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    Just 15 Products Under $15 That Are Totally Game-Changing

    Because game-changers don't have to be budget-blowers.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. 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 container of the TikTok-famous The Pink Stuff cleaning paste, which is basically the Powerpuff Girl of cleaning products: it looks cute but packs a serious punch. Once you use it to tackle the grime in your oven, you can use it to spruce up your tiles or give your shower door a good scrub down. 

    Reviewer is holding The Pink Stuff in their hand
    Reviewer before and after photo of a wall covered in crayon marks and then clean
    Reviewer before and after photo of the bottom of a pan covered in stains and then not

    BTW, it's vegan!

    Promising review: "Since moving into this apartment I have gradually come to hate this tub because of the water stains I have tried every product on the market including crazy things from the internet like Coca-Cola, vinegar, you name it...this stuff with a couple of swipes/scrubs and a toothbrush for the textured areas completely cleaned my tub in a way that I can only tell you excited me to the core of my being. All I can tell you is buy it and I wish you the best!" —Michelle

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97 (also available in other pack sizes)

    2. An exfoliating glove with immediate results you can actually see — seriously, the dead skin just clumps up and rolls right off of your body. It's somehow satisfying and gross at the same time.

    Reviewer with used glove on hand
    Reviewer showing results of using exfoliating glove

    Promising review: "I have very thin and light body hair so any form of removal (shaving, waxing, etc) usually leaves me with a lot of ingrown hairs. I've tried body scrubs and washcloths and neither really do a great job. I saw this product recommended by a dermatologist on TikTok and thought I'd try it, it's amazing! I also have very sensitive skin and this mitt doesn't leave my skin irritated at all." —Kat

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (also available in a two-pack).

    3. An OGX air-dry leave-in cream so you can get perfectly tousled waves without the use of any styling tools. It's perfect for fooling everyone into thinking you just came from a fancy salon when you barely had time to even brush your hair.

    According to reviewers, this cream will add a slight bit of volume to thin, fine hair or enhance the waves in those with thick, curly hair.

    Promising review: "I'm so grateful that I found this product. My hair is wavy and frizzy. Every once in a great while my waves resemble curls but the frizz is always there. I've only used this product one time so far and I never want to be without it. I put some on after towel drying (no brushing) my hair, and my waves actually resembled curls! It wasn't instant so I was skeptical but after about 15 minutes I caught a glimpse of my hair in the mirror and I was amazed. It looked styled rather than a ratty mess. I slept on it and it still looked great in the morning!!!" —mich0610

    Get it from Amazon for $7.89.

    4. A L'Oréal repairing hair treatment that takes just eight seconds — yes, eight seconds! — to repair damage and restore shine. Apply it after shampoo (but before conditioner) and let the amino acids and "lamellar water technology" work its magic to smooth your hair without weighing it down.

    Reviewer showing hair before using 8 Second Wonder Water
    Same reviewer showing hair after using 8 Second Wonder Water

    Promising review: "I don’t usually do reviews on products, but for this one I absolutely have to. I have 3c type hair and struggle with a lot of breakage, unmanageability, and moisture. When my mom mentioned this product to me, I didn’t take her seriously because of the simple fact that we have two completely different hair textures. I never would have thought this brand would work on my hair ... I have never in my 22 years felt my hair like this. I feel like I have a completely different head of hair. This product is so amazing and I will FOREVER be using this product in my hair regimen." —Theressa Hailey

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    5. A rose gold rechargeable electric lighter — it's a must-have for any candle lover whose biggest nightmare is running out of lighter fuel when they've already lit two of the three wicks on a new Bath and Body Works candle. I've been there and am still recovering.

    A rose gold lighter with an electric current
    BuzzFeed editor lighting a candle
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Works like a charm. I saw this on a TikTok. Knew immediately that I needed it. I love candles and this is so much better than a match or lighter. It’s kept a charge for months. I use it several times a month." —dwhite3012

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in five colors).

    6. A "Bread Buddy" dispenser with an airtight design that not only keeps your bread fresh for way longer, but also makes it SO easy to grab a slice. No more fumbling around with those annoying twist ties!

    A reviewer using the rectangular bread dispenser to pull out a fresh loaf
    An image of the rectangular bread holder with a loaf inside

    Check it out on TikTok here!

    Promising review: "The Buddeez Sandwich Bread Dispenser is great! It does exactly what it was intended for. I live alone and I don't quite go through bread often enough before the last quarter section of the loaf starts to go stale. I was originally looking for something to put a loaf of bread in as a shell for my vacuum sealer, that would keep the bread from getting crushed from the pressure. This dispenser solved all of my problems. Thank you!" —DRMcQuaig

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97

    7. A handy brush to scrub away at every nook and cranny of your utensils, because giving them a quick swipe with your sponge is really not cutting it.

    Model washing fork with utensil cleaner

    Promising review: "I recently bought a new set of knives and, even though they can go in the dishwasher, I wanted to wash them by hand so that they last longer. This is an excellent product. It allows me to wash my very sharp, new knives quickly and easily. I just put a drop of cleanser on the first knife I wash and then the soap stays in the brush while I wash many other knives! Because of the bristles on the brush, I can get even the crustiest of messes off of the knives. I just rinse the brush out when I am done and put it on the drying rack for the next use. I am very happy! No cutting hands here while washing knives!" —Erin O.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    8. A super easy-to-use octopus-shaped blackhead remover — just scrub it over your nose and watch as it lifts all the clogged dirt and oil out of your pores.

    A black small octopus shaped remover in a reviewer's hand
    the cap off to show the salt on the top of the remover

    Check it out on TikTok here!

    Promising review: "After just two days of use, this adorable little octopus has done wonders for me, smells great too. Here's how I used it: I wore down the stick just a little to where the texture from the salt is visible, scrubbed around on my face so there was plenty of product, then I used my fingers to gently massage all the gunk away. Rinse, pat dry, and enjoy the softness. Highly recommended for people with sensitive skin like myself." —LuckLocust

    Get it from Amazon for $12.50

    9. storage scrunchie that would be perfect for Gretchen Wieners — because it's full of secrets. There's a helpful little zipper pouch so you can stash some cash, keys, or the lip balm you always leave behind.

    lip balm, pins, and other small items inside a reviewer's blue velvet scrunchie with zipper closure
    the scrunchie on reviewer's wrist

    See them in action on TikTok here!

    Promising review: "I bought this because of someone on TikTok who had purchased this. Extremely convenient and cute! They’re very soft and I’ve been using mine to hold cash and lip balm. I wish there were more colors!" —Michaela

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $11.99 (available in two color combinations).

    10. Game-changing ceiling fan pulls to help you finally remember which cord is for the light and which one is for the actual fan — because it's way too hot for all that confusion. Honestly, these deserve a spot in the Genius Products Hall Of Fame.

    ceiling fan with the ball chains attached, one with a lightbulb shaped pull and one with a fan shaped pull
    reviewer's hand holding the two pulls

    Promising review: "This is the definition of 'product you didn't know you needed because you didn't know it existed.' I was FOREVER pulling the wrong chain on our bedroom ceiling fan. (Want the light off? Oh the fan's on high. Need to change the fan speed? you're in the dark.) They're a much better quality than I expected. They're actually quite heavy-duty pull chains, and they add a bit of fun to the decor (when you notice them — most of the time, who even thinks about a ceiling fan pull chain?). As an added bonus, my infant daughter loves staring at them while I change her diaper or jammies. I tap them to make the chains swing, and it's instant fascination, which helps make my job easier!" —LHD

    Get them from Amazon for $6.69+ (available in three colors and two lengths).

    11. A Saucemoto dip clip for everyone who knows fries taste SOOOOO much better on your way home from the drive-thru. This absolutely genius invention clips right onto your vent and holds your sauce at the perfect level, meaning you can safely dip while you're stopped at a stoplight. But please, no dipping and driving!

    sauce dip clip
    reviewer dipping waffle fry in sauce being held by clip

    Check it out on TikTok here!

    Promising review: "How did I go so long without one of these??? The Saucemoto was my first 'TikTok Made Me Buy It' purchase and I have no regrets. It clips easily to my car's vent and the sauce cups clip in easily so I can dip and drive. No more trying not to dump the sauce by accident while steering with the same hand that's holding the dip cup. It even comes with a dip cup for those places that do the pouches for their sauces rather than the cups. (I'm looking at you, Arby's.) Ya know, you end up squeezing the sauce onto the wrapper that's balanced on your lap and you end up getting some sauce on your steering wheel. OR you try the whole 'wrapper and sauce on the passenger seat and try to dip while watching the road,' which usually doesn't turn out so great." —Pleasure Pamela

    Get set of two from Amazon for $11.99 (available in four colors and various packs).

    12. An anti-chafing stick you can apply to your thighs to reduce friction when you're out and about in humid conditions. You can also apply it to your neck, chest, arms, or anywhere else you experience annoying chafing.

    Model applying anti-chafe stick to inner thigh

    Promising review: "For many years I’ve been plagued by annoying and debilitating chafing on my upper inner thighs. This issue is so aggravating and painful any time I try to be more active, working hard, and a constant problem when the weather is hot 🥵. I’ve tried literally EVERYTHING with minimal to no success. I just read about this product online and decided to give it a try. From day one I have had zero chafing issues. For me it’s a miracle product. Super easy to apply. Just like a stick deodorant. It stays put with no mess all day. It has no odor or color. It’s perfect." —JimmyD

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three sizes and two-packs).

    13. A garbage disposal cleaner — it foams up to help break down any food residue that's been lingering in there for far too long. Don't let your kitchen get extra hot and stanky this summer — it's not too late!

    Garbage disposal cleaner packet in disposal
    Reviewer gif of garbage disposal cleaner foaming up

    Promising review: "Seeing is believing. Not only does it do a great job, but you can see it happening. It doesn’t just mask the smell and leave a lemon scent like some products, it cleans too and looks fun. Idk. Blue foam comes out and that’s good enough for me." —sylvie yah

    Get a two pack of four-count bags from Amazon for $9.99 (also available in other pack sizes).

    14. An in-flight phone mount for those short flights with no in-seat TV screens. Now you can comfortably binge your latest Netflix obsession without uncomfortably looking down at your phone the entire flight. 

    Promising review: "I travel for a living and fly often. I regret not buying this in the beginning when I started traveling. I can clip it to the back of the seat in front of me and also on the windows. It is small enough to fold up and fit in my pocket. This is random but related — if you are sitting in an exit row on an airplane you cannot clip this to the window until the plane is in the air — other than that they do not care it is clipped to the window during the flight. Highly recommended." —Chrissie Jo

    Get it from Amazon for $12.97 (also available in a set of two).

    15. And a tiny cleaning ball you can throw in any of your handbags, backpacks, or luggage to pick up all the crumbs and dust that somehow find their way to the bottom. It's also completely reusable — just rinse it under running water, let it dry, then pop it back in!

    A person holding the ball in black
    gif of the ball being dropped in a purse and getting shook up

    See it in action on TikTok here

    Promising review: "Best invention! I purchased after seeing it in a TikTok video, and it works soooo well in my purse." —Wenhether

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in two colors and a three-piece set). 

    A scrunchie with a storage pocket?!

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