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    12 Products Our Moms Absolutely Swear By

    Products so good they've earned the mom seal of approval.

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    1. Mario Badescu's Glycolic Foaming Cleanser and Aloe Herbs and Rosewater Facial Spray for help keeping your skin fresh and radiant all day long.

    Emma McAnaw / BuzzFeed

    "I like to think of myself as still being 27, but one glance in the mirror at tired-looking skin can be a quick reality check!! Thank goodness for Mario Badescu skincare products. Two of my favorites were a gift from my beautiful (and brilliant!) daughter, who knows a thing or two about smart skincare. I use the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser every night and it is one of the most gentle AND effective cleansers I've tried. It only takes a small amount to create a big lather, which means the 6 oz. bottle lasts a LONG time. I literally can feel the grime and stress from the day wash away. I also use this when I wake up to start the day feeling fresh and energized.

    I'm also a big fan of the Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater. This is a light and non-oily spray that you can quickly spritz throughout the day to keep your skin hydrated. Just a little bit revives dry skin and keeps makeup looking like it just went on. Don't leave home without it!

    And the best part — not only do both products work exceptionally well, they're cruelty-free, easy to use, and excellent for sensitive skin." —Judi McAnaw (mom of BuzzFeed writer Emma McAnaw)

    Get the Glycolic Foaming Cleanser for $16 and the Facial Spray with Aloe Herbs and Rosewater for $10.20 from Amazon or find them from Jet for $16 and $7.

    2. A super-practical Baggu canvas bucket bag to hold everything you need when you're running around town.

    “My Baggu purse has everything I’m looking for in a bag: It has an inside pocket (I put my cell phone in it so I can easily find it whenever it starts to ring), an easy-to-open drawstring top, and it’s big enough to hold all the necessities. Plus — because it’s canvas — I can just throw it in the washing machine when it gets dirty!” —Bonnie McInnis (mom of BuzzFeed senior editor Mallory McInnis)

    Get it from Amazon for $45 (available in canvas and black).

    3. A programmable Instant Pot that'll help you make delicious meals in a pinch that your whole family will love.

    Elena Garcia / BuzzFeed

    "The Instant Pot makes cooking so much easier and is really fun. It's a convenient tool that eases my life and adds efficiency to my kitchen. Plus, I get healthy, delicious meals for my family and friends!" —Susan Brewer (mother-in-law of BuzzFeed senior writer Elena Garcia)

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ or from Walmart for $59.92+ (available in 3-, 6- and 8-quart sizes).

    4. Revlon Essential Cuticle Oil for help keeping your nail beds nourished and hydrated like you just the salon.

    "I really like this cuticle oil by Revlon and use it every morning and evening. It is not a heavy oil which I like and I love the smell. I have terrible cuticles and this oil keeps them looking pretty" —Tonya Grace (mom of BuzzFeed Writer, Kayla Suazo)

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    5. A digital photo frame to hold all your precious memories from faraway places — that you can upload from those faraway places using a handy app.

    "I just love my Aura frame! Its beautiful design looks great in my living room, where I see it often. It's wonderful to see the changing display of photos that we all can upload to it using the app, including favorite memories as well as the latest adventures of our daughters, who are thousands of miles away. The surprise of a newly added photo always brings a smile to this mom's face." —Cheryl Brown (mom of BuzzFeed writer Natalie Brown)

    Get it from Amazon for $299 (available in four colors).

    6. A pair of super-comfy Adidas sneakers that'll have you feeling like you're walking on clouds — even if those clouds are dirty New York City streets.

    "When wearing sneakers became a fashion statement, I too wanted to join in on the fun. But having 64-year-old feet that've logged many miles on New York City streets, I found many options lacked the comfort I require.

    That is, until I recently came upon Adidas 'Cloudfoam' advantage sneakers. They have the look I wanted (that classic Adidas style), and the name gave me hope for a cushy, comfortable feel. When I slid my foot in, it was if the heavens opened up and I could hear that angelic chorus: 🎵ahhhhhhhhh!🎵 Now I feel young and hip, keeping up with my daughter when it comes to walking speed AND style — without sacrificing comfort." —Siri Quitmeyer (mom of BuzzFeed editor Maitland Quitmeyer)

    Get them from Amazon for $31.49+ (available in sizes 5-11 and in three colors).

    7. Burt's Bees Face Cleanser for a gentle, soothing, and moisturizing wash perfect for anyone with sensitive skin.

    Colin Gorenstein / BuzzFeed

    "I look forward to washing my face twice a day with Burt's Bees Sensitive Facial Cleanser! It cleanses, soothes, and moisturizes my skin and makes me look more youthful!" —Claire Gorenstein (mom of BuzzFeed writer Colin Gorenstein)

    Get it from Amazon for $7.59 or from Walmart for $8.76.

    8. A set of Kevin Murphy's Plumping Rinse and Wash designed to help anyone who needs to strengthen their thin, fine hair.

    "As I have gotten older, my hair has thinned (in stark contrast to other areas of my body), and my hair was very fine to begin with. I have tried all kinds of hair products, but this Kevin Murphy Plumping shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in treatment consistently work for me. I don't use it every day; rather more like once a week or when I need a little extra oomph for a special occasion. It may not work on all hair types, but for fine hair, it does plump it up!" — Meg Herman (mom of BuzzFeed writer Katy Herman)

    Get the plumping wash and rinse set for $83.96 and the leave-in-treatment for $52.89 or get all three for $142.90 from Amazon.

    9. A high-resolution Kindle Paperwhite e-reader so you can have thousands of your favorite books right at your fingertips.

    "I like my Kindle for many reasons. It is portable, easy to read because you can adjust text size, and you can read at night without any room lights on to disturb anyone. Also, I have never had to buy books or magazines, because I can download them for free from my public library with the Overdrive app. Another good feature is the dictionary that's built in. If you come to a word that you don’t know, you can just press the word and the dictionary definition pops up." —Brenda Lilly (mom of BuzzFeed editor Elizabeth Lilly)

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99.

    10. Roc's Multi Correxion 5-in-1 Cream, which will replace all your way-too-expensive skincare products and leave you with some seriously radiant skin.

    "I replaced my expensive creams with Roc's Multi Correxion 5-In-1 Anti-Aging Chest, Neck & Face Cream. It's a great multipurpose cream, with SPF 30. It really works! My skin feels and looks so hydrated for under $30!" —Maria Padilla (mother of BuzzFeed senior writer Elena Garcia)

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    11. A Fitbit to help you keep track of all that running around you do — just because it doesn't happen on a treadmill doesn't mean it shouldn't count as exercise.

    "As a mom who's always looking to save time, the Fitbit helps me get exercise in while I'm at work, doing chores, and running errands. And, you can monitor your progress without any fuss!" —Wendy (mom of BuzzFeed writer Adrianna Licitra)

    Get it from Amazon for $119.95 (available in six colors and four sizes).

    12. And a sanity-saving SNOO Smart Sleeper that's not a recommendation by one of our moms, but by one of the newest moms on the BuzzFeed team. It's designed to help your fussy baby by sensing their movements, gently rocking them, and providing a soothing white noise to help relax them to sleep.

    Conz Preti / BuzzFeed

    "A couple of weeks ago after having a total breakdown from sleep deprivation, my friend suggested we try this super bassinet that helped her and her baby get more z's. The Snoo was created by Dr. Harvey Karp, who if you are a parent probably know from the 5S and the ‘Happiest Baby on the Block.’ The bassinet basically rocks and shushes your baby to sleep; as your baby gets fussy the bassinet gets louder and rocks a little faster in order to soothe them. Babies are also swaddled into the five-second swaddle, which, if you are clumsy AF like me, is the only swaddle you should be using.

    It is magic! It’s better than magic — it is unbelievable.

    We needed some troubleshooting, which made me think at one point that my baby was never going to sleep and therefore neither would I. But at six weeks he was suddenly sleeping for seven hours and has stayed that way ever since. Yes, I have a baby that went from sleeping in one-hour chunks to sleeping for SEVEN HOURS!

    The price is a little steep if you compare it to swings and rock and plays, but costs about the same as a stroller AND it’s the safest thing you can put your baby into to sleep. If I could hug Dr. Karp forever I would." — Conz Preti (BuzzFeed regional director, new mom)

    Get it from Amazon for $1,167.

    In the words of iconic fivesome the Backstreet Boys, "'Cause Mom, you always were the perfect fan" (of really great products).

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

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