Whenever I use a moisturizer, I get a oily film on my skin. I also hate the sweaty feeling left behind by the moisturizer. Does Sebamed have a solution?
Sebamed care products are non-greasy and are absorbed by the skin without a trace of oil. They do not leave a sweaty after-feel. In fact, minutes after application you will not feel the product on the skin. The only after feel is a soft and smooth skin.
I have excessive dry skin which gets worse in winter can you recommend a remedy?
Stop the use of soap/ normal shampoos, switch to Sebamed cleansers they clean without drying. Use Sebamed anti-dry day defence cream and intensive night cream for protection.
I have used soap/ moisturisers all my life and you now tell me that it is harsh on the skin, so far I have not faced any problems why should I now switch to Sebamed?
The skin is protected by a thin acidic layer called the acid mantle. These layer guards the skin from infections helps in skin renewal gives it a glow and makes it soft and smooth. Harsh soaps damage this layer as they have a pH > 7. Continuous use of cleansers/moisturisers with unbalanced pH creates a traumatic condition for the skin which will show effects like early wrinkles, skin sagging, skin infections.
If one has used such products and not had any problems, there is no guarantee that these problems may not crop up ever. In fact, the faster one switches to Sebamed further damage can be avoided.
I am only 26 years old and don't have any wrinkles yet. Nevertheless, I still want to look good with 50. When should I start using anti-ageing products?
The best time to start with skin aging prevention is in your mid twenties, as it is during that age you can actually protract the development of wrinkles. Once emerged, it is difficult to reduce wrinkles with cream. In your age, it is important to only use products that are not too greasy as the skin is still particularly susceptible to blemishes. You also don't need any wrinkle reducing products or peelings yet. This would only make your skin more sensitive in the future. But protective lipids and substances sustaining humidity such as abounding in the dermo-active complex of sebamed Anti-Ageing S+F Lotion with Q10 or vitamin A and vitamin E existing in the sebamed F+S Cream with Q10 are neutralizing free radicals, thus decelerating the aging process. It is also good to already add the coenzyme Q10 in creams, as the skin's own production of Q10 is declining in the mid twenties. Adding this effective coenzyme prevents an early deficiency.
Do I need both, a specific day and night cream for my daily skin care in order to achieve effective anti-ageing results?
Usually it is sufficient to use the same cream in the mornings and in the evenings, like for example sebamed Anti-Ageing cream with Q10. In you suffer from very dry skin it can however be advisable to use a specific night cream for dry skin (Skin Dry sebamed Night Cream). As the skin has its best absorption capacity and regeneration process during the night this cream can reduce the fat deficiency and moisture accordingly, which has a strong anti-aging effect.
I have used soap/ moisturisers all my life and you now tell me that it is harsh on the skin, so far I have not faced any problems why should I now switch to Sebamed?I have used soap/ moisturisers all my life and you now tell me that it is harsh on the ski
The skin is protected by a thin acidic layer called the acid mantle. This layer guards the skin from infections, helps in skin renewal, gives it a glow and makes it soft and smooth. Harsh soaps damage this layer as they have a pH > 7. Continuous use of cleansers / moisturisers with unbalanced pH creates a traumatic condition for the skin which will show effects like early wrinkles, skin sagging, skin infections.
If one has used such products and not had any problems, there is no guarantee that these problems may not crop up ever. In-fact the faster one switches to Sebamed further damage can be avoided.
Are sebamed products safe enough to used from day 1?
Yes sebamed products are safe enough to be used from day 1. In fact when baby is born at that time pH of their skin is around 7 and with in a period of 2-12 weeks pH is stabilized at 5.5, with development of acid mantle during this period sebamed products are best to use as they help in maintaining pH 5.5. And also which it protects from the skin infections.
How to use the product?
Work into lather and apply all over the body of the baby.
I have a baby who is just a couple of months old, can I use Sebamed?
Sebamed baby products are formulated for use right from the first day. The cleansing products are soap free and have a no tear formula. Sebamed products help in the development of the acid mantle of the babies skin and can be safely used right from the day one.
My upper arms and thighs are rough and dry. How can I get rid of this problem?
Rough skin on these places is caused by disorders of the outer horny layer of your skin. Mild cleansing (such as sebamed Dry Skin Wash Emulsion and sebamed Shower Oil) already gives a sufficient basic care which can be intensified by extra lotion. For all extra dry and rough areas you can use a smoothening treatment with sebamed Dry Skin Night Cream. Its 3% phytosterol concentrate restores the skin's own protection barrier function and smoothes horny areas within days. In order to keep the skin also smooth after the treatment we advice the continuous use sebamed Moisturizing Body Lotion.
Are there skin cleansing products which I can use in sea water?
All soap free products on syndet basis are suited for salt water. Unlike soap, syndets such as the soap free sebamed Cleansing Bar are not reacting with the magnesium and calcium of salt water thus retain its full cleansing effect. After drying, salt will remain on the skin which leaves an unpleasant feeling. With some fresh water the salt can be removed. Applying cream also helps as lotion dilutes the salt.
How can I treat my dehydrated and dry winter skin so that it regains its healthy look in short time?
If it has to be really quick only an extra intensive care program can help the skin to repair itself again after a long winter. Ideally, you already take care when cleansing the skin. Shorten your daily bath- or shower ritual and only use extra nourishing products such as sebamed Shower Oil or sebamed Shower Cream. In order to awaken your skin from hibernation, change the temperature several times during your shower. After each washing process, showering or bathing you should apply a moisturizing body lotion that is especially designed to support dry skin. Take your time while applying the cream, as the massage will give your skin a fresher appearance. This applies also for your facial treatment. Treat your facial skin every morning with a day cream and every evening with a night cream. In case your hands also suffered from cold simply include them in your daily care program.
Why does my skin often feel tight, dry and rough after showering?
Loss of fat and moisture, swelling of the skin and an interference of its natural acid protection mantle are unpleasant side effects from frequent showering. Mild, soap free shower cream, which is especially designed to support the skin's pH value of 5.5 help to maintain the protection, give intensive care and give the skin a healthy and fresh glow. I am 30 years old and occasionally still have pimples. Now that the first wrinkles are appearing I would like to use anti-ageing products. Would that be ok? For " immature skin "like yours, lotions and creams with extra humidity but with reduced fat are best suitable. In contrast to greasier creams, which have an unpleasant effect on the skin's picture, sebamed Anti-Ageing cream with Q10 does not support the production of comedos, i.e. pimples or blackheads. If you predominantly suffer from ignited pimples you can also easily restore your skin with the antibacterial sebamed Clear Face Cleaning Foam.
Why does soap harm our skin?
In contact with water soap produces leach with a pH value between 8 -12. Neutral pH value is represented by value 7, but the skin's surface is slightly acidic and possesses a pH value of 5.5. Soap leach destroys the skin's natural acid protection mantle. Even though our skin regenerates within a couple of hours, the protection is weak allowing harmful pathogens to penetrate the skin. The risk for skin diseases is even further increased by the soap's characteristic to make skin absorb water, which leads to skin swelling. As soap is loosing its cleansing effect in chalky water one has to use a large amount in order to still make use of the cleansing effect. This further increases the stress for our skin. Soap free cleansing products with a pH value of 5.5 keep the skin's natural balance, i.e. the protective acid mantle and avoid skin swelling. Consequently, the stress enforced to the skin is minimal in comparison to soap.
My skin is very sensitive as a result I do not use any skin care products. You say your products are meant for sensitive skin can i use them?
Our products are meant for sensitive skin, but it is always advisable to consult your doctor before you use a product if you have a history of skin allergies. Alternate you can try using the product behind your arms / ears and observe for reactions for the next 24 hours.
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 Indian 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 India and Sebamed has been a Superbrand in Germany, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan and Hongkong. Most importantly pH5.5 is a 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 in addition it has something more than other brands, it has pH 5.5.
Edge over competition
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.
Do sebamed soap free Cleansing Bar and sebamed Wash Emulsion have different effects?
No, both have the same cleansing effect and are identical in terms of mildness, compatibility with the skin and suitability for problematic or sensitive skin. Which product you prefer is determined by personal preferences.
How are cleansing products dosed correctly?
Usually, people dose cleansing products according to the amount of foam produced. However, foam is not any indication about the cleansing effect. Due to the fact that creamy foam is demanded by the majority of consumers, in many cases, special foam material is added. This does not have any or only very little cleansing effect. In most high-value products less is more. With Sebamed Wash Emulsion, a pea large drop suffices already for the cleansing of face and hands. A 200 ml bottle can consequently be used some 400 times.
For an optimal cleansing effect for face and hands rub the soap-free Cleansing Bar of Sebamed over a washcloth, sponge or in wet hands 4-5 times.