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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
Have you tried any of these?