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We’ve got a closet full of products that were supposed to be life changing—we’re looking at you, Snuggie—but never quite made a difference in our day-to-day.
Fortunately, the internet’s pretty great at sorting the wheat from the chaff (or, more accurately, the Instant Pots from the Snuggies). We explored deep into the Amazon to find some of the site’s most revolutionary products.
And no, you don’t need to break the bank to get something that changes the way you interact with the world. With a few clicks and a few dollars, you can…
1. Spend a few (luxuriously relaxing) minutes on foot health.
With tea tree oil, Epsom salt, sea salt, and six essential oils, this soak naturally nourishes skin and soothes sore muscles. It’s designed to treat “fungus and bacteria,” so if you’ve been noticing bad odors (or, more likely, if you’ve received a few complaints from your significant other), this should do the trick.
More importantly, it feels outstanding. Granted, you might not want to soak your feet every day, but as an occasional treat, it’s well worth the relatively inexpensive asking price.
2. Drastically extend the shelf life of your favorite foods.
Every office (and every home, for that matter) should have a couple of these high-quality containers. With the push of a button, they create an airtight seal, keeping food fresh for weeks at a time. You can finally get into the whole “meal prep” trend without worrying about stale nuts and soggy salads.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg lettuce. Use a POP container to keep ground coffee fresh or to keep your flour from clumping. Start buying cereal in bulk and finally take advantage of those great COSTCO deals. Airtight storage makes life much easier, and these containers will change the way you look at food.
3. Get your skin to “bloom” with the power of witch hazel.
This toning formula uses witch hazel extract, a powerful natural ingredient that tones the skin and diminishes the appearance of varicose veins while reducing inflammation. Aloe vera extract provides a moisturizing effect, while vitamin E brings out a natural glow.
We should note: Since it uses witch hazel, you may want to dilute it with a bit of water if you have sensitive skin. With that said, this is one of the best toning treatments on the market, and it’s remarkably affordable via Amazon.
4. Stop scraping your oven once and for all.
If you love cooking but hate the inevitable cleanup, these BPA-free oven liners will change your life. They’re coated with a non-stick substance, and because they’re safe at up to 500 degrees, you can essentially leave them in your oven until you need to clean them. Clean off the Teflon surface with a bit of soap and water, and you’re ready to get cooking.
While they’re thick enough to last, they’re not thick enough to drastically alter cooking times. You can even use them in the microwave, so if baking isn’t your thing, you should still pick up a few.
5. Keep your rugs firmly in place.
We love this product because it was obviously invented after someone tripped on a rug. That’s funny to think about. With that said, these strips really work, and they’re an essential purchase for any home with a few lightweight rugs.
Here’s the deal: You put NeverCurl onto the corners of your rug, then stick it to the floor. It uses a lightweight adhesive that won’t damage hardwoods or laminates, and you can wipe down the V-shaped corner pieces with some soap and water to renew the stickiness.
The manufacturer also offers a customer satisfaction guarantee. If you’ve ever wanted a solution to curling corners and slipping rugs, this should do the trick.
6. Get rid of minor imperfections with this inexpensive concealer.
Looking for a high-definition concealer to keep in your purse? L.A. Girl’s Pro Conceal effectively eliminates dark circles, fine lines, and blemishes, providing the natural coverage that you’d expect from a much more expensive product. It’s subtle enough for a natural look and can be blended to get a perfect match.
This concealer works wonderfully for darker skin tones, although reviewers recommend ordering a shade lighter than what you’d typically use.
7. Relax with the power of aromatherapy.
This essential oil diffuser features an LED night light that switches between seven attractive colors (you can also set a fixed color, if that’s what you’re into). A timer setting makes this ideal for nighttime aromatherapy.
We love the faux-wood look, and with two simple buttons, it’s easy to operate. Be sure to pick up some high-quality oils and get ready to relax like you’ve never relaxed before.
8. Get a spa-quality mask treatment at home.
We know, we know—”dead sea mud mask” sounds like an awesome heavy metal band. Don’t be fooled; this Aria Starr mud mask is the real deal.
With shea butter, aloe vera, and jojoba oil, it nourishes skin while exfoliating, removing dirt and contaminants to give you softer, clearer skin. It’s excellent for removing blackheads and remarkably easy to use. Given the low purchase price, it’s one of the best beauty values on Amazon, and the hundreds of five-star reviews reflect that.
9. Upgrade your food game with this miniature Instant Pot.
The Instant Pot is somewhere between a rice cooker and a slow cooker. In fact, it functions as either appliance, but it also works as a food warmer, yogurt maker, pressure cooker—basically, if you could take one cooking appliance to a deserted island, this is the one you’d want.
It has 11 smart-programmable controls to make food prep easy. Want to make some chili? Throw in the ingredients, set the “chili” setting, then come back in a few hours. Want to make some yogurt? The process is pretty much the same.
Far more versatile than a traditional slow cooker, the Instant Pot is perfect for anyone who’s sick of microwaved burritos, but too busy to cook.
10. Finally get a great night’s sleep.
You need a high-quality pillow, and this product from Coop Home Goods fits the bill. Made with shredded memory foam, it’s easy to adjust to fit your sleep style, but light enough to stay cool all night long. The eco-friendly materials don’t contain phthalates or other potentially harmful substances, and a hypoallergenic surface ensures that you’ll spend the night sleeping—not sniffling.
The manufacturer even offers to create “customized foam blends” for its customers, so if you’re not happy with your pillow, you can quickly get an adequate replacement.
11. Rejuvenate your eyes and get rid of dark circles, crow’s feet, and other imperfections.
They say that the eyes are the window to the soul. If your window frames are in need of repair, Amara Organics’ eye gel should help you get back on track.
Infused with cucumber, plant stem cells, vitamin E, and hyaluronic acid, this non-greasy gel absorbs into the skin to provide a near-instant rejuvenating effect. It’s made without dyes or fragrances, so it’s ideal for all skin types, and the manufacturer offers a 100 percent money-back guarantee.
12. Keep your shoes tied (without actually tying them).
Granted, you probably don’t spend much time thinking about tying your shoes, but after a few weeks with Lock Laces, you’ll never look back. These athletic shoelaces stay perfectly in place, allowing you to finish your workout without constantly stopping to tie and re-tie.
More importantly, Lock Laces conform to the shape of your fit, ensuring a comfortable fit that minimizes pressure on key areas. With multiple colors available, they’re also fairly stylish, and they make a great gift.
13. Treat yourself to a premium brush set (that doesn’t shed).
It’s hard to imagine a better brush set at a better price. Made with silky-soft synthetic fibers, these brushes are dense enough for years of regular use. They’re also shaped practically for different types of makeup application; the set includes an angled brush for bronzer and blush, a tapered brush for concealer, a flat brush for foundation, a flat-angled brush for foundation around the nose and mouth, and a round brush for powder, along with a set of small brushes for concealer and contouring.
If you’re looking for a soft, versatile brush set at a great price, spend the $8. If you’re not…well, we don’t know what to tell you.
14. Get rid of dandruff while strengthening your hair.
Formulated to strengthen your locks while promoting new hair growth, this shampoo uses the power of tea tree oil to deliver real results. It moisturizes your scalp, limiting dandruff without harsh, synthetic ingredients, and the sulfate-free formula has powerful antibacterial and antifungal properties.
It also smells pretty great, and added ingredients like keratin, jojoba oil, rosemary oil, and lavender oil makes it a great choice for people with sensitive skin.
15. Look your best with a travel-ready hair dryer that actually works.
Most on-the-go hair dryers burn a little too hot for regular use. This travel dryer uses far-infrared heat to quickly dry hair without causing heat damage, and with simple controls, a small profile, and a 1000-watt motor, it’s everything you need for gorgeous, static-free hair.
The manufacturer claims it uses “pure tourmaline gemstones fused with titanium,” but all you need to know is that it’s powerful, portable, and functional. Given the cheap asking price, it’s an ideal addition to your beauty collection.
16. Make your bathroom visits a little more natural.
There’s really no way to write about the Squatty Potty discreetly, but we’ll give it a shot. This simple stool lets you squat over any commode for a healthier, ahem, bathroom trip. By putting your digestive tract into a straight line, it eliminates straining while you…eliminate.
Granted, it’s not the most intuitive product at first, but it can help you stay regular, and without getting explicit, it saves you time. For just over $20, what do you have to lose?
Actually, don’t answer that.
17. Relax with the soothing scent of lavender.
The rich scent of lavender oil is a mainstay of aromatherapy, as it soothes the body, mind, and soul (or at least the body and mind), allowing for a deep state of relaxation. Use it with your favorite oil diffuser, or if you know what you’re doing, combine it with a carrier oil for topical use.
This high-quality extract comes with a dropper for easy application. Remember, a little goes a long way.
18. Upgrade your mascara game in seconds.
The Lash Science 3D Volume mascara lives up to its name with non-toxic, natural ingredients, carefully formulated for effortless lashes. It’s waterproof and smudgeproof, so one application should be enough, and the paraben-free formula has won rave reviews from Amazon’s community.
If you find yourself relying on fake lashes, this gel mascara’s an absolute game changer. It’s ideal for all skin types, and the before-and-after pics have to be seen to be believed.
19. Easily mist your favorite foods with olive oil (or any other oil).
We love spraying our foods down with oil—hey, we’re Americans—but we can appreciate a healthier alternative to cheap aerosol cooking sprays. This environmentally friendly sprayer uses a unique pump system instead of artificial propellants. Simply pump it up, aim it, and coat your favorite foods with a light mist.
It’s cheaper than buying canned cooking sprays, and it’s certainly much healthier (not to mention better for the planet).
20. Straighten your hair without burning it.
This straightener has an adjustable temperature setting, along with micro-sensors that regulate temperature to treat your hair evenly without causing damage. It sounds like a marketing gimmick, but the rave reviews say otherwise.
It also features ceramic and tourmaline crystal ion plates, which impart a lasting shine with only a few quick passes. Curl, straighten, or flip to your heart’s content.
21. Get rid of foot odors without using harsh chemicals.
Your feet have about 250,000 sweat glands; naturally, they’re going to stink from time to time.
Of course, natural problems deserve a natural solution. Rocket Pure uses a variety of essential oils, including eucalyptus, tea tree, and mint, to eliminate the microorganisms that cause foot odor and athlete’s foot. The light fragrance isn’t overwhelming, and a single bottle lasts for quite a while.
22. Whiten your teeth with charcoal.
Sure, that doesn’t sound intuitive, but activated coconut charcoal powder is a great option for safely whitening your teeth at home. It’s free from peroxides and effective at removing tough stains from coffee, food, and more.
The charcoal pulls out staining compounds through a process called adsorption. Meanwhile, added ingredients like bentonite and orange seed oil help to restore mineral content, leaving you with a healthier looking smile.
23. Here’s a better way to clip your nails.
Cheap fingernail clippers can be disappointing, and don’t even get us started on toenail clippers. What we need is a nail-care set that’s sharp, dependable, and easy to use. The Harperton Nail Clipper Set is just what the podiatrist ordered.
These clippers are made out of surgical steel and hand-sharpened to clip through nails like butter. They cut so smoothly you won’t even need your files.
This kit includes a clipper for your fingernails and another for toes. The folks of Amazon are big fans; 85 percent of buyers give this product a 5-star review.
24. This avocado slicer saves you time in the kitchen.
Granted, you might not feel like you need a dedicated tool for a single fruit (and yes, we checked, avocados are fruit—technically, a single-seeded berry), but with this helpful tool around, you’re probably going to increase your avocado consumption significantly.
It slices, pits, and splits avocados, simplifying prep work for restaurant-quality sandwiches and award-winning guacamole. It’s also easy to clean, and the stainless steel blades are remarkably sharp for precise, clean cuts.
Oh, and it’s green. We don’t know about you, but we like it when our kitchen tools match our produce.
25. Remove unwanted hair just about anywhere.
In the bad old days, if you wanted straight eyebrows or a stache-free upper lip, you reached for the tweezers. Plucking is time-consuming and painful, but that’s all we had.
Today, there’s the R.E.M. Spring Facial Hair Remover. It’s a stainless-steel spring, manufactured in a pharmaceutical-grade facility, and it couldn’t be much easier to use. You just bend it to reach your hairy spots, rub it on the hair, and let it work its magic.
The coils of the spring grasp and gently remove hair from the roots. Save your tweezers for pulling out splinters; this is the better way to pluck.
26. The Buddy Pouch is a must-have for fitness enthusiasts and travelers alike.
How do you keep your phone, wallet, and other essentials handy during the morning jog? And while we’re asking the tough questions, how do you keep your passport safe when traveling overseas?
A company called Running Buddy answers both questions with the the XL Buddy Pouch. It’s not a fanny pack. It’s an ultra-thin pouch that secures to your waistband with a quick, reliable magnet seal. There’s even a zippered side-port for your headphones to poke through.
The XL Buddy Pouch’s slim profile makes it ideal for concealing important items while you travel. Pickpockets won’t even know it’s there. Hey, that’s what buddies are for.
27. These are fully functional compression socks. They just don’t look like it.
If you’ve ever gone to the doctor for varicose veins or swollen ankles, odds are you’re familiar with the medical world’s version of compression socks. They work just fine. They just look kind of…well, medical.
Physix Gear Compression Socks offer soothing gradient compression from foot to calf. They also look pretty darn stylish. Quick-dry, anti-bacterial fabric makes these the ideal socks for athletes, too. Try them next time you take a long bike ride or go skiing, and you won’t go back to your typical cotton athletic socks.
28. Enjoy a full-sized pillow wherever you travel.
Camping is fun. Sore necks are not. The Therma-Rest Compressible Travel Pillow is ideal for your next campout. Come to think of it, it’s ideal for any trip away from home.
This ultra-comfortable foam pillow squeezes down to fit into a small, packable travel bag that won’t get greedy with your backpack space. When it’s time to bed down, though, it expands into a luxurious, 4-inch-thick pillow that rivals anything you’ll find in a nice hotel.
Throw it in the washing machine between trips for easy cleaning. Camping doesn’t have to be a pain in the neck after all.
29. This is the last bed sheet set you’ll ever have to buy.
Mellanni Bed Sheets are totally resistant to wrinkles, fading colors, and stains. That must by why the manufacturer offers a lifetime money-back guarantee. Slap these silky-smooth sheets on your bed and get ready for a lifetime of comfort while you sleep.
The secret is a brushed microfiber fabric that feels cool and comfortable on your skin all night long. This four-piece bed set includes a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, and two ultra-soft pillowcases. Pick your favorite color and get ready for the bed of your, ahem, dreams.
30. Replace your fabric softener sheets with a reusable, all-natural alternative.
Fabric softener is great stuff. It cuts down on static and leaves our clothes nice and skin-friendly. Unfortunately, most of it is also packed with chemicals.
Smart Sheep Wool Dryer Balls give you all the benefits of fabric softener without the harsh, synthetic ingredients. You know what they’re made of? Wool. That’s it. They can get your clothes dry faster, keep them soft, and reduce static. Plus they’re good for more than 1,000 washes.
“But wait,” you might say. “What about the lovely scent of traditional fabric softeners?” Just throw your favorite essential oil on your Smart Sheep dryer balls to get that laundry-fresh sensation the natural way.
31. Enjoy a better night’s sleep with a natural silk pillowcase.
Your head spends more time on your pillow than anywhere else, except maybe for your neck. It makes sense that the wrong pillowcase can have real effects on your appearance, and maybe even your health.
This natural silk pillowcase from Alaska Bear helps to prevent wrinkles and bedhead with an ultra-smooth, 600-thread-count silk caress. It even keeps your pillow cool and aerated. Pick your favorite color and start going to bed early—silky-sweet dreams await.
32. Nourish your beard like the experts—the beard experts.
Who knew a beard would take so much maintenance? You’ve got to moisturize, style, and condition that face-fuzz—unless you like the sound of sideways dandruff.
Honest Amish Beard Balm takes care of all your whisker needs in a single tin. It keeps skin supple and itch-free, leaving beard hair soft and manageable. It even helps to encourage healthy new growth.
Even better, it cares for your bristles the natural way, with a blend of botanical essences in a five-oil base. What else would you expect from the Amish?
33. Don’t take chances during a nighttime bathroom visit.
You need a toilet bowl that glows. Don’t pretend you don’t.
Unfortunately, toilet-bowl technology hasn’t quite joined the rest of the 21st century. Good thing LumiLux is here with an LED toilet light to correct the oversight. This moisture-resistant, 16-color work of genius illuminates your throne from within. Pick your favorite color or set the thing on carousel mode to turn every call of nature into a nonstop psychedelic joyride.
On a serious note, these toilet lights include an infrared motion sensor to activate when you enter the room, which is a lot safer than wandering into a dark bathroom in the dead of night. So even if you decide you don’t need a toilet bowl that glows from the inside, you probably do know someone who does. Secret Santa, anyone?
34. Stay healthy with a fitness tracker that won’t break the bank.
It’s a lot easier to stick to a fitness routine when you can track your progress. These days, that doesn’t have to cost a fortune. This Fitness Tracker from LETSCOM looks great on the wrist, and it records everything you need to know to stay healthy.
It’s a pedometer, of course. It also has a heart monitor. It will count your time sitting down, track your sleep, and record your calorie intake. This tiny device even has 14 pre-set options to measure your progress during your favorite exercises, from running to hiking to riding a bike.
The LETSCOM Fitness Tracker is also waterproof. That’s a nice feature. With this thing tracking your fitness goals, you’ll probably find yourself sweating a lot more often.
35. Enjoy deep-tissue massage treatments whenever you like.
If there’s one thing we hate about massages, it’s that we can’t give them to ourselves. Until now.
The Body Back Buddy Self-Massage Tool may look kinda funny, but it’s the only way to reach common pain points on your back, neck, and shoulders—pretty much anywhere, really.
This self-massage tool features three types of therapy knobs in 11 locations to go deep and relieve pain all over. Most of us can’t afford to keep a masseuse on retainer 24/7. Here’s the next-best thing.
36. Revitalize facial skin with a single spritz.
When you don’t have time for a full, spa-level facial treatment, you need something you can carry in your purse. Enter the Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater.
This little spray bottle doesn’t take up much space, but it packs a powerful skin-refreshing dose of hydration. Aloe moisturizes the skin, while gardenia and rose essences bring the antioxidants. Thyme leaves your face soft and radiant.
All in all, there’s nothing we’d rather spritz our faces with when we come down with dull skin on the go. Try it.
37. This set of facial masks has the solution to your skincare challenges.
Skin problems are unpredictable. One day, our face is dry and flaky. The next, it’s like an oil slick. Sometimes it just looks dull and tired. Others, it’s alive with acne. (We could go on. We probably will later.)
We don’t just need one facial mask. We need a whole, comprehensive face-saving toolkit. That’s exactly what we found in the Collagen Essence Facial Mask Combo Pack from Dermal Korea. Where else can you get 16 distinct facial treatments in a single package?
There’s the aloe mask, which hydrates and soothes. There’s the charcoal mask, which helps with elasticity and minimizing pores. Then there’s colloidal platinum, our favorite, which leaves facial skin clear and healthy.
This kit has something for everyone. You could also say it has everything for someone, and that someone could be you.
38. Get the relief you crave with an acupressure mat/pillow combo.
Neck pain is the worst, until you remember back pain. Acupressure can treat them both. According to the manufacturers of the, Nayoya Acupressure Point Mat and Pillow Set, you can ease that pain in as short as 20 minutes.
This torso-length mat features more than 6,000 acupressure nubs to gently stimulate body’s natural pressure points. The softly mounded pillow does the same for your shoulders and neck, with more than 1,700 points. Together, they’re like a mini-acupuncture clinic in your own bedroom— minus the needles.
39. Ready for a DIY pedicure? It’s easier than you think.
Sometimes, calluses are a good thing—like, say, if you suddenly have to walk to Mordor. For the rest of us, there’s always the nail salon…unless we’re short on cash.
Well, for less than the cost of a single pedicure, you can remove painful and unsightly calluses from your feet yourself. All you need is the Naturalico Electric Callus Remover and Shaver. It’s rechargeable, which is good, since callouses tend to regrow themselves.
This foot file spins at a rate of 40 turns per second to gently remove rough, dry patches on your feet. If you’re not a hobbit, you probably need one.
40. If back pain, tailbone injuries, or simple discomfort make you hate chairs, this is for you.
For millions of people across the world, it hurts to sit—and then there are us office-jockeys who just want a more comfortable chair. Well, how about a lifting cushion that molds itself to your unique form?
These orthopedic seat cushions from Everlasting Comfort feature a core of pure memory foam. They ease pressure in all the right places while fixing up your posture. In short, they make every seat as comfortable as your old, well-worn easy chair—and they’re way easier to carry around.
A removable cover makes cleaning easy, with a non-slip surface to keep your bottom in place at work, in the car, or on your next 12-hour flight. Sitting should be relaxing, right?
41. Stretch your way to fitness with this comprehensive set of resistance bands.
The trouble with most workout equipment is that it doesn’t come with an instruction manual. You take home that fancy medicine ball, and then what? Well, there’s always Google, we guess, but that’s not the point.
The point is that you won’t have to wade through 1,000 pro-level workout videos to get what you need out of this set of resistance-loop exercise bands from Fit Simplify. The kit includes five 12-inch by 2-inch loops with resistance levels ranging from extra-light to extra-heavy, but it doesn’t stop there; it also provides an ebook and multiple online videos to take you from beginner to Instagram-royalty—without the gym fees.
42. Here’s a self-help book for people who hate self-help books.
Are you sick of the obsession with “positivity” all the self-help gurus are selling? But could you still use some decent, give-it-to-ya-straight-style advice about how to avoid growing up to be a bitter, jaded, miserable wreck?
Mark Manson wrote this book for you. The author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck doesn’t pretend that all we need to do is connect with our inner child. He doesn’t say the world is beautiful if only we could see it. Instead, he admits that being an incarnate being is kind of a poop-show, but that we can still identify our values and live them to the hilt and end up okay with our choices most of the time.
You know what? We suspect this guy kind of does give a f*ck after all.
43. Nourish delicate facial skin with an all-natural, vitamin-C-enhanced serum.
Confession time: We were not born with great skin. We’ve always been a bit spotty and greasy, which makes no sense because we also get dry patches…the point is, over the years, we’ve tried just about every serum, cream, and all-natural oil out there. Nothing seems to work—until we discovered vitamin C.
To be more precise, we discovered this TrueSkin Naturals facial serum. It’s packed with all the regular customers, including botanical hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, but it’s also chock-full of vitamin C. That seems to make all the difference. Try it to see how it works for your skin.
44. Work the angles for perfect brows every day.
Who knew that the secret to a great eyebrow pencil would be a matter of geometry? The Etude House Drawing Eye Brow pencil in dark grey is way more precise than its awkward name might suggest; the business end is a tiny pyramid, giving you total control over lines both thick and thin.
It’s not just that this eyebrow pencil gives you more control over shading and shaping, either. The stuff itself is packed with vitamin E to moisturize and soften the brows as you apply. If you’re looking for a new dark grey eyebrow pencil, your search is over.