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    29 Products That Reviewers Said Actually Did What They Advertised

    Reviewers say they're worth the hype.

    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 tub of brightening, firming, and rejuvenating eye cream so you at least look like you got some sleep (even if you were up until 2 a.m. scrolling through Instagram).

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    Promising review: "I never ever write reviews. I have tried every eye cream out there. Not one does what is says. This was immediate! I saw softening of my wrinkles and crows feet. It’s amazing. I will be buying this again and again." β€”melisa delaney

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    2. A waterproof trash can to keep your garbage off the floor of your car and out of sight.

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    Promising review: "There is nothing bad to say about this product. It fits perfectly and does exactly what it is intended to do. I no longer have garbage in my car. I wish I would have found this sooner." β€”Tsalagi Stacey

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in three colors).

    3. The Wand, a mini handheld filter that may help reduce your wine-induced headaches. This lil' guy is designed to remove the histamines and sulfites in alcohol that may trigger headaches and hangovers. It's also supposed to revive oxidized wine so you don't have to toss an open bottle.

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    Promising review: "My wife has histamine sensitivity which results in flushing of her face and ears. She has been using the Wine Wand for over four months now and has not had one problem with red or white wine. She has educated sommeliers in England and France on a recent vacation trip and cruise. She highly recommends this product to anyone who has had problems with wine drinking. Give it a try!! It does what it advertises!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $11.99.

    4. An acne patch for those days when a pimple pops up at the *worst* possible moment. Hydrocolloid, tea tree oil, and calendula oil are gentle on the skin while still drawing out fluids and pus from your pimple.

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    Promising review: "These did exactly what they said the would. I had a rather large acne area breakout under my chin. Overnight it nearly disappeared! I will say these are best on spots with a whitehead as they work by drawing the yucky stuff out. I will definitely be getting these again." β€”Heather E Tapp

    Get 40 round patches from Amazon for $8.50 (also available in XL square patches).

    Our in-depth review of Avarelle's acne patches gets into the nitty-gritty β€” why they work, how to use them, and why 2,000+ people can't stop raving about them.

    5. A foaming garbage disposal cleaner if your sink is starting to reek. With this, your kitchen will always smell fresh (and no one will have to know there was no scrubbing needed).

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    Promising review: "Performs exactly as described. Have two kitchen sinks that had odors. Tried in both and both no longer have a smell. I'd highly recommend this product to anyone who wants to clean their kitchen drains." β€”DPK

    Get a pack (good for four uses) from Amazon for $5.99.

    6. A box of pore-tightening, skin-lifting face masks that'll truly terrify you at first because you'll look like a zombie once you've applied it, and second because it's so darn effective at reducing the appearance of wrinkles.

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    Promising review: "Smells great! This face mask does exactly what it says. My skin is nice and lifted, hydrated, noticable reduction in fine lines, improved texture, reduced my pore size, and eliminated some newly developed rough patches forming around the hairline. Couldn't be more satisfied with this product! I have pretty good skin for 37, but this mask has really helped take my skin to the next level" β€”VeganVixen

    Get a box of eight masks from Amazon for $24.

    7. A Revlon hot air brush so you can go from wet, tangled, frizzy hair to a sleek and shiny blowout in minutes. FYI this is the hot air brush that all the influencers you follow on IG are raving about because it is just πŸ‘ that πŸ‘ good πŸ‘.

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    The brush has special vents that allow air to flow so hair dries faster. Plus, it's quicker than using a dryer and then a flat iron or curling iron, which equals less heat damage.

    Promising review: "This product did what it said it would and more. It is easy to use, and it has saved me time getting ready in the morning. My hair is so shiny and full of volume. It feels very healthy. Even the ends of my hair look good. I have even been able to use it to extend days between washes. Very impressed." β€”Sara Kovach

    Get it from Amazon for $56.99+ (available in four colors).

    8. A jar opener for loosening that impossible-to-open pickle jar. It's great for people with mobility issues or people who just have zero forearm strength (it me!).

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    Promising review: "Though I admit to being a senior citizen, I don't think of myself as old by any means. I can still open a jar with no problem. I bought this for my father-in-law and after we put it up, I fell in love with this thing and ordered myself one. It's so easy to use it's crazy. I put it under an overhead cabinet and he slides a jar in with both hands and the lid pops right off no matter how hard it's stuck on. And no, I don't work for the company or own stock in it. It's just that with all the junk you can order off the internet, it's refreshing to get something that actually works exactly as advertised." β€”Ken Griffeth

    Get it from Amazon for $14.35.

    9. A devastatingly effective handheld vacuum to suck up pet hair. It has a special rubber nozzle that picks up fur with ease, especially on hard-to-vacuum areas like stairs. There's no bag, so simply pop off the canister when you're done vacuuming and dump the contents in the trash.

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    Promising review: "OK, I very rarely leave product reviews because I was taught that if you can't say something nice shut up. So that being said, we bought this gadget a few months ago and while I was using it today I was raving to my wife how it was so rare that you find something that works as advertised. And she said I should post a review on Amazon. So here you go. This, this is a great little item. If you have pets, fur, furniture or any combination therein your life as you know it has not been complete until now. Sorry to drop that on you. I know it's a lot. But hey, for under $40 you can fix that problem. Welcome to the rest of your life." β€”pauln

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99.

    10. A blackhead remover vacuum with a powerful head to suction up blackheads, whiteheads, grease, and leftover makeup. It comes with four different attachments for all your skincare needs, as well as five suction levels so you can clear up your skin without painful blackhead-removing strips.

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    Promising review: "This product works as advertised. I was surprised and a little grossed out the stuff it pulled from my pores. I've been using it about a month now and it's helping my pores look smaller (and cleaner!) Works great for oily skin and clogged pores." β€”Hugatree

    Get it from Amazon for $35.99+ (available in three colors).

    11. A hair finishing stick that'll clean up all those random strands that escape from ponytails and buns. It's basically like a mascara wand coated in natural plant oils for your hair.

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    Promising review: "First product I’ve bought from a BuzzFeed list that has actually not sucked. This does exactly what it says it will do and it lasts almost all day. It works way better than hairspray, no matter how short, long, fine, or thick your hair is. The only downside is that a tube doesn’t last that long if you use it every day, but it’s cheap enough to replace when needed." β€”Teacher Lady

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    12. A truly ~egg-celent~ rapid egg cooker so you can enjoy omelettes (or poached, soft-, medium-, or hard-boiled eggies) without ever having to dirty a pan. Reviewers even use it to steam frozen dumplings!

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    Promising review: "Ok. So here I am. I am the type of person to buy a gadget and try to justify spending the money on it later. I bought this little egg cooker hoping it would work as advertised. Let me tell you something. It does! It's really simple! And the eggs peel easier than if I had put them in a pot to do it. I got carried away with how well this thing worked I made 72 hard boiled eggs. Egg salad sandwich anyone? Happy!" β€”Viking

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in four colors).

    13. An earwax removal kit if buildup in your ear is causing discomfort or affecting your hearing. Good thing you don't need your ears to read the 1,500+ five-star reviews this product has garnered.

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    Promising review: "After messing around with a Q-tip in my left ear (never do this), I managed to fully block all hearing in it. I ran around like a headless chicken for about 24 hours because the pressure in the ear was so intense. One treatment of Debrox and the blockage immediately subsided. Trick is to let it sit in the ear for at least five minutes. Drain the ear, wait another five minutes, then irrigate with the bulb and warm water, never cold. Seldom does a remedy work as advertised; this one does!" β€”Chazmax1

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    14. A veggie spiralizer to turn your favorite fruits and veggies into delicious edible ribbons.

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    Promising review: "After reading about this product verses other ones, this product I can't say enough about! I have done zucchini, summer squash and beets so far and with no effort it works just as stated. I only wish it came with a few recipes but there are plenty online. It adds a new variety to vegetables; you won't be sorry, it's great!" β€”Debbie Z.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.60 (originally $79.99).

    Check out BuzzFeed Reviews' deep dive into the best spiralizers at every price point.

    15. A set of hair clips from Shark Tank for anyone who wants a professional-looking cut at home. Just clip it to your hair, slide it to the length you want, and trim until you achieve the bangs or layers that used to cost you way too much money at the salon.

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    Promising review: "I just received it and cut my hair a couple of days ago. It worked as advertised and my hair looked as good as a salon cut according to my husband β€” plus I saved $45!!!!! The leveling bubble was hard for me to see because i wear reading glasses, but I really like this product!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $44.99.

    16. A pack of dishwasher cleaning tablets, because no one likes opening the dishwasher and finding white crusty deposits on their "clean" dishes.

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    Promising review: "Yes, you can clean your dishwasher without utilizing a pre-packaged cleaner. Call me lazy. This was simple to use, smelled good, and I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the dishwasher after the recommended cleaning cycle. This product actually did what it advertises that it will do! Great results, fairly economical, and by the way, it works!" β€”Old Southern Charm

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.99.

    17. An immunity-boosting allergy supplement so your dog can find relief from itchy hotspots. These soft chews deliver a dose of probiotics and other nutrients to improve immune function, aide digestion, promote healthy skin, and add shine to a dog's coat.

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    Promising review: "Our 2-year-old springer spaniel started having very dry and itchy skin during the winter of 2019. I went online and based on reviews purchased the Aller-Immune bites. I'm happy to report that within days her dry itchy skin seemed to go away. She stopped the constant biting and scratching. This product did what was advertised. Great supplement. Also had a minor customer service issue and Zesty Paws customer service rep was awesome and resolved the issue immediately." β€”Darcie Nation

    Get them from Amazon for $25.96+ (available in two styles).

    18. A magnetic glasses holder from Shark Tank that attaches to your shirt, because they'll solve almost all your spectacle-related struggles. No more misplacing your glasses, scratching them when you put them in your purse, or dropping them because they're too loose to sit on your head.

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    Promising review: "These eyeglass holders are brilliant! I wear sunglasses all the time and am always stuck with the problem of where to put them when going indoors? They get scratched in my bag, fall off my head or mess up my hair, and I don’t want them on my table, etc. They work as advertised and are so handy. I also wear one when cooking as I have to wear reading glasses. Now I don’t have to put my glasses on the counter and constantly move them out of the way!" β€”Melissa B

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $18.99 (available in two colors).

    19. A pet hair remover for anyone who's tired of getting fur all over their clothes. Roll it over your couch, bed, favorite blanket, you name it, and watch it lift the fur away. See, we can own nice things!!

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    Promising review: "I was prepared to be underwhelmed as I usually am by products that are raved over or promise to do what so many others can not, but much to my surprise (and joy!) this little gadget has so far delivered the goods!!! Two years ago when my mom passed away, I took in her three beloved cats. And while I adore the cats, I HATE loose cat hair to the point it's almost a phobia. I hate to see it, and I DETEST having to (gag) touch it! Getting rid of the cats is not an option. That's where this roller with the silly name comes in. It really is ridiculously simple. I kept looking for more instructions, because I couldn't believe you really just moved it back and forth over the hair. And no peeling off sheet after sheet of disgusting hairiness! You don't even see the hair as it disappears under the hood like magic! And it really does pick up way better than the vacuum. It is what it says it is. What a novelty!" β€”Stephanie

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    20. A beeswax wood polisher to revive your dinged and dented cabinets and table. This is a heck of a lot cheaper than actually replacing them, and using it on a regular basis can actually help keep the wood hydrated so it lasts longer.

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    Promising review: "The product is all that it advertises. I had some nice tables that had water spots and other wear. I used the product once and they look like new. The tables have been in our home for many years. I like them and did not want to replace or spend a lot of money to refinish. Howard Product was the answer. Thanks." β€”MCGA

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    21. A window insulator kit for keeping you warm *and* saving you money on your heating bills. The clear film shrinks to create an airtight lining to prevent drafts and heat loss.

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    Promising review: "Exactly as advertised. My house has windows over 120 years old. If it weren't for this product, I'd spend a king's ransom to heat. Left it up from last winter to see if it help through summer, it did. Energy loss is loss no matter the season. Well worth the money and time installing. Mine come out crystal clear. Go slow on using the hair dryer when shrinking it. Don't get too close, your will shrink it right off the tape. Good luck." β€”irishhandyman

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99+ (available in four styles).

    22. A pack of stain-removing pads that'll tackle the inevitable messes that come with owning a pet. Pee? Check! Poop? Check! Vomit? Check! (You can even use them to clean up your wine spills.)

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    Promising review: "I have a 13-year-old small dog at home who occasionally would have accidents on the carpet. The Bissell Stomp 'N Go Pet Stain Lifting Pads sounds quite appealing for cleaning the tough stains so I decided to give it a try. I applied the pad on a tough set-in stain area, followed the instructions, and took pictures after two hours and overnight. The pad seems to do a nice job as advertised as the tough stain spot cleared out quite well without any additional chemicals applied. I have attached a few pictures which are untouched to show the results. For tough stain like the area I tried, leaving the pad overnight definitely produces better results." β€”Gadgetman

    Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $24.99.

    23. A hair catcher from Shark Tank if your drain is constantly getting clogged due to the ungodly amount of hair you shed.

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    Promising review: "It does what it says it does. Haven't used Drano since I've gotten these." β€”Kelley

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $8.60.

    24. Or a FlexiSnake that'll catch globs of hair in your drains if you forgot to put down a drain protector. It's collapsible and covered with 4,000 tiny hooks that snag strands that have collected in your plumbing.

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    Promising review: "I don’t normally write reviews, but this was more than worth the money. I used this on three drains in a row, and I got so much hair out that I started dry heaving due to the gross factor. It absolutely works as advertised." β€”TS

    Get it from Amazon for $5.28.

    25. A plug-in dimmer switch so you can lower the lights and prepare your body for sleep or just create a cozy ambiance in your bedroom.

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    Promising review: "This does exactly what it says on the package. This works just like you'd think. You plug it in, then the lights into the dimmer, and it...dims. Lights. It makes my fairy lights go from 'electric city' to 'oh man maybe there really are living things strung up in a line giving me enough light to feel safe.' This dimmer was a good investment and I'm excited to try it out during Christmas." β€”AP

    Get it from Amazon for $11.90+ (also available in black).

    26. A pack of cream-scented squishies that'll keep your hands and nose happy.

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    Promising review: "Really great squishies! They're exactly as described, and they rise up slowly just like memory foam! It's so comforting to just squeeze and watch them pop back up when I'm bored or stressed out. My children at home also adore them!" β€”jianhui chen

    Get a pack of 30 for $14.99.

    27. A pair of noise-cancelling Vibes earplugs to dull the sound around you without compromising clarity.

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    THANK GOD I had these at a friend's karaoke party. I was still able to hear everyone's conversations (as well as their terrible singing) and I didn't feel like I was participating in something that would eventually make me go deaf.

    Promising review: "I'm autistic with noise sensitivities and have tried other earplugs but they always muffled conversations, and have tried earmuffs but I really don't like standing out as 'that developmentally disabled guy' when I'm in public. This was a really serious issue for me, because my sound sensitivities make it very difficult to walk alongside busy roads or sit in loud rooms like restaurants without having a shutdown or meltdown. I was debating saving up for electronic earplugs, but I came across this and decided to give them a chance. I am SO glad I did! Not only is it discreet and comfortable, but it works great. I can actually sit in my living room, watch TV with my family, and talk to my dad without having to grin and bear the volume. My dad's going deaf, and he tends to yell-speak, which is horrible when combined with my sensory issues. But with these earplugs it's not an issue anymore. I can talk to my dad and honestly fully enjoy the conversation for the first time since his hearing started to go. It really is amazing." β€”Brendan McNabb

    Get them from Amazon for $23.98.

    28. A Souper Cube, a silicone freezing tray for storing perfectly portioned meals. Prep a recipe ahead of time and freeze them in these trays so you can quickly grab them as needed and defrost them for an easy meal.

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    Each tray has four fill lines β€” 1/2 cup, 1 cup, 125 mL, and 250 mL β€” which is ideal for people who like to portion their food.

    Promising review: "My wife saw this item somewhere and told me she would love to have this as she prepares homemade soups at least twice a week. I bought two of the extra large Soupers and she absolutely loves them. She has had them about a month now and has used them about 10 times. We have a freezer full of soup! This item works as advertised, is well priced, and has held up great so far. The extra large makes a good size bowl of soup" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    29. The Big Activity Book For Anxious People, because sometimes a good laugh is enough to distract you from your anxieties. This activity book mixes fun and humor with educational tips for coping with your anxiety so you feel a little less alone about your worries.

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    Promising review: "I. LOVE. THIS. BOOK. It has become part of my daily routine. Some pages have activities such as crosswords or mazes. Others have coloring activities. Others have text. Because I enjoy coloring, when I read the pages that have just text, I color random designs on top of the text while repeating the calming information to myself. The book really does make me laugh and reduces my anxiety a bit. As my therapist tells me, 'Information reduces anxiety,' and speaking feelings usually reduces them. This book 'speaks' worries that I experience regularly, so I don't feel so trapped in my head with it, and it gives me information that either makes me laugh or reduces my anxiety. Pretty amazing. I recommend this to every single person with anxiety who enjoys working with paper." β€”MBM

    Get it from Amazon for $12.49.

    I believe my work here is done!

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    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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