30 Products For Little Things You Might Be Embarrassed About
Aug 22, 2023
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Popular pimple patches, a pet odor eliminator, fruit fly traps, and other helpful products you'll wish you'd ordered long ago.
Promising review: "Ok so I never leave reviews for anything, but I have to for this dry shampoo! I stopped using aerosols several months ago, and I have tried so many dry shampoo powders since then that have done absolutely nothing and are also really annoying to apply. This one actually works and is just as easy as an aerosol. I usually can get maybe three days out of a hair wash with other dry shampoos, but I got to day five with this one and my hair still looked freshly washed. I never thought I would find anything that worked for me as well as my beloved Batiste, but I think I like this one even more!" —Kennedy
Get it from Amazon for $16 (also available in packs of two and three).
Promising reviews: "TikTok made me buy this. This thing literally scoured away hard-water stains that I have been trying to get rid of for years in less than 30 seconds. 10/10 recommend." —Tleary25
"They should really call this product a magic wand." —MK
Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (also available as a pack of two and four).
Promising review: "Best pimple patches I’ve tried! I'm so impressed with these patches! I usually get a few annoying pimples, and these really help keep me from picking them while helping the inflammation go down! Compared to other brands I’ve tried, I've found that these stick on better, and I don’t wake up in the morning wondering where it went! Also, they’re a great size compared to the other brands I’d been using prior to purchasing these." —SK
Get a 36-pack of the small patches from Amazon for $11.99.
Each trap lasts up to 45 days.
Promising review: "We get fruit flies every summer, but this year has been the worst by far. They land on any food you leave out, but worst of all...they hover around your face. I've tried a lot of different things, and nothing actually attracts the fruit flies. They're always attracted to everything except the bait that I put out! I bought four of these little apple-shaped fruit fly traps and filled them with the bottle of Terro bait. Within a week, each trap had at least 20 fruit flies. What's really cool is that you can unscrew the traps to dump the fruit flies out. Once the fruit fly goes in, it can't get out, and that is eliminating a great deal of them. I highly recommend trying these if you are suffering through a fruit fly infestation!" —KZ & SC
Get a pack of four from Amazon for $14.63 (also available in packs of six and 12).
Promising review: "This is hands-down the only product that has ever perfectly cleaned my stainless steel appliances. It deserves 10 stars because nothing else comes close to removing streaks and toddler fingerprints as easily and completely as this. I have tried for years to get my appliances to look like new. Everyone who has stainless should own this." —Danielle
Get a bottle from Amazon for $19.95 (available in two sizes and as a pack of two and six).
Dr. Tung's is a small biz that makes breath-improving dental products.
Promising review: "I have been an avid Amazon shopper for years. Never once have I (selfishly) written a review for a product. After purchasing this simple tongue scraper, I am now ending that streak. For YEARS, my tongue had been a whiteish-covered organ. It was more white-covered than pink. It looked like it had been born permanently stained with streaks of vanilla ice cream. I secretly envied the wet, pink, glistening tongues of others.
Over the years and with countless attempts of desperation, I scrubbed and scrubbed my tongue with the fronts and backs of toothbrushes, all to no avail. Until tonight. As I pulled the gentle scraper down across my tongue, I couldn't believe my eyes. I HAD FINALLY UNCOVERED WHAT MY SOUL HAS CRIED FOR FOR YEARS — A PINKISH-RED TONGUE! [Short version]: BUY THIS SCRAPER. It will take years off your tongue and add them back upon your life." —Stewart Clyde
Get it from Amazon for $8.49 (also available in a pack of two and 12).
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Promising review: "TikTokers have done it again. This was one of the products on Amazon a person could not live without, stating all-day freshness. It's true, I cannot believe it. The taste isn't strong, it does not burn at all. It keeps my breath smelling fresh all day no matter what I eat. This brand will be a new staple in my bathroom and morning routine." —Zac
Get a set of two from Amazon for $15.28.
Promising review: "This product is nothing short of AMAZING! I have had severely dry, cracked feet since I was a teenager. Pedicures, lotions, callous remover files, and even prescription creams and ointments never worked for me. My heels were so dry, they had deep cracks in them that were splitting. I used this, and in five days began to see a little peeling on my feet. By day seven they were REALLY peeling! I could not believe the difference!
The package says for severely dry feet you can repeat the process in one week, so I did. (My feet were still peeling from the first treatment.) It has now been four weeks since my first treatment and the difference in my feet is unbelievable! If you are on the fence about whether or not to try these...DO IT! You will be so happy with the results!
Tip: When you put these on your feet, put a pair of old socks on over them. It will ensure that the liquid gets in every little fold of skin, in between toes, etc." —J. Jupa
Get a pack of two from Amazon for $15.95 (available in four versions and in packs of three and four).
To clean it, simply twist the roller’s ring to unlock, and pull out the stone. Then wash with a gentle cleanser, rinse, and air-dry before locking it back in.
Promising review: "Over the years, my skin has become extremely oily. This roller is easy to use, portable, and REALLY does what it says!! Don't know how I've lived without this. I will never purchase blotting/oil-absorbing sheets again." —jazmine
Get it from Amazon for $9.99.
This tiny tool can remove nose, ear, and eyebrow hair while also cleaning up edges around beards. You can use this dry, but it's also waterproof, so feel free to use it in the shower if you prefer! It includes a protective cover for the clipper and a cleaning brush. It runs on one AA battery, not included.
Promising review: "I'm not sure why I waited so long to buy one of these. This is such an improvement over an older trimmer I had that ripped at hairs randomly and without warning. This cuts hairs cleanly with no pain, and it is quiet! No worries about an internal battery that craps out on, you rendering the trimmer useless. This uses one AA battery, and it is super easy to replace." —Jeff
Get it from Amazon for $17.88 (available in two styles).
Promising review: "Liquid unicorn magic for the clumsy. These were a lifesaver. I was walking to the bus and decided it was a great decision to drink coffee while walking. Like in a scene from an infomercial, I spilled coffee all over my white shirt. Yes, the classic coffee on the white shirt. Luckily I had one of these in my bag (I put one in each of my most-used purses in anticipation of my clumsiness). I went into a store bathroom and quickly scrubbed the Tide To-Go on my shirt. All of the coffee blobs went away, and once the awkward wet splotches dried up, my shirt was perfectly white again. You've got yourself a big fan, Tide." —NAD
Get a pack of three from Amazon for $7.74.
The metal on the comb is anti-rust and easy to clean, and comes with a protective cover for maximum hygiene.
Promising review: "As a pro makeup artist, this is an excellent tool to have in my kit. Excellent for removing mascara clumps." —Lady Marina
Get it from Amazon for $4.49.
Promising review: "This works perfectly!!! I was angry after I used it, because it worked sooooo well. I have a cat that has extreme anxiety. Any change in his daily routine sets his anxiety off and causes him to pee in our house. It’s awful. But this light was a blessing. Because I had NO CLUE he had been marking the brand new storage rack we put in our spare bedroom.
The first time I used it, I found three spots in our house he marked that we had no clue about, including two spots on the walls. Now we do a weekly sweep of the house. This light has been worth every single penny. Don't let the reviews discourage you. A lot of people don’t seem to know black lights won’t illuminate urine on pleather furniture or wood floors." —Shannon H.
Get it from Amazon for $10.79.
To use, apply the product to the stain, and let sit for 30–60 minutes. Then blot and let air-dry. It also works for cleaning up kennels, pet carriers, and litter boxes. One reviewer even used it to clean up milk that had rotted in their carpet.
Rocco & Roxie Supply Company is a family-owned small business established in 2013 that specializes in pet odor eliminators, pet toys, pet snacks, and pet accessories.
Promising review: "I don’t know how I ever survived without this. There’s tons of 'pet stain/odor remover' products out there, but this by far is the absolute best. I cringed paying the $20 for it when others are between $5–$10, but I have NO ISSUES paying now. I foster dogs, some puppies, some older, some not housebroken, and every room in my house is carpeted except the kitchen, which means I have lots of accidents.
I spray enough to saturate if it’s a lot of urine, let it soak for 10 minutes, then wipe it up with a hand towel. Then I put a larger towel on top of it if it’s in a high-traffic area until it’s completely dry. It’s taken out every stain and, more importantly, the odor is gone! I will never stop buying this product. I recommend it to everyone who has dogs!" —Shelley
Get it from Amazon for $19.97+ (available in two sizes).
The pack comes with 20 30-minute treatments and two hourlong treatments. The strips are also enamel-safe!
BTW: If your teeth feel sensitive while you're using the strips, just take a break for a few days before starting them again.
Promising review: "I haven't used Crest White Strips in over five years. Since then, my teeth have stayed really white and I frequently get compliments or questions on how I get my teeth so white. I decided to get a box to boost the whiteness of my teeth. Wow, I was shocked by how much these have improved! Before, the strips were really flimsy, hard to remove from the package, and were really hard to keep on your teeth — the old ones would slip or bunch up.
These are such an improvement! The new strips remove easily from the plastic they are on. The strips are REALLY adhesive! These will not budge! Since I purchased them, I have only used them about four times. and I can already notice a difference. Other people have noticed too. I think these are well worth the money and work as good as a professional treatment. I have had friends who have done professional treatments, and their teeth are not as white as mine. I highly recommend these to anyone who wants a brighter/whiter smile!" —Vanessa5o5
Get a 22-count pack from Amazon for $45.98.
This comes with a kit containing 10 toenail braces and tools for application. Each brace lasts three to six weeks.
Promising review: "I never realized how curved and not-OK 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 that could be resolved! Now I'm on the way to normal, flat toenails that DON'T grow curved into my skin!" —Jamie H.
Get it from Amazon for $44.99.
This bestselling wonder is by Free Period Press, a queer- and woman-owned business that makes adorable stickers and paper goods! It's also made from recycled paper to help you achieve your resolution of living a LITTLE more sustainably. There's even an activity at the beginning to help you brainstorm habits to track, and each month starts with a themed page (for example, "sleep," "gratitude," and "finances") with some words of wisdom and a suggested habit to try.
Promising review: "I wanted to reduce stress and nail down some habits, and I've always done better when I can see progress tangibly. I'd been eyeing this calendar for some time, but was unsure if it was worth the money. I decided to go for it. SO glad I did. It has some 'homework' pages at the beginning to help you focus in on your goals, but mostly it's the cleanness and ready-to-go nature of the monthly calendar pages that have worked for me. It's helped me be more disciplined AND narrow my focus so I'm not worrying about doing everything under the sun each day. I liked it so much that I bought a second one for a friend. Another friend saw me using it and also made a purchase. I'm really happy I made the leap." —Flight of Stars
Get it from Amazon for $19.99.
Promising review: "I have been trying all kinds of deodorants for months, trying to find one that works! I sweat a lot at work and this stuff works! I don’t have to reapply. This doesn’t leave any staining on my clothes. The smell is nice and light. Finally found something that works!" —Zindarella
Get it from Amazon for $8.97.
This biodegradable pouch is filled with a unique polymer substance which absorbs liquid waste and turns it into an odorless, spill-proof gel.
Promising review: "As embarrassing as it is to admit, I used this in the car on a road trip. I didn't know exactly what to expect but I was thrilled with the outcome! I pulled over, positioned myself over the bag, and it was easy peezy! The crystals absorbed the urine and there was no mess or smell. I have kids and these will work great for them too. I'm really glad I bought these. We travel with our dog EVERYWHERE, and we can't leave him in the car to stop for bathroom breaks at rest stops, so these have already proven themselves perfect for traveling." —Ella
Get a pack of six from Amazon for $18.49.
Promising review: "This is convenient for indoor or outdoor use. It is also compact for carrying in a purse or backpack. It comes in a soft plastic bag within a drawstring bag to keep it clean and easy to carry. It is easy to clean. Just rinse with water and a gentle soap. You can also use a wipe (flushable or baby wipe) until you are able to wash it. Shake it dry or use a napkin or paper towel. It can be used from young kids to adults indoors at public restrooms, in a portable bathroom, and outdoors on a hike or walk in the woods." —Diane Feliciano
Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in three colors).
Promising review: "This stuff is absolutely amazing. I was one step away from going to the dermatologist. I had severe dandruff that was so bad, I could shake my head and it would come off. With just a few uses per week, I got rid of all my flakes. My scalp also stopped burning from dryness. My hair has never been healthier." —Moo Moo
Get it from Amazon for $15.02.
Promising review: "I used this product on my 10-year-old son. He sweats A LOT on his hands. He would tell me that he was embarrassed at school and he had problems making friends. My son told me he had never shaken a hand outside of mine ever before in his life..... it broke me. As a father, I knew I had to fix this. When I came across this product, I asked my son if he was OK with trying it and he desperately said yes. We put it on, and his hands are completely dry now. When it worked, he started practicing shaking hands and giving high fives to his brother. It's been two weeks now and it is working AMAZING." —HECTOR LORENZO
Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in two scents and multipacks).
The above reviewer photos show a before/after of the inside of their ear with the wax buildup removed.
Promising review: "Folks. Buy it. This is like head lice treatment. If you are looking at it and thinking about it, YOU NEED IT. And this stuff. Is. Awesome. Literally chunks of ear wax came out of my ear holes the SIZE OF CORN KERNELS. Where was this coming from? Why is my body making so much wax? Where was it being stored, because I did NOT think ear canals were that spacious, but apparently there are some storage closets in there or something because HOLY MARY MOTHER OF GOD the ear nuggets are real. My ears feel so squeaky clean! And get this, my hair makes sounds. Like I put it up in a hair tie afterwards, and I could HEAR MY HAIR MOVING ON MY HEAD. What is that?! Seriously?! If you also did not know that moving hair creates a sound, you need to buy this product ASAP." —Samantha
Get it from Amazon for $5.98.
Promising review: "I really loved this product. I am currently waiting for a new Invisalign set. My old Invisalign needed to be cleaned. I read the reviews and decided to purchase. OMG it worked! There was a fresh taste and they were clean. I wished I had found this product sooner. I did let them soak overnight only because I had been wearing them for the last four months. Nothing happened to the Invisalign; there was no weakness or anything — just very clean and fresh. If I could have given the product 10 stars I would have." —Lisa R.
Get 120 tablets from Amazon for $22.41 (also available as a pack of 240).
Promising review: "These are amazing. The perfect size for me (medium and large women's cut shirts). I wear nice dress shirts outside, even in the warmer months. My fear was always having wet armpits or stains on my shirts, but not anymore. I love them and will be purchasing more when they are needed." —Amanda M.
Get a 100-pack from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two sizes and multipacks).
Promising review: "Even with using prescription-strength anti-perspirant, I will have pit stains within an hour of putting on a shirt. Because of this, I have almost exclusively worn black shirts for years. But no longer! I bought two of these shirts to try out and can now go all day long with no pit stains! I even tried going on a long walk with a sweater on and did not sweat through it. These shirts are very comfy and are thin enough to be able to wear under another top without having visible lines. This shirt is worth every penny." —K.M.
Get it from Numi for $65 (available in women's sizes XS–1X and four colors).
Promising review: "It does its job, and does its job well. Great for on-the-go trips, while in public, or at a guest’s home. I also leave it for guests in my own home" —Brit N.
Get it from Amazon for $4.99.
Promising reviews: "As a 62-year-old woman who gardens, cleans house, etc., I needed something that improved the look of my nails without looking cheap or crappy. This was more than I wanted to spend on nail polish... but totally worth it. Two coats showed NO ridges and looks better than natural without looking fake or cheap. Totally worth it!" —Unbiased Independent Reviewer
"The best nail product I’ve ever used! I am 75 years old! It cost more than any nail product I’ve ever bought, but two coats have lasted me over two weeks without chipping! A product has to be outstanding for me to write a review, and this product qualifies!!" —Frances
Get it from Amazon for $20 (available in four shades).
It comes with a bottle of cleaner, a scraper, and a cleaning pad.
Promising review: "Works amazing! I hadn't thoroughly scrubbed my glass cooktop in years. I'd only wiped them down with random multi cleaners, which never seemed to do much. Then a friend recommended this product... AMAZING! The included scrubbers and scrapers really make the difference. As others have said, it will leave your cooktop shiny and new. Even marks that had been on there for years came almost completely off... 98% better. The key is to use very little product. Let it dry to a haze, and wipe with a clean dry cotton towel (just like waxing a car). If you aren't getting a mirrored finish, it's because you've used too much product and not enough elbow grease to polish off." —B Smartwood
Get it from Amazon for $14.68.
It's safe to use on your bikini line, upper lip, chin, face, armpits, back, chest, stomach, arms, and legs. Do not use it on your eyebrows or on tanned or tattooed skin.
Promising review: "Seven out of five stars. After two months of using it as directed, I am impressed with the results. My face has post-menopausal coarse hair growth. In the past, I have spent thousands of dollars to have the hair on my legs and bikini area professionally removed. Rather than risking the possible COVID-19 exposure due to multiple office visits at a professional salon, I chose to purchase this device to remove my facial hair. Even the medium and fine black facial hairs have disappeared." —Prague
Get it from Amazon for $69.99 (clip the $30 off coupon for this price).
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