Definitions for "Acid Mantle"
Keywords:  sebum, mantle, sweat, lipids, cleansers
The natural acidity of the skin or hair, which helps to retard bacterial growth.
The layer of lipids (fats) and sweat secretions on top of the skin that helps to kill bacteria and protect the skin. This is essential for proper skin health; the acid mantle can be destroyed by harsh cleansers or an improper pH in skin care formulas.
Fluid surrounding outer layer of skin, has a pH of 4-6.