Did you know that the skin has a very thin protective layer on it's surface, called the acid mantle? The acid mantle is made up of sebum (skin's natural oils), sweat (lactic and amino acids) and secretions of normal flora of the skin - together they form an acidic film known to regulate the skin's pH balance. The acid mantle acts as a barrier against bacteria, viruses, moisture loss and potential harmful elements that may contaminate the skin.
What happens when your pH balance is off?
Firstly the skin's pH ranges between 4.5 - 5.5. When your pH is off, irritation, dryness, acne, wrinkles, sensitivity, flakiness, rough patches etc.. can occur.
Why am I telling you this?
Because we all want to smell fresh while maintaining our hygiene but that doesn't mean compromising on the quality of products we use.
Shower to Shower, the well-known deodorant brand, have created a new range, called Stay Fresh, with two body washes and one shower crème. Not only has a lot of time been taken to ensure they are pH balanced and dermatologically approved, they have been made with the addition of tissue oil and multivitamins as well.
I can't tell you how impressed I am with the trio. They have a subtle, fresh scent that is not overpowering. They leave they body feeling revitalised and clean, and thanks to the tissue oil, this means skin is left well moisturised and not completely stripped of those essential elements that are required to maintain a healthy, supple and radiant skin tone.
In this range of 3 variants, I would like to say there is something for everyone. The two body washes come in Fresh Escape with soothing aloe - which has a fresh herbal scent; as well as Fresh Happiness with citrus burst - which has orange extract with a zesty citrus scent. The shower crème, is called Fresh Powder - which has a luxurious velvety texture, with the all too familiar, comforting powdery scent, South Africa's number 2 selling efficacy female fragrance!
My personal recommendation.. buy all three, because each one sets it's own mood, e.g. Fresh Happiness for those super hot summer days or for a bit of a wake-me-up on those not so energetic mornings; Fresh Escape for the end of day, as aloe is known to soothe and calm the skin and the Fresh Powder shower crème for those pamper nights when you are taking a bit of "me-time" out.
Would I recommend them?
Most definitely, it's a 500ml bottle, the packaging is easy to grip and use both in the bath and shower. It's great value for money with a great formulation.
Only available at Dischem until end of 2018 and will be widely available in all stores from 2019. For more info visit www.facebook.com/showertoshowersa