If you read my earlier post about lockdown skin treats for the body, you’ll know that I can be quite lazy when it comes to caring for the skin below my neck. This is especially true in the summer when my skin isn’t as terribly parched as in the winter. But since I published that post I’ve been trying to get better about it all (emphasis on *trying*). What better time then to receive some recently launched AHAVA Superfood body care products. If you haven’t heard of AHAVA before, they are an Israeli-based natural skin and body care brand. A marriage between nature and science, they source a lot of their ingredients from the Dead Sea.
The Superfood collection is all about preventing the premature signs of aging on the body through the antioxidant properties of both kale and turmeric. The full range includes four products; I received two in PR – the Smoothing Body Lotion Kale & Turmeric, and the Smoothing Hand Cream Kale & Turmeric. I’ve been testing these babies out for the past few weeks so in today’s post we’re going to dive in with two mini reviews. Let’s get started!
DISCLAIMER: THIS POST CONTAINS GIFTED ITEMS, BUT ALL OPINIONS ARE 100% MY OWN.
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SMOOTHING BODY LOTION KALE & TURMERIC
This ultra-hydrating body lotion puts the antioxidant superpowers of Kale & Turmeric to work. The soft texture of this lotion deeply hydrates and safeguards skin from premature signs of aging, while smoothing the skin’s surface. Ensure all day suppleness with this refreshing superfood-packed body treat.
- Refreshing superfood-packed body treat
- Antioxidant skin protection (against stressors)
- Light weight texture
THIS PRODUCT IS
AQUA (MINERAL SPRING WATER), ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, GLYCERIN, CETYL ALCOHOL, PROPANEDIOL (CORN DERIVED), CETEARETH-30, PHENOXYETHANOL, DIMETHICONE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), LINALOOL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, CITRONELLOL, GERANIOL, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SODIUM CITRATE, CHLORPHENESIN, SODIUM CETEARYL SULFATE, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM BENZOATE, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, POTASSIUM SORBATE, POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SODIUM HYALURONATE (HYALURONIC ACID SALT), ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) LEAF WATER, CURCUMA LONGA(TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT, BRASSICA OLERACEA ACEPHALA (KALE) LEAF EXTRACT, MARIS AQUA (DEAD SEA WATER/OSMOTER).
Let me start off by saying, I absolutely love the simple, sleek packaging of this collection. Everything feels really good to hold; it’s sturdy but not too heavy with a soft-touch kinda quality to it.
This is a beautiful lotion. It’s super lightweight, so perfect for anyone who hates really heavy or tacky body lotions and moisturizers. I’ve applied this to my arms and legs both at night right before bed (no sticky bedsheets in sight), and during the day. It feels lovely and smooth going on, and it sinks into the skin almost instantly. What’s left behind is very hydrated and smoothed skin that lasts for quite a few hours. I find this very similar to the CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion in both texture and in its ability to hydrate.
Unlike the CeraVe, this whole range has a lovely botanical scent that’s very light and unoffensive (to me). It dissipates quite quickly after application, but if you prefer to steer clear of fragrance in your body care then skip this one.
Would I purchase this if it wasn’t sent to me? Hmm, probably not. While I think it’s beautiful and hydrating, I don’t know how much a body lotion can prevent signs of aging. But I raise my hand to admit that I’m ignorant on the matter, so if someone out there is more educated please let me know in the comments. It retails for $31.00 for 250 ml, so not horribly expensive in any way, but the CeraVe leaves my skin just as moisturized and smoothed for a lot less.
RATING: 4 / 5 ⭐️
SMOOTHING HAND CREAM KALE & TURMERIC
Feed hands with nature’s Superfood couple. This smoothing hand cream is packed with Kale & Turmeric, known for their superior antioxidant properties that guard hands from premature aging. Deeply hydrates, smooths and softens dry hands for maximum comfort.
- Light weight texture
- Easily absorbs
- Deeply hydrates dry hands
- Eliminates Impurities
THIS PRODUCT IS
AQUA (MINERAL SPRING WATER), ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, CETEARYL ALCOHOL, CETYL, ALCOHOL, GLYCERIN, CETEARETH-30, PROPANEDIOL (CORN DERIVED), PHENOXYETHANOL, DIMETHICONE, SODIUM CETEARYL SULFATE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), LINALOOL, HEXYL CINNAMAL, CITRONELLOL, GERANIOL, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, SODIUM CITRATE, DISODIUM PHOSPHATE, CITRIC ACID, SODIUM BENZOATE, POTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, ALLANTOIN, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) LEAF WATER, CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT EXTRACT, BRASSICA OLERACEA ACEPHALA (KALE) LEAF EXTRACT, MARIS AQUA (DEAD SEA WATER/ OSMOTER).
This cream now sits on my bedside table where I squeeze out a generous dollop every night before turning out the light. Like the Smoothing Lotion, it’s quite beautiful. Definitely thicker than the lotion – it is a cream after all – it still manages to efficiently, and almost luxuriantly, hydrate the hands without feeling overly sticky or tacky. I can see this really coming in handy when the weather starts to get colder here in the next few months. I definitely prefer it over the Glossier Hand Cream, for instance, and it’s even edging out the CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion! Like the Smoothing Lotion, it has the same light botanical scent.
Would I purchase this if it wasn’t sent to me? Yea, I probably would. It retails for $24.00 for 100 ml, but I’m absolutely addicted to hand creams, any time of the year. So when I find a good one, I get attached! And if this does work to even out lines or signs of aging on my hands, even better.
RATING: 5 / 5 ⭐️
Would you try the AHAVA Superfood body range? I’d love to know!
xo, and be well, Erica