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Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Win Vital C Hand and Body Lotion

Win Vital C Hand and Body Lotion from Image Skincare

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Image Skincare UK to offer two lucky readers the chance to win Vital C Hand and Body Lotion.

Quench and revitalise skin with this ultra-rich moisturising lotion with organic, nutrient-rich oils and extracts infused with Shea Butter for the ultimate total body hydration.

Formulated with a unique blend of four potent forms of Vitamin C and plant stem cells that are clinical proven to improve hydration by 40%. This luxurious hand and body lotion improves elasticity and combats visible signs of ageing.

Vital C Hand and Body Lotion is suitable for all skin types including dry, dehydrated and sensitive. Paraben free. RRP is £48.

For more information visit the website at

For Your Chance to Win

Tell us which luxurious
 ingredient helps keep
 your skin hydrated in
     Vital C Hand and
        Body Lotion

  a) Aloe Butter
  b) Shea Butter
  c) Cocoa Butter
  d) Mango Butter

  To Enter the Competition

Tell us what luxurious ingredient helps keep your skin hydrated in Vital C Hydrating Hand and Body Lotion? Then send in your answer, together with your full name, postal address and telephone number by clicking on the Sixtyplusurfers link below:

* Please label your competition entry Vital C Hand and Body
Lotion Competition

* This competition is open to
our UK readers only


Monotheme Mandarino 

Monotheme Mandarino

New to the Monotheme ‘Il libro degli Agrumi’ collection which is inspired by famous citrus notes, is Mandarino Mandarino.

Created in Venice by master perfumier Lorenzo Vidal using the finest quality raw materials, this beautiful zesty tangerine fragrance is bursting with vitality and effervescence. Tangerine is the symbol of fortune and well-being, symbolising the energy and power of sunlight.

Alongside the fruity nuances, the fragrance is coupled and enriched with effervescent fizzy green chords and delicate touches of sophisticated floral notes.

Offering a truly uplifting experience, Monotheme Mandarino is your perfect finishing touch for the summer.

Tried & Tested by Jenny Itzcovitz

Monotheme Mandarino

I was really impressed by the beautiful bottle, packaging and presentation of Monotheme Mandarino, reminiscent of magical Italian holidays it would make a lovely gift.

The fragrance itself has a gorgeous scent of juicy tangerines, blossom and summer fruit cocktails. Fresh, vibrant and invigorating, this is the perfect summer eau de toilette to lift your spirits and put you in the holiday mood.

Monotheme Mandarino is exclusive to Marks and Spencer. Price is £22.00 for the 100ml Eau de Toilette.

For more information please visit the website at

Beauty Questions from Sixtyplusurfers Readers

Ask our Beauty Experts Your Questions

Jenny Itzcovitz

In our 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.

Question: Hi Jenny, I will be going overseas soon and I don't want to fill up my suitcase with lots of toiletries.

I'm particularly concerned that we are not allowed to bring liquids on the plane so I can't bring my usual eye makeup up remover and cleanser to take off my makeup. Is there anything you can suggest? Angie

Hi Angie, thank you for sending in your question to Sixtyplusurfers.

I would recommend buying an all-in-one eye makeup remover and cleanser as this will save you space. Wipes are easy to pack, don't take up too much space and are fine to put in your suitcase as they are not considered a liquid.

Makeup Be Gone Pampering Wipes from the Johnson's Face Care Range

Makeup Be Gone Pampering Wipes from the Johnson's Face Care Range are perfect for taking on holiday, are inexpensive and easy to use.

Enriched with Moonflower aroma, the wipes will cleanse your skin for bedtime. Gentle enough to use around the sensitive eye area, the unique formula gently sweeps away even waterproof mascara without rubbing.

Suitable for all skin types. Price is £1.49 for 25 wipes.

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    a Beauty Question

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Always seek the advice of a doctor, pharmacist or specialist before following any medical related guidance given on this page.

The editors and contributors of this website are not medically trained and any information provided is for general guidance only and we are not responsible for any problems that might arise from this advice.

Beauty & Hair Styles

Create the Perfect Summer Updo

Create the perfect Summer updo with Scünci

If you're looking to create a stunning Summer hairstyle for a special occasion, to show off a new dress, or for stylish cruisewear, then try these easy tips from Scünci for the perfect updo.

You'll Need

Scünci Occasion Diamante Comb from Boots

· Occasion Diamante Comb, £12.50 (from Boots)
· Colour Match Bobby Pins, £2.99 (from Boots)
·  Scünci Boost It Tool, £5 (from Claire's)
· Scünci Finish Backcombing Brush, £4.49 (from Claire's)

How to Create the Updo

1. Take the Scünci Boost It Tool, in either Light or Dark to match your hair colour. Secure at your crown for instant volume, loosening a few pieces of hair for a more 'undone' look.

Scünci Boost It Tool

2. Using the Scünci Finish Backcombing Brush, tease the hair from the mid-section to lightly at the ends to make the hair more mouldable.

Scünci Finish Backcombing Brush

3. Pull the hair back as if you were doing a mid ponytail, and begin to wrap the hair into a twist either to the left or right, making sure the roll is as tall as possible.

4. Twist under and begin to arrange the roll into the shape you want; either loosening or tightening to your preference.

Scünci Colour Match Bobby Pins

5. Secure the twist to the back of your head with Scünci Colour Match Bobby Pins, either in Blonde, Brown or Black according to your hair colour.

6. Take the Scünci Occasion Diamante Comb and slide into the side of the twist.

Scünci Occasion Diamante Comb

7. Remove further strands of hair for a messier look, dousing the larger strands with hairspray to keep them in place.

Scünci Occasion Butterfly Hair Pin

8. Finish with hairspray all over and voila!

Mix and match with the beautiful range of Scünci Occasion Pins from Boots.

The Scünci Occasion Diamond Comb is £8.50. To buy it click on

Scünci Occasion Butterfly Hair Pin

The Scünci Occasion Butterfly Hair Pin is £5. to buy it click on


Summer Gifts from The Body Shop

Italian Summer Fig fragrance from The Body Shop

The Body Shop offers a great range of beauty treats for the Summer.

Italian Summer Fig is a fresh, green eau de toilette which blends the succulent scent of Italian summer fig with a feminine touch of Tuscan rose and enveloping amber.

It contains extract of hand picked figs from Puglia, Southern Italy and Organic Community Fair Trade sugar cane alcohol. Presented in a pretty engraved multi-faceted glass bottle. Price is £11 for 100ml.

Strawberry Lip Butter from The Body Shop

Instantly hydrate and soften your lips with Strawberry Lip Butter. This fruity lip butter is full of sweetly scented strawberry seed oil which will keep you coming back for more.

This luxurious lip butter nourishes and softens the lips giving them a light, natural looking sheen. It leaves your lips feeling soft and smooth and has a delicious fruity scent. Price is £4.50 for 10ml.

Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion from The Body Shop

Refresh and moisturise your feet with Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion. Perfect for the hot weather, this minty cool foot lotion is infused with English peppermint essential oil.

This refreshing lotion will pamper and cool active and overheated feet. Made with Community Trade peppermint essence oil from Norfolk. Price is £8.50 for 250ml.

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  Beauty Treats from
   Marks & Spencer

Moisture Rich Freesia Bath Cream from Marks & Spencer

Treat yourself to the fabulous range of toiletries and beauty products from Marks & Spencer.

Moisture Rich Freesia Bath Cream  captures the fragrance of sweet freesia flowers. This gorgeous moisture rich lathering bath cream will gently cleanse while you soak leaving your skin feeling moisturised and cleansed.

Pour into running water and immerse yourself into the relaxing fragrant bubbles. Price is £3.50 for 500ml.

Autograph Moisture Colour Lipstick from Marks & Spencer

Make the most of your lips with Autograph Moisture Colour Lipstick. Easy to apply, this moisturising lipstick gives full coverage with intense colour.

Leaving your lips feeling nourished and soft. Made with integrity. Neither this product or its ingredients have been tested on animals.

Available in a full selection of seasonal shades. Price is £10.00.

Matte 'n Metal Eyeshadow Palette from Marks & Spencer

Give your eyes a special sparkle with the Matte 'n Metal Eyeshadow Palette. This luxurious twelve shade eye shadow palette includes six modern matte and six mega metallic shades.

Apply with a brush directly to the eye are. Layer multiple shades to create endless looks.

Use a damp brush to create more intense colour effects. Price is £39.00.

Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer

Dress up your nails in this gorgeous Morgan Taylor Nail Lacquer. The crème de la crème of nail lacquer with long-lasting high shine results choose from 56 different shades.

Morgan Taylor is a prestige professional nail lacquer. Their colour palette is inspired by luminous pearls, raw gems, radiant gold and glimmering silvers. Price is £11 for 15ml.

Sun Smart Moisture Protect Sun Spray from Marks & Spencer

Get ready for your holidays with Sun Smart Moisture Protect Sun Spray.

Featuring a Skin Caring Complex of Sunflower Oil, Soothing Aloe and antioxidant Vitamin E to help maintain moisturised skin whilst protecting against the damaging effects of the sun.

Water resistant to protect you while you are swimming for up to 40 minutes. Sun Smart is dermatologically tested. Price is £6.65 for 200ml.

Bloom Floral Makeup Bag from Marks & Spencer

This pretty Bloom Floral Makeup Bag is perfect for all your favourite cosmetics. Fill it up with your lipsticks, eyeshadow, mascara and nail varnish.

Perfect for taking on holiday, it has an extra front zip up pocket, ideal for small items such as eyeliner and tweezers. Price is £10.00.

M&S Beauty is available exclusively from Marks & Spencer stores nationwide or online at

 1001 Remedies
for Magic Skin 

Magic Skin Skin Repair Gel from 1001 Remedies

1001 Remedies offers mindful beauty, encouraging women to be aware of their long-term wellbeing and to choose natural remedies. The collection includes Purair air purifying spray, Soin Millenaire Anti-Ageing Cream containing the rare Maitake mushroom, a Magic Skin topical healing cream based on Myrr and aloe vera, Good Night Balm with Melissa and Lavender to calm anxiety and Treasure Oil rich in 100% organic Argan oil.

Magic Skin is a natural origin topical repair gel based on the healing properties of Myrrh to soothe skin blemishes and conditions to reveal reborn and transformed skin. Myrrh has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antifungal properties, which make it an ideal ingredient to remedy to skin rashes.

Magic Skin Skin Repair Gel from 1001 Remedies

Also an active healer, the Helichrysum essential oil is one of the most powerful natural anti-bruises ingredient, with a proven efficiency in the treatment of old scars and other skin problems. One of the fastest acting aromatherapy oils, the Rock Rose oil has antiseptic, astringent properties which qualifies it as one of the best oils used as an acne treatment and other skin disorders.

Treasure Oil is a rich cold-pressed 100% organic argan oil to nourish skin and air to attain a perfectly smooth body. When applied to the hair you can immediately notice how your hair feels silkier and healthier. Applying the Treasure Oil to your body, will not only relax you entirely but will also deeply nourish the skin.

The oil significantly decreases stretch marks or tissue scars on many uses. The pure argon oil used in this product is exceptionally rich in essential fatty acids such as omega-6 that protect cell integrity, in Vitamin E and polyphenols, which prevents cellular oxidation. It has a regenerating and antioxidant benefits for dry skin or hair that lacks vitality.

Treasure Oil from 1001 Remedies

1001 Remedies is stocked in Cult Beauty, John Bell & Croyden, Naturissimo and

For more information visit the website at