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    Jun 18, 2020

    25 Products That Reviewers Say Succeeded Where All Others Had Failed

    "This is the only thing that has worked for me."

    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 — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A multi-use skincare oil to treat a variety of issues, including uneven skin, stretch marks, and acne scars. It helps your body retain moisture (bye bye dry skin!) and absorbs into the skin fast so you won't feel greasy.

    Before photo of reviewer's red, slightly raised scar and an after photo of the same scar that is barely visible after using the oil
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    Promising review: "I was skeptical of how amazing the reviews are, but this stuff is pure gold. I used it on stretch marks on my legs and in just a week they went from bright angry red to purple. I use it twice a day if I remember, and it's amazing. I also rub it on my face after I wash my face, and rub it in super well. It has made my acne on my cheeks go WAY down, and is removing the scars. I have amazing skin now. I use this stuff EVERY day, and I've barely even put a dent in it. This size is amazing, and for the price — holy cow. I seriously never leave reviews, but seriously this stuff is pure magic. I tried vitamin C serum, rosehip, witch hazel, etc. and this is the only thing that has worked for me. Good luck!!" —Jessamyne Campbell

    Get it from Amazon for $8.89+ (available in three sizes).

    2. A pack of food spikes for forgetful gardeners who have killed one too many plants. Good thing these lil' guys will feed your plants for up to two months continuously.

    Fingers pushing plant food spike into a pot
    Amazon

    Promising review: "It's Miracle-Gro or nothing. I wasted money on the other food spikes." —MIXED-MEDIAS

    Get a pack of 24 spikes from Amazon for $2.99.

    3. A moisturizing hair treatment if you want a a quick burst of hydration. In just eight seconds — eight! — it starts working to leave your mane feeling silkier, softer, and smoother after washing.

    Reviewer with natural hair that looks voluminous, healthy, and shiny
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    Promising review: "I was hesitant to spend nine dollars on it but Amazon had the cheapest so I got it and it has gotten the tangles out of my daughter's hair that nothing else would, and I use it about once a week for myself as well. I recommend it for anyone with tangle-prone or damaged hair." —eBH

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97.

    4. A nail repair pen for restoring your discolored, dry, brittle fingernails and toenails just in time for summer manicures and sandal season.

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    Promising review: "I have struggled with toenail fungus for years. I have tried many remedies and they have all failed. I have been using this product for three weeks and I can now see clean, healthy nails growing in. Very pleased!" —Tiffany D.

    Get two pens from Amazon for $15.27.

    5. A beeswax wood polisher so you can revive your dinged and dented cabinets and table quick as a flash. Plus, this method is a heck of a lot cheaper than actually replacing the wood, and using this polish on a regular basis can actually help keep the wood hydrated so it lasts longer.

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    Promising review: "My wood table looks so much better. I tried everything I had and someone told me to order this. Nothing else does the job this does. I spilled hot coffee all over my table. I tried the steaming with an iron, drying with an iron over a cloth, cleaning with various products. Nothing worked very well. I put this on the table and it made such a difference. Yes, I can still see the mess I made, but it dimmed it and made the table presentable again." —K Gibson

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    6. A box of pore-tightening, skin-lifting face masks that'll truly terrify you, 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.

    Before of reviewer with forehead wrinkles, puffy eye bags, and crow's feet next to after photo of same reviewer with less noticeable wrinkles and tighter-looking skin.
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    Promising review: "I’m not someone who publicly reviews products but this mask really deserved to take a moment of my time! As a 58-year-old, my skin is still prone to breakouts, especially around my chin and forehead and I have tried many masks, creams and cleansers to reduce this problem. At the same time, I don’t have oily skin so I was a little worried this mask would dry my skin out. Not only did this reduce red spots, not dry my face out and make my skin glow, it has had lasting results! I have been using it once a week and my breakouts are almost ZERO. Nothing else has worked so quickly and effectively and I am now a believer." —swedishspeed

    Get a box of eight masks from Amazon for $24.97.

    7. An eco-friendly hard water stain-remover because all the other glass cleaners in your cabinet haven't been able to do the job yet.

    Before photo of a glass shower door with hard water stain and after photo of the same door, which is now free of water stains
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    Promising review: "I have been trying to clean my glass shower for three years since we moved into our house. There was a buildup of hard water spots that would not come off. I tried all the advertised products claiming to easily clean it. None of them worked. I tried vinegar and steel wool and homemade mixtures. Nothing worked. Then I came across a mention of Bio-Clean somewhere on the Internet. I don't recall where. Bio-Clean is really incredible! It's non-toxic and safe to handle. And importantly it takes off all the old hard water spots. It also cleans other surfaces. I've already tried it to remove water spots on chrome and it works beautifully. I cannot recommend this product more highly." —Anonymous

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    8. An ingrown hair solution so you can toss all the other treatments sitting in your cabinet unused because they just don't work. Painful razor bumps and ingrown hairs are truly ~the pits~ but applying this before waxing or after shaving could make all the difference!

    Reviewer before photo of red, irritated razor bumps in their armpit and after photo of the same reviewer's armpit that is now free of any razor bumps or ingrown hairs
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    Promising review: "This is by far the best product I have ever used to get rid of razor bumps, marks, and everything else that was going wrong. I was constantly getting razor bumps and ridiculous ingrowns. I would never go swimming because I was ashamed. I tried everything but nothing worked...then this happened. In a matter of a month, all my razor bumps, ingrowns, and even marks from long ago have been removed!! This product is the truth!! I see people saying it doesn't work. It does; it's all about being consistent with the product. I will be be ordering this every two months!! It changed my life." —jasmine

    Get it from Amazon for $14.79.

    9. A pack of bottle-cleaning tablets for anyone whose devotion to caffeine doesn't outweigh their laziness. It's OK — these bad boys will do all the heavy lifting for you so your beloved thermos is crystal clean quicker than it took you to make those stains.

    Reviewer photo of cleaning process showing a brown stained mug that's been cleaned with the tablets and is now bright and silver
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    Promising review: "After many failed attempts using different products I had finally given up and accepted my coffee pot was always going to be stained. Then my husband sends me an article about different things to buy on Amazon and this item was one of them. I was skeptical, even after seeing reviews and before and after pictures. But what the heck, for less than $10 why not try. And I am so happy I did! I let my coffee pot run without adding coffee so I could have nice hot water, then dropped one of these tabs in. It immediately started to fizz, ended up leaving over night. The next day with a quick swipe with a bottle brush and my coffee pot looked like it was brand-new!" —Andrea N

    Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.

    10. An acne patch to save the day 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: "This really works. Even though it doesn't completely prevent my cystic acne, it definitely does help reduce the swelling and make the cysts go away much faster. So easy to use and they stay on all night or all day, they don't slip off like other brands. I've purchased so many times and I will continue to do so. Nothing else I've tried works as well at treating acne, especially cysts deep under the skin, as this does!" —Kelly Dixon

    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 — why they work, how to use them, and why 2,000+ people can't stop raving about them.

    11. A nontoxic disposable hanging fly trap if your garden is overrun by these buzzing pests. Once the bag is full, simply discard it!

    Reviewer photo of a bag with lots of captured flies in it
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    Promising review: "I have caught thousands and thousands of flies in this trap. I am not posting a picture because it's gross. It works better than any other fly trap I've ever used." —Kindle Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.44.

    12. And speaking of bugs, a pack of disgustingly effective sticky traps that'll help you snag those pesky gnats that are terrorizing your plants.

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    Promising review: "These sticky stakes are possibly the most effective method of controlling my houseplant fruit fly and thrips problem. I’ve waited to review these for about six months. After trying other options (traps, soap sprays, and neem oil) these stakes remain the most consistent help in keeping the population down." —Maia

    Get a pack of seven traps from Amazon for $5.13.

    13. A pack of foaming garbage disposal cleaners to deodorize your sink once and for all. If you have to smell last week's rotting veggie peels for one more minute you just might scream.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I ordered this after trying myriad products and home remedies that failed to rid our kitchen sink of a lingering odor that made each of us in the house suspect that one of the others had ground up a corpse in the garbage disposal. To our surprise, it neutralized the rotting flesh-whiff in the first use. Seriously. It is pretty awesome." —Shay E. Meagle

    Get a pack (good for four uses) from Amazon for $7.10.

    14. 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 hands down the only product that has ever perfectly cleaned my stainless steel appliances. It deserves 10 stars because nothing else comes close to removing streaks and toddler finger prints as easily and completely as this. I have tried for years to get my appliances to look like new. Everyone who has stainless should own this." —Danielle

    Get a bottle on Amazon for $16.97.

    15. A scratch remover for black cars so no one has to know that you accidentally swiped the mailbox when you pulled into the driveway. It's also a much cheaper alternative to driving to the autoshop.

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    Promising review: "I had a few scratches on my dark gray Tundra and it worked really well. Nothing else I have tried even came close. Great product!" —Chris

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95.

    16. A mold and mildew remover that'll finally —finally! — dissolve those unsightly black splotches on your tile grout that have bested all your other cleaning attempts.

    Before photo of tile with black and brown mold in the grout and after photo of the same tile that's now totally mold free
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    Promising review: "This removed some mildew that I am certain has been accumulating in one of the showers in our rental for YEARS. Nothing else worked — no product or amount of elbow grease made a difference. I squirted this on and left it over night, rinsed the next day and BOOM. It’s the only thing that really made a difference. We are still working on the mildew (like I said, YEARS) but I will buy it again and am confident that by use three or four the mildew will be gone." —Kevin Michael Jones

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    17. A powerline adapter for anyone who's struggling to do work (or even just use the internet on their phone!) because of suuuuuper sloooooooow Wi-Fi. This is a great alternative to a long ethernet cable that'll inevitably get tangled or be in the way as you can just plug it into the wall anywhere and strengthen the Wi-Fi connection of your devices.

    The powerline adapter
    amazon.com

    This powerline adapter has a handy dandy built-in power socket for your devices, but you can find a cheaper alternative without the sockets, like this one for $40.32.

    Promising review: "Nothing else works as well as this. Setup was instant and flawless. So so so happy I bought this. Went with the gigabit for some extra speed. My smart tv in the basement on a separate circuit now works flawlessly. Way faster than before." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    18. A natural stain remover spray so grass stains, blood, sweat, pasta sauce, oil, makeup, pet accidents, dirt are NBDs. Plus, it's safe to use on cloths (including silk), carpets, cloth diapers, and other washable materials.

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    Promising review: "This is a miracle product. It got out set-in stains on my kids clothes that nothing else would get out. I’ve recommended it everyone I know. I love that it has clean ingredients as well." —Celeste

    Get it from Amazon for $17.88.

    My colleague tested and reviewed the Puracy Natural Stain Remover, saying it would "*forever* be a laundry must-have for me."

    19. An Etude House drying powder to help control your skin's oil production and keep your face from looking greasy. You can also apply it to your hair (make sure you dust off the residue) so your roots look freshly washed.

    Reviewer with beautiful dark matte skin showing that the product doesn't leave a white cast
    amazon.com

    Some reviewers apply it before their makeup while others find it works best on top of their foundation. You may need to experiment to find the right order for you.

    Promising review: "I’ve literally never written an Amazon review and my life and wasn’t planning on starting...until I tried this product. I have REALLY oily skin. So oily they called me 'oil slick' in middle school. Yeah. I tried so many finishing powders, so many foundations, and nothing ever stayed matte for more than an hour. Listen. I have been wearing this product for going on 12 hours now, running errands, sweating up and down so many flights of stairs, fighting the crowds of people at Whole Foods, and my face is as matte as if I’d just applied the powder. I really don’t know what else to say. I’m amazed. And it’s sooooo inexpensive. WTF. Where has this been all my life????" —Erin Aliquo

    Get it from Amazon for $6.50.

    20. A peeling solution for anyone with textured skin and fine lines. This resurfaces your skin with a mixture of glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acid. (The first two are alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) that exfoliate the skin's outer layer while the last one, a beta hydroxy acid (BHA), reduces pore congestion).

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    Promising review: "I’ve had terrible acne and have acne scars. I had laser skin resurfacing and other lasers and was on Accutane twice for cystic acne. I’m telling you nothing has done as much for me as this peel has. I have been using it for a little over two months. Once a week for ten minutes maximum. After I don’t use anything else on my skin for 24 hours. I then resume nightly retinol cream. I haven’t had a breakout once, and my scars are diminishing. I don’t they they’ll ever go away totally but really are not as noticeable and my skin looks so much better." —Reader2012

    Get it from Amazon for $23.20.

    21. A pre-swim hair cream if you plan to spend all summer in your pool but don't want your mane to look like a dry, tangled mess. This cream protects your tresses from chlorine and can help prevent blonde hair from turning green.

    The cream
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This stuff is AMAZING! Literally nothing else keeps tangles out of my daughter’s hair like this does. Her hair is so thick and very difficult to brush; this makes it easy peasy to brush the tangles out after a swim in the pool. It also softens her hair. When not used, the pool chemicals make her hair very stiff and dry. We even use this every once in a while just because! It smells wonderful and doesn’t make the hair greasy in any way. I cannot recommend this product enough!!!" —Emily Gardner

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    22. A fridge deodorizer that'll do the job when a bowl of baking soda just isn't cutting it. It's effective for up to six months and will keep your produce fresh for longer.

    The deodorizer, which is smaller than a bottle of coffee creamer
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is an awesome product. Despite our refrigerator’s filter, the ice in the open bin in the freezer was developing odors in the ice. This is so much better than baking soda. I can’t believe the difference. The product itself doesn’t seem to have an odor; it just neutralizes the freezer smell so that there is no smell at all. We had even purchased a new ice bin thinking the old bin was the problem. I wish I had figured out this cheaper solution first. I hope it’s still available when it’s time to replace!" —Marell

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    23. A pack of suction cup hooks to keep your stuff off the ground — unlike those other adhesive wall hooks that almost immediately fell *and* took the paint with it.

    The clear suction cup hooks
    Amazon

    Promising review: "They stuck to my stainless-steel tile when nothing else would. And I love how they look." —BC

    Get it from Amazon for $11.59.

    24. An immunity-boosting allergy supplement if your doggo needs some sweet, sweet 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: "I never write reviews but this one deserves it. My dog was compulsively licking herself and losing her hair. I had tried multiple other brands before Zesty Paws and none of them helped at all. Took her to the vet and after several hundred dollars of testing they had no idea what it could be. They didn't feel allergies could be THAT bad in a dog but all blood work and testing came back perfect. They told me to just keep watching her and hoped as the seasons changed so would the problem if it actually was allergies. Three seasons later and noting had changed, it was actually getting worse. Finally tried these and WOW! She's been on these for a month and her hair is coming back and she isn't licking herself at all now. The first product to actually help! As others have said it does take a few weeks for a change to be noticeable, but when that change happens you won't be disappointed. Would definitely recommend when all else has failed!! Will be keeping her on these long term." —hgb

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

    25. An ~egg-celent~ set of silicone egg poaching cups that'll help you whip up the most perfect poached eggies — no yolk! — unlike all the other egg poachers you've bought, used once, and then moved to the kitchen gadget graveyard.

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    Promising review: "I think this is the ultimate way to poached an egg. I have tried egg rings but the eggs just keep leaking out so that was a fail. The metal poacher is a headache to clean and always comes with a four slots. What if I want to cook just one egg? Still have to use the whole thing to just cook one, and that really is not a simple way. The silicone egg poacher, it’s simple, it’s fast, and silicone is safer than metal and plastic. The ring stander makes it steady for microwave cooking and in boiling water too. Just love them." —Happy cat

    Get four from Amazon for $11.97.

    You *finally* getting the job done once you buy something from this list:

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