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Grandpa's Thylox Soap Acne Treatment Soap with Sulfur: Why Does It Work?

by Barbara 14. July 2010 09:10

Question about the Thylox Acne Soap

Q; "What makes this soap control acne? How should I use it? What are precautions? Is it strong like the sulfur preparations I use to "paint" my face? Thanks. Frank

Answer:  Grandpa Soap Company has made this acne control soap for many years. Thylox soap helps control acne by 4 different actions. It is an all vegetable oil soap, a 3%  sulfur soap that uses combination of sulfur and other fine ingredients for a better complexion. Sulfur is called a keratolytic agent: it encourages shedding of dead skin cells that can block pores if retained. Sulfur baths were used in ancient times to clear up skin problems. Sulfur also has comedolytic properties which means it helps to heal pre-existing comedones or blackheads and prevent formation of new ones. Remember not to pick blackheads and don't scrub them hard. One internet sources advisesthat squeezing can cause an infected pore or "zit." See your doctor for more information about how to handle pimples with pus as you don't want scars.

Thylox® Acne Bar Soap improves blemished skin by:

  • Softening the hard shell of acne blemishes (keratolytic action)
  • Helping to dissolve and remove blackheads.
  • Washing away excess oils which may cause blackheads.
  • Thoroughly cleansing skin, thus freshening the skin.

The instructions on the soap are:

  1. Use Thylox facial soap twice daily.
  2. Work up lather with hands or washcloth
  3. Apply to affected areas without scrubbing.
  4. Let dry about one minute, rinse thoroughly.


Dryness or irritation of the skin can occur if other topical acne medications are used at the same time or right after using this product. Unless directed by your physician, use only Thylox soap or the other medication. Do not get into eyes. Stop use and ask a doctor if excessive skin irritation develops or increases. Keep out of reach of children. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Grandpa's Brand Thylox Acne Soap Ingredients:

Active Ingredient: 3% sulfur
Inactive Ingredients: Sodium Palmate, Sodium Cocoate*, Water, Glycerin, Fragrance, Titanium Dioxide, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Pentasodium Pentetate, Cosmetic Orange Oxide. *May also contain Sodium Palm Kermalate.

Many people have both dry and oily areas on their face. We recommend primarily applying the soap to the oily areas. Grandpa's has other soaps that work better with dry areas such as the oatmeal soaps.

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