AHAVA - Mineral Hand Cream - 3.4 oz. (100mL)
This high-performance Dead Sea mineral rich, grease-free hand cream is specially designed to nourish and heal the rough, dry cracked skin of a man's hands. The quick-absorbing formula provides maximum hydration and protection without leaving any greasy residue.
- Ginger and Ginseng Root Extracts team up to provide maximum moisture where you need it most
Down below, where it all begins...The Dead Sea is AHAVA's home at the bottom of the world. It's a strikingly beautiful and peaceful place - a geological wonder filled with the kind of contrasts that only Mother Nature could create.
It's mysterious: An oasis in the middle of the wilderness; a unique salty lake and muddy shoreline that holds the
Earth's greatest concentration of skin-moisturizing minerals; sea water filled with a one-of-a-kind, age- delaying algae; and skin-soothing plants that grow in the driest desert conditions.
In 1988, AHAVA began clinical research into the powerful effects of its rich selection of minerals in facilitating skin renewal, forming AHAVA Dead Sea Laboratories. And AHAVA haven't stopped since - exploring 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.
Over the years, AHAVA has cultivated a unique brand identity that is synonymous with the richness, purity and natural goodness that define this mineral rich basin. Through their ongoing efforts, AHAVA has rightfully earned the reputation as the definitive Dead Sea cosmetic brand.
True to AHAVA's philosophy of protecting the innate beauty and resources of the region, they have cultivated a passionate and caring relationship with the Dead Sea, working diligently and carefully along its hypnotic shores. AHAVA's activities are undertaken with a view towards preserving the pristine environment and delicate balance of the natural forces in the Dead Sea region and comply with stringent international quality standards.
AHAVA's manufacturing processes are non-polluting and environmentally conscious. No animals are involved in testing phases and all of their products are encased in recyclable tubes, bottles and jars.
All AHAVA face and body products are:
- paraben free
- SLS/SLES free
- allergy tested
- approved for sensitive skin
- not tested on animals
- produced without petroleum, harsh synthetic ingredients, or GMOs
My Skin Re-Born
Re-born (adj.): a new or second birth; a renewed sense of existence or activity; a revival or renaissance in one's state of body and mind; a sense of successful transformation; a feeling of transcendence; the rejuvenating sensation that envelops my skin when cared for by AHAVA active Dead Sea mineral formulations.
For centuries, people have been coming to the shores of the Dead Sea in search of a new life for their skin. Bathing in the revitalizing, mineral-rich waters of this unique salt lake, one emerges with a sense of renewed energy and vitality. The effect seems almost mystical but indeed the rejuvenating effects of the natural ingredients that abound in the region have been clinically proven to revive, awaken and balance the skin.
It's that same feeling of personal regeneration and skin-healthy renewal that drives our ongoing efforts to bring you the finest in nature-inspired skincare. And AHAVA has captured it in a phrase that conveys the brand promise that AHAVA consistently strives to fulfill: "My skin reborn".
Skin Friendly Ingredients
AHAVA's naturally rejuvenating skincare products are formulated with the finest skin-friendly ingredients that the Dead Sea has to offer, supported by a variety of carefully chosen botanical extracts from other regions. Together, these gentle, irritation-free formulae reveal their collective power in enabling healthier, well-hydrated skin.
AHAVA's nature-inspired product range is formulated using the following EcoCert-certified ingredients: Dead Sea water, Dead Sea mineral mud and Dead Sea salt.
Dead Sea Minerals
Dead Sea minerals are Nature's ultimate supplement for maintaining healthy skin. The minerals essential to well-functioning skin - magnesium, calcium, potassium and sodium - naturally attract and retain water and are known as Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF). As a person matures, the NMF levels of the body gradually become depleted, lessening the body's ability to retain the proper moisture levels needed to prevent skin aging. Urban pollution, the ongoing exposure to the elements and the fast-paced lifestyles we live, all take their toll. Dead Sea mineral formulae help to reactivate the skin's natural ability to hydrate and replenish itself and restore its natural suppleness.
Potassium (K+): Signs of potassium deficiency include abnormally dry skin, acne.
Manganese (Mn2+): Anti-oxidant properties; Increases skin microcirculation (anti-ageing skin care); Improves connective tissue condition.
Sodium (Na+): Maintains osmotic equilibrium in extra-cellular fluid; Improves the skin's metabolism.
Calcium (Ca2+): Plays an important role in cell protection; Regulates cell membrane permeability; Normalizes skin cells' differentiation.
Bromine (Br-): Relaxing and soothing effect.
Lithium (Li-): Increases the effectiveness of balneotherapy for psoriasis.
Magnesium (Mg2+): Stimulates protein synthesis; Facilitates energy production.
Zinc (Zn2+): Facilitates cell renewal; Free radicals scavenger; Improves sebo-regulation (anti-acne properties).
Strontium (Sr2+): Effective anti-itching properties; Reduces the signs of irritant contact dermatitis - a significant problem for many people who regularly use cosmetics.
Boron (B3+): Helps to relieve the symptoms of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
The Four Elements:
The Dead Sea is blessed with four sources of skin-healthy elements that occur naturally in its unique ecosystem:
- Dead Sea Water - 32% of the waters of the Dead Sea is composed of minerals with scientifically proven skin-healthy properties - by far the richest concentration of any body of water on the planet. In addition, the salty lake is the home to Dunaliella Algae, a unique age-delaying seaweed loaded with beta-carotene and containing remarkable anti-oxidant and anti-wrinkling properties.
- Dead Sea Mud - Comprised of layer upon layer of sedimentary clay formed over thousands of years, the layers of unique black mineral mud found in the Dead Sea region yield extraordinary amounts of magnesium, calcium, potassium, strontium, boron and iron - essential to maintaining healthy, supple skin. The natural properties of mud have been scientifically proven to restore suppleness and moisture levels in overly dry skin while relieving and soothing symptoms such as soreness, roughness, redness and cracking.
- Dead Sea Salt - Naturally invigorating salts of the Dead Sea are rich in healthy minerals, working deep to soothe and relax tired muscles, restart the skin's metabolism, and smooth away roughness for a softer feeling.
- Dead Sea Plants - Extracts of plants native to the Dead Sea region naturally hydrate, soothe and nourish damaged or irritated skin, adding a dimension of skin-calming relief and spa-like indulgence to AHAVA's mineral-based formulations.
Powered By The Osmoter
A gift from nature, Dead Sea minerals are known to improve your skin's well-being and youthfulness. The Osmoter is a unique blend of minerals contained in all AHAVA products. It optimizes cell metabolism, protects from UV damage, and significantly increases moisture to keep your skin looking young and supple. All AHAVA's products contain AHAVA's exclusive Osmoter.
What Is The Osmoter?
A truly unique, concentrated extract of mineral-rich Dead Sea water, the AHAVA Osmoter was created using a natural evaporation process. It contains scientifically balanced levels of Dead Sea minerals to enable the skin to optimize its cell functions.
How It Works
Leveraging the principles of the natural water-sharing process that takes place between skin cells, known as osmosis, the clinically-proven formula, which powers our entire product range, draws moisture and nutrients from the depths of the skin up to the outer layers of the epidermis where it is needed the most.
- Optimizes cell metabolism
- Protects from UV damage
- Increases moisture levels
- Restores natural skin balance for smoother, youthful-looking skin
The Dead Sea Gallery
The Dead Sea is a natural geological wonder formed throughout the millennia and located at the bottom of the world, some 410 meters below sea level. It's a region filled with mystique and is a study in contrasts. Far from reflecting its name, the Dead Sea thrives with life-enhancing ingredients with proven regenerative properties. It provides one of the world's highest concentrations of minerals suitable for skin-related healthcare. The climate is dry and the sands of the desert engulfing it are parched, and yet it produces the greatest abundance of skin-hydrating minerals on Earth.
Saturated in healthy salts, the waters of the Dead Sea cause bathers to float rather than sink. And because it is located on the lowest point on the planet there are supplementary filters in the region's dense atmosphere that act like natural sunscreens and a higher concentration of pure, unpolluted oxygen.
All of these unique factors add up to make the Dead Sea the largest and richest natural spa on Earth, featuring exceptional, health-enhancing properties. Once the legendary, personal spa of Cleopatra it has become a modern-day oasis for people everywhere seeking its clinically-proven skin therapies and treatments.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why are minerals so healthy for the skin?
Minerals provide the syntax for the skin's natural language, enabling inter-cellular messaging and helping the skin to better perform its metabolic functions and retain and deliver moisture where necessary. Vital to the skin's healthy function are magnesium, calcium, potassium and sodium, which attract and retain water and are therefore considered to be Natural Moisturizing Factors (NMF).
What is so special about the Dead Sea?
The Dead Sea is the Earth's largest natural spa. Located on the lowest point of the planet (410 meters below sea level), it abounds with a variety of minerals with proven therapeutic powers and cosmetic benefits. The life-giving waters of the Dead Sea contain the highest concentration of minerals in the world-an astounding 32%. Its sedimentary clay layers of rich, black mineral mud yield extraordinary concentrations of natural elements (ten times more than ocean water)-such as magnesium, calcium, potassium, strontium, boron and iron-that are essential to maintaining healthy, supple skin. Finally, the exceptionally low altitude provides for a dense blanket of pure, pollution-free oxygen that supplies added protection in filtering out the sun's harmful rays. These are only some of the reasons why people come from all over the world to enjoy this magical, health-enhancing oasis.
Aren't Dead Sea ingredients too harsh for sensitive skin types?
On the contrary. People from all over the world with very sensitive skin or even skin disorders come to the Dead Sea to immerse their bodies in its mineral-rich waters. Dead Sea minerals are approved and recommended by the world's most renowned dermatologists, both as an excellent remedy for alleviating the symptoms of skin problems and as ongoing, daily care for maintaining healthy skin at optimal levels. The majority of AHAVA products are approved for sensitive skin.
I have sensitive skin. Can I use a facial or body exfoliator?
Yes. Make sure you use gentle scrubs only and not too frequently. Once a week for both face and body is sufficient.
Why does skin get dryer with age?
The skin has its own natural moisturizing system. As you age, this system performs with diminished capacity, depleting the skin's ability to retain moisture. With the march of time, the skin barrier gets thinner and thinner and the slow-down of its cellular activity impacts on its capability to attract water molecules and to produce ceramides, which play a crucial role in the skin's self-hydration mechanism.
Why does my skin feel tight at times?
Your skin may occasionally feel tight when its epidermal water balance is compromised. This can happen for a variety of reasons, the most common of which are: dry atmosphere, overexposure to the sun, a lack of fluids in your system, stress, tiredness, the use of certain medications, and skin aging.
Should I follow the same moisturizing program throughout the year?
Only if your skin reacts well to the same moisturizer all year round. Skin reaction typically fluctuates according to the changing seasons. The dryness of winter generally calls for richer nourishment, while the skin tends to prefer lighter moisturizing in the summer.
When and how should I use AHAVA Serums?
Serums are generally used as supplemental care to be applied morning or evening underneath your regular cream. They generally provide a more intense and specific treatment, which varies according to the condition and needs of your skin. Source Mineral Beauty Serum is a light-textured fluid that gives the skin an extra moisture surge and refines its texture thanks to a unique blend of fruit-based acids and AHAVA's proprietary mineral complex. Time Line Age Defying Optimizer Serum is a light velvety gel enriched with AHAVA's original 3D Complex to fight the signs of aging. By providing consistent hydration, it strengthens the skin's protective barrier while significantly helping to reduce wrinkles.
Why is it so important to cleanse the skin?
You only need to look at how dark the facades of our city buildings are in order to comprehend what pollution can do to the skin. Our lifestyle daily exposes our skin to fumes from car exhausts, fuel oil, and cigarette smoke, as well as heating systems and the stale air of confined spaces. Gaseous polluting substances fix themselves on to the skin and mix with sebum, the residue of make-up and other dirtying elements. These toxins penetrate the epidermis and saturate the skin's natural anti-oxidant system and disrupt its natural protective and moisturizing capacities. The build-up of dirt, pollution, excess oil and make-up residues are one of the first causes of skin premature aging. A daily and thorough cleansing ritual will help you to delay the signs of aging and keep your skin healthier.
Sometimes, after a stressful day, my body feels tense a bit achy. How can I 'reset' myself and melt the day away?
Immersing your body in a lukewarm bath infused with Dead Sea Salts will do wonders to alleviate body tensions. The rich blend of minerals captured within is proven to have immediate relaxing and soothing effects. Dead Sea black mud is no less effective for the relief of painful joints and tense muscles, especially when used as a warm mask on aching areas or all over the body. The mud's unique ability to slowly release heat into the body assures deep relief and detoxifies the skin, for a smooth and radiant look.