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    Updated on Jul 11, 2020. Posted on Jul 11, 2020

    25 Products That Are Just Super Good At Their Jobs

    Zap zits, banish headaches, remove stains, and more with these super effective finds.

    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 20-pack of multi-surface eraser sponges that may not be the name brand, but do not mess around when it comes to messes. Like in the pics below, I imagine the sponge saying (if sponges could talk, that is) "Ha! You call yourself PERMANENT marker? We'll see about that."

    Promising review: "Overall, I am VERY IMPRESSED. For me, these hold up better than a Mr. Clean magic eraser. They got stains out of my kitchen counter tops, out of my bathroom sink, and even cleaned the shower so well it looked like I had bleached the whole thing! Very happy and will continue to buy in the future. I've even given some to my family to convince them how great they are." —SierraH

    Get 20 sponges from Amazon for $10.95.

    2. Efficient five-blade herb scissors to make all that slicing and dicing a thing of the past. Plus, with over 1,000 positive reviews, you know they're ~a cut above~ the rest., Amazon

    They come with a safety cover, which can also be used to safely push all the extra herb cuttings off the blades!

    Promising review: "I grow many different herbs and it can be tedious cutting and preparing them for cooking, drying, and preserving. I used these right away and loved them!! Just be very careful, they are very SHARP, but that's a good thing! They were easy to use and I love the little sleeve that comes with them, not just for storage but to get every little bit of whatever you're preparing out from between the blades (do not use your finger). These are great for snipping right over your pan as you're cooking — no cutting board needed!" —Kiki

    Get them from Amazon for $14.87.

    3. A rust stain-removing spray that's so good at what it does, it doesn't even need your help. Just let it sit for a bit and do its thing — you won't have to scrub at all!

    On the top, a reviewer's toilet tank entirely stained and brown. Below, the same tank with the stain almost completely gone

    Reviewers recommend using in a well-ventilated place!

    Promising review: "I can not say enough great things about this product. We just purchased a home that has a well with very high iron content in the water. I tried everything to remove the stains from our three toilets, but nothing worked. I found this product online and immediately ordered it. The results blew me away. I didn't have to scrub at all. I let it sit in the tank for several hours and the results floored me!" —Toni Huitt

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97.

    4. The Lip Bar's Skin Serum Foundation, which has so many amazing attributes that'll probably make it the best foundation you've ever tried. It's made with hyaluronic acid so it's like a serum and foundation in one, it's cruelty-free and vegan, and it comes in so many shades that you're sure to find your perfect match. And I can't get over the super easy built-in brush pen design — just click the top to dispense product onto it!

    The Lip Bar

    Yeah, I know, it's a lot of goodness to take in. And there's one more awesome thing — it's from a Black woman-owned business!

    Promising review: "I’m very impressed. As someone who knows nothing about makeup, I found this super easy to apply. I used the shade matcher on the site and it matches me PERFECTLY. I can hardly tell I’m wearing makeup. Plus I wore it on a super hot day where I was sweating a bunch and my face was unbothered. By the time I made it home that evening it was still looking good!" —Shaquilla B.

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

    5. A peppermint, spearmint, and lavender essential oil roll-on headache and migraine relief stick so you can stop taking so much ibuprofen and finally get your head in the game.

    Katy Herman/BuzzFeed, Yi Yang/BuzzFeed

    I started using this magical product a couple years ago and since then have told approximately 1,089,642 people about it. I keep one in my purse and one on my dresser, and I reorder before I'm actually close to running out. While it won't kill a major migraine on its own, it feels super soothing and cooling. If I end up taking ibuprofen for my headache, this is really nice to use while it kicks in. Also, if I just have a slight headache or just the beginnings of one, a few swipes of this (lightly on my temples and forehead and as heavily as I want on my neck) can actually knock it out or delay it getting worse. It's really changed my life, and I so wish I'd had it during high school and college to help me get through the day!

    Check out my full review here.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    6. Stila Stay All Day waterproof liquid eyeliner, which reviewers claim to be the best of the best. Getting the perfect cat eye might not be as impossible as you thought.

    Rebecca O'Connell/BuzzFeed, @stilacosmetics / Via

    This awesome stuff is BuzzFeed Reviews' pick for the best mid-price liquid eyeliner! Check out one BuzzFeeder's rave review here.

    Promising review: "I love this product. It's so easy to apply and lasts SOOO LONG. Seriously, this eyeliner lasts literally an entire two days if you don't take it off at night. The black is also super black, which I love. I have had this eyeliner for a while now and it hasn't gotten watered down whatsoever." —Jenny Journals

    Get it from Amazon for $22 (available in original and "intense" versions and in 11 colors).

    7. Salicylic acid wart-removing adhesive bandages that are discreet enough to look like they're just covering up a paper cut or scratch, but are actually busy working their magic to remove even the most stubborn bumps.

    A set of four reviewer pictures: The wart turned white, the wart even whiter and starting to rise, the ward starting to separate, and the wart peeling off

    Promising review: "This worked for me. Here's what happened. First bandage: Everything turned white. Second bandage: The top layer of the wart started disappearing and I could see the blood vessels that were inside it clearly. Third bandage: It started burning while wearing it. One day was REALLY painful, but now I think I just put the bandage on too tight. There was definitely burning though. Uncomfortable, not unbearable. Fourth bandage: The skin around the wart started to crack. Fifth bandage: The skin continued to crack and I could see the wart separating. Sixth bandage: Skin separating deeper. Wart was really soft but it wouldn't budge. Seventh bandage: The wart stuck to the medicine, so when I pulled off the bandage, the wart went with it. I'm left with some raw skin that's a bit sensitive but it feels fine. It looks like the entire wart came off, roots and all. Side note: It smells horribly. Make sure you put the bandage on tight enough to try and conceal the smell, but not so tight it hurts. Overall, not a horrible process. Make sure you follow the instructions and keep it on for 48 hours at a time. Two of mine were only on for 24 hours and I think that prolonged the process." —Chelsea Gipson

    Get a pack of 14 from Amazon for $6.96.

    8. The Honey Pot overnight pads, which aren't regular pads, they're cool pads — literally. In addition to being plant-based and made with pesticide-free cotton, they're formulated with mint, lavender, and aloe for a cooling, soothing effect that'll keep you feeling fresh and provide a nice scent that doesn't smell like the unidentifiable chemicals of other pads.

    The Honey Pot Company

    The Honey Pot Company is a Black woman-owned business!

    Promising review: "I will never go back to another brand. My periods are intense, long, and sometimes unbearable. Anything that makes it even slightly better is a miracle. These pads are super absorbent and unlike a lot of overnight pads, they aren’t stiff and don’t feel like wearing a diaper. The cooling from the mint and aloe actually feels pretty great. I'm also really prone to infection after a period and I haven’t had one since I switched." —Janelle

    Get 12 overnight pads from Target for $7.99, and find more pad sizes here.

    9. Possibly heaven-sent pimple patches here to suck every last bit of gunk out of that nasty zit that appeared on your chin this morning. Because someone has to do the gross jobs, too., Amazon

    These are my personal fave brand of pimple patch (having tried several), because of how they feel, how they stay on, and, of course, how well they work. I was literally just about to go put one on! Check out my full review of Nexcare acne patches.

    Promising review: "Okay, what is this sorcery?? I can't believe I never knew these existed. I seriously felt like a teenager again last weekend. Literally days after talking about how great my skin has been, this giant, painful, bulging zit was starting to form right in the middle of my chin. A week before my cousin's wedding, naturally. It was like it wouldn't stop growing, and spot treatment solution was doing absolutely nothing. It hurt so bad, and I couldn't help trying to pop it, but it refused. Then I heard about these. I placed one on my chin the second they arrived in the mail. After a few hours, I saw the white forming and I was curious and peeled it off. Then I put a fresh one on before bed, and come the next morning...HOLY COW, the entire dot of the patch was now a giant white blob. This zit was no joke. It's amazing how much fluid/pus had to get sucked out. Like I said, this is some magic. The zit completely went away within a day." —Heather R. Weather

    Get a box of 36 from Amazon for $4.22.

    10. Shockingly effective water bottle cleaning tablets that deserve a medal or something, since we all know that getting your trusty beverage container TRULY clean is a nearly impossible feat.

    All you have to do is put one tablet and some warm water into your bottle and let it fizz all the ickiness away. The tablet will dissolve completely, so once you rinse it out, your bottle's all set to be used again! That means no more scrubbing and no residual soapy taste.

    Promising review: "I was a bit disgusted at the state of my tea cup once the flash went off on my camera, yikes! I use this cup for my daily tea at work and it's no secret that tea stains. I've purchased new mugs once they become stained, but they aren't cheap, so when I saw a BuzzFeed article about these capsules I was curious if they could actually clean this mess. The before and after pictures prove it right there! I've never reviewed a purchase before but I had to with this one. I let the tablet sit in hot water for eight hours and EVERYTHING poured out. There was a very faint chemical smell, but after washing the mug with dish soap and water it was gone. I highly recommend this product!" —Cassandra Cioffoletti

    Get a box of 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.

    11. Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink liquid lipstick, which is not one of those products that's content to just pay ~lip service~ and claim it'll last all day. This stuff actually will.

    On top, a reviewer with wearing red lipstick. On the bottom, the same reviewer with the lipstick only slightly faded

    Read one BuzzFeeder's rave review here (#1), and check out more of the best lipsticks you can get on Amazon.

    Promising review: "'SuperStay' is right. In the image, the top is right after application, and the bottom is after eight hours and two meals, with no touch-ups (the color is 'Ruler'). It stays on amazingly well. It easily survives a day of work/class. It's not particularly drying either, though I have had to scrub it pretty well with a washcloth in the shower to get it off. Still, it's more than worth it to me to not have to worry about my lipstick all day, even after meals. I'll definitely be buying more in different colors. This has become my go-to lipstick." —kclareq

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in 40 colors).

    12. Magical makeup remover cloths that can remove basically a whole face of makeup with JUST WATER. Sorry, disposable wipes — you've been cancelled.


    They've got over 2,000 positive reviews and are machine washable so you can use them again and again!

    Promising review: "I was skeptical of these, but now I'm pretty sure they're what Mulan's outfit was made of when she wiped her makeup off on her sleeve in the movie. Even totally dry, they do a pretty impressive job of taking off all my makeup (including waterproof eyeliner and mascara) in a couple swipes. I like to use a little micellar water to make my skin feel a little cleaner. It's nice not to burn through so many cotton pads." —RachelM

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $4.49.

    13. Colorful Sharpie fine-tip art pens capable of producing lines and colors so bright and clean I'm amazed we're even allowed to show you them on this website — they're borderline porn for office supply lovers., Amazon

    Promising review: "I'm an absolute office supply nerd. I love searching for better pens and pencils, and few things make me happier than finding the ultimate writing tool. These pens are this writing tool. They don't smear while writing like so many other pens do. They also don't bleed through unless you use really thin, cheap notebook paper or press down really hard, and they have bold ink that doesn't fade or run out. I hate having to scribble with a dying pen to get it to work, but I don't have this problem when using these pens. My hand also hurts considerably less when using these pens compared to a pencil, especially after an hour of note writing in lectures. Writing utensil snobs rejoice!" —Kooky Kitty Reviews

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $17.19.

    14. An incredible natural stain remover that refuses to half-ass its tasks. It won't settle for just preventing a stain from being noticeable — it'll make you question whether the stain was ever really there to begin with.

    Yi Yang/BuzzFeed

    It's gluten-free, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, vegan, and cruelty-free! Check out BuzzFeed's full review of Puracy natural stain remover.

    Promising review: "I've tried several stain removers and have to say this stuff really does work. It has removed: blood, grape juice, baby barf, chocolate, grass stains, sweat stains, melon, pretty much everything. I was almost shocked at how well this worked. My wife says they should rename it 'chill mom,' because she no longer worries about stains at all. That's priceless when you have a very curious and adventurous little boy who keeps finding new ways to get dirty." —Martin Isaksen

    Get it from Amazon $16.79.

    15. Drop Stop seat gap fillers, which are basically superheroes disguised as pieces of neoprene. They'll rescue your phone, keys, and change from falling into the abyss between your car seats ever damn day.


    No wonder they've got over 6,000 positive reviews!

    Promising review: "The gap between the seat and center console in our car is big enough to lose french fries and debit cards in, but not big enough to fit my adult hand when I try to retrieve anything. Now, with the Drop Stop, I don't have to worry about it anymore. It's great when it keeps things from going into the Gap of No Return. Once, I was in the car by myself and I literally said out loud, 'Thank you, Drop Stop,' like I was in an infomercial." —Rhett A Lahey

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.99.

    16. A handy little knife sharpener designed to be easily held against the edge of your counter so you won't scratch up your surfaces when sharpening. It's efficient, effective, get the point.

    Hands holding the indented sharpener in black on the edge of a counter and sharpening a knife in one of the two slots

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Elizabeth Lilly has and loves this baby!

    Promising review: "I'm very surprised by how well this product works. I make knives and sharpen my knives by Japanese wet stone or belt grinder. I sharpen my mom's and grandma's knives by stone whenever I visit. I've tried to teach my mom to use a honing stick while I'm gone to keep the knives in good shape, but she can't seem to get the hang of it, so I decided to buy this product because of the simplicity of use. I tested it on a few of my dull knives at home, and it takes about 10 strokes on the course grind and 10 strokes on the fine grind to get a sharp enough edge to slice printer paper without tearing. I love how simple and how little time it takes to sharpen a knife enough for kitchen use. Now my mom and grandma can sharpen their knives whenever they need it. I highly recommend this product!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95+ (available in three colors).

    17. Noto Botanic's Agender Hair Oil, a hemp seed oil, lavender, and vetiver formula to moisturize, texturize, and nourish hair anywhere on your body. Plus, the proceeds go to a rotating selection of different badass organizations!

    Noto Botanic

    For example, the queer- and woman-owned brand has donated to Planned Parenthood, The Okra Project, and Black Mamas Matter.

    Promising review: "AMAZING on my braids and scalp. This oil is the bomb! I use it on my scalp to hydrate and prevent flaking and dryness, as well on my hair when it's not in braids for aiding my unwanted frizz and as a moisture treatment. I love that this product gives back too. LIFElong product over here." –Shaniqua

    Get it from Noto Botanics for $40.

    18. A bottle of The Bucko soap scum and grime remover spray to send all the icky soap scum in your tub packing — for good.

    On the left, a hand spraying the product on a grimy bathtub. On the right, the tub looking shiny and clean

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Mallory McInnis swears by this stuff! Here's what she has to say: "Have you ever seen the movie The Santa Clause? There's a scene where Tim Allen's character shaves away his white beard and then ~WHOOSH!~ it reappears instantaneously. That's basically my bathtub and soap scum. I've tried many products to keep it at bay, but this is the only one that has ever really worked. Not only does it have a cute dog on the packaging, it also allows me to (easily!) wipe away dastardly soap scum without having to use a lot of muscle! Which is great, because I don't exactly have a lot of muscle to use.

    Get it from Amazon for $19.88.

    19. A bottle of Glossier's miraculous Solution, a gentle chemical exfoliating formula that truly seems to be the ~solution~ to skin woes from acne to redness, plus helps skin look smoother and softer. Talk about a glow up.


    It's cruelty- and paraben-free and vegan!

    Promising review: "This stuff is incredible!!! I don't usually leave reviews, but this chemical exfoliator does exactly what it claims and has really helped, especially with the texture of my skin. I've noticed a difference within a week of daily use, as it's gentle yet effective and hasn't dried out my skin. It's helped fade acne scars and the fragrance of the product is mild but pleasant. EVERYONE AND THEIR GRANDMAS NEED THIS!!!!" —R

    Get it from Glossier for $24.

    20. A strong scraper with the right ~skills~ to ~let~ you get every last piece of crusted on grease and grub off your beloved cast-iron skillet (and other cookware too).

    It's got over 3,400 positive reviews!!!

    Promising review: "I have been told I cackle wildly when using these. Where there used to be frustration and curse words, there is now glee and sweet satisfaction. Scraping pans, tins, and tray sheets has become a breeze since I bought these. Originally bought for my cast-irons, but the other cookware wanted in on that non-scratch, sweet sweet scrape action." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $7.23.

    21. A 13-pocket purse organizer that'll effortlessly do what you thought was impossible — actually allow you to find what you're looking for in your giant tote., Amazon

    Promising review: "I travel a lot and like to use totes rather than a handbag. The challenge is keeping that open space organized — everything falls to the bottom of the tote! This organizer is perfect. A firm felt fabric holds my phone, papers, cosmetics, pen, notebook, etc,. without any issues retrieving any of them. It also has a clip-on strap that attaches to my keys, and it's long enough to reach from inside my tote to unlock the door! So clever and very handy. The center section of the organizer is a removable zippered pouch that could be used as a smaller organizer in another bag or can be removed if I have a larger item to carry in the center of the bag. The organizer also works great for moving from tote to tote. It's the right size and height. All in all, I'm very happy with the purchase!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.88+ (available in six shapes and sizes and in 13 colors).

    22. Bar Keepers Friend multi-surface cleanser, which just might make you send all of your other cleaning products into retirement. This one's the employee of the month...the year...the lifetime.

    On the left, a stovetop burner with lots of gunk crusted on it. On the right, the same range sparkling clean
    Kayla Suazo/BuzzFeed

    Yup, that's my coworker Kayla's stove before and after using this stuff. Check out her full Bar Keepers Friend review.

    Promising review: "I’m not gonna lie....I NEVER write reviews. But when I used this product and saw what it could actually do, I just had to say something. We bought a fixer-upper house, and the porcelain tub was in rough shape. I’d taken down shower doors that had been there for probably 30 years and knocked out the tile surrounding the tub, and the caulk had practically become a permanent part of the tub itself. I scraped and scraped, which of course left tons of scuff marks. THOSE SCUFF MARKS ARE GONE because of this stuff. It’s like those doors were never there. It did take some elbow grease — it’s not a spray-and-wipe type of product — but it wasn’t a ton of work by any means. You won’t be disappointed." —Lesley

    Get the liquid cleanser plus two scrubbing cloths for $17.99 or get the powdered formula for $7.92, both from Amazon.

    23. Super absorbent and multipurpose microfiber cleaning cloths with over 4,000 (yes, you read that right) positive reviews — probably because they can do all the dirty work without leaving any streaks or scratches behind.

    A stack of the yellow, blue, and white cloths

    They're machine washable and can even be used to wash your car!

    Promising review: "These are amazing for cleaning and a great price! I’m mad at myself for not purchasing sooner. In an effort to reduce the huge amount of paper towels we go through, I decided to purchase these. I use one to two a day for kitchen cleanup and put them in the laundry. They pick up little crumbs easily and don’t leave my quartz streaky. I have a super messy 10-month-old and I clean his highchair with these and they work wonderfully. I also use these for dusting — they pick up everything. The only thing that was a negative was that the first time I washed them in warm water (per instructions), the yellow color bled onto the white and turned them an off white color. Not a big deal, but be careful not to wash the yellow rags with anything you care about! Last thing, but don’t use fabric softener with these or they won’t be as absorbent!" —Meg R.

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $15.49.

    24. A genius jewelry clasp that'll make creating a perfect, tangle-free layered necklace look a total breeze.

    Kayla Suazo/BuzzFeed, TheresaRose/Etsy

    The two sides of the clasp come apart and fasten together (but not by a lobster clasp, because who has time for that?!?), and each side hooks to one end of the necklaces.

    Here's what BuzzFeed Shopping editor Kayla Suazo has to say about hers: "I bought a couple of these and had one of those very real WHY DIDN'T I BUY ONE OF THESE SOONER moments. They do an amazing job at keeping your necklaces from tangling as you wear them, and I love that I can layer several of my favorites at once. I am forever sold on these."

    Get it from TheresaRose on Etsy for $12.49+ (available in two colors and for two to four strands).

    25. And a subtly dotted, tie-strap fit-and-flare number that heard you had an opening in your wardrobe for a perfect summer dress and is here to fulfill the job of making you feel fabulous.

    A model wearing the below-the-knee-length dress in orange

    Promising review: "I took the advice of a reviewer who bought this dress in blue, and sized up. Boy, am I glad I did, because I usually wear a size 12 but the 14 fits PERFECTLY! It's such a lovely dress with a pretty flare and a lining, and can be dressed up or down, worn in the summer, spring, or fall with boots and is also work-appropriate with a cardigan or blazer. The description says orange, but I would place it more in the scarlet range (orange-red). While the dress can be machine washed, the other review mentioned shrinkage, so I recommend dry cleaning or hand washing instead." —Nelly

    Get it from ModCloth for $109.99 (originally $129; available in women's sizes 0-28 and in two colors).

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