Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Review/Photos: Ahava Dermud Intensive Nourishing Hand Cream

After days of overdosing on Nyquil (joking), I finally feel like I'm getting better. I can breathe, I'm not coughing as much and I can finally taste my food...thank goodness!!! It's great to have my taste buds back. It was depressing not being able to enjoy my food to the fullest lol. Thanks for the love and get well soon wishes.

Anyway, today's product review is on my Ahava Intensive Nourishing hand cream. I've never heard of AHAVA until I got a sample from my Birchbox. I've been using it for awhile and I really like it...except for the scent. It's way too strong for my liking and it irritates my nose O_o

This hand cream is a treatment for dry skin and a relief for sensitive skin. If you visit AHAVA's website, they claim it's effective to help relieve itchiness, scaling, redness and dry skin.

I love how it's not too thick and doesn't have a greasy or sticky feeling. I'm used to my Burt's Bees Almond hand cream which is very thick and heavy and takes a bit of work to blend onto the skin. I don't mind it, but it's a nice change to use a hand cream that is very easy to work with. I'm also amazed how quickly it gets absorbed onto my hands like I don't have anything on. But I know it's there and working because it leaves my hand silky, smooth and soft.

 I don't mind scented cream/lotion but this one has a very strong perfume-y smell that irritates my nose. I can't imagine this product being safe for sensitive skin, but then again, I can't speak for it because I don't have sensitive skin. Also, the scent stays on for a long time.  I apply it once in the morning and by noon, I could still smell it on my hands. I would stay way from this if you're someone who doesn't like strong scented lotions or creams.

Aqua (Water), Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Alcohol (and) Ceteareth-30, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Buxus Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Sodium Lactate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearyl Alcohol, PEG-40 Stearate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Sea Silt (Dead Sea Mud), Maris Sal (Dead Sea Water), Zinc Oxide, Lactic Acid, Dimethicone, Fragrance (Perfume), Sorbitan Tristearate, Xanthan Gum, Allantoin, Triclosan BHA, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Polyethylene Glycol Monococoate, Polyethylene Glycol Dicocoate, 2-Methyl-2H-isothiazolin-3-one, Polyethylene Glycol, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool, Alpha-Methyl Ionone, Benzyl Salicylate, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Geraniol, Coumarin, Benzyl Benzoate, Cinnamyl Alcohol, Limonene

Yeah, a bunch of stuff that I can't read. But all you need to know are the main ingredients:
 Dead Sea Mineral mud, Mineral Skin Osmoter and other natural essences that helps to relieve itchiness, redness, scaling and dry skin.

I got this sample as part of my $10 Birchbox package but a full size retails for $28 with 4.2 fl oz of product. Yikes, it's an expensive hand cream. It works great but it's something to think about if it's worth your money or not. If you ask me, I'll skip it since I can find a cheaper hand cream that works the same.

-light texture.
-easily absorbed onto the skin.
-keeps my hands soft and moisturized.

-too strong perfume-y scent. I don't like it.

It's a great product, but good thing I got a sample because I can't imagine myself paying $28 for a hand cream. Also, the scent is a turn off. I won't mind if it smelled like lemon cookies or anything sweet but I just  can't tolerate the perfume scent. It's just too much.

price: $28 or a little less depends on where you get it.


  1. Wow, that is an expensive hand cream! Does it smell nice? I like Burt's Bees as well :) The $28 price tag is overwhelming, haha :p

  2. @Rainy Days and Lattes: I mentioned in the post many times that it has a very strong perfume-y smell. It's either you will like it or hate it.

  3. good review.but my love-swissological hand lotion.xoxo

  4. I've been using their Mineral Hand Cream for a few months and really like it. I had wanted to try out this one after finishing it, but now I don't know since you referenced a strong scent. I'm a little surprised since the one I'm using has very little smell to it. I guess I'll have to try to find this one in-store to sniff it before actually purchasing.

  5. @Caitlin: yes, I suggest find it in the store and smell it first. Some people may like it but I don't. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Ouch! 28 dollars for a hand cream is a lot. Glad you feel better.

  7. we have Ahava brand down here not sure if its the same? Will definitely check!

  8. i sure can use a good hand cream. my hands have been very dry and irritated in this weather. this ahava one you reviewed looks like a promising product. it is quite pricey for a hand cream though.

    since you mentioned burt's bees in this post too, i might try that one if i find it. :D

    thank you so much for the compliment on my smoky eye look. speaking of looks, you look pretty in your OOTD post. whether the makeup is minimal or dramatic or no makeup at all, you always look stunning. :) glad to hear you're feeling better. take care. :)

  9. Oooh this is probably something that I should get for myself. I'm currently using Lubriderm which is okay but I need something better. You're gonna laugh at this but the reason why I even need hand cream is not because of the winter weather but more because I am constantly using hot water to wash my hands (which I do a lot these days since having a baby). I wash my hands over a hundred times a day because I change my daughter's diapers a lot, wash dishes, cook, and each time I go to the bathroom of course! lol. You mentioned burts bees...hmmmm which do you prefer more? My baby daughter had dry skin around her ankles and it went away after her pediatrician recommended that I use aquaphor ointment. I've totally rambled off course here but anyways, GREAT post Miss Becky! I look forward to more!

  10. WOW, Very nice hand cream but expensive due to quality, thanks..

  11. So pricey! good thing you just got the sample. I can't imagine myself buying something as expensive as this for a hand cream:-)

  12. Not only is Ahava pricey, but there's an international boycott campaign against the company's products because they are made in an illegal settlement in the Occupied West Bank. Check out the boycott at

  13. Wow! I just learned that there is an international boycott campaign against Ahava products because the company’s factory is on occupied land. You can read more about the boycott here: