Pyrithione zinc soap is a great alternative to ZNP. With ZNP no longer being produced, people are scrambling for another skin cleanser or soap to treat their facial dandruff, rosacea and Pityrosporum acne. It's the 2% pyrithione zinc in the ZNP that helps to improve these conditions.
For years I've treated my own dermatology patients using a more hydrating, but equally powerful, soap called Noble Zinc. It was made with emu oil. I decided to make my own version without the emu and we now have Calming Zinc Bar, also with powerful 2% pyrithione zinc. I also use olive oil and shea butter to make the soap. The non-drying base is a winner for sensitive problem skin. It's clearly the best skin cleanser for facial dandruff and rosacea, bar none! Every day I get comments from patient like:
I love that soap. I love the feel of it on the skin and I’m almost sorry to wash it off. JT
For me as a dermatologist, having a non-drying medicated soap for my patients with problem skin has hugely improved the results of my topical skin care regimens. I combine this great ZNP alternative with Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy to help control seborrhea and rosacea. Patients can use these products with their prescription topical treatments, but they often find that their skin improves so much that they don't need prescription medicines any more.
In fact, now that I have Calming Zinc and Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy to offer patients suffering from rosacea and seborrhea, I now write fewer prescriptions to treat these conditions. It's something that I didn't expect and was surprised to realize in retrospect! Most of my patients are now able to keep their facial dandruff and rosacea controlled without the regular use of risky prescription medicines. I rarely need to use topical cortisone creams for facial dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis) or rosacea anymore. It's also cut down on how often I prescribe oral antibiotics for rosacea. My web site customers are finding their problem facial skin better than ever before too:
I have been using your products, and my rosacea is better than it’s been for years. Martha 11/2010and
I recently found your blog and bought some products, which I adore, from your website. My skin condition is so odd because it is extremely dry and dehydrated, but as the day goes on it gets extremely oily/shiny. I have seborrheic dermatitis on my forehead and around my nose. I bought the Calming Zinc Soap and Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy and the Daily Moisturizing Facial Cream for Oily to Normal Skin) after reading about your suggestions for seborrheic dermatitis. I am so glad I found you (I just wish I lived in CA so I could use you as my dermatologist). Hilary D, Jan 2011 web reader
This product combination has been so effective that I created my Facial Flaking and Redness Solution Kit to help give people this great combination - straight from my dermatology practice to web readers!
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I'm excited because I've made Noble Formula Zinc Soap even better by removing the emu oil and substituting shea butter. I named this new soap Calming Zinc Bar, a reflection of how soothing it is to red, inflamed rosacea and seborrhea-prone skin. This skin care wonder is now animal free and packed with naturally healing linoleic acid. Patients love it and people outside of my medical practice are loving it too. It's a fantastic feeling to be helping people all over the world. Here at the office, we're getting more and more orders for Calming Zinc Soap and some heartwarming comments like
I applaud your decision to remove the emu oil and create your own zinc pyrithione product that vegans and cruelty-free folks can use. Thank you so much for your help and keep up your amazing work for those of us who suffer from conditions like seborrheic dermatitis and rosacea. So few dermatologists do anything but throw Cetaphil sunscreen and cleanser samples and Metrogel or steroid creams at the problem - you have tried to make a difference. Marc F
I've created more Skin Care Kits with pyrithione zinc fortified Calming Zinc Soap. Click here to see my Skin Care Kits to find the one that's right for you.