The 8 Skin, Hair and Dental-Care Products Our Editors Currently Swear By

Photo Credits: NewBeauty TestTube

They say that New Year's resolutions are made to be broken, with most—80% to be exact—failing by mid-February, according to U.S. News. With the introduction of 2020, we set out to make big changes in our lives: mentally, physically, emotionally, you name it. And this year, we're determined to make them stick. 

With that, we're launching NewBeauty's January TestTube with a specific goal in mind: to honor those beauty promises we made to ourselves into 2021 and beyond. We're shutting down the "new year, same skin" mentality with multitasking moisturizers, pore-purging clay and the most innovative sheet mask we've ever seen. We're also reaching for a stand-alone texture spray, a nail polish so clean, it could do our laundry* and an at-home rescue kit for pearly whites.  

The best news? It all comes full size in our editor-curated NewBeauty TestTube, for just $29.95. Keep scrolling (or click the link) for everything to know about the products we swear by for boosted beauty this year.  

*not recommended unless one's favorite color is pewter blue


Photo Credits: FRÉ Skincare

FRÉ Skincare PROTECT ME ($50)

A moisturizer meets sunscreen meets antioxidant, this lightweight cream defends against UV rays, free-radical damage and dryness.

Editor's Feedback
“This is a multitasking wonder worker! It also works great as a hand cream—we can’t forget our hands need moisturizer and sun protection too!” –Brittany Burhop Fallon, Beauty Director

Key Ingredients
Fatty acids support skin barrier function. Vitamins B5 and E fight free radicals while vitamin A helps encourage healthy cell turnover. Sterols work to moisturize skin, while calming ingredients like chamomile and rooibos mitigate redness.

Expert Insight
“PROTECT ME is specially formulated for active skin that sweats. It not only prevents short-term sun damage, but also the long-term damage from sun exposure: aging, discoloration and dark spots. It is lightweight, fast-absorbing, won't clog pores, won’t leave a white cast, and does not sting eyes.” Michael Azoulay, Co-CEO & Cofounder


Photo Credits: Supersmile

Supersmile Extra Whitening System On-the-Go and New Generation 45° Toothbrush ($21)

A travel-friendly kit with Supersmile's most advanced whitening system—a professional toothpaste and whitening accelerator—that work together to eliminate surface stains, plus, a patented 45° toothbrush.

Editor's Feedback
“I couldn’t live without my daily coffee and wine intake—this whitening kit makes sure I don’t have to!” –Emily Taylor, Editorial Assistant

Key Ingredients
It’s all about keeping smiles bright and healthy. Calprox in the toothpaste removes stains without abrasion. Calcium, magnesium phosphate and fluoride remineralize tooth enamel.

Expert Insight
"With continued use of Supersmile's Extra White Professional Whitening System, teeth remain at their whitest and gum health improves.” Bellanca Smigel Rutter, President


Photo Credits: Caolion

Caolion Pore White Cake Pack ($37)

A radiance-boosting facial in a jar that delivers deep hydration, purges pores, and exfoliates with the help of fruit enzymes and Amazonian clay.

Editor's Feedback
“What I love about this mask is that it can also be used as a spot treatment on oily areas like the T-zone. When I get blackheads on my nose, it works like a charm.” –Brittany Burhop Fallon, Beauty Director

Key Ingredients
Amazonian white clay removes impurities while a combination of rice powder and buckwheat flour prevents future breakouts by gently removing dead skin cells.

Expert Insight
“This mask is infused with Alaskan glacier water, which is naturally highly alkaline to help the skin maintain proper pH balance. Other natural elements include Amazonian white clay, fruit complex, rice powder, buckwheat flour, and natural grains, which help to effectively moisturize while removing dead skin cells and impurities without any irritation.” –Stacy Ko, Director of Product Research & Development


Photo Credits: Soon Skincare

Soon Skincare Face Mask Trio ($62)

A holy trinity of firming and hydrating sheet masks that transform skin in less than 20 minutes thanks to powerhouse ingredients like niacinamide and hyaluronic acid.

Editor's Feedback
“These masks deliver a guaranteed glow in a bag. I don’t like rushing them; they’re more the “sit in the bath” and relax type of ritual.” –Liz Ritter, Executive Editor

Key Ingredients
In the Biocellulose Firming Face Mask, Niacinamide—vitamin B3—helps support skin barrier function and moisture retention while fig and purslane extracts boost hydration levels. Hyaluronic acid in the Micro-Hole Hydrogel Collagen Mask draws water into the skin to soften and restore volume while raspberry ketones neutralize free radicals and aloe vera soothes. Anti-aging adenosine in the Biocellulose Anti-Aging Face Mask reduces inflammation and helps improve the appearance of wrinkles while hyaluronic acid and niacinamide add moisture.

Expert Insight
“These were created after hours of measuring each other’s faces, countless trips to Korea to meet with skin-care chemists, and dozens of nights testing products. You’ll be experiencing the most forward-thinking skin care made with the highest-quality ingredients.” Kayla Bertagna and Lisa Ballstaedt, Founders


Photo Credits: 10 Free Chemistry

10 Free Chemistry Nail Color ($18)

A hyper-clean, long-wearing polish packed with natural ingredients and peptides for beautiful pigment.

Editor's Feedback
“This is a win-win polish. The formula glides on perfectly so it looks good and does good things for my nails.” –Cherry Imbush, Photo Editor

Key Ingredients
Celery seed extract improves the appearance of nail ridges, while a blend of peptides, ceramides and biotin support nail structure. What you won’t find in the ingredient label is formaldehyde, toluene and 16 other common toxins.

Expert Insight
“The first series of products in our line, 10+ Free Clean Nail Color and Treatments, are designed according to this philosophy and deliver an unparalleled experience—an 85-percent naturally derived and 16-free product with 10+ days of wear. Our proprietary Nail-NRGY Bio Peptide Complex™ is infused into every product to help hydrate, restore and moisturize nails, significantly improve their appearance and restore their health from the inside out.” –April Vignone, Product and Brand Lead


Photo Credits: Bawdy Beauty

Bawdy Squeeze It ($9)

A cheeky take on skin care! This citrus sheet mask cares for the skin on your behind by brightening, hydrating and plumping.

Editor's Feedback
"The best part about working in the beauty industry is that you get to try the most innovative and new products before anyone else, and we get to share them with you. This mask is definitely a serious innovator." –Zach Clause, Senior Video Producer

Key Ingredients
A powerful combination of citrus fruit extracts—namely lemon, cucumber, orange peel and grapefruit— brightens and exfoliates skin.

Expert Insight
“Your butt skin is very delicate and is covered all day with denim, synthetic fabrics or sweaty leggings. I encourage you to butt mask for yourself; to love your body and take care of it daily by plumping, hydrating, retexturizing and detoxifying your skin.” –Sylwia Wiesenberg, Founder


Photo Credits: Naturally G4U

Naturally G4U Retinol Anti-Wrinkle Serum and Instant Eye Repair Serum ($19.99 each) 

Two anti-aging serums: the retinol evens skin tone, exfoliates and firms, and the hydrating Instant Eye Repair targets the area below the lower lids to restore lost volume.

Editor's Feedback
“The perfect nighttime duo: The multitasking serum helps brighten my skin and smooth lines away and the eye cream acts as an overnight de-puffer.” –Tatiana Bido, Features Editor

Key Ingredients
Vitamin C in the Anti-Wrinkle Serum defends against free radicals while vitamin A stimulates collagen production to minimize the appearance of fine lines. In the eye serum, cucumber distillate reduces inflammation and soothes puffiness. 

Expert Insight
“This eye serum helps to tone, tighten and brighten the area under the eyes. The retinol serum contains vitamin A for gentle resurfacing and vitamin C for super antioxidant support.” -Christina Mahar, Product Developer


Photo Credits: Rene Furterer

René Furterer Style Vegetal Texture Spray ($10)

A lightweight dry styling spray with vitamin B5 that gives new life to tired tresses without leaving behind residue.

Editor's Feedback
“This non-powdery spray gave my usually thin hair more volume, texture and shine. It created a flexible texture to hold styles and created a more tousled look. I love that my hair feels full but still has movement and bounce.” –Christine Demetres Giordano, Design Director

Key Ingredient
Hair hero vitamin B5 adds moisture, and cakile extract locks it in for healthy, glossy strands that are protected against environmental damage.

Expert Insight
“Texture spray is one of the most unique and versatile hair products that should be a part of everyone’s arsenal of hair helpers. This product will give you the control you need, for even the most unmanageable hair!” –Sharon Boes, Director of Education