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    23 Products You Might Not Believe Work But Actually Do (We Have Receipts)

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    1. A six-pack of nontoxic moth traps to get rid of those moths before they infiltrate your cabinets and closets. These traps will solve that problem in a matter of days.

    photos that show how many moths the traps have collected within just thirteen days

    What's great about this product is that it uses nontoxic sticky paper. It's also super simple to use. Just open, fold, and stick together to form a triangle!

    Promising review: "When I say these work fast, I mean it. I got these in hopes of killing my pantry moth problem once and for all. As soon as I set these traps out a SWARM of moths came out from who knows where. I felt like I was in The Birds, it was that intense. After my momentary panic I was shocked to find that the moths went straight to the traps and got themselves stuck and within a few hours the kitchen was eerily free of moths. Don’t let the price scare you, this stuff works and works well!" —Taylor

    Get six from Amazon for $16.97.

    2. A pack of 3D Crest White Strips in case you want those pearly whites to actually be white instead of 50 shades of beige.

    a before and after photo of dingy teeth and white teeth

    Promising review: "Highly recommended! I am stunned by the results of this product! I really wanted to whiten my teeth, but professional treatments are so expensive. I decided to go ahead and give this a try. I used it exactly as directed, every day for the full 20 days. My husband kept telling me how white my teeth were getting. It's hard to tell when you look in the mirror every day, but I knew there was improvement. Then, I looked at the before and after photos and I was amazed. Love this product!" —beaufam

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99

    3. A portable bug bite suction tool useful for people who love the outdoors. This little tool can remove insect venom, saliva, and other irritants left under the skin, which can reduce itching and swelling.


    The suction can be pretty strong so use caution and try a small amount of suction first and work your way up if necessary.

    Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — 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) — immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite was gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!" —Rebecca

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

    4. A suede and leather brush cleaner ready to get rid of all the dust on your favorite boots. No need to hide them in the back of the closet, just give them a quick brush and they'll be ready to strut their stuff.

    Promising review: "I am very impressed with this product. I was new to suede shoes and instantly regretted buying gray-colored shoes once I got them dirty. Luckily I found this lovely thing. Very easy to use, straightforward packet comes with it that tells you which sides to use and when. I would definitely recommend this since you invest so much in those shoes you might as well keep them nice and clean!" —Celeste

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    5. A pack of silver polish wipes for restoring your silver to the shine it had when you first got it. Just because it's an antique piece doesn't mean it has to look that way.

    a before and after of a silver platter

    Promising review: "It is very uncommon for me to write a review but this product is amazing. My family's silverware had not been polished in the 15 years since I married my husband. The only time I ever polished anything before it was messy and smelly and took forever. Therefore I didn't have any interest in polishing something that we weren't using. I decided to try these wipes because the price was reasonable. They are easy to use and do a wonderful job! The silverware looks silver! I used four wipes to polish a service of eight, and it took me about 20 minutes. I highly recommend this product!" —Kehrli

    Get a tub of 20 wipes from Amazon for $7.99.

    6. A multi-tasking face oil infused with essential oils to stop your face from freaking out, giving you inflammation and redness. This serum, formulated with a light consistency, can hydrate and refresh your skin without clogging your pores.

    Before and after showing the oil helped get rid of user's red, irritated cheek breakouts
    AxV Beauty

    AxV Beauty is a Black-owned business started by Asata Evans and Vic Rose, who birthed the business in a response to their own skincare journey with hopes to change the narrative surrounding perfect skin.

    Get it from AxV Beauty for $30+ (available in two sizes).

    7. A bottle of CND Essentials nail and cuticle oil made with jojoba oil, sweet almond seed oil, and vitamin E to soften and moisturize your cuticles and condition your nails.

    a before and after of the fingernails

    Each day, work the oil into your nails and cuticles and they will begin to grow and strengthen so you don't have to worry about weak nails anymore!

    Promising review: "I had peeling, weak nails for years. Tried everything. I bought this in February. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month religiously applying it two to three times a day. I was really seeing great improvement so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big four-ounce refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again! Cannot recommend this stuff enough!" —Diana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    8. A bottle of earwax removal drops that provides a safe and effective way to remove earwax buildup.,

    Promising review: "I've been having ear hearing and ear clogging issues for a month. My ear would not drain properly and it was frustrating me very much. I bought this product and used it twice and I could hear again. This is by far the best ear-cleaning product ever! Highly recommended!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

    9. A pack of 42 twist-flex rods to finally achieve that twist-out you've had saved on your Pinterest board since last year.

    hair in the twist flex rods and the curls after taking out the rods

    Promising review: "I left the largest rollers, the purple and gray ones, in for two hours to see how the curls would turn out. The results were great! The rollers are the perfect size and gave me the same look as my expensive digital perm. I've been getting digital perms for the last year to the tune of $200 every three to four months, so these rollers, at $12 a pack, are a steal." —HoyaBlue

    Get them from Amazon for $15.54.

    10. A multi-use dark spot corrector that's not just for dark spots. This cream will also improve sun damage and lighten old acne marks and hyperpigmentation.

    Before and after showing the cream helped get rid of most of user's angry cheek acne and dramatically brightened their scarring
    Skinergy Beauty

    Skinergy Beauty is a Latina-owned business started by Priscilla Jiminian, who struggled to find skincare that catered to skin like hers. After a trip to the Dominican Republic, her parents' country, she jumped into the skincare industry with the goal of creating products that were inclusive of all skin types.

    Promising review: "I suck at not picking my pimples and of course it tends to leave a dark spot. This cream will seriously work within days! It’s truly mind-blowing. I cannot thank the CEO enough for bringing this cream into my life! I’ve been using it for years and recommend it to everyone I can. I have yet to hear anyone tell me they hate it." —Areidy M

    Get it from Skinergy Beauty for $56.99.

    11. A firming serum that reviewers say left their skin feeling more hydrated, increased their skin's firmness, and improved the appearance of wrinkles.

    a before and after photo of someone with wrinkled skin and then smooth skin after two weeks
    Kate Somerville

    Promising review: "This serum is a real game-changer! A beautiful serum that hydrates, plumps and softens fine lines. Love it!" —Rachel

    Get it from Kate Somerville for $45+ (available in two sizes).

    12. A restorative headlight cleaning kit in case your headlights have gotten dull and hazy over the years. This cleaning kit will shine them up, good as new.

    a before and after photo of cloudy headlight and a clear headlight

    The kit includes: gloves, surface activator (activator softens plastic, making it easier to sand smooth) sanding paper, polish, and a finish and seal UV block clear coat applicator.

    Promising review: "The results. I am still in shock about them. I saw some pictures of 'results' and I thought they were all fake. NO, they are not. It's that good. I am very pleased with this product. If you need your headlights cleaned, buy this kit! On another note, my mom was so amazed by how well it worked she made me go buy another kit and clean her headlights too!" —Brad

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    13. A set of Schick dermaplaning razors that reviewers say is a ~game changer~ that's easy to use and super effective at removing dead skin and unwanted hair.,

    Promising review: "I regularly used the Tinkle facial razors which I thought worked well, but I just used one of these razors for the first time yesterday and OMG the amount of peach fuzz and to my surprise dead skin that came off was shocking and oh-so-satisfying. I will definitely be stocking up." —I & S. Stark

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99.

    14. A stainless steel cleaner kit because when you think about it, you've never actually cleaned your iron. So, how do you even know what color it really is?

    Promising review: "Amazing product! Iron was used at too high of a setting on a polyester blouse. I was able to clean it in less than 10 minutes with almost no effort. The iron is as good as new, which is more than I can say about the blouse." —RJ

    Get it from Amazon for $16.35.

    15. A foot file that'll remove the hard callused surface skin on your feet just in time for sandal weather. 🏖️

    Promising review: "Wow! I have owned a few files that I got from the drugstore and felt they did nothing, which made me skeptical of this device. I saw some of the customer reviews with photos and decided to give it a try. It works so well that it’s kinda unbelievable. Even at the salon when I pay for that callus liquid it doesn’t do as good a job. Razors I have used worked but sometimes got too close and also didn’t blend. I didn’t have hardcore calluses, just some thick skin on my heels. It comes off like snow. But, gross, now parmesan cheese will never look the same to me." —Jannie Guns

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    16. A bottle of dandruff shampoo in case you're struggling to find a shampoo that can wipe out your dandruff. This shampoo is specially formulated to kill scalp fungus, the main cause of dandruff.

    a before and after photo of hair with a lot of dandruff and a clean scalp

    Promising review: "MIRACLE PRODUCT! If you have a flaky scalp from dandruff, BUY THIS. I was about to go to the dermatologist if this stuff didn’t work. Thank goodness I saved myself hundreds of dollars by giving this product a shot. I used it four of five times (over a month) and it cleared my scalp almost completely. One more use and my scalp will be 120% healed! This stuff blew my mind. Totally worth it." —chris

    Get it from Amazon for $14.84.

    17. A leather conditioner to revitalize your WFH office chair that's been getting quite a lot of use lately.

    The formula is also water-, snow-, and rain-repellant so it'll build a layer of protection for your belongings to last longer.

    Promising review: "I use this for my everyday boots, as well as my dress shoes. I'm not always gentle with my boots and I thought I had ruined them the other day (worn out color, scuffs all over), but I cleaned the muck off, gave them a brushing, then applied this leather honey and after letting it sit, my boots look almost like the day I bought them! It keeps the leather supple and restores color. You only need to use a small amount per use!" —David H.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    18. A set of light-dimming sheets, a godsend for light sleepers who can't seem to fall asleep with that annoying router light shining so bright.

    the light dimming sheet over an LED display

    Pack comes with two large light-dimming sheets (cut to fit your needs)!

    Promising review: "What a time to be alive. I was lying awake at night wishing there was something I could do to make my hellish alarm clock less bright. I was really pleasantly surprised when I found out this product existed. I'm SO HAPPY that it does. I seriously don't know where my fiancé bought this alarm clock, but it has four brightness settings and they range from light house search light to surface of the sun. I cut one of these sheets and smoothed it over the display and it's AMAZING. I can still read the clock during the day, but at night it's now just the right brightness so I can see the time, but not burn my retinas when I crack my eyes open in the middle of the night." —Tiffany Marie

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.99.

    19. A wine-stain remover because you've lost way too many graphic tees to girls' night in.

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    Promising review: "I had an unfortunate accident where a guest knocked over a glass of port wine from an end table which splashed on white window shades, white window sills, while base boards, taupe-colored painted walls and white with dark beige carpeting. I left it that way for a few days in order to research the best way to hopefully clean it up without negative results. Lo and behold! I completely cleaned the window sills, the window shades, the baseboards, the walls and the carpeting! You cannot even tell it happened. No stains or color change to the carpet or the walls or the white painted surfaces. Before you try or use anything, buy this. It cannot be beat! I was afraid I might have to hire a professional to clean the carpet and that I might have to completely repaint walls, but no." —Sharon Hamilton

    Get it from Amazon for $10.60.

    20. A bottle of Feed-N-Wax wood polish to breathe new life into your furniture. Now, when people ask if you got new furniture, you can respond with, "You mean this old thing?" And, actually mean it!

    a before and after of a dining room table

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn-out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs who had jumped up and scratched places, and we also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were and several other areas that were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magic eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemishes. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let it sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand new. We're so glad we found this product." —Kris

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this polish for more info!

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98

    21. A super moisture conditioner formulated with algae extract, panthenol, and a unique argan oil technology to strengthen your hair, repair breakage and leave you with a silky smooth, hydrated mane.

    a before and after of someone using the conditioner

    Briogeo is a Black-owned hair care brand that creates texture-specific products to detoxify, hydrate, and protect your hair.

    Promising review: "This conditioner is again perfect for my dry, damaged, and chemically treated hairs. The conditioner leaves my hair stronger, smoother, and more hydrated. I love touching my hair as the shampoo gives it more volume. It's true, a well-formulated conditioner should work right away, so there is no need to leave it in for long. This is one of them." —Sumita

    Get it from Briogeo for $38+ (available in two sizes).

    22. A Dexas portable dog paw cleaner so you can keep your pet pal's paws clean on the go.

    Promising review: "Best. Thing. Ever. This product works like a charm. It gets the sand from between their pads, and is gentle enough that even my most stubborn pup tolerates it! I have a terrier/schnauzer who likes to dig, a mini golden doodle that is prissy about her paws and a standard lab puppy that is still very fuzzy. We have a farm where it is extremely sandy and we stay in a travel trailer. The amount of sand they were tracking in to the camper was driving me CRAZY. It takes me three minutes to clean and dry off all of their paws. Seriously the best purchase I have made!" —Rachel

    Get it from Amazon for $18.04+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    23. A beauty spatula to get every 👏🏽 single 👏🏽 ounce 👏🏽 of makeup out of your jar. Get the most out of your makeup budget, waste no drops.,

    Promising review: "I bought this a while ago because I loved using Tarte Shape Tape foundation, but I felt like there was often too much product I couldn’t reach using the built in applicator. Each bottle is 1 ounce, and I had five empties to test this spatula on. I got so much product out of these old bottles that I had to stop before filling my 2-ounce container. It was practically over flowing! Thanks to this little spatula, I now have two full bottles worth of foundation potted to use. So impressed! (And, considering the cost of each bottle, I saved about $70 worth of foundation that I love and is no longer being sold!)" —Krystal

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

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