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    26 Products With Before-And-After Photos That'll Probably Impress Even The Most Skeptical Shoppers

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    1. A pack of Bottle Bright tablets that'll make your favorite tumbler or mug look brand new again, so you'll actually want to use it without being grossed out.

    Reviewer showing before, during, and after of how the the tabs removed tough stains from a stainless steel cup
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    Just drop in a tablet, let it sit for 15–30 minutes, and 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 12-pack from Amazon for $5.99.

    Read more about why people love these no-scrub tablets so much!

    2. A pack of acne patches made with hydrocolloid dressing, tea tree oil, calendula oil, and cica to suck the gunk right out of your zits and help them fade away overnight.

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    Promising review: "Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple). I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY'RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is ideal because you can easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back onto themselves. Do yourself and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin." —Caitlyn

    Each pack comes with 40 round patches. Get one from Amazon for $6.80.

    3. A Revlon one-step hair dryer and volumizer hot air brush for a fabulous professional-looking blow out in ~half~ the time you'd spend struggling with a blow dryer and round brush.

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    Promising review: "I have very thick, wavy hair. I can never blow out my hair because it's too hard to hold the round brush and hair dryer in the right spots. THIS!! It is everything all in one and the oval shape makes it so easy to use. It gets really hot. It is a little loud on high, but I've found if my hair is already a little dry then I can just use it on low. I used a blow dry primer spray to accelerate the drying time and protect my hair. I'm in love! The flat iron always flattens my hair and makes it look dry. This straightens and retains the volume and gives it a soft, non-damaged look." —SAHM2011

    Get it from Amazon for $29.39+ (available in five colors).

    4. A 42-pack of flexible foam curling rods so you can create lively curls with minimal effort. Just put them into damp or moisturized hair and leave them in for a few hours and your hair will have a fun new look.

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    Promising review: "I have thick 4c hair and I love this set. I usually have the smaller rods at the ends of my hair and have the bigger rods at the top of my hair. My hair came out so curly. It really reminded me of the movie star curls because it has been such a long time since I have seen my hair curl without having to use heat to it. I will either use a curling cream or a curling gel and leave the rods in overnight and then I get my curls in the morning." —Marisa Fields-Williams

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99.

    5. A bottle of wood polish and conditioner to transform your old, worn-down furniture into a dazzling new focal point of your room.

    reviewer's before-and-after of a wooden table with half of it faded and worn compared to the other half looking darker, cleaner, and polished
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    Promising review: "OMG! This is the most AMAZING product! We inherited some antique furniture from the '30s that had been in storage forever... it was dry and dirty and not much to look at. I used this product on it and the oak wood literally came alive showing the beautiful grain and texture of the wood. I have since used it on my oak kitchen cabinets and they look AMAZING! I will never use anything else other than this product on my wood surfaces! No greasy feel... fantastic smell!" —Tiffany Sadowski

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $16.15.

    6. Glossier's Boy Brow for a quick and easy way to have your brows poppin'. It'll fill them in, without making them stiff or flakey. If you don't trust yourself with a brow pencil or pomade (@ me) then this is definitely the move!

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor showing the before-and-after of her eyebrows looking more filled in and defined
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    This product is loved by one of our editors! Read more about the Glossier products we really love (it's #5 on the list)!

    Here's an excerpt: "The creamy formula, which comes in blond, black, clear, and brown (which is what I used!), goes on smoothly and doesn’t require a lot of product to do the job.

    Boy Brow does exactly what the Glossier brand claims to do; it gives me a filled-in eyebrow that doesn’t look filled in. The finish looks natural, which is exactly what I wanted — my facial caterpillars have never looked better." —AnaMaria Glavan

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

    7. A sneaker cleaner that'll take even your most rough looking pair of shoes and help them become presentable again. It even comes with a brush for scrubbing the dirt away.

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    The cleaner is super concentrated, so a little goes a long way!

    Promising review: "I have had my Nike Roshe runs for about a year now, and I don't go easy on them. I play sports and run in the dirt with them all the time, but I also like to wear them for fashion purposes. Pink Miracle helped restore my daily shoes to look like I just bought them — now I can wear them for even longer. Very pleased with Pink Miracle, I will buy it again when I run out of my bottle." —Romario

    Get it from Amazon for $19.97 (available in two sizes).

    8. A hair finishing stick to take care of those annoying flyaways that just aren't cooperating. It's made of natural plant ingredients that have an immediate effect on your 'do.

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    Promising review: "I have super fine hair with lots of breakage. No matter how I put my hair up I have bad flyaways. This stuff is great! So easy and it stays better and looks smoother than stiff hair spray." —Jill Stilfield

    Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

    9. Or an edge control gel that'll help lay edges and baby hairs for a sleek look without the flaking and residue.

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    BUT we want to add that no one should feel pressure to lay their edges, unless they way want to! Check out, "Just A Friendly PSA That You Don't HAVE To Lay Your Edges Down If You Don't Wanna."

    Promising review: "Hands down! The best edge control I have ever used and I have used a lot of them. Stayed all day! No flakes and non greasy! And this one is not even the strongest in the line. Love this product!" —Seabea2013

    Get it from Amazon for $7.50+ (available in three sizes).

    10. A jewelry cleaning pen that'll restore your bling and have it looking like it did when it was first purchased.

    Reviewer's photo of their diamond ring looking cloudy and dingy compared to it looking much more clear and shiny
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    This handy pen is filled with a cleansing and polishing solution with the ability to remove clouding dirt and oil from your stones. Simply twist the bottom of the pen to dispense the fluid and brush. Your jewels and heirlooms will look bright and shiny in no time!

    Promising review: "Don't get me wrong — my wedding ring was gorgeous before. It did sparkle and still made me smile every day. However...after using this Diamond Dazzle Stik...*oh my goodness*! After one use my ring is absolutely breathtaking! I knew my ring got dirty now and then, simply from sweating and being outside in the elements. However, I never realized just how much dinge and schmutz marred my diamond until I cleaned it. It literally took my breath away with its fiery, dazzling brilliance!" —liltreeclimber

    Get it from Amazon for $9.49.

    11. A fume-free oven cleaner so you can get rid of the gross crispies and baked-on spills that may or may not have been accumulating for years.

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    The directions say you actually only have to wait for two hours to get results. (And many reviewers say it's true!)

    Promising review: "Oh man, this stuff is awesome! I sprayed and left it on overnight. I had no idea what to expect. I took a paper towel and started wiping out the oven. The grime just melted away. I am VERY pleased!" —KsGrl444

    Get it from Amazon for $11.65.

    12. Elizavecca's CER-100 Collagen Coating Hair Protein treatment for damaged, over-processed locks. It can be used on all hair textures to help restore it back to a healthier state.

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    Promising review: "My hair used to be really soft, and then I discovered hot tools and hair dye. While my hair looks good I really missed the soft texture. This works so well. There are no instructions on the box but I washed my hair with my usual shampoo, towel dried it, worked about two quarter-sized dollops through my hair, let it sit for 20 minutes and then rinsed out. I went to bed with wet hair which usually results in my hair being kind of tangled and rough looking but I woke up and my hair was as soft and silky as it was before I started coloring it. I'm totally in love with this product, I have long fine hair but this doesn't leave it greasy or weigh it down. I'll definitely buy again." —Ellie

    Get it from Amazon for $7.40.

    Read our review of Elizavecca's CER-100 Collagen Coating Hair Protein Treatment to learn more about why one BuzzFeeder calls it, "the miracle product I've been searching for."

    13. A pair of small deep clean scrub brushes to get all of the cracks and crevices in your place squeaky clean.

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    Promising review: "I HIGHLY recommend these brushes for grout. If you are on the fence of 'Ehhh do I NEED a grout brush? I could just scrub the floor...' Stop. Get these brushes. They are stiff and cut down the elbow grease time incredibly. Plus you can use them on anything. Pros: Sturdy, easy to clean, solid brushes. Con: Hands may 'hurt' a bit after use due to elbow grease." —Jennifer

    Get the two from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two colors).

    14. An effective anti-dandruff shampoo you'll love if you constantly stress over dandruff, itchiness, and flaking.

    A before-and-after of a reviewer with a lot of hair loss on top of their head compared to a much fuller head of hair
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    Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely amazing. I was one step away from going to the dermatologist. I had severe dandruff that was so bad I could shake my head and it would come off. With just a few uses per week, I got rid of all of my flakes. My scalp also stopped burning from dryness. My hair has never been healthier." —Moo Moo

    Get it from Amazon for $14.84.

    15. A set of drill brushes so you can remove any of that hard-to-clean grossness that's caked up on your stove, grill, shower, or floor.

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    Promising review: "Skeptics, this IS worth your money. I was definitely skeptical of this purchase. Let me tell you, this was worth EVERY SINGLE PENNY! We moved into a house that had 13 years worth of hard water stains on our glass shower. For the last three years I’ve tried every technique recommended and every product both natural and commercial-grade. I don’t mind a little elbow grease, but nothing touched the stains until I used this brush. You’ll need a micro abrasive scrub and work in small sections, but I was truly amazed this worked — and so efficiently. If you’re not afraid to take a couple of hours to really put a little muscle into it, then this is definitely AWESOME product." —Julie

    Get the set of three brushes from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six colors).

    16. A pumice cleaning stone you will want to keep your bathroom sparkling. ✨ No one enjoys sitting on a yucky-looking toilet.

    reviewer's before-and-after photo of a toilet with brown stains in it compared to the same toilet with all of the stains gone
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    Promising review: "I have a 19-year-old master bathroom toilet that had accumulated some nasty stains over time which regular toilet brushes and cleaning products just would not remove. Decided to try this pumice stone, figuring that the worst that could happen would be that it scratched the porcelain and I'd have to replace the toilet. Which was what I would have had to have done anyway, if I couldn't get the disgusting stains out. Pumice stone worked like a charm! Given the nature and severity of the stains, it required some elbow grease, but 10 minutes later I have a new-looking bowl, and I see no signs of scratching. Am very happy with this purchase... well worth the very low price!" —Happy Retiree

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    17. Or a pack of ToileBombs, which are basically bath bombs for your toilet. Just drop one (or two) in, allow it to completely dissolve for a few minutes, give the toilet a scrub, and then flush.

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    SiVi Tidy is a Black woman-owned vegan cleaning company. According to the company's website, owner Sierra Pete started cleaning homes during college and has since grown her cleaning business to include commercial spaces as well. She started making and using her own cleaning products, and after customers began to request them, she decided to sell them.

    Promising review: "These toilet bombs are such an effortless way to clean your toilet while getting great results. The package is eco friendly and comes with a tong to grab them out of the bag." —Crystal Romero

    Get a pack of 12 from SiVi Tidy for $8 (also available in a pack of 24).

    18. A set of Schick Silk dermaplaning razors for gently removing peach fuzz and dirt from your face and making it feel smooth as a baby's bottom.

    A reviewer's before-and-after of showing clumps of dead skin and peach fuzz that was shaved from their face
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    The blades are designed with built-in guards so they won't cut your skin, plus you'll receive an extra attachment for expert eyebrow shaping.

    Promising review: "Super easy and satisfying to use — you’re literally scraping all of the peach fuzz and dead skin off your face. The the first two photos are the before and after I used this product, and the last photo shows all of the stuff that this product took off my face. My face is glowing and incredibly soft now. Highly recommend." —Jane

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $4.99 (available in a pack of three or nine).

    19. A car cleaning spray so you no longer have to be embarrassed when someone hops in your car. This multi-purpose cleaner can work on upholstery, fabric, canvas, leather, plastic, rubber, and more!

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    Promising review: "I have used every product that you can find on the shelves of your local store. When I sprayed the cleaner on the light beige interior of a 25+ year-old car, the interior turned to its original color. After years of detailing, I had assumed at this point, the color was set and that's it, not with this stuff. While cleaning it I literally said out loud, 'No way, no way,' because I was in disbelief at how amazing it worked, and the results are in the compliments I receive from friends." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    20. A makeup brush shampoo, because let's face it, your brushes are probably in need of a really good cleanin' — I know mine are!

    reviewer's before-and-after of their makeup brushes having brown-ish makeup stains compared to them clean and back to their original cream color
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    Promising review: "This cleanser is great! It fully removes all makeup from the brushes without leaving them feeling beat up (I'm not the most gentle when it comes to cleaning brushes). I use a thick foundation that soaks heavily into the bristles, but this removed it all. At first I thought it was a bit thin, but after using it, a little bit goes a long way. It has a nice lather, but very nicely and easily rinses out." —Kryssy

    Get it from Amazon for $4.79.

    21. An electric pressure washer that can power clean so many different things, you might not even recognize your own house after you use it a few times.

    reviewer's before-and-after of their wood fence looking dirty and gray compared to a section looking clean and wooden brown again
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    You can use this pressure washer on outdoor cushions, wood decks, house siding, and so many other places. You can even fill it with detergent to wash your car!

    Promising review: "I love this washer. It competes with my 2200 PSI gas-powered pressure washer, which in fact I sold to keep this. But doesn't have the noisy gas engine or the heavy weight. Easy to move around lightweight and has great power. Very quiet. I love all the attachments and the different stream types. The soap dispenser works well. I'm cleaning everything, my deck, my house, the garage doors, the concrete slab. It takes off all the dirt and mold from the old concrete stairs and sidewalk." —Tim S.

    Get it from Amazon for $139.

    22. A vegan brightening facial scrub to "detoxify," cleanse, and soften your face with sea kelp and French green clay.

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    Promising review: "Acure has now become my go-to brand. I love their values and the safe products they make. This scrub is my new favorite during shower time. The first time I used it I fell in love. You may look like a slightly funky sea monster when you put this on due to natural ingredients but holy cow my skin was so soft and smooth afterward. It was so gentle and the results were outstanding. A little goes a long way so use sparingly and enjoy the results! I also finish my routine with Acure's toner and night moisturizer." —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in three formulas).

    23. A fabric defuzzer for safely removing fuzz, lint, and pilling from your favorite sweatshirt.

    Reviewer's before-and-after of sweatpants with pilling on them and then almost all of the pilling gone
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    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim in last attempts to save my favorite duvet cover. The pills had gotten to the point where it was seriously uncomfortable to sleep with them getting all up in my leg space. I thought I was going to have to get a new duvet cover entirely. Along came this lil' baby. Not only is my duvet cover basically brand new, but I have found a new hobby. I’m depilling everything. Sweatshirts, leggings, blankets, socks, anything that looks like it needs some love. It does the job quickly and leaves everything looking fresh." —Sydney Jensen

    Get it on Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors).

    24. A pack of velvet hangers so you can fit more into your closet and not worry about all of your shirts sliding right off after you just finished putting your laundry away.

    before-and-after of someone's hangers looking messy with clothes falling off of them compared to a much neater closet with all matching hangers
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    Promising review: "These hangers are seriously low profile enough to give you close to twice the amount of space in your closet. Probably not necessarily a good thing, but I revamped my closet with these instead of donating a large portion of clothes to Goodwill (although I had already donated two other closets full until a friend recommended these hangers) and now my clothes all fit neatly! And they are sturdy, no more cracking hangers when you pull off an item of clothing in a tizzy. I'm very happy with my purchase of a few packs of these hangers. It cost pennies in comparison to a closet organizer system." —Lisa427

    Get a 50-pack on Amazon for $25.36+ (available in five colors as well as packs of 30 or 100).

    25. A squalane and lactic acid resurfacing night serum helpful for exfoliating your skin and working to give it a smoother, brighter, and more even-toned appearance. Just massage two-three pumps into your skin at night and you'll wake up *glowing*.

    Before-and-after of a customer's visible pores and uneven skin tone compared to hardly visible pores, much smoother and brighter skin, and more even tone
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    Promising review: "My skin is much more evenly balanced And clear since using this serum. I just started my second bottle! It’s not too strong and has worked well for me to use every night in my evening routine. Barely need any foundation now!" —Alison B.

    Get it from Biossance for $62.

    26. And a set of produce saver containers, because no one wants to waste money on a bunch of yummy fruit only for it to go bad within two days.

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    These containers help keep your produce fresh by keeping moisture away. And their vent filter (which never needs to be replaced) regulates the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide — giving your fruits and veggies the ideal environment for them to thrive.

    Promising review: "Oh-my-gosh, they work! I went on a 10 day trip and left my husband home with asparagus, strawberries, and spinach in the containers. He ate some of all of them, but there was plenty left when I got back and everything in perfect condition! I couldn’t believe it! These containers will save us a lot of money not throwing away food because we couldn’t get through it fast enough. (We shop at Costco and get large containers of produce.) These are TOTALLY worth getting!" —Elizabeth Walter

    Get a set of three on Amazon for $29.99 (also sold in sets of two or individually).

    Sound too good to be true? Read a BuzzFeeder's full review of the containers.

    Prepare to be impressed!

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