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    26 Products Under $10 With Before And After Photos That Are Truly Dramatic

    Vinyl peel-and-stick contact paper, a popular Essence mascara, and more affordable things with amazing photo proof.

    1. A wood polish and conditioner for grandma's vintage nightstand or your minimalist bookshelf. It helps prevent wood from fading and drying, so your furniture will look brand-new without sanding.

    2. A cradle cap comb to gently remove flaky skin from your baby's scalp. It has two sides: a soft rubber brush to loosen up small flakes and a fine-toothed comb for hard-to-remove flakes. Slide this tool onto your hand and gently run it across your little one's scalp to help alleviate dry spots.

    If you notice signs of cradle cap (seborrheic dermatitis) on your baby's scalp, definitely check in with their pediatrician first before trying any treatments like the comb above.

    Promising review: "It makes removal so much easier and gives more consistent removal than my previous method of washcloths or just scratching the cradle cap off with my fingernails. It’s amazing, gross, and wonderful. My babe doesn’t even flinch when I spend 10 minutes clearing his scalp of all the goo. It seems to be soothing to him. I just apply baby shampoo, then brush a little with the blue brush. Then I slowly start to comb in sections all in one direction. Then I go back and forth in multiple directions. It’s shocking the amount of dead skin that comes off. I’ve even used it successfully in his eyebrows (he gets some cradle cap there, too). This is a KEEPER!" —ZMomUtah

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    3. A cleaning paste that's popular on TikTok and will save you so much time — it'll tackle stubborn stains on your stove, bathroom sink, kitchen tiles, and more messy surfaces at home. No more scrubbing and wiping for hours.

    4. A snout soother stick for your doggo's chapped nose. This vegan balm contains hempseed oil, grape-seed oil, jojoba oil, and vitamin E that help heal crusty and dry spots. Rub onto their snout two to three times a day for some relief.

    5. A top-rated Essence mascara that's adored by thousands of reviewers for it's lash-enhancing abilities (no falsies required). Add more drama and length to your lashes with this formula that'll sculpt 'em and won't feel clumpy.

    6. A pack of clip-in hair extensions for times when you want to give your hair a little more length. If your locks are on the shorter side or you really want to rock a longer ponytail, these synthetic strands will provide you with the 'do of your dreams.

    7. Some surface cover to make your boring countertops look *way better* than they did before. Everyone will be asking, "did you redo part of your kitchen?!" when IRL, you just stuck on this marble-print adhesive and didn't get expensive renovations.

    8. A disposer foaming cleanser because when was the last time you ~actually~ cleaned out lingering eggshell bits and other slime from your kitchen garbage disposal without taking an hour? It's easy to use and looks like a mini volcano erupting from your sink. Your stinky drain will thank you for this foamy (and super-clean) treatment.

    9. A dual-ended brow pencil and spoolie so you can achieve natural-looking brows with minimal effort. Fill in hair gaps with the self-sharpening mechanical brow pencil, run the spoolie across arches to shape 'em up, and you'll be good to go.

    before: a reviewer's un-filled-in brows; after: their brows filled in, looking neat and darker

    10. A pack of plant food spikes because your green babies need the proper nutrients to thrive indoors and avoid wilting. This fertilizer can be used for all kinds of of plants like house crotons, ferns, and spider plants, and takes the stress out of plant care.

    11. Goo Gone to lift sticker labels, chewing gum, and crayons from household surfaces and car exteriors and interiors. Raise your hand if you're done using fingernails (and your free time) to peel away gunk.

    12. A matte foundation that'll withstand oily skin and provide buildable coverage. Its formula is noncomedogenic (goodbye clogged pores) and stays on all day long, so you won't need to think twice about reapplying.

    Before: a reviewer with slightly uneven tones in their skin; after: the reviewer's skin looking very even-toned

    13. A rust stain remover to tackle the toughest red spots ruining your sink, drain, and shower walls. Reviewers adore this cleaning essential because it works right away *and* doesn't require a long scrubbing session.

    14. jewelry-cleaning pen that'll get your rings sparkling again, thanks to micro-fine cleansers that'll help minimize dullness and remove dirty scuffs. Still not sold? The stellar photo evidence below just might convince you to add it to your cart.

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this product. I saw it on TikTok and figured I would give it a try. My grandmother passed away almost eight years ago, and she left me her first engagement ring in her will. I have tried so many jewelry cleaners, toothpaste and toothbrush, you name it, tried everything except for sending it away to get cleaned. I ordered the Diamond Dazzle Stik on Thursday and it arrived the following Saturday, fast shipping! Today is Sunday and I cleaned my ring with the Diamond Dazzle Stik. My ring is just as shiny as it was when my grandfather bought it for my grandmother many many years ago. I will definitely use this Diamond Dazzle Stik on all my jewelry. Highly recommended!" —Heather

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (also available in a two-pack).

    15. A conditioning oil to soften damaged cuticles and minimize brittle areas. Its jojoba and vitamin E-rich formula penetrates the nail bed and cuticle area to help restore moisture and strengthen weak nails.

    on left, reviewer's peeling nails and dry cuticles. on right, reviewer's same nails without cracking and better cuticles after using conditioning oil

    16. Pumice stones that'll get rid of gross toilet bowl rings and hard water stains in your sink. They'll seamlessly remove grime from bathroom surfaces when bleach and other potent cleaners can't get the job done.

    17. Cleaning putty because with it, you can lift up hard-to-reach debris and get tricky areas clean again. Cookie crumbs, dog hairs, and dust balls lodged in your car vents or computer keyboards will be gone for good. 👏

    top left to bottom right: dirty car break handle versus same area all clean from dirt and crumbs with an orange putty cleaner

    18. These blotting papers that'll absorb excess oil on your face. If your forehead is looking like a shiny disco ball due to oiliness, grab one of these tissues and dab it onto affected areas for a little relief. They also easily fit in a backpack or purse for on-the-go touch-ups!

    A customer review photo showing their forehead before and after using the blotting papers

    19. Avarelle pimple patches to suck up all the nasty gunk inside pesky zits with their absorbent hydrocolloid material. Thanks to a layer of tea tree leaf oil and calendula oil, you may see less inflammation, and the patch itself means your pimples will be covered and less accessible during the process.

    20. Vinyl peel-and-stick contact paper that'll give your kitchen appliances a modern update without replacing them. Measure the amount you need, stick it onto the surface you'd like to change, and you'll have a new "stainless-steel" fridge or dishwasher, even if they are decades old.

    21. Bottle Bright tablets so you can get rid of gross stuck-on stains in your coffee tumblers and water bottles. Plop one of these babies in, let them dissolve, and bam, you'll have a cleaner container in little time.

    Promising review: "I had the most disgusting HydroFlask 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 HydroFlask to replace it. Now 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." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8 (also available in 36- and 78-packs).

    22. A wart-removal gel that'll treat plantar warts with a no-drop liquid salicylic acid formula. It'll help alleviate the cauliflower-esque colony around your heels and the middle of your foot. Yes you can ~walk on sunshine~ without pain from these pesky growths.

    On the left, the bottom of a reviewer's foot mostly covered in warts, and on the right, the same reviewer's foot now mostly cleared of warts

    23. A sponge-tipped concealer to seamlessly cover up acne, dark spots, and dark circles. It's packed with goji berry and Haloxyl that'll help minimize the appearance of puffiness and conceal irritated spots. Yes to working that makeup pro magic in minutes. 👏

    24. Dishwasher-cleaning tablets that'll wash away grease and limescale build-up and leave your dishwasher with a fresh scent. Use it solo *or* with your next load of dishes, cups, and plates: Place one inside your dishwasher tray, run a wash cycle, and you'll give this kitchen appliance the cleaning of a lifetime.

    reviewer photo showing their dishwasher completely covered in grime
    same reviewer showing their dishwasher looking brand new after using the cleaning tablets

    Note: Using these tablets monthly can help improve dishwasher performance, because they'll clean hard-to-see areas (internal hoses, pump and valve, and the tub) crucial for washing dishes. If your plates are coming out cloudy or dirty often, you may want to buy some of these dishwasher-cleaning tablets for better results.

    Promising review: "We moved into our house in late January and the previous owners were lazy. Upon opening the dishwasher you got hit with a 'yuck' smell. I tried a measuring cup filled with white vinegar, it helped, but the smell was still there. I saw these on a BuzzFeed list. I ordered and threw one in our dishwasher without any dishes and ran it. The smell is gone!!! I haven't noticed a difference in dish cleanliness yet but simply because I haven't ran it since. These are a great, inexpensive and easy way to clean your dishwasher for sure." —Amazon Customer

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $8.99.

    25. Keurig cleaning cups, because you realized that it's been a minute since you've cleaned your favorite coffee machine. No worries though, these lil' pods will take care of it: Place one inside the coffee maker, run one cycle through, and you'll be shocked at all the brown residue exiting it. 😬 

    Reviewer image of beaker beneath Keurig showing the effects of cleaning pods with brown water coming out of machine.
    Three glass containers showing the progression of colored water to come out of machine. From brown water on the left to clean clear water on the right.

    Promising review: "I had no idea that cleaning a Keurig was a thing. I bought these because I saw them on TikTok believe it or not. I wanted to give it a go because my Keurig isn’t that old and I didn’t think it would do anything. IT WORKS SO WELL! My Keurig wasn’t as nasty as some I’ve seen, luckily. I would highly recommend, keeps everything running correctly and clean." —Lauren

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $9.95 (also available in 12- and 18-packs).

    26. And Acure's Brightening Facial Scrub that'll exfoliate dead skin cells, clear impurities, and brighten your complexion. If you want your skin to glow like a lightbulb and you don't want to spend a lot on your regimen, this scrub will get the job done. 💡

    On left, reviewer's cheek and chin with redness and breakouts. On right, same cheek and chin with less skin irritation

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.