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    Reviewers In Their 30s Swear By These 41 Products (And Maybe You Will Too)

    You've been on this planet entirely too long to deal with wine headaches, uncomfy shoes, and disappointing mascara.

    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 pair of ridiculously comfortable pull-on Levi's jeans for anyone else who just wants their legs to feel that sweet, sweet unconstricted FREEDOM. These will make you want to throw your regular jeans out the window.

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    Promising review: "Let me first start out by saying I'm a mom of two, in my mid-thirties. Pants and I disagree on far too many levels (AKA, once I found leggings after having children, it's been impossible to go back). Pair that with working from home (ahem, never having motivation to wear actual pants even if I wanted to) and you have a full blown 'this woman is going to spend the rest of her life in yoga pants' situation. Enter these jeggings. I am not even apologizing for using the silly term of 'jeggings'. These could nearly pass for a legging-feel situation. ON TOP OF THAT, they look like real jeans. DONE. TAKE MY MONEY."Sara W.

    *Another* promising review: "I ordered these in a size 6 and found them to be a bit snug to pull over my hips (maybe because they are pull on style), but once they are on that fit great! I had to order these in two colors after they got so many recommendations from other moms in their thirties like me." —JEB

    Get it from Amazon for $27.55+ (available in women's plus sizes 16-28, three lengths, and four colors).

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

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

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95+ (available in four scents).

    3. 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 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 became really sensitive to wine in my thirties 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 what so ever! 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 (also available in multiple pack sizes).

    4. A 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: "It’s such a weirdly simply idea/tool but it honestly makes SUCH a difference. These are so straightforward and easy to use, and the quality is great. I just turned 30, and I have found myself buying less clothes and makeup and more 'adult' things like tongue scrapers and pot holders. I brush my teeth regularly and try to brush my tongue as well, but it never seems to make much of a difference. Y'ALL, this thing makes my mouth feel so clean, it’s stupid. I’m also really happy this is a two-pack, because my boyfriend can use one too." —Jordan

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $6.99.

    5. A pair of internet-beloved Adidas ~Cloudfoam~ workout sneakers with a memory foam sock liner and stretchy mesh top to let your footsies breathe. Honestly, uncomfy shoes? A scam.

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    These are also slip-on and slip-off for easy access!

    Promising review: "I have these shoes in both grey and pale blue. Although I agree 'cloudfoam' makes it sound like you’re stepping onto a memory foam mattress and it enveloping and caressing your tired feet.. it has much less padding than anticipated. However, these are THE most comfortable shoes I have owned in quite some time. I have several pairs of Nike Free which are also comfy in their own right but I am finding my feet are getting slightly wider as I age (yay) I am in my thirties if that helps any reader. The huge plus in these are that the raised and padded heel makes it so I never ever get blisters there. And I always get blisters there. The only thing I don't love is the tongue portion. The top of it hits the same area of my foot so I can’t sport ankle socks. It’s OK for me since I am always wearing them in scrubs under long pants. I’ve worn my grey pair on four hour hikes, eight hours in an amusement park. The price for a big name brand is really reasonable at $55. I typically expect to spend $100+." —Jadoreamazon

    Get it from Amazon for $37+ (available in women's sizes 0, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9.5 and 11 and multiple colors depending on size availability).

    6. 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).

    7. Essence's Lash Princess mascara for instant length so effective 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 100,000 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 live long 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 15-16 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 make up influencers hyped up and was disappointed, this surely wasn’t a disappointment." —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    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.

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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.

    9. 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 "YIKES" mode with wax.

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    Promising review: "This is amazing!! In my late thirties 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 $14.99.

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

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    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-thirties, 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 $5.46+ (clip "$2 off" coupon on product page for this price; available in 17 shades).

    11. Glossier's Cloud Paint blush, which I personally love because it feels like fingerpainting your face. It's thick enough for a noticeable glow, but subtle enough that you don't have to be super precise about it — basically every time I complained about makeup being too hard, a friend rec'd it to me, and I've neeeever looked back.

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    Promising review: "I'm in my thirties but appear younger naturally, well this magical blush takes me all the way to baby glow!!! It's very lightweight, blends in like a dream (impossible to overdo) stays on unless you are a face-toucher, I look like I'm glowing with beam and dusk gives more dimension to the face without looking like a blush. I will definitely be purchasing the rest of the shades to complete my collection and I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone who wants to look effortlessly fresh and youthful!!!!!!!" — Mashutka

    Check out BuzzFeed's full review of Glossier's Cloud Paint for more deets!

    Get it from Glossier for $18 (available in eight shades).

    12. A weekly pill organizer designed with push-through silicone lids to easily organize your pills at the beginning of the week without worrying about knocking it over while the lids are all open. Each pod also had a magnetized base, so you can easily remove it and replace it if you're on the move.

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    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 days worth of pills, set it on my counter and now I'm not to lazy to take my pills!" —Chicken McNugget

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99 (available in three colors).

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

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    Each set comes with four reusable vents in different sizes, so you can find one that perfectly fits your nose.

    Promising review: "LISTEN TO ME. I’m 30 years old, my husband is 34... he snores SO loud that I literally cannot sleep with him... so I decided to do some research on sleep aids for him. YOU GUUUUUUYS. He just fell asleep and he isn’t snoring at ALL!!!!!!! Holy crap this could literally be the best thing that’s ever happened to us. Because within seconds of him falling asleep, it’s like hearing the guy who mows his lawn at 6 on a Saturday morning with your window open. I’m so happy. Whoever invented this out there... I’ll buy you a drink if we ever meet." —Jordan

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $21.99.

    14. A set of bed bands to lock your fitted sheets neatly into place once and for all, so you can finally get the peaceful, untangled sleep you deserve every night.

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    Promising review: "I hate myself. I'm thirty years old. Why didn't I buy these sooner? If you are sick of sleeping on wrinkled or pulled up top sheets these will change your life. For 13 bucks. Buy it." —Bonus Joe

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $12.99 (also available in multiple pack sizes and five colors).

    15. 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 bought this a year ago and never reviewed it. I felt obligated to come back and give it the praise it deserves. I have used countless hand creams. I keep cream in my hand bag, in my car, in my coat pocket and in nearly every room in the house. Since moving to Chicago my hands have been suffering severely from dry cracked skin to the point of bleeding. I'm in my thirties with the hands of an 80 year old! THIS HAND CREAM IS THE BEST I HAVE EVER USED AND THE ONLY HAND CREAM ANYONE NEEDS FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIFE!!! One application alone gives tremendous relief, two applications and you forget your hands were ever dry. A small amount goes a long way. It absorbs immediately, it's light and non greasy. I don't know what else you can need, it's so effective my hands look and feel great again. In fact, just recently my face started to get really dry too and I've been moisturizing twice a day all my life. Nothing helped. Last night I decided to put this hand cream on my face, figured it does wonders for my hands, why not? I woke up this morning. Dry skin has all but gone!" —RS

    Get it from Amazon for $6.61 (also available in multiple pack sizes).

    16. 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 feeling gloriously soft.

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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 $7.45.

    17. A set of produce-saver storage containers that are designed to keep your fruits and veggies fresh for so much longer than they would on their lonesome that you may actually suspect it's magic.

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    Fellow BuzzFeed staffer Natalie Brown tried these on strawberries and spinach and literally called them a "miracle."

    Promising review: "Blown away! These things are great! I'm a thirtysomething who usually ends up throwing away more rotted fruit and vegetables than I would like to admit. I picked this up on a whim when I saw they were on sale. First day I took a carton of week old strawberries i.e. starting to get soft and dark spots, and tossed them into the medium container. No lie, it was at least two more weeks before they started to go bad. Cut lettuce will go two weeks, not two days before turning brown. They work as advertised and I would highly recommend. Also the build quality is 5 star. They are a thick durable plastic, reminds me of old school Tupperware, and seem like they will last the long haul. No idea what crazy magic they built in this container but you should pick it up if you want to extend the freshness of your produce!" —christopher sacco

    Get them from Amazon for $13.99+ (also available in multiple sizes and pack sizes).

    18. 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-thirties with normal to combination skin." —PB Hunny

    Get it from Amazon for $8.92+ (available in six sizes and styles).

    19. A five-pack of wedgie-proof cotton underwear with a wide, stretchy waistband, because all the creature comforts in the world won't mean a darn thing if your undies are secretly sabotaging you by riding up all day.

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    I own these, which is why I can very confidently vouch for the "wedgie-proofness" of them. They are snug and comfy and truly don't budge, even though I am a very sqiurm-y and change positions on the couch every eight minutes. These are also phenomenal for running and at-home workouts, if you're looking for undies that will stay in place for those, too! The lining is thin enough that you can barely see them under leggings.

    Promising review: "First pair of underwear that I have ever owned in my 30 years of existing on this planet that are comfortable! I do yoga, jog and just lounge around a lot, so let me tell you I put comfort before all! Moveable, breathable, does not give you a wedgie after taking five steps, covers my lower stomach without sliding down AND does not show a panty line. Finally something any shape and size can be comfy in! The only thing at this point to make these underwear better (like all women’s clothes need) are pockets!" —Hannah Hernandez

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 10 color combos and sizes S-5XL).

    20. 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.

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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 thirties. 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.

    21. A memory foam seat cushion for your tushy that a lot of reviewers swear by to reduce pressure on their tailbone and help with lower back pain cause from prolonged sitting. Your wonky chairs have officially met their match.

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    Promising review: "In March I was sent out of the office to work from home for the first time. Not having a proper setup yet I sat at the kitchen table and began working 10+ hour days. After a week I noticed pelvic and lower back pain, radiating down my left leg. I was sure something was seriously wrong with me. After a clear ultrasound we determined it was sciatica from sitting on a hard wood dining chair! This cushion has literally cured me. I am now more conscious to take breaks throughout the day and walk the dog longer on my lunches as well. But I really believe the cushion is what has made the biggest difference. I'm 30! Never thought I could be hurt by poor seating." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $35.95 (get this price by clipping the "$20 off" coupon at checkout; available in two colors).

    22. 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.

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

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

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    23. 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 thirties 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 $17.97 (available in three sizes).

    24. Maybelline's Total Temptation Eyebrow Definer Pencil, an easy-to-use, subtle eyebrow filler just as effective as the ones triple its price.

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

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

    Get it from Amazon for $6.57+ (available in two shades and two pack sizes).

    25. A pair of comfy period-proof underwear designed to hold two tampons' worth of period blood that are a *great* alternative to walking around with uncomfy, bulky pads (or worrying about tampon leakage).

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    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 either these period-proof undies or the ones from Thinx when I go on runs on my period, and it has been a MASSIVE godsend. 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.

    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 thirties. 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-4XL, two colors, and in three packs).

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

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

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

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99+ (available in two pack sizes).

    27. 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!

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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 thirties :( 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 $14.95 (available in four sizes and nine colors).

    28. A glare-free Kindle Paperwhite that not only can hold thousands of books, but will let you read them the *chef's kiss* way you like best — you can customize with all your favorite fonts and layouts, and organize your virtual shelves to your precise standards. Bonus — its charge lasts weeks (plural!!), and it's waterproof, so you can take this bb in the bathtub 🍷.

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    Promising review: "There's not much to say. This is an excellent e-reader! It has really changed my reading habits. Now that I'm stranded in the USA I have nothing to do but read, and doing so on my big bright phone screen was so painful. I'm only 30 years old but my eyes get tired easily, which is why I couldn't do much reading any more. Also, reading a normal book is so uncomfortable for me because I have to read on my side and holding a book is hard, plus I have to keep my lights on the whole time. My kindle Paperwhite has changed all of that. I can read for hours at a time and I don't get tired. I love it. Total game changer when it comes to reading. Oh, and I can finally read on my side comfortably. Loooove it." —Patricia U.

    Read BuzzFeed's closer look at the Kindle Paperwhite for more deets!

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in 8GB, 32GB, and four colors).

    29. A Bevel shave system set, a grooming kit specifically designed for razor bump-free shaving for coarse, curly hair. It comes complete with a re-engineered safety razor that, importantly, *doesn't* cut hair under the skin, preventing ingrown hairs, bumps, and other shaving irritations.

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    Bevel is a Black-founded company that specializes in grooming products designed for sensitive skin. Each set includes the Bevel safety razor, badger shave brush, shave cream, priming oil, restoring balm, and 20 replacement blades.

    Promising review: "Thirtysomething Antiguan African American from Midwest. I've been cutting my hair and shaving myself using liners for 20+ years. Had not shaved with a razor over that entire time but warmed up to the idea after reading about Bevel and purchasing the Bevel line (which is amazing btw ... blade gives precise lines and liner is extremely well made). I've had the shaving kit for about two months and I swear by it. All the ointments make shaving painless and easy even if you have extremely sensitive skin like me. You cannot go wrong with any Bevel products and you'll instantly notice the difference... that's a major key lol." —Jermaine Stephens

    Get it from Bevel for $89.95 (with an options for a $59.95 monthly auto-ship) or Amazon for $84.99+ (available in two styles).

    30. 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 toss and turn. (Also less likely to make your *bank account* toss and turn by buying a full-on new mattress 😬.)

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    Promising review: "This saved me from buying a new mattress. After waking up daily with a backache (I'm only 30 and have no injuries or logical reason other than a bad mattress), I knew I needed to do something. This was a last-ditch effort to save myself from spending hundreds on a completely new mattress. So far, so good! It's a tad warm at times, yes, but I actually appreciate that because I tend to be cold when I'm falling asleep. At best, I have a comfy place to sleep. At worst, I throw off the extra blanket halfway through the night because I'm too hot. I'd recommend this to anyone but sleepers who already get too hot at night. If that's you, look into one with ventilation holes (this is one solid piece) and cooling properties." —Leandra

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in two or three inch depth and in seven standard bed sizes).

    31. 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 thirties 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.

    32. Or a pack of the internet-beloved Mighty Match Pimple Spot Treatment, a hydrocolloid sticker that you can apply straight onto a zit to flatten it, reduce redness, and even suck the gunk out of individual trouble spots overnight. Personally *love* to see a problem magically disappear while I am dreaming about somehow being teleported to a party in Bridgerton.

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    Promising review: "Wow! I’m just simply amazed by this product . I have had acne since a teenager and I am now in my thirties and still have it. I’ve tried so many products over the years I can’t even tell you. I’m not saying this product helps prevent them but helps with the ones you have! It sucks everything out and leaves the pimple flat at the surface, I love it." —C&N

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    33. 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.

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

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

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (also available in two other pack sizes).

    34. 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 live long day.

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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 before hand 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 (also available in multiple pack sizes).

    35. A Foreo Luna 2 silicone facial cleanser for a truly spa-level face washing experience. It made with soft silicone bristles that dig deep into skin to remove makeup residue, dead skin cells, and blackheads — *plus* help reduce the visibility of pores.

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    Psst — read BuzzFeed Deputy Editor Maitland Quitmeyer's full review of the Foreo Luna Mini 2 for more deets!

    Promising review: "I'm in my late thirties and am still dealing with cystic (hormonal) acne. I needed three to four products to hide the suckers, but after a couple days of using the mini, my skin looked better. A few months later and my skin looks and feels more amazing. It's soft and smooth. I still get breakouts, but they're smaller and heal within a day or two. I've got a whole cabinet full of skin products and makeup that I just don't need anymore. Yes, I agree that it's pricey, but think of how much you'll save on other skincare products that you won't need anymore!" —M Gannon

    Get it from Amazon for $119.90+ (available in five colors).

    36. A set of Sea Bands, which target an acupuncture point on your wrists meant to help reduce nausea. Basically, if you're someone who has motion sickness, 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 car sick, sea sick, air sick, 3D movie sick. I get motion sickness at a drop of a hat. Being in my mid-thirties, 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 sea sick the first day and ended up in a foggy haze the rest of the trip since I took so much Dramamine. Considering how cheap these were compared to popping pills, I should have bought them a long time ago. Great little product and I can't believe how well they worked. I bought a second pair for the car, so if I ever feel sick, I can just put these on. I would highly recommend, even for the skeptical." —KristinaK

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $8.46+ (available in four styles and sizes, including children's and adult's sizes).

    37. A vitamin C-based face serum for brighter, firmer skin and suuuuper quick results. A lot of reviewers could see a difference within just a few days of use.

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    Promising review: "I purchased this vitamin C on a lightning deal and have been very happy with it so far. I’m in my mid-thirties and have been neglecting my skin the last five to ten years while raising my five children. I have been using this product for two to three weeks and have noticed a difference in my skin. My skin looks brighter, feels softer and my breakouts have been clearing up faster as well. One thing I wasn’t doing at first is waiting two to three minutes for my skin to fully absorb this before applying moisturizer. I believe this step is crucial in order to get the full benefit from the vitamin C. I’m very happy so far." —Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes).

    38. A set of blue-light–blocking glasses ideal for anyone whose WFH setup involves a lot of time in front of their computer (it...me?) — these protect your eyes from the type of of light in screens that can mess with your sleep cycles and strain your eyes.

    Reviewer wearing tortoiseshell print blue light glasses
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    Promising review: "At 36 years old with historically 20/20 vision, I thought my eyes were aging and I needed reading glasses. Then my mom pointed out that I was squinting at my computer specifically. Turns out, I just can’t handle the blue light at night. Got these glasses, and BAM! Problem solved. Now my whole face can relax when I use my computer at night. My other devices have a nighttime setting that changed everything to a yellow light, but my computer doesn’t have that option, and these glasses are perfect." —Sarahshmara

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $15.98+ (clip the "10% off" coupon on the product page for this price; available in eight color and style combinations).

    39. A memory foam gel pad for your wrists, which might relieve some of the cramping and wrist pain that comes with holding your hands over your keyboard the whole livelong day.

    A model typing with one hand and using a mouse with the other, their wrists propped up by the pads
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    It comes in two pieces — one you can prop in front of your keyboard, and the other in front of your mouse.

    Promising review: "I am a computer artist so I spend a lot of time maneuvering my wrist and I have arthritis at 30 years old. So I really loved having these because they’re really squishy and soft and they make my wrist and hand not want to be chopped off by me a hour into working." —Love Laizure

    Get it from Amazon for $14.86+ (available in eight colors).

    40. A ridiculously cute microwaveable stuffed animal that doubles as a heating pad. These bubs are also lavender-scented, which may help with anxiety or insomnia if you need a soothing way to calm down.

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    These "Warmies" are each filled with all-natural grain and dried lavender, so you can microwave them to use them as heating pads or pop in a sealed bag in the freezer for two to three hours to use them as a cold pack.

    Promising review: "I am thirty and I bought this for myself. Period cramps are no joke. I usually wear Thermacare patches, but those can get expensive and I wanted something I could take into bed with me. While snuggling with a bottle of hot tap water usually works, it's definitely not comfortable. Anyway, I am so glad I found this! It's ADORABLE! The weight is wonderful, too." —AuntAva

    Get it from Amazon for $48.29.

    41. An ultra-cooling bamboo fabric sleep set for anyone who is sick of waking up in the middle of the night feeling like a human furnace.

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    Promising review: "I will never buy another pair of warm weather PJs again other than these. I am a thirty something post-baby lady, and with my hormones paired with living in Arizona, I needed PJs that were cool and comfortable. But I often found that the fabric of other PJs would rapidly get worn, pilled, and rough. These silky soft PJs have been going strong for months now through countless hot flashes and heat waves when it would get into the 80s in our bedroom. If you are a hot-blooded person and need to cool down, I can't recommend these PJs enough. I literally never leave reviews but felt compelled to preach to others the good word of Latuza's PJs." —Margery

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99+ (available in women's sizes S-4X and 13 colors).

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