Pyrithione zinc is a wonder ingredient to treat some of the most common and frustrating skin conditions – and just this month pyrithione zinc made it to the ‘big time’ on the Dr. Oz Show!
Dr. Oz was talking cleansing bars. He asked 5 audience members about their skin type and then told them what cleansing bar would be the best choice for their skin. One audience member named Carmela had tinea versicolor (aka white or pink/brown scaly spots usually on the chest and back due to an overgrowth of the normally well behaved skin yeast called pityrosporum). Dr. Oz told Carmela that Noble Formula Zinc Bar Soap would be a great cleansing bar choice because it helps to treat the pityrosporum yeast overgrow that’s causing the rash.
I’m thrilled! I’ve used Noble Formula Zinc Soap in my dermatology practice for years and love it. My patients wanted the same great results we’ve gotten for years with Noble Formula Zinc but in an animal free product. That’s why in my practice we’ve switched to my new Calming Zinc ® bar soap – I know it works as well as Noble Formula Zinc, but it’s animal free, and that matters to us!
Calming Zinc Bar Soap has the same hefty 2% pyrithione zinc to “meet, greet” and subdue piytyrosporum yeast. It’s soap base is also naturally handmade from olive oil and oats, and rich in hydrating glycerin. The difference is my Calming Zinc soap has shea butter instead of the emu oil that’s in Noble Formula Zinc Soap. Shea butter is a natural plant based oil that’s rich in linoleic, oleic and stearic acids to help soothe inflammation to speed symptom relief and skin healing – and it’s animal free.
My patients and web customers love Calming Zinc ®.
I got my husband to use the Calming Zinc Bar and it blew his mind! All his life he had felt there was a thing about men having oily skin; he would wash his face twice a day and still get red and have blemishes. Now he’s using the Calming Zinc twice a day and his skin is so much better. He said to me “I’m really impressed and glad I did that”. Eva M Sebastopol, CA
In my dermatology practice I use Calming Zinc Bar Soap to treat my patients with facial dandruff, rosacea and pityrosporum type acne, as well as to help control tinea versicolor. Calming Zinc Soap is a key ingredient in my Facial Redness Relief Kits, my ‘go to’ products to sooth unwanted and frustrating facial redness.
And now the humble little pyrithione zinc medicine has made it to the big time on Dr. Oz. Cool!
The best way to apply Calming Zinc to your back and chest is with a Buf Puf Body Sponge.
For hairy areas of skin that would benefit from 2% pyrithione zinc treatment, you’ll get the best lathering with OTB Medicated Cleanser #2. It’s more drying than Calming Zinc which is why I recommend using the Calming Zinc on sensitive skin such as the face and Foaming Zinc Cleanser on tougher areas of hairy skin such as the scalp, a full beard, or a hairy back.
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One last favorite treatment trick of mine. On the scalp, scrub the Foaming Zinc Cleanser onto the scalp with a simple scalp scrubber. It’s a great way to deeply clean a dandruff prone scalp and lift and rinse away scale and oil.