Beauty and Hairstyles

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Josh Wood Hair Colour

Josh Wood

Famous hair colourist, Josh Wood offers you A-list hair colour that leaves your hair in better condition than before

Gone are the days of your only options being expensive hair salons or at home hair dye that you don’t really know how good they are for your hair… Introducing Josh Wood Colour.

Josh Wood Colour products are designed by expert colourists, Josh Wood. Known as the King of Colour, he has been colouring hair for A-list celebrities and runway models for over 30 years. Now you can get a taste of salon quality, A-list worthy hair dye from the comfort of your own home.

Josh Wood, before and after

Using the latest, most high quality ingredients, Josh has created products that instead of damaging your hair are clinically proven to reduce breakage by 62%. It is one of the only at home hair colour brands clinically proven to leave your hair in better condition than before dyeing it.

Josh Wood’s best selling product is the multi-award winning Miracle System which provides 100% grey coverage, protects hair (leaving hair 2.7 times stronger) and nourishes hair for longer with  38% less colour fade.

Josh Wood before colouring

Hair before using miracle system

Josh Wood hair after colouring

Hair after using miracle system

This system contains the popular permanent hair dye providing 100% grey coverage and no ammonia, a toning shade shot for personalised colour results and the repairing Miracle Shot which locks in colour for softness, shine and strength from within.

Shoppers looking for expert colour that strengthens your hair and locks in colour can see immediate results.

Josh Wood Customers say:

Josh Wood Blonde

“I had more compliments than when I have my hair dyed at a salon.”

“I have been colouring my hair for 15 years and this is the BEST on the market.”

Josh Wood

“I researched home hair dyes and came across Josh Wood Colour and I will never look back now! It’s the best home dye I have EVER used and I feel like I’ve been to the salon!

“My hair is super shiny, the colour is natural and rich looking. It didn’t feel like the usual home hair dyes that can leave your hair dry and my hair felt more like it had had treatment.”

Josh Wood Miracle Shot

If embracing the grey is your thing, then Josh Wood recommends the Icy Gloss. This product is perfect for blending in grey hairs and leaving your hair soft, shiny and nourished.

Josh Wood Root Smudge

The range also includes handy root touch ups so if you are in between colouring and want to get rid of those pesky greys, you can try a product from the range of temporary root cover ups.

This includes a blending brush to be used on wet hair, lasting up to 3 washes or the handy root touch up which can be taken anywhere and blends in easily with your natural hair.

Sixtyplusurfers Special Reader Offer

For a limited time only, get 25% off your Josh Wood Colour products using the special code Surfers25.

Not sure what you need? For advice, send in a picture of your hair by email to expert@joshwoodcolour.com 

Or book in for a free video consultation with one of the expert hair colourists via this link www.joshwoodcolour.com

Watch Josh Wood talk about hair colour

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Marks & Spencer Collection

Marks & Spencer Spring Collection

Soft Iris Fragrance from M&S

The Spring beauty collection from Marks & Spencer features a lovely selection of fragrant treats to make you feel great and help you pamper yourself.

Treat yourself to this gorgeous Soft Iris Eau de Toilette from the M&S Discovery range. This delicate floral fusion is perfect for daytime and contains notes of iris, jasmine and bergamot blended with orange blossom essence and finished with an aromatic base of vetiver, amber and patchouli. 

Soft Iris Eau de Toilette is vegan and approved by Cruelty Free International. This affordable fragrance means you can use it every day. Price is £10.00 for 100ml.

Restore & Nourish Face Cream

Take care of your skin with Restore & Nourish Advanced Replenishing Day Cream. Formulated to care for delicate, mature skin, this luxury day cream leaves skin feeling plump, smooth and firm from the first use.

This intensely nourishing formula provides renewed resilience, hydration and comfort, and protects skin with integrated SPF15. Plant extract Reforcyl® uses targeted action to restore and replenish mature skin, while antioxidant-rich Vitamin E maintains a healthy appearance.

The cream also includes ocoa butter for its moisturising effect, and blackcurrant seed oil for its fatty acids which leave skin looking radiant. Apply a small amount onto your face and neck using small upward strokes, every morning after cleansing. Layer on top of your serum or facial oil. Price is £22.50 for 50ml.

Clinique Pink & Purple Eyeshadow Duet

Marks & Spencer offers a selection of Clinique products and this Clinique All About Shadow™ Duo is a great buy for the spring. The perfectly paired shades are ideal for creating effortless eye looks.

Use one shade as a base colour, the other to contour. Crease and fade resistant. Ophthalmologist tested for even the most sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers. The neat pack includes a mirrored compact with a dual-ended sponge-tip applicator. Available in a full selection of seasonal shades and Hypoallergenic Price is £25.50.

Luxe Very Rose Lip Balm

Discover  Very Rose Lip Balm Discover  from Nuxe. This moisturising and beautifying lip balm with rose oil extract and vanilla notes is made from 100% natural-origin ingredients. Fall in love with this moisturising lip balm with rose oil extract, formulated with 100% natural origin ingredients.

Its melt-away texture and delightful scent with seductive notes of vanilla create a blissfully indulgent experience. Lips feel incredibly soft and illuminated with a subtle rosy sheen, beautiful and delectable!

Non-sticky finish – ideal before applying your lipstick for longer-lasting wear and to keep lips smooth. Skincare formulated and produced in France. Price is £13.00 for 15g.

Clinique Lipstick

Look glamorous with Clinique Pop™ Longwear Lipstick. This long-lasting, feel-good colour for lips is available in 12 shades in a matte finish. Built to last all day with 8-hour, colour-true wear this lipstick merges rich, saturated colour with a built-in primer and a smooth application and comfortable wear.

The lipstick glides on effortlessly and delivers ultra-pigmented, full-coverage colour with each swipe. It suits all lips and looks, with a wide range of shades designed to match all skin tones and every mood. Also available in a Shine and Satin finish. The lipstick is allergy tested and fragrance free. Price is £26.00.

Visit www.marksandspencer.com

Dermatillomania Advice

Coping with Skin Picking or Scratching

Skin rash

Skin picking – whether it’s squeezing a spot here and there, or scratching off a scab – we’re all guilty of doing it at least once in our lives. But what happens when you start to obsessively pick your skin, spots, moles, and scars?

We’re talking about when you’re unable to stop, and it gets to the point where you’ve caused cuts, bleeding, bruising and/or scarring on the skin. You might spend hours each day picking, using your fingers, a pair of tweezers, pins or comedone extractors as a result of stress, anxiety, or even boredom.

You may even do this without realising it, and in some extreme cases, in your sleep. In this case, you might have Dermatillomania, also called ‘Skin Picking Disorder’ or ‘Excoriation Disorder’ which is where you cannot stop picking at your skin.

Skin experts, Cai Graham, Anxiety Support Specialist and Kimberley Medd Clinic Lead at Face the Future explain what is Dermatillomania and how to alleviate it from a skin care and mental health perspective.

Cai Graham explains, “Dermatillomania is often misdiagnosed as a ‘self-harm’ tactic, but this isn’t the case. Sufferers may do it to relieve anxiety, to delve into negative emotions like guilt, to ‘escape’ a situation they feel uncomfortable in, or even to cure boredom, as opposed to wanting to cause pain to themselves.

“It might also be due to compulsive perfectionism, which is the belief that skin picking will lead to ‘perfect’ skin. The disorder sees the sufferer entering a trance-like state in which they obsessively pick, pull, and/or scratch at their skin. This varies from the face, to the arms and chest, to calves, or even the scalp, among many other places on the body.

“They may target ‘healthy’ skin, but also ‘imperfections’, such as blemishes, scars, scabs, moles and freckles. When in this trance, time passes by extremely quickly. 30 minutes. An hour. Time passes in the blink of an eye without the sufferer even realising it.

“While the sufferer feels intense relief and control during the skin picking session, once they are out of their ‘trance’, they feel extreme shame and guilt for what they have just done.”

Helping someone with Dermatillomania

“It can be difficult knowing how to support someone with Dermatillomania. While you may be tempted to remind them to ‘stop picking’, this can cause further mental anguish, as well as potential conflict within your relationship. Here’s how you can help a sufferer.

“First of all, avoid pointing the blame or shaming them for having Dermatillomania. As difficult as it can be, do not express anger at them. It is important to remember that it is an uncontrollable condition – it is not a decision, nor a bad habit, but rather a compulsion.

“Ensure you provide unconditional support, and help the sufferer to reach out to their GP to discuss remedies, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or medication. Further encourage them to keep their hands busy with something else, such as a stress ball, when they do get the urge to pick.

“Also, try to help them recognise their triggers. For example, are they most likely to pick when they’re cooking dinner? When they’re in a meeting? Or on public transport? Recognising these triggers can make it easier to manage the skin picking ‘sessions’ by implementing certain steps, such as wearing gloves, to minimise or prevent the damage.”

Kimberley Medd advises on how Dermatillomania can effect our skin, and how can we care for it effectively. “While Dermatillomania is derived from a Mental Health condition, it does directly affect the skin. Continuous picking and pulling at the skin can cause deep scarring, as well as potential skin infections.

“In an ideal world, it would be recommended to not pick at your skin, however with debilitating conditions such as Dermatillomania, it really isn’t that simple. Here are my top tips for caring for your skin when you have Dermatillomania. After a picking session, wash your hands and clean the skin thoroughly with warm water. Pat dry with a clean towel and do cover any potential skin infections with a bandage.

“It’s crucial that you do not share items such as towels, flannels or razors with anyone else, as bacteria found on these items can cause or exacerbate an infection on wounded skin. In terms of skincare, I would recommend incorporating soothing, anti-inflammatory ingredients into your routine.

Nursem Ultra Caring Body Balm

“Ingredients such as Colloidal Oatmeal can provide intense moisture to the skin, as well as tackling inflammation and itchiness. You can find this in the Nursem Ultra Caring Body Balm (£29.99, facethefuture.co.uk).

CeraVe Moisturising Lotion

“Opt for ceramides to help repair the skin’s barrier. The CeraVe Moisturising Lotion (£12.00, facethefuture.co.uk) contains three ceramides which provide intense hydration and skin barrier repair.

“Niacinamide can also help to reduce redness, inflammation and irritation, so I would highly recommend a serum such as the Q+A Niacinamide Facial Serum (£6.95, facethefuture.co.uk).

“Do opt for an SPF of over 50 daily+. Not only will this protect the skin from sun damage and sun cancer but it can also reduce discolouration post-picking.”

Sixtyplusurfers Spring Hair Care & Beauty Interview

Silvina Neder

Silvina Neder

Interview by Jenny Itzcovitz

Silvina Neder is a model, influencer and pro-ageing champion. She has her own stunning hair care range, Silvina London, with products to nourish and hydrate grey hair and enhance natural silver shades.

In our fascinating interview, Silvina tells us how she became a model. Why she is proud of going grey. And gives her top tips on haircare and beauty to help you feel healthy, confident, look stunning, and feel fulfilled.

Can you tell us a bit about yourself and where you come from?

“I am born and raised in Argentina, with a career in market research for almost 30 years.

“In my 40s I decided to come to London as it was my dream. I loved the city ever since I visited in my 20s.”

I understand your career was initially in marketing and consumer insights. How did you get into this, and what did you learn from your work?

Silvina Neder

“I came to this through my education in statistics, but I wanted more of the human element so consumer insights was perfect for me. I had own company in Argentina, then I worked at an agency in London.

“The industry changed a lot with the invention of AI and being more data driven and I started to not enjoy it so much. I was in my 50s and my colleagues were mostly in their 20s and 30s, so it was a different culture for me.

“Through my work, I knew the insights, and it told me there wasn’t much out there for women with grey hair. It also taught me to listen to what women want, their fears, dreams, etc. I always pay attention to that, and this is core to my brand, Silvina London.”

Your 50s saw a dramatic career change and you became a model and influencer. How did this come about? Can you tell us a bit about what you do?

Silvina Neder

“I was looking to do something different and as I had my own business before I was always looking for entrepreneurship. Everywhere I went, people said they love my hair and look.

“I thought I have to do something with this, so I Googled ‘grey hair models’ and found agencies and sent them the photos I had for my website. That week I had my first job as a model!

“I started to get more bookings and I enjoyed it. In a few months I was fully booked, so I deleted my market research website and went ahead with this full time.”

What do you enjoy most about being a mature model? And how do you feel you are helping others?

“I enjoy that anyone can be a model now – there are no stereotypes. You can inspire people to be themselves.

“I get a lot of comments on social media about being an inspiration and empowering other women to embrace the grey and feel confident, and that makes me feel amazing.”

For many years you coloured your hair, and then one day you decided to give up the colouring and embrace the grey. Can you tell us more about this, and also why you made the change?

Silvina Neder

“I used to colour my hair every two weeks and I struggled with the time to book this in, so I couldn’t continue. I had been thinking about going grey for many years.

“Compared to Argentina, London is very accepting and progressive and I just decided to embrace the grey.”

How did you make the transition in a natural and stylish way? Who styled your hair and helped you with your look?

“Most women don’t go grey because they are scared of the transition. I loved the experience as the grey hair was so shiny and healthy. One day I made the decision and I didn’t look back.

“You have to stick with it. I started looking at what to do, and if I should bleach the rest of my hair. But many people did not advise this, and by then I had about 6cm of grey roots.

“I cut my hair so it didn’t look too bad. I think now you see many people going through this transition and people don’t bat an eyelid, it’s absolutely fine. I have more about the transition and tips on my website at www.silvinalondon.com

As we mature, hair can get thinner and lack lustre. What would you recommend as the best products to keep it looking full, healthy and shiny?

Silvina Neder

“Hair does get thinner but without using colour on the hair it is healthier. I launched Silvina London and both products have Black Oat Extract which helps growth, and many customers tell me their hair feels thicker, healthier and shinier through using them.”

How often should we wash our hair to maintain its condition? What is the best shampoo and conditioner to use? And how should we massage it and work it into the scalp and hair for the best results?

“I wash my hair every single day as I do sports. If you use good quality products, you can wash it every day.

“I of course use Silvina London shampoo and conditioner. I don’t use anything else. If it feels a bit drier, I leave a bit of the conditioner on, but that’s it.”

You have your own haircare range. How did you create it? What is your ethos? And what is included in the collection?

Silvina Neder Shampoo and Conditioner

“I created Silvina London because I couldn’t find anything good for silver hair. A lot of shampoos are chemical and colour the hair too much – they leave a bit of a blue/purple tinge to the hair. My shampoo uses naturally-derived pigments like Blue Magnolia, so you can use it every wash and the brassiness goes, and there is no tint to the hair.

“At the moment, I have a shampoo and conditioner in the range. I will be launching something else in a couple of months! My ethos is to have the best ingredients, give everything grey hair needs, be authentic and real. And keep the hair routine simple, we don’t need to use a lot of products.”

Having a good diet is also the key to healthy looking hair. What would you recommend?

“It’s all about moderation. Enjoying ourselves but not to excess. It is good to have a balance and enjoy life at this age, but we will look better and feel better if we have a good diet.

“Exercise is also very important for me, I do yoga, pilates and row. I enjoy it and it keeps me healthy and active.”

Daily skin care is important as we get older. I find that using a good moisturiser for day and night is essential. Which products would you recommend that are gentle, nourishing and kind to the skin?

Silvina Neder

“I use a good serum, night oil, and do face yoga – I believe you need to tone the muscles in the face like you do with the rest of your body. It is also important to remove all your make-up with a good cleanser. I really like Made of More skincare and Inlight Beauty skincare which is 100% organic.”

Foundation is a good way to even out skin tone and cover up blemishes. Can you suggest any good value products and how to use them?

“I keep my makeup very simple. A light foundation, concealer and mascara but not anymore. I don’t like a lot of makeup.

“I use Studio 10 primer and foundation, and Code Beautiful concealer and mascara.”

Turning 60 can often be a challenging time. Many of us lose confidence and struggle with hair, makeup and clothes. What would you recommend to help people feel good about themselves?

Silvina Neder

“I would recommend being as active as possible to stay strong. Establish a good skincare routine, take care of yourself, use sunscreen, wear your hair naturally, and use good quality products.”

Where do you like to go shopping for your clothes? And what would you say is your fashion style?

Silvina Neder

“My style is definitely to keep things simple and comfortable. This equals elegance to me. I usually wear flat shoes and oversized clothing.

“I buy less clothes, but better quality that last. I usually keep colours simple. I wear a lot of black, white, beige and grey!”

How do you stay feeling confident, content and happy. What is your secret?

“Having a purpose, something to wake up for and being creative. If you are creative it keeps your mind active.”

Do you have a special message for Sixtyplusurfers readers?

Silvina Neder

“Find something you love and can lose yourself in. Learn more every day, be curious.”

Silvina Neder has her own website at www.silvinalondon.com  

You can also follow her on Instagram at Silvina Neder 

And on Instagram at Silvina London 

Summer Ready at Superdrug

Summer Ready Beauty Treats at Superdrug

Nivea Q10 Anti-Wrinkle Cream

Get Summer-ready with the extensive range of beauty, skincare products and travel products from Superdrug.

NIVEA Q10 Power 60+ Anti-Wrinkle Day Cream SPF15 has been especially formulated for mature 60+ skin. This luxury cream intensively moisturises and deeply nourishes the skin with 100% organic argan oil for a soft skin feel all day long.

At the same time NIVEA Q10 POWER contains Q10 which is 100% identical to the one in your skin. It is a protective anti-oxidant and anti-ageing defence. The formula effectively fights signs of ageing. The oil infused yet non-greasy day cream leaves the skin hydrated for 24 hours.

Q10, a powerful antioxidant and natural ageing defence is combined with Creatine to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and help prevent the formation of fine lines. Price is £14.95 for 50ml.

Nivea Q10 Firming & Cellulite Gel

Tackle cellulite with NIVEA Q10 Multi Power 5 in 1 Firming + Cellulite Gel Cream. This soothing gel reduces the appearance of cellulite in just three weeks while working wonders on your skin.

The fast absorbing formula made with skin’s own coenzyme Q10 and Lotus Extract instantly refreshes the skin and leaves skin feeling immediately energised. This NIVEA Q10 gel cream firms skin while giving a silky-smooth skin feel. This multi-benefit body cream is suitable for all skin types and the skin compatibility has been dermatologically approved.

Cracked Heel Cream

Get your feet sandal ready with CCS Cracked Heel Repair CCS Cracked Heel Repair. This luxury cream is especially formulated for very dry feet and cracked heels which are in need of extra care, resulting in soft and smooth heels and feet and it’s recommended by Podiatrists.

Suitable for diabetics, CCS Cracked Heel Repair has a high content of urea (25%) and lactic acid and works in 4 ways. It exfoliates, softens, moisturises and strengthens the skin barrier. The first visible results often appear after only three days and there are clear, visible improvements after seven days. It’s fast acting and targets very dry, cracked feet and can be used day and night.

Tested by users, a consumer study showed that of 187 people in the study, 70% noticed an improvement in heel texture and 60% in smoothness after three days of using ccs cracked heel repair. Recommended for very dry and cracked feet, the cream is 100% vegan. Price is £10.00 for 125g.

Revlon Skin Silk

Revive your skin with Revolution Skin Silk Serum Foundation. Revolution’s first-ever light to medium coverage skin-loving serum foundation is enriched with hyaluronic and peptide complex to plump and hydrate your complexion.

Available in 20 Shades, this lightweight, breathable foundation glides on for an undetectable, your-skin-but-better feel. Apply sparingly for subtle coverage or build it up for that second-skin effect. Skin Silk is housed in a luxe glass bottle with built-in pump for precision and greater control upon application. Price is £10.00 for 100ml.

Malibu Travel Suncare

Off on a short break and don’t want to pack large bottles? This convenient Malibu Travel Bag of Lotions contains three essential sun care products, all ready for your holiday in a neat transparent zip bag.

Contents include Malibu SPF15 Medium Protection Lotion 100ml, Malibu Medium Protection SPF20 Lotion 100ml, and Malibu Soothing After Sun Lotion 100ml. Price is £9.99 for the bag of sun care products.

For details visit www.superdrug.com

QueenMee Spring Collection

Sparkle in Spring
with QueenMee

Pink Flower Clip from QueenMee

The Spring collection of hair accessories from QueenMee features a lovely selection of products to dress up your hair and make you look stunning.

Be a flower queen in this Pink Corsage Rose Hair Clip. Perfect for a special occasion such as a wedding or party. You can clip this pretty rose into your hair or on an outfit.

Get retro-romantic vibes with this beautiful corsage. Did you know corsages were originally worn by French women, and pinned to the top of their dress for a wedding? Then in the Victorian era, they became fashionable in England as women placed them in their décolletage.

In the 21st century, the popularity of wearing a flower in the hair exploded, and they were particularly fashionable in the 1940s and 1950s, worn behind the ear. The perfect way to complete a formal outfit. Price is £28.

QueenMee Butterfly Clip

This beautiful Rose Gold Hair Claw Clip is perfect for creating an elegant bun or up-do. Adorned with sparkling rhinestones, this dainty little hair accessory will add instant gorgeousness to any outfit.

The rhinestones on this hair jaw are available in a delicious array of pastels, with a gentle sparkle, and are carefully set on a well-made, rose gold hair clip. Ideal for a more wedding, formal cruise wear, or a messy bun for a weekend day. Your rose gold hair clip will add colour and instant sparkle. Price is £33.

Pearl Bow Clip from QueenMee

Get film star looks with this Bow Hair Clip in Pearl. Pearls are the ultimate in feminine glamour, and so the combination of the two in this design makes for a statement piece that is lots of fun to wear.

The alligator clip mechanism makes this an easy piece to style and light to wear. The set comes with two co-ordinating clips which can be worn by themselves or together.

Ribbon Clip Set from QueenMee

Pearl hair accessories are perfect for red carpet looks. Try them with your hair loose or in an up-do for the ultimate in chic.

This pearl hair clip set would make a gorgeous gift. Queenmee Hair Accessories arrive lovingly gift-wrapped, in eco-friendly gift packaging. Price is £25.

Blue Velvet Sparkle Ribbon Bow from QueenMee

Make an entrance with this classic Black Velvet Bow Hair Clip with Jewels. Velvet is nostalgic and chic, so the combination of the two makes for a statement piece that is also fun to wear and glamorous.

The bow is adorned with gorgeous gems and faux pearls, adding the perfect finishing touch of vintage style. Style the clip with a loose hair style. Or wear it with at the top of a plait or a high ponytail. Price is £32.99.

QueenMee Black Sparkle Hairband

Create a fairy tale look in this Black Pearl Velvet Hair Band. Set with vintage-inspired gems, this gorgeous hair band will lift your outfit and take you from a wedding to a lunch date, to drinks with friends, adding a touch of sparkle and charm to your look.

Easy to style, for those with fine hair, it’s a dream, as it adds an instant luxurious touch to your hair. Comfortable to wear and suitable for any hair type. Price is £39.99.

For more information about QueenMee visit the website at www.queenmee.com