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    65 Beauty Products That Work So Well, It's Almost Ridiculous

    A little tooth-whitening gel pen is quite the wonder.

    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. Essence Cosmetics Princess False Lash Effect Mascara provides a super dramatic before and after. Prepare to get grilled about where you got your eyelash extensions.

    reviewer's lashes before then their lashes after application with a faux lashes effect
    the mascara, @essencemakeup / Via

    Promising review: "Don’t let the price fool you. I reach for this over and over. Great for when you wear falsies too! I have sensitive eyes and I don’t have any problems with this mascara, no flaking, running, or burning. I will buy again and again." —Monica

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99 (also available in waterproof and sculpted volume versions).

    2. Elizavecca Collagen Coating Hair Protein Treatment goes on like a hair mask except it'll give you even more dramatic results thanks to Ceramide 3 and collagen. Any time I use it, my hair looks and feels so much healthier.

    before pic of hair looking dry and damaged, then the same person with smoother, more moisturized looking hair
    the bottle
    Bek O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "As soon as I put it on my hair it was amazing! It practically detangles itself. Will buy again ♡" —bibi

    Get it from Amazon for $8.80.

    Read our review of Elizavecca CER-100 Collagen Coating Hair Protein Treatment to learn more about why one BuzzFeeder calls it, "the miracle product I've been searching for."

    3. Teeth whitening pens easily apply and let sit a minute or two to dry. Buh-bye annoying strips and coffee stains.

    You can use each pen ~20 times and should expect your teeth to lighten four to eight shades.

    Promising review: "I started using this product less than two weeks ago and can already tell a difference. A friend even commented on a picture of mine asking what app I used to make my teeth appear whiter!😆 I even missed a few days of use when we were traveling. Easy to use and results are noticeable within a short period of time! Will buy this again when I need more! Great price and great product!!" —Andrea6117

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $15.99.

    4. An cutie octopus-shaped blackhead remover exfoliates your skin, helping you deal with all sorts of blackheads, whiteheads, and clogged 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

    Promising review: "First time buying this and didn't know what to expect but I'm most definitely buying it again. My skin has never felt better and I have the most sensitive skin and I've had no issues at all." —Melissa

    Get it from Amazon for $12.50

    5. SKIN1004 Zombie Pack Face Masks makes you (briefly) look like a zombie while it goes to work tightening your pores and minimizing the appearance of wrinkles. Now's as good of a time as ever to FaceTime your mom and scare her.

    Promising review: "This really works. I am always skeptical of products I buy online because you can't be sure who is posting reviews but I will say that this mask does what it says it will do. I will definitely purchase again." —JEaston

    Get a box of eight masks from Amazon for $21.75.

    6. Bio-Oil lightens scars, pregnancy stretch marks, and other spots. But! Lots of reviewers say it does wonders for dry, super-sensitive rosacea breakouts, just to name a few surprising uses.

    OK, so I've never used my bottle of Bio-Oil to specifically treat my rosacea. Yet, I've used it to moisturize my skin in the dead of winter or target super dry elbows and knees. This is gonna be your new fave multi-purpose skincare product. (Psst, a lil' goes a long way.)

    Promising review: "I just love the smell of the oil. I mostly buy it because of the smell. I also have a scar from a cyst removal about 6 years ago that has gotten so much smaller after using this oil on it. Would buy again" —joey

    Get it from Amazon for $8.92+ (available in three sizes and multipack options).

    7. leave-in conditioner made for kids (and grownups) with curly hair and tender heads gives you some picturesque results thanks to its hydrating and detangling formula of vitamin B5, jojoba oil, keratin, and more.

    Promising review: "My granddaughters have long curly hair, and this is the first product that actually worked at getting the tangles out! Their hair was soft and no tears were shed while combing through… which to me is most important! The smell is nice, not overwhelming… over all this is just a great product and I will definitely be buying again!" —Danielle Bustamante

    Get it from Amazon for $8.25.

    8. L’Oréal Paris Elvive 8 Second Wonder Water gives hair a major dose of moisture in — like the name suggests — a mere eight seconds!

    Promising review: "Bought this not expecting that it would work. I've been using products in and on my hair for years, both expensive and inexpensive. This is the best I've used, bar none! It smooths and takes away the tightness of the curls. Will buy it again and again!" —Judith Cohen

    Get it from Amazon for $8.85.

    9. An exfoliating scrub mitt helps you part with excess dead skin and particles while you use it a couple of times a month (it's that good so you don't have to use it often!). Reviewers find it super helpful for removing self-tanner, addressing ingrown hairs, and increasing circulation. 

    reviewer image showing their legs before and after using the glove and how different their legs look
    reviewer image of the black glove on their hand

    Promising review: "It was gross seeing all of the dead skin cells that it got off, but my skin feels so much softer after using it for the first time! I will definitely buy again!" —Sandra Eineke

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49 (also available in a set of two). 

    10. E.l.f.'s Poreless Putty Primer, a lightweight base primer with TONS of amazing reviews because it helps to reduce the appearance of pores and make your makeup apply like buttah. 

    reviewer with their makeup done
    reviewer holding the tin of beige colored primer

    Promising review: "I can tell when I use it — fills in pores and makes a smoother finish. It’s great for the price too. I bought based on reviews and I will buy again." —M. sutphin

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    11. A pack of facial and eyebrow razors remove fine hairs and smooth your skin for much easier makeup application.

    A customer review photos of before and after using the facial and eyebrow razor
    A customer review photo of a close of the facial and eyebrow razor

    Promising review: "I love 💕 these little razors for all that peach 🍑 fuzz. My face looks so smooth now!!! They’re really easy to use. I had no idea there was such a product! My aesthetician used something similar on my face and I thought 💭 I can do that!! So glad I found it!" —Patti16

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99.

    12. Cuccio Cuticle Oil smells heavenly, but most importantly will treat sorry-looking cuticles and moisturize your paws. Oh, and it'll look lovely on your vanity. I have this and it takes just a few seconds each day!

    reviewer's hand holding the bottle of cuticle oil
    reviewer's long healthy looking nails and cuticles

    Promising review: "This Cuccio milk and honey cuticle moisturizer is truly a cuticle saver. Applying one drop to each cuticle and massaging it in completely will leave your cuticles and hands feeling soft, looking great and the smell is divine. I use it on both my hands and feet and I’m comfortable showing my fingernails and toenails this summer because this product has made it so easy to feel confident knowing I won’t have crusty cuticles." —Rina C

    Get it from Amazon for $7+ (available in four scents and three sizes).

    13. Plus an instant cuticle remover rids the area around your nails of dead skin but also soothes skin with aloe and chamomile. 

    A reviewer showing off their dry, cracked cuticles before using the serum
    The same reviewer showing off their soft cuticles after using the serum

    Promising review: "I had never tried this before and I am so glad I did. It works great! Within seconds of applying it to my nails, the cuticle becomes soft and I can remove it right away. I used to never remove my cuticles when doing my nails, I guess because I didn't really know how to, but since I started using this product my nails look so good. I'm happy with the product and the results." —ABernal

    Get it from Amazon for $8.45.

    14. A box of wart-removing pads you simply apply like bandages. Get ready to say adios to that appendage even faster. 

    Reviewer's progression photos showing the pads removed a wart on their finger
    Different reviewer's progression photos showing the pads removed a dime-size wart

    Promising review: "I had a stubborn wart on my right thumb that has been there for almost a year. Went to the doctor the first time to freeze it, but it didn't completely remove the wart so I decided to try the gel. The gel helped but not for too long and the wart came back (in a couple of days). Long story short, I got these medicated bandages and the results are incredibly satisfying. Used these every day for a week and the next week, my wart is gone. So far it's been a week after and I haven't noticed any growth." —J

    Get 14 pads from Amazon for $6.96+ (available in three styles and multi-packs).

    15. A callus-removing gel gives you professional pedicure results at home if scrubbing, soaking, and filing have failed you. 

    Promising review: "I love this product. I have been buying my callus remover from the nail salons. This one exceeds my expectation. I will buy it again for sure." —Hanan Sawalha

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    16. Plus a Mr. Pumice Ultimate Pumi Bar is your new shower BFF. Its rougher side will help attack calluses and the soft side will smooth out the offending areas.

    reviewer's bottom of foot with built up calluses
    same reviewer's foot without the calluses

    I bought this after putting it in countless stories (like this one!) and, folks, the reviewers are right. This thing is LEGIT. 

    Promising review: "At the shop where I get pedicures I noted that they use these. The dark purple side is perfect for keeping my heels smooth. I live in the desert and go barefoot often so need something for my feet, but other products didn't seem to be very effective. I use this with a callus gel every so often and this seems to work better than all the other 'pumice' bars, etc. This isn't pumice though, but I never liked the hard pumice stones and they didn't seem to do much anyway." —Desert Rose

    Get it from Amazon for $6.69.

    17. A setting powder made for oily skin that you can easily take on the go to keep your T-zone looking like matte perfection despite every other factor.

    person with finger through the loop on the back of the powder puff
    reviewer with dark skin looking matte thanks to the powder

    Promising review: "This stuff is awesome! I have highly oily skin and natural hair. My skin tone is medium dark with yellow undertones. Weather has been over 100 degrees and my makeup has remained on point! Best product I've ever purchased." —Nid

    Get it from Amazon for $8.90.

    18. Or a volcanic stone face roller removes oil and shine from your face. And unlike oil-blotting sheets, the ball can be popped out and washed so you can use this over and over and over again.

    Revlon oil-absorbing volcanic face roller
    Reviewer using Revlon oil-absorbing volcanic face roller

    Promising review: "First off, if you have extremely oily skin, this. is. it. I was so tired of getting blotting powder/wipes. It felt wasteful and always left residue on my face. I saw this on TikTok and NEEDED it. Not only is it affordable, but it's also washable, which helps you save money and be less wasteful. It felt like the holy grail had been delivered to my front doorstep. After my first use, I was in love. Now, it doesn't pick up everything but it does make it more matte and gives you a natural look. I am so excited this product exists and I already feel more confident." —Kelsey B.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    19. CeraVe salicylic acid body wash exfoliates any rough, bumpy skin (minus the microbeads) and leave you feeling smoother and hydrated thanks to  moisturizing hyaluronic acid and calming niacinamide.

    Promising review: "I have very mild KP and was skeptical since I’ve never purchased anything for it. I got out of the shower 20 minutes ago after applying the SA wash and there is a noticeable difference. I rubbed it in circles for about 20 seconds over all my problem areas and can absolutely see it’s helped. I will continue to use and hopefully it gets even better. 13/10 will buy again!" —Lauren G.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    20. First Aid Beauty's KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub helps get rid of "chicken skin" (ahem, tiny bumps that are called keratosis pilaris) thanks to smart ingredients like glycolic, lactic acids, and pumice buffing beads. Talk about an effective shower. 

    the purple bottle of exfoliator
    a model rubbing the exfoliator into their arm
    First Aid Beauty

    Promising review: "I like to use an exfoliating scrub on my body every now and then, but it really didn't do anything for my KP bumps on my arms. I've used this now for the past month about one to two times a week, and honestly noticed a difference from the very first use. This is SO much better than a normal scrub, especially if you have KP bumps on your skin. My arms have never felt more smooth. Also, a little goes a long way, so this should last quite a while. I will definitely be repurchasing this." —nannerbuns

    Get it from First Aid Beauty for $10+ (available in three sizes) or Amazon for $30 (only available in the larger size).

    21. LilyAna Naturals Eye Cream – it's made to soften and freshen up your under-eyes...and according to reviews, can help lighten dark facial scars.

    Promising review: "I have been using this daily for about eight months now. I am 60 years old. It reduced the puffiness and bags under my eyes. I am Sicilian and had dark circles. It has brightened up my eye area. I am very surprised as I have paid much more for eye creams that have done so much less. I recently had precancerous cells removed at the bridge of my nose. After healing, I was left with a dark scar. The dermatologist told me that it would heal over time. Since I began to apply this eye cream, the mark has almost disappeared entirely. I shop constantly from Amazon. This is the first time that I have taken the time to write a review. That's how impressed I am with this product. If you decide to purchase this, you won't be sorry." —Lynda M.

    Get it from Amazon for