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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.

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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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Best autumn and winter treatment for psoriasis

Psoriasis TreatmentGuess what, winter is coming round again (in the northern hemisphere, anyway). The new school term has started, the days are getting shorter and the autumn equinox is looming.

For people with psoriasis, the onset of winter can be an extra cause for dread. Why? Because winter means colder temperatures, dryer air and less sunlight, and all these conditions can lead to a flare-up of your condition.

So you’re probably asking yourself, what’s the best autumn and winter psoriasis treatment? Don’t worry, we have the answer.

Best treatment for psoriasis in winter

All the experts will tell you that applying extra moisturiser is even more important for psoriasis-sufferers when the seasons change.

So here’s our tried-and-tested two-stage psoriasis treatment for winter (and year-round):

  1. Take a gentle shower or bath every morning, using our therapy bar in place of soap, with water that’s not too hot. No scrubbing. When you wash again at night, you should leave the rich lather on the skin to let it soak in.
  2. Moisturise with our therapy cream immediately after you towel-dry and at intervals throughout the day. You’ll be glad to find it absorbs quickly, with no greasy residue.

As you know, there isn’t a cure for psoriasis. But the unique blend of ingredients in our products give 24-hour hydration that improves the dryness, itchiness and appearance of psoriasis and other skin conditions.

Because our psoriasis treatment comprises 100% natural ingredients, there’s absolutely no risk of an adverse reaction. By the way, that’s not an empty claim; they’ve been clinically proven to reduce skin irritation and inflammation.

One essential component you won’t find anywhere else is Zander – a therapeutic mud that’s rich in minerals and vitamins and works to boost the skin’s immunity and promote healthy new cell growth. Another is Argan oil, which has been used for centuries to help heal troubled skin.

More tips for dealing with psoriasis in winter

Try meditation or yoga to help reduce the stress levels that cause psoriasis symptoms to flare up, any time of year. And, if you can, take a holiday somewhere sunny (wouldn’t it be nice if those were available on the NHS!).

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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.

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