I put salt on pretty much everything, so you can imagine how delighted I was when I heard about the Dead Sea Salt products from Ahava. I get to combine my love of salt with my love of beauty products! It’s like a win-win on every level. I tried two out of the three products (I didn’t try the Natural Dead Sea Body Mud because I was afraid that it would be too messy, but I think I’m going to have to remedy that soon because now I really want to).
The first product that I tried was the Liquid Dead Sea Salt. It’s a body wash that you can easily squeeze onto a loofah, which is my personal favorite way to use a liquid in the shower because then you can really lather it up. It smells sort of fresh and salty, a little bit like the ocean (which makes sense). It’s made with an extremely high concentration of Dead Sea minerals (32%), so it’s fantastic for your body, which is the reason I was so interested to try it. (Bathing in the Dead Sea is known to do great things for your health and well-being). According to the package, the Liquid Dead Sea Salt helps to reset your skin’s inner balance – it helps with skin renewal, enhances moisture, strengthens the skin’s defense system, and improves your skin’s metabolism. (Reading all that really makes me want to take a trip to the Dead Sea so I can bathe in its magical waters all day. Maybe I’ll come out looking 17 again!) I’m really loving this body wash. I feel so clean after I use it and my skin is so soft and healthy looking. It’s almost making my nighttime trips to the gym more bearable, knowing that I’ll be able to use it afterwards. (Notice I said “almost.” It’s a great body wash, but nothing makes the treadmill fun).
I also tried out Ahava’s Dead Sea Salt Softening Butter Salt Scrub. It basically has all the properties of the Liquid Dead Sea Salt, but with the added benefit of being able to exfoliate your skin when you use it. It’s a very rich scrub and gentle as well – it’s not one of those scrubs where you use it and feel like your skin is coming off. I would almost say it’s a moisturizing scrub, since it pairs so well with the liquid. It has all sorts of great ingredients in it too – Jojoba and Coconut Oil, anti-aging Dunaliella seaweed, and it’s scented with Mandarin and Cedarwood. Yum. It’s meant to be used dry, so I stand in my shower and massage it in, then turn on the water to rinse it off, which works great. I really need to pick up the Mineral Body Lotion as well so I can finish off my shower experience with it and be completely covered in Dead Sea minerals. It can only help, right?