Some time ago I noticed some new product on shop shelves, namely Sanex gel showers. I decided to test one of Sanex gel showers. Does Sanex truly moisturises? Is it worth to buy Sanex Dermo? Read below.

About Product

Sanex Dermo is a line of eight (if I’m correct) gel showers, which have one common quality – composition based on natural ingredients present in skin. Sounds interesting, that is why I decided to test this product. I chose Sanex Dermo Pro Hydrate for my test, i.e. gel shower deeply moisturising for very dry skin.

How does it work?

Approved by dermatologists formula of gel shower Sanex Dermo Pro Hydrate, which was developed for very dry skin ensures complex work on three grounds, because Dermo Active 3 formula is supposed to have three benefits:

  1. Deep moisturising.
  2. Complex protection.
  3. Restore balanced pH.


The composition is like a black magic to me. Sanex promises that its products are deeply moisturising complex of ingredients which are natural to skin, but to me this composition looks highly chemical. I found in encyclopedia of cosmetic ingredients few informations on Sanex Dermo Pro Hydrate gel showers composition.

  • Glycerin – i.e. humectant with moisturising properties;
  • Cocamidopropyl Betaine – foam booster, which is very gentle to skin and soothes possible irritations caused by other substances in cosmetic;
  • Coco-Glucoside – organic chemical compound derivate from coconut oil, which indicates washing and soothing properties;
  • Sodium Lactate – hydrophilic moisturising substance, which softens stratum corneum, exfoliates it and nourishes dry skin;
  • Lactic Acid – lactic acid with moisturising and softening properties, which fulfils function of pH modifier;
  • Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer – polymer influencing product stickiness, which ensures softening and smoother;
  • Glyceryl Oleate – active substance, which provides ions of calcium and magnesium and it mainly creates protective layer preventing water evaporating;
  • Caprylyl Glycol – similar properties as those above, i.e. indirect moisturising by supporting bonding water in skin;
  • SLES, i.e. Sodium Laureth Sulfate – popular washing substance with foam boosting properties, which is claimed to be cancer-causing, though no one ever confirm it.


After reading the composition I’m a bit disappointed, because Sanex was supposed to be safe and natural. Despite of that chemical composition I decided to test Dermo Pro Hydrate gel shower anyway. For very long time now I have problem with skin prone to dryness, that is why I am counting that Sanex will help me in dealing with that. I’ll be back with the review!