24 Underrated Products That Are Actually Life-Changing

Calling an item life-changing might seem like a bold claim, but I've always been one to appreciate the little things. My Lisa Frank unicorn diary fell into that category because it was my first introduction into writing, and to this day, I have a soft spot for underrated products that are life-changing. They're amazing products that slip under the radar because they're simple and functional without any bells and whistles — but if I can sip blended drinks at a backyard barbecue without getting eaten alive, I'd call that a win.

Imagine a world where you can always find your keys in your bag, no digging necessary. Or you can make gooey, delicious grilled cheese sandwiches right in the toaster, and lock any door you want without having to install a new doorknob. That world could exist for you.

These are the products that you had no idea you needed until right this second. In fact, the people who already own them can't stop raving about them, and some even say that they wish they'd bought them sooner. Appreciate the little things with these underrated items that are actually life-changing, so you can solve every day problems and make your routine go just a little bit more smoothly.

1. This Korean Color-Correcting Cream That Evens, Protects, And Covers

Dr. Jart Cicapair Green-Cure Solution, $26, Amazon

A Korean favorite, Dr. Jart Cicapair Green-Cure solution is a pre-makeup cream that uses herbs and oils to soothe any type of skin irritation. It reduces redness, covers blemishes, and protects your complexion — and people can't stop raving. One reviewer says, "This stuff is magical. I love it. It's better than any tinted moisturizer or color corrector I've used and it doesn't feel heavy through to the day. I live in south Texas where the humidity is always above 50% and your face is melting... This stuff has kept my face feeling great and not sticky or greasy."


2. The Lock You Install On Any Door With No Tools

Addalock, $22, Amazon

This genius gadget is called the Addalock, and it's a portable door lock that installs in seconds, anywhere, without any tools needed. It's great for traveling, dorms, AirBNBs, or even bedrooms without locks, and one reviewer even calls it, "The best purchase [they] ever made!"


3. The Gloves That Protect Your Hands In The Kitchen

NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves (Sizes S-XL), $12, Amazon

I'm an adult, and I avoid food prep like the plague because knives still make me nervous. These NoCry cut resistant gloves might just fix that. They're lightweight and non-bulky so they don't get in the way, but they're four times stronger than leather to protect you when you're cutting, slicing, or shucking oysters.


4. A Facial Sunscreen That Goes On Clear

Julep No Excuses Invisible Sunscreen Gel, $17, Amazon

With all the popular makeup products out there, it's too bad sunscreen doesn't get a lot of love — it's an essential step in anyone's routine. This Julep No Excuses sunscreen gel is a broad spectrum SPF 40 formula that absorbs quickly and won't interfere with your makeup application. It's enriched with vitamins and antioxidants that support your skin, and people absolutely love that it's non-oily, goes on clear, and gives them a matte satin finish.


5. These Weird Foot Things Relieve Stress And Improve Foot Pain

YogaToes, $30 (Set of 2), Amazon

People swear that these YogaToes improve balance and posture — and realign your toes to reduce pain associated with plantar fasciitis, bunions, and even high heels. They can also help relieve stress, and they're made from medical grade gel.


6. These Brilliant Packing Bags That Squeeze All The Air Out, So You Can Fit More In Your Suitcase

Travel Storage Bags, $18 (Pack of 8), Amazon

For those people who love to overpack (me, always, all the time), there's these travel storage bags. Just put your clothes, pillows, or towels into the bag, zip it closed, and roll it up to release all the air inside of it. Your things stay clean, organized, and actually fit into your suitcase.


7. These Brushes Clean Every Inch Of Your Travel Water Bottle

OXO Good Grips Water Bottle Cleaning Set, $10, Amazon

If you struggle to clean your jars, water bottles, and narrow rimmed glasses, the OXO Good Grips water bottle cleaning set can help. It comes with three tools (a long bottle brush, straw brush and detail cleaner) to get clean the bottle, straw, and cap. They do so without scratching, and you even get an organizational keyring to keep everything together.


8. Stop Chafing With This All-Day Balm

Bodyglide Skin Glide Anti-Chafe Balm, $10, Amazon

This non-greasy and long-lasting Skin balm helps to reduce chafing anywhere on the body. Whether it's between your thighs on a hot summer day or underneath your clothes while running a marathon, this stuff helps prevent blisters, rashes, and irritations.


10. This Stainless Steel Bar That Bonds To Odor Molecules On Your Hands

Amco Rub-A-Way Bar, $7, Amazon

The stainless steel molecules in this Amco rub-a-way bar bind with the odor-causing molecules from food. After cooking with garlic, onions, fish or strong herbs, simply rub it between your hands to get rid of unwanted smells. Some reviewers even use it to get rid of body odor.


11. Wear This Essential Oil Bracelet And Stop Getting Bug Bites

SelpHbalance Mosquito Repellent Bracelets, $15 (Pack of 12), Amazon

Each one of these mosquito repellent bracelets lasts up to 240 hours and uses non-toxic essential oils to keep bugs away from you. They're great for picnics, barbecues, hikes, or beach days, they're adjustable to fit adults or children, and according to over a thousand reviewers, they actually work.


12. The Device That Lets You Share Your Music With Up To Five Different People

LP Headphone Splitter, $7, Amazon

Ever wish someone else could hear your personal soundtrack? The LP headphone splitter lets you share your music with up to five different people without affecting the quality — and it works with laptops and tablets, so you can also use it to watch movies with someone.


13. This Umbrella With A Few Genius Features

NewSight Inverse Umbrella, $22, Amazon

If you're wondering how much an umbrella could really change your life, you haven't tried this incredibly useful inverse umbrella. It folds inside-out so it stands by itself and dries quickly. It has a C-shaped handle so you can mount it on your wrist and still use both hands. It comes in tons of colors, and has a double canopy pongee fabric that protects from the sun, wind, and rain.


13. A Natural Deodorant That Reviewers Swear By

Soapwalla Organic Vegan Deodorant, $19, Amazon

Reviewers swear by this Soapwalla deodorant, which uses clays and essential oils to absorb odor and fight bacteria without harming your body. It's made with gentle, vegan ingredients, it goes on smooth without staining your clothing, and people say, "It is the BEST natural deodorant out of ALL the ones I tried."


14. These Korean Washcloths That Exfoliate Like Nothing Else

Exfoliating Bath Washcloths, $6 (Set of 8), Amazon

Wash and exfoliate simultaneously with these Korean bath washcloths. They remove dirt, dead skin, and impurities anywhere on the body, and some even say they help with Keratosis Pilaris. One reviewer writes: "I seriously cannot stop touching my skin. I'm so soft!! I'm so soft, I'd make a baby feel like a cactus!"


15. These Silicone Mats That Make Cleanup Easier

Imarku Silicone Baking Mat, $20 (Set of 2), Amazon

It might seem like a simple product, but this Imarku Silicone baking mat cooks your food evenly every time and makes clean-up a breeze, even with the stickiest, messiest foods. It's made from non-toxic and FDA-certified materials, and it can be frozen, washed, microwaved, rolled up for storage, and heated to 480 degrees.


16. This Innovative Hair Tool For Beachy Waves

Alure Three Barrel Waver, $33, Amazon

Get gorgeous beach waves with or without the salt water. The Alure waver uses three barrels to give you professional looking texture that lasts all day. It's made from ceramic tourmaline to reduce damage and frizz, and reviewers can't stop raving: "Loveeee this!!!!!! Just what I wanted! So easy to use and works awesome!"


17. This Brilliant Clip That Saves You From Rummaging For Keys

Purse Key Clip, $10 (Set of 3), Amazon

Up until this point in my life, I've probably wasted a collective few hours digging for my keys in my bag. This Purse Key Clip changes that. It clips onto any strap or pocket inside your purse or backpack so you can always find your keys in seconds, and it comes in your choice of six colors.


18. This Pillow With A Built-In Cooling Gel Pad

Nature's Sleep Gel Memory Foam Pillow, $39, Amazon

If you're a hot sleeper, the Nature's Sleep gel pillow lowers the contact surface's temperature up to 3.5 degrees for a cooler, more comfortable sleep. It's filled with a plush memory foam that responds to your weight and body heat, and it's got a removable cover for easy care.


19. This Cult Favorite Brush Gives You An Airbrushed Look

Magic Foundation Brush, $40, Amazon

If the Magic Foundation brush has tons of luxuriously soft premium taklon hair to evenly spread all kinds of makeup, whether liquid or powder. "This is by far the best brush I have ever used!" says one reviewer who's got everything from Mac to Bare Minerals. "It's contoured on one side and straight on the other making it ideal for all applications. I've never used or felt anything like it."


20. The Outlet That Pivots To Fit All Your Plugs

Quirky Pivot Outlet, $26, Amazon

If you consistently run out of outlets because they're covered with bulky adapters, the Quirky Pivot Outlet is the answer. It swivels any which way to hug furniture corners and fit any plug, no matter how big. It's also got six outlets, a four foot cord, and comes in five cool colors.


21. This USB Fan With A Flexible Tail So You Can Mount It Anywhere

Welltop Mini Portable Fan, $13, Amazon

This Welltop mini portable fan is USB rechargeable, won't hurt your fingers, and has a long flexible tail that secures onto almost any surface or object. It can be used up to three hours on one charge, and it's great while camping, at the office, or at the gym.


22. A Killer Grilled Cheese In The Toaster With No Mess

RL Treats Toaster Bags, $6 (Pack of 3), Amazon

No oven? No problem. RL Treats toaster bags give you a crispy sandwich on the outside and a gooey, warm filling without making a mess of your toaster. They're non-stick, washable, and people with gluten intolerances even use them to separate their food from allergens.


23. This Rechargeable LED Light Has A Motion Sensor

LightBiz Rechargeable Closet Light, $16, Amazon

No more reaching for that string light in the dark. With 18 pure white energy-saving LEDs, the LightBiz light brightens up any closet, drawer, or pantry. You can recharge it via any USB port, and you can set it to a motion activated control so it turns on whenever you walk in. It also installs in seconds with convenient screws and snaps.


24. This Formula Keeps Your Skin Smooth And Free Of Ingrown Hairs

Tend Skin Post-Shave Solution, $22, Amazon

Whether you shave, wax, or epilate, the Tend Skin solution helps with everything from ingrown hairs to irritated skin. It works on your legs, underarms, bikini, or face, and reviewers are saying stuff like, "I use it right after and between my Brazilian wax to avoid any ingrown hairs. It literally takes care of them overnight, even used on a pimple on my face and disappeared the next day."

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