Hopefully you’ve read my post about the power of pH and skin care, because this post is the first in a series where I test the pH of different skin care and health products. To kick things off, I’m testing the Jeunesse Global anti aging product, Jeunesse Instantly Ageless. I’ll begin with some basic information regarding your skin and pH. First though, because I can’t help myself, I have a spoiler. Testing the pH of Jeunesse Global Instantly Ageless revealed an outrageous result. Simply put, unless you were paying them to say it, no dermatologist in the world would recommend that you use Jeunesse Instantly Ageless. Any licensed doctor would tell you very specifically that Instantly Ageless will damage your skin, without a doubt. You can skip ahead to see the Jeunesse Global Instantly Ageless test results video, or read on for more about this scandalous product, Instantly Ageless.
The internet has a lot of sites with numbers stating the average pH of our skin. Much of what you’ll find online is that the pH of our skin is between 4.5 and 6.0. Despite such a wide range, no one disagrees that the pH of our skin tends to be safely below a pH of 7. It is important that our skin is slightly acidic. Another thing is that people unfortunately don’t explain where they go their numbers for the pH of skin. Most of the time they’ll just throw a number out there, something they found on someone else’s skin care website and move on with whatever. Some skin care companies ignore the discussion of pH altogether, like a can of worms that is better left alone. And why not, if consumers are not educated, they can keep selling us trash, which works just fine for them. I believe it is important to explain where my information comes from. That’s why I cite sources like The International Journal of Cosmetic Science and the National Institutes of Health, so that you can check things for yourself. That said, like sweetspotnaturals.com says on their website, “…proper skin care will never be achieved by using non pH balanced products.”
The National Institutes of Health keeps records citing experiments proving that the average pH of skin is 4.7. That means that 4.7 is my yard stick, 4.7 is the number that I start from when judging skin care products. So what happened when I tested Jeunesse Global Instantly Ageless skin care? Remember, if you want to recreate my Jeunesse Global Instantly Ageless pH test, you can refer to the helpful guide for testing pH at womenshealthmag.com or just send a sample to a private or university laboratory. I know you’re probably not going to do that, but I guess that’s why I did, to know the truth about this product, about Instantly Ageless.
(UPDATE: since posting this, I have gone to a lab to get more precise and accurate results than what my first test turned up. The only comments I got were people questioning the results. So…the result the second time was different but still very bad in terms of what a skin care product should have as pH (closer to pH 5.5). Even with my better test, Instantly Ageless by Jeunesse Global is over 10 million times more basic than our skin and that’s about the same as bleach! Here is the original video of my testing and here is the updated, accurate and corrected version.)
So what does the average pH of skin being 4.7 mean for anyone using Jeunesse Instantly Ageless? Well once you watch this video showing the Jeunesse Global Instantly Ageless pH test on YouTube, it should mean a whole lot to you.
My test revealed that Jeunesse Global Instantly Ageless has a whopping pH of 11.95. I didn’t have a lot of good things to say about Jeunesse Global to begin with, this is obvious, but I never saw this coming. pH 11.95 isn’t something I would put on my leather shoes, it would literally end up destroying them. There is no way I would put this on my face!
(UPDATE: I previously reported that Instantly Ageless has pH 13.5 after doing a liquid indicator test. I didn’t think it was precise enough so I got some help to do a test with a machine that measures pH very accurately. That showed that Instantly Ageless definitely has a pH of 11.95 with reasonably small margin of error. Video for that test is here.)
Keep in mind a few facts while you think about Instantly Ageless:
- Many household bleaches have a pH of about 12.0 or as cited at bioworldusa.com, common household bleach often has a pH of 12.6. Jeunesse Instantly Ageless is pH 11.95.
- Tap water ranges from pH 6.0 to 8.5, depending on where you live. It tends to be closer to 6 where I live where we have “soft” water which is actually easier on your skin.
- The average person’s skin has pH 4.7. This is why when you take a shower or wash your face, your face may feel a little dry afterward. This is because of the difference between the pH of your skin and the water.
- In my original pH post, I talk about the way that pH is measured. What this test revealed is that Jeunesse Global Instantly Ageless is 10,000,000 times more basic, or alkaline, than our skin. Yes, the pH of Instantly Ageless is literally more than 10 million times away from what is the normal pH of human skin! The Instantly Ageless cream was putting off fumes when we tested it!
The fact that Instantly Ageless is even allowed to be sold is bonkers. It’s frustrating to see so many YouTube videos of people applying Instantly Ageless and showing us their wrinkles magically disappearing. It’s frustrating because people are excited about the effects that a cream with pH 11.95 is doing to their skin. What’s really happening is that when people see tightening and puffing by applying Instantly Ageless, they are damaging their skin! This is not an opinion, it is a basic fact that anything with extreme pH should not be put on your skin. Jeunesse Instantly Ageless is simply not something you should put on your skin, it will leave your skin worse off than it was before you tried it.
In conclusion, I’m not saying not to use Instantly Ageless at all. I’m just saying that with a pH of 11.95, you should make sure to use it appropriately. Specifically, keep in mind that Instantly Ageless appears to be most suitable for starting chemical fires or making salt from industrial grade chemicals. If I had to use it, I would consider using it for anything other than putting on my face. Watch the Jeunesse Instantly Ageless pH test video again, but take care to keep your jaw from hitting the table.
FINAL UPDATE: While my first test showed that Jeunesse Global Instantly Ageless is 100 million times more alkaline than human skin, I found I had to redo the test to be sure for more precision and accuracy. The result showed that Jeunesse Global Instantly Ageless is actually 10 million times more alkaline than human skin. Sorry about that, but I guarantee that future tests will be more accurate since I’m using a lab grade machine to test now and finally, please don’t use Instantly Ageless. It will mess up your skin. Seriously.