40 Products With Before And After Photos That Prove They Keep Their Promises

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1. A powerful dishwasher detergent that’ll get rid of hard water stains and mineral buildup and leave behind a fresh, lemony scent. 

Promising review: “Absolutely brilliant! This booster does exactly what it’s supposed to do. I’ve been struggling with hard water issues since I moved into my new home, and my dishes looked perpetually dirty after running them through the dishwasher and even hand washing. Results were instantaneous, and this product continues to amaze me after a few months of using it: sparklingly clean looking dishes with no traces of that hard water film and residue.” Jackie 

Get it from Amazon for $6.12.

2. A nontoxic pet odor and stain remover so you can finally and fully reclaim your home from years-old dark spots on your couch, and the scent of cat pee emanating from your rug.

Rocco & Roxie is a family-run small business making everything you and your pet need to live a clean and fun life. From treats to toys, they’ve got what you need!

Promising review: “I never write reviews but I’m writing one for this amazing spray!! I know what you’re thinking, I thought the same: that’s an awful lot to pay for a bottle of spray cleaner. I get it, and it’s worth every penny!!! I have two large dogs who are potty-trained, however my niece accidentally shut them in one of the spare rooms while we were upstairs (bless her tiny heart) so they took it upon themselves to hate-pee allllll over the carpet in there!! When we finally took a black light to the carpet, we discovered the true horror of our situation; CSI crime scenes had nothing on us! We tried EVERYTHING. I found this product, read the reviews, and hit the ‘buy now’ button with all of my hope riding on Prime shipping and a spray bottle. NO ODOR, NO STANK, LIGHT CLEAN SMELL BUT NO FAKE FLOWERY COATED AIR!!!! This stuff is a MIRACLE!!!” —N. Garcia

Get it from Rocco & Roxie on Amazon for $19.97.

3. A curly hair children’s leave-in detangling conditioner made with jojoba oil, vitamin B5, and plum seed oil to make wash day for your little one waaaay easier.

Promising reviews: “My 4-year-old has long, curly hair. She sleeps like she’s in an MMA ring and subsequently wakes up with hair matted and tangled. She cries if you brush it because it’s obviously a nightmare. I got this and sprayed it all over her dry hair and HOLY MOLY where has this been?! The brush glides through her hair with no issue. I don’t know what magical unicorn made this stuff, but I swear buy this now! A miracle product.” —Meghan Anne

Get it from Amazon for $7.99.

4. A jar of Aquaphor’s healing moisturizer for anyone suffering from dry, cracked, and sensitive skin. It restores moisture and promotes healing, so you can go back to living.

Promising reviews: “This stuff is a bit pricey, but you are paying for a quality solution for dry skin. Every time I try to use something cheaper, it doesn’t work and I always come back to this. Nothing works like Aquaphor.” —MCMXCVI

“My son experienced some unbelievably wretched diaper rash and none of the usual products I had been using were making the rash better and the application of the zinc-based creams were painful. Someone recommended I try this, and I have never turned back! Every time there is a reoccurrence of diaper rash, a day or so of applying Aquaphor, the rash clears up. Now and again I try other diaper creams, but when there is actual irritation, nothing comes close.” —Incoherent Threads

Get it from Amazon for $13.88.

5. A bottle of Wet & Forget shower cleaner because no one wants to scrub their bathtub clean. With this, you’ll just spray it on, wait 8–12 hours, then rinse it off. Super easy!

Promising review: “I have well water. Something in my well water reacts with copper plumbing and turns my shower tiles blue. Since my bathroom color scheme isn’t on the blue spectrum, this is problematic. The well water also causes the shower glass to film up quickly. I’ve tried dozens and dozens of cleaners and scrubbed till my arms ached trying to get ahead of the blue and scumminess. My ambition in life is NOT to be a full time bathroom scrubber! I saw this stuff on a professional house cleaner’s TikTok (sorry, don’t remember which one) and thought ‘what the heck, might as well give it a try.’ Oh my goodness, the first day after my shower I sprayed this stuff all over and walked away. The next morning there was a NOTICEABLE reduction in the blue and the glass looked clearer too. Day two, sprayed again and walked away. The next morning the blue was gone except for a few spots on the floor tile and the glass looked amazing. Day three I sprayed the remaining spots and the next morning the shower practically looked new. NO SCRUBBING AT ALL!!!! This is my new favorite shower cleaner. The ONLY con I have is that it makes me sneeze while I’m spraying from inside the shower, but I can live with that.” —L. J. Petillo

Get it from Amazon for $19.74.

6. A water mark remover cloth if you’ve got guests with no home training leaving rings all over your furniture. This cloth will get rid of marks, scratches, and blemishes.

Promising review: “I had old water and heat damage on my antique table. I had thought there was no way I would ever get rid of them, but now I know better!” —Roberta Kentspeth 

Get it from Amazon for $7.05.

7. A bottle of professional grade callus-removing gel that’ll remove years’ worth of calluses quick and easy. Just presoak your feet, apply the gel, let it do its magic, and rinse!

Promising review: “Miracle worker. I had really callused feet from years of dancing, running around barefoot, and just not taking care of them. My heels were cracked and rough and I had tried just about everything and pretty much accepted that they would never be much better. But this stuff seriously made a HUGE difference the first time I used it!! I’ve used it twice now and my heels are so smooth! I’m literally so thankful I tried this stuff. As others have said, be careful with it since it is so intense! Start out with just a few minutes and see how you respond to it ;)” —Meryl Marciniak

Get it from Amazon for $13.87.

8. A pet hair remover so you’ll be able to reclaim your couch from the mob of fur that’s been calling it home in a few quick swipes. And because it doesn’t use disposable adhesive strips, you can use this thing over and over and over and over and…

Promising review: “We rescued a little couch dog from the pound. I was weary of her little furrrrrs getting all over our previously pristine couches and knew that I’d need some sort of solution. I was willing to buy the lint rollers with sheets you rip off but was hoping for a better and less wasteful option. This thing works GREAT. I was so doubtful of it being the miracle product that so many of the reviews claim it to be. But it really is! A family member came by today and I swiped this baby over my couch a few times, emptied it into the trash, and you can’t even tell a dog has been sleeping there. Highly recommend investing in this!” —JT

Get it from Amazon for $27.95.

9. Burt’s Bees sunburn relief lotion formulated with coconut, aloe, and antioxidants to help soothe and hydrate your skin instantly. No need to be afraid of the sun with this by your side!

Promising review:I’m happy to say this product works! I purchased this product due to my inability to provide my skin with appropriate sun protection one day this summer. I proceeded to spend a night wishing that I could safely freeze myself into an ice cube. Midnight discomfort lead me to this product. The initial use was a day or two after the day of regret, but it eased the discomfort and moisturized my reddened skin, helping to soften the leather layer I had started to form. Of course this review would not be complete without me faulting myself a second time. Two times in one summer I proved my inability to adult well. I applied this lotion the MINUTE I realized that I had experienced another exposure to the sun for too long a period. To my absolute joy, this product relieved my discomfort. It left a layer that stayed cool for a few hours (at which time I reapplied it), it was a little tacky to the touch (not sticky or oily), and my skin did not experience the crocodile and subsequent peeling experience it had earlier in the season. The scent is soft and not overpowering. I have experienced skin sensitivity in the past to products, but I had no issues with Burt’s Bees products. Thank you for providing me with such a helpful product.” —Meghan 

Get it from Amazon for $10.02.

10. A revitalizing hair protein treatment for conditioning and repairing dry, damaged, and over-processed hair. TBH I’m already obsessed with your hair evolution!

Promising review: “My hair used to be really soft, and then I discovered hot tools and hair dye. While my hair looks good, I have really missed my hair’s soft texture. This treatment 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. When I woke up, 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.

11. A pack of two flexible dryer vent cleaners because there’s likely a bunch of trapped lint causing your clothes to still come out kinda damp. Use this to get all that fuzz out, which will also help to prevent dryer fires!

Promising review: “I clean my dryer vent after every single use. I was shocked to see so much lint and dust come out! It was very simple to use and it really works! I kept one for myself and gave the other to my daughter.” —Shari Schmidt

Get it from Amazon for $8.95.

12. A bottle of Tend Skin Solution if razor bumps and ingrown hairs are causing discomfort. You can also use this micro-peeling solution as a facial cleanser for an out-of-this-world glow!

Promising review: “I got waxed down there for five years straight and the lady that did it used this stuff afterward. It work so well I went out and bought some. Ever since then I haven’t had one ingrown hair (in six years). I recommend it highly and I’ll never use anything else. It really is a miracle solution. Now I just keep it in the shower with me and dab a little on after every shave. Highly recommended for any type of skin.” —TENNESSEE ♡FRESH

Get it from Amazon for $13.59+ (available in two sizes).

13. An allergy supplement that’ll help your itchy pup stop scratching due to skin, seasonal, or environmental allergens. They’re also rich with vitamins, antioxidants, and probiotics said to support digestion and immunity.

Promising reviews: “Works as promised. My dog loves the flavor! She was itchy and scratchy which is the reason we tried this product. Noticeable improvement in less than a week!” —Pcakes

“This helped my poor fur baby (Papa, who is a yellow lab/retriever mix that weighs about 70 pounds) so much. I was taking him to the vet with hot spots every few months and they were treating the hot spots but not the cause of it. The bills were over $200 and I needed something that was going to help him with his allergies. After two weeks I saw where his fur is growing back and he doesn’t break out at all.” —ERIE ANN

Get them from Amazon for $25.97+ (available in three flavors).

14. A fume-free oven cleaner so powerful you might just convince yourself you replaced your oven altogether. This heavy-duty cleaner can remove grime, stains, and caked-on food!

Promising review: “This is truly a miracle product. My husband and I are fairly new homeowners and inherited an oven that quite possibly had never been cleaned before. It was completely brown with caked-on debris. It smelled so bad when we used it that I had to do something. I sprayed the oven throughly, left it overnight, and wiped clean with paper towels. There were still a few spots that I scraped with my nails, but overall this product did an outstanding job. Now I know what color my oven is and can see through the glass. Highly, highly recommend!!!” —Suzanne Butler

Get it from Amazon for $6.60.

15. Or an eco-friendly oven scrub cleaner for tackling all the caked-on messes you’ve learned to ignore. Made with natural ingredients (including pumice stone and baking soda), you’ll get your oven back without all the toxic fumes.

Everneat / Etsy

Everneat is a family-owned small business based in Connecticut creating 100% natural cleaning products because you don’t need harsh and toxic chemicals to get a great clean.

Promising review:I am in absolute shock about how well this works. WOW! My oven door window had grime caked on it for years that I couldn’t get off from the previous owners, so I’m estimating its been like that for four+ years. Nothing helped to cut through it and finally this oven cleaner made it look brand new. Still in shock!! Would highly recommend. Also, the smell of the product is sooo delightful!” —Vanessa

Get it from Everneat on Etsy for $19.99 (available in three scents and in a glass jar).

16. A CeraVe body wash with salicylic acid and ceramides to help you deal with any “chicken skin” flare-ups. This will exfoliate your skin and leave it feeling moisturized!

Promising review: “This stuff is AMAZING! I have had bumps on the back of my arms and top of my thighs for as long as I can remember. I’ve used this with a exfoliating sponge TWICE and they are noticeably smaller and my arms actually feel smooth!! I’m sure as I continue to use it they will be gone completely. I rarely write reviews but had to come tell you all how awesome this stuff is if you are dealing with the same problems. NO MORE CHICKEN SKIN!! YAYY.” —Taymcg

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

17. A water-based instant carpet spot remover because all messes should be quick and easy to clean. Say goodbye to those stubborn wine, pet, coffee, food, and dirt stains!

Promising reviews: “I am really impressed by this carpet spot remover. I haven’t found anything that works as well. I used it on pet stains that were months old. One treatment with this and they were gone. Works exactly as promised.” —Diana L Williams

“I seldom write product reviews but I will in this case. The only reason I’m giving the Folex 5 stars is because there’s no place to give it 10. My dog, Sweetie, while playing on the tan carpeting in the family room, got hold of a blue Pilot G2 pen and chewed through the outer casing and through the ink cartridge, leaving an approximately 6×12-inch area of carpeting splotched with blue ink. It took four or five applications, but following the label instructions to the letter, the spot was totally removed. Way to go Folex. Outstanding!” —Bob

Get it from Amazon for 12.42.

18. bug bite suction tool from Shark Tank if you’re excited about tank tops and short shorts but not the fact that you’ll be exposed to some nasty bloodsuckers. It pretty much sucks the irritant out from under your skin so you can live an itch-free life.

Promising reviews: “This little gadget is a miracle worker for bug bites! I used this little ‘sucker’ and it totally did what it promised! No need for creams and ointments for me!” —Mrs D

“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. It arrived Monday and Tuesday morning I woke up with a bug bite on my arm, so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions). Immediately after use, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bite = gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing but that is 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+ (available in three colors).

19. A five-piece window track cleaning kit that’ll help you clear the dirt and dust in all those hard-to-reach areas you’ve been wanting to clean properly for forever.

This kit comes with a tile lines brush, a handle groove gap brush, a dustpan clean brush, a window blind brush, and a window track cleaning brush.

Promising review: “LOVE these cleaning tools. Now I’m not a neat freak, but when I clean, I CLEAN. I like to get in all the nooks and crannies, and these tools made my life so much easier. The skinny green one was great for that skinny area behind my bathroom faucet that I could ever seem to reach! And the thicker white one was fantastic for my shower door track because of the angled bristles it has. It got all the gook that I normally can’t get. I can’t wait to use them on my windows. Would totally buy again.” —Joell Almighty

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

20. A pack of Affresh dishwasher cleaner tablets so you don’t risk limescale and mineral buildup affecting your dishwasher’s performance. Because if a dishwasher can’t properly wash dishes…it’s essentially just a wet cabinet.

Promising reviews: “These do what they promise! I have been struggling to clean to hard to reach spots in my dishwasher, and these did the trick! Worth the buy!” —Mommyof2

“I started getting white streaks all over my dishes; that never happened before. I thought it was my detergent and changed it, but no difference. Clean dishes with this weird white film on them. I’d wash them by hand, then put them back in the dishwasher, and white film again! Then I did an internet search to figure out what was going on (a dishwasher is an incredibly simple piece of machinery) and found this! Bought it. Used it. My dishes are clean again!” —Carey Holzman

Get six tablets from Amazon for $8.99 (also available in a pack of 12). 

21. A pack of Bottle Bright cleaning tablets to take care of the tough stains and persistent odors living in your travel mugs and water bottles. The best part is, there’s no scrubbing involved. So you get super clean gear with minimal effort!

Promising review: “My tea mug was horrible: ‘stainless’ steel that was totally brown from tea. It’s now shiny and silver again. I used it on my coffee mug and my gym water bottle as well, and they’re all like new! Highly recommend and works super fast. No scent during or after use.” —afK2

Get 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.

To learn more, check out our Bottle Bright tablets deep dive.

22. A skin-repairing body oil chock-full of natural oils good for reducing the appearance of scars and stretch marks. Its skin-renewal formula will help get rid of acne scars, surgery scars, and so much more!

Just make sure to use sunscreen with this since it can make you a bit more sensitive to the sun.

Promising review: “Bio-Oil is the BEST skin product on the market. I use it as a twice a day — morning and before I go to bed. Small lines have disappeared. My skin is very smooth and seems to glow. A doctor recommended this to one of my friends who told me about it. I have bought several bottles as gifts. Be patient. It will take a few months for you to see notice the changes. I am 71 years old. No one paid me to write this.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $8.92+ (available in three sizes).

23. A grout and sealant stain remover because your tiles deserve to gleam against a clean background. Just apply it, wait, and rinse the stains away. You read that right, there’s no scrubbing needed!

Promising reviews: “I have tried a lot of products that promised to fix mold issues and this is the only one that actually worked excellently.” —Bruce B.

“The grout around our tub was DISGUSTING. It was never caulked right and it got gross very quickly. I would scrub. The cleaning lady would scrub. It would get worse. Well, I was scrolling through Facebook as you do and came across one of those BuzzFeed lists. I am a sucker for those lists. But this stuff made me curious. I don’t know why it doesn’t have 10,000 good reviews. Seriously. All I did was squeeze it on and walk away. I let it sit overnight. Check this out. Buy it. Like today.” —KarynB

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

24. An Essence mascara if you’re looking for bold and intense lashes even *you* will think came from falsies. Salon quality at a fraction of the cost? Yes, please!

Promising reviews: “It gives length and volume as promised!” —UncommonSenseSC

“I don’t usually write reviews of products but this one is worth it!!! I loooove it! For the price, it is the best mascara I have ever used, hands down! My lashes are short and very light-colored. This stuff lasts all day and doesn’t smudge and is reasonably easy to remove with makeup remover. My new fave mascara for sure!!!” —Amazon Customer

Check out BuzzFeed editor Kayla Boyd‘s Essence Lash Princess mascara review!

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

25. Glossier Boy Brow, a pomade that both thickens *and* conditions your eyebrows. Perfectly soft and fluffed brows are only a few flicks (and clicks) away!


Promising review: “I wore this to a festival, and it stayed on through infinite sweat there. After the festival, I got hit by a car on the side of the road, and after getting pulled out from under a car and going to the hospital, the only intact part of my makeup when I left the hospital was this brow product.” —Glossier Customer

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

26. A box of maximum-strength one-step wart-removing pads with extra cushioning so there’s no discomfort while they work their magic.

Promising review: “This stuff works! I’d never had a wart in my life! At first I thought it was a small callus but as months went by it was getting larger. I started to google and realized I had a plantar wart on my thumb! So I got the Freeze Off and thought ‘This has to work!’ Nope! I tried the Freeze Off three times and nothing! I than realized the same thing was happening on my other thumb, a small callus but I knew that the wart had spread! Now I was desperate to get rid of them and knew I had waited too long! Bought the invisible strips and it removed my small wart in four days and my big wart in eight!! I couldn’t believe it. I left strips on for two days then pulled back the dead skin with a cuticle clipper and reapplied! My bigger wart was a little tougher to removed and I had irritated my skin trying to cut it out, so I left it alone for few days before reapplying a strip and by the second 48-hour treatment, it was gone! I thought my skin would be damaged but it looks like nothing was ever there!” —Audrey N.

Get 14 pads from Amazon for $6.96.

27. A pack of teeth-whitening pens to help get rid of coffee and wine stains for far less money than you might’ve thought. This pen’s soft-bristle brush is perfect for anyone with sensitive teeth. It even makes application as easy as saying CHEESE!

Promising review: “I’m 28 years old and I’ve started to notice my teeth lose their whiteness. The dentist was an expensive option, so I opted for this teeth whitening pen for a fifth of the cost. I noticed positive results after the first application. Within a few weeks my teeth were noticeably brighter. I’ve never been happier with a product from Amazon. I will definitely be telling my friends about this miracle pen!” —Jesse

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

28. A bottle of natural nail and cuticle repair oil — this will help soften cuticles and strengthen your nails when used daily.

Promising review: “It’s a miracle! I had peeling, weak nails for years. Tried everything. A friend recommended a nail strengthener they saw on QVC. It was quite pricey and I wanted to make sure it was worth it so I read the reviews. One of the comments said just buy Solar Oil. Since it was much more affordable than the QVC stuff, I tried it. I bought it in February. This bottle size lasted a bit more than a month religiously applying it two to three times a day. I was really seeing great improvement so I bought another bottle in late March. By May, all the peeling had grown out and my nails were getting stronger every day. I then bought the big 4-ounce refill bottle because I never want to run out of it again! Cannot recommend this stuff enough!” —Diana

Get it from Amazon for $8.50.

29. A lawn repair formula because your pup has marked your entire backyard as theirs to the detriment of your grass. Don’t have a pup and just want greener grass on your side of the fence? This still works great at helping grass grow!

Promising review: “I live in Florida and have put sod down five times in my backyard. After a month the sod kept dying. My landscaper said I had too much shade. The next time I put down shade sod. That died too. I bought two bags of this product to try it out. I followed the instructions and within one week it started to grow. By the second week it was full grown. I am now growing a whole lawn. It is truly a miracle product!!!” —Fred Altman

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in five sizes).

30. Miracle-Gro indoor plant food spikes if your plants aren’t growing as fast as they should. Just stick one of these in your planters and your leafy babes will be continuously fed for up to two months!

Promising review: “I didn’t think I’d write a review about plant food, but these are amazing! I used to just look at plants and they would shrivel and die, but these have made every single one of my plants flourish beautifully! Even succulents in our temperamental Washington weather are thriving. We have them in both our indoor plants as well as our veggies outside.” —H Husom 

Get 24 spikes from Amazon for $2.79.

31. A portable Bissell multi-purpose carpet cleaner that’ll take care of those spots and stains on your carpets, car’s upholstery, couches, and more. It’s got powerful spray and suction so those stubborn pet messes will be gone in mere moments. Deep clean made easy!

Promising review: “Went ahead and purchased after reading the glowing reviews, crossed my fingers that this product was as great as everyone claimed. Sure enough, it’s A MIRACLE! I had tried so many upholstery cleaners and they just made the stains more prominent, but this adorable little robot cured my couch of its stains. I could have spent more time and diligence cleaning and probably gotten the couch even more sparkly, but I am so satisfied with these results that I don’t even care. Go ahead and purchase this bad boy.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $120.99.

32. A plant-based face serum whose blend of vitamin C, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, witch hazel, and jojoba oil may give you skin so bright, you’ll light up every room you enter. Fresh-looking skin is just a bottle away!

Promising review:I noticed results right away. Within the first week, the age spots on my face were much lighter. I was using Eva Naturals Retinol serum for over a month and barely noticed any change. That’s why I switched to TruSkin Nationals Vitamin C Serum. This product works really well and offers fast results. I highly recommend.” —Sis

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes).

33. A natural paw butter made from oatmeal, shea butter, and aloe vera to soothe your pup’s dried and cracked lil’ feet. It’ll also work on your pet’s chapped nose!

Promising review: “This works great! Especially during the winter time when doggie pads can get all dried up! Makes their pads nice and smooth.” —Eva 

Get it from Amazon for $9.50.

34. A pumice cleaning stone for scrubbing away toilet rings, limescale, and rust buildup from your porcelain throne (and other porcelain and ceramic surfaces).

Promising review: “I have a 19-year-old master bathroom toilet that had accumulated some nasty stains over time, and regular toilet brushes and cleaning products just would not remove them. I decided to try this pumice stone, and it 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.” —Happy Retiree

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

35. A Revlon hot-air brush because it’ll dry, style, and add volume to your hair in one fell swoop! With this oval brush, you can say goodbye to tangles and frizz.

Have coilier hair? The Revlon paddle brush hair dryer might work better for you!

Promising review: “This product did what it said it would and more. It is easy to use, and it has saved me time getting ready in the morning. My hair is so shiny and full of volume. It feels very healthy. Even the ends of my hair look good. I have even been able to use it to extend days between washes. Very impressed.” —Sara Kovach

Get it from Amazon for $39.80+ (available in two styles).

36. An enzyme-based laundry stain remover that’ll remove new (or old) dirt, blood, oil, and cosmetics stains from your clothes, carpets, and more! A bit of klutz? Then you’ll wanna add this hypoallergenic spray to your toolkit.

Promising review: “For whatever reason, I am ALWAYS spilling things on my shirts and I cook every night (sometimes I remember the apron, sometimes I don’t). My clothes are a mess by the end of the day. I’m not proud of it, but there it is. I have tried EVERYTHING there is to remove stains and this is the absolute BEST thing out there. (There is simply not a major stain remover that I have not tried.) The only thing close is a long presoak (I mean like six hours) in OxiClean. With Puracy, you get the best result by doing it well in advance, but for me that is another plus because I would far rather spray them when I put them in the hamper than do it all at once just before I do the laundry. It seems to get everything out and I’ve never had any trouble with damaged fabric. I don’t really review very much, but this is seriously outstanding.” —NYC Buyer

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

37. A gluten-free moisturizing cream made to help people with sensitive skin. Get relief from irritated, cracking, or itchy skin with this formula that is free of dyes, fragrances, and parabens. And it won’t clog your pores!

Many reviewers use this for relief from eczema!

Promising review: “I love Vanicream products, especially this lotion. I have an autoimmune disease and psoriasis, so even on a good day my skin is very dry, easily irritated and super sensitive to everything from fragrances to dyes to some natural extracts and oils. I recently switched from CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, which was irritating my skin and causing breakouts, to this Vanicream lotion and I am so happy I did! My skin is so much calmer, smoother and actually moisturized. This lotion is truly fragrance-free, which is a must for me, and works great on my whole body and my face with no breakouts! I will definitely be reordering when I run out. Highly recommend.” —MissMae 

Get it from Amazon for $13.56.

38. A bottle of Fanola purple shampoo for brightening your hair without having to spend $$$ on a trip to the salon. It tones down any pesky brassy hues so your hair’s color is more even.

Just don’t use it for more than three minutes (once a week), because then your hair will turn lavender (unless you’re into that, which some reviewers are!!!).

Promising review: “I have naturally almost black, thick Asian hair that is highly processed and toned to high heaven just so I can be blonde. Not just sandy blonde. Platinum blonde. Now, any ‘bottle blonde’ knows that purple shampoo is the sweet baby Jesus in a manger necessity that they MUST use if they don’t want to end up with orange-tinged hair. It’s just that blonde life. I have tried almost every purple shampoo under the sun, ranging from $7 to $70 a bottle. Fanola takes the cake and is hands down the winner when it comes to toning even the most stubborn brass out. Seriously. Your granny needs this. You need this. Go buy stock in this company.” —CatsonCatsonCats

For more info, check out our Fanola No Yellow deep dive.

Get it from Amazon for $9.19.

39. A handy duster so you can keep your window blinds, air conditioner blinds, and car vents dust-free. Just spray a little cleaner, and dust will be a thing of the past!

This duster comes with five washable microfiber sleeves.

Promising review: We built in a new community and the construction dust is a constant battle. I’ve been using the Swiffer Duster on my blinds, but it just didn’t seem to do that great of a job. You would not believe the dust and dirt this got off my blinds! It takes a little longer to do the blinds, but they are much cleaner. I also like that I’m not adding to the landfill when I use this product. —Chris K

Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (available in two colors).

40. A vegan Blume acne oil made with clean ingredients that’ll help fight off new outbreaks as well as reduce the appearance of acne scars.


Cofounded by two sisters, Blume is a BIPOC woman–owned skincare company creating natural products to help promote healthy skin for people who experience periods.

Promising review: “This product is solid gold!!! Way better than I could have imagined. Started cleaning my skin up after the first use.” —Julie H 

Get it from Blume for $33.

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

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