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    30 Problem-Solving Products Reviewers Say Are Their "Holy Grail"

    These holy grail products are about as brilliant as Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and that's saying something.

    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.

    Unless otherwise specified, all sizes in this post are listed in women’s.

    1. A bottle of professional-grade callus-removing gel if you're looking for a quick and easy way to remove years (I repeat, YEARS) worth of hard calluses. Reviewers say dead skin dissolves in mere minutes, so I'd start picking out a new pair of sandals, like, now.

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    Just presoak feet, apply the gel, let sit for 5 to 10 minutes, and rinse! It's recommended you go back in afterward with a foot file just to make sure no residue or dead skin is left behind.

    Promising review: "This stuff blew my mind. I had a large, painful callus on my food that I could never get off. This made it disappear in 30 seconds with a foot rasp. I kid you not. I almost don’t trust how well this worked. This is a holy grail product!" —Dani G.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.87.

    2. A carpet stain remover for lifting those scary stains that make you question if it's time to bring in the professionals. With this around you can get the job done yourself. And the best part? No rinsing or vacuuming required!

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    Promising review: "This is the holy grail of upholstery cleaning products!!!!! I removed year-old stains of wine, milk, pee (toddler pee), dirt from the dog, etc. before my eyes from my cream-colored couch!!!! I 1,000% recommend!" —Gray 

    Get it from Amazon for $11.67.

    3. An affordable teeth-whitening pen because traditional strips are tough to use, expensive, and can leave you with teeth sensitivity that is, in my professional opinion, NO fun. This pen requires just a minute of daily use to get teeth that are four to eight shades whiter. The best part? No lingering sensitivity.

    a split image of a reviewer's teeth before and after using the whitening pen
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    Promising review: "These are my new holy grail. I have always dreaded whitening my teeth due to the fact that I have very sensitive gums. With this, it doesn't hurt or cause any sensitivity. As long as you don’t go too close to your gum line, it’s fine. Plus I love how this is so easy and convenient to use on the go. Will buy again when I run out." —Amazon Customer 

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $19.99

    4. A powerful mold and mildew stain cleaner that'll lift the most daunting grout and caulking stains without the back-breaking scrubbing. Just apply the concentrated gel formula, wait six to eight hours, and wipe it off to reveal the pearly white grout you never thought you'd see again.

    a split reviewer before and after image of the grout looking dirty on the left, and clean on the right
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    Promising review: "This product worked amazingly well!! It says to apply on a dry surface and let sit five to six hours. My shower wasn’t totally dry and after three hours, the once dirty caulking was perfectly white again. I was a little skeptical, but this is my new holy grail cleaning product. I wish I could give it more stars. Just awesome!" —CARL Oviedo

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99

    5. A pair of incredibly versatile high-waisted leggings so you can lounge, work, workout, and go out all in the same pair of super soft, stylish, and stretchy leggings.

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    A testament to these stretchy wonders — tons of reviewers say these leggings have been by their side before, during, and after pregnancy!

    Promising review: "These are the holy grail of leggings. High-waisted, buttery soft, and they’re NOT see-through. I love them and want to wear them all of the time. The only thing that could possibly make these any better would be adding pockets." —SER

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in one size, plus size and in 55 styles).

    6. These produce-saver containers to save you money (and unecessary trips to the grocery store) by keeping produce fresher for longer with ~mystical~ ventilation technology.

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    These containers help keep your produce fresh by keeping moisture away. And they're designed with a special vent filter, which you never have to replace, to regulate the carbon dioxide and oxygen flow to your produce.

    Natalie Brown, an editor here at BuzzFeed, actually tried these containers for herself, and, well, you just gotta read her full Rubbermaid FreshWorks container review.

    Promising review: "This is the holy grail of produce storage. Easily the best purchase I made all year. I used to have to rush to consume berries and other fruits and veggies because they would go bad within a week. Now I store the same food in these containers and in two weeks they are just as fresh as the day I purchased them! Very easy to clean and the perfect size. I can not recommend this enough!" —Danielle Umana

    Get two containers from Amazon for $22.99.

    7. A gluten- and cruelty-free lengthening mascara if you're tired of getting excited about mascaras that never live up to their promises. This one is different — or at least according to the 135,000+ 5-star reviews.

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    Promising review: "Holy grail mascara! I've used this mascara for about three years now and it still tops any other mascara I've tried. It will transfer if you apply it to your lower lashes, so I use a different mascara for my bottom lashes, which I don't mind at all. I always get asked if I'm wearing falsies! It's a mascara that stays wet longer, so I always apply one coat, let it get tacky, then apply a second coat for best results." —Joseph Gonzalez

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    8. A tonsil stone remover for finally treating the root cause of chronic bad breath. The tool has a built-in LED light for easily finding and extracting the stone, while the included syringe makes cleaning out the pocket left behind quick and easy.

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    Promising review: "I don’t usually write reviews but if you get tonsil stones this is a holy grail product. I used to attempt stone removal with a drinking straw, which would cause lots of gagging and retching. I saw this product and read through the reviews. I didn’t really see whether or not this product helped with the gagging, because for me that’s the worst part of removing tonsil stones. I decided to give it a try anyway and I’m so glad I did! No more jabbing myself with a straw with one hand while shining my cellphone light in my mouth with the other! No more almost throwing up. It was quick and much easier! Do yourself a favor and get this. You won’t regret it!" —Christina Rodriguez

    Get it from Amazon for $12.98+ (available in two colors and as a two-pack).

    9. A pack of multipurpose dermaplaning razors because that middle school eyebrow mishap has made face shaving and brow shaping feel like a daunting (and risky) task. These teeny tiny blades safely remove peach fuzz, exfoliate skin, and include a precision cover for worry-free eyebrow maintenance.

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    Promising review: "Holy grail. These are the best peach fuzz shavers out there! Works so easily! Even on my sensitive skin." —Amy S. Thompson

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $4.99.

    10. A vegan exfoliating body scrub that buffs away bumps by combining the benefits of a chemical peel and microdermabrasion into one gentle, at-home treatment. If you struggle with persistent KP, this scrub is for you.

    a split reviewer photo of their arm before and after using the body scrub
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    Promising review: "KP holy grail! I’ve struggled with KP my entire life and never knew there was something that could help correct it. I’ve only used this twice and can tell a huge difference and my arms are smoother than they’ve ever been." —hillary layton

    Get it from Amazon for $28

    11. A jewelry cleaning pen so all your gems (real or not) sparkle so bright even your Claire's ring from middle school will turn heads.

    A BuzzFeed editors hand wearing a diamond ring before and after cleaning it with the cleaning pen
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    Promising review: "So I was skeptical about purchasing this despite all of the good reviews...BUT, wow!!! I am so impressed with how shiny and clean this pen got my wedding set. Years of grime came off with a few minutes of scrubbing the solution into my diamond, and it now looks like new! If you’re on the fence, try this! The value is unbeatable and it is super easy to use. Definitely my new holy grail ring cleaner." —Stephanie W

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    12. A powerful snail repair cream to plump and brighten dull, dry skin while fading discoloration with a powerful little ingredient called snail mucin, which is regularly found in K-beauty products.

    on the left, a reviewer before using the cream, and on the right the reviewer with their wrinkles reduced
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    Promising review: "I have been using this moisturizer every morning and night for two weeks now and it has become a quick holy grail product for me! My skin has become noticeably more firm and bright and very well hydrated. It is a wonderful lightweight moisturizer that absorbs quickly into the skin. The scent is pleasant and not overwhelming. It is a great base before applying my makeup; it helps my foundation look beautiful! It gives a great glow to the skin. It is now a permanent staple in my skincare routine." —Heather 

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    13. A patented pet hair remover if Fido's shedding is taking over your home. This lightweight roller uses bristles, not sticky tape, to catch lint, meaning you can clean and reuse it over and over and over again.

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    Because it doesn't rely on adhesive paper, you only have to buy it once and can reuse it — cleaning the hair off the brush when it gets clogged, of course!

    Promising reviews: "We were hesitant to spend $25 on this product but...it is magical. It’s witchcraft. It’s a holy grail! We have several rugs and other items that have dog fur all over them. Some items (like our Cowboys mat) CANNOT be vacuumed. We try all the time to clean it but our dog’s fur clings onto it for dear life. A few swipes of this product and it’s already almost spotless. Believe the hype!!" —Hanna Duong

    Get one from Amazon for $24.95.

    14. An easy-to-use nasal spray for quick relief from allergy-induced congestion. This saline rinse washes away irritants and helps to reduce tissue swelling so you can stop mouth breathing and rubbing your nose raw with tissues.

    a reviewer photo of the nasal spray bottle
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    Promising review: "Holy grail. I've had a sinus congestion for close to three months now. I tried every nasal spray under the sun — Dymista, Atrovent, Flonase, and Astelin. I also tried Sudafed, Benadryl, Claritin, and Zyrtec. This is coming from someone who doesn't even take Tylenol for a headache. My congestion was so bad I'd wake up in the middle of the night, gasping for air. My ears rang nonstop from the fluid buildup. The postnasal drip did a number on my tonsils. We're in the middle of a pandemic right now, so I felt this was it for me. I'm on the second day of this nasal spray and this is the best I've felt in three months. This nasal spray is so effective that I forgot to take a Zyrtec this morning. I spent all morning outside, around plants, and didn't feel a thing. Needless to say, I'm going to be purchasing a lifetime supply of this product." —Helen

    Get it from Amazon for $12.49

    15. A pair of anti-chafe thigh bands because your favorite dress is calling to you from the closet, and you should be able to wear it without dealing with chafing pain and irritation!

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    For more intel, check out our full anti-chafe bands deep dive!

    Promising review: "NEW HOLY GRAILY. LITERALLY THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD. If your thighs chafe after wearing a dress during the summer for a few hours, BUY THESE. I got the plain, non-lace kind and I don't know how I ever lived without them. They stay up, they stay on, they don't move around, AND they keep my thighs from chafing to hell and back. I love these. Buy them. Buy them immediately." —Hayden L

    Get a pair from Amazon for $18.95 (available in sizes S–3XL and in 17 styles).

    16. A pack of zombie face masks that'll deliver skin-tightening, fine-line-reducing benefits at the small price of looking like an extra in The Walking Dead for 15 minutes. It'll just make that post-facial reveal that much more sweet!

    Reviewer before and after showing the mask made their skin look tighter and reduced the appearance of some wrinkles
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    The kit includes eight Zombie Pack sets (powder and activator), plus one applicator brush!

    Promising review: "This is the holy grail of face masks! I have a plethora of skin issues: enlarged pores, lines, acne scars, blackheads, and adult acne. Lucky me. I’ve used hundreds of face masks and this one beats them all. It shrinks — YES SHRINKS — my pores. Lines that I had around my mouth and forehead prior to using it are gone. GONE! I read reviews that said the same thing but was skeptical. The only downside is it doesn’t have a pleasant smell. It’s nothing overbearing, but it does smell like eggs. So glad I tried this." —Shan 

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $20.76.

    17. A bottle of wine drops so your before-bed glass of wine doesn't end in a morning-after headache. A few drops added to your glass works to naturally reduce sulfites and tannins in wine — the frequent culprit of mysterious "but I only had one glass" headaches.

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    Promising review: "This product is my HOLY GRAIL. I bought the two-pack and gave one to a friend and we both have seriously benefitted from these drops. You have to be careful with how many you put in or it can definitely change the taste and not in a good way, but just read the instructions and you’ll be fine! At first, I was sort of weirded out by the little particles that sometimes occur but they don’t do anything to you or taste like anything. I ran out of my bottle and I have ABSOLUTELY noticed a difference in not having them. Just re-ordered a two-pack for myself. Do yourself a favor and just buy them!" —shelby champine

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    18. A TikTok-famous pink cleaning paste to tackle any and every mess life throws your way with ease — scuff marks, stovetops, tires, pots, tubs, you name it.

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    It's made up of cleaning beads suspended in a gel, so it'll grind away at tough stains without damaging the surface beneath. It's suitable for use on most hard surfaces like ceramic tiles, barbecues, pots, pans, and more!

    Promising review: "I bought this because I have kids who think our walls are coloring books. When they were little they really let their creative side get the best of them! We tried everything you could think of to get the crayon off and finally decided to try this and it worked so easily! Now we use it on everything. The holy grail!!" —Mandee

    Get it from Amazon for $7.66.

    19. A cropped padded sports bra if you're looking for a wardrobe staple that does it all. It's supportive enough for workouts, comfy enough for lounging, and stylish enough to wear out as a cute crop top.

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    Promising review: "This is the holy grail for sports bras that also work as shirts. I’m a 34–36G and buy a large. These are my go-tos daily for working out and lounging. Comfortable compression and supportive. Do yourself a favor and buy it." —Althea

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in sizes S–XXL and in 22 colors).

    20. A bottle of all-natural stain remover for reviving fabrics you thought were a lost cause with plant-based ingredients that are safe to use on everything from clothing and car seats to bed linens and cloth diapers.

    on the left, a stained baby onesie and text reading "before". On the right, the same onesie without stains and text reading "after"
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    Check out our full Puracy Natural Stain Remover review.

    Promising review: "This is the holy grail of spot removers! It’s beyond amazing. I have been able to save shirts that I thought were ruined. Stains that looked permanent and were even set in the dryer still came out. My son’s white chief jacket had barbecue stains, ketchup, and whatnot on it — it took several applications but looks white again. This spot remover is a keeper, I have bought bottles for both of my grown kids cause it’s so darn good." —Linda Fairchild

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99. 

    21. A comfortable pair of period underwear because they make handling Aunt Flo as easy as putting on your underwear, and have the ~absorbency powers~ of up to three regular tampons.

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    I was SO pleased to see Thinx doing a diffusion line with Target. The price of the original Thinx kept me from purchasing a pair for a long time. It's a risk to spend 30-something bucks on something that might not work for you! I ended up getting my first pair of Thinx for $17 on sale — and that's the exact sweet spot that they've achieved at full price with this diffusion line. So much more accessible, especially if you're trying to stock up on multiple pairs. I feel no real difference between these and my regular Thinx. They're comfy, I've had no leakages (I wear them on my lighter days), they wick moisture relatively well, and wash up like a dream. I have two pairs and they've become holy grail staples in my period routine. Combined with my Flex Cup, I now have a zero-waste system that actually makes my entire period experience better than when I was using pads and tampons, which makes me very very happy.

    Between each wear, just toss your Thinx in the wash on cold (skip the bleach and softener) then line dry!

    Get it from Target for $17 (available in sizes XS–4X and in two colors).

    22. A wood polish that conditions and protects wood with a combination of beeswax and orange oil while hiding dings and scratches that were totally already like that when you got it.

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    Promising review: "I love to buy second hand goods. I purchased this coffee table for $40 about 14 years ago. Over the years the wood had faded. I tried lots of products to restore it. I found the holy grail product this week. Took five minutes." —Stylishly Hip

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    23. A mesh car cache so you don't have to break your arm reaching for your bag that's already spilled its contents across the backseat. There's also a pocket for tucking an umbrella or other essentials that are usually left to roll around on the floor.

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    Promising review: "Um, holy grail! My purse has always taken up my passenger seat. If I have a passenger, it's sitting next to me in the driver's seat. I have a large LV bag that doesn't have a zipper to close it up. Any time I would brake even a tiny bit harder than usual, everything would go sliding off to the floor if I didn't mom-arm it. I got so sick of picking up the contents of my purse (I live in So Cal and drive A LOT). I saw this in a random article on FB, read the glowing reviews, and bought it immediately. YOU GUYS, this is AMAZING! It keeps my purse in place and doesn't slip out on either side. It took all of two minutes to install. LOVE!" —MsJoy

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (also available in tan).

    24. A scalp revival dry shampoo with charcoal, biotin, and witch hazel that cleanses and refreshes hair, while working to prevent future oiliness. And it's safe for all hair types — color-treated, keratin-treated, chemically treated, and relaxed hair.

    Briogeo

    Briogeo is a Black woman-owned beauty brand founded by Nancy Twine, who spent her childhood whipping up natural beauty products with her grandmother because of dissatisfaction with the natural hair care products she found in stores. Briogeo strives to take it back to basics, offering a high-performance, hair care collection that is naturally based, yet performance-driven to provide visible results for all hair types.

    Promising review: "Holy. grail. dry. shampoo. One of my favorites as someone who dealt with flaky scalp/severe scalp blockage caused by other dry shampoos. One of the only ones to regulate and clean the scalp while using really great dry shampoo. Love love love!” —vbeaudoin

    Get it from Briogeo for $24.

    25. A silicone-free L'Oreal moisturizing treatment if you want visibly healthier-looking hair FAST — like, eight seconds fast. This rinse-out formula works on any hair texture or length, delivering the proteins and amino acids necessary for a shiny, flippable mane.

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    Shine in a silicone-free product?! Dreams really do come true.

    Promising review: "O.M.G!!! Most amazing hair treatment I’ve ever used in my entire life. Most hair masks weigh my hair down but since this is a water, it makes it SO soft and bouncy. I’m obsessed and will keep buying. Holy grail." —fariba n.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    26. A hydrocortisone ear treatment for relieving your poor pup's ears of irritating buildup and inflammation. The gentle, no-sting formula is designed to protect against a variety of fungal and bacterial infections for pets of all ages.

    Reviewer's before and after showing the treatment cleared all the brown crustiness from their dog's ears
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    Promising review: "This is a holy grail item! The only thing that cured my dog's ear infection and kept it away! I keep a bottle on hand just in case!" —rebecca lynne

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99

    27. A pair of pull-on Levi's jeans because COVID-19 made it clear that you can't go back to regular pants. This stretchy pair looks great, feels great, and will definitely pass the squat test.

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    FYI, this is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising review: "I’m going to call this my holy grail jean. I typically buy designer jeans — over $150 a pair. These fit better, don’t stretch out throughout the day, and don’t have that weird bump where the button is, which is great since I don’t usually tuck shirts in." —Christine Moseley

    Get it from Amazon for $24.51+ (available in sizes 2–28, three inseams, and eight colors).

    28. An ergonomic massage therapy cane with six nodes that'll help relieve muscle knots and tension in those tough to reach places like your shoulders, lower back, and more.

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    Promising review: "Holy grail product! I’m so happy I found this. I’ve been searching high and low for products to help with my neck and shoulder issues. I carry a lot of stress here and this area is always tense. I get tension headaches and always have horrible knots. I can use this to put pressure on these knots easily. My hands aren’t strong enough to give myself massages but this is exactly what I need. I’ll be using this every day and hopefully my situation will improve over time with use!" —Joshua Mech

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    29. A space-saving drawer organizer so you can actually find the cutlery you need when you need it instead of rummaging through a pile of potentially painful pointy things.

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    Suitable for drawers with a minimum height of 3.25 inches, this organizer fits up to 24 pieces of cutlery.

    Promising review: "For a two people household, this was exactly what we were looking for! Even Ikea didn't have this! We've been looking for months, and I happened to find this item in one of those BuzzFeed lists. It's like the holy grail of utensil storage! It's definitely doing its job. My apartment has narrow drawers! I can't believe this isn't a mainstream thing. One of the best buys I've made on Amazon." —Poki

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    30. A roll-on migraine stick packed with cooling essential oils if you're looking for added relief from painful headaches and migraines that's compact enough to put in a purse or pocket!

    Reviewer holding tube shaped roll on stick
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    Promising review: "So easy to use and carry with you. In fact, get several and have them with you at home, or wherever is handy. This is the holy grail of migraine relief. Very little is needed. I roll on temples, by ears, above eyebrows, below cheekbones, back of neck, and base of skull. I use this anytime I need. No offensive odor. Better than any medications that are prescribed or OTC. Very good with sinus congestion also." —c.b.

    Read BuzzFeed's Migrastil migraine stick review for more deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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