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    Updated on Jun 25, 2020. Posted on Jun 23, 2020

    29 Products With Before-And-After Photos You Basically Have To See To Believe They're Real

    Who would've thought a toilet could look that clean after months of scum buildup?

    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 cast-iron scrubber designed to help you scrape off any leftover bits of food and have your skillet looking like new without removing the seasoned coating.

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    Promising review: "This has completely changed the way I use my cast-iron pan. I can cook whatever I want and know the pan will be as good as new. For people who worry about the seasoning on the pan, this definitely won't hurt a thing. Once I'm done cleaning, I'll shake off any excess water and then heat it on the stove top for a minute until its completely dry. I'll then put a a very light coating of oil on it and heat it up again and the pan will be good to go for the next use. My pan has never cooked better." —Josh

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    2. These silver polish wipes that'll easily restore your tarnished jewelry so you won't have to buy replacements.

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    Promising review: "It is very uncommon for me to write a review but this product is amazing. My family's silverware had not been polished in the 15 years since I married my husband. The only time I ever polished anything before it was messy and smelly and took forever. Therefore I didn't have any interest in polishing something that we weren't using. I decided to try these wipes because the price was reasonable. They are easy to use and do a wonderful job! The silverware looks silver! I used four wipes to polish a service of eight, and it took me about 20 minutes. I highly recommend this product!" —Kehrli

    Get a pack of 20 wipes from Amazon for $8.28+ (also available as packs of six and 20).

    3. An ink remover because you might've exhausted all other options for removing those pesky Sharpie marks from surfaces you really didn't mean to mark up.

    A reviewer photo of fabric with a name written in marker that was removed using the ink remover
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    Promising review: "Amodex took ink out of my expensive scrubs. A pen leaked in my pocket and made a thick glob of ink stain on the scrub jacket and a little on the pants. After using the Amodex and washing in cold water, there is no evidence of a stain and the fabric looks exactly how it looked before the stain. There was no damage or discoloration of the fabric. Thank you, Amodex. This product just saved me the $75 that it would have cost to replace the scrubs." —Michelle hammer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.49+ (available in packs of one, two, three, and four).

    4. A shoe shining kit for that pair of boots that have weathered snow, wind, rain, and dirt and are long overdue for an effective cleaning.

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    The kit comes with two tins of black polish, a shine brush, a dauber, and a cloth.

    Promising review: "KIWI is my favorite brand for shoe care items. From shining actual military boots to polishing my dress shoes, I haven't found a better quality shoe shine. This pack is extremely useful for those who are new to polishing shoes themselves since it comes with everything a beginner really needs to learn. Remember that these are new horsehair bushes, so you may lose a few hairs the first time you use the dauber." —Lord McFatty

    Get it from Amazon for $14.49.

    5. This Lip Bar Skin Serum Foundation, which is infused with ultra hydrating hyaluronic acid, to make skin appear smoother and more even with every application. Unfortunately, a magic wand that'll make discolored splotches disappear doesn't exist, but this foundation kinda comes close.

    Lip Bar

    Lip Bar is a Black-owned, woman-owned business and all of its products are vegan and cruelty free (no unnecessary chemicals!!).

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this product! It is the PERFECT shade without me having to test it. This is literally a dream to be able to have a messy-free and effortless foundation. I used to buy two foundations, mix them just to get a subpar shade PLUS they were made of glass and would crack in my makeup bag (ughh). Such a mess. And this foundation has Irish sea moss, a win win win!" —Saniyyah B.

    Get it from Lip Bar for $28 (available in 26 shades).

    6. A bottle of Tend Skin Solution for showing ingrown hairs and razor bumps who's boss. Bye, bye, painful red bumps!

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    Promising review: "I have sensitive skin and this has helped tremendously! I’m a woman who unfortunately started shaving my chin 20 years ago to get rid of peach fuzz. I’ve had stubble ever since and have to shave everyday. I get rashes on my chin due to shaving. My skin is now less sensitive and my rash is almost gone!" —Angela

    Get it from Amazon for $22.96.

    7. A pack of Bottle Bright tablets so you can rescue all the tumblers you've let sit for too long in their moldy states. It happens to the best of us, but there's finally an easy solution!

    A reviewer photo of the inside of a stained bottle that becomes clean and stain-free after using a tablet
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    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. 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. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of 12 tablets from Amazon for $8 (also available as a pack of 36).

    8. This red-wine stain remover that'll give you your favorite floofy blanket back — minus the merlot stains.

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    Promising review: "When you have anything white in your house and you have a love for red wine THIS PRODUCT IS A MUST! We had a dinner party of about 15 people in our house so I bought five bottles just in case. Someone spilled red wine on our brand-new white couch. I was so mad, but I used this stuff and it was GONE. It didn't just take most of the red wine out — the red wine was GONE! No trace of it at all! I will buy more!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.94+ (also available as a pack of four).

    9. A bottle of pet earwax cleaner (free of harsh chemicals, of course) so your pet's ears can be squeaky clean enough for them to actually hear all the compliments you throw their way on the daily.

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    Promising review: "I bought this for my cat because he had ear mites when I got him and when they cleared up, his ears were left with a bunch of nasty wax and I couldn't get all of it out in fear of pushing it farther down. This stuff brought EVERYTHING up! I LOVE it and HIGHLY recommend for anyone with an animal with dirty ears! My cat has stopped scratching at his ears finally because they are nice and clean!" —Tricia S.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    10. This grout pen to totally hide those years and years and years of grime buildup in between your tiles and make your grout appear brand-new.

    Tiles with brown grime in between and then looking cleaner after using the product
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    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised by how far these went. I did the entire floor of my large master bathroom plus a little of the shower with one pen. It is pretty forgiving, and you have quite a bit of working time before it dries completely. This was not a quick task, but it went faster than I thought it would. I was worried the white would look too bright, but it just makes everything look so much cleaner. I'm very happy with this product!" —Jenelle

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three colors and two sizes).

    11. A cleanser and polishing powder that will give all of your tarnished cookware an America's Next Top Model-level makeover.

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    The cleanser is nonabrasive, bleach-free, and effective on most surfaces in the kitchen, bathroom, and outdoors.

    Promising review: "As you can see in the photo, it’s safe to say this stuff works. I left it on for a little while, and when I came back, this was the result of less than two minutes of scrubbing!" —Donette

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $16.95 (available in two additional sizes).

    Kayla, an editor here at BuzzFeed, gave this cleanser a try — read her full review to learn more about how you can use this cleanser to basically clean your entire house!

    12. An eyeshadow primer so the look you spent so long on this morning can actually stay put all day long — leave your eyeshadow palette at home; you won't be needing any touch-ups.

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    Promising review: "So let me start by saying I have used nearly every eyeshadow primer available. From high-end to low — Mac, Lorac, Urban Decay...they don't hold a candle to Thank Me Later. I have very oily skin. I use this primer and my shadow lasts a full eight hours or more. I could get maybe five or six out of the other brands, if I'm lucky. I got this as a sample in my Ipsy bag, and I had to buy the full-size product straight away! I couldn't be happier with my purchase. Thank you Elizabeth Mott for finally making a primer that lasts! I love this stuff!" —Melissa Mae

    Get it from Amazon for $13.48.

    13. This jewelry cleaning pen to restore your jewelry's *dazzle* and make 'em look as good as the day you bought them.

    A ring looking hazy on the left and the same ring looking cleaner and brighter on the right
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    Promising review: "Don't get me wrong — my wedding ring was gorgeous before. It did sparkle and still made me smile every day. However...after using this Diamond Dazzle Stik...*oh my goodness*! After one use my ring is absolutely breathtaking! I knew my ring got dirty now and then, simply from sweating and being outside in the elements. However, I never realized just how much dinge and schmutz marred my diamond until I cleaned it. It literally took my breath away with its fiery, dazzling brilliance!" —liltreeclimber

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    14. And a bottle of Beautystat Universal C Skin Refiner to help even out your skin tone in as little as four weeks, which is way more impressive than the other serums you've spent years applying to fade discolored patches to no avail.

    A photo of a person's face with a patch of uneven skin that fades a little by the fourth week of product use
    Beautystat

    BTW, Beautystat is a Black-owned brand that's constantly trying to innovate in the beauty sphere.

    Get it from Beautystat for $80.

    15. This toenail brace kit that'll fix ingrown and curved toenails so well that you might eventually forget about the pain they've caused you in the past.

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    The kit comes with 10 toenail braces and the materials needed to apply them.

    Promising review: "I never realized how curved and not-OK my toenails were. I thought the pain I had was just normal and a fact of life. Only when I read about the Curve Correct product did I realize that I had a major problem that could be resolved! Now I'm on the way to normal, flat toenails that DON'T grow curved into my skin!" —Jamie H.

    Get the kit from Amazon for $44.99.

    16. A headlight restoration kit because you haven't had clean, smudge-free headlights since college and you're tired of hearing your parents nag you for it.

    Close-ups showing once-dirty headlights looking cleaner
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    The kit includes a disc pad holder, six gold sanding discs, four white finishing discs, one gray refining disc, a compounding pad, and a packet of rubbing compound.

    Promising review: "Ok, I write reviews, but rarely do I get 'wowed' by a product, and this one is one of those 'wows'. It sort of makes sense from the beginning to use a DRILL to help sand off the layers of oxidized yellowing plastic. If you buy the one where you 'hand sand,' you can imagine how long the sanding process can be. We're not in the dark ages; we can use tools and this 3M headlight restore kit does the job magnificently. That said, while it may not take two hours, this will take about 45 minutes to do a good job. It's easy once you read the instructions. Depending on the condition of your headlights, it may take you one or two hours, BUT doing a through job will give you a big reward." —Gordon W.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.52.

    17. This Clorox toilet cleaning kit to make up for all those weeks and weeks of saying, "I'll clean the toilet bowl next Saturday."

    on the left a toilet bowl caked with brown crud, on the right the same toilet cleaned and white
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    The kit comes with one wand, a caddy, and six disposable scrubber refills.

    Promising review: "Do you ever look at your toilet brush in disgust and resentment? How is a dirty used-up brush still sitting in your throne room? You clean your bathroom, but then you put that sucker down in its place and it's just mocking you. It's never truly immaculate. Never knowing true cleanliness. Fear no more. Now you can shine your porcelain throne and not have to worry about a used up toilet brush mocking your clean, sparkling bathroom. Gone are the days of breathing in dirty poop particles from the reusable potty-cleaning-brush-thingy. Clorox Toilet Wand: the answer to your prayers if you want an easy, deep clean and to toss away the brush after you're done. Fast, cheap, and easy. Just how we like to clean." —Juliana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.88.

    18. A rust-stain removing gel that'll make it feel like you've turned back time to before you had stubborn, rusted surfaces in your home and bathroom.

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    Promising review: "We have a VERY high iron concentration in our well water at home and it ends up slowly turning our shower, sink and toilet a deep orange color over time. Have tried a ton of products to try to fix this issue but nothing works nearly as well as this product. Smells absolutely terrible but works AMAZING. A few spritzes of this and you can watch the orange dissolve away before your eyes. I use this formula for the sink and inside of the shower and use the powder formula for inside the toilet as that seems to work better there. As stated earlier, the smell is awful and lingers until you rinse everything down so definitely have windows open when using this product." –Samantha

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97+ (available in two sizes) or you can get the Iron Out powder from Amazon for $12.97.

    19. This makeup brush shampoo because we're all guilty of putting off cleaning our makeup brushes regularly and now we're paying the price of gross, gunked-up bristles.

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    Promising review: "This cleanser is great! It fully removes all makeup from the brushes without leaving them feeling beat up (I'm not the most gentle when it comes to cleaning brushes). I use a thick foundation that soaks heavily into the bristles, but this removed it all. At first I thought it was a bit thin, but after using it, a little bit goes a long way. It has a nice lather, but very nicely and easily rinses out." —Kryssy

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (also available as a pack of two).

    20. A ceramic-stove top cleaning kit that'll pretty much take you back to sparkling clean, smudge-free stove tops.

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    The kit comes with the ceramic cooktop cleaner, a scraper, 10 scrubbing pads, and burnt-on grease remover.

    Promising review: "We, regrettably, had not properly cleaned our glass stove top for six months. We’d wipe and clean with generic products we had, but nothing removed the deep stains. It was not properly maintained by the previous tenants either, so I wasn’t hopeful we’d get it back to its original appearance. It looked horrible. With help of the razor, this product completely transformed our stove top. It looks like it was just installed. I’m so happy and relieved. This will be a must-have item in our kitchen for years to come." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    21. This bottle of anti-dandruff shampoo because you were totally fine with just a few small flakes here and there, but now these large, clumpy flakes are becoming more troublesome and it's about time you've kicked them to the curb.

    A reviewer with large dandruff clumps that have disappeared after using the shampoo
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    Promising review: "MIRACLE PRODUCT! If you have a flaky scalp from dandruff, BUY THIS. I was about to go to the dermatologist if this stuff didn’t work. Thank goodness I saved myself hundreds of dollars by giving this product a shot. I used it four or five times (over a month) and it cleared my scalp almost completely. One more use and my scalp will be 120% healed! This stuff blew my mind. Totally worth it." —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $14.84+ (available in two sizes).

    22. Or a natural dry shampoo powder that'll freshen up your roots so well that your friends might go, "I thought you said you didn't have time to wash your hair this morning."

    A reviewer's bangs looking oily at first but then fluffy and oil-free after using the dry shampoo
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    Promising review: "It makes my bangs and roots look fresh again. And I love that this is a powder and not a stinky aerosol spray. That also means that this lasts MUCH longer. I use it every other day when I don't wash my hair since I have very oily roots. I've been using it for almost a month and barely any is missing out of the bottle. A little goes a long way." —Rachel G.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes).

    23. This bottle of Glossier Exfoliating Skin Perfector to gently remove dead skin cells and (overtime) reveal the bright, mark-free skin that's been hiding out all this time.

    A person's cheek with some brownish-red post acne marks and then four weeks later, the marks look lighter
    Glossier

    Promising review: "After adding this to my very easy, lazy regime, I do not wear make up anymore. I've been using this product for a month and I repeat: I DO NOT WEAR MAKEUP ANYMORE. I used to have to put on some sort of concealer or tinted moisturizer before leaving the house and now I do not. It has taken care of my breakouts, some acne scarring and also some black head/ large pore things. Very grateful for this product. I will continue to use and purchase." —shannon

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    24. A cradle cap comb that'll suuuuper gently remove any rough, dry skin from your baby's head thanks to the ultra soft combo of a silicone brush and fine-tooth comb.

    A baby's head with dry scales on the left and the same baby's head looking smoother and flake-free on the right
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    Cradle cap — aka, seborrheic dermatitis — is actually a common dry scalp condition that affects infants. In most cases, it isn't very serious, but this brush can help alleviate symptoms.

    Promising review: "The pictures posted here are legit. 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 and 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.

    25. A bottle of Fanola purple shampoo to transform brassy strands back into the gorgeous, platinum look you miss so dearly.

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    Promising review: "I'm not one to leave reviews, but this product deserves it! Holy cow! I was going to go into the salon to brighten my hair up, but after discovering this product I cancelled my appointment. I'm totally in love! This shampoo is not drying at all and just after two washes I achieved my desired results! I can't recommend it enough!" —Rachael

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    26. This tube of Elizavecca's CER-100 Collagen Coating Hair Protein treatment for damaged, over-processed locks. If you're tired of looking at totally fried strands from straightening and dyeing your hair all the time, 1) I'm totally with ya, and 2) you might be surprised by how soft and smooth this treatment leaves your locks.

    BuzzFeed editor Bek showing that the product took her hair from dry flyaways to soft, smooth strands
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    Promising review: "My hair used to be really soft, and then I discovered hot tools and hair dye. While my hair looks good I really missed the soft texture. This works so well. There are no instructions on the box but I washed my hair with my usual shampoo, towel-dried it, worked about two quarter-sized dollops through my hair, let it sit for 20 minutes and then rinsed out. I went to bed with wet hair which usually results in my hair being kind of tangled and rough looking but I woke up and my hair was as soft and silky as it was before I started coloring it. I'm totally in love with this product, I have long fine hair but this doesn't leave it greasy or weigh it down. I'll definitely buy again." —Ellie

    Get it from Amazon for $8.29.

    Bek, a BuzzFeed editor, thinks this protein treatment is the miracle product she's been searching for — read this post on game-changing beauty products to learn why!

    27. A bottle of mold and mildew remover because it seems like tubs and showers just get so gross-looking so quickly. Just apply the gel on the surface, let it sit for around seven hours, and rinse it off — no scrubbing required!

    Tile caulking that had mildew marks looking cleaner
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    Promising review: "Wow! I would give this 10 stars if I could. We've had issues for a few years with the caulking behind the handle of our kitchen faucet turning black from mildew. We've scrubbed with what seems like a million different products, with no luck. We were actually just talking about ripping out the caulking and doing a total replacement. But, my husband saw this online the other day and decided to order it. Almost immediately when he applied it, you could see it was starting to work. We left it on overnight and the black is COMPLETELY GONE! It's incredible. 1000% worth the (small) investment." —Nicole D.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    28. This Briogeo Strengthening Treatment Oil to tame frizz and flyaways — no matter what your hair texture is — without making you layer on product after product every single day.

    Briogeo

    Briogeo is a Black-owned and woman-owned brand and uses natural ingredients!

    Promising review: "I've tried a lot of conditioning oils for my hair and have been happy with Moroccan oil but I've never found anything that smells this terrific and leaves your hair so soft. Only use a small amount or your hair will look greasy. Use the right amount to look BAM!" —Ayzahra

    Get it from Briogeo for $30 or from Sephora for $30.

    29. And a bottle of sulfate-free Biotin shampoo infused with tea tree, jojoba, and Argan oils to help with hair loss and make your hair appear softer and more volumized.

    A reviewer photo showing hair that's regrown after looking very thin
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    Promising review: "I love this shampoo! I had gastric sleeve surgery and my hair was very, very thin. I started taking biotin and switched to biotin shampoo as recommended by my doctor. It doesn’t make your hair grow by washing it but it makes your hair and roots stronger. And it worked. After using the whole bottle, my hair was stronger. I had a lot of new growth that was sticking around (the previous new growth fell out early on) and my hair was getting thicker. Eight months later, my hair is back to normal. It's longer and thicker than ever. I still use it twice a week and love it! I’m not crazy about the way it smells but others love it when they smell my hair." —Diane J. Huff

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

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