Sometimes, your mood and your appearance are intertwined — like when stress has you tossing and turning all night, so your under-eyes aren't exactly bright and sparkly come morning. But luckily, this relationship works the other way around, too: A fresh blowout, a pore-cleansing facial, or a self-care practice all have the potential to uplift your mood and leave you feeling rejuvenated. That's why some of the most popular items on Amazon are the ones that
make you look and feel 10 times better.
Now, as someone who reviews products for a living, I can tell you that Amazon is absolutely packed with genius items you won't find anywhere else — but out of all the different shopping categories, the
brilliant self-care products are my favorite. These are the ones with the potential to actually make a difference in someone's life. They're the things people reach for when they're feeling overwhelmed, or anxious, or tired. They're the things that remind you to take a minute for yourself, because you fully deserve it.
As Audre Lorde says, "Caring for myself is not self-indulgence,
it is self-preservation." By that logic, self-care is worth the investment — and these well-designed products cut your problems in half so you can look and feel great simultaneously.
This Weighted Eye Mask For Headaches, Insomnia, & Stress Relief
"I cannot stress how much I love this thing," one reviewer wrote about the
Nodpod, while another called it an "amazing sleep aid." Unlike your average sleep mask, this one is weighted with BPA-free microbeads, which can ease sinus pressure, reduce stress, and help you fall asleep faster. The mask also has dual fabrics on either side: cooling jersey and warming fleece.
The Shower Version Of Bath Ball
Get the soothing, fizzy effects of a bath ball during your everyday morning routine. These
Cleverfy shower steamers don't require you to fill the tub; instead, just position them under a light stream during your shower, and they'll release the relaxing scent of essential oils into the air.
An Engraved Necklace That Also Diffuses Essential Oils
From the outside, you'd never guess that this
minimalist pendant necklace is anything but aesthetic — when in actuality, it has a hidden diffuser sponge for aromatherapy on the go. Dab a few drops of your favorite essential oil, close the locket, and minimize stress throughout the day. The necklace itself is made from hypoallergenic stainless steel and comes in three different designs.
This Light Therapy Lamp That Reviewers Swear By
Even though it takes up limited space on a coffee table or work desk, this
light therapy lamp from Miroco emits 10,000 LUX of sun-mimicking illumination. The result, according to reviewers, is heightened energy, a more balanced sleep schedule, and an elevated mood — especially during the dreary cold-weather months.
A Heated Eyelash Curler For Way More Volume
Curl lashes without snagging or pressure — and get way more volume simultaneously. The
Hizek heated curler uses thermal protection slots and four adjustable temperatures to curl and set your lashes in one simple motion. It's also USB-rechargeable and reviewers wrote, "I can't believe the before and after difference."
These Eco-Friendly Hair Ties That Prevent Damage And Creasing
Keep your hair crease-, damage-, and tangle-free — all while supporting the environment.
Terra ties don't use plastic; instead, they're made from cotton and natural rubber. They also come in biodegradable packaging, so you can feel great about an eco-friendly purchase.
These 24K Gold Patches To Ease Puffy, Dark Under-Eyes
Using luxurious ingredients like collagen, hyularonic acid, and genuine 24-karat gold, these
under-eye patches aim to soothe and brighten puffy under-eyes in mere minutes. One reviewer wrote, "Leaves my skin so soft! I’ve used under eye masks before and I really love the way they feel. These specifically I put into the fridge to depuff my eye area. I’m really pleased with the fact that my skin didn’t/hasn’t broken out. I have very sensitive skin and I usually break out when using new products. [...] They are very soothing and gentle. Would definitely buy again".
These Boots That Feel More Like Slippers
Sometimes you just need clothing that's warm and comfortable. Luckily, these
Blow Fish rabbit boots are as cozy as they are fashionable. They're made from soft felt, but the buttons and zipper ensure that they're a stylish addition to any outfit. Get them in herringbone flannel or a black PU leather.
An Oatmeal-Lavender Bath Soak That's Gentle Enough For Babies
"Beautiful results even on baby's face!" said one reviewer with a 9-month-old. In fact, this
Thena Natural Wellness bath soak is gentle enough for any type of skin; the oatmeal, manuka honey, and lavender all work to soothe irritations, rashes, and even your mood.
These Clear Patches That Heal Blemishes Faster
They're subtle, tiny, and transparent, but according to fans, these
Mighty Patches pack a serious punch. Simply place them over a pimple, and the hydrocolloid sucks all the gross stuff out overnight, so the blemish is flatter, less red, and well on its way to healing by morning. You can even see the results stuck to the patch when you pull it off.
This 5-In-1 Diffuser Alarm Clock From ArtNaturals
In my opinion, nothing says self-care like a versatile, practical gadget. This
unit from Sierra Modern Home is a humidifier, essential oil diffuser, alarm clock, Bluetooth speaker, and color-changing night light, all in one. It also has an automatic shut-off function to keep you safe when the tank runs dry, and the woodgrain finish adds a chic touch to any bedside table.
Some Gel-Infused Ankle Socks To Soften Calluses
Not one for pedicures, peeling masks, or exfoliation tools? These
NatraCure ankle socks are infused with a softening, moisturizing gel, which soaks into calluses while you sleep, watch TV, or paint your nails. They're breathable and stretchy to fit most feet, and since they're infused with vitamin E, shea butter, and aloe, even those with sensitive skin say "these socks are perfect!"
A Percussive Massager To Make Your Muscles Feel 10X Better
deep tissue massager will whisk your soreness and stiffness away in no time. With six differently shaped massage heads and 20 adjustable speeds, this unit gives you ultimate customizability. And despite its power, this thing remains super quiet and lasts for six hours on a single charge, thanks to its lithium ion battery. Plus, an LCD display makes checking the unit's battery life and choosing the right level for you super easy.
This Gorgeous Silk Pillowcase To Pamper Hair & Skin
Upgrade your bed while pampering your hair and skin. The
SLPBABY pillowcase is made from genuine mulberry silk (on both sides), which helps to minimize friction, prevent dryness, regulate temperature, and preserve your style. Get it in a huge selection of sizes, solid colors, and gorgeous floral patterns.
A Cleansing Brush With 7 Interchangeable Heads
Believe it or not, you don't have to spend upwards of $100 for a great sonic cleansing brush. This
one from PIXNOR has a waterproof, battery-operated design, a powerful two-speed motor, and over 1,500 reviews — all for $20. Thanks to the seven interchangeable heads, you can massage, cleanse, blend, and exfoliate any part of the body.
These Odd Concealers That Actually Counteract Discoloration
At first glance, you might think: "There's no way I'll ever be able to blend those colors into my skin tone," but reviewers couldn't believe how well they corrected discoloration. The
L.A. Girl Pro Conceal set comes with green to counteract redness, orange for transparent areas, and yellow for under-eye circles. The consistency is crease-resistant and easy to blend — and reviewers now have "NO idea how [they were] living without these!"
A Facial Spray With Chamomile & Lavender
Mario Badescu spray as a facial toner, make-up setter, or aromatherapy mist. It's made with lavender oil, chamomile, and vitamin C, all of which are packed with free radicals and nutrients. Some reviewers even say they spritz it in their hair to "refresh [their] curls" throughout the day.
This Adjustable Blackhead Remover Vacuum That Can Help Clear Skin
Help clear your skin and reduce the appearance of blackheads, whiteheads, and more with this
suction-powered blackhead remover. According to the manufacturer, you'll begin to see results in just two to five weeks. You can even adjust the vacuum's absorption levels to your needs with five different levels. Plus, this unit is totally rechargeable and one charge can last 150 minutes.
Some Melatonin Gummies To Help You Fall Asleep
When you can't stop tossing and turning, these
OLLY sleep gummies are a great thing to have by your bed. They have a delicious berry flavor, and use natural ingredients like melatonin, L-theanine, lemon balm, and chamomile to help you fall asleep. "Knocked me right out," one reviewer said. "I can’t believe how well these worked."
This Battery-Operated Pen For Stimulating Acupressure Points
Just like acupuncture, this
electronic laser pen helps you stimulate pressure points and meridians all over the body— but it works without the needles. It's battery-operated and comes with various interchangeable heads for use anywhere, but the reviews are likely the most impressive part: "My experience with this product has been a wonderful surprise."
Some Glasses That Block Out Harmful Blue Light
Yeah, they're stylish, transparent, and comfortable to wear, but these
aren't your average glasses. They block out blue light rays from fluorescent bulbs, computer screens, televisions, and phones, which can supposedly overstimulate the brain, cause headaches, and disrupt sleep. These glasses are available in five different colors, and buyers have seen an "amazing difference."
This Mushroom Powder That Supports Hair, Nails, & Skin
It mixes well into coffee, tea, smoothies, juice, or your favorite recipes, and reviewers say it "does not have any [bad] taste at all" — but
Om Organic beauty supplement is specifically designed to give your hair, nails, and skin a boost. The secret? It contains a blend of 100% certified organic mushrooms, which contain bioactive compounds, healing vitamins, and antioxidants that encourage cellular restoration.
A Finishing Cream To Touch Up Any Flyaways Or Loose Strands
A good hair day can do wonders for your mood, and with
Mohoix finishing cream, reviewers say every day is a good hair day. The non-greasy formula boosts shine, smooths down flyaways, neatens up-dos, and minimizes frizz — and thanks to the mascara-like brush, it's easy to apply just the right amount. "I never knew I needed this until I bought it, now I can’t live without it!" one reviewer wrote.
These Teeth-Whitening Pens That Don't Cause Sensitivities
VieBeauti teeth whitening pens have a near-perfect rating because they're easy to use, don't irritate sensitive teeth or gums, and "actually work," reviewers say. Each pen is filled with enough gel for 20-plus uses, and thanks to the twist design and gentle bristles, it's extremely simple to apply.
A Microdermabrasion Roller To Help Your Complexion Glow
This microdermabrasion roller exfoliates skin so it looks and feels so much better. With its .25-millimeter needles the roller applies light pressure to help reduce the appearance of pores and overall rejuvenate your complexion. One happy customer noted they saw results in just two weeks.
This Mist That's Great For Your Hair, Face, Body — You Name It
WOW apple cider vinegar mist have such a high rating? Because it's one of the most versatile products you can add to your beauty regimen. Thanks to gentle, balancing ingredients like real apple cider vinegar, rose water, witch hazel, and green tea, you can use this stuff to balance skin tone, set make-up, soften hair, nourish nails, and soothe breakouts.
A Workout Balm That Promotes Sweating & Circulation
Packaged into an easy-to-apply stick,
Sweet Sweat gel is designed to maximize the effects of your fitness routine. Wherever you apply it, it aims to boost circulation, encourage sweating, and speed up recovery time. One buyer wrote, "If you have a hard time getting your core temperature up during workouts (like most people) this can be a great tool in your arsenal."
This Magnetic Copper Bracelet That Supposedly Eases Pain
Pain reduction has never looked so chic. This
minimalist cuff is made from real copper, which the manufacturer, and reviewers agree, can reduce discomfort associated with inflammation, arthritis, joint pain, and allergies. Reviewers say they're shocked at the effectiveness: "I was a skeptic about using this to help with joint aches, but decided to give it a try before seeing a doctor. Unbelievable! I could tell a difference in 2 days. My husband put on the 2nd one and has marveled at the change he feels. [...] "
These Velvet Makeup Blenders (& A Cleansing Bar)
Reviewers have called the
JUNO & Co. velvet sponge their "new favorite makeup sponge for liquid foundation" as well as a great tool for "blush, highlight, contour powder, under eye setting powder.... actually, any setting powder." That's because it's made from a dual-layer microfiber material that applies and blends without soaking up all your product. This set of two even comes with a cleansing bar.
A Bottle That's Designed To Help You Drink More Water
This Set of Spa Headbands To Keep Your Hair Back During Your Self Care Routine
Now you can easily keep your hair off your face and dry when you're washing your face or while working out. This
pack of four terry towel headbands are one size fits all and adjustable thanks to the velcro-strip closure. While super absorbent, these headbands are also breathable, which is why they work well as part of both your skin and exercise routine.
This Best-Selling Styling Brush That People Are "Obsessed With"
With well over 13,000 reviews and a number-one best-seller status, you can tell at a glance that the
Revlon One-Step dryer is special — but how? This two-in-one tool combines a blow dryer with a brush so, as you pull the bristles through your hair, hot air dries and styles strands from inside the barrel. Get it in your choice of four colors.
A Balance Disc To Encourage Better Posture
Simply by adding the
URBNFit disc to your office chair, driver's seat, or favorite recliner, you engage your core and improve your posture. That's because, due to the inflatable textured design, it encourages balance and a straight back — and it's so portable and convenient, reviewers have even incorporated it into their fitness routines.
This Massager For Cleaner Hair & An Invigorated Scalp
Thanks to its flexible silicone bristles, the
Rolencos massager stimulates circulation in the scalp and deep cleans between strands to remove product build-up. It's also waterproof and fits comfortably in the palm of your hand, so it's no wonder reviewers call it a "life-changing product."
A Micro-Needle Roller To Boost Collagen Production
this tool rolls over the skin, its thousands of tiny needles make microscopic punctures, which then prompt a rush of healing collagen. The result, according to reviews? "The next day after micro needling, my skin is BRIGHT and so so smooth and even."
This Shower Head Duo That Turns Your Shower Into A Daily Luxury
shower head set includes both a rainfall head and a handheld head all in one. With seven settings including power rain, pulsating massage, mist, hydro-mist, eco rain, and water-saving pause, you can customize your shower to your exact needs and preferences. The handheld shower head has a 5-foot stainless steel hose for cleaning versatility. Plus, you don't even need any tools to install this shower head, and reviewers confirm how easy it is to install.
This All-In-One Gel Manicure Set So You Can Skip The Salon
This back stretcher can help your back feel so much better. Made of EVA foam that's soft to the touch yet won't buckle under your weight as you stretch, this could be the tool you've been looking for. The Solidback brand even claims to help improve your posture. One reviewer raved, "OBSESSED! It's like yoga stretching without the yoga. I work in an office and sit for most of the day so I have chronic back pain in various spots. Opened this puppy and immediately felt the benefits after using it for only a few minutes. I like to do my upper back as well and it also feels great."
This Hair Mask To Encourage Long, Strong Hair
Treat yourself to a deep-healing salon day — right in your own bathroom.
Marc Anthony Grow Long hair mask has ingredients like argan oil, caffeine, keratin, and ginseng, which both help to strengthen strands and encourage the growth of new ones. "Has changed my damaged hair to healthy!" one reviewer raved. "So worth it and I love that you only have to keep it on for 5 mins!"
A Workbook To Help You Cultivate Self-Love
The Self-Love Workbook an "incredible self-discovery book" and "definitely a great tool to help look into your self." It contains interactive activities, reflective writing prompts, and easy-to-apply advice, all of which aim to boost your self-esteem and "accept who you are wholeheartedly."
This Handheld Hair Remover That Causes Zero Pain
Unlike shaving or waxing, this
facial hair remover doesn't hurt at all. Instead, it uses a hypoallergenic protection net that glides over the skin, so the stainless steel blade can get an exceptionally close trim. It's also battery-operated, waterproof, and has a built-in LED light.
A Bee Propolis Throat Spray That Boosts Your Immunity
I swear by this stuff — and so do hundreds of other reviewers: "
This spray is incredible! I've been taking it daily for a few months now. I haven't gotten sick and my severe allergies to cedar have subsided." How? The formula uses real bee propolis extract to tackle bacteria before it enters the body, coat the throat, and boost your immune system, all while tasting like candy.
These Comfortable Compression Pants That Encourage Circulation
compression pants from Active Research are made with a special material blend. Yes, it's breathable and resistant to odors and bacteria, but it also compresses the muscles to aid in recovery and optimal blood flow, whether you're working out or sitting on a plane. As an added bonus, reviewers say they're well-made, "look so good on," and are "extremely comfortable."
This Lavender Candle That Transforms Into A Moisturizing Body Oil
this candle emits a soothing scent from real lavender essential oil — but the self-care qualities don't end there. The wax is made from avocado oil and shea butter, so when it's in liquid form, you can use it as a moisturizing body oil or a luxurious massage oil.
This Rose Quartz Facial Massager That Vibrates
This Roll-On Formula To Ease Razor Bumps, Ingrown Hairs, And Pain
Regardless of your preferred hair-removal method,
Divine Derriere Razor Bump Stopper aims to soothe inflammation, prevent ingrown hairs, and brighten discoloration. It also cools the skin to minimize pain after shaving or waxing, and it comes in a convenient roller that evenly coats any area.
A Thickening Shampoo That Aims To Build Volume
Those with fine or thinning hair have great things to say about
Avalon Organics thickening shampoo, which nourishes strands and builds volume using ingredients like biotin, vitamins, plant proteins, and essential oils. That said, it skips all the nasty ingredients like sulfates and synthetic fragrances.
This Weighted Blanket For The "Best Sleep" In Years
"Best sleep I have had in years," one reviewer raved, and judging by the 4.4-star rating, others tend to agree. The
Syrinx weighted blanket aims to ease your mind and soothe your body by simulating the weighted feeling of a hug. But don't worry — the evenly distributed glass beads and the breathable fabric still allow for ventilation. Get it in seven colors and various weights and sizes.
A Quality Dry Brush — With Or Without The Handle
For hard-to-reach areas, this
premium body brush has a 17-inch wooden handle — but when you need optimal control, the handle slides off and the strap fits comfortably around your fingers. Either way, the natural boar bristles aim to exfoliate your skin, boost circulation, and improve lymphatic flow for a bright, glowing complexion.
These Lip Balms That Add Color While They Nourish
Drying color, or hydrating lack thereof? You never again have to make that choice.
Sky Organics tinted lip balms are made with nourishing ingredients like beeswax, coconut oil, and cocoa butter — but each is infused with a tint (plum, raisin, champagne, and shimmer) to keep your lips looking as great as they feel.
A 9-Piece Essential Oil Set For All Your Self-Care Needs
Put them in your diffuser, add them to your DIY beauty recipes, or use them for cleaning and purifying your space. With nine different essential oils (all of which are pure and GC/MS-tested), this
gorgeous set has reviewers raving, "Beautifully packaged and high-quality oils."
This Freezable Rolling Massager That "Feels Amazing"
"One of the most fantastic things I’ve ever purchased from Amazon," one reviewer wrote, while another said, "This feels amazing." The
Recoup Cryosphere massager consists of a freezable sphere in a convenient hand-held roller. It eases muscular tension and soothes sore spots, and you can even take the sphere out for use as a trigger release ball.
These Magnetic Lashes That Adhere To The Included Eyeliner
Forget messy glue and finicky magnets. This
brilliant falsie set comes with magnetized lashes that are drawn to the metallic eyeliner instead of a second pair. As a result, reviewers say it lasts all day and big, volumized lashes have never been so effortless: "This is the first time I have ever been able to successfully wear falsies! The application is so freaking easy!"
These Cloths That Fully Remove Makeup With Only Water
Those with sensitive skin spend so much time checking the labels of makeup removers and facial washes. Luckily, even the skeptics have called these
Rainbow Rovers cloths "the best magic trick" because they remove all makeup using just water. "I used one end of the cloth and it took off mascara, eyeliner, and eyeshadow with no residue left," one reviewer wrote — plus they're much more eco-friendly than disposable wipes.
A Growth Serum & An Eyeliner In One
Emphasize your lashes while simultaneously growing them.
Lavish Liner's formula is jet-black, hypoallergenic, water-resistant, and easy to apply thanks to the precise tip — but it's also infused with biotin and castor oil to nourish lashes and encourage new growth.
And This Microwavable Aromatherapy Sloth That's As Functional As It Is Cute
Warmies sloth plush looks adorable on anyone's bed, but it's so much more than a stuffed animal. This fully microwavable toy is filled with temperature-retaining natural grains and dried French lavender, so it's especially comforting for cramps, headaches, pain, stress, and insomnia. Bustle may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was created independently from Bustle's editorial and sales departments.