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Fabafterfifty: Anti-ageing

How to look fabulous after 50!

Half a century of living doesn’t need to show in your face or body – being over 50 doesn’t mean submitting to the visible signs of age. We explore the options for face and body rejuvenation!

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. Product Review: True North Body Lotion, Hand Creme and Lip Balm tried and tested

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon When it comes to caring for mature skin in winter, I always think skin needs an extra boost to combat the drying effect of central heating indoors, and the chilly weather outdoors. I assumed the Scandinavians would know a thing or two about skincare during cold weather and so decided to try the Moisturising Body Lotion, Nourishing Hand Creme and Lip Balm from True North. TRUE NORTH Moisturising Body Lotion TRUE NORTH Moisturising Body Lotion comes in a pump action bottle.  A little goes a long way. It is easily absorbed into the skin, and skin instantly feels softer – and soothed. It is hard to describe the scent – it is very subtle and ‘fresh’ – which I prefer as it...
  4. Product review: B. Nourished Skincare for mature skin

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    Review by Patricia B. Nourished advanced serum, daycream, night cream and  eyecream is a range of skincare products developed for women in their 50s and 60s. We asked Pat to try out the range. This is what she had to say about B.Nourished after using for a month. Is there a specific problem this product is supposed to address? If so, what is it? Care and nourishment of the skin reducing wrinkles Description of product: serum, daycream. nightcream. and eyecream What are the active ingredients? Palmitoyl tripeptide Spanish needle plantain vitamin b3 How is it used? How often? Smoothed on day and night How easy is it to use? The day cream is a little thicker than normal and needed gently working in but well worth it.  The other creams were lighter but felt just as...
  5. All you need to know about Age Spots

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    By world renowned skincare expert Lorena Oberg As we all know very well, when we get older our body begins to be less responsive and resilient to the elements. Whether it be the smile lines that don’t quite flatten out after a good laugh or noticing additional brown patches after a holiday in the sun. For a lucky few, pigmentation spots won’t affect you but for those Fab After Fifty readers who suffer from age spots, this is my go to guide. What are Age Spots and why do we get them? Age spots, also known as liver spots or sunspots, are flat brown or black spots on the skin. As we age, the melanin (the part of your skin which gives it colour) becomes more active. This means it is more responsive to...
  6. Green beauty- are natural and organic products the way forward for mature skin?

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    Having flawless skin is like effortlessly having great style – It’s always on trend! One of the easiest ways to achieve flawless skin is to use natural and organic products as many have multiple properties which can clean, clear and protect your skin. We’ve rounded up the top 5 organic beauty trends to look out for. Seaweed We all lust after thick and voluminous hair, and just like mermaids, one of the best ingredients for thicker hair and a healthier scalp is from the sea. Absorbing all the nutrients from the ocean, seaweed has high levels of calcium, and omega 3 and 6. These essential fatty acids are great for stimulating hair follicles, promoting growth and hydrating your scalp and hair. Just like a green juice for your hair, the marine extracts help hair...
  7. Here are 5 top tips to help firm up your turkey neck

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    Many of us may feel that our necks are starting to give the game away… on how old we actually are. So, we have spoken to our experts for their top tips on how we can help keep our necks looking firm and youthful…   1. Vitamin C to boost collagen production “Collagen is the structural component of the skin that keeps it looking supple and youthful. As we age, collagen production declines. This ultimately reduces the structural integrity of the skin leading to wrinkles and sagging skin. “Vitamin C is a critical nutrient involved in the formation of collagen. By increasing vitamin C consumption we can stimulate collagen synthesis, which ultimately slows the signs of ageing. “To ensure you’re getting your daily dose of vitamin...
  8. Review : Murad Invisiblur : Sunscreen, moisturiser and primer in one (with video)

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon I love products that can multitask and make a difference to mature skin.  I am not a great fan of most  traditional sunscreens for the face as I tend to find that they clog my skin and tend to bring me out in a rash – not a great look. I have always liked  the Murad products developed for mature skin, so I tried and tesred Invisiblur and it does  not disappoint.     Acting as a moisturiser, factor 30 sunscreen and primer in one, it is a great product to have as part of your morning skincare routine. I love skincare products that tick more than one box! I can see why Invisiblur is becoming a favourite with makeup artists –...
  9. Review: Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster

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    Review by Patricia Our reviewer Patricia, shares her latest review of a product which helps boost 50plus skin.   Product Name:  Elizabeth Arden Superstart Skin Renewal Booster Product Category :  Skin renewal booster…designed to improve effectiveness of other skincare products   Is there a specific problem this product is supposed to address? If so, what is it?  Restores the healthy look of skins surface to help skin repair and renew itself.   Description of product:  Skin renewal boosrer to be used under serums and/or moisturisers What are the active ingredients? Botanical  Glasswort Extract  to reduce water loss, Sea Fennel and Flaxseed extract to help boost skins moisture barrier, Probiotics Complex to strngten skins natural defences   How is it used? How often? Smooth into clean face morning and night before using your normal moisturiser or serum How...
  10. Heredity circles and bags under eyes. What can you do?

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    Article by Dr Jules Nabet The third  of a 3 part series with  renowned French Cosmetic Doctor Dr Jules Nabet  where we ask how Botox and Fillers can help rejuvenate the face. In terms of heredity circles and bags under eyes. What can you do?  Ageing around the eyes is probably the most common problem in my clients, so many women come to me and say, Doctor what can you do for my eye bags and crow’s feet? Ageing around the eyes, dark circles, bags, lines, crow’s feet can be heredity but more to do with one’s lifestyle such as poor sleep, too much salt, stress etc. Healthy lifestyle can help eyes look their best Eyes are difficult but whilst eye surgery is one option, it is a very severe one,...
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