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What is a pH balanced skin care product?

Dr. Ellen Marmur, MD
Dermatology

The product is compatible with the neutral pH of the skin, so it won't react with it adversely. Some chemical ingredients, such as acids or alkaline detergents, change the pH balance temporarily and can affect the epidermal barrier. The phrase can be a decent guide to finding a gentle, basic skin care product that doesn't contain these elements.

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