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VEGAN BAR SOAP with 2% ZnP

Introducing Noble Formula’s NEW VEGAN bar soap with 2% Pyrithione Zinc!

Due to public demand for an animal free version of our Noble Formula Bar Soap with 2% ZnP, we’ve added a new, vegan bar soap to our list of quality skin care products. The Emu Oil has been replaced by a mixture of Mango Butter and Cocoa Butter. Mmmmm! This ‘Mango’ soap mimics the benefits of the original soap, making it a wonderful soap for those with psoriasis, eczema, dry skin…any skin type, really! The oatmeal gently exfoliates, the ZnP fights flaking, itching and dandruff, and the saponified butters and olive oil moisturize while cleaning.

Want the specs? The ingredient list includes: Saponified olive oil infused with calendula, saponified mango butter, ground oatmeal, saponified cocoa butter and pyrithione zinc. Each and every bar is handmade, hand shaped, and weighs no less than 3.25 oz.

We invite you to call us for more information at 1-888-469-7953! Also, check out our website at www.4myskin.com and read our previous blog posts for more information about our full line of Noble Formula products.

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.

Noble Formula Bar Soap with 2% Pyrithione Zinc

Noble Formula (NF) Bar Soap was formulated for those with psoriasis, eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, and dry skin; it is also an excellent soap for oily and normal skin.
NF Bar Soap is handmade, hand-shaped, and may vary slightly in size and shape, but will always equal or exceed 3.25 oz.
NF Bar Soap is a gently exfoliating, moisturizing bar soap containing saponified olive and emu oils.
Ingredients: Saponified olive oil (infused with calendula), saponified emu oil, ground oatmeal, and 2% pyrithione zinc (ZnP).
It’s been a while, but we blogged about our soap previously in this post: ♪♫♪Splish, Splash I was taking a bath!♪♫♪. Please check out our website at www.4myskin.com for more information.

Ring, Ring

Getting tired of soap? Soap is a necessity, of course, but soap is plain. Body cleanser… Now that has a ring to it!

Our Noble Mystique Body Cleanser is a low-lather, natural soap substitute. It contains Walnut Husk to help exfoliate and Oil of Spearmint to give it a pleasant, but not overpowering, fragrance. It also contains Balm Mint Extract, Chamomile Extract, and Mistletoe Extract, to give your skin the best possible care – and the possibility of a kiss on Christmas. 😉 This body cleanser gently cleans and moisturizes at the same time!
Noble Mystique Body Cleanser maintains the skin’s natural pH, relieves dryness and itching, and leaves you smelling fresh. Just apply a quarter-size amount to a sponge/loofa (the mesh type works best) and scrub gently.

We also like to point out that this product contains no animal ingredients, nor has it been tested on animals. It comes in a 16 oz., flip-top bottle, and lasts through many baths and showers. So if you want a change from regular bar soap, try the Noble Mystique Body Cleanser and add a little ring to your daily routine.

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.

Psoria…what?

You may have noticed that we mention Psoriasis a lot on this blog, and you might have wondered what exactly are those Ontos people talking about? Glad you asked! Because that is exactly what this post is all about.

Psoriasis is a chronic, autoimmune disease that appears on the skin. Basically, the immune system sends out faulty signals that cause accelerated growth in skin cells. A normal skin cell matures and then falls off the body in about 28 to 30 days, but a skin cell with Psoriasis takes only 3 or 4 days to mature, and then piles up on top of the skin to form lesions. Psoriasis is also associated with other medical conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease, depression, and psoriatic arthritis.

There are five major types of Psoriasis: Plaque, Guttate, Inverse, Pustular, and Erythrodermic. Plaque is the most common, with about 80 percent of those who have Psoriasis having this type. Raised, inflamed, and red lesions covered in white scales form and are called Plaques. These commonly show up on the elbows, knees, and lower back, but can show up all over the body, even the scalp. Guttate is the next most common type of Psoriasis, and usually shows up in children and young adults. This is characterized by small red drops, often on the trunk and limbs. It is thought that strep throat might be a trigger of Guttate Psoriasis. Inverse is a little different in that it appears in folds of skin, such as the armpits. It also looks smooth and shiny instead of scaly, but is also red, inflamed and tender. Pustular has pus-filled bumps that form on top of already red and inflamed skin. It usually appears in waves; one outbreak will clear up, and another will start the process over again. It can be localized in areas like the hands and feet, or can cover most of the body. It is rare, since less than 5% of those who have Psoriasis have this type. The last type, Erythrodermic, can appear all over the body, and can lead to hospitalization. This is characterized by red, inflamed skin, and the shedding of white sheets of skin instead of smaller flakes. It can cause dehydration, and impair the body’s ability to regulate body temperature.

But how exactly do people get Psoriasis? No one really knows for sure, but there are a few things that scientists have figured out. First, Psoriasis is not contagious. One will not get Psoriasis by coming into contact with someone who already has it. Second, Psoriasis seems to be caused by a combination of genetics and triggers. People can have genes that make them predisposed to Psoriasis, but that does not mean they will necessarily get Psoriasis. It really seems like a person gets Psoriasis only if they have the right combination of genes and an external trigger that sets it off. These triggers can be stress, medication (or by abruptly stopping a medication), illness, or an injury to the skin.

As of yet, there is no cure for Psoriasis. Researchers and the National Psoriasis Foundation actively search for both a cure and more information about the disease. There are multiple options for controlling Psoriasis, including Topicals, Phototherapy, and Systemics. Topicals are applied directly to the skin, and often include Corticosteroids. Ontos’ Noble Formula, which has proven effective in fighting the symptoms of Psoriasis, would be considered Topical medication. Compounding Noble Formula with prescribed corticosteroid, dramatically increases that effectiveness. Phototherapy involves controlled exposure to ultraviolet light on a regular basis. Even the sun can be helpful, but only if sunburns are avoided! Systemics are medications that are taken either in pill, injection or IV form.

Now that you have had a crash course in what Psoriasis is, here are a few websites with great information about this disease (in fact, we used them to check our facts and figures!): The National Psoriasis Foundation at www.psoriasis.org, and the Psoriasis page on the Everyday Health site at www.everydayhealth.com/psoriasis/psoriasis-treatment.aspx. Another good source of information is The American Academy of Dermatoloy, at www.aad.org. We’ve placed links to these websites on the main page of our blog to make them easier to find. These are great resources, and we encourage everyone to get informed about Psoriasis. Feel free to ask us questions too!