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Updated on November 03, 2023

Overview

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for fighting acne

Free From

They both do not contain any harsh alcohols, common allergens, oils, silicones or sulfates

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De La Cruz Sulfur Ointment Acne Medication Maximum Strength
Peter Thomas Roth Therapeutic Sulfur Mask
Peter Thomas Roth Therapeutic Sulfur Mask
Wash Off Mask
American Brand United States

Ingredient Info

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Ingredients Side-by-side

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Sulfur Ointment Acne Medication Maximum Strength
Sulfur Antiseborrhoeic, Skin Conditioning
3 / 0 Helps fight Acne Icon
Helps fight AcneHelps fight Acne Icon

Sulfur is a commonly occurring element on Earth (and our universe!). In cosmetics, it helps kill bacteria, reduces sebum, and provides exfoliation. This makes it an effective ingredient to reduce breakouts and fight acne.

3 Com. / 0 Irr.
Peg-6 Methyl Ether Solvent

We don't have a description for Peg-6 Methyl Ether.

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Therapeutic Sulfur Mask
Water Skin Conditioning, Solvent

Water. It's the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. You'll usually see it at the top of ingredient lists, meaning that it makes up the largest part of the product.

Bentonite Absorbent, Emulsion Stabilising
0 / 0

Bentonite is an aluminium phyllosilicate clay with great absorbent properties. The name 'bentonite' comes from the area where the largest source is found: Fort Benton, Wyoming.

0 Com. / 0 Irr.
Kaolin Abrasive, Absorbent, Cosmetic Colorant
0 / 0 Exfoliant IconGood for Oily Skin IconHelps fight Acne Icon
ExfoliantExfoliant Icon 2 Benefits

Kaolin is a clay. It is used for oil control and to help minimize pores. Like other clays, kaolin has the ability to absorb excess sebum or oil. This can help clean out pores and mattify the skin.

0 Com. / 0 Irr.
Propylene Glycol Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
0 / 0 May worsen Eczema Icon
May worsen EczemaMay worsen Eczema Icon

Propylene Glycol is an odorless, colorless liquid. As a humectant, it helps skin retain moisture. It also aids in delivering active ingredients.

0 Com. / 0 Irr.
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Talc Abrasive, Absorbent, Skin Protecting
1 / 0 Exfoliant Icon
ExfoliantExfoliant Icon

Talc is a clay mineral. It helps absorb moisture and improve the texture of products. Like other types of clay, Talc can have a slight exfoliating effect on skin. Talc can be added to increase the volume of products.

1 Com. / 0 Irr.
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Glycerin Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting
0 / 0 Helps hydrate Dry Skin IconHelps brighten skin Icon
2 Benefits

Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin. It helps moisturize and protect your skin.

0 Com. / 0 Irr.
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Skin Conditioning
Helps reduce Skin Redness IconHelps reduce irritation Icon
2 Benefits

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice comes from leaves of the aloe plant. Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice is best known for helping to soothe sunburns. It is also anti-inflammatory, moisturizing, antiseptic, and can help heal wounds.

CI 77007 Cosmetic Colorant

This pigment is called Ultramarine blue lazurite. It gives a saturated blue color, but can be used to create other colors as well.

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Polysorbate 20 Emulsifying
0 / 0 Not safe for Fungal Acne Icon
Not safe for Fungal AcneNot safe for Fungal Acne Icon

Polysorbate 20 is made by combining ethoxylation of sorbitan, ethylene oxide, and lauric acid. It is a mild cleansing agent, surfactant, and emulsifier.

0 Com. / 0 Irr.
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CI 77891 Cosmetic Colorant

Ci 77891 is a white pigment from Titanium dioxide. It is naturally found in minerals such as rutile and ilmenite.

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Carbomer Emulsion Stabilising, Gel Forming
1 / 0

Carbomer is a polymer of acrylic acid. Its main role is to create gel consistency within products.

1 Com. / 0 Irr.
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Parfum Masking, Perfuming
Fragrance IconMay worsen Eczema IconMay worsen Rosacea Icon
FragranceFragrance Icon 2 Concerns

Parfum is a catch-all term for an ingredient or more that is used to give aroma to products. Parfum, or fragrance, can be a blend of hundreds of chemicals or plant oils. This means every product with "fragrance" or "Parfum" in the ingredients list is a different mixture.

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Sodium Hydroxide Buffering

Sodium Hydroxide is also known as lye or caustic soda. It is used to adjust the pH of products; many ingredients require a specific pH to be effective.

Diazolidinyl Urea Preservative
Preservative IconMay cause irritation IconMay worsen Eczema Icon
PreservativePreservative Icon 2 Concerns

Diazolidinyl Urea is a preservative. It can cause irritation and worsen eczema.

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Methylparaben Preservative
0 / 0 Preservative IconParaben IconNon-Reef-Safe IconMay worsen Eczema Icon
PreservativePreservative Icon ParabenParaben Icon 2 Concerns

Methylparaben is a preservative and is a paraben. It is used to prevent the growth of fungus, mold, and other harmful bacteria. Parabens are chemicals used as preservatives in both cosmetics and food.

0 Com. / 0 Irr.
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Propylparaben Preservative
0 / 0 Preservative IconParaben IconCan worsen Dry Skin IconNon-Reef-Safe Icon
PreservativePreservative Icon ParabenParaben Icon 2 Concerns

Propylparaben is a preservative and is a paraben with antifungal and antimicrobial properties.

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Ingredient Ratings

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Sulfur Ointment Acne Medication Maximum Strength
1
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Therapeutic Sulfur Mask
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1
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When to use

190 Routines
19% use in am
81% use in pm
56% use every day
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12 Routines
8% use in am
92% use in pm
33% use every day

Reviews

Here's what our community thinks

De La Cruz Sulfur Ointment Acne Medication Maximum Strength 2 ingredients

4.7 /5
from 9 ratings
Doesn't Work (1) Drying (1) No Scent (1) Sticky (1) Strong Scent (1) Works Well (1)
chloeyau's avatar

chloeyau

1 year ago · Combination Skin
Review

heavily improved skin texture and helps in smoothing out hormonal cystic acne

Clover's avatar

Clover

1 month ago · Dry Skin
Review

Sticky and stinky.
I didn’t notice any difference in my skin after trying this mask several times. Well, that’s not entirely true… my skin...

Sticky and stinky.
I didn’t notice any difference in my skin after trying this mask several times. Well, that’s not entirely true… my skin definitely smelled like sulfur after using this, but in regards to improvement of my acne— NOPE. When I first tried this, I was surprised that it actually doesn’t smell bad upon initial application, however once water is added to the mix when rinsing this product off then that smell just hits you. I even tried washing this off in the shower so as to get a good long rinse but even after that the smell still lingered. I will acknowledge that sulfur does have acne fighting properties, but I just find benzoyl peroxide to be so much more effective. The only people I would recommend this product to are the extremely sensitive; meaning your skin can’t handle benzoyl peroxide in any way, including wash off formulas such as cleansers or doing short contact therapy (leaving BPO on the skin for about 15 minutes, then washing it off). That’s the only instance I would recommend this product, otherwise I believe there to be better alternatives available.

Peter Thomas Roth Therapeutic Sulfur Mask 16 ingredients

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