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Our Summer 2022 TestTube Is Filled With 8 Beauty Essentials We Can’t Live Without

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Our Summer 2022 TestTube is filled with products you never knew you needed. From a pore-blurring primer to a floss that will reinvent the practice, you won’t be able to live without these.

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Tatcha The Silk Canvas ($52)

What it is:
A pressed, silk-infused priming balm that helps makeup apply better. It primes, protects, enhances, and features anti-aging ingredients for a seamless finish you never knew was possible before.

How to use:
Pump a rice grain-size dollop of the primer onto your fingers and massage onto skin, eyes and lips before makeup or on its own. We like to add a pump on top of our moisturizer to add a mattified finish sans makeup before we head out for the day. 

Editor feedback:
“The texture feels like a mix between a balm and a paste and blends seamlessly into my skin without leaving any of the greasy slip behind that’s common with silicone-based primers.” —Brittany Burhop Fallon, director of beauty

Key ingredients:
Tatcha’s patented Hadasei-3 visibly restores youthful radiance with help from green tea, rice and algae. Also featured: pink and gold pearl for a glowing finish and silk extract to perfect and smooth the skin.

Expert Insight:
“What makes this so special is that it’s like your makeup magnet. It’s really great to protect your skin, but it’s also going to retain the longevity of your makeup. Whether that’s just powder, foundation or concealer, this will definitely magnetize and hold.” —Daniel Martin, celebrity makeup artist and global director of artistry and education at Tatcha 

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Gloss Moderne Clean Luxury Hair Masque ($55)

What it is:
Leave dry strands in the past after using this shine-inducing hair mask, which is fragranced with clean, luxury perfume oils created by the brand’s historic European fragrance house. 

How to use:
After shampooing, massage this into washed hair and leave it in for five-plus minutes or even overnight before rinsing. 

Editor feedback:
“This is a miracle in a bottle. No matter how fried and dried my hair is, this always makes it look better.”—Liz Ritter, executive editor

Key ingredients:
Thank shea butter, chamomile leaf extract, rose leaf extract and Passiflora incarnata extract for this mask’s ability to calm an irritated scalp, deeply hydrate and bash unwanted oils. 

Expert insight:
Customize your Gloss Moderne Clean Luxury Hair Masque experience. Apply to hair for just a few minutes as a light treatment or leave on for as many hours as you’d like for deep conditioning. You may even use as an overnight hair masque when your hair needs extra love!” —Kuen Rameson, founder of Gloss Moderne

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MoxieLash Magnetic Essentials Kit Volume 1 ($89)

What it is:
A mix of the brand’s most natural magnetic lashes with a mini-size Magnetic Eyeliner and Eyeliner Removable Swabbies that makes for everything you need to achieve fluttery lashes in a flash.

How to use:
Apply one to two layers of the brand’s highly pigmented, waterproof and long-wearing Magnetic Eyeliner with the brush-on applicator. Wait three minutes for the product to dry before applying the Magnetic Lashes and allowing them to lock in place for comfortable, all-day wear. 

Editor feedback:
“Whenever I need a fluttery look or a quick pick-me-up, I throw on these lashes and the deed is done.” —Olivia Wohlner, editorial assistant

Key ingredients:
The magnetic lashes feature micro-magnets for a comfortable fit, and the magnetic liner houses iron minerals that create a strong magnetic attraction between the lashes and liner. 

Expert insight:
“We created our re-wearable, micro-magnetic lash system to be the easiest, most intuitive system on the market. Every application is effortless with a comfortable 24-hour hold.”—Bianca Alcazar, chief beauty innovator at MoxieLash 

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Unite Hair 7SECONDS Detangler ($33)

What it is:
Skip the long post-shower hair routine and opt for this detangler, which not only unravels messy strands in just seven seconds, but protects hair from thermal damage, locks in color and strengthens, too.

How to use:
Spray evenly onto damp hair and gently comb through to distribute the product to your ends. Don’t rinse out. Follow with your other stylers or use alone for lasting nourishment all day and night. 

Editor feedback:
“I’ve had a friend recommend this product and am so glad I finally tried it out for myself! It makes your hair smell amazing and it’s nourishing. ​I have fine hair and this does not weigh it down. I have been using it daily on myself and my girls. Leaves their hair manageable with a beautiful shine.” —Sarah Eggenberger, senior editor-at-large

Key ingredients:
Rice protein smooths the cuticle of the hair while panthenol helps strands look healthier by imparting shine and luster. 

Expert insight:
“7SECONDS Detangler was developed to be the starting point to all hair styles no matter the hair type. It has the perfect balance of protection, strength and moisture, but it is light enough that you can layer on your favorite styling products and it will not weigh your hair down.” —Nikki Neubarth, chief operating officer

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Whish Lip Balm With Bakuchiol ($24)

What it is:
A moisturizing lip balm with bakuchiol that soothes and moisturizes lips the second it’s applied, and provides the perfect amount of nonsticky shine. 

How to use:
Glide over lips whenever they need a pick-me-up.

Editor feedback:
“This is the trifecta of balms: moisturizing, non-sticky, and tastes great!  And the hint of shine is perfect for summer.” —Amber Milt, senior video director

Key ingredients:
Organic cucumber butter gets into deeper layers of the lips to moisturize, while bakuchiol—a natural alternative to retinol—soothes and improves their appearance. 

Expert insight:
“This is my must-have product that I always carry with me! It helps with fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth with all-natural bakuchiol and gives my lips a little shine and a lot of moisture.” —Aimee Werner, founder

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Vitabrid C12 Face Brightening ($68)

What it is:
Powered by the brand’s unique patented technology that preserves pure vitamin C in bio-friendly mineral layers, this 12-hour active vitamin C powder can be mixed into any skin-care product to improve fine lines and wrinkles, skin firmness and elasticity, brighten complexion, and refine pores in one go. 

How to use:
Shake well until you hear the ball inside the bottle begin to rattle—this signals that the powder has been properly loosened. Mix the powder in the palm of your hand with a daily skin-care product of your choice before smoothing onto a clean face and neck. For best results, apply morning and night. 

Editor feedback:
“I love to versatility of this formula. Whether I’m in a rush or working through my entire routine, the ability to mix the powder into any skin-care product makes folding in a potent vitamin C easier than ever.” —Danielle Fontana Dooley, senior digital editor

Key ingredients:
A time-released form of pure vitamin C promotes collagen production over a 12-hour period to help decrease fine lines and wrinkles, niacinamide helps rebalance uneven skin tone, allantoin soothes irritated skin, and adenosine improves skin firmness and elasticity. 

Expert insight:
“Topical vitamin C is essential for maintaining healthy skin as vitamin C levels start to decrease with age. However, delivering the full benefits of vitamin C still remains a challenge because vitamin C easily gets oxidized and oral consumption does little to increase the concentration of vitamin C in the skin. This revolutionary powder is the first to introduce the 12-hour active vitamin C that can be mixed into your skin-care products, providing full potency.” —Dr. Geunwoo Jin, director of R&D center for Vitabrid C12

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Sonage Collagen Boosting Serum ($48)

What it is:
A smoothing, wrinkle-filling serum that imparts a flawless finish, this vegan collagen formula claims to rejuvenate and hydrate skin for a more youthful look.

How to use:
Apply this serum evenly to your face and neck after cleansing and toning. Once it’s absorbed, follow with moisturizer and remaining skin-care steps.

Editor feedback:
“The consistency of this serum is perfect—it absorbs easily into my skin and feels so lightweight—it boosts hydration and provide antioxidant protection to keep my skin dewy and taut.” —Tatiana Bido, features editor

Key ingredients:
Plant-based collagen, marula oil and bergamot are the main ingredients responsible for this serum’s ability to improve epidermal hydration, minimize the appearance of pores and reduce pesky skin discoloration.

Expert insight:
“Many consumers may not realize that, traditionally, collagen is sourced from fish scales or the skin and bones of animals. Sonage has been researching and testing the efficacy of plant-based collagen for the past 18 months, and I am so excited to launch our Collagen Boosting Serum that is 100-percent vegan.” —Anisha Khanna, CEO

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Cocofloss Cara Cara Orange/ Pure Strawberry Cocofloss ($9)

What it is:
This super-cleansing dental floss features a textured, loofah-like weave of 500-plus scrubby threads.  Its infusion of coconut oil—a natural antimicrobial—soothes gums, while irresistible aromas turn a chore into a scent-sational treat.

How to use:
Unspool about 18 inches of floss. Twirl it around your middle fingers, and hold it with your pointer fingers and thumbs close together. Give each tooth a snug hug as you slide the strand up and down several times. Then use a fresh section of floss for the next pair of teeth to avoid spreading around bacteria and debris.

Editor feedback:
“These fruity flosses put a fun twist on the mundane activity. Sure, classic minty-fresh dental floss serves its purpose, but the Cara Cara Orange and Pure Strawberry Dental Floss from Cocofloss cleans your teeth and refreshes your smile while giving you a little taste of sunshine.” —Allie Hogan, staff writer

Key ingredients:
Vegan microcrystalline wax, coconut oil and delightful aromas. It’s free of all toxins, including PFAS, and it’s also cruelty-free.

Expert insight:
“Gliding floss is too slippery to remove the stinky, sticky plaque that contributes to gum recession, bad breath and stains. I designed Cocofloss to be super scrubby and soothing so smiles stay bright for life!” —Dr. Chrystle Cu, dentist and cofounder

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