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    32 Personal Care Products That Reviewers Over 50 Give Their Stamp Of Approval

    So many stamps of approval...we're running out of ink over here.

    1. A teeth-whitening pen that'll be a heck of a lot quicker (and taste a lot better) than those irritating whitening strips that slip and slide all over your teeth. You can use each pen ~20 times and should expect your teeth to lighten four to eight shades.

    Promising review: "I’ve had stained teeth from drinking coffee for over 50 years. I tried brushing after having my daily coffee and even used professional solution in a tray but nothing worked. I used the AsaVea pen twice the first day and saw immediate results. After a week of using the pen as directed twice a day, I’m proud to smile!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $11.49.

    2. A beloved tightening cream because the 17,000+ reviewers who rated it 5 stars is all the proof you need. It's infused with caffeine, coconut oil, and guarana extract to firm, smooth, and add shimmer to the skin. Plus the vanilla, salted caramel, and pistachio scent is better than any perfume out there.

    before photo of a 60-year-old reviewer's legs and cellulite on their thighs
    after photo of the same reviewer showing their leg skin is much tighter and the cellulite is basically gone

    Promising review: "I am 60 and I could not get rid of the cellulite on my legs. I started using this product six weeks ago and can noticeably see a difference. I apply morning and evening, before bed for optimal results. It goes on smooth and has a creamy, non-sticky feel. The smell is dreamy, and even my husband has commented on the improvement. Make sure you apply in a circular motion for optimal coverage, absorption and circulation." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $22+ (available in three sizes).

    3. A pair of compression gloves for giving your joints a comforting (and breathable!) bear hug throughout the day that may help relieve pain caused by arthritis, carpal tunnel, and tendonitis.

    Read more about compression gloves and osteoarthritis at Mayo Clinic.

    Promising review: "I’m 70 years old and have arthritis in my hands. I’ve used copper bracelets and other gloves for several years and they are some what helpful but these gloves seems to do a lot better. They have a tight fit and are very comfortable. They are very durable as I wear them while working outside, hunting, fishing or whatever. The other gloves I’ve had would have been torn and ripped up by now but these gloves look like I just took them out of the box and I’ve washed them twice." —Keith Proffer

    Get a pair from Amazon for $9.97 (available in three sizes).

    4. An anti-humidity spray so you can give humidity a metaphorical middle finger. This spray creates a waterproof coat around your hair that blocks out moisture (that eventually leads to frizziness). As if that wasn't already magical enough, this effect lasts up to 72 hours or through two to three shampoos!

    reviewer with shiny-looking frizz-free hair
    another reviewer with soft-looking frizz-free hair

    Promising review: "I don't usually try all the latest hair things because my hair is very fine and it doesn't like product. But, I received as a sample and I can't believe how nice it made my hair and how long it lasted. I have to wash every single day or my hair would be limp and lifeless. You could tell if I didn't wash my hair for one day. This miracle stuff makes it so that I don't have to wash my hair for a good three days at least and it still looks fresh. It also lasts between washes, so I only have to use it every other wash or sometimes not for three or four. I can't live without this now that I found it. It took me till my 50s to find this amazing product. I sure coulda used this in my 20s!" —B.S.

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    5. A nail concealer to subtly hide yellowing and staining on your nails.

    reviewer wearing the pale pink version
    another reviewer wearing the quartz shade, which gives off a pearly sheen

    Promising reviews: "As a 62-year-old woman who gardens, cleans house, etc., I needed something that improved the look of my nails without looking cheap or crappy. This was more than I wanted to spend on nail polish...but totally worth it. Two coats showed NO ridges and looks better than natural without looking fake or cheap. Totally worth it!" —Unbiased Independent Reviewer

    Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in four shades).

    Check out our Londontown Illuminating Nail Concealer review for more deets!

    6. A facial hair trimmer if you're tired of plucking your unibrow or mustache and would rather reach for an electric option that's painless and fast. 

    before photo of dark black hairs growing on a reviewer's upper lip and chin
    after photo of the same reviewer who's shaved all the hair off

    Promising review: "I am beside myself with this purchase!! I bought it hoping it would at least somewhat work, as so many don't. This is absolutely perfection! It works well, it's quiet, small, easy to take with you if you so desire and most importantly...IT WORKS!!! I'm a soon-to-be-65-year-old woman who has hair where I never did before, most annoying. This gets rid of it. I used it again a couple days later and what I am finding is that I need to use it less and less. Really cool!" —Sandy E'Bell

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in five colors).

    7. Or a pack of Schick dermaplaning razors that'll evict stray hairs and provide gentle exfoliation. These itty bitty razors are great for stashing in your purse for touch-ups on the go.

    Close-up of reviewer's razor showing the peach fuzz it removed
    Another reviewer holding a cotton pad with a large ball of peach fuzz they shaved from their face

    Promising review: "Just used this amazing little razor on my face for the first time and I am [obsessed]! I am 58 years old and battle the peach fuzz especially on my lip and chin...this was super easy and effective! The exfoliation alone is fantastic! Grab some of these for your beauty arsenal!" —Cisami

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $5.94.

    8. A Squatty Potty, because a bout of constipation shouldn't leave you down in the ~dumps~. Squatting changes the angle of your anal canal, opening it up so it's easier for things to exit.

    model sitting on the toilet with their feet on the squatty potty
    Diagram showing how the Squatty Potty opens the anal canal

    Promising review: "I am a 54-year-old man. For many years I have been plagued with recurring hemorrhoids, despite a high fiber diet, regular BMs, and careful hygiene. Any strain would inflame the underlying condition. Dealing with hemorrhoids has been in many ways a life-altering nuisance. I purchased the Squatty Potty after a little research prompted by an online ad. The design made perfect sense and for the low investment and promised effectiveness, worth the try. Well...IT WORKS! And immediately too! I am not exaggerating when I share with you all that it has changed my life. Anyway, with now weeks of usage, I can happily report that I no longer suffer from the condition. I have been able to exert as much effort I needed to evacuate without having to suffer the past consequences." —Maestroso

    Get it from Amazon for $20.33+ (available in two sizes and a pack of two).

    9. K18, a leave-in reparative treatment for anyone who's put their hair through the wringer. It's fan-flipping-tastic at restoring moisture and softness in your strands if you frequently bleach or chemically treat your hair, or if you use heat-styling tools often.

    a buzzfeed editor with soft blonde hair
    a bottle of k18 repair hair mask
    Melanie Aman / BuzzFeed, Sephora

    I bleach my dark brown-black Asian hair blonde every six to eight weeks, so I was immediately intrigued when I first heard some stylists at my salon raving about K18. I snagged a bottle and was gobsmacked at how much softer my hair was — this stuff truly does what it says it will do. Seriously. I spent the whole day touching my hair, and even my boyfriend agreed that my mane was noticeably silkier. 

    Olaplex was my go-to before I tried K18 and I still stand by it as a product, but I really love that K18 is a leave-in treatment rather than an in-shower mask. Having to let the Olaplex sit for 10 minutes felt like forever, especially when I wasn't taking an everything shower (you know, the ones where you exfoliate and shave). With K18, you let it sit in your hair for four minutes post shower to activate and then you can style your hair (or just let it air dry like I do). 

    I've found that my hair is softest the next day, so don't be discouraged if your hair looks or feels the same the day you use it. One last thing: it is pretty pricey but a little goes a long way. The 50 mL tube lasts a few months, and eventually K18 can become a maintenance product so you won't need to use it every time you wash your hair.

    Promising review: "I am extremely pleased with this product. As a African-American woman in her 60. Healthy hair is important After one four-minute process I could immediately see and feel the difference." —influencer2021

    Get it from Amazon and Sephora for $29+ (available in two sizes).

    10. A tub of brightening, firming, and rejuvenating eye cream so you look vibrant and well-rested.

    Reviewer before and after showing the cream tightened and brightened their under-eye area
    Different reviewer's progression photo showing their eye bags disappearing over time

    Promising review: "I have been using this daily for about eight months now. I am 60 years old. It reduced the puffiness and bags under my eyes. I am Sicilian and had dark circles. It has brightened up my eye area. I am very surprised as I have paid much more for eye creams that have done so much less. I recently had pre-cancerous cells removed at the bridge of my nose. After healing, I was left with a dark scar. The dermatologist told me that it would heal over time. Since I began to apply this eye cream, the mark has almost disappeared entirely. I shop constantly from Amazon. This is the first time that I have taken the time to write a review. That's how impressed I am with this product. If you decide to purchase this, you won't be sorry." —Lynda M.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in three sizes and a two-pack).

    11. Or a TikTok-famous temporary eye tightener to work magic fast when you want results before a big event. (Seriously — pls watch this TikTok and see it work in just three minutes!)

    Check out our Peter Thomas Roth Instant FIRMx Temporary Eye Tightener review for more compelling B&As!

    Promising review: "At 60 years old I have some darkness, line and wrinkles around my eyes, and small bags just above my cheekbones. This product works miracles for me. I just have to make sure I don’t get it below my cheek bones because you can’t put makeup where the product is. Any moisture contact will make the product stop working. Also, there is a pulling sensation when first applied, but I get used to after a few minutes. A little bit of the gel goes a long way. If you apply to much you’ll get a white flakey look. It takes a little practice to get it right. The product works a good 8 hours for me unless I’m sweating or get wet." —westielove

    Get it from Amazon for $38.

    12. A tiny toenail brace if you're dealing with the pain and annoyance of ingrown toenails. It's designed to help lift the curved nail and help relieve pain and pressure — and you may see results in just a few days.

    This comes with a kit containing 10 toenail braces and tools for application. Each brace lasts 3–6 weeks.

    Promising review: "I have had problems with ingrown nails, especially on my big toes, for 50+ years. I've tried everything and over the last decade ended soaking the nails in warm water and then putting a wisp of cotton under each. It was not great but better than nothing. Then I tried CurveCorrects and found they actually work. For this I am delighted." —Michael Cieslak

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

    13. A roll-on migraine stick that may help soothe your mind-numbing headache with a mixture of peppermint, spearmint, lavender, and coconut oil.

    BuzzFeed editor rolling the stick on her forehead
    BuzzFeed editor rolling the stick on the nape of her neck
    Yi Yang / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I have been a severe migraine sufferer since I was 9 years old. I am now 51. I tried this last night — I rubbed a little on my neck and forehead and it really gave me relief. This is the first non-pill form that gave me relief. The scent is very mild and pleasant. I highly recommend." —Lisa

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    My colleague tested and loved this. Read her full Migrastil Migraine Stick review to learn more.