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Bar Soap Versus Our Organic Cleansing Milk

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Bar Soap vs Cleansing Milk

Myth has it, that in order for your skin to be rid off all the day’s impurities and grime, your skin has to feel squeaky clean. Fact is, that your skin is most likely then stripped of all its natural oils.  

The skin, just like the body, has an ideal PH level. The PH scale measures the acidity or alkalinity of a substance.

Whatever you put on your skin; lotions, soaps and cleansers, all have an effect on the PH level of your skin.  

And if that is not enough, there are a number of other factors that also contribute to the overall PH level of your skin. Age, pollution, environmental factors such as sun and water, as well as cigarette smoke, all play a major role.  

The PH level of a substance is measured on a scale of 0-14; 0 being the most acidic and 14 the most alkaline. The PH level of normal adult skin is in the range of approximately 5.5.  

When you use a product that is too harsh, the skin is stripped of its natural oils and becomes dry, dull and flaky. Collagen can be destroyed causing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.  


The Acid Mantle of the Skin

The surface of the skin has a combined coating of sebum and perspiration. This is called the Acid Mantle.

It is important to maintain the correct PH level for your skin to protect the Acid Mantle. The Acid Mantle forms a protective barrier, protecting the skin, locking in moisture and protecting against toxins and bacteria, sun, wind, smoke and dehydration.  

A product that is too harsh, like bar soap, can destroy this delicate balance leaving your skin vulnerable to inflammation and a host of other problems.  


The Negative on Bar Soap

Soap’s PH level is normally between 9 and 11, which will give you a squeaky clean feeling, but little else. It is too harsh, too alkaline, and will strip your skin from its natural oils and moisture, changing the PH level to a more alkaline level. This is extremely damaging as your skin dries out and becomes dull and flaky, and more sensitive. This in turn, makes the skin more prone to inflammation. To compensate, the sebaceous glands overproduce oil causing clogged pores and breakouts.  


Why Organic Cleansing Milk?

Cleansers are generally at a much lower PH level than bar soaps. Cleansers are generally far more gentle on the skin, not disrupting the Acid Mantle.  

Our Organic Cleansing Milk is just a step above the normal cleansers, as we have now turned to Mother Nature for her wonderful ingredients that will nourish and nurture your skin. Our cleanser contains none of the chemicals that can present a whole host of their own problems and horrible effects.  

A good cleanser will work with the skin, be gentle, and at the same time wash grime and dirt away, while ensuring the skin is hydrated.  

Amazing Ingredients in Our Organic Cleanser

Aloe  
Gentle, moisturising and soothing, all in one.

Chamomile
Chamomile contains anti-inflammatory properties and is gently moisturising. Perfect for sensitive skin.

Echinacea
Excellent in the treatment of acne, eczema and other skin conditions.  

Be gentle with your skin, it is your insurance to a beautifully hydrated, youthful and glowing skin as you grow older!


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