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Sulfur

Our database includes 115 products that contain Sulfur.

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Benefits

Acne
Comedogenic Rating:   3
Irritancy Rating:   0

Explained

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.

Sulfur is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 0.3% of the products in our database containing it.

Community Stats

253 people from our community have liked or disliked this ingredient.

Users who like it 💖

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Oily

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Seborrheic Dermatitis • Fungal Acne • Redness • Oiliness

Users who dislike it 💔

Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Oily

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Redness • Hormonal Acne • Dryness • Fungal Acne

Where it's used

Sulfur is most often found as ingredient number 6 within an ingredient list.

Of the 24 products in our database that have a known concentration of Sulfur, we've seen concentrations from 0.03% to 80% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use Sulfur the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 38407
  • INCI Name: SULFUR
  • INN Name: sulfur
  • EC #:  231-722-6
  • All Functions: Antidandruff, Antiseborrhoeic, Antistatic, Hair Conditioning, Skin Conditioning
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.