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    29 Of The Best Products We Tried In 2020

    These honestly made our year!

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. This supportive V-shaped pillow is ideal for pretty much anybody who wants to sit up in bed.

    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed

    "I wish I was the kind of person who sat at a desk while working from home, but in reality I spend about 90% of my time in bed. My weird half-sitting, half-lying down typing position was really bad for my back though, which is why I'm so glad I bought this V-shaped cushion! It's the perfect shape for my purposes, and it's the right mixture of soft and supportive too."

    Amy Glover

    Price: £10.95.

    2. Brighten AND exfoliate your skin with this (impressively inexpensive) vitamin C serum.

    Valeza Bakolli / BuzzFeed

    "I use it every night and have seen a genuine improvement in my skin's texture over time. The slightly orangey scent and super lightweight formula has a soothing effect when it's applied, too."

    Valeza Bakolli

    Price: £6.87.

    3. You can finally hang up that picture or tapestry you've had lying around your home for ages thanks to these self-adhesive Command strips.

    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed

    "Peel the backing off of these adhesive strips, apply them to your wall, and attach the frame or fabric to get that task ticked off of your to-do list! I was impressed by how much weight these bad boys can bear – a pair of these strips will hold up to 5.4kg."

    Amy Glover

    Price: £3.00 for four pairs.

    (Psst – the tapestry is available here for £11.99).

    4. These descaler sachets are a great way to remove the crust from inside your kettle.

    Jasmin Nahar / BuzzFeed / Amazon / Via amazon.co.uk

    "I emptied the liquid contents into my half-full kettle, put it on to boil, and then let it sit for ten minutes before emptying it out. The alarmingly large flakes of limescale at the bottom were gone, and cuppas no longer had that dreaded scummy stuff on top of them!"

    Jasmin Nahar

    Price: £1.40 for three sachets.

    5. And you can keep your kettle limescale-free after deep-cleaning it thanks to this genius ball.

    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed

    "Mineral deposits will collect in between its mesh wires rather than building up in your kettle. I can remove and rinse it quickly and easily whenever I need to, which is much easier than cleaning built-up limescale from my most-used kitchen appliance!"

    Amy Glover

    Price: £1.85.

    6. OGX's biotin & collagen conditioner is a cult-status product for a reason!

    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed

    "I love how nourishing and moisturising this conditioner is for my long, dry hair! It costs around £7 in my local supermarket, so I was VERY pleased to snap it up for half of that online."

    Amy Glover

    Price: £3.49.

    7. Treat yourself to a luxurious night in with this jade roller, or relax with these fancy AF gold-coloured under-eye pads. Or, you know, do both at the same time.

    Valeza Bakolli / BuzzFeed

    "The pads brighten and plump my under-eye area in minutes – they make me feel like I'm in a spa! The jade roller is a great way to work in serums without getting the oil from your hands onto your face."

    Valeza Bakolli

    Gold under-eye pads price: £9.99 for 25 pairs.

    Jade roller price: £11.95 – it also comes with a jade scraper.

    8. This Seche Vite topcoat will keep your nail polish looking salon-fresh for way longer than it'd last otherwise. Reviewers love its silky, chip-resistant finish!

    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed

    "Home manicures barely used to last me a day, partly because when I saw a loose bit of varnish I couldn't resist picking it off (I know, I know). This topcoat's finish is too hard to be picked at, though – I feel like I'm wearing gels! It bonds your nail varnish to the nail beds underneath, so your manicure can stay put for weeks."

    Amy Glover

    Price: £7.20.

    9. Hoo boy, do reviewers love this powerful 'Elbow Grease' degreaser spray.

    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed

    "The product was powerful enough to remove oil from plastics and metals without any scrubbing on my behalf. I simply sprayed the formula onto my flat's extractor fan, let it sit for a couple of minutes, and then wiped the stickiness away!"

    Amy Glover

    Price: £1.00.

    10. This cuticle remover gel from Sally Hansen gets to work in fifteen seconds.

    Valeza Bakolli / BuzzFeed

    "It got rid of the dead skin at the base of my nails ridiculously quickly, and it didn't burn or even prickle. You get loads of product for the price too!"

    Valeza Bakolli

    Price: £6.98.

    11. Banish the limescale from your shower head with this specially-designed spray.

    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed

    "Spray some of its enzyme-packed formula onto any affected surfaces and a thick foam will come out, which then works its limescale-destroying magic for five minutes at most. It really ~got into~ all the hard-to-reach nooks and crannies of my shower head, which was a relief considering I thought I'd have to use an old toothbrush on the jets!"

    Amy Glover

    Price: £3.00.

    12. This (satisfying AF) fabric comb will remove the bobbles from your fave clothes in a few easy swipes.

    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed

    "Simply run it over your clothes and it'll pick up and remove bobbles as it goes along the fabric. I've used this on my most delicate clothes without any damage and it's completely reusable!"

    Amy Glover

    Price: £3.29.

    13. You'll be able to take long-distance selfies hassle-free thanks to this wireless Bluetooth clicker.

    Muinat Abdul / BuzzFeed

    "I snapped up this Bluetooth remote so I could be my own IG baddie! You just connect it to your iPhone or Android and it helps you take pictures from a distance – no more awkward selfies. It cost barely over a fiver, and it's really simple to set up too. I was able to take lots of pictures in my dream dress!"

    Muinat Abdul

    Price: £5.29.

    14. Remove the Dreaded Patch from your ceiling by using this ridiculously highly-rated mould removal spray.

    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed

    "Leave this foaming spray on any affected areas for up to half an hour and then wipe it away to reveal a mildew-free surface underneath. I didn't need to scrub or even wipe too hard when removing the product – it came off (along with the mould) in a couple of easy swipes!"

    Amy Glover

    Ptice: £4.80.

    15. This reusable pet hair roller will pick up even the finest of shed fur in no time.

    Jasmin Nahar / BuzzFeed

    "I have a yellow lab, so it's really noticeable when she sheds on my soft furnishings. Lint rollers don't work for me, and I'm not realistically going to whip out a hoover every time I spot a strand. This reusable roller really changed the game! It picks up every single hair, and while you're using it, the fur gets collected into a handy compartment that you can easily open into the bin."

    Jasmin Nahar

    Price: £10.99.

    16. Conceal AND heal your spots with these hydrocolloid patches.

    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed

    "I applied one of these on top of my spot and overnight it began drawing the excess moisture and gunk out from my skin, helping to dry out (and eventually eradicate) the zit."

    Amy Glover

    Price: £5.99 for 24 patches.

    17. You'll be able to wash your dishes using only water thanks to this clever double-sided washing-up pad.

    Jasmin Nahar / BuzzFeed

    "I was a little bit sceptical about whether or not this would work, but the reviews were so good I HAD to give it a go! Turns out it really does live up to its promises – there's one tough scrubber side and another softer side, so you'll have all your bases covered. Just chuck it in the washing machine whenever it gets grubby!"

    Jasmin Nahar

    Price: £2.99.

    18. This dewy-finish NYX setting spray is designed to make your foundation look way less cakey, and it'll keep your makeup in place all day too.

    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed

    "NYX also make a matte version of this setting spray, but I prefer the dewy kind on my dry skin! It makes my face look more hydrated and ensures my foundation looks more like *skin* than makeup – as if all that wasn't enough, it's got some serious staying power as well."

    Amy Glover

    Price: £4.89.

    19. Transform your extremely well-used mugs with this deep-cleaning powder.

    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed

    "You know those cups you've abandoned in the back of the cupboard because their stains are so bad? Yeah, I had one of those and figured that this highly-rated powder was its only hope. I was amazed by the results – the product wears away the stains and marks from buildup without damaging the mug's surface underneath, and it doesn't leave a bad taste or odour behind either!"

    Amy Glover

    Price: £6.14.

    20. This soap saver will keep your sink protected from the stickiness of wet bar soaps.

    Valeza Bakolli / BuzzFeed

    "I really love this soap saver – it's so simple, but it really does work. Air circulates through the plastic and helps to dry the soap on top! Neither side of this soap saver has gotten sticky yet, so I'm pretty wowed."

    Valeza Bakolli

    Price: £3.98.

    21. And this Bar Keeper's Friend cleaning powder will make your grimiest kitchen utensils look as good as new again.

    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed

    "I'd nearly given up on this (frankly gross) baking tray and decided as a last resort to give this cleaning powder a go. It was easy to use – I just placed it into the tin and scrubbed until the stains had gone before rinsing the grime away!"

    Amy Glover

    Price: £2.50.

    22. Okay, but just look at how well this eyelash lift kit works!

    Valeza Bakolli / BuzzFeed

    "This lil' lash lift kit went above and beyond my expectations – it was surprisingly quick and easy to use, gave me salon-style results, and still has a good eight to ten uses left! Needless to say, my eyelash curlers will be taking an early retirement."

    Valeza Bakolli

    Price: £18.99.

    23. Okay, so this is a bit gross, but you know when limescale builds up in the base of your loo and no brush can clean it? Well, that's where this highly effective pumice stone comes in.

    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed

    "Our loo had some serious limescale buildup in its base that no amount of bleach or scrubbing could get rid of, and it was getting pretty disgusting. I eventually found out about pumice cleaning blocks online and nabbed this inexpensive one after reading its rave reviews! Just wet the stone, rub it over your grossest surfaces, and then rinse or wipe the dirt away."

    Amy Glover

    Price: £2.40.

    24. This memory foam cushion might just change the way you work from home.

    Jasmin Nahar / BuzzFeed

    "I have spent the past few months flitting between my sofa and a dining room chair while working from home, but it was really starting to take its toll on my lower back. I'd featured this memory foam cushion in posts before and, after getting fed up of my own working-from-home aches, decided to give it a go! It has been an absolute game changer for me – now when I sit at the dining table I don't feel sore, and I feel like my posture has improved too. It's incredibly comfortable, but not so soft that you don't get any support. For the price and how much use it gets (eight hours a day, five days a week), I think it's well worth a buy."

    Jasmin Nahar

    Price: £23.99.

    25. This eco-friendly laundry egg could eliminate your need for detergent altogether.

    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed

    "Pop it in the drum of your washing machine with your clothes and the beads inside will create a fresh-smelling lather as they circulate! I find that it removes stains and odours just as well as regular detergent does, and one egg will see you through for up to 210 washes (woah)."

    Amy Glover

    Price: £12.99.

    26. Keep your lips hydrated with O'Keeffe's nourishing balm!

    Jasmin Nahar / BuzzFeed

    "I suffer from really dry, cracked lips that are actually pretty painful as the weather gets colder (I am basically a lizard woman). Even being indoors more now doesn't really help because the central heating plays havoc with skin. I got this lip balm after being impressed by the O'Keeffe's hand cream, and I love how it absorbs really quickly and doesn't leave behind any thick, greasy residue on the lips. Plus, it actually stays put even after I've had something to eat or drink. I've tried quite a few high-end lip balms that promise amazing results but this inexpensive one is the first to properly deliver!"

    Jasmin Nahar

    Price: £3.00.

    27. This hyper-precise eyebrow pencil will get your brows looking great in no time!

    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed

    "It's got a brow-shaping spoolie on one end and a fine-tipped pencil at the other. Reviewers love how long-lasting it is, and I've found that it fills in the scar in my right eyebrow where other products struggle to do so!"

    Amy Glover

    Price: £4.99.

    28. This Pink Stuff cleaning paste will clean everything from metal to tiles!

    Amy Glover / BuzzFeed

    "It's made up of gritty cleaning beads suspended in a gel, so it grinds away at tough stains without scratching up whatever's underneath. It's suitable for use on most hard surfaces (think ceramic tiles, barbecues, pots and pans, and more!). I was amazed by how quickly and effectively it got rid of the rust underneath my shower."

    Amy Glover

    Price: £3.79.

    29. If you love keeping your hair out of your face but hate the tension that often comes with tying it up, these Invisibobble hair ties will give you the best of both worlds.

    Jasmin Nahar / BuzzFeed

    "After being sick of having to deal with dents in my hair whenever I took my ponytail out, I decided to give these Invisibobbles a go. They're super gentle on the hair so I don't experience that painful 'tugging' feeling that sometimes happened when I put my hair up. They expand to fit your hair regardless of thickness, and then they shrink back down when not in use! You can speed that process up by putting them in warm water, which I do when I want to wrap them around a bit tighter."

    Jasmin Nahar

    Price: £4.99 for three.

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