Skin care formulation based on volcanic sulfur targets acne

By Simon Pitman

- Last updated on GMT

Related tags Acne vulgaris Skin

A prestige skin care provider is targeting the US market for acne
treatments with the launch of a cosmeutical line comprising a
kit containing four products based on volcanic sulfur and
other ingredients indigenous to Indonesia.

It is, to say the least, unusual that a personal care company is targeting the US market with Indonesian-sourced ingredients, something that is made even more remarkable by the fact that the skin care range contains a volcanic sulfur. Sulfur is a naturally-sourced mineral that contains anti-microbial, anti-fungal and antiseptic characteristic ideal for treated bacteria-related conditions such as acne vulgaris. Evidently the use of sulfur to treat acne dates back to ancient Greece, during the time of Hippocrates, and has also been used to treat other skin conditions such as rosacea, dermatitis, warts and dandruff. But with the US market for natural-based skin care treatments opening up to all sorts of increasingly obscure possibilities, effective natural-based ingredients from any all over the world and increasingly obscure sources are being sort by consumers eager to try new products that avoid harsh chemicals. Although the anti-acne line containing the volcanic sulfur is not new, the kit, containing four products to simultaneously target the treatment of acne is. Launched last month at the NACDS Marketplace Show in Boston, it contains an Anti-Acne Soap with 10 per cent volcanic sulfur, an Astringent Oil Remover, a 6.6 per cent Sulfur Lotion, and a Spot Treatment. The combination of the four products is said to cleanse the skin, in turn removing dirt that causes bacteria to form, as well as treating and targeting the prevention of future acne eruptions. Developed by Indonesian dermatologist Eddie Joesoef, who has been involved in skincare for more than 40 years and is also the CEO of Joeseof Skin Care, the company also markets anti-aging, anti-dandruff and sun care products. These lines are marketed through the company's website, as well as Harris Teeter Grocery stores, throughout the US.

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