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Sixtyplusurfers Competition

Win Suu Balm™ Moisturising Cream

Win Suu Balm™ Moisturising Cream

Sixtyplusurfers has teamed up with Good Pharma Dermatology to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a 75ml tube of Suu Balm, a new fast itch relieving moisturising cream.

Itchy skin is one of the most frustrating and annoying sensations you can have. It can affect all parts of the body and often gets progressively worse in the winter months as the harsh colder and dryer weather results in the skin becoming cracked. The transition from the cold outdoors to the warmth inside dries the skin further leading to itchy, flaky and inflamed skin.

So why does this happen? In simple terms your skin’s natural lipid barrier that stops moisture escaping has broken down. Fix that barrier as fast as possible and avoid whatever caused the break down and you are on the way to long term relief.

Existing itch relief creams act primarily as a moisturiser to rehydrate the skin and prevent the itch, but Suu Balm is different.

Formulated by Dr Tey Hong Liang, an expert dermatologist, Suu Balm is the result of intense and methodical research, and has been clinically developed for people suffering from itchy, dry or sensitive skin.

Suu Balm provides rapid itch relief to break the itch-scratch cycle to prevent further damage from scratching and it works fast with 9 out of 10 people, saying it relieves itch in less than five minutes (Survey of 158 respondents, poll February 2017. Data on file).

The cooling, soothing benefits of Suu Balm

A dual benefit cream, the itch relief comes from menthol, which cools the skin and blocks signals to the brain, which causes the urge to scratch. The skin repair comes from the high level of ceramides, an ingredient naturally occurring in the skin which helps prevent moisture loss, infection and reduces the frequency and severity of flare ups.

This unique combination sets Suu Balm apart from other moisturisers.

How to use Suu Balm?

Many people in the UK suffer from itchy skin often due to a variety of common skin conditions, such as, eczema (atopic dermatitis) dry skin and psoriasis, all which impact on the quality of everyday life.

Suu Balm is designed for frequent use and when your skin is itchy and dry, to soothe and moisture. Apply as often as needed to the itchy area, or around it if there is broken or cut skin.

Key features include:

· Works in less than 5 minutes
· Relieves itchy skin
· Moisturises dry skin
· Soothes inflamed areas
· Safe for sensitive skin
· Steroid and paraben free
· Non-greasy
· Vegan friendly

All the ingredients in Suu Balm have been carefully chosen for people with sensitive skin.

Suu Balm is currently available on and in over 600 Lloyds Pharmacy stores in the UK, and is due to be rolled out across other retailers nationwide from April 2018.

For more information on Suu Balm visit:

For Your Chance to Win

  Just tell us which
   ingredient in Suu
   Balm brings you
  relief from itching

   a) Lemon
   b) Menthol
   c) Lavender
   d) Elderflower 

  To Enter the Competition

Tell us which ingredient in Suu
Balm brings you relief from itching? Then send in your answer, together with your full name, postal address and telephone number by clicking on the Sixtyplusurfers link below:

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New Odylique Organic Skincare

Odylique Avocado 24-Hour Replenishing Cream

Odylique is a high performance, sophisticated and award-winning organic skincare range, created by mother and daughter team, Margaret and Abi Weeds.

Formulated to meet the demands of the 21st century living, this high performance range is 100% natural and free from common allergen tree nut oils, soy, wheat and dairy, as well as parabens and sulphates. For the past 30 years Margaret Weeds has been making skincare from natural ingredients and now has produced a range for everyday use.

The collection includes:

Avocado Replenishing Cream

Avocado 24-Hour Replenishing Cream provides your skin with nature's finest contribution to smoothing out lines. Select extracts of sea buckthorn and horsetail help promote skin regeneration while nourishing cold-pressed avocado and olive oils offer rich helpings of protein, minerals and anti-oxidant vitamins. RRP is £22.

Timeless Rose Moisturiser

A luxurious, antioxidant day cream with soothing and regenerative organic rose. This natural moisturiser is excellent for sensitive skin and may be suitable for skin prone to rosacea. Rose helps calm any redness, while promoting skin restoration. Powerful extracts of rosehip and sea buckthorn smooth the skin and promote cell renewal. Deeply moisturising yet light-textured oils of jojoba and coconut, plus aloe juice and the hydrolat of damask roses absorb fully, leaving the skin soft and velvety smooth. RRP is £23.

Super fruit Concentrate

This organic face oil is a blend of super-strength 100% organic rosehip oil, sea buckthorn and pomegranate, giving an exceptional synergy of 5 omega fatty acids, plus antioxidant vitamins and nature’s miracle phytosterols, to target dry skin and all aspects of skin ageing. Use this super serum daily or as needed to boost moisture, cell renewal and collagen synthesis for smooth, instantly radiant skin. RRP is £33.

Creamy Coconut Cleanser

Gentle, but highly effective, this skin-conditioning creamy blend of extra virgin olive & coconut oils gently but thoroughly whisks away make-up, skin impurities and airborne dirt. Organic rose water and a subtle trio of pure essential oils calm sensitive skin and complete a thorough natural cleanse. RRP is £18.

Silk Touch Cleanser

This unique double-action formula deeply cleanses and removes make-up whilst providing the ultimate in skin comfort and long-lasting rehydration. Its oil-gel texture absorbs all make-up and impurities then on contact with water, instantly transforms into a light, easy-rinse milk leaving your skin incredibly soft, silky-smooth, clean and moisturised. RRP is £18.

Lemon & Tea Tree Purifying Wash

A natural non-comedogenic wash for daily use. It is sulphate-free yet leaves the skin scrupulously clean, smooth and refreshed. This balancing cleanser is particularly suited to normal to oily or acne-prone skin with its blend of organic essential oils. RRP is £15.

Calming Rose Super Tonic

A multi-functional skin care item, used not only to cleanse, tone and gently balance the skin’s natural acid mantle but as a soothing hydrator which in warmer weather can replace a separate moisturiser. This extra-strength tonic is undiluted with water so the skin can benefit fully from a special concentrated distillation rose petal hydrolat, fortified with precious rose otto essential oil. RRP is £15.

Balancing Citrus Super Tonic

This extra-strength tonic is undiluted with water and contains a concentrated distillation rose petal hydrolat. Fortified with a blend of upliftingly fragrant essential oils this tonic is highly effective at toning, regulating sebum production and refining the texture of normal, oily or combination skin. RRP is £15.

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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 traditional shaving brush so that I can get a really good close shave. Nothing too pricey. What would you suggest? Ron

Hi Ron, thank you for sending in your question to Sixtyplusurfers. Superdrug offers the Wilkinson Sword Finest Bristle Shaving Brush. Traditional in style with high quality bristles, it's also great value at just £4.59.

Wilkinson Sword Finest Bristle Shaving Brush

For details click on

Gillette Fusion Proglide Ocean Breeze Shaving Gel

Use it with Gillette Fusion Proglide Ocean Breeze Shaving Gel. Ideal for sensitive skin. Price is £2.46. Visit

There are also some great disposable razors at Superdrug. Check out  Wilkinson Sword Xtreme 3 Ultimate Plus Disposables. Excellent value, price is just £2.73 for a pack of four. For details visit

I hope you like the products, Jenny

   Ask Sixtyplusurfers
    a Beauty Question

If any other readers have beauty questions or products they would like us to find out about just email

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

Top Tips on Easy Winter Hair Care

Asgar Saboo

By celebrity hair stylist Asgar Saboo

How many people struggle with their hair in the winter months? Dry, lifeless and dull all come to mind as we battle to keep our hair healthy, shiny and protected from the cold, rain and recent snow. Celebrity hair stylist, Asgar Saboo gives you the lowdown on how to keep your hair healthy and happy during the winter.

Perfect winter locks

Get the perfect winter locks

The cold winter weather can be a shock to our hair, so I’ve constructed the perfect step-by-step guide to keep your hair lustrous, fresh and healthy this winter.

Foam, rinse, repeat

Foam, rinse, repeat

Double shampooing is key! Most people don’t actually get their hair truly clean when washing it, so it results in being covered in a type of film which leads to dullness and a lack of shine over time.

By doubling up your shampooing, you have an initial wash to remove any excess dirt, and a second to get it squeaky clean (especially important in wet winter weather).

Top Tips

Massage the shampoo into your scalp, covering every hair with the shampoo

Use a moisturising product, to increase the shine and glow of your hair once it has dried. Massage the shampoo into your scalp, covering every hair with the shampoo.

Deep conditioning treatment

With winter comes an unwelcome side effect: dry coarse hair. Rejuvenate your hair once a week with a deep conditioning treatment.

Top Tips

Apply the product, leaving it in while you relax in front of the TV letting even the thirstiest strands become infused with moisture, and finally rinse off

Apply the product, leaving it in while you relax in front of the TV, letting even the thirstiest strands become infused with moisture, and finally rinse it off. Add a generous amount of conditioner, roughly the size of a golf ball, and comb the product through ensuring every strand is covered.

Make sure you don’t leave the conditioner in for longer than 30 minutes, as you don’t want the product to strip any of your natural hair oils.

Towel drying

Avoid any rough rubbing when drying your hair with a towel. This can create friction, damaging the cuticles which can then result in dull and lifeless locks. Blot dry your tresses instead to keep your hair glowing this winter.

Top Tips

Leave your hair to naturally dry as long as possible before turning on your hair dryer

Leave your hair to naturally dry as long as possible before turning on your hair dryer. The less heat the better, as this flash drying can cause dryness by removing the surface moisture and the water that is bound to your hair, called water of hydration.

Seal with a shine spray

Now it is time to seal your look with a natural, moisturising shine spray to apply to dry hair.

Top Tips

Allow your hair a couple of minutes to breath post drying, then apply a shine serum or spray to give that silky effect and add a gorgeous scent simultaneously

Allow your hair a couple of minutes to breath post drying, then apply a shine serum or spray to give that silky effect and add a gorgeous scent simultaneously.

Don’t overdo the spray – you want to keep it looking natural whilst avoiding any risk of a greasy appearance. Less is more in this case; just let it shine.

Asgar Saboo

Asgar Saboo

Asgar Saboo is a hair stylist for the A-list stars such as Cindy Crawford, Twiggy and Hollywood actress Eva Longoria.

You can follow Asgar Saboo on Twitter at


Start the New Year
with The Body Shop

British Rose Shower Gel from The Body Shop

Start the year with the beautiful collection of fresh and fruity products from The Body Shop.

Awaken your skin with British Rose Shower Gel. With the irresistibly dewy scent of roses, this indulgent cleansing Shower Gel is infused with the essence of hand-picked roses from Britain to make showering feel blooming beautiful.

This gorgeous soap-free cleanser is lather rich and is the perfect way to kick start your day. Use it in the shower and enjoy the scent of delicate roses. Price is £5 for 250ml.

Vineyard Peach Body Butter from The Body Shop

Treat yourself to this gorgeous Vineyard Peach Body Butter. This special-edition Body Butter smells just like freshly picked peaches and leaves your skin feeling peachy-soft for up to 24 hours.

This luxury body butter offers 24-hour hydration and leaves skin feeling softer and smoother. With a sumptuous buttery texture, use it on your arms, legs and hands for hydration over the winter months, with a fresh fruity fragrance. Price is

The British Rose Eye & Cheek Palette from The Body Shop

The Body Shop also offers a full selection of makeup with seasonal shades. The British Rose Eye & Cheek Palette is a great buy for the New Year.

The timeless harmonies of rose tones and smoky hues are captured in this special edition eye and cheek palette. With six shades of eyeshadow and two shades of cheek blush, this handy palette will bring you effortless from day to night with a fresh, vibrant glow. Price is £8.00.

For more information about The Body Shop click on


Metallics Hair
Brush Collection

Rock & Ruddle’s Metallic Hairbrush in Mermaid Shimmer

With perfect timing for the winter, Rock & Ruddle's collection of designer hairbrushes will appeal to everyone wanting beautifully shiny, healthy hair, whilst staying on trend this season.

Rock & Ruddle’s new Metallic collection offers four new colours; Gold, Platinum, Rose Gold and Mermaid Shimmer and is available in two sizes, large (£30) and handbag-sized which is ideal for packing light when travelling or out and about (£20).

Rock & Ruddle’s Metallic Hairbrush in Rose Gold

Rock & Ruddle’s quality boar bristles are strong and resilient, have a natural stiffness that means that they brush the hair thoroughly and yet don’t pull as they are drawn through it.

Rock & Ruddle’s Metallic Hairbrush in Gold

They have microscopic scales that release and drag the sebum (natural oil) that is produced in the scalp distributing it along the hair making it shiny and healthy looking

‘It’s like a blow dry in a hairbrush!’ one sweep through your locks and you are left with soft shiny hair.

Rock & Ruddle’s Metallic Hairbrush in Platinum

For more information visit the Rock & Ruddle website at

Beauty Treats from Marks & Spencer 

Florentyna from Marks & Spencer

Check out the fabulous range of toiletries and beauty products from Marks & Spencer.

This gorgeous Florentyna Eau de Toilette is perfect as a gift or as a New Year's treat for yourself. It has sophisticated
top notes of gardenia blended with a harmony of jasmine, lily of the valley, orange blossom and subtle musk undertones.

Beautifully presented in a flower adorned gift box, this elegant bottle has a pretty rose bud shaped lid and will look elegant on your dressing table. Price is £12.50 for 100ml.

Autograph Lasting Miracle Finish Foundation from Marks & Spencer

Improve your complexion and get lasting coverage with Autograph Lasting Miracle Finish Foundation.

Available in a selection of seasonal shades, this luxury foundation offers full coverage for day long wear. With smoothing sphere technology, this lasting foundation reduces the appearance of fine lines. Hypoallergenic and enriched with vitamin E. Price is £15.00 for 25ml.

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.

Rosie For Autograph Insta Lash Mascara from Marks & Spencer

Make the most of your eyelashes with Rosie For Autograph Insta Lash Mascara.

Define, lengthen and separate your eyelashes for an exaggerated long lash effect. The Rosie for Autograph Range has been created by actress and model, Rosie Huntingdon Whitely. The Mascara is £15.00.

Autograph Matte Lipstick from Marks & Spencer

Give your look a pop of colour with this luxurious Autograph Matte Lipstick. Available in a selection of seasonal shades, this intense, satin smooth lipstick is enriched with Vitamin C.

Hypoallergenic, this luscious lipstick is suitable for vegetarians and vegans and is not tested on animals. Price is £10.00.

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Rosehip Plus Range  

RosehipPLUS Skin Boost Oil

With A-listers such as Miranda Kerr and David Gandy still swearing by the benefits of Rosehip Oil it's no wonder this most sought-after ingredient is still a huge skincare buzz in the industry. The benefits of Rosehip Oil are endless; from reducing the appearance of stretchmarks to soothing sun burn, and can can be used as part of a daily routine for both men and women of all ages, even those with the most sensitive skin.

The RosehipPLUS range is hot off the shores of Australia and is now available in the UK. Certified organic cold pressed, every product in the range contains oil from the highest quality Rosehip seeds sourced from the Southern regions of Chile.

The oil is extracted from the seeds without heat, solvents or chemicals, guaranteeing the oil’s purity and quality. Rosehip PLUS only use the seeds from the rosehip berry but some other oils can have a dark reddish hue, this is mainly due to the flesh from the berry being used.

Rosehip Plus are the ONLY range to remove the flesh from the berry before pressing, hence it's warm golden colour. This one-of-a-kind technique means that the maximum levels of nutrients are retained, ensuring that skin gets all the goodness from Rosehip Oil.

As one of only two pure rosehips products on the market, RosehipPLUS focuses on having a compact range including the following products.

RosehipPLUS Rosehip Oil

RosehipPLUS Rosehip Oil

RosehipPLUS Rosehip Oil is formulated with Vitamin A which works to fight the signs of ageing, Vitamin E - a powerful anti-inflammatory, Vitamin C which gives the skin antioxidant benefits, Omega 3,6 & 9, Lycopene and Beta-Carotene. The wonder oil also reduces the appearance of stretch marks and scars with its hydrating properties while also working to fight the signs of ageing by minimising the appearance of fine lines and promoting skin elasticity. Price is £10.00 for 15ml for, £15 for 30ml and £25 for 50ml.

RosehipPLUS Hydrating Day Cream

The RosehipPLUS Hydrating Day Cream  is a daily moisturiser enriched with pure Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, as well as chamomile, avocado and rose geranium. These ingredients work together to support and encourage healthier looking skin; the day cream maintains skin hydration and softness while also protecting your complexion against fine lines. Price is £24.00 for 75ml.

RosehipPLUS Night Cream

RosehipPLUS Night Cream

Skin replenishes itself overnight so it’s essential to have a cream that works hard to rejuvenate and replenish. RosehipPLUS Nourishing Night Cream helps to maintain skin hydration and softness. This nightly cream improves the appearance of fine lines by promoting skin elasticity and texture. The combined natural ingredients of cocoa seed butter, jojoba seed oil and shea butter combine together to
make sure you always wake up to beautiful, refreshed skin. Price is £29.00 for 50ml.

RosehipPLUS Daily Cream Cleanser

RosehipPLUS Daily Cream Cleanser is a cream based cleanser, blended with Organic Rosehip Oil, Jojoba and Sea Buckthorn essential oils to maintain the skins perfect moisture balance. The cleanser can be used to remove make-up and impurities from the skin which will leave you feeling refreshed and prep skin perfectly for the rest of your regime. Price is £19.00 for 150ml.

Every product in the RosehipPLUS range is certified organic, so you know that only the best ingredients go into each product, meaning you get the best results for your skin.

The RosehipPLUS range is available from a range of stockists including John Bell and Croyden and the following websites:

Winter Skincare  Range from Award Winning Soap Folk

The Winter Collection from Soap Folk

The new Winter Skin Collection from Soap Folk is designed to provide all you need to nourish dry winter skin and keep it in tip-top form.

Containing Safflower & Rosehip Body & Bath Oil, Chamomile Rescue Balm and Lavender Soap, each kit provides your winter skin essentials, lovingly handmade with natural ingredients.

Lavender and Oatmilk Soap

Lavender and Oatmilk Soap from Soap Folk

Perfect for calming the skin and mind, this gentle soap is additive free and the perfect choice for a relaxing shower or bath. In beautiful gift packaging depicting local lavender and the rare Adonis butterfly, this hand stamped soap is lovely to look at and kind to the skin. Price is £4.95 for each 115g hand wrapped soap.

Safflower & Rosehip Oil

A wonderfully cosseting and moisturising oil, Soap Folk's Safflower & Rosehip Oil is perfect for winter skin or for skin that needs a little extra nourishment. With its mix of deep floral and frankincense scent, it is deeply moisturising, yet light and easily absorbed. Add a few drops with the dropper into your bath or smooth a little directly onto the skin for the full effect.

Safflower oil is a natural extract from the Safflower plant with deep moisturising and anti-inflammatory properties whilst Rosehip helps to reduce fine lines and dry skin and is also good for stretch marks and scars. Here they are blended together with other oils to make a super absorbent natural bath and body oil. Price is £16 for 100ml.

Chamomile Rescue Balm

Chamomile Rescue Lotion from Soap Folk

Using a blend of a soothing, anti-inflammatory chamomile combined with oils, shea butter and calendula extract, this is a perfect rescue pot to keep at hand to alleviate and soothe any rough or sore skin patches.

Ideal for dry skin or cuts, scrapes and burns, this Rescue Balm is 100% organic and safe and easy for children to use. Price is £8 for 30ml.

Each product combined together in the highly desirable Winter Collection gift box. Price is £30.

Alternatively, each of these items can be purchased separately.

All products are available from the Soap Folk website at