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Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Win Phil Smith
BE GORGEOUS Salon Collective Curling Tongs

Win Phil Smith BE GORGEOUS Salon Collective Curling Tongs

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Phil Smith BE GORGEOUS to offer three lucky readers the chance to win Phil Smith BE GORGEOUS Salon Collective Hair Curling Tongs.

These fabulous tongs are part of the exclusive Phil Smith hair care collection exclusively available at Sainsbury’s stores nationwide.

Phil Smith, Celebrity Hairdresser

   Phil Smith, Celebrity Hairdresser

The Curling Tongs have been designed to give your hair gorgeous curls and tousled waves that last all day. With a ceramic coated barrel for smoothness and shine, the tongs heat up to 200°C which creates long lasting curls.

Perfect for creating gorgeous party curls in the run up to the festive season. Let your hair do the talking.

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For Your Chance to Win

  Tell us what special
    coating helps the
     Phil Smith Hair
 Tongs give you long
       lasting curls

    a) Enamel
    b) Ceramic
    c) Volcanic
    d) Balsamic

  To Enter the Competition

Tell us what special coating helps Phil Smith Hair Tongs give you long lasting curls? 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 entry Phil Smith Curling Tongs Competition

* This competition is open to
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Take on the World Spray by Spray with Impulse Body Mist

Impulse Burnt Marshmallow + Leather Jacket Body Mist

Look out for Impulse’s brand new Body Mist range, available exclusively from Superdrug.

With the unique and fun juxtaposed fragrances such as Burnt Marshmallow + Leather Jacket, Impulse are making sure you have a scent to match your youthful inner spirit, ready to take on the world, spray by spray!

Impulse Purple Petals + Smoky Sky Body Mist

The five fragrances in the Impulse Body Mist range are Whipped Cream + Microchip, White Lace + Muddy Grass, Purple Petals + Smoky Sky, Tropical Beach + Espresso, and Burnt Marshmallow + Leather Jacket.

Go on a journey of self-discovery and discover your special scent with the brand new Impulse Body Mist Range. Available at Superdrug stores nationwide and also online, RRP is £6.99 each.

Impulse White Lace + Muddy Grass Body Mist

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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'm looking for a hand cream with a  lovely fragrance to keep my hands soft and moisturised in the cold weather. Can you recommend anything? Rachel

Hi Rachel, thank you for sending in your question to Sixtyplusurfers. Marks & Spencer offer some gorgeous hand creams, but these are two of my favourites.

Neom Hand Cream

Neom Scent To Make You Happy™ Hand Balm is specially formulated with natural fragrance which not only smells wonderful but also has an uplifting effect on the mind and body.

The fragrance is a complex blend of the purest possible essential oils including wild mint & mandarin, purposefully blended to help lift your mood. It also contains rich cocoa butter, shea butter and eight uplifting essential oils to care for your hands. Price is £15.00 for 50ml.

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Lemon Verbena Hand Cream

If you prefer something with a zesty, lemon fragrance, Marks & Spencer also offers Lemon Verbena Hand Cream.

This luxurious hand cream is enriched with natural extract of lemon verbena and is specially formulated with added moisturiser to hydrate the busiest of hands. Excellent value, price is £2.00 for 100ml.

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I hope you find a lovely hand cream to suit your needs, Jenny

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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

Angela Langford Natural Beauty

Angela Langford

By Angela Langford

Angela Langford, 2014 MasterChef Finalist, has taken her love and passion for cooking, to create an organic skincare range that uses the very best ingredients that nature has to offer, while offering the highest levels in personalised service. In this article Angela tells us about her products, her story, and we try her gorgeous, Bloom & Glow face oil.

I’m Angela Langford and I produce a range of food inspired natural and organic skincare. This all came about as a happy accident. In 2009 I was living and working in Spain and I got made redundant. As I wasn’t travelling back to the UK as much, I couldn’t buy the natural products I normally bought, so for some reason I thought I could make them. I clearly had too much time on my hands!

I started experimenting – just for fun and then I went on a course – again just for fun. I loved it and wanted to learn more so I went on more courses and started making products for my friends and family. Based on their feedback, I eventually decided this could be something I did professionally and I ended up retraining and launching a food inspired range of skincare.

Angela Langford

I research each and every ingredient that goes into each skincare ‘recipe’. Many of the ingredients are found in nature’s amazing larder and there are so many similarities between cooking and creating skincare. Both involve selecting different ingredients and turning them into something that either tastes amazing or makes your skin look fabulous.

My mission is to help women, whatever their age, feel great about their skin. I realise we are all different, have different needs, react differently to things and like different things. So I offer a tailored skincare sample service. You can register on my website ( and as part of the process you are asked questions about your skin type and asked to provide details about your major skin concerns.

Angela Langford

You can then order your sample pack and I use the information you provide to select three or four samples from my range that I think will best suit your skin and address your most pressing skin concerns. By trying the samples you can make sure that the products suit your skin and that you like them. If you then decide to buy full sizes, I always send out other samples with orders (again based on each individual customer’s skin). That way you get to try more products from my range.

Also, I openly encourage people to get in touch, whether it's by email, post, on social media or by telephone, and I’ll happily help wherever I can.

Bloom & Glow

Angela Langford Bloom & Glow

The range includes Angela Langford Bloom & Glow, radiance restoring face oil. Made with chia seed and sea buckthorn, Bloom & Glow is perfect for sensitive, easily inflamed or generally out of kilter skin. This is your recipe gorgeous for glowing, radiant skin.

Chia seed and sea buckthorn are blended together to deliver high levels of essential fatty acids, vitamins & antioxidants. This naturally fragranced face oil improves skin’s elasticity, calms inflammation and restores radiance.

      Tried and Tested by Jenny
      Itzcovitz, Sixtyplusurfers

I'm probably the fussiest person when it comes to skincare because I have sensitive skin and food allergies, so I was full of apologies when I decided to give Bloom & Glow a try.


Angela was lovely and patient, listened to my needs, and suggested I try the product on the inside of my elbow first, to ensure I didn't get a reaction. As soon as I opened the Bloom & Glow bottle, I was tempted by the gorgeous fragrance of the oil, but did as she suggested and was delighted to find my skin was fine and there were no allergies.

Later on, I tried it on my face and neck, and was very impressed. It's very easy to use, simply squeeze the dropper at the top of the bottle to put a few little drops of the fragrant oil into your hand, then use your fingertips to massage it onto your face. You can apply it to your cheekbones, around your nose and on your chin. It's also recommended for your neck, décolleté, arms and hands.

The scent is beautiful and invigorating, it has an exotic rose and tangerine fragrance, and leaves your skin feeling soft, silky and smooth. After applying the oil, you can then use your foundation and makeup as usual. The product has a luxuriant and indulgent feel, and leaves your skin glowing and healthy looking. I love it. It's like a rich amber nectar.

I've been using it every day, in the morning when I get up, and in the evening after taking off my makeup and my skin looks glowing, youthful and fresh. I would highly recommend if it you have sensitive skin. It's also great for dull, tired skin that needs a boost and a lift to keep you feeling great in the Winter.

Angela Langford Bloom & Glow is £20.50. To find out more and view the full range of products visit the website at

Revolutionary Balm Reduces Thread
and Spider Veins

Are you one of over 4 million Brits suddenly discovering that your skin seems more sensitive than normal? Have you recently noticed those red veins marring your face? Whether it's linked to the sudden and drastic change in weather or to circulatory problems, age, pregnancy, sun exposure, and obesity, baring your legs or even paring back on makeup will be the last thing on your mind this season. Now an innovative and unique, all in one balm is set to launch in the UK that reduces the appearance of Couperose, Spider Veins and Thread Veins, with results in just one week with a twice a day application.

Developed by Swissforce Pharma AG in the heart of the Swiss Alps, Couperose & Thread Veins Balm (30ml), £24.95 from is a fast, effective, long lasting and unique blend of ingredients such as concentrates of red vine leaves, roses, gingko and calendula, along with purple-red algae, Swiss cress, soy protein extracts, and Crystal Mint. Enriched with Shea butter, Panthenol (Provitamin B-5) Rice bran oil and Vitamin E acetate, this high quality balm:

· Reduces the appearance of skin redness, couperose, thread and spider veins

· Calms and soothes and deeply nourishes the skin

· Increases skin resistance to reddening and flushing

· Reduces the sensitivity to triggers that cause flushing

· Acts like a toner by regulating skin function

· Tried and tested formula

Couperose, Spider Veins and Thread Veins

This unique formula is Manufactured in Switzerland to high quality standards with these ingredients:

· Concentrate from red vine leaves, roses and gingko It is a phyto-complex that improves the overall tone of the skin and reduces the visible appearance of redness, and of spider or thread veins.

· Concentrate from Calendula Immediate, effective and long-lasting moisturizer; calming and soothing.

· Swiss cress and soy proteins extracts Creates an even skin tone and prevents photo-aging.

· Purple-red algae extract Minimizes the appearance of couperose, skin redness and spider veins, it acts as toner by regulating the skin function.

· Crystal Mint Perfect for illuminating the skin and giving a flawless even-toned appearance.

To use, simply apply morning and evening after cleansing, on the skin areas to be treated.

Couperose & Thread Veins Balm has a tried and tested formula against Subtype 1 Telangiectasia, (small dilated blood vessels near the surface of the skin and skin redness). In clinical trials, of 22 females tested in the demographic 35+ years, 81% saw a reduction in skin redness after 7 days, and 77% saw a reduction in the intensity of visible blood vessels, with two applications a day.

After 28 days use 91% saw a significant reduction in skin redness and a more even skin tone, 82% saw a reduction in the intensity of visible blood vessels, 95% said they would like to continue to use the balm and 91% said they would buy it.

With an estimated 45 million sufferers worldwide, and celebrities like Cameron Diaz, Rene Zellweger, Lisa Faulkner, Prince William and actress Cynthia Nixon all being sufferers of Rosacea, there is no discrimination between men or women. It is still not known what causes Rosacea, however experts have identified several factors that commonly link sufferers. In terms of age, more women than men between 30 and 60 years of age seem to develop it, and most commonly after the menopause or hormonal fluctuations.

Other triggers can include UV damage, genetics (family members), stress, hot & cold weather, humidity, spicy foods, alcohol, fragranced skin care products and even strenuous exercise. The primary signs of Rosacea are a flushed inflamed skin, which can be intermittent in the early stages. More persistent redness resembling sunburn is the most common sign. Small bumps or pimples often develop, similar in appearance to acne, but leave no scarring. Small blood vessels are also a common visual sign. The redness can be accompanied by a burning or stinging sensation, even itching.

Couperose, whilst similar to Rosacea with the red complexion being a common characteristic, is classed as a different condition. The visible flushed appearance is caused by the presence of bright red capillaries that occur because of the poor elasticity of the capillary walls. The classic symptoms of Couperose are a dry and tightening of the skin on the cheeks, nose and neck. Rosacea is different as it is more inflamed with visible bumps, and can also occur on the neck chest, scalp and even the ears.

Spider Veins Spider veins are small, twisted blood vessels that are visible through the skin. They may be red, purple, or blue and most often appear on the legs or face. They take their name from their striking spiderweb pattern.

Thread veins are tiny blood vessels which run close to the surface of the skin and look like fine red, or sometimes purple, wiggly lines. They appear because of weak or damaged valves in the veins mostly due to hormonal changes. Around one in five women in their 20s have thread veins, a figure that rises to around half by the age of forty and continues to increase. By the age of 70 over 70% of women have some thread veins.

Couperose & Thread Veins Balm by Swissforce® £24.95 is available from

Beauty Treats from Marks & Spencer 

Pink Bloom Foam Bath from Marks & Spencer

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

Pink Bloom Foam Bath
is the ideal indulgent treat for a relaxing bath. Perfect for yourself or as a Christmas gift.

Relax with this luxurious foam bath scented with deep floral notes of rose and geranium. Scented with deep floral notes of rose and geranium. Pour a generous amount under warm running bath water.

Price is £15.00 for 500ml.

Joan Collins Divine Lips Lipstick

Get the Hollywood look with Joan Collins Divine Lips Lipstick. This luxurious creamy cosmetic also offers skin care in a lipstick. Dame Joan believes cosmetics are protective and should care for the skin as well as look gorgeous. 

Joan Collins Divine Lips Lipsticks are formulated not just to apply beautiful colour with lasting power, but to actively hydrate, so lips are softer, fuller, altogether more luscious, and with fabulous colour.

Available in a full selection of seasonal shades. Price is £18.00 each.

Autograph Lasting Colour Quad Eyeshadow from Marks & Spencer

Give your eyes a bit of sparkle with Autograph Lasting Colour Quad Eyeshadow.

Offering a crease resistant finish, these four pretty shades give great colour impact with a lasting and smooth finish.

Neatly presented in a handy compact. Price is £10.00.

Limited Collection Nail Polish Collection Pyramid from Marks & Spencer

Splash out on this seasonal Limited Collection Nail Polish Collection Pyramid.

Perfect as a Christmas present, this eyecatching set includes six seasonal nail polish colours including vibrant festive shades and sparkly top coats.

Presented in an eyecatching pyramid gift box. Price is £10.00.

Floral Collection Rose Eau de Toilette from Marks & Spencer

Bring the gorgeous scent of romantic roses into your beauty regime with Floral Collection Rose Eau de Toilette.

With the fragrance of timeless English Rose, this sophisticated eau de toilette will envelop your body with feminine elegance.

A beautiful gift, the eau de toilette is presented in its own gift box, making it a lovely Christmas gift. Price is £12.50 for 100ml.

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Max Factor Healthy Skin Harmony Foundation

Max Factor Healthy Skin Harmony

Max Factor introduces Healthy Skin Harmony Miracle Foundation: better for skin than wearing no makeup at all, thanks to an intelligent formula that offers 24-hour hydration, SPF20 protection and shine control, Healthy Skin Harmony Miracle Foundation provides a semi-matte finish while fighting against daily stress factors to ensure a flawlessly fresh look.

Max Factor creates modern, glamorous and innovative make-up that enables women to create their own personal glamour statements every day. Healthy Skin Harmony Miracle Foundation is designed for the dynamic daily lives they lead; whether it be rushing to a business meeting, travelling to the airport, or catching up with old friends after work. With Healthy Skin Harmony Miracle Foundation, any woman can feel as confident on the go as the moment she put her make-up on.

The skin’s ability to recover from environmental and lifestyle stressors can worsen with age. Women need help from products to support their skin’s radiance throughout the day. With Healthy Skin Harmony Miracle Foundation, skin will look as healthy and radiant in the afternoon as it did when make-up was first applied at 8am, no matter your skin age.

“Healthy Skin Harmony Miracle Foundation is a blendable,
medium-high coverage liquid foundation,” says Dr. Victoria Fraser, Director of Scientific Communications at Coty.

“It is a hybrid make-up product containing a combination of technologies specially designed to adapt to stresses over the day. 24 hr hydration is balanced with oil absorbers to control shine, while SPF20 helps protect skin from the effects of the sun - making this foundation better for your skin than not wearing it. Infused with skin-loving ingredients and available in 16 shades, this is a foundation that offers a natural, semi-matte finish for that just applied fresh look; all day.”

“All make-up artists know that the stresses and strains of the day can cause a make-up look to become tired and dull looking, so a versatile product like Healthy Skin Harmony Miracle Foundation is brilliant because it acts as a perfect base for any make-up look,” adds Pat McGrath, Max Factor Creative Director

“This is a foundation made with a hydrating and protecting formula, so it works for you all day. It’s a product that makes my life much easier, as I can be sure that the make-up look I have created will stay in place.”

Max Factor Healthy Skin Harmony Miracle Foundation is available in 16 shades at Boots and RRP is £14.99.

For more information about Skin Harmony Miracle Foundation visit

Brush Your Way
to Super Smooth Skin with ARK

ARK Massaging Body Brush

Retinol Body brushing is one of those beauty rituals that we should commit to doing daily but falls victim to our busy lives.

The benefits are endless – detoxifying, riding skin of dry patches, smoothing cellulite and even banishing ingrown hairs, so if there’s one purchase we should be making, it’s a good body brush! Thankfully, British brand ARK Skincare are here to help with their brand new Massaging Body Brush (RRP £15), the perfect tool for achieving glowing, smooth skin!

The perfect ally in your body brushing regime, this clever tool has a dual action with massage nodules and bristles that work together to shed dead skin cells and encourage cell renewal, resulting in smoother and brighter skin. The combined brushing and massage action aids vascular blood circulation which helps reduce the appearance of cellulite, and can also prevent ingrown hairs, whilst leaving skin feeling invigorated.

While you can dry brush before bathing or showering, you can also use the brush as part of a dedicated body regime. Just remember to always brush in the direction of your heart.

Start at your feet and work up the body using upward strokes. Brush the abdomen and chest in clockwise sweeps and pay special attention to the back of thighs and buttocks, which are prone to cellulite. Aim to use for a minimum of 3 minutes, 2-3 times a week!

Body Brushing Routine

Enhance the effects of your body brushing by following with a cold shower or at least a quick blast, which will shock your system and get it working into overdrive, aiding detoxification.

Next, switch to a lovely hot shower to boost circulation, lathering up with the ARK bodybeautiful Vitality Hand & Body Wash (RRP £28). Packed with sea minerals, coconut and shea butter, it maintains the integrity of the skin’s natural moisture barrier, gently cleanses without irritation and conditions the skin’s surface.

All the while, the 100% natural fragrance of palmarosa, rosemary and clary sage along with soothing ylang-ylang, jasmine and mimosa will boost your mood.

ARK bodybeautiful conditioning oil

Finish with the award-winning ARK bodybeautiful conditioning oil (RRP £35), ideal for use with body massage to lock in essential moisture. A combination of sacha inchi seed, abyssinian and sweet almond oil provide antioxidants, soften and condition the skin leaving it nourished and radiant. The 100% natural fragrance transforms your regime into a spa-like experience thanks to an expertly blended combination of over 25 essential oils.

A creamy-sweet, floral heart of Rose, Jasmine and Orange Flower with a hint of green and soft citrus notes in Mandarin, Lemon and Patchouli, is peppered with Cinnamon, Clove and Bay Spices. Precious woods and resins of Rosewood, Labdanum, Frankincense and Myrrh finish the fragrance perfectly enveloping you in a warming, soothing glow.

All the products are available to buy from