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Our Fall 2022 TestTube Is Packed With 10 Beauty Must-Haves You Won’t Want to Miss

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Our Fall 2022 TestTube is filled with all the products you didn’t know you needed for that dreaded seasonal switch from hot to cold. From powerful exfoliants to soothing serums, this box has got you covered.

1 / 10

Saints & Sinners Velvet Divine Leave-In Conditioner ($25)

What it is:

A vegan, cruelty-free leave-in conditioner suitable for all hair types that helps to eliminate frizz while increasing moisture, adding shine and protecting against heat for sinfully good strands!

How to use:

Spray this leave-in product into freshly washed, damp hair from scalp to ends and style as desired. No rinse necessary!

Editor feedback:

“I love how soft this make my hair, and that it protects it from heat damage too!It’s a great way to help repair my post-summer dried/frizzy strands!”—Amber Milt,senior video director

Key Ingredients:

Aloe vera and vitamins C and E work to moisturize and rejuvenate hair while patented, self-adjusting conditioners make it effective across all hair types. The paraben and phthalate-free formula keeps hair healthy while remaining safe for the body. 

Expert insight:

“Most leave-in conditioners still contain hormone-disrupting chemicals like parabens and phthalates that are absorbed into your bloodstream with every spray. We’ve developed a clean product that outperforms the industry leaders while keeping you and your family safe!” —Diana Wilson, cofounder and chief creative officer

2 / 10

The Body Shop Himalayan Charcoal Clarifying Night Peel ($34)

What it is:

This at-home nighttime peel smooths uneven texture and clarifies the appearance of oily and combination skin with just a few drops. Let it get to work while you get your beauty sleep.

How to use:

Simply smooth two to three drops of product onto dry, clean skin until it turns clear, get some rest, wash it off in the morning, and you’re good to go. Use regularly for sebum levels that feel more balanced and skin texture that looks more even and clearer.

Editor feedback:

“Use this overnight mask once a week at bedtime to minimize pores and even out skin tone and texture. It works wonders to clear up congested skin around my nose, an added bonus.”—Tatiana Bido, features editor

Key ingredients:

100-percent vegan with purifying charcoal from the Himalayan foothills and hibiscus flower extract, which is known to contain organic acids famous for their skin-exfoliating powers.

Expert insight:

“Our Himalayan Charcoal Skin Clarifying Night Peel is perfect for anyone with combination or oily skin looking to refine uneven skin texture. The super light, almost watery, texture makes it the ultimate, effortless treatment before bedtime, and you’ll be convinced when you wake up to a skin that feels softer, smoother and looks more luminous the next morning.” —Ulya Islyamoglu, skincare brand manager

3 / 10

FarmHouse Fresh Velvet Moon Dip Travel Tube/Hand Cream & Sugar Moon Dip Travel Tube/Hand Cream ($16)

What it is:

These super-hydrating hand creams use a blend of natural, emollient oils to lock in hydration and leave hands feeling refreshed, supple and more youthful. The Sugar Moon Dip evokes a scrumptious scent of soft vanilla, with a hint of juicy clementine as it moisturizes, while the Velvet Moon leaves hands with a calming essence of milk and oats.

How to use:

Simply massage a small amount into clean hands after washing or bathing. For best results, use twice daily whenever hands feel or look dry or tight.

Editor feedback:

One of these tubes is always on my desk. Its whipped, mousse-like texture is a dream, and one drop takes my skin from parched to silky-soft.”—Danielle Fontana Dooley, senior digital editor

Key ingredients:

Advanced peptides give skin arefreshed, younger-looking appearance within weeks while a combination of retinyl palmitate, jojoba oil and vitamins A and E hydrate and soothe skin from the inside out.

Expert insight:

“This is no ordinary hand cream! Because it’s chock-full of advanced peptides and retinol, the whipped mousse formula provides age-fighting benefits to one of the areas that shows age most quickly: our hands. You’ll love the light, airy feel. It’s never heavy or greasy!” —Delia McLinden, vice president

4 / 10

BioRepublic Magic Moss BioCellulose Sheet Mask ($7)

What it is:

Made with clean, cruelty-free ingredients, this innovative face mask utilizes physcomitrella patens—the first sustainable moss to enter the cosmetic industry—to help skin retain hydration. The natural moss also strengthens skin cell nuclei to improve overall homogeneity and create a healthy, refreshed look

How to use:

After removing the protective layers from both sides of the mask, simply smooth the mask onto the contours of your face then sit back and relax for 15 minutes while the mask works its magic. After discarding the mask, massage excess product into the face and neck and you’re ready to go!

Editor feedback:

“When I get stressed, you can see it in my skin. This mask has been a game-changer for calming down and rejuvenating my skin when life gets crazy.”—Isabelle Buneo, editorial assistant

Key ingredients:

Entirely clean and cruelty-free, the Magic Moss Biocellulose Mask uses safe but effective ingredients like benzoic acid and camellia sinensis leaf extract in addition to the physcomitrella patens to soothe and hydrate skin in even the most stressful conditions.

Expert insight:

“We’re so excited to introduce the Magic Moss Mask. This formula includes a revolutionary natural ingredient that offers your skin cells both nourishment and protection. Physcomitrella patens (moss) is the future in developing natural skin-care products.” —Sean Towery, chief operating officer

5 / 10

INALA Power Potion ($55)

What it is:

The Power Potion Leave-In Treatment uses both nature and science to strengthen hair strands and stimulate the skin of the scalp to encourage healthy, increased hair growth.

How to use:

The product comes with a custom dropper designed to dispense 10 drops at a time. Simply press the button to fill the dropper, then massage into edges, thinning areas or the entire scalp and style hair as usual. For best results, apply daily in the morning or evening.

Editor feedback:

“Whether you’re looking to fill in gaps in your hair or you’re just looking to promote healthy, shiny hair, the INALA Power Potion is a powerful player. This serum is just what you need for longer, stronger strands.”—Allie Hogan, staff writer

Key ingredients:

Rice water is the primary agent in this potion for supporting healthy hair from the root; it’s also packed with eight different amino acids and vitamins B, C and E. Biotin and arginine help to minimize breakage and hair loss while soy amino acids and serine soothe hair and improve overall appearance.

Expert insight:

“As an actress, I am constantly wearing my hair in protective styles, which means applying heat, pulling or even using hair glues that inevitably cause breakage to my natural hair. I began researching home remedies to help strengthen and fill out my hair and edges, and that’s how I found rice water. Power Potion provides the benefits of rice water without the mess, work and risk of doing it yourself. Not only restoring your hair, but your confidence too.” —La La Anthony, founder

6 / 10

Grande Cosmetics GrandePOUT Plumping Lip Mask, Berry Mojito ($24)

What it is:

Get a plump, pillowy pout sans lip injections with GrandePOUTPlumping Lip Mask, which uses patented DuraQuench Intelligent Hydration to form a structural layer on the lips to help reinforce the skin’s natural barrier and lock in moisture for up to 72 hours.

How to use:

Activate the product by warming it before use with either your finger or the provided scooper, then simply apply a generous amount onto your lips before bed for a supple smile in the morning. Or apply intermittently throughout the day for a surge of moisture when lips feel dry.

Editor feedback:

“This is definitely a nightstand, car, desk, purse, everywhere product. It provides the always-needed moisture to my lips with a touch of tint.” —Sarah Eggenberger, senior editor-at-large

Key ingredients:

Patented ingredients Volulip and DuraQuench soothe irritated skin and enhance the overall plumping effect while increasing moisture retention. Hyaluronic acid, litchi chinensis, avocado oil and a shea butter blend further increase moisture and firmness for your smoothest, most luscious lips.

Expert insight:

“GrandePOUT Plumping Lip Mask is infused with nourishing, lip-loving ingredients, such as Volulip and DuraQuench, to give your lips the extra comfort, moisture and hydration they deserve. This double-duty product is a must-have in your arsenal to help assist with what I like to call aging backwards!” —Alicia Grande, founder and CEO

7 / 10

Fortify+ Natural Germ-Fighting Skincare De-Puffing + Protecting Eye Cream ($25)

What it is:

Reducing under-eye puffiness, targeting dark circles and signs of aging, and helping keep skin free of harmful germs, bacteria and pollutants, this award-winning eye cream is a triple threat. Unlike other eye treatments, this product simultaneously helps protect your health while transforming your skin.

How to use:

After cleansing in the morning or at night, simply use your ring finger to gently tap the product into your under-eye area until fully absorbed and watch how hydrated and refreshed your skin looks.

Editor feedback:

“The tall drink of water my tired under-eyes need to wake up and depuff while getting the hydration they need to look luminous. It also combats fine lines and wrinkles thanks to its winning mix of collagen and aloe vera.The best part is that it doesn’t compete with my makeup routine, but rather enhances it—no pilling or cakiness ensured.””—Lara Eurdolian, Guest Editor

Key ingredients:

Clinically proven to fight germs and bacteria for extended periods of time, zeolite—a natural, volcanic mineral—is the star of this cream. Probiotics momordica charantia fruit extract and lactobacillus ferment act in cohesion with zeolite to help balance the skin’s microbiome and reinforce the facial moisture barrier. Collagen and aloe vera help to reduce signs of aging and soothe and tighten skin.

Expert insight:

“We no longer have to choose between protecting and rejuvenating the under-eye area—Fortify+ De-Puffing + Protecting Eye Cream does both. Natural germ-fighters, probiotics and powerhouse anti-aging ingredients keep the skin microbiome balanced while your under-eyes look better and more vibrant than ever.” —David Klar, founder and CEO

8 / 10

Kate Somerville Skincare ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment ($88)

What it is:

Kate’s holy grail, at-home facial is packed with AHAs and fruit enzymes to deliver three types of exfoliation–chemical, physical and enzymatic—for glowing skin in just two minutes. By sloughing away dead skin cells from the surface, skin is better prepared to absorb the rest of your regimen.

How to use:

Once or twice a week, apply a thin, even layer to a clean, wet face, massaging in a circular motion for 30 seconds.Leave on for up to two minutes, then rinse and gently pat dry. For sensitive skin, leave on for less than one minute.Tingling or flushing briefly after use is normal.

Editor feedback:

“This is one of those iconic skin-care products you need to try if smooth, baby-soft skin and a radiant glow are on your list of goals. The triple exfoliation really delivers!”—Brittany Fallon, director of beauty

Key ingredients:

This exfoliator is packed with powerful skin-care ingredients like AHA lactic acid and BHA salicylic acid, vitamin E and silica, along with soothing and refreshing natural extracts like papaya, pineapple and pumpkin enzymes, aloe vera, honey, rosewood and cinnamon extracts.

Expert insight:

“For best results, I recommend using ExfoliKate twice aweek, morning or night. I also like to use it in the showerbecause the steam helps activate the enzymes for moreradiant-looking results!”—Kate Somerville, founder

9 / 10

KaplanMD Skincare Diamond Contour Supercharged 1 Minute Daily Facial ($85)

What it is:

Based on Dr. Kaplan’s trademark Diamond ContourMethod, the revolutionary new four-in-one facial treatment, is clinically proven to improve the four facets of beautiful skin—texture, plumpness, radiance and rejuvenation—after just one use! This powerful facial combines a skin-polishing microfoliant, radiance-enhancing elixir, cellular rejuvenating serum and skin-plumping pearls in one formula that leaves skin smooth, plump and radiant.

How to use:

Dispense three to four pumps of product into your hands and gently massage into your skin using circular motions for 30 seconds. Allow the product to rest on your skin for an additional 30 seconds before rising with lukewarm water and patting dry to reveal smooth, glowing skin.

Editor feedback:

“A lot of products claim to be a facial in a jar, but this one consistently delivers.”—Liz Ritter, executive editor

Key ingredients:

Everyone knows diamonds are a girl’s best friend. This supercharged facial uses crushed diamonds to instantly polish skin for a radiant glow, while fruit enzymes, 22 certified organic extracts, bamboo beads and fucogel plump, hydrate and nourish to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Expert insight:

“I believe that just like a diamond, truly youthful, beautiful skin is the way it reflects light. At my clinic, I use myDiamond Contour Method. I took my top four anti-aging treatments and utilized a brand-new technology developed in France to create this product. You have never seen anything like it, and the best part is that it takes just one minute a day.” —Dr. Stuart Kaplan, founder

10 / 10

slip Leopard Skinny Scrunchie, Black Skinny Scrunchie ($9)

What it is:

While many traditional hair ties can tug on delicate hair, leading to damage and breakage, slip®scrunchies are specially designed to be gentle on your hair and to avoid hair creases. Slip® scrunchies have a wide surface area and are made with the highest-grade (6A) mulberry silk(excluding elastic)to reduce those annoying ridges caused by regular hair elastics.

How to use:

Use slip skinny scrunchies to tie your hair up without worrying about creasing or breakage.

Editor feedback:

“A slam-dunk for making sure your blowout goes a few days (or more). It doesn’t even mess up your style while you sleep.”—Liz Ritter, executive editor

Key ingredients:

Slip® skinny scrunchies are made with Slipsilk™, which contains the highest-grade (6A) long-fiber mulberry silk, with a thickness of 22 momme. Slipsilk™ is specially commissioned and made to our the brand’s exacting standards to provide the ultimate combination of shine, thickness, softness and durability. Slip® scrunchies are also made with non-toxic dyes to ensure safe wear.

Expert insight:

“Meet your new hair hero! Traditional hair ties can tug on delicate hair, which can lead to damage and breakage. In a survey of U.S. hairstylists (conducted between March and April 2022) silk was found to be the number-one hairstylist-recommended material for scrunchies, hair ties or hair bands, so it’s no wonder this cult-favorite hair tie has won multiple awards and is loved by customers, hairstylists, celebrities and beauty experts alike!” —Fi Stewart, CEO and cofounder

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