FAQ's About Sebamed

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What is Sebamed?

Sebamed is a brand of skin care products. Sebamed products are developed by a dermatologist and can be used even by people with sensitive skin. The unique feature is that all Sebamed products have a pH of 5.5, which is the pH of normal healthy skin. The products are made in Germany and are marketed in India by USV Limited.

What is skin pH? What is pH 5.5?

You know that the normal body temperature is 37 degrees, the normal blood pressure is 120/80 similarly the skin has a pH value of 5.5.

The pH is measured on the pH bar 0 indicating acidic and 14 indicating alkaline. The pH of water is 7 which is neutral. Normal, healthy skin has a pH of 5.5 which is slightly acidic and Sebamed products also have a pH of 5.5.

pH 5.5 leads to soft and smooth skin, aids in skin renewal and imparts a healthy glow to the skin and guards skin from infections.

What does pH value 5.5 mean?

The skin's acid protection mantle protects against harmful environmental influences and pathogens. A neutral pH value harms this protective barrier function and can in the worst case even destroy the skin's surface, i.e. lead to dehydration, irritation and allergies. pH neutral - pH value 7- is not the right value to keep skin healthy. Skin exposed to pH neutral products needs several hours in order to regenerate again. With modern care substances humidity can be regained and a protective barrier function restored. Nevertheless, with pH neutral products these effects are diminished and neutralized. Optimal protection and compatibility with the skin is only achieved with a pH value of 5.5. Many consumers assume that pH neutral products are skin compatible, i.e. skin friendly. As a matter of fact such products represent a wide variety of pH values, among them also very acidy or leachy ones that can severely damage sensitive skin. Sometimes the pH value can also change during storage time. All sebamed products guarantee a strict sustainability of the pH value 5.5.

Sebamed is a German skin care brand, would it be equally good on Asian skin?

Sebamed is a German brand and it was developed by a German dermatologist, but the brand can be used for all skin types. Sebamed products have done extremely well in Asian markets and Sebamed has been a Super brand in Germany, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan and Hongkong. Most importantly pH5.5 is universal feature of all skin types, irrespective of the location of the individual.

What is the difference between any other skin care brand and Sebamed? All brands these days have superior technology and high quality ingredients?

Sebamed has superior technology and high quality ingredients like other brands, but it addition it has something more than other brands, it has pH 5.5.

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The pH value of the skin changes if products with a different pH are used ( neutral, alkaline.. ) Thus, such products are not skin friendly.

An impaired acid mantle can no longer fulfill its natural functions.

The products do not have specifications like suitable for oily skin / dry hair etc. How do I know I am buying the right product?

Sebamed products are suitable for all skin types as they have a pH of 5.5 which is the pH of normal healthy skin. Usage of these products brings the pH of the skin back to 5.5. We however have special products for dry skin and acne and acne prone skin. The Sebamed everyday shampoo is suitable for all hair types and can be used for coloured, permed and straightened hair.