pH stands for potential of hydrogen and refers to how acidic or basic (also known as alkaline) a water-containing material is, where a pH of 7 is neutral (water), a pH below 7 is acidic and a pH greater than 7 is basic. Healthy skin naturally has a slightly acidic pH range of 4.5 – 5.5. Products that are pH-balanced are designed to maintain or bring skin back to this natural pH level.
“Our skin has an invisible layer called the 'acid mantle,' and we need to respect the pH of our skin to keep it healthy. Products that restore the barrier and help bring the pH back to the normal range—slightly acidic—are imperative.”
- Dr. Whitney Bowe Beauty, Board-Certified Dermatologist, Scientist, Founder