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Natural Skin Care

Natural skin care is the care of the skin using products which are manufactured using ingredients which occur naturally in nature such as mud, herbs, roots, essential oils and flowers. These ingredients are mixed with naturally occurring preservatives, surfactants, humectants and emulsifiers which act as carrier agents.

Best soap for men: When is a bar of soap not a bar of soap?

Best Soap for MenWhen it’s a Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar!
BIC hit the headlines recently with their pink and purple ‘For her’ range of pens, ‘designed to fit comfortably in a woman’s hand’. Hundreds of women wrote spoof reviews on a major online store, such as how happy they are to be able to draw fairies and unicorns at last! Meanwhile, the men complained that the pens were too delicate for their bulky hands. The reviews went viral, news publications reported on the phenomenon, and sales seem to be up (when we checked, the pens were in the top-selling office products).

Tempting though it is to claim our Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar gives men special powers, the truth is compelling enough. It’s the best natural soap you can buy!

Best soap for men

Let’s be honest. Men may have even more need to deal with rough, dry skin than women, but they don’t have so many skincare products to choose from. So, which is the best?

We recommend our handmade soap that’s specially designed for dry skin. Note that it’s in the form of a manly, disc-shaped block with no fancy fragrance or artificial colours (so it won’t look too girly in your bathroom).

Here’s the science bit

Our dry skin soap is handmade from natural oils, waxes and Zander – a unique ingredient that detoxifies and heals the skin.

The bar is deeply moisturising, because – being cold processed – it retains all the glycerine that’s extracted from other soaps during manufacture, even so-called dry skin soaps.

Being 100% natural, there’s no risk of irritation. It’s free of chemicals, parabens and steroids, and it’s not tested on animals.

We think it’s the best natural soap you can buy. In fact, it’s so effective at cleansing and curing skin conditions that you might have to let the women and children in your life use it too.

Here’s what two guys said about our best natural soap

“I’ve been using the deep cleansing therapy bar for a few weeks now. Makes your skin feel really soft and refreshed, not dry at all.”
Darren Robertson

“I have found the Therapy Bar produces an ideal shaving lather. I have a bar in an old shaving bowl and using a shaving brush a wonderrful full lather is produced. This provides an ideal medium for shaving and leaves the skin feeling clean and refreshed. No more gels or aerosol foams for me”.
John Carter

They are are real reviews. But back to the subject of spoofs, you might enjoy the reviews of a certain hair removal product for men (warning – they contain rude words!). You’ll find them on the same online store as the BIC ‘For Her’ pens.

Find out more about the best soap for men

And please do leave your feedback about our best soap for men in the comments below.


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Facial scrub: Gentle and natural exfoliant

Best facial scrubWhat is exfoliation?
Exfoliation is the practice of removing dead skin cells from the skin surface. Every facial you have at a spa or at home includes exfoliation. Even Ancient Egyptians used to exfoliate! Exfoliation helps to unclog pores, keep skin clean, reduce acne and expose hair follicles for an easier shave (note that razors exfoliate by scraping off skin cells while wet shaving).

So what’s the best way to exfoliate? We recommend a natural facial scrub.

How to exfoliate

Pumice (volcanic rock) has long been recommended for exfoliating feet, while crushed pumice, almond shells and similar hard components are often used in facial scrubs.

By contrast, we think the best facial scrub is gentle and natural. Here’s what we suggest you do:

Just wash your face with our deep cleansing therapy bar, leaving the rich lather to soak in overnight.

Use it daily, and you’ll achieve rejuvenated skin within just two weeks.

How easy is that?!

As well as penetrating into your skin to extract toxins and enrich it with vitamins and minerals, this gentle alternative to a facial scrub has a smoothing, moisturising and exfoliating effect.

With our natural facial scrub there’s no need for scrubbing, harsh chemical peels or expensive dermabrasion techniques that destroy the top skin layer leaving it red and raw underneath.

What’s in our natural facial scrub

Our facial scrub is a handmade cold-processed bar that contains Zander, olive oil, castor oil, coconut oil, turmeric, beeswax and rainwater. All very good and natural, but what’s Zander, we hear you ask! It’s a rare lake sediment (like a mud pack) that has the ability to ‘hook’ toxins out of your skin while hydrating it. All these wonderful natural ingredients mean there is no risk of irritation. Just to be sure, we’ve had it clinically tested and proven (without any testing on animals).

By the way, you might be wondering about the expression ‘cold-processed’. That simply means the bar is made without heat, so it retains all the moisturising glycerine that is missing from normal soaps (and is why they have a drying effect on your skin).

We think you’ll find it’s the best facial scrub you’ve ever tried! Note that your face has the most sensitive skin, but you can use our deep cleansing therapy bar to exfoliate your whole body, so your skin is healthier all over.

Find out more about our best facial scrub, the Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar.

How to Remove Toxins from the Skin

Syrinx Za Natural Skin CareToxins enter our body from many sources. Orally in the food we eat, form environmental airborne attack and also from substances we touch and wear such as jewellery and watches.

Whilst a high-fibre diet and drinking 2 litres of water per day will help your body to rid its self of toxins in your system, you may need a little help to withdraw these toxins from the skin to help avoid dermatological issues such eczema flare-ups.

Zander: Skin Toxin Removal Properties

Zander is a unique substance which forms over many thousands of years in an oxygen-free environment which means that it contains many substances which formed the parent plants from which it is extracted. These substances have great benefit to human (and animal) skin.

Humic substances, simply put, have the unique ability to “grab” impurities from the skin in a process called “chelation” – this process deeply cleans the skin which is particularly helpful in people whom are prone to Atopic Skin diseases such as eczema or other dermatological issues.

Importantly, Zander is the key ingredient in our products which has an unparalleled ability to retain moisture and hydrate the skin. Lipids, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, humic and fulvic acids also boost resistance to skin disease whilst working to make the skin soft, smooth and healthier than ever before.

Our Skin Toxin Removal regime begins with the Deep Cleansing Therapy Bar and can be followed up with our creams, balms and skin moisturiser’s dependant on your personal skin care needs.

Further reading and research


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How to get soft smooth legs through autumn and winter

How to get soft legsCan you believe it’s September already?
The kids are back at school and there’s definitely an autumnal chill in the air. Despite the fact that we might now be changing out of our summer dresses and shorts and into long skirts and trousers, we still want to have soft smooth legs through autumn and winter.

Have you noticed how your shins can tend to get dry and cracked ‘alligator’ skin?
Very unattractive! One solution is to hide your legs in opaque black tights, while it might help to eat lots of oily fish (so we’ve heard). But, unless you want to look like an alligator, you really want to know how to have soft legs all year round.

How to get soft legs

Rather than using a chemical-based lotion for legs, we recommend a combination of our 100% natural moisturising therapy bar and therapy balm.

  • The bar looks like a soap and acts like a soap, but has therapeutic qualities (unlike soap). Simply wash yourself gently with the bar. You don’t have to rinse it off if you don’t want to; just let the lather soak in to your dry skin.
  • The balm has more of a waxy texture that melts on contact with your skin to form a luscious chemical-free lotion for legs. To entrap extra moisture in your skin, apply the balm to your legs after every bath or shower. It absorbs quickly with no greasy residue.

You’ll soon see the results (customers tell us it works in less than two weeks). Instead of itchy dry legs, you’ll be itching for summer to come round again so you can show them off!

What’s in the mix?

All our products are 100% natural and enriched with Zander. This 6000-year-old sediment contains immunity-boosting vitamins and the ability to ‘hook’ metals and other toxins out of your skin.

Other ingredients include shea butter, Kalahari melon seed oil and a tea-tree oil preservative with antiseptic qualities. Together, they help to leave your skin replenished, nourished and looking fabulous.

Note that none of our products include artificial colours or additives, paraffin, parabens, steroids or chemicals, and they are not tested on animals. Not even alligators.

Find out more about how to get soft smooth legs through autumn and winter

Moisturising Therapy Balm | Deep cleansing Therapy Bar

The best result for me is on my legs!
I’ve been using my Therapy Bar Soap for a couple of weeks now and It’s superb for washing my face, leaving no dryness at all and I’ve been using expensive cream cleansers for years!

The best result for me though is on my legs. I’ve always had dry itchy skin on my legs but never a rash or anything. Since using this bar, the dryness has gone and the skin is so soft. I am now using it to shave my legs and underarms and the difference is amazing. I will definitely be purchasing this bar again and am tempted by the sensitive cream for my face too. I have been recommending this to friends and as I work very close to Manchester Street, you may well see me passing for a closer look.

Can’t thank you enough. I certainly wont be worried about the drying effects of wearing tights in the winter.
Jan Morant-Ball


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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.

Find out more about how to remove makeup without makeup remover


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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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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.

Skin Care Products for Sun Lovers & Beach Volleyball Players

Skin Care for Sun LoversSkin Care for a day at the beach in the blazing sun!
OK, It’s August and I’m writing this post during yet another torrential downpour in one of the wettest years in UK history. But still, we flock to the beach when the sun comes out and of course we punish our skin during beach holidays abroad.

Regardless of whether you are an Olympic Beach Volleyball athlete or just enjoying the sun on the beach – the same rules to sensible skin care apply. Wear heaps of sunscreen and effective body moisturiser.

How to care for your skin during intense sun exposure

Whilst high-factor sun screens do a great job of blocking ultra-violet ray’s from damaging your skin. Your skin needs to be supported during periods of intense dehydration and this is our recommended skin care regime for a day on the volleyball court our just relaxing on the beach:

  • Work Moisturising Therapy Balm into exposed areas of skin at least 30 minutes before going out into full sun.
  • Following the above Step apply a high-factor sun screen over exposed skin.

It’s important to allow the Moisturising Therapy Balm 30 minutes or so to absorb fully into the skin before applying the sunscreen to be sure that you get the best deep skin hydration and protection for the longest period of time.

Also be aware that contact with sand and sea will wash off the sunscreen so regular application through the day will be needed.

Moisturising Therapy Balm for a Day in the Sun

Moisturising Therapy Balm includes: Zander, Shea Butter, Kalahari Melon Seed Oil, and Methyl Octanoate,
a naturally occurring preservative in Tea Tree Oil

Suitable for: Babies, children, adults and the elderly
* 100% natural
* Paraffin free
* No parabens, chemicals or steroids
* Not saponified
* Dermatologically tested
* No animal testing
Moisturising Therapy Balm
A dry skin moisturiser that compliments treatment for a full range of skin conditions and is a perfect pre-sun skin moisturiser as it absorbes deeply into the skin and is a supporter of sun-block products.

Read more about the Moisturising Therapy Balm here.

Please take advantage of our London 2012 Olympics discount by applying the “GB2012” 20% discount code when you get to the shopping cart.


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Sporting Skin Care Products for Sports Men and Women

Sports Skin Care ProductsNatural Skin Care Products for Sports Men and Women.
Over the next two weeks we will run a series of articles about our most popular sports detailing which of our Natural Skin Care products are best suited to helping people in those sporting activities.

Each sport related Skin Care product suggestion will be accompanied by a discount code to encourage readers to adopt Syrinx Za as the Natural Skin Care champion for their particular sport.

Does your sport lend itself to a particular skin issue?

We would love to hear from you if you have a skin ailment which arises because of your sport or out-door activity. If you contact us and tell us about it, we’ll work with you to help learn more about your ailment and as a thank you we’ll give you a 50% discount on the first two batches of products whilst we define the best Natural Skin Care regime for you and your sport.

Sports Men and Women Like to Win

It goes without saying that sports enthusiasts like to win and it’s no different for us. As a Natural Skin Products manufacturer we want to be on your winning team and as you can imagine we’d like to win your personal Natural Skin Care Products business.

In a bid to achieve that goal and win your business we offer a small range of state-of-the-art products manufactured with ingredients found naturally in nature. Our products contain no steroids or parabens and you can be sure that there will be no un-natural or chemical residue in our products which may be indicated during sports dope-testing.

Sporting Clubs or Association – Clinical Trial

If you are a member of a sports club, team or association and you would like us to work with you to identify and define the best natural skin care remedies associated with your sport we’d love to hold a clinical trial specific to your sport and your tea, club or association. The benefits would be great for both parties.

It’s ongoing research and development which helps us, Syrinx Za provide the best natural skin care for the general public and sports people alike. Please contact us if you would like to learn more.


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In Celebration of London 2012 & Team GB. Sports Skin Care

Olympic Natural Skin CareIn Celebration of the Olympics and Team GB
Like all UK citizens we are extremely proud of Team GB and we’d like to share our appreciation with our new and existing clients by offering a 20% discount off any purchase until the end of August 2012.

20% Discount Code: GB2012
Use the discount code above during checkout to receive a 20% discount off your purchase, you can use this code as many times as you like during August 2012.

20% Olympic Celebration Discount

Following the Olympics more people are going to be out and about participating in sport, I’m certainly going to be on my bike more often. Well, at least until the end of the summer!

When we subject our bodies and particularly our skin to the elements we may need to cater for the inevitable rash, wind burn, sun burn, allergic reaction etc, etc, or better still just provide our skin a little TLC and preventative care.

Natural Skin Care Products for Sports Enthusiasts.

Over the next two weeks we will run a series of articles about our most popular sports detailing which of our Natural Skin Care products are best suited to helping people in those sporting activities.

Each sport Skin Care product suggestion will be accompanied by a discount code to encourage readers to adopt Syrinx Za as the Natural Skin Care champion for their particular sport.

Existing Customers can Join in too

This promotion is not limited to new Skin Care customers it’s open to all of our current clients too. At the shopping cart simply enter the discount code GB2012

Our range of Natural Skin Care Products is small but perfectly formed and contains products suitable for most skin disorders – if you have any questions at all about skin issues or problems please contact us and we’ll be happy to offer advice.


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