Thursday, August 17, 2017


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In a blink of an eye, Spring disappeared into faded memory, while Summer kicked into high gear with its daily bouts of crystal blue skies, warm to steamy hot temperatures, bright and cheery sunshine, balmy breezes, and all-things outdoors; but alas, it too is also beginning to fade, and faint teases of Fall are creeping in with slightly chilly evenings. 

As we continue transitioning from one season to another, finding new product discoveries to make that transition all the more enjoyable is what this latest edition is all about.  My latest finds are sure to please, and include a round-up of products from Guinot Institut Paris for face and body that are perfect for Summer, but also for the upcoming seasonal transitioning of Fall into Winter.  Enjoy!

~ For the Face ~

Instant Cleansing Water
I’m not lazy, but I do love shortcuts in my skincare regimen.  I’ve always preferred a simpler approach to cleansing, like Instant Cleansing Water, versus having to use a separate cleansing lotion or cream, removing the product, and then applying toner.  This Cleansing Water does double duty by cleansing and toning effortlessly.  This product gave me hassle-free cleansing and toning that left my skin scrupulously skin, and wasn’t left feeling dry; my skin wasn’t taught, and was subtly hydrated.  This terrific product doesn’t have any soap, alcohol, or parabens in its formulation, which makes the product very gentle and non-irritating for my finicky skin; another secret behind this product is that the formulation contains the gentle water lily blub extract, which is a natural moisturizer that also calms skin, much the same as an anti-inflammatory would; it also controls oil production.

Hydra Beauty Mist
Nothing refreshes an overheated flushed face from Summer’s grip than a cooling and calming spritz or two (or more) of a product like this must-have Hydra Beauty Mist.  Not only did it calm and soothe, it also infused the skin with healthy ingredients like green tea extract, hyaluronic acid, copper, and magnesium, zincMy Tip:  Try chilling the Mist for an added cooling affect on those dreadfully hot and humid days, or when a hot flash zaps you; perfect as a take-with product, too.

Hydrazone Day and Night Fluid Cream
I fell in love with the serum-like consistency of this light, yet very effective moisturizer.  It’s concentrated, so very little is needed to drench the face and neck with intense hydration.  The Fluid Cream was gentle and absorbed quickly, without leaving any tacky or greasy residue; hydration levels were effectively maintained throughout the day; my skin appeared fresher, healthier, and brighter.  Some of the key ingredients include Vitamin E, glycerin, lecithin, and zinc.

~ For the Body ~

Energising Scented Body Water
This is another beautiful product that delivered a veil of hydration while adding a subtle amount of fragrance.  The Body Water reminded me of a dry oil when first applied; it was quickly absorbed without leaving any tacky or greasy residue; texture of skin was silkier and appeared healthier.  Key ingredients include Vitamin E, castor oil, ginseng, blackcurrant, orange, bergamot, jasmine petals, rose water, orange blossom, and musk.

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~ In Closing ~

Seasonal transitioning requires assessing the efficacy of all of your treatment products.  Products that worked well during the Spring may not necessarily perform as well in the Summer, Fall or Winter.  Make sure to change your regimens and products to conform to changes brought about by seasonal transitioning and change. 

Don’t forget to read my article, “Spring Lifestyle Transitioning Tips”, which I posted on April 25th.  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.  This gem of an article is also a potpourri of the best in seasonal lifestyle transitioning, and is also relevant for transitioning from Spring to Summer.

Take the time to notice the changes in nature as each season unfold, and enjoy it.  Celebrate and embrace those changes, because they’re a part of the cycle of life.

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 three Facebook Groups, Wild Food Society, Spa College, and North Shore Opera Hour.  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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