➕Sulfur is a chemical element that is present in all living tissues. After calcium and phosphorus, it is the third most abundant mineral in the human body!
➕The most commonly used form of pharmaceutical sulfur is Octasulfur (S8).
Mechanism of action:
It slows down the epidermal cell proliferation by a cytostatic effect on the basal cell layer.
Sulfur is converted to hydrogen sulfide (H2S) through reduction, partly by bacteria. H2S has a lethal action on bacteria
Hydrogen sulfide and pentathionic acid are formed and cause damage to corneocytes and subsequent softening of the stratum corneum and shedding of cells.
✖️Contrary to popular belief, Sulfur is not a good degreasing agent (oil removing) , it is not as drying as other antiseborrheic agents.
(Ralf S Mueller, in Small Animal Clinical Pharmacology (Second Edition), 2008)
if you're not seeing results, using a combination of anti-acne products containing salicylic along with a spot treatment could boost results, as long as you don’t experience irritation.
Sodium sulfacetamide is often combined with sulfur and has anti-inflammatory properties.