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We need the algorithm to factor in pH for cleansers and exfoliants

Says it all really. i am not sure if it's ok to post this kind of stuff here, but i couldn't find a contact form for website suggestions I really don't trust a lot of the ratings here i am afraid to say as cleansers which have 100 for cleaning and low irritancy ratings have broken me out more and exacerbated my PIE and PIH more than ones that have high or even medium ratings. i know what a minefield skincare is so i know that the AI you have conjured for this site is not infallible in the way it arbitrates the data (i've worked with "AI" and machine learning algorithms in DSP and know it can be a mixed bag in terms of results), but i believe factoring in pH will go some ways to demystify some of the decision making where cleansing is concerned at least

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It's a good point. 2 products may have identical / similar ingredients but drastically different results. It's all down to the way the product has been formulated. So I agree it would be v. useful to see the PH.

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I'd love that algo too! I don't think it would be possible to tell the pH based on what brands disclose about their formulations atm (apart from cleansers that actually state the pH). We will add a review option for cleansers too, so hoping this could help a little. We could also add something like a "community pH test" - e.g. if someone from a community is kind and committed enough to actually do a pH test with a strip on a product and upload a photo of the result, we would pin this info to the product for others to take into account... what do you think?

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