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    Old 02-07-2008, 08:50 PM   #1
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    Question Sulfur acne treatments?

    I've heard of retinoids, antibacterial agents, salcyclic acid, etc for acne. But in another post the poster spoke about "sulfur" acne treatments? What OTC sulfur treatments are there? I've never heard of this!

     
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    Old 02-08-2008, 05:52 PM   #2
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    Re: Sulfur acne treatments?

    there's sulfur in select acne products out there. you just have to read the labels carefully. i know that proactiv's refining mask has sulfur in it. i tried the mask when i tried proactiv. it worked pretty well but i'm sure you can find a much cheaper economy-sized product. it's such a small tube >_<

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    Old 02-08-2008, 09:17 PM   #3
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    Re: Sulfur acne treatments?

    Clearasil Adult Care contains sulfur, and it's quite effective. I bought it at Walmart when I lived in the US, but I've been unable to find any here in the UK.

     
    Old 02-08-2008, 09:20 PM   #4
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    Re: Sulfur acne treatments?

    Clearasil "adult" acne cream has sulfur, as well as Acnomel. I've found both of them at Rite Aid. Make sure to read the label really carefully on the Clearasil though, because the packaging for the adult sulfur cream looks very similar to the regular benzoyl peroxide cream.

    I am currently using the Clearasil adult acne cream with sulfur as an alternative to benzoyl peroxide. So far it seems to be going well without drying out my skin as much as benzoyl peroxide did. Hope this helps.
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    Old 02-09-2008, 01:11 PM   #5
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    Re: Sulfur acne treatments?

    Thanks everyone!

    What exactly does the sulfur do? I know salcyclic acid unclogs pores and BP dries out skin/kills bacteria.

    Does sulfur have similar qualities? I would assume it's less drying because it's marketed towards adults, who are less oily than teens.

     
    Old 02-10-2008, 02:07 PM   #6
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    Re: Sulfur acne treatments?

    Another great sulphur product is the Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask.

     
    Old 02-16-2008, 02:40 AM   #7
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    Re: Sulfur acne treatments?

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    Another great sulphur product is the Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask.

    I love that mask!! I try to use it once a week on my oily skin. Usually if I apply it to a pimple when I first start to feel it, it never comes to a head and it is gone after 2-4 days.

     
    Old 02-16-2008, 03:16 PM   #8
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    Re: Sulfur acne treatments?

    I'm definately going to try the Queen Helene Mint Julep Mask.

    But I've never seen it in a store. Where do they have it? Target? CVS? Walmart?

    Thanks!

     
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    Re: Sulfur acne treatments?

    You can usually find it in any drug store. It should be in the skin care aisle. It can be kind of hard to find in the jungle of 100's of other skin care products. It comes in a green and white squeeze tube.

     
    Old 02-20-2008, 10:02 AM   #10
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    Re: Sulfur acne treatments?

    Thanks so much for recommending the Queen Helene Mint Julep Masque! I've used it twice already, and it is awesome!

    I surprisingly had some difficulty finding it. I looked at Walmart, Target, Save-on, Shop Rite, and Walgreens. None of them had it, despite their huge selections! I finally found it at a local discount cosmetics store.

    It makes my face feel super smooth, and the existing pimples that I had dried up so quickly.

    Thanks again, everyone!

    Sue

     
    Old 03-06-2008, 11:53 AM   #11
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    Re: Sulfur acne treatments?

    PCA Skin has a sulfur soap that is amazing. Blemish Control Bar Phaze 32. It has cleared up my skin beautifully. It's $34 but it will last for months.

     
    Old 04-14-2008, 07:10 PM   #12
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    Re: Sulfur acne treatments?

    I use a sulfur shampoo called Sebulex to wash my face (and hair) it is hard to find so I've been ordering it online. I was experiencing a lot of hair loss until I started using it. It has also cleared up my face when nothing else would. I broke out and dried up for the first week then my face really cleared up.

    Sulfur is an anti-fungal. Meaning that your acne may be fungal not bacterial if it is working for you.

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    Old 04-15-2008, 06:49 AM   #13
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    Re: Sulfur acne treatments?

    Does the Sebulex cause your hair to smell too much like sulfur? It seems like something that would build up and not smell too pleasant.

     
    Old 05-21-2008, 11:14 AM   #14
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    Re: Sulfur acne treatments?

    Queen Helen Mint julep mask is on sale at (MN) Walgreens for $1.99 this week.

     
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