With skincare products, the general rule is to look for items that are slightly acidic as this is preferred for the best complexion.
Products may range from as low as 4.5 and as high as 7 with the ideal point being a pH of 5.5.
Renue™ is on the optimal 5.5 mark on the pH scale according to our pharmaceutical manufacturer.
Skincare products with a higher pH level, (also known as alkaline with a range of 8-14), pose the biggest threat to your skin's pH and acid mantle.
That tight, squeaky-clean feeling you might experience after washing your face is the truest sign of cleansers with a high pH and damaged skin barrier. They, as well as other alkaline skin-care products, tend to strip away sebum and natural oils.
Because products with a low pH (1-6) are at a level closer to skin's natural pH, they will more effectively work with your skin and help cell turnover gently. They're more likely to keep skin bright and smooth, instead of flaky and angry.
However, certain products can be too low of a pH for skin and irritate it. At-home peels and other acid-spiked products like tend to have a lower pH level, making them great exfoliants but just as stripping as products with a high pH.