SULFIDAL™ - The mild & efficient solution against acne

September 7th, 2022


In 2021, the EADV (European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology), confirmed that 47.9% of the European adult population has already been affected by a dermatological problem in the past 12 months.

Among these problems: eczema and acne. In fact, approximately one person in twenty would be affected by one or the other of these conditions. Eczema affects about 5.34% of European adults and acne 5.49%.  Acne is characterized by oily skin, blackheads, and pimples on the face, but sometimes also on the back or chest.

These skin conditions can be stigmatizing for the patient as well as having a real impact on their quality of life.[1]  A majority of the world’s population is affected at some point in their lives. This skin disease generates a very important market in Europe. The European acne treatment market is expected to grow from $928.7 million in 2021 to $1,297 million by 2028, at a CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period 2021-2028.[2]

Added to this, the health situation and the problem of “mascne” or “maskne”, linking skin problems such as acne to the wear of the mask, has affected an even greater number of consumers around the world since 2020. Several factors are at the origin of these disorders, such as friction that damages the skin barrier, causing redness and irritation, or the humidity produced under the mask that creates an environment favorable to the development of bacteria (including C. acnes). To protect itself, the skin stimulates the production of sebum locally and the obstruction of the pores prevents the sebum from leaving. This sebum then remains trapped under the skin and forms a pimple.

Summit Cosmetics Europe considers this topic as a real concern and offers ingredients to fight against the inconveniences of acne and the side effects related to the wearing of the mask – Discover the SULFIDAL™ COLLOIDAL SULFUR COSMETIC GRADE from our supplier VERTELLUS HOLDINGS L.L.C.

SULFIDAL™ COLLOIDAL SULFUR COSMETIC GRADE contains 75% active sulfur in a protective Senegalese acacia gum colloid. Offering efficacy in topical treatments of acne, rosacea, and seborrheic dermatitis, it also provides excellent synergy with niacinamide. Sulfur has been shown in the literature to be effective against acne, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, dandruff and pityriasis versicolor. 

In the form of a pale-yellow active powder, this raw material is an excellent alternative to stronger and more irritating ingredients that can cause irritation, skin discomfort and dryness. Moreover, in colloidal form, sulfur is easier to disperse, and its natural odor is reduced.

Properties and results:

  • No risk of bleaching textiles
  • Offers the same benefits as sulfur but is easier to formulate
  • Easily dispersed in aqueous systems
  • In surfactant and water-based formulations, it can be added at any stage of the manufacturing process and mixed until evenly dispersed
  • Does not increase sensitivity to UV exposure
  • Milder on skin than benzoyl peroxide and salicylic acid
  • Particle size: 35 microns (volume average diameter)

Result in clinical trials:

  • Reduction of sebum and redness
  • 20% improvement in dermatological assessment (IGA – Investigator Global Assessment) versus placebo
  • No irritation, flaking or dryness
  • Improves overall skin appearance by reducing imperfections, primarily whiteheads

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