Skin with Nourish Facial Oil
Is your complexion fit for spring? Has the winter taken
its toll on the health and beauty of your skin? Does it
feel dry and sore, look dull and lifeless and lack that
certain spring sparkle?
If so, reach for Botanicals organic Nourish Facial Oil (rrp
£22.50 for 30ml) and give your skin the extra TLC it
needs at this time of year. The natural nourishing and
revitalising benefits of this special organic oil blend
will help pamper your complexion and get it healthy and
happy, ready for spring.
Botanicals Nourish Facial Oil is especially formulated
to care for the needs of dry and mature skin. Containing
certified organic Apricot Kernel Oil, Jojoba, Green Tea,
Rose Oil, Palmarosa and Rose Geranium, this lovely light
oil nurtures and nourishes skin, boosting moisture
levels and adding a dewy softness to your skin.
Antioxidant-rich Rose and Green Tea also help fight free
radical damage to improve the health and beauty of your
skin and help reduce signs of ageing. What’s more, the
synergistic benefits of these certified organic oils
helps add radiance and a spring sparkle to the
Botanicals Nourish Facial Oil is 100% natural, certified
organic and like all Botanicals products, is sheer
pleasure to use. It has a delicate aroma that smells
simply divine, has a lovely luxurious feel on the skin
and is readily absorbed, leaving no greasy residue.
Using Nourish Facial Oil daily also produces clearly
visible improvements in the look and feel of the skin.
To enhance the benefits of using Nourish Facial Oil,
Wendy Stirling, founder of Botanicals Natural Organic
Skincare, recommends including some simple massage
techniques in your skincare routine.
Wendy says, “By massaging your skin with Botanicals
rose-infused facial oil you’ll be helping to increase
circulation, relax muscles, oxygenate cells and expel
toxins. So spare some time for your face each morning;
it will work wonders for your skin but also aids
For ‘Spring Fit’ skin, follow Wendy Stirling’s five-step
self-massage tips below:
Place ‘prayer hands’ over nose and firmly sweep out to
temples – repeat 3 times
tapping over whole face and neck – count to 10
Circle ring fingers around both eye sockets – repeat 3
alternate hands, lift from neck up to chin firmly and
quickly – repeat 6 times both sides
Sweep fingers across forehead down the side of face to
the décolleté – repeat 3 times
Using the pure power of plants Botanicals creates
beautiful botanical formulations that adhere to strict
performance and ethical standards. Ecological products
derived solely from sustainably produced, approved
sources, free from artificial colours, fragrances and
petrochemicals, including parabens, and are as close to
nature as possible. Botanicals skincare products are
also cruelty-free, not tested on animals and suitable
Botanicals is one of only a handful of companies
specialising in skincare to have its entire range
licensed by the Soil Association, the world’s most
stringent and well-respected certification body.
Botanicals is also endorsed by animal welfare charity,
Naturewatch Foundation, which has the strictest
endorsement criteria for cruelty-free products in the
world and is listed in the Compassionate Shopping Guide.
The range is available from a nationwide network of
salons, pharmacies and health stores and online from
Marks & Spencer Launches
Super Hydrate Range
Renowned for its innovative use of natural ingredients,
all of which are sustainable and responsibly sourced,
M&S Pure skincare announces the launch of Pure Super
Hydrate to its skincare range. This latest addition
looks to the skincare benefits of sloes for instant and
Foraged by hand from the rural English and Welsh
countryside, sloes are an incredible source of powerful
antioxidants including beta-carotene and vitamin C plus
moisture boosting polysaccharides.
ingredients recognised for their high water-binding
capacity to support skin’s moisture retention including
glycerine and hyaluronic acid, Pure Super Hydrate
delivers 12 hours of continuous hydration to leave skin
radiant, glowing and perfectly hydrated.
From a deeply hydrating eye cream to a moisture rich
night cream, the six product line-up embraces two trends
inspired by South Korea including a Pressed Serum and a
Moisturising Essence, both integral products in a Korean
multi-step beauty regime.
Pure Super Hydrate Pressed Serum
A breakthrough skincare innovation combining the potency
of a serum with the hydrating benefits of a moisturiser.
Use alone for 12 hours of ultra-light hydration or layer
Korean-style over the Essence and under the Day or Night
cream to build the ultimate moisture boost. Price is
£14.00 for 30ml.
Pure Super Hydrate Moisturising Essence
This ultra-lightweight essence is applied after
cleansing and before a serum or moisturiser, loading
skin with extra hydration and perfectly prepping and
priming the skin to boost the products layered on top.
It instantly delivers a veil of hydration, evening out
dry areas to leave skin feeling refreshed. Price is
£12.00 for 100ml.
Pure Super Hydrate Day Cream
Using patented technology, this unique 95% natural day
cream is the first in Pure to feature SPF15. Skin will
feel comfortable, nourished and perfectly hydrated. This
lightweight, non-greasy moisturiser will leave skin
protected and glowing. Price is £12.00 for 50ml.
Pure Super Hydrate Night Cream
Restore skin moisture all night long with 12 hours of
continuous hydration. Wake up to a radiant, glowing and
rejuvenated complexion in the morning. Price is
£13.00 for 50ml.
Pure Super Hydrate Overnight
Locks in moisture overnight so you wake up to a
rejuvenated and radiant complexion. Price is £15.00 for
Pure Super Hydrate Eye Serum
A lightweight, nourishing serum to deeply hydrate and
refresh delicate skin around the eyes. Apply twice daily
to leave tired eyes feeling smoother and rejuvenated.
Price is £11.00 for 15ml.
All Pure products adhere to the Pure Promise of only
using efficacious active natural ingredients, all of
which are sustainable and responsibly sourced. The range
is manufactured in a British eco factory and uses only
eco-friendly packaging. The luxurious formulations use
95% naturally derived ingredients, 100% essential oil
fragrances with no artificial colours, synthetic
fragrance, parabens, silicones or mineral oil.
Previously M&S Pure has turned English wine into free
radical fighting skincare with Pure Super Grape and a
vitamin-rich seaweed harvested from the wild Atlantic
coast of western Ireland into a supercharged anti-ageing
range with Pure Marine Active.
Pure Super Hydrate is available exclusively from M&S
stores nationwide and online at
Beauty Questions from Sixtyplusurfers Readers
Beauty Experts Your Questions
regular column, Sixtyplusurfers will answer your beauty
questions. Feel free to ask us whatever you like and
we'll do our best to give you a helpful answer.
Hi Jenny, I tend to get redness around my nose and chin.
I'm looking for a good concealer to help me cover it up.
Is there anything you
can suggest? Sandra
Hi Sandra, thank you for sending in your question to
I would highly recommend All-in-One Concealer from The
Bodyshop. This lightweight yet hardworking, concealer
helps to camouflage any skin imperfections with an easy
to blend formula.
Infused with vitamin E and Community Trade marula oil,
choose from one of five shades for longwearing,
silky-smooth coverage. If you're not sure which shade to
buy, pop into your local Bodyshop and try one of the
testers or ask for advice.
Use it around your nose, on your chin and any areas
where you tend to get redness. Blend it in with your
fingertips to make it look more natural. You can also
use it under your eyes to conceal dark circles.
Bodyshop also sell a great range of foundations and
other beauty products to help you look after your skin
and cover redness. All their products are natural and
gentle to use and perfect for sensitive skin.
All-in-One Concealer is available to buy from The Body
Shop. Price is £9.
For information about All-in-One Concealer click on
Good luck with the concealer and I hope you find it
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problems that might arise from this advice.
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Tips for March
Itzcovitz, Fashion and
Picture courtesy of M&Co
It's March and
the weather is slowly beginning
to warm up and Spring is on its
way. It's a good time to get out
and enjoy the fresh air and
start feeling good about
So I've put together my top tips
about how to feel great and look
fantastic, and have a fabulous
Top Tips for March
Spring clean your makeup bag -
March is traditionally a time
for spring cleaning, so it's the
perfect time to sort out your
makeup bag. Empty it out and pop
it in the washing machine if
it's in need of a wash and then
sort out all the makeup that you
have inside and discard anything
that you don't need.
If your makeup bag has seen
better days, why not treat
yourself to something fresh and
new? This beautiful
Autograph Luxury Leather Wash
Bag from Marks & Spencer
is perfect for keeping all your
makeup and toiletries neat and
tidy. It's also great for taking
away on short breaks. Price is £30.00.
The Autograph Leather Wash Bag
is available from Marks &
Spencer. For more information
visit the website at
Discard any makeup brushes that
are worn out and wash any others
that need a clean. Sort out your
eyeshadows and lipsticks and
replace anything that you don't
use any more.
Look out for new replacements or
offers while you are out
shopping. Do you need a new
lipstick? Has your mascara gone
gloopy? Has your favourite
eyeshadow seen better days? Now
is the perfect time to treat
yourself to something new - and
give yourself a bit of a lift
ready for the Spring.
Give up smoking - 8th March is
No Smoking Day and this is the
perfect time to give up smoking
or support a member of the
family or friend who is trying
to give up. According to the
British Heart Foundation, nearly
one in five UK adults still
smokes, doubling their risk of
heart attack and stroke.
Stopping smoking is the single
best thing you can do for your
Smokers are being encouraged to
see their GP, pharmacist or
health visitor who will be able
to advise you on the best ways
to give up. They will also be
able to recommend aids such as
patches and gum and offer
guidance and advice.
Tell your family and friends
that you are giving up for good
and seek their help and support.
This will also carry you through
any difficult times. For more
information about No Smoking Day
Exercise and get some fresh air
- March is the perfect time to
take some exercise and enjoy the
Step away from the computer or
television set and get out in
your garden - do a little
weeding, plant some seeds and
feed the birds. If you don't
have a garden take a walk in
your local park and look at the
wildlife and flowers which are
coming into bloom.
Many gardens and stately homes
are now beginning to open up for
the spring. Take a day off and
explore somewhere new with a
friend or a partner. Stroll
around the gardens, then treat
yourself to a hot cup of tea
after you have finished.
Take a walk to your local shops
- instead of the car. Or join a
local walking group and have a
ramble. It's a great way to make
friends. The exercise will make
you feel healthy and
invigorated. And you will feel
so much more cheery and happy
when you get home.
Take care of your hair - If your
hair is looking dull and
lifeless, treat yourself to a
high quality shampoo and
conditioner. Supermarket brands
can be packed with additives and
take the shine out of your hair.
I particularly like the
John Frieda range
of shampoos and conditioners
which includes a full selection
of products to
suit all your hair care needs.
Luxurious Volume Shampoo transforms fine, flat
hair, giving it alluring volume
and touchable softness.
The range includes a Luxurious
Conditioner which detangles and
builds fullness and gives you
naturally soft, full hair. There
is also a fabulous Mousse to
help you style and blow dry your
hair. John Frieda Volume
are available from
Boots. Click on these links for
Look after your hands - Daily
household chores, washing up and
gardening can make our hands dry
and chafed. So take care of your
hands with a good hand cream
such as Pink Grapefruit Hand
Cream from The Body Shop.
Perfect for keeping your hands
super soft and nourished. Price
For details click on
Don't forget to
give your nails a regular
manicure and if you are going
somewhere special make them look
beautiful with nail varnish. My
favourite set at the moment is the
Autograph Perfect Finish Nail
Gift Collection from Marks & Spencer.
This delightful set includes
five beautiful nail polishes,
with an undercoat as part of the
set. With pretty pastel shades,
the set is great value at
For details click on
Take care of your teeth - People
always tell us to smile and be
happy, but if you neglect your
teeth, then you won't feel
So make sure you visit your
dentist and hygienist regularly
to keep them healthy and clean.
Take any advice if you need help
or have problems.
Between visits, look after your
teeth with regularly brushing.
And use dental floss and
mouthwash to keep your teeth
clean and your breath fresh.
The eyes have it - Eye shadow
always looks great for a special
occasion. Match it up to your
eye colour or the clothes you
are wearing to accentuate your
eyes. Plums, purples and browns are very
on trend this season and give
your eyes plenty of drama and
I particularly like this pretty
Gosh 9 Shades To enjoy in New
York 1 Palette from Superdrug which has
nine beautiful shades with a
The set includes a selection of
purples, pinks, grey, silver and
sparkly white so that you can
mix, match and shade. Perfect
for a special evening out. The
palette is great value at just
For more information about the
Palette click on
8. Mascara is another
great way to bring out your eyes
and show off your lashes and is
an essential beauty product to
use even if you don't wear eye
Look out for new Max Factor
False Lash Effect Velvet Volume
Mascara which gives you dramatic
lashes with a velvety, soft
finish. It features an
innovative ‘Lavish Volume brush’
combined with a revolutionary
new mousse formula to give you
full and glamorous lashes which
are soft as velvet to touch and
never look overdone.
Factor False Lash Effect Velvet
Volume Mascara is available from
Boots, Boots.com and Superdrug.
RRP is £11.99.
For more information about Max
Factor click on
Lip Service - If you've just got
over a cold or tend to suffer
from dry skin, lips can often
get chapped, so keep them
moisturised with a little
Vaseline before you go to bed or
make sure you have a lip salve
in your handbag.
It's also a good idea to use a
moisturising lipstick to keep
your lips moist and looking
stunning. My favourite product
Moisture Drench Lipstick in Plum
Beautiful. The range includes a
full selection of shades, which
are all hypo-allergenic,
fragrance free and have SPF 15.
Available from Boots, price is
details click on
Take care of your feet - The
warmer weather is on its way so
now is a good time to look after
your feet and get them looking
soft and ready for sandals.
Nourish them with
Intensive Foot Cream to keep
them feeling soft and to
alleviate cracked and hard skin.
Price is just £3.49.
For details click on
If you tend to suffer with
aching feet and joints a good
exercise is to roll each foot
over a small soft ball or a tin
Ease each foot over the
ball, using it to massage and
soothe away aches and pains. I
would also recommend making this
into a daily exercise to keep
your joints soft and supple.
Have a fabulous March.
Mother's Day With
Marks & Spencer
Happy Mother’s Day! Treat your mum on Sunday
26th March to one of these gorgeous beauty gifts
from Marks & Spencer.
This stunning Autograph Nail Colour Collection
will make a lovely gift for Mother's Day. Packed
in its own presentation box, the set includes a
selection of Autograph All in One Nail Colours
in eight long lasting shades.
Formulated with argan oil and vitamin E, they
are a base coat, top coat and high shine colour,
all in one.
£15.00 for the set.
Treat your mum to this delightful Autograph
Gorgeous Glow gift set. This eyecatching
presentation box includes a collection of
radiance boosting make-up from Autograph.
The gift set includes a Liquid Highlighter,
Multi Bronzer and Mirror Shine Lip Lacquer.
£18.00 for the set.
This beautiful Autograph Face Palette contains
everything you need for the face, all in one
stylish set, together with its own double ended
The palette includes blusher, bronzer,
highlighter, nine eyeshadows and three shades to
define your brows.
Price is £15.00.
Give your mum a little glamour with this
gorgeous Autograph Mini Lipstick Trio.
This beautiful set contains a trio of pretty
lipsticks to make your lips look and feel
irresistible. Price is £16.00 for the set of
Celebrate 25 years of Florentyna with this
beautiful limited edition Blossom Fragrance
Offering a modern take on the best-selling
classic, the special anniversary gift set
includes Eau de Toilette (30ml) and Body Lotion
(75ml). Price is £12.50 for the Coffret.
Indulge yourself on Mother's Day with this
gorgeous Floral Collection Freesia Moisture Rich
Capturing the fragrance of sweet freesia
flowers, this relaxing bubble bath will look
after your skin while you soak, leaving you
feeling cleansed and moisturised. Price is £3.50
Spoil yourself on Mother's Day with this
gorgeous Nature's Ingredients Rhubarb Body
This wonderful body butter includes nourishing
African Cocoa Butter to leave your skin feeling
soft and hydrated. With natural coconut oil t
smooth and condition and a lovely rhubarb
fragrance. Price is £7.00.
M&S Beauty is available exclusively from Marks &
Spencer stores nationwide or online
Gifts for Mother's Day
Celebrate Mother's Day with Bee Good gifts. Love your skin and at the same time you can show
your love to the British bees too as they are
all made from British bee ingredients!
With gifts for all price points there is
something for everyone to choose from.
Made with British propolis, this intensive mask
exfoliates, hydrates, balances and fights the
visible signs of ageing to put a real spring in
your step and skin! It really helps to ‘pep up’
a tired or lacklustre complexion.
NectaPefecta is born of the idea that whilst our
skin renews itself naturally every 28 days it’s
often necessary to give it a helping hand to
replenish and renew skin more regularly. Wake up
tired skin with Necta Perfecta which
rejuvenates, repairs and also cocoons dry areas
and intensely moisturises. Lavish luxury £39.95
On The Go Trio
A high-performance trio to brighten and hydrate,
giving the gift of youthful skin to those you
The trio includes Youth Enhancing Moisturiser
15ml, Youth Enhancing Eye Cream 5ml, Youth
Enhancing Serum 10ml and Seedballl to plant and
attract honey bees. Price is £20.
Perfect for a glam weekend away or a
well-deserved pampering session.
The Weekend Essentials set includes Cream
Cleanser 30ml plus mini cloth, Youth Enhancing
Moisturiser 15ml, Youth Enhancing Eye Cream 5ml,
Youth Enhancing Serum 10ml and Seedballl to
plant and attract honey bees. Price is £28.
Lip Balm Trio
Get utterly kissable lips with Bee Good's
British inspired collection of nourishing and
replenishing beeswax lip balms.
The trio includes Raspberry & White Choc Lip
Balm, Lime Blossom & Honey Lip Balm, Vanilla &
Honey Lip Balm and a Seedball to plant and
attract honey bees. Price £10.
Tried & Tested
by Jenny Itzcovitz
Lip Balm Trio
I suffer from dry lips, so I was delighted to
try the Lip Balm Trio from Bee Good. This
fabulous gift set of lip balms is presented in a
handy tie-up bag and includes three balms in
neat little tubes including Raspberry & White
Choc Lip Balm, Lime Blossom & Honey Lip Balm,
Vanilla & Honey Lip Balm.
Each lip balm is the perfect size for your
handbag, bedside table or keeping on your desk
and is easy to use. Simply squeeze a little on
your finger and apply it onto your lips.
The fragrances are all absolutely gorgeous and
are almost good enough to eat. Raspberry & White
Choc Lip Balm smells just like a delicious ice
cream with oodles of chocolate and reminds me of
holidays in the sunshine and a scrumptious box
of chocolates. It's also gentle and soothing
when you apply it to your lips.
Lime Blossom & Honey Lip Balm has a tropical
fruity fragrance with lovely undertones of
honey. It's refreshing and moisturising and is a
little like a fruit cocktail especially for your
Vanilla & Honey Lip Balm has a delicate scent of
vanilla and glides effortlessly onto your lips.
The warm undertones of honey nurture and heal
dry lips and help keep them moist and soft
during the day.
Each balm is nourishing and moisturising and
feels like a delicious treat as you use it. You
can also apply your usual lipstick on the top if
you like a bit of colour.
I also particularly liked the fact that the gift
bag of lip balms includes a free envelope with a Seedball
inside for you to plant and
attract honey bees in your garden. The gift bag
is great value at £10.
Bee Good products are available from 100 Waitrose
stores nationwide, The Hut Group, LoveLula.com,
Bath&Unwind.com and selected independent stores
You can also buy them from the website at
Balmology Hot Cloth
BALMOLOGY®’s luxurious aromatic hot-cloth
cleanser melts away all traces of dirt and
make-up to reveal a radiant, refined and
balanced complexion. All of BALMOLOGY®’s
formulas are completely free from water removing
the need for any nasty synthetics or
preservatives in the products.
The Hot Cloth Cleaner rich with Jojoba ready to
absorb away and unclog pores and balance sebum
production. Castor gently draws out impurities,
deeply cleansing without stripping natural oils.
Vitamin rich Avocado oil is deeply penetrating
bringing luster to tired, dull skin. The neroli
brings a sweet smelling taste to the ingredients
while Basil improves skin tone and helps clarify
Hand-created in Britain with 99% certified
organic ingredients. To use, apply a small
amount of this luxurious deep cleansing balm to
dry skin. Gently massage using light circular
movements until make-up and dirt magically melt
away. The cleanser can be removed by applying a
hot cloth or muslin and gently wipe away. The
Cleanser is used in the Selfridges Face-Gym and
has had raving reviews from beauty blogger
BALMOLOGY® is an organic skincare line proudly
hand-created in Britain. The Organic formulas
are completely water-free, water content
accounts for as much as 80% in other creams and
lotions. Being free from water eliminates the
need for synthetic emulsifiers, filler and
preservatives. The ingredients are all the
finest quality organic cold press plant oils,
essential oils, beeswax and a dash of vitamin E.
Created with beautiful plant and see oils, rich
in vitamins, minerals and fatty acids which are
nourishing and naturally hydrating whilst
allowing the skin to breathe and eliminating
toxins. The brand is stocked in Selfridges and
used as the cleansing balm post Face-gym
The range consists of a Hot Cloth Cleansing
balm, Face Beauty Oil, Nourishing Beauty Balm,
Soothing Comfort Balm and Organic Post Shaving
Balm. BALMOLOGY® is kinder to the environment
with minimal packaging. These luxurious products
are housed in ‘simple’ glass containers that can
be widely recycled. There is also minimal
packaging as outer cartons and internal leaflets
are often unnecessary and not always recycled.
For more information visit the website at