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    Updated on Aug 3, 2020. Posted on Jul 5, 2020

    27 Products I Honestly Wasn't Sure Would Work Until I Saw The Reviews

    These only sound too good to be true.

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    1. If the ratings are anything to go by, these teeth whitening strips are pretty good at their job.

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    Folks say they can see an improvement in the whiteness of their teeth after just a couple of uses! Simply place one of these strips in your mouth and leave it for about half an hour so the brightening compounds inside can get to work – people say they're fast-acting and easy to use!

    Rating: 4.1-star average rating from 1,685 reviews.

    Price: £9.99 for 28 strips.

    2. A headache relief stick sounds almost too good to be true, but it looks like this highly-rated one actually isn't.

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    Not only am I telling you that yes, this innocuous-looking stick can help with the symptoms of your headache, I'm doing it with the backing of 80% of reviewers who gave it five stars too! It contains levomenthol, which helps to reduce your headaches without leaving a greasy or sticky feeling on your skin. Unlike with regular medication, there's no limit to how often you can use this swipe-on stick per day (which is great, as you'll get up to 100 uses out of this thing!).

    Rating: 4.6-star average rating from 794 reviews.

    Price: £3.00.

    3. People really seem to love this lash-lengthening serum.

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    The formula is packed full of lash-lengthening peptides and nourishing vitamin E, so your lashes will get stronger and look longer after repeated use. Customers say it leaves their lashes thicker, fuller, and is cost-effective too! It's as easy to apply as mascara thanks to the handy spoolie inside.

    Rating: 4.5-star average rating from 1,260 reviews.

    Price: £5.98.

    4. These ethylene-absorbing discs will absorb all the fruit-rotting chemicals fresh produce releases, helping to keep your fruit and veg fresher for longer.

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    People say these discs have helped to make everything from their strawberries to their spinach last longer. They work just as well in your fridge as they do in your fruit bowl, too.

    Rating: 4.3-star average from 329 reviews.

    Price: £5.89 for three.

    5. You can get rid of the bobbles on your clothes with this incredible machine, and you won't even have to worry about damaging the fabric.

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    The adjustable head can be heightened or lowered depending on how close you want to get to the fabric you're shaving, and it'll collect all the bobbles it shaves off in an easy-to-open compartment for effortless emptying. Folks love how well it transforms their old clothes!

    Rating: 4.7-star average rating from 21,459 reviews.

    Price: £14.92.

    6. This screw-on shower head will reduce the amount of limescale in your shower and improve your water pressure at the same time. It's got the reviews to prove it, too!

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    The ionised beads in its handle will draw limescale out of your water before it leaves the head, so you'll be able to get the most out of your shampoo and improve your water pressure. People love its easy-to-install screw-in attachment system and its limescale-busting properties.

    Rating: 4.4-star average rating from 815 reviews.

    Price: £13.72.

    7. This maximum strength deodorant will stop you sweating for days at a time (I know, right?!).

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    I know it sounds a little ~out there~ but, if the ratings are anything to go by, this spray really does live up to its promise. Customers say just a couple of applications per week is enough to keep them sweat-free for days. If you don't take their word for it, there's a money-back guarantee too!

    Rating: four-star average rating from 1,697 reviews.

    Price: £11.95.

    8. No, I didn't think you could sharpen your knives properly at home without one of those complicated buffer stick things, and yes this handy countertop knife sharpener proved me wrong.

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    It's way easier to use than a buffing stick! Just place it on your countertops and it'll sick really firmly while you run your knives through the double-sided buffer. Reviewers rave about how sharp this fuss-free gadget gets their blades!

    Rating: 4.5-star average rating from 14,722 reviews.

    Price: £9.99.

    9. I love the idea of these personalised weatherproof bin stickers, but I wasn't sure how long they'd last. The reviews set me straight though!

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    They'll arrive via first-class Royal Mail, and customers say the high-adhesion backing on the stickers makes them really long-lasting.

    Rating: 4.8-star average rating from 2,139 reviews.

    Price: £2.25 for four.

    10. I'd heard of silicone baking mats before but wasn't sure about swapping my regular baking paper for them. Folks have really been won over by these ones though, and now I have been too!

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    Reviewers say these non-stick sheets are a great replacement for regular baking paper, because they're reusable and the silicone material distributes heat more evenly than other products like tinfoil do. You can clean them after use in the sink or dishwasher.

    Rating: 4.7-star average rating from 362 reviews.

    Price: £11.29.

    11. This double-sided scourer will clean your pots and pans using only water.

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    It's designed to scrub your pots, pans, plates, and more without scratching them or leaving streaks behind! Just chuck it in your washing machine when it's looking a bit grimy and it'll be good to go again.

    Rating: 4.5-star average rating from 945 reviews.

    Price: £2.99.

    12. This eco-friendly laundry egg promises to eliminate your need for laundry detergent entirely for over a year. TBH, I wouldn't have believed it either unless I'd gone through the glowing reviews!

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    This laundry egg is filled with beads that foam and release a fresh scent during your washing machine's cycle. Reviewers rave about how well it lifts stains, dirt, and odours from their clothes, and it'll last you for up to 210 washes (over a year's worth of laundry for many people).

    Rating: 4.4-star average rating from 4,367 reviews.

    Price: £12.99.

    13. These watering globes can keep your plants hydrated for up to two weeks with zero effort from you (yes, really).

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    When moisture leaves your soil, it releases oxygen which then enters these watering globes, pushing out the exact amount of water proportional to the moisture lost in the soil (genius, right?!). Once you've filled the compartments, they can last you for up to two weeks.

    Rating: 4.1-star average rating from 104 reviews.

    Price: £6.99 for two.

    14. If the reviews are anything to go by, the before-and-after pics of this mould remover spray are pretty accurate.

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    Just leave this foaming spray on your mouldy tiles, walls, or grouting for up to half an hour and scrub it off to reveal perfect mildew-free surfaces. Customers say it's a great way to transform affected surfaces in no time!

    Rating: 4.5-star average rating from 3,400 reviews.

    Price: £5.00.

    15. If this copper tongue scraper is new to you, its reviews really make the case for trying it out.

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    Made from naturally antimicrobial copper, this scraper is a great way to get rid of the bacteria on your tongue. Folks mention how comfortable this thing is to use as well as how effective it is at making their mouth feel fresher.

    Rating: 4.3-star average rating from 4,442 reviews.

    Price: £5.25.

    16. Clean your most precious stuff as quickly (and safely) as possible with this handy jewellery cleaning pen, which is strong enough to thoroughly clean gems and precious metals without damaging them.

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    The brush at the tip of this pen gets into all the nooks and crannies of your precious metals and stones, cleaning them gently but effectively! Just twist the back of this conveniently-shaped pen and it'll release a cleaning fluid that works on everything from gold to silver, platinum, diamonds, and all other precious stones.

    Rating: 4.7-star average rating from 6,791 reviews.

    Price: £6.55.

    17. These poaching bags will make it easier to cook up the perfect egg without those wispy egg white tendrils clouding up your pan!

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    Prop one of these bags open in a glass or mug, add an egg, and then insert the bag into a pan of boiling water for an easy, well-shaped poached egg.

    Rating: 4.3-star average rating from 712 reviews.

    Price: £2.00 for 20.

    18. These elastic suspenders will keep your fitted sheet in place no matter what size your mattress is.

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    Customers say these (low-key genius) suspenders keep their sheets in place no matter how much they toss and turn. The extra-strong clips are connected via elastic straps which means you can fit them to almost any size of bed!

    Rating: 4.6-star average rating from 491 reviews.

    Price: £8.99 for four.

    19. The reviews for these spot-covering, zit-healing hydrocolloid patches took me from "surely these can't work as well as they claim they do" to "OMG I need five packs".

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    Once you've place one of these patches over your spots, they'll start to draw the gunk and moisture out of them, eventually eradicating them entirely. Yes, that sounds like a huge claim, but 1) I've used these myself and have been amazed by how well they work and 2) reviewers love them, with many saying they're easy to use and almost invisible!

    Rating: 4.2-star average rating from 790 reviews.

    Price: £5.99 for 24 patches.

    20. These self-adhesive clips really will prevent your shower curtain from sticking to you.

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    They've got self-adhesive pads that stick firmly to your tiles or glass. Once they're installed, you can insert the edge of your shower curtain into the clips and they'll hold it in place! Customers say they'll stay put for ages, too.

    Rating: four-star average rating from 121 reviews.

    Price: £5.49 for four.

    21. This blackhead remover vacuum sounds unusual, but it actually does exactly what it promises to do.

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    It's got a variety of nozzles that can all be washed after use, and it has adjustable suction levels too! Just attach one of the heads, select a power setting, and it'll begin extracting the gunk and buildup from inside your pores. People say it's left their skin feeling and looking smoother and less congested, and they love the fact that it's USB-rechargeable!

    Rating: 4.1-star average rating from 359 reviews.

    Price: £16.99.

    22. These double-sided eyeglass cleaners will tackle both sides of your specs at once.

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    The smooth material on both sides of these eyeglass cleaners will get rid of smudges from your lenses without leaving any streaks behind. The pack of five will last you ages too! In case you thought these were a bit gimmicky, their reviews will put your mind at ease – people say they're really effective and actually do save them time!

    Rating: 4.1-star average rating from 139 reviews.

    Price: £2.29 for five.

    23. This vitamin C serum will exfoliate and brighten your skin.

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    Customers say you'll only need to use a few drops of this stuff to benefit from its hydrating and smoothing formula. Vitamin C is both a chemical exfoliant and a brightener, and the serum contains hydrating hyaluronic acid and jojoba oil too.

    Rating: 4.4-star average rating from 11,476 reviews.

    Price: £11.99.

    24. Clear out your kettle with this drop-in descaler bag. You just pop the descaler in your kettle, put it on to boil, leave for ten minutes, and pour out the water!

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    There might not be anything worse than a cup of tea that has that really annoying limescale scum in it. Folks say this drop-in descaler is really easy to use, takes about ten minutes, and won't create any mess, so it shouldn't shock anyone that 79% of its reviewers gave it five stars!

    Rating: 4.6-star average rating from 700 reviews.

    Price: £2.81.

    25. Place this cooling gel insert into your pillow for a refreshing night's sleep.

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    Customers adore the fact that its stay-cool filling means this insert doesn't need to be refrigerated before use! Judging by its reviews, it looks like this genius product really does deliver.

    Rating: four-star average rating from 926 reviews.

    Price: £7.95.

    26. These ant baits will tackle your infestation at its source!

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    The food inside is laced with slow-acting poison, so when worker ants bring it back to the queen ant, it'll remove the source of your six-legged troubles. Not only have these baits gotten rave reviews, I've actually used them myself and been really impressed by the results!

    Rating: 4.4-star average rating from 896 reviews.

    Price: £4.00 for two.

    27. Make sure your fridge shelves are protected (and ensure your food stays clean too) with these liners.

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    The raised bumps on these liners elevate your food from the surface of your shelves, and they'll help to prevent the bottom of your shelves from getting stained too. Reviewers also like the fact that they're washable, non-stick, and non-slip!

    Rating: 4.1-star average rating from 212 reviews.

    Price: £3.32 for four.