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    27 Products That Reviewers Say Deserve More Than 5 Stars

    Goodbye flat curls, dog toys that are destroyed in two seconds, dirty grout, baby eczema, and more.

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    1. A bottle of professional grade callus-removing gel for dissolving hard dead skin in literal minutes. (Seriously, reviewers say you should only let it sit for two to three minutes!) Then, give it a good scrub with a foot file and your heels will be baby bottom smooth.

    Promising review: "I never ever write reviews...I have no time. However, this product really deserves 6 stars instead of just 5! I just was able to totally get rid of extremely severe calluses on my feet (due to a fungal infection). My feet were covered in layer upon layer of dead yellow skin and calluses! I am sooo grateful though because after a few tries, my feet are totally baby brand new!!! All of the thick layers of dead skin just washed away. Unbelievable! This stuff rocks!" —Lorraine Miranda

    Get it from Amazon for $12.47.

    2. An eco-friendly hard water stain-remover that'll defeat stubborn soap scum and residue that's bested all your other attempts to scrub it away. It's biodegradable so the scent won't singe your nose hairs and make you gag, plus it's safe enough to use on just about anything — including shower glass, tile, granite, stainless steel, marble, brass, and porcelain.

    Promising review: "We were close to replacing our 10-year-old shower door because I literally tried everything. Late night internet browsing showed this product and I went for it. I used a wash cloth to clean and then remove. A few spots needed it twice but I’m beyond satisfied and would give this product 10 stars!! Update: would add another 5 stars if I could!! Hubby and I took hot showers back to back and the shower door did not steam up!!" —Briana Van

    Get it from Amazon for $18.89.

    3. A pair of faux leather leggings to convince you you do in fact have a fashion fairy godmother (it's me!) who's looking out for your wallet and wardrobe. If you've been eyeing a much more expensive pair (you know the ones I'm talking about...) but just can't stomach the almost-$100 price tag, you'll be thrilled to know these are almost half the price but have *all* the buttery soft goodness and compression you want.

    reviewer taking a selfie in the leggings, a crossover gray cropped sweater, and black flip-flops
    another reviewer pretending to hail a cab for a photo wearing the leggings, a gray sweater, and black sneakers

    Promising review: "I love these pants. They fit snug but very comfortable, and they don’t slide down. 10 stars!!!" —Nadiyah Bath

    Get it from Amazon for $50.41 (available in sizes XS–4XL and four colors).

    4. A plush mattress pad so it feels like you're sleeping on a cloud *and* you don't have to fight a mattress topper that keeps sliding off the bed. It's a fitted sheet style so it's designed to sit on top of your current hard-as-rocks mattress.

    Promising review: "It’s so damn comfortable I find myself staying in bed too long! For somebody who is just shopping for a decent mattress pad, I got so much more! This product so exceeds my expectations and is so good that I wish I could give it a bonus star. It is constructed so well. I draped it on a clothesline for a couple of hours and it fluffed up on its own. It does not smell, it’s not outgassing, I didn’t have to wash it before I put it on my mattress. Most important of all, this has made my bed even more comfortable. Like surprisingly so. I didn’t really think my bed could get more comfortable yet this added an extra layer — it’s as if my bed is snuggling me." —J. A.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.90+ (available in sizes Twin–California King and also in black).

    5. A fade cream because it does what it says it will: lighten hyperpigmentation, even skin tone, and prevent dark spots from recurring.

    before and after photo showing the cream got rid of basically all of a dark-skinned reviewer's very dark cheek hyperpigmentation
    before photo of a reviewer red acne scars on their cheek
    the same reviewer with almost all of their acne scars faded and totally not noticeable

    Promising review: "10 stars. I was like $5, so it was worth a try. It worked amazing for dark spots!!!" —Nicole

    Get it from Amazon for $4.97.

    6. A no-drip foaming wood cleaner if your wood furniture is stained and sticky. This cleaner penetrates deeply to make dirt, oily films, dried spills, and more wish they'd never chosen to mess with you. And it won't leave behind streaks!

    closeup of reviewer's stair railings
    hand holding a white cleaning rag that's coated in dark brown dirt

    Promising review: "If I could give it more than 5 stars I would. It's the best ever." –wannabetraveler

    Get it from Amazon for $13.82

    7. A clever sight word Bingo game for helping your little munchkin grow their vocabulary in a way that doesn't make you want to rip out your hair in frustration.

    Word board with chips, cards, and packaging

    The set comes with 36 playing cards, 264 playing chips, caller's mat and cards, and a storage box. Unlike a traditional game of bingo, someone will call out words and players will mark them off on their board with a chip. And like the classic version, it's ton of fun!

    Promising review: "This is one of the best educational games for learning sight words. Fun and easy. Kids learn even when they are the caller. 10 stars" —Patrice Meyer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.80.

    8. A coil-sculpting custard that'll not only help your kinks and curls hold their shape, but also inject your strands with some serious hydration.

    reviewer comparing their curls with and without the custard, and the custard clearly helps define their ringlets
    reviewer with 4c hair showing their natural twists

    Promising review: "Someone had asked about doing natural twists with this product…I use just enough product on each section by itself, then I spray my oil on it after I’m done. No flaking. I love it!! When I tell you my low porosity 4C hair just love this product... I give this product 10 ⭐️" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.94.

    9. A Bissell steam mop to ensure every floor surface in your home — hardwoods, ceramics, linoleum, and granite/marble — is shiny, shimmering, splendid. And if you're not a fan of cleaning with harsh chemicals, you'll probably appreciate that this gadget cleans effectively with just the power of steam.

    before photo of cream tile with dirty brown grout
    after photo of the same tile and the grout is much whiter

    Promising review: "I had to write a review for this mop because it is simply amazing. We have hardwood bamboo flooring throughout our first floor. I have tried several mops/cleaning products on it, and every one always leaves streaks. This thing is just short of miraculous. I never realized how dirty my floor was, even after mopping with other products. I ordered the extra cleaning pads. As one gets dirty, I pull it off and put on a fresh one, and there isn’t one streak. The floor finally feels sanitized and CLEAN!!! If you’re on the fence, just do it. You will not regret it. And the little scented discs make the whole house smell wonderful. If I could give this thing 6 stars, I would." —daddysgirl62

    Get it from Amazon for $82.69.

    10. A midi skirt (with pockets!) so cute I personally guarantee that at least one person will stop to compliment you every time you wear it.

    reviewer wearing a red-brown skirt with white polka dots on it
    another reviewer wearing the green version with white polka dots

    Promising review: "I’m obsessed with the way it fit!! The band is so stretchy. I didn’t force it on, and it stayed wherever I moved it! It was extremely nice quality, and I was shocked the material wasn’t thin. I wish I could give it more stars! Everyone in my family loves it so much they're buying their own!!!" —Melisa

    "Wish I could give it more than 5 stars! This is my new favorite skirt! I got the green and polka dots and it's super cute.. I LOVE IT! I paired it with a white crop top, beige booties and, and a jean jacket and it's the perfect outfit!" —Samantha

    Get it from Amazon for $28.89+ (available in women's sizes XS–XXL and 13 colors/patterns).

    11. A splurge-worthy memory foam pet bed because your fur babies simply deserve the best...and also wouldn't it be nice to get your own bed back? This one's made of orthopedic foam (relieves pressure on joints = great for senior pooches), a faux fur sleep surface, and a suede L-shaped bolster.

    Promising review: "My dog is hit or miss with dog items. I literally have to buy him fleece blankets from home stores. Before this he would only sleep on an old papasan cushion (this is after he refused a nice bed from the pet store). He loves this bed. I love that the cover is washable. Definitely worth it. If I could give this product 10 stars I would." —MechInspector

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five sizes and 12 colors/patterns).

    12. A miracle spot remover if "messy" is the only word you can use to describe your life right now (same!). This stain-fighting liquid works on pet accidents, grass stains, clay, spaghetti sauce, ink, oil, grease, coffee, blood, baby food, and more.

    before photo of a white and pink t-shirt that has large red stains all over the chest
    the same shirt with all of the stains gone

    Promising review: "10 stars!! It took a few applications for complete removal of red wine on a white sweatshirt and I did put a little Dawn dish detergent in the washing machine, but it removed the red wine 100%!!! I’m not sure I’ve EVER heard of red wine being completely removed from white fabric before!!! Also, red wine out of beige carpet = completely removed as well!! Interestingly enough, it does turn the red wine blue first, which I thought was strange, but who cares!!! I super highly recommend this product!!!" —KatieLady82

    Get it from Amazon for $9.51+ (available in a variety of quantities and sizes).

    13. A pair of exfoliating mitts for making you go, "Oh, gross!" the next time you shower. They're made of a viscose fiber that buffs away beads of dead skin (you'll literally be able to see them) to reveal buttery, baby soft skin underneath — and probably make you feel like a lizard shedding its skin.

    Promising review: "I use a loofah everyday, so I just bought this to use once a week, not thinking it would do much if anything. Man, was I wrong!!! I read reviews, viewed pictures, and watched the videos. I assumed they all used tanning products or spray tans, because the skin in the tub was brown/black. OMG, mine was too!!! I haven't tanned in 15 or so years. It was gross. On the bright side, my skin really does feel great. Just get it, seriously..." —Kim McMahon

    Get them from Amazon for $11.29 (also available individually).

    14. A pack of light extenders that'll empower your kiddos to switch off the lights when they leave a room. 

    Promising review: "I would give this 10 stars if I could. I have a pair of these and they work incredibly well. They're very easy to install and have lasted over a year without issue. It is empowering for my toddler to be able to reach the light switches in her room and the bathroom." —atsai

    Get two from Amazon for $11.99.

    15. A textured and flavored ring toy to keep your aggressive chewer busy for days on end. The ring shape makes it easy for your doggo to hold it, and the ridges and nubs help loosen plaque and tartar buildup. I consider this a win-win!

    reviewer's dog with the brown ring toy in its mouth
    another reviewer's dog chewing on the toy

    Promising review: "Add five more stars! My dogs are HEAVY chewers. They LOVE these, AND they last. The ring is easy to grab, easy to put a paw through and demonstrate to everyone it is HERS, and to hold in place while chewing. WORTH EVERY PENNY and MORE." —Kindle Stickboy

    Get it from Amazon for $6.29+ (available in two sizes).

    16. A 2-in-1 travel pillow and blanket so you're not shivering for hours underneath a thin, itchy airline blanket. This ultra soft throw is made of a snuggly fleece, and it turns into a pillow when you insert it into its carrying case. Oh! And you can slide it to your suitcase so you don't accidentally leave it at the airport.

    reviewer photo of the blanket in its carrying case attached to a suitcase
    model pulling the navy blanket out of its carrying case

    Promising review: "Wish I could give it 10 stars! I used this wonder blanket while staying in the ICU with my son for four nights. This warm and cozy blanket saved me from freezing and was so much warmer than the hospital blankets that were also available. I am relatively tall and this blanket was plenty long as well. I cannot recommend this snuggly but compact blanket highly enough! (It could also be used as a small pillow when folded into the little travel bag that it comes in!)" —J Bauer

    Get it from Amazon for $27.95 (available in six colors).

    17. Some moldable plastic beads because they have a ton of genius and surprising uses. When you warm them, they become like a moldable clay that hardens into a strong plastic when they're cool that you can use for arts and crafts, cosplaying, a split for arthritis (like the first photo), and even temporary tooth repair (like the second photo). 

    reviewer with a large white plastic splint on their index finger
    another reviewer's before and after showing the beads were used to mold a missing tooth.

    Promising review: "10+ stars! Some of the most amazing stuff I've ever bought. Simply incredible! I had a viral lung infection that caused me constant coughing for over a year. I ended up rotting two molars on each bottom side with cough drops and I burned through my dental limit. I ended up having to mold two caps with this stuff and used them for eight(!) months before a new annual benefit kicked in. Warm them up, mold them in general how you want, let them cure and you're good to go. I was eating as normal with these: steak, desserts, ribs, everything. Well, no chewing gum... You learn how to mold them really well after a couple of times. After a 'rough' meal like hard tacos, they'll be worse for wear, so just pop them out, stick them in hot water to smooth out the rough spots, and pop them back in. This stuff is a godsend if you need emergency tooth repair. Saved me thousands." —Dok

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    18. A CeraVe salicylic acid body wash if rough, bumpy skin is annoying the heck out of ya. It exfoliates without the harsh microbeads, lifting away dead skin while leaving behind moisturizing hyaluronic acid and calming niacinamide.

    Promising review: "I never do reviews...but this product WORKS! I have KP on my legs and it got rid of it 10000%. It must be used consistently and you have to also exfoliate with an actual natural loofa or something similar, but YOU WILL SEE RESULTS. Great product for a great price! Would give 100 stars if I could!" —layla mahmoud

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    19. A leave-in conditioner for curly-haired and tender-headed tots (and adults!) that harnesses the hydrating, reparative, and detangling abilities of vitamin B5, jojoba oil, keratin, and more.

    Promising review: "This stuff is beyond 5 stars. I initially bought this for my son who is tender-headed. I have really curly hair and happened to break my ankle and was in the hospital for two weeks and couldn't wash and condition my hair like I do at home. I had what felt like dreadlocks in three places! I was hoping this would work on my hair and it was amazing! I completely soaked my hair with this stuff, waited a little while, and gently combed through it. I absolutely cannot believe how well it worked!!" —Bea

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

    20. A 2-in-1 fabric shaver and lint brush that'll combine the pill-removing, furniture-reviving benefits of a fabric shaver with the pet hair–extracting capabilities of a lint brush. Yep, this bad boy can shave sweaters, cushions, and blankets one moment and then extract fur embedded in your couch with the switch of interchangeable heads.

    close-up of a couch to show the pilling
    close-up of the same couch after all the pills have been shaved off

    Promising review: "This lint roller/scraper is AMAZING! I have several black cats and a cream sofa, and the roller instantly removed all the pills on the sofa from WFH, and no more cat hair! We also have a cat bed/pillow that was covered in fur, and a few swipes of the roller made it look brand-new and unused. One million stars!!" —Kermit Ellsworth

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in six colors).

    21. A chicken-flavored Pill Pocket to disguise icky medication that your dog can immediately sniff out and avoid when you try to hide it in their food.

    Promising review: "If I could give this a 20-star review I would!!! I have eight dogs and all of them are a major pain to give pills too. I have a rescue bulldog that is on regular medication for life and giving her her daily pills has been a pain in the butt. I have to open her mouth and shove the pills down her throat, which is terrible for me and for her. The only other way of ever tried is wrapping it and cheese or putting it in a piece of hot dog. And 90% of the time they chew through it and spit the pill out and then I'm resorting back to shoving it down their throat. I saw these as a suggestion on Amazon and I thought I'd give him a try. I will never be without them ever again. Not one of my dogs has chewed through it and spit the pills out; they all swallow it instantly. Seriously the best product ever made!!!!!!" —Rachel

    Get the chicken flavor from Amazon for $7.98+ (available in three sizes and other flavors).

    22. A wowworthy