Ahava Velvet Cream Wash (Sensitive skin) review

I have a secret – not a great one but one which only my close friends know.  I can’t use shower gel, with the exception of one (Femfresh).  This is because I am SUPER super sensitive and react to EVERYTHING.  I can’t use bubble bath either and so bath time is normally very boring for me.  Femfresh is a great product, very gentle on my skin and lady parts and I don’t react at all, but its hardly an exciting product or one to shout about, is it!

Well – recently I was introduced to Ahava Shower gel’s.  For the past two months I’ve actually been using a shower gel (HOOOOOORAAAAYY!).   This is so exciting for me, girls!  I can’t believe I’ve actually found a product that I don’t react to. 


I’ve been using the Mineral Botanic Velvet Cream Wash in Honeysuckle and Lavender which is recommended for sensitive skin (the brand also make shower gels for normal to dry skin).  The formula of this shower gel is amazing – it really is like a velvet liquid and it almost has a silky look to it in your hands and it leaves my skin SO soft.  I know its sad but I actually look forward to having a shower because of this product. 


One of the best things about this shower gel is that it is SLS and paraben free and allergy tested which is probably why I don’t react to it.  Because it is SLS free it doesn’t foam up, instead it literally glides on the skin like a creamy velvet.  There are six other shower gels in the range and they all vary to suit your skin type, whether its normal, dry or sensitive.  I love that this brand are suitable and cater for all skin types.


You can purchase it online here and you get a massive 500ml for £15.  Which is going to last me ages as you don’t need to use much.  My Mum and Sister have also been using this (they both have sensitive skin too) and they moaned and complained when I took it back to my flat with me, ha!

Have you ever tried Ahava products? What’s your favourite shower gel for sensitive skin? X



  1. May 10, 2011 / 8:14 pm

    I might just have to get some of this, I react to EVERYTHING too.
    I just started following your blog, its great because you have the same skin type and colour as me 🙂

  2. May 10, 2011 / 8:46 pm

    Great post, I have really sensitive skin so am going to check our their products!

  3. May 10, 2011 / 9:26 pm

    Oh wow! will def look into these, normal shower gels have me itching like crazzy! Even Johnson's baby wash, im currently using a shower gel from the Naked range which is a good SLS, parabean free product! But will def check these out xxx

  4. May 11, 2011 / 2:32 am

    I use California Baby washes or Badger Baby Calendula soap for my sensitive skin (my little guy also uses these products!) California Baby products have a low rating of 0-2 on the Cosmetics Database (that's pretty fabulous!) I also do great with Dove soap, but it's not so natural. I heard that NYR has a good baby soap too. xx

  5. Lady
    May 11, 2011 / 12:40 pm

    Ahava products are amazing. I used to live in israel and just lived off their products (Ahava means 'Love' in hebrew). I have really terrible combination skin and these were the only products that helped calm my skin once irritated by the harsh heat. I love the fact that that it incorporates Dead Sea minerals, the mud down there is just magical for soothing skin!

  6. June 21, 2011 / 8:21 pm

    I might as well try it. thanks katie.. 🙂

  7. January 10, 2013 / 8:23 am

    Your skin is the representative of you, a clean and well toned skin adds confident to your self.
    Skin Medica is one proven by many people that it has
    very soothing effects fo r
    your skin issues….

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