About Sebamed

Your Skin Deserves Tender, Loving Care

At Sebamed, we believe in providing your skin with everything it needs for optimum health and beauty. That’s why our products are scientifically researched and formulated to enhance and maintain the natural, protective acid mantle of your skin. Once you experience the gentle and ultra-effective cleansing and nourishing effect of Sebamed skincare products, you’ll never look back. And your skin will thank you every day!

Our History

It all began in 1952 when medical doctor Heinz Maurer of the Dermatological clinic of the University of Bonn discovered that the skin's slightly acidic surface protects it against harmful environment influences such as dehydration, germs and bacteria. This insight resulted in intensive and long lasting research.

In 1957 Dr Maurer’s research took concrete form with the production of the first "soap-free cleansing bar". The bar had a pH value of 5.5 corresponding to the slightly acidic pH of healthy skin. The medical world was astounded by Dr Maurer’s assertion that people had been washing themselves incorrectly for 2000 years. In 1967 Dr Maurer founded SebamatChemie GmbH and manufactured the first Sebamed products. These provided a new and innovative dimension in medical skin care and found wide acceptance and the approval of pharmacists and dermatologists – his invention also enabled the washing of infected and irritated skin (which had not been possible beforehand).

Today Sebapharma GmbH & Co. KG, is a highly successful international company and the Sebamed brand is sold in over 80 countries around the world. A pioneer in medical skincare, Dr Maurer’s passion and enthusiasm for ensuring that everyone has the right to healthy skin is his legacy to the world.


A long-standing commitment to research and development has earned Sepapharma GmbH & Co. KG a well-deserved reputation for outstanding contribution to skin care. The company’s Scientific Advisory Board is tasked with ensuring constant communication between the company and scientists carrying out research in the field. Members of the Advisory Board are leading, internationally recognised experts in the fields of dermatology, chemistry, and pharmaceuticals. Their role is to propose new strategies and solutions; provide solid science-based support for market-driven innovation, and see product ideas through until they are implemented.

Sebapharma also holds an annual Knowledge Forum in the cities of Hamburg and Munich where renowned scientists are invited to publicly share the latest developments in the field of dermatology. This “Skin & Hygiene Task Force" is eagerly anticipated every year by both the public and the media. Over the years the Task Force team has included such experts as Professor Martina Kerscher, Professor of Cosmetics at the University of Hamburg; Professor Ralph Trüeb, Chief Physician of Dermatology at the University Clinic in Zurich; and Dr. Michaela Arens-Corell, Head of the Medical Scientific Department of Sebapharma.

Quality Management

Every Sebamed product comes to you having undergone strict quality control. Not a single Sebamed container, flacon or tube gets onto the market without the approval of our Quality Control Department. From raw material through packaging to the final product – each substance and item is scrutinised in line with our stringent guidelines. On-site checks are carried out prior to production, during production and on the final product. Using the very latest technologies, our Analysis Department examines the purity, identity and concentration of the ingredients. So you can rest assured that your Sebamed product is of the finest possible quality.