Do you remember a little while ago when I fell hook, line and sinker for Ahava’s Velvet Cream Body Washes? Well, when I was approached recently to test out a new product, Smoothing Moisturiser, I jumped at the chance.
From the same Dead Sea Laboratories as the rest of Ahava’s products, this moisturiser is designed specifically for the face. Good news for me as I have recently become an addict to mineral foundation and have rapidly learned that in order to avoid looking like a snake shedding its scales, a smooth skin is a must here.
Designed for normal to dry skin, this moisturiser is “specially enriched with Mineral Skin Osmoter”. Never heard of it? Me either. Turns out that this strangely named ingredient is “a unique blend of Dead Sea minerals, selected for their skin rejuvenating properties to nourish and moisturise the skin from within, creating a radiant complexion”. Apparently this recipe “creates an osmotic pump, drawing moisture and nutrients from within the skin’s layers up to the epidermis – replenishing your skin and recharging its natural functions.”
So. I really adore the packaging of this product. It looks clean, sophisticated and would look great in anyone’s bathroom. Easily dispensed with the pump applicator, the product is thin enough to absorb rapidy and not remotely greasy. My skin instantly felt bouncier and firmer and happier. It is paraben free so that’s a win as far as I am concerned, although there is a discernible synthetic scent that I think it could do without.
I would definitely repurchase this as it is light, easily absorbed, and unlike a lot of other moisturisers I have tried, I experienced no stinging or break-outs. I am starting to think that Ahava is definitely my skincare brand of choice. It is expensive but a little goes a long way, and for me, someone who suffers quite badly from sensitive skin and psoriasis, finding products that don’t irritate my skin can be a bit of a minefield.
This tube is a limited edition product (although you can still purchase it in its jar form as a permanent edition) and retails at £29.00 for 75ml. To purchase, or to find out more, click here