Now that WEN is back in my life, things are good again. And I'm starting to question if my skin is missing out an an amazing cleanser that can set the tone for my healthy skin regimen. Today, I stumbled upon a brand that immediately caught my attention. When my eyes landed on the packaging, the 3.0-3.5 pH made me take notice. We all know by now how much the skin, scalp and hair love acidic products. Alkaline products bring out skin out of balance making it susceptible to attack.
And when the skin is out of balance, bad things can happen. Acne is more likely to thrive in an alkaline environment. That's because the skin's natural defense system is slightly compromised when the pH is above the ideal range. Healthy skin is acidic. And most of us are creating the opposite effect when we cleanse. This study talks about how soap can actually promote the growth of acne on vs. using an acidic syndet (a gentle soap-free cleanser). Regular use of an acidic cleanser reduced the number of acne lesions in study participants compared to soap. The article goes on to say that the type of facial cleanser we choose is "crucial."
This is why I have my eyes fixed on Phace Bioactive cleanser. Not only does it have an amazing pH but it also boasts of it's ability to exfoliate. And you all know how I feel about exfoliation. The ingredient list looks yummy. Take a look:
A short ingredient list is always a good thing. Did you happen to see probiotics on the list? We've already learned about the wonderful protective qualities of probiotics in skin care. This cleanser is low pH AND it has antibacterial properties. What's better than that? Phace Biotactive also exfoliates with fruit enzymes then nourishes with B vitamins and alpha-lipoic acid. Milk thistle (silybum marianum) is known to be a powerful detoxifier when taken internally. But when applied topically, milk thistle may have the ability to protect the skin from UVB damage and free radicals.
This is just the tip of the surface, there are studies that demonstrate the long-term positive or negative effects of using an acidic or alkaline cleanser. One minute of innocent contact with alkaline cleansers can affect your skin long afterwards. It all adds up. Unlike typical cleansers, Phace Bioactive will not foam or strip the skin. Which makes it perfect for the cooler, dryer months ahead.
I'm a testament to the wonders of adding acidity to the skin care regimen. Toning with coconut vinegar has made a huge difference in keeping dermatitis at bay. And my skin thrived when I washed with acid water. Now, it's about time that my cleanser jumped on this bandwagon. And Phace Bioactive almost seems too good to be true. Can't wait to try it.
Here are a few reviews of those who've tried (and loved) Phace.