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  1. Review: Time Bomb Larger Than Life Shampoo and Conditioner

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon Who doesn’t want thicker, fuller looking hair? I think that hair should quite literally be your crowning glory at any age…but midlife hormonal changes can play havoc with hair. I am always on the lookout for products that can restore lustre and volume – in fact I often buy professional grade hair products from my hairdresser  to try at home. I was a  fan of Lulu’s Operation Glam products, so was keen to try the new Time Bomb haircare range that are replacing them. I was n’t disappointed. One of the problems I have found with a lot of ‘thickening’ shampoos is that although  they add volume, they also add weight , which tend to make my hair flatter (my hair is long, well below my...
  2. Review Cult 51 Night Cream and Cult 51 Immediate Effect Serum

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon I can certainly see why this night cream and serum have created a cult following.   They give 51 reasons why the cream is effective . including an increase of up to 24% of new skin cell production and up to 52% reduction in wrinkles after 28 days. I have been using the Cult 51 night cream for the past 3 weeks and all I can say is ‘wow’ From the first application, the skin is given an immediate boost, I woke up the following morning with my skin feeling as though it had received the benefit of a salon facial- 3 weeks later and my skin is looking visibly better, with my crows feet look far softer – there had been a definite...
  3. Does an Extra 50 Minutes Sleep Slow Down Ageing?

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    Upon approaching our supposed ‘golden years’, many of us reach for the potions and lotions promising to reduce our wrinkles and restore our youthful glow. Indeed, such products are so popular with us over-50s, statistics reveal that they account for 42% of total sales within the health and beauty market — more than any other product segment.   The question is: do anti-ageing products really offer the skincare benefits they claim? Or is it simply a well-packaged ruse to get us parting with our cash? Despite the BBC’s best efforts to come up with a concrete answer, there are still doubts about the effectiveness of anti-ageing beauty products. But don’t worry, because there’s another solution to help fight the signs of ageing, and that’s sleep. Lack of sleep can accelerate...
  4. Product review: Time Bomb Throwback Thursday Overnight Peel and Reveal

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon One of my all time favourite products is –TIME BOMB Blast to the Past Dermabrasion  I have been using it weekly  for a couple of years- well now it has been updated  and is now a 2 step weekly treatment,Time Bomb Throwback Thursday Overnight Peel and Reveal Step 1 being Peel, and Step 2 Reveal. Throwback Thursday aims to reduce the look of pores ,fine lines and hyper-pigmentation. Why Thursday? Well it seems the ideal time to apply is Thursday night – so that you reveal fresher, younger looking skin for the weekend. I’m awkward – I  decided to try it out on a Sunday to have a fresh faced Monday! So how does  Throwback...
  5. Cosmetic skin needling – At Home or Clinic – anti-ageing benefits of micro needling

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    Article by Anthony Kingston Many of you may be aware of skin needling. It is also known as derma rolling or micro needling. In salons you can pay up to £250 per treatment for a half hour session with a therapist. What many of you may not be aware of is how easy it is to perform this therapy at home. In this blog we explore this option and some of the advantages and disadvantages of this approach. First lets explore a myth. You may have seen this therapy done in clinics or worse on you tube. They often use very long micro needles and aggressive techniques and it looks painful or even bloody! It actually does not have to be this way. Research has shown that even when longer micro needles...
  6. The Harley Street Box from LatestinBeauty.com: Fab Introduction to Cosmeceuticals

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon I have to confess to being a bit of a lotions and potions junkie. I just can’t resist trying the latest products, not from the perspective of being desperate to get rid of wrinkles by using a magic pot of cream, but more from the way they smell and feel on the skin. We can all get carried away in the beauty halls of department stores, but there is a whole range of cosmeceutical products which are not so readily available on the high street, but which have been developed by leading skincare experts to really treat your skin. But where do you start? Individual products can be expensive, and as many of the cosmeceutical brands are less well known, not having the benefit of...
  7. Review: Crystal Clear COMCIT Facial: Intense Skin Rejuvenation Treatment

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon Many of us are happy to invest in our skin and try out new treatments, bit are reluctant to go down the botox/filler route. So what are the options re salon based hi-tech treatments rejuvenation treatments that work? I popped along to Time Beauty, in Hurley near Maidenhead to try out the Crystal Clear COMCIT treatment. Aimed at rejuvenating skin by increasing collagen, firming the face and minimising lines and wrinkles. Typically you would have a course of 6 treatments 2 weeks apart with significant improvements being visible after the 3rd 4th treatment…but i was assured that even one treatment would make a difference. About the Crystal Clear COMCIT Treatment COMCIT  stands for Cryo Oxygen Microchannelling Collagen Induction Therapy . It offers the delivery of Cryo Oxygen while...
  8. 4 of the best body moisturisers for mature skin

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon One thing I have noticed since being in my 50s, is that my skin is decidedly drier, and my normal body creams just don’t seem to have the same effect as previously. With winter approaching and the drying effect of central heating I was even keener to find a body cream with a lasting moisturising effect. I have found 4 that I think are really worth trying. This works skin deep dry leg oil Although it is marketed as a leg oil – it can in fact be used as a full body oil. The oil is absorbed quickly and gives a lovely sheen...
  9. HydraFacial review – treatment to Rejuvenate Your Skin

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon With so many great products and treatments to try at home, if I have a salon based treatment I really want to be able to see a difference. So, off I went  to the My Beauty Doctor clinic in Marlow to try the much talked about HydraFacial, of which Karren Brady is a huge fan and ambassador. I am fairly meticulous with my skincare routine at home, but occasionally it is good to give it an extra boost. The HydraFacial is very ‘hi-tech’ and consists of 6 steps. It is very ‘machine based’ rather than hands on. The facial can be tailored for specific skin issues including acne and congested skin – I went for the anti-ageing version. My beauty therapist Pauline explained each of the steps as went along. HydraFacial Step by Step Step 1 – Lymphatic drainage. Designed to detox and...
  10. Top Tips for Styling Hair Over 50

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    Article by Lady T Whether it’s a sleek up-do, or letting those locks loose Lady T, Aka Therese provides her top tips for styling hair through the ages. “I love a signature style, and I’m a fierce admirer of women like Charlotte Rampling or Helen Mirren who adapt their make- up and hairstyles as they age and have looked sexy and cool over the decades. The fear of looking like mutton dressed as lamb is part of the reason many of us succumb to the cut. We have a deep -seated terror of coming across as if we’re desperately hanging onto our youth. But there is no set age at which we should cut our tresses any more than there is a fixed point to retire our high heels. Feeling fabulous...
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