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    30 Problem-Solving Products From TikTok That Are Indeed Worth The Hype

    Yes, there really is something that makes changing out yucky shower curtain liners less of a hassle.

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    1. Light-dimming stickers because the annoying LEDs beaming from your TV, computer charger, and just about every power outlet in your bedroom have been keeping you up at night for the past 10 years. It's finally time to block them out once and for all.

    Reviewer image of blinding blue light coming from electrical device
    Another reviewer image with the light dimming tape over the light

    Check out 'em out in this TikTok

    This game-changing pack comes in a variety of 100 peel-and-stick dimmers shaped to fit lights on most electrical appliances.

    Promising review: "Ingenious little idea. I suffer from migraines, so I know how a little LED light can irritate you in an otherwise pitch black room. This product does a great job of dimming those harsh LED indicators that EVERYTHING seems to have nowadays. They are neat, not unsightly." —Jarom A. Daszko

    Get them from Amazon for $6.89.

    2. A CeraVe salicylic acid body wash so you can say "see ya!" to scabs left over from picking ingrowns and "au revoir!" to keratosis pilaris flare-ups. This exfoliates without the rough, physical microbeads and buffs away bumpy skin while smoothing — thanks to hyaluronic acid and niacinamide.

    See why this TikToker swears by this body wash.

    Promising review: "My 6-year-old daughter has keratosis pilaris, commonly known as 'chicken skin.' This year it really flared up during warm weather so I gave this wash along with lotion a try. Wow, I saw results after just a few uses and after a couple of weeks most of her bumps disappeared. Thrilled we skipped a trip to the dermatologist! Can’t beat this price for the results either." —Ashley Steigerwald

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    3. The Clean Ball, the seriously clever invention your grubby handbag needs. This honeycomb-shaped ball features a sticky inner sphere that captures crumbs, debris, and hair. Plus! It's totally reusable — all you have to do is run it under water after each use.

    a pink sequin bag open to show the pink ball
    reviewer pointing to the dirt the ball has collected from their bag

    Promising reviews: "Best invention! I purchased after seeing it in a TikTok video, and it works soooo well in my purse." —Wenhether

    "This little ball is genius! It rolls around in my purse, which I live out of. It picks up a lot lint, debris, or even crumbs. It's easy to find with the bright pink. Just remove and wash and it’s ready to go again. The price was great and something I can use for years. If you live out of your purse, this a must-have!!" — dj3biggs

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in pink and gray).

    4. SoCozy Leave-In Curl Conditioning Spray to turn yours *and* your little one's after-shower bedtime ritual into one that's a little more manageable (plus features soft, fanciful curls and ringlets). This stuff will gently detangle and restore tresses, all without the use of harsh and nasty chemicals.

    Reviewer's before photo showing their child's curly hair before using the spray and after photo showing glossy curls with the spray
    reviewer pointing to their curly hair

    Check out a TikTok of the SoCozy Curl Spray in action. Reviewers say this spray will leave wavy or curly hair (from 2a–4c hair) shiny, soft, and bouncy. And it's free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates, synthetic colors or dyes, propylene glycol, gluten, wheat, and nuts!

    Promising review: "This is the BEST product EVER! I will never use another hair detangler ever again. We use this product daily in my house, my daughter, my son, and me. Both of us girls have long and thick curly hair, and it allows us to brush through our hair with no problems! And my son mostly uses it to style his hair before gel, and because it smells so good! We tried a few products from Walmart, Ulta, and Target, and nothing was good enough. This is now on my Subscribe & Save every month!" —Tamira McLelland

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    5. A pack of detergent cup holders so nifty, they'll make laundry day go by a little quicker. Your housemates will thank you for making this purchase since these little trays not only hold your caps but also prevent any drippy mess.

    Tidy-Cup is a woman-owned small business that was started by Julie Reinhold, who created this drip catcher as a way to stop her economy-sized detergents (which she loved) from dripping all over her laundry room.

    Promising review: "I had no idea I needed this until I saw it on TikTok. Listen, it’s the little things that matter. This little thing saves me the headache of a laundry room mess. I love it. Fits perfectly on my liquid detergent. No more messes!" —Luke & Christina

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $13.79 (also available as a pack of one). 

    6. An AirFly Pro wireless transmitter, aka the ingenious contraption your travel buddy will be eyeing, since it allows you to connect your Bluetooth earphones to, well, anything — but is especially great for an airplane's TV jack. So now you won't have to carry around those archaic (and quite frankly, annoying) wired headphones on your next journey.

    Peep it on TikTok here!

    Promising review: "Worked beautifully on a recent eight-hour flight from New York City to Frankfurt! Really easy to pair with my Bose noise-canceling earbuds and charges quickly. The sound quality was excellent. I'm so excited about this product that I'm going to buy one for each of my family members!" —emily p murray

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99.

    7. E.l.f.'s Poreless Putty Primer created to grip makeup for all-day wear. Simply sweep the velvety-soft formula (that has 25,000+ positive ratings) over skin pre-foundation to smooth out uneven complexions and minimize the appearance of pores.

    reviewer with a full face of makeup after using the primer
    reviewer holding the tin of beige colored primer

    Promising reviews: "Trust me, believe the hype with this primer! I have used a lot of different brands of primers especially the higher end ones and this one seems to take the cake over all of them. It goes on smooth and it's easy to apply. It covers your pores and makes your face matte for really easy foundation application." —Courtney

    "I saw this on TikTok and thought I'd take a chance. I have sensitive skin and have to watch what I use. I LOVE this product! Goes on smooth and you don't need to use a lot. I put it on before I put on my foundation. Makes a huge difference. Highly recommend and will buy again!!" —Leslie Mattingly

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    8. Some durable double-sided shower hooks to make changing out your curtain and liner less of a headache. Plus, they feature nifty lil' roller balls that'll glide over the rod sans any tugging or pulling.

    the double-sided hooks with a shower curtain on one side and a liner on the other

    Promising review: "I hate changing out the liner on my shower because it meant I had to remove the curtain too. Not anymore! I saw this set of hooks in a TikTok review. Now I can swap out the liner with ease. The hooks also slide on the curtain rod very easily, no tugging." —Christina

    Get 12 hooks from Amazon for $6.99 (available in seven colors).

    9. A bug bite suction tool you'll have to keep close tabs on since everyone in your circle might want a piece of the action if they're prone to nasty 'squito bites. Arm yourself with one (or a few) of these suckers to drain out the irritant and stop swelling and itching in. its. tracks.

    A BuzzFeed editor's arm with a bite on it
    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: "I bought this because I saw it on TikTok, and have been having issues with mosquito bites. Used it a few time to relieve itchiness and I am convinced it works! Have been recommending it to my family and friends.  Read the directions and follow them carefully. Don't use this on your face or neck, or other sensitive areas. Don't do a lot of suction, just a little bit. And do it a few times if needed. Great invention!" —Joe

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in multipacks). 

    10. A hands-free wringer mop that'll have your head ~spinning~ with just how well it works. Reviewers note that this actually makes mopping fun...can you believe?! The automatic wringer is definitely something to write home about, not to mention the triangular shape of the mop which make it — get this — WAY easier to reach into nooks and crannies around your home.

    reviewer using foot-operated peddle to wring microfiber mop
    reviewer image using the mop to clean the floor

    And this comes with two extra microfiber refills that are machine washable!

    Promising review: "I had had it with my broken basic mop and bucket. I tried to just get a dollar store Swiffer to get us by, but that wasn't cutting it at all. With three boys and a dog that makes his rounds on all the furniture and every exposed corner, I had to do something. After seeing a TikTok where a woman demonstrated this mop to clean her walls, and hearing my boss raving about it, I decided to click the Amazon button. Let me tell you, I HATE cleaning, I HATE mopping, but I LOVE for things to be clean. I was able to mop the entire house TWICE (Because it was that dirty. Please don't judge.) within an hour. A few days later I mopped the entire house again within 10 minutes because they weren't quite as dirty. On another positive note, my boys love the spinner and think it’s a toy! So, every time I get the bucket out my 10-year-old and 4-year-old ask to mop the house because they think it’s fun. MAJOR BONUS!" —Molly

    Get it from Amazon for $51.78.

    11. An enzyme-based laundry stain remover to effectively break down immediate stains or dried-in schmutz that somehow landed on your favorite going-out top a week ago. This magic sauce also eliminates odors, so, yep, even those pit stains can't stand in the way of you and your threads.

    Check out a TikTok of the laundry spray in action. 

    Puracy is a Texas-based, family-owned small business specializing in plant-based, chemical-free, hypoallergenic home products. And with every purchase made, a portion is donated to local families in need.

    My BuzzFeed Shopping colleague Emma Lord uses this and tells us: "This spray does a number on all those other miscellaneous stains in your life, like wine, coffee, soy sauce, makeup, and period blood! I recently bought this to test it for myself, and can attest to how well it works to get period blood out even after you've tried something else. I stained a pair of beloved bright-blue bike shorts in my sleep and tried to get it out with soap and water, but the stain was still there when it came out of the wash. I treated it with this, stuck it back in the wash, and BOOM, it's like it never happened (I panicked before I could get a before and after, please forgive me, laundry gods)."

    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 $7.49+ (available in two sizes).

    12. An insulated tumbler that actually keeps drinks cold for HOURS. You'll probably want it in every marble and ombré design, because, I don't know about you, but staying hydrated never looked so dang stylish.

    Psst! This keep cold drinks cool and hot drinks toasty for hours. And it comes with two reusable straws and flip top lids!

    Promising reviews: "Another 'TikTok made me do it' purchase. I love this tumbler. This is the most gorgeous simple tumbler you could get. It comes with two different lids, one for straws, and one for sipping. It also comes with two plastic straws but you can use stainless steel ones instead if desired. The cup keeps your drinks cold or hot and is fairly durable. Although the straw lid is not 'spill proof' it is fairly resistant. My 2-year-old loves to carry it around and use the straw, it usually doesn't leak if it's knocked over! Overall the wait for this particular color is well worth it and I plan to buy more!" —Sinaxis

    "LOVE!!! This is exactly what we wanted — a cup that truly keeps cold drinks cold, with ice. It lasts 24 hours+. We have tried, at friends recommendations, Tervis, Yeti, and generic store brands and they — even Yeti!!! —were fails compared to this Simple Modern. The description states it has a copper lining. The copper must be the extra-special insulation that the others lack. Everything about it is outstanding: the color, the size, fit, feel, no spills or troubles, and ICE cold retention (most important feature). We haven't tried it on hot but since it's so trustworthy in cold, we're certain it keeps hot HOT, too." —Doreen Bowler

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in sizes 12oz–32oz and 40 colors).

    13. A multi-purpose pack of Command broom holders if you'd rather the flexibility of customizing how things are stored and installed in your home. Things being brooms, mops, dusters, and curtain rods (!!). Yep, just think, no holes needing to be drilled. Stick these up, plug in the rods, and hey presto — a renter's decorating dreams come true!

    reviewer photo showing the individual clips arranged on a wall to hold a brom, Swiffer, duster and tire pump
    GIF of reviewer showing their curtain rods installed with the broom holders

    Promising review: "Used it to hang curtains after seeing a hack on TikTok and it worked flawlessly! Especially for rentals because nails and drilling are a hassle when moving out. I was worried about the aesthetics of it but you don't even really notice." —Amazon Customer

    Get a four-pack from Amazon for $9.99+ (also available in a six-pack).

    14. An octopus-shaped blackhead-removing stick that's so cute it hurts — it's just a bonus that it's ridiculously good at removing excess sebum and exfoliating pores to yank out blackheads and whiteheads, too!

    A black small octopus shaped remover in a reviewer's hand
    the cap off to show the salt on the top of the remover

    Promising reviews: "I saw this on TikTok, it works great so far." —MarMarManuel

    "After just two days of use, this adorable little octopus has done wonders for me, smells great too. Here's how I used it: I wore down the stick just a little to where the texture from the salt is visible, scrubbed around on my face so there was plenty of product, then I used my fingers to gently massage all the gunk away. Rinse, pat dry, and enjoy the softness. Highly recommended for people with sensitive skin like myself." —LuckLocust

    Get it from Amazon for $12.50

    15. A set of flower hair clips super adorable for anyone who wishes their hair to be up and off of their face and necks on days that reach sweaty degrees Fahrenheit. I's basically mandatory to accessorize updos with something cute and 'grammable these days.

    reviewer wearing the red floral clip in their hair
    reviewer wearing the tan floral clip in their hair

    See one TikTok-er show seven ways to wear the clips here!

    Promising review: "So different and get a lot of compliments. They keep asking me where I got them. Use it wherever and holds my thick hair with no problem." —Bellap

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $14.98+ (available in five color combinations). 

    16. A set of UV stickers that'll amaze onlookers as their snazzy SPF recognition technology makes 'em turn clear once you've applied your sunscreen (an indicator that you're protected) and then change to purple when it's time to reapply. Each sticker is super thin and water-resistant, plus works for up to 12 hours.

    Reviewer with purple sticker on their arm
    The sticker turned clear

    Check out a TikTok of the sunscreen stickers in action. 

    Promising review: "After yet another bad sunburn even though I'm trying VERY HARD to keep sunscreen on, I bought these. First use was at Disneyland on a 90-degree zero clouds day. This helped so much! I kept an eye (as did my friends) on the dot so we all knew when to reapply sunscreen and not one of us got burned. I also used these on a weeklong hiking adventure in Utah where it was also in the 90s with an extreme UV index. None of us got burned, so all in all this is one of the best inventions!" —Catherine Shock

    Get a 32-count from Amazon for $25.99 (also available in a pack of 48). 

    17. A complete cutting board set some may call essential after seeing a clip of it in action — this thing is seriously impressive since it comes with multiple graters and four compartments to store the shreds from said graters. Meal prepping just got a *ton* more convenient AND this is just genius for teeny kitchen countertops.

    You're gonna be amazed by this chopping board TikTok.

    This set comes with: four varied stainless-steel graters, four storage containers, four plastic insert boards that have different corresponding food icons, and a bonus bamboo spoon! 

    Promising review: "I invested in this cutting board instead of having 3–4 different ones. It’s super sturdy, easy to clean. I love that it catches my produce as I’m cutting it up right there and then. It’s really a one-stop shop. Exactly what I was looking for. Truly satisfied." —Kiisey

    Get it from Amazon for $69.89.

    18. A pet water bottle, the compact way to make sure your doggo stays happy and hydrated on your summertime strolls. Just throw this leakproof device, which has a feeder and dispenser for them to drink from, in your bag so that you're prepared for that next hike!

    Promising review: "I saw this on a TikTok video and checked on Amazon and ordered it. My toy poodle loves it and drank out of it with no hesitation. With the heat wave we are having in California right now I want to be sure she is well hydrated. Before I leave the house I fill the holder with ice and water and I am set. Easy to clean and no spilled water in the car. Easy to throw in my purse and have it when we are out walking around. I know what people with dogs are getting for Christmas this year." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in two sizes and two colors).

    19. An inflatable mattress that does all the work of setting itself up. No, your eyes are not deceiving you. All you have to do is plug it in, select the desired firmness, and bask in the joy of creating another sleep area for guests when you're short on bedrooms.

    gif of mattress inflating

    Check out the TikTok by @soniadayz.

    Promising review: "This has proven to be a great product. It inflated without hesitation. Plug in, push button, and stand back. The bed does the rest. It has proven to be durable and able to accommodate over 250 pounds. It has been used daily since purchased. The price is a bit much for an inflatable bed, but thus far it has proven to be well worth it." —Sandy D.

    Get it from Amazon for $299.99+ (available in full and queen sizes).

    20. A set of Wad-Free pads invented to make sheet-washing day a little more enjoyable. If you've ever pulled out a tangled mess of bedcovers clumped together with other (sopping) items, you're going to want to listen up: These time-savers clip onto the ends of sheets to ensure everything *stays separate* so you don't have to do multiple drying cycles.

    the wad free pads attached to a bed sheet

    Wad-Free is a small biz that was launched during the pandemic. Cyndi, the founder, learned CAD (computer-aided design) to create the pads. And 5% of profits are donated to the American Brain Tumor Association.

    Promising review: Promising review: "THIS ACTUALLY WORKS!!!! I saw a TikTok about these and decided to order. Sheets balling all up in the washer and dryer has been a pet peeve of mine for forever. I was super skeptical of these, but I tried it, and it works as advertised! It’s a little on the expensive side IMO, and that’s kinda holding me back from purchasing a second set, but they really do work." —StrangerThings

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.