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    37 Products That People Swear Are Their Best Purchases Ever

    Buh-bye, dry skin.

    1. La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 Balm – a multi-purpose balm suitable for face, body, lips, and hands. A nonsticky combination of shea butter and glycerin soothes irritated skin in a jiffy — and despite how moisturizing it is, reviewers swear that it doesn't cause breakouts. Not all heroes wear capes.

    before and after photo of reviewer on left with visibly red skin labeled "8:41pm" and on right, visibly less red skin labeled "10:47pm"

    2. A clear Mavala Switzerland polish purposely designed to have a bitter taste, the kind that will make even the most chronic nail-biter think twice before snacking on a finger. Less nail biting = stronger nails, faster growth, healthier cuticles, and a longer-lasting manicure.

    Left: A reviewer's hand with bitten-down short nails on 8/20/2017; right: the same hand with slightly grown-out nails on 10/16/2017

    3. A ribbed knit tunic that screams winter aesthetics thanks to an oversized, ultra-comfortable style — one that can be worn as a minidress with thick tights and booties *or* a plain old sweater with leggings.

    4. A BlenderBottle shaker bottle designed with a leak-proof seal, a flip cap snap, a carrying loop, and a stainless-steel wire whisk for whipping up protein shakes in a pinch. One reviewer even combines instant coffee and water for a morning caffeine boost!

    reviewer holding the black shaker

    5. A Bed Head waver capable of doing the Impossible (yes, Impossible with a capital "I"). This miracle tool allows even the straightest of manes to hold voluptuous waves: Just wrap your hair around the barrel, wait a few seconds, and you're done! Minimal effort required. Several tears shed. Tousled beach hair is yours.

    6. A Wilton nonstick mini loaf pan that even I, a terrible baker at best, am interested in purchasing. This baby is the perfect size for whipping up the banana bread recipes you've been inundated with for the past ~seven months. I'll give you a minute to drool over the chocolate chip banana bread with maple pecan glaze pictured below.

    7. Eva Naturals Vitamin C Serum Plus because adult acne is *the worst* and reviewers swear that this stuff helps. Not only does this blend of vitamin C, salicylic acid, retinol, and niacinamide attack blemishes with a vengeance, but it also provides moisture and reduces dullness. Heroes = they don't all wear capes.

    before and after photo of reviewer with visible scarring on left and less scarring on right

    8. Lightweight hoop earrings available in yellow, white, and rose gold as well as in three sizes. Reviewers swear these versatile bebe's look like they could easily cost five times the price — thankfully, they do not.

    model wearing the rose gold hoop earrings

    9. An omelet maker so you can make the perfect — extreme Dexter voice — ~omelet du fromage~ from the comfort of your own kitchen. Long gone will be the days of spending $8 at the diner. Just add eggs (and your favorite ingredients) to this nonstick microwave tool.

    10. A splurge-worthy multi-purpose oil formulated with several powerful oils (grape seed, jojoba, clary sage, and tea tree) to simultaneously soften skin and clear pores. This prevents ingrown hairs and bumps from forming anywhere you shave, plus it's great for repairing cuticles and split-ends, dries quickly, and won't leave a sticky residue behind.

    model holding clear round bottle with clear dropper and yellow liquid inside

    11. Reusable cable ties that will let you put all "this charging cord is tangled beyond help" situations to rest. These simple Velcro hooks are an easy (but genius) solution that keep everything from chargers to USB cables in check. Your tangle-induced heartaches = gone.

    12. A dishwasher-safe silicone strainer to drain your favorite meal with total ease — and by favorite meal, I obviously mean pasta with a side of more pasta and a generous helping of mac n cheese. Just clip this attachment on and voila, your work here is almost done.

    13. An ultra thin electrical cover because the only outlet in your entire bedroom is covered by a heavy dresser. Say so long, farewell to wiggling furniture out in order to make room for bulky plugs: this cover is connected to a power strip that lets you charge six devices at a time.

    14. Sherpa-lined sweats to make your legs feel as if they're being enveloped by a large, fluffy bathrobe. If you're dreading the winter and are perpetually cold (#me), then these babies are great — bonus points for a tapered leg that sets these apart from your oversized pajama bottoms.

    15. Fuzzy slippers exuding some serious champagne and caviar vibes. This guarantees your hooves look (*and* feel) like they have been dipped in luxury.

    fizzy criss cross slippers

    16. A Dash mini rice cooker for the perfect two cups of rice in ~20 minutes, minimal effort required on your part. This no-frills gadget is easy to operate (just add water and press the cook button), keeps your meal warm, and can even be used for oatmeal, stews, soups, veggies, and more.

    17. A stainless-steel odor absorber that will rid your hands of any pungent cooking or "It's my night to wash the dishes" scents. Whether you're chopping onions or cleaning fish, a quick wash with this bar, and voilà! Your hands are now odor-free.

    The soap bar-shaped stainless steel, with the text "rub away" on it

    18. A spice organizer so that you never have to shove past the bottles of thyme, garlic powder, and cumin in order to find the one thing you actually need: oregano. This will de-clutter your spice drawer (or any drawer, for that matter) in minutes.

    19. A Vivienne Sabó volumizing mascara to upgrade your lash game with a clump-free, cruelty-free, smudge-proof formula. Just one coat will make you feel as if you ~actually tried~ this morning, sans heavy foundation or a ton of time.

    20. A chunky knit satin-lined winter beanie for keeping your noggin warm in less-than-toasty temps *and* for not damaging your 'do in the process. The satin lining curbs damage, prevents moisture loss, and won't compromise your curl pattern or style.

    21. Vacuum storage bags for all the winter outerwear that takes up about 95% of your already minimal closet space. These easily compress chunky sweaters and thick duvets to a fraction of their normal size, plus an anti-microbial material keeps funky-smelling mold and mildew away. Just stuff, vacuum, and store.

    22. A sunlamp because *breathes in the same air that's been trapped in my bedroom since March* nature. This mimics sunlight to boost your mood, improve focus, and help your body create a more consistent sleep schedule. (Psst, this is especially great for night owls who prefer working late!)

    The rectangle-shaped light sitting on the counter with a pour-over coffee next to it

    23. A pair of anti-chafing bands to prevent the painful rubbing together of your thighs — the dreaded result of wearing summer dresses and skirts. These bands are comfortable, stay put, are available in solid and lace designs (#meow), and can even be worn during your morning run.

    24. A universal StopShroom so you can enjoy that so-pricey-it-hurts Lush bath bomb to the fullest knowing that your soak won't sneak back into the drain after *checks watch* three seconds. What's that I smell? Relaxation. And perhaps a hint of lavender.

    reviewer photo of the blue tub stopper in bath full of water

    25. A portable paw cleaner for when your good boy has decided to wander into the muddiest field on planet earth before trotting all over your freshly washed living room floors. Just add a little water, put each paw inside to be scrubbed by the silicone bristles, and that's it! Clean paws within seconds.

    26. A organizer tray to stack silverware, because kitchen real estate is not something we have and this helps maximize every single inch of space. Cutlery will look sleek and organized; narrow drawers long thought to not have a purpose will now be useful.

    27. A Lego movie activity kit here to inspire the next generation of Spielbergs. This includes all the tools you need (plus access to the accompanying app) for creating your very own stop-animation film and excuse me, as someone who took an intro to film class in college, I conclude that this is a great gift for children and adults alike.

    28. Pull-on Levi Strauss jeans – they look like your typical hunk of denim, but you've been duped! These are just as comfortable as your favorite leggings but look about a trillion times more put-together, so slipping these on at the beginning of a particularly important day is highly recommended.

    29. Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick – it was probably formulated by a Hogwarts alum because, tbqh, this stuff has a staying power best described as magic — your pout will seriously retain color for up to 16 hours! Reviewers swear that this stuff is smooch-proof, snack-proof, and sweat-proof.

    30. LAPCOS sheet masks available in a variety of formulas to tackle different skincare concerns. We highly recommend the red wine and escargot masks, the latter of which uses snail filtrate and chamomile flower to soothe irritation. Talk about ~slimy yet satisfying~.

    the wine, escgargot, and pearl sheet masks

    31. High-waisted leggings, aka the bread and butter of any WFH wardrobe. These provide awesome compression, come in a variety of fab solids and prints, *plus* have over 7,000 positive reviews.

    32. An edge control gel to help lay your edges and slick back baby hairs with just a few flicks of product. Major bonus points: It won't flake or leave behind any residue, which is *heart eyes* the definition of perfection in our book.

    33. An over-the-drain protector for anyone with a pop-up drain that is a: the bane of their existence and b: constantly getting clogged. This can quickly be placed on top of the drain to trap gunk, plus can be easily removed and cleaned.

    reviewer photo of the gray pop-up drain protector

    34. Kitschy oil and vinegar dispensers with a gravity-lid spout that automatically opens when facing downward, plus etched-in measurements ensure you'll follow that Pinterest recipe to a T. Accidentally pouring seven gallons of expensive olive oil will be a heartbreak of the past thanks to a steady pour.

    four dispensers with clear bottoms and blue, yellow, pink and white tops

    35. A plant-based, paraben-free EcoTools makeup brush shampoo about to give you the most satisfying results: envision globs of orange foundation dripping onto porcelain. It's fantastic, it takes only a few minutes from start to finish, and your makeup will apply so much smoother as a result.

    36. A lace peplum top here to — and I cannot believe I'm about to say this — make them...want to not wear sweats for the day?! This hunk of lace is so gorgeous, they may even start dressing up for Zoom meetings.

    reviewer wearing black lace high-neck top

    37. A USB-powered cooling pad if your laptop overheats so often, your upper thighs feel permanently. This genius gadget is equipped with three fans and is so lightweight, you'll feel like it's not even there.

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