45 Products That Will Absolutely Dazzle You With Their Before-And-After Pics

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45 Products That Will Absolutely Dazzle You With Their Before-And-After Pics

You will legit suspect magic when you see how small this mountain of clothes gets in these space-saving travel compression bags.

1. Catrice “Instant Awake” Under Eye Brightener, which became the internet’s holy grail for concealing and brightening dark circles under your eyes so fast that everyone’s old concealers are doing double takes. This lightweight, color-adapting formula is designed for truly ~invisible~ coverage that makes a drastic difference. 

Close-up of a person with eye brightener on their left eye and without it on the right

The color adaptive formula is designed so one of two shades will work on any skin tone. 

Promising review: “Took years off my eyes! This product is so reasonably priced. I came across a TikTok promoting this and decided to take a chance since the price was super reasonable. My eyes looked brighter in a good way, and the concealer worked so well that I felt I looked younger. I got compliments from friends asking what I did differently with my makeup. I recommend it.” —Monica T. 

Get it from Amazon for $6 (available in two shades). 

2. A bottle of sulfate-free biotin shampoo that thousands of reviewers swear by for helping restore their hair and promote healthy hair growth over time. It also includes nourishing ingredients like rosemary oil, zinc, and coconut oil to help moisturize locks and give them a fuller, more volumized look. 

reviewer's before and after of hair that looks noticeably fuller and thicker after 6 months of using the biotin shampoo

Read more about how biotin shampoo could help with the fullness of hair at Cleveland Clinic.

Maple Holistics is a small business that specializes in beauty products with all-natural ingredients. Check out a TikTok of the biotin shampoo in action. 

Promising review: “I love this shampoo! I had gastric sleeve surgery, and my hair was very, very thin. I started taking biotin and switched to biotin shampoo, as recommended by my doctor. It doesn’t make your hair grow by washing it, but it makes your hair and roots stronger. And it worked. After using the whole bottle, my hair was stronger. I had a lot of new growth that was sticking around (the previous new growth fell out early on), and my hair was getting thicker. Eight months later, my hair is back to normal. It’s longer and thicker than ever.” —Diane J. Huff

Get it from Amazon for $11.95.

3. A fast-acting, refillable plug-in fly trap for flies, fruit flies, moths, and gnats that works up to 400 feet by using a light to lure them. The best part?? The “trap” part is on the back, so you don’t have to behold a little bug graveyard in your kitchen when you flick on the lights in the morning. 

fly trap light plugged into a wall outlet

Hand holding a fly trap device with trapped insects

Check out a TikTok of the plug-in fly trap in action. 

Promising review: “I can’t say enough wonderful things about these handy little bug catchers! They are simple to use, cheap to refill, and catch a ton of small bugs and flies. I have eight of them now, all around my house! It’s a little gross how many tiny flying insects are around…but it makes me feel a lot better now that I have these!” —Chris H. 

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $23.73.  

4. A jar of internet-beloved The Pink Stuff, which tackles so many darn things that it’ll be the BFF of every room in your house. Need to paint over a stain on the wall? Get it off with The Pink Stuff. Think you need to replace that caked-over grimy pan? Put The Pink Stuff to the test. About to hire cleaners to tackle whatever the heck is going on in your tub? 1-800-The-Pink-Stuff, baby!!

Reviewer using it to clear up hard water stains in tub

A customer review before and after photo showing the results of using The Pink Stuff on their stovetop

A lot of people compare it to the Magic Eraser in paste form, so even your weirdest, most stubborn stains will meet their match.

Promising review: “Found this product on TikTok. I don’t think I’ve ever seen value like I do this product! Literally use it on EVERYTHING!! Kids and teens have dirt, grime, and grease on their walls? …This will make it look like a new paint job. Baseboards need some love? A pea-sized amount of this makes them look brand-new. Need a shoe cleaner? PERFECT for sneakers. I could name a million more uses, but I can ASSURE you this is worth every penny. What’s more? You need such LITTLE of this product, it will last a VERY long time. Thank you, TikTok!!!” —Rachel in CLT

Get it from Amazon for $5.29.

5. A vacuum-free space-saving compression bag so easy to use that all you have to do is stick your clothes inside, zip up the bag, roll the bag, and watch all the excess air get squished out of them until your clothes magically shrink. Yes, maybe it’s only a weekend trip, but some of us need OPTIONS!! 

A suitcase spilling over with clothes

The clothes packed neatly in compression bags to fit in the suitcase

Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

HELLO, I AM OBSESSED WITH THESE. Despite all the rave reviews I was definitely skeptical of space-saving bags that didn’t require a vacuum, and even as they were actively squishing my clothes into oblivion I still couldn’t quite believe it. I had easily two suitcases worth of clothes I wanted to pack for a three-week trip to London, and I managed to neatly pack the entirety of my wardrobe in one roller carry-on bag. Truly all I had to do was put my clothes in the bag, push them to the bottom, and then sit on it to get the air out before sealing it up. I had tons of extra bags and make a habit of taking them with me in case other people joining me on trips need them to be able to pack souvenirs on the way home. I’m never taking a long trip without these again — these are worth every damn penny. 

Get a set of eight from Amazon for $15.88

6. A “flossing toothbrush” with two layers of bristles — regular firm bristles, and longer ones that are ten times thinner to clean deep in between your teeth and gums to mimic flossing. Reviewers love how deep the clean feels, and also how soft it is on sensitive teeth! 

A toothbrush with two layers of bristles, one long and thin and one shorter and thicker

reviewer smiling before and after with less yellow between their teeth

Mouthwatchers is a small business established by Ronald Plotka, DDS, that specializes in antimicrobial toothbrushes designed to get deeper cleans even patients with “great” dental hygiene might miss with traditional brush and floss routines. 

I bought this and love it! I usually use an electric toothbrush, but I feel like I’m getting a much more satisfying clean from these?? Especially because I tend to get yellow stains between my teeth no matter *how* much I floss, and these bristles seem to actually target that a lot more effectively. I’ve switched to using this in the morning and the electric one at night and definitely see a difference in that area in particular. 

Promising review: “This was another one of my TikTok purchases! I was skeptical but my kids hate flossing their teeth so thought this might help in between making them floss. They work amazing! My kids said they could see and feel a difference on the first use and I agree! They are definitely worth a try! I would suggest not pushing too hard, those tiny bristles really get in there and if you push too hard you nights be sore like I was. It felt like after going to a dental cleaning.” —Amy N. 

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $8.91.  

7. Plus a set of teeth whitening strips you’ll definitely want to invest in if you’re a fan of coffee, tea, or wine — you might be legit astonished by the difference a few of these strips makes in your smile! As an added bonus, reviewers say these are a cheaper, just as effective alternative to the $$$ Crest version. 

Before and after comparison of teeth whitening treatment

A hand holding a box of MySmile Teeth Whitening Strips for sensitive teeth

Promising review: “Whitest teeth. Best hands down strips. They actually stay in place and doesn’t move around in your mouth. Easy to remove when ready. My teeth look good and feel so clean.” —Robin W. 

Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $20.95 (clip the $5 off coupon on the product page for this price; available in larger sizes). 

8. A no-scrub weekly shower cleaner you can quite literally “set and forget” to maintain its cleanliness over time — once you apply it after a shower, you just have to wait eight to 12 hours and it’ll quietly tackle the soap scum, grime, oils, mold, and mildew stains without any elbow grease from you.

A dirty shower with a yellow floor

The shower floor all clean

Promising review: “I saw this product on TikTok and decided to try it out for myself. The name doesn’t lie — spray it on, shut the bathroom door, and in a few hours, the shower is 100 times cleaner. Usually I’ll let it sit overnight, and by morning, the visible grime on the shower is gone, include soap scum. I’ll usually let the shower water rinse the residue out, and then will take a bucket just to get everything off the shower walls. It is a bit slick if you try to get in the shower without rinsing the residue, but otherwise it’s a worthy cleaning staple in my house.” —Tara D. 

Get it from Amazon for $19.88.  

9. Joesoef’s pharmaceutical-grade anti-acne sulfur soap that people with acne, rosacea, dermatitis, and clogged pores swear by for helping clear their skin. A lot of reviewers noted that they found this specific product after their dermatologists recommended it to them! 

Close-up before and after comparison of a person's skin showing acne treatment results over one month

Bar of soap

Joesoef Skin Care is a small business that specializes in anti-acne skincare products. 

Promising review: “I recently saw a dermatologist talk about those clogged pores on and around your nose. If they are of uniform size, they aren’t blackheads. She suggested using a sulfur soap to get rid of or minimize those stubborn clogged pores. This has a slight sulfur smell, it is not overwhelming and it disappears when dried. It works! My pores are much smaller. After applying and drying, moisturize.” —Sandy G

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (also available in multipacks). 

10. A TikTok-famous natural lip plumper set infused with vitamin E and collagen to give you 24-hour fullness in your lips — the lip-tingling ginger essence tube is meant to plump lips for daywear, and the mint extract tube is meant to help hydrate and soften lips at night. 

reviewer's lips before and after using lip plumper

Two lip balm tubes with translucent caps, one labeled

Promising review: “I discovered this product from TikTok, and I had to give it a try. I tried the day lip plumper, and within a few seconds, there was a subtle tingling/burning that lasted for a few minutes, but as it occurred, the plumping started to happen! It made a noticeable difference and made my lips look like I had filler! I’m obsessed!!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.98.

11. A delightful little tool called the “Bug Bite Thing” — it suctions on all kinds of bug bites to reduce swelling, itchiness, and redness. 

A BuzzFeed editor's arm with a bite on it

Rebecca O’Connell / BuzzFeed

Bug Bite Thing is a family-owned small business established in 2017 that specializes in bug bite relief products. 

This works on mosquitoes, bees, wasps, biting flies, sea lice, and more (although TBH, if this list of bugs gets any longer I may just stay indoors forever!!).

Promising review: “I cannot stress to you enough how much better this simple little tool has made my quality of life during summer in Ohio. It rains a lot. There are a lot of mosquitoes. I have horrific allergic reactions to mosquito bites. We’re talking bumps swelling to the width of softballs within minutes of the bite. This tool doesn’t make those bumps go away, but it stops the itch IMMEDIATELY. I was a huge skeptic; how could a little suction cure this agonizingly itchy allergic reaction? I’ll be honest. I still really don’t know how it does, but it provides instant relief that no pill, cream, or injection ever has ever achieved for me.” —Customer

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

12. TruSkin Vitamin C Face Serum that just short of startles reviewers for how fast it visibly brightens and firms skin even from the first use, and how well it reduces wrinkles and the appearance of dark spots over time. This may be on the pricier side of skincare, but this cult-fave blend of vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E has over 93,500 5-star reviews on Amazon, and dozens of reviewer photos that prove the hype is more than earned. 

reviewer before and after vitamin c serum

Hand holding a TruSkin Vitamin C facial serum bottle with dropper

TruSkin Naturals is a small business that specializes in skincare products. 

Promising review: “TruSkin Vitamin C Skin Serum has been nothing short of a revelation for my skincare routine. From the very first application, I could tell this was a game-changer. The serum’s lightweight, non-greasy formula delivers a powerful punch of hydration and brightness to my complexion. Over the weeks, I’ve noticed a significant reduction in dark spots and an overall more even skin tone.” —Maxpower

Get it from Amazon for $19.77

13. A set of dishwasher-cleaning tablets you can pop into a cycle with your dirty dishes to wipe out all the extra grime and that funky smell you can never seem to get rid of no matter how hard you try. You don’t even need to scrub — these do all the work for you!

before image of grimy dishwasher

after image of shiny dishwasher

Promising review: “Saved me from buying a new dishwasher! I have to admit that I was skeptical that this product was actually going to do anything. I’ve noticed my dishwasher wasn’t cleaning dishes very well lately, and I did everything I could to get it working properly again, but was ready to finally give up and buy a new dishwasher. I bought these tablets thinking they were designed to eliminate odors, but I was willing to give them a shot before buying a whole new dishwasher. I put one in the bottom of the dishwasher last night per the instructions and woke up to completely clean dishes for the first time in weeks. They look perfect. I don’t know why these tablets work but they absolutely did and I am a happy customer!” —B. Turner

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $8.95.

14. A bottle of Angry Orange pet odor eliminator that’s working OVERTIME — not only does this vanish the evidence of pet-related stains and odors, but it leaves the area smelling so nice that you’ll be like, “Um, is this my new signature perfume??” Extremely bonus: it also deters pets from peeing, so if there’s a ~hot spot~ your doggo loves to frequent, this ought to curb the habit. 

reviewer photo of dog next to bottle of the cleaner

before and after image of a pet stain removed from a carpet

Angry Orange is a small business that specializes in home cleaning products. 

Check out a TikTok of Angry Orange in action. 

Promising review: “This product has become a must in our household! We discovered it while looking for another scent/odor control product that had a strong citrus scent to spray around a Christmas tree a year or so ago when one of our dogs suddenly decided that he was going to start peeing on the Christmas tree every night. Not only did it deter him from peeing on it, it smells fantastic, and now we use it all the time for any smells around the house, pet odor related or not! It only takes one or two sprays as well, and the whole area smells fabulous afterwards.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $17.96 (available in four sizes).

15. Essence’s Lash Princess mascara, because TBH, we’ve all wasted too many years and too much money looking for the ~holy grail~ mascara. This one is less than $5, gives you instant length, and is DELIGHTFULLY sweatproof — reviewers call it out as an excellent comparison for Too Faced’s “Better Than Sex” and Benefit’s “They’re Real.” 

Before shot of a Buzzfeed editor without mascara

After shot of BuzzFeed editor with long lashes

Emma Lord/BuzzFeed

Hello, that is my face above, because I bought into the hype of all the 5-star reviews and now I will never look back!! Putting it on is like giving my eyelashes butterfly wings. It doesn’t get clumpy, it stays put ALL the livelong day no matter how much you sweat, and you can apply it on very lightly if you don’t want it to look so dramatic, or continue applying for longer lashes each time.

Promising review: “AWESOME. I’ve always bought overpriced mascara. I’m very picky and hesitant, but I saw some reviews saying how awesome this was. I’ll never go back to ‘Better Than Sex’ mascara because that’s what I always use, and I compare it to that. This is the best mascara!! I’ll never go back.” —patrick hauk

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

16. Plus Essence’s Volume Booster Lash Primer that is ~botanically infused~ with mango butter and acai oil to thicken and moisturize lashes for that “POW!” level of volume. Your beloved falsies will be like, “Hey?? Remember ME???” 

reviewer wearing mascara without primer, and then a second image of them wearing primer with mascara slightly more full in appearance

Just be sure to wait 30 seconds after application to layer your mascara to get the full effect! 

Promising review: “Saw this primer recommended on TikToks and they were right. Let it dry before mascara application, and it does wonders. Adds volume! Stays all day.” —JC

Get it from Amazon for $4.99

17. A set of Bottle Bright tablets so you can banish all the sludge caked on your automatic kettle, coffee maker, or favorite ceramic mugs before buying replacements. 

A before shot of a stained travel mug, a during shot of it with bubbles, and an after shot of the same mug shiny and stain-free

Bottle Bright is a small business that specializes in effortless bottle cleaning products. 

Promising review: “Saw this on TikTok and gave it a try. May I say the results were golden! My husband uses the same Yeti everyday for coffee and the inside was stained pretty bad. I put this tablet in, gave it a wash and it looks brand new!!!!!!! Also took away that coffee smell!” —Kelsey

Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $7.99

18. A firming eye cream that uses vitamin C, vitamin E, rose hip seed oil, and hibiscus flower extract to brighten and firm that sensitive skin around your eyes and neck not just on a day-to-day basis, but a long-term one, too.

Reviewer before and after showing the cream tightened and brightened their under-eye area

Different reviewer's progression photo showing their eye bags disappearing over time

Promising review: “Incredible product! Still cannot believe what a difference it has made in the lines and wrinkles around my eyes. I use it twice a day, and actually use it for my entire face and my neck. My skin feels so soft, and lines are disappearing.” —Melissa

Get it from Amazon for $13.11+ (available in four sizes).

19. A bottle of wood polish to instantly make your scuffed-up doors, hardwood floors, and furniture look so spanking new that you’ll wonder if it’s not actually wood polish but a time machine. Why get new tables or fancy professional restoration when you’ve got a $9 secret weapon??

Image of water stained wood cabinet with the wood looking completely restored in after pic

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. This stuff was like a Magic Eraser for water spots, scratches, scuffs, and any other blemish. We simply wiped the product on with a paper towel and let it 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 a bottle from Amazon for $4.99+ (available in multiple sizes).

20. A portable car vacuum that lets you explore the great outdoors or enjoy a particularly messy snack without sitting in the evidence until the next time you do a deep car clean. With this easy-peasy gadget, you can scoop it all up and leave your interiors looking brand spanking new. 

Small handheld black vacuum in a reviewer's hand

before and after images of a messy sandy car interior vacuumed clean again

Promising review: “This was the perfect solution for a busy mom as myself. I have three little ones and every day there is a mess of some sort in the backseat. It saves time and money to not have to go to a carwash place and keep feeding the machine. It’s simple to use and a great size. Wish the suction was a little better but for the price and quality I can’t complain. It’s a must!” —Amazon Customer

“TikTok made me buy it. I NEVER leave reviews buttt I was surprised at how well and powerful this vacuum was! And it wasn’t loud. 10 out of 10 recommended. Go buy it and try it for yourself.” —Jessica D. Williams

Get it from Amazon for $37.99+ (available in four colors).

21. A dark spot–removing soap bar you might want to try if you’re dealing with sensitive skin or hyperpigmentation — this affordable alternative to $$ creams on the market is formulated not only with hyaluronic acid to protect your skin’s moisture barrier, but a blend of vitamin C, retinol, collagen, and turmeric to help brighten and soothe skin. 

Reviewer before and after with acne scars lightened by the bar

Reviewer holding the bar of soap

Promising review: “If you’re someone who has sensitive skin like me, this product is for you! I highly recommend it. I learned about this product on TikTok and decided to try it out. It’s worth the money. The smell is not overbearing, and it reminds you of a refreshing citrusy fruit. I’m very particular about trying skincare products, but this is your go-to. It will have your face feeling refreshed and clean, and there’s no white cast.” —Elisabeth L. 

“Really good product considering the price. I have tried expensive creams to diminish a dark spot in my face, and I haven’t gotten the quick results I am getting with this soap. I highly recommend this product.” —Amazon Customer

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.99 (also available in larger multipacks and with or without a holder).

22. A lawn dog spot repair treatment to help your grass look as spiffy and green as it did before Fido decided to mark their territory by peeing in the same parched spots over … and over …….. and over again. Reviewers notice results within *days*! 

before pic of dying grass

after pic of grass all green and restored

Promising review: “We purchased this to fill some patches in our backyard that were damaged by our puppy. This seed works like a charm. The one caveat is that you really do have to water it a bit every day. Once it takes off, though, it grows pretty quickly! Within one week of planting this, we had one-inch long grass blades. One month later, all the patches are gone. Highly recommended!” —Jessica N. 

Get it from Amazon for $16.19+ (available in multiple sizes). 

23. A bunch of Miracle-Gro “food spikes” that can bring plants as sad as the tree from A Charlie Brown Christmas back from the brink of death, and then will continuously feed them for 30 to 60 days as a bonus.

reviewer's plant droopy before

same plant much perkier 48 hours later

Promising review: “I always kill my plants, but I decided to try again. I just bought five houseplants, and three of them were marked down because they were looking pretty puny. Since I tend to kill them anyway, I figured I would give them a try and save some money. I put one of these spikes in each plant, and they all looked so much healthier and happier after just a couple of days. I also added one spike to the only houseplant that I’ve had for years without killing (I was beginning to think it was artificial); the leaves looked healthier almost immediately. I’m very happy with this product, and it was a great price.” —victoria

Get a two-pack of 48 spikes from Amazon for $10.95, and get a version for orchids here.

24. Nyx’s Pore Filler Targeted Stick, a holy grail option for anyone with sensitive skin who may have had it up to HERE with other pore fillers and their promises. This has a “blurring” effect to reduce the appearance of pores and smooth your skin without causing any extra shine you have to blot out. 

a reviewer with the pore filler on half their face showing how it blurs large pores

a different reviewer holding the stick

Check out a TikTok of the Nyx Pore Filler in action.  

Promising review: “Great product. I have tried more expensive products and have discovered that NYX pore filler is as good as the $40 products. It leaves a smooth matte finish.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $10

25. A box of “Zombie” face masks that are NOT for the faint of heart, but definitely get the job done when it comes to tightening skin and reducing pores and wrinkles. Once it’s on your face, it starts to tighten and makes you look like a literal! zombie!!! in this very spooky but satisfying way. You leave it on for a quick 10 minutes, and then it washes off super easily and leaves your skin bright and rejuvenated. 

Reviewer before and after showing the mask made their skin look tighter and reduced the appearance of some wrinkles

Promising review: “Smells great! This face mask does exactly what it says. My skin is nice and lifted, hydrated, noticeable reduction in fine lines, improved texture, reduced my pore size, and eliminated some newly developed rough patches forming around the hairline. Couldn’t be more satisfied with this product! I have pretty good skin for 37, but this mask has really helped take my skin to the next level.” —Samantha

Get a box of eight masks from Amazon for $24

26. A pack of dual-sided SneakErasers designed so that one side of them cleans scuffs, dirt stains, and grimes, and the other side whitens them, restoring your sneakers and their soles to their former glory. Take THAT, passage of time. 

A pair of sneakers with one dirty and one cleaned with the sneakeraser

A set of round white sneaker erasers

Check out a TikTok of the SneakErasers in action. 

Promising review: “I have a couple pairs of sneakers I stopped wearing because they started looking a bit grungy. Just couldn’t justify throwing them away though, because they were still in great shape and not very old. I came across these sponges and took a chance. They work like a charm. I cleaned two pairs of shoes and could not believe the results! Awesome.” —Spencer

Get a 10-pack from Amazon for $11.99

27. First Aid Beauty’s KP Bump Eraser Body Scrub Exfoliant to help exfoliate and smooth skin by dealing with rough patches or dry bumps — a lot of reviewers with keratosis pilaris and similar skin textures swear by this for relief! 

Before and after image of a reviewer with bumps on their arm and without

The tube of scrub

First Aid Beauty is a US-based small business that specializes in clean, fragrance-free, cruelty-free personal care products. 

Promising review: “I saw a dermatologist recommend this on TikTok, and I figured I’d give it a try. I have had red bumps on the back of my arms for as long as I can remember and have tried multiple things, so I didn’t have very high expectations. After one use, I could already see a difference! It says to use it 1–2 times a week, but I usually use it every other day. I use Cerave rough and bumpy lotion afterward, and now my red bumps are almost nonexistent. This product has truly been life-changing, and I would recommend it to anyone struggling with red bumps! 10/10!” —Sydney

Get it from Amazon for $11.97+ (available in two sizes). 

28. A pumice cleaning stone for a non-toxic, delightfully efficient option to banish those stubborn toilet rings from your bowl once and for all (without messing up the porcelain!!). 

Reviewer photo of their toilet bowl, which has dark yellow and brown stains on it

Same reviewer's toilet looking white and clean after using the stone

Powerstone Pumice is a small business that specializes in home cleaning products. 

Promising review: “I have never been so happy about a purchase before and this did it! We went away for a week and came back home and saw stains in all of the toilet bowls. I researched and it’s from hard water or something like that.  I’m so glad I [tried this] because this saved me so much money and time on finding a solution that works miracles. I didn’t even need to scrub hard. Just rubbed it on the stains a couple of times and I was done in less than five minutes for each bowl. I highly recommend this product!” —Selina B 

Get it from Amazon for $10.99+ (also available in a pack of two and four).

29. CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol Serum to help refine pores and improve your skin texture and tone, particularly from post-acne marks. Reviewers especially love how lightweight and non-greasy it is, that it plays nice with sensitive skin, and that it’s *WAY* cheaper (and just as effective!) as more expensive competitors on the market. 

Before-and-after comparison of a person's cheek showing improvement in skin clarity

Person holding a bottle of CeraVe Resurfacing Retinol Serum over a sink

Promising review: “I am very pleasantly surprised with the results of this so far! I’m in my mid-40s and fair-skinned. Sun damage and age spots were starting to take over my complexion. I’ve tried so many expensive creams, serums, facials, etc, with little results. Decided to try this based on the number of reviews, and I was not disappointed. After less than a week of using this in combo with their morning facial moisturizer with SPF, I already see a noticeable difference. My skin is hydrated, so much softer, and I can actually see the discoloration fading! I am shocked.” —KMC

“This is AMAZING for post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation!! Took all the redness off my cheeks in a matter of days. Had very similar results to the Drunk Elephant Framboise serum.” —Amazonshopper

Get it from Amazon for $13.50. 

30. A bottle of Nyx matte setting spray for anyone who wants the all-day protection of Mac and Urban Decay’s setting sprays without the price tag — this matte finish will lock your look in place in just a few seconds, even on days when the sun is trying to melt you like a Popsicle.

reviewer's before pic at 5 pm showing a glittery nighttime eyeshadow look

reviewer's after pic at 10 pm showing their makeup intact

Promising review: “Expensive isn’t always better. I tried this spray before spending the day outdoors in 90-degree heat at Disneyland, and the only place my makeup moved was on the tip of my nose because I have allergies and use a lot of Kleenex. But otherwise, it looked as fresh as it did when I put it on. I’ve used Mac and Urban Decay setting spray, and they never worked as well as this stuff. I am completely amazed. Definitely give it a try.” —Stephanie

Get it from Amazon for $8.50 (also available in dewy and radiant finishes, and a jumbo size, as well as in multipacks).

31. And a stainless-steel tongue scraper that a lot of reviewers bought to prevent bad breath, but ended up loving even *more* because it made their mouth feel so squeaky clean (and, in a lot of cases, made their taste buds experience flavor a lot more intensely!).

Close-up comparison of a tongue before and after brushing

Basic Concepts is a small business that specializes in personal care products, home goods, and office essentials. 

Promising review: “My husband and I have been using this product for a couple months now and we both think it is worth the purchase. It is not a magic fixer for bad breath or lack of oral hygiene but paired with a good dental hygiene routine we have noticed a positive difference such as fresher breath for longer and fresher breath upon waking in the morning. It is easy to clean, and the shape prevents gagging. All in all the product is definitely worth it.” —Brimichelle

Get it from Amazon for $6.97

32. COSRX Snail Mucin 96% Power Repairing Essence, a lightweight hydrating face serum to help protect your skin’s moisture barrier against dry spots and irritants. This is designed for *all* skin types, and reviewers swear by it for healing acne scars, fading dark spots, and smoothing fine lines. Users with sensitive skin especially appreciate how gentle it is compared to competitors, and a lot of them mentioned seeing results within the first few uses! 

Reviewer before and after picture with redness healed from their face

The bottle of serum

I use this on my skin and definitely have noticed results! While it didn’t help completely kick my stubborn pre-period hormonal acne, it has done *wonders* with reducing redness on my face, particularly around my nose, and in dealing with my pores. Since I started using it, my primer and foundation goes on a whole lot smoother, and I’m struggling a whole lot less to cover my pores. After using it a few weeks, I read the advice of one reviewer to put this on when your face is slightly moist from washing, rub it in, let it dry, and then put your moisturizer on top of it — I’ve found that it’s what got me the best results! 

Promising review: “I caved to the TikTok hype, and now I am obsessed, lol! I have extremely sensitive skin, but this was the first product that I didn’t have to go through a ‘getting used to’ phase.” —Shelby

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

Psst — reviewers love how beautifully this pairs with Cosrx’s lightweight snail mucin repair moisturizer as well!  

33. A bottle of nail and cuticle repair oil that you simply brush on your nail beds once a day to condition and strengthen all those brittle spots and painful hangnails, leaving you with thick, strong nails and nail beds you’re not tempted to pick at all the livelong day.

A before image of a reviewer's brittle nails and an after image of them much heaithier

Promising review: “This stuff is magic. I am not kidding you, this is my first Amazon review ever. Just a few weeks ago my nails were brittle and peeling, I always had my nails done and they were pretty much destroyed… then I saw this on TikTok and decided to give it a try and I legitimately have never had healthier nails in my life! If you’re thinking about buying this… buy it!” —Jocelyn Nackley

Get it from Amazon for $9.41+ (available in three sizes).

34. Etude’s delightfully multipurpose Dear Darling Water Tint, which a lot of reviewers compare to Benefit’s Lip Tint. This smudgeproof formula is designed primarily to be a natural-looking, weightless lip stain, but reviewers use it as a blush as well! 

reviewer before and after image with added red tint to lips

reviewer holding red version of the lip tint in their hand

Promising review: “I bought the Benefit version a couple of months ago and was very underwhelmed by it, but this product is sooo soo much better than Benetint. The pigment is so good and natural at the same time. A 10/10 for sure. And at this price point what’s there not to like?” —Rachael

Get it from Amazon for $6.78 (available in three shades and combo packs). 

35. A foot file that’ll remove calluses and hard or cracked skin from your feet with some gentle, pain-free rubbing. It works whether your feet are dry or wet at the time, and will leave your heels feeling gloriously soft.

Before image of a cracked foot with an after image of the skin smooth

Promising review: “I don’t typically write reviews, I’m lazy! I usually write them if something is really great or really bad. Well this product is really great!! It offered me instant relief with ease!” —Brooklynn

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

36. Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind concealer, an inexpensive lightweight concealer for anyone who wants to quickly touch up before running errands or bopping into work meetings, but doesn’t want to commit to a whole layer of foundation. This also helps cover dark circles without caking and reduces puffiness.

BuzzFeed editor applying the concealer under eyes

BuzzFeed editor showing the under-eye coverage

Kayla Suazo / BuzzFeed

TBH, back in 2020 I started using this myself (although this is former BuzzFeeder Kayla Suazo’s lovely human face above), and I am mad that I wasted time with other concealers for so long. I am a deeply impatient person who likes to look good and does not like to put in effort in any way, shape, or form, and Maybelline created this so that people like me could gracelessly slap it on in the morning and be like “OKAY, REFLECTION, YOU GOT THIS” before being on their merry way. It never cakes, I look way more awake than I have any right to, and I never struggle to blend it the way I do with other concealers. 11/10 subscribe.

Promising review: “Throughout high school I never knew how to do makeup. But then I heard this product was the absolute best on TikTok. And trust me, they were not lying. It has really good coverage and hides my ‘raccoon eyes.’ And the best part is that a little bit goes a long way. So if you’re starting out or want to try something new I definitely recommend you try this out.” —Liela Lee

Check out BuzzFeed’s full review of Maybelline’s Instant Age Rewind Concealer for more deets.

Get it from Amazon for $8.08 (available in 18 shades).

37. An “Angry Mama” microwave cleaner that uses vinegar and water to blow hot steam into your microwave oven and loosen up all the old food and stains in a mere seven minutes (approximately two Lizzo songs, if anyone’s keeping track).

Reviewer photo of the Angry Mom inside a dirty microwave

Reviewer photo of the Angry Mom inside the same microwave, which is much cleaner

Check out a Tiktok of the “Angry Mama” microwave cleaner in action. 

Promising review: “This product is so amazing, I’m going to get one for all of my children. I am a teacher, and I let my students use my microwave. Usually it takes me half an hour of scrubbing after 31 students have made popcorn, and heated up lunches. This time I used the product, and I literally spent less than one minute just wiping down the microwave!!! I will now keep one in my classroom, and one at my home. A miracle product that actually does what it says, remarkable!!!” —Desiree Barlow

Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in four styles). 

38. Juno & Co.’s Clean 10 Cleansing Balm, a game-changing makeup remover made with a blend of pearl barley and vitamin E that reviewers adore for getting that ✨ CLEAN clean✨  feeling — it’s designed to leave zero residue or oiliness, *plus* brighten skin and reduce hyperpigmentation and dark spots. 

The clear balm in a container

A reviewer with a full face of makeup and an after image with it fully taken off

Promising review: “I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!! I found it on TikTok and OMG!! It works so well. I don’t have to sit there and rub the crap out of my eyelashes to get the waterproof mascara off. I will admit, it doesn’t take 100% of the makeup off but about 95% of my makeup comes off. It is not water-resistant, as emulsifying it with water helps take the makeup off. I have not found a better makeup remover, and yes that includes Micellar Water (which also works well but leaves my skin feeling oily). With this cleansing balm my face feels hydrated and smooth. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!!!! 1000/10 would recommend!!!” —Deetje Frederick

Get it from Amazon for $14.99

39. A fume-free oven cleaner that’s gentle enough that you don’t need protective gloves to use it, but tough enough that it’ll erase the evidence of all your baking misadventures and that time you fell asleep while cooking pizza rolls.

before image of crusty oven with burnt remnants

after image of same oven looking shiny and clean

Promising review: “I saw this on a TikTok. I have used Easy Off in the past but hated the smell. This is so much better and let me tell you I am super sensitive to smells. Works great in the oven, and also as I saw on the video works great in shower stalls and tubs!” Amy L Viau

Get it from Amazon for $8.98

40. A lil’ polar bear hydrating eye stick for some sweet, sweet relief when you wake up with puffy, aching eyes. This formula is blended with Iceland glacial water to help tighten skin and tackle dark circles so you look and feel more ~refreshed~. Bonus: it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than the other TikTok fave, the Tula version. 

The small polar bear shaped eye stick in a reviewer's hands

Before and after pic of reviewer with dark under eyes that are gone in the second pic

Promising review: “I have always had serious dark circles and bags under my eyes, and this has really changed this for me. The results are incredible. The puffiness is gone. The dark circles are hardly noticeable. My sensitive skin has not broken out. I never write reviews, but this was so good that I had to write a review. This actually works.” —Ben

Get it from Amazon for $9.90

41. A bottle of Witch Piggy Hell Pore Control, which is both a delightfully effective hyaluronic acid-based pore tightening serum *and* my new stage name. Reviewers love this for tackling enlarged pores and giving a dewy glow without causing oiliness or triggering breakouts, plus helping fade dark spots and acne scars. 

A bottle of the serum with a pig witch illustration on it

Before and after image of reviewer with acne that's less inflamed in the after pic

Promising review: “If I could give this 10 stars I would! Ran out of ‘The Ordinary’ hyaluronic acid I’ve been using for a year and no stores close sold it so I gave this a try. So glad I did because it’s a thousand times better!! I put it on first, then moisturizer after I put on my primer and makeup and it looks the best it’s ever looked. My pores were smaller in just three days and my skin so hydrated. I have combo skin son my ‘T’ zone gets awfully oily. The fix is to make sure your skin is hydrated. Also the bottle is twice the size of ‘The Ordinary’! This does it all!!! So very impressed.” —smnthfinch

Get it from Amazon for $8.19.   

42. A microwave bacon cooker because as fun as it is to get your cardio in dodging bacon grease spitting at you from the pan, THERE IS ANOTHER WAY. This can cook seven to nine strips at a time, and comes with grooves and a spout designed to pour out the extra fat. 

uncooked bacon laying in a blue silicone cooker with a lid

The bacon cooked and crisped in the container

Check out a TikTok of the bacon microwave cooker in action. 

Promising review: “Best way to make bacon!!!!! I will never cook bacon any other way. Bought one for me and one for my daughter. Buying one for my MIL for Christmas.” —Lisa Eldridge

Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in three colors). 

43. A shampoo scalp massager you can use in the shower to massage and exfoliate your scalp, so you can get all of the relaxing decadence of feeling like someone is massaging your head without physically going to a salon. Psst — a lot of reviewers mention this has also helped with psoriasis, dandruff, and scalp tenderness!

BuzzFeed editor holding pink scalp massager with silicone bristles

reviewer with an irritated scalp and after pic with the redness gone

I started using one of these a few months ago and WOWZA, it really helps you get extra mileage out of your shampoo. I have a whole lot of hair on my head so sometimes it’s a struggle to feel like I’ve soaped up my whole scalp thorough, but this was a very effective way to spread out the suds and really get them to the roots. I was worried it might tangle in my hair, but it was totally fine on that front, too. I’ve noticed that my hair has been a little less greasy at the roots since I started using it. And I’m echoing a ton of reviewers here when I say it just feels reeeeeally, really nice.

Promising review: “I saw this little thing all over TikTok and everyone swore by it. To be honest, they’re right and I now swear by it. It’s perfectly soft and sturdy to massage the scalp. Works shampoo into roots, helps with dry skin and such. I absolutely love it and I use it every time I wash my hair. I most definitely would recommend to anyone. Don’t hesitate.” —Z

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

44. A set of stainless steel cleaner and polish wipes to give all your impossible-to-clean kitchen appliances that brand-new, streak-free kind of gleam, from the fridge to the stove to the dishwasher.



Promising review: “If it was possible to give 10 stars, this product is definitely worth it. I originally bought this in the store and was most impressed with how well it cleaned the refrigerator from all finger and watermarks. My friend came over and said, ‘What in the world did you clean your refrigerator with because it looks brand new?!’ It is the best product I have ever used on my refrigerator and stove! Just wipe down and let it sink in, then wipe over with a clean soft towel for a polished shiny look! IT IS MARVELOUS! I SAY MARVELOUS! Don’t bother with sprays! I bought two containers so that I will not run out for a long time!” —Roie

Get it from Amazon for $6.08

45. A bottle of Fanola “No Yellow” purple shampoo reviewers with chemically- and color-treated hair *swear* by for toning down yellow hues in blonde hair on the cheap, seeing a noticeable difference even from the very first wash. 

A reviewer with yellow-tone blonde hair

Same reviewer with platinum blonde hair

Promising review: “I never write reviews, but this stuff is magic in a bottle. I’m a level 7 blonde with high level highlights and hair that loves to pull red. If my hair starts to look brassy I use this and voila — looks like I just came out of the salon again. I’d love it even if it didn’t make my hair feel soft, but it does that too! Please don’t ever stop making this!” —scooptwins

Get it from Amazon for $16.28

Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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