This Month’s TestTube Is a One-Stop-Shop for All of Your New Beauty Favorites

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Getting caught up in the stresses of life is easy, but it’s the little things that can help take your mind to a calmer place. This edition of TestTube is arriving at just the right time to do just that: Sit back, relax and take a moment to create a self-care day.

Inside the May TestTube, you’ll find eight full-size beauty products that offer the perfect mix of solutions to do an at-home facial, give your skin a boost, and, above all, put prioritizing self-care at the top of your to-do list.

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Dr. Brandt Skincare Pores No More® Luminizer Primer ($38)

WHAT IT IS
A double-duty primer that delivers a natural, radiant glow while blurring pores and imperfections for a beautifully illuminated complexion. It can be used with makeup or alone for a perfect no-makeup look!

HOW TO USE
After moisturizing in the a.m., pat a pea-sized amount onto the center of the forehead, bridge of the nose and along the cheekbones.

EDITOR’S FEEDBACK
“I love using it under tinted sunscreen and then adding a dot on the cheekbones.” –Liz Ritter, Executive Editor

KEY INGREDIENTS
Soft-focus technology utilizes optical diffusers to blur the look of pores and imperfections. Tea tree oil works to purify the skin and lentil seed extract refines the appearance of pores.

EXPERT INSIGHT
“Apply this Primer before putting on makeup to shrink the look of pores, without clogging them. By adding illuminating powders, it provides an instant, natural-looking glow.” –Stephane Colleu, President and CEO

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Le Mieux Hyaluronic Serum ($60)

WHAT IT IS
A skin plumping line filler that volumizes and transforms skin, leaving behind a dewy, flawless glow.

HOW TO USE
After cleansing and toning, apply a thin layer onto your face and neck in the morning and at night.

EDITOR’S FEEDBACK
“There’s a whole lot of hydration packed in one bottle. The best part is that it’s gentle enough to use morning and night.” –Liz Ritter, Executive Editor

KEY INGREDIENTS
The formula is primarily composed of multi-molecular weight hyaluronic acid, vitamins B5 and E, and gingko biloba extract, which work together to deliver plumping and anti-aging benefits.

EXPERT INSIGHT
“This Serum uses technologically advanced hyaluronic acid to replenish skin moisture, dramatically improving the appearance of aging skin and resulting in youthful-looking, plumper skin.”
–Janel Luu, CEO and Formulator

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Rusk PUREMIX Native Fig Replenishing 3-in-1 Leave-in For Normal Hair ($18)

WHAT IT IS
This vitamin-enriched leave-in spray coats hair with vitamin C, E and calcium, instantly sealing in moisture and leaving hair frizz-free and detangled.

HOW TO USE
Use this as a conditioning treatment, detangler, frizz-tamer or styling primer. Thoroughly mist through clean, towel-dried hair and do not rinse.

EDITOR’S FEEDBACK
“This lightweight leave-in doesn’t weigh down my hair and makes detangling a breeze.” –Brittany Burhop Fallon, Beauty Director

KEY INGREDIENTS
A blend of figs restore hair’s moisture levels while quinoa delivers long-lasting color protection, and oats give hair strength. It’s also paraben-, gluten-, sulfate-, silicone and cruelty-free.

EXPERT INSIGHT
“PUREMIX was created with nature’s best ingredients to bring out the best in you. We designed this Leave-In to be a multitasking product that leaves hair feeling moisturized, smooth and soft.” –Becky Marinich, National Training Manager

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Terra & Co. Brilliant Black Toothpaste ($25)

WHAT IT IS
An organic toothpaste that utilizes activated charcoal in order to visibly whiten teeth. It’s also been clinically tested for everyday use.

HOW TO USE
Use this toothpaste morning and night, or as directed by your dentist.

EDITOR’S FEEDBACK
“Making the switch to organic toothpaste was so easy with this formula. I’ll never go back.” –Tatiana Bido, Features Editor

KEY INGREDIENTS
The star of this toothpaste is activated charcoal, which has various benefits such as being antifungal, antibacterial and detoxifying. Coconut oil, peppermint essential oil and baking soda are also a part of the mix, adding refreshing, anti-inflammatory and brightening properties to this must-have product.

EXPERT INSIGHT
“Terra&Co. uses only clean ingredients because we wanted to create something that is safe for you and your whole family.” –Azra Hajdarevic, Cofounder

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Orly Breathable Treatment + Color ($10)

WHAT IT IS
A one-step nail color that acts as both a polish and a treatment. The formula is breathable, allowing excess moisture to escape for longer lasting manicures. It also doesn’t need a base or topcoat.

HOW TO USE
All you have to do is apply two coats to clean, natural nails and let them dry.

EDITOR’S FEEDBACK
“If you’re going to paint your nails, why not treat them at the same time? This is a double-duty must-have.” –Brittany Burhop Fallon, Beauty Director

KEY INGREDIENT
Ethyl acetate, which is one of the most popular ingredients in nail-strengthening formulas. The formula is also formaldehyde-free.

EXPERT INSIGHT
“Nail treatments are typically clear and lack the fun, expressive element of a manicure. Breathable was formulated as an easy at-home solution offering a variety of colors, ranging from bright to natural, combined with the benefits of a treatment.” –Morgan Murayama, Senior Marketing Manager

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ScarAway® 100% Silicone Scar Gel ($25)

WHAT IT IS
ScarAway is a clinically supported, advanced treatment that dramatically improves the appearance of scars. It promises to administer results in as little as four to eight weeks.

HOW TO USE
Post-cleanse, dry the scar area and roll a very thin layer of gel directly over the affected skin. Once it dries, it can be covered with either cosmetics or sunscreen. Apply twice daily.

EDITOR’S FEEDBACK
“Just about the easiest way out there to treat scars. It’s not sticky, it stays put and so many doctors recommend it.” –Liz Ritter, Executive Editor

KEY INGREDIENT
100-percent medical-grade silicone

EXPERT INSIGHT
“The medical-grade silicone in ScarAway is an evidence-based way to improve the appearance of an existing scar or prevent the formation of those thick, hypertrophic red scars.” –Dr. Andrea Suarez, Board-Certified Dermatologist and Skin-Care Expert

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NeoCell Collagen Protein Peptides ($40)

WHAT IT IS
Collagen powder is the ultimate and easiest way to achieve glowing skin and healthy hair and nails from within.

HOW TO USE
Mix one scoop of this dissolving powder into your coffee, tea or smoothie for clinically proven results.

EDITOR’S FEEDBACK
“There’s just one word to describe how NeoCell helps me get a collagen boost from the inside out: effortless!” –Tatiana Bido, Features Editor

KEY INGREDIENTS
Formulated with collagen Types 1 and 3, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C and amla fruit extract, this powder distributes both hydrating and wrinkle-reducing properties from the inside out.

EXPERT INSIGHT
“This collagen supplement supports healthy hair and provides the hydration your body needs for beautiful, firm and younger-looking skin from the inside out.”–Aimee Luongo, Marketing Manager

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Naisture 3-Step Skin Care Kit (4-Pack: 2 Exfoliating And 2 Recharging), $4/mask

WHAT IT IS
Exfoliate includes a cleanser, peeling pads and a sleeping mask, and Recharge includes a cleanser, sheet mask and hydro moisturizer.

HOW TO USE
Exfoliating: First, gently wash your face. Follow up with the AHA peeling pad, and then apply the sleep mask.
Recharging: Use the face wash first, then apply the sheet mask and wait 15 to 20 minutes. Apply the hydro moisturizer as the last step.

EDITOR’S FEEDBACK
“These take the guesswork out of which ingredients to layer.” –Brittany Burhop Fallon, Beauty Director

KEY INGREDIENTS
Exfoliating: AHA acid, tiger cica and blueberry extracts with panthenol and peptides
Recharging: Rice, licorice, cactus and honey extracts

EXPERT INSIGHT
“Our 3-Step Skin Care Kits were created to connect with consumers who have busy lifestyles yet want simplicity. Integrating a simple routine can have an amazing result on your skin!” –Sunny Ong, Cofounder

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