Meg here! I am in Lima, Peru. I know, Where did that come from?
Anyhow, I am on a Contiki Tour in South America!My goal was to become less white trash and that included to take more international travel. I’ve done 2 different countries in the last year and by the time this tour is over I’ll be able to add 3 more. I’ll be in Peru, Argentina and Brazil and I will be doing my best to hit up the internet cafe’s to keep Megsmakeup.com updated! So far so good, I haven’t yet caused any international diplomacy problems (the day is still young!) Here is Miss StacyB’s drugstore deal!
Stacy B here! For those of you out there with sensitive skin, you know how important the quality of your product is. You also know how important it is to be able to afford the products, especially since most people have to try a lot of products to find the best one for their skin, which can hurt your wallet. The hardest part about sensitive skin is that it’s truly your own. No two sensitive skins are alike just like no two product arsenals are alike. I’m sure we could sit down with 20 different Megheads with sensitive skin and get 20 different answers on what works best.
Everyone has their trouble spot, for some it’s their skin, for some it’s hair, for some it’s something else or some combination of many things. The best you can do is do a lot of research and testing on your own to figure out what works best for you. I try really hard in these reviews to make sure I’m clear about why something didn’t work, or did work FOR ME, not for everyone. I don’t want to tell you want to buy and then have you hate it and stop reading my posts but I do want to try to give you the best recount of what I went through, and try to tell you about my skin, hair or nails so you can compare it to yourself. That way, if you are like me (normal skin, nails that peel sometimes, coarse wavy hair, sensitive eyes) and I like a product, maybe you will too. Or, I can save you some dough if you happen to be my opposite (fine, easy-to-manage hair, thick nails, acne-prone skin). That’s what’s great about this site, you just check profiles of people you are like you and check out what they really think about certain products.
I had never heard of the product I’m about to tell you about, so I hope some of you have. I am interested to hear from those who have tried this and do have sensitive skin, because I don’t, but I used it anyway. Today’s it’s all about SebaMed Liquid Face and Body Wash for Sensitive Skin.
Check out their website, it’s a pretty good one. There are separate tabs for people with eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, etc. It’s a very straight forward, simple site, which makes me think there aren’t a lot of gimmicks here. They don’t need a ton of fancy web designs or marketing tricks because they really feel their product works.
The soap comes in a pump dispenser bottle that is HUGE. 400 ml. I think I could use this for months. It’s $19.95, which seems a little steep to me, but it really will last you forever. And it only takes a few pumps to get totally clean. I have been using this for a few weeks and I picked up the bottle yesterday and it still felt almost full. I wouldn’t be surprised if this got me through the holidays. (OMG, can you believe it’s creeping up on holiday time?)
The soap lathers well and doesn’t feel filmy or sticky. It really washes clean and leaves very little to no scent. For those with sensitive skin, I had two concerns that luckily didn’t affect me, but I would be worried for my sensitive-skinned friends. The soap is a light blue-green color and does have a slightly medicinal smell. I assume you girls out there with skin issues would prefer no scent or color, am I right? It was a light color and a light scent, but it was still there.
What I also liked about this site is that it explained things very well. It tells you what the product does, the science behind it and the ingredients. The products have no parabens, are ultra-mild and are formulated to reach a healthy pH balance of 5.5. I won’t pretend to know exactly what that means, but this is a great definition found on the site: “Every sebamed product is meticulously formulated to a pH balance of exactly 5.5 – precisely the pH of healthy skin. This is essential in maintaining your skin’s natural hydrolipid barrier against environmental stress. Any other pH level, such as found in soap may leave your skin open to break-down and deterioration. Discover what 150 clinical studies have already shown — pH 5.5 is vital for healthy skin.”
I believe it. I really like companies that are honest, straight forward and don’t try to sell you with tricks and word plays. Like I’ve said, I don’t have sensitive skin, but I really liked this soap anyway. And not only did I like the soap, but I loved the website and want to try more products. I think a nice body lotion formulated for dry skin (which I do get in the winter) would probably be great. Maybe if I can get some lotion I’ll do a follow up review in December when the air gets dry and the temps drop. That’s the real test!
Who else has tried Sebamed?