24 Bizarre But Brilliant Products Trending With Women On Amazon


There are so many unique products and gadgets in my daily routine that I used to think were strange, but after my first use, I realized I could never live without. I'm always looking for those products trending with women that are just weirdly brilliant. I scour Amazon to find those items that are odd, but also useful and inventive, and I put them promptly into my cart.

As a shopper with an obsession with flea markets, I find there's something similarly satisfying about perusing Amazon's categories and unearthing bizarre hygiene products, magical Korean beauty products, or crazy shower gadgets that result in the best hair possible. Sometimes, the best buys are the ones we never knew we needed.

And whether you're in the mood to coat your face with snail secretions for the sake of great skin (I highly recommend it), are ready to try the ancient Ayurvedic practice of scraping your tongue with a strange-looking device that works even better than your toothbrush, or want to get down with an aluminum-free natural deodorant that will make you smell like a bouquet of roses, here are Amazon's latest brilliant products trending with women.

1. A Cold Gel Pillow For Hot Nights

Gel'O Cool Pillow Mat, $25, Amazon

The air conditioner is busted and it's the hottest night of the year — sleep would be impossible if not for this Gel'O Cool Pillow Mat, which can be refrigerated before bedtime to keep you cool all night long. The 11" x 22" pillow conforms to your body, and it can also be heated when it gets cold out.


2. A Gentle Brush-Less Cleansing Brush

BeneU Makeup Facial Brush Cleaner, $18, Amazon

This makeup facial brush cleanser scores major points with reviewers because it doesn't use harsh bristles that can irritate sensitive skin. Instead, this 100 percent organic, waterproof, silicone device (which can be used in the shower) has dual powers: one side gently exfoliates and the other massages your face with the help of thousands of pulsations per minute, to get a deeper cleansing experience.


3. A Moisturizer Made With Snail Secretions

Mizon All In One Snail Repair Cream, $18, Amazon

No doubt you've heard about the benefits of snail cream, but this particular snail cream — which is made with 92 percent mucin from snail slime — can promote skin repair, improve elasticity, and even help with blemishes and acne scars. According to over 1,000 reviewers, this cream is way more "yay" than "yuck."


4. A Cheerful ToothBrush Sanitizer

Violife Style Zapi Luxe UV Toothbrush Sanitizer, $37, Amazon

There are times when a friend will pass a tip along about how useful and hygienic it is to sanitize your toothbrush and you're like, yeah, sure, I'll get to that someday. And then you see this adorable, colorful, happy Violife Style Zapi and realize you need it in your life. It's cute and, more importantly, it uses the same UV technology found in hospitals and water purification systems to banish 99.9 percent of bacteria from your toothbrush in six minutes flat.


5. Foot Spray That Prevents Blisters

Preheels Clear Blister Prevention Spray, $14, Amazon

Spray this highly rated clear blister prevention spray on heels and soles before slipping on your shoes, and you'll avoid the inevitable pain that usually occurs after about 15 minutes of walking. Every woman needs this spray — especially during the sticky, humid summer months when bare feet in heels are the enemy. One reviewer says, "I used this for the first time yesterday with 4" heels that always rub the back of my heels and my little toes, and after 6 hours in the blasted things my feet were still protected. No blisters and no soreness."


6. An Egg White Balm To Help Clean Pores

TONYMOLY Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm, $10, Amazon

Mostly everyone has to deal with blackheads, but unless it's within your budget to visit a facialist every two weeks, you'll have to find a way to deal at home — and this Egg Pore Blackhead Steam Balm can help. With little more than egg white and camellia extract, this Korean beauty balm gently clears away excess sebum, oil, and dirt and reviewers say, with consistent use, you'll notice fewer blackheads and whiteheads.


7. A Personal Cool Mist Humidifier That Works With Water Bottles

Fancii Cool Mist Personal Mini Humidifier, $25, Amazon

The best thing about sleeping with a humidifier is, uh, everything — it puts moisture back into dry air, can keep allergies at bay, and can even help your skin stay healthy and hydrated. The worst thing about humidifiers? Filling them and spilling water everywhere. This Fancii Cool Mist Personal Mini Humidifier is genius because you simply attach a water bottle to the device and, presto, you've got a travel-friendly humidifier that can be powered by USB or batteries (and has an adjustable timer with automatic shutoff).


8. A Deliciously Luxurious Peach Hand Cream

TONYMOLY Peach Anti-Aging Hand Cream, $7, Amazon

I'll be honest: it takes a lot for me to get excited about a hand cream, but when I noticed that this TONYMOLY Peach Anti-Aging Hand Cream has hundreds of over-the-moon reviews, I had to investigate. Here's the deal: it smells incredible, is super moisturizing and thick, works on the driest of skin (even on elbows), keeps skin smooth all day long, and that container — how precious is it?


9. This Teeth-Whitening Toothpaste Made From Charcoal

Dental Expert Activated Charcoal Teeth Whitening Toothpaste, $12, Amazon

No other substance has enjoyed quite the PR makeover in recent years as charcoal. What we formerly thought of as black and icky is enjoying its moment in the sun as both a top-notch skincare ingredient and a high performing teeth whitening tool found in this mint-flavored, activated charcoal toothpaste. Instead of using chemicals, this toothpaste delivers on its promise of clean and brighter teeth using gifts from nature — like charcoal (who knew?).


10. A Fruit Enzyme Foot Peel

Baby Foot Exfoliation Foot Peel, $17, Amazon

Thousands of reviewers agree: Baby Foot is one gross fruit enzyme exfoliation foot peel. It's a treatment that will amaze you with the amount of dead foot skin it releases from your life, and it's totally worth it. Apply the plastic wet booties to your feet and sit still for an hour, wash off the treatment, and patiently wait a few days. Trust me, the peeling will take place, it will be nasty, and your feet will be totally sandal-ready a week later.

11. A Himalayan Salt Lamp

HemingWeigh Crystal Himalayan Salt Lamp, $30, Amazon

OK guys, this Himalayan Salt Lamp is not going anywhere anytime soon — why do you keep seeing it, you ask? Because reviewers say it really works: it not only emits a soothing, amber night light that looks stunning in any room in the house, but it also releases negative ions that help purify the air of toxins and allergens. It may even boost our immune systems, which could help give us back some of that lost energy we could use right about now.


12. A Clay Mask That Bubbles On Your Face

Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask, $9, Amazon

The clay in this Korean carbonated bubble clay mask helps draw out blackheads and give pores a deep, invigorating cleanse. The carbonic acid in here is responsible for creating actual bubbles while it's working its magic on your face, and it's just plain fun. This is one popular detox mask that reviewers say makes pores look smaller and zaps excess oils without drying out your skin.


13. This Scary Looking Tongue Scraper For Fresher Breath

HealthandYoga Surgical Grade Tongue Cleaner Scraper, $7, Amazon

You don't have to be super versed on the ancient Ayurvedic practice of tongue scraping to reap the health benefits of this practice. Tongue cleaning, with a little help from this tongue clean scraper, effectively and gently removes bacteria from your tongue and promotes better dental hygiene and fresher breath. It may look like a torture device, but hundreds of reviewers agree: you'll get the hang of it and won't be able to live without it.


14. This Weird Hair Tool Will Give You Perfect Waves

Bed Head Deep Waver, $20, Amazon

This deep waver has tourmaline and ceramic plates, and it will give your hair that perfect, beachy wave that looks like you dunked your head straight into some ocean water. Reviewers say to twist your hair as you crimp it, and you'll get "mermaid hair" in no time at all.


15. This Bamboo Charcoal Exfoliating Sponge

My Konjac Sponge, $10, Amazon

Slough off that dead skin on your body and face naturally and gently with My Konjac Sponge, made with 100 percent pure konjac plant, bamboo, and activated charcoal. This sponge is safe for acne-prone skin and works with or without cleanser. Reviewers love how soft their skin feels after use, and that the sponge itself doesn't feel scratchy on the skin.


16. A Knife That Has Six Incredible Functions

MaKa 6-In-1 Multipurpose Stainless Steel Kitchen Cutter With Built-In Cutting Board, $13, Amazon

Busy people need kitchen gadgets like this multipurpose kitchen cutter, which is so much more than a knife, because it eliminates the need for a cutting board. Cut veggies, meat, or fish right over your pan for a meal with virtually no clean up. One reviewer loves how great it is for small kitchens: "I got these because I have a very small kitchen, and I don’t have a lot of room for clutter. This product has helped me to eliminate a lot of the kitchen gadgets I have because... Well, I mean, look at it. You have a cutting board, straight edge knife, serrated edge knife, bottle opener, fish scaler and fruit or veggie peeler."


17. A Magnifying Makeup Mirror Compact With LED Lights

ZDU LED Lighted Compact Mirror, $13, Amazon

Makeup mirror compacts are often limited in their capacity to provide decent magnification and you can forget getting light out of them. But this LED lighted compact mirror is a gem: it boasts a two-sided folding mirror (one is regular polished glass; the other offers 2x magnification power) and — the kicker — eight LED lights that can be adjusted with your finger so that you can control their intensity and brightness.


18. A Cap That Combats Bedhead Hair

Morninghead Cap, $11, Amazon

The Morninghead Cap, which was featured on Shark Tank, provides a mess-free way to wet your hair in the morning without washing it so that you can get rid of that "just woke up" hair. It resembles a shower cap, but is way more absorbent — add water to the cap, apply it to your hair, and seconds later, your hair is wet and ready to style.


19. A Natural Activated Charcoal Deodorant

PiperWai Natural Deodorant, $16, Amazon

If you're trying to eliminate chemicals and toxins in your beauty and health products, aluminum-filled deodorants are a great place to start. PiperWai Natural Deodorant, another Shark Tank winner, contains activated charcoal, which keeps your pits dry but absorbs quickly. It's also rich with other natural ingredients like shea butter and rose flower water that are good for sensitive skin.


20. A Device That Will Save You Money On Moisturizers

Spatty Extend Your Beauty Spatulas, $12, Amazon

Moisturizers, cleansers, and foundations can cost you a pretty penny. With the help of these Spatty spatulas, you can get use out of every bit. They're flexible, BPA-free wands that can fit into small and large containers to scoop the good stuff out. Bonus: they're dishwasher-safe, so just plop them in the machine for a good clean.


21. Comfy Slippers That Clean While You Walk

Slipper Genie Microfiber Cleaning Slippers, $11, Amazon

Love to be comfortable and appreciate a clean house (but hate actually cleaning)? Have I got the product for you: Slipper Genie Cleaning Slippers are snug, open-toe slippers that have microfiber fingers attached via velcro to the sole. Each time you move across your hardwood, vinyl, or tile floor, these slippers pick up dirt, dust, and even pet hair. Clean them by removing the pads and tossing your slippers in the washing machine.


22. Red Wine Peeling Pads For Glowing Skin

Neogen Dermatology Bio-Peel Gauze Peeling Wine, $16, Amazon

Wine is one of nature's gifts that never stops giving back. These wine peeling pads gently exfoliate and leave skin glowing, according to many happy reviewers. One side of the pad is texturized for dead skin removal and the other contains a serum that make your skin absolutely radiant.


23. A Portable Mini Juicer That Charges Your Phone

TOWABO USB Juice Cup, $40, Amazon

Sometimes the only thing standing between you and healthier eating is time. The TOWABO USB Juice Cup makes it easier to get juices and smoothies into your daily diet because it's small, easy to clean, and portable. It doubles as a quick charge device for cellphones and laptops, if you suddenly find yourself in need of juice while you're drinking....well, you get it.


24. A Reflective Hat That Respects Your Ponytail

Trailheads Ponytail Head, $28, Amazon

How annoying is it to go for a run on a chilly morning and have to squash your ponytail under a hat? Trailheads Ponytail Head is so simple, but it's brilliant: a reflective hat that keeps you safe on evening runs and features a hole in the back that's just big enough to accommodate your ponytail. The hat is made from polyester fleece and has a double layer ear band for extra comfort and warmth.

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