sebamed represents one of the leading brands for medicinal skin care with a pH value 5.5 of healthy skin. All products of 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 very good skin compatibility of all sebamed products and confirm their skin care competence for sensitive and problematic skin.
A WIDE RANGE OF HIGH QUALITY SKINCARE SOLUTIONS
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 family’s skin are in safe hands, ensuring healthy skin and the prevention of skin problems.sebamed was established in 1957 by German dermatologist Dr. Heinz Maurer and is now recommended by dermatologists and skin experts worldwide. From their pioneer product – the Classic Cleansing bar – to the very popular baby range, all of sebamed’s products have been developed with the same pH level as healthy skin (pH5.5) making them suitable for all the family.
Our skin can be assigned a pH value because the hydrolipid film on the skin’s 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. The significance of the acidic nature of the skin’s surface is demonstrated in the “acid mantle”.
THE ACID MANTLE
The acid mantle's job is to repel harmful microorganisms and negative environmental influences and, in doing so, protect the skin from infections, irritation, allergies, and drying out. An intact acid mantle also functions as a natural deodorant, because it minimises the bacterial breakdown of sweat which causes body odour.
It is therefore vital that you don’t do anything that could damage your acid mantle. You should for example avoid cleansing your body with “normal” soap, because the soapy water will have a pH value of 8 to 12 and will destroy the acid mantle. Washing with “pH neutral” products, whose pH values of 7 differ considerably from the skin’s of 5.5, can harm the acid mantle as well though. And finally, you should steer clear of any contact with basic solutions while working.