read on for a few of our favorites:
Bliss ‘No Zit’ Sherlock Anti Acne Mask ($38) is part of the “No Zit Sherlock” anti-acne family by Bliss Spa, and it’s a highly effective mask if you want something serious and concentrated to use on a weekly b
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I first discovered AHAVA products a few years ago, when I travelled with my family to Israel’s Dead Sea region. It was love at first use; never before had my skin felt so smooth for so long, or smelled so good. What makes AHAVA products so special are active Dead Sea minerals – renowned worldwide for seemingly magical healing properties. For my return trip, I bought as much as I could carry home, only to find, thankfully, that AHAVA products are available in America, too. Trust me: introduce your skin to the revitalizing effects of Dead Sea minerals with AHAVA body care. Here are a few of my favorites.
AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream ($21) is an absolute staple for me; it’s in my purse wherever I go. The scent, an intoxicating floral and earthy combination, is simply addictive. Plus, the cream contains extracts of witch hazel – a flowering plant known for its smoothing and revitalizing effect on skin – and allantoin, which heals cracked skin and minimizes blemishes. As a result, my skin stays smooth for ages with no need for re-application…however; sometimes I’ll re-apply more frequently than needed, just because I like the fragrance so much.
If you have very sensitive skin, or if your hands are really cracked and dry, try AHAVA Dermud Intensive Hand Cream ($28.50). Accompanied by yet another intoxicating fragrance, this cream contains actual mud from the Dead Sea region – it’s like having all the healing powers of the Dead Sea in your own personal container. Needless to say, this restorative cream leaves my hands smooth and fragrant for hours.
Since I’m not crazy about the peppermint scent of most foot creams, I feared my feet were doomed to eternal cracks and roughness…that is, until I tried AHAVA Mineral Foot Cream ($20). Because the cream contains Dead Sea minerals, natural plant derivatives, and tea tree oil, its scent is beautifully earthy and natural. After slathering up my tootsies and heels, my feet feel soft and nourished for hours. An added bonus is tea tree oil’s antibacterial and antifungal properties – great for the summer, when you’re walking around barefoot or in flip-flops all the time.
It might be man-made, but AHAVA Caressing Body Sorbet ($26) somehow makes me feel like I’m getting back to nature. This fabulous body lotion contains 21 essential minerals, natural anti-oxidants and vitamins, aloe vera, chamomile, and dunaliella algae (a plant indigenous to the Dead Sea region that’s loaded with beta-carotene). It leaves my skin feeling wonderfully smooth and non-greasy, and the beautiful, calming scents of mandarin and cedarwood tempt me to sniff, inconspicuously, of course, my arms and legs all day long.
Are you eager to bathe in the Dead Sea? Try the AHAVA Mineral Botanic line – a collection of seven scented body washes ($23 each). The Lotus & Chestnut Velvet Cream Wash, designed for sensitive skin, smells so delicious that I didn’t want my shower to end. Plus, the lotus flower milk contains antioxidants, and the chestnut milk is known for its moisturizing properties. AHAVA Mineral Botanic Cream Wash transformed my ordinary shower routine into an exotic spa experience, all within the comfort of my own home.