Citric acid is simply the molecule that makes lemon juice acidic. It is also present in many of the human body's essential biological mechanisms. What does it do? Well, a cosmetic product should be about as acidic as its application area. This is measured with the pH (acidity index). The skin, for example, has a pH of around 5.5. This is quite acidic, and fortunately, it is this natural acidity that protects us from many chemical compounds and other microbes. To adjust a cosmetic product's pH (around 5.5 if it is to be applied to the skin), there are two major compounds, citric acid, to decrease it, and sodium hydroxide, to increase it. It is the right dosage of both in the formula that allows obtaining the target pH, for the safe use of your favorite product. ;)
Natural? Yes! Boring? Never!
Just between us gentlemen, aren't you tired of products with synthetic perfumes and questionable formulas? Would you rather go back to nature, with clean formulas that preserve your beauty capital?
So do we, which is why Monsieur BARBIER has rethought the design of men's products to imagine the most natural products possible, carefully choosing each active ingredient, for an uncompromising balance between effectiveness, sensory, and naturalness. Natural, yes, but not at the expense of style, or pleasure.
In this approach, Monsieur BARBIER is one of the only brands for men adhering to COSMEBIO and subject to audits by ECOCERT, for its COSMOS NATURAL & ORGANIC labeled products. And all our products are free of any controversial ingredients, or ingredients of animal origin. Not bad at all! Did you know that our FULL CARE dry oil was the first beard oil in the world to receive the COSMOS ORGANIC certification label? In addition to being the first dry oil in its category, we'll let you discover the benefits for yourself!