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  1. Can technology help in the fight against wrinkles and anti-ageing?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon There are a host of salon based treatments promising to improve skin tone and reduce wrinkles and sagging and brighten our smiles – but can home based gadgets also help delay the impact of age and gravity? Here are just a few that I will be trying over the coming weeks and months. At the moment my bathroom and dressing table are resembling something out of Star Trek! I will be sharing my thoughts in a series of video reviews, but thought I would share the options with you as I get started – of course I would love your comments if you have tried any for yourself. CACI Microlift A...
  2. Product review: The Lift mini-lifting system for facial contours

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon   A beauty routine that claims to ‘lift’ facial contours temporarily sounds like a fabulous idea. I first used ‘The Lift’ several years ago and was impressed by the temporary ‘lift’ it delivered, but I found all the jars and measuring the various ingredients at that time too complicated and messy! I was pleased to discover that it has now been simplified, with the 3 key products now coming in pre-measured sachets. Far more convenient! What’s involved? The Lift system comes with sachets of Liquid Booster, Mask Powder and Finishing Creme. You mix one sachet of Liquid Booster with one sachet of Mask Powder and paint on your face and throat with the brush included in the system as per the instructions provided. Then you leave for 20-30 minutes –...
  3. Review of LightStim for Wrinkles Handheld LED Light Device for the Face Part One

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon I receive a lot of requests for home based anti-ageing skincare treatments. I’m looking to see how technology can improve skin tone for a more youthful appearance as an alternative to botox and fillers. I have to confess to being a bit of a gadget junkie when it comes to skincare. The LightStim for Wrinkles is a handheld device that uses LED light therapy to energize cells and stimulate collagen production and improve elasticity of the skin. I’m a little wary of any light based gadgets but I find the fact that LightStim is FDA approved reassuring. Over an 8 week period using LightStim for minutes a day you should see significant improvement to skin tone. How LightStim for wrinkles works   This video explains how LightStim works , and is...
  4. Joan Collins Timeless Beauty Makeup Review – with video

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon It’s easy to get into the habit of always buying the same makeup brands – but sometimes it’s good to try something a little different – and personally I like to try new products from the smaller brands – in my mind they do fewer products really well, and as they have less to spend on marketing the quality of the product has to speak for itself. I have written previously about the admiration I have for Joan Collins setting up her own make -up line as she reaches her 80s, and the energy and commitment she demonstrated in launching it would put most women half her age to shame. But what about the products? Well I haven’t tried them all, but I have tried a selection of lipsticks – and the under-eye concealer. Video Review of Joan Collins MakeUp ...
  5. Product review: La potion infinie from Argentum Apothecary

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon It’s not often that I actually get excited about a skincare product – I have tried so many, but everything about this product felt special – and different. I came across it at a product demonstration evening – the packaging was absolutely exquisite- and the smell of the la potion infinie is absolutely gorgeous-  you have as though you have been transported to a spa just by smelling it! I started to use this at a time when I was extremely run down – and it was showing in my skin- which was looking extremely dull . From the first application I could feel an immediate soothing...
  6. Product Review : Color Wow Root Cover – colour grey roots in less than a minute

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon One of the most frequently asked questions about hair from readers is how to cover grey roots effectively in between regular visits to the hairdresser. There is a fabulously quick and easy way to solve the problem. Color Wow looks like a giant eye shadow, but is in fact a powder developed to cover hair roots. Not just for covering grey – there is also a version for covering darker roots for blondes.  When the hair is dry, you simply brush the powder along the parting with the flat brush provided and the roots are covered until you wash it out. I have tried hair ‘mascaras’ in the past, but colour wow was far easier to use – and less messy! Color Wow Root Cover comes in a variety of shades...
  7. Diamond Blend Review – Rejuvenating skincare – Diamond 24 hour moisturiser

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon I have tried a few products in this range and I LOVED them. I always look for products that do more than one thing and are a little different, so trying a product that has ingredients which has an immediate visible effect while also working on skin to improve long term skin health is a definite bonus. Diamond 24 hour moisturiser – 3 in 1 product. I liked the idea of a moisturiser which was equally effective both day and night – eliminating the need to buy two separate products. The moisturiser is extremely light and absorbed quickly into the skin. I had several extremely long travel days in a row – so I put the moisturiser to the test in less than ideal conditions – I often find...
  8. Product Review: Lulu’s Time Bomb Collagen Bomb Essential Skin Fuel

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    Product Review by Ceri Wheeldon One of the primary causes of skin ageing is loss of collagen, leading to the skin becoming slack, less dense and wrinkles forming. Any product which addresses collagen loss has to be worth trying. Time Bomb Collagen Bomb is the newest in Lulu’s product range and addresses every issue associated with the loss of collagen. 2 ‘pumps’ of the product is all that’s required to cover the whole face. It has a rich consistency and the fact that it is peach coloured means that it has instant impact visually when applied, with skin looking less sallow. Skin looks and feels refreshed. I often try products by applying to the back of one hand, and comparing to the other. After a few days the skin on  the...
  9. Product Review: Murad Pore & Line Minimizing Hydrator with RepleniCell Hydration.

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Whenever I look at the ingredients list of any skincare creams, the first on the list is always Aqua , which I know is just a clever way of distracting me from the realisation of how much I have just paid for a products which is primarily made of water!  It seems that in most products the water is there to simply house the active ingredients. In the latest of the Murad range, it seems they have found a way to turn the ‘aqua’ component into an active ingredient to boost hydration of the sin. The science was fairly lost on me when it was explained by Dr Murad himself, but what was said did make sense. In theory ALL of the ingredients in The Murad Pore...
  10. Video Product Review: Could the Shake Weight be the Answer to Banishing Bingo Wings?

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon Our upper arms can be a source of angst as we move beyond our 50s, and if, like me, you are not a great fan of the gym, then other options to tone upper arms effectively at home are always welcome! I have to say that my using the Shake Weight while watching TV has been a source of amusement to my other half – who has of course insisted on having a go too. So what is the Shake Weight and how does it work? Well, the Shake Weight looks like a normal small dumb-bell, but it works on the basis of ‘dynamic’ inertia. You follow a set of simple movements where you shake the weight according to the instructions using very small movements. I found it took a...
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