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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 10 Beauty & Grooming Tips From A 1950s Flight Attendant

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    Working for an airline has all sorts of benefits, from free flights to travelling the world and meeting lots of amazing people. But one of the biggest perks is the opportunity to look glamorous and smart on a daily basis. It can be a really hard thing to maintain – just imagine having to look bright-eyed after a 14 hour flight – but it’s something that needs to be mastered. Air travel is a competitive world, with more and more people flying than ever before, thanks to flight comparison sites such as Cheapflights. Consequently, it is imperative that an airline’s fight attendants look smart and professional at all times to help them stand apart from the competition. We thought it would be fun to share ten...
  7. Product Review: Herpatch cold sore serum

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    Review by Patricia Foote   Cold sores can be uncomfortable as well as unsightly. Pat, our reviewer put Herpatch cold sore serum to the test Description of product: A serum to be applied when you feel a cold sore forming. It is a whit cream that creates an invisible film over the cold sore. What are the active ingredients? Active oxygen therapy with zinc How is it used? How often? Every three to four hours as required. I started to apply as soon as I felt that a cold sore was about to come on. How easy is it to use? very Did you notice a difference? How soon did you start to see a difference? Immediately. Initially I felt a burning’ sensation – this quickly passed- at least I was reassured that Herpatch was...
  8. The Science of Skin Ageing – Origins Three Part Harmony serum and Moisturiser for 50 plus skin

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    I was invited to be a spokesperson at a launch of Origins 3 Part Harmony skincare range, where we talked about the changing perceptions of women over 50 and the ‘ageless’ approach to life. You can read what I had to say about Ageless Living here. But what about the Origins skincare products themselves and the impact they have on the 50plus skin?  This is what  Jo Brunwin, head of  marketing for Origin’s UK  had to say.   50s today are truly a decade of discovery and self-awareness. Turning 50 is seen as a rite of passage. In fact, ageless is a re-definition of this life stage. However, skin is going through a new transitional period that calls for specific skincare solutions.   Overtime, skin’s barrier...
  9. Color Wow Pop and Lock Crystallite Shellac Review: Fab Product to Revive Dull Midlife Hair

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon   One of the problems with post menopausal hair is the tendency for it to get drier and lose its shine. I  have tried lots of shampoos and conditioners with ‘anti-ageing’ properties – and to be honest to date I haven’t found one that appears to make a significant difference. One product that does have a noticeable effect, however, is Color Wow’s Pop & Lock Crystalite Shellac.  Applied mid-length to the ends of the hair when wet, it seals the cuticle to trap colour and moisture. It also help to avoid prevent coloured hair from fading, and creates a fabulous shine when  the hair is dried.  It is light and not at all greasy. I hadn’t realised quite what a difference it made until a friend’s 16 year old daughter commented...
  10. Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm Review: Is this the best cleanser for mature skin?

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    Review by Ceri Wheeldon   I think that Elemis Po Collagen Cleansing Balm has literally saved my skin! You might have noticed that I haven’t been posting as many product reviews lately – well there’s reason for that- I had been trying so many different lotions and potions that I really needed to give my skin a much deserved break as it was starting to get irritated by the frequent changes . Thank goodness  for this fabulous cleansing balm from Elemis. It has a waxy consistency, literally melts on contact and has an incredibly soothing effect on the skin. I have been applying and leaving it on as a treatment mask too.  At night I have been using the balm twice – once as a cleanser and rinsing off (with the...
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