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    Nov 1, 2019

    27 Products With Before-And-After Photos That'll Probably Impress Even The Most Skeptical Shoppers

    These products *actually* work, we've got proof.

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    1. A pack of Bottle Bright tablets that'll make your favorite travel mug look brand new again, so you'll actually want to use it without being grossed out.

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    Just drop in a tablet, let it sit for 15–30 minutes, and rinse!

    Promising review: "I seriously can't believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn't put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING." —Amazon Customer

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

    Read more about why people love these no-scrub tablets so much!

    2. A pack of acne patches made with hydrocolloid dressing, tea tree oil, calendula oil, and cica to suck the gunk right out of your zits and help them fade away overnight.

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    Promising review: "Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple). I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY'RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is ideal because you can easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back onto themselves. Do yourself and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin." —Caitlyn

    Each pack comes with 40 round patches. Get one from Amazon for $8.50.

    3. A Revlon one-step hair dryer and volumizer hot air brush for a fabulous professional-looking blow out in half the time you'd spend struggling with a blow dryer and round brush.

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    Promising review: "I have very thick, wavy hair. I can never blow out my hair because it's too hard to hold the round brush and hair dryer in the right spots. THIS!! It is everything all in one and the oval shape makes it so easy to use. It gets really hot. It is a little loud on high, but I've found if my hair is already a little dry then I can just use it on low. I used a blow dry primer spray to accelerate the drying time and protect my hair. I'm in love! The flat iron always flattens my hair and makes it look dry. This straightens and retains the volume and gives it a soft, non-damaged look." —SAHM2011

    Get it from Amazon for $40.99+ (available in four colors).

    4. A bottle of wood polish and conditioner to transform your old, worn-down furniture into a dazzling new focal point of your room.

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    Promising review: "OMG! This is the most AMAZING product! We inherited some antique furniture from the '30s that had been in storage forever... it was dry and dirty and not much to look at. I used this product on it and the oak wood literally came alive showing the beautiful grain and texture of the wood. I have since used it on my oak kitchen cabinets and they look AMAZING! I will never use anything else other than this product on my wood surfaces! No greasy feel... fantastic smell!" —Tiffany Sadowski

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $8.48.

    5. A sneaker cleaner that'll take even your most rough looking pair of shoes and help them become presentable again. It even comes with a brush for scrubbing the dirt away.

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    The cleaner is super concentrated, so a little goes a long way!

    Promising review: "I have had my Nike Roshe runs for about a year now, and I don't go easy on them. I play sports and run in the dirt with them all the time, but I also like to wear them for fashion purposes. Pink Miracle helped restore my daily shoes to look like I just bought them — now I can wear them for even longer. Very pleased with Pink Miracle, I will buy it again when I run out of my bottle." —Romario

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

    6. A hair finishing stick to take care of those annoying flyaways and baby hairs that just aren't cooperating. It's made of natural plant ingredients that have an immediate effect on your 'do.

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    Promising review: "I have super fine hair with lots of breakage. No matter how I put my hair up I have bad flyaways. This stuff is great! So easy and it stays better and looks smoother than stiff hair spray." —Jill Stilfield

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    7. Elizavecca's CER-100 Collagen Coating Hair Protein treatment for damaged, over-processed locks. It can be used on all hair textures to help restore it back to a healthier state.

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    Promising review: "My hair used to be really soft, and then I discovered hot tools and hair dye. While my hair looks good I really missed the soft texture. This works so well. There are no instructions on the box but I washed my hair with my usual shampoo, towel dried it, worked about two quarter-sized dollops through my hair, let it sit for 20 minutes and then rinsed out. I went to bed with wet hair which usually results in my hair being kind of tangled and rough looking but I woke up and my hair was as soft and silky as it was before I started coloring it. I'm totally in love with this product, I have long fine hair but this doesn't leave it greasy or weigh it down. I'll definitely buy again." —Ellie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.50.

    Read our review of Elizavecca's CER-100 Collagen Coating Hair Protein Treatment to learn more about why one BuzzFeeder calls it, "the miracle product I've been searching for."

    8. A jewelry cleaning pen that'll restore your bling and have it looking like it did when it was first purchased.

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    This handy pen is filled with a cleansing and polishing solution with the ability to remove clouding dirt and oil from your stones. Simply twist the bottom of the pen to dispense the fluid and brush. Your jewels and heirlooms will look bright and shiny in no time!

    Promising review: "Don't get me wrong — my wedding ring was gorgeous before. It did sparkle and still made me smile every day. However...after using this Diamond Dazzle Stik...*oh my goodness*! After one use my ring is absolutely breathtaking! I knew my ring got dirty now and then, simply from sweating and being outside in the elements. However, I never realized just how much dinge and schmutz marred my diamond until I cleaned it. It literally took my breath away with its fiery, dazzling brilliance!" —liltreeclimber

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    9. A bottle of mold and mildew remover, because tubs and showers can get gross within the blink of an eye. Just apply the gel on the surface, let it sit for 7-8 hours, and rinse it off — no scrubbing required!

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    Promising review: "Wow! I would give this 10 stars if I could. We've had issues for a few years with the caulking behind the handle of our kitchen faucet turning black from mildew. We've scrubbed with what seems like a million different products, with no luck. We were actually just talking about ripping out the caulking and doing a total replacement. But, my husband saw this online the other day and decided to order it. Almost immediately when he applied it, you could see it was starting to work. We left it on overnight and the black is COMPLETELY GONE! It's incredible. 1000% worth the (small) investment." —Nicole D.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    10. A microplane foot file so you can scrape off the dead skin and make your feet soft and smooth again.

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    Promising review: "After several visits to a professional pedicurist and not getting the results I wanted, I looked for a solution. Initially, I was skeptical of using this on dry skin but quickly realized why you do. It is similar to woodworking or ice sculpturing. You have total control of the amount being removed. After a summer in Chacos sandals, my feet were out of control. This is an amazing product I'd buy again and again." —Ken Clements

    Get it from Amazon for $7.51.

    11. A Downy wrinkle release spray for mornings when you really don't have time to iron, but you really need to wear THAT specific shirt.

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    This handy spray is a wrinkle remover, static remover, odor eliminator, fabric refresher, and an ironing aid. All you have to do is spray it on the garment, tug it a bit, smooth it out, and hang it up. Within minutes, it should be good to go!

    Promising review: "This year I have been attending medical school interviews all over the country. I have ONE suit that I do not have the money to continuously dry clean between interviews. I bought these to keep with me when traveling so my suit remains pressed and fresh. I typically spray it and do not hot iron it (as it's time consuming and I have other things to worry about on interview day like answer prep and transportation). Really does what it says, great to keep clothes crisp and nice smelling, especially if you have a garment that wrinkles easily and you don't feel like ironing before each wear." —Taylor

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.94 (available in two scents).

    12. A fume-free oven cleaner so you can get rid of the gross crispies and baked-on spills that may or may not have been accumulating for years.

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    The directions say you actually only have to wait for two hours to get results. (And many reviewers say it's true!)

    Promising review: "Oh man, this stuff is awesome! I sprayed and left it on overnight. I had no idea what to expect. I took a paper towel and started wiping out the oven. The grime just melted away. I am VERY pleased!" —KsGrl444

    Get it from Amazon for $5.89.

    13. A pair of small deep clean scrub brushes to get all of the cracks and crevasses in your place squeaky clean.

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    Promising review: "I HIGHLY recommend these brushes for grout. If you are on the fence of 'Ehhh do I NEED a grout brush? I could just scrub the floor...' Stop. Get these brushes. They are stiff and cut down the elbow grease time incredibly. Plus you can use them on anything. Pros: Sturdy, easy to clean, solid brushes. Con: Hands may 'hurt' a bit after use due to elbow grease." —Jennifer

    Get the two from Amazon for $5.99 (two colors).

    14. An effective anti-dandruff shampoo you'll love if you constantly stress over dandruff, itchiness, and flaking.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely amazing. I was one step away from going to the dermatologist. I had severe dandruff that was so bad I could shake my head and it would come off. With just a few uses per week, I got rid of all of my flakes. My scalp also stopped burning from dryness. My hair has never been healthier." —Moo Moo

    Get it from Amazon for $14.84.

    15. A set of drill brushes so you can remove any of that hard-to-clean grossness that's caked up on your stove, grill, shower, or floor.

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    Promising review: "Skeptics, this IS worth your money. I was definitely skeptical of this purchase. Let me tell you, this was worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY! We moved into a house that had 13 years worth of hard water stains on our glass shower. For the last three years I’ve tried every technique recommended and every product both natural and commercial-grade. I don’t mind a little elbow grease, but nothing touched the stains until I used this brush. You’ll need a micro abrasive scrub and work in small sections, but I was truly amazed this worked — and so efficiently. If you’re not afraid to take a couple of hours to really put a little muscle into it, then this is definitely AWESOME product." —Julie

    Get the set of three brushes from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six colors).

    16. An Aztec Secret Indian healing mask made with 100% calcium bentonite clay that'll work magic to deep clean your pores and help fight acne and blemishes.

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    This product is cruelty-free and formulated without additives or fragrances. There is a bit of mixing involved — you'll need to add some apple cider vinegar for it to do its best work. But trust us, it's worth it!

    Promising review: "I have dealt with hormonal cystic acne for years. Even after being prescribed medication to help with the acne, I would still get some breakouts around my period and occasionally throughout my cycle. This product changed everything. I use this mask every night in addition to my normal routine. I started out mixing it with water and it worked well enough but then I switched to apple cider vinegar and wow! What a huge difference this product has made for my face. If I do get a pimple here or there this helps to clear it up quickly. In conclusion, this stuff has changed my life and I will buy it until I die." —Elizabeth

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99 (available in two sizes).

    Check out more details about this popular clay mask.

    17. A pumice cleaning stone you will want to keep your bathroom sparkling. ✨ No one enjoys sitting on a yucky toilet.

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    Promising review: "I have a 19-year-old master bathroom toilet that had accumulated some nasty stains over time which regular toilet brushes and cleaning products just would not remove. Decided to try this pumice stone, figuring that the worst that could happen would be that it scratched the porcelain and I'd have to replace the toilet. Which was what I would have had to have done anyway, if I couldn't get the disgusting stains out. Pumice stone worked like a charm! Given the nature and severity of the stains, it required some elbow grease, but 10 minutes later I have a new-looking bowl, and I see no signs of scratching. Am very happy with this purchase... well worth the very low price!" —Happy Retiree

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    18. A set of Schick Silk dermaplaning razors for gently removing peach fuzz and dirt from your face and making it feel smooth as a baby's bottom.

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    The blades are designed with built-in guards so they won't cut your skin, plus you'll receive an extra attachment for expert eyebrow shaping.

    Promising review: "Super easy and satisfying to use — you’re literally scraping all of the peach fuzz and dead skin off your face. The the first two photos are the before and after I used this product, and the last photo shows all of the stuff that this product took off my face. My face is glowing and incredibly soft now. Highly recommend." —Jane

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $4.99.

    19. A car cleaning spray so you no longer have to be embarrassed when it's your turn to drive your friends around. This multi-purpose cleaner can work on upholstery, fabric, canvas, leather, plastic, rubber, and more!

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    Promising review: "I have used every product that you can find on the shelves of your local store. When I sprayed the cleaner on the light beige interior of a 25+ year-old car, the interior turned to its original color. After years of detailing, I had assumed at this point, the color was set and that's it, not with this stuff. While cleaning it I literally said out loud, 'No way, no way,' because I was in disbelief at how amazing it worked, and the results are in the compliments I receive from friends." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    20. A hydrating argan oil hair mask and deep conditioner to strengthen and restore weak and damaged hair. It'll make it look and feel healthier and it should also improve hair growth as well.

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    Promising review: "I have been using Arvazallia for the last three years and I have found nothing else that works as good as this. My hair was damaged very badly from years of dyeing and bleaching. My hair was very thin and brittle to the point that running a brush through my hair was causing it to break. Me and my fiancé had spent hundreds of dollars at salons and purchasing countless products to try and repair my hair but they all failed. After using Arvazallia the first time I noticed that it had already started helping. After about five treatments my hair was silky smooth, thick, hydrated and had volume I had not seen since I was a teenager. I would recommend this product for anyone at least give it a try. This is the only moisturizing product that I have bought in the past three years." —dave

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    21. A makeup brush shampoo, because let's face it, your brushes are probably in need of a really good cleanin' — I know mine are!

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    Promising review: "This cleanser is great! It fully removes all makeup from the brushes without leaving them feeling beat up (I'm not the most gentle when it comes to cleaning brushes). I use a thick foundation that soaks heavily into the bristles, but this removed it all. At first I thought it was a bit thin, but after using it, a little bit goes a long way. It has a nice lather, but very nicely and easily rinses out." —Kryssy

    Get it from Amazon for $5.03.

    22. An electric pressure washer that can power clean so many different things, you might not even recognize your own house after you use it a few times.

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    You can use this pressure washer on outdoor cushions, wood decks, house siding, and so many other places. You can even fill it with detergent to wash your car!

    Promising review: "I love this washer. It competes with my 2200 PSI gas-powered pressure washer, which in fact I sold to keep this. But doesn't have the noisy gas engine or the heavy weight. Easy to move around lightweight and has great power. Very quiet. I love all the attachments and the different stream types. The soap dispenser works well. I'm cleaning everything, my deck, my house, the garage doors, the concrete slab. It takes off all the dirt and mold from the old concrete stairs and sidewalk." —Tim S.

    Get it from Amazon for $139.

    23. A vegan brightening facial scrub to detoxify, cleanse, and soften your face with sea kelp and French green clay.

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    Promising review: "Acure has now become my go-to brand. I love their values and the safe products they make. This scrub is my new favorite during shower time. The first time I used it I fell in love. You may look like a slightly funky sea monster when you put this on due to natural ingredients but holy cow my skin was so soft and smooth afterward. It was so gentle and the results were outstanding. A little goes a long way so use sparingly and enjoy the results! I also finish my routine with Acure's toner and night moisturizer." —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $6.73+ (available in three varieties).

    24. A fabric defuzzer for safely removing fuzz, lint, and pilling from your favorite sweatshirt.

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    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim in last attempts to save my favorite duvet cover. The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them getting all up in my leg space. I thought I was going to have to get a new duvet cover entirely. Along came this lil' baby. Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m depilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh." —Sydney Jensen

    Get it on Amazon for $12.99 (available in eight colors).

    25. A pack of velvet hangers so you can fit more into your closet and not worry about all of your shirts sliding right off after you just finished putting your laundry away.

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    Promising review: "These hangers are seriously low profile enough to give you close to twice the amount of space in your closet. Probably not necessarily a good thing, but I revamped my closet with these instead of donating a large portion of clothes to Goodwill (although I had already donated two other closets full until a friend recommended these hangers) and now my clothes all fit neatly! And they are sturdy, no more cracking hangers when you pull off an item of clothing in a tizzy. I'm very happy with my purchase of a few packs of these hangers. It cost pennies in comparison to a closet organizer system." —Lisa427

    Get a 50-pack on Amazon for $24.99 (available in three colors).

    26. A set of produce saver containers, because no one wants to waste money on a bunch of yummy fruit only for it to go bad within two days.

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    These containers help keep your produce fresh by keeping moisture away. And their vent filter (which never needs to be replaced) regulates the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide — giving your fruits and veggies the ideal environment for them to thrive.

    Promising review: "Oh-my-gosh, they work! I went on a 10 day trip and left my husband home with asparagus, strawberries, and spinach in the containers. He ate some of all of them, but there was plenty left when I got back and everything in perfect condition! I couldn’t believe it! These containers will save us a lot of money not throwing away food because we couldn’t get through it fast enough. (We shop at Costco and get large containers of produce.) These are TOTALLY worth getting!" —Elizabeth Walter

    Get a set of three on Amazon for $26.79 (also sold in sets of two or individually).

    Sound too good to be true? Read a BuzzFeeder's full review of the containers.

    27. And a wine stain remover spray so you don't have to stress out about a little spillage while you're trying to unwind with a glass of pinot noir.

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    This stain remover works on fresh and dried stains without the use of bleach or phosphates. In addition to wine, it also works on coffee, blood, ink, fruit punch, sauces, red medicine stains, and even pet accidents. Check out more tried-and-true stain removal hacks.

    Promising review: "I fell in love with this product some 15 years ago, and I am so very happy that it's still available in the same wonderful formula as ever. It has a fantastic citrus scent and takes care of any stain (not just wine) so fast and so efficiently, it's become a party trick. LOL. I have seriously poured red wine over a white comforter to demonstrate how great it is to a friend once. It is a miracle in a bottle! We use it for all sorts of cleaning on materials around the house, and one bottle has lasted us years! This is definitely a product every home should have." —Melanie Nolen

    Get it from Amazon for $6.67.

    Prepare to be impressed!

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