There are two things in the world that I absolutely love: travelling the world and trying new beauty products. So I was understandably bummed last summer when I was unable to attend a wedding in Israel with my boyfriend due to work commitments. But being the most perfect guy that he is (most of the time), he brought me home the one thing he knew I’d love: an oversized care package of the country’s renowned skincare lineup AHAVA, including the AHAVA Refreshing Cleansing Gel ($27).
Infused with active deadsea minerals, AHAVA products are designed to deeply cleanse and stimulate the skin to help with circulation and natural cell repair. I was beyond thrilled. Over the following months I would work my way through a whole plethora of their products falling in love with each for different reasons, but the standout has always been (and I’m pretty sure will always be) the Refreshing Cleansing Gel.
Specifically formulated to be gentle on your skin but still provide a serious cleansing punch, the Refreshing Cleansing Gel is like a burst of freshness at the start and the end of every day for me. Not only does the cleanser smell incredible, but it can literally clean just about any makeup, dirt and grime built up on your face while being totally easy on even the most sensitive of skin (like mine!). Further to that, thanks to its amazing cleansing M.O., it also helps restore lustre and vibrancy to your skin, something that we desperately need after our marathon Canadian winters.
And while the cleanser is gentle, as noted, it is a gel, after all, so the moisturizing capabilities are on the less hydrating side of the spectrum. If your skin tends to be drier, then your complexion could be left feeling tight, so don’t leaver the house without some moisturizing help: Tag team the cleanser with the AHAVA Essential Day Moisturizer and you’re good to go.