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    Jun 21, 2020

    24 Things People Swear Are 100% Worth It After Buying Them From Our Posts

    A comfy-cute maxi dress, a useful pet hair picker-upper, a pocketed shower curtain liner, and other products we you told were worth it — and other readers agreed.

    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 squeegee broom to sweep up every last bit of the cat or dog hair both embedded in your carpet and scattered over your hardwood or tile floor.

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Promising review: "1000% worth it ya'll! I read about this on BuzzFeed and had it on my wish list for a few weeks. When our nine month old–black lab came back from the trainer, I knew it was time to get something to help the mountains of hair. I got this in today and tried it out. I didn't think it would get much, I swept last night. Oh my lawrd. The hair it picked up was ridiculous! If you have pets and hardwood floors, you need this. Life changing! So glad I bought this!" —Katherine Burch

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    2. A pocketed shower curtain liner, because it lets you move everything off the edges of the tub (making it easy to clean the entire thing in one go) *and* is sturdy and spacious enough to hold several people's stuff with no problems.

    The curtain, with two big pockets on the bottom, three medium pockets in the middle, and four small pockets at the top
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Not going to lie, I saw this on BuzzFeed. I ordered this, set it up, and immediately fell in love. I live in a cramped little apartment I share with several other girls. There's almost no space for any of my personal bath stuff, and I also knock over a lot of my roommates' stuff in the process of getting in. I let the girls know they were free to put their stuff in too, and about a week or so later every one had migrated their stuff in the curtain! It holds well, keeps items dry, and clears space in your shower so it feels a little calmer and more soothing. I honestly love this thing and it's held up pretty well. I've had it a couple of months so far and I foresee this lasting for a good amount of time." —g. castro

    Get it on Amazon for $14.49.

    3. A mini white noise machine with non-looping audio so you can finally get the solid night's sleep you deserve, construction and neighbor noises be damned.

    The hexagonal machine, which most adults could hold in one hand
    Amazon

    It has ten fan sound options and ten ambient noise options, and is small enough you can easily pack it for travel.

    Promising review: "This is so freaking great. I've been using white noise machines for years and years but ended up finding this through BuzzFeed. My old machine had looping audio and drove me insane, so the fact that this is non-looping is everything. It's also very sleek and modern. I live in downtown Boston with construction sites literally boxing me in my building with noise nearly 24/7 between that and cops/fire trucks. This knocks out the noise and allows me to sleep or nap at any time of day without hearing anything." —ML

    Get it on Amazon for $44.61 (available in two colors).

    4. A handheld fabric defuzzer that will eliminate the pills on all sorts of fabrics after just a few leisurely passes so all your sweaters, pillows, sofa cushions, tees, upholstered chairs, fleece, and slippers can look brand new again.

    A reviewer's piece of knit clothing with a bunch of pills on it, then the same piece with all the pills removed and the knit looking and feeling smooth
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    Promising reviews: "So thankful I came across this on BuzzFeed. I WISH I'd taken photos of our microfiber sectional when I used this on all cushions, pillows, and arm rests. It’s easy to use on all corners, edges, and surfaces for my couch and did not damage a single thing even if I pushed down hard. One thing to be aware of: you need to keep the “trap” clean. I probably emptied it 10 times throughout the 25 minute clean on my seven-person sectional and pulled any longer strings out of the turbine area. I did this six months ago and still haven’t needed to go back over any part of my couch. Awesome buy!" —Meg

    "I am the target demographic for those BuzzFeed articles that start with '25 products that we can't live without...' — this was one of those purchases. I didn't realize how much we actually needed this until we got it and I started shaving everything. It is an amazing feeling. So far I haven't run into any issues where it shaves too close or creates holes. Overall super happy with the purchase so far." —Kelly

    Get it on Amazon for $11.99+ (available in six colors).

    5. A tongue scraper — yes it can be gross, but it also can remove any lurking gunk or grime causing you bad breath with a few quick, gentle swipes that won't trigger that gag reflex.

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    Promising review: "Oh my god I need everyone to know this tongue scraper is LIFE CHANGING! The past few months I’ve noticed a weird white/grayish look to my tongue and have had bad breath which I’ve tried everything to control. I saw this on BuzzFeed and figured, why not give it a try. Literally the first time I used it, I could see such a major difference. Not to be too gross but like holy hell I could visibly witness all the gunk being removed from my tongue. I couldn’t look away. The next morning I could tell that it worked. I had ZERO bad breath and my mouth wasn’t so dry. This product truly is life changing. And so easy to use. You just hold the cleaner with either one hand or both and just gently scrape your tongue. It’s painless and super user friendly. 10/10 recommend." —Katelyn Foehner

    Get a pack of two on Amazon for $12.99.

    6. A post-waxing, post-shaving skin solution formulated to reduce the appearance of razor bumps and redness. All you do is apply a very thin layer to your dry skin once a day (then top with gentle moisturizer, if you'd like) and it will work its magic.

    A reviewer's before photo showing their irritated underarms with red bumps, and their after photo where the red bumps are eliminated
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    A little goes a long way here, and consistent use is key if you want to see the effects!

    Promising review: "I will buy this forever. I've basically had razor/red bumps since I started shaving my legs. I've tried every razor and shaving cream out there and finally accepted the bumps. I saw this in a BuzzFeed review and got it and I rarely get them now! I didn't think it was possible. It took a week or two to clear the bumps. I use a little bit every day even when I don't shave. It does sting but only for a few seconds. The smell goes away too." —Kelly

    Get it on Amazon for $15.99.

    7. A toenail brace kit that will relieve that stabbing pain from your ingrown after just a few days, then continue to flatten it out the rest of the way so you can be well on your way to happier, healthier nails.

    A reviewer's before photo dated 9/12/17, showing a curved toenail, and their after photo dated 11/9/17 (two months later), and their toenail has straightened out
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    Promising review: "My big toe on my left foot was hurting and I wasn't sure why. I had never had an ingrown toenail before so I didn't realize the issue at first. It got to the point that it was throbbing and even the comforter on my bed hurt when it was laying on top of my toe. I saw this product on BuzzFeed of all places and decided to check it out. Application was easy and I followed the directions step by step to make sure this thing worked. I let it dry and then reapplied my nail polish and you can't even notice the damn thing. I woke up the next morning AND MY TOE DIDN'T HURT ANYMORE!!!! It's been six days and it hasn't fallen off, and I notice it's starting to correct the curve of the nail." —Megan Kelly

    Get it on Amazon for $44.99.

    8. A set of three drill brushes because they'll transform essentially any grimy surface — from cooked-on grease on a stovetop to built-up dirt in a bathtub to the accumulated years of grime on tile and grout — without requiring any elbow grease on your part.

    A reviewer photo of their glass shower: one panel is cloudy with soapscum and hard water, the other panel is clean and clearly shows the tile behind it
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    Just make sure to use them only on surfaces you're pretty sure they won't scratch! You can alway test in a discreet area first to be sure.

    Promising review: "These were listed in a BuzzFeed article as something you MUST buy. Seriously, I have never wanted to clean our toilets as much as I do now. These little brushes have gotten off years of stains and water scum from our glass shower doors in just a few minutes. I would have never been able to get them even a fraction as clean by hand. We had stains in the toilets from our well water that I thought were permanent. Turns out that they were easily erased with this handy little brush. Our grout is sparkling again and my husband thinks I have lost my mind with the drill. I have actually been walking around the house looking for things to clean with this. They even cleaned our birdcages immediately with just water and no chemicals at all. What a great Amazon find!!" —Happy Yogi

    Get them on Amazon for $14.95 (five bristle stiffness options available).

    9. And a rust stain removing—powder cleanser that's powerful enough to make even years worth of built-up minerals vanish in a matter of minutes.

    A before and after product photo showing a rust-stained tub and faucets, then those faucets clean and free of rust
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I've had horrible iron stains from my water since we moved in three years ago. I’ve tried everything I could think of and nothing works. I’m so glad I randomly saw a positive review of this on BuzzFeed. It's amazing and I wish I took a before picture to compare how awesome this is!!! It’s a miracle! I did use a screwdriver brush to cut the dirty work but seriously this is the cleanest my tub has ever been!!! But def be careful: a single fan and open window is not enough for the fumes." —Rebecca

    Get it on Amazon for $12.97, or in as a spray cleaner (instead of a powder) for $4.98.

    10. A bottle of gentle but genuinely effective dandruff shampoo to swap into your routine a few times a week, so you can start to restore ~balance~ to your scalp — or potentially even irritated skin elsewhere you haven't found another solution for.

    A reviewer's photo of their hair part that's full of dandruff flakes and their after photo of their part with no flakes
    amazon.com

    It works for all hair types, including grey hair; and its active ingredient is ketoconazole 1%, which can help reduce the fungus and inflammation that causes dandruff. Most reviewers love it for dandruff of course, but there's a subset that have found it useful for irritation or dermatitis on their face, too (although if you have persistent symptoms like the ones described below, definitely go to your dermatologist to figure out what's going on).

    Promising review: "I can't say enough great things about this product. It was actually featured in a BuzzFeed article. My husband has struggled with blotchy red, irritated facial skin ever since before we started dating, and we've been together almost 10 years. The blotchy red patches were mainly beside his nose onto his cheeks, and eventually also in his sideburns. The patches would get dried out, the dead skin would peel off. And when I say he's tried everything, I mean it. A lot of the reviews on this item describe his symptoms. Even though it's "dandruff shampoo" the reviews we read said they used it on their face for the same facial reasons. With this, he noticed a difference QUICKLY. After just two washes, his face was smooth and clear! He is so thrilled and happy!" —SMSB

    Get it on Amazon for $14.84.

    11. A pair of headrest hooks for your car, because it's nice to have somewhere to put your bag besides the laps of everyone in the backseat.

    The hooks, which clip onto the metal poles under a raised headrest, holding a purse
    Amazon

    Plus you could totally spin them around to the front to hold your bags there, so they don't cascade to the floor when you make a sharp turn.

    Promising review: "I saw these in a BuzzFeed story and thought they looked interesting so ordered a pair. They are great! Just slip them on, no complicated installation, and they are very strong and sturdy. Definitely recommend." —Deborah S.

    Get a pack of two on Amazon for $8.95 (also available in black).

    12. A pack of hydrocolloid acne patches to suck out a bunch of the gunk lurking in your zits until they basically vanish, or at least have been somewhat diminished.

    A reviewer with a patch on their zit, and their "after" photo showing the patch has absorbed a bunch of white gunk
    amazon.com

    FYI, hydrocolloid patches work best on acne filled with pus (aka whiteheads), and not necessarily so well on that deep-set hormonal acne.

    Promising review: "I bought these for my teenage daughter. She’s had such a tough time with acne. We’ve been to the dermatologist, and short of taking pills, we’ve bought every product recommended and she still has pimples that come up. So, on a recommendation from BuzzFeed’s awesomeness, I decided to purchase them. She stuck five of these patches on the first night. The next morning, she was yelling 'Mom! Mom!' When I got to her bathroom she told me she took the first patch off, and the pimple practically disappeared overnight! The same with the other four patches. She is incredibly happy with this product." —lcwells

    Get a pack of 72 patches on Amazon for $21.99.

    13. A tie-dye maxi dress so you can strike that perfect balance between incredibly comfortable and impeccably cute (no one need ever know your secret: that it feels like wearing PJs all. damn. day).

    amazon.com, Amazon

    Reviewers do report it runs large, btw!

    Promising review: "I LOVE THIS! This was such a great find, thanks BuzzFeed! Fit so well, so cool during the summer, and super stylish!" —Brooke M. Arrington

    Get it on Amazon for $19.99+ (26 colors and sizes XS-XL available; doesn't come with its own belt.)

    14. Some monthly washing machine tablets to dissolve and wash away any odor-causing residue so your clothes stop coming out smelling like they're not as clean as they could be.

    A model dropping the tablet in a washing machine
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Does exactly what's advertised. This was my first time using Affresh, after seeing it on BuzzFeed. It's so easy to just drop in a tablet! After my first use, the machine definitely smelled better. There wasn't much residue to wipe up either. (I'm having a problem with mold in my front-loader. There are just too many hidden areas around the rubber lip. Affresh helped get rid of some of it, but obviously it is not designed to tackle mold. If anyone has suggestions for that, I'd appreciate it.)" —Willard T Motomura

    Will, if you're reading this, I'm guessing you already leave your washer door open when you're not using it; I'd also suggest using a towel to completely dry all the crevices around the lip every time you finish laundry for the day. Besides that, r/HomeImprovement recommends wiping the inside of the seal down with Lysol or a Borax solution once a week!

    Get a pack of six Affresh tablets on Amazon for $11.98.

    15. An exfoliating foot peel — slip on the pair of plastic booties, remove 'em after just one hour, wash all the excess off your feet, then four to seven days later you'll start to shed more layers of dead skin than you realized you even had to begin with.

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    The peeling process can take up two full weeks to finish and you may need to skip the sandals for that time, so plan accordingly with any summertime activities!

    Promising reviews: "This is the weirdest product ever. I am fairly certain that magic is involved somehow. I had awful calluses and cracks on my heels that even the pros couldn't get rid of when I had a pedi. I saw this on BuzzFeed oand thought 'why not?' I am so glad that I did. My foot skin melted off. it was so so so strange. And my heels were super soft and beautiful afterwards. This was months ago, now, and I just keep up with a pumice stone. If my feet ever get that bad again, I WILL be buying this product again. The magical foot stuff works." —Maggie

    "This product is amazing and does what it promises. I found this product on BuzzFeed over a year ago. I was having plantar warts that still came back after freezing. I used this product once. It worked perfectly, and over a year later my feet are still soft, wart free, and ready for sandals any day of the year." —Caitlin

    Get it on Amazon for $25.

    16. A collagen and protein–infused hair mask treatment so you can restore some shine and luster to your damaged, over-processed locks, one shower at a time.

    BuzzFeed editor Bek. Her hair looks wispy with flyaways in the "before", then after two uses, it looks thicker and softer, with more defined wavy texture
    Bek O' Connell / BuzzFeed

    You work it through your hair after shampooing, then wait 5–15 minutes for it to work its magic.

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I saw this recommended on BuzzFeed as a dupe for Opalex (which I had tried and wasn't blown away by) so I thought I would give it a try...I'm so thankful I did! My bleached and heat damaged hair feels so soft, is more manageable, and looks healthier after each use. I agree with other reviewers that it seems like a big price tag for the size of the bottle but a little bit does go a long way and it is so worth it." —Carley S. Whitson

    Get it on Amazon for $8.29.

    Bek, an editor here at BuzzFeed, uses and loves this, too! You can read her full protein hair treatment review for more.

    17. An ice cube tray with an attached silicone lid, which creates a seal over the top of the cubes so you can stash them every-which-way in your freezer without a single worry that they'll leak at all. (Plus they're less likely to be infused with whatever other flavors they find themselves sitting next to!)

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    Promising reviews: "Saw this on BuzzFeed. Yes, it works like it says. I have an ice maker and use this for iced coffee. Drop a few of those in some Kahlua or whatever your spirit coffee drink is. I may use one to make mint ice cubes for water. Anyways, this is great. The seal holds firm and it is impressive." —CafeMiami

    "I saw this on BuzzFeed's 'Can you get through this post without spending money'. Needless to say, I spent money and I don't regret it." —Erin M

    Get one on Amazon for $9.99.

    18. A bottle of makeup brush and sponge shampoo that will break up all the various layers of stubborn foundation, contour, concealer, powder, and eye makeup that's embedded itself in your tools. Even the ones you use most often will look fresh out of their packaging in no time!

    A reviewer's blending sponge "before", discolored with layers and layers of foundation, then their "after", where the makeup's all washed out and the sponge is orange again
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    Plus it'll reduce the amount of dirt and bacteria that tend to accumulate on makeup tools over time. (Oh, and it's cruelty-free.)

    Promising reviews: "I saw this recommended on BuzzFeed. I clean my brushes (not as often as i should) and I have NEVER gotten this much gunk out of my brushes with regular soap. this stuff is amazing, takes almost no scrubby effort and my brushes are the cleanest they have ever been. Definitely recommend." —Melissa

    "I've always tried to wash my makeup brushes and sponges weekly. However, while using face washes worked great for my brushes, it left my sponges looking dirty. One day I was scrolling through BuzzFeed and saw this product. Well, I am seriously impressed. All of my sponges of various colors look almost brand new after using this. Even my white sponges look only faintly tinted in comparison to what they used to look like. It does seem like it takes quite a bit of product to do each sponge, but it's low foam and definitely gets the job done. I'll certainly order another bottle when I run out." —G.T.

    Get it on Amazon for $7.99.

    19. A pack of light-dimming sheets because your alarm clock, boombox, and other electronics have exactly zero business keeping you awake (or even just annoying you) with their overly bright displays.

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    Each pack comes with two static-cling sheets you cut to fit (i.e. they're reusable and won't leave any residue behind).

    Promising review: "This is, without a doubt, the best thing I have purchased in years! Easy to use, does exactly what I wanted, which was to dim the ridiculously bright alarm clock in my room. So glad I saw this on BuzzFeed!" —Kindle Customer

    Get it on Amazon for $8.79 (if you don't like the idea of cutting to fit, you can get a similar product in 100 different precut shapes instead for $5.05).

    20. A mini steamer that will do a *much* better job of turning your crumpled dress into something you'll look presentable in at work than hanging that dress up in the bathroom while you shower ever would.

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    I mean sure, the shower helps some! But it's no match for this gem, which is safe to use on cotton, wool, linen, nylon blends, and sequins and beads. And — although the listing doesn't explicitly say so — many reviewers safely use it on silk (you'd just want to make sure the dyes wouldn't spot, first).

    Promising review: "I love this steamer and have recommended it to friends, who have also purchased and love it. I read about it on BuzzFeed, clicked the link, and purchased. It is well designed and works like a dream. It heats up fast and wrinkles disappear in seconds. I have no complaints and would repurchase. I will hopefully never have to touch an iron or ironing board again, ever." —Amazon Customer

    Get it on Amazon for $19.97.

    Maitland, one of our editors here, uses and loves this! For more, read her PurSteam Garment Steamer review.

    21. An insect repellant because it's made with 20% picaridin instead of DEET, which means a) you won't smell terrible (it's unscented) and b) you can worry less about SO many bugs, including mosquitos, ticks, biting flies, stable flies, black flies, gnats, chiggers, and sand flies.

    A hand holding a spray bottle of the repellent
    Sawyer

    You can get it in both lotion and spray forms; the lotion lasts the longest (up to 14 hours against mosquitos and ticks) but the spray's easy to apply on clothes (and lasts up to 12 hours against mosquitos and ticks). I think it's not technically quite as effective as DEET against mosquitos, but if you hate the smell and texture of the stuff, this is a great alternative.

    Promising review: "I bought for my boyfriend, who seems to attract mosquitoes way more than I do. I don't blame them, but it is not fun for him at all. Saw this on BuzzFeed and took a chance since the price was right. We try to stay away from DEET, and picaridin seems to be safer in comparison. He took it to his family's land and slathered in on before doing some outdoor work. Not a bite! Mind you, he was in the woods and fields of East Texas, so there were bugs aplenty, but this kept them at bay and he came home happy! Highly recommend!" —Erica T.

    Get it on Amazon: the lotion for $8.25+ and the spray for $8.95+ (both available in multiple sizes, and the spray's available as either a pump or an aerosol).

    22. An oil-free hydrating cream designed specifically to help nourish dry skin with the help of vitamin E (which can help protect your skin from pollution) and hyaluronic acid (which gives your skin even more moisture).

    The 1.7 l oz bottle of Pacifica Coconut Probiotic Technology Water Rehab Cream, for all skin types
    Amazon

    The icing on the cake? It's both cruelty free and vegan!

    Promising review: "I live where the wind and air hurts my face. I used to put on multiple types of creams, and my face would still be flaky and dry. I went on a limb and purchased this after reading a review on BuzzFeed. Normally I would be taken aback by the price, but I was in desperate need to hydrate my skin. I only put this on for one night and now my skin is so smooth it actually feels alive." —GardOfWine

    Get it on Amazon for $13.87.

    23. A space-saving cutlery tray that capitalizes on vertical space to store the same number of forks, spoons, and knives without taking up the entire drawer.

    The tray, taking up just a fraction of the drawer, with three full sections filled with silverware and one section divided in half, but also packed with silverware
    Amazon

    Your drawer does need to be at least 3 1/4 inches high for it to work, but in my experience at least, that's most drawers.

    Promising review: "So I stumbled upon this thing on one of those BuzzFeed kitchen gadget lists. The second I saw it I was intrigued. The wife and I were wanting a drawer separator for cutlery, but we couldn’t find anything that utilized space effectively. This thing is great at keeping things separated and is designed to use space well. We store our spoons, forks, and butter knives using this separator and still have space left over in our drawer to store oddly shaped utensils such as ramen spoons. It feels like the right tool to get the job done." —A.J.

    Get it on Amazon for $8.95.

    24. A set of three disposable drain decloggers, which extract every last bit of hair and whatever other mysteriously gross gunk lurks below the surface, clogging up your tub and sink drains.

    amazon.com, amazon.com

    Promising review: "I have long curly hair. I lose A LOT every time I shower. bought a house in December. The drain has been backing up for a couple weeks. Saw this awesome gadget on BuzzFeed. Definitely not disappointed, as you can see." —elizabeth

    Get them on Amazon for $9.99.

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