Why pH 5.5

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.

Ideal skin care for your little wonder from Day 1

When the baby is born, skin pH is 7. The acid mantle which protects the baby’s delicate skin takes a few weeks to 3 months to develop the pH of the skin then becomes5.5. Using baby skin care with pH5.5 like Sebamed Baby, help to develop this protective Acid Mantle faster. The cold & dry winter climate can make your baby’s delicate skin even more dry, flaky and chafed. Here are a few tips to ensure your baby’s skin is health and hydrate throughout winter.

  • Baby Massage: Apply message oil to your baby more than one time during winter as during winter their skin tends to lose moisture. Use a natural oil to gently massage the baby. This will helps to keep the baby’s skin smooth and supple. Do not use mineral oil.
  • Bathing: Should not bath the baby for more than 5 minutes in luke warm water (360 370 C) in a warm room. With a syndet which has a pH 5.5 is free from irritants & contains natural ingredients& is clinically tested. The room should also be at warm temperature. After bathing, pat the baby from head to toe with a clean towel to preserve some of the moisture on the skin. If you are not bathing your baby, you can give them a sponge bath or wipe them with baby cleansing wipes; choose the ones that are alcohol free, unscented and has pH 5.5 to avoid irritant and allergic reactions.
  • Hair Care: If you are using a mild cleanser for wash, you can use the same for the baby from had to toe.If our baby’s hair has more density, use a mild soap free baby shampoo with pH 5.5 & natural moisturisers . For toddlers, use children’ shampoo 2-3 times a week.
  • Moisturising Body: Apply moisturizing lotion immediately after every bath to keep moisture locked. Using a baby lotion which has pH 5.5, natural moisturizers, is free from irritants, will in development of acid mantle & will keep the delicate baby’s skin hydrated.
  • High Stress areas: For extremely dry or atopic skin, extra moisturisation is required. Use baby creams which has high natural oil content to keep the soft and supple.
  • Facial Skin: Baby’s facial skin is 5 times thinner than their body skin. Hence, it is important to use facial creams with pH 5.5 on your baby’s delicate face which will add to their natural facial skin barrier and help treat baby’s dry skin.
  • Lips: Baby lips don’t have moisture and oil glands and may get chapped in winter. Apply baby lip balm to create a barrier against the element and to moisturise dry & chapped lips.
  • Diaper Area Care: Babies tend to urinate more often during winter and the prolonged use of a diaper can lead to nappy rash and skin irritation. Use cleansing wipes with pH 5.5 to clean the diaper area well before every diaper change. Apply a diaper rash cream with has pH 5.5 and natural oils.Change diaper at least 3-4 times day.
  • Clothing: Babies lose heat more rapidly than adults. When it comes to dressing babies and toddlers for winter weather, layering is sky.The general rule is dress your baby in one layer more than what you’re wearing. Dress your baby in full legged, warm yet breathable and comfortable bottom wear.Choose a skin friendly clothing. Avoid synthetic clothing as it may cause friction with the baby’s skin.