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    56 Personal Care Products So Effective You'll Swear By Them For Life

    TBH, this tooth-whitening pen is so effective your coffee might get mad at you for undoing all its hard work.

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    1. 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 $23.45+ (available in five sizes and six colors; for reference, I'm wearing the Small-Medium above).

    2. 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 knee 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).

    3. 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.

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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 $20.99.

    4. An Eos shea butter shaving cream to truly change the GAME for sensitive skin or anyone prone to razor burn — this smooth, hydrating formula may feel different than your typical shaving products when it goes on, but the results speak for themselves.

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    Promising review: "Must buy! I have dry sensitive skin and I love this stuff! It truly leaves your skin hydrated and smooth!!!! Will use this forever!" —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $2.99

    5. 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.

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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 $19.97 (available in three sizes).

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

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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.

    8. 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!).

    9. An adorably encouraging daily planner you can fill out the night before to make sure all your priorities are planned and on track for the next day, then rip off and take along with you on all your errands to keep you on track for all your hydration, health, and life goals.

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    Each planner comes with 50 tear-off sheets the size of a standard piece of paper.

    Promising review: "So glad I bought this! This is a great little notepad! Cute, practical, and with just enough writing space to capture the most important things. Well worth the price!" —Nikki Grillo

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    10. A set of Sea Bands, which target an acupressure 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 😊.

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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 $10.99 (available in adult and children's sizes).

    11. 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.

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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).

    12. 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.

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    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).

    13. 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.

    14. 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.

    15. 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).

    16. Cerave's Hydrating cleanser made with hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and glycerin — aka, all the good stuff to hydrate your face and remove makeup and oil without stripping your skin of its natural moisture. Psst — a lot of reviewers with sensitive skin and acne swear by this, because it's super gentle *and* super effective.

    Before and after image of reviewer with cystic acne and without
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    Promising review: "The Cerave cleanser has been my favorite for a few years now because it's so gentle, nonirritating, and keeps my skin from drying out. It works well as a general hydrating facial cleanser.  Other cleansers have stripped my skin too much and have dried me out, but this one never does. It's really become the core of my skincare routine." —Emi A. 

    Get it from Amazon for $13.11.

    17. 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.

    18. 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.

    19. A weekly pill organizer designed with push-through silicone lids to easily organize your pills at the beginning of the week, plus a magnetic base so you can easily remove a day's worth if you're on the go.

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    Sagely is a family-owned small business founded by husband-and-wife team Ellie Glazer and Ivor Miskulin, who spent three years designing the ideal, stress-free pill storage solution. The silicone lids are super secure, but also designed for gentle and easy opening and closing to account for users with dexterity issues.

    Promising review: "Love this thing!!! I'm only 30 and didn't want an old-lady pill box...and this one was modern and cool. The little slots to push in pills is fantastic and the containers are very large. It keeps my huge vitamin pills on either side and could fit over 10 large ones if needed. Love this thing. Worth the price and looks like it'll last forever. I do wish the magnets were stronger. They just keep them in place but will slide off if bumped. I assume this is helpful for people with arthritis. It's an easy fix. I take down one day's worth of pills, set it on my counter, and now I'm not too lazy to take my pills!" —Chicken McNugget

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    20. A set of satin pillowcases that are gentle on your skin and create less friction for your hair, so you don't have to wake up every morning 10 minutes early to work through your tangles. It's also ridiculously cooling if you tend to overheat at night, and a lot of reviewers with acne swear by it.

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    A lot of reviewers swear by these for acne prevention, but I got them for my hair — it's baseline pretty wild no matter what state of existence I'm in, but since using the pillowcases, the overnight tangles have pretty much stopped. If I put my hair up in a scrunchie, I'll usually wake up with it more or less still intact, too (which is especially nice if I'm late for my ~morning power walk~ around the neighborhood). Most of all, though, it's soooo nice to sink your face into these in the hot summer, especially when your AC is subpar (ahemmm).

    Promising review: "These have been absolutely amazing. I have had acne for so long and have tried almost everything to get rid of it. At one point I was washing my cotton pillowcases daily. Then I decided to give the silk pillowcase fad a try and for the price I figured wouldn’t matter if they did t do anything. I have been amazed by the results. Within a week of using these my acne completely cleared. On top of that my hair is less tangled in the morning and I don’t wake up with creases in my face from where I lay face down on the pillow. Washes really well and no shrinkage. Absolute game changer and will be ordering more." —Rebecca Bradley

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.99 (available in seven colors and three sizes).

    21. A set of super-comfy wax ear plugs that mold to the shape of your inner ear like putty, sparing you from the symphony of your partner's snores or distracting background noise at work.

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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 Mack's 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.

    22. Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind concealer, an inexpensive lightweight concealer for anyone who wants to quickly touch up before Zoom calls or errand running, 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).

    23. 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.

    24. 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.

    25. 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.

    26. 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).

    27. 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 $19.99.

    28. A set of migraine relief shower steamers made with rosemary, basil, and peppermint essential oils with menthol, because honestly when you have a migraine, dropping a handy bath bomb on the shower floor is pretty much the most complicated task your brain is willing to roll with.

    In The Forest Bath Co/Etsy

    In The Forest Bath Co. is a Colorado-based Etsy shop established in 2020 that specializes in handmade bath and body products.

    Promising review: "These shower steamers worked so well for my headaches! They don't dissolve too quickly as long as you follow the directions, they're packaged nicely, and the smell is great." —Courtney

    Get a pack of six from In The Forest Bath Co. on Etsy for $11.50.

    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 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!

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    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).

    31. 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
    amazon.com

    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.

    32. 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.

    33. 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).

    34. 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 upward 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.

    35. 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).

    36. 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).

    37. 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).

    38. 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.

    39. A nourishing hair oil made with all-natural ingredients that reviewers swear by for preventing split ends and helping promote hair growth — before a shower and hair wash you apply the product all over your hair (particularly the ends) and cover with a plastic cap with heat for 20 minutes.

    Model touching their hair next to image of hair products
    Kinky Tresses

    Kinky Tresses is a Black-owned businesses founded by Shawna Moses, a scientist who used her combined passion for hair care and science to create optimal nourishing haircare products for natural hair. 

    Promising review: "My hair has gotten more coarse and dry as I’ve gotten older. I’ve tried everything on the market. Kinky Tresses was the first product that left my hair soft and smooth! I bought the whole system after having such success with the hair oil and can’t wait to try it!" —Traci Q

    Get it from Kinky Tresses for $12.99

    40. A blister-preventing balm that basically magics an extra layer between your skin and your shoe so you can break in sandals, flats, hiking boots, and heels without breaking a sweat (or your skin 😬).

    A model rubbing balm on their heel
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I rarely write reviews. But for anyone who wears heels or dress flats, let me tell you, this stuff works. I wish I knew about it sooner! I used it for the first time today and I honestly am still shocked at how well it worked on my feet. I wore a pair of shoes today that rubs on my toes and heels. I normally have to cover my feet with Band-Aids and pressure tips and have tried everything with no luck. I put this stuff on this morning, over eight hours later my feet are blister free. I really can’t believe it. Worth the money to me for sure!"Cherie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.

    41. A memory foam seat cushion for your tushy so effective at relieving pressure from your tailbone that you'll no longer have a love-hate relationship with your office chair.

    A reviewer's swivel office chair with a memory foam cushion resting on it
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    Promising review: "I have an active sciatic nerve and it's pinched because of my job where I need to sit for hours together. I had tried everything from standing up, using three different cushions, including that purple or egg seater thingie. Nothing worked. Particularly that egg seater is a hogwash — just waste of money. Every night, I had to apply ice packs, medicinal patches. Then I saw ComfiLife, read the reviews, and finally decided to buy one. I have been using this for few months now. Here is my experience: 1) The gel takes the ideal shape in such a way it doesn't put pressure on the nerve. I don't know if it is scientific but personally I DON'T feel like I'm sitting on a rock! 2) At the same time, its not saggy or goes flat like that egg thingie, when you sit on this. 3) I don't know if anyone else felt it, I get this cool icy feel on the same sciatic nerve when I sit on this cushion, say, for an hour!! 4) I have sat on it for four hours without a break and I don't have the same pain I used to have! 5) The color of the cushion cover is ideal and doesn't look dirty at all. And its removable!! Summary: Yes, you can sit for eight hours on this cushion and not writhe in pain later. Yes, this is worth the money to spend. And within a week, you will figure out if it works for you. Finally, I'm gonna get two more for my office and my car." —Balaji V

    Get it from Amazon for $30.95 (get this price by clipping the "20% off" coupon on the product page). 

    42. A satin-lined cap with a lightweight jersey cover to help preserve your curls *without* any added frizz at night, and keep your hair out of your face. It's designed to be nonslip but not too tight, either, so you'll barely notice it's there.

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    Promising review: "I'm a night shower-er, and I've tried everything to keep my curly hair from being frizzy and just BIG in the mornings. Sleeping with my hair down? Nightmare. Hair in a bun? Loose strands everywhere. Silk pillow cases? Cold! I tried this because I saw it on a BuzzFeed article and it seemed to be working for people like me with dyed hair prone to breakage. When my hair is mostly dry, I do a loose twist with my fingers and pull the cap on. My hair finishes drying overnight, and the next morning everything is loose and bouncy and NOT FRIZZY! It also helps prevent those little flyaways all over, and on top of everything, the fabric is cute, lightweight, and feels durable. 10/10." —Anna Grace

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in 42 different designs).

    43. A delightful little tool called the Bug Bite Thing that suctions on all kinds of bug bites to reduce swelling, itchiness, and redness.

    A BuzzFeed editor's arm with a bite on it "before," a pic of the bug bite tool, and a pic of the editor's arm after it's been suctioned with swelling/redness reduced
    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    This works on mosquitoes, bees, wasps, biting flies, sea lice, and more (although TBH, if this list of bugs gets any longer I may just stay indoors forever!!).

    Promising review: "When I get mosquito bites, they normally swell up to the size of a penny. They last for weeks and even after they've finally stopped itching, I am left with bruising that sticks around for months. In the summer I'm normally soaked in DEET, but those blood sucking demons have found a way to bite me through any kind of repellant AND my clothes. I've tried everything from rubbing alcohol, to cortisone, to prescription itching medications, and absolutely nothing has saved me from wanting to rip my skin off... until now. Good god is this thing magical — I honestly cannot recommend it enough. After 20 seconds I couldn't feel a thing. The itching immediately dissipated and the rash was already lightening up. I'm telling you this thing is MAGICAL. Less than 12 hours after using it and my bite is gone." —gobrowns

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    44. A bottle of Tend Skin Solution to help take care of razor bumps, ingrown hair, and razor burn so you don't have to spend hours psyching yourself up to shave knowing that you're gonna be dodging a bazillion sensitive spots on your skin.

    reviewer before pic of red bumpy arm pit, then after of clear armpit
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I’m not one to leave a review about many products but I saw a review on this product that made me buy it and I thought it wasn’t only fair to pay it forward! I’ve dealt with horrendous ingrown hairs for years! I’ve tried everything to minimize them, expensive wax packages and expensive serums and creams, plucking, not shaving — you name it I tried it. This product has literally put everything I’ve tried to shame! For the price, too! it was so worth it! I’ve been using it for about a month everyday after I get out of the shower (I saw someone say they put it in a spray bottle to get full use of the product rather than it seeping into a cotton ball 10/10 would recommend) I haven’t gotten an ingrown since and the ones I had healed! The smell is kind of strong but so are the results. I also have pretty sensitive skin and I was worried about using it after I shave/wax, burns a lil' bit but it didn’t cause a flare-up. Can’t wait to not be insecure at the beach this summer!" —Jess

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    45. O'Keeffe's Working Hands Hand Cream, an affordable concentrated moisturizer for dry, cracked, or bleeding hands that actually *does* all the stuff the high-end brand names claim they're going to do.

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    Psst — a lot of reviewers also swear by this for relieving eczema!

    Promising review: "I have been using this product for a couple of years now. Several years ago I started have problems with the tips of my fingers and other areas on my hands drying and cracking. The cracks were like small cuts and could become extremely painful. Tried several creams from doctors, and while they helped, you could only use them for short periods. As soon as I stopped, cracking returned. I would often have to wear fingertip Band-Aids in order to be able to work at all. Saw an ad for this late one night and decided anything was worth a try. So glad that I did. Ever since I began using this the cracking has stopped almost completely. Occasionally I forget to put it on for a short time and the problem returns, but as soon as I start to use the O'Keeffe's cream again, consistently, they disappear. There can be a slight greasy feeling for a short while after applying, but that is a small price to pay for the relief it has provided. I just hope they never stop making it. It works where nothing else did." —P. Neuhoff

    Get it from Amazon for $6.61.

    46. An air purifier with a true HEPA filter *and* a UV light sanitizer that did not come here to play — between eliminating germs, filtering particles like dust, smoke, and allergens, and tackling odors in your home, it's basically three machines in one.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Check out our full review of the GermGuardian air purifier for more deets!

    Promising review: "Wow, this air filter really works. I'm truly amazed and can literally breathe easier now. Prior to purchasing this, I was having to use my emergency inhaler three to four times per day and night since allergy season began. From the moment it was plugged in, I haven't had to use my inhaler at all, and I didn't even realize it until about a week of use. No more running nose, itchy eyes, wheezing, and sneezing 50 times in a row. I live in a pine forest in high altitude and it works that well. I highly recommend this to anyone who suffers from allergies and asthma — it has made my quality of life improve greatly." —calcrnflakegirl

    Get it from Amazon for $84.99 (available in dark gray and white).

    47. An all-natural HunnyBunny deodorant stick made with arrowroot powder, apricot oil, and Vitamin E — an aluminum-free combo so effective that gym-going reviewers swear by it.

    a tube of hunnybunny's lavender and lime scented deodorant
    Blk+Grn

    Blk+Grn is a sustainable, Black-owned artisan marketplace established in 2017 featuring all-natural, environmentally friendly Black-owned products across all categories, from home to beauty to groceries to menstrual care.

    Promising review: "I’ve been using this deodorant for almost two years now, and will never switch. Finding an all natural deodorant that actually works is nearly impossible, but this does the job even in humid NYC summers, doesn’t need endless reapplication, and the smell is just present enough without being overbearing. As long as it keeps being made I’ll keep getting it!" —Katherine M. 

    Get it from Blk+Grn for $12 (available in two scents). 

    48. A bottle of Dr Teal's foaming bath with Epsom salts to help ease all the mysterious aches and pains and generalized body nonsense that comes with existing as a human.

    Reviewer in a bubble bath with a bottle of Dr Teal's on display on the edge of the tub
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "This is a very pleasant lavender aroma. It's just the right potency so as not to be overwhelming as you're soaking. The Epsom salts are just what I need after a long day. It really helps my low back pain and is very soothing for tired legs as well. This creates lots of wonderful suds and makes quite the luxurious bath. Even my husband uses it. We've been using Dr. Teal's for many years — this is one of our favorites. We find that we both get a better night's rest as it helps us to relax and unwind from the hectic day. Absolutely recommend!" —Yorkie Mama

    Get it from Amazon for $4.87.

    49. A uniquely contoured neck and shoulder heat/cold wrap so you can not only get the relief you want, but you don't spend half of your well-deserved Netflix marathon keeping it from playing Slip 'N Slide down your back.

    BioMed DB Design/Etsy

    BioMed DB Design is a Washington-based small business established in 2010 that specializes in ergonomically designed hot and cold therapy packs.

    For a half hour of heat, you can microwave it for two minutes; for cold therapy, you can leave it in the freezer.

    Promising review: "The neck and shoulder heater came on time. I love the style of it with the upright collar. Stays warm for a half hour and the main reason I bought it was because it wasn't scented...had a hard time finding a neck warmer that wasn't aromatherapy. Very well made. I toss it in the microwave, throw it over my shoulders, and sit in my recliner and heat up my neck, then do some neck stretches as warm muscles are more flexible. Has been a godsend for my stiff-tight neck muscles, keep up the good work!!!" —Kathy

    Get it from BioMed DB Design on Etsy for $29.99.

    50. A bottle of tea tree essential oil that reviewers swear by for a whole bundle of reasons, including to help soothe red patches, inflammation, and irritation on their skin.

    Reviewer holding small 30ml bottle
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    Reviewers also use it to help cleanse buildup on their scalps, prevent dryness, strengthen their nail beds, and just generally ~breathe in~ because it smells so darn relaxing.

    Promising review: "I used this to soften my callused skin on my foot. It helped a lot to give me pain relief and to help reduce the callused skin. I also use it on toenails and rough skin on skin. You do have to get used to the tea tree smell. But I now find the smell therapeutic and it quickly dissipates. Excellent quality!" —JJH

    Get it fro Amazon for $8.95.

    51. 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.

    52. A handy as heck sunburn soother you'll probably want to stock up on now to have on hand this summer — it's made with aloe and coconut oil to hydrate skin and gently relieve pain from the sun's unforgiving rays within just a few hours.

    A reviewer image of a burnt back and an "after" image of their back without any redness
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    Psst — a lot of reviewers mentioned this also helped prevent peeling and itching!

    Promising review: "I ordered this two weeks ago after seeing rave reviews. So grateful I did. Yesterday I got the worst burn. It was unbelievable. I applied this four times over 24 hours. When I woke up this morning it was a lot better and has just gotten increasingly better throughout the day. The burn is mostly faded, and the pain is so much better. I hope to never burn this badly again, but I will be stockpiling this lotion all the same." —Carolina G.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.69.

    53. A pair of game-changing memory foam slippers for indoor *and* outdoor use that a lot of reviewers swear by for foot (and even back!) pain because of their cloud-like support.

    Reviewer in slip on white and black marled slippers with fleece-y lining
    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have plantar fasciitis but hate wearing shoes in the house. These slippers are comfy and prevent pain, even when I'm standing or walking around, way better than other slippers I've had. I bought my first pair of these two years ago and wore them constantly. Even after two years, they were still in decent shape but the padding was worn down so I purchased again." —Rease K.

    Another promising review: "LOVE these slippers! They are my favorite and only go-to slippers, and I've tried MANY! They are perfect for my needs, of helping my back and foot pain while standing up cooking or walking around the house doing chores. I usually go through two pairs a year but that's because I wear them nonstop when I'm not in bed and up and about around the house. For those wondering, I do wear them outdoors as well to take out the trash and check the mail and they hold up perfectly. When they need washing, I put mine in the washing machine and then throw them in the dryer. If you're not comfortable putting them in the dryer (on low heat), I have also air dried them under a fan as well but I personally prefer the dryer. I definitely recommend these slippers for anyone with back or foot pain who needs a comfortable slipper with support and that will stand the test of time. Your feet will definitely thank you for this purchase!" —Melissa H.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in women's sizes 5–12 and seven colors).

    54. A podiatrist-level toenail clipper to quickly and easily take care of thicker toenails, but also those painful ingrown ones that you usually have to go to a salon or a doctor to get relief from.

    Reviewer holding up the small plier-shaped toenail clippers with pointed edges
    amazon.com

    Hello, my toenails are a problem children for two reasons: one is that they're kinda thick, the other is that I'm a long-distance runner, which doesn't play nice with toenails. I bought this recently and the difference it made immediately was ENORMOUS. Like I usually dread approaching my big toenails because they are so thick, but these painlessly and seamlessly lobbed the tops right off; I was also able to ~gently correct~ a toenail that was starting to get ingrown, and help cut down a dead toenail that needed trimming but would have been painful to approach with a regular clipper.

    Promising review: "We bought this for our teen grandson to use for an ingrown toenail because he was not able to go to a nail salon that he trusted to fix this problem. It worked perfectly. He was so pleased with the result as it took care of his painful problem! Thank you for making a fantastic product. Every household should own one, especially during this COVID-19 health crisis!" —T.S.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    55. A plush memory foam mattress topper to quickly transform any old spring mattress into an oasis — this helps distribute your weight on your mattress more evenly to reduce pressure on your joints, so you're less likely to wake up all stiff and sore.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "No more sleepless nights. I was starting to suffer from insomnia because I have a slightly old box spring mattress. I started waking up with extreme neck and back pain. Since I’m on a tight budget I couldn’t just go buy a new bed. So I found this and thought I’d give it a try. So far it’s been three days and I have not woken up in the middle of the night and it feels amazing." —Yarixa

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in 2- or 3-inch depth and in eight standard bed sizes).

    56. 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.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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 $13.95.

    Tearing it up at the gym knowing your all-natural deodorant has got your back *and* your pits:

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