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    57 Personal Care Products That Don't Cost A Lot, But Will Be Used All The Time

    Anyone with a wine allergy is going to wanna stock up on this headache-preventing wine dropper before Pinot season sets in.

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    1. An internet-beloved time-marked water bottle you can get in a bajillion different colors to remind you to stay hydrated during the day and know exactly how much you drank — v important considering how distracted your busy schedule can make you.

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    Promising review: "I love the finish on the bottle! I hate holding wet water bottles and this does NOT sweat! It also holds two full bottles of 16.9-oz. packages water bottles so it’s very easy to get my full water intake on the go! Easy to carry, fits in my car's cup holders perfectly (not big at all like some water bottles). I got the ombré purple to teal and it’s very true to color. Easy to clean, wide enough for bottle brushes, and the straw stays put. I also love how I just push the little button by the mouthpiece and it just pops open quick for easy drinking (if you’re driving and don’t need to be messing around opening bottles😉). Highly recommend this water bottle. For the price, it’s amazing! Keeps my water cool for hours, too." —Alicia

    Get it on Amazon for $18.99 (available in 16 colors).

    2. A set of silicone anti-snoring nose vents to dilate your nostrils and help promote healthy air flow, so you won't wake yourself (or other people!) up with your snoring.

    A model with transparent nose vents inserted in each nostril while they sleep
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    Each set comes with four reusable vents in different sizes, so you can find one that perfectly fits your nose.

    Promising review: "I think I would stop breathing and then wake myself up with a big snort. That not only woke me up but it would wake my husband up. I also think I was not getting deep sleep because of this snoring and waking. First night I tried it, I got the best sleep in years. My husband it also pleased. Highly recommend." —Bob Smith

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $21.99.

    3. An internet-beloved set of makeup sponges for expert-level blending and coverage that reviewers have crowned a Beauty Blender dupe. It works for foundation, BB cream, powder, *and* concealer, plus wet or dry, so basically it's working harder than I have for *checks watch* my whole life.

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    Promising review: "I am VERY picky when it comes to my makeup sponges. For years I would only use a Beauty Blender because, to be honest, nothing else compared or gave the same foundation finish. These are truly a game changer! They are not 100% identical to the name brand blender in texture, HOWEVER they DO give the same flawless foundation finish. I would even go as far as to say they soak up less foundation which means you aren't wasting as much product. And can we talk about this price point?!?! Save your hard-earned money and PURCHASE THESE! You won't be disappointed." —Lindsey

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $7.55.

    4. A popular water-resistant Under Armour face mask designed to sit off your lips, giving you plenty of room to breathe without getting fabric sucked into your mouth. It's also made with the company's Iso-Chill fabric, so it doesn't overheat despite being bulkier than other masks.

    BuzzFeed editor in a black face mask that protrudes slightly off the face
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    This mask has the approval of a *ton* of runners and athletes in its reviews, but also runners IRL. I run in Central Park four days a week and I am constantly seeing other runners in this mask. I have two of them in my own run rotation, and I'm impressed not only by how well they stay in place and don't get over-sweaty and gross on long runs, but by how well they wash up and maintain their shape. The straps are super soft on your ears, too. I've gotten to used to straps chafing on longer runs that I was surprised by what a difference this made. A lot of reviewers also swear by these for long trips on planes, since they're so comfy. I gifted one of these to my dad for Christmas, too, and it's his go-to for walks and errand running. It's just an overall easier mask to breathe in (while still maintaining a tight fit and keeping the people around you safe!).

    Type Of Fit: Around the ear loops

    Pocket For Filter: No

    Fabric Type: Iso-Chill fabric

    Shipping Time: Standard shipping

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five sizes and six colors; for reference, I'm wearing the Small-Medium above).

    5. A knee stabilizer band for knee pain relief both in the short term *and* long term, whether you get it from running, hiking, team sports, or jumping up and down every time you hear a Bruno Mars song start playing at a wedding reception.

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    Promising review: "I have chronic pain. First in my low back, then my neck, now my right foot and both knees. I’ve tried everything to try to support my knees. Those one-size-fits-all knees braces that cover the whole knee, those knee sleeves that cover the whole knee, a patella brace with a strap for the thigh and just below the knees with a padding that covered the back of my knee. Nothing worked AND was comfortable. They all shifted and chafed. About to give up I tried this. It fit comfortably under my jeans, it doesn’t shift around. I can wear it all day, I can go up and down stairs without pain, and I’ve even noticed improvement in my lower back as well. I’m very pleased!" —Angela

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.88 (available in four colors).

    6. A painless, mint-flavored teeth-whitening pen for sensitive teeth and gums that can help lighten up years' worth of stains from coffee, tea, wine, or just...you know. Existing as a human with teeth.

    before and after images of yellow and then whiter teeth
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    Promising review: "You need this! A little goes a really long way. I love this product and I’m still on the first pen I can truly see a difference!" —T. 

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $19.89.

    7. A bottle of Drop It, a natural wine sulfate and tannin remover that works its magic on your glass in just 20 seconds, so you can rest easy with your nightly glass of Pinot knowing you've spared yourself the infamous Post-Wine Headache or allergic reactions.

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    It's also a lot more cost-effective and environmentally friendly than wine wands or other competitors — a single bottle of this can be used to treat up to 55 glasses of wine, as opposed to wands that can only do a few glasses each before they get tossed. Drop It recommends one to two drops for each glass of white wine, two to three for a glass of red, and seven to nine if you're treating the whole bottle at once. Once it's in the glass, swirl lightly for 20 seconds, and you should be raring to go!

    Promising review: "I became really sensitive to wine in my 30s and through a lot of trial and painful error, I thought I might have to give up on wine altogether. Then I found out about the preservatives being a possible cause and decided to give this product a shot. So glad I did!! I'm still pretty sensitive to reds but this helps tremendously so that I can have a glass with dinner without a headache immediately settling in. Whites cause me no problem whatsoever! I love that it takes so little product to make a difference to a whole bottle. Just a few drops, a few minutes, and we are good to go." —CastawayIrons

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    8. A jar of stress relief therapy dough, because Play-Doh isn't *just* for kids — in fact, with the grown-up version, you can customize the color and scent to boot.

    Quirky Ginger Uniques/Etsy

    Quirky Ginger Uniques is a Colorado-based Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in handcrafted goods like ornaments, jewelry, and more.

    Promising review: "I love the dough. It feels amazing! I bought this to fidget with during my therapy sessions and during my online classes, and it really makes a difference! First of all the Stress Away smells like very soothing peppermint tea with hints of minty freshness. All the scents blend very nicely together. The dough itself is a lot like Play-Doh but more malleable and softer. It makes my hand feel and smell good and helps relieve a lot of anxiety and anger. Only con I can think of is that occasionally it gets stuck under my nails but that is solved easily by clipping them. 9.5/10 I strongly recommend for stress relief, anger relief, for fidgeting, for the smell and texture. The owner was very nice and helpful, the item shipped very swiftly, and she even sent in a car freshie! Very satisfied with my purchase. I strongly recommend!!!" —K. Minton

    Get it from Quirky Ginger Uniques on Etsy for $7.50 (available in eight colors and seven scents).

    9. A sleep-focused essential oils blend made with chamomile, sage, and lavender to help soothe anxiety and reduce stress before bedtime and promote prolonged sleep.

    Reviewer holding a bottle of "Dream" essential oil blend
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    Promising review: "Bought this to help on days when I have bad Insomnia due to anxiety, especially during this pandemic. Can't say I like the scent of the oil alone right off the bat. It's pretty strong so you only need a few drops in the humidifier. But the first night I used it I had the best sleep of my life! Was knocked out fast and woke up feeling super refreshed!! Definitely recommend this product. It lasts well too so it's worth the price!" —Wendy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    Psst — if you don't have a diffuser, you can get a popular, well-reviewed essential-oil diffuser on Amazon for $14.99.

    10. A suuuper popular Bio-Oil made with vitamins A and E, chamomile, and lavender — you may recognize it as a product a lot of people use to help fade scars (both old and new), soothe cracked and dry skin, and help moisturize without affecting your pores, but people are also using it in quarantine to help with dry and painful skin on their hands from hand-washing and sanitizing.

    A model rubbing bio-oil on their hands
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    FWIW re: scars, though, this stuff really works. I had thyroid surgery a few years ago and Bio-Oil took me from looking like I'd stumbled out of the Red Wedding to virtually no detectable scar within a few months. All I did was apply it once in the morning and once at night.

    Promising review: "I love this stuff! I love how it makes my skin look and feel. I initially purchased this to even out my skin tone and help with stretch marks on my chest. Now I primarily use it as a nighttime moisture on my face, neck and chest and twice daily on rough areas like my knees and elbows, which it has helped tremendously. I also use it under my makeup and sometimes mix a few drops with my BB cream or foundation for a dewy look. I would seriously bath in this stuff if I could! I've got my coworker and acne-prone boyfriend using it too. ABOUT ME: Mid-30s with normal to combination skin." —PB Hunny

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89 (available in three sizes).

    11. Essence's Lash Princess mascara, because TBH, we've all wasted too many years and too much money looking for the ~holy grail~ mascara. This one is less than $5 and will give you such instant length you'll feel like your eyelashes are about to pull a Butterfree and take flight.

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    Hello, that is my face above, because I bought into the hype of over 135,000 positive reviews and now I will never look back!! Putting it on is like giving my eyelashes butterfly wings. It doesn't get clumpy, it stays put ALL the livelong day (I spent all of this ridiculously hot pandemic summer wearing it, so I can speak to that), and you can apply it on very lightly if you don't want it to look so dramatic, or continue applying for longer lashes each time.

    Promising review: "I am a 30 year old who has been wearing mascara since I was probably 15 or 16 and this is by far the best mascara ever. This beats Dior's almost $40 mascara. A few times I made make up purchases based off of what reviewers and makeup influencers hyped up and was disappointed, this surely wasn’t a disappointment." —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    12. A stainless-steel tongue scraper that a lot of reviewers bought to prevent bad breath, but ended up loving even *more* because it made their mouth feel so squeaky clean (and in a lot of cases, made their taste buds experience flavor a lot more intensely!).

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    Promising review: "I have entered into a new era of oral hygiene with this product. I've always brushed by tongue each time I brush my teeth but I couldn't help but feel that it was a futile attempt at controlling the growing white carpet on my tongue. Enter cheap plastic tongue scrapers. They were clunky, broke easily, and produced minimal results. Soon, I gave up and returned to my tongue brushing. Then I spotted this product. It arrived and I immediately tried it out. The design makes it easy to reach the back of the tongue with minimal gagging. The first scrape produced particularly nasty results on the metal tool. After the first pass, you get diminishing returns. Two or three swipes is all it takes to have a clean tongue." —The Yodler

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    13. A pair of wireless sleep headphones to play white noise or the music of your choice in a comfy headband, so your ears don't have to take the brunt of earplugs or regular headphones while you snooze.

    A model sleeping with the headphone band around her ears
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    Bonus: you can use these as hybrid earmuffs/headphones in the winter!

    Promising review: "I love love love these! I have been suffering from insomnia for over a year. Partly because my husband snores so loudly. I’ve tried regular earbuds, which fall out, sleep aids, you name it. Nothing else was working, so finally broke down and bought these. I’m so glad I did! Last night I wore these sleep headphones for the first time and fell asleep so fast! I put white noise on my Amazon Prime music and it completely drowned out the snoring! Definitely try these if you have trouble falling asleep. They were super comfy and easy to sync with my phone. The instructions were quite detailed but they were so easy I didn’t need to read the instructions." —Julie Simbto

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    14. A bottle of Elizavecca Hair Treatment, an Olaplex "dupe" repairing mask infused with collagen ingredients and protein extracts that will help restore hair health and reduce shedding. All you gotta do is apply it on wet hair after a shampoo, wait five minutes, and rinse it out.

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    This is designed to work on all hair types, with reviewers with 2b to 4c curls mentioning it worked for them!

    Promising review: "You need this stuff. I bleached the bejeezus out of my incredibly stubborn, unruly hair this summer — it was curly, down to the middle of my back, and dark brown, and I went icy blonde. At home. It wasn't a horrible mess, but my curls vanished overnight. I've been doing fairly regular treatments with this stuff and my hair has gone through an astounding transformation. My curls are returning, my frizz is going away, and my hair is stronger and back to its stubborn, unruly self. And no breakage from all the bleaching. It's a freaking miracle in a tube." —Theone Wallace

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Elizavecca hair treatment for more deets!

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $14.25.

    15. A pair of super-comfy period-proof underwear designed to hold two tampons' worth of period blood. Not only are these a great alternative to pads and tampons, they're also ideal for overnight protection (you can pair them with a pad if you have a heavy flow) and for people who are worried about ~leakage~ during sports or physical activities — I personally always wear period-proof undies when I go on runs on my period and it has been a MASSIVE godsend.

    Emma Lord//BuzzFeed

    Also, unlike your regular undies, you don't have to scrub the blood out of these. They're designed so it rinses right out in the sink with soap and warm water, and can get tossed in the washer and dryer from there. You can read the rest of my review on Bambody period underwear for more deets!

    Psst — reviewers love these undies, but suggest sizing up!

    Promising review: "These are WONDERFUL!! They are super comfortable, soft, have a mild compression to them, breathable, great coverage, not bulky at all, and super absorbent!! You don’t get that metallic blood scent coming through either which I was super skeptical about. So the packaging states that they recommend using these as a backup to another period product like a cup, but I tested the hell out of these babies for my entire period as the only form of protection and left my cup in its drawer. I’m in my 30s. I’m not a super-heavy bleeder but I do have fairly heavy days. For the test I used one panty per day (24 hours) and never once had a leak, wetness feel, smell, felt uncomfortable, or had bulkiness. When I rinsed them out in the sink after the 24-hour test the amount of blood was astonishing. As you rinse it there’s definitely that old-blood kind of metallic smell. Then I just washed them on the gentle cycle and air dried them. Super easy, does take a long time to air dry though. I’ll likely buy more so that I can have daytime and nighttime sets." —Becky

    Get it from Amazon for $14.90+ (available in sizes XS–6XL, two colors, and in three-packs).

    16. A popular streak-free anti-fog spray you can quickly apply to eyeglasses, sunglasses, and face shields to prevent them from fogging up while you're wearing a mask.

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    A heads up that this works *super* well for some reviewers, but not all — note that this is meant for non-antireflective-coated lenses, and the instructions for use are very specific. To apply, spray a small amount on both sides of your lenses, and use your fingers to rub it across the whole area. Let it sit for a full minute, then wipe with a dry soft cloth. Once they're fully dry, you should be raring to go!

    Promising review: "I have tried everything to keep my glasses from fogging with my mask and this product is by far the best. I'm sorry I waited so long to purchase it. I live in the Florida Keys and do a lot of diving and snorkeling and it works fabulous for my dive mask also. I would highly recommend Optix 55 fog gone. Great price, also I think this bottle will last a very long time." —Bebe

    Get it from Amazon for $10.55.

    17. Plus a soft silicone ear saver and mask extender that works overtime on problem solving — not only does it take some of the pressure off your ears, but it helps make a more personalized fit on masks with elastic straps that don't *quite* fit your face, so you don't have to replace them.

    A model wearing a mask that is pulled together around the back of their head by the silicone ear saver, which has three different toggles on the back for sizing
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    People are also using these to prevent their hearing aids or earbuds from falling out and getting lost while they're taking masks on and off. Plus this silicone ear saver is anti-slip to keep it locked in place, and designed not to get tangled in hair.

    Psst — a lot of reviewers mention this worked great for kids' masks, especially since sizing for kids' faces is all over the place and difficult to measure out when you're buying masks online!

    Promising review: "A small investment saves a fortune. Taking a mask on and off your ears is difficult, especially if you wear hearing aids. My audiologist recommended these because so many people were coming in for lost hearing aids. Hearing aids are super expensive. Now I don't worry. This is very comfortable. I love this product." —Chicky Boom Boom

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $6.99 (available in eight different color combos).

    18. A neuropathy cream made with castor oil, valerian root, peppermint, and hemp flower that may help if you've got localized pain spots to deal with.

    A jar of "naturally neuro cream"
    Body Essentials Herbal Care/Etsy

    Body Essentials Herbal Care is a Colorado-based, woman-owned Etsy shop established in 2015 that specializes in zero-waste hair- and skincare.

    Promising review: "I will always buy this for my dad. He's diabetic, has advanced neuropathy in his feet and ankles, worked 40+ years as a meat cutter on a cemented floor, and has Charko (the calcification of veins, with limited ankle joint rotation). I rub this AMAZING cream onto his feet before bed every night. If I don't he wakes up in pain and his feet/ankle joints are stiff. This cream is a godsend." —uenaverin160

    Get it from Body Essentials Herbal Care on Etsy for $25 (psst — this item ships for free!).

    19. A pair of compression gloves designed to help alleviate pain from carpal tunnel and arthritis, so you can type at your keyboard without an internal monologue of "ow OW ow owwwww" for the majority of your workday.

    Reviewer with gray fingerless compression gloves on hands
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    Promising review: "When I tell you these gloves are heaven sent. I've been having unbearable pain to the point I've been unable to use my hand. I'm in my early 30s, so that's scary. I've used tens units & pain patches but they only provided temporary relief for a few minutes or hours. Purchasing these gloves I've now been able to use my hand again within the first 24 hours. Initially they were too small/tight but I contacted the seller whom amazingly replaced them, and now I've been using them constantly without issue. I highly recommend these gloves." —Zbrand

    Get a pair from Amazon for $18.70 (available in three sizes).

    20. A set of itty-bitty dermaplaning razors you can use to take care of those lil' unibrow hairs that keep dodging your tweezers or work whatever face fuzzies you might want to take care of in a gentle way.

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    This tool also helps soften skin by gently exfoliating as you use it!

    Promising review: "I am 30 and haven't given much thought to the hair on my face since I was a teenager, but I stopped plucking my eyebrows during quarantine and I thought this would help me keep them shaped. It does, and I ended up using it on the peach fuzz on my cheeks and chin, earlobes, upper lip hair, and baby hairs on my hairline. I swear it makes my face look fresher and makeup looks smoother." —Brich0328

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $4.99.

    21. Or a painless battery-charged hair remover you can simply glide over super fine hair like the hair above your lip or between your brows instead of going into a full battle mode with wax or shaving cream.

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    Promising review: "This is amazing!! In my late 30s and my grandmother's facial hair is beginning to root on my chin!! After reading the reviews I decided to order this. I’ve been using it for about two weeks now! And I am absolutely amazed!! The hair growth has lessened more and more with use! Worth every penny!! Leaves my skin super soft after using, has to be one of my most favorite purchases on Amazon, highly recommended!" —BarbaraCT

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    22. E.l.f.'s Poreless Putty Primer, a TikTok-famous lightweight base primer that reviewers swear by for reducing the appearance of pores and helping their makeup apply more smoothly and evenly.

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    LOL, allow me to be the one to shout to GRAB THIS WHILE YOU CAN. I've been trying to snag it for weeks and thanks to TikTok, it's constantly out of stock. Now is finally our chance!

    Promising review: "You need this. This primer is better than the high-end product I purchased for triple the price in a boutique. Definitely recommend! It's oh so smooth and easy to apply, feels like butter (only better) for your skin!" —Rebecca Manning

    Get it from Amazon for $9.

    23. A bottle of tea tree essential oil to cover a whole bunch of your bases — reviewers use it to help cleanse buildup on their scalps, prevent dryness, help soothe red patches and irritation, strengthen their nail beds, and just generally ~breathe in~ because it smells so darn relaxing.

    Reviewer holding small 30ml bottle
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    Promising review: "I am trying to use more natural products on my face and body now that I am over 30. I've had this rough, red patch of skin on my right cheek for a few months now that came out of nowhere and nothing was helping. I tried creams, toners, masks, scrubbing, and nothing was working. I decided to try some tea tree oil due to its antimicrobial properties and use for inflammation and redness. I have been using this for a month now (every few days — not daily) and it's awesome! I mix a drop into my regular night cream and the rough spot is completely gone and no longer red and irritated looking. I'm soo happy I bought this product — it definitely worked beyond my expectations! :)" —haley

    Get it fro Amazon for $8.95.

    24. Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind concealer, an inexpensive lightweight concealer for anyone who wants to quickly touch up before Zoom calls or walks around the neighborhood, but doesn't want to commit to a whole layer of foundation. This also helps cover dark circles without caking and reduce puffiness.

    Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    TBH, six months ago I started using this myself (although this is BuzzFeed editor Kayla Suazo's lovely human face above), and I am mad that I wasted time with other concealers for so long. I am a deeply impatient person who likes to look good and does not like to put in effort in any way, shape, or form, and Maybelline created this so that people like me could gracelessly slap it on in the morning and be like "OKAY, REFLECTION, YOU GOT THIS" before being on their merry way. It never cakes, I look way more awake than I have any right to, and I never struggle to blend it the way I do with other concealers. 11/10 subscribe.

    Promising review: "This was an amazing purchase. I bought it because I wanted to try a new concealer for my dark circles. This product hides better than any other concealer AND it's easier to apply. I like how I don't even need to get my finger messy. It also doesn't look cakey and blends in easily. BUT, the very unexpected BEST thing about this product, is that it has diminished the fine lines under my eye. I am in my mid-30s, and have been using various under-eye creams for a few years. I am currently using one that works great. So I didn't expect this to make a difference, but after a couple weeks of use, I noticed my eyes look even better. I really don't get how this made more of a difference than all the expensive eye creams I've tried, but it has." —R. Weaver

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind Concealer for more deets.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98 (available in 18 shades).

    25. A set of super-comfy wax ear plugs that mold to the shape of your inner ear like putty, in case you don't like listening to music during work but still want a way to block out distracting noise.

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    TBH, I swear by these so aggressively that I have them on a subscription. They're like ear glue. My apartment is on a busy street and my upstairs neighbor is a noisy human being (does this count as a subtweet??) and once I pop these babies in I can barely hear a thing. Plus, my ears never get sore with these in like they do with headphones or other ear plugs. Check out my full review of Macks wax earplugs for more deets!

    Promising review: "I tried everything to drown out my husband's snoring. I bought several other ear plugs on here. I tried turning white noise up in my headphones and listening to it during the night. I tried sleeping in other rooms. But NOTHING works like these. When you get the airtight seal in your ear just right, it blocks all the loud noise. And the best part is I am still able to hear my alarm in the morning (although it is a louder alarm tone right beside my side of the bed). Get these and you won’t regret it. They are affordable and literally saved my marriage. I can finally sleep in peace." —Ansley Oermann

    Get a pack of six pairs from Amazon for $3.96.

    26. A peachy sugar lip scrub to easily exfoliate your lips with just one use, leaving them so soft and sweet you'll be blowing kisses all over Zoom like a Disney character on a float.

    A small container of peach-colored "just peachy" lip scrub
    Bubble Bloom Co/Etsy

    Bubble Bloom Co. is a Pennsylvania-based Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in soaps, whipped soaps, shower steamers, lipcare, perfume oil, and more.

    Promising review: "I used this last night for the first time and had wonderful results! The fragrance is peachy sweet and, as an added bonus, it tastes delicious! I followed with the peachy lip balm and my lips felt plump and smooth. Another winner from this shop." —Kristy Rogers

    Get it from Bubble Bloom Co. on Etsy for $5.95.

    27. A hair thinner and cutter that people swear by for all sorts of styling hacks, whether it's trimming their bangs, maintaining a cut, giving themselves natural looking layers, or trimming and styling wigs.

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    The razor has two edges, a fine-tooth one for thin hair textures, and a wider one for thicker hair textures. (FWIW, people also use this on their pets as a quick grooming solution!)

    Promising review: "I recently got a pixie haircut, I was hesitant to get one based on the fact that I'd have to get frequent haircuts, the cost of which would add up quickly. I did some research on youtube and found some videos using the Tinkle hair cutter to trim hair in between salon visits. I LOVE this thing! It is easy to give a little trim or a drastic cut, both of which I have done since getting the Tinkle cutter. I was very nervous to try it fearing that I might mess up my hair so I just did a little bit first, but it was easy and only takes off small amounts of hair at a time — remember, I have a pixie cut — if you have long hair it will cut that off! Basically all you have to do is comb your hair in the direction it grows until you're satisfied with the cut. Seven months post pixie haircut and I have only been to the salon once to have a reshaping done of my hair. I will say that when the cutter feels like it's 'pulling' your hair, it's time to get new razors. I still prefer my pixie cut to be pretty short and assuming I would have to go to the salon once a month for upkeep I have saved $210 since having my hair cut. TOTALLY WORTH IT!" —brandi in louisiana

    Get it from Amazon for $3.90.

    28. A highly reviewed contoured sleep mask designed to sit off the eyes to alleviate pressure, and also to completely block out the light in the room. It also has a strap designed not to get tangled in hair and is made with a super-cozy memory foam, so it'll be extremely there for your face.

    Reviewer image of contoured black sleep mask
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    Promising review: "The BEST BEST BEST and most comfortable sleep mask I’ve found. Night shifter for years, and have tried everything. Many other sleep masks have some qualities but not all. Some are high-quality material but let light in, others are comfortable but material frays or comes apart after a few months, some are good for blackout but have a hard metal adjustment clasps on the band hurts when you sleep on it. This one has an adjustable coast on the band but I don’t feel it when I’m sleeping like others. This one is AMAZINGLY SOFT, VERY THICK, plush, high-quality material, quality stitching that won’t come apart like so many others that are cheaply made, and it’s EXTREMELY COMFORTABLE even though it’s a good price. Very impressed and pleasantly surprised." —V

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in four colors).

    29. A spiky massage ball meant to be a quick-fix solution for plantar fasciitis (aka deeply annoying inner-foot pain) but that also works on other muscle groups that might be rebelling out of nowhere after exercise.

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    Promising review: "I’ve been dealing with severe plantar fasciitis pain for a few weeks. It’s been bad enough that every step hurts and at times I hobble around like an old person and I’m only in my 30s. I bought this thinking that at least it’s cheap and it couldn’t hurt. Well, let me tell you, I’ve only used it twice, but I’m already ready to call it a lifesaver. I just absentmindedly rolled it around with my foot for a few minutes, then got up to go do something and was shocked to find that my foot didn’t hurt for the first time in WEEKS! I didn’t even feel like I was doing anything when I was using it, but apparently I was! I’m shocked, pleased, and very grateful." —wendy

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    30. A conditioning and healing castor oil full of vitamins and fatty acids that won't just strengthen weak hair, but will help you maintain hair health over time. Reviewers mention seeing improvements in growth and strength within a week, with noticeable results within a few months.

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    FWIW, it also helps condition and strengthen eyelashes, eyebrows, and skin, so it really just shows up for you no matter what the task.

    Promising review: "My story started one year and six months ago when I got so many stressful problems in my life and also I got a problem with my thyroid, which caused destroying of my hair. My hair became very week and got broken and I lost too much hair every time I washed it or even brushed it. The forehead sides became almost empty of hair while I am still 30 years old. I tried to take vitamins every day with my thyroid medication but it also didn’t work at all. So the doctor advised me to start curing my hair from outside using castor oil. I searched on Amazon and found this castor oil and a biotin shampoo. I used it three times per week on the roots and left it overnight, then I washed it with the biotin shampoo in the morning. Now I have a surprise after four weeks I started to get so many baby hairs in the empty spots, but to be honest I am still losing hair but not like before." —gena

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    31. A shampoo scalp massager you can use in the shower to massage and exfoliate your scalp, so you can get all of the relaxing decadence of feeling like someone is massaging your head without physically going to a salon. Psst — a lot of reviewers mention this has also helped with psoriasis, dandruff, and scalp tenderness!

    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    I recently started using one of these and WOWZA, it really helps you get extra mileage out of your shampoo. I have a whole lot of hair on my head so sometimes it's a struggle to feel like I've soaped up my whole scalp thorough, but this was a very effective way to spread out the suds and really get them to the roots. I was worried it might tangle in my hair, but it was totally fine on that front, too. I've noticed that my hair has been a little less greasy at the roots since I started using it a few weeks ago. And I'm echoing a ton of reviewers here when I say it just feels reeeeeally, really nice.

    Promising review: "I’ve suffered from dry skin and a dry scalp ever since I turned 30. The only thing that helps me is exfoliating. I was initially concerned that the product would be too rough and damage my sensitive scalp or too soft and ineffective. However, this brush is perfect for me. It does not tangle my long hair, it is easy to use and just firm enough to get the job done. My scalp no longer itches and the icky buildup is gone. I can’t believe something so affordable has made such a difference in the health of my scalp. I’ve used expensive shampoos and conditioners to no end with barely a difference. I wish I discovered this product much sooner!" —AH

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98 (available in three colors).

    32. Maybelline's Cheek Heat Gel-Cream Blush, which is basically the affordable Cloud Paint dupe you'll love so much you'll wanna buy it in every shade — it spreads on your cheeks like finger paint and requires truly NO strategizing to blend. It is truly the easiest part of my routine.

    BuzzFeed editor holding pink tube of Cheek Heat with it applied to cheeks
    Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

    I'm a Glossier Cloud Paint stan so I'll continue to buy it, but I love this affordable dupe, too! It spreads on super easily and can either go on sheer or build for a bolder effect. I got the Rose Flush shade and enjoy it for ~everyday wear~ since it's so easy to squirt a bit on my fingers, swirl it into my cheeks, and be on my merry way. It lasts all day and looks super natural to boot! 

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98 (available in six shades). 

    33. A foot file that'll remove calluses and hard or cracked skin from your feet with some gentle, pain-free rubbing. It works whether your feet are dry or wet at the time, and will leave your heels feeling gloriously soft.

    Before image of a cracked foot with an after image of the skin smooth
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    Promising review: "Oh. My. GOODNESS. Literally buy this right now. Like right now. I don’t have cracked feet. I’m a 30-year-old, my heels and feet just get really dry from time to time. I had a file that I bought at Target, and it snapped while using it. I went online and read the reviews, purchased it and got it today. This thing is a GAME CHANGER. It literally shreds the dead skin off effortlessly and I had to sweep my floor because there was so much dead skin that came off. I can’t stop touching my feet. I love this thing. You also can use it when your feet are dry if you want to, which is what I did. I’m so excited to use this product whenever I need it now. You won’t regret it!!!!" —jmatthews

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    34. A set of Sea Bands, which target an acupuncture point on your wrists meant to help reduce nausea. Basically, if you're someone who gets motion sickness (is it just me, or is it getting worse as we get older??), morning sickness, migraine nausea, or even nausea brought on by cramps, this may the be thing to take you from 🥴 to 😊.

    Reviewer with gray band on their wrist
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    Promising review: "So I get carsick, seasick, airsick, 3D-movie sick. I get motion sickness at a drop of a hat. Being in my mid-30s, I would have thought I'd grown out of it by now, but no such luck. When I decided to go on a second cruise, I bought these thinking they wouldn't do anything and that I would return them once I got home. I was pleasantly surprised and found that these helped me tremendously. I wore them all the time over the course of my five-day cruise and was never sick during my vacation. I was stunned. My first cruise I got so seasick the first day and ended up in a foggy haze the rest of the trip since I took so much Dramamine. Considering how cheap these were compared to popping pills, I should have bought them a long time ago. Great little product and I can't believe how well they worked. I bought a second pair for the car, so if I ever feel sick, I can just put these on. I would highly recommend, even for the skeptical." —KristinaK

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $8.53 (available in adult and children's sizes).

    35. A reviewer-beloved Mane Club 10-in-1 leave-in spray that honestly deserves its own theme song, for the amount of work it's putting in. Its unique formula of cannabis sativa seed oil helps it condition, detangle, heat protect, prevent breakage, hydrate, smooth, soften, control frizz, boost shine, and strengthen your hair, and keeps it nongreasy to boot.

    hands holding two of the spray bottles of leave-in conditioner
    Mane Club

    Mane Club is a New York City–based small business established in 2019 that specializes in affordable haircare products.

    Promising review: "I’m a hairstylist, so I’ve tried just about every leave-in conditioner out there, and I was amazed at how soft my hair felt after one use. My curls were so happy! The smell is amazing, too!! I will definitely be repurchasing." —Allison S.

    Get it from Mane Club for $8.

    36. A roll-on migraine stick made with peppermint, spearmint, and lavender oils to help you soothe away migraines and headaches, which frankly have a lot of audacity interrupting your day.

    Reviewer holding lip balm-sized tube of roll on migraine stick
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    Promising review: "I’ve had migraines all my life — I’m 31 now. I’ve been on all kinds of prescriptions that work, but make me so sleepy... I’ve been using this stick for one week now, and it’s amazing! I rubbed it on at the first hint of a headache/migraine and it takes care of it fast. I haven’t taken a prescription migraine since I started using it." —Amanda Braswell

    Read BuzzFeed's review of the migraine stick for more deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    37. Maybelline's Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil, an easy-to-use, subtle eyebrow filler just as effective as the ones triple its price (take *that*, all the tweezing we did in 2005!!).

    A model with one eyebrow natural and the other eyebrow filled in and brushed
    Amazon

    The tool comes with two ends, one a small eyebrow brush and the other a specially edged eyebrow pencil.

    Promising review: "This is by far my favorite brow pencil. I am pale and have medium brunette hair but darker body hair/brows, and medium brunette shade of pencil fits perfectly. Also, it is so budget-friendly! My brows are incredibly sparse...I'd say I have 60% original brow hair on my left brow and 25% on my right. I HAVE to fill them in or I look ridiculous, especially because I'm so pale and my remaining random brow hairs are so dark. My brows unfortunately were overplucked as a teen and young adult years, and now that I'm in my late 30s I'm paying the price for it. I've tried probably 10 or 15 brow pencils over the past few years, of varying prices and brands...I wish I would have found this one sooner! So easy to use, looks natural, and stays put. I've been able to go two to three days without touching them up, and I shower daily. I do typically touch them up daily, however. This pencil is a legit miracle for me." —Mel83

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in four shades).

    38. A compression foot sleeve to help manage heel pain and plantar fasciitis that you can sneakily wear right under your socks. The compression is so effective that even reviewers with chronic pain swear by them!

    Reviewer in a black compression sock that covers from the bottom of the toes to the top of the ankle
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    Promising review: "I have had nerve (mostly tingling but also minutes and aching) foot pain for approximately 12 years, and I'm still in my 30s :( Nothing has helped significantly and consistently, until I tried these socks! I typically wear a 9.5 to a 10 in shoes, depending on brand. I ordered the medium size of these socks, and they are a perfect fit for my foot. I've tried a number of things before — physical therapy, cheap insoles, more pricey insoles, really expensive custom-made orthotic insoles. Nothing else has given me as much pain relief as these socks have! My pain has not disappeared completely; however, it was typically a 9 every day before and now it's a 2!!! Very significant improvement in quality of life for me!" —CobbleCreekWoods

    Get a pair from Amazon for $15.95 (available in four sizes and nine colors).

    39. A bottle of nail and cuticle repair oil that you simply brush on your nail beds once a day to condition and strengthen all those brittle spots and painful hangnails, leaving you with thick, strong nails and nail beds you're not tempted to pick at all the livelong day.

    A before image of a reviewer's brittle nails and an after image of them much heaithier
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    Promising review: "I don't write a lot of reviews because I typically have researched my purchase for quite some time beforehand and knew what I was getting into. I went to the nail salon some time back and purchased a very small bottle for at-home use. I have been diligent at 34 years old about keeping my life hydrated. Anyhoo, in my field I have had to invest in manicures to keep my cuticles short and nails also mostly because they were breaking so easily and my cuticles looked horrendous. Just yesterday I looked at my nails in pure SHOCK!! They were so lovely and strong. Right before my eyes this oil has made my nails look strong and healthy and my cuticles look like new. I had been mindlessly applying the oil at night along with a hand cream. My nails are all growing at the same pace and they just look so happy! I have known about this oil for years and never had a bottle myself. I am going to purchase an entire bottle and continue to take care of my nails and hands. This stuff is pure gold!!!" —Lana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    40. A T-shirt towel hair wrap that'll preserve the texture of curly hair and prevent split ends, hair breakage, and frizz — basically an investment in a two-second part of your post-shower routine to save you a ton of hassle later.

    Model using the hair wrap to twist over their hair before cinching it in the back
    Breezy Tee/Etsy

    Breezy Tee is a Portugal-based, Black woman–owned business established in 2015 that specializes in T-shirt, linen, satin, and silk hair products to prevent frizz and hair breakage.

    Promising review: "Beautiful, easy to use, and just a good old practical item. I've seen an instant improvement in the texture of my hair and I'm going to recommend it to my friends." —Lily

    Get it from The Breezy Tee for $24.50 (also available in packs of two with other colors).

    Psst — this item ships for free!

    41. A jar of Aztec healing clay masks for acne that essentially suck the gunk out of your pores (and pre-existing acne) like a vacuum, so you'll be that much less likely to want to pick them yourself.

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    People in the reviews are also singing its praises for reducing the size of their pores! Many of them advise mixing the mask with apple cider vinegar for best results.

    Promising review: "I have struggled with cystic acne since I was a teen. I am in my 30s and still get some every now and then. I regularly use this product as an all over mask but on days where I have one large pimple I simply mix a small amount of apple cider vinegar and the mask and use it as a spot treatment. No product will ever completely vanish a pimple overnight but I promise overnight using this product your blemish will visibly look better and for cystic acne not hurt as much." —Felicia Romero

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    42. A Squatty Potty, one of those internet-famous stools you can put at the base of your toilet to prop your feet up on while you ~go~. The placement helps align your colon to make the process a whole lot easier and faster — like, 20 seconds compared to several minutes! — so you don't end up watching all of TikTok while you're waiting yourself out.

    A model sitting on the toilet with their feet propped up on the white stool underneath it
    Amazon

    Psst — a lot of reviewers with chronic constipation and other gastrointestinal issues that get them ~backed up~ swear by this!

    Promising review: "Let me be as blunt as I can be here. I have no idea how I will ever go back to normal pooping. I'm in my 30s and I pooped just fine, thank you very much. I got this for two family members who were older and ended up with a three-pack. I literally left the third one in the extra room for a month then thought 'ah heck, let's put it by the toilet.' Well, let me tell you, the only bad things about this is I don't have time to play on my phone anymore in the bathroom. I basically assume the position and I'm done in 20 seconds. No waiting for the body to get ready or rocking back and forth. I know this is a stupid idea in some ways. Except...except...it actually really works. And heck, why can't we talk about pooping! Especially here where in the Amazon chat window! Smooth, nice, simple poops with no stress. Get yourself one." —Matt T.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    43. A pack of eco-friendly toothpaste tablets to spare you the nuisance of wrangling your toothpaste tube every morning and guessing at how much you need. These tabs made with peppermint oil, tea tree oil, aloe vera extract, and coconut oil are so easy to use that you can just bite into them, wet your toothbrush, and brush like you always do.

    Huppy

    Huppy is an Asian-owned, woman-owned small business dedicated to creating a plastic-free alternative for toothpaste. All packaging is recyclable or biodegradable, and 2% of revenue helps fund sustainability initiatives.

    Promising review: "I bought these because I travel a lot and I hate going through all of those travel-size tubes of toothpaste. My goal has been to cut down on single-use plastics so a friend recommended these tabs. I love that I can throw them in my travel bag and use them the whole trip. I liked it so much I use them every day now. I highly recommend them if you are looking for an eco-friendly alternative. Great product, great company!" —SUNNY858

    Get 62 tablets from Huppy for $12 (available in peppermint or charcoal mint flavors; can also get 248 tablets every four months for $32).

    44. A bottle of Peripera Ink Velvet Lip Tint that comes complete with an applicator shaped to your lip, so application is *that* much more foolproof. Reviewers love this for how buildable and long lasting it is, and how it doesn't crack or leave skin feeling dry.

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    Promising review: "I have a brownish/Middle Eastern skin so it’s really hard to find the perfect light rosy shade for me. Especially because I have a brownish rim around my lips, which I’m not a fan of. I got no. 18 and it was too pink on my skin but I am shocked from no. 17. I’ve never used a shade like that and it is so perfect on my skin. If you've got brown skin I promise you, you need it! And you can thank me later, sis." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.90 (available in seven shades).

    45. A firming eye cream that uses vitamin C, vitamin E, rosehip seed oil, and hibiscus flower extract to brighten and firm that sensitive skin around your eyes and neck not just on a day-to-day basis, but a long-term one, too.

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    Promising review: "Dark circles? You need to buy this!!! This is such a great eye cream!! It's not oily at all. It doesn't have a smell to it. It soaks into your skin really fast!! and helped with my dark circles!" —Emily

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    46. An Onset soap eyebrow kit, an eyebrow pomade that doesn't just fluff up your brows for a little extra ~drama~, but holds them in place all the livelong day. It's basically like getting a whole bunch of extra eyebrow thickness without any effort!

    reviewer showing before, after application, and complete with filled-in brows
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    Promising review: "Saw this on TikTok and after looking around where I live for some clear soap and coming up short I decided to try these out. They are a great value for the price. Super easy to use and give a great effect on the brows." —Linds

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $7.99.

    47. A Marshmallow Whip Maker, which can turn a coin-sized amount of your favorite face cleanser into a cup full of light, frothy foam — not only does this help your cleanser last longer by giving it more suds and surface area to cover for a smaller portion, but the bubbly texture can help reduce friction on your face. Also...it's just a whole lot of fun??

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    To use this, all you have to do is put a pearl-sized drop of your favorite cleanser at the bottom, fill with water up to the dotted line, and pump it until it creates foam.

    Promising review: "YOU NEED THIS IN YOUR LIFE. I wasn't sure if it would foam up my gel cleanser (I use the La Roche-Posay medicated gel cleanser) and it doesn't foam up too well or for long, so when I tell you, this thing made so much foam from two drops of the cleanser, I almost fell in the shower out of surprise. It is so easy to use, and I would recommend anyone planning to use/purchase that this does not need a lot of water. The smallest amount of water and cleanser will make more than enough foam for your face. I had so much foam left over after generously applying it to my face that I ended up using the rest on my body, and even after that, there was still more remaining." —lili

    Get it from Amazon for $7.

    48. A detangling brush with an easy-to-hold handle that's so effective on all hair types that it's amassed over 31,000 5-star reviews on Amazon — people swear by it for detangling fast without pulling on or damaging hair, so you can skip the time-consuming "ow OW Ow ow" in the a.m.

    amazon.com

    This brush is designed to work on all hair types, but reviewers with 2c through 4c hair say it has worked well for them. It also works on wet *and* dry hair, so you don't have to time out your brushing.

    Promising review: "Do you have hair? Then you need this hairbrush. It’s a miracle worker! I have longish, very thick, very straight, sleek hair that gets tangled and knotted very frequently. I usually use a regular hairbrush with the metal tines tipped with the teeny rubber/soft plastic balls, and rather than take the time to slowly and gently work through the knots, I would just yank the brush through my hair, ripping the knots out and hurting my scalp in the process. I was skeptical about buying this brush, but gave it a chance for the affordable price and good reviews. And I am so glad I did!!! When my hair is really tangled, it does pull a little, but gets the knots out a lot quicker and easier and with less pain. And when it doesn’t get the knot out on the first try, it at least pulls the knot to the bottom of my hair so I can hold the top of my hair to brush it out without it pulling and hurting my scalp. Not only does it work at detangling, but it’s got a cool, unique look that I really like and I was able to get one in my favorite color. I recommend this brush to everyone with hair." —Brittney

    Get it from Amazon for $11.88 (available in five colors).

    49. A super-soft Makeup Eraser to wipe makeup right off your face like a human whiteboard, using nothing but water and a gentle scrub. I've been using one for about a year now and it has *drastically* cut down my routine (and saved money on makeup remover!).

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    It's got two sides — one that can wipe off all your makeup with water and a light scrubbing, and another that exfoliates your skin. Plus, all you have to do when you're done using it is wet it and hang it up to dry! No more wasting money on icky washcloths that hurt your skin!!! I can hear your pores singing from here.

    Promising review: "Everyone needs one of these! If all of us switched to this product we would eliminate the need for makeup wipes completely! I was skeptical if it would take off my high-quality gel eyeliner or not. I can't find anything to take that stuff off unless I use an oil-based makeup remover, and I hate using oily stuff around my eyes. So I made sure that I applied it extra heavy yesterday so I could give the makeup eraser a whirl. It literally lifted the makeup right off of my face with very little effort on my part. It's super soft on your skin and it doesn't feel like you are rubbing yourself raw, which is another thing I was worried about. The exfoliating side that you use afterwards is pretty fantastic as well. After I got done taking off my makeup I didn't even feel the need to wash my face (though I did just because it's part of my routine), but when looking in the mirror, I could tell that the pores on my nose looked extra clean and my skin was incredibly smooth and soft. I will definitely be recommending this to my friends and family. And to all of you! Seriously, just buy one already!" —Adeana W.

    Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in nine colors).

    50. A mesh body exfoliator from LuvScrub for a well-deserved shower glo up. Its large size and unique texture help smooth and clean skin all over your body, including hard-to-reach places like your back, so you can get that post-exfoliation glow all over.

    A black mesh exfoliating cloth
    LuvScrub / Via instagram.com

    LuvScrub is a Black-owned beauty brand that specializes in mesh exfoliators influenced by Ghanaian American creator Caroline Owusu-Ansah's childhood using this type of mesh like many West Africans. Her version is meant to replace loofahs and washcloths as a more full-body-effective, long-lasting, and bacteria-avoidant option.

    Get it from LuvScrub for $18.

    51. A lightweight heating and cooling gel eye mask for relief from from migraines and headaches that haven't learned to mind their own business.

    A gel mask and a fabric mask you can slide it into
    Amazon

    To cool the mask, you can leave it in the freezer; to warm it up you can leave it in warm water for a few minutes. You can even take the fabric off the gel mask to use it separately.

    Promising review: "I suffer from chronic pain, which can result in some pretty nasty headaches from the stress. That leaves me with some super tension around my eyes, and a lot of sensitivity to light. This product was a dream combination for me. The cooling gel mask chills very quickly in the freezer, and has put me to sleep from the relief more than once. It really helps with all of my aches, and if I'm having a lot of light sensitivity I'll just layer the mask over the cooling mask! The sleep mask itself is silky smooth. It's fallen off while I'm sleeping more than once, but that's never been an issue for me personally. By the time I'm asleep, not much will wake me up. I prefer it to having a really tight mask, because that would just give me headaches (exactly the thing I'm trying to avoid). I love this set and it's worth dropping the money. Plus, the mask is super cute! You'll get over feeling like a superhero with the cooling mask once you feel how wonderfully chill it is!" —Mimi

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in four colors).

    52. Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Curl Defining Creme made with coconut oil, shea butter, aloe, and avocado oil helps define and moisturize curls without buildup, so the next time you load Zoom everyone will pull out a pad to learn your routine and take notes. This medium-hold créme is ideal for wash 'n' gos, twists, or braid outs.

    A model holding the product
    Eden BodyWorks

    Eden BodyWorks is a Black woman–owned business established in 2004 that specializes in natural products to nurture, restore, and maintain hair. Reviewers with 2c through 4c hair mention it working well for them!

    Promising review: "This curl defining creme is really good, and I consider it a must-have. I have 4a, high density, low porosity, coarse hair. This gives my hair great definition and moisture. I think it works best as a part of the LCO method. Personally, I dampen my hair with water, apply this créme, and then follow up with a little bit of apricot or sweet almond oil. It doesn't mix well with products from other brands or other products in general other than oil, but that's not a bad thing considering you don't need anything else. Would definitely recommend this over curl-defining cremes from other brands." —Crh

    Get it from Amazon for $8.47 or from Eden Bodyworks for $9.25.

    53. An all-in-one Neutrogena Moisturesmooth Color Stick you can easily swipe on as both a lip color and lip balm, then — in the ultimate effortless makeup hack — also use for a quick blush and eye shadow.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "The BEST lipstick, lip balm, and lip gloss replacement. I am IN LOVE with these!!! They are SO moisturizing and yummy! They work great as a light lipstick or lip gloss and also as a blush (do a cross on your cheeks and blend it out) and eye shadow. They provide just enough color to look natural and pretty! I don't have to use any other ChapStick or lip balm when I wear these, and they're especially perfect for summer as they won't melt. I cannot recommend these enough!" —Linda J.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.89 (available in seven shades).

    54. A hip belt designed for sciatic, pelvic, lower back, and leg pain you can wear to help stabilize ye olde sacroiliac joint (aka, the joint in your lower back that causes pain in a lot of these areas when it's inflamed). It's super lightweight and breathable so you can wear it for long periods of time, too.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    (Psst — you should consult with your doctor before trying anything new involving your neck/back area to make sure it's safe for you!)

    You can extra personalize the fit based on your needs, too, because there's not only the wraparound belt, but a secondary belt installed over it so you can control the compression you need in certain areas.

    Promising review: "My doctor wants me to have hip replacement surgery, however, currently I live alone. I am trying to hold off surgery. I've tried everything under the sun to stop the horrible hip pain due to arthritis (pills, injections, PT, RICE, heat, etc). Sometimes the pain is so bad it has me in tears. When I first put this belt on, my hip shouted out with sharp pain, but I ignored it and went to bed. The belt remained in place all night. Waking up, I found I could get out of bed and walk without the degree of pain I've had over the past two years. I've had this belt on for less than 24 hours and am already feeling some relief. I plan to keep it on 24 hours each day except for bathing. If the relief increases, I should be able to hold off surgery until next year. I know I'll have to have surgery but the waiting won't be as horrible as it's been for so long. The only issue I've found is the back of the belt rubs against my skin. Wearing it over underwear or your pants eliminates the scratching feeling. The only drawback to wearing it this way is having to remove it before using the bathroom. A small price to pay for pain relief." —Legal Beagle

    Get it from Amazon for $27.89 (available in two colors and three sizes).

    55. A knee pillow designed to help with better spinal alignment for people with back, hip, knee, or sciatica pain that will make any notorious side sleeper go "Ooohhh" when they try it for the first time.

    Amazon

    It even comes with an adjustable strap if you're someone who tosses and turns in their sleep (or if you're using it to recover from an injury that may lead to limited mobility). Psst — a lot of pregnant reviewers and reviewers with arthritis pain and cartilage pain swore by this, too!

    Promising review: "Goodbye side-sleeper back pain! I love this knee pillow. It is small and compact so it is not cumbersome like trying to place a regular pillow between the knees. The shape of the pillow allows for perfect placement between knees or upwards toward the thigh area. It does help back pain that is caused by the back not being aligned for side sleepers. The cover is removable for washing." —J. Gotsch

    Get it from Amazon for $23.95.

    56. A large electric heating pad designed to be extra soft and flexible, so you can cuddle up to its warmth or ease aches and pains no matter where they're popping up on your human form.

    Model using blue pad on back muscles
    Amazon

    This pad has three different heat settings and an auto shutoff for safety, *plus* is totally machine washable.

    Promising review: "Unlike many heating pads, Mighty Bliss has a longer and more flexible surface to reach a greater area simultaneously. Having had extensive spinal reconstruction over the years, I find tightness typically follows extended activity. Mighty Bliss reaches both my lower back and neck, adapting to my body shape for more effective reach. I had essentially given up on home heating pads until Mighty Bliss but how keep it readily available for quick use when the time is right." —Gail Eberlin

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95

    57. A facial ice roller you can stash in the fridge or freezer, then pull out whenever you want to take your face for a ~chill~ ride to help reduce puffiness and under eye circles.

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    Reviewers also swear by this migraines and cooling down on hot days, so it's multitalented.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about this product. I wasn't sure how it was much different than rolling any other frozen thing on your body. I'm beyond pleasantly surprised. I've used it for sinus pain, migraines, swollen neck glands, under-eye circles/bags, inflamed acne, TMJ pain, etc. Not to mention, when I use it on my face, it leaves my skin feeling tight and wakes me up in the mornings. It also stays cold for forever but never sweats or leaves water behind. It's like magic. I also bought one for my mom who suffers from nerve damage in her arms and legs. I think it'll really help when she has bad pain days." —Jessica McRee

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in eight colors).

    Showing off your fluffy eyebrows after using that pomade like:

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