Sebamed is a relatively new entrant in the Indian market of skin care.
It is dermatologist developed range ( as stated in the official Indian website).
It’s clinching tag is that its products are of pH5.5 which is the skins natural pH and thus (I quote) “work without altering your skins pH level”.
Coming to the product I am telling you about today :
-The complete list is not given on the bottle.
-They have mentioned one “Montaline C40“, “coconut oil based antibacterial active ingredient” that “combats bacteria and prevents the formation of new pimple”.
-“Panthenol supports the regeneration of the irritated and infected pores”.
DIRECTION OF USE as give on the bottle :
“Use mornings and evenings. Dispense a small amount of foam with the pump applicator into the palm of your hand and massage gently into the skin, avoiding eye area. Allow foam to penetrate the skin for 5mins to combat bacteria before rinsing thoroughly with water”.
WHY I PICKED THIS PRODUCT :
Was at the pharmacy for something else. The lady at the Sebamed counter showed me the range and since anything promising acne remedy gets me all dreamy-eyed, I chose this one.
MY EXPERIENCE with the product :
The bottle when shaken gives the feel of a watery agent and the pump dispenser works very well and smoothly to dispense the foam. Just one pump of product gives out a significant amount of foaming when you wash your face.
The first time I used it, my skin felt sticky. I thought maybe the cleanser amount was insufficient for my oily skin and washed again, but the skin feeling persisted.
This sticky feel was a major kill-joy for me. After a few uses (four, to be precise), I gave it up. I cannot deal (psychologically) with products that give my oily acne prone skin a sticky feel. All you people out there with similar skin profile must be understanding how I felt 🙂
I personally cannot comment about its anti acne action as I did not use it long enough.
I gave away this product to a friend who has a combination skin profile with occasional breakouts. Here is what she experienced:
– It worked very well for her (using it for 2 months now). She says that it cleans away the dirt and grime without drying out the skin.
-She has no sticky after feel.
-She is using only this face wash for her (minor) acne breakout of inflamed variety and it is controlling her acne issue.
–She is loving it and intends to buy it when this bottle gets over.
So, as you can see what worked for her did not work for me.
I guess it does work for people with acne prone skin. I did not use it long enough to see its effect.
WOULD I RECOMMEND THIS :
This is not for me. I cannot deal with the sticky feeling it gave me. But I guess, it can work (without sticky feel) for many people like it did for my friend. After all, different stroke for different folks. 🙂