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The pH Connection: Why Matching Skincare Ingredients to Your Skin's pH is Key for Healthy Skin

Achieving healthy, glowing skin is a goal many of us strive for, but sometimes our skincare routine may be missing a crucial element - the pH level of our skin. Did you know that using skincare products with ingredients that have similar pH levels to our skin (4.5-5.5) can make a significant difference in the health and appearance of our skin? In this blog, we will explore the benefits of using products that match our skin's pH and delve into some therapeutic botanicals that are closest to our natural pH, highlighting their unique benefits for skin health.

The Importance of Matching Skincare Ingredients to Skin's pH

Let’s start with a little basic Chemistry Lesson reminder~

The pH levels measure the acidity or alkalinity of a solution, with a scale ranging between 0-14.  A pH is considered neutral at 7, acidic with values below pH 7 and alkaline with values above 7.

Our skin has a slightly acidic pH level of around 4.5-5.5, which is crucial for maintaining its protective barrier and overall health. When we use skincare products that have a pH level that is too high or too low, it can disrupt this delicate acid mantle balance, leading to a host of skin issues such as dryness, irritation, inflammation, and even acne. Therefore, by choosing products with ingredients that have a similar pH to our skin, we can support our skin's natural functions, maintain its barrier integrity, and promote a beautiful, healthy complexion.

Plus, did you know that having ingredients with a similar pH as our skin 4.5-5.5 pH, also enhances its absorption and effectiveness! That is a win-win for you and your skin!

Check out some Therapeutic Botanicals that are Closest to Our Skin's natural pH.

1. Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera is an ancient medicinal powerhouse that shares a similar pH level as human skin. Known for its soothing, hydrating and wound healing properties, Aloe Vera can help calm irritation, reduce redness, and improve skin's moisture levels. It is also rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and micronutrients that nourish and heal all skin types.

2. Calendula

    Calendula is a gentle botanical with a pH level that is ideal for sensitive skin. It has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal properties that can help heal wounds, soothe irritated skin, and reduce inflammation. Calendula is also rich in antioxidants that promote skin repair and regeneration, making it a valuable ingredient for maintaining healthy skin.

    3. Lavender

      Lavender is well-known for its calming and healing properties. It can help reduce inflammation, promote skin regeneration, improve overall skin health and elevate mood.

      4. Rose

        Rose is extremely beneficial for the skin and your sense of wellbeing. Besides having the highest vibration of all flowers, rose is known for its hydrating and toning properties, as well as its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.


        In conclusion, using skincare products with ingredients that have similar pH levels to our skin is essential for maintaining a healthy and radiant complexion. By incorporating therapeutic botanicals such as Aloe Vera, Calendula, Rose and Lavender into your skincare routine, you can support your skin's natural functions, soothe irritation, and promote overall skin health. Remember, when it comes to skincare, pH matters - so choose products that work in harmony with your skin's pH for the best results.


        Find these therapeutic ingredients in many of the LIV + GRACE SKINCARE products below.


        Aloe Vera- Goat Milk Hydrator, Marine Peptide Hyaluronic Serum, Damage Control Cleanser, Purify Cleansing Gel, Pomegranate + Apple Exfoliating Gel Mask, Rose + White Tea Hydrating Mask, Vital Complete Hydrating Essence, Rebalance Clarifying Tonic


        Calendula- Super Seed Oil, Damage Control Cleanser, Vital Complete Hydrating Essence, Rebalance Clarifying Tonic,


        Rose- Pomegranate + Apple Exfoliating Gel Mask, Rose + White Tea Hydrating Mask and Overnight Cream, Vital Complete Hydrating Essence


        Lavender- Rebalance Clarifying Tonic

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