Phisoderm

What is pH?

pH (Potential of Hydrogen)

pH (Potential of Hydrogen) is a measurement of the degree of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution as measured on a scale (pH scale) of 0 to 14. The midpoint of 7.0 on the pH scale represents a neutral solution is neither acid nor alkaline (i.e. water). Numbers below 7.0 indicate acidity; numbers greater than 7.0 indicate alkalinity.

Phisoderm - pH Scale
Phisoderm - pH Scale

Extremely Low pH

Excessively oily skin and blemishes occur when the skin's pH levels are extremely low (very acidic). When skin is in this state, it not only causes blemishes, but results in excessive oil and/or dryness in patches, inflammation and chronic conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.

Low pH

Oily skin occurs when the skin’s pH levels are too low (acidic). When skin is in this state, it not only causes oily skin, but can result in irritation and redness.

High pH

Dry skin occurs when the skin’s pH levels are too high (alkaline). When skin is in this state, it not only causes dry skin, but can result in blemishes and inflammation.

How does pH relate to our skin?

Most skin problems occur when pH is out of balance. Typically, healthy skin has a slight acidic pH average of 5.5, where dry skin — is not only dry, but too high in alkaline (aka too high in pH). Oily skin is categorized as not only being oily but too acidic, meaning low in pH., Chronic and Irritated skin (oily/oily and dry patches) are extremely low in acidic levels and are very low in pH. This is generally for those people with irritated/inflamed chronic conditions such as Eczema and Rosacea.

pHisoderm’s unique formulas contains pH balancing ingredients that restores the skin’s pH balance for beautiful, healthy looking skin.

Products

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pH Down for Dry Skin

Phisoderm - Dry Skin

pH DOWN helps to decrease skins natural pH levels with added hydrating emollients and antioxidants to moisturize skin and promote cell renewal. It helps to restores skin's natural moisture barrier leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. Dermatologist tested.

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pH Down for Dry Skin

pH DOWN helps to decrease skins natural pH levels with added hydrating emollients and antioxidants to moisturize skin and promote cell renewal. It helps to restores skin's natural moisture barrier leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. Dermatologist tested.

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pH Up for Oily Skin

Phisoderm - Oily Skin

pH UP helps to increase skins natural pH levels by reducing oil and impurities. This soft mild cleanser is gentle and leaves skin feeling smooth. Dermatologist tested.

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Phisoderm - Oily Skin

pH Up for Oily Skin

pH UP helps to increase skins natural pH levels by reducing oil and impurities. This soft mild cleanser is gentle and leaves skin feeling smooth. Dermatologist tested.

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pH Clinical for blemish-prone skin

Phisoderm - Clinical

pH CLINICAL is a unique formulation designed specifically for those with problematic skin conditions —excessively oily skin, blemishes, dryness in patches and chronic conditions such as eczema. pH CLINICAL helps to increase skins natural pH levels significantly by containing an exfoliating complex, BHA, reducing oil and bacteria for an improved complexion. Dermatologist tested.

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pH Clinical for blemish-prone skin

pH CLINICAL is a unique formulation designed specifically for those with problematic skin conditions —excessively oily skin, blemishes, dryness in patches and chronic conditions such as eczema. pH CLINICAL helps to increase skins natural pH levels significantly by containing an exfoliating complex, BHA, reducing oil and bacteria for an improved complexion. Dermatologist tested.

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Phisoderm - Clinical

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Which Restorative Facial Cleanser should I use for my skin type?
    • pHisoderm pH UP is used for oily skin types.
    • pHisoderm pH DOWN is used for dry skin types.
    • pHisoderm pH CLINICAL is used for more problematic chronic skin conditions such as Eczema, Rosacea and acne prone skin.
  • Do any of the pHisoderm Restorative Facial Cleansers contain Vitamin E?

    pHisoderm pH DOWN and pH UP both contain Vitamin E to help moisturize dry, irritated skin. Because of its antioxidant activity, Vitamin E is vital in protecting skin cells from ultra violet light, pollution and other elements that produce cell damaging free radicals. Free radicals are believed to play a large role in the aging of skin, which makes the antioxidant activity in Vitamin E quite valuable to keep skin looking its best.

  • Does pH Clinical contain Salicylic Acid?

    Yes, it contains 2.0% Salicylic Acid.

  • Do pHisoderm Restorative Cleansers contain Gluten or Soy?

    None of the pHisoderm Restorative Cleanser contains Gluten or Soy.

  • Are there any animal products or bi-products in these cleansers? Are these cleansers tested on animals?

    All pHisoderm Restorative Cleanser have no trace of animal products or bi-products. pHisoderm is cruelty-free.

  • What is the pH of most typical bar soaps?

    Many people use soap and water to clean their faces thinking this is the best way to clean skin, but what they may not realize is that generic bar soaps are highly alkaline, with a pH of 12, which isn’t beneficial to skin. Soapy water is commonly used to wash the face but it actually removes the natural oils from the skin. While it may leave skin with that clean feeling, soap is really just neutralizing skins acid pH and in doing so, stripping away its natural defense systems.

  • Are pHisoderm Cleanser fragrance free?

    Both pHisoderm pH Down and pH Up are fragrance free.

  • What is the Acid Mantle and how does it relate to having healthy, pH balanced skin?

    The acid mantle is a thin oily film, made up of sweat and sebum, which sits on top of the outmost layer of our skin and protects skin from bacteria entering. Many of the contaminants that might enter our skin, such as chemicals from the atmosphere and harmful bacteria, are alkaline in nature, which means they have a pH of higher than 7. When bacteria are killed by acid they can’t damage the skin but if you strip skin of its acidic mantle by using it becomes much easier for bacteria to find its way in. Our skin’s natural acidity neutralizes chemicals and bacteria, which is a necessary part of the body’s defense system.

    The acid mantle becomes unbalanced with the use of strong alkaline soaps, cleansers and detergents. Excess perspiration may also be a factor. If you perspire more than average, your acid mantle will have a higher proportion of sweat compared to others, throwing skin of its natural balance.

    Maintain skins acid mantle by:

    • Using pH balanced skin care products
    • Avoiding harsh soaps
    • Frequently moisturizing with a slightly acidic moisturizer
    • Protecting yourself from the sun


    Maintaining both the acid mantle and skins pH is a fine balance, but vital to being able to neutralize harmful bacteria, which can lead to acne, infection, or irritation. pHisoderm Cleansers restore skin back to its natural balance to help maintain healthy looking and feeling skin.

Where To Buy

Available in the skincare section of leading pharmacy, grocery and mass retailers. Selection may vary by store.

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