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Just 36 Products To Try In 2021

Because we tried them for you in 2020.

1. 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.

2. Black Girl Sunscreen (SPF 30), which is made by women of color and designed to dry completely clear so you can get the sun protection you need without the chalky white cast you don't. Plus it contains jojoba and avocado to soothe and moisturize — talk about a multitasker.

Editor holding the tube of sunscreen

3. A pair of Powerbeats headphones so you can work out, jam out, or comfortably all day listening to your favorite tunes — without having to worry about them falling out or dying on you.

4. An Always Pan designed to do the work of EIGHT pieces of regular old cookware — it comes with a lockable lid, steamer basket, pouring spout, and a nesting spatula with a built-in rest.

The pan in green with sausage and veggies inside

5. A cozy teddy jacket for a cuddly-chic look at an affordable price. We keep putting it in posts for a reason, folks!

6. An air fryer (from the makers of the INSTANT POT!!) so you can crisp up leftovers, make homemade versions of your favorite fried foods (without having to deal with hot oil), and more.

7. A tube of Lanolips ointment if your winter chapped lips are really making you POUT. You'll notice a difference in just one use.

The editor lips, chapped before use, and healed after use

8. A mini Marshall speaker that packs a wallop of sound in a small package, perfect for anyone who lives in a smaller space but loves jamming out. It makes a great gift too!

The black rectangular speaker that's shorter than a candle on a bookshelf with gold lettering that says Marshall

9. A subscription to Book of the Month, because you deserve to be treated to a new pick every month, selected from an array of shouldn't-be-missed new releases. Another idea that makes for a perfect (and perfect last-minute!!) gift.

Bek's Book of the Month tote and copy of Ninth House

10. A jar of CeraVe's Skin Renewing night cream, a budget-friendly option that delivers on hydration and softness and protects your skin's natural barrier. There's a reason people can't shut up about CeraVe on TikTok!

The jar of product with text that it provides moisture without being greasy on combo skin and that it got me through an allergic reaction

11. A Hello Fresh subscription if you're having a hard time finding groceries, planning meals, learning how to cook, or are just in a "what's for dinner?" rut.

12. A pair of Zella leggings you'll want to *live* in, no matter what you're up to. They're super stretchy, moisture-wicking, no-slip in the waist, and just all-around amazing.

13. A cruelty-free nail polish remover if you're looking for a formula that gets tough polish off in just one swipe — we don't have *all day* to get every trace of that bright or glittery polish off.

A bottle of the purple remover labeled "Genius Remover for gel, laquer, + hybrid" with Instagram Story text "The *fastest* remover!!"

14. A set of Parachute percale sheets made of 100% Egyptian cotton for a lightweight and cool, breathable yet unbelievably soft and cozy feel. Sounds like a paradox, but they're like magic.

15. A set of Pact waffle bath towels that are incredibly soft and absorbent, but also super quick drying so you can dry off in comfort, but not have to deal with that awful towel stink.

16. A five-pack of Old Navy masks available in tons of fun colors and prints, plus a rainbow beaded chain to add a little pizzazz *and* ensure you don't lose or drop your mask.

17. A *Serta* desk chair with memory foam padding and coils (it's made by a mattress brand, so you know it's comfy) for all-day comfort, but in a chic style — check that nailhead detailing — that'll also go with your decor.

BuzzFeed writer's chair in a brown-beige fabric with nailhead detailing around the bottom of the seat and metal rolling legs

18. Hyper Skin's Brightening Clearing Vitamin C serum with a blend of 15% vitamin C and vitamin E to address skincare concerns from dull skin to fine lines to rough texture — while fighting breakouts.

19. An electric candle lighter to make setting your favorite scented candle aflame even *more* satisfying.

20. A pair of copper-infused compression socks that can help with circulation, muscle aches, and inflammation, whether you're working from home, going on a long hike, or when you start traveling again.

the author pulling one of the socks over their leg

21. Milk Makeup's Kush lip balm, a nonsticky, super-hydrating treatment for your pout infused with cannabis seed oil that looks green, but goes on clear to keep your lips happy and healthy all fall and winter.

Kayla holding a large lipstick shape and size tube of the product

22. A life-changing, eco-friendly, and smart electronic bidet seat that keeps everything (and we mean everything) nice and warm (and clean too!). Wait, life changing? Really? You bet your ass it is!

23. Athena Club's All Day Deo, which really and truly lives up to its name and may finally make you a natural deodorant believer.

The white tube of deodorant

24. A water bottle with colorful rubber bands to help keep you hydrated. You know when you complain to your mom and she's all like "drink a glass of water" — sometimes she's right.

buzzfeed writer holding a clear water bottle with colorful rubber bands around it

25. A Crock-Pot slow cooker for easier at-home cooking if you're just *tired* of it at this point. Pop in your ingredients, press the button, and let the magic happen already.

26. A set of truly wedgie-proof underwear you can lounge, move around, and walk comfortably in, without having to pluck fabric from between your cheeks every five minutes.

27. A grooming glove designed with nodules on the fingers and palms to make brushing the excess hair from your cat, dog, or even horse more like petting — so your pet won't fidget or get uncomfortable, and your sofa (and clothes!) won't be constantly covered in hair.

The grooming glove with silicone nodules, full of hair held in front of a French bulldog

28. A Soda Stream Fizzi if you're looking to reduce your plastic and can consumption but just really love some sparkling water, because same.

29. First Aid Beauty's Fab Pharma Relief and Rescue mask, a mega-moisturizing and healing treatment for your driest winter skin. Bye flaking! Bye redness!

Editor's hand holding the tube of cream

30. An Olive and June ~Studio Box~ complete with everything you need for a f l a w l e s s at-home mani — including their next-level polish handle to make painting neatly so much easier.

31. A Pet House room-freshening spray or candle (you may have heard about us talking about Pet House more than a few times!) that'll neutralize the worst pet odors — without irritating your (or your furry friend's) sensitive nasal passages.

32. A pair of faux-fur lined slippers for all the look of the fancy Australian brand (you know which I mean) at a fraction of the cost. But you get all the warmth and coziness!

33. A Dyson air purifyer and humidifier that's a splurge, but is worth the investment to help ensure your home is allergen and pollutant-free — and therefore an overall happier and more comfortable place to be.

The humidifier, which is about the size of a fiddle leaf fig plant

34. A bottle of Truff truffle-infused hot sauce you'll want to drizzle on just about every meal you make to jazz it wayyyyy up. They even have a white truffle version.

35. A makeup fridge to keep your favorite skincare products and rollers at a deliciously chilled temperature and make your morning and nighttime skincare routines all the more luxe — and make your products last longer,

36. A sandalwood, vanilla, and bergamot candle to fill your home with a cozy but not overpowering scent that, no matter how many candles you already have at home, will quickly become your fave.

The candle

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