27 Reliable Products You Might Want To Use On Repeat

These are the products you’ll use again…and again…and again.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

1.

A box of pore-tightening, skin-lifting face masks that’ll truly terrify you, first because you’ll look like a zombie once you’ve applied it, and second because it’s so darn effective at reducing the appearance of wrinkles. Reach for these any time you feel like your skin needs a pick-me-up and you won’t be disappointed. (The same cannot be said for that $50 serum you bought that seems to be doing nothing.)


amazon.com

Promising review: “I have never written a review before but I am compelled to do so now. Let’s start with what my 41-year-old face looked like. I had bumps, tiny bumps all over my skin, especially my forehead. My skin NEVER felt smooth even with the prescriptions I was give to help with these tiny bumps. Rosacea = bad bad bad. So bad that it was actually causing my cheeks to have what appeared to be thickening skin. Wrinkles, some that were quite deep. My pores were friggin huge and getting bigger day by day it seemed like. I know that it says to use this product every three days. I chose to go with every single day for the first box of eight. The results were so amazing I decided on everyday for the second box. Even more amazing results. EVERY SINGLE ISSUE LISTED ABOVE NO LONGER EXISTS!!!! I moisturize deeply after rinsing and my face looks absolutely amazing. My face did not even look like this at 30. I am hooked and I will be buying no less than three packs every single payday so I can stock up on this stuff in case they ever decide to quit selling it. If I had 10 stars available to rate I would use them and more!” —Amazon Customer

Get a box of eight masks from Amazon for $30.61.

2.

A pack of stain-removing pads because owning a pet = a lot of messes. Thank goodness these pads can handle whatever you throw at ’em. Pee? Check! Poop? Check! Vomit? Check! (You can even use them to clean up your wine spills.)


amazon.com

Promising review: “WOW! Honestly, I was a little skeptical of the promise of these pads, but I bought them just to try out. THEY WORKED AMAZINGLY WELL! Seriously. I have some stains that are 1.5–2 years old. I’ve tried everything to get them out. I put these pads on the stains (two to cover the spot), let sit for about an hour, pulled them up, and the stain was gone. I truly couldn’t believe it. The pad was yellow. Somehow the old urine was soaked up into the pad. My carpet looks like new. I couldn’t recommend these any higher for what I wanted and what I got. Wish I could give this more than 5 stars.” —Matt

Get a pack of 20 from Amazon for $24.99.

3.

A pumice cleaning stone for powering through tough rust, lime, and calcium streaks that have retired many a toilet scrubbing brush. (You can just call yours Old Faithful.) This nontoxic cleaner is tough on dirt but gentle on porcelain so you can sit atop the glistening throne you deserve.


amazon.com

Promising review: “I’m doing a happy dance right now! My toilets have had mineral rings in the bowls from well water since we bought our house five years ago. During those five years, I have purchased NUMEROUS products to try to remove the rings. Every single one failed. I had come to terms with the idea that if I wanted pristine-looking crappers, I was going to need to replace them. Three of them. Ugh! I ordered the pumice cleaning stone as a last-ditch attempt. Received it today, and immediately went to town. My extreme enthusiasm for scrubbing johns was actually a bit odd, but I was feeling optimistic. Turns out I had reason to. THIS PRODUCT IS AMAZING!!! SO amazing, it actually inspired me to take a picture of my TOILET!!!! My hoppers are saved!!!!! Seriously, the rings are COMPLETELY GONE. If I could give 10 stars, I would.” —Sassyscribbler

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

4.

A pet hair remover if your pet sheds a lot…like a lot, a lot. Roll it over your couch, bed, favorite blanket, you name it, and watch it lift the fur away without fail. See, we can own nice things!!


amazon.com

Promising review:If I could give this product six stars, I would. My husband and I use it almost every day. We have three furry dogs and six fluffy cats, which makes for A LOT of hair. We were using a lint roller before we bought our ChomChom Roller. The lint roller didn’t work very well and had to be replaced. We have had our ChomChom Roller for months and it still works just as well as it did when we first got it. We can actually invite our friends over now without worrying about all the pet hair.” —Morgan Willis

Get it from Amazon for $24.95.

5.

An Etude House drying powder to help control your skin’s oil production and keep your face from looking greasy. You can also apply it to your hair (make sure you dust off the residue) so your roots look freshly washed. Is this your new go-to? I think so!


amazon.com

Some reviewers apply it before their makeup while others find it works best on top of their foundation. You may need to experiment to find the right order for you.

Promising review: “I’m 36 and have struggled with oily, acne-prone skin my whole life. Why did no one tell me about this sooner??? I use a kabuki brush (instead of the small velvet pad they provide) and spread a thin layer of powder all over my face after all other skincare products and before foundation. It literally keeps me shine free for my 18-hour work shifts! On especially hot and humid days, I’ll reapply this *lightly* over my makeup halfway through the day. It also seems to have cleared up the smaller blemishes around my nose and chin! Hooray! I wish I could give it more than 5 stars.” —Rebekah Zenn

Get it from Amazon for $5.90.

6.

A bleach-free, no-scrub weekly shower spray you’ll reach for each Saturday so soap scum and shower grime buildup goes bye-bye without you ever having to wipe. Rinse it clean the next day, and you’ll be amazed to see those hard water stains on your shower door are *poof* gone.


Amazon

Promising review: “We cannot BEGIN to tell you what a lifesaver this is! We have two old fiberglass tubs with vinyl shower enclosures that no matter what amount of scrubbing we have done with everything from bleach to cleanser to vinegar and baking soda would NOT come clean. After I took my shower last night, I sprayed down the tub and walls. Within minutes, all the built-up water deposits and dirt and grime began to melt away in front of my eyes. I left it on overnight, and when I got up this morning, it did not look like the same tub and shower. This product is a godsend, especially for old folks like us who have difficulty getting down on our hands and knees and scrubbing anything. More importantly, it performs as advertised. We plan on using it as part of our weekly cleanup routine, in addition to purchasing the Wet and Forget Mold and Mildew Remover for use on the vinyl siding of our house. This is truly an overnight sensation!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $17.97.

7.

A drain clog remover that’ll conquer the hair monster in your shower drain, simultaneously impressing and disgusting you. Chances are you’ll never stop shedding so you might as well stock up on these bad boys.


amazon.com

Promising review: “When I pulled the orange plastic spiked strip from the package, I was immediately skeptical and felt like all those 5-star reviews were from people who exist in an alternate universe. I was tempted to initiate a return on Amazon but decided that I might as well gamble on a piece of $9 plastic before gambling $200 on a plumber. I slipped the plastic strip down my shower drain and literally FIVE SECONDS LATER I was pulling up gobs and gobs and gobs of hair. HOLY COW!!!!!!!! OHMYGOSH. I can’t believe I still have any hair left on my head. SO MUCH REPULSIVE GUNK!!!! I saved my prize hairball on the shower floor to show my husband because I knew he would be as skeptical as I was. We both agree it looks like a small raccoon or a large squirrel lying helplessly on my shower floor. It’s a grisly, messy, smelly and oh-so-rewarding job.” —Chocolate and Chips

Get a six-pack from Amazon for $11.88.

8.

An acne patch because you want to feel 1,000% confident that you’re going to wake up the next morning with a decidedly less angry zit. Hydrocolloid, tea tree oil, and calendula oil are gentle on the skin while still drawing out fluids and pus from your pimple so future breakouts won’t even faze you.


amazon.com, amazon.com

Promising review: “I am a fan for life! These spot stickers are easy to use, comfortable, adhere incredibly well, and don’t irritate my sensitive skin. For the first time in years, I’m rocking clean skin with no foundation!! At night I cleanse, apply my serum and moisturizer, then place the stickers on problem areas. The next day you can see all the white infection that is pulled out of the skin and the inflammation is gone! I usually keep reapplying to the spot to promote healing until the pain/inflammation/redness is completely gone. I’d give 10 stars if I could.” —Anna Khrustaleva

Get 40 round patches from Amazon for $8.50.

Our in-depth review of Avarelle’s acne patches gets into the nitty-gritty — why they work, how to use them, and why 26,000+ people can’t stop raving about them.

9.

An immunity-boosting allergy supplement for dogs with skin sensitivities. These soft chews deliver a dose of probiotics and other nutrients to help improve immune function, aide digestion, promote healthy skin, and add shine to a dog’s coat. Don’t let your poor pup suffer every time seasonal allergies flare up!


amazon.com, amazon.com

Promising review: “Love this product! I would give six stars if I could. My dog loves the flavors and always look forward to get his snack.” —The TRUTH

“I have recommended this to everyone who has dogs with allergy issues. Within a week my itchy girl stopped biting and licking and scratching her skin. Her coat is soft and she is happy! All of the stars!” —Lauren

Get them from Amazon for $25.96 (or Subscribe & Save for $23.36/month).

10.

A cruelty-free lengthening mascara if every mascara you’ve tried has disappointed you. Meet Essence’s Lash Princess mascara. It’s lightweight, won’t transfer, doesn’t smudge, holds a voluminous curl, and lasts all day — what more could you ask for?


amazon.com, amazon.com

Promising review: “Love this mascara! I’ve used the ‘best of the best’ designer, super hyped, ultra popular mascara available and NOTHING compares to this stuff! I don’t even bother using a lash curler anymore! I buy two at a time so I always have a spare (yes, it’s that good!!). I highly recommend this particular mascara…it goes on effortlessly, it lasts pretty much all day, and the price — I feel like I’m almost stealing it! I’d give it a 10-star if I could!!!” —chulaboola

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

11.

A perfect egg timer to ensure that every egg you make from here on out is your preferred level of “doneness.” The face on the timer will change colors to indicate how cooked your egg is, removing any guesswork. Medium-boiled egg of my dreams, I’m coming for ya!


Amazon

Promising review: “This thing is the bomb.com Seriously, buy one. You won’t regret it. Works the first time and every time after that. I was slightly concerned when I first got it out the package. The lines that tell you how hard or soft the egg will be cooked were really hard to see. Nothing like the videos I had seen. Never fear, toss it in the pot of water and voila! Easy to see the lines!” —gunmetalgreen

Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

12.

A Scrubbing Bubbles toilet cleaning stamp so you can polish your toilet without ever having to pick up a dirty toilet brush. *shudders* Honestly, you can probably just chuck it straight in the trash after you add this to your cart. The stamp releases the cleaning gel, which foams and cleans your toilet with each flush.


Scrubbing Bubbles / youtube.com, Scrubbing Bubbles

Promising review: “I was sooo skeptical and was confused about how they’d work but the gel solidifies and with every flush, suds wash through with the water and it really makes a fresh difference. Also the scent is light but really nice and fresh! I recommend these 100%! They’re super interesting but they do the job.” —Janet

Get six stamps from Amazon for $3.97 (or Subscribe & Save for $3.77/month).

13.

Or a pack of genius fizzing toilet tabs (think a bath bomb but for your toilet) that’ll sanitize the bowl. I think the saying goes, “100% of the time it works every time.”


Juniperseed Mercantile / Etsy

Juniperseed Mercantile is a Colorado-based small biz run by science teacher Tiffany Norton. It specializes in all-natural cleaning, skincare, bath, and body products.

Promising review: “Like a bath bomb for your toilet! Works great, smells great, toilets were just as clean but with none of the chemicals! Fast shipping too! Thank you!” —Erin Horender

Get them from Juniperseed Mercantile on Etsy for $2.50 (or a pack of five for $10).

14.

A teeth-whitening pen because it’s a heck of a lot quicker (and tastes a lot better) than those irritating whitening strips that slip and slide all over your teeth. That whitening toothpaste you bought — yeah, it doesn’t look like it’s doing too much does it? This on the other hand…well…just ask the 10,000+ people who gave it 5 stars.


amazon.com

You can use each pen ~20 times and should expect your teeth to lighten four to eight shades.

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

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $19.99.

15.

A soap brows kit for anyone who wants to try this beauty trend they’ve seen all over TikTok. Filling in your brows with powder or a pen is unreliable; some days you get it right and other days you go in with a heavy hand and end up looking like a clown. This method will help make your brows look thicker using just your existing hairs.


amazon.com

Promising review: “I was looking for a good soap for soap brows for so long! I have super dark brow hair and the problem I have with most bar soap is it will get each throughout the day or super sudsy and white. This product did not! It was amazing and left my brows in whatever direction I wanted!!!” —Savannah

Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

16.

A Schick Silk dermaplaning razor if you want perfectly groomed brows every time rather than the horribly uneven cut you gave yourself with a razor that one time in middle school. This has a precision cover to prevent such mishaps.


amazon.com, amazon.com

Promising review: “Love these. As I got older I noticed the thick peach fuzz. I hated it! I hesitated to use this product, worried that the hair would come in coarse, but I was wrong. My aesthetician assured me that fine hair like peach fuzz would only grow back as fine hair…the very same. I did my research over the internet and the info was the same. Now I can say that I happily use it and have a smooth, peach-fuzz free face. And the best news is that the hair takes many, many weeks to grow back.” —Martine Payne

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $4.99.

17.

A streak-free anti-fog spray to do the important task of keeping your glasses clear while you’re wearing your mask, all day every day. No more having to remove and wipe down your foggy spectacles every 10 minutes! It’s also great for spritzing on your mirrors, goggles, and even your windshield.


amazon.com

Promising review: “I bought this product because wearing a face mask makes my glasses fog, even with the metal strip to form around the bridge of my nose. It works all day with only one application, unless I have been doing a lot of activity, then I might have to re-apply. Just spray it on the clean lenses of your glasses then wipe dry with a clean dry lintless cloth, as simple as that. I was so impressed that I gave my second bottle to my team members for them to use. Delivery was fast. I highly recommend this product from this company. I would not hesitate to buy this again when I need more in the future.” —Tonya Crippen

Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

18.

A tonsil stone remover so you can root out those stinky calcified lumps as soon as you spot ’em. This tool has a built-in LED light so you can easily locate the tonsil stone. Plus it also comes with a syringe to help you wash out the pocket the tonsil stone left behind.


Amazon, amazon.com

Promising review: “I don’t think there’s anything more disgusting than tonsil stones! Let’s face it, they irritate the back of your throat, and they STINK! I cannot begin to tell you the amount of objects I’ve put in my mouth to try to get these things out over the years, often holding a flashlight in one hand, the aforementioned object in the other and straining to get a good view in the mirror. The smooth rounded semi-soft tip allows for quick and easy extrication of the stones with minimal discomfort, and the powerful light makes visualization a snap! If I could give it 10 stars I would have!” —Lee Oliver

Get it from Amazon for $10.98.

19.

A variety pack of A Dozen Cousins ready-to-eat seasoned beans that’ll save the day (and your stomach) when you need a quick, easy meal. Just pop them in the microwave, and they’re ready in 60 seconds. Or, use them to zhuzh up leftovers so you can finally clear some fridge space.


Amazon

A Dozen Cousins is a Black-owned business founded by Ibraheem Basir and inspired by his the Creole, Caribbean, and Latin American flavors he ate growing up. The variety pack comes with Cuban Black Beans, Mexican Cowboy Pinto Beans, and Trini Chickpea Curry, Creole Red Beans, Refried Black Beans, and Classic Refried Pinto Beans.

Promising review: “Canned beans from my local supermarket are always a disappointment so I stopped getting them. I don’t have time to cook beans myself but A Dozen Cousins beans are fresh and taste terrific. I am trying to eat healthier and these are a great way to do that. I’ve been trying to avoid packaged, processed foods but the natural ingredients make these different. I can feel good about eating them. The beans are whole and not mashed-up like in cans. All of the varieties are seasoned well and versatile. I’ve had them on their own, in salads and in wrap sandwiches. I’m really happy to have found these and hope they continue to add new flavors and products. Do yourself a favor and order some. You won’t regret it.” —Amazon Customer

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $24.99.

My coworker Marquaysa Battle has taste-tested these beans and swears by ’em! Check out her A Dozen Cousins review (#14) for her thoughts.

20.

An odor-eliminating spray because a few spritzes on the stain your pet’s “present” left behind will save you from smelling pee every time you walk into the living room. Each spray releases bacteria that feeds on the ammonia left behind after your pet’s accidents, eliminating the urine completely and deterring your pet from peeing in the same spot again.


Amazon

Promising review: “I have six elderly cats, and a few of them oftentimes leave smelly pee puddles to register their disdain at whatever cats get ‘peed off’ about. It’s not a litter box problem and, although I’ve caught one or two of them doing it, I can’t blame them all. This product works great on fresh messes as well as dried ones. After blotting up fresh pee pads, I saturate the area with Rocco & Rossi’s odor remover and let dry. For dried stinky stuff, I just saturate the area and let it dry. It has a pleasant odor and completely eliminates the ammonia odor. Believe me, I’ve tried all kinds of products, and this one works the best. I buy gallons now just to have on hand. It’s better than smelling that awful pee!” —mona mia

Get it from Amazon for $19.97.

Check out our in-depth Rocco & Roxie Professional Strength Stain & Odor Eliminator review.

21.

A set of wad-free pads for keeping your bedsheets from tangling in the wash. If you’ve ever opened the dryer expecting…well…dry sheets only to find them tangled in a damp ball, you need this. Doing the bare minimum = having to dry your bedsheets only once.


Amazon

Wad-Free is a small biz that was launched during the pandemic. Cyndi, the founder, learned CAD (computer-aided design) to create the pads. And 5% of profits are donated to the American Brain Tumor Association.

Promising review: “Wow!!! You wonder if things like this really work and well, I can absolutely confirm it does! First, I was impressed that the package came with two of the devices because I was only expecting one. So there was one for the fitted sheet, and the flat sheet. Finally, I tried it out and my sheets not only did NOT wad up, they came out of the dryer feeling fresher, feeling more dry, and unwrinkled! I will be buying a set of these for each of my immediate family members and close friends! What a great gift!!!” —katy

Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

22.

A cruelty-free vitamin C serum if you want a dependable, never-fails formula to brighten and soften skin while dramatically fading hyperpigmentation. Just listen to the 44,000+ people who gave it a 5-star review: this stuff


amazon.com, amazon.com

Promising review:Works as advertised. I find it makes the dark marks disappear much quicker after a breakout. I bought this for mild under eye wrinkles and have definitely seen the difference. Been using it for two months or so and now it’s part of my holy grail products. I also noticed that I have had less breakouts since I started using this product.” —M. Russell

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

23.

A trusty multi-use skincare oil to treat a variety of issues, including uneven skin, stretch marks, and acne scars. It helps your body retain moisture (bye bye dry skin!) and absorbs into the skin fast so you won’t feel greasy.


amazon.com

Promising review:If I could give this product more than five stars, I would. Let me tell you my story. A few months ago I bought a new product made with charcoal (won’t mention the brand or name) and it was formulated to minimize pores. It BURNED my skin. My cheeks, chin, and forehead were on fire. My skin was cracked, red, itchy, swollen and EXTREMELY dry. I tried using moisturizer, aloe vera, Vaseline… EVERYTHING was hurting my skin even more. A friend told me about Bio-Oil and I decided to give it a try. Immediately after the first application my skin felt so much better. As I was massaging the oil into my skin I could feel the peeled skin coming off. My face wasn’t feeling itchy anymore, and the dryness disappeared immediately. It only took two applications of this oil to make my skin heal almost completely. Now I use it on a daily basis, two times a day (morning and night) and my skin has never felt so healthy. This is the best product I’ve ever tried, and trust me, I’ve tried A LOT.” —Natalia Vazquez

Get it from Amazon for $8.89+ (available in three sizes).

24.

A tub of brightening, firming, and rejuvenating eye cream so none of your coworkers ever suspect that you spend most nights scrolling through Instagram until 2 a.m. They’ll all think you look perfectly well-rested.


amazon.com, amazon.com

Promising review:I would give this product 100 stars. I see a dramatic difference in my skin. This is by far the best skincare product I have ever used. I actually use it for my whole face. It makes my skin feel clean and gives it a matte appearance. It even helps my face stay clear. I love the smell and the way it feels when applied. This is a truly amazing product.” —William B Michel

Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

25.

A reliable, hardworking Revlon hot air brush that’ll help you go from wet, tangled, frizzy hair to a shiny, salon-worthy blowout in minutes.


amazon.com, amazon.com

The brush has special vents that allow air to flow so hair dries faster. Plus, it’s quicker than using a dryer and then a flat iron or curling iron, which equals less heat damage.

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 $40.99+ (available in five colors).

26.

A bundle of eucalyptus leaves because it’s a fail-safe way to transform your bathroom into a 5-star spa. Not into that? Cool! Pop ’em in a vase, lay them on a mantel, or weave them into a garland to take advantage of their color and aromatherapy benefits outside of the shower.


Botanica Fleur / Etsy

Botanica Fleur is a small biz based in Nashville.

Promising review: “Absolutely phenomenal! Buy it! You won’t regret it! It’s a perfect size (I bought a medium) and so convenient since it already has string to just hang up in your shower! It smells amazing and really opens up my lungs and sinuses while I take a hot shower. Love love love it!” —Tiffani

Get them from Botanica Fleur on Etsy for $8+ (available in bunch sizes ranging from extra small to large).

27.

A pack of matatabi chew sticks for spoiling your picky cat *and* helping them keep their teeth clean. (Matatabi is a plant native to Japan and a catnip alternative = great for kitties who show no interest in catnip!) If you’ve spent way too much money on products that your cat has showed zero interest in, this is sure to get ’em going every time you pull out the bag.


MeowyJanes / Etsy

MeowyJanes is a wonderfully named small business based in New Egypt, New Jersey. It specializes in catnip and catnip alternatives.

Promising review: “The second I put a stick down our kitty was obsessed! Our cat loves ‘chewing’ so these are a great fit for him. All natural, great packaging, and quick shipping! Thank you” —kr323

Get it from MeowyJanes on Etsy for $9.97.

Make good choices (and buy something on this list)!!

Need A Shopping Buddy?

Get great products – from pros in the fine art of buying stuff online – delivered to your inbox!

Author:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *