The 8 Biggest Beauty Problem Solvers This Spring

Along with having longer days and brighter light during spring months, we get a chance to reevaluate, Marie Kondo-style, and streamline our beauty routines the way we do our closets. 

That’s why the May TestTube is so amazing, and we are excited to share your soon-to-be favorite products to restore, rejuvenate and reset everything from your skin to your scalp!

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NCLA So Rich in Rose Petals ($18)

What It Is
Roses may be red, but NCLA’s purple, softening vitamin E treatment oil has us green with hand model envy. The luxurious cuticle oil nourishes nails, smooths cuticles and boasts a subtle rose scent.

Key Ingredients
Vitamin E extract and safflower oil lock in moisture to ensure soft nails sans a manicure.

Expert Insight
“So Rich cuticle oil is the best friend you never knew you needed. Apply this vitamin E–infused treatment daily, and your nails will thank you later.” –Elin Dannerstedt, CEO and founder

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JKosmmune Lotion Kosmetic Immunity ($32)

What It Is
A fast-acting formulation for all skin types that’s backed by serious science.

Key Ingredients
JKosmmune is the first brand in the U.S. to use revolutionary beta glucan in cosmetics. The do-it-all ingredient is extracted from the schizophyllan mushroom and imparts major moisture, encourages collagen production, removes redness, minimizes fine lines, and even bolsters the immune system.

Expert Insight
“We have created the first immunity boosting skin-care line in the world. It harnesses the protective, regenerative and anti-aging benefits of beta glucan, a patented process extracted from a rare mushroom. Once you try it, you’ll call it a miracle-worker like we do.” –Ann Son, founder

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Nyakio Depuffing & Firming Eye Cream ($39)

What It Is
There’s no need to carry any extra (eye) baggage with this de-puffing and firming salve made with quinoa.

Key Ingredients
Innovative ingredient Peruvian quinoa works with coconut oil and coffee extract to both soothe and energize lingering dark circles.

Expert Insight
“This is my ultimate go-to product, especially in the afternoon. When I apply the eye cream with the cooling ceramic tip, my eyes feel instantly awake and refreshed. I wipe the tip clean with a tissue so it's ready for use.” –Nyakio Grieco, founder

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Shea Terra Shea Nilotik Cold Pressed Shea Butter ($5)

What It Is
Organic, creamy shea hydrates and heals to help skin stay smooth as butter.

Key Ingredients
Shea Terra boasts 100-percent pure, unrefined shea butter, which is packed with nourishing vitamin E and pro-vitamin A.

Expert Insight
“Only true cold-pressed shea butter from the women of Uganda. This rare variety conditions hair, softens skin and fine lines, smooths lips and lots more.” –Tammie Umbel, CEO

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ScalpForce UV Filter Hair Tonic ($26)

What It Is
An all-natural solution that protects the scalp and strands from the sun.

Key Ingredients
Sea buckthorn oil, coconut oil, and wheat protein defend against photoaging without weighing hair down.

Expert Insight
“As a Florida native who was in the sun every day, I had a desperate need for a product to protect my scalp without making my hair look like a greasy mess. I created ScalpForce to provide UV protection while golfing, boating or doing any outdoor activity, and look finished. I also wanted to feel proud about the ingredients, so it had to be natural with no toxic SPF actives.” –Laurie Nocera, founder

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MMXV Infinitude Universal Facial Treatment ($37.50)

What It Is
A seven-in-one beauty cream that can be used around the eyes and on the face and neck to restore hydration and illumination.

Key Ingredients
A powerful combo of white truffle, olive extract and three different hyaluronic acids works to moisturize, minimize fine lines and brighten.

Expert Insight
“This is my life’s work. Universal Facial Treatment is a results-based product for ambitious people seeking a better, simpler solution for looking their best, always. Our proprietary cytomimetic technology 'reads' skin on contact, allowing each ingredient to work where and when it is needed most, across each and every skin type.” –Dr. Mirela Mitan, PhD, founder

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Derma E Vitamin C Peel ($23.95)

What It Is
An ultra-gentle, fruit-derived facial peel with alphahydroxy acids that remove dead skin for added smoothness and an even tone.

Key Ingredients
With an assortment of AHAs—including glycolic, lactic and malic acids—plus natural ingredients like lemon fruit and passion fruit extracts, this peel marries major exfoliators with soothing ingredients to help even the most sensitive skin.

Expert Insight
“Unlike many at-home peels, this is made with a nonabrasive blend of alphahydroxy acids instead of harsh chemicals. Plus, it's enriched with vitamin C, citrus fruit peel purée and glycolic acid to deliver bright, beautiful results.” –Barbara Roll, chief marketing officer

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Grande Cosmetics GrandePRIMER ($25)

What It Is
Your eye makeup’s new water resistant best friend. This primer preps eyelashes with non-flake fibers and peptides to lengthen and ease mascara application.

Key Ingredients
It's formulated with a blend of amino acids and mini fibers that strengthen and thicken lashes upon application.

Expert Insight
“GrandePRIMER is the missing step in your lash routine you never knew you needed! This buildable pre-mascara thickens and lengthens lashes to create the perfect canvas for mascara. And because it’s white, you’ll see the added volume instantly and know exactly where to coat your lashes with your favorite mascara.”–Alicia Grande, CEO