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21 Life-Changing Health And Beauty Products You Should Try In 2016

As recommended by totally radiant BuzzFeed readers.

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community what one life-changing item they wish they'd owned sooner. Here are the health and beauty products they love the most.

1. The lushest of brushes:

"I bought the Smashbox On the Rocks brush set, and using them just changes how I put on makeup. The fact that they're beautiful makes waking up and looking presentable fun. Their quality makes getting ready easy and fast. And sometimes I just run the brushes across my face while browsing the internet because they're so soft." —Gabe Rosales, Facebook

The limited edition set is still here, for now.


6. A spa-quality headband:

"It keeps the hair out of my face when I'm doing my makeup and it is way better than pinning my hair back with a hair clip. Also works great for washing my face so my hair doesn't fall into the water." —tianacoburn

Pick one up here.


7. An inhalation upgrade:

"Breathe Right strips. I always thought they were exclusively for snoring and now they save me every time I have an allergy attack/cold/any generally nonhappy nose feelings!" —oliviamae

Here's where to get them.

8. A step up from standard shampoo:

"Solid shampoo bars from Lush! My dandruff is gone and I have to condition only once a week, which is amazing when even the gentlest conditioners make your hair flat. Plus they smell great and are super portable." —lauriej4c1dbc119

You can find all 12 varieties here.

9. An at-home foot pamperer.

"BabyFoot. Before I used it the first time, my feet had years worth of dead skin buildup. After the peel they actually are incredibly soft and I can even feel the ground under my toes, which I couldn't feel before!" Submitted by Victoria Rotramel, Facebook

Get it here.


15. Something to warm you up:

"Heating pad! They make bigger ones that you can wrap around your waist during cramps or that cover your whole back when you feel crummy. I got a giant one and it's heaven." —Carrie Hammer, Facebook

Here's a good one.

16. And something to cool you down:

"Instant ice packs. Small, they fit in any bag. I used to use them for panic attacks. I would pop one out, give it a little shake, and put it on my forehead or the back of my neck — always calmed me down when nothing else worked. Now I mostly use them for migraines." —Mia Owen, Facebook

Grab 'em here.


17. A mask to fend off migraines:

"I've experienced debilitating migraines since I was a kid. About five years ago my mom bought me a lavender-scented headache pillow that heats up in the microwave. It doesn't make the pain go away, but it gives me so much relief for like five minutes." —springbeckr

Here's a lovely one.

19. A menstrual cup:

"Not only have I not bought tampons in two years (that's almost $250 saved), but I also don't worry about wasting them, running out, or bringing them with me." —Meerkatic

Give your menses an upgrade here.

21. And finally, a caddy to hold all that other stuff:

"I have an organizer that hangs over my towel rack and holds my hair dryer, straightener, curling wand, and all of my brushes. Having everything tucked neatly nearby makes doing my hair in the morning SO much less frustrating." —Amy MacNeil, Facebook

Here's where to get it.

Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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