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    24 Products That May Only Do One Thing, But They Do It Really, Really Well

    Whether it's a super fancy moisturizer or an unassuming laundry hamper, the products you'll find here are the best at their job.

    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 moisturizer-serum hybrid that'll leave you with plump, supple skin. It's light as water yet hydrating with honey, glycerin, and ceramides. Fruit oils brighten, and honey, an anti-inflammatory, soothes — all at an almost unbelievable price point. I love this so much sometimes I have nightmares they'll stop selling it 😳.

    the product and a swatch of the moisturizer, showing its light, milky, gel-like texture
    Peach and Lily

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing! I never want to be without it again. When I sleep with it on over my serums, I wake up glowy. But it’s also perfect for daytime use, which is a difficult find for me usually because I get oily and live in the South. The ingredients are wonderful, it’s only improved my skin, and the price point is fantastic! A must-have." —Kat

    Get it from Peach & Lily for $11.99.

    2. A lovely and affordable Vellabox candle subscription because it is the absolute definition of the word "cozy." These natural candles have irresistible scents curated to the season that you'll just want to immerse your whole being in! Plus, the containers just make your room look so aesthetically pleasing. And if you want, you can just get one candle too!


    If you're wondering, my favorite scent is the mandarin and mimosa! I've got my eye on the eucalyptus rain next.

    Get the subscription from Vellabox for $10+/month (available in three sizes); individuals candles start at $12+ (available in more than 20 scents).

    3. A pair of elegant blue-light blocking glasses so if you typically stare at screens for hours, you may be less likely to end the day with a blaring headache, strained eyes, and exhaustion. These will help protect your eyes and your mood, and they're nice enough to wear outside too.,

    Promising review: "OK so I love these glasses so much! The quality is even better than I expected. They are simple enough to go with everything while still being so fashionable. Not to mention my migraines have decreased since I started wearing them. 10/10 would recommend." —Micaela P

    Get it from Amazon for $19.98 (available in seven colors).

    4. An Athena Club Razor Kit for, dare I say, the best shave of your life. It's curve-friendly, the blades have skin guards to prevent razor burn (!!!), and it has a vegan, water-activated shea butter serum built in that conditions skin and lets you forgo shaving cream. The coolest part? It comes with a rust-proof magnetic hook that keeps your razor in place so you don't end up dropping it 20 times. You can use the hook to hang your loofah too!

    Athena Club

    The kit comes with two five-blade cartridges, stainless-steel blades, one razor handle, and one magnetic hook. It's dermatologist-approved and the handle, instead of plastic, is made from heavy duty materials like anodized aluminum (used for MacBooks), fiberglass (used to build airplanes and boats), and UV-protected silicone for a non-slip grip. You can customize your subscription plan too so you're not wasting any blades. Talk about superhero razors.

    Promising review: "Best razor EVER! This razor is amazing! Such a close shave and my legs are so silky afterward! AND it doesn't irritate my legs like other razors. Never going back!" —Lori

    Get it from Athena's Club for $9+ (available in six handle colors and a variety of subscription plans).

    5. A stainless-steel Bougie Water Bottle to take the act of drinking water to the next level. Not only is it gorgeous, but it also has double-walled insulation, is durable, has a leak-proof flip 'n sip lid so you don't have to keep unscrewing the cap, and doesn't do that thing where the water tastes stale after a few hours. Fun fact: it can hold an entire bottle of wine too! Bougie indeed!

    My Bougie Bottle, @mybougiebottle / Via

    It keeps drinks cold for up to 24 hours and hot drinks warm for 12 hours. The straw allows you to sip your drink instead of tilting the bottle, which comes in handy when you're busy doing something else! It comes with two straws, a pipe cleaner, and a protective bag. Plus, it's eco-friendly, rust-proof, and BPA-free. It's also big enough that it can last you the whole day. You'll never leave home without it again!

    Promising review: "Absolutely love this water bottle! Keeps my water ice cold all day, fits perfectly in my cup holder in my car, and it's so beautiful! It looks like it's hand-painted and I get so many compliments on it!" —Jasmine

    Get it from My Bougie Bottle for $39.99 (available in three patterns).

    6. A Monster Calls if you're in the mood for a tearjerker or just a poignantly told beautiful story. It's a dark, modern fairytale about a mysterious tree monster that shows up in 13-year-old Conor’s life, and it's there to make him tell the truth about the recurring nightmare he’s had since his mother got sick — the truth that Conor would rather die than face. It's powerful, moving, funny, and makes me cry every time and just...if you don't feel anything after reading this, you don't have a heart.

    the book cover

    This story is based on an idea by Siobhan Dowd that she couldn't expand upon due to her death. Patrick Ness instead wove it into this cathartic tale. It's one of my most favorite books of all time so I may sound biased but just hear me out. Though marketed as a middle-grade/YA book, I think this is something for all ages and a must-read for everyone, children and adults. The black and white illustrations add a stunning visual touch to the story. The writing is lovely and the story takes on heavy topics like grief, growing up, loss, and facing your fears in a way that feels light but also hits you right in the gut at the same time. It seems like I'm not the only one who cried reading this so be prepared. With tissues.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

    7. A curl-defining cream so you can go through summer with the curls of your dreams. This helps give your strands oomph, and keeps them soft (no stiffness or crunchiness!), brushable, bouncy, and shiny. Frizzy curls begone!

    reviewer with frizzy messy hair on left, then sleek, smooth wavy hair on left after using product

    I use this too, usually right out of the shower on wet or damp hair, and like how it doesn't weigh down my hair and makes my curls stand out more once my hair dries. Not to mention the lovely scent!

    Promising review: "I heard of this product from curly-haired people on Reddit and I can't believe how well it works! I have very fine, soft curly/wavy hair and this cream doesn't make them sticky or heavy and just beautifully enhances my curly texture, helps with the frizz too (I live in GA, so yeaahhh). I had great success air drying with it and applying to wet hair and a tiny touch-ups on dry as well. I don't like crunchy curls and this product keeps my hair touchable and soft." —Ekaterina D.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.92.

    8. An orthopedic pain relief seat cushion for those who sit or drive for prolonged periods of time. This helps with tailbone pain, sciatica, leg pain, and lower back pain, and encourages better posture. It's made with memory foam too so it'll mold itself to the shape of your bottom!


    The cover is removable and washable according to reviewers.

    Promising review: "I have been using the seat pillow for two weeks now, and it has done what it advertises. It has reduced pain, held up up well, and maintained its shape. Given I am not sitting on it all day, which may impact the wear and tear, it still has provided an increase in support and comfort, and has help reduce my dull sciatica pain when having to sit for extended periods of time." —Icarus Rising

    Get it from Amazon for $32.95+ (available in five colors).

    9. A Minnie Mouse canvas picnic basket that is, of course, perfect for picnics. What makes it a great picnic basket then, you ask? Well, you see it has a collapsible interior and comes with a full cutlery set for two, including a plate and wine glass set, a pouch, forks, knives, and spoons! You won't need to worry about packing anything but the actual food. How's that for a picnic basket?

    the picnic basket with the cutlery set

    The picnic basket has a woven willow basket bottom and a canvas upper. It comes with two plates, a plate pouch, two wine glasses, two stainless-steel forks with wooden handles, two stainless-steel knives with wooden handles, two stainless-steel spoons with wooden handles, and a roll-up cutlery pouch.

    Get it from shopDisney for $69.95.

    10. This cute "Egguins" egg-holder to both store and serve your eggs in the most creative way. These penguins hold up to six eggs and you can keep them in your fridge or dunk them in boiling water (don't worry, they'll be fine and so will your eggs). The handle stays cool so you can comfortably pull your penguins out from the pot or carry them wherever!, Amazon

    Promising review: "Fantastic eggs! I have never been able to hard boil eggs and get an easy peel. The first time I used the egguin, they came out perfectly. It could not have been easier. I highly recommend." —J. Bambrough

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    11. A thickening shampoo for fine and thin hair. It uses organic coconut water and mimosa flower for lightweight body and volume, and you can physically feel the thickness of your hair after using this!

    the bottle
    Love Beauty and Planet

    I know because I've used it! It makes my hair feel fuller, more voluminous, and clean too. The scent is light and lovely and I love the price.

    This is sulfate-free, paraben-free, cruelty-free, and vegan.

    Promising review: "I would give 6 stars if it were possible. I have fine hair. This shampoo leaves my hair light and clean. It doesn't dry it out, and it doesn't weigh it down. It smells great, a little like coconut with a hint of citrus, not cloying or perfume-y. And surprisingly, my wet hair is a bit easier to run the comb through than with my other shampoos. For years I've used a terrific salon product, quite expensive, but with COVID it became unavailable so I figured I'd try something new. Like my salon shampoo, this one is concentrated so you don't need to use much. Even the container is well made with a sturdy cap and a chunky container that is less likely to topple from a shower caddy. And I appreciate the environmentally friendly features. Most of all, though, I'm really happy with what it does to my hair." —Sam

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98.

    12. These mischievous sock monsters that'll keep your socks together in the washing machine so you never again have to wonder where the heck the other sock of your fave pair went. Your socks will stay together — they were made for each other after all 😛.

    the sock monsters in different colors scattered about, some holding socks, some empty

    Promising review: "These sock monsters save me time pairing my socks after doing laundry! I just use a sock monster to put my socks together before I put them in the hamper, throw them in the wash/dryer, and they are still together when it’s time to put them back! A simple addition to my routine!" —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $12.80 (eight pieces per pack).

    13. A smooth and buildable matte liquid eye shadow for a burst of everyday color because glitter eyeshadow doesn't go with your look all the time. This uses hyaluronic acid and calamine powder to moisturize and last the whole day so you'll always reach for it.

    Touch in Sol

    Get it from Touch in Sol for $16 (available in five shades).

    14. A foldable wooden clothing rack to function as an extended wardrobe so that when the rest of your clothes don't fit into your tiny closet, you don't have to keep them strewn all over your chair and bed. It has a bottom shelf for extra storage and will look super chic in your room!,

    The rack is made to not take up too much space and its open design makes it feel breezy rather than cramped.

    Promising review: "I've used it to keep my dirty clothes separated from my clean clothes, but it has also become my winter organizer. Fits a lot of clothes; my jacket and scarfs and everything are organized. Assembly took an hour on my own while watching TV." —Cliente de Amazon

    Get it from Amazon for $46.99+ (available in three colors).

    15. A tub of double-sided exfoliating pads that acts as both a physical and chemical exfoliant in one. With powerful ingredients like glycolic acid, vitamin C, and lemon, it'll help clear clogged pores, fade acne scars, and reveal a bright, clean layer of skin. If your skin doesn't feel soft, bouncy, and clean after this, I'll change my name.

    the three tubs, lemon, green tea, and wine
    @neogen_global / Via

    Star tip: The pads are large so you really don't need one whole one for your face; cut them in half to make them last longer! This is honestly one of my holy-grail exfoliation products. I stopped breaking out once I started using this weekly and just love how even-toned my skin looks after.

    Promising review: "Life changing! I knew I was long overdue with exfoliating my face, but I didn't like using scrubs in the past due to the dryness or harmful ingredients. I wasn't familiar with chemical exfoliators and this sounded the best. I am completely in love with this. It makes my skin baby soft, smells so nice, and is easy to use. It's actually fun when I'm getting ready for bed; a quick mini spa moment to relax me." —Kaylin

    Get it for $27 from Amazon or Soko Glam (available in lemon, green tea, and wine).

    16. An all-natural deodorant that uses just five simple ingredients, including dead sea minerals to control odor, and tapioca starch to absorb wetness. You'll feel good about using this on your underarms.

    the deodorant

    The natural ingredients means no rashes! It also has no aluminum, baking soda, parabens, gluten or synthetic fragrances. It's vegan, cruelty-free, and uses ingredients based on their Environmental Working Group (EWG) safety.

    Promising review: "I have really sensitive skin and when I sweat, I need a strong enough deodorant. I wanted something that was not full of bad chemicals, so I decided to try this out. I wanted to test to see if this could handle anything so I put it on, went to work, and when I came home, I decided to mow the lawn. After an hour of mowing the lawn, I noticed I didn't smell musty at all, which is a surprise because normally with other deodorants, they typically wear off within eight hours. This stuff didn't irritate me at all and it lasted for well over 12 hours plus it didn't cake up under my arms, which is nice as well. I am a customer for life with this product." —Enriquez Taylor

    Get it from Amazon for $15 (available in nine scents)

    17. A dry shampoo mist because it cleanses your hair without leaving behind the infamous white powdery stuff. The mist goes on wet, and when it dries, your hair looks fresh and just-washed once again!

    @randco / Via Instagram: @

    Promising review: "I'm very dependent on dry shampoo and other similar products, because I prefer to wash my hair once or twice a week. I have been loyal to Oribe for the past few years, but I LOVE this stuff so much. I even put it on my roots when I get out of the shower with freshly washed hair to add a little volume. It’s not sticky or crunchy at all. It really isn’t like any thing else I’ve ever used, and that’s saying a lot because I have a ton of hair products. I recommended it to several friends and family members who also love it." —mallory thornton

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    18. A nail-strengthening solution for helping restore and protect your damaged nails so you can show them off without fear.

    A person applying the solution to their nails

    BuzzFeed writer Marquaysa Battle swears by it. Here's what she has to say:

    "I wore acrylic sets faithfully before the quarantine hit. When I finally fixed my heart to soak off what would be my last full set for a lonnnng time, I had this in my bathroom and began using it regularly along with tea tree oil for my cuticles. Within a month, my nails started to look healthy although they had broken off during my soak-off session. After three months, my nails look even healthier and I'm 100% sure they're stronger now since I broke my pinky nail and it grew back WITHIN A WEEK like it hadn't even happened. YES, I now have supernails, LOL! I also love the very subtle pink shade of this treatment because it gives my nails a natural nude look that I can wear alone but when I wear it underneath other nail polish colors, it doesn't interfere with the other shade."

    Get it from Amazon for $5.75.

    19. A pack of breathable cotton undies because tight underwear shouldn't be a thing, especially not in the summer. These will do a great job of keeping you perfectly comfortable!

    pair of differently colored bikini briefs

    Get a five-pack from Amazon for $10.99+ (available in sizes 5–10 and a variety of colors).

    And if you want thongs, check out these moisture-wicking ones.

    20. A glowy and lightweight beauty cream to illuminate skin with pearl and flower extracts like rose and jasmine until it looks like you put a real-life filter on it! It'll soften, moisturize, even and brighten skin tone, and help control sebum. A dream cream if you will, that'll ensure you look as radiant as the moon 🌙.

    the product
    Soko Glam

    This cream is perfect for before makeup or worn alone for everyday!

    Promising review: "This cream does create a 'filter' effect, like a light iridescent shimmer that smooths out pores and just feels lustrous on your skin. A little goes a long way, and it feels wonderful under my foundation. It doesn't make my skin oily, just soft and smooth. I love this cream!" —Mary

    Get it from Soko Glam for $32.

    21. A citrus-scented toilet spray you spritz in the bowl before you go so no one is the wiser as to what you did in the bathroom 😉. What's better than stopping the smell before it's even happened? Honestly, you can use this anywhere in the house to rid the air of strong odors!

    the spray

    This formula is nontoxic and paraben-free.

    Promising review: "I didn't think I would like this, but it works! I was shocked. My husband has very regular BMs and that usually means that the rest of us have to avoid that part of the house for at least a little while. I got this for his birthday as a gag gift, but we tried it and it works amazingly well! The only downside is that I'm starting to associate the pleasant citrus scent with poop as well. It is not a subtle coverup, as anyone who walks by the bathroom will smell a great outpouring of citrus, but it's better than the alternative! Overall, I definitely recommend this product to anyone who poops." —steel_muffins

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    22. A petite and oh-so-stylish wicker laundry hamper that'll hold loads of clothes so you'll never feel guilty anymore coming home to your dirty laundry hanging out all over your room. This fits perfectly into little corners so it'll be out of your way and comes with its own removable cotton canvas laundry bag. If that didn't convince you, will you just look at that cute little ribbon??

    The hamper with a towel inside

    And if all that didn't convince you, the 1,000+ 5-star reviews (oh yeah...for a laundry hamper!) and the super affordable price honestly should. Who knew a hamper could be so great?

    Promising review: "This is by far one of the most innovative ideas I have seen in a long time. No more plastic dirty clothes hampers, showing off all you haven't washed. This fits just perfect between my dresser and the door to the closet. Holds tons of clothes (they never seem to reach the top) and it is attractive to look at. Great invention! (Must have been a woman who designed this). Well-made and attractive!" —Pamala

    Get it from Wayfair for $18.99 (originally $45.99).

    23. A hangable golden pothos because it tolerates low light, grows heartily in a variety of conditions, and is hard to kill, so it's great for beginners. It only needs to be watered around once a week, can live up to 10 years, and purifies the air around you, making it a great plant to be a parent to 🌱.

    the golden pothos with long heart shaped leaves, sitting on a stool
    36vine / Etsy

    Promising review: "So happy! I received my plants quickly and am extremely satisfied with their quality. They are beautiful and were packaged up nicely and safely. I had no issues. The golden pothos is a perfect size and gorgeous. I’m now a happy new plant parent and want to buy more!" —Britt

    Get it from 36vine on Etsy for $24.

    24. A gorgeously detailed canvas painting of the lantern scene from Tangled that you'll just fall in love with it when it combs. It's the only home decor piece you'll ever need. Have fun picking out all the little details you'll inevitably miss on your first viewing!

    the painting of the lantern scene

    The painting comes ready for hanging with a certificate of authenticity.

    Promising review: "I bought this canvas as my third from Thomas Kinkade Disney series. Love seeing all the details both in the front and the back of the main characters." —Chesireinateacup

    Get it from shopDisney for $89.95.

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