50 Life-Changing Products On Amazon That Work So Well Reviewers Say They Deserve 6 Stars

From a desk footrest to a drink caddy for your couch, these things are receiving high praise from shoppers.

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I love reading searingly honest product reviews. I know that sounds odd, but there's something gratifying when someone just tells it like it is, especially when they're talking passionately about salad spinners. (I mean, really? You wrote five paragraphs about a salad spinner? The dedication!) Of course, I most enjoy reading about the ones that really work — like these life-changing products on Amazon that reviewers say deserve six stars.

Okay, okay — I realize the phrase "life-changing" sets a pretty high standard. I mean, can a foam footrest that fits under your desk really change your life? The answer is yes, absolutely. Especially if it takes the strain off your back so that you can finally get through a workday without looking up local massage deals.

Or my personal favorite life-changer — a drink caddy that fits on your couch and enables your laziness. You can sip on that La Croix without having to reach all the way over to the coffee table. (It just seems so far away sometimes!)

And all these products work really well, which is exactly why Amazon should consider giving reviewers the option of rating these outstanding products six stars instead of just five.

A Clip-On Ring Light For Your Laptop & Phone

Perfect for at-home Zoom meetings as well as snapping selfies, this clip-on ring light is compact enough to fit onto your laptop’s webcam or phone camera. With 10 brightness levels and three different lighting modes, the rechargeable ring is super easy to adjust. It measures just 3.5 inches across, so you can easily carry it with you in your bag.

A Pore-Blurring Setting Powder That Lasts All Day Long

If you're looking for a way to reduce shine and lock your makeup into place, check out this translucent loose setting powder. The weightless, blendable formula has a 4.6-star rating, and one reviewer wrote, “I love this powder because it’s very lightweight and blends so nicely! Will definitely purchase again.”

A Massage Tool That Revives Your Skin

Bring spa-level skin treatment home with this massage roller for the face. Made out of durable aluminum alloy, the tool is outfitted with 30 massage stones infused with germanium powder. Roll it across your skin to stimulate circulation and lymphatic drainage, or to reduce puffiness and promote firmness. This little tool is small enough to fit in your makeup bag, so you can even use it while on the go.

  • Available colors: Rose Gold, Black, Purple
A Continuous Mist Spray Bottle With Tons Of Uses

Once you scoop up this continuous mist spray bottle, you’ll be shocked at the number of uses that you find for it around your home — Amazon reviewers love it for watering plants, ironing, grooming and beauty tasks... the list goes on and on. The spray bottle has a 10 ounce capacity (it’s super easy to refill as needed), and it’s made from plastic.

These Incense Sticks That Keep Pesky Mosquitos Far Away

Made with plant-based essential oils like citronella, lemongrass, and rosemary, these incense sticks are a must-have for summer nights, because they’ll keep mosquitos far, far away. These DEET-free sticks stay lit for up to three hours and work up to 12 feet. For optimal use, place these sticks in a perimeter around where you’ll be hanging out, bug-free.

The Gel That Helps Remove Unwanted Calluses From Your Feet

This highly rated gel is perfect for at-home pedicure days when you’re trying to soften unwanted calluses. After applying the gel to clean, dry feet and then rinsing it off, simply scrub the callused area to reveal smoother skin. The product has over 33,000 five-star Amazon ratings, too.

A Sleek Faux-Leather Organizer For Your Glasses, Jewelry, & More

This faux-leather organizer doesn’t just look sleek, it also wrangles your glasses collection into order — not to mention your jewelry, watches, and other small items that end up creating clutter around around the house. The exterior of the box is made of water-resistant PU leather, and all eight interior compartments are lined in a super-soft fleece that protects precious items from scratches. The top is made of acrylic, so you can clearly see and grab what you need, without rootling around inside.

A Waterproof Eyebrow Pen That Mimics The Look Of Real Brow Hairs

Equipped with four precision tips, this eyebrow pen creates fuller yet natural-looking brows in just a few swipes. Since it’s totally waterproof, it’ll defy smudging or running, even if you sweat. “I've tried other products to darken the hairs, but they end up looking unnatural and clumpy,” one reviewer raved. “THIS ONE, though is perfect to skim over my brow hairs & tint them juuuuuussst enough to bring them back to perfection!” The order also comes with a tiny precision eyebrow razor, plus three brow stencils — all for just $9.

  • Available shades: 4
A Set Of 5 Super-Popular Magnetic Lashes That Even Beginners Can Use

With a 4.3-star overall rating out of over 39,000 ratings total, these magnetic lashes are some of the most popular falsies on Amazon — not least because they’re some of the best false lashes for beginners out there. With five sets of falsies in varying levels of thickness and length, application is as easy as painting on a thin line of included magnetic eyeliner and affixing the strip with the eyelash tweezers (also included). “They are SO easy and look SO good!!” one shopper commented. “I put on the black magnetic liner (which takes care of any eyeliner I would use) and drop these babies on. It is really... that..... simple. Buy these! You will find yourself throwing these on often, and feeling really great about how they look!!”

This Milk Frother For Creating Delicious Drinks At Home

Grabbing drinks at your favorite coffee shop can really add in up cost — instead, utilize this milk frother to create delicious, barista-quality drinks from the comfort of your own home. The battery-powered pick is simple to use (just flip the switch to turn it on), and it can deliver a rich froth in just 15 seconds. It has an ergonomic shape and silicone handle for comfortable holding.

A Sweat-Wicking Armband That Holds Your Phone During Runs

Backed by over 16,000 five-star reviews, this stretchy armband provides the perfect place to store your phone, keys, and other essentials while running. It’s made from breathable, sweat-wicking fabric to help keep you comfortable, and there are four sizes and a variety of colors and styles to choose from.

  • Available colors: 7
  • Available sizes: Small — X-Large
A Convenient Vehicle Trash Can To Minimize Messes

This trash can is designed specifically for use in a vehicle since it has a handy strap that allows you to secure it to a headrest, side door, console, or really wherever you choose. It has a 2 gallon capacity, and it’s totally waterproof to ensure that no leaks occur — some Amazon reviewers sometimes utilize it as a cooler on road trips, too.

A Weighted Blanket That’s Soft & Comforting

Available in options ranging from 5 to 30 pounds, this weighted blanket is a popular pick with Amazon reviewers. The blanket is filled with glass beads that evenly distribute weight throughout, and best of all, it has a removable cover that’s soft, breathable, and machine washable. Choose from various colors and sizes.

These Reusable Dishcloths That Work Better Than Paper Towels

Each of these reusable dishwashing cloths combines the size of a standard paper towel with the absorbency of a cellulose sponge, making them ideal for all kinds of kitchen messes. Use them dry to tackle stubborn debris or wet to soak up spills — the dishcloths can absorb up to 20 times their weight in liquid, and they can be used up to 100 times. The netting dries quickly, which prevents bacteria growth and odor, and the dishcloths are safe to use on a bunch of different surfaces, including marble, steel, glass, or wood.

This Vegan Whitening Toothpaste That’s Made With B12

Maintain your pearly whites with this vegan toothpaste, which features calcium carbonate to lighten surface stains and xylitol to strengthen enamel. What sets this fluoride-free toothpaste apart from others is the inclusion of vitamin B12 to help support your energy levels. Amazon reviewers have attested it lives up to the claim, and one reviewer wrote that it gave them “freshness and a jolt of energy.”

The Fiber Lash Mascara That'll Give You Thick, Lush Lashes

This fan-favorite 4-D mascara makes it easy to thicken your overall lash look. Not only that, but this formula is hypoallergenic, smudgeproof, and won't clump when you apply it. I think fans really sum it up best. One says, "The difference before and after is thoroughly impressive...[and] the fact that it is waterproof makes it great for everyday wear."

A Memory Foam Bath Mat That Feels Soft & Luxurious

“This mat is everything,” raved one reviewer, and there are over 41,000 five-star reviews from other fans who were equally impressed. Made from thick memory foam, this bath mat is super comfortable, soft, and absorbent, providing a luxe feel every time you step out of the shower. Choose from multiple sizes and a variety of colors, including autumn glaze (featured above), green, and peach.

A Chic Glass Pitcher With An Airtight Lid

Take your morning orange juice or evening sangria to the next level by pouring it into this stylish glass pitcher. The wide mouth makes it easy to fill, and the airtight, locking lid will keep the contents fresh in your fridge for longer. After you’re done with stylish sips, this pitcher is dishwasher-safe.

An Organizer That Keeps Your Sock And Underwear Drawer In Order

There's nothing worse than trying to excavate your favorite black bra from a pile of other bras when you're already running late in the morning. Do yourself a favor and keep bras, underwear, and socks in order with this underwear organizer that fits inside your drawer. Each set contains four bins with different-sized individual compartments for socks, underwear, bras, and scarves.

This Vitamin C Serum That Smooths & Brightens Skin

Having amassed more than 31,000 ratings (and 4.4 stars overall), this vitamin C serum is a favorite among Amazon shoppers. In addition to vitamin C, it contains ingredients such as aloe, witch hazel, and jojoba to moisturize and brighten skin and minimize the appearance of pores.

These Breathable Heel Socks That Are Lined With Moisturizing Gel

These socks, which are specifically designed to moisturize and smooth your heels, are lined with gel that’s infused with a refreshing combination of aloe vera, shea butter, and various vitamins. Since they’re ventilated, they’re breathable — and many customers “highly recommend” them.

These Aromatherapy Shower Steamers That Can Help Clear Congestion

If your head is feeling stuffy, place one of these aromatherapy steamers in the shower to release a soothing eucalyptus and peppermint scent while you shower. Each tablet is infused with essential oils that can help relieve nasal congestion and promote relaxation, and one user wrote, “I can’t take most cold medicines so I bought these on a whim - they work SO well! If I’m really feeling under the weather I use a full tab on the first day and then go to half tabs for the next few days until I’m good as new!”

An Amazing-Smelling Coffee Scrub That Exfoliates & Smooth The Skin

Amazon reviewers are huge fans of this coffee scrub, with one commenter going so far to write, “This is by far the best product I have EVER USED!” The product is loaded with amazing ingredients (including sea salt, coffee, shea butter, and more) that’ll exfoliate your skin, leaving it feeling soft and hydrated as result. And the smell? Well let’s just say it’s delicious!

This Dry Shampoo Powder That Refreshes & Volumizes Hair

Give your hair a quick refresh without washing, thanks to this volumizing dry shampoo. The highly rated, lavender-scented powder is vegan and free from baking soda, parabens, phthalates, and talc. According to the brand, just a small amount of powder can absorb sweat, oils, and residue to help leave hair feeling fresh and bouncy.

A Digital Meat Thermometer To Achieve Perfect Food Temperatures

Say goodbye to under or over cooked food with the help of this digital thermometer. It’s simple to use — just stick the probe directly in the food, and you’ll receive an accurate reading on the large LED screen within seconds. And it’s even waterproof for easy cleaning. This product has a near-perfect star-rating on Amazon after 68,100-plus reviews, with one fan writing, “I've had a lot of meat thermometers and this one by far is the best. Easy to use, easy to read, easy to clean and easy to store.”

A Charcoal Face Wash That Does Wonders For Your Skin

Using charcoal for beauty purposes might never stop feeling weird, but it works. Charcoal draws impurities out from your pores, keeping them free of dirt, oil, and makeup — while also helping to prevent breakouts. This charcoal face wash also contains skin-soothing and moisturizing ingredients like coconut oil, as well as aloe vera, orange peel, rooibos leaf extract, and white and green tea. This cleanser is rich in antioxidants, which can protect your skin from the elements.

This Portable Makeup Brush Cleaner That’s A Breeze To Use

If the one thing that stops you from cleaning germ-ridden makeup brushes and beauty blenders more often is time, this makeup brush cleaner solves that problem. The portable cleanser comes with 30 single-use dissolvable sheets that can each clean up to two small brushes or one large brush. Simply place one sheet on the lid of the cleaning tool, add water, and swirl your brush on it to lift up makeup, dirt, and grime.

This Soothing Skin Balm That Helps Fight Unwanted Inflammation

There's probably nothing more annoying than dry, itchy skin. But a little dab of this balm can give you a good dose of moisture and help relieve inflammation. Ingredients like tea tree, lavender, and peppermint oils have antimicrobial properties that rid your skin of any unwelcome visitors. And it's formulated with beeswax and olive oil, which means this balm has major staying power and won't rub off or wear off during the day.

A Chic Comforter With 91,000 Five-Star Reviews

This stylish down alternative comforter is a fan favorite on Amazon, with over 91,000 five-star reviews and a 4.5-star rating overall. It’s so popular because of its versatility; it’s lightweight enough for summer but soft and cozy enough for winter, making it an all-year wonder. Also, it’s up to you how you use this chic, quilted comforter because you can drape it over your bed on its own or use it as a duvet insert.

A Set Of Foot Peel Masks That’ll Make Your Skin Shockingly Smooth

Slide your feet into these foot masks (after soaking your feet for 10 to 20 minutes) and wear them for 90 minutes — within 6 to 11 days your feet will begin to peel, leaving behind amazingly smooth and soft skin from heel to toe. Amazon reviewers back up the effectiveness of this pick, giving it a 4.4-star rating overall with over 25,000 five-star ratings, with one fan raving, “This is AMAZING. [...] My callus is gone and even my toes are baby soft.”

Choose from a variety of lovely-smelling options, like lavender or strawberry.

A Silk Pillowcase For Happier Hair And Skin

Sleep on this 100% mulberry silk pillowcase, and your face and hair will thank you. This naturally hypoallergenic pillowcase prevents the transfer of oils from your case to your face (which can cause acne) — and it keeps your hair from getting knotty in the middle of the night. The case comes in over 20 shades and four sizes.

These Motion Sensor Lights To Brighten Any Space

For just $20, these motion sensor lights can bring some serious ambience to any space. They install in just seconds — utilizing either the included screws or heavy-duty adhesive tape — and can be placed wherever you please, though many Amazon reviewers favor the stairs, in a closet, under cabinets, or in a dim room. The LED lights give off a warm white glow, and they feature motion detection to automatically turn on and off.

This Coconut Body Lotion That Smells Like Vacation

This coconut body lotion smells like a trip to the tropics when you're putting it on. (Don't worry, the scent fades quickly, so you won't distract your coworkers with your beachy vibes.) Made with unrefined coconut oil, coconut milk, and shea butter, this lotion is thick without being greasy. It's hypoallergenic, free of parabens, vegetarian, and never tested on animals. This Amazon reviewer writes: "This lotion is really hydrating (I survived a very dry NYC winter thanks to this stuff) but it soaks in quickly enough that I'm not sticky and greasy afterwards."

A Knife Sharpener That’s Effortless To Use

A dull knife will never be effective in the kitchen. To fix it, utilize this highly-rated product that’s labeled as the “world’s best knife sharpener” — and Amazon reviewers back it up. The base suctions to any surface for security, and all you have to do is draw your knife through it three or so times to sharpen it. Voila!

A Two-In-One Flat Iron and Hair Curler

Reviewers swear by this combination flat iron and hair curler: "This is truly a one-pass straightener and holy cow my hair feels silky and soft, with no frizz after! For days! Definitely impressed with this, especially for the price. Would recommend!!!" The iron is ready to go 15 seconds after plugging in, and the heat settings can be adjusted to your hair thickness. The balanced heat plates move when you do, which helps prevent snags and breakage. And it's a complete package— the iron comes with a comb, clips, and gloves.

This Popular Floating Shelf That Cleverly Fits In The Corner

Make use of otherwise unused corner space with this unique floating shelf. With five tiers for displaying succulents, pictures, and other knickknacks and mementos, this shelf can hold up to 11 pounds, making it useful for literally any room. Use it in the bathroom for skincare or the kitchen for spices. Wherever you chose to hang this up, it’ll be easy to do with the included hardware.

A Wildly Popular Pet Hair Remover That’s A Breeze To Use

Eliminate unwanted pet hair from furniture, upholstery, clothing, and more with the help of this pet hair remover. It’s *literally* the easiest product to use — no sticky tapes or adhesives required! All you have to do is roll it back and forth over the surface, and the product will trap the hair in the receptacle (which you can dump out later).

A Complete Lunch Box Set With Food Storage Containers, An Ice Pack, & A Carrying Bag

This 8-piece set comes with everything you need to take your lunch with you on the go — utilize the glass containers to store your food (they’re oven and microwave safe for your convenience), keep it cold with the slim ice pack, and store it all in the insulated lunch box with multiple compartments. The longer shoulder strap makes for easy carrying. Choose from a variety of solid color options.

A Hair & Scalp Oil That’s Packed With Nourishing Ingredients

Infused with rosemary, mint, and biotin, this scalp and hair oil can help strengthen strands, soothe a dry scalp, promote hair growth, and smooth split ends — which explains why it’s a best-seller on Amazon with more than 12,000 ratings. The oil is good for all hair types and gentle enough to use daily.

These Soft Disposable Face Towels To Avoid Germs

You probably want everything that makes contact with your skin to be as clean and germ-free as possible, so avoiding used towels and removing makeup with these disposable face towels just makes sense. Each towel in the pack of 50 is made from soft, dermatologist-approved fibers and can be used with your cleaner or makeup remover. The smart towels have more than 11,000 reviews and a high 4.7-star rating.

This Sugar Scrub That Exfoliates & Smooths The Lips

This lip scrub features Hawaiian cane sugar that gently removes dry skin from your lips, leaving them amazingly soft and smooth. Plus, it also boasts shea butter for hydration and moisture. You’ll love it, just like the thousands of Amazon reviewers that have tried out this product.

The product is cruelty-free and vegan.

This Cozy Shag Area Rug With An Anti-Slip Backing

Make any room instantly more comfortable by putting down this cozy shag area rug. Available in neutrals like gray and beige as well as trendy, bright shades of green, purple, and more, this rug is super smooth and soft. And no matter where you place it, the anti-slip baking will ensure it stays put.

An Exfoliating Brush That’ll Help Control Ingrown Hairs And Bumps

If you’re having an issue with ingrown hairs, this exfoliating brush may be the best tool you never knew about. With an ergonomic grip, this brush is meant to accompany you in the shower, and works by massaging your skin. Aside from tackling bumps, it’s also a great way to exfoliate. You can buy it in one of three colors.

This Nifty Electric Cleaner For Your Makeup Brushes

Since your makeup brushes are constantly touching your face, it’s important to keep them clean from germs — the simple act of cleaning your brushes can even help prevent breakouts. This electric brush cleaner takes the hard work out of sanitizing your brushes, and all you need is a little water and soap. Besides the battery-powered tool, bowl, and brush collars, you also get a base stand to keep everything organized.

This Quick-Drying Silicone Mat That’ll You’ll Wonder How You Ever Did Without

This large silicone drying mat might not seem like anything special, but that’s part of its appeal! This fast-drying mat is the ergonomic way to dry everything more quickly, from glasses and utensils to pans, dishes, and so much more. It can withstand temperatures up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit and comes with built-in ridges that help make things dry faster than ever. In a pinch, it also works as a trivet.

A Fan-Favorite Facial Cream With A Unique Ingredient

This facial cream features a high concentration of powerhouse ingredient snail mucin extract, which is said to brighten the skin and reduce dark spots. It also features hydrating aloe, shea butter, and jojoba oil. Amazon reviewers are major fans of this product — it boasts a 4.3-star rating overall on the site, after 16,600-plus reviews — with one commenter writing, “My skin has become noticeably more firm and bright and very well hydrated. It is a wonderful lightweight moisturizer that absorbs quickly into the skin.”

A Drain Protector With More Than 100,000 Reviews

Protect your bathroom drains from clogs and avoid having to shell out big money to expensive plumbers with the help of this cult-favorite drain protector. The TubShroom nestles inside of drains (where it stays in place) to catch hair and debris and keep pipes clear. Cleaning it is no big chore, either: hair and dirt come off with a few quick wipes.

A Lumbar Support Cushion Made Out of Memory Foam

This memory foam back cushion can help support your spine when you're sitting for long stretches of time. The ergonomically-minded contours are designed to give you lumbar support and help improve your posture. It has two adjustable straps that secure the cushion to office chairs or car seats (yep — you can use this on road trips). It's also encased in a hypoallergenic mesh cover that's breathable, so your back won't end up all sweaty.

A Face Cream With 10,000+ 5-Star Ratings That Does It All

This retinol cream moisturizer from Kleem Organics is a powerhouse, does-it-all kind of face cream. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, retinol, and vitamin E, this moisturizer helps to boost collagen and elastin production, plump and smooth skin, and even skin tone. Of course, it hydrates, too, with ingredients like jojoba oil and green tea. “I have sensitive, mature, dry skin and it works wonders on it,” one reviewer raved. “The scent is lovely and it goes on like a dream. It leaves my skin well moisturized, firm and glowing.”

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