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    Just 40 Summer Products That Reviewers Really Love

    Mosquito repellent that actually works. You're welcome.

    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 โ€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A Takeya cold brew maker so you can drink your favorite caffeinated beverage whenever you please without the $5+ charge (NYC coffee = so damn expensive). This is cleverly designed with an airtight lid and stainless-steel filter to keep coffee fresh for up to two weeks.

    Maitland Quitmeyer / BuzzFeed

    Just add up to six tablespoons of your go-to coffee beans into the filter, fill it with water, and leave it in the fridge for up to 24 hours. Then, remove the filter from the pitcher and โ€” BAM โ€” you've got some delicious coffee.

    Promising review: "This was my first cold brewing experience, but this product made it easy! Just put your coffee in the filter, fill it with water, and forget it in the fridge for a day! Plus, I love that everything comes apart easily and can be put in the dishwasher." โ€”shackelforrd

    Get it from Amazon for $23.58.

    To learn more, read up on this $20 cold brew maker.

    2. An Eyeko waterproof mascara that makes ~waves~ because it really, truly, 100% delivers on its no raccoon eyes promise. So go ahead and watch Titanic or walk your dog during a torrential downpour โ€” black smudges gracing your under-eyes are officially a problem of the past.

    hand holding the tube of waterproof mascara / Via @eyeko

    Promising review: "I've tried a bunch of waterproof mascaras in the past, but it always inevitably gets into my contacts and burn my eyes โ€” especially if I swim in salt water. After reading a ton of reviews, I decided to try this Eyeko mascara and now I'm a believer. I went on an 8+ hour boat tour in Mexico and even after swimming all day (and diving off the boat multiple times), my mascara stayed in place. It didn't crumble, smudge, burn, or affect my contacts at all. It did take a while to remove, but that's a small price to pay for something that actually works!" โ€”Carrie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.

    3. A Cutter bug control concentrate because I don't know about you, but I'm sick and tired of avoiding my backyard for fear of being bitten ALIVE. This spray effectively wards off mosquitoes, ants, beetles, and more for up to four weeks, so you'll be able to sit outside without looking like caviar to every mosquito within a 500-mile radius.

    reviewer photo of the large bottle labeled "Cutter backyard bug control"

    Promising review: "I bought this because my family couldnโ€™t sit outside without being eaten alive by swarms of mosquitoes and biting flies. I tried everything else so I figured itโ€™s as worth a shot. Iโ€™ve spent thousands on things that were completely ineffective. Sprayed it last Friday, havenโ€™t seen or been bitten by one bug since! This has been a lifesaver! I can enjoy my yard again!" โ€“Cee Bee

    Get it from Amazon for $8.86.

    4. A scoop neck top and high-cut bottom meant for frolicking on sandy beaches and sipping champagne on a private yacht. Do you own a private yacht? Sadly, no. But if you did... this is what you'd be wearing so let's dub it the "next best thing.",

    Promising review: "Like, WOW. I bought this on a whim because I really love this bathing suit style, but Iโ€™ve always been way too scared to actually buy one. Iโ€™m a size 12, I have a ton of stretch marks, and honestly I am very body conscious โ€” this will make you look bomb, whatever your body type is. I ordered a size XL, and it fit great." โ€”Christino

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99 (available in sizes S-XXL and in 10 colors).

    5. A draft-blocker to keep all that precious, cold air from escaping your bedroom. Not only will this save $$ because you won't have to blast the AC on its strongest setting, but it's also fantastic for blocking outside noises (loud roommates + quarantine = not great, not fun).

    reviewer photo of the white draft blocker

    Promising review: "I used it to close the gap in some of the rooms in our house. We are working from home and closing the air gaps reduces sound traveling between rooms and also enables better air conditioning." โ€”manikandan

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in five colors).

    6. Strappy sandals designed with supportive leather straps, a cushioned midsole, and a timeless silhouette that ensure the following: They will be worn every. damn. day. Plus, reviewers swear they're comfortable straight out of the box.

    models wearing brown and white sandals

    Promising review: "Love these sandals! They are soooooo comfortable right when you put them on. I want to get them in every color." โ€”Leslie J.

    Get them from Nisolo for $130 (available in sizes 5-11 and in six colors).

    7. A game of Kan Jam, an outdoor flying disc toss that guarantees an afternoon more competitive than the Olympics. This no-frills lawn game is simple: stop your opponent from hitting the "kan" on your side.

    two black Kan Jam targets with a big yellow disc

    "This is a game my friends have been playing at the beach since we were in high school โ€” it's always been a big hit. The rules are quite simple: break into two pairs but position yourselves across from one another. Then all you have to do is aim your Frisbee toss at the 'kan.' If your teammate deflects the Frisbee to hit the kan, you get one point. If the disc hits the kan on its own, that is two points. If your teammate taps the Frisbee into the kan that's three points. If by some lucky chance you throw the disc RIGHT INTO THE SLOT, you win!" โ€”Heather Braga, BuzzFeed Staff

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    8. An insulated tumbler to elevate your ~vino~ experience. How? It's simple: Keep this glass in the fridge or freezer until you're ready for some red and it'll keep wine at the *perfect* temperature (goodbye, melted ice cubes and diluted drinks!), plus the silicone gripper means it's easy to hold.

    the white glasses with gray silicone grippers

    Promising review: "I'm always leaving a drink around somewhere and by the time I remember or accidentally come across it, all the ice has melted and it's lukewarm. Not with this little beauty. You can leave your, alcohol, wine, soda, OJ or just water for 20 minutes and its still cold when you finally drink it. And since you didn't need to use ice, it's not watered down." โ€”EB

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in 15 colors).

    9. A Homech inflatable pool that will hold us all over until our dreams of an in-ground come true (one day!). This is surprisingly deep and can comfortably fit two adults or up to five kids, plus durable PVC means it won't leak or pop after exactly one encounter with a mildly sharp object.

    the blue pool filled with water and a float inside

    Promising review: "The HOA pool was locked down (thanks COVID!), and the heat was coming. So I ordered up this gem on Amazon. Arrived within a week and inflated in minutes (the secret is a hairdryer and a sawed-off water bottle). This baby is strong. It can take 100-plus degrees Palm Springs heat AND the neighbor's annoying cat who likes to rest his claws on the top while he drinks. Deep enough for me to float on my raft and pretend I don't have a care in the world." โ€”L. Harris

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    10. A tank top and shorts combo if "hot sleeper" doesn't even begin to describe the pool of sweat that's bubbled around your body by the time you're hitting snooze. This set gives humidity problems the boot due to how breathable and lightweight it is.


    Promising review: "Love these pajamas so much more than the bamboo ones I have been wearing. I bought bamboo originally because they were supposed to prevent sweating but that didn't work for me. These pajamas actually do! They fit perfectly, are extremely comfortable, wash and dry well, and I don't sweat." โ€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in sizes Sโ€“XXL and in 14 colors).

    11. A Sun Bum leave-in spray that enlists the hydrating benefits of coconut and sunflower seed oil to give hair what it needs this right this second: MOISTURE. Not only will this counteract the drying effects of sun and chlorine, but it even works as a lightweight de-tangler to help your brush glide right through each thin strand.

    hand holding bottle with yellow spray nozzle labeled "sun bum"

    Psst, this spray is also cruelty-free, gluten-free, and vegan.

    Promising review: "I have never written a review for any product before, but I loved this leave-in spray so much that I just had to. I have long, blonde, thin, curly hair so of course it is frizzy and gets damaged easily. I have tried a million leave-in sprays and creams (most much more pricey than this one) and nothing compares. I sprayed this into my hair when it was damp and was immediately impressed with how easily I could comb through my hair. The product seriously reduced frizz and left me with soft, healthy-looking ringlets (I can't get over how soft my hair is!)." โ€”Hayley

    Get it from Amazon for $14.05.

    12. A suction-cup window garden if growing tomatoes in your backyard isn't a possibility due to, well, not having a yard (shoutout to fellow city dwellers). This kit comes with bean and squash seeds and a water spout, plus makes for the perfect summertime activity for the kiddos.


    Promising review: "Simple kit with everything you need, plus extra seeds. The plants are growing in healthy and the kids are enjoying the process and tracking it all with the journal. We did some extra research with the older kids and my arts and crafts lover is painting a watercolor journal of all the plants changes." โ€”Ashton

    Get it from KiwiCo for $14.95.

    13. Sanuk flip flops with a cushioning that mimics yoga mat material, aka these babies are really ๐Ÿ‘ darn ๐Ÿ‘ comfy ๐Ÿ‘. Plus, reviewers swear that they last forever โ€” even with constant wear.

    two pairs of black flip flops side-by-side labeled "7 year old flip flops and their twin replacements"

    Promising review: "These are my favorite. As a Southern Californian, I wear flip-flops year-round. The last pair of Sanuk yoga mat flip flops I bought lasted through almost three years of constant wear (they were basically the only shoes I wore for three years, so I'm serious when I say constant). They're comfortable enough to wear for a day at Disneyland, even with arthritic joints." โ€”beth

    Get them from Amazon for $18.82+ (available in sizes 5โ€“11 and in 11 colors).

    14. A shatterproof Corkcicle bottle so great, it'll leave you thinking "where has this been all my life?" A triple-insulated stainless steel means your drink will be ice cold for 25 hours or hot, hot, hot for 12.

    the bottle in white, pink, blue, and purple

    Promising review: "You will be amazed at how this insulated water bottle keeps temperature consistency of whatever beverage you put in. Iโ€™ve put ice-water in it then accidentally left it in my car all day in the middle of the summer. Guess what...still ice cold when I got back to the car eight hours later. Keeps hot beverages hot and cold beverages cold perfectly. Also, the bottle doesn't sweat at all." โ€”Jules

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95 (available in three sizes and 48 colors).

    15. A color-block swimsuit one reviewer claimed makes them feel "like a goddess," which wow โ€” Percy Jackson me up and get this into my cart right now. I, too, am trying to exude Aphrodite vibes this season.

    model wearing the colorblock bathing suit

    Get it from Lively for $65 (available in sizes XS-L and in two colors).

    16. Outdoor string lights that can zhuzh up any setting and make it romantic. Simply throw this on above your gross outdoor seating area and you've got yourself a patio worthy of Instagram posts and Pinterest saves. Joanna Gaines, I hear you're hiring?

    outdoor patio with bulb string lights hung up

    Promising review: "These transformed my backyard! I bought two 50-ft strands and have them stretched across two decent-sized patio areas. The light is gorgeous and romantic, and bright enough to not need other lights at night. We put them up in early October to enjoy the last bit of fall and they have survived through rain and frost so far without breaking. The glass is very thin, but it's also very light, so they seem to hold up pretty well. I will probably order more!" โ€”Shannon H.

    Get it from Amazon for $18.98+ (available in three sizes).

    17. A bug bite suction tool for anyone who feels like an all-you-can-eat buffet for mosquitoes ("why me?" โ€” me every summer). This promptly eases itching and swelling by removing insect saliva, venom, and other irritants, so rest assured you won't spend the night scratching at your legs and cursing the brief time you spent in your backyard.,

    Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times โ€” so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. I woke up with a bug bite on my arm so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions) โ€” immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: itโ€™s awesome. Iโ€™m carrying it with me everywhere!" โ€”Rebecca

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $18.95.

    18. A sleeved T-shirt for scenic walks and long hikes. This top enlists the help of a lightweight, moisture-wicking fabric that also provides sun protection and prevents any smelly odors from forming (because all deodorant effectiveness goes right out the window the moment you start to sweat, that's not up for debate).

    reviewer wearing the sleeved top in blue

    Promising review: "Withstood the Arizona heat test. I wore this on a bicycle ride under my jersey. It was 104 degrees. It was cool! I even tried one sleeve up to compare arms and the covered one was cooler because the radiant heat of the sun was hot! I sprinkled my sleeves with water and it was really cool for a while. I got it because my skin is starting to get age spots even with daily sunscreen so I have to cover up." โ€”Saltwater girl

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95 (available in sizes XSโ€“XXL and in 11 colors).

    19. A Tower 28 facial spray โ€“ it revitalizes and refreshes skin with three simple ingredients: hypochlorous acid, water, and sodium chloride. Give your complexion a spritz of this trio to cleanse, soothe redness, and calm irritation. Reviewers even *swear* by this product for combatting maskne!

    model holding the clear spray bottle with white cap labeled "Tower 28"

    Promising review: "OK, so MASKNE is a real thing. I have been wearing a mask almost daily since March (work in healthcare). I did not realize it when I made the initial purchase, but the main ingredient in this is actually widely used in healthcare as an antiseptic and for wound healing. And. It. Totally. Works." โ€”acsRN

    Promising review: "This stuff has been a LIFESAVER. I've been experiencing excessively dry flaky burning skin for a month and NOTHING was soothing it. My sister-in-law gave me the last little bit of her bottle and I tried it, as I was desperate for anything to work. It cleared up almost overnight!" โ€”morninngstaar

    Get it from Sephora for $12+ (available in two sizes).

    20. A purposely oversized blanket that deserves a standing ovation from hot sleepers. Temp-regulating technology and a 100% Muslin cotton means you *won't* wake up drenched in sweat, plus you can wave those 3 a.m. "If I have one leg outside of the comforter...." thoughts goodbye. No more overheating.

    Muslin Comfort

    Promising review: "It is so soft and super comfortable. I donโ€™t get night sweats anymore because this blanket is so breathable. I love the weight of it and the size is perfect, too." โ€”Shalene C.

    Get it from Muslin Comfort for $169.99+ (available in three colors and four sizes).

    21. A stainless-steel slicer so that you can cut up your ๐Ÿ‰ favorite fruit ๐Ÿ‰ without googling "how to properly cut a watermelon." This one tool cuts up perfectly symmetrical watermelon cubes every use, saving you tons of time and several tears shed.

    a reviewer pic of stainless steel cutter slicing through watermelon and creating cubes

    This slicer also comes with a melon baller scoop! I love free gifts with purchase.

    Promising review: "This tool is so handy!! I hate cutting watermelon and this is so fast and easy to use and wash. I cut a watermelon in less than five minutes with this thing. The included baller is also great for the small leftover, hard-to-reach places." โ€”Andrea Draine

    Get it from Amazon for $8.77.

    22. An "air" cami crafted with ultra breathable 100% cotton. Plus, bra wearers can rejoice: a curved hem and slightly wider straps mean no ๐Ÿ‘ underwire ๐Ÿ‘ peekage. ๐Ÿ‘

    model wearing the tank

    Promising review: "I was very attached to a black lightweight tank similar to this for years and it had become so beat up i was looking for a new one. I was having trouble finding the right neckline and lightweight feel that I had liked so much in my old tank and voila, found this-thank you Everlane! This is even nicer than my old one, super soft and hangs really beautifully. Got it in both black and white. I feel like you can dress this up or down, just a lovely piece!" โ€”Ariana K.

    Get it from Everlane for $28 (available in sizes XXS-XL and in seven colors).

    23. A Coleman pressure-activated mat that stays up to 10 degrees cooler than room temperature. This prevents your pup from feeling overheated (cue panting), keeps 'em extra comfy on hot summer days, and can even be used outdoors.

    dog laying on top of a red mat

    Promising review: "I have a pug and a toy fox terrier/chihuahua mix and they absolutely love this thing. I just leave it sitting on the living room floor and they gravitate towards it whenever they need to cool down (they sometimes even fight over it). Both fit simultaneously if they are in the mood for sharing the space. The mat is tough, too! I don't think their nails can penetrate it." โ€”E Marsh

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in four colors).

    24. Tend solution because ingrown hairs and razor bumps are truly the ~pits~. Simply spread this lotion on before waxing or shaving (and yes, it's safe for the bikini area โ€” I know that's the question haunting your pretty little mind) and POOF! No skin irritation or bumps.

    before-and-after photo of reviewer on left with razor bumps on armpit labeled "before" and the same reviewer with no razor bumps on the right labeled "after"

    Promising review: "This stuff is AMAZING. You would never believe it, but it works wonders. One of the worst parts of summer for me is razor burn and chafing/irritation, particularly at the beach when the hair follicles on my legs dry up from the saltwater. This stuff prevents ALL of that. No bumps, no pain, nothing. The best part? It doesn't matter when you put it on. Before you shave, after you shave, even when you're not shaving, going to the beach, getting back from the beach, etc. It just always works." โ€”Claire

    Get it from Amazon for $14.79.

    25. A halter swim-dress taking notes from the retro styles of decades past (cc: lemon prints and nautical themes). This is perfect for backyard volleyball by the pool, an eventual trip to that water theme park, and so on.

    reviewer wearing the red and white striped top and navy blue bottom swimdress

    Promising review: "This is the BEST swimsuit I've ever owned. You could literally wear this all day and not feel like you're in a bathing suit, it's THAT comfortable. Great for the beach, pool parties, or swimming." โ€”Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (available in sizes Sโ€“6X and in 18 colors).

    26. An electric pressure washer, because the time to deep clean your outdoor spaces has arrived ๐ŸŽตat laaaast ๐ŸŽต. Prepare for satisfying results on everything from wood decks and outdoor cushions to driveway pavement and house siding.,

    This pressure washer is even designed with a hose reel for easy organization and storage.

    Promising review: "Iโ€™ve never used a power washer. I have a deck thatโ€™s 20+ years old. Itโ€™s never been stained or taken care of. I bought the power washer to try to spruce it up and WOWWWWWW, did it deliver. Not only was it a breeze to get ready for use, itโ€™s even easier to use!!! I canโ€™t wait to finish the deck cleaning and other projects around the house now. This is worth every penny." โ€”Stacy Davis

    Get it from Amazon for $154.

    27. An OXO cocktail shaker to ~shake up~ your at-home mixologist game. This design, with its jigger lid and double-walled insulation, makes it easy to master your favorite summer cocktails. *immediately envisions a margarita*

    model pouring liquid from the stainless steel silver shaker into a glass

    Promising review: "This is the best cocktail shaker I have ever had and worth every penny. If you're thinking you might want to get the cheaper single wall stainless-steel shaker, think again. The double wall is essential to not having the whole outside freeze up and make your hands cold and stuck to the shaker. Think Christmas Story tongue-on-pole scene. I had bought a cheaper shaker before buying this one that I did not like and ended up throwing away. This was keeps your hands from getting cold, has a lid that fits well, does not leak, is super easy to clean, and the top can be used as a jigger." โ€”ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97.

    28. A pair of anti-chafing bands that'll prevent the painful rubbing together of your thighs โ€” 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.

    Promising review: "I took a trip to Paris and decided to buy these after being on the fence because I knew we'd be walking around the city a ton. I've struggled with red thighs when I walk long distances, and the various powders/lotions I've tried hadn't been doing it for me. i bought these and WOW do they work! My thighs were comfy and secure, and I walked MILES in these. Ladies, if you experience painful thigh chafing then these are for you!" โ€”Shelby Smith

    Get them from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in six sizes and 17 colors).

    To learn more, check out "These Anti-Chafe Bands Are Gorgeous, Comfortable, And Will Save Your Thighs".

    29. A daily SPF 35 sunscreen bound to become your skincare holy grail. This water-gel formula is hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, vegan, works well under makeup, doesn't leave your forehead looking like a vat of grease, *and* it won't leave behind a white cast.

    hand holding white tube with yellow cap labeled "glossier invisible shield"

    Promising review: "I've been searching for the longest time for a sunscreen that doesn't feel greasy, make me oily, or cause me to breakout. I was hesitant to purchase this because of the higher price point and small size, but it is totally worth it. This is the only sunscreen I've tried that feels nice on my skin! I use it daily and haven't experienced any breakouts or sunburn." โ€”mckenna

    Get it from Glossier for $25.

    To get more scoop on this brand, check out all the Glossier products we love.

    30. Or! A reef-safe SPF50 ThinkBaby sunscreen perfect for face and body, plus is specifically formulated with kiddos in mind because it's water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. This means coming back from a day at the beach = no longer having to scoop out buckets of soothing aloe.

    the sunscreen

    Promising review: "Love love love this sunscreen for my kids! Goes on easy, no weird residue, smells great, and we've never had a sunburn! Once I found this, I've never tried anything else!" โ€”Jen

    Get it from Think for $12.99.

    31. A leak-proof champagne stopper to keep your favorite beverage as fizzy as the day it was popped. This built-in pressure pump preserves bubbles and therefore preserves champagne, meaning it won't go to waste if you don't finish an entire bottle the day it's opened. Now without further ado, can I get an ice cold mimosa please?

    on the left, the stainless steel and black stopper labeled "seal it" and on the right, a hand pressing down labeled "pump it"

    This stopper is even equipped with a date tracker so you always know how long the bottle has been sitting in the fridge!

    Promising review: "I purchased this stopper after seeing one being used at a local wine tasting event. I enjoy sparkling wines, but either have to drink the whole bottle myself before it gets flat (ugh) or throw it out (terribly wasteful). This product was the answer to my problem! It is very easy to use and keeps my sparkling beverage fresh and bubbly! Definitely a must!" โ€”MKC

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    32. A swing chair that turns any backyard into a vacation-like oasis. Picture it: a good book, your morning coffee, and a citronella candle burning to ward off the mosquitoes. Bliss, am I right?

    free-floating wicker chair with white cushion and metal stand

    Promising review: "This. Chair. Is. Amazing. I've been wanting a new chair in my living room for some time now. I figure, go big or go home! I saw this swing chair and just fell in love with the structure, the big round seat. It looked so comfy, like a big bird's nest. I took a chance and ordered it. It just arrived yesterday and MAN OH MAN, it is everything I've ever wanted! The chair is massive and could easily fit the tallest of my friends with ease, yet it doesn't take up a ton amount of space. Defies the laws of physics? Perhaps!" โ€”Meridith

    Get it from Wayfair for $759.99 (originally $1,069).

    33. A floral print romper if you love the look of dresses but are terrified of sudden gusts of wind. This give you the silhouette of a short mini *but* the flowy shorts mean you can cartwheel in public without panic. *attempts a cartwheel at 26* *is in pain for a week straight*

    reviewer wearing a green floral romper

    Promising review: "Love this romper! It is so comfortable. I was a little worried about the length because I am 5โ€™8 but it was perfect! The back is a little longer than the front and provides extra coverage. Iโ€™ll definitely buy this in multiple colors!" โ€”Bailey Kaufmann

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes Sโ€“XL and in eight colors).

    34. A stainless-steel corer that turns cutting up pineapple into a much less intimidating experience. It's foolproof: Cut off the top of the fruit, twist the corer inside, then pull it out. Delicious, spiral-cut pineapple is yours โ€” minimal effort required, several frustrated tears saved.

    stainless steel corer next to empty pineapple with cut pineapple slices next to it

    Promising review: "I have seen pineapple corers advertised before but never bought one. I figured that it would be difficult to use โ€” WRONG! This corer worked exactly as advertised! It took very little effort to twist the blade down through the pineapple and was super easy to remove the fruit. If you love fresh pineapple but hate cutting them up, this is the gadget for you!" โ€”Mockingbird50

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    35. A Vanicream lip balm to keep your pout protected from the โ˜€๏ธ. This contains broad spectrum SPF30 and is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes, meaning sunburnt lips? A problem of the past.

    model holding white tube labeled "Vanicream"

    Promising review: "I have very sensitive skin that reacts to even the most mainstream sensitive skin products on the market. My dermatologist recommended Vanicream and Iโ€™ve never looked back. I use all of their products and Iโ€™ve never had a reaction. I decided to try the sunblock this summer and itโ€™s been great. Most other lip sunblocks are drying, but this one actually moisturizes!" โ€”Heidi E. Graser

    Get it from Amazon for $5.55.

    36. A machine-washable mat towel, because nothing says "I'm never doing yoga again" quite like your sweaty hands sliding down your sweaty mat to ruin what little stability you have in downward dog. If you know, you know.

    Anna Kopsky / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "It seriously has made me improve so much more during my practice, because I'm able to focus on my actual poses instead of getting slightly anxious that my yoga towel won't stay in place during what is supposed to be one of the most relaxing parts of my day. Plus, the Cush Gummy towel is thick enough where if I wanted to travel with it, I wouldn't have to lug my actual mat with me on my trip. I have a lot of yoga products I bring with me to class, but this is the most vital one!" โ€”Anna Kopsky, BuzzFeed Community Strategist

    Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in five colors).

    To learn more, check out "Just 11 Things You Might Want To Try In October".

    37. A handmade candle that is basically summer in soy form. This coconut and lime combo will remind you of beach days, salty hair, and the feel of being outdoors โ€” even if you're stuck in your home office attending a meeting that could have been an email.

    candle in clear jar with brown lid labeled "Grand Candles coconut + lime"
    Grand Candles Co / Etsy

    Promising review: "This smells like paradise bottled up in a candle!" โ€”Tara Juliano

    Get it from Grand Candles Co on Etsy for $7.99+ (available in four sizes).

    38. Charcoal oil blotters for quickly and conveniently removing the grease that's taken residence on your T-zone. These inexpensive sheets are safe for acne-prone complexions, plus they don't ruin your makeup in the process.,

    Promising review: "I have lived with oily skin my whole life and, when spring and summer arrive, my face is even more oily. These blotting sheets are much better than the ones you get at the drugstore, and I only need to use one sheet for my entire face (as opposed to the two sheets I need to use with other brands)." โ€”Boa C.

    Get a pack of 200 from Amazon for $11.35.

    39. A plant-derived BodyGlide anti-blister balm to stop blisters from forming (#duh), as well preventing back-of-heel chafing that would otherwise turn your new sandals into a painful, bloody mess.

    hand holding purple tube labeled "foot anti blister balm" / Via @bodyglide

    Promising review: "I thought this stuff was a bunch of BS, I was like 'pssh what a waste of $8 ON AMAZON FOR THIS LITTLE THING.' Well, I put it on today on spots where my flats rub on my skin. My feet survived an entire day, INTACT! Highly recommend. This product made wearing shoes that rub on your ankles/backs of your feet doable!" โ€”Jamie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    40. Paul Mitchell shampoo to reverse the havoc that swimming pools have on your hair. This removes chlorine remnants and other build-up from your tresses, but doesn't leave it scraggly and dried-out in the process โ€” in fact, it strengthens each strand.

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    Promising review: "I swim at least five times a week and this is the best shampoo I've found to remove chlorine without further drying my hair. My stylist actually commented on what good shape my hair was in! Can't recommend this enough, it's a great product." โ€”Lori Machens

    Get it from Amazon for $11.50.

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