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    27 Products That'll Probably Help You Whether You Like It Or Not

    These products have one mission and one mission only: helping.

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    1. A pack of pimple patches that will suck gunk and sebum out of breakouts as you slumber. Scientists, if you're reading this, please start working on sticker-based solutions for everything.


    Promising review: "I’m a 47-year-old woman and have had adult cystic acne for 12 years. Four months ago I got the worst cystic zit of my life. It kept closing up and then refilling. I was so depressed and researched these dots online. I paid for next day shipping and was amazed how great they work! These were able to drain the zit and keep it draining so it couldn’t close and refill and get big and angry. Get these! Seriously, they really are a GOD send!" —auntylizzy

    Get a 36-pack from Amazon for $12.50.

    2. A bike multitool so you can always repair your two-wheeled chariot no matter where you roam.


    Promising review: "This is a great lightweight tool with all the tools needed during a day ride. It is fantastic and low profile in the bag and the leather case keeps a tube from getting poked. This is a great value." —Cruising

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99

    3. A pack of reusable wool dryer balls to help fluff your laundry and even cut down on dry time. I use wool dryer balls and can confirm: They help me, and won't take no for an answer even when I try to stop them.


    Promising review: "I bought these because I was trying to make a difference in my towels. I usually replace my towels every year or so because they get smelly, but I stated using a different method to wash them and it's been great! I no longer use fabric softener with them, but I wanted them to be fluffier, that's where these balls came's been working! I also have added a couple of drops of lemongrass essential oil the balls, and the towels have been amazing! These balls seem to make a world of difference. Great product that I recommend highly." —Cozy

    Get a six-pack from Amazon for $13.99.

    4. A 39-piece toolkit, because it's about time you got a basic repair kit. Now you won't have to borrow things from your neighbors whenever you need to do some fixin'.


    The kit includes a tape measure, claw hammer, pliers, a bit driver, bit connector, scissor, a knife, four screwdrivers, eight hex keys, and 20 screwdriver bits.

    Promising review: "I bought these for my granddaughter to keep in her first apartment. It's done every job she's had, whether hanging pictures or repairing fireplace screens or installing light plates. Everything necessary is there." —J. Allen

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two colors).

    5. A posture corrector to help you sit up straight for once! It'll help you relieve tension when sitting at your desk for long work days and have you feeling overall more ~aligned~.

    Promising review: "I have been wearing this for an hour at a time. I have honestly been able to tell a huge difference in my posture! It’s almost like it won’t let you slouch. It’s been super helpful during workouts too! You can’t even really tell that it’s on! Or, if you’re a college student it feels like a backpack is their except without the weight of it!" —Niqui Higbee

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    6. An activated charcoal whitening toothpaste so you can skip any expensive treatments you were thinking of and instead brush your way to a sparkling smile., Amazon

    Promising review: "I used this product four times now, and it’s unbelievable how white my teeth already are. You also don’t get sensitive teeth from this like other whiteners. Love it!" —Carrie

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    7. A bag of organic Death Wish coffee that's give you the turbo-boost of energy you need at the beginning of the day. Just TRY not to be productive after a cup of this jet fuel — I mean — java.


    Reviewers suggest trying just a cup of this coffee at first to see how it feels, even if you're used to multiple cups in the morning — it really is VERY caffeinated!

    Promising review: "Ok folks words of warning....if you have heart conditions, ration out your coffee. If you drink 24 oz Starbucks drinks, you need a 8 oz. of this as your FIRST cup. I'm serious; heed my warning or you could end up cleaning your entire house, doing all your yard work, making love to your partner, waxing your car, building a garage or single handedly raising the Titanic on your own, all in the fist hour after drinking this wonderful coffee. You have been warned!" —ITsTheXFactor

    Get it from Amazon for $19.96.

    8. A mold and mildew remover so you can rid your bathroom of the goo that's been plaguing it for years. Good luck surviving this treatment, goo!

    Don't forget the cleaning gloves so you don't have to smell like bleach!

    Promising review: "I was skeptical but bought it anyway. I was amazed. It really, truly works on removing stains and mold and mildew from bathroom tile grout. An amazing product. Wish I had found this cleaner sooner." —Linda Sharpe

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    9. An AHA peeling solution to gently ~resurface~ your skin and reduce bumps and breakouts. Giving yourself a lil' facial is gonna feel so good.

    Promising review: "A perfect dupe for Drunk Elephant's Babyfacial!!! This is a fraction of the $80 price tag of Babyfacial. This brand is a godsend!!! Science does not lie. I was skeptical at first because it's so inexpensive, but it's real and it works!!!! Invest the time and make a routine based on your skin type, The Ordinary makes it easy, and you won't need to invest a lot money but you will get the results!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.57.

    10. A set of refrigerator bins so your fridge can be JUST as Instagrammable as any of the celebs on organizing sprees right now, albeit not as ginormous.


    Promising review: "Product arrived exactly as described. The containers are sturdy, and work great! Before my fridge looked like a mess you'd find on an episode of Hoarders." —hari sharma

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $31.50.

    11. A pack of four Magic Erasers, because the commercials (that are somehow burned into my brain forever) are right — the Magic Eraser is the perfect tool for cleaning up anything from scuffs and smudges to grease and grime.


    I used to work at an art gallery and we used to use these to make the white walls whiter and remove scuffs from canvas — if "makes white walls whiter" isn't a good enough review for you, idk what will be.

    Promising review: "Basically the best cleaning tool ever. Walls, counters, sinks, toys, you name it, I've used a Magic Eraser on it. We have a light-color sink basin in the kitchen and I use these once a week to keep it sparkling white. I used to have to use heavy-duty cleaner but just a quick wipe down with the Magic Eraser and it's good as new!" —seven4eleven

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $4.94.

    12. A hair finishing stick so you can whisk stray hairs up, up and away in just a few little motions. You never know where your bobby pins are, anyway.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical of products like this, but I figured it was cheap enough to try. I'm SO glad I did! I always have what I call 'fluh fluhs' coming out of the part on my head and no matter how many times I wet them down they stick straight up again. This product sticks them down and they stay down! The only caution I would give is that there's a little learning curve of how hard to press the wand to your hair. I find that I need a very light touch or I get too much of the product in my hair, which then looks a little greasy. If you wipe the brush as you pull it out you should be ok — just like mascara! Great buy!" —tinyntuff

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    13. A wood polish and conditioner with beeswax and orange oil to hide dings and scratches, plus add some natural luster back to any pieces that are looking dull. Get ready for a glow-up, antiques!

    Promising review: "This product is a MIRACLE! I can't believe how well it worked. Seriously unbelievable. One application and my coffee table looks great again. EASY to use, nothing special required. While I was watching TV, I used an old cloth/rag and spread it on. As easy as that. Nothing else worked on my abused coffee table, this stuff did. I HIGHLY recommend this product." —Carol L. Hill

    Get it from Amazon for $8.48.

    14. A seat gap filler that'll basically pay for itself with all the change you'll be able to rescue from the depths of your car floor.


    The seat gap filler is flexible and fits into most cars.

    Promising review: "I have to admit, my expectations weren't very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize, it would be one of my favorite gadgets ever! I don't know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car and it's soft! It's just like an extension of my seat, except it fits every curve of my seat! There really isn't another product that compares to this. That's why I gave it five stars!" —Tessa Forbes

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99

    15. An Instant Pot, because if you don't have one already, it's probably about time! This beloved multi-purpose pressure cooker is your trusted sous chef, reporting for duty.


    The Instant Pot can be used as a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, and egg cooker, with the ability to sauté, steam, warm, and sterilize. You can even make a cake in it!

    Promising review: "I deliberated about buying one of these for so long (over a year). I regret all of this deliberation, because now that I have it, I'm not sure how I lived without it. Rice turns out perfectly every time. It's amazing. I push a button and walk away and end up with edible rice every single time. I love that this has so many uses in our combined vegetarian/omnivorous household. This Instant Pot produced the only pork dish that my husband has ever liked. I made an amazing vegan curry. I've made soy milk, almond milk, and cashew milk yogurts, and they've all been fantastic. I'll never 'boil' an egg any other way ever again. Eggs turn out perfectly every time and they are so easy to peel. Stop deliberating and buy this now!" —Laura

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in three styles and sizes).

    16. Ecotools Makeup Brush Shampoo so you're basically FORCED to clean your makeup brushes. If you can't remember the last time you did so, it's been wayyyyy too long.

    Promising review: "This cleanser is great! It fully removes all makeup from the brushes without leaving them feeling beat up. (I'm not the most gentle when it comes to cleaning brushes). I use a thick foundation that soaks heavily into the bristles but this removed it all. At first, I thought the formula was a bit thin but after using it, I learned that a little bit goes a long way. It has a nice lather and it easily rinses out product. I use this with a MelodySusie brush cleaner scrubby. I was able to clean my brushes much faster than normal, and I feel more confident that I got all the makeup off the bristles. This has a very slight (not strong at all) scent of grapefruit. It's refreshing without me having to worry about it irritating my face or leaving a fragrance left on my brushes." —Kryssy

    Get it from Amazon for $4.79.

    17. A set of drawer organizers to transform your junk drawer into the most beautiful drawer in the land. Your bathroom, kitchen, and credenza drawers have been patiently been waiting for you to tidy up.


    Promising review: "Great little storage devices that make opening a bathroom drawer a relatively clean experience, rather than a messy five-minute adventure just to find the toothpaste. Nice, sturdy, and lightweight. If you need bathroom drawer organization, these are a great way to go." —Haon the Great

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $14.99.

    18. A pack of 200 earring backs so you are literally never caught without an earring back EVER. AGAIN. A small joy to look forward to.


    Promising review: "These little silicone backs are small, but they tightly hold the earring in place really well. And with 200 pieces in the box, if you drop one (you will), it really doesn’t matter. Now I can safely wear the earrings in my jewelry box that are missing one or both backs. This was an excellent (and inexpensive) purchase for me. Highly recommend!" —Carol R. Slicher

    Get them from Amazon for $4.99.

    19. A Squatty Potty, because *THIS JUST IN* it really does help you poop better! It's honestly shocking how effective it is, and if you doubt me even a bit, just...try it for yourself. You'll see.


    Promising review: "Unbelievable how effective the Squatty Potty is. I bought it as a joke, but it really works. Amazing how the natural position works. Others in our family have bought Squatty Potties and agree. We are fans." —Lucy

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99, or for a more ~aesthetic~ throne, splurge on the clear one for $79.99.

    If you want more squatty potty content before making the best purchase of your life, check out "I Tried The Squatty Potty And I Will Never Poop The Same."

    20. An eyeliner stamp to make fast work of the perfect cat eye. Liner newbies and seasoned professionals can agree that this makes the process of throwing on a quick wing much easier.


    The set comes with a double-ended pen for each eye — one side with the wing stamp, and the other with a traditional liquid eyeliner tip.

    Promising review: "Actual holy grail! This eyeliner has changed my life. I know that sounds suuuper dramatic (and it is), but it’s true! I have been doing cat eyeliner for the past six years and I’m somehow STILL horrible at it. I also recently had a baby, so my daily 10–20 minutes of attempting a passable cat-eye was chucked out the window and replaced with a sad, under-five-minute routine. I ordered this on a whim thinking it might help and after the first application, I knew I had found my answer! This stuff is SO easy to apply and actually looks really good. Now I get to feel a little more like myself even if all I’m doing that day is changing diapers." —Katelyn

    Get it from Amazon for $13.97+ (available in three sizes).

    21. Tend Skin Solution that wants nothing more than for you to never suffer from razor bumps on ingrown hairs again. A beautiful mission for a product to devote its life to.

    Promising review: "I have sensitive skin and this has helped tremendously! I’m a woman who unfortunately started shaving my chin 20 years ago to get rid of peach fuzz. I’ve had stubble ever since and have to shave everyday. I get rashes on my chin due to shaving. My skin is now less sensitive and my rash is almost gone!" —Angela

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    22. Hyaluronic acid so your natural glow is always at its maximum. It'll help reduce fine lines, deal with breakouts, and overall improve your skin without even breaking a sweat.

    Promising review: "Amazing product! It has kept my skin tight and I'm slowly seeing results for my fine lines. I have been using it for two months now and I've stopped expecting overnight results with a skincare product. Nothing will show you progress within a week. I loved this product so much that I bought a second bottle since I’m a little past halfway on the first one already. Update: Six months later, I’m on my third bottle and I will not trade it for anything else! I use it in my 10-step Korean skincare routine and it has helped transform my skin!" —CM

    Get it from Amazon for $15.

    23. A pack of Sugru, a moldable glue that sets overnight into silicone rubber. It will literally bend to your whims to fix anything in sight!,

    Sugru is waterproof, heat- and cold-resistant, durable, flexible, shock-resistant and electrically insulating up to 24 volts. It bonds to glass, ceramic, wood, metal, and most plastics. It can also bond to walls and safely hold 4.4 lbs.

    Promising review: "This is the greatest product EVER — it lives up to all hype. I used it to repair the bands on several IRREPLACEABLE glass rings. Not only is it rubbery enough to make a comfortable fit and sticky enough to bond to glass, it’s many colors made matching a breeze! I’ve already used it to repair broken earbuds, place nearly invisible hooks everywhere so chargers don’t get tangled up in my iRobot vacuum, and even used it to make hanging loops on jars so I could put my collection of completely random tillandsia gardens on the wall! I couldn’t recommend more highly." —Fawn Force

    Get an eight-pack from Amazon for $15.97+ (available in seven colors).

    24. A pair of blue light–blocking glasses so you're not headachy and cloudy at the end of an eight-hour workday. A novel concept, I know!,

    Promising review: "These are exactly what was advertised. They are lightly tinted but still remove a decent amount of blue light. They are lightweight and quite comfortable for me. And my wife even says they look good on me, too. I am going to buy another pair for my work office." —Donald Sensing

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in 22 styles).

    25. A vitamin C serum that's the perfect catch-all product for anyone trying to lessen dark circles, sun spots, redness, and breakouts. If you've been wanting to expand your skincare routine but don't know where to start, vitamin C is a great step!

    A split photo of a face with some breakouts and the same face with the breakouts gone.

    Promising review: "I was originally spending a lot more for a Kiehl's pore tightening and face brightening serum. When I heard from a friend about this serum, I was doubtful it would be effective, but I WAS BLOWN AWAY by the results even within two weeks! I have been using this vitamin C serum and I have seen unbelievable results! I really cant believe it! My pores are a lot tighter and my major dark sun spot has faded. I will be reordering it and I have recommended it to many friends." —Annalyssa Lee

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    Check out "This Vitamin C Face Serum May Give You The Best Dang Skin Of Your Life" for more info!

    26. A tongue scraper so residue on your tongue doesn't stand between you and fresh breath. It takes literally five seconds to get all that ickiness off, and it'll be well worth it.

    Promising review: "It's hard to review this product without grossing people out but I think the truth needs to get out. There is some nasty stuff on your tongue that a toothbrush cannot remove, especially in the back. This thing allows you to remove it easily without gagging yourself by trying to shove a toothbrush down your throat. I was definitely surprised the first time I used it how much material I removed, and yes that stuff smells bad. After that first time I couldn't get anywhere near as much off of my tongue which tells me that the material had been there a while. My breath is noticeably better now. This is a very simple tool and it cleans up well since it's just a piece of stainless steel and rubber handles." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $6.19.

    27. A cable protector to keep all of your precious electronics safe from wear and tear. "The Fray": great early-2000s band, terrible (and preventable) fate for your cords.

    Promising review: "I hate to recall how many new iPhone chargers and MacBook power bricks I've had to buy over the years as the originals gradually frayed at the connector ends until they stopped working altogether. These inexpensive little coils wind right around the connector base and first half inch or so of the cord to keep it from bending and ultimately breaking at the join. Genius." —ElleNWC

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $5.99 (available in four colors).

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