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    32 Products Under $35 You’ll Wish You Knew About Sooner

    Regrow your hair with a biotin shampoo, and never pick up nail clippings again.

    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 biotin shampoo to help with shedding by depositing biotin, a naturally occurring vitamin, where it's needed — your hair. This person used the product for almost a year, and it made a world of difference 😱.

    A reviewer's thin hair // A reviewer's significantly thicker hair after using the shampoo for a yeaar

    Promising review: "My hair has been thinning lately; when I took a shower there would be so much hair in the drain, and I have been watching it thin. I couldn't imagine that a cure for this horrific problem could be so easy. I washed my hair immediately the day I got it in the mail. There was NO hair in my hair catcher in my drain after I washed my hair. It has now been less than two weeks, I've used it like three or four times, and I have NEW HAIR SPROUTING like new grass in my thinning spots. I just ordered a Biotin leave-in serum to keep the ball rolling. Anyone who is on the fence as to whether they should try this shampoo, should! I will NEVER stop using this shampoo." —bridget langston

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    2. A Clorox toilet cleaning kit that'll convert the rustiest, grimiest, run-down toilet into a throne clean enough to be in the Ritz-Carlton.

    on the left a toilet bowl caked with brown crud, on the right the same toilet cleaned and white

    A kit comes with a wand, a caddy, and 16 disposable scrubber refills.

    Promising review: "Do you ever look at your toilet brush in disgust and resentment? How is a dirty used-up brush still sitting in your throne room? You clean your bathroom, but then you put that sucker down in its place, and it's just mocking you. It's never truly immaculate, never knowing true cleanliness. Fear no more. Now you can shine your porcelain throne and not have to worry about a used-up toilet brush mocking your clean, sparkling bathroom. Gone are the days of breathing in dirty poop particles from the reusable potty-cleaning-brush-thingy. Clorox Toilet Wand: the answer to your prayers if you want an easy, deep clean and to toss away the brush after you're done. Fast, cheap, and easy. Just how we like to clean." —Juliana

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    3. A wood finisher to help you avoid spending $$$ just to restore your wood floors and furniture back to their original glory. This baby works magic for under $20. People will legit think you got new stuff.

    A reviewer's scuffed dresser before using the polish / A reviewer's dresser after using the product

    Promising review: "Love this stuff after one use! We bought our house two years ago, and over the course of two years, our hardwood floors have taken a beating. We have had two dogs through potty training, our nephew, and just regular wear and tear. We were exploring having the floors refinished, but that's when I found this stuff! ITS AMAZING!!! Even the scratches from the dogs came right out. The shine is back, and they feel so much more smooth. I even got the Restore A Finish for some larger areas where the former residents must have moved furniture a lot. No need to refinish the floors — this will now be something I do every few months. I did about 1,000 square feet with only one third of the bottle. Works best if you wash floors first, use the Restore A Finish on bad areas, and then use this on everything." —MrsW

    Get it from Amazon for $12.47.

    4. A pair of nail clippers that'll collect your clippings so they don't disappear and stab you in the foot when you least expect it., Amazon

    The clippers have a file on the bottom and also come in a really nice case!

    Promising review: "Best nail clipper I've ever owned. All my life, I've had stainless-steel nail clippers that slip from my fingers whenever I have to cut my nails, which bends the nail and adds pressure onto my nail bed. With these clippers, the groove lets my thumb sit comfortably. It cuts very well, and there's no need to put too much pressure when cutting a tough nail. The nail catcher is a good bonus. It prevents your nail debris from flying all over the place so you don't need to hover over the trash can. I use the built-in nail file to shape those sharp edges, and it does the job very well. It eliminates the use of switching over to an individual nail file. I also like the little case that it comes in. It keeps me from losing my nail clippers." —Jasmine

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99.

    5. An all-purpose liquid fertilizer — it made my mini monstera double in size in less than three months. Just a pump or two in my watering can is enough to feed my plants without burning them.

    A reviewer's six inch plant before the fertilizer / A reviewer's larger plant after using the fertilizer
    Buzzfeed / Christine Forbes

    This liquid fertilizer is basic, but it's the truth. Think of it as a vitamin supplement for your plants. The key is diluting it with your water instead of putting it directly on the soil. Never use fertilizer on dry soil; you'll burn the roots. I use this for my ferns, monsteras, philodendrons, alocasias, and snake plants.

    Promising review: "Great product for houseplants. I have been using all of the Miracle-Gro products for years and have never been disappointed. I purchased this product for the first time several years ago when I purchased a ficus tree that was planted as a fairy garden in a broken urn. I knew it didn't have enough soil probably to support the tree in the long run. I have had this plant for six years now, and it is lush and beautiful. This product and weekly watering are all that I have used." —Gayle Zachariasen

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.

    6. A sleek stainless-steel "soap" bar because the smell of garlic, onion, and seafood doesn't deserve to live rent-free on your hands! Rub this magic bar (and by magic, I mean stainless steel + sulfur) to expunge the smell ASAP.

    hand holding a smooth piece of metal that's shaped like a bar of soap over a sink

    Reviewers say this bar also helps with body odor! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    Promising review: "This bar is for real. I know there is science behind it, but it feels like magic. The onion smell disappears from your hands instantly. Every kitchen needs this. Have had it for years now and no rust or any sign of wear. Looks and works like it’s brand new." —kallisto

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    7. A set of Avarelle round patches so slurping the gunk out of your pores becomes utterly painless. These spot treatments work overnight, so you can wake up pimple-free. If you have a habit of picking blemishes, these could help you change that.

    Promising review: "I’ve tried so many brands of pimple spots, and these are hands down the best on the market. Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple that I shouldn’t have picked and has been a bump for about three weeks now). I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY'RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry, I’m so happy. The packaging is also ideal, because it allows you to conveniently and easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back on themselves. Everyone should have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need them." —Caitlyn

    Get a box of 40 from Amazon for $8.49.

    To learn more, check out our pimple patch deep dive.

    8. A fabric shaver that'll make your very used sweater look like you just brought it home from the store.

    a before and after of a sweater

    Promising review: "This thing is excellent. I just 'repaired' two cashmere sweaters and one modal-blend jersey top to like-new condition. The waste compartment fills up quickly and will start clogging the blades if not emptied frequently. I will share one trick I found for emptying the area around the blades. Remove the waste compartment, and hold the unit vertically over a garbage can while turning the defuzzer on. Blades will spin, and the rest of the pills will fall out. Enjoy." —Fine Print Reader

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in six colors and a rechargeable version).

    9. A jewelry-cleaning pen to make your bling shine like the Hope Diamond in literal seconds, without too much labor.

    Reviewer before and after of their cloudy emerald looking brilliant and sparkly after using the pen

    Check out my colleague's review of the Diamond Dazzle Stik to get more deets.

    Promising review: "I used to drop my rings in a bit of watered-down Windex, let them soak, then scrub with a soft toothbrush, rinse, and dry. That process took about 15 minutes, and even then my rings, and particularly the stones, were not flawless looking afterwards. I thought it did the job. ENTER DIAMOND DAZZLE STICK! I bought this after reading a BuzzFeed list, and now I literally sound like an infomercial talking about this thing. It’s incredible. First you dispense a little product, and you don’t even have to take your ring off!!! Then you scrub for approximately three seconds, rinse, and BAM!!!! Holy sparkles, Batman. My precious stones have never looked better. Even rings that looked pretty good before, I couldn’t believe how sparkly they were after this. Consider me a lifetime customer." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.40.

    10. A power scrubber, because it's your best chance of cutting through layers of grime and soap scum in your bathroom. It even has three heads for various surfaces!

    Before and after image of a shower door with hard water stains turned totally clean again

    Promising review: "We originally purchased this to scrub our tile floors and grout in the bathrooms. We have a dog that slobbers everywhere, and the only way to clean it is to use elbow grease. This thing is magical! We’ve used it on the walls (no paint removed), based boards, door jams and doors, windows, floors, and cabinets. Just dip it into warm, soapy water, and go to town! Recommending this to all our friends. Cuts cleaning time in half!" —A. Bos

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six colors).

    11. Tend Skin Solution — it alleviates painful ingrowns in less than a week. It doesn't matter whether you use it before or after you shave or wax — this stuff works wonders. Kiss those annoying bumps and cysts goodbye!

    Promising review: "I have sensitive skin, and this has helped tremendously! I’m a woman who unfortunately started shaving my chin 20 years ago to get rid of peach fuzz. I’ve had stubble ever since and have to shave every day. I get rashes on my chin due to shaving. My skin is now less sensitive, and my rash is almost gone!" —Angela

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    12. A seat gap filler so you no longer have to fish your keys, phone, and other small valuables out of the Grand Canyon between your seat and the middle console.

    on the left, the seat gap filler's box, on the right the long black foam and fabric filler between the car seat and center console

    The seat gap filler is flexible and fits into most cars.

    Promising review: "I have to admit, my expectations weren't very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize, it would be one of my favorite gadgets ever! I don't know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car, and it's soft! It's just like an extension of my seat, except it fits every curve of my seat! There really isn't another product that compares to this. That's why I gave it five stars!" —Tessa Forbes

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    13. Some reusable deodorant remover sponges because that discolored stain on your shirt ain't it. With this sponge, you'll be scrubbing away buildup in no time.

    No water required, of course! Simply swipe them around and over the area, and watch the stain slowly brush away.

    Promising review: "I’m honestly completely amazed. I have — no, I *had* tons of shirts with deodorant stains on the armpits. It was when my favorite black cashmere sweater got some really horrible ones, which made it impossible to wear, that I looked for a solution. This was that solution. Five or six swipes with one of these, and it was gone. I can wear my sweater again!" —Morgan

    Get it from Amazon for $10.58.

    14. A hardy snake plant that'll reward your neglect by absorbing toxins such as formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, and xylene —which can be found in paint, cleaning fluids, and spray adhesives.

    Buzzfeed / Christine Forbes, Rooted

    This plant should not be consumed by you or your pets! It can survive pretty much any lighting conditions, but it prefers indirect sunlight.

    Rooted is an Asian American–owned small business that's on a mission to reconnect people and nature. They sell small, medium, and large plants as well as accessories and supplies.

    Get it from Rooted for $19+ (available in three sizes).

    15. A set of gold collagen masks to help you exchange the Louis Vuitton bags sitting under your eyes for plump, even skin that won't expose your terrible sleeping habits.

    Jasmin Sandal/BuzzFeed,

    Promising review: "I decided to put these golden gems to the test after coming off of a red-eye flight with practically no sleep. After cooling them off in the fridge (which is what was suggested on the packet), I applied them to my purply, puffy eyes, and...w-o-w. Not only did I feel like I was receiving some kind of royal treatment (because, gold), but after 20 minutes, my undereyes appeared brighter, and any fine lines that were once lingering had vanished! After wearing these, I didn't feel compelled to apply concealer either, which is usually my go-to to disguise dark circles — and I even felt confident enough to go bare-faced for the rest of the day. Now, I find that I integrate these into my routine anytime I want to let my skin breathe free of makeup." —Jasmin Sandal

    Get it from Amazon for $11.97.

    16. A purple hair mask for zapping those brassy yellow tones in just five minutes! Embrace your renewed platinum tresses with minimal trips to the salon, aka less $$$! Your hair will love its deep-conditioning properties too!

    A reviewer with brassy blonde hair before using the mask // The same reviewer with ashier hair after using the mask

    Promising review: "Let’s be honest: For an at-home hair product that takes five minutes in the shower, this mask kicks ass! I’m so mad I didn’t take before-and-after pictures. But I went from a yellowy bleach blonde to a cool icy blonde in just four minutes! Badass! Next week I’m going to leave it in just a little longer to get a couple of those stubborn brassy blonde highlights out, but seriously — for an at-home $25 hair treatment, you can’t beat it!" —Shelly K.

    Get it from Amazon $32.95.

    17. A bottle of Radha Rosehip Oil to make your pimples run and disappear. This amazing oil soothes active breakouts, reduces redness, and minimizes the scarring that comes with them.

    To wake up to renewed, healed skin, reviewers used this right before bed.

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. My skin has virtually no breakouts, appears smoother, and feels smoother now that I use this. I’m 32 and still get cystic acne; I've been on Accutane twice, and nothing worked. I’m so happy BuzzFeed had an article about it; I’m sold! Yes, it's pretty oily, but it soaks in. I use it in the a.m. as my moisturizer and at p.m. before bed. It has a yellow tint, but fades after soaking in. I highly recommend it." —Emily Jacob

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    To learn more, check out our Radha Rosehip Oil deep dive.

    18. A tin of Cirépil blue wax beads for (gently) removing hair if that's your jam. Like seriously, this patented wax did NOT come to play.

    A person with hairy armpits used the wax to remove it all —their armpit is completely bare

    You'll also need applicator sticks ($3.99 on Amazon for a pack of 100).

    Promising review: "My frequent trips to European Wax Center was costing a lot of money, so I decided to get serious about self-waxing. I purchased a soft wax that you use with the strips, and then this. I really had a hard time getting my armpits done with the strips. They peeled off my skin, and required multiple passes. It hurt so much, and I was sure I'd never be able to do it. Last weekend, I decided to try the hard wax, and it was so easy that I just started waxing other parts of my body like my legs, upper lips, bikini area, and stomach strip. I did multiple passes, and it handled it all perfectly. I'll reserve this wax for my face — and underarms since I got no discomfort — and so far no ingrown hair using this wax. I will definitely be repurchasing." —JinxPhoenix

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    To learn more, check out our Cirépil Blue Wax deep dive.

    19. A jetted tub cleaner that'll flush out soap scum, oil, and other nasty stuff building up where you can't see it. In less than 20 minutes, your jets will run the best they have in years.

    Run the water, add the cleaner, and run the jets — it's simple.

    Promising review: "They don't call this Oh Yuk for no reason. I previously used Jacuzzi's two-part system, and this worked sooo much better. I was totally embarrassed, not to mention grossed out, at how much funk came out. It was NASTY! It definitely cleans your tub. You will probably have to clean the sides of your tub after it's finished because of how much stuff might come out. I swear I clean my tub on a regular basis, but I was amazed at how much better this worked. Highly recommend!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    20. A fruity candle that comes in a gorgeous, ceramic tin that you can repurpose after it eventually burns out. People always ask me where I got these candles from because they're that pretty.

    the candle

    Promising review: "I was so happy when I saw that this candle smells like lychee. It's my favorite fruit and smells so good! I have never found a candle that smells like lychee before." —Emeli Rees

    L'or de Seraphine is a small, woman-owned company started by two sisters. They create a wide range of candles that prioritize visual and olfactory pleasure.

    Get it from L’or de Seraphine for $30.

    21. A useful concrete catchall dish because having a dedicated place for your keys, jewelry, and other small items will spare you the stress when you're rushing out the door.

    the non-pigmented concrete catchall dish holding earrings
    Made by Rheal / Etsy

    Made by Rheal is a small, Black- and queer-owned business based in Oakland, California. Rheal's pieces include jewelry, blankets, pots, coasters, and more.

    Promising review: "This little beauty is everything I hoped it would be! It’s on the small side, but it’s perfect for rings or other tiny treasures, and I absolutely love looking at it every day. It’s well crafted and was packed with so much care. I’m looking for excuses to buy more!" —amberandhoneycomb

    Get it from Made by Rheal on Etsy for $15.

    22. A tongue scraper so you can knock 'em dead with your dazzling personality — not your morning breath.

    Promising review: "THIS SCRAPER WORKS!!! I take care of my mouth, but regardless my breath had a smelly odor no matter what. I searched for this tongue scraper after reading an article written by a team of dentists about bad breath and was a bit skeptical at first...let me tell y’all I’m so glad I bought this!! Please clean with antibacterial soap after each use guys! And scrape your tongue GENTLY! The thick, white, “mossy” layer that lived on the back of my tongue is gone, and there is NO ODOR on my, NONE. When I stand closely to my kids while talking, there’s no reaction — this is a miracle! I didn’t know my tongue was this pink! I do NOT get paid for reviews; I am telling you the honest truth!" —Tahira Scott

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    23. A water-based, nontoxic tile pen that'll get rid of the moldy crevices that never seem to get clean, no matter how hard you scrub. It'll cover up to 60 meters of surface!


    Promising review: "These things are awesome! I cleaned my bathroom tile grout first because the lady who lived there before me really let it go. A few places stayed stained, and I was worried it wouldn't cover them, but all grout areas are bright white and look new after using this." —Donna K Cook

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two styles).

    24. A jumbo clothespin hook so you can stop doing towel origami just to fit them onto a single rack. With this, each person in your house can have a dedicated hook.

    three jumbo clothespins hanging on a wall holding towels
    Barwood Shop / Etsy

    The handmade wooden clothespins come from Barwood Shop, a small custom home decor shop run out of Adirondack, New York.

    Promising review: "OMG! So much fun. Unique and functional! Easy to order; arrived as advertised and on time. Made everyone who has seen it smile! I call that a win. :-)" —Doris Morgan

    Get it from Barwood Shop for $28.97 (available in seven finishes).

    25. A regal satin-lined headband so you can protect your delicate edges while serving a look. They come in so many vibrant patterns and colors — perfect for summer.

    A model wearing the headband
    You Go Natural

    I have fine 4B/4C hair that I don't always have the time to style. I like YGN hair products because they're so easy to tie! My hair dries out super easily, so I appreciate that these are satin lined (for moisture retention). I would 100% recommend these to anyone who is transitioning or worries about breakage.

    You Go Natural is a small, Black woman–owned brand founded by Monique Little. They create headbands, hair wraps, and other satin-lined accessories.

    Get it from You Go Natural for $15 (available in 15 colors).

    26. A leather cleaner for giving your precious leather furniture a new lease on life.

    Remember to mix this concentrate with water before using!

    Promising review: "My 15-year-old leather sectional hadn't been cleaned or conditioned in three to four years because I couldn't find anything that worked well without causing it to look blotchy. The color was also fading, and I thought it was a goner. After some elbow grease, the sectional looks great! It's now back to its original color without being blotchy. More importantly, the suppleness has returned. I can actually say that it looks as good as the day we bought it." —jellybean55

    Get it from Amazon for $18.95+ (available in two sizes).

    27. A stainless-steel cleaner and polish, because having fingerprints, water stains, and other debris on your very expensive appliances isn't very cash money. This'll save you from cleaning fingerprints and smudges every other day.

    Promising review: "Don't let that low price or simple packaging fool you — this is a great product. It works incredibly easy and leaves a beautiful shine. Spray on, wipe off, done." –Amazon Customer

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $11.88.

    28. A memory foam seat cushion and lumbar pillow that reduces pressure with a U-shaped cutout. This is perfect for everyone who's turned their kitchen table into a cubicle.

    the cushions on an office chair

    The cover is removable and washable.

    Promising review: "Due to COVID-19, I have been working from home since March 11. I write this on Aug. 25. My WFH setup is at my dining room table, and for the first few weeks I was sitting on a hard wooden dining chair, which positioned me a bit lower than ergonomically advisable. That just wasn't sustainable long-term. I knew this ComfiLife Seat Cushion was high quality, because after a discectomy surgery a number of years back, I bought one for my office chair. ComfiLife has maintained it's quality control and is delivering consistent high-quality products." —Robert

    Get them from Amazon: the lumbar pillow for $26.95 (available in two colors) and the seat cushion for $29.95 (available in two colors).

    29. A helpful USB-powered cooling pad for your laptop that had emphysema before you started working from home. If your laptop tends to overheat and get loud, this genius gadget will cool it down.

    Promising review: "I've been working from home during the pandemic, and the laptop my work gave me to use runs VERY hot. I was worried it was going to get damaged. This has helped reduce the temperature significantly. I can tell when it's running, but it's not super loud. A great investment." —Jamie Johnson Jr

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (available in three colors).

    30. A pair of blue-light-blocking glasses to take a load off of stressed, sore, and burning eyes caused by staring at a screen all day. These quite literally saved my eyes when I first started working from home.,

    Promising review: "I used to work from home on occasion before the pandemic, but now that it is a regular thing that I work from home, I really find these so useful. I am always at my desk and constantly looking at three different monitors, and, of course, there's also my iPhone and iPad and TV here and there in between. It's a lot. There was a time I stopped wearing these because the pair I got for my son broke, and I gave him mine. I noticed I would get headaches. I bought another pair for myself and have not had a headache from the long hours of working from home in front of these monitors. Recommend!" —E

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in 14 colors and in multi-packs).

    31. A rose quartz roller for tired mornings when you look and feel like 🗑. Not only will this wake you up, it'll reduce puffiness, redness, and tighten skin.

    A rose quartz roller and its packaging on display

    I have this, and it really helps de-puff my face during my morning skincare routine. By the time I'm sitting down for work, my face feels awake and ready to get to it. Don't sleep on that heart-shaped tool too! It's super great at carving out your jawline and de-puffing under your eyes. The double ridge is perfect for sliding right over your cheekbones.

    Promising review: "I have been using the set for a month or so, and it is fantastic. I've made it a part of my nighttime skin routine. I like how this is a set with a gua sha and a roller. I feel each has its own benefit. I like using gua sha on my face and jawline, and the roller on my forehead and eye area. It definitely is a good and relaxing way to end the day." —Vix

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    32. An upper-back brace posture corrector because you've probably started to slouch through the workday. This brace is made of breathable, machine-washable fabric and works whether you're sitting, standing, or lying down.

    a before and after showing the brace making their shoulders pull back upright

    Promising review: "I am amazed at how much my posture has improved in just two days! I work from home on my computer a lot, and the rest of the time I'm always reading, so over the years my posture has gotten really terrible. Very comfortable to wear and truly works!" —Shelly

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

    Note: Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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