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    34 Products That Have A Job To Do And Do It Well

    Products so good at their jobs they deserve a promotion.

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. 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.


    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!" β€”Kindle Customer

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

    2. A peppermint, spearmint, and lavender essential oil roll-on headache and migraine relief stick that I personally swear by, 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 last year 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.

    Promising review: "I get headaches constantly. Migraines at that. I literally have a bottle of ibuprofen in my purse at all times, because of how much I used to take it. I found out about this migraine stick from a BuzzFeed list of Amazon products that actually work. I figured, for $10, what could I lose? If it gets me off of taking ibuprofen two or three times a week, it will be worth it. Let me tell you how I have NOT had Ibuprofen in over 2 months...y’all. I cannot even understand how this stuff works, but I tell EVERYONE about it. Whenever someone asks me for headache meds, I always offer them the roller first. And I’ve gotten a few people from my office hooked on it. So happy this product exists." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    3. Hypoallergenic, cruelty-free, and paraben-free makeup brush-cleaning "shampoo" to have your beloved brushes suds-enly looking like new.

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this brush shampoo! I was a little skeptical of how well it would clean my brushes since I'd never tried it before, but after using this I am very pleased with the outcome. It has a faint shampoo scent but nothing too overpowering, and suds like you wouldn't believe. It got all the way down to the base of the brush and gave it a really good cleaning. One of my brushes is made from boar hair (EstΓ©e Lauder powder brush) and I was worried it was going to frizz it out and ruin the shape, but it actually improved it after I had previously used baby shampoo. It's very soft and not at all coarse feeling. I also used this shampoo on my Beauty Blender, and it did a great job getting all the foundation out. All in all, I'd rate this product a 10/10!" β€”Katastrophe

    Get it from Amazon for $4.79.

    4. Miracle-Gro indoor plant food spikes, which seriously live up to their name. Like, I think you could actually keep a plant alive if you tried this stuff (and I know that's no easy task).


    Each spike can be used for 30-60 days, depending on the season. The reviewer pics on the right are all of the same plant β€” the top one shows how this magical stuff helped the rather sad dude perk up in just 10 days, and the bottom one shows that he's completely come back to life three weeks later!

    Promising review: "I always kill my plants but I decided to try again. I just bought five houseplants, and three of them were marked down because they were looking pretty puny. Since I tend to kill them anyway, I figured I would give them a try and save some money. I put one of these spikes in each plant and they all looked so much healthier and happier after just a couple days. I also added one spike to the only houseplant that I've had for years without killing (I was beginning to think it was artificial) the leaves looked healthier almost immediately. I'm very happy with this product and it was a great price." β€”victoria

    Get a pack of 48 spikes from Amazon for $2.24. Get a version just for orchids here.

    5. 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 β€” you won't have to scrub at all!

    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!" β€”Toni Huitt

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97.

    6. The simple-yet-brilliant Cat Dancer, which has a tiny price tag and only one job β€” you guessed it, to make your cat dance. This ridiculous-antic-inducing gizmo is only $2, but your feline's pure joy will be priceless.,

    It's got over 3,900 paws-itive reviews!!!

    Promising review: "I have a whole room filled with cat toys that my cat is not interested in. It's funny how the least expensive cat toy I have makes him go wild. He plays with this until he's panting like a dog and I've never seen him jump so high. I'm certain this toy will help him lose his belly. He loves it! I highly recommend it!" β€”Kwoo

    Get it from Amazon for $1.67.

    7. Howard Feed-N-Wax Wood Polish and Conditioner, a beeswax and orange oil formula that's basically like a spa treatment for your wood surfaces. In addition to polishing, it adds a protective layer and helps prevent the wood from drying out or fading.

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this polish!

    Promising review: "I read about this in a BuzzFeed article, read the reviews, and looked at the images posted by reviewers. I figured for under $10, why not. Our house is about 20 years old and things are starting to just look worn. Add kids and a dog to the house and you have plenty of scratched up or water-stained wood. This is magic in a bottle! The first picture is a door the dog scratched up. While the scratches are still there, you can no longer see them. The other picture is of a window that was left cracked open when we were gone and it rained. The wood was trashed, but now it looks brand new. I bought on a whim and now I've added it to my monthly Subscribe and Save." β€”ByteMe

    Get it from Amazon for $8.73.

    8. A natural shoe deodorizing spray made with lemongrass, mint, and tea tree essential oils that over 3,000 positive reviewers say can save even those shoes so stinky, you'd considered banishing them to a deep circle of Hell.


    Promising review: "Even with the great reviews, I was convinced there was no way this would touch the stink in my son's shoes. These shoes...while headed to town as a family we were struck with the stench, so we turned the car around, drove 10 minutes back to the house, chucked them into the yard, and went to buy new shoes (which also stunk after one wear). He lost the new shoes three days in, just in time for my order to arrive. I was forced to try this with the nasty yard shoes. O. M. G. One soak in this stuff and the smell was GONE! I sniffed hard to find that underlying stink that I was sure was there. Gone. He's been wearing the newly revived demon shoes for a week at summer camp, spraying every day before he puts them on, and the smell is still GONE. Completely! It has a strong herbal/eucalyptus-type smell, but that fades and it smells clean anyways." β€”Broncodriver

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    9. 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!" β€”Cassandra Cioffoletti

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

    10. Efficient five-blade herb scissors to make all that slicing and dicing a thing of the past. Plus, with over 1,000 five-star 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 β€” no cutting board needed!" β€”Kiki

    Get them from Amazon for $14.87.

    11. Adjustable bed sheet fasteners that'll actually keep your fitted sheet in place ONCE πŸ‘ AND πŸ‘ FOR πŸ‘ ALL. Really.


    Promising review: "My husband turns a lot in his sleep and has always woken up with the fitted sheet halfway off his side of the bed. We bought these and we have NEVER once had to adjust the sheet in the morning! These are amazing! They're the kind of thing you'll never know how you lived without before." β€”LinseyB

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $8.99.

    12. 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, BuzzFeed

    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." β€”Jenny Journals

    Get it from Amazon for $22 (available in two tip sizes and in nine colors).

    13. The Hydro Flask, the VSCO-famous water bottle that all other water bottles aspire to be. Like, they had posters of the Hydro Flask on the walls of their rooms growing up. And why not? It's super-insulated, double-walled, BPA-free, and just plain pretty.


    One of the reasons this baby makes other drinking containers hang their heads in shame is because of the "powder coating," a finish that's smooth but also makes it easier to grip and totally protects against condensation. I've used one in a slightly different shape and it was great. The shape is really simple, without a lot of nooks and crannies, so when you wash it it feels easier to get all the soap out without leaving an aftertaste. The carry loop on the top is so convenient, and it's just so dang sleek! It never once leaked, even though I usually have that problem with water bottles.

    Promising review: "UNFREAKINGBELIEVABLE!!! This thing is THE BOMB!!! AWESOME!!! I got this from my son as a Christmas present. He ordered this insulated flask for me knowing it would not only keep water cool, but that it would also keep coffee or tea warm. It's not like I was unfamiliar with thermal liquid containers, but none of them have been any different than those that came before. So I was like, 'Okay, that's nice, it keeps stuff warm or cold, yeah yeah yeah, thank you, sweetie.' Well...obviously I had no idea. When I realized that my morning coffee was still burn-my-lips hot by 4 p.m., we decided to test it. We poured hot tea in to the thermos one morning, then screwed on the lid. We opened it and stuck in our fingers each evening and morning to test the temperature. The result? Three days. It kept tea hot for THREE FREAKING DAYS. This thing is unbelievable and I love it!!! You deserve this. Get one!" β€”Love Albrecht Howard

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95+ (available in four sizes and 20 colors).

    14. 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. Gross work, but someone β€” or something's β€” gotta do it.,

    I personally love these! Check out my full pimple patch review.

    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." β€”Heather R. Weather

    Get a box of 36 from Amazon for $4.50.

    15. Baby Foot foot peel, which over 7,000 reviewers swear by for giving their tootsies a gross-yet-satisfying exfoliating treatment. You can really see the a-peel.

    The kit comes with a pair of booties full of a lavender-scented soak that'll cause your feet to begin to peel in the days after use. Come on, admit it β€” peeling off that much icky skin is kind of a dream come true.

    Promising review: "WOAH! It definitely works! It's disgusting yet incredibly gratifying! My skin didn't REALLY start peeling until about five to seven days after the treatment, and I'll admit that I was really bad about pulling it off as I saw it as opposed to letting it slough off naturally, but it still worked great. Just make sure to soak your feet daily for at least 10 minutes. There was no pain or discomfort at all. This process does take some patience, and you're not going to want to show your tootsies during that week or so, but it's so worth it! It's by far the most effective exfoliation I've ever experienced. I kind of wish I could do this to my whole body, haha! I'll be using these regularly anytime my feet start to feel a little rough." β€”Wildflower

    Get it from Amazon for $25.

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


    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!" β€”Kooky Kitty Reviews

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $15.98.

    17. 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.

    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. 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." β€”kclareq

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in 34 colors).

    18. An argan oil, vitamin E, and aloe vera hair serum so you can get a Mia Thermopolis-level makeover for dry, frizzy hair. No need to call Paolo and risk having him spill your secrets., Amazon

    It's got over 2,500 positive reviews!

    Promising review: "I found this product through a BuzzFeed article for people with frizzy hair and IT DID NOT DISAPPOINT, PEOPLE! I put this serum through the wringer; I got this to stand up to Bay Area fog AND the nasty, humid heat wave we got a couple weeks ago. No frizz, no extra curls. Nothing! On top of that, it made my hair super glossy. I'm very impressed. Heads up though, a little goes a long way. One pump is enough to cover my hair and I have medium-length hair. It can make your hair look oily if you use too much. I do have oily hair, so working on my ends first then moving up to my roots works for me." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    19. A ~sweet~ little clay bear who's more than just a cute face. Add water to him, and he'll soften brown sugar you'd thought had hardened past use.

    This little dude absorbs moisture, so you can also keep him dry and pop him in a bag of chips to help them stay fresh!

    Promising review: "Unbelievable! The brown sugar I had was in the original opened bag. It was so hard that I had to break it into pieces with a hammer in order to fit it into a new air-tight container I bought. According to the instructions, I soaked the Brown Sugar Bear in water and then put it on top of the rock-hard brown sugar chunks and closed the lid. It took a few days, but the brown sugar is now completely soft. I am truly amazed at how well this worked." β€”KK Vegas

    Get it from Amazon for $5.48.

    20. 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 5,000 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." β€”Rhett A Lahey

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $19.99.

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

    Yi Yang/BuzzFeed

    The company also makes a charitable donation with each purchase! Check out BuzzFeed's full review of this 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." β€”Martin Isaksen

    Get it from Amazon $11.51.

    22. CND SolarOil, a low-key magical oil here to banish brittle nails and dry cuticles for good. Nailed it!,

    Promising review: "I had a problem with my cuticles getting so dry that they would split sometimes, and no matter how many times I put lotion on my hands they would never get moist enough to lay flat like they’re supposed to. My nails were dry and brittle, so I’d end up with one breaking and then have to cut them all back in order to have them the same length. This oil has ended all of that. Now I have to cut them back because they seem to be growing faster. I haven’t had a nail split since the day I started using this oil. It soaks into your cuticles and nails so well. I was really good at using it every day in the beginning, but in the last week I got busy and and only used it twice so I ended up with a split cuticle. That’ll help you remember, right?!?! I got back on track these last two days and the cuticle is healed already. That’s just how moisturizing this stuff is. I highly recommend it!" β€”mlasorensen

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

    23. A stunningly effective diamond cleaning stick precise enough to clean every every last corner of your most prized gems and get them to shine as bright as Rihanna said they would.

    Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this amazing stick.

    Promising review: "If I could give this 20 stars, I would! After reading all the reviews on this, I was expecting it to work, but I was still amazed by how great it worked! It seriously made me realize that I ring I inherited from a family member 15 years ago was a completely different color than I thought it was. In the 15 years I've had this ring, I've never seen the actual color of the stone! My mind was blown! I'll have one of these on hand for the rest of my life." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.17.

    24. Glisten Disposal Care foaming cleaner, which'll not only quickly stop your garbage disposal from smelling like something died down there, but also look dang cool doing it.

    All you gotta do is run some hot water, pop one of the packets in your disposer, let it foam, then wait for the foam to fully disappear. Then, kiss all the ickiness that's been living down there goodbye!

    Promising review: "I ran full hot water for a minute or two then put it to the smallest trickle I could. After seeing it say it only takes two minutes (mine was closer to four) I thought, no way it will work. But now I can literally hear how much easier the disposal spins. I can see the metal, which used to be black. I'm in an apartment where it has probably never been cleaned. The second sink drain I didn't even know was white until this. It had a layer of brown gunk. Simply amazing. I'm shocked by how well this stuff works." β€”J. Peace

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $5.99.

    25. A bottle of The Bucko soap scum and grime remover spray to send all the icky soap scum in your tub packing β€” for good.


    Promising review: "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." β€”Mallory McInnis

    Get it from Amazon for $18.88.

    26. Magical makeup remover cloths that can remove basically a whole face of makeup with JUST WATER. Sorry, disposable wipes β€” 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." β€”RachelM

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $4.29.

    27. Bar Keepers Friend multi-surface cleanser, which'll probably make you wonder why all any other cleaning products exist when this stuff can do the job better than any of them.

    Kayla Suazo/BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Yup, that's my coworker Kayla's stove (on the left) before and after using this stuff. Check out her full review here.

    Promising review: "I just moved into a new place with a huge stainless steel sink. I was so excited that I could fit an entire pan in to soak after cooking! I did just that, lifted up my pan to clean it, and found RUST STAINS all over the new sink. I couldn't believe it. I didn't even realize the pan was rusty on the bottom. Nothing would get the rust out β€” like, hi, I thought this sink was supposed to be stainless? I tried baking soda, white vinegar, lemon juice, anything I already had in the kitchen, as well as some heavy-duty cleaners. The stain lifted a teeny bit from the baking soda with a lot of elbow grease, but not enough to make a difference. It had been a few weeks and the stains hadn't moved from normal use and scrubbing. I was devastated. I decided to buy this as a last ditch effort. I wish I'd just bought it immediately, but I didn't think it would really help that much. I am so happy to be wrong! I literally put it on the sponge and scrubbed a little and the stains were all instantly removed! I can't believe it. It took less than a minute even though I spent ages trying to scrub it out before. My sink is perfect again! If you're hesitating at all, just buy it! It really works and I'm so relieved!" β€”Customer

    Get the liquid cleanser plus two scrubbing cloths from Amazon for $15.99.

    28. The Furminator, a miraculous shed-reducing brush that's specially designed to remove loose hair from your pet's undercoat while keeping the topcoat intact. Grooming your pet and feeling like you barely scratched the surface? Fur-get about it.,

    It's got an ejector button that makes it easy to empty, not to mention over 14,000 (!!!!) positive reviews. Learn more about how and how often to use a de-shedding tool like this here.

    Promising review: "This thing is ridiculous. You may think you've brushed the hair off your dog, but oh no, my friend, you haven't. Let's get one thing clear, your dog has too much hair, and the Furminator seems like it was sent by aliens in the future to help you fix that. When you're done, you'll have little fur tumbleweeds bouncing around while you stare in disbelief at your dog, who'll still have fur, somehow, despite the hairpocalype unleashed by this little brush. This is the be-all and end-all of grooming products for your dog. If you hate having animal hair in your house, and have the discipline to use it every week, the Furminator will change your life." β€”Seth A. Ratner

    Get the one for dogs from Amazon for $19.99+ (available for short- or long-haired pups and in five sizes). Get the one for cats here.

    29. A highly-reviewed foot massage roller for a soothing tootsie massage that might even be better than the one you're always begging your S.O. to give you (not that you would know, since they never agree to do it), especially if you struggle with foot pain.


    Over 3,000 Amazon reviewers love this roller, which you can use while you're sitting or standing up.

    Promising review: "I can't believe it β€” three days of using this three times a day and my foot pain is much better. Each foot has different issues, and the most recent issue, pain in my right foot that felt like all the bones were out of place, is completely gone. I've had plantar fasciitis in the left foot for two years, which I treat per podiatrist's therapy. It is still there, but does feel better. Very sturdy, well-made item that doesn't slide on a rug. I'm very happy with the purchase." β€”D. Darrell

    Get it from Amazon for $18.75.

    30. A charcoal deodorizer bag that's a bit of an overachiever tbh. A single bag can be used over and over to keep your stink-prone spaces (up to 90 square feet) smelling fresh for up to two years!


    It's got over 4,000 positive reviews.

    Promising review: "I'm super impressed with this odor-eliminating bag. When I moved in with my now-hubby, he gave me one of his small closets in which he used to hang his clothes and also put dirty laundry and wet clothes and towels on the carpet floor. Needless to say, this closet reeked. I tried putting a bowl of vinegar in there to remove the odor, but it made it worse. I tried baking soda and vacuuming several times to no avail. I gave up. The smell of dirty, wet dog, bacteria-infested closet is not something you get used to, even after a few years. Then I stumbled upon this, but didn't want to expect much since nothing else had worked. Wow, this little bag makes a world of difference! After hanging this in my closet, I went in the next day and there was NO smell. NO SMELL! The rancid odor is gone! I also put one of these bags in my car since I leave my stinky flats that I wear to work in my car. The best part is that it's fragrance-free, chemical-free, non-toxic, and lasts up to two years." β€”lakersmomma

    Get one from Amazon for $9.83+ (available in three colors).

    31. NYX matte finish setting spray, an amazingly affordable spritz that over 4,800 reviewers swear by for seriously locking in their makeup ~lewks~. I'm talking all dang day, people!!!

    It's cruelty-free!!!

    Promising review: "This is the first time I've ever used a setting spray, but it was my daughter's graduation and 99 degrees outside. I sat outside for three hours in the heat! We went out to dinner and to the store before I finally got home to take off my makeup. I was a little shinier than before I left, but very happy with this spray!" β€”Jess Y.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.89.

    32. An ingenious hot air brush that's basically a blowdryer and round brush in one, so you won't feel like you need about three more limbs to get a profesh-looking blowout at home. You may also never feel like you need to visit the salon again., Maitland Quitmeyer/BuzzFeed

    It's got two heat settings and a cool setting, not to mention over 5,000 positive Amazon reviews!!! Check out BuzzFeed's full review of this brush.

    Promising review: "Let's face it. It's near impossible to get a salon blowout look at home. Your arms get tired, and trying to manage a brush and blowdryer is a feat in and of itself. This brush is not just good, it's great! I love this brush! I actually like the way my hair turns out with this styler better than what I get at the salon β€” seriously. I love my hairdresser and she does a great job, but I have actually gotten more compliments on my hair when I do it myself with this tool. I'll probably get two more to give to my daughters as well, that's how much I love it. This is great and you can't beat the price!!" β€”debbie

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two sizes).

    33. Shea Moisture African black soap, an oil-absorbing, exfoliating, and moisturizing bar made with shea butter that's here to prove you don't need a zillion fancy shmancy skincare products. The solution to all your skin woes just might be this under-$5 wonder.

    Personally, I absolutely swear by this stuff. I've never had major acne struggles, but I do get zits just like everyone else and am prone to nasty rashes on my forehead. I've been using this for about a year, and while I'm not 100% free of pimples (as a person with bangs and who uses the aforementioned roll-on essential oil stick for headaches, I can never really expect to be), I feel like my face is glowier since I started using it. I really think this stuff has done wonders for my skin. Check out BuzzFeed's full write-up on this miraculous soap.

    Promising review: "This soap is absolutely incredible. I'm in my late 20s and I've suffered with acne for a good chunk of my life and never found anything that worked, until now. After the first use, my face was smoother. After a few days, I could tell my existing acne was healing and I wasn't getting any new blemishes. After a week, my skin was clear. After two weeks, my face is completely smooth, with no new breakouts, and I'm happier than ever. Not only is my skin clear, by my confidence is boosted. I work in sales so I'm face-to-face with people all day, and I finally feel like, for the first time in my life, people aren't just staring at my breakouts. This soap is AWESOME! The left set of pictures are from about two months ago. The others are from this afternoon. I wash my face twice a day with this soap and it doesn't dry my face out at all. I don't use anything else with it." β€”Dana Cammarata

    Get it from Amazon for $4.18.

    34. A hairbrush cleaning tool for anyone, who, like me, becomes disgusted by hair the second it is no longer attached to a head and would like to banish buildup from their hair tools ASAP.

    The reviewer above got such amazing results by using this tool along with soaking their brush in a Dawn and diluted vinegar solution!

    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 β€” everything you can think of. Still, it's so hard to get the little lint that forms at the base of the brush β€” 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 β€” 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." β€”HeartsofHavoc

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

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