Ready to take your cleansing routine more seriously? I bet that’s why you’re on the hunt for the best low pH cleansers in the Philippines. Switching to that type of facial wash was the first thing I did when I decided to take my skincare regimen really seriously.
But why is low pH in a cleanser important?
What is the best pH for a cleanser?
The best pH level for a cleanser is anything between 4.5 and 7. This is because these are the closest to the skin’s natural pH (4.5 to 5.5), meaning products that are on this level will not irritate the skin and actually help maintain its good health.
Do you need a toner after using a low pH cleanser?
In the past, you’d need a toner after using a cleanser because a toner can help re-balance the skin’s pH. These days, however, toners can do more than bring back moisture to the skin that was lost during cleansing. And, well, there are now cleansers that don’t strip off moisture from the skin and cause an imbalance in the skin’s natural flora (a.k.a. low pH cleansers).
Best low pH cleansers in the Philippines
Now that you know how this kind of cleanser can make a difference in your skin, here are some of the best ones to consider picking up.
Pyunkang Yul Low pH Pore Deep Cleansing Foam
This product’s main ingredient is diatomite, which contains over 66 kinds of healthy natural minerals. That’s coupled with its mild but effective cleansing prowess, of course. It claims to be able to remove makeup without drying up your skin!
COSRX Low pH Good Morning Cleanser
This promises to not only cleanse your skin but also refine its texture. The result? Smooth, soft skin.
Frudia My Orchard Peach Cleansing Foam
This jelly-like cleanser cleanses and soothes the skin. It also claims to be gentle enough to be used by those with sensitive skin.
TI’AM Snail and Azulane Low pH Cleanser
Soothe and moisturize your skin while cleansing with the help of this facial wash that’s packed with guaizulene and snail mucin, which have been proven to nourish and strengthen the skin.
ELLANA Gentle Low pH Gel Cleanser
This cleanser is sulfate-free so it won’t dry out your skin. On top of that, it also contains nourishing ceramides, lactic acid, allantoin and Norway spruce.
Some by Mi Truecica Miracle Repair Low pH Cleanser
Enjoy the soothing power of centella asiatica in this face wash. This made-for-sensitive-skin cleanser also has black snail extract that helps soothe redness and post breakout blemishes.
isntree Hyaluronic Acid Low pH Cleansing Foam
This product’s star ingredients are 8 types of hyaluronic acid that promise to hydrate your skin while cleansing it. It also contain 17 types of amino acids that help strengthen the skin barrier so it’s not too prone to damage.
Celeteque Hydration Facial Wash
If you want no-fuss but effective cleansing, this wash from local brand Celeteque is the one to get. Check out my full review on this here.
Acwell pH Balancing Bubble Free Cleansing Gel
Not a fan of sudsy cleansers? You’ll love this bubble-free one from Acwell. It’s also formulated with licorice water extract that soothes the skin and edelflower extract that’s anti-inflammatory. Eight types of hydrating hyaluronic acid rounds out this cleanser’s non-stripping formula.
Hada Labo Hydrating Face Wash
Hyaluronic acid is also this cleanser’s claim to fame. Something to be expected from the brand that launched the first product with eight types of hyaluronic acid though! So if you’re looking for hydration even when you cleanse, this one’s definitely a good choice.
fresh Soy Face Cleanser
This fan-favorite cleanser’s packed with ingredients that moisturize and nourish the skin while removing makeup, impurities, dirt and more. It contains soothing aloe vera, cooling and calming cucumber extract and skin-elasticity-improving soy proteins.
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