41 Genius Products On Amazon That Are Quickly Racking Up 5-Star Reviews

For the most part, I like to experience things for myself. I'd much rather get a first-person perspective than make a judgment based on the accounts of others — that is until we're talking about brilliant Amazon products with five-star reviews. If hundreds of people are raving about how mind-blowingly awesome an item is, then odds are I'm ready to click that Add to Cart button.

What makes me so inclined to trust the opinions of Amazon users? Well, for one, I myself am an Amazon user, and I have been since they sold nothing but books back in the '90s. As a result, I know how hard this company works to both encourage users to leave truthful, candid ratings, and ensure that they're actually legit.

Secondly, I also know that Amazon users have come to expect convenience, customer service, and a wide selection of great products. If there's something wrong with any of the aforementioned, you better believe they're going to voice that in the form of a poor rating and a six-paragraph description. So when there's a bizarre yet brilliant product that people are losing it over, it's probably for a solid reason.

Check out these smart and practical products worthy of their five-star ratings, because an influx of great reviews is a near-surefire way to tell that you'll be beyond satisfied with your purchase.

Entertainment — 41 Genius Products On Amazon That Are Quickly Racking Up 5-Star Reviews

1. This K-Beauty Favorite That Removes Makeup And Nourishes Skin Simultaneously

Banila Co. Clean It Zero, $24, Amazon

One of the top cleansing creams in Korea, this K-beauty favorite is called Banila Co. Clean It Zero, and it uses its rich, lush consistency to effortlessly remove makeup without stripping skin. This one includes resveratrol, which is a natural antioxidant to fight damage and further nourish your complexion (it's also in wine). Reviewers say it "smells like heaven," and leaves skin "hydrated, clean, and soft."


2. A Brilliant Way To Fry Foods At Home With Air Instead Of Oil

GoWISE USA Programmable Air Fryer, $69, Amazon

The GoWISE USA air fryer offers a more convenient, faster way to get crispy, hot foods at home. It utilizes multiple pre-set buttons and programmable time and heat settings to cook your food with powerful air-circulation technology. It also features a release button, non-stick iron-coated basket, and minimal oil use to make the whole process easier. Chicken, fries, potato chips, and even cake have never tasted so "crispy, moist, and delicious," according to reviewers.


3. The Quick-Absorbing UVB- And UVA-Protection Without Shine, Residue, Or Irritations

Obagi Sun Shield Matte Sunscreen, $49, Amazon

Using zinc oxide and octinoxate, Obagi Sun Shield sunscreen combines UVB and UVA protection in a matte finish that never gets in the way of your makeup or complexion. It's sheer, fragrance-free, and — most importantly — non-oily for no-hassle protection that works with your skin instead of against it. Even buyers who are allergic to most sunscreens, live in hot, humid climates, or wear daily foundation have given this a five-star rating.


4. This Three-In-One Kitchen Gadget That Opens All Types Of Difficult Containers

Jokari Beverage Opener, $7, Amazon

It may look small and unsuspecting, but the Jokari Beverage Opener has five different built-in tools that make for a must-have kitchen gadget. The dual duty handle hook opens bottle caps and ring pull tabs, while the non-slip teeth open difficult jars and twist caps. "It truly is wonderful and so comfortable in the hand," one reviewer writes. "And you don't need the strength of Hercules to open a bottle."


5. These Protective Garden Gloves That Let You Dig And Plant Without Tools

Inf-way Garden Genie Gloves, $8, Amazon

Because they fit like a second skin and feature four claws made from durable ABS plastic, these Inf-way Garden Genie gloves let you dig, plant without traditional garden tools — all while protecting your hands. They're durable, waterproof, resistant to punctures, and the latex coating and high elasticity design fits most hands.


6. A Highly-Rated Coconut Scrub Exfoliates And Moisturizes At The Same Time

Kopari Coconut Crush Scrub, $38, Amazon

So far, this Kopari Coconut Crush scrub has a perfect five-star rating. That's because it's infused with crushed Tahitian coconut shells to gently buff away dead skin and 100 percent natural coconut oil to nourish the skin underneath. Not only does it shrink pores and help tone skin, but it leaves your complexion moisturized, even, and "like silk," according to buyers.


7. The Natural Dog Shampoo That Tackles Infections, Itchiness, And Smells — Even For Pets With Allergies

Moosh Natural Dog Shampoo, $15, Amazon

"He's allergic to the world and smells like stinky feet when due for a bath," one reviewer writes about Moosh natural dog shampoo. "This is a fantastic product... My dog is more comfortable, smells better, and is able to go a bit longer between baths." Not only is it antibacterial, anti-fungal, and anti-itch to deal with irritations and infections, but it's made with totally natural ingredients like aloe, shea butter, neem, and bentonite to pull away dirt and leave fur soft, healthy, and clean.


8. A Double Extension Cord That Takes Up Only One Outlet, But Extends In Two Different Directions

Double-Ended Extension Cord, $12, Amazon

Where has this been all my life? The double-ended extension cord has three plug holes at the end of it, like any other brand, but it features two separate arms that you can feed in opposite directions, providing a total of six new power sources. It's a must for techies, houses with minimal outlets, king-sized beds, and Christmas decorations.


9. The Brilliant, Ultra-Slim Cart To Utilize Those Tight Spaces

Slim Storage Cart, $27, Amazon

For those rooms that could seriously use the storage, but have very minimal space, try out this rolling cart. It features three tiers to hold cans, bottles, cleaning supplies, or beauty items, as well as a handle and four wheels for easy access. Thanks to its ultra-slim design, it effortlessly fits between the washer and dryer, in tight closets, between the counter and toilet, or in the garage.


10. This Universal Clip-On Strainer That Comes With Two Free Kitchen Tools

Salbree Clip-On Strainer, $11, Amazon

Thanks to its flexible silicone design, the Salbree clip-on strainer bends to fit virtually any size of pot, pan, or bowl. It's food-safe and features fine-mesh holes that are great for pasta, ground beef, and steamed vegetables. It's even available in nine different colors and comes with two free bonuses: a silicone basting brush that won't absorb odors or bacteria, and a garlic peeler that effortlessly removes the skin for easy prepping.


11. This Travel-Friendly And Space-Savvy Way To Work Your Legs Anywhere (Even Under Your Work Desk)

Platinum Fitness Folding Pedal Exerciser, $40, Amazon

Get in some movement while watching TV or checking your emails with the Platinum Fitness pedal exerciser. It's small enough to fit under your desk, but works your legs with the adjustable resistance settings. The LCD screen immediately shows you your exercise time, and revolution count — and the whole thing folds up for easy travel and storage. It also has foot straps, an anchor cord, and technology to prevent overheating.


12. An Acrylic Makeup Organizer To Transform Your Cluttered Vanity

Sorbus Acrylic Cosmetic Makeup Case, $30, Amazon

Turn your cluttered vanity into a professional-looking makeup station with the Sorbus cosmetic case. It provides three large drawers, four small ones, and 16 various-sized slots to hold all your lipstick, foundations, blushes, shadows, and tools. It's also made from clear acrylic, which cleans easily and allows you to instantly find what you're looking for.


13. This Turmeric Essential Oil Soap To Lessen Inflammation, Heal Scars, And Shrink Pores

Aspen Kay Organic Turmeric Soap, $9, Amazon

According to reviewers, this Aspen Kay organic soap "brightens [their skin so that it glows," and even helps to reduce "old blemish spots" and red areas. That's because it's made from turmeric essential oil, which has natural anti-inflammatory properties and pore-minimizing abilities. It also features unrefined shea butter, olive oil, and sunflower oil — all of which leave the skin hydrated and soft.


14. A Three-Tiered Steamer Reviewers Don't Know How They Lived Without

Aicok Vegetable Steamer, $46, Amazon

With a powerful 800-watt design and three-tier stackable baskets, this Aicok vegetable steamer makes cooking a breeze. It effortlessly steams produce, fish, eggs, rice, or even cake with its BPA-free construction, and all you have to do is fill the water reservoir and set the timer. The bowls nest inside each other for easy storage, and reviewers say they've washed them in the dishwasher without issue.


15. A Travel-Sized Bathroom Spray With Over 11,000 Reviews

Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go Travel Toilet Spray, $5, Amazon

Odds are you've seen the genius commercials for Poo-Pourri — the essential-oil-based spray that traps odors in the toilet. This travel version smells like lavender and vanilla, and fits easily in your purse or bag. Simply spritz the bowl beforehand, and this natural deodorizing formula will make sure that all smells disappear alongside the visual evidence when you flush.


16. This Retractable Kabuki Brush That Works With All Kinds Of Makeup For An Airbrushed Appearance

Make-Up For You Retractable Kabuki Makeup Brush, $9, Amazon

"My makeup goes on flawless," one reviewer writes, describing the effect as "full coverage but with a light, almost airbrushed appearance." The Premium Kabuki brush achieves all that with its dense, soft bristles that work well for application and blending of liquid foundations, powders, creams, blush, or even gels. They won't shed — even when cleaned regularly — and everything retracts inside its handle for sanitary travel and storage.


17. This Infrared Iron That Locks In The Style For All-Day Curls

BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Conicurl Iron, $40, Amazon

The BaBylissPRO Conicurl iron outshines other irons for so many reasons. For one, its 1-inch barrel creates bouncy, effortless curls and waves with plenty of volume — even for short hair. For another, it's infused with nano titanium and infrared heat technology to penetrate the hair shaft, reduce damage, and lock in the look. Finally, its 50 heat settings reach up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, and there's even a turbo boost button.


18. These Reusable Mesh Produce (And Organization) Bags Are Eco-Friendly

purifyou Premium Reusable Mesh Bags, $14 (Set of 9), Amazon

Organize drawers, toys, groceries, laundry, or even the fridge with these purifyou mesh bags. They're made from an eco-friendly and machine-washable material that you can use over and over again, and they're double-stitched to hold up to 11 pounds, so they can easily stand up to your shopping trips. Finally, they feature drawstring closures, multiple sizes, and color-coded tags to prevent spills and mix-ups.


19. A Scrubber That Sticks To Your Shower Floor To Clean Feet Without Bending Down

California Home Goods Shower Foot Scrubber, $14, Amazon

Massage, cleanse, and exfoliate your feet — all without bending down. The California Home Goods scrubber attaches to the bottom of your tub or shower using reliable suction cups and features flexible bristles of different lengths and levels of firmness. It not only scrubs away coarse skin and dirt (even between the toes), but it improves circulation and "feels amazing," writes buyers.


20. These Lavender Steam Masks To Reduce Inflammation, Brighten Eyes, And Ease Tension

BestFire Hot Steam Lavender Eye Masks, $13 (10 Pack), Amazon

Ease inflammation and reduce dark circles with these BestFire eye masks. They generate a comfortable warming vapor that boosts circulation for up to 25 minutes, after which your eyes "feel like you got the best rest of your life," according to reviewers. They also help with sinuses and relaxation, and "stay snug" on your face thanks to their elastic ear straps and contoured shape.


21. This Roomy, Waterproof Pouch That Magnetically Attaches To Any Waistband

Running Buddy Pouch, $23, Amazon

It doesn't require a belt or band. Instead, the Running Buddy Pouch effortlessly connects to any waistband using patented magnetic technology. The material is chafe-resistant and waterproof, the interior can hold phones, cash, cards, tickets, inhalers, and passports, and the side-zipper headphone port makes it easy to listen to your music. People say it's a must for walkers, joggers, cyclists, or travelers.


22. These Eco-Friendly Bamboo Utensils That Are Available In Seven Awesome Colors

To-Go Ware Bamboo Travel Utensils, $12, Amazon

How often do you find yourself wishing you kept utensils in your car or bag? This To-Go Ware set comes with a fork, spoon, knife, and chopsticks, all made from lightweight and stain-resistant bamboo that washes easily and dries fast. Everything comes in a colorful protective case with a carabiner clip, so campers, travelers, and foodies everywhere are "saving the plant and setting a trend."


23. The Sleek, Powerful Humidifier That Actually Fits On Small Night Stands

VAVA Cool Mist Ultrasonic Humidifier, $30, Amazon

This space-saving VAVA humidifier has a 360-degree nozzle to control direction, a straightforward dial knob for cool mist output, and a 1.8-liter tank that lasts more than a day. Reviewers also love its whisper-quiet ultrasonic motor and easy-refill design, but the best feature? It has a vertical, slim build that fits on nightstands and end tables, unlike other brands that are clunky and unfit for small rooms.


24. These Brilliant Pose Cards To Freshen Up Your Yoga Routine

WorkoutLabs Yoga Cards, $28, Amazon

Looking to freshen up your yoga routine? WorkoutLabs yoga cards feature 47 of the best poses in a travel-friendly design. They're made with clear posture illustrations, alignment cues, written instructions, and even the Sanskit name — and the deck also comes with breathing exercises, sequences, and a meditation card. One reviewer writes: "I select the poses I want to try and the sequence, then put on some nice relaxing music, and I can practice yoga in my own home and according to my own schedule."


25. The Anti-Inflammatory Lotion Specifically Made To Shrink Cystic Acne

Mario Badescu Buffering Lotion, $19, Amazon

Formulated with nourishing B vitamins as well as amino acids, Mario Badescu Buffering lotion promotes healing and lessens inflammation. It's specifically made to ease the symptoms of cystic acne, thanks to its herbal extracts that penetrate skin quickly and shrink under-the-surface blemishes. Reviewers have called it "life-changing," "a miracle," and something they "can't live without."


26. This Sweat-Absorbing Powder That Keeps You Dry, Fresh, And Chafe-Free

DSE Lady Anti-Monkey Butt Powder, $9, Amazon

Hot weather usually means dresses and outdoor activities, which are great in theory — but those things can also mean chafing, sweat, and discomfort. DSE Lady Anti-Monkey Butt powder is a solution that combines cornstarch, calamine powder, and polymers that leave your skin dry, fresh, and silky soft. According to reviewers, it works between thighs, under your bra, and around the arms, and is not a "sticky white mess by the end of the day," unlike other brands.


27. The Colorful Mini Waffle-Iron That's Currently Only $10

Dash Mini Waffle Maker, $10, Amazon

This Dash mini iron is making waves (and delicious breakfasts) because it's super compact, really reliable, and currently only $10. It cooks waffles, hash browns, and paninis with its dual, non-stick surfaces and even heat distribution, and it's available in eight adorable colors. Whether it's a gift or a personal impulse-buy, reviewers say you won't be disappointed.


28. This Clear Block That Fits Virtually Any Type Of Knife

Kuhn Rikon Knife Stand, $40, Amazon

Because it's made with a clear acrylic body, a non-slip rubberized bottom, and super versatile (but sturdy) slots, this Kuhn Rikon knife stand has reviewers advising, "click Add to Cart." It doesn't take up a ton of room on the counter, but keeps knives sharp, organized, and clean while allowing you to clearly see exactly what you're grabbing — plus it fits pretty much any size, regardless of your set.


29. A Highly-Rated Thickening Spray That Instantly Adds Lift, Volume, And Texture

BOLDIFY Hair Thickening Spray, $20, Amazon

Even though it has over 5,000 reviews, BOLDIFY hair thickening spray retains its 4.3-star rating. "I have fine, thin hair and this product works perfectly," one reviewer raves. "Not sticky or heavy —just makes my hair appear thicker." It adds texture, volume, and lift in just 60 seconds, thanks to its special formula that's free of sulfates, parabens, and alcohol.


30. The "Incredibly Profound" Book Filled With 200 Affirmations To Help Rewire Your Brain

Better Thoughts, Better Life, $20, Amazon

If you're tired of negative cyclical thought patterns, reviewers say that Better Thoughts, Better Life is "an incredibly profound and enjoyable read." It's filled with over 200 affirmations alongside intricate botanical art, and also provides a simple yet life-changing roadmap that outlines the best ways to rewire your brain for positivity and happiness.


31. This Weird Pillow That Suits Any Sleeping Position Thanks To Its Ergonomic Design

Coisum Memory Foam Ergonomic Pillow, $55, Amazon

It's definitely not your average shape, but the Coisum ergonomic pillow is a winner for side, back, and stomach sleepers alike. It's made from high-quality slow-rebound memory foam with raised edges that allow you to change position without losing support. It also has cutouts for your arms, sloped edges to fit your cervical curve, and an indentation to reduce pressure on your throat. Finally, the cover is hypoallergenic, removable, washable, skin-friendly, and resistant to dust mites.


32.This Extra-Long Non-Slip Mat That's Also Anti-Microbial And Machine-Washable

Tike Smart Extra Long Non-Slip Bath Mat, $12, Amazon

The Tike Smart bath mat is revolutionary for so many different reasons. It's extra-long to cover more surface area, naturally antibacterial to prevent germs and mold, and offers superior grip and drainage to keep you safe. It's even machine-washable for years of convenient, sanitary use. If you're looking for a pop of color, it also comes in turquoise and deep blue.


33. These Adhesive Strips Stop All Your Rugs From Sliding And Rolling

X-Protector Rug Grippers, $28 (16 Pack), Amazon

Due to its ultra-slim design and damage-free adhesive, reviewers are raving about X-Protector rug grippers. They stick to both the corners of your rugs and virtually any floor to stop rolling, slipping, and sliding. "I have big dogs that like to tear around and the rugs are always shifting on my hardwood floors," one reviewer writes. "These have been in place for a week now and my rugs haven't budged an inch. Vacuuming is easier, too."


34. This Pancake Pen That's Also Great For Drip-Free Cupcakes, Cake Pops, And Brownie Batter

Tovolo Easy-Flow Pancake Pen, $10, Amazon

Yes, the Tovolo Easy-Flow pancake pen has a non-drip control cap so you can create works of art on the griddle, but it's also amazing when it comes to making cupcakes, cake pops, brownie-filled ramekins — you name it, it makes it. Simply pour the batter in through the removable bottom or mix everything in there — then squeeze to release just the right amount of batter, or store it upside-down in the fridge so it's ready whenever.


35. The Compression Socks That Actually Help Foot Pain, According To Thousands Of Reviews

SB SOX Compression Foot Sleeves (Sizes S-XL), $10-$15, Amazon

Since they're made with medical-grade compression material and ribbed arch support, these SB SOX foot sleeves boost circulation, reduce pain throughout the day, and ease inflammation when you're on your feet. They have been called "miracle socks" and "the best thing since sliced bread," because they really help ease the effects of Plantar Fasciitis, heel pain, and arch discomfort. They're available in four sizes and nine colors.


36. This Black Blush Transforms Into A Sheer Berry On Your Cheeks

Lipstick Queen Blush Black Lace Rabbit, $25, Amazon

Rich with natural oils, vitamin E, and shea butter, Lipstick Queen Black Lace Rabbit blush looks bold in your purse, but might just surprise you. It works with your pH to automatically tint itself to your complexion, giving your cheeks a berry hue that gives a "nice natural glow," according to reviewers. It also blends well with other makeup and stays on well throughout the day.


37. A Mattifying Gel For Oily Skin That Reviewers Are Obsessed With

OC Eight Professional Mattifying Gel, $32, Amazon

"I have combo skin that leans heavily towards oily, and I'm super sensitive to most products. This is a godsend," one reviewer writes. OC Eight Professional Mattifying gel contains micro-particles that trap sebum and reduce shine all day long. It also evens skin tone and reduces redness, so it's a great primer to start with before you apply your makeup.


38. The Brilliant Two-In-One Mount That Holds Your Phone And Produces The Perfect Amount Of Light

B-Land Cell Phone Holder with Selfie Ring Light, $20, Amazon

The B-Land Bracket Clip combines two extremely useful gadgets into one genius product. It provides a flexible phone mount exactly where you need it, and has a versatile light for any activity. The universal clips work with most major models of smartphones, and the LED light has 10 adjustable brightness settings and three colors for selfies, videos, makeup application, and reading. Last but not least, the flexible gooseneck arms mean you can point either your phone or the light in any direction.


39. These Shoe Lights That Illuminate Your Path And Keep You Visible To Motorists

Night Trek Shoe Lights, $50, Amazon

Most shoe lights keep you safe against drivers, but what about keeping you safe against obstacles? Night Trek shoe lights unobtrusively and securely clip onto your laces and provide a full range of visibility for up to 30 feet in front of you. They also feature red, rear-facing tail lights, and they easily plug into a USB port to recharge their lithium-ion batteries.


40. A Pitcher To Impress Your Guests With Homemade Iced Tea or Fruit-Infused Water

Chef’s INSPIRATIONS Infusion Pitcher, $24, Amazon

The Chef’s INSPIRATIONS infusion pitcher has three interchangeable inserts — one for tea, one for fruit, and one for ice — making it one of the most versatile options to have around. It's made from crystal clear, BPA-free plastic that's resistant to shatters and scratches, and it's easy to clean and fits inside most refrigerator doors.


41. This Natural Balm That Stops Your Glasses From Slipping Down Your Nose

Nerdwax, $11, Amazon

If you wear glasses, you've probably experienced some slippage while doing yoga, hanging out at the beach, or reaching down to the bottom drawer for your jeans. Nerdwax to the rescue. This balm-style formula is easy to carry around with you and features skin-friendly ingredients that create a layer of friction between your glasses and your skin. It works on any style of glasses, won't clog pores, and lasts for up to eight months even with daily use.

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