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    30 Products That Reviewers Said Actually Did What They Advertised

    A product that *actually* does what it says it'll do? Imagine that.

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    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 $22.99.

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

    The trash can in different parts of the car including the back of the console, behind a seat back, around the gear stick, and attached to the glove box
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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 $15.97+ (available in four colors).

    3. A bottle of wine drops that may help reduce your wine-induced headaches. It's designed to reduce headache-causing sulfites and tannins in seconds so you can sip your Chardonnay without regret.

    Reviewer photo of the drops next to a wineglass with the words "trying these drops out. i have been getting headaches one glass in recently. so far they are working and it makes the wine really smooth"
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    Promising review: "I suffer from horrible headaches every time I drink wine, so I wanted to try these drops to see if they work. Work they did! I am able to enjoy a glass or two of wine and not wake up feeling like I’ve bashed my head into a cement wall. It works as advertised and I will definitely purchase again, as well as give as gifts to any wine-drinking friends." β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    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.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "These did exactly what they said they 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 20,000+ people can't stop raving about them.

    5. A pack of foaming garbage disposal cleaners that'll deodorize your sink ASAP, because if you have to smell last week's rotting veggie peels for one more minute you just might scream.

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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 $10.49.

    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.

    Reviewer before and after showing the mask made their skin look tighter and reduced the appearance of some 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 $20.86.

    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 $39.99+ (available in five 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!).

    Reviewer using the jar opener, which they've attached to the bottom of a cabinet, to open a mason jar
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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 $16.95.

    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 $36.99.

    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 $28.95+ (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: "I was skeptical of products like this, but I figured it was cheap enough to try. I'm SO glad I did! I always have what I call 'fluh fluhs' coming out of the part on my head and no matter how many times I wet them down they stick straight up again. This product sticks them down and they stay down! The only caution I would give is that there's a little learning curve of how hard to press the wand to your hair. I find that I need a very light touch or I get too much of the product in my hair, which then looks a little greasy. If you wipe the brush as you pull it out you should be OK β€” just like mascara! Great buy!" β€”tinyntuff

    Get it from Amazon for $6.38.

    12. A double-sided edges brush for smoothing and laying your edges (if you want to!). On one end is a boar bristle brush that gently massages your scalp and increases blood flow and hair growth. The other end is a mini comb to polish your look.

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    It goes without saying that you 100% do not need to lay your edges if you don't want to!

    Promising review: "Does as advertised, and it's not too harsh on your edges." β€”Alexandria Quist

    Get it from Amazon for $1.69.

    13. 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!

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "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).

    14. 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.

    Reviewer photo of their finger covered in chunks of ear wax
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    Promising review: "Worked as advertised. Would recommend it with no hesitation!" β€”Robert Mozafari

    Get it from Amazon for $5.60.

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

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "After reading about this product versus 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 $37.99.

    Check out our deep dive into the best spiralizers at every price point.

    16. 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.

    Before and after of reviewer who gave themselves long layers
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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 $39.99.

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

    amazon.com

    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 $5.98.

    18. 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.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    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 (or Subscribe & Save for $23.36/month).

    19. 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.

    Model hooking their glasses through the holder on their shirt
    Amazon

    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.

    20. 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!!

    Reviewer photo of a black pillow covered in white dog hair and you can clearly see which side they brushed with the fur remover because all the dog hair is gone in that section
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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.

    21. 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: "As advertised, this is an amazing product. Rich color returned to my coffee table that the kids play on. It took me 10 minutes to use, and the results are incredible." β€”HudsonNYC

    Get it from Amazon for $13.53.

    22. A bleach-free, no-scrub weekly shower spray for keeping soap scum and shower grime at bay without you ever having to wipe. Rinse it clean the next day, and you'll be amazed to see those hard water stains on your shower door are *poof* gone.

    Before: a dirty shower floor; after: the clean shower floor
    Amazon

    Promising review: "We cannot BEGIN to tell you what a lifesaver this is! We have two old fiberglass tubs with vinyl shower enclosures that no matter what amount of scrubbing we have done with everything from bleach to cleanser to vinegar and baking soda would NOT come clean. After I took my shower last night, I sprayed down the tub and walls. Within minutes, all the built-up water deposits and dirt and grime began to melt away in front of my eyes. I left it on overnight, and when I got up this morning, it did not look like the same tub and shower. This product is a godsend, especially for old folks like us who have difficulty getting down on our hands and knees and scrubbing anything. More importantly, it performs as advertised. We plan on using it as part of our weekly cleanup routine, in addition to purchasing the Wet and Forget Mold and Mildew Remover for use on the vinyl siding of our house. This is truly an overnight sensation!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $17.97.

    23. 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.

    24. A hair catcher from Shark Tank if your drain is constantly getting clogged due to the ungodly amount of hair you shed. It sits in the pipes and catches all the strands before they can back things up.

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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 $6.84.

    25. A Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cleaning stamp that'll polish your toilet with each flush. The stamp releases the cleaning gel, which foams and cleans your toilet.

    Scrubbing Bubbles / youtube.com, Scrubbing Bubbles

    Promising review: "Keeps the bowl fresh, easy to use and lasts as advertised!" β€”trytostayfit

    Get six stamps from Amazon for $3.97 (or Subscribe & Save for $3.77/month).

    26. A bottle of hard water booster powder so that your mugs that look like the one on the left (aka cloudy) emerge from the dishwasher looking like the mug on the right (aka nice and shiny).

    reviewer photo of stained mug next to a clean mug after using powder
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    Promising review: "I live in South Texas, and hard water is a problem. Believe me, my dishes and glasses come out sparkling clear with this stuff. It's not some kind of fakery: it works as advertised." β€”El Viejo Topo

    Get it from Amazon for $5.97 (or Subscribe and Save for $5.67/month).

    27. A pumice cleaning stone that'll power through tough rust, lime, and calcium streaks that have retired many a toilet scrubbing brush. Give your tired arms a break and let this little guy rub away discoloration with ease. This nontoxic cleaner is tough on dirt but gentle on porcelain so you can sit atop the glistening throne you deserve.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "We have very hard well water. Our brand new toilets were getting a gray stain where the water runs down the toilet bowl. No cleaner would completely remove the stains. The pumice did the trick without scratching the bowl. I love it when a product does what it’s advertised to do." β€”Mary M LeGore

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    28. A box of cleaning K-Cups to get rid of residue in your machine and prevent flavors from transferring. Or have fun descaling it multiple times. Your choice!

    Amazon, amazon.com

    Promising review: "Does as advertised!" β€”Amzn Cust

    Get a box of five pods from Amazon for $7.99.

    29. A plant-based stainless-steel cleaner and polish if your fridge has been covered in smudges and fingerprints for so long that you've forgotten how beautiful and shiny it once was. Reviewers say it helps keep your surfaces smudge free for longer, meaning less cleaning for you!

    Hand wiping a fridge door after applying the cleaner
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is truly an amazing product. I cleaned all of my stainless steel over a week ago and it’s still spotless. With a 1-year-old and 4-year-old in the house this is not an easy feat for anything. This cleaner got my stainless steel squeaky clean and repels fingerprints just as advertised. The smell is pleasant and I feel good about using a natural product with no harsh chemicals." β€”CMcC

    Get a bottle on Amazon for $16.95.

    30. A mold and mildew remover because you can set it, forget it, and come back in a few hours to see grout that looks like new. I'm talking basically every speck of black mold is gone! *Cues up "Do You Believe in Magic"*

    Progression photo showing dark mold and mildew on shower tile grout disappearing overnight
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    Promising review: "Used this product on some stains in the caulk around the bathtub. It took two applications for a couple of the tougher stains, but the product worked as advertised and the dark spots are now clear!" β€”McCoy

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

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