52 Amazing Products With The Highest Ratings That You Never Knew Existed

Impressively cool things shoppers are obsessed with.

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Amazon is like a never-ending infinity pool of surprising and unexpected products. What’s more curious than the products themselves, however, is the weirdly passionate reverence that many of them inspire. Take a look at Amazon's best-sellers list, and you’ll find basic items (like dish towels) that have provoked hundreds of cult-like fans to write multi-paragraph raves, or cuttings boards with pages upon pages of adoring praise.

When you start reading about how some of these products work — or even better, give them a try for yourself — it starts to make sense. Sometimes simple things can make a huge difference in your life, and there are some truly unique inventions that fit the bill. Take a scroll through this gallery and see for yourself.

A Heavenly Alarm Clock That Wakes You Up To A Sunrise & Sounds Of Nature

Wake up to natural light even if you're up before the sun is with this sunrise-simulating alarm clock. It works like this: 30 minutes before you set it to go off, a light will slowly begin getting brighter and brighter, all as the optional nature sounds start getting louder. By the time you have to get out of bed, your body has been stimulated awake naturally and in line with your circadian rhythm. You can also set it to wake you with an FM radio, and it offers an orange sunset mode for the hour before bed.

A Magical Serum That Makes Your Eyelashes Grow Longer

Who wouldn't be obsessed with an eyelash serum that makes your lashes (and brows) grow longer? Blending vitamins, peptides, and amino acids, the brand says this special serum thickens, lengthens, and strengthens your lashes to create a luscious look. After only six weeks of use, this formula promises to grow your lashes and brows long and healthy.

This Highly Rated $8 Pair Of Cooling Pillowcases

These ultra-soft pillowcases are made with wrinkle-resistant brushed microfiber that will keep you cool as you sleep. They come in two sizes (queen/standard and king), 12 shades, and are hypoallergenic. One shopper wrote, “I have recently been on a purchasing spree for the absolute very best [...] pillow case sets [...] THIS set is Truly the BEST SET of the ALL of them!”

A Blissfully Fragrant Oil Diffuser You Can Use In Your Car

Morph your car into a magical-smelling dreamland with this USB-powered oil diffuser. Just fill the device with water, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, and drop it into the cup holder in your car. The diffuser will create a delightful aromatic mist with two setting options (continuous or intermittent), making a fantastic alternative to those little cardboard trees you hang in the mirror. The device is USB powered and compatible with a 5V 1A car adapter, laptop, or power bank.

A $22 Backpack That Folds Down Into Its Own Pocket

This lightweight backpack folds into itself, so it's easy to pack as an extra bag when traveling. It's made from ultra-durable material that won't rip or tear, and the straps are soft and comfy. It fits tons of things despite being light as a feather, and it comes in nine colors.

A Silicone Strainer That Takes Up Half The Cabinet Space

Whether you’re draining vegetables, potatoes, or pasta, this popular silicone strainer will make the process easier. It clamps onto any pot or pan and the non-slip material ensures that nothing escapes as the built-in spout pours the water directly into the sink. Plus, it’ll take up much less storage space than a traditional design.

A Set Of Exercise Cards That Make Working Out Easy

This deck of exercise cards isn't just some random collection of workout ideas. It's a carefully curated list of the top 50 best, most effective exercises you can do without weights or equipment. The all-encompassing cards offer a head-to-toe workout, incorporating core, abs, glutes, arms, legs, and other key muscle areas, along with cardio and stretching. You can pre-select specific workouts or shuffle them for random surprises to keep things varied. When you're not working out, they function as a complete deck of playing cards.

An Elixir Of Essential Oils That Will Make You Fall Asleep Almost Instantaneously

Sleep is so important, and if you're someone who struggles with it, this blend of essentials oils for sleep will feel like a magic potion. Just dab a few drops on your pillow before bed, swab some behind your ears, or drop a few in an oil diffuser, and feel yourself drift off into a deep, comfy sleep. It's made with lavender bulgaria, clary sage, marjoram, Roman chamomile, and other delightful ingredients.

A Popular Charcoal Whitening Powder That Comes With A Toothbrush

Rubbing charcoal on your teeth may sound a little ridiculous, but this whitening powder will amaze you with how much it can make your smile sparkle. Using ultra-fine activated charcoal that’s sourced from coconuts to whiten your teeth, the fluoride-free formula contains allantoin, an anti-inflammatory that soothes inflamed gums. It also comes with a bamboo-handled toothbrush.

A Tea Tree Body Wash With 31,000+ 5-Star Reviews

Treat dry or itchy skin with this highly rated tea tree oil body wash that contains aloe vera, rosemary, peppermint, and other botanicals to eliminate fungus and wash microbes from your skin. The soothing wash can treat athlete's foot, jock itch, nail fungus, body acne, tinea versicolor, ringworms, itchy scalp, and other unwanted fungal and bacterial conditions.

A Facial Exfoliating Sponge Made From The Root Of The Konjac Plant

If you want the softest skin you've ever felt in your life, you have to check out this bizarre red clay facial sponge that all of Amazon appears to be obsessed with. The facial brush is made from fibers found at the root of the mineral-rich Konjac plant that grows throughout eastern Asia. To use, simply wet down the hypoallergenic sponge and rub it around in a circular motion. One enthusiastic Amazon customer exclaimed: "This is the best ever!" My face feels so soft and when you use the sponge it feels like silk! Exfoliates great without damaging your skin."

An Amazingly Effective Shampoo That Makes Your Hair Thicker

Formulated with a powerful combination of vitamins and minerals, this hair growth shampoo adds volume to your hair while also making it shinier and more vibrant. On top of folicle-stimulating biotin, it contains nourishing ingredients like tea tree, coconut oil, mulberry root extract, rosemary, jojoba, and others. "This is by far the best volumizer and scalp stimulating shampoo I have tried in years," said one satisfied Amazon customer.

A Fantastically Compact Bowl Set That Saves Space In Your Kitchen

If your kitchen drawers are maxed out with pots and pans cluttering every surface, this super compact nesting bowl set will change your life. The amazingly space-efficient bowl set manages to fit nine separate items into a small 10.5 square inch area. The pieces include two mixing bowls, a colander, a steel sieve strainer, and five measuring cups. They all have non-slip bottoms, and all but the sieve are dishwasher-safe.

An Award-Winning Lotion That Improves Irritated And Distressed Skin

A blend of promega-7, which includes macadamia oil and omega-7, is responsible for giving this therapeutic repair lotion serious cred when it comes to its ability to soothe and heal distressed and irritated skin. Winner of the Women’s Choice Award for therapeutic lotions, this non-greasy, highly absorbent formula is free of fragrances, parabens, and petroleum and helps improve skin texture if your skin is thin and delicate and even rejuvenate skin that is bruised or has tears.

This Himalayan Salt Scrub That Reviewers Say Leaves Skin Silky-Smooth

Reviewers rave about this foot and body scrub made with fine Himalayan salt crystals, collagen, and grapeseed oil to boost skin cell production and bring a glow to the skin. As you scrub away, you’ll be removing dead skin and locking in moisture. “My face is silky smooth after I use it once or twice a week. Highly recommend,” wrote one fan.

These Ankle Compression Socks That Can Relieve Arch Pain While You Sleep

If you struggle with arch pain, then you know it can be seriously debilitating. Because, when you can’t walk comfortably, your plans for the entire day shut down fast. Luckily, these ankle compression socks are the perfect remedy to arch pain, and can even work to improve your daytime walks while you’re fast asleep. Simply slip these socks on at nighttime or as you go about your day, and start to feel relief you’ve been looking for. Whether your daytime pain is severe or just terribly bothersome, you’ll find these socks to be a lifesaver for painful foot aches.

A Reusable Makeup Remover Cloth With A 4.6-Star Overall Rating

No toner or cleansing oil is necessary when you use this cult-favorite makeup remover cloth. All you need is water to have it wipe away any kind of product — including waterproof mascara. It’s made up of millions of hair-like fibers that suction out all dirt, oil, and makeup from your pores, leaving a squeaky clean surface. Plus, it can be reused for up to five years.

A Miracle Spray That Uses Pure Magnesium Oil To Soothe Migraines

Made with pure, soothing magnesium oil, this miracle balm spray is the ultimate migraine relief spray. With 100 percent organic ingredients, the headache therapy stimulates blood flow and calms your nervous system to deliver all-natural treatment for pain. The spray is free of gluten, soy, yeast, preservatives, and artificial colors. "I'm stunned!" said one reviewer. "I have been suffering from a severe migraine disorder for 35 years! I have been on every medication with little to no success. ... This product worked to take the edge off my severe migraine almost immediately."

A Cruelty-Free Acne Solution That Makes Your Skin Smooth

Whether you need it for your face, body, or back, this cruelty-free acne treatment will clear up your skin while leaving you with a clear conscience. The non-foaming lotion features maximum strength 10 percent benzoyl peroxide that eliminates bacteria almost instantly and lays the foundation for a smooth, blemish-free complexion. One word of caution: the acne treatment is intense and shouldn't be used by people with sensitive skin.

This Brightening Face Cream Made Of More Than 97% Snail Mucin

This snail mucin face cream creates a beautiful glow that comes from natural ingredients like shea butter, aloe, vitamin E, and more. The star of the show is the 97.5% snail mucin that makes up the bulk of the formula and works to moisturize and repair skin damage. The cream is also non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog your pores.

A 3-Pack Of Reusable Silicone Cooking Mats For $16

Kiss foil (and parchment paper) goodbye with this clever silicone baking mat that also replaces the need for cooking sprays. The sturdy, heat-resistant silicone can go in the oven, microwave, and freezer, this artisan mat offers a more eco-friendly alternative. The mat is ultra-durable and can tolerate temperatures ranging from 40 degrees below freezing up to a whopping 480 degrees Fahrenheit.

A Set Of Brilliant Dryer Balls That Make Your Clothes Soft As Silk

If you wear a lot of wrinkle-prone clothing, you need these wool dryer balls in your life stat. Made of top-quality New Zealand wool, these clever laundry accessories act like fabric softener, but also work to lift and separate clothes to allow the hot air to circulate better, resulting in fluffier, static-free loads that are free of wrinkles and silky soft. They even work with a few drops of essential oil.

This Organizer That Keeps Pots And Pans In Order — And Easy To Get To

It can be frustrating to reach for pans that are positioned in a chaotic tower in your cabinet. Enter this pot and pan organizer that has five tiers that can be adjusted to fit different sizes of pots, pans, and lids. Made out of heavy-duty steel, the organizer is even strong enough for cast iron skillets and Dutch ovens.

A Heated Pillow That Gives You An Indulgent Shiatsu Massage

At the end of a stressful day, this heated pillow massager will be calling your name. With an advanced heating function and easily adjustable straps, the amazingly luxurious pillow rotates through a powerful massage cycle, changing direction each minute as it delivers heavenly, deep-kneading shiatsu therapy. On top of working as a neck pillow, it also perfectly fits the contours of your lower back, abdomen, calf, and thighs.

A Balm That Exfoliates And Moisturizes Dry, Rough Feet

With elements that exfoliate and moisturize, this heel balm is a miraculous two-in-one treatment for your feet. It's packed with skin soothing ingredients, like aloe, tea tree oil, Shea butter, and vitamin E. It softens dry, rough heels and repairs cracks and callouses. The creamy consistency is thicker than lotion, but not sticky or greasy like ointments. In the words of one reviewer, "I went from having several very deep cracks to looking like I get a professional pedicure every day."

A Silicone Divider To Keep Items From Falling Between Your Stove And Counter

Create a divide (literally) between your stove and counter and keep important items from slipping between that crack by placing these silicone stove counter gap covers in those spaces. They are heat resistant up to 446 degrees and can be cleaned in the dishwasher or with a damp cloth.

A Set Of Toothbrushes That Use Charcoal To Whiten Your Teeth

Although brushing your teeth with charcoal to make them pearly white sounds counterintuitive, over 700 customers on Amazon swear by it. These soft charcoal toothbrushes, which feature specially designed angled bristles, claim to eliminate up to 99 percent of plaque while brightening your smile. They also treat tough dental stains and odors, promote gum health, and reduce gingivitis.

A Wrap-Around Neck Pillow That Lets You Sleep Comfortably While Sitting Up

You know that person on the plane who's always nodding forward as they fall asleep and then jerking violently back awake? This unique, chin-supporting travel pillow ensures that you will never be that person, as it wraps around to the front of your neck to make it easy to sleep upright on planes, trains, buses, and long car rides. It also features super soft, cozy material, and comes in 16 different color options.

A Pen-Size Flashlight That You Can Take Anywhere

This compact flashlight is the size and shape of a pen, which makes it a breeze to carry around and use in emergencies. It's waterproof, so you can use it even during thunderstorms, and its battery-powered LED light works for up to 80,000 hours.

This 2-Pack Of Wireless Lights Reviewers Use All Over The House

Add light to a dim kitchen, closet, or pantry with this two-pack of ultra-thin wireless LED lights. Operated with just a simple tap, each light puts out a 45-lumen glow and runs on three AA batteries. Install them with the included adhesive or screws.

A Set Of Highly Rated Airtight Food Canisters

This seven-pack of airtight food canisters can hold a variety of dry foods, keeping them fresh longer to reduce waste. They stack neatly on top of one another and come with chalkboard stickers and a chalk pen for further customization. The set has an impressive 4.6-star overall rating.

A Makeup Organizer That Rotates For Easy Access

Makeup and cosmetics have a funny way of ending up strewn across your bedroom, bathroom, and every corner of your couch cushions, unless you find the right organizer. This mega-convenient makeup organizer holds 30 makeup brushes, 20 bottles of lotion or skin care products, and all manner of lipsticks, glosses, gels, nail polish, eyeliners, mascaras, and more. You can also turn it around a full 360 degrees and each sturdy tray is thick and durable. Choose from six colors.

A Fantastic Set Of Organizers To Keep Your Bras & Undies Tidy

With four bins that include six scarf holders, eight underwear boxes, seven bra sleeves, and 24 socks containers, you'll never have to dig through a messy drawer to find that cute bralette you're after again. The handy drawer organizers, which are made from a sturdy, durable fabric, make folding laundry simpler and any underwear drawer way more organized.

A Daily Planner That Makes You More Productive And Helps You Kick Procrastination To The Curb

This daily planner is unlike any other you’ve used before — with daily, weekly, and monthly formats this planner helps you schedule and track your short and long-term goals. But it's not just for to-do lists, this planner also has designated areas for tracking habits and mindful daily and weekly reflections, too.

This Gel That Will Keep Pesky Ingrown Hairs From Causing Problems

Ingrown hairs aren’t just painful, but they can also lead to more serious health problems. That’s why, if you struggle with ingrown hair issues, this shaving gel is perfect for you. This roll-on gel is easy to apply and safe for use on your face, underarms, neck, back, legs, and bikini area. And, with hundreds of glowing reviews, fans swear by this solution. If you’re struggling with repeated ingrown hairs, or simply trying to nip a small problem in the bud, this is the product for you.

A Lip Scrub Made With Hawaiian Cane Sugar & Kukui Oil

This vegan lip exfoliating scrub has tons of rave reviews on Amazon thanks to its formula that contains Hawaiian cane sugar and kukui oil. It is free of phthalates, parabens, and sulfates, and is Leaping Bunny Certified. “This stuff smells & tastes amazing[...] A little goes a long way. I’m able to use it on my painfully dry, cracked lips & it never burns, just does a great job exfoliating & moisturizing,” wrote one shopper.

A Handy Tool That Trims Facial Hair Without Waxing

For an easy fix to unwanted facial hair, thousands of Amazon shoppers turn to this battery-operated hair remover. The stainless steel blade cuts quickly and without irritation. The pivoting head makes reaching corners and curves easy. It even comes with combs that help you groom eyebrows to perfection.

A Dry Shampoo That Reviewers Love For Travel

A little goes a long way with this dry shampoo powder and reviewers are fans of using this bottle for travel thanks to its petite 1-ounce size. The lavender scent freshens hair as the talc-, paraben-, baking soda-, and phthalate-free formula gently dries oil, increases volume, and maintains your hair between washes.

This Secret Tool Behind A Chic Cat Eye And Winged Eye Look

This stamp and eyeliner pen combo is a crowd-favorite for a reason: it offers fantastic control and lasts all day. But, even better than the formula of this eyeliner is the pen itself. The pen features a stamp on one side of the device that you can stamp to the outer edge of your cat eye for a perfect triangular corner. Then all you have to do is fill in your eyelid with a simple swipe across and you have a professional-quality winged eyeliner look. One reviewer says, “I have never been so excited about a makeup product!! I can finally do a cat eye!!!”

An Amazing Foot Massager That You Can Put In The Freezer For Cold Therapy

Aside from helping you relax after a tough day at school or work, this super effective foot massage roller also treats muscle aches and can be used for trigger point work. What makes this roller unique is that its specialized latex material, which can be frozen, allowing you to put it in the freezer and use it for cryotherapy (cold pain relief). The roller also has grip and texture so it's both slip- and scratch-resistant.

An Amazing Growler That Keeps Your Water Cold All Day

If glacier cold is how you like to drink your water, nothing will make you happier than this obscenely frosty growler-style water bottle. The giant 64-ounce bottle is made from mega-strong stainless steel with double wall construction and a firm coat of powder. The result is a bottle that will keep your water seriously cold from dawn to dusk. Plus, it conveniently stores the exact amount of water that doctors recommend everyone should drink each day, making it a fabulous way to track your daily hydration.

Toe Separators For Bunions And Overlapping Toes

Wear these sturdy, but comfortable gel toe separators for a few hours each day and your painful bunions, fatigued toes, and overlapping toes will benefit from both immediate and long-term relief. These podiatrist-recommended toe separators are free of latex and easy to wash and reuse.

This Car Mount That Holds Your Phone With Magnets

This car mount does a bang-up job of keeping your phone in place while you're driving. It’s capable of being used with just one hand, so you won’t be distracted while driving, and rotates to ensure you’ll get the best view of your screen. You can buy it in a lock mount or magnetic version. Since it’s compatible with most phones, you can rest assured that it’ll be a good match for yours.

A Straightening Iron That’s Even Better Than More Expensive Ones

With a fast-heating plate that can reach 450 degrees Fahrenheit, this straightener features a brush for ultimate styling ability. The ionic technology keeps hair smooth and reduces damage, and it even comes with a heat-resistant glove to make working easier. “This thing is awesome. I like it better than my Chi straightener,” one customer wrote. “I have long, thick, curly hair that tends to frizz. I can section off my hair and run this brush through my hair and have sleek and smooth in about 15 minutes!”

Reusable Silicone Straws That Are Wide Enough For Tumblers

You'll find a variety of reusable straws on the market, but there aren't many that are wide and long enough to fit a 40-ounce tumbler. These collapsible and bendable straws fit any drink, are made from food-safe silicone, and are dishwasher friendly. They even come with a special cleaning brush that helps you dig inside and remove debris, and a carrying bag that make them more portable.

A Comfortable And Supportive Bralette Tank With Removable Padding

You know those days when you don’t want to wear a bra, but kind of feel like you need to wear a bra, but really don’t want to wear a bra? This is the supportive and comfortable bralette designed with those days in mind. It has adjustable straps, removable padding, an under-bust band, and a floral lace overlay. It also comes in colors — six of them, which include neutral black and beige. Wear this pull-over bralette out and about or while sleeping lounging around — reviewers confirm it accommodates both smaller and larger cup sizes and is all kinds of cute.

An Auto-Adjusting Wrench That's Incredibly Handy

With this auto-adjusting wrench, you can tackle nearly all sizes of nuts and bolts, without having to dig through a tool box to find the right one. To use, simple squeeze the soft-grip handle and the head the of the wrench will tighten to the perfect size so you can loosen your nut or bolt without stripping it.

Heat Spray For Your Hair That Has Almost 35,000 5-Star Reviews

When it comes to styling your hair, you want to make sure you protect it from your hot tools. This Chi protection spray is one of the most popular on the market, and it makes sense as to why — it’s paraben-free, great for all types of hair, and even adds moisture to your strands. It even smells good, which is an added benefit.

A Natural Deodorant That Actually Works — Thanks To Activated Charcoal And Other Organic Ingredients

This organic aluminum-free natural deodorant is gentle and won't irritate sensitive skin. It's lavender scented and made with a very small dash of baking soda and a good helping of activated charcoal powder, which absorbs sweat and neutralizes odor. Coconut oil and colloidal silver ingredients combat bacteria, while magnesium helps balance pH levels. This Amazon reviewer says, "In the morning before leaving for work I apply another small amount. I'm happy to claim that this product leaves my underarms 99% odor-free at the end of a hot day...and I'm a heavy sweater. I had my doubts about this product but I'm sold!"

A Mask That Reduces Circles Under Your Eyes With Gold Dust

This eye treatment mask is great for an end-of-the-day home pampering session. They couldn’t be easier to apply under your eyes, and they only take 20 minutes to work their magic. As an added treat, you can even store them in the fridge to up their relaxation benefits. Put them on next time you decide to take a soak in the tub, and you’ll leave feeling refreshed.

A Set Of Compression Cubes That'll Make Your Suitcase More Organized

Tired of never being able to find what you're looking for in your suitcase when you need it most? Get happy, because with this set of six compression travel bags, you'll be more organized than ever for your next trip. Lightweight yet still strong, these travel bags are made from water-resistant nylon and work to compress your clothing, so you have more space to fit things you need, too. The double-zipper compression system is beyond easy to use, say reviewers, and one large bag alone is enough to hold a week's worth of clothing. If you travel a lot, these are a must-have.

A Satin Pillowcase That’ll Help Your Skin While You’re Snoozing

Prepare for dreamy slumber with this impossibly soft satin pillowcase. Available in a bunch of fun prints that’ll add a little extra life to your bedroom, sleeping on satin has plenty of great beauty benefits for your skin and hair — so, this is a win-win all around. This case is so popular that it has over 13,000 five-star reviews, with customers claiming the cases stay soft even after being washed.

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