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    33 Grooming Products With Before-And-After Photos Any Makeover Fan Will Probably Want To See

    Mascara that doesn't smudge *and* lasts all day? You love to see it.

    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. An acne patch for those days when a pimple pops up at the *worst* possible moment. Hydrocolloid, tea tree oil, and calendula oil are gentle on the skin while still drawing out fluids and pus from your pimple.

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    Promising review: "I cannot say enough about these patches! They are my skin savior! I actually gave myself a facial where I pushed up all the blackheads and whiteheads from my pores, which is why there is so much puss on the patches (gross, I know), but I couldn’t believe all of that was trapped in my skin!! Woke up and removed the patches, not a single pimple! If I would've not put these on, guaranteed I would have woken to multiple pimples in the area. I usually break out when I try to exfoliate and extract, so I only do it when my pores start to look huge and filled (yuck). I am now a true believer, leave the 'spot treatment' creams and switch to these! They will pull out that white head and reduce your pimple to practically nothing overnight! And it’s safer than a cream that just brings all that gunk to the surface but doesn’t actually remove it... then when you do your left with an oozing pre-scar for the rest of the day! I am now a monthly subscriber. I will never use anything else. In fact, just ordered the XL acne patches to pull out more gunk on my forehead (live in AZ, constantly sweating and naturally oily). Thank you for making such a great product!!" —jennifer9

    Get 40 round patches from Amazon for $8.08.

    Our in-depth review of Avarelle's acne patches gets into the nitty-gritty — why they work, how to use them, and why 2,000+ people can't stop raving about them.

    2. A cruelty-free lengthening mascara, because who doesn't want to be this fabu~lash~? It's lightweight, won't transfer, doesn't smudge, and lasts all day — what more could you ask for?

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    Promising review: "I have thick but short lashes, and in the past I have been a huge fan of L'Oreal Voluminous and Butterfly Effect, Maybelline Lash Sensation, Dior DiorShow, Too Faced Better Than Sex, and Bare Minerals Lash Domination. So, it's safe to say that I have been looking for the right balance of cost and high performance product. This mascara is it. I love the way my lashes look and feel after one or two coats. The brush is covered in mini bristles that separate as you apply, and the formula is not sticky or stiff, creates minimal clumping, and washes off easily. The price is closer to drugstore brands, which means I can purchase as often as I like, but the performance is high quality. It gives me results that are a cross between the Butterfly Effect and Lash Domination, for length, definition, and volume — which I love, so this has become my go-to for daily looks. A touch-up coat at the end of the day (without flaking or tearing my lashes) refreshes and darkens for more dramatic evening look." —Butterflydiva

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    3. A bottle of rosehip oil to inject your skin with devastatingly effective antioxidants and fatty acids that brighten dark spots and restore your skin's plumpness. It's safe to use on your face, nails, and body and the results are scrumdiddlyumptious.

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    Promising review: "This oil is amazing! I use it along with my Cerave Moisturizing Cream after I wash my face. I've been using this about one year and I hardly ever wear makeup anymore! For all my oily sisters, I know the thought of putting more oil on your face makes no sense....but I'm here to say my skin is a lot less oily since I've been using it. Doesn't clog pores and it evens out your skin tone making your skin less oily." —Believer16

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    4. A brightening facial scrub so your skin is ✨glowing✨. A combo of sea kelp, lemon peel, French green clay, and Madonna lily can slough away the dry, flaky dead skin cells and de-gunk your pores to help reduce breakouts.

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    Promising review: "This scrub does wonders for my skin. I have super dry, flaky skin with easily clogged pores. This scrub doesn’t feel super 'scrubby' but it does the trick! After using it my skin is flake-free and my pores are no longer clogged. And importantly, my skin is also not dried out or tight feeling. It’s gentle enough I can use it multiple times a week or even daily if I need to. Also, many mentioned the smell being weird or gross — it smells like rose and citrus. Admittedly an unusual combination, but it’s consistent with the ingredients. I don’t find it unpleasant at all and it’s super light and natural smelling." —jessica-ann

    Get it from Amazon for $7.93.

    5. The MakeUp Eraser, a super soft cloth made to dissolve every last bit of waterproof mascara and longwear foundation, though it may not be as effective at deleting last night's memories of drunken tabletop dancing. They're supposed to survive 1,000 washes or three to five years, which is longer than any of my relationships. 🙂 That means you'll end up replacing them only two or three times every decade.

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    Promising review: "I was so ready to write a review about what a piece of crap this is; boy was I wrong! This actually works! I usually use the Neutrogena cleansing cloths, which work OK, but this MakeUp Eraser blows them out of the water. I can't believe how great it is. I went to a show last night and got the dreaded hand stamp. Of course, because they use ink developed my NASA, I couldn't wash it off. I can't show up to work with a giant robot stamped on the back of my hand so I scrubbed and scrubbed. When my skin was gone but the stamp wasn't, I tried the Makeup Eraser as a last resort. That sucker damn near got the whole thing off!!! I'm so impressed by this thing I'm going to get another one just in case they stop making them!" —Lola

    Get it from Amazon for $20.

    Read our MakeUp Eraser review as well as BuzzFeed Review's deep dive into the best makeup remover (the MakeUp Eraser won as our mid-price pick).

    6. CeraVe's face and body moisturizer to enjoy 24 hours of head-to-toe hydration. It contains three ceramides, which are lipids that help the skin retain its moisture, plus hyaluronic acid, another ingredient known for keeping skin plump and hydrated.

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    Promising review: "I have only used this moisturizing cream for about a week and a half and I have to say, it has been amazing for my skin! Fall/winter usually takes a toll on my skin and makes it very dry. From day one of using it, I could already tell a difference. It doesn't leave you feeling greasy. It's great for sensitive skin, as it has no fragrance. I use it at least once a day but really try to use it twice a day. My skin has done a complete turnaround!" —candace chavez

    Get it from Amazon for $14.24.

    7. A dandruff shampoo so you can banish white flakes from your scalp. It's made with ketoconazole 1%, an antifungal ingredient that'll tell your dandruff it's no longer welcome here.

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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+ (also available in a two-pack).

    8. A bottle of Fanola purple shampoo, because attempting to tone your hair is something you should probably just leave to the pros. This is good for between visits to your colorist, as it should remove just enough yellow tones from your hair that you can live without fretting about your color until your next salon appointment in a few weeks.

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    Promising review: "This is a dark blue shampoo, so I did not let it stay on my hair long because I was afraid it would turn the 'old lady blue.' My hair looked more silver, shiny, and had a 'clean' appearance. I am very happy with this shampoo, and will be reordering. My hair was soft and easy to manage, with no flyaways." —CharlieCub

    Get it from Amazon for $11.74+ (available in three sizes).

    9. A bottle of Olaplex No. 3, a splurge-worthy repairing treatment that'll revive your dry, damaged, colored hair. As someone who spends four-plus hours bleaching my hair every six to eight weeks, I can 100% vouch for this miracle in a bottle that also tones my hair and gets rid of any brassiness.

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    Promising review: "This is a must if you have dry, damaged hair! I have spent a fortune on products making empty promises...FINALLY ONE THAT DELIVERS! I was wearing wigs due to the condition of my hair. Got a good cut and am using only this line now...feel great about my hair now, and saving lots of $ saying goodbye to those wigs! Please give it a try." —Kerry

    Get it from Amazon for $28.

    10. A color-depositing conditioner so you can skip the hassle and mess of at-home box dyes or the hefty price tag of a salon visit. Each time you wash your hair using this conditioner, the color will become more vibrant.

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    Promising review: "I love this! Never using traditional home dye again. I ordered pastel pink. It was so easy; I hopped in the shower, got my hair wet, and added several pumps to my palm. Then I used my hands to work it through my strands like conditioner. I waited for the five minutes, finished showering, then it was time to rinse. That's it. From bleached blonde to pastel pink in less than 10 minutes total. Results were even better than expected. And I didn't need gloves; my hands didn't get dyed." —Tabatha Carpenter

    Get it from Amazon for $22 (available in 15 colors).

    11. A hair repair serum with hydrating argan oil, aloe vera, and vitamin E so you can literally just brush your mane in the morning and you're good to go. Hello, frizz-free hair!

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    Promising review: "I found this product through a BuzzFeed article for those with frizzy hair and THIS PRODUCT DID NOT DISAPPOINT PEOPLE! I put this serum through the ringer; I got this to stand up to Bay Area fog AND the nasty, humid heat wave we got a couple weeks ago. No frizz, no extra curls. Nothing! On top of that, it made my hair super glossy. I'm very impressed. Heads up though, a little goes a long way. One pump is enough to cover my hair and I have medium-length hair. Also, it can make your hair look oily if you use too much. I do have oily hair so working on my ends first then working to my roots works for me." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    12. A collagen-coating hair treatment that's safe for all hair types and will revitalize a mane that's dry, damaged, and overprocessed.

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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 $7.50.

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

    13. An argan oil hair mask to repair your hair's elasticity and make it soft and shiny again. If you think you're awful at doing your hair, it could just be that split ends and dryness are making it hard to style your strands — and this deep conditioner can help with that. It's safe for all hair types and is paraben- and sulfate-free.

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    Promising review: "I have been using Arvazallia for the last three years and I have found nothing else that works as good as this. My hair was damaged very badly from years of dyeing and bleaching. My hair was very thin and brittle to the point that running a brush through my hair was causing it to break. Me and my fiancé had spent hundreds of dollars at salons and purchasing countless products to try and repair my hair but they all failed. After using Arvazallia the first time I noticed that it had already started helping. After about five treatments my hair was silky smooth, thick, hydrated, and had volume I had not seen since I was a teenager. I would recommend this product for anyone at least give it a try. This is the only moisturizing product that I have bought in the past three years." —dave

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    14. A scalp massager that'll transform your shower into a five-star salon. A relaxing scalp massage is great for getting that blood flowing to your head while simultaneously breaking down buildup (hello hairspray and dry shampoo).

    Promising review: "I have suffered from dry scalp and dandruff for years. I recently shaved my head and realized just how bad my scalp really was. Red irritated spots everywhere that became very easy to see with my short hair. After using this product along with a coconut oil moisturizer for three days, my scalp is already healing. The product is easy to hold, easy to clean, and feels great on an itchy scalp. I also don’t have dandruff flakes at all anymore. Trust me, you won’t regret purchasing this product!" —Britt

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98+ (available in three colors).

    15. A detangling brush so you can stop using the phrase "rat's nest" to describe your hair before brushing it. The Glide Thru Detangling Brush has flexible bristles that separate knots without pulling and breaking your strands.

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    Promising review: "I never write reviews...ever...but I am 100% convinced that this was a product sent down from heaven to bless the souls of those suffering with obnoxiously tangled and unmanageable hair. Truly. It gave me literal tears of joy after just one use. I have long fine hair, but it is VERY thick. In a perfect world with perfect weather and perfect products, it looks glorious, voluminous and tangle-free — but that world is basically non-existent. But fear not my fellow tangled-mess ladies, for this product is here to make that world a very real possibility. Never before have I been able to brush through my hair without any snags. Never before has brushing my hair been a painless experience (including having tiny pieces of the brush break off into my hair, causing even further pain and tangles). Never before has it taken less than 30 seconds to brush my hair after it is wet (which, come on ladies, takes freaking FOREVER). Never before have I ever found a brush that I didn't loathe with every fiber in my being. This brush...it's pure magic. I plan on buying three more and replacing every brush I have stashed in various places (my car, my office, my oversized work tote, EVERYTHING). This brush is freaking amazing. Tell your kids, tell your wives, and tell your husbands, because this brush is detangling everybody up in here." —Lucy Mitchell

    Get it from Amazon for $10.77.

    16. A tub of Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay for treating your scalp to a deep clean that'll break through buildup so everything you use after can really penetrate your scalp. It's also ~amazing~ for your face and does a fantastic job of vacuuming out your pores. It may also help reduce the frequency of your breakouts and soften your skin.

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    Promising review: "I have very very thick low-porosity, high density 4c hair and it felt like whenever I put products on my hair it would just sit on top of my strands. I've been natural for about four years and I never felt like my hair was ever soft or easy to manage, and I shed A LOT. I used this mask and all that has changed. Immediately after the mask my hair was incredibly soft, my curls (which I didn't know I had) were defined. I followed up with a deep condition that actually moisturized my hair. I mixed the powder with some apple cider vinegar (with the mother), added some olive oil (not necessary but a good moisture boost) and applied it from scalp to tip. My scalp tingled and pulsated in a way it never has before. I could literally feel the buildup being sucked out of my scalp. Now I have no build up, barely any dandruff, and my hair accepts moisture and doesn't excessively shed. I highly, highly highly recommend. I use it every time I take my hair out of a protective style and try to do it every four to six weeks. The bottle has lasted me about four deep conditions but I have a lot of hair so if you have a more 'normal' amount of strands, it'd last you longer. Worth every penny and I'll be buying this for life. It's completely changed my hair." —Wambui Gatheru

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    17. A hair finishing stick that'll clean up all those random strands that escape from ponytails and buns. It's basically like a mascara wand coated in natural plant oils for your hair.

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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.

    18. A KISS automatic curling iron to take the arm workout out of doing your hair. This curler has prongs that wrap your hair around the rod so you don't have to get your fingers near the heat. There's also a genius button that lets you switch between curling left and right so you don't accidentally curl your hair in the same direction and then have it all lump together into one jumbo wave.

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    Promising review: "Here's the deal, I'm pretty much a tomboy. I don't know how to do my makeup, I have thick hair, and I never knew how to do anything but straighten it until a friend made me try her KISS automatic curling iron. It legitimately works and it's the easiest thing to use! I've (briefly) tried other wands and burn myself over and over. I've never burned myself with this tool and I love that it makes it easy to curl away from your face on either side, with just a push of a button. I also like that it dings when it's done, so it takes some guess work out. If you want curls, but are intimidated by all the tools out there, you won't be disappointed with this styler." —Uskadelig

    Get it from Amazon for $43.

    19. A Chi automatic curling iron, because you deserve perfect curls in mere minutes. All you do is insert your hair into the chamber and the curler will automatically wrap it around the heated rod. Then, just wait until it beeps to let you know that the curl has set. The best part: the barrel protects your fingers from getting burned. As a clumsy person who's prone to singeing her fingers and is also terrified of burning off her hair, this genius tool gives me hope that I, too, will one day be able to curl my hair again without sustaining bodily injuries.

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    Promising review: "Love it!! I have fine textured hair — very straight hair. I have trouble not only curling it but keeping it curled. For example the other day I left rollers in my hair for 45 minutes and got a minor wave that fell out in 10 minutes. This tool is easy and fast to use, adds shine, and the curl stays." —Alexandria

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99+ (available in three colors).

    20. A set of flexible curling rods so you don't have to spend three hours in the morning curling your hair. Use them on wet or dry hair and then sleep on them. The results: perfect heatless curls.

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    Promising review: "I can't believe I waited so long to buy these beauties. These curlers are incredibly easy to use and they give you gorgeous curls that last for days. I have tried every heatless curling method there is — sleep styler, braiding, boho headband wrapping, and every other tutorial on YouTube — and this is the only one that ACTUALLY works." —DW

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99.

    21. A hair straightener with tiny sensors to regulate temperature and evenly distribute heat so you need fewer passes. It's made with high quality ceramic plates that'll straighten (or curl) your hair long after your cheaper straighteners have died.

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    Promising review: "Mine is maybe five years old and it still works how it did when I first bought it. Best purchase I’ve made." —Nataly

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99.

    22. A John Frieda hot air brush that'll help straighten your hair as it dries. This way you can ditch your round brush and hair dryer for an all-in-one tool and prevent the arm fatigue that inevitably happens halfway through your blow-dry.

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    Promising review: "This product is a game changer. I have thin but very curly/kinky hair that has become very damaged due to years and years of flat ironing. With this product, I can style my hair in less time and WITHOUT a flat iron. It gives me beautiful, soft curls that I've gotten tons of compliments on. I do wish the air stream were slightly stronger, but it's still an absolutely excellent product." —S.G.

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99+ (available in two sizes).

    23. A curl cream so you can embrace your kinks. The lightweight formula helps define your curls and enhance waves without being too heavy on your hair. This is your excuse to skip the flat iron!

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    Promising review: "I love this product. I apply a couple pumps of the curl cream when my hair is damp and let my hair air dry. It’s so low maintenance and my waves/curls easily hold all day without any other products or hairspray. The curl cream smells really good as well." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $12.95.

    24. A dry shampoo to sop up grease and oils so you can go longer between washes. If this isn't the epitome of a lazy girl beauty product, then I don't know what else is.

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    Promising review: "I had used dry shampoo a few years ago out of curiosity. It went fine but I didn't really think I needed it and never bought another can after that. I thought I would give it another shot after seeing these in a BuzzFeed post and reading rave reviews. They're all correct! I love this stuff and have no idea why I didn't keep using dry shampoo after that one experiment a few years ago. The spray comes out cool, so it's super refreshing, and I love how much thicker my hair feels when it's in. It also smells nice, and a can lasts a long time if you use it maybe once between hair washes (I wash my hair about every other day, but sometimes go a few days and will use this once or twice during those periods). I even bought a travel-size version of this for emergencies. Bless you, Batiste!!!" —Amanda Storey

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $15.15.

    25. Or! A paraben-free dry shampoo powder that'll refresh your locks between washes. It's cruelty-free, all-natural, and vegan, so you can feel safe putting it on your skin.

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    Promising review: "My hair is ALWAYS oily at the roots and the aerosol cans of dry shampoo make my hair stiff. But this stuff...this stuff is amazing! Adds volume, doesn't completely dry out my hair, and does not leave residue or buildup (I have black hair so this is very important). Also, my hair smells super fresh after using. Would give more stars if I could!" —Gabriela

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    26. A John Frieda lightening spray to give you beachy highlights without, well, a beach. It's basically impossible to use it incorrectly; simply spritz your strands and then blow dry them. The result: salon-worthy results at a fraction of the price.

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    Promising review: "Love this product! Pretty blonde highlights and so easy — just spray all over or target waves for a beachhead, summer blonde look. Gentle on hair. Great for touch-ups between highlighting. No dark roots!" —M Beth Miller

    Get it from Amazon for $7.93.

    27. A stack of spiral hair ties so your ponytail doesn't cause that dreaded crease. They're gentle on your hair to prevent breakage and are a lot more hygienic than your normal hair ties because they don't absorb moisture or oils. And! These shrink after you wear them so you can stop wasting money on hair ties that stretch out.

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    Promising review: "This works great! I have super thick and wavy hair, and this is the first hair tie I’ve used that doesn’t give me a painful headache. They feel OK on my wrist but unless you have super skinny wrists, hair ties are a bit tight if you haven’t worn them recently (in the past hour or two). No problems with them falling out, even when exercising. I haven’t worn them when my hair is wet yet, but based on how they’ve been working, I’m guessing it’ll be no problem. They shrank back down to original size even after being stretched for a while in about 10 minutes. Can’t wait to buy different colors now." —Emma

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49+ (available in five colors).

    28. A Schick Silk dermaplaning razor so you can trim your brows — and conquer your PTSD from accidentally shaving off half your eyebrow in middle school thanks to its precision cover. These itty bitty razors are great for stashing in your purse for touch-ups on the go.

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    Promising review: "I'm a hairy gal. Hormonal problems ruled out by my physician; it's just hereditary. My cheeks, neck, forehead, and chin are covered in a fine ever-growing peach fuzz. If I cease shaving, I shall acquire a boat and thus forth be dubbed blonde beard. My mustache is darker and thicker, something I think a lot of women experience. I have been shaving for a while with a men's razor (Gillette Fusion ProGlide for reference) and shaving cream but it just couldn't give me a close enough shave. ENTER SCHICK SILK TOUCH-UP! Holy wow! I've been dry shaving my entire face and some of my neck with these and no irritation, plus it is the closest shave I have gotten. No pulling or scraping like other 'mini razors.' It's quicker than doing what I call a 'dad shave' in the shower, and I can see what I'm shaving because I'm at my makeup table and there's no shaving cream obstructing my view (I don't want to accidentally hack off the hair by my ears or forehead). Plus, I compared this to other (what I call) mini razors and it's twice the size. So very efficient for doing your whole face, easy for detailing those brows. I love this product and hope that they sell it forever. It works on my peach fuzz, mustache, and brows. If I ever get word that they are going to stop making them, I will hoard them all." —Dr. Eleanor Abernathy

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $1.99.

    29. A foot file, because the end of flip-flop season is no excuse for not having super soft feet. Just a few minutes of scrubbing and you'll see results; no more waiting for creams that take weeks to work or trip after trip to get a pedicure because your calluses return the second you step out of the nail salon.

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    Promising review: "This thing is pretty amazing. I was skeptical for sure, since I've tried all kinds of lotions, balms, and stone-based products — none of which helped my heels whatsoever. I've worn socks to bed for years because if I don't, the sheets hardly last a week before they have holes rubbed through them. My wife ordered this thing that looks like a mini cheese grater and after two minutes — two minutes! — of rubbing it on my heel, it's a complete 180. I never would've believed it until I tried it myself. This is well worth double what it costs." —LBK

    Get it from Amazon for $9.98+ (also available in a two-pack).

    30. A cuticle oil to prepare your nails for fall-colored manis. A combination of sweet almond oil, vitamin E, and jojoba softens the cuticle and strengthens your claws so you can wave goodbye to weak nails that peel.

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    Promising review: "This product is amazing. I've always had acrylic or dipped nails because my real nails have always been brittle and always break and peel. I decided to give my nails a break and wanted to try and grow them out. I can't even believe the outcome! They are stronger than ever and growing! I really wish I had taken a before pic to show the difference!" —JOE D.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.50+ (available in two sizes).

    31. A tub of O'Keeffe's hand cream for replenishing moisture in dry, cracked hands. It forms a protective layer around your hands, locking in hydration and preventing moisture from escaping.

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    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 Hand 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 non-greasy 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 door knobs, 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.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.49.

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

    32. A teeth-whitening pen that'll be a heck of a lot cheaper than a trip to the dentist. You can use each pen ~20 times and should expect your teeth to lighten four to eight shades. They're teeny tiny and can fit in and your bag for easy touch-ups, but what I'm most excited about is the fact that they taste fresh and minty. I can't be the only one who tried a whitening strip and gagged for 20 minutes straight because it was maybe the nastiest thing I've ever put in my mouth.

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    Promising review: "I always worry whether this stuff will actually work, look good, be easy to use, taste decent, be safe for my teeth... and this stuff has it all and I'm more than impressed! This photo is just after TWO uses!! Love this product!" —Lil Mama Mindy

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $19.99.

    33. A bug bite suction tool, because those pesky bloodsuckers take no breaks — and neither do you. It's designed to actually suck out venom, saliva, and irritants on your skin that may be causing swelling and itching. Many of us are rejoicing that the cold weather is sending mosquitoes into hibernation, but this lil' guy would be super handy to have on vacation if you're venturing somewhere warm. And! You can also use it to treat bites from bees, wasps, biting flies, no-see-ums, chiggers, and sea lice.

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    Promising review: "I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. I woke up with a bug bite on my arm so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions) — immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!" —Rebecca

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

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