If citric acid is yin, sodium hydroxide is yang. A cosmetic product must have an acidity comparable to the area of application for which it is intended. Acidity is measured by an indicator called pH. The skin has an acidic pH, of around 5.5. Any product intended to be used on the skin must therefore have a similar pH, around 5.5. To adjust the acidity, two substances are available: citric acid, which decreases the pH, and sodium hydroxide (sometimes called soda), which increases the pH. It is the right quantitative combination of the two that allows for obtaining the target value.
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!