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    Updated Jun 25, 2020

    Just 36 Summer Products That Reviewers Really Love

    A cold brew maker, watermelon cutter, sunscreen, and other amazing things that get a lot of fan mail (five-star reviews).

    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. 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 — BAM — 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." —shackelforrd

    Get it from Amazon for $23.58.

    To learn more, check out "If You Drink Iced Coffee Year Round, You Need This Under-$20 Cold Brew Maker".

    2. Sanuk flip flops with a cushioning that mimics yoga mat material, aka these babies are really 👏 darn 👏 comfy 👏. Plus, reviewers swear that they last forever — 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." —beth

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

    3. A retro-inspired halter one-piece so fabulous, it's inspired 4,000 glowing reviews. World, say hello to a swimsuit worthy of its own Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants spinoff. This thing is truly loved by everyone.,

    Promising review: "THIS SWIMSUIT BLEW ME OUT OF THE WATER, HOLY HECK! It fits, in a word, perfectly. I may just buy this in every color." —Emma Maas

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 19 colors).

    4. 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." —ashley

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97.

    5. A stainless-steel slicer so that you can cut up your 🍉 favorite fruit 🍉 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." —Andrea Draine

    Get it from Amazon for $8.77.

    6. A portable Kodak projector to turn any blank wall into a personal home theater. This little gadget lets you watch shows, films, and YouTube videos with integrated Airplay (and a USB slot and HDMI cable for connecting), plus it can be connected to an external speaker *and* has its own built-in speaker.

    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Despite its compact size, this little guy can actually project quite far (I tested it at 14 feet or so, and the image measures approximately 50 inches x 60 inches). I’ve used it to watch films and shows, and it truly feels like I have my own personal movie theater. (The darker the room, the clearer and crisper the images are, so I always use it at night with the lights out. However, blackout shades would work, too!) It can connect to a phone or computer, AND it has its own speakers (though you can connect it to an external speaker as well). For longer binge sessions, I like to have it plugged in so it doesn’t run out of juice, but it can last through a couple of 40-minute episodes unplugged just fine. The best part is once I’m done with it, it fits nicely into my drawers for storage. Easy peasy. It’s a lot simpler to deal with than the full-size one I used to own." —Yi Yang, BuzzFeed Editor

    Get it from Amazon for $224.99.

    To learn more, check out "7 Game-Changing Tech Products You Need ASAP".

    7. A game of cornhole to turn up the competition at your family's next backyard shindig. This set is fab if you have limited storage space: both "boards" are collapsible and fit easily into the provided storage bag.

    Promising review: "How neat is this? The most economical corn hole set I’ve seen! Another bonus is that I don’t need a large, dry space for storage. Lightweight, folds flat. and fits inside of its own travel/storage bag. Great to pull out when we have visitors." —Rita

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99.

    8. 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!" —Shannon H.

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

    9. 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.

    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!" —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".

    10. A Coleman pressure-activated mat that stays up to 10° 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." —E Marsh

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

    11. A V-neck wrap dress meant for great things. And when I say "meant for great things," I mean this will officially become your new go-to article of clothing when you don't know what else to wear this summer.,

    Promising review: "Great dress! The colors are super vibrant, plus the fabric is very lightweight and breezy. I love it so much that I ordered it in two more colors." —Jenna

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes S-XXL and in 21 colors).

    12. 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." —mckenna

    Get it from Glossier for $25.

    To learn more, check out "Just 9 Glossier Products We Really Love".

    13. A cool-to-the-touch comforter that deserves a standing ovation from hot sleepers. Temp-regulating technology and a 100% eucalyptus shell 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. / Via @buffy, Buffy

    This comforter is also super eco-friendly. It's sewn with 100% recycled thread and is shipped with vacuum-sealed virgin plastic packaging (which requires less fuel than a traditional shipping box).

    Promising review: "It's a bit thinner than I expected, but don't be fooled. Let it bunch up between your legs and you'll be a Buffy believer. It's so soft you feel pampered, yet it doesn't start getting hot like other fluffy comforters I've tried. Not sure it's possible to have this much comfort while staying this cool through the night." —Edward N.

    Get it from Buffy for $179+ (available in three sizes).

    14. A Garnier gel-cream moisturizer with a favorite four-letter word: COOL. Pop this refreshing formula (it's packed with vitamin C and a fruit water antioxidant complex) into the fridge before applying and prepare to feel as if you've just bitten into a York Peppermint Pattie.

    clear jar with light green moisturizer inside / Via @garnierusa

    This is an awesome moisturizer for combination skin because it provides instant relief for dry patches, but is lightweight enough to balance out the excess oil on your T-zone.

    Promising review: "LOVE this stuff and I have for years, and I'll admit I'm not a fan of most Garnier products. This moisturizer doesn't feel greasy in the slightest, yet it is immediately soothing and it feels like your skin is drinking it in. You can wear it under makeup during the day or at night. I can't say enough good things about this product! I'm 43 and still get hormonal acne every month, and this product has never made it worse, and has actually helped clear it up when my skin, despite the pimples, has gotten too dry due from astringents and other facial cleansers for oily skin." —Maria

    Get it from Amazon for $6.59.

    15. A sheer kimono you can drape on over a bathing suit or wear as a lightweight cardigan. Your wardrobe (and all the outfit possibilities that lie ahead) will know no bounds.,

    Promising review: "I was going on vacation and purchased this kimono solely as a beach coverup. The quality was lovely and I found myself wearing it day and night. You could dress it up with a nice tank top and dress slacks and you could dress it down for daytime at the beach." —Al

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 16 colors).

    16. 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!" —MKC

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    17. A BPA-free Nalgene water bottle with a screw-top lid, dishwasher-safe plastic, and etched-in measurements that let you keep track of exactly how much water you've sipped. This acts as a subtle reminder to stay hydrated, folks. / Via @nalgene, Rachel Dunkel / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I've been using this water bottle daily for about five weeks now since my purchase and I'm very very happy with it. It's still in very good shape and it has lasted through all my workouts at the local gym. Allows me to drink enough water and keep track of it since it is 32 ounces." —John

    Get it from Amazon for $10.55+ (available in 30 colors).

    To learn more, check out "Here's Why I Won't Stop Telling People How Much I Love My Nalgenes".

    18. 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!" —Meridith

    Get it from Wayfair for $559.99 (originally $1,069).

    19. A V-neck maxi dress for an easy, breezy, ~doesn't require pants~ outfit you'll want to slip on for and and every occasion. This is comfy enough to lounge in, stylish enough to picnic in. Cue Hannah Montana because 'tis the best of both worlds.

    reviewer wearing maxi dress in black

    Promising review: "This is super comfy and stylish to wear and most importantly, it has POCKETS! This is easy to dress up with a cute hat and accessories. It has a nice soft material without being clingy. This is my new favorite summer dress!" —Meredith

    Get it from Amazon for $25.98+ (available in sizes XS-XXL and in 23 colors).

    20. A jar of Gran's Remedy odor eliminator, because sweaty feet (and *ahem* the delicious smells they cause) are the bane of my existence come summer. Sprinkle this peppermint oil cooling powder into your shoes for seven consecutive days and it'll leave your feet, socks, and shoes smelling fresh for up to six months.

    Promising review: "For most of my life, I have had to replace shoes every six to 12 months after they inevitably begin stinking to the point where I'm not comfortable wearing them around other people. I've tried every powder, spray, washing, and 'freeze them for two weeks' trick I've found online and nothing has worked. I've been using Grans Remedy now for almost a year and its amazing. I am now wearing multiple pairs of shoes (including athletic shoes and boots) that are 3+ years old, some of which have had dozens of hours of mountain biking while wearing them, and none of them smell. I was buying multiple pairs of new shoes at a time so I could rotate them to manage how quickly they would get smelly... and now I haven't bought a new pair of shoes in over a year. This stuff really works great." —Boston Butler

    Get it from Amazon for $19.96.

    21. 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 — 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 — 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!" —Mockingbird50

    Get it from Amazon for $18.98.

    22. A Vanicream lip balm to keep your pout protected from the ☀️. 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 I’ve never looked back. I use all of their products and I’ve never had a reaction. I decided to try the sunblock this summer and it’s been great. Most other lip sunblocks are drying, but this one actually moisturizes!" —Heidi E. Graser

    Get it from Amazon for $5.55.

    23. 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!)." —Hayley

    Get it from Amazon for $14.05.

    24. 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!" —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".

    25. 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 — 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!" —Tara Juliano

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

    26. 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)." —Boa C.

    Get a pack of 200 from Amazon for $11.35.

    27. 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!" —Jamie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    28. An electric pressure washer, because the time to deep clean your outdoor spaces has arrived 🎵at laaaast 🎵. 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: "I’ve never used a power washer. I have a deck that’s 20+ years old. It’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, it’s even easier to use!!! I can’t wait to finish the deck cleaning and other projects around the house now. This is worth every penny." —Stacy Davis

    Get it from Amazon for $154.

    29. A wooden dice set to turn that nightly game of Yahtzee or Sevens into a more exciting ritual. This ~giant~ set includes six dice, a dry-erase scoreboard, and a canvas carrying bag that makes storage a breeze.

    set of six large dice on green grass

    Promising review: "This game has quickly become a fan favorite in our house! Very high quality and the dice are made of solid wood and seem to be holding up quite well after being tossed all over our yard. The dry erase score board is a bit smaller than I had imagined when we placed the order, but it works and allows us to keep score for Yahtzee and Farkle (it's two-sided). The storage bag keeps all the dice and score board together." —Dan

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three sizes).

    30. A SodaStream that makes it easy to DIY your own refreshing carbonated beverage. This turns flat water fizzy in just a few seconds, saving you a) *all* the money you'd typically spend on seltzer, and b) prevents you from wasting a ton of plastic. All in all, a total win.

    Abby Kass / BuzzFeed

    So how does it work? V. simple. Fill the bottle with water to the designated line, put it on the machine, then press the button on top for 2-second intervals (do this until you hear a releasing sound).

    FYI, this comes with CO2 and a BPA-free bottle.

    Promising review: "I drink a lot of carbonated water and now I drink even more! This soda stream is super simple to use — just snap the bottle in place and hit a button. In a minute, you've got a liter of carbonated water. It couldn't be simpler." —JA Hoffman

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99.

    To learn more, check out "I Use My Soda Stream Every Day To Make Sparkling Water".

    31. Non-toxic Each & Every deodorant free of aluminum *and* baking soda. Instead, essential oil blends are used to combat BO with a vengeance: think scents like coconut and lime, lavender and lemon, rose and vanilla, and more.

    hand holding black deodorant tube labeled "Each & Every lavender & lemon"

    I personally love the coconut and lime scent. As a sweaty person, I've tried a variety of natural deodorants that my body doesn't respond to (think rashes) — not the case with this one! Pro tip: Reapplication is key. I apply about twice a day and don't smell.

    Promising review: "A year ago I started to detox from aluminum antiperspirant, and every natural deodorant I’ve tried (which is about a dozen different kinds) gave me terrible rashes under my arms. Until this one, anyway! No rashes. And I don’t smell like rotting citrus. I just smell fresh and I don’t itch or have any swelling. I’m amazed!! I was beginning to think a good natural deodorant didn’t exist. So pleased I found this!" —Melissa C.

    Get it from Amazon for $15 (available in nine scents).

    32. A cooling towel that does exactly what the name implies — it cools you down. Simply soak this in cold water (it feels delightful post-workout), wring out the excess H2O, drape it around your neck, and voila! *sweat immediately begins to subside*

    the blue towel labeled "ChillPal"

    Promising review: "I use this towel for pretty much everything now! It has kept me cool during my gym workouts, and makes all my hikes and camping trips much more enjoyable since I’m not burning up in the sun. I wish I could rate this product even higher because of how amazing it is." —Mike Grady

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97 (available in four colors).

    33. Unisex aviator and cat-eye sunglasses — both of which block the shade, add trendiness to any outfit, and (most importantly) don't cost a small fortune. Lose them? Break them? Scratch them? The loss won't feel quite as significant.,

    Promising review (aviator sunglasses): "These are probably my favorite sunglasses I own now! They’re incredibly comfortable and I love the colors (I also have the pink and orange pair). I was honestly surprised at how great the quality was considering the inexpensive price." —Anna Grace Snider

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in 17 colors).

    Promising review: "These are so cute! I got both the black and the red shades, and I am obsessed! The price is unbeatable, they are well made, and they fit super nice!" —AmazonCustomer

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in six colors).

    34. A steel-belted, 54-quart Coleman cooler that holds up to 85 cans, ice will *remain* ice for up to four days in 90-degree temps, there's a built-in bottle opener, plus this is designed with rust-resistant hardware. This, my friends, is le cream of the cooler crop.

    the cooler in dark green with white trim and a stainless steel clasp

    Promising review: "I borrowed this from a friend and have been sold ever since. It kept ice for three days in 100-degree heat, then when the ice melted after about five to six days, the water was extremely cold and still kept the drinks cold. I finally bought it and do not regret it. It's worth every penny." —DC

    Get it from Amazon for $99.78+ (available in six colors).

    35. 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 — 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." —Claire

    Get it from Amazon for $14.79.

    36. 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 — in fact, it strengthens each strand.

    hand holding white bottle with blue cap labeled "Paul Mitchell" / Via @paulmitchell

    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." —Lori Machens

    Get it from Amazon for $11.50.

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