Skip To Content

    25 Helpful Little Products That Made Me Wonder, "Why Haven't I Tried This Before?"

    Are these game changers? Abso-frickin'-lutely.

    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 β€” prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. An mattifying facial roller that will help give your skin a velvety matte finish in seconds. The secret is the volcanic stone that actually sucks up all the oils on your skin's surface while you roll it over your face. And reviewers love that it's an environmentally-friendly alternative to classic blotting sheets!

    A person rolls the facial roller over their face, leaving it looking smooth and oil-free
    @revlon / Via

    And don't fret if it gets gunky β€” simply twist the top to release the stone then give it a scrub with soap and warm water.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $18.76.

    2. A Scrubbing Bubbles toilet stamp that'll keep your porcelain throne looking (and smelling) fresh as a daisy, while minimizing chore time in the process. And it's super easy to use, too β€” just stamp it into your toilet bowl and get on with your business!

    Alice Prendergast/BuzzFeed

    Each pack comes with 24 stamps and each stamp lasts about 12 days. Check out a full review of the Scrubbing Bubbles toilet stamp (it's #3)!

    Get it from Amazon Canada for $9.98.

    3. These awesome webcam covers that'll fit on basically all your devices and keep you protected from hackers and weird peeping Toms. While there are literally millions of different versions of this product online, I love that these are designed to install only once β€” they have a handy slider that allows you to use your camera when you want to, and protect your privacy when you don't.

    Amazon / Via

    Plus, they're super thin and easy to install.

    Get a set of three on Amazon Canada for $5.89+ (available in two packs).

    4. These ice pop pouches, so you can make your own freezies this summer. Using them couldn't be any easier β€” just blend up your favourite mix of fruits (and booze, if you're feeling spicy), and pour into the resealable sleeves.

    Amazon / Via

    Reviewers love that they're a healthier alternative to store-bought freeze pops β€” just make sure you use a spout or a funnel to make filling them up easier!

    Get a pack of 18 on Amazon Canada for $4.64 (also available in a pack of 36).

    5. A stainless steel roll-up kitchen rack that'll help with dish drying and kitchen prep, without taking up all your precious counter space. The sturdy design has rubber tips to keep it locked in place, and when you're done, just roll it up and stash away!

    Amazon / Via

    Reviewers say it's lightweight, easy to clean, and can even be used as an impromptu baking rack or trivet.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $27.99.

    6. An anti-chafe stick that'll help protect your skin from rubbing and irritation. This allergen-free miracle will make things like blisters and raw, red skin a problem of the past. Just swipe it on wherever you need and get on with your day.

    Amazon / Via

    Plus, it's sweat and moisture resistant, while still letting your skin breathe.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $13.99+ (available in three sizes).

    7. A wet wipe warmer that will making wiping your booty a lot more enjoyable. Sure, you could use boring, cold wipes, but why would you when you can pop 'em in this nifty gadget? It also has a built-in nightlight, which is great if you're the kind of person who gets up to pee in the middle of the night.

    Amazon / Via

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $27.98.

    8. These silicone scrubbies that'll help you get your face squeaky clean, while also gently exfoliating and getting rid of product build-up like nobody's business. These flexible little pads are covered in tiny silicone bristles, and they have a helpful handle on the back so it won't slip out of your hand when you're all lathered up.

    Amazon / Via

    Get a set of four on Amazon Canada for $10.99 (available in four other options).

    9. Some silicone egg poachers that'll be a tremendous help the next time you want to make some fancy Eggs Benny for Sunday brunch. These genius little doodads will keep your eggs contained, while optimizing water flow so that you get a perfect egg β€” every time.

    Amazon / Via, @oxo / Via

    Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $22.53.

    10. This purifying cap that'll sanitize the contents of your water bottle using powerful UV rays. This USB-rechargeable lid shoots disinfecting light into the depths of your bottle, killing 99.99% of all viruses and bacteria. It lasts for up to a week on a single charge, too!

    Crazy Cap / Via

    Get the cap and a stainless steel water bottle on Amazon Canada for $109.95.

    11. These silicone facial brushes that'll help you make the most out of all your expensive skincare products. Their shovel-like design means you can scrape out every last drop of your face masks and serums β€” and since they're made of non-absorbent silicone (instead of bristles), you won't lose any product during the application process.

    Amazon / Via

    Get a set of two on Amazon Canada for $2.60 (also available in a pack of four).

    12. A sleek electric corkscrew that'll help take some of the strain out of popping your favourite bottle of vino. The built-in rechargeable battery and transparent screw casing takes the guesswork (and effort) out of opening a bottle β€” and all you need to do is push one button to make the magic happen.

    The electric corkscrew on a counter next to corks and a half full wine glass
    Amazon / Via

    It even comes with a foil cutter to make things even easier. Reviewers say it works like a dream, and that a single charge allows you to open multiple bottles.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $35.99.

    13. Some waterproof hydrocolloid bandages that will actually help blisters, cuts, minor burns and scratches heal faster. I LOVE that they have a cushioned gel pad which helps to prevent pain and further chafing. And since they keep things protected and clean, your skin can actually focus on repairing itself.

    Victoria Kuglin / Via BuzzFeed

    I personally use these and love them! I've peeled one of these off to find my blister basically gone. Oh, and they're basically invisible, too!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $7.78.

    14. This magic scuff eraser that'll help clean up suede and nubuck like nobody's business. You don't need any water, either, so there's no mess β€” just make sure you take it slow on coloured fabrics to make sure you don't lift the dye.

    @crepprotect / Via, Crep Protect / Via

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $20.

    15. A couple of beauty product spatulas, so you can get the most out of all your fave skincare. There's nothing worse than tossing out a container with TONS of product still left in it!

    Kaysey Davis/BuzzFeed

    Read BuzzFeed writer Kaysey Davis' full review of these beauty product spatulas (it's #1)!

    Get a two-pack from Amazon Canada for $9.28.

    16. A gentle, acetone-free nail polish remover that'll tackle even the darkest nail shades (without stripping your claws of moisture). And since it's naturally derived, it's free of all common allergens β€” like gluten, parabens, talc, artificial colours and fragrances, and sodium laurel sulphates.

    The nail polish remover on a simple background, surrounded by other products from the same company
    Amazon / Via

    Worried it's not effective? Don't be. Reviewers say it tackles all kinds of polish (even glitter!) with ease, and doesn't leave behind any unpleasant chemical odours.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $9.03.

    17. This yolk separator that'll easily gulp up egg yolks, while leaving the whites untouched. Squeeze the soft silicone cheeks, bring the mouth to the yolk, and release β€” easy peasy!

    Amazon / Via

    It might seem gimmicky, but it's not! Made of food-grade silicone, it's totally nonstick, and wonderfully easy to clean. Reviewers say there's a bit of a learning curve to getting it just right, but once you do, it's smooth sailing.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $19.90.

    18. This treatment lotion that'll help take the ~ouch~ out of insect bites, thanks to its blend of aloe vera, baking soda, and tea tree oil. The ultra-gentle formula is designed for kids, which means it's non-stinging (even on the bites you've scratched into oblivion).

    After Bite / Via

    Plus, the tube is small enough to tuck into your pocket, purse, or bag so you can have relief on the go.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $4.47.

    19. A frozen herb keeper that'll basically turn any fresh leafy herb into a handy popsicle that you can chop or grate into your meals. Just pop in some freshly-washed herbs and stash it in the freezer. When you're craving some herbal action, twist the top β€” then just cut or grate over your dish!

    Amazon / Via

    Reviewers say it's helped them manage waste, and to enjoy out-of-season herbs all year round.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $14.05.

    20. These vacuum seal bottle stoppers that'll keep precious liquids (like wine) tasting fresh long after you've opened the bottle. They're ridiculously easy to use β€” just pop one of the included stoppers into the open bottle, then use the handheld vacuum to suction out the air and create an airtight seal on the bottle. Done!

    A hand uses the hand-held vacuum to pump air out of a glass bottle
    Amazon / Via

    Get the set of vacuum and two stoppers on Amazon Canada for $17.28+ (available in two colours and two packs).

    21. This magical shoe stretch spray that'll help snug footwear fit like an absolute dream. And it's incredibly easy to use β€” just spray it generously on your shoes, slip on a pair of your thickest socks, and putter around your place until the shoes dry.

    A bottle of the shoe stretch spray is seen on a soft fabric background
    Victoria Kuglin / Via BuzzFeed

    Reviewers say that it doesn't damage leather or other materials, and love that they can finally have perfectly-fitted footwear.

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.38.

    22. This shielding hand lotion that'll protect your mitts from harsh weather, soaps, irritants, and conditions like eczema and psoriasis. The hypoallergenic formula clings to skin for up to 12 hours without feeling greasy β€” it's like wearing a super conditioning pair of gloves!

    A person holds up a bottle of the lotion with towels in the background
    @glovesinabottleusa / Via

    Reviewers can't get enough! They say it's an awesome help for people who frequently wash their hands, and love that it dries down to a powder-like finish. One reviewer even said it helped cure their persistent dermatitis!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $17.97.

    23. This strawberry huller that'll help prep summer's best berry (don't @ me) for eating faster than you ever thought possible. The stainless steel claw helps to twist and remove the stem and core while keeping your precious berry intact. Plus, it also works great on tomatoes and other fruits and veggies!

    A close up of the strawberry huller coring a strawberry
    Amazon / Via

    Reviewers say it not only does the job quickly and efficiently, but also helps to minimize food waste. One reviewer even uses it to eliminate dark spots on potatoes!

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.

    24. This highly-rated hair finishing cream that'll help you corral all those wispy baby hairs into place, and give your mane a polished look. Even people with short hair, like me, can benefit β€” even though I can't wear my hair up, God help me if I blow dry my hair wrong! This lil' tube helps bust Alfalfa hair like nobody's business.

    A photo of the finishing cream next to a before and after shot of a person's hair, where the after shot is smooth and frizz free
    Amazon / Via

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $11.98.

    25. And finally, this antimicrobial touch tool that'll help you safely open doors, use ATMs, press buttons, and even use your phone. It's made of copper and brass, and even attaches to your keychain so you'll never leave home without it.

    Amazon / Via

    Get it on Amazon Canada for $15.99 (available in two colours).

    Me @ everything in this post:


    Looking for more great Canadian shopping content? We got you! Check out these genius products on Amazon Canada that might actually blow your mind, our recommendations for self-help books if you're just going through a tough time right now, and these beauty masks that'll basically turn you into a whole new person.