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  1. New Filler Treatment for Younger Looking Hands

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Ageing hands is often a topic  that is highlighted by Fab after Fifty readers  – and the beauty/aesthetic treatment options available. I was recently invited to a press evening by Cosmesurge in Harley Street to discuss the latest ‘tweakments’.  The cosmetic industry recognises that we would rather ‘tweak’ our appearance rather than do anything drastic! One of the points stressed was that we should take as much care with our daily skincare routine over our necks and hands as we do our faces – just use the same products. One of the new treatments demonstrated at the event was an option to rejuvenate hands. I have seen other treatments previously which plump up the overall skin, but this one...
  2. Review of Nivea Q10 Power 60+ skincare range for 60plus skin

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon The needs of our skin change as we age. Each decade brings different skincare  issues. The new Nivea Q10 Power 60+ range has been formulated to address the specific needs of our skin once we’re in our 60s. At this stage common issues tend to be lack of elasticity ( caused by collage loss), drier skin, age spots, sagging and wrinkles. Goodness – sounds dreadful when you see it listed like that but it doesn’t have to look that dramatic – changes are gradual!!   I have tried 3 products on the Q10 Power range, the Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream (£10.99), the Night Cream (£10.99)  and the Multi-action Pampering Oil (£19.99) All three products contain Q10 which is identical to the Q10 found naturally in our own skin...
  3. Review of Vichy’s Rose Platinium Night Cream

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon As we age our skin becomes thinner and loses elasticity , leading to wrinkles forming and sagging. The joy of ageing!! There are an increasing number of products being developed and launched to cater for the needs of menopausal and post menopausal skin. The latest one I have tried is the Rose Platinum Night Cream from Vichy. As we get older our skin becomes less effective at regenerating at night . Rose Platinum Night Cream looks to address , as it is formulated with menopausal and post menopausal skin in mind. Containing natural origin active ingredients specifically chosen for all mature skin, including rose flower extract, shea butter, beeswax, calcium and plant sugars.   My first observation when trying it was the smell – it has a...
  4. Going Grey – the French Way!

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    Article by Meredith Keeve – a.k.a. The Wandering Parisian There used to be a saying:  French women don’t get older, they get blonder. And many French women do, get “blonder” with age. But, as is the case in many places, there are also many French women who choose to go grey. Sophie Fontanel, the famous French journalist from Elle magazine, decided to go grey and wrote a book about it. She found it not only liberating, but even a source of a new power and beauty. Choosing to go grey But, as ever, with the French, it is a question of choice. In France, choosing to go grey, like most other attributes, is capitalized upon, and used as a strength. Often silver hair is becomingly...
  5. Review of RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon They say that the eyes are the windows to our soul, but once we reach our 50s (and beyond) one of the signs of ageing is the tendency for eyelashes to become more brittle and stumpier, so the window dressing looks somewhat sparse!  Of course there is always the option of wearing false eyelashes, or having eyelash extensions – personally I have never mastered the art of applying false lashes and I don’t want the expense or aggravation of having extensions. I have used eyelash conditioners in the past, but not recently, so I decided to try RevitaLash’s Advanced eyelash conditioner. It is so easy to use.  It comes in what looks like a mascara tube with a small brush. You simply apply along the lash...
  6. Facial Exercise: Four Basic exercises by Carme Farré to tone the face and reduce wrinkles

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    Exercises by Carme Farré Ageing is a natural and unavoidable part of life, yet many of us are keen to find a solution to help us look our best. Treatments and products play a big part, and facial fitness is the latest technique designed to slow down the natural signs of ageing. FaceToned® Facial Fitness was created by Pilates teacher Carme Farré. It is based around the theory that we work out the muscles in our body regularly, yet the muscles in our face tend to get forgotten. FaceToned® is a natural facial Pilates routine that tones the muscles to lift and rejuvenate your overall facial appearance. Carme says: “By toning the facial muscles, we start to reduce fine lines and loose skin. The technique focuses on the...
  7. Review of the Aqua3  Facial – Detox and Deep Clean for younger looking skin

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon   When life gets busy taking time out for facials can fall to the bottom of the ‘to do’ list, so I was delighted to be invited to try Baldan’s Aqua3 facial. My early experience of facials were very much centred around massage and relaxation. You felt good afterwards with a nice ‘glow’, but the facial itself had little impact to improve your skin. Today there are ‘hi-tech- facials which can make a difference to the overall condition of your skin. The Aqua3 is one of these. I popped along to Beaut:Ti in Brixton , where owner and therapist Cinzia introduced me to  this 3 – in -1 technology facial – using three different handpieces. ...
  8. Review of Philip Kingsley’s Elasticizer

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon We can get so caught up in trying all the new products that are being launched, that it can be easy to forget established products that do a great job. Philip Kingsley’s Elasticizer is a haircare product I was first introduced to about fifteen years ago –  and it one I continue to use to this day –  it is one of my ‘must take’ products whenever I go on holiday to a sunny location! A pre-wash intensive conditioning treatment, Elasticizer was initially recommended to me following a disaster at the hairdresser’s where my hair had been over processed when I should have had a few subtle highlights. My hair was dry, and brittle.  A new hairdresser I visited to ‘rescue’ the...
  9. Skincare for Mature Skin

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    As our skin ages we need to take a look at our skincare routine. The skincare industry is developing new products constantly with ingredients that can address the visible signs of ageing including wrinkles, age spots and elasticity. In fact when asking the Fab after Fifty community on Facebook about their biggest skincare concern, surprisingly it wasn’t wrinkles that came out on top but lack of firmness and a sagging jawline!  There are things we can do to slow down the signs of ageing Habits that affect our skin Sometimes little things like changing daily habits can help. Some habits are obvious,  like touching your face a lot, sitting in the sun for hours and smoking are really going to work against your efforts to improve your skin.  You...
  10. Time Bomb Biggest and Best Anti-Ageing Collection

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    Time Bomb Biggest and Best Anti-Ageing Collection   As regular readers of Fab after Fifty know I am a huge fan of the Time Bomb skin and haircare range. I always like to let you know when it is available on special offer – and there is a fabulous deal on QVC on July 12th. This range has been a firm favourite with my reviewers . They are offering the following products at the special price of £62.88  (to buy the items separate would cost £206.50) so it is a substantial saving!   Time Bomb Supersize Hero Collection: Take Off Time Cleanse + Buff (200ml) RRP £25 This cleanser gently buffs away the dead skin cells every time to cleanse with its professional grade crystals. Complexion Cocktail With A...
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