Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Spring always brings with it skittish weather patterns.  In my area, it’s taken nearly two months for things to settle down and finally get into a cycle of warmth, resembling Spring.  Consistent rain and warmer temps have resulted in a profusion of new growth and exquisite green, plus a riot of blooming flowers.  The tease of Spring will quickly turn into Summer, so relishing and savoring Spring’s beauty will definitely add great pleasure to each day.

I’ve previously written about seasonal change and its impact on face, body, and hair, and about transitioning from one season to the next, using different products that are better suited for those seasonal changes.  Today’s edition features products that are perfect for transitioning into the new beginnings of Spring.  They include products for the face and body.  Featured in today’s edition are Abella Skin Care Cellution C Serum, Asmait Notable Parfum, Caudalie Beauty Elixir, Jane Iredale Spring and 2017 Collections, and Luster Power White Deep Stain Eraser Fluoride Toothpaste.  Enjoy reading about my latest product finds!

~ My Latest Product Finds ~
Abella Skin Care Cellution C Serum ~ Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, and has been proven to minimize the signs of aging, and increase the production of collagen.  I used Cellution C Serum as a spot-treatment on fine lines and wrinkles, and noticed that with consistent use, these issues were visibly minimized.  Because Vitamin C is water soluble, Cellution C Serum can also be diluted into a thinner consistency; the product can also be used as a facemask, when added to body moisturizer, you’ve created an age-minimizer body treatment.  Key ingredients include Vitamin C, Cucumber Extract, Citrus Extract, and Glycerin.  For more information, visit

Asmait Notable Parfum ~ A new season always calls for a fresh, new fragrance, and Notable is perfect for the new seasons of Spring to Summer.  This is a beautiful take on freshness, airy, and green.  Notable is an exquisite scent that isn’t cloying or permeating.  It’s light subtle freshness wears down beautifully without disintegrating the fragrance’s integrity.  Top notes: Lemon and Mandarin.  Heart Notes: Mint Leaves, Roman Chamomile, and Fruity Accord.  Base Notes:  Jasmine, Peach, White Cedarwood, and Musk.  For more information, visit

Caudalie Beauty Elixir ~ I’ve loved using Beauty Elixir and have been a devotee of this extraordinary skincare product since the late-1990s.  I’ve used Beauty Elixir as a toner, cleanser, moisturizer, and refresher.  Its aroma is therapeutic and calming.  My Tip:  Store this in your refrigerator to keep it chilled, especially as temperatures warm-up; it’s great when you get overheated, or when experiencing a hot flash.  Key ingredients include Bitter Orange Flower Water, Rosemary Leaf Oil, Peppermint Oil, Balm Mint Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Grape Fruit Extract, and Vitamin E.  For more information, visit

Jane Iredale Spring 2017 Makeup Collection, On the Nude, and Summer 2017 Color Collection, Soothe, Restore and Shine ~ Jane Iredale consistently comes out with perfect seasonal color collections that exemplify the newness and freshness of the seasons.  The colors are always rich with mineral pigments that subtly enhance, while complementing all skintones.  

The Spring 2017 Makeup Collection enhances dull, winter-weary skin, giving new life through illuminating color products.  The Collection includes a Bronzer in Rose Dawn.  This is the perfect bronzer to brighten skin, while individual color components are just right for eyelids.  Key ingredients include Pine Bark Extract and Pomegranate ExtractPurePressed Eye Shadow Trio in Pink Quartz and Soft Kiss.  These colors are perfect when used individually, but for a stunning effect, combine them to enhance the unde rbrow area, in the crease, and as an all-over the lid; these beautiful colors can also be used individually.  Key ingredients include Pine Bark Extract and Pomegranate ExtractIn Touch Cream Blush in Candid.  This product is perfect on the cheeks, eyelids, or even in a pinch, as a subtle touch of lip color.  Key ingredients include Moringa Seed Oil, Tangerine Peel Oil, Vitamin C and Vitamin EPureMoist Lipstick in Susan and Lisa.  These are great on the lips, but in a pinch, perfectly at-home on the cheeks as a subtle blusher.  Key ingredients include Avocado Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, Pomegranate Extract, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Moringa Oil, and Vitamin E.  The Summer 2017 Makeup Collection includes three beautiful mouth-watering PureGloss Lip Glosses in Martini, Pink Lady, and Hot Cider.  These beautiful and subtle colors are like a cool thirst-quenching drink; worn alone, or on top of your lipstick, they add a soft shimmer to your lips.  Key ingredients include Avocado Oil, Moringa Seed Oil, Lemon Peel Oil, Jojoba Esters, Pomegranate Extract, Green Tea Leaf Extract, and Vitamin E.  For more information, visit

Luster Power White Deep Stain Eraser Fluoride Toothpaste ~ This product is ideal daily dental maintenance product that cleans, protects, and refreshes; over time, it’ll also brighten your teeth.  Leaves mouth refreshed and protected, and is gentle for those with issues of oral sensitivity. For more information, visit

~ In Closing ~

Seasonal transitioning requires assessing the efficacy of all of your treatment products.  Those that worked well during the winter may not necessarily perform as well in the spring, or even summer.  Make sure to change your regimens and products to conform to changes brought about by seasonal transitioning and change.  That’s it for this edition.  Until the next one, remember to take care of yourself and those you love. 

Take the time to notice the rebirth of nature and enjoy it.  Celebrate and embrace the changes, because they’re a part of the cycle of life.

Don’t forget to read my most recent article, “Spring Lifestyle Transitioning Tips”.  In this seasonal gem, I share with you as an industry insider all of my expert tips, recommendations, and insights.  I cover everything…skin and body care, makeup, fragrance, wellness, health, and lifestyle.  It’s a potpourri of the best in seasonal lifestyle transitioning. 

That’s it for this edition.  Until the next one, remember to take care of yourself and those you love.

By Terry Herman

TERRY HERMAN is a recognized expert in the industry, and regularly covers issues that include business, management, operations, customer care, treatments, products, and trends. In the 1990s, she authored an extensive "Glossary of Spa Terminologies" and holds two copyright registrations on her authored work.  Consumer and trade publications have also interviewed her as an expert.  She also conducted an extensive nationally broadcasted interview tour on aspects of creating an at-home spa, interior design, music, stress and time management.  Her work has been published extensively in print and digital in both consumer and trade publications.  In addition to writing, reviewing and being interviewed as an expert, she is also a management consultant and motivational speaker.  She also served on the International Advisory Board for the former EXPERIENCE | PREMCHIT Journeys In Retreat To Wellness; the Advisory Board was comprised of ten international experts in various fields of wellness and spa.  She also served each of the Five Pillars Task Force groups for the Asia Pacific Spa & Wellness Council (APSWC).  She has been a Group Manager for the popular LinkedIn group, The Spa Buzz, and is currently an Administrator for two Facebook Groups, Wild Food Society and Spa College.  In addition to her blogs, her social media outreach includes Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Pinterest.  Be sure to read her food, wine and culinary digital magazine, TERRY’S SECOND HELPINGS.  Don’t forget to “Like” her Facebook Page, Terry’s Second Helpings.  Please note that the “Comment Section” has been disabled.  For additional information, email her at


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