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Fabafterfifty: Beauty

How to look fabulous after 50!

Our experts in hair and beauty over fifty will help us make the best of we’ve got without going to extreme measures. There are steps we can take to help us look and feel better- what botox may do for one person in their fiftyies a new haircut or lipgloss may do for another. We don’t need to be pressured to look 10 years younger- just look great at any age. We have so many more viable options in our fifties and beyond today than our mothers before us. Our experts will guide us through facial rejuvenation treatments, hairstyles and makeup, to make the most of our fabafterfifty selves!

  1. How to Create your own Make-Up Facelift

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    Tutorial from Lesley Reynolds, expert in residence at the Harley Street Skin Clinic Most women agree that putting on make-up makes them feel instantly younger. But the flip –side of this is if you get it wrong, your cosmetics can pile on the years. Follow my simple tricks and tips and instantly knock years off your face. Younger Eyes As we age, eyes look smaller and become more lined so avoid dark shadows, which can close up the eyes, and metallic shadows which will only emphasise lines. Black eyeliner can be very unforgiving so try greys, brown and navy shades which offer a great way to make your eyes look more open. Always soften lines with a cotton bud. Don’t over conceal under eye shadows as this will draw attention to crêpiness...
  2. Review: Skinceuticals HA Intensifier

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon Hyaluronic acid in cosmetic treatments is known to plump the skin and help it to retain moisture – after all it is the key ingredient in the filers used in non-surgical cosmetic injections. and it is increasingly being used in cosmetic products.  Hyaluronic Acid can absorb up to 1000 times its own weight in water, and as our own naturally depletes with age,  skin becomes drier, resulting in lines and sagging I am always keen to find viable options other than botox and fillers to help maintain- and even reverse  the signs of ageing and so  I was interested to see how effective a serum with a high concentration of hyraluronic acid could be. H.A.  intensifier is a corrective serum proven to improve skin plumpness and firmness and texture...
  3. Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Serum Review

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon I am a huge fan of Murad products, and have not been disappointed yet in any of the products in the range. Retinol is a much talked about skincare ingredient, and so I was pleased to see that Murad had launched a Retinol Youth Renewal Serum .  Utilising Retinol Tri-active technology,  the Youth Renewal Serum is  supposed to quickly and visibly minimise fine lines and wrinkles. It contains fast acting retinoid to promote cell turnover, time released retinol to sustain the benefits and a retinol booster to increase its effectiveness. It also contains hyaluronic acid to attract moisture in the deeper layers of the skin. Applied in a thin layer at night, it is extremely light and quickly absorbed into the skin. My skin immediately felt smoother...
  4. A video review of Studio 10 Makeup’s QVC offer

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon   I had a lot of questions following a recent video review of the NEWA skin tightening device about the makeup I used – especially as it stayed in place despite me smothering my face in gel during the demonstration.  I made a separate video listing all the products I used.  I use quite a few Studio 10 makeup products in my daily routine   – and I love the serum – but it isn’t cheap – so it’s a great idea to look out for special offers.  As well as Studio 10’s own website and M&S  the range is sold on QVC and  it’s always worth keeping an eye out on QVC as often they  ‘bundle’ products together-  which they are doing at the moment. ...
  5. NEWA device update and details of the makeup I wore in the video – as requested

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I promised an update to my initial  NEWA review –  which I used 5 times a week for 6 weeks and then twice a week afterwards. I  noticed  a significant difference 6 weeks after starting  –  I did a little research which indicated that it takes 6 weeks for collagen to regenerate – so  this explains why  the area around  my crows feet continues to improve. A photographer friend commented that the light still ‘bounces’  off my skin – which she says is unusual  by the time you reach my age – not  too sure how much of a compliment that is! Answering questions about my makeup When I did the original NEWA review I had people asking me how I managed to have my makeup stay in place during the demonstration as I was applying the gel to activate the current in the...
  6. Product Review: Ragdale Hall Spa Sleep Body Butter

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    Product Review by Patricia   Product : Time to sleep overnight smoothing body butter Is there a specific problem this product is supposed to address?  This is designed to soothe and moisturise skin and help promote relaxation. Description of product: overnight smoothing body butter What are the active ingredients?  Blended with bois de rose and the delicate flowers of lavender, clary sage and geranium and enriched with lavender essential oil How is it used? How often? Once nightly before bed , apply all over and smooth into your skin. How easy is it to use? Very easy,  nice and light to apply Did you notice a difference? How soon did you start to see a difference? Within a few days my skin felt softer What did you like about this product? Nice soft creamy easy to...
  7. Review of Newa – skin tightening device to soften crows feet and firm up jawline

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon When I asked the readers of Fab after Fifty what their main skincare concerns were – the main concern was not wrinkles as I had expected, but sagging skin. So what can we do at home to counter sagging skin? There are many lotions and potions developed to help counter the effect of ageing – but what about other treatments, and specifically home based treatments that can help ? I tried the NEWA skin tightening device, which claims to help firm skin (great for a sagging jawline) AND help diminish wrinkles, particularly crows feet. The NEWA device is the only home use skin tightening device that is FDA approved. So I had high expectations. How do you use the NEWA device?   I have put together a...
  8. Review: Avon Anew Reversalist Tried and Tested

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    Product Review by Patricia I tried a 3 mini pot package of Avon Anew Reversalist which comprised a cleanser, daycream and nightcream. Here are my comments  Description of product: small pots of skin care and cleanser in a neat package very pleasant and easy to use ideal size for travelling took up little space but was very effective in keeping my skin looking and feeling good.  More than ample for a 2 week holiday. What are the active ingredients? According to the Avon website it restores vitality with Tri-Elastinex Technology and an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), to help renew, regenerate and reconstruct, for visibly firmer skin. The daycream also incorporates an SPF of 25. How is it used? How often? Morning and night How easy is it to use? Smooths on easily. I particularly liked the...
  9. My top skin tips for the party season

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    by Miss Jonquille Chantrey  As a surgeon and skin specialist my work has taken me around the world researching skin function, complex skin types, skin grafting and burns.  However, I see patients everyday that are confused about basic level skincare and tired of wasting money on creams that don’t work – should I use a cream or a serum, or both? As we approach the depths of Winter I thought I’d share some key points on protecting your skin in the cold months ahead whilst getting it smooth and radiant for the party season. Protect your lips The skin layers of the lips are only three to five cellular layers thick, much thinner than the rest of the face that can be up to sixteen layers thick.  A lack...
  10. Review of Ogario London Styling Mist for Natural Hold and Volume. Tried and tested

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon When it comes to styling my hair, which is incredibly difficult to manage being very fine with a lot of natural curl, I have always relied on my trusted firm hold volumising mousse – it would take a lot to have me even think about changing to anything else. I posted  a review of  the Ogario hair mask  some time ago, and so when Ogario contacted me suggesting I might like their new styling mist, I said yes, but with some scepticism as to whether it work for me. I was pleasantly surprised. It comes in quite a small bottle (compared to my trusted mousse) and when I read that only 3 pumps of the mist were needed I have to confess to using considerably more the...
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