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Updated on November 03, 2023

Overview

What they are

These products are both fungal acne (malassezia) safe . They have a total of 1 ingredients in common

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for fighting acne

Free From

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

We independently verify ingredients, and our claims are backed by peer-reviewed research. Spot a product that needs an update? Let us know.

Starface Super-Sulfur Magic Mask
Starface Super-Sulfur Magic Mask
Wash Off Mask
American Brand United States
De La Cruz Sulfur Ointment Acne Medication Maximum Strength

Ingredient Info

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Benefits

Benefits

Ingredients Side-by-side

found in both products
Super-Sulfur Magic Mask
Sulfur Antiseborrhoeic, Skin Conditioning
3 / 0 Helps fight Acne Icon
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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.
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.

Propanediol Solvent

Propanediol helps absorb ingredients into your skin, boosting their benefits. It can act as an emollient, making your skin softer. Propanediol can help products last longer by boosting the properties of preservatives within the formulation.

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride Masking, Skin Conditioning

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride is an emollient, solvent, and texture enhancer. It is considered a skin-softener by helping the skin prevent moisture loss.

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.
Magnesium Aluminum Silicate Absorbent
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Magnesium Aluminum Silicate is a type of silica. It comes from naturally occuring minerals such as silicate ores and clay.

0 Com. / 0 Irr.
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Arachidyl Alcohol Emollient, Emulsion Stabilising

Arachidyl Alcohol is a fatty alcohol made from peanut oil. It is an emollient, emulsifier, and thickener.

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Behenyl Alcohol Emollient, Emulsion Stabilising
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A type of fatty alcohol. Fatty Alcohols are most often used as an emollient or to thicken a product. They are usually derived from natural fats and oils and therefore do not have the same drying or irritating effect as traditional alcohols.

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Zinc Oxide Cosmetic Colorant, Skin Protecting, UV Absorber
1 / 0 Mineral UV Filter IconHelps fight Acne IconNon-Reef-Safe Icon
Mineral UV FilterMineral UV Filter Icon Helps fight AcneHelps fight Acne Icon Non-Reef-SafeNon-Reef-Safe Icon

Zinc Oxide is a mineral broad-spectrum UV filter; it is the broadest UVA and UVB reflector approved by the FDA. While it is most commonly man-made for cosmetics, it can naturally occur in zincite, a rare mineral.

1 Com. / 0 Irr.
Arachidyl Glucoside Emulsifying

We don't have a description for Arachidyl Glucoside.

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Hexanediol Solvent

We don't have a description for Hexanediol.

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Caprylyl Glycol Emollient, Humectant, Skin Conditioning

Caprylyl Glycol is a humectant and emollient, meaning it attracts and preserves moisture.

Citric Acid Buffering, Masking
AHA IconGood for Skin Texture IconGood for Minimizing Pores IconGood for Scar Healing IconHelps brighten skin IconMay cause irritation IconMay worsen Rosacea Icon
AHAAHA Icon 4 Benefits 2 Concerns

Citric Acid is an AHA derived from citrus fruits (think oranges, lemons, and limes!).

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Vaccinium Myrtillus Leaf Cell Extract Skin Conditioning

We don't have a description for Vaccinium Myrtillus Leaf Cell Extract.

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Glucose Humectant

Glucose is a simple sugar and is the most important source of energy in all organisms. In skincare, glucose is used to hydrate the skin. It also acts as a prebiotic for our natural biome.

Ultramarines
0 / 0

Ultramarines are a group of synthetic pigments. They can be either blue, green, pink, red, or violet.

0 Com. / 0 Irr.
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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Ingredients Explained

These ingredients are found in both products.

Ingredients higher up in an ingredient list are typically present in a larger amount.

Antiseborrhoeic, Skin Conditioning
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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.

As a ketayolytic agent, it breaks down the top layer of skin. This is a form of exfoliation and may help decrease acne and hyperpigmentation.

Studies show sulfur has antibacterial and antifungal properties. Sulfur can be drying if used excessively. We recommend speaking with a professional if you have any concerns.

Ancient Greece, India, China, and Egypt have used sulfur in both traditional medicines and for household use.

Learn more about Sulfur

Ingredient Ratings

Here's what our community thinks of the ingredients in these two products.

Super-Sulfur Magic Mask
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5
2
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mixed
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Sulfur Ointment Acne Medication Maximum Strength
1
1
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mixed
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not rated

When to use

6 Routines
0% use in am
100% use in pm
50% use every week
186 Routines
19% use in am
81% use in pm
55% use every day
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Reviews

Here's what our community thinks

Starface Super-Sulfur Magic Mask 16 ingredients

Super-Sulfur Magic Mask hasn't been rated yet.
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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 ยท Combination Skin
Review

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

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Clover

1 month ago ยท Dry Skin
Review

Sticky and stinky.
I didnโ€™t notice any difference in my skin after trying this mask several times. Well, thatโ€™s not entirely trueโ€ฆ my skin...

Sticky and stinky.
I didnโ€™t notice any difference in my skin after trying this mask several times. Well, thatโ€™s not entirely trueโ€ฆ my skin definitely smelled like sulfur after using this, but in regards to improvement of my acneโ€” NOPE. When I first tried this, I was surprised that it actually doesnโ€™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 canโ€™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). Thatโ€™s the only instance I would recommend this product, otherwise I believe there to be better alternatives available.