Why your soaps pH is so important to your skin

What is pH?

pH is a measurement of how acid or alkaline a solution is. Human skin produces a barrier on the skin’s surface known as the acid mantle.

As the name suggests, this barrier is slightly acidic, and is designed to keep out bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants which can penetrate and harm the skin. The skin’s acid mantle has a pH normally in the range of 5-6. Because of this slight acidity, one of the best ways to cleanse the skin is with Goat’s Milk Soap.  Most soap has a pH in the range of 9-10.

Goat milk actually ‘feeds’ the skin and permeates through the cell walls delivering calcium similar to patches applied to the skin. The pH of goat’s milk is closer to skin’s own natural pH which reduces the surface tension of skin, allowing it to absorb the moisturising effects of goat milk. Our Goat Soap pH is 5.5, improvements in ‘skin feel’ are noticeable after a couple of days of using Our Goats Milk Soap, depending on how much damage the skin must repair first.

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