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Dettol pH Balance

With Dettol's Newly Formulated pH balanced shower gels

You may be surprised but not many people consider the importance of pH levels when purchasing a bottle of body wash.

Often when browsing through the sections, it's not uncommon to see that the public is often taken by the singular words of germ free, moisturizing, cooling, scented and more but combining these power mixes into just one bottle? Sounds like you would have done the impossible but yet it seems like the mission has been accomplished with Dettol.

Maintaining pH levels with Dettol

You see, pH balance does play an important role in our routine and the right product that is compatible to your skin's natural pH levels is vital for the skin to stay germ-free and moisturized. So when Dettol rolled in their newly formulated pH balanced shower gel, needless to say the ocd person in me was completely intrigued with it.

Now instead of going on technical terms, I am going to list on on how to maintain your pH levels in bullet points. Simple and easy is always the way to go about these things, I'd always say.

How to maintain your pH levels

1) To start of with, the Acid Mantle is the natural skin barrier that protects the skin from bacteria, viruses and contaminants.

2) The healthy pH for this is 4.5 to 6.2

3) Environmental changes such as UV rays, exhaust fumes, pollutants, dust, haze and heat are harmful to the skin and can strip away the essential lipids so cleansing with a slightly acidic cleanser will keep the skin moisturized and healthy throughout the day.

4) Treating the skin gently with Dettol's new pH balanced formula protects the skin from germ and bacteria and helps retain skin moisture. Not only that it also preserves the natural barrier of your skin.

Dettol vs Brand X

Now that we have a more in-depth understanding on the pH levels and maintenance, let's move on to the demonstration. Filling two little containers with Dettol and Brand X, we were first asked to spray some water on our arms and swatch it with a pH pen. This was just to test out our usual pH levels of course.

Spritzing some water on the back of my arm
The swatch of my natural pH level

As you can see from above, the pH pen determined my pH level was 2 *You may look at the picture at the end of the post to view the chart*. Not too bad but then again; it's a little on the acidic side.

The swatch of Dettol's pH Balance

So upon testing Dettol's newly formulated pH balance shower gel with the pH pen, we can see that the balance has shifted to a darker shade of level 4. This meant more hydration balance, greater moisture absorption with of course the combination of it being germ and bacteria-free.

Swatching on Brand X
A darker shade of green

Taking a look at Brand X, we can see that the pH pen had swatched a dark shade of green which gives it the pH balance of 8. Now this means that the product is more alkaline based hence giving way to extreme dry and premature-aging skin.

The difference: From Left (Chart): Acid - Neutral - Alkaline

For someone who is completely obsessed with hygiene and cleanliness, you would probably know that I am often quite picky with my anti-bacterial products due to the after effects that it might give on the skin; eg: the harshness, the drying complex or even that awful medicinal smell that these products often have.

But it is best to understand that both germ-free and hydration aspects in this newly formulated Dettol pH balance product go hand in hand and are important to have in the household, especially for me when I have a little nephew running around the house a mile a minute.

Pack Shot

In the meantime, there is also some exciting news where you will be able to take up the Dettol pH Challenge at this link and get RM5 off any of the six Dettol pH balanced 625ml shower gel variants, on top of the in-store discount at Guardian from 1st November 2014 to 31st December 2014 by sharing your own personal link.


Name: Dettol pH Balanced Body Wash
Price/Size: 250ml (RM6.90), 625ml (RM15.90) and 950ml (RM21.90)
Variants: Skincare, Original, Re-energize, Fresh, Radiance and Cool
Availability: All Guardian Stores nationwide

So if you are looking to find out more information on Dettol's newly formulated pH balanced shower gel, you can always head to their Official Facebook Page or their Website.


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