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Pyrithione Zinc (ZnP): What’s It All About?

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.

For more information, see our other posts here: ♪♫♪Splish, Splash I was taking a bath!♪♫♪, Big Product on Campus, Kid Sister, ♫♪Splish, Splash I was Takin’ a Bath♫♪ Part Two!!, and Noble Formula Bar Soap with 2% Pyrithione Zinc. Additional information can also be found on our website: www.4myskin.com.

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Merry Christmas!

NEWSFLASH: It’s December! Christmas is around the corner! Can you tell we’re excited?

One thing about the holidays, though, is you have to find gift ideas for family and friends. Sometimes it’s easy…sometimes it’s hard. For anyone who finds themselves shopping for someone in the latter category, may we suggest the Ontos Special?

The Ontos Special includes: 2 Noble Formula spray and/or cream, 2 Noble Formula Bar Soap, 1 Noble Formula Shampoo, 1 Noble Mystique Cleanser and 1 Noble Mystique Emu-Lac. And a partridge in a pear tree! OK, maybe not a partridge or a pear tree, but all the Noble Formula/Noble Mystique products make great gifts! Don’t want to get that many items? Purchase one at a time or, If you want more than one of a specific product, there are price breaks at 2, 4, and 10 of the Noble Formula products. And don’t forget Gloves in a Bottle either.

Ontos’ products are perfect for anyone with dryness, itching, redness, scaling, flaking, or irritated skin. And don’t forget to treat yourself while you’re shopping for everyone else! For more information about Ontos and our products, feel free to check out our website, www.4myskin.com, and our other blog posts.

CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS PROMOTION: Spend more than $50.00 on Noble Formula/Noble Mystique products and receive $5.00 off your order! Just mention or type in the online code: FA LA LA! But you have to hurry! This deal ends January 7, 2011!

♫♪Splish, Splash I was Takin’ a Bath♫♪ Part Two!!

There is nothing like a nice warm bath or shower. Warm water is so relaxing, and nobody can hear you sing, right? Well…maybe they can, but it doesn’t really matter. Showers and baths are still one of those simple, yet wonderful, daily routines. With Noble Formula bar soap, you can clean your skin while keeping it moisturized. But what about your scalp? What if your scalp is itching, flaking, scaling, red or irritated? That is Noble Formula Shampoo’s department.

Like other Noble Formula products, Noble Formula Shampoo has Pyrithione Zinc (ZnP). At its 2% strength, it works to control all those symptoms mentioned above, and helps prevent flaking before it occurs! But why do people get flaking skin, aka dandruff? As with many conditions, there are multiple reasons. According to wisegeek.com (which has information on TONS of stuff), dandruff that is not caused by a specific skin condition, like eczema or psoriasis, can be caused by of a combination of fungus, oil on the scalp, and just plain susceptibility to the condition. While the idea of having fungus on our heads is not something we like to think about, everyone has at least some fungus up there. A fungus called Malassezia (good luck pronouncing it!!) eats fats and lipids that are present on the scalp, and this process can cause the skin to mature and flake faster than normal. Extra oil can also make those flakes stick together and become bigger and therefore, more noticeable. So if you have an oily scalp, there is a higher chance that you will have dandruff. But good news! Shampoo with Pyrithione Zinc has been shown to be effective in reducing the dandruff causing fungus! Score!

Other factors can cause dandruff: stress, heredity, allergies, excessive use of hair dryers, curlers, hair coloring, or hair styling products. Shampoo containing Pyrithione Zinc is still effective against dandruff caused by these factors!

To use Noble Formula Shampoo, shake well (ZnP tends to settle to the bottom of the bottle), apply to scalp and leave on for a few minutes before massaging & rinsing out. It is even safe to use on colored hair. The best results occur when the shampoo is used at least twice a week, or per your doctor’s direction. Maximum control requires using the shampoo daily.

Noble Formula Shampoo may enhance the results of using Noble Formula Spray and/or Cream. So if you’re already using our product, consider trying this Shampoo as well! It comes in an 8 fluid ounce container with a flip lid. It fits perfectly in the hand, making it wonderful for that relaxing shower or bath.