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    32 Cheap Products With Results That'll Look Like You Paid More

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    1. A bottle of super-popular Bio-Oil packed with vitamins A and E, chamomile, lavender, and other natural oils for anti-inflammatory and skin-smoothing benefits. People say it's ultra-effective at reducing scars and redness and evening out skin tone, and it smells like an expensive spa treatment!,

    Promising reviews: "I LOVE BIO-OIL. It's the best investment I have ever made in my skincare routine. A little goes a long way. I use to get regular acne breakouts but since using this product, I would rarely get any pimples. Forget all those other expensive products and go for this. I’ve been using this product for about five months now and my face is so clear. People always ask me how I'm always glowing with radiance even without makeup." —Tracy Nguyen

    "I got this because as I’m aging, dark age spots are popping up on my face. I was getting micro-needling, which works, but expensive! Thought I’d give this a try. It’s been four months or so, and the dark spots are finally fading away. It’s taken longer but I’m saving over $1,000. Be patient and save some money!" —FrankSFO

    Get it from Amazon for $8.92+ (available in multiple sizes and packs).

    2. An oil-free, noncomedogenic Neutrogena water gel moisturizer that's basically a ~tall drink of water~ for your face. It uses hyaluronic acid to quench your skin and lock in that moisture so your face stays soft and supple all day. Reviewers say it's similar to Clinique Moisture Surge without the hefty price tag., Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

    Keep in mind there is fragrance in this formula, so if that's something that has irritated your skin in the past, you may want to try the fragrance-free Neutrogena Hydro Boost gel-cream.

    Pro tip if you have extra dry skin: Apply this formula to damp skin, let it dry, and then use your daily moisturizer to really lock in the effects.

    Promising review: "I've tried all the luxury brands there are, but Hydro Boost beats them all. There is no sense in spending your hard earned money on more expensive moisturizers when this one right here is BETTER and more affordable. It lasts forever, the scent is incredible but not too strong, and you can actually SEE and FEEL a difference in your skin every single day. Can't live without this stuff." —Caitlyn Minda

    Get it from Amazon for $17.54.

    To learn more, check out BuzzFeed's Neutrogena Hydro Boost review.

    3. And an ultra-moisturizing hair treatment because your hair deserves to be just as hydrated as your skin! This rinse-out treatment feels like a deep-conditioning salon treatment and starts to work on your hair in just eight seconds, leaving your mane silky, shiny, and visibly healthier. 

    to the left, an image of brown hair with the text
    Reviewer with natural hair that looks voluminous, healthy, and shiny
    @lorealparis / Via,

    Reviewers say it tends to work best on coarse, curly, or frizzy hair. 

    Promising review: "I don’t usually do reviews on products, but for this one I absolutely have to. I have 3c type hair and struggle with a lot of breakage, unmanageability, and moisture. When my mom mentioned this product to me I didn’t take her seriously because of the simple fact that we have two completely different hair textures. I never would have thought this brand would work on my hair. I have always used ethnic hair products and stayed away from brands such as this one because of the alcohol in the ingredients. I have never in my 22 years felt my hair like this. I feel like I have a completely different head of hair. This product is so amazing and I will FOREVER be using this product in my hair regimen. Thank you so much!! ♥️" —Theressa Hailey

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    4. A hair thinner and cutter to save you some money on frequent salon appointments — people swear by this little tool for everything from trimming bangs and maintaining short haircuts to styling wigs.,

    The razor has two edges, a fine tooth one for thin hair textures, and a wider one for thicker hair textures. (FWIW, people also use this on their pets as a quick grooming solution!)

    Promising review: "I recently got a pixie haircut, I was hesitant to get one based on the fact that I'd have to get frequent haircuts, the cost of which would add up quickly. I did some research on youtube and found some videos using the tinkle hair cutter to trim hair in between salon visits. I LOVE this thing! It is easy to give a little trim or a drastic cut, both of which I have done since getting the tinkle cutter. I was very nervous to try it fearing that I might mess up my hair so I just did a little bit first, but it was easy and only takes off small amounts of hair at a time. Seven months post-pixie haircut, and I have only been to the salon once to have a re-shaping done of my hair. I will say that when the cutter feels like it's 'pulling' your hair, it's time to get new razors. I still prefer my pixie cut to be pretty short and assuming I would have to go to the salon once a month for upkeep, I have saved $210 since having my hair cut. TOTALLY WORTH IT!" —brandi in louisiana

    Get it from Amazon for $3.84.

    5. Cute little nail decals for an at-home mani that'll look so fancy, we bet no one will guess you paid less than 5 bucks.


    Promising review: "So fun! Really pretty in person and easy to put on — I didn't even use tweezers, just swiped the flowers off the paper on to each nail. Going to buy more!" —Ava Lauren

    Get it from Tattoorary on Etsy for $3.20.

    Tattooary is a small biz on Etsy based in The Netherlands that creates fun, colorful temporary tattoos.

    6. A popular and affordable teeth-whitening pen so you can skip those expensive strips that can also cause uncomfortable sensitivity. You just use this pen for one minute daily and watch years of stains from coffee, wine, soda, and more slowly fade away.

    a split image of a reviewer's teeth before and after using the whitening pen

    Promising review: "This is super easy to use! I keep one pen in my desk at work and one at home. No sensitivity...and I naturally have very sensitive teeth! So this is a big deal for me. I could tell a change for sure from darker stains between my teeth in front that are now gone after only a week. 🤗" —Amazon Customer

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $16.99

    7. A jewelry-cleaning brush that'll have your precious gems looking sparkling new without taking them to the jeweler. This little brush uses polished bristles and special polymers that get into all the cracks to leave your rings and other jewelry looking fit for royalty afterward!

    before and after of cloudy ring, then the clear gem after use of brush

    Twist the bottom of the pen to dispense the fluid and brush onto the gem to clean!

    Promising review: "This ring cleaner WORKS. Cleans in less than five minutes!!! For less than $8, THIS PRODUCT IS A STEAL! (compared to more expensive ring cleaners or taking into the store to get cleaned). Plus, the pen is compact, and you can take it on the go or hide it in your purse. There is no harsh chemical smell either. The process is SO easy, a kid could do it! It’s a twist-up pen — you twist it until the blue product dispenses onto the brush. Then you swipe the brush onto the diamond areas. I let it sit for about two minutes, then I rinsed my ring clean under water and dried it. TA-DA! My ring was AMAZINGLY CLEAN! You can see the main diamond and even the smaller diamonds sparkle! I didn’t even realize my diamond was cloudy until this product revealed how sparkly it could be! I highly recommend this product — it is cheap and gives AMAZING results, you won’t be disappointed!" —Kayla N.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.93.

    8. A multi-purpose dermaplaning tool designed to safely exfoliate your face and remove peach fuzz if desired. It doubles as an eyebrow razor so you can shape your brows and easily remove any stray hairs. Basically, it's the cheapest way to get dermaplaning done right at home.

    A before and after of a reviewer who used the dermaplaning tool on their face - the left side has fine hairs, while the right side is free of fine hairs and looks visibly softer

    A small cover is included to help with precise brow shaping, if you plan to use it for that as well. It's suggested that you soften your face with lotion or shaving cream before using the dermaplaning tool!

    Promising review: "Least expensive way to get microblading/dermaplaning done! For the price, you just can't beat this! If you hold your skin taut and glide the razor over your skin, it DOES take off the top dead layer of skin and also all the baby hairs, so it definitely does what it claims to. It's very easy to hold and use, too. Each one comes with a nice plastic sheath to protect the blade. But the blades do dull quickly so I usually throw one away and move onto the next after two to three uses. Baby hairs do not grown back rough or stubbly, and that was my original worry. Dermaplaning like this at least once every few weeks helps your skin feel and look more radiant and helps makeup go on smoother for sure. I love it. Dermatologist charge $100–$250 for what these little tools can do for you at home." —Muffy

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    9. A dishwasher cleaner and disinfectant that can remove the nasty buildup inside your dishwasher that's looking so gross, you might be thinking about replacing the machine entirely.. Just add a tablet, run a normal wash cycle, and watch lime and mineral buildup disappear, leaving your dishwasher looking brand-new.

    A before/after of a reviewer's dishwasher, dirty and stained before and shiny and new looking after

    Promising review: "After using this product, I am happy to report that my $5 investment saved me over $500. I was ready to replace my dishwasher, due to super cloudy glasses, residue, and just not getting clean. When it came, I tossed one of the tablets into the bottom of the full machine, per instructions, and ran the regular cycle. I did not expect the results I got! My glassware that I thought was permanently etched and ruined came out like new. Same with cutlery. The difference is unbelievable. I will use this faithfully on a monthly basis, as recommended. I can even put it on my Subscribe & Save order, so I will get a new pack every six months. I am amazed!" —Sheila

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.98.

    10. A L'Oréal glow-enhancing lotion to give your skin a natural, healthy-looking glow, whether worn alone, under makeup, or as a highlighter. It leaves your skin dewy without that heavy, cakey feeling *or* the high price tag — one reviewer says it's even better than Glossier Futuredew.

    reviewer with dark skin wearing the lotion and looking beautiful and glowy
    another reviewer with tan skin wearing the lotion on its own and glowing

    Promising review: "I wanted something that was sheer and fresh-looking; I do not always want the full face makeup look. This is perfect! I have a tube in my home vanity and my gym bag. It's wonderfully sheer and glowy. You can even use is as a subtle highlighter over regular foundation." —Mora10

    Get it from Amazon for $7.65 (available in four shades).

    11. A facial ice roller you can keep in the fridge or freezer, then take out as needed to give your face a chilled massage and reduce puffiness and under-eye circles. Basically, you can start your day feeling like you just got a pricey facial.,

    Reviewers also swear by this migraines and cooling down on hot days, so it's multitalented.

    Promising review: "I had this in my cart for almost a year but thought it might be a waste of money (I’m frugal). I finally bought it several months ago and had to come back and review because this is amazing! It’s perfect for any morning swelling — I always wake up with super puffy eyes and have used so many expensive creams as well as ice packs and even frozen spoons. It is the absolute best thing that has worked in combination with eye cream. PLUS it’s super soothing for headaches and reducing overall face swelling. MOREOVER if you have sensitive skin or use any face treatments that can irritate skin you absolutely need this! I use it before and after microblading. Honestly use it for everything. Probably my best (and one of the cheapest) Amazon purchases ever." —Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in nine colors).

    12. A grout pen that'll have your floors looking brand-spanking-new in no time, and without having to hire an expensive cleaning service.

    A before and after of a kitchen tile floor - on the left, the grout is so dirty that it looks black, while on the right it looks white and clean after using the pen

    You can also use this on walls!

    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 two sizes).

    13. A tin of Cirepil blue wax beads so you can handle your own waxing in the comfort of your home. It uses gentle hard wax to remove both coarse and fine hairs, and it'll leave your legs, armpits, or ~anywhere else~ you fancy waxing sooooo smooth. 

    This stuff is used in a lot of high-end salons, too, so this tin truly pays for itself in "trips not taken to get professional waxed."

    Promising review: "Holy crap. Please listen to this review. This is the best and easiest-to-use wax I have ever tried. It dries super quickly, and when it dries it creates a vacuum seal around the hair. It does not stick to skin in the slightest and cuts the pain down by 75%. I would pay $150 dollars for this stuff because it is so good." —Amanda

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

    14. An ultra-hydrating TruSkin vitamin C serum concocted with hyaluronic acid (which locks in moisture), organic aloe vera, and vitamin E. It not only brightens and smoothens the skin; it also fades blemishes. Many reviewers say it's a worthy dupe for SkinCeuticals' pricey CE Ferulic serum.,

    It's recommended that you do a patch test 24 to 48 hours before applying this all over your face, as it's a strong, concentrated formula. After that, apply three to five drops once daily and follow with a moisturizer (ideally one with SPF if you apply in the morning!). Though the bottle looks small, reviewers say it'll last you several months with daily use.

    Promising reviews: "Best $20 ever spent!!! The results are unbelievable. I was a bit skeptical because all the reviews were from Caucasian women, and I was slightly worried that my skin would not respond as well, but I was quite mistaken. With or without makeup, my skin is bright and smooth, and my spots are disappearing. One other result I am sure a number of people have not noticed is that your palms get softer too; I guess the residue on the palms makes it soft and supple." —Mayowa O

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ with coupon (available in two sizes).

    15. Liquid matte lipstick from The Lip Bar for bold color that lasts all day without drying out your lips — or costing as much as designer brands like Pat McGrath.

    a BuzzFeed Shopping editor in a pinkish purple matte lipstick
    Kayla Boyd / BuzzFeed

    Every product from The Lip Bar is vegan and cruelty-free. And they do so much more than just lipstick — check out all of their face and eye makeup as well!

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Kayla Boyd says, "I use The Lip Bar's matte liquid lipsticks often and the formula is truly incredible. It hardly budges at all throughout the day, the pigment is bomb, AND it doesn't dry out my lips at all — which is really difficult to find in a matte lipstick."

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in nine shades) or The Lip Bar for $13 (available in 17 shades).

    The Lip Bar is a Detroit-based cosmetics company making the makeup industry more inclusive one stellar, eye-catching, long-wearing lippie at a time.

    16. And a just-as-cheap lip liner to help your lipstick look as good as possible by keeping it where it needs to be: on your lips.

    A person wearing the lip liner in four shades

    New to lip liner? No problem. Mented Cosmetics created a corresponding lipliner for each of their lipstick shades.

    Promising review: "Every brown girl needs this liner. When it comes to nude lips, liner is nonnegotiable and I always reach for this one. It’s smooth so it glides on without tugging, and has great color payoff. Color lasts all day!" —chanelanice

    Get it from Target for $12.29 or Mented Cosmetics for $12 (available in nine shades).

    Mented Cosmetics is a Black-owned small biz creating vegan and cruelty-free makeup for women of *all* skin tones, from their original nude lipsticks to eyeshadow palettes and blushes.

    17. Peel-and-stick wallpaper so you can upgrade your space without all the cost of hiring a professional.


    Promising review: "I got this and it was easy to install. It took about an hour to put it all the way around my kitchen as a backsplash. I posted it on Facebook and had like over 100 people tell me that my tile looked amazing. No one even knew that it was contact paper." —Erica

    Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

    18. A scratch-removing car restoration kit with a buffing pad and polish so you can touch up minor scuffs and blemishes without needing the professionals.

    A reviewer's car before using (with another car's paint and scratches on the door) and after using (no more paint, and only small scratches left)

    It buffs away scraped-on paint and minor scratches — though keep in mind that if you can feel the scratch with your fingernail, you'll need to actually go to your local body shop.

    Promising review: "Fast shipping and results! I turned too sharp in a parking ramp and my back door scrapped along a purple pillar in the ramp. This happened a good year ago, and I never got around to taking care of the ugliness. My husband gave me so much crap, and I came across to this product, read the reviews, and ordered. It only took me about 20 minutes to get my 'after' results. It did, however take a lot of elbow grease. Ladies, don’t waste your time and money at the dealership. This product saved me over $500!" —S.R.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97.

    19. A cruelty-free brightening facial scrub that leaves your skin positively glowy thanks to Madonna lily in the ingredients, but this popular vegan formula also packs in lemon peel, French green clay, and sea kelp to cleanse and de-gunk your pores. It works so well, reviewers ditched pricier options from brands like Clinique, The Body Shop, and Rodan + Fields. 

    Promising reviews: "You need this face scrub. Got rid of my obvious blackheads after two to three uses. Just make sure you tone or moisturize after each use. This is much, much better than the $60 scrub I purchased last year at an expensive chain makeup store. And it was less than $8. Do it!" —WhatTheFrenchRoast

    "This is by far the best facial scrub you will find, and it is cheap! I have very sensitive skin and it doesn't cause any issues. I have tried the expensive stuff and the cheap stuff and everything in between. This doesn't dry you out like most. Love it." —Lauraj883

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    20. Acne patches made with tea tree and calendula oil so you can postpone that dermatologist appointment your wallet's not ready for. Apply one before bed or even wear it throughout the day thanks to how clear it is — it'll draw out all that pus and inflammation to leave your skin flat and clear afterward.,

    Promising review: "I have been plagued with cystic acne for most of my life. I have gone to so many dermatologists over the decades, tried expensive medications and still it continues like I'm still 17. Bought these patches, but was not thinking they would do anything. I was wrong — these little patches are fabulous! Why do they work, how do they work? I don't care; they just do. I tried a patch on a spot and left it on overnight. Took it off in the morning and had smooth skin with no redness. Amazing! The patches are easy to take off the sheet and are matte finish, so they really do not show. I also have very sensitive skin, (eczema and rosea) and it did not cause any redness or peeling of the skin like other products and expensive prescription medication. I would recommend these to everyone from preteen to adult. I will be ordering these again!" —Jeanna R.

    Get a box of 40 round patches from Amazon for $8.49.

    Be sure to check out BuzzFeed's deep dive on the Avarelle acne patches, including before and after photos that show just how well they work!

    21. Eden BodyWorks Coconut Shea Curl Defining Creme, a medium-hold creme that gives you curls so lush and defined, you'll look like you just walked out of the salon. It's made with coconut oil, shea butter, aloe, and avocado oil to seal the moisturize in while preventing crunch or build-up.

    A model's hair with super defined, moisturized-looking curls after using the cream
    Eden BodyWorks

    Eden BodyWorks is a Black woman-owned business established in 2004 that specializes in natural products to nurture, restore, and maintain hair. Reviewers with 2c through 4c hair mention it working well for them! It's ideal for wash 'n gos, twist, or braid outs.

    Promising review: "Eden BodyWorks Curl Defining Creme was one of the first natural hair products I ever purchased when I started my natural hair journey. With this product, I always know what to expect. I know that I will have great definition results and no residue buildup. Plus, the product is very cost-effective for a hair junkie like me :) I def recommend this product first whenever anyone asks me for recommendations." —Temoura J.

    Get it from Target for $8.49 or from Eden Bodyworks for $9.25.

    22. Dried pampas grass that *looks* expensive but is actually a pretty cheap piece of decor you can use for a long time through all the seasons. You can switch up the look with different types of vases!

    Mari Max Studio / Etsy

    You can style pampas grass in so many different ways and place it everywhere from your desk to the floor or a window, adding a bit of natural beauty to your space. It's also a popular pick for wedding decor and other special occasions.

    Promising review: "This is so gorgeous. If you're thinking about getting it, don't hesitate! Definitely will order more to fill it in some more. Still pretty as is though, and shipping was very fast!" —Courtney Ali

    Get four large pieces from Mari Max Studio on Etsy for $18.89 (also available in five- or six-piece bundles and in extra large sizes).

    Mari Max Studio is a Monterey, California-based small business specializing in 100% organic, handmade candles and dried flowers — if you're looking for more pampas grass styles and colors, be sure to check out the full shop!

    23. A powerful glycolic acid peel to give yourself the effects of a professional peel at home: softened skin, improved texture, even skin tone, and reduced visibility of fine lines and wrinkles. Just be sure to follow the instructions carefully and start slowly to avoid irritation, as the retinol in this product can make your skin more sensitive.

    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely incredible. In January of 2017 I finally decided to try an at-home peel in conjunction with retinoids. Take a look at the photos I posted and you'll see how happy I am with my progress (after photo on the right taken June 2017.) I've used this peel once a week and have had incredible results. Previously I did three rounds of Fraxel, which only resulted in severe pain, peeling, and grossness. Oh yes, and an empty savings account. For 30 bucks every few months I achieved better results than I got at a dermatologist's office." —Meredith

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    24. A protein treatment that deeply repairs and hydrates your hair thanks to a restorative ingredients like collagen and ceramide 3. You just apply it after shampooing, wait as little as five minutes, then rinse it out for hair that looks *and* feels silky soft. One reviewer says it's even BETTER than Olaplex (which is over three times the price!).

    A BuzzFeed Shopping writer's wavy hair before using (frizzier and less defined) and after two uses (shinier, heavier-looking, and with a more defined wave)

    This is the same brand that makes the MIlky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask so many people swear by (and it looks damn cool). It works well on everything from thin, fine hair to 4c curls.

    Promising reviews: "I rarely write reviews but I read them all before buying a product. I saw this on a BuzzFeed list and decided to give it a try because my hair seems to respond to nothing. I have dry, wavy, frizzy, color-treated, very thick hair. I am trying to get my waves to be more pronounced but my hair always feels like hay. I did use about a third of this bottle on the first use so if you have thick hair it may not last you more than a few uses, but my hair immediately felt better. It's so soft, I honestly can't believe it. I have never had my hair respond so quickly to a product. I used to use Olaplex but it was so expensive and I couldn't see that big of a difference. This truly made my hair feel AMAZING. I would buy it if it was three times the price." —NR2019

    "I have 4c hair and was looking for a protein treatment for my thin and fragile. I had recently used a product in my hair that had so much alcohol in it; that wreaked havoc on my hair, leaving it pretty damaged. I was very skeptical about this product because I have never seen anyone with my hair type use it. Boy was I wrong to doubt this product, it left my hair looking and feeling beautiful. I highly recommend it to anyone natural or with curly hair." —Therese-Claire

    Get it from Amazon for $8.60.

    And check out the BuzzFeed Shopping editor's (pictured above) review for her first-hand experience (it's #1 in the post)!

    25. A FURemover rubber broom to get all of that built-up pet (and human) hair out of the carpets and rugs, leaving them looking as clean as the day you first unrolled them.

    It works on all floor types, but is *especially* great on carpet. *And* it has a built-in squeegee great for cleaning up spills on hard surfaces.

    Promising review: "Best $12 investment of 2020! By this photo [on the right above], you'd probably never want to step foot in my home, but I swear we clean (at least I thought we did!) and this was fur you couldn't even see in the carpet 😳 We have a cheap vacuum and couldn't afford one of the nice ones yet.. this was intended as a Hail Mary to hold off the big expense. I use the flat squeegee side for the carpet (quick scrapes across carpet do best) and the rubber broom side for hardwood." —Lauren S.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.44.

    26. Tea light soy candles adorned with homegrown flowers and herbs like rose, lavender, and eucalyptus. These smell *amazing* according to reviewers, and they'll give your home that expensive spa feeling without paying the big bucks.

    A variety of flower-adorned soy wax tea light candles
    Moon Line Co. / Etsy

    Promising review: "This is the most wonderful scent. I have always responded poorly to store-bought candles, so these natural scent soy wax ones are a dream. This is genuinely one of the best scents EVER. Not to mention how gorgeous these candles are! I use them as intention and meditation candles and they’re so perfect. I will definitely be buying more!!" —Megan Taylor

    Get a set of six from Moon Line Co. on Etsy for $9.95 (available in six scents or in a variety pack).

    Moon Line Co. is a New York-based small biz on Etsy with a range of handmade jewelry, candles, and more.

    27. A 42-pack of foam curling rods to make curling your hair *so* easy — all you have to do is wrap your hair around the rods into your desired shape and size, then lay down for your nightly snooze. You'll wake up with gorgeous curls — no expensive curlers or gadgets needed.

    Reviewers with everything from stick-straight to type 4c curls swear by these!

    Promising review: "I LOOOOVE these curlers! My hair is super long and it never does anything but awkwardly bend because it’s super poker straight! I have to have curlers in overnight to get any curl to stick and these are super comfortable to sleep in! My curls were amazing!! Finally an adorable spiral curl! What’s even better is the second day they STILL looked beautiful! I cannot rant and rave enough about how awesome these are!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a 42-pack from Amazon for $12.59 with coupon.

    28. An exfoliating SkinFood mask that smells absolutely incredible thanks to its mineral- and vitamin-rich blend of organic black sugar and strawberry seed oil. Tiny berry seeds and sugar act as a natural exfoliant, and when you wipe it off, your skin is left nourished and dewy-looking.

    AnaMaria Glavan / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "Amazing results with this. The granules are just soft enough to give you exfoliation without tearing your skin. The beads and strawberry seeds disintegrate in just the right amount of time. Once I'm done exfoliating I leave that on my skin for at least 10 to15 minutes, and once rinsed off, the skin is plum smooth and really does help give that appearance of glass skin. I've actually found it's gentle enough to use every other day. It really is amazing, and something worth adding to your skincare routine." —R mill

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    And check out one BuzzFeed Shopping editor's SkinFood strawberry mask review for more!

    29. Sunny & Honey Carpet Miracle, a cruelty-free cleaning formula created with pet accidents in mind (though it can take care of that spilled Merlot as well. It works with basically any carpet-cleaning machine and not only lifts up stains; it also deodorizes to leave your carpet looking *and* smelling like it just got a professional clean.

    It's from a family-run small business that specializes in cleaning products, especially ones for homes with pets!

    Promising review: "Worth every penny. I’ve bought this product so many times now I have it on auto ship! Saw the reviews and figured I’d give it a try. My cat likes to pee over the litter box and stained the brand-new carpet. I used this in my Bissell and it took all the stain and smell out!!! I’ll never use another cleaner." —Wendy

    Get it from Amazon for $16.97+ (available in two sizes).

    30. A Coty setting powder that's a good dupe for Laura Mercier's $39 powder. It regulates your skin's oil product to keep your face from getting too shiny throughout the day; plus, it has a blurring effect that reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and blemishes.

    Reviewer wearing the powder showing it helped reduce shine
    Another reviewer wearing the powder, showing it didn't crease or flake

    Promising review: "I normally use the Laura Mercier setting powder but it was getting a little pricey. I bought the translucent version of this powder, and I am so impressed. Not only is it extremely budget-friendly; you also get A LOT OF POWDER. You get over two times the product of the other more expensive ones. It’s blurring and soft, and doesn’t cause creasing even on my dry skin! There is a scent, but it smells like a rich old lady, and I’m here for it." —alice silva

    Get it from Amazon for $5.72 (available in six shades).

    31. A jar of The Pink Stuff, an internet-beloved cleaning product made to tackle stains, dirt, and grime practically anywhere. Put it to the test on that pan, bathtub, or wall you've long given up on and watch this versatile paste work its magic. It's one product that basically does it all, saving you money on a variety of different cleaners in the long run.,

    A lot of people compare it to the Magic Eraser, but in paste form, so even your weirdest, most stubborn stains will meet their match.

    Promising reviews: "This stuff is literally AH-MAZZZZ-ING!! I kid you NOT! Works on just about anything and everything! I use it for virtually every surface, including my front door that was stained with pollen and black deep down dirt, and it wiped right off; I still can’t believe how great this stuff is. I use it on my tubs, scuff marks on walls, clean my grout...and it has not yet disappointed! BUY THIS now and save yourself time and money on a bunch of expensive cleaning products that don’t do half the job this does." —kim carle

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    32. Or Bar Keepers Friend, a bleach-free powdered cleaner that does work on a filthy stovetop, stainless-steel dishes, or any other nonporous surface. No need to schedule a professional clean (or buy a new pan) just yet.,

    Promising reviews: "I've known about the product for years, but never tried it. Finally did, and I am thrilled! Of special value to me is finding something other than the expensive, limited-use creams designed for glass and ceramic cooktops. This 'Bar Keepers Friend' is the only thing that works for me, cleaning thoroughly and leaving no residue. Just wish I'd tried it sooner." —Dorothy Rosa

    "This stuff is amazing! It removes shower/faucet/commode scale and deposits like nothing else I have ever used. If used for the right cleaning jobs, this is a product that will surpass your expectations and have you thinking of new applications, such as cleaning tools and equipment that have gained a little rust. It restored luster to old faucets that I had given up on ever looking decent again." —Dae Abbott

    Get it from Amazon for $7.35.

    You with all the money you're *not* spending on expensive products and professional services:


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