Instagram post by @goalstogetglowing Vanessa

Finally had a chance to test the pH of a couple new #cleansers .👍🏻
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🖥Click #gtggphtest to see other cleansers tested by myself or others or visit my blog for the full database
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@biologique_recherche_usa Lait VIP 02 Milk Cleanser (thanks for sending the sample @ashleyellebeauty!)
💰$67 for 5.1 oz ($13.14/oz)
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@olehenriksen Find Your Balance Oil Control Cleanser 💰$25 for 5 oz ($5.00/oz)
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@tatcha #thedeepcleanse
💰$38 for 5 oz ($7.60/oz)
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🔆Very Important: The pH of a product only indicates whether it is acidic or basic. It can’t predict how your skin will respond to it. Other factors (like the overall formula & the type of surfactant used) still need to be taken into consideration.
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🔆Cleansers with a slightly acidic pH of 4.5-5.5 are particularly ecommended for people with #acne, #rosacea, eczema, or dry skin, but everyone can benefit from a cleanser with a pH in that range (or at least no higher than 6.5--I wouldn't personally go that high since I am acne-prone...see why below👇
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🔆The acid mantle of our skin is slightly acidic, with an average pH of 4.7 (Lambers, et al., 2006). Cleansers with a slightly acidic pH help to maintain the skin’s natural environment & protect the acid mantle. Disrupting the acid mantle can lead to acne, inflammation, atopic dermatitis, dehydrated or dry skin, skin sensitivity, & even fine lines.
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🔆Acne grows well at pH values between 6 and 6.5 & when pH drops to 5.5, its growth noticeably decreases (Korting & Braun-Falco, 1996). Skin at 5.5 pH is better at preventing the growth of bacteria than skin at 6.5 pH (90% of bacteria prevented vs 60%, Schittek et al 2001).
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🔆Raising your skin’s pH to a 6.0 or higher, leaves the skin open to dryness, infection, & damage on a perpetual basis. *Long-term* use of cleansers with a high pH can result in irritation that is great enough to cause hyperpigmentation (Baranda et al., 2002)
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👩🏼‍🔬Fun fact 👨‍💻
The pH level scale is logarithmic – meaning each 1-unit increase represents a 10-fold increase.
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#lowphlife #skincareph #skincarecommunity #phtest #cleanserph #beautyblogger #skincareblogger #olehenriksen #abblogger #laitvipo2 #abbeatthealgorithm #BiologiqueRecherche #tatcha

66 Comments

  • 25w ago goalstogetglowing goalstogetglowing

    @aboutliahyoo 😘😘😘

  • 25w ago agt925 agt925

    So helpful! @kimberlynicoledelong

  • 25w ago dishydecorator dishydecorator

    Love this! It’s funny....as an acne sufferer and five time accutane user 😳, I was so hesitant to use any of the BR cleansers. Would they get my skin “clean”? My skin has significantly changed since I started cleansing with Lait VIP O2 (and Lait U). I know it’s the other products as well but I attribute the cleansers to a lot of the balancing.

  • 25w ago pitayangg pitayangg

    OMG, i want that tools!!! 😂😂😂

  • 25w ago unfiltered_skin unfiltered_skin

    6.8?! 😬

  • 25w ago skinmusings skinmusings

    Yay more ph tests I love these!! Really wish the tatcha cleanser was lower in pH. How did you like it on your skin?

  • 25w ago skinminimalist skinminimalist

    BR VIP O2 is my current fave cleanser (followed by is clinical Cleansing complex & the Matcha Hemp hydrating cleanser) ❤️

  • 25w ago cosvitalista cosvitalista

    VipO2))) I’m glad)))) 😁 my treasure 💗

  • 25w ago zarrine_beautyjunkie zarrine_beautyjunkie

    I love these tests you do, so informative!

  • 25w ago ayeshiii__ ayeshiii__

    Love your detail reviews, all of a sudden I've started breaking out again 😞 I feel like buying the BR VIp 02 cleanser or the kehils one I've heard they do a good milk cleanser too.

  • 25w ago linuxess linuxess

    Do you have a tool to measure the hydration level on our face?

  • 25w ago mederusa mederusa

    You will love ❤️ our EN1 Cleanser NRJ-NET 👌❤️

  • 25w ago akvileignotaite akvileignotaite

    So right my dear! Acidic products are better for acne prone skin ;)

  • 25w ago briellesmith briellesmith

    @lisareeves85

  • 25w ago lizalaskabeauty lizalaskabeauty

    Yeah that Tatcha cleanser felt a tad drying. Makes sense. Thank you for doing this. pH is helpful information.

  • 25w ago rileyannbalco rileyannbalco

    THIS IS AMAZING

  • 25w ago goalstogetglowing goalstogetglowing

    @sashalaa since the camellia one is an oil cleanser (and not water based) it wouldn’t be appropriate to test the pH. But the good news is that it won’t wreak havoc on your acid mantle

  • 25w ago goalstogetglowing goalstogetglowing

    @linuxess nope 🤷🏼‍♀️

  • 25w ago goalstogetglowing goalstogetglowing

    @dishydecorator that’s awesome!

  • 25w ago goalstogetglowing goalstogetglowing

    @skinmusings I found it a tid bit drying

  • 25w ago goalstogetglowing goalstogetglowing

    @skinminimalist I can see why it’s a fave!!

  • 25w ago goalstogetglowing goalstogetglowing

    @ayesha_makeup_ stratia also makes a milky cleanser

  • 25w ago skinminimalist skinminimalist

    @goalstogetglowing 😉

  • 25w ago jane_thebeautyowl jane_thebeautyowl

    Wow. So much information in one post and I learned a great deal! Thank you for sharing your knowledge dear~!!

  • 24w ago champagne_and_schnitzel champagne_and_schnitzel

    Love this!! ***adds BR to ever-growing wishlist***

  • 24w ago itsjustme.christine itsjustme.christine

    Sad to see the Tatcha cleanser with a higher pH that I like. Guess I’ll pair it with my BR PIGM 400 with it

  • 24w ago estela.beauty.world estela.beauty.world

    How do you test the products with HP pencil ? Meaning how to use the tool to test on products 😊 I know there is tools specially for cosmetic products but this seems like a water ph tester I have one too

  • 24w ago littlegreenjuice littlegreenjuice

    @maria.suriadi hadalabo kita pH nya sesuai😁

  • 23w ago honestgeorgiegirl honestgeorgiegirl

    Can you recommend a cleanser that helps blemishes but also help dehydration xx

  • 23w ago dirtyboysgetclean dirtyboysgetclean

    Okay SERIOUSLY, Instagram! They never show me your posts!!

  • 23w ago lizalaskabeauty lizalaskabeauty

    @dirtyboysgetclean grrrrr

  • 23w ago dirtyboysgetclean dirtyboysgetclean

    @lizalaskabeauty yours either!! Wtf😩

  • 22w ago taylorfrosch taylorfrosch

    Hi I have a question, I’m in the process of trying to find a cleanser or two to alternate between. I have combo oily/dry skin in some areas and struggle with clogged pores and blackheads. I just recently bought the P50 to try and help with that and will be getting the Paula’s choice 2% BHA to add to my routine as well. Im still searching for a cleanser I like and a moisturizer that doesn’t leave me greasy all day. Would you be able to recommend some products? I was think the BR milk cleanser. Would so appreciate some of your knowledge!

  • 22w ago goalstogetglowing goalstogetglowing

    @taylorfrosch the @kravebeauty matcha cleanser would be a great option.

  • 21w ago bristolsussex bristolsussex

    After three years of study and practice we found that 5.5 is the ideal pH for both cleanser and moisturiser. Even with niacinamide at 5.5 the half life is 1000 days (well beyond the 2 year shelf life). Your mileage may vary though as so e people do not tolerate it.

  • 17w ago keepitmelloh keepitmelloh

    Is there a way I can test my own skin ph? Some sort of tool to put on my face 🤔🤔 @goalstogetglowing TIA!

  • 11w ago dianevolvin dianevolvin

    @noellamachiri here’s some more good info about the skinnnnn ✨

  • 11w ago noellamachiri noellamachiri

    @dianevolvin thanks !!!!

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