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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

    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.

    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.

    before and after images of yellow and then whiter teeth

    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.

    Reviewer image of the pink canister of shaving cream

    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.

    Reviewer with gray fingerless compression gloves on hands

    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.

    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.

    Reviewer holding a bottle of "Dream" essential oil blend

    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"

    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.

    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 😊.

    Reviewer with gray band on their wrist

    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.

    A model rubbing bio-oil on their hands

    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.

    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.

    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

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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!).

    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

    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.

    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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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!

    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

    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

    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

    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.

    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

    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!).

    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.

    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.