We all wish that summertime could last just a little bit longer. Keep your skin, hair and body smooth and glowing all year round with these 8 summer beauty essentials! Want them all? Become a TestTube subscriber now and get the products you see here in the July tube (available until August 5th, 2017 or until supplies last).
Jersey Shore Cosmetics My Lash Secret Eyelash Curler (Full Size – $30)
This lightweight lash curler featuring cushiony, silicone pads to make the process a bit more comfortable. Plus, because the tool curls from the lash line, lashes will look lifted, curled and lush all night long.
Every use of this one-size- fits-all-tool delivers a precise, long-lasting curl for head- turning lashes without any unwanted pinching or crimping.
Founder Jakki Quattro says, “The secret is out! Jersey Shore Cosmetics My Lash Secret safely provides the appearance of lush, longer- looking lashes instantly.”
LXMI Pure Nilotica Melt (Full Size – $48)
This multipurpose balm- to-oil remedy designed to hydrate thirsty skin and heal damaged complexions. Apply it to dry skin as needed, or try it as an overnight leave-on mask to take your beauty sleep to a new level.
The sole ingredient in this skin savior, vitellaria nilotica butter, is 100-percent organic vitellaria nilotica butter (extracted from Africa’s nilotica tree nuts) boasts intense hydrating and brightening properties when used topically.
Founder Leila Janah says, “I discovered Nilotica Reserveat a market in rural Uganda, and after using it as a sleeping mask for less than a week, it completely transformed my travel-ravaged skin. When I figured out that Nilotica harvests would help #givework to war widows in East Africa, I knew I had to do something. LXMI was born.”
Rodial Snake Neck Mask (Full Size – $65)
This is a tightening and hydrating sheet mask brimming with amino acids, proteins and peptides that work to “freeze” and “lift” the appearance of lines and wrinkles, leaving the neck looking visibly younger.
The syn-ake dipeptide works to mimic the freezing effect of the venom found in Temple Vipers to instantly “freeze” and temporarily “lift” the neck area for a smooth, youthful look. The wheat protein found in the mask is praised for its ability to strengthen and refine skin, wheat protein delivers essential nourishment to firm and hydrate while providing a plumped effect.
Founder Maria Hatzistefanis says, “The Rodial Snake Neck Masks are some of my favorite products. They combine expertise in bio-cellulose technology with our innovative Syn®-Ake dipeptide to tighten, lift, tone, hydrate and smooth the neck area.”
HeyHoney Hands On Honey & Propolis Hand Cream (Full Size – $14)
Luxurious, quick-absorbing and chock-full of nourishing active botanicals, this anti-aging hand cream acts quickly to remedy sensitive and parched skin without leaving behind sticky or greasy residue.
Two rockstar ingredients that make this cream so great are propolis and honey. Propolis is a natural compound produced by bees and deeply soothes irritation and dryness while acting as a natural skin barrier to prevent further damage. The honey draws its moisture from the air as a natural humectant, and has long been added to creams and serums to help skin stay hydrated and in tip-top shape.
Founder Katerina Yoffe Larden says, “The formula absorbs so quickly and my hands are always ready for the next task without a sticky residue or overpowering scent. Plus, the antibacterial benefit is a real saver. This hand cream leaves hands soft, healthy and ready for the next task. Tip from me: Use it on elbows—it makes them so soft.”
Symphony Beauty Facial Cleansing Foam & Makeup Cleansing Wipes (Full Size Foam – $10, Full Size Wipes – $7)
These high-tech cleansing wipes go beyond the usual call of duty and the cleansing foam works to soothe, heal and hydrate skin while thoroughly purifying every inch of it.
Using either of these take next to no time at all but deliver serious benefits (think clarifying, brightening, soothing and softening) making them
no-brainers to add to your daily rotation.
CEO James Jo says, “Our brand’s products were curated with the K-Beauty philosophy of ‘health = beauty,’ which is why our products are sulfate-, paraben- and alcohol-free.”
Skinn Cosmetics Patina Eyeshadow (Full Size – $23)
This nondrying and talc-free, you can be confident these light-reflecting, anti-aging pigments aren’t tackingon additional years to your lids. Plus, because they’re buildable, you can wear them as light or as intense as you prefer without ever looking over-the-top.
Retinol in your eye shadow? Just when you thought these pigments couldn’t get any better, they did. With each swipe, a dose of retinol is working to fight against lines and wrinkles in the area. The Jojoba oil inside the shadow is hydrating and healing (this naturally sourced oilis often used to treat acne, chapped skin and sunburns), so you’ll never have to worry about dry skin around your eyes.
Founder Dimitri James says, “Choose shadows that are talc-free so they may be applied wet or dry—it creates a look that you cannot get any other way”
Moroccanoil Treatment Light (Full Size – $44)
If you love the original Moroccanoil Treatment, you’ll fall head over heels for this lighter option that’s specifically formulated for fine or light- colored hair that’s still packed antioxidant-rich argan oil and vitamins to boost hair’s health, softness and shine.
Two key player ingredients are the argan oil and linseed seed
extract. The argan oil is rich in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and
antioxidants, this natural hydrator locks moisture into each individual strand,
creating the touchable softness this treatmentis known for. The linseed seed extract is sourced from flaxseeds,
this essential fatty acid works to help repair damaged hair follicles and nurse
each follicle back to life.
Cofounder Carmen Tal says, “Moroccanoil Treatment is a true life-saver—a universal must-have that works as a styling, conditioning and finishing tool. It’s the one product no woman should ever live without!”
ScarAway’s Silicone Scar Sheets (Full Size – $20)
These reusable silicone sheets that fade old and new scars by hydrating the scar tissue, which causes scars to soften, reduces excessive scar formation, and ultimately, fades their appearance. Plus, because they can be worn as soon as the wound is fully closed, scars are being concealed while you heal
Of U.S. physicians surveyed by an independent market research firm, silicone is the number-one dermatologist- and plastic surgeon–recommended scar-reduction ingredient
According to brand manager, Brian Sisson, “ScarAway® uses advanced patented silicone technology, a specially formulated silicone that mimics the natural barrier function of healthy skin, diminishing scars both old and new, and restoring skin to a more natural texture and color. ScarAway® helps alleviate the itching and discomfort that often accompany scars.”
This awesome duo is clarifying, anti-aging and brightening, illuminating lackluster skin, boosting vibrancy and improving the appearance of hyperpigmentation and uneven tone when used alone or as a pair.
Papaya is a natural fruit enzyme, this natural exfoliant gently dissolves dead surface impurities and improves skin’s tone and elasticity while neutralizing free radicals and protecting skin from environmental aggressors. Found in the Brightening Moisturizer, lactic acid is a alphahydroxy acid that encourages cell renewal and acts as a humectant by drawing moisture to the skin and locking it in place.
Founder June Jacobs says, “This illuminating daily moisturizer is a great pick-me-up for dull and stressed skin. The clarifying enzyme masque uses papaya and pineapple enzymes that are gentle enough to exfoliate skin while softening it and improving its texture and tone.”
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