Pyrithione Zinc, once known as Zinc Pyrithione, is reputed to have antibacterial and antifungal properties. It was developed in the 1930’s, and has since been used to treat skin conditions such as eczema, vitiligo, athlete’s foot, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, and dandruff. Pyrithione Zinc is the active ingredient in many over-the-counter and prescription products, including all the products in our Noble Formula line. Noble Formula is available in spray, cream, bar soap, and shampoo.
It is not known exactly how Pyrithione Zinc works. It appears to slow the growth of bacteria and fungi on the skin. It is antiseborrheic, which stops or prevents unnecessary secretions (oils) from the sebaceous glands. These oils are what keep the skin and hair soft and oiled, but over productive glands are the cause of seborrheic dermatitis. Some scientists also believe that Pyrithione Zinc slows down cell mitosis, thereby reducing the production of skin cells. This would explain why Pyrithione Zinc helps treat the symptoms of eczema and psoriasis.
Pyrithione Zinc is FDA approved for the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis and dandruff, and the FDA regulates the concentration of ZnP contained in a product. Products that are left on the skin have lower concentrations allowed than those products that are meant to be washed off. Noble Formula spray and cream each contain .25% ZnP and Noble Formula soap and shampoo have 2% ZnP. Recommended usages are as follows:
Noble Formula Spray and Cream: Apply to affected areas 1 to 3 times daily or as directed by your doctor. Apply spray 4-6 inches from skin per 3×3 inch area. Treatment should be continued for 1 week after disappearance of symptoms. Use as needed thereafter.
Noble Formula Bar Soap: Apply, lather and rinse. Avoid contact with eyes. If contact occurs, rinse eyes thoroughly with water. Non-drying; use as often as desired.
Noble Formula Shampoo: Apply to wet hair. Massage onto scalp to a lather, rinse and repeat. For best results, let shampoo sit on scalp for 5 minutes. For maximum control, shampoo daily.
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