Online shopping — especially on a mega-site like Amazon — can be an overwhelming experience. How can you really know if you're going to like whatever it is that you've ordered — or more importantly, if it even works? Thankfully, there are tons of products on Amazon with thousands of reviews, so you'll know exactly what to expect.
Whether you're someone who likes to touch — or even try out — a product before buying it, or are looking for details that aren't listed on the main page, Amazon's customer reviews are a valuable resource.
Unfortunately, the more reviews something has, the more popular it becomes, often leading to the appearance of the dreaded "product unavailable" disclaimer. You'd be surprised by how often many of Amazon's cult-favorite K-beauty products and best-selling cooking tools sell out (though luckily, they do a good job on restocking, often within just a few days).
So what are these insanely popular Amazon products that keep selling out? We've done the homework and compiled the best, most beloved items the e-marketplace has to offer. From small-batch goods made by indie brands to nifty gadgets manufactured by international conglomerates, you'll be shocked by what Amazon is struggling to keep on the shelves.
And remember, if something catches your eye, but the product's page says "low in stock," now is the time to pounce.
1. A Versatile Drying Rack That Rolls Out To Fit Your Sink
With a roll-out design that fits every sink, this rack can be a versatile tool in any kitchen. Not only is it great for drying dishes, pots, and pans, it also works as a colander for rinsing vegetables, or you can use it as a meal prep platform. Thanks to it’s silicone coating, the drying rack won’t rust or slip, it’s also gentle on glassware, and heat-resistant to temperatures of up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
2. A Whisper-Quiet Humidifier That Doubles As A Night Light
On a continuous setting, this humidifier, which has two speed settings, adds moisture to the air for up to 16 hours. You can even adjust the direction of the mist to face towards you — or away from you — and it shuts off automatically when the water levels are low. It also doubles as a night light, is super easy to use, and comes with a two-year warranty.
3. A Footstool That Can Change The Way You Poop
The Squatty Potty — which was featured on Shark Tank — is a game-changer in the bathroom, as it encourages you to sit in a position that mimics a natural squat. It's sized to fit any standard toilet, holds a weight up to 350 pounds, and is lightweight, portable, and easy to clean.
4. A Set Of Makeup Brushes That Covers All The Bases
This makeup brush set comes with five different brushes: foundation, powder, angled liner, eyeshadow, and lip. They're made of synthetic hair, which is easier to clean and more durable than its non-vegan counterpart, and the whole set comes nicely packaged in a sleek, white carrying case for easy transportation.
5. A Pair Of Antibacterial Compression Socks That Boost Circulation And Reduce Swelling
Double-stitched with antibacterial fabric, these compression socks are both comfortable and functional. They're also easy to slip on, unlike many other styles, and can be washed multiple times without losing their shape. Choose from nine different color combinations for a pair of stylish socks that'll ease sore shins.
6. A Hyaluronic Acid Serum Loaded With Vitamins C & E
This moisturizing serum combines a ton of Vitamin C (and E) with hyaluronic acid, resulting in a formula that fights acne, reduces scarring, minimizes the appearance of pores, and plumps skin. Best of all, it absorbs easily, contains organic ingredients, and is free of parabens, dyes, and fragrances.
7. A Brow Gel That Won't Smudge Or Transfer
With more than 10,000 positive reviews on Amazon, this brow gel is a beloved cult-favorite. Available in five different shades, it's also waterproof, so you can wear it to the gym or beach without worrying about it sweating off. The application process couldn't be easier, it sets super quickly, and reviewers report it doesn't transfer, smudge, or fade.
8. A Vegetable Chopper That Saves You From Onion Fumes
Anyone who cooks, whether sparingly or daily, stands to benefit from this vegetable chopper, which will especially come in handy when your recipe requires onions. It holds up to four cups, takes less than a minute to use, and is entirely dishwasher-safe. This one also comes with a cleaning brush and recipe e-book, as well as a lifetime warranty.
9. A Nail File Made Of Glass
What are the benefits of using a glass nail file, one might ask? They seal the nail's keratin layers — making them smoother and healthier — and also reduce the growth or spread of bacteria. This one is double-sided, with fine to medium grit that prevents damage, and will last much longer than the standard, flimsy versions you'd find at the drugstore.
10. A Hydrating Face Cream That Has Tons Of Vitamins
More than 2,000 Amazon users love this natural face cream that offers an extremely long list of vitamins and nutrients for your skin. Ingredients such as aloe vera, manuka honey, algae, and hemp seed oil work together to soothe inflamed skin and reduce acne scarring. Plus, the cream is said to keep your skin moisturized and protected for about eight hours, though you won’t be able to tell it’s there thanks to its non-greasy formula.
11. An Acupressure Mat With Thousands Of Stimulation Points
This acupressure mat is covered in more than 6,000 stimulation points to increase circulation, which soothes muscles and helps you relax. It can be used to relieve pain in your back, neck, and elsewhere, and comes with a bonus acupressure pillow.
12. A Seat Cushion That Improves Your Posture
You can take this portable seat cushion with you wherever you go, supporting your butt, hips, and thighs with contoured foam that forces you into sitting with proper posture. Since it weighs less than a pound, it's easy to transport around. Plus, it's covered in a removable cover that can be easily removed and tossed in the washing machine.
13. A Set Of Bath Bombs That Are Packed With Fragrance
This set includes eight organic, handmade bath bombs that leave skin smooth and subtly fragranced. Beyond adding Instagram-worthy colors and bubbles to your nightly soak, they're also packed with shea butter, essential oils, and various clays that condition and nourish skin. The best part is, once you drain the tub, they won't leave any coloration, stains, or residue behind.
14. A Toilet Spray That Keeps The Smells Away
Spray some of this Poo-Pourri in the toilet bowl — on top of the water —before you do your business, and it prevents any unwanted smells from escaping into the air. It's actually made with surprisingly safe — but powerful — natural ingredients, including lemon, bergamot, and lemongrass-scented essential oils.
15. A Shower Head That Filters Water For You
In addition to five massage speeds, this shower head also includes a filter cartridge that removes sulfur odor, chlorine, and more for up to 10,000 gallons of water. The media inside also limits the growth of bacteria, and it can be quickly and easily installed on almost any standard shower arm, with no tools or expertise required.
16. An Essential Oil Diffuser That Fits In The Palm Of Your Hand
This small, sleek essential oil diffuser fills rooms with your favorite essential oils, with an automatic-off function and various timed intervals to choose from. It can also be switched between seven different colored LED lights, which can be set to bright or dim. And though it fits in the palm of your hand, it can keep misting for up to six hours.
17. A Power Bank That's Totally Solar-Powered
As long as you have the sun, you'll have a charged cell phone, thanks to this solar power bank. It's water-resistant, shock-proof, and has a clip that allows you to attach it to your backpack or luggage. You can even charge more than one device at once with multiple USB ports, which are reinforced with rubber caps to keep the device working reliably for years.
18. A Two-Tiered Pillow That Adheres To Your Bathtub
Anyone who enjoys a good soak could use a bath pillow — and this one is approved by nearly 2,000 Amazon users. It has seven individual suction cups that keep it in place and allow it to adhere to any tub of any size, with a two-fold design that provides support for your upper back, neck, and head. The pillow's non-porous surface is also, of course, waterproof.
19. A 'New York Times' Bestseller That Will Change The Way You Work
The 4-Hour Work Week lays the blueprint for how to work less and make more — and thousands of Amazon reviewers have hopped on board. This step-by-step guide for increasing your income, traveling the world, and yet, working less, is full of tips and templates that anyone (even families) can incorporate into their everyday lives. As an example of how effective the four hour work week can be, the author Timothy Ferriss uses his own experience of going from making $40,000 per year and working 80 hours per week, to earning $40,000 per month and only working four hours per week. This new edition of the book even includes case studies from readers who have doubled their income and reinvented themselves after having read the original book.
20. A Cure-All Soap That Amazon Reviewers Swear By
This organic black soap positions itself as a cure-all for skin conditions ranging from acne to psoriasis — which might seem like a big claim, but not only does it have hundreds of glowing reviews and a near five-star rating on Amazon, users also left before-and-after pictures to prove that this soap is a game-changer. It can also be used as shampoo and conditioner to treat dandruff.
21. Bluetooth-Enabled Earbuds That Cancel Out Noise
Completely cordless, these Bluetooth headphones offer high definition sound and more than eight hours of battery life on a single charge. Whether your phone doesn't have a headphone jack or you're just tired of tangled cords, these are the solution. They can connect to devices up to 30 feet away and are waterproof, too.
22. A Party Game That Lets You Create Insta-Worthy Memes
Think of this party game as the adult version of Apples to Apples — with memes. Made for three to twenty players, images, words, and phrases are combined to create hysterical memes, with the aim of creating the funniest or most appropriate one. With more than 400 cards, the creative potential is endless, so you can play What Do You Meme? repeatedly without it feeling stale.
23. A Motion Activated Night Light That Goes Inside Your Toilet
This toilet light hooks to the inside of your toilet, and with motion sensor technology, it automatically turns on as your approach it during the middle of the night. After you leave, it switches back off by itself. It also rotates between 16 different colors, has a five-level dimmer, and fits correctly in any standard toilet.
24. Charcoal Purifiers That Eliminate Shoe Odors
These air purifying bags will completely eliminate the smell inside any pair of shoes, while also absorbing moisture. They're made of porous bamboo charcoal, without the addition of any fragrances or chemicals. Each bag can be reused for a couple of years, and you can also toss them anywhere that could use a bit of freshening up, from the back of your car to dank kitchen cabinets.
25. An Exfoliating Body Scrub Made With Himalayan Pink Salt
With a mix of Himalayan salt and the oils of almond and lychee, this body scrub nourishes your skin and balances its pH. Featuring a lovely, subtle scent, this exfoliator is packed with nutrients and improves mineral hydration, which can even help ease sore muscles. The antioxidants and vitamin C from the lychee help reduce scarring, while the pink salt gently buffs away dead skin, resulting in a truly pampering hero product.
26. A Set Of Camera Lenses To Attach To Your Phone
You can take professional-level phone photos with the help of this camera lens kit, which includes a fisheye, wide-angle, and macro lens, all made of high-quality glass. The universal clamp works with any smartphone and each lens is super small, making the set great for travel.
27. An Ice Cream Scoop That Requires No Thaw Time
With a pointed tip and stainless steel design, this heavy-duty ice cream scoop cuts through cold, hard ice cream easily, so you never have to wait for your favorite treat to thaw again. It also has a non-slip handle, comes in four cute colors, and can be tossed in the dishwasher.
28. A Book Light That Illuminates Both Pages At Once
With two goosenecks, this book light illuminates both pages with a cordless clamp that holds everything in place. The rechargeable lights can be switched between two levels of brightness and a single charge can power it up for up to 20 hours with an included USB charger. It's small and lightweight, too, so you can bring it with you when you travel.
29. A Safe Stain Remover That’s Made Of Only Plant Ingredients
Using natural ingredients, this stain remover can get rid of nearly any stain you can imagine — from pet-related accidents to hardcore cosmetics. The formula is hypoallergenic, non-toxic, vegan, and even biodegradable, making this stain remover safer to keep in your home than other commercial removers. This plant-based product can even be used on delicate fabrics without bleaching them.
30. A Smart Plug That Lets You Operate Appliances Via Wi-Fi
This smart plug fits right into any standard outlet, and you can plug almost anything into it, connecting any device you want to Wi-Fi. You can control the smart plug via an app, as well as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. It even has a sneaky "away mode" feature that can automatically turn on your lights when you're out of town, creating the illusion that you're at home.
31. A Set Of Sheets That Will Never, Ever Fade
These microfiber bed sheets won't wrinkle, stain, or fade over time, and they're available in more than 40 colors (in seven different sizes). If there's any doubt in your mind that they're soft, durable, and cozy, the 32,000+ mostly-positive reviews should put you at ease. And, as the name implies, they're hypoallergenic, too.
32. A Hair Tool That Gives You Instant Beach Waves
The Deep Waver is like a flat iron, only it gives you effortless, beachy waves instead of straight hair. You simply separate strands into sections, place a section in the waver, and press down to get the exact wave you're looking for. Its tourmaline-ceramic plates reduce frizz and make hair extra shiny, while multiple settings allow you to use the minimum amount of heat necessary on your hair to avoid breakage.
33. A Peeling Facial Gel That Doesn't Sting
This much-loved peeling gel dissolves blackheads, exfoliates gently, and leaves glowing skin behind — without any stinging feeling. While many other formulas cause a burning sensation, this gel goes on smoothly and feels comfortable the entire time. You can even use it on a regular basis without worrying about irritation or longterm damage to keep your complexion clear and soft.
34. A Spiralizer That Works With Any Vegetable To Create Perfect Noodles
This spiralizer has a thick, durable blade that turns any vegetable into noodles, unlike many others that tend to simply shred them. When you're done, it's easy to clean, convenient to store, and even dishwasher-safe. It also comes with a vegetable peeler, cleaning brush, storage bag, and ebook of recipes to get you started.
35. A Heating Pad That Eases Cramps And Sore Muscles
This sizable heating pad heats up quickly to provide immediate warmth and soothing relief from cramping and sore muscles. It's large enough to cover large areas of your body, like your back, and you can choose between six different temperatures to make it as warm or as hot as you like. Plus, it's covered in plush microfiber for an extra cozy feeling.
36. A Lipstick-Sized Hair Remover That Really Works
You can get rid of unwanted hairs — painlessly — with this discrete hair remover that looks like a lipstick. It's so gentle on your skin that you can use it every day, and it's super easy to use, requiring just one AA battery. It even has a built-in light that illuminates your skin for visibility, and comes in a sleek rose gold finish.
37. A Portable Massage Pillow With Shiatsu Nodes
A lightweight, portable design makes this shiatsu pillow massager the ultimate way to relax sore muscles. It has four deep-kneading nodes that dig into muscles to loosen up knots and get blood flowing, and its ergonomic design contours perfectly to your neck, back, abdomen, and thighs for added comfort.
38. An Air Purifier That Sucks Up Dust And Much More
With a powerful filter that captures nearly 100 percent of dust and allergens, this air purifier is a game changer for anyone with dust, pet dander, or mold in their home. It kills airborne bacteria, viruses, and germs in medium-sized rooms, and the filter only needs to be replaced every six to eight months.
39. A Silk Pillowcase That Won't Disturb Your Hair At Night
This silk pillowcase is hypoallergenic, incredibly soft, and stays cool even when it's hot outside, helping you drift into a comfortable, deep sleep. It's perfect for anyone who likes to operate on second-day blowouts or who showers at night, because it won't mess your hair up while you sleep. You can choose between more than 30 colors and various sizes, from toddler to king.
40. A Neck Pillow That Supports Proper Alignment
This chiropractic neck pillow is designed to properly support and align your head and neck, so that you won’t wake up with aches and pains. It’s great for traveling and camping, and you can also use it for lumbar support on a daily basis. The pillow is packed with hypoallergenic polyester and has a soft, velour cover that’s machine-washable. It even has side handles so you can quickly adjust.
41. A Water Flosser For A Dentist-Level Clean
This water flosser is just like the one your dentist uses, so you can get your teeth extra clean at home. You can switch between ten different water pressures and seven different flossing tips, and its water capacity allows it to function for a full 90 seconds. Much like traditional flossing, it cleans between your teeth, resulting in healthier gums.
42. A Hydrating Mist To Refresh Your Face Throughout The Day
This super-popular facial spray is formulated with herbal extracts and rosewater to give your skin a quick boost whenever it feels dry, tight, or tired. It has a light, natural scent and nourishes tired complexions in addition to offering light hydration. It's also safe to use anywhere on your body and is delicate enough for sensitive skin. You can also use it to set your makeup.
43. A Set Of Resistance Bands To Improve Your Workout
This set of five exercise bands can help form the foundation of your workout, with a carrying bag, instructions, ebook, and access to online workout videos. They immediately add varying resistance to match your strength, allowing you to get more out of your at-home exercises without using the weights at the gym. The bands are also extra helpful for stretching and yoga.
44. A First Aid Kit With Everything You’d Need In An Emergency
Possibly the ultimate first aid kit, this set includes 120 medical-grade products including not only first aid materials but also survival tools. It has everything from bandages to a CPR mask. The entire kit fits in a compact, flexible case that you can stuff anywhere and it only weighs 12 pounds. The kit even comes with a bonus, mini first aid kit that you can toss in your travel bag.
45. A Smartphone Car Mount That Won't Ruin Your Dashboard
Unlike a lot of smartphone car mounts on the market, this one doesn't require adhesive or nor does it use magnates (which are notorious for being less than secure), instead, this mount has a silicone base that adheres directly to your dashboard. And although that might not sounds stable, it's designed to hold the phone securely even if you take a sudden turn or slam on the breaks — a claim literally hundreds of Amazon reviewers stand by.
46. A Dish Cloth That Lasts Seven Times Longer Than A Sponge
This is not your average dishrag. Unlike most wash cloths, this scrubber is both abrasive enough to get off hard-to-remove cooked-on food but gentle enough that it won't scratch chrome, copper, stainless steel, anodized surfaces, non-stick cookware, glass, crystal, porcelain, china or other ceramics. They're also more durable than sponges and are odor- and mildew-resistant. The unique mesh material even helps food wash through to keep the cloth extra clean, but when it does comes time to wash them you it is safe to toss them in both the dishwasher or the washing machine.
47. A Bottle Of Gummy Vitamins That Help Your Hair Grow Strong
These vegetarian-friendly hair-care vitamins are packed with folic acid, biotin, and vitamin C, and aim to promote growth and keep hair healthy and strong. They’re gummy vitamins, making them easy to digest for anyone who struggles with swallowing whole pills, and one bottle has a 1-month supply. Nearly 2,000 Amazon users have had success with the vitamins, with one raving, “Not even through with my first bottle and I already see a huge difference.” As with all supplements, check with your doctor before adding them to your daily routine.
48. A Set Of Dryer Balls That Speed Up Drying Time
These dryer balls will help your clothes dry faster, stay softer, and even reduces static and wrinkles without the use of dryer sheets. This not only saves you time when doing laundry but also saves you money and lowers your environmental impact. The dryer balls are made of 100 percent, pure New Zealand wool and lasts for up to 1,000 loads of laundry.
49. A Journal That Can Make You Happier, Five Minutes At A Time
This journal embraces positive energy by forcing you to focus on the good in your life for five minutes a day. Focusing on the aspects of life you’re grateful can help replace negative thoughts with positive ones and and put you in the right frame of mind to start your day. The journal is also packed with uplifting quotes and information on the science behind happiness.
50. A Way To Keep Your Phone From Falling Through The Gaps In Your Car
If you've ever dropped your phone through a gap between car seats, you know just how frustrating it can be. With these gap fillers, you can secure the space around the seat belt catch, saving countless lip balms, loose change, and hairpins in the process. Best of all, this means significantly less cleanup on the floor of your car.
51. A Pack Of Essential Oils That Covers All The Basics
This trusted pack of eight different essential oils is loved by more than 10,000 Amazon users. From lavender to tea tree oil, this kit has all the standards for aromatherapy, crafting, and filling diffusers. The formulas are 100 percent natural, with no fillers, additives, or carrier oils, and since they're so concentrated, each one will last you a long time.
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