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How to remove makeup without makeup remover

Makeup Removal without Makeup Remover“We make her paint her face and dance” sings John Lennon, in the first women’s rights song before Helen Reddy’s 1971 anthem ‘I am woman’.

Since Ancient Egyptian times, it’s been fashionable for women to wear makeup – they’re not perceived as properly groomed without it. Increasingly, men wear makeup too. But for those of us with dry or sensitive skin, it’s a problem. Not only is makeup packed with chemicals that might cause a reaction, so is the makeup remover we need to take it all off again at night.

So what’s the best makeup remover?

Best makeup removers

Most makeup removers and cleansers are full of chemicals. The best makeup removers are 100% natural, contain no chemicals, steroids or parabens, and are not tested on animals.

Our Deep Cleansing Therapy bar is one of these – it’s a simple, gentle way to remove makeup without makeup remover.

It looks like a soap, you use it like a soap, but it doesn’t dry your skin like a soap. There’s no need to scrub; just wash it into a gentle lather and pat dry. It acts as an effective makeup remover that cleanses, soothes and hydrates the skin. What’s more, it’s made using a cold process, so it retains all the glycerine that helps moisturise your skin.

What’s in our makeup remover

Our Deep Cleansing Therapy bar contains Zander, olive oil, castor oil, coconut oil, turmeric, beeswax and rainwater. From that list, you can see all the ingredients are 100% natural. You’ve probably heard of all them except Zander, and might be wondering what it is.

So here’s a fascinating fact you can tell your friends next time you’re discussing the best makeup removers!

Zander is our name for a special mineral-rich mud that’s been formed over thousands of years from reed-beds in certain Eastern European lakes. It’s been scientifically proven to detoxify the skin. Together with the moisturising oils, it’s the best cleanser and makeup remover, especially for dry and sensitive skin.

“I love your deep cleansing therapy bar. My skin looks and feels great. Plus it lasts for ages.”
Christine Hinton

Now you know how to remove your makeup without makeup remover, there’ll be another old song you can sing and dance to – “I feel pretty!” from West Side Story.

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Ladies, Want to know the secret to super soft hands?

Best Hand Cream for Soft HandsWhat’s by the sink? Rubber gloves, washing-up liquid, washing-up cloth and hand cream. What’s by the basin? Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap and hand cream. At least, that’s the situation in my house, and at my parents’ house, and at my sister’s house. Sometimes, we even compare notes about the best hand cream to use. I bet it’s the same at your house too!

We have to wash our hands all the time, but soap and water can leave the skin dry, hard or even cracked. What you need is a hand cream to keep the moisture in and the skin feeling soft and healthy. But what’s the best hand cream for soft hands?

Best natural hand cream

The best hand cream is gentle, soothing and made from 100% natural ingredients. Our Original Formula Hand Cream protects and moisturises your hands to leave them feeling silky smooth, thanks to the natural ingredients of Zander and Argan oil. Zander is a rare lake sediment that draws impurities from the skin; it also contains vitamins to nourish and renew skin cells. Argan oil is extracted from nuts in Morocco, as a rich source of Vitamin E to fight bacteria and reduce the effects of aging.

5 reasons why our natural hand cream is the best

Here are five reasons to choose our pure and natural hand cream:

  1. Absorbs quickly without feeling greasy
  2. Tested on people, not on animals
  3. No parabens, steroids, petroleum/paraffin or chemicals
  4. No artificial colours, perfumes or additives
  5. No danger of allergic reaction

Here’s what one of our customers said:
“Having experimented with many creams for my hands, I found the Syrinx Za Original Formula Hand Cream to be the perfect combination of fast-absorbing and non-greasy.

By the way, here’s another secret.

Our Original Formula Hand Cream is not just for ladies, and not just for hands! It works just as well for children and men, and can be used on the face and body too.

We think it’s the best hand cream for soft hands. Give it a try and let us know what you think.

Find out more about the secret to super soft hands

How to Cure Eczema? There is no cure for Eczema but read on

Whilst science has not yet discovered How to Cure Eczema, relief is at hand in the form of what we believe to be the best cream for eczema. In conjunction with the Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar Eczema Sufferers can use the Syrinx Za Natural Emollient Cream for Eczema to reduce inflammation, redness and itching and be confident that the product is both effective and FREE of steroids.

 


Steroid FREE Relief for Eczema Sufferers

Introduced in the 1950’s Topical Steroids or corticosteroids also known as “cortisone” seemed to revolutionise skin care because they were easy to apply, fast acting, anti-inflammatory preparations useful reducing inflammation in conditions such as Eczema and so were used in creams for eczema sufferers.

Science has discovered that steroids are not particularly conducive to good health and as such the use of steroids in medicine is strictly controlled by health authorities. People prefer to avoid using non-natural products in their skin care regimes and they prefer to avoid the use of Steroids in any form if possible.

Corticosteroid creams, as the name would suggest include steroids and in our view the long term use of steroids is not a good thing and we offer people a completely natural alternative to corticosteroid creams in the form of our natural organic cream for eczema.

Science will find the answer one day

In the future science will discover How to Cure Eczema but until then we strive to provide what we believe to be the best cream for eczema. Please take a little time to read our many testimonials from happy customers whom have benefitted from our Steroid and chemical free natural skin care products.

Read more about our soap and creams for eczema

Customer Testimonial
I’ve tried many soaps and lotions in the past so i was plesently surprised to find the soap i recieved really did work. My skin stopped peeling and my eczma is now back under control, I cannot speak of this soap more favourably. So give it a try you will be surprised.

John Ballard


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Natural Organic Skin Care Products with no Additives

It’s Our Mission at Syrinx Za to provide to provide Natural, Organic Skin Care Products for our customers who suffer from various skin problems. We care for the environment by working ethically and using ingredients which are wholly sustainable without robbing the planet of irreplaceable resources.

 


No Harmful Substances

In particular we have created Natural Organic Skin Care products which remain stable and effective whilst NOT including, Parabens, Paraffin or Steroids which can further aggravate delicate or troubled skin.

No Animal Testing, all of our testing is carried out on willing humans

Dermatologically Tested

Syrinx Za researchers have focused on four key areas:

  1. How human skin responds to Zander’s humic and fulvic acids
  2. How Zander chelates, removing heavy metals from the skin
  3. The suitability and efficacy of Syrinx Za products and ingredients on the skin and skin conditions
  4. Product and Ingredient compliance to European Cosmetic Safety Legislation

As a result, we can share the following conclusions:

  • The range is 100% natural, and suitable for use on all skin types with no risk of irritation
  • The range protects and moisturises, relieving the symptoms of sensitive, dry or itchy skin
  • Over 80% of eczema sufferers reported improvements, including softening and moisturising of affected areas
  • Zander protects the skin from heavy metals and the environment – in turn, providing a boost to the immune system
  • As well as treating skin conditions, each product can be used simply to maintain strong and healthy skin

Natural Organic Skin Care Including Zander

Our most effective ingredient is derived from ancient reed beds which have been forming (and continue to form) for over 6,000.00 years. The ingredient which we have named Zander is completely sustainable as is in continuous natural growth and production.

Natural, Organic Skin Care Products

With a relatively small range of Natural, Organic Skin Care Products we can support a multitude of skin problems. We welcome your questions about our products and your skin issues. Please read more about our natural organic skin care products here.


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Children with Psoriasis

Children With PsoriasisChildren can be cruel. Playground questioning: “Eww, what’s the matter with your skin?” Overheard gossip: “Have you seen those red scaly patches on her elbows?” Out-and-out rudeness: “Yuk, your skin is horrible.”

It’s bad enough for children with psoriasis that their skin is unsightly, itchy and uncomfortable. But, perhaps worse, the condition can impact their self-confidence and relationships, with a knock-on effect on performance at school and in their social life.

20% OFF cream for psoriasis when you quote GB2012 at checkout – Offer ends 31 August 2012

What causes psoriasis

Psoriasis is when new cells mature and travel to the skin surface too quickly, then fail to shed and build up as lesions. A flare-up can sometimes be the result of stress or follow a streptococcal throat infection. The condition often seems to calm down during the holidays, perhaps thanks to relaxing in the sun by the sea. Sadly, there’s no cure.

Note that psoriasis is nothing to do with poor hygiene and it’s not catching!

Psoriasis facts and figures

  • 2–3% of the UK population have psoriasis including 1.4% of 10- to 19-year-olds
  • About one-third of psoriasis-sufferers are aged under 20 when the condition starts
  • If one parent has psoriasis, there’s a 10% risk the child will inherit it. If both parents have psoriasis, the risk increases to 50%

Six tips to help children with psoriasis

Reassure their teachers and classmates that the condition is not contagious. Boost their confidence. Tell them you love them. Encourage them to live as normal life as possible e.g. swimming is OK. Buy them loose-fitting cotton clothing. Discourage scratching!

In children with psoriasis, the skin might be shiny and red. It might also become flakey. Either way, the best treatment is to sooth and hydrate the skin.

“Moisturisers and emollients are vital in the treatment of psoriasis.”
Psoriasis Association

Two-step Syrinx Za treatment for psoriasis

Our treatment helps children with psoriasis (it also helps babies and adults!):

  1. Use our Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar every morning and night (don’t rinse it off at night; just let the lather dry naturally)
  2. Apply our Ultra Sensitive Therapy Cream for psoriasis after bathing or showering, and at intervals during the day

Highlights of the Syrinx Za treatment for psoriasis

  • 100% natural cream for psoriasis
  • Keeps psoriasis under control
  • Keeps irritation at bay
  • Improves the skin’s appearance
  • Results within just two weeks

Children and young people can also support each other. Take this advice from psoriasis-sufferer

“Don’t let your skin rule your life, go out there and try and enjoy it as much as possible.”

Sophie:

Find out more about our cream for children with psoriasis


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Watch out Skin, autumn is just around the corner.

Autumn Skin CareIf your skin is anything like mine, you’ll come out in a rash just thinking about the cold winter months, but before we get there we have to endure the slow demise of the warm summer sun, dead leaves from the trees in our gardens and lanes and digging out our sweaters and coats. Yuk

I’m a summer lover; I worship the sun (metaphorically speaking), but I do love autumnal colours and crisp autumn morning walks. Then as the day draws on I wish the sun back again. Enough of my ramblings and on with the subject of my post

Autumn Skin Care Advice

Whilst we can pull on our sweaters and winter coats to protect our bodies our face is left open to the vagaries of autumn and then winter weather. Using a heavy natural moisturiser on the face and a lighter more rapidly absorbing moisturiser on our bodies will help us avoid looking like that old oak in the park by next summer!

It’s no secret that as we get older we need a little help from science and mother nature and Syrinx Za have the perfect autumn and winter skin-care collection to help hold back the sands of time..

Autumn Skincare and Moisturising Regime

All our products are 100% natural; no need to worry about chemicals getting mixed in your autumn skincare regime.

Daily Cleansing
Our Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar is a very clever bar of soap, it contains a high concentration of Sapropel which helps to deeply cleanse, remove toxins from the skin and exfoliate leather-like or delicate skin equally well.

Using our skin therapy soap as part of your daily skin care regime will deliver pleasantly surprising skin softening.

Here’s what a recent new client said.
Never had such good results! – Just to let you know that I received my soap and have already noticed a difference. I have used so many different products, but never had such good results.
Many thanks – Sheila Croton

Face Moisturising
Our Moisturising Therapy Balm is the perfect defence against harsh winter weather, it’s a thick creamy balm that absorbs and moisturises deeply. Apply following your morning shower for all day defence against the elements.

Body moisturising
Under the layers of clothing we’re more protected so a lighter, faster absorbing skin moisturising cream is more suitable, we recommend our Ultra-Sensitive Therapy cream for a luxurious long lasting body moisturiser.

During August all customers, new and old can enjoy a 20% discount off all purchases – enter the following discount code at the checkout: GB2012


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Natural skin care products for Sensitive Skin, containing Zander

Syrinx Za Natural Skin CareAccording to one source we read, the average person applies ten different skincare products every day. That means up to 130 chemicals are being absorbed into their skin!

Although you’d hope the ingredients have all been approved for use in skin care and cosmetic products, no-one really knows what side-effects they might have, especially for people with sensitive skin.

Un-natural skincare: ingredients to avoid

If you are looking for skincare products for sensitive skin (or you are simply concerned for your skin and the environment) these are just a few of the commonly used chemicals you might prefer to avoid. You won’t find a trace of them in any of our products, we promise!

  • Parabens
  • Sulphates
  • Petroleum
  • Lanolin
  • Synthetic colours and fragrances

So, if you don’t want to apply any of those ingredients to your skin, what are the alternatives? Let’s look back to the time when humans had no other choice but to use natural skin care products…

History of natural skin care

According to Wikipedia, there are records of Ancient Egyptians using natural products to treat a variety of skin conditions. Meanwhile, it’s been traditional here in the UK and around the world to apply a ‘mud pack’ to improve the appearance of your skin.

Mud, mud, glorious mud!
Not just any old mud will do. Our skin cream contains a rare sediment known as Zander which is 6,000 years old and found only in certain parts of North East Europe.

Glacial water and a cool climate means the reeds at the lakeside decompose slowly to form a mud that stores a range of lipids, vitamins, minerals and amino acids that heal, nourish and rejuvenate skin cells.

We mix the Zander with natural oils to draw out toxins, metals and impurities from the skin with no need for parabens or other nasties. Don’t worry if you haven’t heard of Zander before; it’s the basis of all our natural skin care products and has undergone extensive trials.

Important notes about “natural skin care”

There’s no legal definition of the word ‘natural’, although there is a common understanding that it refers to ingredients that are sourced rather than manufactured.

No ingredients – whether natural or chemical – can be guaranteed NOT to cause an allergic reaction. Although adverse reactions are extremely rare, our skin cream does contain traces of nut oils. If this affects you, please stop using the cream immediately and contact our customer care team.

Find out more about our natural skin care products for sensitive skin, containing Zander.

Ladies: Here is the secret to super soft feet and heels

Natural Moisturising Treatment for Cracked Feet and HeelsDear Syrinx Za,
I have terribly cracked heels and I’m embarrassed to show them in sandals. I’d love to have super soft feet and heels. How do I get soft feet?

Dear Cracked Feet (and other sufferers),

It’s still summer here in the UK (just about) and we’re still wearing sandals (when it’s not raining)! Mind you, it doesn’t matter what time of year it is, you want to have super soft feet all year round, not unsightly hard and cracked heels that can worsen to cause bleeding and infection.

If you’re asking yourself “How do I get soft feet?”, here’s the secret!

How to get soft feet in three easy steps

  1. Every night, use our Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar to make a thick lather, rub it in and leave it to dry for at least 30 minutes (ideally overnight)
  2. Massage your feet with our intensive Hydrating Therapy Balm every night and morning (and throughout the day, as frequently as you wish). It smoothes and hydrates hard skin to heal cracks and make your feet pretty again.
  3. Add an optional touch of Ultra-Sensitive Therapy Cream alongside the balm for best results

Follow this simple ‘how to get soft feet’ programme and you’ll notice a difference in a few days. When tested, 9/10 of our volunteers experienced a visible improvement in just two weeks.

We hope that answers the question of “How do I get soft feet!

What’s in it?
Our ‘how to get soft feet’ treatment régime is 100% natural. For example, as well as Zander, our Hydrating Therapy Balm contains Shea Butter, Kalahari Melon Seed Oil and Tea Tree Oil – a combination that has hydrating and anti-septic properties to repair damaged skin cells.

Note there are no harsh chemicals, alcohol, steroids, parabens or petroleum in any of our products. None!

What our customers say

“For most of my life, I have suffered with severe cracked heels.
I have been using the therapy balm for the past few months and my heels are AMAZING! It has completely softened my feet and new skin seems to have grown. Nothing I have ever used has done this.” Rachel Carter

Poor feet. You squeeze them into unsuitable footwear and then walk about on them all day! Isn’t time to treat them to some safe and healthy pampering?

P.S. It’s not just for ladies – our Hydrating Therapy Balm works just as well for men’s feet too!

Put your best foot forward and find out more about the secret to super soft feet and heels


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Best Acne Treatment Containing only Pure Natural Ingredients

Best Acne Treatment“Mirror, mirror on the wall. Who is the fairest of them all?”
It’s all very well in fairy-tales, but what do you see when you look in the mirror? Oh no. Not another spot. As if it’s not bad enough being a teenager, you have the nightmare of acne to contend with! What’s more, for some of us, acne never really goes away. Some people experience adult acne well into their fifties and beyond. Acne spots are unsightly and embarrassing whatever your age, and you’ll want to find out what is the best acne treatment.

What is the best acne treatment?

Here are our three main criteria for a natural treatment for acne:

  • Purifying – Removes toxins
  • Moisturising – Natural ingredients that soothe and hydrate the skin
  • Gentle – Non-irritant and suitable for all skin types

As you’re reading this on a skincare website, you won’t be surprised to learn that we offer a handmade soap to treat acne. It uses nothing but natural ingredients in a cold process that retains all the moisture-rich glycerine that other soaps lack.

What makes our soap the best treatment for acne?

Because we don’t let a sniff of unnatural ingredients sneak in to any of our natural products. That means no parabens (that’s the preservative commonly used in cosmetics and skincare but that’s linked with skin cancer), no steroids and no chemicals. What’s more, we don’t test any of our products on animals, as we don’t believe that’s the right thing to do.

If you’re looking for a natural treatment for acne, you probably think the same way we do.

OK, so what’s in our acne treatment?

We’re not giving away the whole recipe, but we can tell you that our soap contains Zander, a rare 6000-year-old mud that’s rich in therapeutic minerals. This particular sediment is only found in a handful of lakes in North Eastern Europe. Local farm-workers have used it for centuries to relieve wounds and sores and as a natural skincare treatment.

The vitamins and minerals in Zander are known to boost the body’s own immune system.

Our soap also contains a mixture of oils including olive, castor and coconut, as well as turmeric and beeswax. This combination produces a rich, aromatic lather that locks in moisture and has healing antiseptic qualities.

When you are suffering from acne, the mirror is not your friend. But once your skin is clear thanks to our natural acne treatment, you’ll be able to admire your reflection happily ever after!

Find out more about our Acne Treatment containing only pure natural ingredients


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How you can Put an End to Dry Skin on the Face. Naturally.

Dry Skin on the FaceDo you remember the hosepipe ban in many parts of England earlier this year, because local authorities were worried that the reservoirs would run dry? That was followed by one of the wettest summers on record!

And what happened to your garden during the drought? The soil dried and cracked, of course. And what happened when it started raining? Everything started growing again!

Like a garden, the skin on the face becomes dry if it doesn’t contain enough moisture.

What causes dry skin on the face?

Dry skin on the face can be caused by ageing, sunshine, wind, central heating, air conditioning, and certain soaps.

Dry skin lacks oil; dehydrated skin lacks moisture. Both conditions result in inflammation, itching and irritation, together with a feeling that the skin on your face is tight, uncomfortable or even painful.

With that in mind, you’ll definitely want to know how to get rid of dry skin on the face!

How to get rid of dry skin on the face

  • Wash your face with warm water; not hot
  • Use mild, pH-neutral soap
  • Gently dab your face dry with a clean towel; don’t rub
  • Apply a natural moisturising cream
  • Turn down the thermostat on your central heating
  • Open the windows for a few hours each day
  • Limit your exposure to the sun, especially at peak times
  • Drink lots of water
  • Eat oily fish at least twice a week (or take fish oil supplements)

Looking for a cream for dry skin on the face?

There’s no need to use a prescribed steroid cream or lotion with the associated side-effects. And there’s no need to buy expensive designer brands with complicated application programmes.

The Syrinx Za moisturising therapy balm is an affordable cream for dry skin on the face.

It’s 100% natural, with no petroleum, parabens or chemicals; and no artificial colours or alcohol (so there’s absolutely no risk of you having an adverse reaction).

The active ingredient is Zander – a rare lake sediment that draws out impurities and provides vitamins to promote cell regeneration and boost skin immunity. The cream also contains Shea butter and Kalahari Melon Seed oil for their hydrating qualities, as well as Tea Tree oil – a natural antiseptic and disinfectant.

Our gentle moisturising therapy balm suits dry skin, itchy skin, red skin and scaly skin, on the face and elsewhere on the body. Simply use it to lock in moisture after every bath or shower you take.

You’ll find the cream quickly hydrates the skin, and achieves noticeable results within just two weeks.

Just like a garden, if the skin on your face is dry, it needs moisturising! And when you apply our moisturising balm regularly, your skin cells will grow back smooth and healthy.

Find out more about how to put an end to dry skin on the face.


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