pH (Potential Hydrogen) List of Products I’ve Tested

Want to know the pH of products? At the end of each season, I will conduct pH (Potential Hydrogen) tests on all empty products that still have liquid in them and compile a master list here. The pH of each product will also appear behind the review of each empty article the product appears in. Type the product name into the search bar to find the corresponding article for the review. It is possible I will occasionally test products that are not yet empty. Place your testing request in the comments. I will test it if it is a product I own, and it is already opened. Opening and/or purchasing a product just to test it is not something I will usually do, because the expiration countdown starts the moment the product opens.

I use the following Micro Essential Lab test strips: Hydrion pH 0.0 – 13.0Hydrion pH 3.0 – 5.5, and Hydrion pH 5.5 – 8.0. Testing products lets us know potential hydrogen ions in them. Products at 7 are pH neutral. Anything below 7 is acidic, and lower numbers are more acidic than higher ones. Everything above 7 is alkaline, and higher numbers are more alkaline than lower ones.

Skin is naturally acidic and usually sits between 4.5 and 6.0. This varies per individual. Facial skin is usually between 4.0 and 5.5. Vaginal pH is usually between 3.8 and 4.5. Hair usually sits between 4.5 and 5.5. This acidity helps us prevent harmful bacteria from thriving on our skin. It also helps the skin repair and heal itself. When skin is out of balance, our natural shedding process gets detoured. When beauty products are close to our skin’s pH, they are pH balanced. The beauty of using pH balanced products is it creates less work for our skin to stay in balance.

If something ultimately works well for me, I will use it even if it is out of balance. My one exception is with vaginal products, because falling below 3.8 can lead to candidiasis, a yeast infection. Going above 4.5 can lead to vaginal bacteriosis, bacterial vaginosis. It is important to note that it is normal to go above 4.5 before menstruation and after menopause. With the pH of semen, menstrual blood, and so many other things already higher than our vaginal pH, using only pH balanced products whenever possible is best for those who have trouble staying in balance. When I have two products that work equally well and one is pH balanced, that is usually the one I will purchase.


111Skin Rose Gold Brightening Facial Treatment Mask- 5.0

111Skin Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel- 5.8

AHAVA Mineral Hand Cream- 4.5

AHAVA Deadsea Water Mineral Shower Gel- 4.5

Alterna Caviar Clinical Exfoliating Scalp Facial- 5.5

amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo- 4.5

Aquation Daily Moisturizing Lotion- 4.0

Aveeno Baby Wash & Shampoo- 4.5

Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Energy Orange Ginger Gentle Foaming Hand Soap- 3.5

Bath and Body Works Purrfect Pumpkin Gentle Foaming Hand Soap- 4.0

Bath and Body Works Vampire Blood Gentle Foaming Hand Soap- 4.0

Beautiful Nutrition Lemon Rinse- 3.5

beautyblender blendercleanser® solid- 9.0

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Liquid Opal- 5.5

Blaq Hydrogel Eye Mask- 5.0

Bolero Liquid Hand Wash Italian Pear- 5.5

Briogeo Rosarco Milk- 4.0

Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Conditioner- 3.5

Bumble and bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Shampoo- 4.5

CeraVe Hydrating Cleansing Bar- 4.5

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream- 4.5

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt- 5.0

Clairol nice n’ easy CC+ Colorseal Conditioner- 3.5

Clarisonic pedi Pedi-Buff- 3.0

Clinique moisture surge 72-hour auto-replenishing hydrator- 5.0

Clinpro 5000 1.1% Sodium Fluoride Anti-Cavity Toothpaste- 5.5

Colgate Optic White Platinum Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste Express White- 5.5

Colgate Total Daily Repair Anticavity Fluoride Mouthwash Fresh Mint- 4.5

Colgate Total Daily Repair Anticavity Fluoride and Antigingivitis Toothpaste- 5.5

COOLA® Classic Face SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer- 5.8

Coola SPF 50 Sport Fresh Mango- 3.5

COTZ Face SPF 40 Tinted Natural Skin Tone- 5.0

Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater ultra-moisturizing hand therapy- 6.0

Crest 3D White Brilliance Advanced Whitening Experience Multi-Care Whitening Mouth Wash- 4.5

davines OI Hand Balm- 5.5

Degree Dry Protection Shower Clean Invisible Solid- 4.5


Degree Women Fresh Energy Dry Spray- 3.0

Delectable ultra nourishing Hand Cream lemon & cream- 4.5

Delectable ultra nourishing Hand Cream in vanilla & cream- 4.5

DERMA-E Hydrating Night Cream- 5.5

Dial Antibacterial Bar Soap- 9.0

Dial Cherry Blossom Moisturizing Hand Soap- 4.0

Dial Iced Berries Moisturizing Hand Soap- 5.5

Dial Vanilla Honey Hand Soap with Moisturizer- 5.5

Dollar Tree Owl Lotion- 3.5

dpHUE ACV Apple Cider Vinegar Scalp Scrub- 3.5

Dr Dennis Gross Ferulic + Retinol Brightening Solution- 5.0

dr. brandt microdermabrasion age defying exfoliator- 3.5

dr. brandt pores no more vacuum cleaner blackhead extractor mask- 4.0

dr. brandt PoreDermabrasion- 4.5

Dr.Jart+ Firming Solution Body heat Thermosensitive Cellulose Gel Mask

DRUNK ELEPHANT Protini™ Polypeptide Cream- 4.0

drybar Detox Dry Shampoo- 4.0

drybar Prep Rally Prime & Prep Detangler- 5.5

Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream- 3.0

e.l.f. Volumizing & Defining Mascara- 5.5

Erno Laszlo FIRMARINE Cleansing Bar- 5.0

everyone for every body hand soap meyer melon + mandarin- 4.0

everyone hand soap tangerine + vanilla- 3.5

Exuviance Triple Microdermabrasion- 3.5

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream- 5.5

Garnier Clean + Blackhead Eliminating Scrub- 3.5

Garnier SkinActive Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer- 3.5

giovanni Hydrate Body Lotion- 5.0

Gold Bond healing hand cream- 5.0

Gold Bond Ultimate healing aloe- 5.5

GLAMGLOW® BUBBLESHEET™ Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask- 4.0

GLAMGLOW Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer Nude Glow- 3.5

GlamGlow Supermud Clearing Treatment- 5.5

GlamGlow Volcasmic Matte Glow Moisturizer- 4.5

Greenbrier International Owl Hand Soap All scents- 5.0

Greenbrier International Red Apple Body Wash- 5.0

h2o+ Beauty Oasis Moisture Boost Serum- 5.5

h2o+ Blushing Orange Shower & Bath Gel- 3.5

H2o+ Grapefruit Bergamot Shower Gel- 3.5

H2o+ Natural Spring Shower & Bath Gel- 3.5

h2o+ Raspberry Guava Shower & Bath Gel- 2.0

h2o+ Sea Lavender Body Wash- 3.0

h2o+ Sea Salt Body Wash- 5.0

h2o+ Spa Sea Marine Collagen Conditioner- 4.5

h2o+ Spa Sea Marine Revitalizing Shampoo- 4.5

h2o+ Sparkling Currant Shower & Bath Gel- 3.5

h2o+ Targeted Care softening mint Foot Rub- 5.0

Harvey Prince ageless exfoliating shower gel- 5.0

HASK Charcoal Purifying Conditioner- 6.0

HASK Charcoal Purifying Shampoo- 4.5

Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport Ulta Light high performance sunscreen- 3.0

hello extra whitening fluoride toothpaste- 7.6

hello sensitivity relief fluoride toothpaste soothing mint with coconut oil- 5.5

HEMPZ Age Defying Renewing Herbal Body Wash

HEMPZ Original Herbal Body Moisturizer- 5.0

HERBIVORE Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish- 5.0

hey honey Walk the Walk Propolis Foot and Heel Cream- 4.5

hush Prism Airbrush Spray in Malibu Pink- 4.0

It Cosmetics CC Cream- 5.5

IT Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Transforming Moisturizing Super Cream- 5.0

it’s a 10 miracle leave-in plus Keratin- 5.0

Jack Black Beard Lube Conditioning Shave- 5.5

Japonesque Solid Brush Cleaner- 6.0

Jergens Ultra Healing Extra Dry Skin Moisturizer- 5.0

Joico K-PAK Intense Hydrator- 4.5

Josie Maran Argan Sugar Balm Body Scrub Sweet Apple Cider- 4.5

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Be Spirited Sweet Citrus- 3.5

Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil vanilla pine- 4.5

Juara Radiance Enzyme Scrub- 4.5

Julep rethink your shower Hydrating Body Cleansing Oil- 5.5

Kalahari Spa and Salon Lotion- 6.0

Kiehl’s Creme de Corps- 5.0

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate- 3.5

KORRES Body Butter Japanese Rose- 4.0

L’Oreal Advanced Haircare Nutri-Gloss High shine shampoo- 5.8

L’Oreal Consumer Testing Mascara- 3.5

Lalicious Sugar Reef Extraordinary Whipped Sugar Scrub- 4.0

Lancer Eye Contour Lifting Cream- 5.0

Lancome Absolue Premium Bx Advanced Cream Foam Cleanser- 5.8

Lancome CILS Booster- 6.8

Lancome Creme Radiance Clarifying Cream-to-Foam Cleanser- 8.0

Lancome Hydra-Intense Masque- 5.5

Lancome Monsieur Big Mascara 3.5

Lancome Tonique Confort- 6.0

Laneige Multiberry Yogurt Repairing Mask- 5.5

LE PETIT MARSEILIAIS Orange Blossom Extra Gentle Shower Creme- 3.0

Lime Crime Unicorn Hair Semi-Permanent Hair Color Tint Oyster- 3.5

Listerine Ultraclean with Everfresh Technology Antiseptic- 4.0

Living proof.® STYLE|LAB® Prime Style Extender- 4.5

Lollia Relax Shea Butter Handcreme Lavender & Honey- 5.8

Lorac Behind the Scenes Eye Primer- 4.5

Lubriderm Daily Moisture Lotion Normal to Dry Skin- 5.8

Lush Santa’s Christmas Shower Cream- 5.8

Luvena Daily Therapeutic Wash- 4.5

Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Oil Treatment- 3.5

Macadamia Professional Ultra Riche Moisture Masque- 5.0

Macadamia Professional Weightless Moisture Masque- 4.5

Manna Kadar relax Sea Minerals Renewing Hand Lotion- 5.0

Manna Kadar Sea Minerals Renewing Hand Soap- 3.0

Marlowe Men’s Shave Gel- 4.5

Member’s Mark Blue Poppy and Peony scented hand soap- 4.0

Member’s Mark Coconut and Monoi scented hand soap- 4.0

Member’s Mark Fresh Pear and Aloe scented hand soap- 4.5

Member’s Mark Vanilla and Necatarine scented hand soap- 4.5

Milk Makeup Kush High Volume Mascara- 5.0

miss spa coconut facial sheet mask- 3.5

miss spa hydrate facial sheet mask- 5.0

Mizani 25 Miracle Milk- 4.0

Nature Box Body Wash coconut oil hydrated skin- 5.5

Nioxin Scalp & Hair Treatment fine hair 4 – 5.5

NIVEA Foaming Silk Mousse Body Wash- 3.0

ogx detoxifying pomegranate & ginger Scalp Toner- 4.5

ogx nourishing coconut milk Anti-Breakage Serum- 3.0

ogx Nourishing Coconut Milk Conditioner- 4.0

Olay Active Botanicals Moisturizing Day Lotion- 5.0

Original Sprout Hair & Body Babywash- 5.5

OUAI Dry Shampoo- 5.5

OUAI Leave In Conditioner- 5.0

OUAI Rose Hair & Body Oil -3.0

Palmer’s Coco Butter Formula Intensive Relief Hand Cream- 6.2

Paula’s Choice Mystery Product- 3.5

Paula’s Choice Mystery Product 2- 3.0


philosophy shimmering snowlace shampoo, shower gel & bubble bath- 4.5

Pixi Glow Tonic Exfoliating Toner- 3.0

PORASO Shaving Cream- 9.0

R+Co Death Valley Dry Shampoo- 4.0

Raw Sugar Natural Hand Wash Vanilla Bean + Sugar- 4.5

Real Chemistry Environmental Rescue Mask- 4.5

Rituals The Ritual of Ayurveda hand balm- 4.5

Rituals The Ritual of Sakura zensational foaming shower gel- 2.5

Ritz Carlton Refreshing Mint Mouthwash- 3.5

Sensodyne Rapid Relief Mint Toothpaste- 5.5

Sensodyne Deep Clean- 7.6

Sephora + Pantone Universe Flash Dew Luminizer Golden Orchid- 6.8

Shea Brand Raw Organic Rose Shea Butter- 3.5

SheaMoisture 100% Tsamma Melon Oil & Organic Shea Butter Rough Skin Body Lotion w/ Kefir Probiotics- 4.5

SheaMoisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen, Grow & Restore Shampoo- 5.8

Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream + Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ -5.0

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Essence Absolue Nourishing Oil-in-Cream Camellia Oil- 4.0

skinfix Foaming Oil Cleanser- 4.5

skin fix Ultra Rich Hand Cream- 4.5

Soap & Glory heel Genius Foot Cream- 4.5

Softsoap milk & golden honey Moisturizing Hand Soap- 4.5

Softsoap Soothing Aloe Vera- 5.0

Softsoap Warm Spiced Tea Liquid Hand Soap- 5.5

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bod Buff- 5.0

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream- 4.0

Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Cream- 5.0

Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Cream (Reformulated)- 5.0

Sol de Janeiro Samba Foot Fetish Cream- 5.0

SONYA DAKAR NutraSphere Flash Facial Exfoliating Treatment- 2.5

Spongelle Papaya Yuzu Boxed Flower Body Wash Infused Buffer- 6.2

Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara- 5.0

Suave Visible Glow Self-Tanning Body Lotion Fair to Medium- 3.0

Sulwhasoo First Care Activating Mask- 5.0

Supergoop!® Everyday SPF 50 with Cellular Response Technology- 3.0

SweetSpot LABS Vanilla Blossom Gentle Wash- 4.0

tarte sugar rush cake butter- 5.0

The Art of Shaving Shaving Cream- 8.0

The Laundress Signature Detergent- 7.6

Tigi S Factor Stunning Volume Conditioner- 4.0

Tigi S Factor Stunning Volume Shampoo- 4.5

TONYMOLY Panda’s Dream White Hand Cream- 4.5

Ulta Beauty Berry Cooler moisture cleanse hand soap- 4.5

Ulta Beauty Butter Cream Cupcake Body Souffle- 5.0

Ulta Beauty Coconut Cream Moisture Gel Hand Soap- 5.0

Ulta Beauty Collection Sparkling Lemon Hand Soap- 4.0

Ulta Beauty Peppermint Cracked Heel Treatment- 5.0

Ulta Beauty Red Velvet Cupcake 3-in-1 Smoothie Body Wash, Bubble Bath & Shampoo- 4.5

Ulta Beauty Sangria Twist moisture cleanse hand soap- 5.5

Ulta Beauty Sweet Pecan Cupcake 3-in-1 Smoothie Body Wash, Bubble Bath & Shampoo- 4.5

up&up nail polish remover nourishing- 5.5

Vagisil Daily Initimate Wash- 3.5

Vitabath Spa Day Lavender Chamomile Body Wash- 5.0

Walgreens Citrus & Herb Hand Soap- 5.0

Wella Elements Lightweight Renewing Conditioner- 4.5

Wella Elements Renewing Shampoo- 4.5

White Barn Give Thanks Gentle Foaming Hand Soap- 3.5

White Barn Kitchen Lemon Gentle Foaming Hand Soap- 3.5

yes to Grapefruit Correct & Repair brightening Facial Wipes – 5.0

Yves Rocher Gommage Scrub- 4.5

Yves Rocher Nutrition Nourishing Body Lotion Almond- 5.0

Yves Saint Laurent Natural Action Exfoliator Granule-free- 3.5

Zoella Wondrous Whip Lightly Whipped Body Cream- 5.5

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