I posted about my favourite spot-fighting skincare last week, which included the ZO Skin Health Offects Sulfur Masque. I promised a more detailed review, so here it is! The ZO Skin Health Offects Sulfur Masque is a spot-fighting mask built around the ingredient Sulphur, which is known as a great spot-fighting element that calms and soothes whilst treating acne. The main reason we don’t see Sulphur in more skincare for spot-prone skin types is because it’s known for being rather stinky (think rotten eggs) but thankfully ZO Skin Health have addressed this problem, so whilst the mask isn’t exactly fragrant, it’s certainly tolerable. The other key ingredients in the mask that work alongside the Sulphur are kaolin clay to absorb surface oils and Glycerin, to maintain hydration whilst the other drying ingredients are doing their thing.
The ZO Skin Health Offects Sulfur Masque is an extremely effective spot-fighter than can be used either as a mask a couple of times a week, or a spot treatment overnight. When I’m having really bad hormonal breakouts I rely heavily on this – I come home, take off my make-up and cover my breakout areas with this and leave it on until I go to bed. When I remove it, I find the inflammation is significantly reduced, the spots are smaller and dried-out without being uncomfortable and the whole area looks generally better. I rarely use this as an all over mask as I prefer clay-based masks for a deep cleanse, but for focusing on spots and reducing them rapidly, I would struggle to recommend anything better. Plus, if you use it the same way I do – just on the breakout areas – this will last you for absolutely ages. It’s £34 and you can find a stockist here – link.