The Winter TestTube Is Arriving Just in Time to Update Your Skin-Care Routine for Fall

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When it comes time to swap out tank tops for sweaters, we know it’s time to update our skin-care routines, too. The Winter Tube is arriving at your front door just in time to replace old favorites with new ones so both you and your routine are ready to take on the colder months and have some fun.

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Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant ($79)

What it is:
Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion is a cult-favorite exfoliator that gently removes dead skin from the surface of the face and neck to reveal a glow.

How to use:
Dampen skin with warm water then gently massage the cream onto skin for one to two minutes. Rinse well, pat dry and voila! Smooth, irresistible skin.

Editor feedback:
“The ultimate insurance if your complexion needs a reset. It washes away impurities, makeup, dead skin cells and pretty much polishes skin to perfection.” —Liz Ritter, Executive Editor

Key ingredients:
Professional-grade exfoliating crystals innovatively combined with milk-derived alphahydroxy acid and lactic acid make for the perfect gentle exfoliant. The addition of aloe vera and chamomile top off the formula.

Expert insight:
“Dr. Brandt created Microdermabrasion as anat-home solution inspired by in-office exfoliation treatments. Designed to be more gentle and less invasive than it’s predecessor, yet clinically proven to make skin look smoother and softer.”—Stephane Colleu, CEO

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Sunday Riley Saturn Sulfur Spot Treatment Mask ($20)

What it is:
This medicated spot-treatment turned face mask helps clear up signs of maskne while preventing new blemishes from forming.

How to use:
On clean skin, apply the spot-treatment mask on acne-prone areas. Once the mask is thoroughly dry, use warm water to gently wash it off. It can be used several times a week.

Editor feedback:
“I reach for this when my pores look clogged and congested. It’s also been a lifesaver for frustrating chin maskne!” —Brittany Burhop Fallon, Beauty Director

Key ingredients:
Sulfur is praised for its sebum-removing properties, and this treatment is formulated with 10 percent of it. Plus, it includes 4-percent niacinamide—the ultimate radiance booster—as well as bentonite to help draw out impurities.

Expert insight:
“Saturn is perfect for early stage, new breakouts as well as fully developed, inflamed acne. It dries out blemishes with 10-percent sulfur and clarifies with four-percent niacinamide and zinc.”—Sunday Riley, founder

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Eau Thermale Avene Thermal Spring Water ($19)

What it is:
This mist can be used post-cleanse, post-laser, post-sunburn, or even post-shave for a refreshing burst of hydration.

How to use:
Without shaking, spray onto the skin in a fine mist. Leave on for two to three minutes before gently patting dry.

Editor feedback:
“This is the only mist that calms and soothes my sensitive skin. It’s an instant skin refresher and doubles as a setting spray.” —Tatiana Bido, Features Editor

Key ingredient:
The only ingredient in this mist is Avène’s remarkable spring water, which has been used for centuries to soothe and calm irritated skin. Rich in post-biotic microflora, Aqua Dolomiae, this water is celebrated for its soothing properties.

Expert insight:
“This is a universal tool for soothing the skin of all generations of a family, all genders and all skin types. Its ability to calm, soothe and cool skin makes it a must-have for the medicine cabinet, the diaper bag, the first aid kit, the purse, the luggage, and the makeup bag!” —Josh Taylor, director of training & education

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Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Hyaluronic Marine Meltaway Cleanser ($13)

What it is:
This deeply hydrating yet refreshingly lightweight cleanser removes all visible signs of dirt, debris and makeup as it nourishes the skin’s microbiome.

How to use:
With dry hands, massage the cleanser into skin until product buildup begins to dissolve. Remove gently with a damp or dry cotton round.

Editor feedback:
“I am so very impressed with this product. My skin can be temperamental at times and yet this product did not cause any sensitivity or breakouts.” —Sarah Eggenberger, Editor at Large

Key ingredients:
Marine algae enhances skin elasticity while reinforcing skin barrier function. Hyaluronic acid boosts moisture retention for more hydrated skin.

Expert insight:
“This oil-free cleanser effortlessly melts away all impurities while delivering soothing and hydrating ingredients, leaving skin balanced, refreshed and glowing.”—Dr. Dennis Gross, dermatologist and founder

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Eight Saints Cloud Whip ($28)

What it is:
Jam-packed with vitamin C and antioxidants, this do-it-all moisturizer works to knock out signs of dryness, dullness and even acne.

How to use:
After applying a day or night serum, massage this moisturizer into the face and neck.

Editor feedback:
“It’s a major multitasker that somehow magically ‘reads’ your skin and delivers exactly the amount of hydration it needs.” —Liz Ritter, Executive Editor

Key ingredients:
This moisturizer emphasizes how much we love vitamin C by visibly combating signs of environmental damage (think dark spots and rough skin). It also pairs well with the jojoba oil in the formula.

Expert insight:
“Cloud Whip contains sodium ascorbyl phosphate (SAP), the most stable form of vitamin C. SAP neutralizes free radicals, which reduces the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. We whipped it into a base of moisturizing botanical oil and butter without synthetic filler ingredients.”—Jessica Maxcy, brand manager

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Dr. Zenovia Hyaluronic Acid + Peptide Serum ($34)

What it is:
An ultra-light moisturizing formula that makes skin look and feel supple, dewy and well-nourished.

How to use:
After cleansing and toning, pump this serum onto fingertips and apply to face and neck, gently massaging in circular motions. Use once or twice daily.

Editor feedback:
“Finding a product to balance an oily T-zone and plump dry areas is tough—this science-driven, nonsticky serum finally delivers what my finicky skin has been needing.” —Danielle Fontana Dooley, Senior Digital Editor

Key ingredients:
This serum is made with a REG-ulate360 ComplexTM, which features medical-grade actives including resveratrol, vitamin E, green tea and a phytoestrogen known as genistein. These powerhouse ingredients restore the appearance of hormonally imbalanced skin to its healthiest state.

Expert insight:
“The ultimate science-based cocktail for plump, dewy-looking skin.”—Dr. Zenovia Gabriel, dermatologist and founder

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Floetic Liquid Lipstick ($26)

What it is:
The struggle with lip products often revolves around the time it takes to line and fill, but Floetic solves that problem with this lipstick, which is designed to get it all done in just a few swipes. Plus, it has major staying power, so the pop of color lasts all day.

How to use:
Begin by outlining lips with the applicator tip and follow by filling them in with the lightweight formula.

Editor feedback:
“The perfect marriage between a pigmented lipstick and lip oil, it keeps lips hydrated and soft.” —Lara Eurdolian, Guest Editor

Key ingredients:
Jojoba oil, sunflower seed oil and vitamin E are the ultimate hydrators—they’re also the three main ingredients in this luxe liquid lipstick. The addition of green tea and chamomile provide a calming and soothing sensation.

Expert insight:
“Say goodbye to dry lips! This intensely hydrating and high-pigment liquid lipstick will stay on you through your toughest workouts. The smart click applicator lets you outline and fill your lips with precision.”—Kirsty Su, founder and CEO

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Colab Original Dry Shampoo ($6)

What it is:
Leaving hair soft smooth and beautifully fragranced, this dry shampoo instantly refreshes roots and will be your hair’s new best friend.

How to use:
Shake well before sectioning dry hair and spraying directly onto the roots. Massage the product with fingertips, and follow by brushing through.

Editor feedback:
“This gives hair an instant lift and absorbs oil without any white cast. The best part? It leaves my hair SO soft.” —Lara Eurdolian, Guest Editor

Key ingredients:
COLAB Dry Shampoo comes in a wide range of incredible scents inspired by luxury fine fragrances. The innovative formulation uses a very fine high-performance starch—resulting in an invisible formula with powerful oil absorption.

Expert insight:
“Spotting a gap in the market for a residue-free yet high-performance dry shampoo, COLAB set about creating a breakthrough formula that worked across all hair textures, colors and types. I’m so proud of our incredible formulation!” —Miles Dunkley, founder & chief creative officer of SLG Brands

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Vivi Naturals Vita + Hand Sanitizer Spray ($10)

What it is:
This hand sanitizer dramatically reduces the amount of bacteria on the skin without stripping it of essential oils.

How to use:
Spray sanitizer directly onto the hands and rub together. This must-have can also be used on surfaces and doorknobs for increased protection.

Editor feedback:
“Hand sanitizer is a must, and the only way to avoid cracking hands is by using one with the right ingredients. VIVI Naturals did this one right—I can spray it on my hands all day and I don’t have to worry about them drying out.”—Olivia Wohlner, Editorial Assistant

Key ingredients:
It wouldn’t be a proper hand sanitizer without ethyl alcohol, but what makes this spray stand out is that it’s also formulated with peppermint and aloe vera, which are two powerhouse ingredients for soothing skin.

Expert insight:
“I created this at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic to provide my customers with a product that not only protects, but also nourishes their hands with clean, safe and effective ingredients.”—Claire Hui, founder

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