Skip To Content

    46 Products That Worked For Reviewers After They Tried "Everything"

    That weird smell that never quite left your fridge and all your post-red wine headaches are officially canceled.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. 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

    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.

    2. 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

    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 cones 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 $15.99 (available in four colors).

    3. 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.


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

    Promising review: "I just got this delivered today, so I decided to test it. I'm a woman with very dark and coarse hair, so my peach fuzz is a little more prominent than normal, and I'll admit that I do have a unibrow that I try to shave. I've tried everything from a facial blade that never really did much of anything, to a regular old razor, and then finally an electric razor. None of them did what this thing does. My electric razor cuts about half of the growth of the hair, and this razor completely eliminated it. I can't even feel any residual hair that's usually left when I shave, only skin. Plus the built in exfoliation when in use is a great addition; no need for any sort of lotion or shaving cream (although you may want to use right after a shower or get the area wet to weaken the follicles, just as you would any other sort of razor before shaving, and also to avoid razor burn). I hadn't really intended on this happening, but I actually procrastinated on shaving my unibrow this time around and this is going to sound so odd but I'm glad that I did because it completely eliminated the existence of my unibrow." —Natalie Clark

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $4.99.

    4. 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.

    5. 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

    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 Im 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 $32.95.

    6. 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 in the summer months.


    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 suffered with acne for so long and have tried almost everything to get rid of it. At one point I was washing my cotton pillow cases daily. Then I decided to give the silk pillow case 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).

    7. A bottle of Drop It, a natural wine sulfate and tannin remover that works its magic on your glass in just 20 seconds, sparing you the infamous Post-Wine Headache and allergic reactions. 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.

    Reviewer image of glass of red wine with a bottle of Drop It, along with a caption explaining that it's been working

    Plus, this is a heck of a lot easier to use if you want to drink out at a restaurant without calling attention to yourself. Drop It recommends 1-2 drops for each glass of white wine, 2-3 for a glass of red, and 7-9 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 have an allergy to sulfites so if I consume a glass or two of wine I break out in a skin rash. My skin becomes red, itchy and I scratch. If I refrain from wine, then of course I don't break out. I enjoy wine and I've tried everything and nothing seems to work or even come close except for Drop It! I have to say it helps! I squeeze two to three drops in my glass of wine, stir it around for at least 20 seconds, and enjoy a glass of wine. I notice I don't break out and If I do, it's minimal. I would recommend it for anyone having any type of allergies. My skin is better, my nose is not congested and my throat does not itch. Thank you Drop It!" —Julie B.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    8. An enzyme-based laundry stain remover that works its magic in one wash to help you instantly get rid of all that discolored dried sweat and deodorant residue in the armpits of your favorite summer clothes.

    A before image of a stained shirt and an after image of it without stains

    This spray also does a number on all those other miscellaneous stains in your life, like wine, coffee, oil, make up, and period blood!

    Promising review: "For whatever reason, I am ALWAYS spilling things on my shirts and I cook every night (sometimes I remember the apron, sometimes I don't). My clothes are a mess by the end of the day. I'm not proud of it, but there it is. I have tried EVERYTHING there is to remove stains and this is the absolute BEST thing out there. (There is simply not a major stain remover that I have not tried.) The only thing close is a long pre-soak (I mean like six hours) in Oxyclean. With Puracy, you get the best result by doing it well in advance, but for me that is another plus because I would far rather spray them when I put them in the hamper than do it all at once just before I do the laundry. It seems to get everything out and I've never had any trouble with damaged fabric. I don't really review very much, but this is seriously outstanding." —NYC Buyer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.45.

    9. A portable paw cleaner with soft silicone bristles to help gently remove mud and dirt from your doggo's paws. All you have to do is add a little water to it, insert your dog's paw, twist, then pat the paw dry and repeat.

    dog's muddy paw next to a pic of the same paw clean

    Psst — lots of reviewers mention that their dogs seem to really like the feeling of the silicone bristles!

    Promising review: "My yard is an absolute mud pit! I tried everything to clean my two German Shepherds' paws. This is the only thing that works! The silicone bristles must feel good on their paws because they actually stand still and let me clean them. The only complaint I can say is that it hurts your back after a while leaning over them, but I will take that any day rather than cleaning my floors 100 times! Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a solution to their pup's muddy paws!" —Kendra Frankovsky

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44 (available in three sizes and six colors).

    10. A set of dishwasher cleaning tablets you can pop into a cycle with your dirty dishes to wipe out all the extra grime and that funky smell you can never seem to get rid of no matter how hard you try. You don't even need to scrub — these do all the work for you!

    Promising review: "Saved me from buying a new dishwasher!I have to admit that I was skeptical that this product was actually going to do anything. I’ve noticed my dishwasher wasn’t cleaning dishes very well lately, and I did everything I could to get it working properly again, but was ready to finally give up and buy a new dishwasher. I bought these tablets thinking they were designed to eliminate odors, but I was willing to give them a shot before buying a whole new dishwasher. I put one in the bottom of the dishwasher last night per the instructions and woke up to completely clean dishes for the first time in weeks. They look perfect. I don’t know why these tablets work but they absolutely did and I am a happy customer!" —B. Turner

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    11. A handy as heck sunburn soother 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

    Psst — a lot of reviewers mentioned this also helped prevent peeling and itching!

    Promising review: "I suffered from a severe burn that was raw and blistered and tried everything I could to relieve the pain. Out of all the products, this was the best! The product is like a runny lotion which was perfect for me. This allowed for an easy application with little pain. The cooling sensation was instant and it gave me some mobility back in my shoulders and back. Before I was so stiff from my burn I had limited movement. After my husband applied the lotion, my movement was still limited but there was improvement and much less pain involved. I have highly sensitive skin and this stuff caused no irritation at all. I do recommend this product and will be sure to always have it on hand during the summer months." —Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon for $7.69.

    12. A shampoo scalp massager you can use in the shower to massage and exfoliate your scalp — not only will it feel decadent, it'll help tackle dandruff and promote healthier hair growth at the source.

    reviewer image of the bristles on the blue massager

    Psst — a lot of reviewers mention that this just feels REALLY NICE on their scalps, like being at a ~salon~ when they wash your hair for you.

    Promising review: "I LOVE this brush! My hair is really thick, so I always have a problem with my scalp not getting clean. No matter what I tried, I’d always end up finding itchy spots where there’s still shampoo or conditioner left in my hair. With this, my scalp finally feels CLEAN. It also helps with my shedding problem, since I find hair in the craziest places. With this brush, I have a lot of loose hair right after I shower, then much less for the rest of the time. It’s amazing, and I wish I had bought one much sooner." —JustSayErin

    Get it from Amazon for $8.59+ (available in three colors).

    13. 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.

    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

    An easy hack, of course, is to tie the elastic strings, but sometimes that makes it too small! 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: "Yay! These work as well as I hoped they would for ear-loop style masks (with elastic loops)! I have smallish ears that are a little more diagonal than usual, so some masks slip off my ears too easily, and others droop and gap a bit. I was looking at everything from velcro cord organizers to bra extenders and crocheted ear savers with buttons (those are pretty good too), for a better way to secure my masks. I also wanted to find something suitable for my older relatives with dexterity issues. These are the overall winner! They feel sturdy, and the multiple knobs make them very adjustable. I've used them with KN95s, pleated procedure style medical masks, and handmade fabric masks that have elastic ear loops." —CJ

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

    14. A foot file to 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

    Promising review: "AMAZING!!! Seriously beyond impressed with this product. I've never had dry or cracked heels until recently and I've tried everything I could find to get rid of them! This is all you need!!! Just check out the 'before' and 'after.' I literally opened the box and did this in less than a minute ! I'll never use anything else! Even better than professional pedicures!!!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    15. A ridiculously popular "cat dancer" toy so both you and your furry bud can break a sweat indoors chasing after it — and, of course, chronicle the absurd shenanigans for Instagram. WWCD, friends. (What Would Crookshanks Do?),

    In fact, if you are looking for an immediate LOL, please head straight to the review images of this little gizmo — pages and pages of kitty cats losing their marbles. It is goodness and absurdity and light.

    Promising review: "If I would have known how much my cat would love this I would have saved so much money trying to keep him occupied. My cat is one of the mischievous ones; the kind that are in to everything, scratch a lot, and look right at you then push stuff off the counters. You know the type. He’s smart, and he’s bored, so I have tried EVERYTHING to keep him entertained. I’m talking new types of toys every day, the electric ones that play with him automatically while I’m at work, cat deterrent spray to stop scratching, you name it! These dang $2 toys (quite literally a piece of wire and rolled up cardboard) keep him entertained for hours at a time." —Rylie

    Get it from Amazon for $2.09.

    16. 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 hangnails, leaving you with thick, healthy nails and nail beds.

    A before image of a reviewer's brittle nails and an after image of them much heaithier

    Promising review: "It's a miracle! I had peeling, weak nails for years. Tried everything. A friend recommended a nail strengthener they saw on QVC. It was quite pricey and I wanted to make sure it was worth it so I read the reviews. One of the comments said just buy Solar Oil. Since it was much more affordable than the QVC stuff, I tried it. I bought it in February. This size bottle lasted a bit more than a month religiously applying it two to three times a day. I was really seeing great improvement so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big four ounce refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again! Cannot recommend this stuff enough!" —Diana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    17. A cold brew coffee maker so gloriously easy to use that all you have to do is stick your favorite ground coffee in the filter, seal the airtight lid on top, and pop it in the fridge overnight. Boom, four cups of cold brew.

    A pitcher with a coffee filter and a large handle, full of iced coffee in a fridge

    Promising review: "I am a huge cold brew fan and I have tried EVERYTHING to make it at home. Started with just a pitcher and dumping some coffee grounds in it thinking I could sift them out later...bad, messy idea. Tried making a coffee filter 'packet' of coffee that I stapled together...made for gross, weak coffee. Tried to just make a pot of coffee and just chuck it in the fridge...NOT cold brew, and NOT tasty. Can’t buy cold brew every day from the coffee shop because it’s such a waste of money. This lil' device is a miracle! I followed the directions for coffee to water ratio and I was blown away by the result the following morning. PERFECT cold brew. Can’t go back to the old way! One pitcher lasted me just fine through the week. Love this thing!" —Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95.

    18. 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

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

    Promising review: "First off, let me say I'd marry this if I could. I love Squatty Potty and Squatty Potty loves me. Anyways, back to my review. I've struggled with... inconsistency in the bathroom if you catch my drift. I've tried everything from laxatives (natural and non) to drinking hella water and increasing my coffee intake. I knew I had to go, but I never really went.. all the way. But no longer! There's a reason these things are selling. It's so much easier on your body in almost every aspect. After you use a Squatty Potty, every potty without one just seems... sad and unsatisfying. I'm thinking about buying another one and taking it to the office. No shame." —Gbell

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    19. 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.

    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: "I am so happy I bought this product! I took steroid pain injections (age 21-23) and the doctor failed to tell me it may cause you to lose hair. That's exactly what happened to me, I started to lose my hair and its thickness. I tried everything from Biotin, B-12, repairing shampoo and conditioners, hair masks, medicated shampoos and nothing was filling in my scalp or giving my hair the thickness like it used to. I decided to try this and it works! My scalp is filling back in and my hair is getting thick! It's a wonderful miracle! I started crying when I saw the results I was so happy! The oil is thick but it does not mean you cannot apply it you just need to really work it in. I usually leave it in overnight because it's easier to get out that way. You can also use other oils if it is too thick for you. It does have a slight smell but I think because it's all organic, but it is not overpowering or that noticeable. I am going to buy this product again and recommend it to other people!" —Angel of Light

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    20. 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.

    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 earplugs.

    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 air tight 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.

    21. A pair of lacy thigh bands that'll stay in place all through the warm weather months, so you don't have to worry about that dreaded thigh chafe whenever want to flounce around in dresses.

    Reviewer with black lace thigh band

    I own a pair of these, and unlike me showing off in aforementioned dresses, these STAY PUT. There are little grippers on them that lock them in place, but are gentle enough that you don't even notice 'em.

    Promising review: "LIFESAVER! Okay, that's a little hyperbolic, but these are really fantastic. I have tried everything to alleviate the pain! I usually wear a pair of volleyball shorts under my skirts, but when the temperature is above 75 degrees putting on an extra layer down there defeats the joyous ventilation of skirt wearing! In comes these Bandelettes: they stay up and they keep you chafe-free ALL DAY! I've worn mine hiking, at work, walking around town, you name it! The one downside is the little strips of rubber or whatever that hold them up do create a bit of a suffocated sweat line on one's thighs, albeit super thin and only when worn for a long time. I highly recommend them. Plus! This is my second summer wearing this pair and they're still going strong! And I wear them multiple times a week!" —Kelly Sullivan

    Get a pair from Amazon for $18.95 (available in six sizes and 17 styles).

    Check out BuzzFeed's video review of of these thigh bands + other things to fight thigh chafing for more deets!

    22. 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, and will leave your skin feeling so smooth and firm you'll want to pet it.

    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 bought this as a last hope for cystic acne. I bought Amazon's brand of raw apple cider vinegar with the mother to mix with the clay powder because I heard that worked best for people experiencing skin problems. My skin has been a rollercoaster for the past five years. But recently, things have gotten really out of control. My self esteem is the lowest it's been. This mask had been such a life saver. I'm not sure words can describe how impressed I am with this healing clay mask. Since my skin has been through hell and I've literally tried everything, it's pretty resilient so I've been using this mask every night for the last four days. It's not nearly as drying as I thought it would be so that hasn't been an issue. But the mask has dried up everything and I have no new breakouts. I was so happy that I cried. If I could give this product a million stars, I would!" —Aften StAmour

    Get it from Amazon for $12.79.

    23. A power scrubber brush you can attach to a DRILL (!!) that basically does all of the hard grime-busting for you, so you don't have to have sore arms for a week just because you dared to wipe down the shower.

    one of the brushes attached to a drill next to a shower pane with half still fogged up and the other super clear

    Promising review: "I've been eyeing these for a few months and finally caved.. Man do I regret not picking them up as soon as I saw them! They work GREAT! We rent an apartment that has a 30+ year old shower/tub. I've used everything from abrasive powders, gels that sit to most recently the bathroom magic erasers and nothing really got the grime out. These WORK and they work fast. Ten minutes with my handy drill and the shower has never been cleaner. I love that I don't have to throw money out on cleaning products anymore and that I can be a little more environmentally friendly with no waste and no chemical cleaners! Just a little dish soap, baking soda and a spin of the brush. If you're on the fence, just buy them!" —Becky Adie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six colors).

    24. A produce-saver storage container designed to keep your fruits and veggies fresh way longer, so you can finally stop surrendering to the race against time when your summer produce goes bad faster than you can finish it.

    I recently bought one of these because I have a very bad habit of buying arugula and promptly forgetting about it, and it has significantly increased its life expectancy!! My fridge is old and bad (👀 at my landlord) so things tend to go bad within a few days, but this has helped my arugula stay fresh for a week and a half to two weeks.

    Promising review: "I used this and similar ones of different sizes for storing fresh food in the refrigerator and they work better than anything I have ever tried. They are easy to wash (which I did by hand) and dry in a dishrack. They do keep fresh produce better than anything and I have tried everything there is out there. Try these. I think you will like them!!" —RG

    Read BuzzFeed's review of these "miracle" produce containers for more deets.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.33 (available in various sizes and sets).

    25. A fume-free oven cleaner that's gentle enough that you don't need protective gloves to use it, but tough enough that it'll erase the evidence of all your baking misadventures and that time you fell asleep while cooking pizza rolls.

    Promising review: "Mine just came in the mail today and I used it right away — it works fantastically! My oven is an electric, probably slightly on the older side, and has been badly stained since before I moved into my current unit. I have tried everything I could think of to get it clean prior to finding this product and nothing worked. But after doing the two hour treatment it is almost all gone but for a few small specs here and there. I have just sprayed it again to see if those will come off too without an overnight treatment (just out of curiosity, it's perfectly clean as it is). I would recommend this product to anyone that wants an oven cleaner that works and is easy to use." —Lis Zupp

    Get it from Amazon for $6.44.

    26. An orthotic shoe insert for plantar's fasciitis (aka, that pain in your heel that sometimes gets bad enough for you to be like "feet are a scam") — these slip right into your shoe to help cradle the heel not only to relieve pain right then, but heal it in the long-term, too.

    The heel inserts next to a pair of sneakers

    Promising review: "These inserts are lifesavers! I ordered two pairs, one for my work shoes and one for my gym shoes. I work as a waitress and go to the gym five to six days a week. I have been suffering from plantar fasciitis and my feet hurt so bad after a run or a long shift. I have tried everything but to no avail. After just a few times wearing these, my pain has diminished immensely! I believe soon it will be gone all together from wearing these. I have already ordered two more pairs for my other gym shoes so I don't have to keep switching them out. Thank you sooo much!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.72 (fits women's shoe sizes 6-10; check out the Profoot store for more size options).

    27. 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!,

    An embarrassing confession: I do not have a pet, but I shed like nobody's business. My hair gets so ingrained in the carpet that a vacuum truly does nothing for it, so I often was just unrooting clumps of hair from the floor with my hands (sorry for the visual). I bought this broom and it immediately started pulling it up GOBS of hair. My carpet like, genuinely changed color (turns out the pink was supposed to be much pinker, whoops). Anyway, do with that semi-horrifying information what you will.

    Promising review: "I have two dogs — a terrier mix and a short-hair dachshund mix. I have a navy woven couch that LOVES my dachshund's fur. I have tried pretty much everything to get the fur out — traditional lint roller, those blue fuzzy lint rollers, special vacuum attachments, etc. The terrier's fur comes out great with all of those options. The dachshund's fur, much like the dachshund herself, remains stubbornly on my couch. I got this product as the new 'let's see if it works' item of the month with low expectations. THE FUR ACTUALLY CAME OUT GUYS. It acts like a broom for my couch — sweeping the fur (with some elbow grease) basically onto the floor where I vacuum it up! Give this a try if my story sounds pretty similar to yours!" —JT

    Get it from Amazon for $15.10.

    28. A set of Bottle Bright tablets so you can tackle all those caked-on stains in your bottles, travel mugs, and even coffee makers without scrubbing them into eternity and wasting a bunch of water.

    a before image of the inside of a stained mug, a during image of it with soapy water, and an after image with it clean

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting Hydro Flask coffee mug; I tried everything — bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING — and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER Hydro Flask to replace it. Eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand-new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much that I used it on another Hydro Flask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $8.

    29. A bottle of wood polish that will make your all your scuffed-up cabinets and hardwood floors look brand spanking new, even if you're pretty sure the damage is older than you are.

    A damaged wood cabinet in a before pic, and an after pic without any scratches or wear and tear

    Promising review: "AMAZING product!!!!! My daughter ate a hot bowl of soup on my wooden table and left numerous white ring marks. I tried everything to get them off and failed every time. As soon as I put the product on, it was practically brand new again. Highly recommend this product!" —Diana V

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $9.68 (available in nine finishes).

    30. A handy fridge deodorizer to finally get rid of that slightly ~off~ smell your fridge has had since the day you inherited it, no matter how many times you went to clown town cleaning it out.

    A white deodorizer on a fridge shelf

    This deodorizer lasts up to six months, and also helps keep produce fresher for longer. The company claims it's six times more effective than baking soda — a ton of reviewers mentioned they'd tried the baking soda method and failed, but that this worked like a charm!

    Promising review: "I've been trying to get this old smell out of my fridge for years. I'd tried everything, cleaning the whole fridge with bleach, the dish of vanilla, baking soda, etc. I put these in my fridge and freezer and poof! The smell was gone! Highly recommend! 10/10 good job!" —adam baker

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $16.97.

    31. A TubShroom, a little gizmo you can stick in your shower drain to catch all your hair before it clogs up your pipes and becomes a living nightmare. The hair coils around it to make it even easier to remove, making it both handy *and* semi-horrifying!

    reviewer image of hair caught in the white tube-shaped TubShroom

    Promising review: "I have tried everything I could think of to cut back on hair clogs. I definitely became a pro at taking apart my drain to clean it which is a disgusting process. Between my long hair and having two dogs who shed in the bed when we aren't around there is a lot of hair of different lengths. This simple creation catches it all and is easy to get the hair off. The drain stopper still works for baths and the soft silicone is more gentle if a kid rubs it then the original screw on drain cover. Fantastic." —Amazon Customer

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

    32. An internet-beloved pet urine stain-removing spray that instantly tackles both old and new stains *plus* the funky 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

    Promising review: "I have eight rescue cats. Keeping smells gone can be a nightmare. I am super strict about no odors and I have bought and tried everything on the market for urine but nothing worked for more than a day then the smell was back. We have ceramic tile floors and they are porous enough to hold odors. Closets, under desks, on stuffed animals, I was at my wit's end trying to stop marking. We tried calming collars, diffusers, locking them out of rooms, nothing was helping. This miracle in a bottle saved my sanity. It has a slightly minty scent which I find pleasant and it WORKS!! I sprayed a crochet toy I thought was a loss and you cannot smell the cat pee anymore. I happily sprayed around my dad's room and bathroom, even his gross jugs and the smell is no longer there!!! I am going to stock up on this stuff for the rest of my life!!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    33. A Garbage Guard pest trap you can discretely stick to your trash can, if it's become the latest hot spot for all the bugs in your neighborhood. The vapor has a controlled release to kill insects and prevent infestations for up to four months.

    Small black garbage guard stuck on the side of a trash can

    Promising review: "This little thing has been working wonders!! My garbage had been infested with flies and maggots for like one month. Like they were pouring out the top when I would open the lid. Ewwww!! I tried everything from washing the can with Clorox and spraying it down with water and vinegar daily. Nothin worked until I installed this guard. It has not eliminated the problem but it has definitely defeated the source. My garbage only gets picked up once a week, and when it’s garbage day all I see is dead flies around my trash and no more than 10 maggots crawling around. I will definitely buy again." —Marlene

    Get it from Amazon for $9.20.

    34. A quick detangling brush with an easy-to-hold handle that's so effective on all hair types that it's amassed over 4,000 5-star reviews on Amazon — TRULY a game-changer for people with long hair that tangles easily, or curls they don't want to impact the texture of by over-brushing.

    Promising review: "We love the brush!!! I have an 8-year-old daughter who has always thought getting her hair done was so unpleasant. She has been adamant about keeping her long Rapunzel hair and I have tried everything to make it easier on her. A couple years ago I found out about the wet brush and I thought I had found the magic trick until now. While that worked better than other brushes we had used, it doesn’t come close to the crave detangling brush. It glides right through her tangles and cuts brushing time down to a third of the time we were spending brushing her hair previously. It took me all of two uses to turn around and buy another one for back up! She’s happy, I’m happy! Thank you for making such a wonderful product at a reasonable price! I will definitely be recommending this brush!" —Amazon Customer

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

    35. A roll-on migraine stick made with peppermint, spearmint, and lavender oils to help you soothe away that vague headache you were nursing through the whole week in the comfort of your own jammies.

    A reviewer holding the migraine stick

    Promising review: "Let me start by saying I never leave home without this stick! I've suffered from migraines my entire life and often get them three or more times per week. I've tried pretty much everything out there, including prescription strength medication with inconsistent results. This little miracle stick is the one thing I can always count on to give me some relief. As with most headache meds your best results will be yielded the sooner you take action. More often than not I seem to take action when I have a blown migraine and I have yet to take anything that can completely eradicate that...BUT this product has helped me get through a long drive home from work with a pounding headache on many occasions!" —Scott M.

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

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    36. A set of bed bands to lock your fitted sheets neatly into place so you don't have to remake your entire bed from scratch every morning after you wake up tangled in it.

    Promising review: "I have a pillow top and pillow bottom queen-sized bed that is a little too small for king sheets and with queen sheets I have battled to keep the sheets from popping off. I have tried everything! I was about to try to customize some king sheets because it was so frustrating. Then I saw this product advertised on Facebook in one of those posts about the amazing products that people love. So I figured it was worth a try. It works. I was shocked. My sheets have not popped off once. I ordered this in February and it is May now — and they have not popped off once! They used to pop off EVERY .... SINGLE... NIGHT. To say this is life-changing is not an exaggeration. Such a relief to be able to sleep through the night without ending up in rumpled sheets." —TinkerbellAPixie

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $12.99.

    37. 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

    Promising review: "This is the best mascara. I have had the worst time finding a mascara that I like. I have tried everything. I have heard about a different brand that i think is a bit pricey, but was will to try it because i could not find anything i liked. I went on Amazon to order the pricey brand and saw. I saw all the great reviews and the photos and the GREAT PRICE. For the price I had to try it. When I received and tried it, I immediately ordered one for my mom to try. She loved it also. This is my new mascara. you won't go wrong with this!" —Monica Spisak

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    38. A Pet House candle to quickly mask miscellaneous pet odors like litter boxes, dog beds, and all those lil' sprinkles of pee that you've just accepted as "eau de pet."

    A lavender green tea candle

    Promising review: "During the process of potty training my goldendoodle, my apartment STUNK. I tried everything from air fresheners to hiring a carpet cleaning service. I could've saved $80 by just ordering this! Will highly recommend to others!" —Amazon Customer

    Check out BuzzFeed's review of the Pet House candle for more deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in 16 scents).

    39. A hair finishing cream for taking care of those little wisps and flyaways that don't quite make it into your ponytail.

    Promising review: "Where has this been all my life? I feel like I’ve tried everything to tame my flyaways and baby hairs, and this product makes it a quick and easy part of my morning styling routine. It holds like a flexible gel, and the mascara type wand allows me to apply it just where I need it so my hair doesn’t look matted or clumpy. My coworker borrowed this from me once and ordered her own the same day. I love it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    40. A rapid egg cooker so you can cook a week's worth of breakfast eggs in a matter of minutes, whether you want a good old-fashioned hard boil or like 'em a little runnier. Because it uses steam to cook the eggs instead of traditional boiling, they're also a heck of a lot easier to peel!

    A dome-shaped egg cooker with six eggs in it

    I own one of these babies and have faithfully used it every week for upward of two years. Perfectly medium-boiled eggs that peel apart easily every time, which are especially nice to have on hand for breakfast or when I want to add a lil' something to bulk up a dish without going to the trouble of making it. Some reviews note that the alarm on it is a little loud, but the new models have significantly decreased the volume and play a happy song!

    Promising review: "Latest studies recommend one egg each day to increase good cholesterol so boiled eggs have become a part of my breakfast routine. Before discovering the Dash I struggled with difficult to peel boiled eggs. I tried everything from vinegar to salt added to the water and even ice baths but still got hard to peel eggs. I had reservations about the Dash until giving a try and now I get perfectly boiled eggs (actually they are steamed) every time. The alarm that another reviewer complained about is pleasant to my ears and almost music like. I couldn't be more satisfied with this purchase." —Poultrygeist

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in five colors).

    41. A foaming garbage disposal cleaner you can plop into your sink, run a little water on, and let its blue magic fizz its way up to the top while clearing out all the gunk and gross smells from your culinary adventures in one go.

    Promising review: "This stuff really cleans my sink and disposal of the foul odor that sometimes develops. I've tried everything to get rid of the smell from the garbage disposal: Vinegar, bleach, ice, various other products, baking soda, baking soda with vinegar, boiling water ... nothing seemed to get rid of the smell for long, but this stuff does. I like it so much that I ordered it online because I couldn't find it again at the grocery store." —Carol L. Hill

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $5.89.

    42. A blister-preventing balm that basically magics an extra layer between your skin and your shoe for hot days when you can't avoid some sweaty friction.

    A model rubbing balm on their heel

    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 bandaids and pressure tips and have tried everything with no luck. I put this stuff on this morning, over 8 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.

    43. A set of shoe deodorizers with activated charcoal insides that will not only take care of the smell in your sweaty shoes quickly, but will work for months to keep it at bay.

    A set of navy blue bean bag deodorizers in a pair of running shoes

    Promising review: "I am shocked by this product! I had given up hope of ever having my shoes back in the house again. I have tried every trick in the book, but nothing has ever worked to eliminate the odor from my shoes. I put these in my shoes the afternoon I got them and 24 hours later, my shoes had no smell! I could not believe it. If you have tried everything, look no further! This product works!" —brindlmc

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.95.

    44. A heavy duty grout cleaner you only need to let sit for 10 minutes before you can scrub the dirt and grime off all those sneaky crevices of your old kitchen and bathroom tiles.

    A tiled floor with dirty grouts and an after pic of the grouts completely white

    Promising review: "We moved into our house a year ago and I’ve been on a quest to clean the grout next to the stove ever since then. I’ve tried everything — store products, DIY solutions, Pinterest recommendations, you name it. As a last resort I got this and holy cow! I left it on for three minutes as a spot test at first and I could already see a huge difference. I then did two more rounds letting it sit for five minutes each. The scent's not bad, it was fine if I had the window open, it was just being down close to it that got me. Seriously, stop looking and buy this." —Britney Phillips

    Get it from Amazon for $22.95.

    45. A jewelry-cleaning stick with cleansing solution on a brush designed specifically to get in the nooks and crannies of your jewelry, so you can get some sparkly-as-heck Instagrams without wasting your time or money taking it back to the jeweler for a cleaning.,

    Promising review: "My engagement ring had gotten really dull over time. I hadn't even really realized until I came across a picture of when I first got it and noticed it didn't sparkle anymore at all. Which was what I had loved so much. I tried EVERYTHING. Soaps, soaking it in baking soda and a little vinegar and dish soap, rinsing it, etc and nothing was working. This cleaned it up immediately and completely restored it to its former super sparkly glory! It gets into all the little crevices and clears away all the fogginess. Will definitely purchase again and again!" —Sheila

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

    46. An smudgeproof eyeliner stamp so you can finally get the perfect cat-eye on the first go without having to ~wing it~ (read: wasting eight cotton balls, half a bottle of eye makeup remover, and all of the minutes you were setting aside to make your morning coffee).


    Psst — this tool is double-sided, so you can choose the thickness of your wing, and comes with two stamp pens — one for each eye!

    Promising review: "This stamp has totally changed (and elevated) my eyeliner game! I was a little dubious at first because I have literally, tried everything in an attempt to make a flawless wing/cat-eye look. I've never been able to master it and therefore, had pretty much given up on trying to make that happen for me. THIS STAMP IS A GAME CHANGER! The first couple of times you use it will be some trial and error to determine where the appropriate starting point is on your lid, but once you get that down, it's literally SO EASY and looks perfect every time. I stamp and then fill in the rest of my eyeliner with my normal product — presto! Perfect wings in three minutes. And it DOES NOT budge. You can put this on at 6am and it still looks good at 6pm. It is also easy to remove with any drug store makeup remover or towelette. If it came in other colors I'd buy them all!" —J.S. Massie

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $14.97 (available in two colors and four styles).

    You finding the the products that'll finally solve your most annoying problems once and for all:


    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    What's your favorite product?

    Tell us about your favorite product
    Your review may be featured in a post.
    Minimum 25 characters, 1500 characters left
    Upload up to 4 photos you took of the product and/or how you use it. (We love before & after photos!)
    View our photo guidelines with tips that increase your chance of getting featured.
    Max 10 MB. Accepted file types: .jpg, .jpeg, .png.

    Need A Shopping Buddy?

    Get great products - from pros in the fine art of buying stuff online - delivered to your inbox!
    Newsletter signup form