33 Cult-Favorite Products On Amazon That Actually Live Up To The Hype
You can buy a lot of weird AF stuff on the Internet. From socks that make your skin peel off to fun shower heads, there's no shortage of wacky things you can find online. But what is really surprising is how useful and straight-up amazing some of those cult-favorite products actually are once you get a chance to use them in real life.
Thanks to word of mouth and the power of online reviews, finding all those genius health, beauty, and household products with a cult-following is easier than ever before. If you're on Amazon, all you have to do is target your searches and the site virtually does all the rest. Another added benefit is that online reviews serve as a way to get you connected — not just with dedicated shoppers who have tried something and loved it, but with a whole community of people who might share similar problems and be looking for innovative solutions, the same as you.
So whether you're looking for one of those bubble masks you've seen plastered all over your Instagram feed or you're eager to give acupressure mats a try, cult-favorite items can be a great way to broaden your horizons. And with these 34 highly reviewed items you can rest assured that they actually live up to the hype.
1. This Eyebrow Gel That Gives You Perfect Brows In Just Two Minutes
Wunder2 Wunderbrow Brow Gel
Not only have more than 10,000 Amazon users left rave reviews about this Wunderbrow one-Step eyebrow gel, they also left pictures to back up their praise. This easy-to-use gel works by filling and shaping brows, and stays in place for days unless you wash it off, so you can have natural-looking brows for however long you like.
2. This Expandable Cabinet And Shelf For When You’re Short On Space
Seville Classics Expandable Kitchen Counter Cabinet Shelf
Short on kitchen space? No problem. This expandable shelf affords you the luxury of having more space on your counter or in your cabinets. Made from sturdy iron with a sleek platinum powder finish, this is a great way to store plates, small appliances, and canned goods without upgrading to a new apartment. It’s not just for the kitchen either, you can use these trusty shelves in your bedroom, closets, and anywhere you need to declutter.
3. This Anti-Aging Eye Gel That Helps Reduce Puffiness And Wrinkles
Baebody Eye Gel (1.7 fl. oz)
Unlike a lot of eye gels on the market, Baebody's gel is formulated with plant stem cells and hyaluronic acid, which are great for brightening and hydrating the sensitive skin around the eyes. Thousands of reviewers can't get enough of this gel, and love it for targeting dry skin and puffiness.
4. This Setting Spray That Will Keep Your Makeup Looking Fresh All Day
Pure Bliss, Makeup Setting Spray With Organic Green Tea
If your makeup has a habit of quitting on you halfway through the day, this makeup setting spray is perfect for you. Simply spray this mist on your skin after applying your makeup in the morning and enjoy a longer-lasting look that will need fewer daytime touch-ups. With a gentle and non-irritating formula that includes green tea, this setting spray is perfect for all skin types. One fan of this product went as far as to say this is “the LOVE OF MY MAKEUP LIFE!!!”
5. An Innovative Travel Pillow That Allows You To Snooze Pretty Much Anywhere
Trtl Travel Pillow
If you're traveling, it's crucial that you have a comfy pillow that will give you support, even if you fall asleep in a strange position. This ergonomically designed pillow is just what the doctor ordered because it has soft fleece on the outside and a patented interior support system inside, so your neck stays upright but you still feel relaxed and ready to snooze. Because this pillow is also half the size of a normal U-shaped pillow, it travels easier than other pillow types.
6. This Foam Roller In Different Sizes To Stretch Tense Muscles
LuxFit Foam Roller
Depending on the areas of your body that needs a good stretch or relief from muscle aches and pains, this foam roller will deliver. It comes in four different sizes and provides a deep tissue massage without ever losing its shape.
7. This Genius Stick That Increases Sweat Production And Removes Toxins For A Better Workout
Sports Research Sweet Sweat Stick
Increase your circulation when you work out with this sweet sweat stick. It promises to enhance sweat production and remove toxins from the body with a money-back guarantee after ninety days. This is a great way to induce sweating to receive the maximum benefits after just twenty minutes of doing your favorite exercices. Amazon reviewers like Jessica Borges claim to be in love with this product and results.
8. This Microfiber Towel That Will Keep Your Hair Frizz-Free
DuraComfort Essentials Microfiber Hair Towel
Not only does this ultra-soft microfiber towel promise to cut your dry-time in half, it also reduces split-ends and makes hair feel smoother. Lightweight and machine washable, this towel is easy to wear wrapped around your head, so you can keep hair up and drying without feeling too weighed down.
9. A Tool That Serves 19 Purposes And Fits In Your Pocket
Swiss + Tech Micro Pocket Multitools
This stainless steel multipurpose tool fits right in your pocket and serves so many purposes — 19 in total — that you’ll never want to be without it. Each tool contains hex wrenches, six screwdrivers, pliers, a bottle opener, wire cutter, and more.
10. A Wild Party Game That’s Truly Disturbing
Friendly Rabbit Disturbed Friends
Friendly Rabbit’s own slogan is “this game should be banned” which should be a pretty clear indicator that it's a party game that you should reserve for only your wildest friends. It comes with 250 disturbing questions and 100 offensive cartoon cards, not for the faint of heart. Essentially, you vote on what you think your friends would do in various, horrible situations. Up to 10 people can play at the same time, while anyone watching is in for a treat, too.
11. This Carbonated Bubble Mask That Will Leave You Laughing
Elizavecca Milky Piggy Carbonated Bubble Clay Mask
For deep cleaning pores and removing blackheads, this popular carbonated bubble clay mask is a must-have. But reviewers don't just love it for how good it feels on the skin, they also love how ridiculously fun it is to use. After you apply this mask, which is made with green tea, pomegranate and charcoal powder extract, it starts to bubble up, which while give you a silly, Shrek-like appearance until you wash it off.
12. A Hypoallergenic Pillow That Feels Amazingly Soft To The Touch
Snuggle-Pedic Memory Foam Pillow (Standard)
Have flat pillows kept you tossing and turning at night? With this ultra-snuggly shredded memory foam pillow, you won't lose a wink of sleep because a pillow is too flat again. It comes with a breathable bamboo cover that's eco-friendly and doesn't keep heat trapped in, so you'll stay cool all night long. This pillow contours to your body's unique shape and works great for side, stomach, and back sleepers, so you'll always get the perfect support you need.
13. A Water Flosser That Will Make You Forget All About String Floss
Waterpik WP-660 Aquarius Water Flosser
This water flosser not only comes with more than 7,000 five-star reviews, it was also awarded the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance. It comes with up to 10 settings, seven unique tips, and runs for 90 seconds, so you'll get an all-over clean. Best of all, you can ditch that string floss completely.
14. An Acupressure Mat That Targets All Your Back And Muscle Aches
Nayoya Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set
Acupressure mats are becoming a popular, at-home alternative to going to a traditional chiropractor or acupressurist because fans swear that mats like this one can relieve neck and back discomfort, help get rid of headaches, and eliminate shoulder and muscle tension. This mat is made with 6,210 acupressure points (the little plastic needles you see on the mat), while the contoured pillow it comes with has 1,782 acupressure points, all of which help to trigger the release of endorphins, which in turn helps provide much-needed relaxation.
15. This Anti-Aging Moisturizer That's Soothing On Sensitive, Acne-Prone Skin
LilyAna Naturals Face Cream Moisturizer (1.7 oz)
Eager to get rid of dry, itchy patches of skin? This natural face cream made with hyper-moisturizing ingredients, including aloe vera, vitamin C and E, and other antioxidants and essential oils that can leave skin feeling plumper and more radiant than ever. This non-greasy cream also soothes red, damaged skin and because it's made with rose distillate, it doesn't irritate sensitive complexions or leave behind any sting like some moisturizers can. Reviewers recommend using this twice a day for best results.
16. An Active Charcoal Toothpaste That Actually Whitens Teeth
Twin Lotus Active Charcoal Toothpaste
This activated charcoal toothpaste is made with a triple-action formula to remove and kill odor-causing bacteria in the mouth. But one of the major reasons why reviewers give this toothpaste high marks is that it works really well if you're trying to whiten teeth. Since charcoal is naturally abrasive, this toothpaste scrubs off yellowed enamel, leaving whiter, shinier looking teeth with each wash. One reviewer wrote: "I have very sensitive teeth, little scared to try new stuff. It's been about 10 days and I've noticed teeth are getting whiter and not so sensitive."
17. A Sleep Mask That Molds To Fit Your Face's Unique Shape
Bedtime Bliss Sleep Mask
Soft and made to block out light, this mask molds to your face's shape and is lightweight, so it won't put pressure on eyes or disturb REM sleep cycles. This durable mask also comes with ear plugs and a pouch, so it's great to pack when you're traveling or in a new environment.
18. This Drain Protector That Catches Hair And Gunk Like Nothing Else
SinkShroom Sink Drain Protector
Clogged drains are a pain to deal with, but this bathroom sink strainer/hair catcher will revolutionize how you get rid of gunk and hair build-up in drains. This device is made to fit in standard drains and collects hair over time, without any need for chemicals or difficult in-tub installation. This can also keep jewelry and other valuables from falling into a drain and getting caught, so you can use it with confidence.
19. These Cozy Microfiber Sheets That Come With Actual Pockets
Southshore Fine Linens, Six-Piece Sheet Set
Soft and durable, these affordable microfiber sheets come in a variety of sizes and colors, which means they can fit virtually any bedroom color scheme or interior look. The big advantage of these machine-washable sheets, beyond their price and sturdy construction, is that they come with extra-deep, 21-inch pockets, which will easily fit most 19-inch mattresses but makes them work great for beds with a pad or topper on them. "I wanted sheets with DEEP pockets because I have a pretty high mattress, and a mattress pad, and a memory foam topper, and a big, fluffy down alternative mattress topper," wrote one reviewer. "The pockets on these sheets are DEEP, like Bill Gates'! Very impressive."
- Available Sizes: Twin - California King
20. An Ultra-Popular Hot And Cold Therapy Wrap Uniquely Designed For Feet
NatraCure Cold/Hot Therapy Wrap
For achy feet in search of relief, this compression-therapy foot wrap is a natural way to soothe painful feet, wrists, and hands. By stimulating circulation the gel pack insert reduces the heat, inflammation, and swelling of swollen joints and muscles. The compression wrap can be used for hot or cold therapy and according to Amazon reviewers, it maintains its temperature long enough to provide fast relief.
21. These Separators That Are Like Yoga For Your Toes
Dr J ToePal Toe Separators
Whether it’s from working out or wearing heels, this set of toe separators are perfect for relieve pain. This set comes with two pairs, one pair of gel separators to stretch toes and reduce joint strain, and another pair of toe separators designed to be worn to keep toes in an aligned position or wear them while you give yourself an at-home pedicure.Fitting a wide range of sizes and offering a variety of use, it’s easy to see why over five hundred five-star reviews have made these separators a cult favorite.
22. These Reusable, Hypoallergenic Nipple Pasties That Are Safe For Sensitive Skin
Nippies Hypoallergenic Nipple Pasties With Adhesive Cream
Wear your favorite backless tops without having to deal with visible bra straps with these high-quality nipple pasties. Made with hypoallergenic medical grade silicone, which is safer for sensitive skin types, they firmly stay put on nipples with adhesive — just peel, stick on, and forget they’re even there. They come in two sizes and are available in three skin-like tones (light, medium, and dark). The best part is that they can be washed — adhesive and all — and can be worn over and over again.
23. This Super-Popular French Press That Has Over 11,000 Positive Reviews
Idylc Homes Kona French Press
A must-have for coffee drinkers looking for a better, easier way to make a rich cup of coffee or delicious loose-leaf tea, this French press boasts over 11,000 positive reviews on Amazon — and counting. It’s super durable and high-quality — the thick borosilicate glass doesn’t crack or chip, and the attractive, matte black metal frames will never rust. Also an Amazon’s Choice product with a near-perfect rating (four and a half stars, to be exact), it expertly extracts the essential oils the coffee beans produce for a bolder cup of morning Joe.
24. This Alcohol-Free Toner That Can Make Red, Inflamed Skin Calm Down
Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel with Aloe Vera
This alcohol-free toner has a soothing effect on tender, sensitive skin, which is one of the major reasons why it has such a cult following. Users who saw the best results used it twice a day to help with acne, inflammation, and other irritation, and noticed significant changes over time. Made with aloe vera, rose-petal water, vitamin E and witch hazel extract, this toner is a natural, therapeutic way to treat your skin.
25. This Quality Fabric Steamer With Multiple Heat Settings
Conair, ExtremeSteam Handheld Fabric Steamer
With a dual heat system that powers up in just 75 seconds, this fabric steamer from Conair is the real deal. Equipped with a water tank large enough for 15 minutes of steam time, this handheld device has the power to remove every wrinkle from your clothes. And with two different heat settings designed to work on any fabric, this product is super versatile. It works so well, one reviewer says it’s the “best non-commercial grade steamer, and I’ve worked in a garment shop.”
26. This Organic Mascara That Conditions And Strengthens Eyelashes
Endlessly Beautiful Natural Organic Mascara
If you've ever had lashes fall out, wound up with irritated contacts from using mascara, or simply want to strengthen your eyelashes, then this natural and organic mascara
might be right up your alley. Made with chamomile and vitamin E to help condition and bolster your eyelashes, this mascara evenly adds volume and length to lashes without any flakes, smudges or clumps -- and because it's water-resistant, you won't have to immediately check yourself in the mirror after getting caught in the rain!
27. Racerback Sports Bras That Are Supportive And Stylish
FITTIN Racerback Sports Bras
With a comfortable, smooth seamless fit, removable cups, and cute colors, these racerback sports bras are as stylish as they are supportive. These bras are moisture wicking, have cooling ventilation, and offer medium support, making them the ideal bra to wear during yoga, pilates, or weight training.
- Available Sizes: S-XXL
28. This Exfoliating Foot Peel That's Gross AF But Really Works
Dr. Pedicure Foot Exfoliation Peeling Mask
Foot peels are super popular among beauty buffs right now, and it's not hard to see why. If you have dry, cracked, or callused feet, this exfoliating foot peel can really work some magic and make you feel like you're getting a spa experience. Just one pair of single-use booties can help get rid of years of coarse, dull, dead skin on feet, leaving heels and toes feeling smooth and pampered. Formulated with 17 natural Japanese and Korean vegetable extracts, this peel won't start to show its effects for about a week, but once your feet start to peel, just take off the dead skin to reveal newly soft feet below.
29. An Magnesium Oil Spray That Hundreds Of People Say Helped Them Sleep, De-Stress, And Relieve Pain
Pure Zechstein Magnesium Oil Spray
If you’re looking for a detox or relief from sleepless nights and lack of energy, this oil spray duo may get you back on track. The magnesium comes in both an oil or spray that can be taken on its own or with water for a variety of benefits. According to the product description on Amazon, two out of three people are magnesium deficient; this spray promises to deliver the purest form of magnesium directly into your body. Derived just under a mile below the Zechstein Sea, known for its multi-million-year-old production of magnesium chloride, this is a great way to increase your magnesium levels naturally.
30. This Electric Shaver That Will Make Shaving Way Less Annoying Of A Task
Panasonic, Ladies Electric Shaver
Whether you’re the type to diligently shave every day, or you prefer to let your fuzzy legs fly free as often as possible, this electric shaver will make shaving so much easier when it comes time to do it. With a sleek, ergonomic design that was made to be comfortable to hold, this device works like a charm. In fact, this product is so beloved its fans write paragraphs and paragraphs of glowing praise on Amazon. One reviewer says, “this is a life saver for someone who hates shaving!”
31. A Best-Selling Sunscreen With SPF That’s Perfect For All Skin Types
EltaMD UV Clear Broad Spectrum SPF 46
This best-selling sunscreen is fragrance- and paraben-free, and packed with antioxidants to fight free radicals. With SPF 46, this powerful cream will protect you against dangerous ultraviolet light even on the sunniest summer days. This product is great for anyone with sensitive skin, rosacea, or anyone prone to breakouts. It’s even non-comedogenic and lightweight when you apply it on your skin. With over 2,000 five-star reviews under its belt, this sunscreen is worth every penny.
32. A Pair Of Leggings That Aren’t See-Through And Have Pockets
ODODOS High Waist Yoga Leggings
These high-waisted yoga pants offer flexibility, support, and comfort, and come in both full-length and capri styles. They’re made with non-see-through fabric that’s designed specifically to avoid VPL situations, and are extra stretchy. Perhaps best of all, these leggings have pockets (!) that can hold your phone and gym ID card. They are available in 30 different color combinations, too.
33. Reusable Metal Straws That Are Eco-Friendly
Yihong Stainless Steel Metal Straws
If you're searching for an alternative to plastic straws, these eco-friendly stainless steel metal straws are a popular option — one that is actually dishwasher friendly and can be reused time and time again. This set consists of four straight metal straws and four bent straws, as well as two cleaning brushes.
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