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Monday, July 1, 2013

Beauty Review: Ahava Minerals; Deadsea Algae Rich Foundation & Mineral Botanic Velvet Cream Wash

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I have worked with Ahava Minerals before and absolutely LOVED their products, so I couldn’t wait to do it again. Their products are high in quality and are definitely the best in the mineral market today!

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This time around I chose 2 products- which are the Ahava Minerals Deadsea Algae Liquid Foundation & Ahava Mineral Botanic Lotus and Chestnut Body Wash.

Lotus & Chestnut Body Wash
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I needed a rich, moisture filled body wash to help keep my skin healthy as well as moisturized. Tanning regularly has left my skin a bit on the dry side, and skin holds a tan better if it’s well moisturized.

This is soap-free and made for sensitive skin. I don’t have sensitive skin, I just thought the smell of Lotus Blossoms would be heavenly! This leaves my skin deeply cleansed, smelling wonderful, and extremely soft.

I love the light fragrance that surrounds me while in the bath/shower and the fact that it lingers on my body afterward. I’ve gotten a ton of compliments on the smell, and they are HIGHLY surprised when I tell them that I’m not wearing any lotion, body spray, or perfume!

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I love the fact that it is so creamy! It looks like a transparent lotion because it’s so rich and creamy. It lathers up very well even though it is a non-soap body wash. It doesn’t take very much at all to get clean, which is a plus. This bottle has lasted me for quite a while already!

It is calming, soothing, and very smoothing to the skin. I love the effect that it has on my skin! The lotus flower extract is what actually calms and soothes the skin.The Chestnut extract is what nourishes the skin! It definitely helps moisturize the dry skin! Even after the first week I could totally tell a difference in how hydrated my skin stays all day now.

Before I was having to apply lotion at least every two-three hours, and now I don’t have to apply lotion at all if I don’t want to. I do though, because I want my skin SUPER moisturized. I have been mixing it up with St. Ives Intensive healing and Calgon Parisian Charm. The St. Ives doesn’t have a scent, but the Calgon smells HEAVENLY!

It is gentle, soaks into the skin very nicely, and rinses off completely. There isn’t any “residue” left that I have to keep rinsing off! My skin has never felt or looked better!

Buy It: Ahava Mineral Botanic Lotus and Chestnut Body Wash

Deadsea Algae Rich Liquid Foundation
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The second item I chose was the Ahava Deadsea Algae Rich Liquid Foundation. I have been hooked on this foundation since the first time I used it.

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There is no possible way that it could be more flattering or complementary to my skin color. It doesn’t matter if I apply this with a sponge, a brush, or my fingers I always get flawless coverage. It is never streaky and doesn’t ball up now that’s been hitting HIGH humidity here.

This could definitely be mistaken for natural skin (or a second skin) because it isn’t visible. It blends very well. It enhances the natural health of the skin while covering up blemishes, freckles, and redness.

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The foundation itself it SO thick and creamy, so it spreads very well. You don’t need very much at ALL! It wears forever too. I can put this on in the morning and by 9 pm it is still there! My skin still looks as fresh as when I applied it!

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This is a smoothing foundation without being dry! It isn’t made with any oils or dyes, and contains deadsea minerals. It is made with soft focus technology which looks amazing and it great for the skin.
This allows the natural skin tone to show, and it’s shine free. This doesn’t give a made up, shiny look. It’s very matte and I like that. I have naturally oily skin, so I don’t need a foundation adding to my shininess!

It helps even out the skin tone and you only NEED this foundation. You don’t need anything under or over it for extra coverage. The coverage is perfect as it is!
Buy it: Ahava Minerals Deadsea Algae Rich Foundation $36

About Ahava Minerals:
Ahava Minerals began it’s journey in 1988 with clinical research in a rich selection of minerals to help with skin renewal. They formed AHAVA Dead Sea Laboratories and haven’t stopped since.
They now explore the richness of these natural skin-replenishing treasures and optimizing them with scientific precision in bringing the finest nature-inspired Dead Sea face and body care products to market. Through their ongoing efforts, we have rightfully earned the reputation as the definitive Dead Sea cosmetic brand.

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Jessica is the writer behind Sweet Southern Mama. She is the mother of 2 adorable kids- Aidan, 7 and Adisyn, 5. She lives in Kentucky with her fiance and kids. She loves designing blogs, reading, writing, crafting, all things electronic, photography, and spending time with her family.

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