sebamed – a synonym for high-quality products

The recipe for success of the Boppard-based company Sebapharma GmbH & Co. KG is based on the consistent development of high-quality skin cleansing and care products, all of which are adjusted to the pH of 5.5, the pH of healthy skin, and meet the highest quality standards. This is monitored by means of a complete quality assurance system. 

Trust in the sebamed products and a sense of responsibility towards people are the constant driving forces behind ecological, economic and social sustainability throughout the entire value chain.


Safety from the very beginning – made in Germany

What was once dismissed by distinguished professors as the utopian vision of a young resident physician at the Bonn University Dermatology Clinic, in retrospect turned out to be a milestone: skin cleansing and skin care were integrated into a holistic concept of skin health. With the very first "soap-free soap", Dr. Heinz Maurer, a pioneer in the field of medicinal skin care, not only opened up a completely new market segment, but also laid the foundation for an extraordinary brand history made in Germany - sebamed.

sebamed – the skin is acidic

sebamed's recipe for success features two key, convincing product features: all sebamed products are adjusted to a pH of 5.5, the pH of healthy skin, and all sebamed products must comply with the highest quality standards. 

From the dermatological research, the selection of highly effective, tried-and-tested ingredients and innovative product development, all the way to first-class efficacy and tolerability studies, the owners of the company have consistently and uncompromisingly committed themselves to this strict product philosophy. Their success proves them right: 

Over 150 sebamed products in more than 80 countries

With a total of over 150 sebamed products, not only in Germany, but also in over 80 countries all over the world, Sebapharma GmbH & Co. KG, has earned a place as one of the leading suppliers of the highest quality products in the field of medicinal skin and body care. 

The basis of this success is the consistent implementation of three quality criteria

  • Safety through proven skin tolerability
  • Carefully selected raw materials
  • Consistent quality control

Guaranteed skin tolerance

Safety – what consumers expect from medicinal skin and hygiene products. Sebapharma meets this requirement by dermatologically testing the tolerability and efficacy of all products for different, individual skin requirements, even in the case of extreme sensitivity and problems. It is not without reason that the brand is regarded as THE specialist for sensitive, problematic skin: Skin tolerability begins at a pH of 5.5, the pH of healthy skin. 

sebamed raw materials: carefully selected and efficient

Renowned scientists have been advising the company for decades in the areas of product development, research and studies. In this respect, particular attention is given to the choice of the raw materials, the quality of which is subjected to the most stringent test criteria. The company categorically rejects short-lived hypes and unsubstantiated, fancy trends in the cosmetic industry. When selecting the ingredients, it focuses on near-natural products, tried-and-tested active agents and formulations that have scientifically proven, positive effects on the skin.

Origin, quality, purity – without allergenic potential

The recipe is simple: Quality above all else! This maxim is the benchmark for the entire production process. It begins with purchasing the raw materials, where not only the origin, quality and purity are taken into account but also that they have the lowest possible allergenic potential. 

For this reason, all sebamed products exhibit excellent tolerability and efficacy, especially in terms of basic hygiene, prevention and promoting healing processes, particularly for sensitive, damaged or diseased skin. 

Safety through consistent quality control

The quality assurance department (QA) ensures that the usual high quality standards and safety criteria for sebamed products are always adhered to. From the raw materials and the packaging, all the way to the end product, each and every ingredient, and each and every packaging material is stringently tested. Not a single bottle, tube or bar of soap leaves the company premises before it has been approved by the QA department.

High-tech analysis tests quality and purity

In order to technically test the stringent quality standards, the QA department is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories and analytical tools. This allows the purity and concentration of the ingredients to be tested. No sebamed product leaves the Sebapharma GmbH & Co. KG factory premises in Boppard without first being subjected to clinical dermatological testing.

Board of Academic Advisors supports Sebapharma GmbH & Co. KG

The health of the skin is given the highest priority at Sebapharma. The science of healthy skin is the foundation laid by decades of work. Because quality through research is the guarantee for effective, innovative dermatological products of the highest quality in medicinal skin care.


The work of Sebapharma GmbH & Co. KG is supported by the "Board of Academic Advisors", an established institution with internationally recognised experts from the fields of dermatology, chemistry and pharmacy. They make a decisive contribution towards the constructive exchange of knowledge between company and research.


The Board sees itself as an initiator of solutions and supports product development, all the way from the idea to market readiness, on a sound scientific basis. The members of the Board:


•    Prof. med. Martina Kerscher 
Head of the working group at the Institute of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Chemistry, University of Hamburg
•    Prof. Dr. med. Dr. h.c. mult. Thomas Ruzicka 
Isar Klinikum – Practice for Dermatology (Director of the Clinic and Polyclinic of Dermatology and Allergology, LMU Munich)
•    Prof. Dr. med. Markus Braun-Falco 
Dermatology Centre Braun-Falco, Munich
•    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Rolf Daniels 
Head of the Department of Pharmaceutical Technology, University of Tübingen
•    Prof. Dr. med. Christiane Bayerl 
Director of the Clinic for Dermatology and Allergology, 
Helios Dr. Horst Schmidt Clinics, Wiesbaden
•    Prof. Dr. med. Wolfgang Gehring (Honorary Member)
Head of the Dermatology Clinic at the Municipal Hospital, Karlsruhe 
•    Prof. Dr. phil. nat. Monika Schäfer-Korting 
Free University of Berlin, Institute of Pharmacy Berlin, 
Field of Pharmacology and Toxicology
•    Dr. rer. nat. Alexander von Petersenn 
Owner of Bahnhof-Apotheke, Bergisch-Gladbach

More information about sebamed's high-quality products and their resource-conserving, environment-friendly production methods can be found in the article "sebamed and packaging“.