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    25 Products That Sound Too Good To Be True, But Actually Work

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    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 healing face mask that'll refresh your skin using the power of clay. It's known to shrink pores and give your face an overall clearer look. Also, it has 2,000 five-star reviews on Amazon Canada!

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    Mix it with apple cider vinegar or plain water and put it on for 5-15 minutes, depending on the sensitivity of your skin. Check out BuzzFeed's full review of the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $12.98.

    2. A mushroom-shaped strainer that'll catch all the hair in your bathtub for easy removal, so you never have experience the gross feeling of showering in a pooling tub again. Plus, it could save you a big plumbing bill down the line.

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    The TubShroom will collect hair of any length (even pet hair). Check out BuzzFeed’s full review of the TubShroom.

    Get one on Amazon Canada for $14.99 (available in six colours, and a twin-pack option.

    3. A soft microfibre towel that'll remove your makeup thoroughly without needing anything but warm water. Yup, NOT EVEN CLEANSER. Now you have no excuse to sleep with your makeup on, because you have a one-step cleansing solution.

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    I use this on nights when I’m too tired or sleepy to do my entire face-washing regimen. I know the idea of rubbing your face with a towel sounds like Scratchy Town, but it's so gentle! It even removes waterproof makeup. Liquid lipstick? Bye. Waterproof mascara? She resigned.

    Get a pack of two on Amazon Canada for $12.

    4. A Canadian-made retinol moisturizer that'll increase your skin's cell turnover rate, as well as nourish it with hyaluronic acid and vitamin E. It has nearly 2,200 reviews! Reviewers say they've seen a drastic change in their skin's elasticity and they're getting a ton of compliments.

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    It has helped blur their fine lines and fade blemishes, and their skin feels renewed since they began using it.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $39.99.

    5. The FOREO Luna Play Plus cleansing tool that uses pulsations to dislodge gunk and makeup from the skin. There's no rubbing or scrubbing involved at all! It's a premium dream every skin care lover wants in their arsenal.

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    Reviewers say it not only made their skin feel softer, it's also helping clear up their acne and has evened out texture. Check out BuzzFeed’s full review of the FOREO Luna Mini.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $59+. Available in seven colours and as a gift set.

    6. Or a lower cost facial cleansing brush that works just as well! This little owl-shaped tool is rechargeable and waterproof, and will help you keep your skin blemish- and makeup residue-free! Its shape helps cleanse the sides of your nose (Blackhead Town) more efficiently.

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    You can choose between seven different cleansing modes, and it's so compact, you can slip it in your gym bag or travel carry-on to keep your skin in top shape even wile you vacay.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $16.99.

    7. Some lemon-scented cleaning putty that’ll get all the dust settled inside your car vents and the crumbs trapped in your keyboard. Once you’re done, just store it back in its container — you don’t even need to wash it.

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    Flipping your keyboard and gently slapping it like you’re burping a baby doesn’t work (I tried). Can you imagine cleaning a speaker grill with this?

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.99.

    8. A stainless steel "soap" bar that'll rid your hands of the odour of garlic, seafood, onions, and other pungent things. Use it wet or dry, and experience hands free of odours that your hand wash just won't eliminate.

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    It's dishwasher safe, so cleanup is a breeze.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.99.

    9. A bestselling Diamond Dazzle pen that'll make your precious jewels shine their brightest again. It has a click mechanism and dispenses a polymer that finely polishes gems.

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    Reviewers say it truly brings brilliance back to their gems, and saves them money they would normally spend on a professional cleaning.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.87.

    10. A Revlon volumizing hair dryer that has everyone and their mama raving about it. Its large, oval-shaped barrel allows you to get closer to the scalp, so you can achieve a nice, bouncy lift at the roots.

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    Here's what BuzzFeed editor Kat Angus had to say about the product: "I own this and my hair looks and feels incredible — as close to a salon-worthy blowout as I've ever experienced. Plus, it's cut WAY down on my styling time. If you've ever struggled with styling with both a hairdryer and brush at the same time, this is for you. It has a ceramic coating, three heat and speed settings, with both pin and tufted bristles that'll help give you a sleek look, without all the damage."

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $64.96 (available in two colours).

    11. An at-home teeth whitening kit that will leave your pearlies whiter than ever. Tea, coffee, soda, and wine can stain your teeth, but all you need is a ten-minute treatment to sparkle up your smile again.

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    The kit comes with three packs of whitening gel, an 18% carbamide peroxide whitening solution, two silicone mouth trays, and an LED light. A word of caution, however: it may not suitable for sensitive teeth.

    Get the kit on Amazon Canada for $36.99.

    12. Some comfortable shoe insoles that'll fight foot odour and keep your feet fresh and dry. These are especially useful now that that's winter boot time.

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    They can be trimmed to fit most foot sizes.

    Get a pack of three pairs on Amazon Canada for $2.65 (fits sizes 5-10W and 7-13M).

    13. Some handy nail repair pens to get rid of any pesky and unsightly toenail fungus, protect your nails, and prevent discolouration. The solution in these strengthens your nails and also inhibits infections in the future!

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    This product is safe for both fingernails and toenails. Check out the amazing before-and-after photos in the reviews!

    Get a set of four pens on Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    14. A battery-operated pedicure tool that'll buff away all the cracked, prickly dead skin from your heels and toes, revealing fresh and soft skin.

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    Its ergonomic design lets you easily file away at your soles, and because it's splash proof, you can use it in the shower or outside. Don't forget to slather your feet with some heavy-duty foot cream, like O'Keeffe's Healthy Feet cream, afterwards to lock in moisture and suppleness.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.99.

    15. Some mouldable glue that's basically a squishy miracle. It can repair your charger cords, shoes, pots — virtually anything. Use it to bond or seal things together. It's waterproof, temperature resistant, and sets to a rubbery, silicone finish overnight.

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    Whether you're trying to repair your ceramics, wooden furniture, metalware or glassware, this insulating glue has your back.

    Get a pack of eight from Amazon Canada for $25.55+.

    16. This Bluetooth eye massager that will diffuse out the pain and strain from your eyes. It uses a combo of hot compress, air pressure, and vibrations to gently melt away the stress.

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    You can even listen to music while you relax, because it syncs with your phone!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $75.99.

    17. A corrective brace that'll fix slouching, backaches, and all your posture-related problems. It can help bump up your height, too! Did you know bad posture can take away inches of your height because it compresses your spine?

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    This bestseller has almost 2,300 positive reviews on Amazon Canada. It can simply be worn like a backpack to help you straighten out your spine. Buyers say it's surprising how much this simple brace has helped them fix their posture and relieve back pain.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $29.98.

    18. A cordless water flosser that gently uses water to blast away debris and plaque and uses oxygen bubbles to reduce the growth of oral anaerobic bacteria. You'll fall in love with the feeling of deep-cleaned gums, all without using traditional floss!

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    Reviewers say this device has been super gentle for their sensitive teeth and recommend it for people whose gums can bleed while using regular dental floss.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $45.99.

    19. An eyelash growth serum that's designed to make your lashes or brows noticeably thicker. Reviewers say they've seen a dramatic difference in just a couple weeks. The best part is you can apply it neatly like you would eyeliner instead of rubbing a serum on your lashes with your fingertips and getting your vision all clouded.

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    Get it on Amazon Canada for $32.99+.

    20. Some bestselling pimple patches that are actually draw out the gunk from your zits. It's super gross but oh-so satisfying.

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    It's rare to see a pimple product work for a majority of its users, but you've got to read the reviews to see how much people love these.

    Get a pack of 24 patches on Amazon Canada for $13.66.

    21. A makeup remover pen that is like a precision eraser for all your little makeup mistakes. Feathered lipstick, mascara splotches, or wonky eyeliner wings — this magic marker is here to make everything perfect.

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    The precise tip works way better than a q-tip, tissue, or makeup sponge soaked in makeup remover.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $10.31.

    22. A shampooing tool that'll massage your scalp, without breaking your hair at the roots. I personally own and LOVE this product.

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    I know it looks spiky, but it's super gentle on the scalp. I've also noticed that you don't have to use as much shampoo as you usually would. Reviewers have pointed out that their scalp feels cleaner, and their manicures are lasting longer because they aren't using their fingernails to shampoo.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $2.50 (available in two colours, and three multipacks).

    23. An electric pressure washer that's extremely efficient at getting stubborn dirt off stuff and SO DAMN SATISFYING to use. Lawn equipment, garage doors, cars, fences, boards, patio floor boards — it has everything covered.

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    Reviewers in Canada have given it 700 positive reviews!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $208.

    24. A natural enzyme-based stain remover that gets rid of all kinds of spots, so you don't have to worry about your clothes, carpet, upholstery, or mattress stains.

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    Blood, sweat, wine, food, makeup, oil, grime, pee — everything can be cleaned with it. Reviewers say they've even successfully removed dye spots from their clothes using it and it's a must-have for their laundry room. Check out BuzzFeed’s full review of Puracy stain remover.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $10.62.

    25. And finally, a pack of tablets that'll clean the slime and grime out of any container in minutes. Just fill the container with water, drop the tablet in, let it fizz, and then throw out the water. No scrubbing required!

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    These are perfect for metal bottles, coolers, or coffee tumblers. Not only will the dirt and stains go away, your container will also be left smelling fresher than ever. The tablets are biodegradable, chlorine free, bleach free, and environmentally safe. If you want to look at before-and-after photos, check out this post.

    Get a pack of 12 on Amazon Canada for $16.68. Also available in other multipacks and a lemon-scented version).

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