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    27 Products I Was Honestly Sceptical About Until I Saw The Reviews

    Turns out these only SOUND too good to be true.

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    1. This reusable makeup remover cloth claims to get rid of your cosmetics (including waterproof mascara) with just water, and judging by its rave reviews, it must be doing something right.

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    Not gonna lie, I had some questions about this cloth to begin with, but its 905 reviews and 4.6-star average rating from customers who love the effectiveness, reusability, and softness of this cloth answered them in seconds. Just rinse this cloth under some water, run it over your face, and it'll get rid of your makeup quickly, efficiently, and without the waste and cost of cotton rounds and micellar water. Chuck it in the washing machine when you're done with it and it's good to go again!

    Price: £5.52.

    2. These charcoal-infused teeth whitening strips have really wowed reviewers!

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    Folks say they can see an improvement in the whiteness of their teeth after just a couple of uses! Place one of these strips in your mouth and leave it for about half an hour so the brightening and stain-removing compounds inside can get to work. People say they're fast-acting and easy to use, and these strips have gotten 1,453 reviews with a 4.1-star average rating.

    Price: £14.99 for 28 strips.

    3. This water-squirting, ear wax-busting syringe 1) exists and 2) actually gives incredible results (who knew?).

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    It comes with three different soft and skin-friendly silicone tips which each have four tiny openings that allow jets of water to escape when you push down on the plunger. Reviewers say it gets rid of even stubborn and hard earwax (yup) thanks to the 360° reach of the water jets, and it's really comfortable too! With 1,100 ratings and a 4.5-star average rating, this tool is actually way less invasive than regular cotton buds.

    Price: £7.45.

    4. This eco-friendly laundry egg promises to eliminate your need for laundry detergent entirely for over a year, and no, 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 when placed 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 for many people) in one single container. Perfect for sensitive skin, it's gotten 3,333 reviews from customers who gave it a 4.3-star average rating!

    Price: £12.99.

    5. 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 – a fact that's seriously impressed customers, who left these cute lil' things 81 reviews with a 4.1-star average.

    Price: £3.69 for both.

    6. How handy is this useful tester, which tells you how much charge is in your batteries at a single glance?!

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    Slide the clip to fit over a variety of differently-sized batteries, and when both sides of the metal come into contact with your battery, the charge levels inside will show up on the screen! Customers say it really does do the trick, saving them the time and effort of trying out a range of different batteries in one device to work out which one is dead. It's gotten a 4.5-star average rating from 550 reviews!

    Price: £2.99.

    7. Not only do these poaching bags actually help you to achieve great poached eggs in minutes, they'll keep your pan cleaner while they're doing it too.

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    Prop one of these bags open in a glass or cup, chuck an egg in, and then lower it into a pan of boiling water – it'll be perfectly-cooked in just a few minutes without leaving those annoying wispy egg whites that cloud up your pan. Customers have left them with 539 reviews and a four-star average rating, saying they're incredibly convenient and really consistent.

    Price: £2.74 for 20.

    8. This rice cooker allows you to get perfectly-cooked grains in the microwave (yes, I thought it sounded too convenient to be true as well, but the thousands of positive reviews swayed me).

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    If you're starting to feel like there's been a major time-saving life hack you've been missing out on for years, we're in the same boat buddy. Customers say this rice cooker really does everything it promises to do – namely, it'll give you fluffy, soft rice in minutes straight from your microwave. BPA-free and dishwasher-safe, this pot has a pressure chamber in the top to help keep your rice moist! No wonder this thing has amassed 4,836 reviews with a 4.5-star average(!).

    Price: £6.69.

    9. This car polishing cloth promises to get rid of minor scratches and stains on your car's paintwork, and if the reviews are anything to go by, it looks like it's really not kidding.

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    If you're not sure how (or if) a simple cloth could get rid of scratches on your car, I've 100% been there. Turns out that this one really can do the job, thanks to the combination of buffing and polishing effects it'll have on your car's surface! It's gotten over 310 reviews with a 4.1-star average rating, and reviewers say it's done wonders for the texture and colour of their car's surfaces without dulling the shine or colour of their paintwork.

    Price: £9.88.

    10. 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 got a 4.5-star average rating from a whopping 12,459 ratings (I mean, it's hard to ignore those stats), and it's way easier to use than a buffing stick too! Just stick it to your countertops and it'll stay there really firmly while you run your knives through the double-sided buffer thanks to the PowerGrip suction cup at its base. Reviewers rave about how sharp it gets their blades and how fuss-free this handy tool is!

    Price: £9.26.

    11. The idea of an effective universal drain stopper made no sense to me until I saw this highly-rated one (I'm 100% a believer now).

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    It's got a large silicone lip that means it seamlessly fits against the base of your bath or sink no matter what size it is and won't budge when it's in use. Customers say it really does fit a huge variety of plugs while effectively stopping the water from draining from their sink or tub, so it's earned its 1,371 reviews with a 4.6-star average rating.

    Price: £7.99.

    12. Did you know there was such a thing as a nail repair kit? Because I didn't, and I nearly scrolled past this one until I saw how highly-rated it is.

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    You'll just have to apply the brush-on nail glue, cover it with a filling powder, and then use the emery board to file and buff down the surface! If that hasn't convinced you enough though, its 4.2-star average rating from 1,093 reviews should probably help. Folks say it's helped to fix hangnails and broken tips effectively with a natural-looking finish!

    Price: £16.08.

    13. A headache relief stick sounds almost too good to be true, but seeing as this one has gotten such incredibly high ratings, it's got to be delivering!

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    Not only am I telling you that yes, this innocuous-looking stick seriously can help with the symptoms of your headache, I'm doing it with the backing of 75% of reviewers who gave it five stars too! It contains levomenthol, so it can help 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!).

    Price: £4.50.

    14. These spot-covering, zit-absorbing hydrocolloid patches took me from "surely these can't work as well as they claim they do" to "OMG I need five packs" in about two minutes.

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    These cruelty-free patches sit on your spots, helping to draw the gunk and moisture out of them and eventually eradicating them entirely with no effort from you. 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) over 288 reviewers have left them a 4.1-star average rating, calling them easy to use and almost invisible!

    Price: £5.99 for 24 patches.

    15. Oh boy, do people seriously love this lengthening lash 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, and this stuff has gotten over 455 reviews with a 4.5-star average rating.

    Price: £6.48.

    16. I didn't think there was a topcoat out there that would give my fidgety, nail polish-picking (I know) self a long-lasting manicure, but that's exactly what this Seche Vite topcoat does!

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    As someone who has never had nail polish stay on my nails for more than about 12 hours without it chipping or flaking before, I was more than a little suspicious about the claims this topcoat makes. It promises to make your nail polish last longer without any chips(!) by penetrating through the nail varnish and bonding it to your nail beds, ensuring that it doesn't budge, yellow, or chip for ages. I thought I'd try it out seeing as it had gotten over 8,205 ratings with a 4.4-star average, and like literally thousands of other customers, I was surprised by how well it actually worked!

    Price: £6.60.

    17. If you own a pet, you'll know that their hair ends up almost everywhere. Fellow animal owners have been surprised by how effective this reusable roller is at picking up even the finest of hairs!

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    Not only is it designed to be used over and over again without any damage or loss of adhesion, this highly-rated pet roller collects all the hairs it picks up and places them in its easy-to-open compartment that lets you empty its contents with the click of a button. Reviewers have been impressed by this tool (it's earned a 4.5-star average rating from 687 reviews), and some say it's given them some serious bang for their buck!

    Price: £12.99.

    18. Folks say this tongue scraper leaves their mouth feeling extra clean and fresh, which actually makes a lot of sense when you think about it.

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    Made from naturally antimicrobial copper, this scraper is a great way to get rid of the bacteria on your tongue. I was a bit concerned that it might be a little uncomfortable, but the 1,000+ positive reviews convinced me otherwise! Many reviews mention how comfortable this thing is to use as well as how effective it is at making their mouths fresher, so it's well worth its 4.2 star overall rating from 1,868 reviews.

    Price: £5.49.

    19. A mask for your feet might sound like a strange way to get rid of calluses and dead skin buildup, but this one really does do a great job of transforming your soles!

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    The formula inside these sock-shaped sheet masks is packed full of exfoliating ingredients which get to work on the dead skin on your feet really effectively. People say they're easy to use, leave their feet feeling super soft, and are incredibly satisfying. They've gotten over 1,735 reviews and a 4.3-star average rating!

    Price: £13.99 for two pairs.

    20. This ethylene-absorbing produce saver box will make your fruit and veg last longer and fits right into your fridge.

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    The filter in the lid of this container absorbs all the stinky, produce-rotting ethylene that fruit and veg release when they're getting a bit old, and the elevated basket inside prevents that annoying puddle that can build up in the bottom of a regular crisper and destroy your food. People say this box has helped to make everything from their strawberries to their spinach last longer, and have given this game-changing product 1,412 reviews with a 4.3-star average rating!

    Price: £13.81.

    21. This silicone massager brush works your products right into your scalp, helping to rid your hair of buildup more effectively while getting the most out of your shampoo.

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    Not only is this flexible silicone brush super relaxing to use thanks to its massaging effect, it'll help to exfoliate your scalp and improve its circulation too! It's earned its 4,204 ratings and 4.7-star average(!) from reviewers who say it's easy to use, great for thick hair, and really relaxing too.

    Price: £5.99.

    22. This blackhead remover vacuum does exactly what it says on the tin (no, really).

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    It's got a variety of nozzles that can all be washed after use, and it's got 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 LCD display that shows them exactly what setting they're working with! With over 691 ratings and a 4.1-star average, this tool has left some great impressions.

    Proce: £18.99.

    23. 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 material you're shaving, and it'll collect all the bobbles it shaves off in an easy-to-open compartment for simple emptying. It's gotten 1,028 reviews and a four-star average from folks who love how well it transforms their old clothing (plus, imagine how satisfying this thing would be to use!)

    Price: £5.99.

    24. This sponge tin is designed to get rid of all the eyeshadow on your brush without any liquid, so you can transition from one colour to another without mixing shades (the future is HERE).

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    The textured sponge inside will knock any powder from the bristles of your eyeshadow brushes, providing a clean canvas for you to change colours without the need for a new brush or any liquid cleaning products that can take forever to dry. This tin has gotten a 4.5-star average rating from 159 reviews, and seeing as so many customers commented on its usefulness and reusability, that's hardly a surprise.

    Price: £5.99.

    25. If this long-lasting stick-on toilet roll holder hadn't been so highly reviewed, I'd almost think it was too handy.

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    You'll just have to peel the sticker from its extra-strong adhesive backing, attach it to a clean, dry section of your wall, and leave it for 24 hours without putting anything on there – then, customers say it'll give you some serious hold! The rust-resistant brushed stainless steel looks great, and it's gotten 355 reviews with a 4.7-star average rating.

    Price: £10.99.

    26. This car dehumidifier bag means you'll be able to walk into your car in the morning without having to face a fogged-up windshield.

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    It'll draw all the excess moisture out of your car's air, ensuring the air in your car doesn't fog up your windshield when you're away. Reviewers love the fact that there's a spot on the side of this bag that changes colour when it's full, and folks find its easy-dry feature (just pop it into the microwave and it's good to go again) really handy too! With over 3,780 reviews and a four-star average rating, this little bag will have a big impact.

    Price: £6.99.

    27. And last but most definitely not least, this screw-on shower head will reduce the amount of limescale in your shower and improve your water pressure at the same time (and it's got the reviews to prove it).

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    The ionised beads in the handle of this shower head will draw limescale and other minerals out of your shower before it leaves the head, so you'll be able to get the most out of your shampoo (hello, better lathering) while improving your water pressure. People love its easy-install screw-in attachment system AND its limescale-busting properties, helping to land this bad boy over 1,890 reviews with a 4.3-star average rating.

    Price: £16.98.