Sebamed Ė Medicinal Skincare recommended by dermatologists & skincare experts Worldwide
Sebamed is one of the leading brands for medicinal skin care with a pH value 5.5 Ė the same as healthy skin. All products in the Sebamed range contain high-quality active ingredients which cleanse and nourish the skin without destroying the natural acid protection mantle. More than 120 scientific studies have tested the high effectiveness and skin compatibility of all Sebamed products and confirm their skin care competence for sensitive and problematic skin.
Sebamed offers a wide variety of ranges that can be used by any age group, including Classic Cleansing (which includes skincare and hair care for all skin types), Clear Face (helps with spot and acne prone skin), Anti-Dry (a perfect range for people who suffer with dry skin on a regular basis) and Baby (which can be used from the first day onwards) and with all Sebamed products being developed with dermatologists, pharmacists and hospitals, you can ensure that yours and your familyís skin are in safe hands, ensuring healthy skin and the prevention of skin problems.
What is pH 5.5?
Our skin can be assigned a pH value because the hydrolipid film on the skinís surface contains water. It was discovered about a hundred years ago that the skin is slightly acidic. Modern measuring techniques produced an average pH value of 5.5, which is due to natural acidic substances in sweat, sebum, and horny cells.
Why does soap damage the skin?
When combined with water, soap forms an alkaline solution with a pH value between 8 and 12. While the pH value of 7 marks the neutral point, the skinís surface is naturally acidic having a pH of 5.5 and so when an alkaline soap is used to wash the skin, it destroys the skinís acid mantle. The acid mantle does regenerate itself within a few hours, but in the meantime the skinís natural defence against pathogens, irritants and dehydration is reduced.