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43 Products Reviewers Found The Best Version Of In 2020

Why settle for hot sauce when you can have hot sauce infused with ~truffles~?

1. A Carhartt workwear T-shirt made with sturdy seams and and heavy fabric designed to stand the test of time, whether those tests involve mud, sweat, or pasta stains.

Model in a green t-shirt with a front left pocket

2. A 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.

A reviewer image of a person wearing unfogged glasses with their face mask holding up the spray

3. A combination selfie stick phone tripod so versatile you may end up using it every day — it's perfect for FaceTiming, setting up solo or group shots when you're on an outing, or filming videos for YouTube or TikTok. It even comes with a remote control to let you take photographs from a distance.

Models using the tripod as a selfie stick, as a tripod to take a family picture, as a small stand for a FaceTime call, and on the floor to film a dog

4. A pair of incredibly soft hybrid leggings and joggers that are basically what happens if those two types of pants had a ridiculously comfy, highly functional baby.

5. 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

6. A pair of thick touchscreen-friendly gloves with pads to better grip your phone and text from it, so you don't have to risk frostbite every time you text "five min away!!" (which we all knew in our hearts was a lie anyway).

7. A Java Sok, aka a reusable iced coffee cup insulator you can use to keep your drink cold *and* your fingers from freezing off. I know some of y'all are the type who are still chugging iced coffee in the snow and I humbly offer this to protect your unsuspecting digits.

8. 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 — an especially handy tool when many of us can't head to a salon like we normally would.

9. A tabbed 2021 weekly and monthly planner perfect for kicking off your new year with an organized start — this comes with lined weekly pages in addition to pages for notes, contacts, a yearly overview, and important dates.

Black planner with lined date pages and tabs for each month on the side open on a desk

10. Plus a set of eye-popping fine-point pens designed for planners and journals that will not only delight anyone with their easy gliding, but also the way they never bleed through pages.

Fine point pens in 18 different colors

11. A lightweight, faux-leather tote so versatile, it'll last through every season. Plus, side pockets!! Finally a place to store all the emergency ketchup packets.

12. A compact light therapy lamp to mimic the morning sun and give a lil' boost of energy and happiness to anyone on that work from home beat — this UV-free bb has three different brightness settings to bring the perfect amount of light to your life.

A model working on a computer next to the small rectangular light propped on a table

13. A bottle of Elizavecca Hair Treatment, a repairing mask infused with collagen ingredients and protein extracts that will help restore hair health as effectively as the bigger name brands like Olaplex, but without their price tag. All you gotta do is apply it on wet hair after a shampoo, wait five minutes, and rinse it out.

Before and after image of a BuzzFeed editor's hair, with the after image looking much shinier and curling more

14. A moisturizing lavender and coconut hand soap made with aloe vera and a blend of lavender and orange essential oils so you can get your hands squeaky clean without your skin feeling shriek-y clean.

Kids using the nozzle on the soap to dispense it

15. An internet-beloved pet urine stain-removing spray that instantly tackles both old and new stains *plus* the yucky smell, so you can enjoy the new quality time you might be getting with your pet without sacrificing your carpet and/or your nostrils.

A person spraying the bottle on a carpet

16. A two-stage electric knife-sharpener, because those blades you bought back in the day?? They're probably super dull by now, even if you haven't noticed since it's happened over time. But sharper knives = faster, safer cooking, so you can ~refresh~ them with this.

Hands running a knife through the small sharpener

17. A reliable wireless charging pad to unclutter your desk or bedside table — TBH, this thing charges so many of your gadgets it may end up being the only one you'll ever need.

A model placing a phone down on a wireless black charging pad

18. A foot file just as effective — if not more so! — than going to a salon. This will 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 so soft you might start petting them.

Before image of a cracked foot with an after image of the skin smooth

19. A cropped workout tank with a padded built-in bra so versatile you'll want to pair it with high-waisted jeans just as often as you pair it with yoga pants.

20. An orthopedic memory foam pillow designed for back, stomach, *and* side sleepers — in other words, the One Pillow To Rule Them All for those of us who flip flop during the night. This molds to your neck and head to fully support you and prevent muscle strain in your neck and shoulders.

21. A popular 12-ounce slim BrüMate can cooler so all your LaCroixs and White Claws can stay cooler than Elsa in a snow tantrum, even when it's a bajillion degrees outside.

22. A *super* compact eight-in-one spiralizer that also grates cheese, juices fruits, and cuts ribbons, and more. All you have to do is change out one of the interlocking caps for a new function. Fresh squeezed OJ? Zoodles in the air fryer? Grated parmesan on your pasta? Done, done, and done. (And you never have to say "when"!!)

23. A set of soft, workout-friendly Reebok masks for anyone who has been trying to run in the summer heat or work out in the gym without feeling too stifled.

24. A chic minimalist wallet you can attach right to your keychain, with enough room for several credit cards, cash, a driver's license, and maybe a lil' bit of gum or candy if you're willing to work for it.

Reviewer image of flat pink wallet with credit cards and cash in it attached to a keychain

25. An Instagram-famous bottle of Truff hot sauce, which is basically what happens when truffles and gourmet hot sauce have a ridiculously decadent baby.

The sauce drizzled on popcorn

26. 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 ear plugs or regular headphones while you snooze. Bonus: you can use these as hybrid earmuffs/headphones in the winter!

A model sleeping with the headphone band around her ears

27. Essence's Lash Princess mascara for length so effective, it will make your eyelashes look like they could take flight, but natural enough that they won't be mistaken for falsies.

A reviewer with long lashes holding up the mascara

28. A snap-on pasta strainer to free your pasta from its hot juices straight from the pot, and spare you storage space to boot (is it just me or are colanders always in the business of being exactly in the way of whatever it is you need?). Psst — these are also a game-changer for washing your fruit, too!

A model straining pasta from a green strainer clipped to the sides of the pot

29. 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

30. An stainless-steel slicer to get you *chef's KISS* levels of perfectly sliced cheeses, whether they're the thick "I'm putting you on a Ritz cracker immediately" kind or the paper thin "mayhaps I will top my pasta with Parmesan" variety.

A model slicing cheese from a block with the stainless steel slicer

31. A bunch of Miracle-Gro "food spikes" that will make your houseplants the lushest greens on the whole block. Not only can they bring plants knocking at death's door back to life, but they'll continuously feed them for 30 to 60 days.

A model pressing a food spike into a plant's soil

32. A tiny milk frother so you can start concocting your own cozy café drinks so delicious that you might just start a new TikTok trend.

33. Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind concealer, a popular lightweight multi-use 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 reduce puffiness and cover dark circles without caking.

34. A set of affordable, highly popular (seriously, these have nearly 40,000 popular reviews) wireless Bluetooth earbuds so you can multi-task to your heart's content, whether it's listening to spooky podcasts while you clean, chatting with your BFF on a walk around the neighborhood, or doing an at-home workout without waking up all your roomies.

35. A set of heavy duty wipes that are most definitely not here to play — they're basically the paper towel version of The Rock, and can lift up stains on anything from grease to permanent marker to nail polish. Bonus: they're tough on stains, but the aloe vera in them makes them super gentle on skin!

36. Glossier's Boy Brow, a combo eyebrow gel and pomade perfect for anyone who hasn't been able to get their brows done in a hot second. You can swipe a few times through each brow for instant subtle, natural definition — the brush picks up just enough of the product in the tube each time that it's basically impossible to mess up.

37. A ridiculously popular (like, over 50,000 positive reviews) Lodge pre-seasoned cast-iron skillet you can use to sauté, sear, bake, broil, braise, fry, *or* grill. It's also built to last for decades, whether you're using it on the reg in the oven to make pillowy biscuits or on the stove to make the kind of steak that'll waft through your whole house.

The black skillet with a long handle and a second helper handle with salmon and veggies inside

38. A sunrise simulation clock to trick your human brain into thinking you're already dappled in the light of a bright, sunshiny day when you wake up, even if you're up before the sunrise or nowhere near a window.

A sunrise alarm clock in three stages of lighting up from dim to brighter to brightest over the course of a half hour

39. A time-marked water bottle with a latch lid that protects the spout so you don't have to touch it — especially handy for anyone worried about disinfecting things as they're out and about in the socially distanced world.

40. A leak-proof sphere ice mold to make everything you drink feel so top shelf and fancy that you may just spend 2021 writing a self-insert James Bond fan fiction.

41. A broom for pet and human hair that can work on any type of floor, but is specifically designed to pull it up from the carpet faster and deeper than even a lot of vacuums can reach. In less than five minutes you'll find out what color your carpet's *actually* been the whole time!

42. A foaming bubble bath with Epsom salts to help relieve aching muscles and chamomile essential oils to help relax your (justifiably) tired brain.

Reviewer image of foamy bath tub

43. A makeup brush-cleaning shampoo for brushes, applicators, and makeup sponges that will get them all squeaky clean *without* leaving any oily residue.

buzzfeed editor's before and after photos of their makeup brushes looking much cleaner after using the shampoo

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