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1. A scar cream that’ll help you heal painful reminders of past injuries. No longer will you be haunted by that time you spilled boiling hot pasta water on your foot!
Promising review: “In November, I dropped my hair straightener on my ankle causing a serious burn. Once it became a scar, it was very dark and purple. I ordered this at the end of December and applied it every night after the shower and it is almost completely gone! I am very happy with the product because I never thought it would go away! 10/10 recommend!” —David Bouchelle
Get it from Amazon for $22.92.
A draft-blocker to keep warm air in and bugs/pest out. Love a multitasker!
And! It’ll muffle outside noises, particularly helpful if you’re currently quarantining with loud people.
Promising review: “I used it to close the gap in some of the rooms in our house. We are working from home and closing the air gaps reduces sound traveling between rooms and also enables better air conditioning.” —manikandan
Get a set of two from Amazon for $9.95 (available in five colors).
Heel blister patches that are meant to line your sneakers so you can walk and run without painful rubbing.
Promising review: “These are amazing. I had a pair of flats for work that were digging holes into the back of my heels and these things completely solved the problem. They are paper-thin, so they don’t change the fit of your shoe. They worked so well that I ended up buying more for a second pair of shoes that were giving me the same problem. The ONLY downside to these is how pricey they are — $12 a pair is pretty steep. That said, you get what you pay for and these really are excellent.” —KB
Get them from Amazon for $13.49.
Slow cooker liners so you don’t have to yank the heavy pot out of the cooker to clean it.
Promising review: “Why? Why would you want to scrub your giant Crockpot? Well, now you don’t have to — these liners are the perfect solution for your Crockpot needs. Simply place it in your crockpot like you would a trash bag, add all of your ingredients, cook, and then when you’re all done…just trash the liner! I’ve been using these for years and I will never go back to scrubbing the tough cooked on food from the day’s cooking. I have never once had a liner with a leak and I really feel like Reynolds has helped make kitchen cleanup so much easier with this smart product.” —Katie B.
Get it from Amazon for $2.98.
A pair of colorful ear buds that are 1. durable, 2. cheap, 3. not tinny-sounding, and 4. super pretty.
I have a blue pair of these and can confirm they’re pretty good for the price. They also last way longer than other headphones I’ve bought — I’ve had these babies for like two years now!
Promising review: “I am at work, next to the window, and there is a LITERAL JACKHAMMER outside the window. I have these headphones in, listening to music, and I can’t hear it at all. If you want that in your life, these are the earbuds for you.” —megallo
Get them from Amazon for $9.50+ (available in eight colors).
A tube of primer to ensure your amazing makeup masterpiece stays put all day long.
Promising review: “So let me start by saying I have used nearly every eyeshadow primer available. From high-end to low — Mac, Lorac, Urban Decay…they don’t hold a candle to Thank Me Later.I have very oily skin. I use this primer and my shadow lasts a full eight hours or more. I could get maybe five or six out of the other brands, if I’m lucky. I got this as a sample in my Ipsy bag, and I had to buy the full-size product straight away! I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. Thank you Elizabeth Mott for finally making a primer that lasts! I love this stuff!” —Melissa Mae
Get it from Amazon for $13.48.
A set of roasting sticks that work sooo much better than, idk, just a random stick you found on the ground.
Each comes with a different color handle and all extend to 34 inches.
Promising review: “We’ve owned these sticks for over a month and have used them about five times at adult gatherings. It’s fun to have friends over around the fire and an easy meal with a few added sides. We’ve eaten hot dogs more times in one month than we have in a year. They are designed well and just what you need for your roasting pleasure. We’ve roasted hot dogs and marshmallows on them and have not been disappointed. I love the different colors to distinguish each person’s stick. After use, I give a quick wash with the dish wand, dry, put the little red tubes back on the ends, stick them in the bag, and their ready to go for the next time. I’m happy with my purchase!” —Nikkikole
Get a set of six from Amazon for $19.95.
Promising review: “I have a pair of black leather flats that stank so badly my husband would yell at me if I took them off anywhere near him. But I love the shoes! So I had to find something to make the stench go away without leaving me with an allergic reaction. Mini Moso was the answer. I honestly couldn’t believe it. A few days after placing them in my prized off shoes, I took a whiff from about a foot away. Nothing. I got closer. Nothing. I stuck my nose practically in the shoe. Ok, maybe that’s pushing things, but I’ve got to tell you that 95% of the broken-in leather grossness was gone. So happy!” —Erin
Get a pair from Amazon for $9.95.
Promising review: “I can’t believe how well these worked. Sleeping pills and things to help me sleep haven’t been very helpful in the past. So being skeptical, I took twice the dosage. I ate four of the gummies instead of two. I figured it would help me get a much-needed nap and instead it might as well have caused me to go into a coma. Lol. I don’t know what you guys created but…I’m a huge fan. Knocked me right out! P.S. Only take the correct amount.” —Austin M
Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in three sizes).
Mother Earth-approved bamboo towels said to replace up to six month’s worth of paper towels. They’re stronger (see: watermelon pic) and more durable than the other kind so you can reuse ’em.
I’m not sure *why* you would use a paper towel to hold a watermelon under the faucet but it’s certainly a striking example of the strength of bamboo! Anyway, all you have to do when you’re done using one is throw it in the wash. One roll replaces 60 traditional paper towel rolls.
Promising review: “I clean for a living, so using these on the job as well as my home makes life much easier, and I can feel better about not being so wasteful. I use them for drying my hands, cleaning the countertops, and as a reusable Swiffer pad for floors. What I do is mark each one with a Sharpie. My first initial for hands and face at home, ‘C’ for cleaning counters and ‘F’ for floor. What I love about these the most is they dry a lot quicker than regular towels and washing them is super easy. Dirt and grime tends to just rinse right out. Even on the mop pads. It’s incredible. Now I don’t have to waste money buying the Swiffer refills. These are different to use but it’s worth figuring out what works for you!! A must buy for eco-friendly cleaning!” —Joyce
Get a roll of 20 sheets from Amazon for $8.99.
A tea organizer that will ~leaf~ you with so much more space.
Promising review: “Do I really need a tea bag organizer? That’s what I was thinking when I ordered this. And when I took it out of the box. And when I filled the first little bag holder. But as the pile of empty boxes grew larger, I knew the answer was yes, I do need a tea bag organizer. I was using a whole shelf and a half of jumbled tea boxes, which I had to sift through to look for a specific tea. In the end, I think this held about eight or nine boxes of tea bags (I crammed some of them). I am so happy that I got this!” —Sarah C.
Get it from Amazon for $24.99,
A waffle stick maker for delicious, dippable waffles any time. Life is so much better when you have a waffle in each hand.
Promising review: “I do not normally rave about kitchen appliances but I love this little guy! I impulse bought it after reading some reviews and craving waffles. It seriously is the best waffle maker I have ever used. We had a more expensive one that would flip to cook evenly, but this thing has that beat by a mile. I have used it a dozen times and the waffles come out perfect every time. I spray with vegetable oil before pouring in 1/3 cup of batter (as other reviewers have noted it does not come with a measuring cup) and then set a timer for four minutes. When I am done, I just unplug it and let it cool, then wipe it off with a cloth. I know the color and cartoonish logo may turn some people off but I seriously recommend this iron to everyone.” —leahas
Get it from Amazon for $20.10.
A tea tree oil foot soak that can help with various problems like odor, fungus, infections, athlete’s foot, and more.
Promising review: “I started using this product thinking it wouldn’t work, but I loved it. I began to see changes two and half months after using the product, and now that my nail is fully recovered now, I really recommend this product. I advise you to have patience when using it and don’t despair. Follow the instructions as stated in the package and be consistent everyday.” —Agueda Salazar
Get it from Amazon for $14.49.
An under-desk peddling device so you can do something about your fidgeting feet that’s not, say, kicking Ted from accounting for chewing too loudly.
Promising review: “I love this thing. I have a job where I sit for eight hours a day and don’t want to pay hundreds for the standing desk. It doesn’t fit perfectly under my desk, my knees bang, but it’s small enough I can pull it out and push it back in when I need to. It doesn’t slide and so far doesn’t make noise. It does get hot pretty quickly but I try to use it at 10- to 20-minute intervals. It’s enough to get my heart rate up a little and keep the blood pumping. I highly recommend this. My coworkers saw mine and bought their own the same day. I’ve noticed I don’t get that 3 p.m. slump either, so it’s eliminated the need for afternoon caffeine of any sort just by moving more.” —CLM
Get it from Amazon for $24.06.
A LifeStraw that allows you to drink pretty much any water you can find in nature. Hiking trips are now just icky water scavenger hunts.
Check out our closer look at the LifeStraw for more.
Promising review: “I frequently hike and camp in the backcountry all over the United States. Carrying the amount of water that I need to survive during these trips is just not feasible due to the weight. I recently took a LifeStraw out for a test on a backcountry hike in the Rocky Mountains. Every stream, lake, and every other water source that I came across I stopped for a drink. The one drawback to the LifeStraw is that it does take a bit of suction to start and keep the water flowing. When you’re at high altitudes in the mountains this leads to longer ‘drink breaks’ since you can get winded pretty easy while trying to suck up water through the LifeStraw. However, its size and weight advantages when hiking in mountainous terrain vastly outweigh this minor drawback.” —Charlie
Get it from Amazon for $17.47 (available in three styles).
Jumbo divider sticky notes so you can jot down some summary notes on each section in your notebook. Congratulations on becoming the most organized person in class!
Promising review: “These sticky notes are excellent. They come in a booklet, with a clear cover over and a card-like paper with a blue mandala pattern at the back, which is really neat and beautiful. The colors are quite neon and bright and look exactly as the picture shows. The tabs are neat and noticeable at any angle, and are 2.4 cm or about 0.8 inches in length. The paper note itself is 14.8 cm or 5.8 inches in length. They came in neatly and safely packaged, with no dirt or paper creasing in sight.” —Malik
Get a single pack from Amazon for $3.59 (available in packs of 1–12).
An accordion folder that can hold up 200 (!!!) pieces of paper, so you only have to throw one thing in your bag before class.
Promising review: “I’ve been using this folder for nearly 2-3 months and I’m a college student with a lot of papers to carry. I was looking for something cute, easy to carry, that fits manila folders, and overall keeps folders from getting crinkly. This DID IT. I can’t express how much I love this — I got a second one that is coming very soon! Nothing gets crinkled or bent and it is great. I can throw loose leaf papers, folders, or even books/small notebooks in here. It’s adorable and a great color. I highly recommend this folder (I got a lot of compliments on it as well!)” —Alexa Viz
Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in eight colors).
A pack of fridge drawer liners to help extend the life of your produce. Maybe you’ll actually finish a bag of spinach for once.
Find out exactly how long to store your groceries.
Promising review: “Bought a new refrigerator so thought I would do it right. Great product; lets the air get under the fruit/veggies and keeps them fresh longer and keeps the drawers cleaner, too.” —M. Kopp
Get a three-pack from Amazon for $6.99.
A jewelry cleaning pen you can count on to add new shine to your gems, no costly trip to the jeweler needed.
Promising review: “I have a 2.5 carat wedding ring and have a hard time really finding anything that gets that ‘first day’ sparkle back. With the Dazzle Stick, it shines again. Thank you so much!” —C.Skinner
Get it from Amazon for $8.77.
A pack of Bottle Bright tablets possibly made out of fairy dust, because they’ll totally wipe away years of grime in mere minutes.
Just fill your dirty mug with water, add a tablet, let fizz for half an hour, and then rinse!
Promising review: “I seriously can’t believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting HydroFlask coffee mug — I tried everything. Bottle brush, different kinds of soap, vinegar, EVERYTHING, and there was still a seemingly impenetrable layer of black sludge inside. It grossed me out so much that I bought ANOTHER HydroFlask to replace it. Now eventually they both got black inside, so I tried these little magic tablets. I let a tablet sit in each of my mugs for an hour or two, and the black sludge rinsed out COMPLETELY, without even scrubbing. They look brand new. What a magical product. No weird smell or taste afterward, either. I liked it so much I used it on another HydroFlask I use primarily to hold my Bloody Mary mix in the fridge. I couldn’t put anything else in it because it would always taste like spicy tomato juice. Bottle Bright to the rescue! No residual smell or taste anymore. AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING.” —Amazon Customer
Get a pack of 12 from Amazon for $8.
Check out our closer look at these Bottle Bright tablets for more incredible before and afters.
A multi-tier hanger to keep all your scarves or belts in order without taking up too much space.
Promising review: “I really like this. This takes the place of five hangers for pants. My closet is kind of cluttered so this helps me to manage the space I have for my things. Three of these helps me eliminate 15 hangers…that’s a lot of room. I will have to get a few more for my husbands pants. The hangers are steel so they won’t be bending anything soon which means I won’t have to buy hangers for a long while. I definitely recommend buying a few of these…it’s worth it.” —Honeybee
Get it from Amazon for $9.99.
Promising review: “Every winter, my fingers and knuckles crack and bleed. I’ve tried everything on the market to heal my hands. I received this hand cream yesterday and when I put it on, I could tell right away that this was better than anything I’d tried. This stuff started working immediately. I filled all the cuts and cracks on my hands with this cream, and today they are almost healed. I believe that this is the best hand cream ever made on earth.” —Steve
Get a 3.4-ounce jar from Amazon for $7.93.
CND SolarOil Nail & Cuticle Care to repair peeling and painful nails, so you can find relief after doing the unspeakable and peeling off a gel manicure.
Promising review: “So, I have been using this product for about a month. I apply it every night before I fall asleep so the oil has a chance to really get absorbed. I have not used with any other products. Similar to another reviewer, my nails chip, like all the time. Especially, index and middle fingers on both hands. For years, I have tried strengthening polishes, salves, and lotions but nothing worked, until now. I am happy to say that this really stopped the chipping. Only one of my nails has any indication that chipping was an issue. Thank you so much!” —Angela Wills
Get it from Amazon for $8.50.
First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Cream to provide instant (and long-lasting) hydration that your dry skin sorely needs.
This moisturizer is vegan, cruelty-free, and gluten-free.
Promising review: “I suffer from eczema on my hands and washing my hands throughout the day causes severe damage (cracked skin, redness, and sensitivity). Thankfully my sister introduced me to this about a year ago and it has changed my life! No more dry, flaky, irritated skin. Even during those cold and dry winter days, my hands remain smooth and hydrated.” —zelmar
Get it from Sephora for $14+ (available in three sizes).
Read more about this hydrating skincare formula in This Moisturizer Is A Dream Come True For Anyone With Dry Skin Or Eczema.
A honeycomb divider you better bee-lieve will make you the most organized person around.
Promising review: “Okay, admittedly, I am a bit of an organization freak. I purchased two of these organizers (yes, you do need two PER drawer) to organize my underwear drawer. I agree that $20 seems like a lot to pay for a few pieces of plastic to organize a drawer no one else really sees, but… It’s totally worth it. The gratification I got from being able to see exactly what I had, neatly organized, easy to find… Wow. I definitely recommend this product. And the actual dividers are well made and super easy to assemble. As a previous reviewer said, the number of times you will look at your drawer and be totally satisfied makes the price well worth it.” —Brigette
Get it from Amazon for $11.99.
Promising review: “LOVE these!! I plan on buying these again in a different color because I love them so much. I keep them at work and wear them to prevent headaches while staring at the computer all day. I have not gotten a single headache since starting to wear these.” —Amazon Customer
Get them from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in seven colors).
A tube of Lucas’ Pawpaw Ointment, a legendary Australian lip balm you won’t know how you ever lived without.
Promising review: “For as long as I can remember, my lips have been dry and crusty like I live in a desert with no access to water. As a result I’ve tried everything from chapstick to ‘moisturizing’ lipsticks that cost upwards of $40. I shamelessly reapply topical lip treatments in any setting so frequently that me not surviving the apocalypse solely from a lack of lip balm is a running joke among my friends I saw this ointment in a magazine and figured I might as well try this one too. I expected to be disappointed but figured at least it was less than 10 bucks. I’m happily surprised to report that not only does this stuff hold up to eating and drinking better than most, but my lips also look and feel as close to normal as they have in a very long time. If this continues for the rest of the month, I’ll be back to resupply.” —. Mueller
Get it from Amazon for $6.89.
A cellphone holder that clips to your car’s air vent and keeps your makeshift GPS at eye-level. It’s so easy and helpful, you’ll be kicking yourself for not getting it sooner.
Just slip the metal plate in your phone case and now you can stick it to the magnetic mount.
Promising review: “Love this product. It’s so simple — stays on the dash nicely. The metal plate on your phone is thin. I think the fact that the magnet isn’t on the phone itself is better for the phone. If you have a phone cover, you don’t even have to stick it to the phone. Rather just insert it between your phone and cover. The magnet is very strong and should hold.” —Mika
Get a pack of two from Amazon for $11.99.
A blind spot mirror so switching lanes doesn’t have to be a heart-stopping moment of terror.
Promising review: “I bought these for mine and my mom’s car a while back ago and these little things are great. Since I got my license I’ve hated merging or switching lanes; I never felt good or safe doing it. Since having these its been a blessing, I feel less like a scared new driver. I’m currently encouraging my sister and friends to invest in these too! These are also great for backing up, because you can see exactly how close you are to hitting the car behind, and it’s helpful when I parallel in the city.” —Mariam Abass
Get it from Amazon for $7.97+ (available in three shapes).
An ice tray with a lid so you can walk at a normal pace from the sink to the freezer and just throw that thing in there, no risk of spills.
Promising review: “I absolutely LOVE ice cubes in my drinks, and it’s so annoying to have ice cube problems. I really researched ice cube trays and read a lot of reviews until I found these trays. It’s so nice not to have to worry about spilling water just trying to get them in there. Also, they come out of the tray so easily! No more fighting to get the cubes out. These just kind of pop out when you press down on one side.” —Kalisa
Get it from Amazon for $9.99.
Boy Brow — a foolproof way to get instantly well-groomed eyebrows with just a few swipes.
Seriously, just brush your brows up and then out; it’s that easy. I used to use Boy Brow all the time and loved how natural my eyebrows would look, even if I used a color that was much darker than my natural hair color. It’s way easier to use than a traditional eyebrow pencil. Read another, more in-depth review of this eyebrow magic (#5).
Get it from Glossier for $16 (available in three shades and clear).
A pet grooming glove capable of ridding your furry friend of all their excess fur with just a few swipes. And they’ll probably even enjoy it because it’ll feel like a great petting session!
Plus you can throw this bad boy right into the washer.
Promising review: “My cat never really enjoyed being brushed; we had one of those ones with flexible metal bristles. He would sit for a very short time and then walk away. Not anymore! My cat is very skittish so the sound of the velcro scared him in the beginning, but he quickly got used to it. He lays still, purrs, allows me to get his under belly a bit, and even allows me to groom his fur ‘against the grain’ which he would never do. Today was the first time I did that and you can see from the pics (above) how much fur I got. Love it!” —Alicia Mead
Get it from Amazon for $7.99.
A windshield cover to prevent snow and ice from accumulating on your car. Just peel it off and drive!
Just think of the time you could save! This comes with four magnets to keep the cover down.
Promising review: “I just recently bought this product and it definitely lives up to my expectations. It has been windy all day and it has stayed on no problem. I have a Chevy sonic and it completely covers the windshield. I’d expect it to fit a much larger windshield, too. It keeps the snow off.” —Shelby
Get it from Amazon for $13.79.
A wood polish that can miraculously erase water stains and scratches. Everyone will be asking where you got your brand new coffee table.
Promising review: “This stuff is absolutely AMAZING. My wife and I were getting tired of looking at our worn out cabinets and wood paneling and were very close to paying a professional thousands of dollars to refinish it all, but then we came across this product. Our paneling and cabinets were looking rough. We have two dogs that jumped up and scratched places. We also had an area that was damaged by water spots where our dog bowls were. Several other areas were just worn from heavy traffic. This stuff was like a magical eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let is sit for 20 minutes before wiping it off with a clean towel. Everything looks brand new. I’m buying a couple more so we can finish our cabinets and wood paneling. We’re so glad we found this product.” —Kris
Get it from Amazon for $17.14.
Reusable silicone cupcake holders so you can stop dealing with those paper ones stealing half your cupcake bottom.
These food-grade silicone cups are freezer-, microwave-, oven-, and dishwasher-safe.
Promising review: “These little thingies are perfect! I made some muffins with them and they came out incredibly easily with no residue on the cups at all. I didn’t have to use grease or anything. The colors are bright and fun, and they you plenty of each color. These are slightly smaller than a regular cupcake pan/liner, which is actually perfect for my purposes. As others have mentioned, the cups are a bit on the flimsy side, so make sure they’re on a baking sheet before you fill them because they can be difficult to transport once full.” —kapplejack
Get them from Amazon for $7.99/12, or $9.99/24.
A blessedly effective carpet cleaner capable of turning your brown carpet into whatever color it was when you bought it.
Promising review: “This is a wonderful product. I have an older dog who can’t always wait until I get home from work so accidents occasionally happen. I have a Hoover Rug Scrubber and this product is very easy to use with my machine. Carpet Miracle works amazingly well on stains and odors, even those that have set for a while. I did the carpet in the ‘room of shame’ twice just to be sure, although for normal soil and odors once should be more than enough. It leaves behind a wonderful clean, fresh scent, and the carpet feels and looks wonderful. I plan on continuing to use this product to keep my carpets clean and my home smelling fresh.” —Vicky Faurot
Get it from Amazon for $16.97.
A collagen coating hair protein treatment to get your dry hair back into tip-top, silky shape just in time for the office holiday party.
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Promising review: “My hair hasn’t been this soft since I was a child. The most amazing part is that while it adds luster and softness, my hair isn’t greasy at all. I have straight hair that has become damaged/frizzy from coloring and highlighting. I LOVE this conditioner.” —Nancy
Get it from Amazon for $7.40.
Glossier Solution that gets rid of dead skin and clears complexion, leaving you glowing.
This cruelty-free chemical exfoliator uses several acids (AHA, BHA, and PHA) to unclog pores, fight acne, and banish dark spots — all while moisturizing, conditioning, and exfoliating your skin. Plus, it’s a lot more gentle on skin than a physical exfoliant. Check out our full review of the Glossier Solution.
Promising review: “I was really skeptical about buying this, but I’m so happy I did! I started using this about a month ago: I first noticed that my skin texture was WAYYY smoother, and then I noticed that all of my active acne fully went away. This product has also been a lifesaver for diminishing dark spots! I use this product every night, follow it up with rosehip oil, and it’s perfect.” —Alexa
Get it from Glossier for $24.
A trio of Scotch-Brite stainless steel scrubbers for your more intense cleaning needs. Use ’em on uncoated cookware, broilers, and more.
Promising review: “I’m so mad that I never knew these existed until this week. I’ve been struggling to clean my All Clad cookware and tired all sorts of methods but still no shine! These arrived yesterday and I immediately went in. I got all my pans and used these along with Bar Keepers Friend.. OMG, unbelievable! Not a single stain left. Just the beautiful shiny All Clad as I remember! Buy these now. I know I’ll be reordering.” —Joy
Get them from Amazon for $2.48.