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    42 Products With Before-And-After Photos That’ll Make You Say “Hey I Want That”

    A shockingly effective cooktop cleaning kit, a sweater pill remover, a beloved hair moisturizer, and other products you'll wanna add to cart once you see them in action.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. 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 set of light-dimming stickers brilliantly designed to dull those blinding lights from TVs, Wi-Fi routers, chargers, and other devices that just love to cut through the darkness to keep you up at night. Especially if you deal with migraines or have other sensitivities to light, these are a game-changer.

    blue light from a charger
    the blue light dimmed by a sticker
    the blue light dimmed by multiple stickers

    You get a set of 100 stickers made to fit all sorts of electronics, so you can find the ones that will work perfectly for you. Some reviewers even use multiple stickers so they can adjust how much each light is dimmed.

    Promising review: "I wish I'd had these for the last 15 years. If you have electronics in your bedroom and hate the light they put out, this is what you're looking for. Now all my chargers are nice and dim, my Bluetooth audio device no longer guides ships safely to shore, and I can leave my amplifier on a sleep timer without planes headed into the nearby international airport mistaking it for runway lights." —J.G. Kerns

    Get a set from Amazon for $3.89.

    2. A shower door cleaner that'll banish stubborn soap scum and hard water stains so your shower glass can sparkle like the day it was born.

    Reviewer photo of dirty glass shower door
    Reviewer photo of same shower door after cleaning with Rain-X cleaner

    Promising review: "This product works beautifully. I tried a lot of products to remove the hard water from my glass shower. I have to admit the first time I used it with a cloth it was not very effective. The second time I used a nonabrasive sponge for glass, and it turned out beautiful just like the first day the glass was installed." —EJP

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    3. Elizavecca CER-100 Collagen Protein Treatment — it uses ceramides and collagen to magically bring your damaged hair back to life with all the body and silky softness you could possibly dream of! 

    collagen ceramide protein treament being held up
    buzzfeed editor's hair before and after using the treatment
    Bek O' Connell / BuzzFeed

    This works great for all hair types!

    Promising review: "I have 4c hair and was looking for a protein treatment for my thin and fragile hair. I had recently used a product in my hair that had so much alcohol in it that it 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 $7.84.

    And check out our full review of the Elizavecca CER-100 Collagen Protein Treatment for more deets!

    4. An adhesive LED strip cleverly designed to cut down on the glare spoiling your favorite shows and making you wonder if it's time to invest in a new flatscreen. ~Spoiler alert~ it's probably not! These strips reduce glare, can help cut down on eye strain, create sharper images, increase color contrast, and are worth a try before you start justifying the cost of replacing the entire television.

    You can use the included remote to dim or change colors too! Reviewers say it's quick and easy to set up, but suggest measuring and planning out your installation route in advance! 

    Promising review: "I'm obsessed with this product! I'm actually mad I haven't had this all my life. It looks amazing and fancy lighting up my TV area. My husband and I always fight about the lamp being on while we're watch TV in the dark so this was the perfect compromise. It helps my eyes too, because if it's pitch dark my eyes hurt watching the bright TV. This eases my viewing experience with the lamp off. But mostly I love how it looks!!!!! Worth every penny. It was so easy to install, sticks great even after unpeeling and moving it a little. I will be buying another for my other TV." —Cris

    Get it from Amazon for $5.94+ (available in 10 sizes).

    5. A pack of Downy fabric spray if taking the time to warm up an iron in the morning is simply impossible and you aren't looking to splurge on a dry cleaning bill. It's also great for those days when you don't notice wrinkles until the last minute.

    Promising review: "This stuff is the bomb dot com. You just spray it on your clothes, smooth out the clothes with your hands quickly, wait a few minutes, and the clothes are wrinkle-free! I hate ironing, so this is magic. Obviously it won't work on hard creases but wrinkles from the dryer, for example, it will get rid of." —J. Larsen

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $15.94.

    6. A rechargeable, palm-sized hair trimmer you can quickly use *anywhere* because it requires NO soap, water, or shaving cream! Plus, reviewers with sensitive skin love it.

    Promising reviews: "Do you hate rubbing shaving cream all over your legs in the shower while your 4-year-old stares at you? Suffer no more and dry shave with this in the comfort of your own closet, car, pantry (anywhere the children will not find you). Seriously this thing is fast and easy to use.... love it!" —Amazon Customer

    "I love, love, love this shaver. It works great. Easy to use. Its design is a comfortable fit in my hand. The side grips allow no slipping. The more I use it the smoother my legs are. I have course hair and trouble with razor burn and ingrown hairs. This unit feels like an exfoliant treatment each time I use it. Really great. No irritation. I highly recommend it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.88

    7. Silver cleaning wipes here to rejuvenate your dull and tarnished jewelry pieces so they can shine once again!

    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 20-pack from Amazon for $8.45 (also available as a pack of six).

    8. A pup-approved ScratchPad in case your pup *hates* having their nails clipped. Now they can file down their nails all on their own without the stressful ordeal, *and* they'll be less likely to leave scratches behind everywhere they go.

    Dog rubbing its nails on a pink board
    before and after showing a dog's nails filed down after one use of the ScratchPad
    ScratchPadforDogs / Etsy

    ScratchPadforDogs is a small biz based in Atlanta.

    Promising review: "Love this scratch pad! We adopted our dog almost a year ago and he's been terrified of clippers and grinders since day one. We've never been able to maintain his nails due to his super reactive anxiety around nail care. That's all changed since we got the Scratch Pad a few weeks ago! He took to it right away and his nails have shown significant improvement in just a few sessions!" —Kira Armajani

    Get it from ScratchPadforDogs on Etsy for $44.95+ (available in two styles and three grit levels).

    9. A double-sided hairbrush cleaning tool because your head's not the only thing that needs excess hair, dust, and buildup brushed out! This easy-to-use tool has strong bristles that'll get your favorite hairbrush looking like it's never been used before. And once you see how dirty it was, you'll be glad you cleaned it before putting it *anywhere* near your head.

    A reviewer's hairbrush caked with hair, so you can't even see the base holding the bristles
    The same hairbrush clean so you can actually see the base

    The pointed end of the tool is ideal for picking out tangles, the stiff bristles work great at removing dust and dirt, and the bristles at the bottom end of the tool can give your hairbrush a deep clean.

    Promising review: "When I bought this, I was really skeptical. I am grossed out by my hairbrush and clean it all the time. I've soaked it in vinegar and tea tree oil, used a toothbrush, scrubbed it with shampoo, picked it clean by hand — everything you can think of. Still, it's so hard to get the little lint that forms at the base of the brush — they don't dissolve off and you have to pick them off the bristles one by one because a toothbrush won't even break them up. This thing works amazingly. I don't know why, it just does — the particular texture of the bristles on this really grabs everything. It scraped the little lint rings right off and now my brush is cleaner, 10 times as fast." —HeartsofHavoc

    Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

    10. A roll of marble-print contact paper so you can trick house guests into thinking you splurged on new, more expensive furniture when you in fact did no such thing.

    Reviewer photo of their table
    Reviewer photo of the same table with marble contact paper on the surface

    Promising review: "I love this product. I changed my kitchen and bathrooms in my apartment and it makes such a huge difference. Tip: buy more packs than you think. I live in a townhouse and two rolls covered my kitchen. Two rolls covered my master bathroom. One roll covered my guest bathroom." —Adrian

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in five sizes).

    11. sweater pill remover — it just might save your favorite knitwear that's served you well, but is looking a little worse for the wear. All you have to do is gently brush this stone across your sweater to get it back to looking like the day you bought it!

    editor Maitland's fave old sweatshirt that's covered in pills
    The same sweatshirt five minutes later, with all the pills gone, with the stone resting on top of it
    Maitland Quitmeyer/BuzzFeed

    This is made from upcycled car windshield glass. Make sure to store this stone in its original box, and it can last you up to 10 years!

    Celsious is a Black woman–owned, eco-friendly small business founded by sisters Corinna and Theresa Williams. And! If you live near Williamsburg, Brooklyn, you should definitely check out their laundromat!

    Get it from Celsious for $17.

    Check out this BuzzFeeder's full sweater pill remover review!

    12. A bundle of The Pink Stuff, which has reached cult-favorite status for being great at removing stains, rust, discoloration, and other stubborn marks from metal, ceramic tiles, saucepans, barbecues, and much more without leaving behind any scratches!

    before reviewer image of a stained and dirty white door
    after image of the door now clean and visibly white

    This comes with a tub of the cleaning paste and multipurpose cleaning spray.

    Promising review: “WOW!!!! This stuff is amazing. I literally just have to spray it, let it sit for a few minutes, come back and depending on what I’m using it for I either wipe it right off or use a scrubbing pad and it comes off. There’s nothing out there that compares to this product!!!! This stuff is the absolute best. I highly recommend purchasing this. I can tell you that half of my cleaning products are now going to be thrown out because all I need is The Pink Stuff 😀😀. Whoever invented this stuff is an absolute genius. If you’re a clean freak like me, this really is the way to go. Also it doesn’t have that nasty chemical smell; it smells great. Just buy it won’t regret it.” —Twin33 

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    13. A painless mint-flavored Venus teeth-whitening pen designed to give you quick results with just 30 seconds (!) of daily use. Even *years* of stains from things like coffee, tea, wine, smoking, soda, and more are no match for this thing.

    Promising review: "I really liked this product because it gave me significant results in just a few days. I have tried other whitening products but I definitely think this one is my favorite because it's not only easy to use but also works very well. There is also no weird aftertaste, and all I do is keep my mouth open wide for around 30 seconds. The whitening capabilities were also great, and I know this because my teeth were stained before but now they are not. Lastly, these pens were very easy to use because all you have to do is twist the dial at the bottom of the pen clockwise, and product comes out. So overall I would rate this pen a 10/10 and I am definitely planning on buying more in the future." —Roy Joseph

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $15.99 (also available as a four-pack).

    14. A set of bed bands to keep your fitted sheets from slipping off of the corners of your bed and getting tangled up with your other sheets, leaving your bed looking a mess. Now you won't have to completely remake your bed *every* single morning.

    Loose sheets on a bed
    Same sheets spread tightly across mattress

    Promising review: "I have a pillow-top and pillow-bottom queen-sized bed that is a little too small for king sheets and with queen sheets I have battled to keep the sheets from popping off. I have tried everything! I was about to try to customize some king sheets because it was so frustrating. 

    This works. I was shocked. My sheets have not popped off once. I ordered this in February and it is May now — and they have not popped off once! They used to pop off EVERY...SINGLE...NIGHT. To say this is life changing is not an exaggeration. Such a relief to be able to sleep through the night without ending up in rumpled sheets." —TinkerbellAPixie

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three colors, two sizes, and multipacks).

    15. L'Oréal's *eight-second* lamellar water rinse-out treatment — it'll give your hair the moisture, shine, and silkiness it's missing, with instant results visible after the first use. Use it on wet hair after shampoo for healthier-looking locks and a weightless feel that takes a mere *eight seconds* to achieve!

    Reviewer with frizzy long hair
    Reviewer with shiny long, straight hair

    And it's silicone free!

    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 a 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 consumption. 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 $8.99.

    16. A wood polish and conditioner with beeswax and orange oil that'll impressively hide those dings and scratches making your floors, doors, furniture, and other wood surfaces look old and dingy. Now you can put off replacing them and save some $$$!

    Promising review: "I never write reviews. This stuff is amazing. I tried to see if it could get rid of some water marks on a table we frequently use. It turned into a wood-polishing party at 11 p.m. on a Saturday; three tables, a wooden trunk from the 1800s, and a carved hutch from the 1600s and I’m absolutely blown away. It is honestly a miracle product. And it doesn’t have a nasty smell. I get migraines from certain scents and this stuff is a light citrus scent and nothing that’s too heavy. Seriously, I would give it 10 stars!" —K.O.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

    17. A leather cleaner designed to quickly and gently remove dirt, oil, tough stains, and other grime from leather *and* faux leather goods, so you can get your furniture, handbags, shoes, jackets, and more back to looking nice and spiffy!

    reviewer's leather couch, half of which has been cleaned and is now bright white while the uncleaned half is a mottled beige color
    close-up of the couch's seat cushions to show how clean the couch is now

    Promising review: "I have both the cleanser and conditioner of Leather Honey and I. Am. In. Love! Following the directions has gotten 10-year-old stains out of a leather chair and slowly but surely the conditioner is bringing the leather back to life. I was really skeptical because of the well-known brands I had tried in the past but this stuff is a miracle worker. It's taking time because it's been such long-ago stains but my patience is paying off. It was recommended to me by a guy who sells only leather furniture so that's why I took the plunge. It's also not as expensive as some of the ones out in the garage. Wish I could give it 10 stars. I rarely write reviews but this one really deserved a good one." —A. Eley

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    18. A bug bite suction tool that reviewers say helps reduce itching and swelling from a mosquito, bee, or wasp sting by literally SUCKING the venom right out of your skin!

    Note that the suction can be pretty strong, so use caution and try a small amount of suction first before working your way up if necessary.

    See it in action on TikTok here

    Promising review: "I bought this because I saw it on TikTok, and have been having issues with mosquito bites. Used it a few times 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 two colors and packs of two and three).

    19. A bunch of Miracle-Gro "food spikes" to ~miraculously~ nourish and save even the plants you thought were goners for sure.

    reviewer's plant looking droopy and sad before using miracle food spikes
    reviewer's plant looking alive and well after using food spikes

    This fertilizer is formulated specifically for indoor plants, and one spike lasts up to two months! They're especially great for ficus, snake plants, crotons, spider plants, or pothos plants.

    Promising review: "LOVE THESE! People will remark on your plants when you start using them. These make a huge difference if you haven't been feeding your plants — super easy to use — just stick them in your plants and forget about it. I put new ones in all my plants about once a month. They're like magic!! I give them away as gifts, they're that great. :)" —Vicki Huntman

    Get 24 spikes from Amazon for $2.79 (also available in multipacks).

    20. A reviewer-beloved