Beauty and Hairstyles

Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Win Avant Face &
Eye Night Cream

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Avant Skincare to offer one lucky reader the chance the win a tube of Deluxe Hyaluronic Acid Vivifying Face & Eye Night Cream.

You might have already received or seen Deluxe Hyaluronic Acid Vivifying Face and Eye Night Cream through Glossybox or Cohorted this month. It is called by Glossybox: one of ‘the best night creams for dark circles’. We are glad to inform you that it is not only for eye contour, but a perfect addition as a face cream.

We love the formulation, it makes your skin super soft as well as smell great. The cream combines signature ingredients Hyaluronic Acid, Maris Aqua (Sea Water) and Vitamin B3 (Niacinamide).

Hyaluronic Acid hydrates and penetrates deep into the skin whilst rejuvenating tired, dull and droopy eyes and helps to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

In addition, Sea Water is loaded with magnesium, potassium and calcium. It helps your skin to retain moisture, balance oil and sebum production for an even skin tone by pumping skin full of these vitamins. If you are deficient in a mineral you’ll notice that your skin will be more dry, dull, irritate and blotchy.

Whilst Vitamin B3 aims to visibly improve the appearance of enlarged pores, uneven skin tone, fine lines, dullness, and improve the epidermal barrier. Improving your epidermal layer can help regulate the oils in your skin and reduce redness and blotchiness.

“It is exceptional as it has the ability to hold up to 1000 times its weight in water,” Dr Zamani, Aesthetic Doctor says about Hyaluronic Acid, making it the best ingredient for putting moisture back into your skin.

Tried & Tested by Jenny Itzcovitz

I tend to have tired and dull looking skin, so I’ve been looking for a good night cream that is suitable for sensitive skin but also leaves my skin feeling moisturised and rejuvenated in the morning.

As soon as I opened the tube of Deluxe Hyaluronic Acid Vivifying Face & Eye Night Cream, I was impressed with the gorgeous fruity floral fragrance and the rich luxurious texture of the pink cream.

I massaged a little of the cream into my cheeks and under my eyes, it had a lovely refreshing feel to it. In the morning, when I woke, the skin on my cheeks was visibly improved, and my eyes looked less tired and droopy. 

I’ve been using it regularly now at bed time. I even put a little on my hands before I go to bed as it’s so rich and soft, and the fragrance is so beautiful.

I would highly recommend it to rejuvenate tired looking skin, and as a lovely treat if you’re feeling tired and your skin needs a lift and gentle care.

Why not include this extremely hydrating luxury night cream into your night time skincare routine?

Find out more about Deluxe Hyaluronic Acid Vivifying Face & Eye Night Cream at 

For Your Chance to Win

Just tell us what natural ingredient in Avant
Face & Night cream includes magnesium, potassium and calcium

      a) Sea Water
      b) Rice Water
      c) Rose Water
      d) Micellar Water

To Enter the Competition

Just tell us what natural ingredient in Avant Face & Night Cream includes magnesium, potassium and calcium? Then send in your answer, together with your full name, postal address and telephone number to the Sixtyplusurfers link as shown below:

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The Body Shop Treats

Beauty Treats from
The Body Shop

Treat yourself to some new natural beauty products from The Body Shop to brighten up your look for the Spring.

Feed dull hair with our Strawberry Clearly Glossing Shampoo. Enriched with mouth-watering Italian strawberries, the silicone-free, 100% vegan formula adds gloss and shine and helps detangle for soft, sweet-smelling locks all day long.

Enriched with Italian strawberries and Community Trade aloe vera from Mexico. Formulated without silicones. Price is £2.00 for 60ml or £3.33 for 100 ml.

Treat yourself to a gorgeous Colour Crush™ Lipsticks from The Body Shop A slick of this creamy, moisturising lipstick delivers a pop of high dose colour. Available in a selection of seasonal shades.

With a subtle rose scent and Community Trade marula oil to help hydrate your lips. You’ll want one in more than one colour. Price is £8.00 each.

Illuminate your face and create a warm sun-kissed glow with Shimmer Waves. Swirl all the colours together for a shimmering blush or use the shades separately to highlight and contour your cheekbones.

Need a little shimmer on your eyes? Pick a shade and sweep it all over your eyelid or dust the colour in the inner corners of the eyes for a lovely glistening glow.

Shimmer Waves can be used on your face, cheeks and eyes. Price is £16.00.

Delicately scent your skin with Pink Grapefruit Eau de Toilette. This delightful fragrance has a fruity floral aroma with gentle bursts of grapefruit and sugarcane essence to create a unique fresh fragrance.

This long lasting Eau de Toilette includes Community Trade sugarcane essence from Brazil. Price is £9.00 for 30ml.

Take a refreshing shower with Fijian Water Lotus Shower Gel. This delicate shower gel will gently cleanse and fragrance your skin with the sparkling zest of mandarin, the aquatic facets of water lotus and a hint of marine saltiness.

Soap-free, layer it with other products in the Fijian Water Lotus range to build the fragrance. Price is £6.00 for 250ml.

For more information visit the website at

Complete Dental Care

New Colgate Total

After over a decade of development, Colgate has announced the launch of new Colgate Total toothpaste that will revolutionise everyday oral care and help you achieve your holistic health goals with whole mouth health.

The new toothpaste doesn’t just fight bacteria on your teeth, but also on tongue, cheeks and gums for 12 hours. As well as providing all the benefits of the original formula – excellent protection against plaque, gingivitis, stains, tartar and cavities, plus additional new benefits, including:

Sensitivity relief benefit across all variants

Instant neutralization of odours associated with bad breath

Seeking and fighting bacteria for enamel protection

New cooling flavours for lasting freshness

Colgate revolutionises oral care with their new breakthrough Colgate Total® Toothpaste. Colgate Total® Toothpaste is designed for enhanced protection and whole mouth health.

Since the launch more than 20 years ago of original Colgate Total, the world’s first multi-benefit toothpaste, people’s view of health has evolved. What had been a focus on avoiding illness and managing problems has become a desire for a holistic approach that enables a full and connected life.

When it comes to toothpaste, people are seeking reassurance that they’ve done the most complete job possible, freeing them to get out there and connect with the world around them.

“Overall wellness is important to everyone, and total self-care means caring for the whole mouth, too,” explains Dr. Patricia Verduin, Chief Technology Officer, Colgate-Palmolive Company.

“We rely on our mouth to eat, drink, speak and laugh, but often neglect areas beyond teeth. Unlike ordinary fluoride toothpastes, the new Colgate Total fights bacteria not just on teeth, but also on tongue, cheeks and gums for 12 hours, for whole mouth health.”

New Colgate Total is available in all major UK stores from £2.50 RRP.

Tried & Tested by Jenny Itzcovitz

I recently suffered from a bad cold and flu symptoms leaving my mouth with a bad taste and my teeth neglected, so I was keen to try Colgate Total.

I really liked the fresh, minty taste of the toothpaste, and it immediately took away the bitter taste that had been lingering in my mouth from the cold.

I’ve been using it or a while now and my teeth look whiter, my breath feels fresher, and my teeth are looking strong and healthy.

I use it in combination with regular flossing between my teeth for total oral hygiene, and would highly recommend it as part of your daily health and beauty regime.

For more information about Colgate Total visit

Spring into Skincare with SEAMS

Beauty and Hair Care Advice for the Spring

By Karen J. Gerrard Founder SEAMS Hand Cream

No matter how proactive you are with your skincare, you may have noticed your skin become dry and dull during the harsher weather and central heating of the winter months. So as the season changes, and our clothes become lighter it’s important to also adapt our skin beauty routines,

Here are my skincare tips about how to put the spring back into your skin

Prepare your skin

Firstly, you need to smooth off the dry dead skin cells prepare your skin so that products are more easily absorbed.

Give yourself a Lactic Acid Peel to hydrate and rejuvenate your skin and give it a glow. QMS Medicosmetics Exfoliant fluid is a highly effective exfoliant peeling system of fruit acids and enzymes to help refine pores and improve the skin for a smoother more radiant complexion.

Have monthly facials to clear out impurities and tighten skin, “Emma Ross Beauty Therapist recommends you have a regular facial every 4-6 weeks as not only is it stress relieving and relaxing but you will be getting a much better and deeper cleanse than the one you will do at home.

“The touch of a therapists hands and massaging will immediately increase the blood circulation and oxygen flow, which promotes collagen production and enhances the elasticity of your skin. Leading into the spring it is great to have a deep cleansing facial which will help shed off the winter dead cells.

This includes hydration from a collagen mask which will plump up the skin to feel refreshed and rejuvenated from the cold winter days.

With skin now smooth, slather on a collagen face mask to plump up and rejuvenate the skin from the cold winter days. Use it while doing jobs around the house or better still relax in a warm bath and let the steam penetrate the effects of the mask.

Use Eve Lom Moisture Mask which has an advanced complex of skin quenchers to swiftly restore the skin’s moisture balance and defend against future dryness.

Cleanse morning and night. If time is of the essence give your skin a drink with Skin Matrix HD Facial Cleansing Pads, they remove makeup with one swoop and help give skin a fresh youthful complexion.

For added radiance use Glopro Rose Quartz Roller, to help increase blood circulation at the skin’s surface and stimulate lymphatic drainage.

Then moisturise, moisturise, moisturise morning noon and night. In the morning add in extra hydration try Hyaluronic Acid Serum from Skin matrix underneath your moisturiser.

During the day always have a bottle of water near, most of us are guilty of not drinking enough! Drinking more water will bring dull skin to life, restore the elasticity and also give you more energy!

Keep a moisturiser next to your bed and at night use an enriched moisture cream such as Elemis Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream which helps with your skin’s natural regeneration process while you sleep.

Then get the glow. My secret makeup for a glow is Chanel’s Soleil Tan De Sheer Illuminating Fluid. Just dab a couple of drops on top of your makeup to give your skin a subtle sun-kissed effect.

If you haven’t been using SPF during the winter start now. Use a tinted moisturiser to help keep your skin nourished with a slight glow.

Go for a BB Cream (Beauty Balm) an all in one skincare product that will give a light coverage, act as a moisturiser, concealer, help combat and impurities and has SPF!

Having a bad hair day?

A good keratin shampoo will put the life back into dull hair. I try to use a mask once a week, leave it on for 10 minutes while in the shower or for a few hours while in the house, but make sure you wear a shower cap over the top as it does drip! Kerastase do a good range for all hair types.

Visit your hairdresser  regularly. A cut or a trim to take off the split ends will certainly put the bounce back into your hair.

Use a leave in serum before blow drying to help protect your hair from heat and UV rays which can cause hair to become dry and frizzy and colour treated hair to become brassy.

What we put inside our bodies will have an effect on the health of our skin, so take advantage of the fruits of spring. Enjoy some of these delicious fruits and vegetables.

Blueberries – These delicious berries offer a rich source of antioxidants to protect you from the sun.

Strawberries – They offer a powerful source of Vitamin C to keep skin your healthy and aid skin renewal.

Watermelon – Watermelons have a high water content which help to hydrate dull and dry skin. They are full of antioxidants, lycopene and Vitamin C to help reduce the signs of ageing and encourage collagen growth. They also contain and arinine and amino acid to promote hair growth.

Kiwis – Kiwis are full of nutrients such as Vitamin C, E and contain a lot of antioxidants to help rejuvenate skin, prevent sun damage, keep skin firm and fight hair loss. They are also good for taming dry, wild hair.

Carrots – Carrots contain beta-carotene which converts to Vitamin A when inside our bodies and this helps skin healing. They are also well known as an anti-ageing food.

Tomatoes – The pigment lycopene in carrots helps to protect you from sunburn.

Leafy Greens – Eat salads and leafy greens such as arugula, romaine and red leaf lettuce which are rich in Vitamins A and K. They will help reduce inflammation and hydrate and detoxify your body.

Peas – Peas are a good source of Vitamins C, K and B. They are also an excellent anti-inflammatory food.

Spinach and kale – Dark greens are full of antioxidants that prevent wrinkles and will protect you from the sun.

Fancy something sweet! – Research shows that you can become less sensitive to UV radiation when eating chocolate! Just make sure that it’s the healthier dark chocolate.

Drink Water – Water is life, yet most of us are guilty of not drinking enough. Pinch the back of your hands, if the skin goes back slowly you are dehydrated!

Drinking more water will bring dull skin to life, restore the elasticity and also give you more energy!

So let go, and enjoy the light. Have a wonderful Spring.

Article by Karen Gerrard, founder of SEAMS x

Karen J Gerrard is the founder of SEAMS, the UK’s leading hand care brand.

Full details about SEAMS can be found at

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