Bright yellow sulfur deposits around the mouth of a volcano.

Unlocking the Power of Sulfur: How This Little-Known Ingredient Can Revolutionize Your Skincare Routine

When I began formulating Grit in 2017, I never imagined the success it would find today. Grit is designed to address skin congestion in mid-life skincare users without overdrying - something that's all too common in many of the available products.

What makes Grit so special? Here's the secret: The superpower ingredient is sulfur, which is the fifth most abundant element on our planet and in our bodies. It's been stripped of its pungent smell, leaving only a subtle, pleasant earthy scent. Plus, sulfur's acne-fighting ability is boosted with 1% salicylic acid.

Grit also features some other potent natural additions: Beta-glucan and allantoin provide a soothing, comforting effect for your skin, while the fine mesh powdered pumice and natural jojoba spheres refine the skin.

In the end, the proof is in the results. Grit can make an immediate difference inspiring the confidence of mature skincare users. In just 30 seconds, gently massaging Grit on damp skin, you'll notice a difference with your first splash of water.

Let’s take a deeper dive to see how sulfur works miracles on your skin. From fighting acne to reducing inflammation, sulfur has a lot to offer. Get ready to unlock the power of sulfur and achieve your best skin yet.

One of the most impressive benefits of sulfur is its ability to reduce inflammation. Inflammation is the body's natural response to an injury or infection, but it can also occur as a result of chronic conditions like acne, rosacea, and hormonal fluctuations. One of the ways sulfur works is by slowing down the production of inflammatory molecules, giving your skin a chance to heal and reduce redness. This makes it an excellent choice for those dealing with inflammatory skin conditions, as well as those looking to soothe irritation from environmental factors like pollution or UV rays. By reducing inflammation, you are giving your skin a chance to repair and rebuild, resulting in a healthier, more youthful-looking complexion.

Sulfur has proven to be a powerful weapon in fighting acne. The ingredient works increasing the skin cell turnover (desquamation) and preventing the growth of bacteria that causes breakouts. Exfoliation and killing bacteria are two of the *three main conditions that must be met to decrease the presence of breakouts. (We'll hit on the third condition toward the end of the article.)

In addition to its acne-fighting properties, sulfur is also gentle on the skin, making it a great option for those with sensitive skin. It is also effective on all types of acne, from mild to severe.

If you are struggling with acne, incorporating sulfur into your skincare routine may be just what you need to clear up your skin and prevent future breakouts.

Incorporating sulfur into your skincare routine is easy and can provide significant benefits for your skin. One of the simplest ways to do this is by using a sulfur-based cleanser, like Grit.

When using sulfur products, it is essential to follow the instructions carefully, which you'll see on the back of the Grit tube. Overuse can cause dryness and irritation, so start with a small amount and gradually increase the frequency of use as needed.

*The third condition, mentioned earlier in the article, that must be met to curb breakouts is making sure that skin is cleansed of dirt and oil daily. Pretty simple! 1) Exfoliate the dead cells away, 2) kill bacteria, 3) clean away the dirt and oil. Grit can meet all of these needs for you.

In addition, it is important to moisturize your skin after using sulfur-based products to prevent dryness and irritation. Check out The Duo (Quench and Shield) for hydration and special omega oils designed to work synergistically with Grit. If you do experience any irritation, it is best to discontinue use and consult with a dermatologist.
As you take the step to unlock the power of sulfur, let it be a reminder that small ingredients can have big impacts on your skin. So, don't hesitate to explore this little-known ingredient and see the difference it can make for your skin. Add Grit to your cart here.
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