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    43 Useful Products Whose Before And After Pics Are Each Worth A Thousand Words

    Get your money's worth with these super effective products.

    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 fast-working calming cream for skin irritated by acne, sun exposure, or shaving. It'll also help repair damaged skin and prevent scarring.

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    Promising review: "Absolutely worth every single cent! I have severe rosacea that leaves my nose and cheeks dry, flaky, and breaking out. I’ve had little success with anything topical that will provide relief to my irritated skin. My sister recommended it to me when I was looking for a moisturizer after a severe sunburn that left my nose blistered and raw. I received my order Wednesday and applied it that night after washing my face. By Saturday afternoon my face is almost completely healed. The cream prevented peeling, and helped clear up my rosacea skin irritation! I’m completely amazed! I’ve applied less than a dime size over my face four times! My skin has truly never felt better! It’s got to be witchcraft because not even the different RXs I’ve tried over the years have produced these results. *I will note there was a very mild sting that lasted a couple of seconds when initially applying but that was likely due to the raw skin. It was completely bearable." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.

    2. A bump-erasing exfoliating body scrub if your "strawberry skin" is anything but sweet. Smooth skin FTW!

    a split reviewer photo of their arm before and after using the body scrub
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    Promising review: "I had 'chicken skin.' I’ve used this product for two weeks now and my 'chicken skin' has practically vanished! I will keep buying this product. I also feel it will last a long time as it is thick/dense and you don’t need to use a whole lot." —Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $10+ (available in three sizes). 

    3. A cable box that'll keep your cords safe, organized, and out of sight. No more worrying about cables overheating or your charging cords getting tangled!

    reviewer before and after images of tons of cables being reigned in by the cable box
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    Along with a cable box, you'll also get a cable sleeve, four cable clips, and six cable ties.

    Promising review: "This thing is amazing and really cleans up everything. The box was enough to fit my power strip, every cord plugged into it, and other cables that had excess length. Makes a big different to the look under your desk. Comes with a cable sleeve you can use to route cables together so it's not 20 individual cables coming down your wall. It does come with four of those sticky cable dots which are more useful than you would think. I used to not care about cable management because there were just too many cables to do anything with and many just barely reached. But this is totally worth it as the box alone will hide like 80% of the cable clutter alone. I went from over 30 cables to around 20 cables as I have upgraded my setup. This is definitely worth the money and everyone should buy one." —Matt Truffle

    Get it from Amazon for $23.45.

    4. Or a sleek cord organizer because your living room has a great aesthetic and you deserve a cute way to keep cables and wires out of view.

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    Great Useful Stuff is a California-based small business with a wide selection of home and lifestyle products. This box includes the unit and six magnetic spools to keep the cords organized.

    BuzzFeed Shopping writer Daniel Boan says:

    "When Great Useful Stuff sent this to me for review, I thought it would simply be a cute way to keep my chargers from falling under my desk and becoming impossible to find, but I didn't realize how it would basically transform my space. As you can see above, I had a wildly unacceptable pile of wires on my floor that was becoming so big I almost started asking it to chip in for rent. When the box arrived, I untangled the cords, placed my power strip in the bottom of the box, then threaded the wires through the holes at the top (it also comes with magnetic attachments for looping excess length in the wires, but I didn't even need to use those). Now my cords are cleverly concealed and so much easier to manage — which makes me feel like I ever so slightly have my life together. I said slightly."

    Get it from Great Useful Stuff for $69.99 (available in three styles).

    5. An oven cleaner so powerful you might just convince yourself you replaced your oven altogether. This heavy-duty cleaner can remove grime, stains, and caked-on food in three minutes!

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    Just be sure to take the necessary precaution when dealing with this chemical product.

    Promising review: "WOW! This works wonders! This product is so easy to use. You really just need to spray, wait a few minutes, and you can literally wipe off the grease! I highly recommend it." —Sadys Ford

    Get it from Amazon for $10.65.

    6. Or an eco-friendly oven scrub cleaner for tackling all the caked-on messes you've learned to ignore. It's made with natural ingredients (including pumice stone and baking soda), so you'll get your oven back without all the toxic fumes.

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    Cleaning Studio is a small business based in Fairfield, Connecticut, that specializes in natural cleaning products.

    Promising review: "This product is amazing! It works fast with pretty minimal elbow grease. The stainless-steel sponge that comes with it makes it easier. And it smells great!" —Melissa C.

    Get it from Cleaning Studio on Etsy for $19.99+ (available in a plastic or glass jar).

    7. An over-cabinet hair care station to keep your dryer, straightener, and curler neat and untangled.

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    Promising review: "This product did exactly what I needed it to. Before, all my items were in a drawer and the cords were a pain, but this metal basket minimized clutter, kept things organized and separate, and it also looks nice. It fits two of my blow dryers, a flat iron, and a curling wand. The bars are adjustable as well. Worth the buy." —Alyssa Jewell

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in six finishes).

    8. An Essence mascara if you're looking for bold and intense lashes even *you* will think came from falsies.

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    Promising review: "I don’t usually write reviews of products but this one is worth it!!! I loooove it! For the price, it is the best mascara I have ever used, hands down! My lashes are short and very light-colored. This stuff lasts all day and doesn’t smudge and is reasonably easy to remove with makeup remover. My new fave mascara for sure!!!" —Amazon Customer

    Check out BuzzFeed editor Kayla Boyd's Essence Lash Princess mascara review!

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    9. A Revlon hot-air brush that'll dry, style, and add volume to your hair in one fell swoop! With this oval brush, you can say goodbye to tangles and frizz.

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    Have coilier hair? The Revlon paddle brush hair dryer might work better for you!

    Promising review: "Amazing product. I wish I found this 20 years ago!! I have naturally curly hair and enjoy a nice blowout without having that pin straight 'burnt' flat iron look. This product helped me achieve the blowout look in about five minutes (yes five!). When it comes to hair, I’m a super novice and this is by far the easiest most effective (inexpensive) blow out. I would give this more than five stars if I could. Where has it been all my life?!?!" —Sara Kovach

    Get it from Amazon for $34.88+ (available in seven colors).

    10. A water-based instant carpet spot remover because all cleanups should be quick and easy! No matter the stain — pet accidents, grease, red wine, coffee, rust, food, dirt, and grime — it'll be gone in mere moments.

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    Promising review: “Love love love Folex!! Super easy to use. The bottle does exactly what it says. My chairs were SUPER DIRTY from my 2.5-year-old grandson eating and feeding dogs. I couldn’t believe how easy it was and how clean they got after just one use. Mind blown!!” —Carobnty

    Get it from Amazon for $12.67.

    11. The Pink Stuff cleaning paste so no sticky saucepans, streaky stainless steel, or gunked-up glass shall prosper against you or this versatile and easy-to-use cleaner. This can also remove those colorful drawings your kids left on your white walls!

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    Promising review: "I need this in bulk!! I have tried so many cleaning solutions to get out hard cooking stains on my stove top and nothing worked! This stuff took it right out without a problem!!" —Micaela Gunderson

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    12. A bottle of dandruff shampoo formulated with ketoconazole to relieve and control flaking, scaling, and itching caused by dandruff. Clean and clear scalps for all!

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    Promising review: "MIRACLE PRODUCT! If you have a flaky scalp from dandruff, BUY THIS. I was about to go to the dermatologist if this stuff didn’t work. Thank goodness I saved myself hundreds of dollars by giving this product a shot. I used it four of five times (over a month) and it cleared my scalp almost completely. One more use and my scalp will be 120% healed! This stuff blew my mind. Totally worth it." —chris

    Get it from Amazon for $14.84.

    13. A bottle of non-toxic Sunny & Honey Carpet Miracle for uprooting stains as old as the Tree of Life™. Say goodbye to the spots and splotches caused by dirt tracks, pet accidents, and food spills!

    before and after of a reviewer's carpet looking cleaner and brighter after 10 minutes of work, plus a test strip through a dirty patch showing how clean it gets the carpet
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    This solution works great with Bissell, Hoover, McCulloch, Rug Doctor, Kenmore, and Carpet Express vacuum cleaners.

    Sunny & Honey is a family-run small business making cleaning products safe enough to use around pets and powerful enough to get rid of pet stains.

    Promising review: "Worth every penny. I’ve bought this product so many times now I have it on auto ship! Saw the reviews and figured I’d give it a try. My cat likes to pee over the litter box and stained the brand new carpet. I used this in my Bissell and it took all the stain and smell out!!! I’ll never use another cleaner." —Wendy

    Get it from Sunny & Honey on Amazon for $19.97+ (available in two sizes).

    14. An organic and all-natural snout soother if your pup's nose has gone from cute as a button to crusty as overbaked bread.

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    This has over 10,000 5-star ratings on Amazon!

    Promising review: "Well, I have never before been so shocked at the effectiveness of a product. Our 5-year-old Frenchie, Carol, had a nose that was so crusty it was sprouting these long strands of more crust. There was literally crust on crust on crust. The nose had strings of crust. This nose was so crusty and repulsive it was almost beautiful. Her nose might have resembled the rarest, most exotic geode to be mined from the rarest mine in Guatemala. A friend recommended Snout Soother for Carol's repulsive nose. I was worried she would just lick it all off and it wouldn't work. We never imagined she could have a regular, soft, moist nose again. Honestly this product is some magic stuff! Unbelievable results in three to five days. No one paid me to write this." —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

    15. A brow pomade (aka Boy Brow) from Glossier that both thickens *and* conditions your eyebrows. Perfectly soft and fluffed brows are only a few flicks (and clicks) away!

    before and after images of a model's brows
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    Promising review: "I wore this to a festival, and it stayed on through infinite sweat there. After the festival, I got hit by a car on the side of the road and after getting pulled out from under a car and going to the hospital, the only intact part of my makeup when I left the hospital was this brow product." —Glossier Customer

    Get it from Glossier for $16 (available in five colors).

    16. A bottle of Wet & Forget shower cleaner because no one wants to scrub their bathtub clean. With this, you'll just spray it on, wait 8–12 hours, then rinse it off. Super easy!

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    Promising review: “I had a horrible gray ring in the bottom of my shower that was impossible to remove. I tried the Dawn Dish Soap method (with a lot of scrubbing) and toilet bowl cleaner to try to remove the soap scum. My next step was to tear out and replace the shower pan and tile. I figured this was my last chance. I ordered the Wet and Forget Shower Spray and really coated the shower walls and floor pan and walked away. I CANNOT begin to tell you how happy I was to rinse down the walls sometime later and watch all that crud roll right down the drain!! This is the best product I have ever used in my life!! Works great and no toxic fumes!!” —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.89.

    17. A non-toxic pet urine stain removing spray so you can finally and fully reclaim your home from years-old dark spots on your couch, and the scent of cat pee emanating from your rug.

    Reviewer image of a stained carpet
    Reviewer image of same carpet now clean

    Rocco & Roxie is a family-run small business making everything you and your pet need to live a clean and fun life. From treats to toys, they've got what you need!

    Promising review: "I don’t know how I ever survived without this. There’s tons of 'pet stain/odor remover' products out there, but this by far is the absolute best. I cringed paying the $20 for it when others are between $5–$10, but I have NO ISSUES paying now. I foster dogs, some puppies, some older, some not housebroken, and every room in my house is carpeted except the kitchen, which means I have lots of accidents. I spray enough to saturate if it’s a lot of urine, let it soak for 10 minutes, then wipe it up with a hand towel. Then I put a larger towel on top of it if it’s in a high-traffic area until it’s completely dry. It’s taken out every stain and, more importantly, the odor is gone! I will never stop buying this product. I recommend it to everyone who has dogs!" —Shelley

    Get it from Rocco & Roxie on Amazon for $19.97.

    18. A stainless-steel foot file and callus remover to get rid of tough skin and cracks with no effort at all. Dry, discolored skin? Not here!

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    Promising review: "After comparing foot files and reading the reviews, I decided to order this foot file. Living with chronic pain conditions has made it almost impossible to get out and go to the nail salon on a regular basis. I needed a way that I could 'maintain' my feet in between pedicure appointments, and purchasing this foot file was definitely a great decision. I couldn't believe how well and easily it removed the dead skin from the bottom of my feet. The only other product that I used was a tiny amount of callus remover to help remove the unwanted dry skin. I couldn't believe how well it worked and my feet felt so much better. I would highly recommend using caution when it comes to the amount of skin that you slough off. Otherwise, you could remove too many layers of skin, leaving your feet sensitive to touch or painful when walking on them. If you are looking for a way to maintain your feet on your own then look no further! The price is competitive, the quality is top notch, and it couldn't be any easier to use." —Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    19. Or a professional-grade callus-removing gel that'll remove years worth of calluses quick and easy. Just presoak your feet, apply the gel, let it do its magic, and rinse!

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    Promising review: "This stuff blew my mind. I had a large, painful callus on my foot that I could never get off. This made it disappear in 30 seconds with a foot rasp. I kid you not. I almost don’t trust how well this worked. This is a holy grail product!" —Dani G.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    20. A pack of teeth-whitening pens for getting shiny white teeth for far less money than you might've thought. This pen's soft-bristle brush is perfect for anyone with sensitive teeth. It even makes application as easy as saying CHEESE!

    reviewer before and after of yellow teeth becoming significantly whiter
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    Promising review: “I was hesitant to try a new teeth whitening product after using harsh whitening strips that caused pain and lingering sensitivity. But, as a coffee and red wine drinker, I wanted to find a solution. This teeth whitening pen is terrific. Easy to use, works well and does not have the downside of either the strips or the $450 option at the dentist. I also really love this product since whitening my front teeth is the objective. It is a great value as I anticipate the two pens that are included will last one year. I will definitely buy this again and am very happy to recommend it.” —Rebecca Shehee

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    21. A foaming car upholstery cleaner because one too many juice box accidents have turned your seats into a stained kingdom.

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    Promising review: "So I had a spot on my dash that I wanted to clean and grabbed this stuff because I figured my car could use some TLC over the years. Well, I went to clean one small part and ended up almost detailing the entire inside of both front and back driver and passenger side doors. It worked so well, so fast, and smelled good that I couldn't stop. My car looks brand-new!" —Michael

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49.

    22. A rejuvenating eye cream whose all-natural and vegan ingredients absorb quickly into the skin to start the process of brightening and lifting your under-eye area. Perpetual late nights got nothing on this cream!

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    Promising review: "I'm 27 going on 28 and I have been using this eye cream for close to two years. I have some lines under my eyes (genetic) and I wanted to get a head start on facial care. I was drawn to this eye cream because it was vegan and natural. It also had rave reviews, so what could go wrong? Absolutely nothing! I have nothing but good things to say about this eye cream because it has actually worked for my under eye 'wrinkles,' genetic and all. As this is pretty rich and I have combination skin, I haven't tried it on my whole face and I don't really want to. However, I can see how someone with dry skin would absolutely LOVE this for their entire face. A little goes a very long way and one bottle can last up to three to four months, which is well worth the price!" —Paulina

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three sizes).

    23. An allergy supplement — help your itchy pup stop scratching due to skin, seasonal, or environmental allergens. It's also rich with vitamins, antioxidants, and probiotics said to support digestion and immunity.

    Promising review: "Absolutely the best product. It saved my itchy goldendoodle! We tried changing food, Benadryl, medicated shampoo, fish oil, everything you can imagine...nothing worked long-term. He was itching his face so badly he would make himself bleed. Had sores and scabs all over his face and neck. I bought these because they had good reviews and I was desperate. It changed his life! He no longer scratches AT ALL! His coat looks great and all of his sores are healed. He’s the happiest he’s been which makes me a very happy momma. He is also very picky and never eats treats...he eats these every time, so that’s an added bonus!" —Darcie Nation

    Get them from Amazon for $26.97.

    24. A toilet bowl ring remover that'll help you scrub away any rust or lime buildup on your porcelain throne.

    On the left a before picture of a customer's toilet with yellow stains. On the right an after picture of the stains gone from the toilet bowl.
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    Promising review: "I bought a house and the toilets were stained BAD. This product was recommended to avoid having to buy a whole new toilet. And it worked INCREDIBLY! My toilet looks brand-new again! Highly suggest trying this product before buying a whole new toilet!!" —JollyLady

    Get it from Amazon for $11.40.

    25. A tub of O'Keeffe's hand cream so there's no more suffering from dry, cracked, and sensitive skin. This cream restores moisture and promotes healing, so you can finally go back to living.

    Promising review: "I have suffered from splitting and cracking fingers every fall and winter for years. I tried Eucerin, Lubriderm, and Gold Bond creams, but none seemed to relieve the splitting from reoccurring. I tried O'Keeffe's Working Hands Cream and within two and a half days, the splitting and cracking were no longer a factor. Since using the cream, I have not suffered any more cracking or splitting. I am on a busy schedule and only use it at night when I go to bed. It says it's nongreasy but you can definitely feel a slick texture on your hands once applied. That's why I use it at night before bed when I don't have to open doorknobs, touch smartphones, or shake hands. It has the texture of cake icing, goes on smooth, and works into the skin quickly. It has no smell I can detect. I am so glad I found this cream, it has ended years of split and cracked fingers/hands." —T.H.

    Our O'Keeffe's Working Hands Cream deep dive goes into more details, so be sure to check it out.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98.

    26. An electric fabric shaver to safely save your clothes from pills, fuzz, and matted fibers.

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    Promising review: "This thing is excellent. I just 'repaired' two cashmere sweaters and one modal-blend jersey top to like-new condition. The waste compartment fills up quickly and will start clogging the blades if not emptied frequently. I will share one trick I found for emptying the area around the blades. Remove the waste compartment and hold the unit vertically over a garbage can while turning the defuzzer on. Blades will spin and the rest of the pills will fall out. Enjoy." —Fine Print Reader

    Get it from Amazon for $13.49+ (available in five colors and two styles).

    27. A heavy-duty steam cleaner for chemical-free cleaning that'll leave you *and* your carpets, tiles, and sealed wood floors beaming!

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    Promising review: "I work as a house painter and handyman. Generally, I avoid wallpaper removal, but every now and again I find myself in a situation where it has to be done. One such a situation came up recently, and I went out and rented an Earlex Wallpaper steamer, same as I've done before any other time. The job was kind of got bigger than we had expected (removing wallpaper to find MORE wallpaper behind it! Ugh!) and so one of my helpers brought his steamer into the jobsite to help out. Holy cow, the difference. It has a smaller reservoir for water, but it is not constant-on, like the Earlex is. Also it heats up to readiness in about eight minutes, rather than 45 for the Earlex. Additionally, the steam comes out at a higher volume than the Earlex. Pretty much on any measurement axis, the McCulloch is superior." —MadDogMaddux

    Get it from Amazon for $139.99.

    28. A pack of 20 space-saving hangers your closet will thank you for. These will easily double the amount of space in your closet (so you can finally justify all the things in your shopping cart).

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    Promising review: "I love these! I’m currently using 15 in my closet. My closet is small, and these work so much better than I expected. My clothes aren’t wrinkled, and the hangers are sturdy. I have heavy shirts and sweaters hanging on every space, and the hangers feel like they can still take more. They are also easy to take up and down." —Rachel L. Phillips

    Get a 20-pack from Amazon for $23.99 (also available in a 10-pack).

    29. A bottle of Goo Gone foaming spray — quickly cut through grease and oil without harming your surfaces.

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    Promising review: "Wow! A degreaser that actually works! I love the foam which starts to work immediately on my stove top as well as cookware and other kitchen surfaces." —P. Webb

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in two sizes).

    30. A pack of Bottle Bright cleaning tablets that'll take care of the tough stains and persistent odors living in your travel mugs and water bottles. The best part is, there's no scrubbing involved. So you get super clean gear with minimal effort!

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    These tablets are biodegradable, chlorine-free, and environmentally safe.

    Promising review: "At work we have stainless-steel coffee pots with a plastic top that no one cleans and they are often left on for hours at a time. The bottoms got very gross and someone tried to clean them with hot water and soap, but not much happened. I bought these, added hot water and two tablets (since they are bigger than a water bottle) and let the pots sit over night. So much came off with no scrubbing! I then soaked again for about another hour with two more and almost all of the grime was gone. I did scrub just a tiny bit to get all the stains out with a brush I had and you can see the difference between the before and after! They are almost like new! I did this on two pots and we were all amazed by the results. Ordering more so that we can clean regularly since it’s so easy!" —Heather

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $8.

    31. A makeup brush cleansing shampoo from EcoTools because the black eyeshadow brushes you've been using used to be white. This hypoallergenic shampoo will return your brushes and sponges to their former glory.

    on the left, a reviewer's makeup brush looking dirty and on the right, the same cleaning brush now looking clean
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    Pair with an electric spinner to get the cleanest clean possible!

    Promising review: "I love how clean my makeup tools feel after using this product. It breaks down the makeup buildup and the brushes feel so soft and like new. The only downside is the bottle feels a tad small, but it seems a little goes a long way, so I'm happy with this product. This was my second time ordering. :)" —Kat

    Get it from Amazon for $6.25.

    32. A pack of Affresh dishwasher cleaner tablets so you don't risk limescale and mineral buildup affecting your dishwasher's performance. Because if a dishwasher can't properly wash dishes...it's essentially just a wet cabinet.

    series of reviewer before and after images of a dirty dishwasher becoming clean
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    Promising review: “I started getting white streaks all over my dishes; that never happened before. I thought it was my detergent and changed it, but no difference. Clean dishes with this weird white film on them. I'd wash them by hand, then put them back in the dishwasher, and white film again! Then I did an internet search to figure out what was going on (a dishwasher is an incredibly simple piece of machinery) and found this! Bought it. Used it. Dishes are clean again!” —Carey Holzman 

    Get six tablets from Amazon for $5.98.

    33. A skin-repairing body oil chock-full of natural oils good to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks. Its skin renewal formula will help get rid of acne scars, surgery scars, and so much more!

    image of lower half of reviewer's face covered in red scars from shingles
    image of the same reviewer with drastically fewer marks and scars
    image of the same reviewer with no scars on their face

    Just make sure to use sunscreen with this since it can make you a bit more sensitive to the sun.

    Promising review: "Bio-Oil is the BEST skin product on the market. I use it as a twice a day — morning and before I go to bed. Small lines have disappeared. My skin is very smooth and seems to glow. A doctor recommended this to one of my friends who told me about it. I have bought several bottles as gifts. Be patient. It will take a few months for you to see notice the changes. I am 71 years old. No one paid me to write this." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $8.92+ (available in three sizes).

    34. An acne-fighting body wash for anyone with stubborn skin. Formulated using 10% benzoyl peroxide, this wash is gentle on skin but harsh on acne!

    right side of reviewers face covered in acne and acne scars
    the same reviewer's face now completely clear

    Promising review: "For years I have struggled with really embarrassing back acne. I was a field hockey goalie in high school (gross, sweaty pads on my body) and played lacrosse in college (constant sweating under the hot Florida sun). Even after college, my back acne continued and left embarrassing scars. Now I’m 25 and still workout a lot, so my persisting back acne is SO embarrassing. All I ever wanted to do was wear a low open back dress and feel comfortable. And unfortunately, I don’t have health insurance so going to the dermatologist was out of the picture. About to give up and get laser treatment for my back, I ran across this wash and decided to give it a try. And WOW. I actually wish I had taken a before picture, but I think I was too embarrassed by my back to do so. Now I NEVER get back breakouts and it’s even healed some of my scarring! I’m so happy I found this product!! I wish I had found it years ago!" —joanna youssef

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes).

    35. A pack of Magic Erasers that'll easily scrub oil off a stove or soap scum off a shower wall in between deep cleans. We know it takes a while to restore enough elbow grease to do that kind of cleaning again.

    before and after reviewer images of a wall once covered in crayon and markers now completely mark-free
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    Promising review: "This is as magical as unicorns!!! Buy NOW! I use it everywhere...walls, baseboards, mirrors, window panes, cupboards, floors, lamps, glass, faucets...everything looks brand new. Just got red hair dye that had been there for over a year off the wall in a minute. Made shower glass look brand new after five years of hard-water stains. Tried to show this in photo — left side is cleaned and right side hasn’t been cleaned. This is the cleaning magic wand you’ve always wanted." —Michela

    Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $11.99.

    36. A grout and sealant stain remover because your tiles deserve to gleam against a clean background. Just apply it, wait, and rinse the stains away. You read that right, there's no scrubbing needed!

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    Promising review: “The grout around our tub was DISGUSTING. It was never caulked right and it got gross very quickly. I would scrub. The cleaning lady would scrub. It would get worse. Well, I was scrolling through Facebook as you do and came across one of those BuzzFeed lists. I am a sucker for those lists. But this stuff made me curious. I don’t know why it doesn’t have 10,000 good reviews. Seriously. All I did was squeeze it on and walk away. I let it sit overnight. Check this out. Buy it. Like today.” —KarynB

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    37. A pet hair remover so good you might not recognize your couch after just one use! And because it doesn't use disposable adhesive strips, you can use this thing over and over and over and over and...

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    A now clean case

    Promising review: "I am allergic to cats so here I am with two cats that shed like crazy. Their hair is covering all the furniture. I have special pet covers on my bed to protect my comforter but I hate having to sleep under it since my cats sleep on my bed. I have tried so many cat hair remover brushes, gloves, sponges that never worked. I was ready to shave the cats and call it a day. Then along comes the ChomChom brush. It not only has the lint roller but a bar that collects the hair. I love the little hairball container of the roller so I don't have to spend time cleaning off the lint brush. I can't believe this product works! I have an off-white couch and I didn't realize how much hair there was. After I used it, my couch looked lighter in color. I got my comforter cleaned off in minutes. It's a simple and inexpensive way to cure your pet hair woes." —Dondi

    Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

    38. A bottle of Fanola purple shampoo to help brighten your hair without spending $$$ on a trip to the salon. It tones down any pesky yellow hues so your hair's color is more even.

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    Just make sure you don't use it for more than three minutes once a week, because this will turn your hair lavender — unless that's the goal!

    Promising review: "I have platinum-blonde hair and harsh water. My hair easily gets discolored no matter how little I wash it. I have used a number of high-end purple shampoos and thought they were all great quality. Until now. I didn't realize what I was missing in my life. I left this shampoo on for maybe three minutes and now my hair looks freshly toned to an icy blonde. I'll never live my life again without this shampoo." —Amazon Customer

    For more info, check out our Fanola No Yellow purple shampoo deep dive.

    Get it from Amazon for $7.29.

    39. A jar of Aquaphor's healing moisturizer for anyone suffering from dry, cracked, and sensitive skin. This healing ointment will not only restore moisture but also leave behind a protective barrier that promotes oxygen flow.

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    Promising review: "This stuff is a bit pricey, but you are paying for a quality solution for dry skin. Every time I try to use something cheaper, it doesn't work and I always come back to this. Nothing works like Aquaphor." —MCMXCVI

    "My son experienced some unbelievably wretched diaper rash and none of the usual products I had been using were making the rash better and the application of the zinc-based creams were painful. Someone recommended I try this, and I have never turned back! Every time there is a reoccurrence of diaper rash, a day or so of applying Aquaphor, the rash clears up. Now and again I try other diaper creams, but when there is actual irritation, nothing comes close." —Incoherent Threads

    Get it from Amazon for $13.05.

    40. A plant-based face serum whose blend of vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, witch hazel, and jojoba oil will give you skin so bright, you'll light up every room you enter. Fresh-looking skin is just a bottle away!

    Promising review: "I am prone to the rare chin breakout during that time of the month. After reading so many reviews, I gave this a shot and I'm very glad I did. My skin has cleared up considerably in the three months I've been using this product. I put it on every morning under my makeup, after my shower, and again before bed. WOW my skin looks so great! The texture is smoother, I have even less small acne than before and overall I see a marked improvement in my complexion. Love this stuff and will continue to buy it over and over each time the bottle runs out." —C. Morris

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes).

    41. A dark spot-correcting cream that'll also work to repair sun damage, discoloration, and acne marks!

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    Skinergy Beauty is a Latinx woman-owned small beauty brand dedicated to brightening, nourishing, and bringing life back to your skin.

    Promising review: “I don’t even know where to start! I love everything about this product. This is my second purchase and it’s a staple at this point. A couple of months ago I was having really bad hormonal acne, and in less than a week I have seen my dark pigmentation fade away! Just such a lovely product! Results are guaranteed.” —Catherine 

    Get it from Skinergy Beauty for $54.99.

    42. A set of three stainless-steel scrubbers from Scotch-Brite so your pots and pans can return to their former glory! Goodbye soil and burnt-on foods!