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30 Products Tons Of People Use, But For Some Reason You Didn’t Get The Memo


30 Products Tons Of People Use, But For Some Reason You Didn’t Get The Memo

Consider *this* the memo.

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 bottle of Glossier Milky Jelly cleanser because it’ll glide onto your skin like silk as it dissolves into your pores, cleansing them of any dirt that built up throughout the day. A simple skincare routine you can depend on really makes a huge difference day to day.


Promising review: “This cleanser feels amazing on the skin. I use it at night and it feels amazing and like the dirt is just melting away. In the morning, it’s so rejuvenating. My favorite part of my routine! Also very good for sensitive skin!” —Soleil

For more skincare and beauty recommendations, check out our Glossier product reviews (#2 should look familiar!).

Get it from Glossier for $9+ (available in full size and mini).

2. An Instant Pot for the chef who doesn’t actually want to do a whole lot of cooking. (It’s a pressure cooker, rice cooker, sauté, steamer, cake maker, and warmer all in one!) This will save you tons of money on ordering out, because it’ll be so easy to cook right at home!


Did I mention it has more than 22,000 5-star reviews?!

Promising review: “For those of you thinking of getting the Instant Pot pressure cooker, it’s a winner! I didn’t even blow mine up today as accident prone as I have been. While we were at church, it cooked the pot roast and kept it warm. Got home, turned it off, removed the lid and added fresh carrots, celery and potato chunks, a little cornstarch in water, put the lid on, used the ‘steam’ feature and in five to six minutes we were ready to eat! The meat was moist and delicious and the vegetables finished; the whole thing tasted like I cooked it for hours. I am loving it.” —Amazon Customer

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

Read BuzzFeed’s full review of the Instant Pot for more.

3. An Aquis hair towel, because microfiber dries your hair faster and with less damage than regular cotton. And unlike your body towel, this one is the appropriate size so it won’t topple over.


Promising review: “I’m surprised by how well this actually works! I truly have coarse, untamable hair that I must half air dry and then blow dry — it’s a science. But this towel really helps the texture of my hair and helps it dry more quickly. Now I can put the towel on when I get out of the shower, then be blow-drying in 15 minutes. Cuts down ‘handling’ time when it comes to drying!” —Katie

Get it from Amazon for $20.99+ (available in eight colors and patterns).

Read my colleague’s Aquis Hair Towel review for more info!

4. A TubShroom drain protector that’ll prevent clogged pipes throughout your house by catching all the hair in your drains. You can shower me with thanks later.

Promising review: “This is absolutely worth every penny. Kudos to the inventor of this product. I have thick, long, dark hair, and after two months of moving into my own apartment, my shower drain was completely clogged with all my hair. After being disgusted at the amount of hair I had to clean out with a snake (which is NOT a fun task), I decided I needed to purchase something to prevent it from happening again. I read about this product on a BuzzFeed article, and I have no regrets. It is so satisfying to clean out, and it does not lie when it says it catches every single hair. I have had it for close to four months without one instance of my shower drain backing up. This product is absolutely worth it.” —JT

Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in six colors).

Read my colleague’s TubShroom review and prepare for the most satisfying photos.

5. A migraine stick for helping alleviate your migraines. Simply apply the blend of essential oils (which includes lavender, spearmint, and peppermint) onto your temples, forehead, and the back of your neck for some relief.

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Promising review: “After reading an article on BuzzFeed that touted this product, I bought one for my boyfriend who suffers from awful, frequent headaches. It WORKS. Not only does he swear by it, but he has also purchased them for his mom and several friends. FANTASTIC.” —SarahElizabeth

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

Read my colleague’s Migrastil Migraine Stick review for more info!

6. A brown sugar-softening bear to help maintain the sugar’s moisture for up to SIX MONTHS. Just place in water for 20 minutes and then it’s ready for the brown sugar jar!


Promising review: “This is the second brown sugar bear I’ve purchased because they work so well. It will keep the sugar soft and easy to scoop. If you have brown sugar that has already hardened and is like a solid rock, you can place the bear in the container and by the next day you will be able to scoop it again. It’s simple, effective, and inexpensive. There is no reason not to get this little bear.” —Hannah M.

Get it from Amazon for $4.50.

7. A microfiber brush set with four extra sleeves designed to get up close and personal with the dust on your blinds.


Pro tip: The microfiber sleeves can be tossed in the washing machine and they’ll be as good as new in no time.

Promising review: “Where has this blind cleaner been for the past 50 years? I have struggled to keep my blinds clean for so many years, and happily found this item. It WORKS! And I love that it comes with extra sleeves, and the sleeves are machine washable. The handle is plastic, but I feel confident it won’t break any time soon.” —marionvgt

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

8. A stick jewelry cleaner, because years of wear have dulled your precious stones more than you might think. Use this pen to remember what they looked like when you first got them!, Amazon

The stick is a twist-to-dispense pen that’ll deliver a cleansing solution through the center of the bristles. The formula consists of micro-fine cleansers and polishing agents combined with a polymer to make and keep your gems shiny and new.

Promising review: “If I could give this 10 stars I would!!! I’m a little of a fanatic when it comes to keeping my jewelry clean, especially my wedding set. I tried this product on my diamonds, Swarovski crystals, and Brighton jewelry and the results are nothing less than amazing!!! This restored one of my Swarovski rings that I have not worn in years due to the cloudy color to a sparkling brilliance just like the first day I bought it!! I cannot recommend this product enough!!! I just ordered additional wands so I don’t run out!!! Home run Amazon!” —Kristina B.

Get it from Amazon for $7.77.

9. A jar of Active Wow charcoal powder with ingredients like orange seed oil and coconut to dramatically polish your pearly whites over time without so much as a hint of bleach. If you’ve been wanting to lighten your teeth for a while, this is a great, gentle product to start with!

To use, simply wet your toothbrush slightly, remove the excess water, dip the brush into the charcoal powder and dab off any excess, and then brush your teeth for one to two minutes. Then, rinse your mouth to remove. One word of caution: make sure you’re not using this too often as it can corrode your teeth’s enamel.

Promising review: “I rarely write reviews, but this stuff is amazing! It is strange to use at first but it works. The ‘natural’ doesn’t have any flavor at all. I’ve used it about two weeks now and have noticed a big difference. Unlike other whiteners, it doesn’t cause any sensitivity.” —Anonymous

Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three flavors).

Read our deeper look at the Active Wow Charcoal Powder for the full story.

10. A flexible cable protector so you can prevent your charging cord from fraying after, like, two weeks. We all wish we bought this like three chargers ago, but now’s your chance!

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.” —Elle

Get a four-pack from Amazon for $5.38 (also available in a multi-color pack).

11. A hanger stacker to fix one of the most annoying storage problems in history. This before and after alone has already changed me for the better!

Promising review: “The struggle with hangers has been real for quite some time, and I wish I had known about this thing sooner! This has saved me a TON of room and hassle!” —Kara Adams

Get it from Amazon for $18.49.

12. A durable honeycomb drawer insert to form a home for your socks, scarves, ties, undies, etc. No more digging for a matching pair. Marie Kondo is shook!

Thanks to their super simple design, they just snap together to assemble. Plus they can expand to fit the size of your drawers.

Promising review: “I am a man of many socks and these helped organize them much better than what I was doing. It’s easy to do by color and style.” —Think Blue

Get it from Amazon $11.99.

13. A teeny tiny toenail brace that’ll flatten out your nail and help prevent or correct an ingrown toenail.


The kit comes with ten toenail braces and the materials needed to apply it. Results should be seen in one to three days!

Promising review: “I never realized how curved my toenails were. I thought the pain I had was just normal and a fact of life. Only when I read about the Curve Correct product did I realize that I had a major problem and that it could be resolved! Now I’m on the way to normal, flat toenails that DON’T grow curved into my skin!” —Jamie H.

Get the kit from Amazon for $44.99.

14. A bottle of Glossier Solution, a chemical exfoliant to help minimize your pores and clear your skin — whether it’s oily, combination, or dry! The formula uses a combination of three acids: alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), beta hydroxy acid (BHA), and polyhydroxy acid (PHA).


Promising review: “This product is truly the miracle that I’ve been wishing for. I struggled with constant hormonal breakouts for years and nothing worked, not even prescription strength medicine. Once I started using Solution day and night, my skin finally started to clear up!” —Rachel

Get it from Glossier for $24.

Check out our Glossier Solution reviews for more deets!

15. A bag of Bottle Bright tablets that’ll clean your bottles, plastic containers, mugs, and everything else, with no scrubbing required. We love an all-natural, no-hassle way to clean!

Promising review:I seriously can’t believe how well these little tablets work. I had the most disgusting Hydro Flask 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 Hydro Flask 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 Hydro Flask 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 Bottle Bright tablets for more incredible before + afters.

16. A bracelet holder so you can fasten your jewelry quickly and without the annoyance of the chain slipping off your wrist JUST as you were about to clamp it shut.


Promising review: “I can’t believe I’ve waited this long to buy one of these. My eyesight is failing (including my depth perception) so wearing bracelets has been difficult unless they are slip on. This jewelry helper is easy to use. Now I can wear bracelets again.” —Cat Mom

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (also available in white).

17. A handy puller designed to clasp onto any zipper as an extension, so you can pull those dresses on and off without asking a friend to help for the hundredth time.


Promising review: “So in the old days, I rigged up a zipper puller with a paper clip and a string. This was great for the old zippers there the pull had a little hole in it. However, invisible zippers have taken over the fashion world and those pulls are solid. I’ve found myself getting into all kinds of contortions trying to pull them up so my curiosity was definitely piqued when I saw this little item. Lo and behold, it does exactly what it’s supposed to do. This really is a life changing thing for me. Now I don’t have to choose my dresses according to whether or not my spouse is home to help me zip!” —Vicky Embrey

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (also available in red).

18. A motion-activated purse light so you no longer have to dig around for what feels like an eternity to find your lip balm, wallet, keys, or phone.


Promising review: “This is an awesome purse light (and could be used in other small spaces). I have several different types, but what attracted me to this particular light is that is much flatter than my others. It can attach inside the space you need it for, it automatically turns on when I open my bag instead of having to be shaken. Really a great and bright light.” —m

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

19. A magnetic rack for a low-hassle way to keep your keys by the front door so you don’t waste any more of your life searching for them on your way out. Lights, keys, action!


Promising review: “How much simpler could it be?!? Take out the existing screws holding the switch plate, replace with the magnetic ones. Piece of cake! Love having my keys right by the back door without having to mount anything more on the wall.” —A new mom

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $7.99.

20. A pore vacuum to finally get all the dirt, grease, blackheads, and dead skin off your face for good. It comes with four suction heads: for blackheads, for removing dirt/grease, for reducing dead skin buildup and fine lines, and for tightening your skin.,

It’s designed for all skin types, thanks to its five different levels. Level one is for sensitive and dry skin, levels two and three are for neutral skin, and levels four and five are for mixed and oily skin. It’s also rechargeable!

Promising review: “I honestly can’t run out of great things to say about this! This blackhead remover works WONDERS I use it about once or twice a week and absolutely love it. It works very well, and I have seen a size reduction in my pores since using it for the past few weeks. I highly recommend this blackhead remover!” —Andrea

Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (also available in pink).

21. A shirt-folding board so you actually put your laundry away when it comes out of the dryer instead of clumping it all in a “clean pile” and procrastinating until the next laundry day.

Promising review: “I love the ease of use as well as the results! Such a great product. I wish I had this my whole life.” —Mark T. Egerer

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five colors).


Promising review: “I’m a 47-year-old woman who has 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! They were able to drain the zit and keep it draining so it couldn’t close and refill and get big and angry. They dots filled up so much I ran out and when I went to reorder they were back ordered so I had to order another brand. The other brand was a couple of dollars cheaper but they did not work as well. Get these! Seriously they really were a GODsend!” —auntylizzy

Get a pack of 36 stickers from Amazon for $12.50.

23. A buckle-free belt that’ll help with quicker pee breaks, prevent that annoying bulge under your tighter-fitting shirts, and give you that comfortable fit you’ve been wanting for years.


Promising review: “I bought my first one on Indiegogo cause I liked the idea. I bought the next one here on Amazon because I REALLY like it. I’m of a certain age where I have a bit hanging over my belt, and with this belt there is no pinching. Super easy to use, looks good, it’s a real change to an item that’s been basically unchanged for centuries.” —Tom Wacker, writer

Get it from Amazon for $25.99 (available in sizes S and L and five colors).

24. A windshield cover to protect your car from the stormy weather and save you from scraping ice and snow off your windshield for an hour!


The shield cover is made with straps that hang down and attach to your car’s wheels for a secure and tight fit. This keeps snow/wind/and frost from building up under the cover!

Promising review: “This is the best thing I could have ever bought! I bought one for myself, my mom, and my sister. New England just got slammed with a Nor’easter, and let me tell you…this thing works! It only took about five minutes to put on my car, and like five seconds to get it off this morning. No snow or ice anywhere on the wiper well or windshield. I highly recommend this!” —Shelley

Get it from Amazon for $26.95 (available in two sizes).


Promising review: “These are great, got them as a gift for my mom and she absolutely loves them, no more soggy veggies in aluminum foil or saran wrap, and the produce gets used a lot faster because it is more visible.” —WestCoastJeepGal

Get it from Amazon for $12.95 (available in five color combos).

26. A beauty spatula designed to get every last drop of your expensive foundation, lipgloss, or lotion. Don’t let a poorly designed bottle get you down!,

Promising review: “What an amazing little tool! I’m always so frustrated that I can’t get the last little bit of moisturizer, serum, or makeup out of the jar. This little spatula is tiny and is the perfect size and shape for reaching in and grabbing the dregs at the bottom or around the top.” —DLS Jones

Get it from Amazon for $5.69.

27. A set of seat gap fillers so when you inevitably drop your phone between the seat and the center console you won’t have to stick your arm down the dark crevice of doom and despair to find it.


Promising review: “I watched the episode of Shark Tank this was on. I have had incidents where things have dropped into the gap between seat and console and what a pain that is! This product is so simple and easy to install. I highly recommend it and wonder why I didn’t think of it first.” —The Crew Dawg

Get the set of two from Amazon for $19.99.

28. A Squatty Potty for a cool tool to help with your stool! But really, you should have one of these in every bathroom because it works that well.


It works because the angle it helps you sit (aka squat) is more conducive to an effortless bowel movement. Check out my colleague’s Squatty Potty review to learn more about her experience.

Promising review: “I was hesitant about how much Squatty would impact my GI conditions but this is amazing. Although the stance is a bit awkward to experience at first, the results are immediate. After finishing, my lower abdomen is SO much more relaxed than a bowel movement without the Squatty. There is NONE of the strain/tightness/cramping I usually feel in my lower abdomen.” —S. Levine

Get it from Amazon for $24.99.

29. A pack of organic and recyclable ethylene-absorbing apples that’ll absorb gas so your produce will last longer in the fridge. Raise your hand if you bought veggies on Monday and had to throw them away by Thursday?! *Raises hand*


Promising review: “It works. Simple as that. I have even ordered more because it works wonders in my vegetable drawer and also in my fruit basket. Before it seemed things would go bad so fast (three to four days). Now I can see veggies last two weeks, and some fruits a week longer than expected.” —MFC

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

30. A 100% natural soy wax candle meant for anyone with a pet in their home so they can eradicate those funky smells that come along with those adorable faces.


Promising review: “Best candle on the market! If you have pets or not, this candle lasts such a long time and the scents are not sweet and overpowering. If your trying mask an odor or just want a beautiful smelling home. This candle is what you want. I use nothing else. I LOVE THEM!” —P Jarrett

Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in a variety of scents).

My colleage swears by these; check out her full Pet House candle review for more deets!

What a memo!

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The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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