Have you heard the phrase: "skin's acid mantle"? To give you a sense of pH ranges, 7 is considered neutral. Our skin has an average pH of 4.7 which is ourhealthyacidic level. (Men's skin tends to be slightly more acidic). Yes, our skin likes to maintain that "acid mantle"! Most cleansers have pH levels over 7 which contributes to eczema and dry, irritated skin.