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    31 Products To Try In 2021 That Seem Too Good To Be True But Actually Work

    Just a bunch of impressive things that certainly are worth a try.

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    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A dozen Bottle Bright tablets that'll deep clean your thermoses and on-the-go bottles — no scrubbing required. These'll get into all those hard-to-reach spaces and remove *all* the gunk.

    A model dropping a bottle bright tablet into a water bottle
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get a pack of 12 from Amazon Canada for $14.09.

    2. An Ilia mascara that not only makes your lashes look suuuuper long, but it also conditions your lashes to feel incredibly soft.

    A before and after showing Brittany's lashes look much longer and fuller after using the product
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    "This mascara feels like it actually conditions my lashes when I have it on, and never feels crispy or clunky (like some do). Like, have you ever put on mascara and thought, frig, this is why my eyelashes are stunted? Yeah, that does NOT happen with this one, whatsoever. The fact that it's made with beeswax and shea butter makes me feel like I'm giving my lashes a little TLC, even though I'm wearing makeup. It also comes off super easily at night, which is great when I'm feeling lazy and don't want to deal with a full-on scrub down. And the results? The length it gives is no joke! I'm obsessed." —Brittany Barber

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $18+. Available in two sizes.

    3. A microfibre cloth to remove every single trace of dirt and makeup (even waterproof formulas!) with just water. And the cloths are super soft, so you won't have to resort to harsh scrubbing that can dry out your face.

    A BuzzFeed Shopping writer taking off half her makeup with the cloth
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    Aaaand by the way, this won best mid-price makeup remover on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $25.80 (available in pink, purple, light blue, navy, turquoise, and red).

    4. A spider and insect catcher that'll keep pests in its clutches without smushing them so you can bring them outside where they belong.

    A model using the long tool with a trigger on one end and soft bristles on the other to catch a spider  close to the ceiling
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $27.99 (available in two colours).

    5. A neck pillow you can get now and dream about using it in all your future travels. Twist into several different positions so you can get actual rest — without your head bobbing up and down.

    Model using the travel pillow on a plane, wrapping it to give maximum support
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $25.75+ (available in two colours).

    6. An indoor s'mores maker with a flameless electric heater for a properly toasted marshmallow, plus sectioned compartments to keep your other ingredients in order. Campfire who?

    The brown device with a tray around the exterior to hold ingredients and a metal heater in the middle
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $64.99.

    7. Suguru, a self-setting rubber with the power to fix just about anything from dishwashers to iPhone cords.

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    You can fix fraying wires, hang pictures (without a nail), create ergonomic grips on tools, and soooooo much more.

    It sets strong because it turns into silicone rubber, permanently bonding to almost any surface. It's waterproof (use it to secure a shower caddy!), heat- and cold-resistant (use it to insulate a pot handle!), and electricity-insulating (fix those constantly fraying smartphone cords!).

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon Canada for $25.99 (available in seven sets of colours).

    8. A wine-aerating spout that'll help your three-buck chuck breathe and open up, helping the individual flavors and ~nuances~ of the wine be more apparent — even to beginner wine palates.

    A graphic of how it works, showing how the air hole draws in oxygen, the wide mouth ensures a steady pour, and the flow plate ensures the right amount of oxygen is introduced
    Amazon

    Get a pack of two from Amazon Canada for $15.95.

    9. A pack of Avarelle pimple patches formulated with tea tree oil and calendula oil (to heal and shrink zits faster overnight). AND they come in two sizes — classic circular patches & large, square patches so you can easily treat and shrink clusters of pimples all at once.

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    A lot of reviewers who have also tried Cosrx and Nexcare patches prefer these!

    Get the box of 40 round patches from Amazon Canada for $23.99. Or try their large, rectangular size to tackle multiple pimples at once: Get a pack of eight from Amazon Canada for $20.24.

    10. Fenty Stunna Lip Paint, a 12-hour liquid lipstick that'll look good on lit'rally everyone!

    Sephora

    Get it from Sephora Canada for $33 (also available in eight shades).

    11. A red wine stain remover that'll turn any party foul into an amazing party trick.

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    It's non-toxic and bleach free — working at the ~molecular~ level to break up stains for easy removal. I love science, don't you?

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $22.49.

    12. Aztec Secret Healing Clay Mask, which ~pulsates~ as it works its magic, banishing the toughest acne and deep cleaning your pores with calcium bentonite clay.

    Alice Prendergast / Via BuzzFeed, BuzzFeed

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.63.

    13. An ergonomically-designed detangling brush with cone-shaped bristles that separate tangles by pulling them apart sideways, not tugging them down. It's a miracle worker for everything from thick, coily hair to the finest strands!

    A model using the detangling brush on her curly hair
    @cravenaturals / Via instagram.com

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $17.99 (available in six colours).

    14. An easy-to-use jewelry cleaning brush for polishing up your brand new or decades-old precious stones and keep them as sparkling as your love still is (awww!).

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    It's filled with a cleansing + polishing solution to rid stones of clouding dirt and oil and ensure every facet shines. Just twist the bottom of the pen to dispense the fluid and brush on!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $20.17.

    15. A seven-in-one Instant Pot you've probably heard a lot about — for a good reason. Or rather a good seven reasons: It slow cooks, pressure cooks, makes rice, sautés, makes yogurt, and keeps food warm. Bye bye other appliances!

    An instant pot on a counter with a wooden spoon and scattered ingredients
    Amazon

    Get a six-quart size from Amazon Canada for $74.99 (also available in three-quart and a version that includes an air fryer).

    16. A Tubshroom, a game-changing drain strainer to catch every single strand of shed hair and make clogged showers a thing of the past.

    A BuzzFeeder's photo: the packaging with text "here we gooooo" and image of the tubshroom after collecting hair with text "ew but yasss"
    BuzzFeed

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's Tubshroom review for all the deets (and more ~hair raising~ pics).

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.95 (available in six colours).

    17. A wine saver that'll remove the air from your open bottle of wine, then seal it with a stopper, so you can enjoy the rest of it later — and it'll still taste fresh!

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    Learn more about it in If You Like Wine, Boy Do You Need This Vacuum-Sealing Bottle Stopper.

    Get a vacuum sealer, plus two stoppers from Amazon Canada for $17.28 (also available in different multipacks and colours).

    18. A bottle of No Pore-Blem primer to smooth out the canvas of your skin pre-foundation, diminishing the look of pores and uneven skin — all while protecting and adding moisture, thanks to collagen and green tea extract!

    A before/after of a nose with diminished appearance of pores after, plus a hand with a swatch of the sheer product
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    19. A Feed n Wax Wood conditioner that'll not only polish your pieces but ALSO basically erase years of damage (looking at you, drink rings), bring out the natural colour and sheen of your pieces — whether the wood is finished or unfinished — *and* add a layer of protection.

    A before and after showing the polish has restored an old scratchy table to its former glory
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    All you have to do is apply with a cloth, wait 20 minutes (perfect time for a mid-cleaning snack!) and wipe off the excess.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $21.97.

    20. A few sheets of LED-dimming stickers to finally keep those pesky router, TV, clock, and other electronic lights from ruining your ~room of complete darkness~.

    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    "When it comes to sleeping, my motto is 'night's out, lights out.' All of them. My reaction to even the faintest of lights is very similar to a vampire being exposed to the sun: not cute. But I have a bunch of devices in my room that blink and glow during the night! My fan, my air purifier, my computer screen, and my air conditioning unit are just a few that I can list off the top of my head. Buying these light-dimming stickers was the best money I've spent in a while. I just popped them onto my devices and the lights were instantly duller. They come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, making it easy to find the perfect one for each device. I can still see that the lights are on, but they're not nearly as annoying." —Kaysey Davis

    Get a pack of 100 stickers from Amazon Canada for $7.89.

    21. An exfoliating foot peel that'll make dead, dry, rough foot skin a distant memory. Just pop the mitts on your feet, sit with them on for an hour, then take 'em off and live your life. A few days later you can just sit back and watch your dead, dry skin fall right off.

    A progress photo showing dead skin peeling off the foot
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    22. A cleaning putty to easily (and kind of fun-ly!) clean your car air conditioner vents, laptop keyboard, cupholders, remote buttons, and any other tricky little areas where dust and crumbs accumulate when you have a few spare moments.

    Model using the putty to clean out an air vent
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $12.99.

    23. An odour-eliminating candle that'll truly knock out the worst pet stinks and leaving your home smelling ahhh-mazing.

    The candle in lavender green tea
    Amazon

    They're made with soy wax that burns for up to 70 hours, plus the scents are allergy friendly!

    Check out a BuzzFeeder's review for more info.

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $34.99 (available in 25 scents).

    24. A ~Fasta Pasta~ cooker to make perfectly al dente pasta right in the microwave — no waiting for the pot to boil. Plus, the lid doubles as a strainer, so you really won't dirty any extra dishes!

    The storage container-like cooker, which can fit long spaghetti
    Amazon

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $24.99.

    25. A pet hair–removing roller with a patented brush design (and *no* adhesive strips) to rid your lovely black sofa of all your furry friend's shedding in a quick roll — so you can get back to cuddling together.

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    It has over 33,000 five-star reviews!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $34.95.

    26. A BodyGlide blister-preventing balm that'll provide a layer of protection between those ouchy-ouch shoes and your delicate foot skin.

    A deodorant-type stick that you rub on your feet to prevent blisters
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $18.03.

    27. A set of silicone egg poachers with perforated cups to mimic the traditional poaching method (aka swirling water around and around) without having to do any work — and so your egg stays perfectly round and never wisps away.

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get a set of two from Amazon Canada for $20.01.

    28. A John Frieda hot air brush so you can perfect a sleek *and* voluminous blowout in no time ~flat~ — without juggling a round brush in one hand and a heavy blow drier in the other.

    BuzzFeed

    To say I love this brush would be an understatement. Check out my full review of the John Frieda hot air brush for all the ~hairy details~.

    Get the 1.5-inch brush from Amazon Canada for $49.59.

    29. A drain clearing tool with a rotating handle and five replacement snakes with 4,000 micro hooks and a slim design to shimmy down any drain (you don't even need to remove the cover) and snag all the hairs and goop that's clogging the system — in one quick pull. (Next time, just buy a Tubshroom to prevent this even in the first place.)

    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get a four-pack from Amazon Canada for $21.99.

    30. A weighted blanket reviewers swear by to help with anxiety, stress, and insomnia. The just-heavy-enough pressure can help you relax and feel comforted enough to drift off.

    Model cuddled up under a striped weighted blanket
    Amazon

    It's available in three sizes and and ten weights, so whether you're looking for one for a kid, for yourself, or to use in a king or queen-sized bed with your partner, there's an option for you!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $89.90+ (available in many colours and prints).

    31. A pair of copper-infused arch supports with compression to help relieve foot pain, whether you have fallen arches, plantar faciitis, or just spend all day on your feet.

    A runner wearing the supports on their foot arches
    Amazon / Via amazon.ca

    Get them from Amazon Canada for $49.55.

    Me looking at my cart full of amazing products:

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