In the pursuit of acne-free skin, we’ve left no stones unturned. Whether it’s caffeine, spices or straight up snail slime, there are plenty of questionable skincare ingredients we’ve been more than willing to put on our faces. Sulphur? Not so much - until now.
Previously the domain of GCSE chemistry teachers, sulphur has made it’s way into the beauty sphere by way of a crop of skin-saving products that laud it for its acne-fighting abilities.
The naturally-occurring mineral not only absorbs sebum, reduces oiliness, and minimises the number of acne-causing bacteria on the skin, but it also (rather impressively) prohibits the growth of new bacteria making it a key ingredient for waging war on acne.
Ready to dip your toe into the world of the hero ingredient? Scroll on for the sulphur skincare products that’ll chase away acne for good (without leaving behind that infamous sulphur stench - you know the one).
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