31 Grooming Products *You’ll* Be Glad You Use (And Also Maybe Others Will Too?!)

31 Grooming Products *You’ll* Be Glad You Use (And Also Maybe Others Will Too?!)

Trust me, your use of a morning breath-killing mouthwash will be much appreciated — regardless if anyone mentions 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.


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Promising review: “Unfortunately I, like many, suffer from bad breath and have tried so many things to stop it. I read that sometimes it’s the germs on your tongue that can cause it, so I went crazy trying to brush my tongue. Of course, we all know how that ends — gagging, watery eyes, and it still looks like that gross film is on your tongue. I finally decided that maybe it was time to get a tongue cleaner and it had to be a stainless steel one because they are easier to clean and sterilize. This product is really easy to use and I can get very far back on my tongue without activating my gag reflex. Also, it doesn’t have the feeling like brushing with a toothbrush does. This cleaner just glides across my tongue, taking all the icky germs and bad breath with it. I love my nice new fresh breath and bolster of confidence!” —jordanlauren

Get it from Amazon for $6.75.


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If you have a major wax impaction you absolutely SHOULD go to the doc. But some people just tend to get muffled hearing sometimes and could use this stuff.

Promising review: “My husband has problems with earwax building up. A couple of years ago, when he had this problem, his doctor gave him Rx ear drops to use for four days, before coming back to irrigate his ears to remove the softened ear wax. THIS time, I bought Debrox and an irrigator ball. He used the recommended amount of drops twice a day, putting a clump of cotton in his ears after application so the drops didn’t all leak out, for the recommended time frame. Then, he, himself, used the ear irrigator a couple of times while leaning over the bathroom sink, and he saw and felt the wax flush out from his ear. Wonderful. Saved a trip to the doctor.” —Not A Lot Of Money “Mom”

Get them on Amazon: the drops for $5.68 and the bulb syringe for $3.51.

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An acne patch that’ll be far gentler on your surrounding skin than drying spot treatments of yore. Hydrocolloid, tea tree oil, and calendula oil do the deed in drawing out fluids and pus with results you can say. Now your mom can lay off fussing over your picking at your breakouts.


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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.

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The MakeUp Eraser, a super soft washcloth that’ll *gently* take off all traces of makeup (even waterproof mascara!) with just water. Now you can stop leaving mascara streaks on washcloths and pillowcases!


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PLUS, they’re good for 1,000 washes or three to five years! Take that, disposable makeup wipes.

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 by 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).

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A bottle of rosehip oil packed with antioxidants and fatty acids that reviewers say (and show) help brighten dark spots and make skin look plumper. Plus you can use it on your nails and body too!


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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.

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A foot file to scrape away those unsightly, crusty heels that applying foot cream just isn’t helping. Also if you share a bed with anyone, they’ll be VERY grateful.


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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 $10.99+ (also available in a two-pack).

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A dandruff shampoo made with ketoconazole 1% (an antifungal ingredient) so you can rid yourself of white flakes. Snow globes are beautiful but who wants to live in one?


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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).

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A wart-removing gel that’ll do some nasty but essential work for you. Just look at the pics. Of course you’ll be glad you used this stuff!


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Promising review: “This wart has bothered me in the past year. I have tried many ways to clear it, but none worked at all until I found this product! Super easy to apply, and fast results you can see. No need to worry about pain.” —Matilda H

Get it from Amazon for $13.91.

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A hair repair serum with hydrating argan oil, aloe vera, and vitamin E to help you tame flyaways and get on with the rest of your life.


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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 of 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.

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Hair oil to add some shine to 3a-4c curls without making your hair feel greasy. The secret? Australian Kakadu plum. (Go ahead and memorize that phrase because you know your friends will ask about how to get in on the glossy fun.)


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Bread is a Black-owned haircare company with products made with curls, braids, or however you want to wear your natural hair, in mind. It’s particularly great for anyone with 3a-4c hair — and the packaging is the stuff you’ll wanna show off on Insta.

Get it from Bread for $24.

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A scalp massager I own and love for its super relaxing effects. But reviewers also call down that its prowess for breaking down buildup can ease scalp itchiness and irritation!


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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).

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A teeth-whitening pen that’ll put only a teensy dent in your budget (vs. a trip to the dentist), *plus* they’re way easier to use than white strips and taste minty. I’ve used these and they’re super easy but effective!


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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.

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A detangling brush to give your poor scalp a break from all the (too) tough love post-shower. Roommates will be grateful that they don’t have to hear your painful yelps too.


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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 $9.88.

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Or a detangler brush for 3a-4c curls you can use wet or dry without the ouch factor.


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Promising review: “This brush works wonders on my 4c hair. I also bought it to use on my biracial granddaughter’s hair that is extremely thick, course, and extremely curly. It is very difficult to work through her hair. You cannot just comb straight through it, so this brush has been a huge help. She can tolerate it and so can I. I’m very happy that I found it. I love the way you can brush both vertically and horizontally. It is solid.” —MsLynne

Get it from Amazon for $9.66+ (available in four colors).

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A spray bottle of L’Oreal Paris root cover-up spray to help bridge the gap between your *real* roots and the time between colorings.


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Plus, it’s water-resistant!

Promising review: “My hair grows somewhat fast so I find myself coloring my roots at minimum every two weeks, which I think is bad for my hair. This product has been a lifesaver in allowing me to extend that time frame some. I wish I had found it sooner!” —Mmandkcs

Get it from Amazon for $8.19+ (available in eight colors).

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A hair finishing stick in case you’re going for that sleek look for your quite dirty hair you’re rocking in a high pony for the day. This stuff is basically just a mascara wand you use to brush natural plant oils onto your hair to smooth down everything.


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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.

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A Chi automatic curling iron that’ll do the tough work in giving you gorgeous curls in minutes. It even grabs your hair automatically to wrap it around the barrel, then beeps when it’s time to release. If you’ve ever burned yourself with a curling iron ::raises hand:: then you’ll appreciate this even more.


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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 $62.39+ (available in three colors).

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A John Frieda hot air brush to give you the means to an at-home blowout, aka straightening out your hair as it dries. Gotta love a tool that’ll do more than one thing!


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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).

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And a 2-in-1 ionic hair straightener brush you can use on dry hair for some *truly* impressive results in a much shorter time than with an OG flat iron.


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Safety features include auto-off and auto temperature lock, which automatically shuts off the brush if not used for 60 minutes. Temperatures range from150 degrees C (300 degrees F) to 230 degrees C (450 degrees F) for any hair type.

Promising review: “Yaaaaaa’ll! Buy this thing. Seriously, add it to your cart right now and check out. RIGHT NOW! I have never liked straightening my hair. It took way too long (upwards of two hours), the flat iron would get caught in my hair, I’d burn my scalp trying to get too close; it just was a hassle. I’m so glad I tried this because what used to be a two-plus hour ordeal took only 45 minutes — and most of that was taking my hair down and detangling it from washing it! The actual straightening process was maybe 20 minutes.” —Margaret

Get it from Amazon for $36.99.

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A scar cream sure to soothe the awful scrapes and cuts on the daredevil in your life who refuses to cut it out with the dangerous activities.


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Promising review: “I had moderate expectations for this, but after using it for a few weeks on a scratch scar that was over a month old and quite obvious, I was surprised and pleased with the results. My scar faded significantly. Used as directed, multiple times a day, I saw results.” —Allison

Get it from Amazon for $16.46.

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Retainer cleaning tablets to help clear up the died drool and other gunk that accumulates over the essential dental helpers.


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Promising review: “I wear Invisalign and I first bought Fresh Guard by Efferdent from RiteAid — it left a horrible chemical taste in my mouth even after thoroughly rinsing and I feel it didn’t clean them very well. I purchased Retainer Brite and I clean my trays every morning. I’m not sure about long term use as I change my trays every two weeks but I can say that this is a fantastic product that keeps them clean, clear and odor free with NO chemical taste. Not to mention Retainer Brite is much cheaper than the Fresh Guard. I would absolutely recommend this to other Invisalign users.” —Amazon Customer

Get a box of 96 tablets from Amazon for $14.59.

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A dry shampoo that’ll 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.

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A stack of spiral hair ties I swear by for getting hair up and off my neck for both short and long stretches of time without putting a dent in my hair. Plus they’re super gentle, unlike the elastic kind! I also find them far easier to hang onto, thus having to replace them way less frequently.


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Promising review: “It sounds like hyperbole to say that these hair ties changed my life, but it’s true. I sleep with my hair in a messy top knot using these elastics every night. In the morning, I just take my hair down, run a brush through it, and that’s it. My hair is done, and more voluminous than ever before. I do have pretty low-maintenance hair in general (long, naturally straight) but I never thought it could be THIS EASY. One note: I still use normal elastics when I work out because these don’t always hold tight enough when I’m running.” —Rachel P.

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

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A cuticle oil made with a combo of sweet almond oil, vitamin E, and jojoba that’ll help soften your cuticles and heal 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).

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A tin of beard balm leave-in conditioner that’ll help soften your whiskers, get rid of dander, and also serve as a mighty fine pre-shave balm.


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Promising review: “I originally purchased this for purposes of beardism. The product worked wonders and improved my bearditude. After I decided to cut it for summer I found myself one day without shave gel so I used this instead. This is by far the greatest shaving experience I have ever had — and that includes professional ones. My face feels like butter-soaked calfskin leather. You know damn well you can imagine how luxurious that feels.” —Michael Gomez

Get it from Amazon for $11.43.

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A bottle of Tend Skin Solution you apply to skin after shaving or waxing to help eliminate bumps, razor burn, and razor.


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Promising review: “I have sensitive skin and this has helped tremendously! I’m a woman who unfortunately started shaving my chin 20 years ago to get rid of peach fuzz. I’ve had stubble ever since and have to shave every day. I get rashes on my chin due to shaving. My skin is now less sensitive and my rash is almost gone!” —Angela

Get it from Amazon for $22.96.

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A collagen-infused protein treatment for a total refresh of your locks you just apply in the shower like a hair mask. I’ve been using this off and on for a year or two to noticeable results I can see and feel. Your hair stylist will be so proud!


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One of my BuzzFeed coworker’s wrote about how this totally changed her hair for the better (#1 in this list).

Promising review: “I bought Olaplex from Sephora and put it in my hair after bleaching it. No difference, didn’t even feel smooth going onto my hair, but this one smells amazing and already felt smooth and untangled my freshly bleached roots (which would normally be impossible to run my fingers through) and honeslty my hair has never felt this smooth and soft after bleaching it and i”ve been a bleach blonde all over for 6+ years. If you care about your hair at all BUY THIS. Its a small bottle similar to Olaplex’s amount but way cuter packaging and it works. So in my opinion worth it.” —Queen Irene

Get it from Amazon for $7.59.

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A mouthwash that, according to reviewers, will leave ya with fresh breath from dusk ’til dawn. Oh, and it’s also great at preventing morning breath!


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Promising review: “What an awesome product. Prior to this, I would brush, floss, and mouthwash but bad breath would appear one hour later. I spent the rest of the day gargling and eating breath mints. My first try with this product and my breath was fresh from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. I did not rinse at night but even my morning breath was better. I only use a half-cap for swish and a little less for gargle. The recommended amount is too much for me. I have the Icy Mint flavor, pretty strong, kind of like blue Listerine. However, I like the fresh mint feeling.” —PjAmazon

Get two bottles from Amazon for $13.86.

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A tub of O’Keeffe’s hand cream as a serious dose of moisture for dry, cracked hands. Anyone who you do any hand-holding with will certainly appreciate the tactile improvement.


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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 $9.16.

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

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Poo-Pourri spray to mask rank bathroom odors before they start and make you wonder how you ever lived without it. Seriously, this is the GOAT of bathroom scented products


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Promising review: “One bathroom in an apartment just isn’t enough for two adults with a healthy colon. Enter Poo-Pourri. As this was the first time trying the product, I tried the original scent. It has an amazing lemon scent. It is very fresh and not overpowering. It is not synthetic smelling. With most room sprays, you end up just smelling flowery poo. This masks the smell completely. I can walk in the bathroom 30 seconds after my boyfriend and only smell lemon.” —Allison H.

Get it from Amazon for $5.09+ (available in 8 sizes and a variety of scents).

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A toenail brace that’ll flatten out your nail, helping prevent ingrown toenails.


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The kit comes with ten toenail braces and the materials needed to apply it. You should start seeing results within three days.

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

Get the kit form Amazon for $44.99.

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