pH stands for "potential hydrogen," which is a measurement used to describe the acid to the alkaline ratio of something. The scale ranges from 0 (the most acidic) to 14 (the most alkaline).
The first line of defense against the growth of unwanted organisms on our skin is a proper pH balance. From pimples and wrinkles to eczema and psoriasis, an out-of-balance pH can cause a wide array of skin problems. The cells of our bodies must maintain alkalinity to enable them to function and stay alive.
Bacteria, yeast, fungus, mold, viruses, and any other unfavorable conditions come about from too much acidity.
With our skincare products, we aim to solve these skin conditions with a simple
solution: a proper pH balance of 5.5 on the pH scale.
Here is how this all works:
Your skin's outermost layer, called the "Stratum Comeum", is covered with a thin film called the "acid mantle". The acid mantle is responsible for keeping in moisture and nutrients, while also defending your skin against harmful environmental irritants and toxins. It is an essential part of your skin's biology, so when something is off, namely, its pH balance, things can go very wrong for your skin - very fast.
When the mantle becomes too alkaline, which would be above 5.5, in the range of 7
to 14, the skin becomes dry and sensitive and susceptible to conditions like eczema, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, flaky skin, and so on. When it becomes too acidic, in the range of 1 to 4, which is significantly rarer than being too alkaline, the skin is prone to intense breakouts and increased sensitivity and inflammation.
The magic number is pH 5.5 and all our products are created with that magic number, pH 5.5. So by using our products you will help maintain the optimum pH fr your skin and not create new problems for your skin.