If you suffer from acne, cystic acne, or pimples, you should be very familiar with the correct way to hide your blemishes. Look for makeup with blemish-fighting properties and when you’re not covering up, you should treat. At the top of your shopping list should be topical treatment products containing sulfur.

Sulfur absorbs quickly into the skin and won’t cause any irritation or redness. It usually works as fast, if not faster than other ingredients more common for anti-acne. Sulfur is also great because it layers with makeup, moisturizers, and pretty much anything else you put on top of it without any peeling. In general, products with 4% to 8% sulfur are the best for your skin.

You can also mix sulfur treatment products with your daily moisturizer to add an extra bit of help to your daily routine and apply your makeup on top. Your makeup will look great, you won’t have any flaking, and you’ll be treating your skin all at the same time.

For over a decade, Scott-Vincent Borba has been a renowned innovator in the beauty category and has worked on such esteemed brands such as Hard Candy Cosmetics, Johnson & Johnson®, P&G/Wella-Sebastian, Shiseido/Joico, and Dr. Murad.

Scott-Vincent helped found E.L.F. Cosmetics with the idea that quality color cosmetics shouldn’t be limited to high-end department stores. Aside from contributing to the monthly blogs, he oversees new product development and leads the brand with head-turning innovation.
Scott-Vincent has been a high-fashion model, TV personality and became a licensed aesthetician to further his credentials and experiences. He founded BORBA, and continues to use his creative thinking to push the envelopes of skin care as we know it.