Commercial facial cleansers and soap based products strip away the dirt and the natural oils from your skin. These products are high in alkaline (basic) and act as surfactants. The reason these products are high in alkaline is because it has to be used with water to dissolve, remove and wash away the oils and dirt on your face and body.
So why is this bad?
Your skin has a natural pH balance of 7, which is neutral on the pH scale ( 1 being the most acidic, and 14 being the most alkaline). Our skin is naturally designed to protect itself with a thin layer called the acid mantle. The acidic mantle has a natural pH level of 5.5. The mantle is made up of amino and lactic acids that mix with fatty acids from the Sebaceous Glands. That mixture is what protects the skin on your face. So when you wash your face with products that have high levels of alkaline like soap and other facial cleansers, you’re washing away the dirt that’s clogging your pores and the protective layer. When you strip away your natural oils, you leave your skin more susceptible than it was before.
So now to keep your pores completely clear and clean of dirt and oil you will have to buy expensive commercial facial products, which will probably result in more easily clogged pores more frequently. You’ll probably have redness and dryness as a result of that as well. To fix all of those issues you will have to buy expensive creams and moisturizers, that will cause more breakouts. Now you’re stuck in a vicious cycle of over cleansing and over moisturizing and that’s what the beauty industry feeds on.
Don’t Dismantle the Acidic Mantle!
Break the cycle! Restore your natural oils and remove dirt without using harsh commercial products. We recommend using an all natural cleanser, toner and moisturizer. Make the switch with Vert Mont Perfumerys skin care products!
SERENITY SCRUB – Facial Cleanser & Mask
We developed Serenity Scrub as a natural alternative to washing with soap. Serenity gives your face the extra pampering it deserves. The mixture of kaolin and rhassoul clays make it a gentle formula great for all skin types. For more information on Serenity Scrub Click Here!
MÉNAGE Á TONIC – Cleanses, Removes Makeup, & Hydrates
This is our all natural toner. It removes makeup, cleanses skin and refreshes. We have finally stopped the commercial cycle of over drying the skin and then over moisturizing. For more information on Ménage a Tonic Click Here!
NEROLI NECTAR FACE SERUM – Serum & Moisturizer
Our skin serum is very nourishing and healing. Neroli Nectar is rich in Vitamin A, E & C and rich in antioxidants. It can also help improve the skin’s epidermal lipids and water barrier, skin elasticity, and can help reduce dryness and redness. For more information on Neroli Nectar Click Here!
For your information:
What is Alkaline (basic)?
“Alkaline (or basic) is a substance that accepts hydrogen ions. When a base is dissolved in water, the balance between hydrogen ions and hydroxide ions shifts the opposite way. Because the base “soaks up” hydrogen ions, the result is a solution with more hydroxide ions than hydrogen ions. This kind of solution is alkaline.” (ScienceBuddies.org)
What is acidic?
“An acid is a substance that donates hydrogen ions. Because of this, when an acid is dissolved in water, the balance between hydrogen ions and hydroxide ions is shifted. Now there are more hydrogen ions than hydroxide ions in the solution. This kind of solution is acidic.” (ScienceBuddies.org)