Friday, May 11, 2012

Dead Sea Essentials by Ahava Review & Giveaway!

Target has refreshed its bath and body aisle, providing guests with a wider variety of specialty bath and body products – all under $20. New offerings from Apotheke:M Suds & Luxuries, Dead Sea Essentials by AHAVA, Nip + Fab, Pixi and Nicole by OPI are available now in Target stores and – just in time to revamp spring beauty routines from head to toe. Today I have a look at three products from Ahava's Dead Sea Essentials line, and a little giveaway!

Witch Hazel Hand Cream: This rich and thick hand cream has a light pleasant fragrance and absorbs nicely into the skin with absolutely no greasy residue. I would describe this cream as the type that "melts" into skin. It leaves my hands feeling instantly soft, hydrated and nourished, and it feels very luxurious. This product also does a great job smoothing my cuticles and the skin right around my nails. Never one for reading directions, I just noticed that the back of the tube even states " condition cuticles and nails." $10.49 5.1 fl. oz.

Chamomile Mud Mask: I was a little afraid that this mask may dry my face out, but with ingredients like glycerin, aloe leaf extract, and jojoba seed oil, I needn't worry. I've used other mud and clay type masks that did a great job of purifying my face, but they left my skin feeling dry and tight. This mask leaves my skin looking and feeling soft and supple, to the point where I often skip my moisturizer after using it. I use this mask twice a week and simply apply it, leave it on for two minutes, then rinse. Soft and radiant are the words that come to mind after using this. $15.49 5.3 oz.

Tea Tree Oil Foot Cream: I've been using this on my feet to prep them for sandal season, and I love it! I tend to stay away from tea tree oil products simply because I don't like the smell of most of them, but this one has a light pleasant scent that simply smells a litle minty, if anything. Instant results are noticeable on dry or cracked heels. I usually use a foot file in the shower two to three times a week, and this product has softened my feet enough that once a week use of a foot file is all that I need. I've even been using this on my knees and elbows! $10.49 5.1 fl. oz.

Below is a list of products that Target stores are now stocking from this line:

Dead Sea Essentials by AHAVA

Aloe Vera Body Lotion ($14.69): soothes and calms skin with Dead Sea minerals and aloe vera
Hibiscus Shower Cream ($12.49): includes anti-aging properties, restoring skin’s moisture balance
Witch Hazel Hand Cream ($10.49): provides deep hydration and instantly soothes chapped, dry hands
Water Lily Body Scrub ($14.99): removes dull surface cells while protecting skin against irritation
Tea Tree Oil Foot Cream ($10.49): contains anti-oxidant rich avocado, providing relief to tired, dry feet
Chamomile Mud Mask ($15.49): purifies skin, removing toxins and impurities for a deep cleanse
Bath Crystals ($14.99 each): contains 100 percent pure Dead Sea salts to soften the skin and relieve stress. Available in Lavender, Eucalyptus and Natural scents.

I don't like to offer giveaways of products unless I've actually used them, so I picked up a couple of matching products to my review for a little giveaway! Unfortunately, my Target did not have the Witch Hazel Hand Cream in stock, but I was able to get the Chamomile Mud Mask and the Tea Tree Oil Foot Cream. If you'd like to enter for a chance to be the winner of these two products, just leave a comment below with your eMail. If you'd prefer not to leave your eMail, be sure to check back Monday to see if you've won, then simply send me an eMail ( with your mailing information. Have you ever used any Ahava products? If so, let us know your thoughts about them! Contest ends Monday May 14 at 9:00 am EST.

*Products for review were furnished by the manufacturer or PR firm for consideration.


  1. Seems really cool!
    I'd like to enter please!
    rock-or-not (at) hotmail dot fr
    Thank you for this giveaway!

  2. I have used the Ahava deadsea water mineral hand cream and really love it, excited to try other products from the brand.

    mirandadharvey (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. I haven't used Ahava products, so I'd be very excited to test them out! :)


  4. I've heard alot of good things about Ahava, would love to try them out.

  5. Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway! I love how Target is starting to stock all these new, specialty bath and body products.

    m2hnj25 at gmail dot com

  6. I've never used Ahava products, but it sounds like both items you tried worked great! I'd love to win the set. Thanks Mary!

    PS I think I'll pick up the Hibiscus shower cream the next time I'm at Target!


    grapeape1010 (at) msn (dot) com

  7. I love Ahava products! I've had a body oil and a body cream (don't remember the name but it had sth. to do with mandarins) and I loved them both! Don't know if this giveaway is international. If so, I'd love to take part.
    Here's my e-mail address:

  8. I haven't tried any Ahava products yet. That hand cream sounds divine!


  9. I've never used Ahava products.


  10. I received a sample of some Ahava hand cream from a friend, but have not used it yet. I've heard all good things about this product and would def love to ry some in the future=)

  11. I've never used Ahava products; I rather doubt whether they are available over here :/ But from your review they sound great! :)


  12. i love ahava products! especially their hand and foot creams. i would love to win!

  13. I haven't tried these products but I would love to!

  14. I LOVE the hand cream....never without it!

  15. I have heard good things about Ahava. Thx

    scarter305 at aol dot com

  16. I love ahava- they make great stuff!

    great giveaway
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  17. I love the AHAVA hand cream I got in a Birchbox once, very moisturizing. Great giveaway :)

    scot1630 at gmail dot com

  18. Ohh! I'd love to win!

    peacellen at gmail dot com