Ever wonder what one of the hidden ingredient are to a truly great acne fighting product? It's the addition of sulfur.
" When applied topically, sulfur causes the skin to dry and peel. Despite
how this sounds, it is actually a good thing for your skin if you have
acne. Sulfur helps reduce skin oiliness, and prevents pore blockages
from forming."(from about.com) Sulfur contains an ingredient called sodium sulfacetamide, and unlike sulfur of the older days, this does not have any type of bad smell.
Sulfur can be found in a variety of skincare products from cleansers, masques, toners, drying agents and hair care products. There are very few side effects from sulfur, but if your skin becomes too red or dry from a product with sulfur, just stop using it for a few days, or apply every other day instead.