Currently in Rotation: Natural Skincare Featuring Ahava, Innarah, Eve Milan New York

Natural skincare is something I highly favor but given that I regularly test out several brands outside this category, it seems to wane from my radar every now and then. But it’s good to be back, thanks to Beautypress folks who sent me some items which include Ahava, Innarah and Eve Milan New York.

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Ahava Dead Sea Crystal Osmoter X6 Facial Serum, Ahava Firming Body Cream, Innarah Venodefense Treatment Creme, Eve Milan New York Lacial Masque, Review

Founded in 1988, Ahava has grown to be one of the leading skincare brands capitalizing on the use of Dead Sea mineral, which for the most part, was thought to possess healing benefits for a variety of skin conditions. I have used some of their products in the past so it was a breath of fresh air to be reintroduced to it. 

Let’s start with Ahava Dead Sea Crystal Osmoter X6 Facial Serum ($74, 30ml). Indicated for aging skin and wrinkles, this serum, which categorically is a facial oil due to its formulation and consistency, is the most mineral-concentrated Ahava has ever created. Using an exclusive blend of dead sea minerals, it targets photodamaged skin, deep wrinkles and unequivocally dry skin. It comes in a glass bottle with dropper (as pictured below). I use about 3 drops, rub between hands, and gently press all over my face, then massage in upward motion, just a technique I copied whenever I go for facials. It has that faint “oil” scent which dissipates quickly. I use this under another serum and moisturizer. Face party for this aging lady, haha!

Ahava Dead Sea Crystal Osmoter X6 Facial Serum, Ahava Firming Body Cream,Review

Another Ahava favorite, save for its hard-to-open top cover, the Firming Body Cream ($39, 200ml) is a great everyday body moisturizer. It feels ever so light on the skin which makes it ideal during warmer months. It claims to nourish aging skin, defines body contours and recovers skin’s lost firmness. It should not be mistaken as “fat melting product”. Body contour won’t happen without rigorous exercise or in-clinic procedures. I had to mention this in the interest of transparency and ethical writing.

Ahava Dead Sea Crystal Osmoter X6 Facial Serum, Ahava Firming Body Cream, Review

Innarah is a new-to-me brand. Their products are formulated using a proprietary blend of natural oils and minerals. Venodefense Treatment Creme ($300, 50ml) is on the luxe-side, price-wise. The packaging, design and meticulous details that went into the production reflect this price point. The jar comes with a spatula, a nifty addition that will delight hygiene-conscious users. The consistency is on the thick side so a small scoop is enough to provide adequate hydration without making my face look icky greasy. Interestingly, I feel slight tightening whenever I use this so if you have aging and sagging skin, this does sound promising!

Innarah Venodefense Treatment Creme Review

I’m a sucker for all kinds of facial masks so I’m thrilled to model for you one of the fanciest sheet masks to hit my stash, the Eve Milan New York Lacial Masque. Yep, the lace adds sassiness to your ultimate me-time! There are two variants: moisturizing and hydrating (black lace) and brightening (white lace). Both comes in pack of 4s (good for one  month) and retails for $52. The ingredients are predominantly made from natural sources. You need to really lay down and soak the ultimate at-home spa moment as this mask tends to slide down your face because it is drenched with ultra-moisturizing formula. My technique is not carved in stone but once unfolded, I layer the mask over cleansed face for 30 minutes and apply the excess serum over my neck and decolletage. Rinsing is not required. As soon as I remove it, my face feels baby-soft and smooth. 

Eve Milan New York Lacial Masque, Review

Have you tried any of these?



  1. May 26, 2016 / 1:54 pm

    The Eve Milan masks look like they have a really good fit, although you mentioned that you had to lie down so it would fall off. I used a fabulous sheet mask recently but it was heavy cotton and too big for my face which made me sad because it was a terrific mask. It kept feeling like it was going to roll off my face! I guess I need to decide that it's relaxation time and lie down as you did.

    • May 26, 2016 / 6:59 pm

      Yes. That's what I do, lay down for good 30 mins and keep my eyes closed, away from iPhone or iPad, dimmed lights. It's me-time!

  2. May 26, 2016 / 2:50 pm

    What a wonderful selection of products that you are testing! I need that serum!!!!!!

    • May 26, 2016 / 7:00 pm

      Twinsy, being the oil magnate that your are (smiley face here), I'm sure will love Ahava serum

  3. May 26, 2016 / 2:52 pm

    I am not sure whether my first comment went through because my screen went blank. What a great selection of products! I need that serum!

  4. May 26, 2016 / 10:08 pm

    I loved Osmoter Concentrate so I am looking forward to trying this serum! Gorgeous products ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. May 27, 2016 / 1:37 am

    I've tried Ahava and liked it except that the fragrance can be strong on them. I'm a big fan of sheet masks and these sound nice.

  6. May 27, 2016 / 5:11 am

    The Eve Milan masks sound really promising. I'm a sucker for masks though…

  7. May 27, 2016 / 8:45 am

    I love seeing your skincare products. It's cool to see what works for someone else ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. May 27, 2016 / 12:46 pm

    Those masks sound divine! Ahava carries some of my fave products… they have a hand cream that I must use before bed every night.. it relaxes me!

  9. May 27, 2016 / 5:13 pm

    Ahava has rapidly become one of my favorite brands for the dry oils and hand lotions and I am currently using the Osmoter oil. I haven't seen the Firming Body Cream, time for an Ulta run!

  10. May 28, 2016 / 5:47 pm

    Ahava is the only brand I have heard of from this range of products though ive never used anything x

  11. May 31, 2016 / 9:19 am

    I love Ahava. I used to use it before I started testing so much skincare.

  12. June 2, 2016 / 1:23 pm

    You look so cute with the mask on ๐Ÿ™‚ I don't think I have ever tried any of these brands, so thanks for introducing new brands to me x

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  13. June 4, 2016 / 3:07 am

    I love Ahava products. They make a night serum that is amazeballs. I just picked up a new body butter from them, too.

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