32 Products With Before-And-After Photos That Might Just Make You Believe In Magic

32 Products With Before-And-After Photos That Might Just Make You Believe In Magic

All that grime and gunk will ✨disappear✨ right before your eyes.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

1. A jewelry cleaning pen that’ll restore your bling and have it looking like it did when it was first purchased.

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This handy pen is filled with a cleansing and polishing solution with the ability to remove clouding dirt and oil from your stones. Simply twist the bottom of the pen to dispense the fluid and brush. Your jewels and heirlooms will look bright and shiny in no time!

Promising review: “Don’t get me wrong — my wedding ring was gorgeous before. It did sparkle and still made me smile every day. However…after using this Diamond Dazzle Stik…*oh my goodness*! After one use my ring is absolutely breathtaking! I knew my ring got dirty now and then, simply from sweating and being outside in the elements. However, I never realized just how much dinge and schmutz marred my diamond until I cleaned it. It literally took my breath away with its fiery, dazzling brilliance!” —liltreeclimber

Get it from Amazon for $7.45.

2. A pack of acne patches made with hydrocolloid dressing, tea tree oil, calendula oil, and cica to suck the gunk right out of your zits and help them fade away overnight.

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Promising review: “Last night, I put these on a few acne problems (a small cyst, a whitehead, and a pimple). I just woke up and am writing this review in disbelief. THEY’RE FLAT! Gone! All of them! I could cry I’m so happy. The packaging is ideal because you can easily peel the stickers off without stretching them out or folding them back onto themselves. Do yourself and your complexion a huge favor! Have these on hand for a stubborn zit when you really need help. Make sure you apply them to completely clean and dry skin.” —Caitlyn

Each pack comes with 40 round patches. Get one from Amazon for $8.49.

3. A hair finishing stick to take care of those annoying flyaways and baby hairs that just aren’t cooperating. It’s made of natural plant ingredients that have an immediate effect on your ‘do.

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Promising review: “I have super fine hair with lots of breakage. No matter how I put my hair up I have bad flyaways. This stuff is great! So easy and it stays better and looks smoother than stiff hair spray.” —Jill Stilfield

Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

4. Or an edge control gel that’ll help lay edges and baby hairs for a sleek look without the flaking and residue.

5. A cult-favorite vitamin C serum made with a plant-based formula and antioxidants to help brighten and firm skin and leave you feeling like you just got a professional facial. It’s said to help clear up everything from sunburns to cystic acne scars.

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Promising review: “This product saved my skin. I seldom write reviews but just had to review this product. I’ve been struggling with acne for YEARS. I have very acne-prone skin. I get a new pimple almost every day and it seemed like there was never a time I didn’t have a pimple on my face. Acne leaves super dark blemishes/scars on my face. I’ve tried all different types of moisturizers and cleansers. Nothing worked. However I bought this serum on a whim. Omgggg. Guys. Literally my face stopped flaring within three days. I was PIMPLE FREE FOR MORE THAN 48 hours (a new record). Blemishes have faded DRASTICALLY and I have no active breakouts. This hasn’t happened in years. I truly and honestly think it is due to this product. If you are hesitant, don’t be BUY IT!” —Brandon

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

Read our vitamin C face serum deep dive for more info.

6. Glossier’s Solution exfoliating skin perfector that gently removes dead skin through chemical exfoliation, giving you a fresh complexion.

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Promising review: “This was a first time try for me. I LOVED IT. I am 30 now and i started getting hormonal acne. I tried everything, creams, different face washes, treatments, etc. This has helped so much. First time use, I noticed a difference. The red bumpy hormonal acne was starting to calm down. I kept using it and it kept making my skin smoother and finally the other treatments were able to work. I really recommend this product for skin renewal and acne. Glossier products are fairly priced and the shipping came on time. HOLY grail product found!” —Helena K.

Get it from Glossier for $24.

Read more about why several BuzzFeeders like it in our Glossier Solution review!

7. A sneaker cleaner that’ll take even your most rough looking pair of shoes and help them become presentable again. It even comes with a brush for scrubbing the dirt away.

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The cleaner is super concentrated, so a little goes a long way!

Promising review: “I have had my Nike Roshe runs for about a year now, and I don’t go easy on them. I play sports and run in the dirt with them all the time, but I also like to wear them for fashion purposes. Pink Miracle helped restore my daily shoes to look like I just bought them — now I can wear them for even longer. Very pleased with Pink Miracle, I will buy it again when I run out of my bottle.” —Romario

Get it from Amazon for $18.97 (available in two sizes).

8. A set of drill brushes so you can remove any of that hard-to-clean grossness that’s caked up on your stove, grill, shower, or floor.

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Make sure to use them only on surfaces you’re pretty sure they won’t scratch! And you can alway test in a discreet area first to check.

Promising review: “I bought this on a whim because my walk-in shower is just a pain to clean. I’m 51 and I guess I’ve just been old school with how I clean, so hand scrubbing it was for years. The FIRST time I used this to clean my shower it took five minutes AND it scrubbed my shower more clean than it has been in years. In the corners, the floor, the glass door…everything came out squeaky clean. I’m NEVER cleaning my shower by hand again.” —Terry

Get the set of three brushes from Amazon for $12.70 (available in six colors).

9. A pair of small deep clean scrub brushes to get all of the cracks and crevices in your place squeaky clean.

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Promising review: “I HIGHLY recommend these brushes for grout. If you are on the fence of ‘Ehhh do I NEED a grout brush? I could just scrub the floor…’ Stop. Get these brushes. They are stiff and cut down the elbow grease time incredibly. Plus you can use them on anything. Pros: Sturdy, easy to clean, solid brushes. Con: Hands may ‘hurt’ a bit after use due to elbow grease.” —Jennifer

Get the two from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two colors).

10. An effective anti-dandruff shampoo you’ll love if you constantly stress over dandruff, itchiness, and flaking.

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Promising review: “This stuff is absolutely amazing. I was one step away from going to the dermatologist. I had severe dandruff that was so bad I could shake my head and it would come off. With just a few uses per week, I got rid of all of my flakes. My scalp also stopped burning from dryness. My hair has never been healthier.” —Moo Moo

Get it from Amazon for $8.

11. A chain mail scrubber so you can get the food cleaned off your cast iron, without stripping away the seasoning.

Non Toxic Home Shop / Etsy

Non Toxic Home Shop is a woman-owned Etsy shop based in Oviedo, Florida.

Promising review: “I am happy I bought this! Saves me a lot of time cleaning my cast irons! Perfect investment.” —Nicholas

Get it from Non Toxic Home Shop on Etsy for $27.

12. A bottle of Goo Gone adhesive remover, because once you finally get that sticky stuff off your window, you’ll actually be able to see out of it.

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Promising review: “This stuff is amazing. So far, I have used it to remove heavy adhesive from a tile floor where we had previously had a cover for a wire running across the area. I applied Goo Gone, scraped the majority of the adhesive and fibers off, then wiped off the remaining residue with a paper towel. I also used it to clean grease off of wood veneer cabinets using a paper towel, and it was so effortless! We have a microwave above the stove, and I also used Goo Gone to clean grease from the exhaust vents, which was so much easier than ever before.” —Cass

Get an 8-ounce bottle from Amazon for $7.48.

13. An all-natural oven scrub so you can get rid of the gross crispies and baked-on spills that may or may not have been accumulating since you moved in.

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Promising review: “Finally tackled the rings on our stove top with this scrub and a reusable paper towel (as I was worried about using a scourer on an easily scratched surface) and the rings came right off! These are those ‘oh, crap, the pot boiled over’ rings that I ignored that lead to my stove top looking a bit crusty. The oven scrub ate them right off and left my oven and stove top looking great.” —Jessie Bono

Cleaning Studio is a small Etsy shop based in Fairfield, Connecticut, that specializes in cleaning products.

Get it from CleaningStudio on Etsy for $17.99+ (available in plastic or glass jar).

14. A pumice cleaning stone you will want to keep your bathroom sparkling. ✨ No one enjoys sitting on a yucky toilet.

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Promising review: “I have a 19-year-old master bathroom toilet that had accumulated some nasty stains over time which regular toilet brushes and cleaning products just would not remove. Decided to try this pumice stone, figuring that the worst that could happen would be that it scratched the porcelain and I’d have to replace the toilet. Which was what I would have had to have done anyway, if I couldn’t get the disgusting stains out. Pumice stone worked like a charm! Given the nature and severity of the stains, it required some elbow grease, but 10 minutes later I have a new-looking bowl, and I see no signs of scratching. Am very happy with this purchase… well worth the very low price!” —Happy Retiree

Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

15. A pack of stainless steel wipes to have your kitchen appliances shining bright like a diamond.

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Promising review: “I purchased these wipes to clean my stainless steel refrigerator. I wanted something that would remove water stains and restore the shine, and these wipes delivered! After a few minutes of vigorously wiping back and forth along the grain my refrigerator was looking brand-new. I was impressed with the results and noticed that the canister said the wipes could be used on sinks, so I tried one in my stainless steel sink to see what would happen. As you can see from the pictures, after just a few minutes of cleaning my sink was sparkling and incredible! I began cleaning all of the stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, and just a few wipes and 20 minutes later my kitchen was looking better than ever.” —Connor

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $14.58.

16. A hair repair serum for transforming dry, damaged hair into soft and shiny locks. The mix of aloe and argan oils should help de-frizz your mane and improve split ends.

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Promising review: “I found this product through a BuzzFeed article for those with frizzy hair and THIS PRODUCT DID NOT DISAPPOINT PEOPLE! I put this serum through the ringer; I got this to stand up to Bay Area fog AND the nasty, humid heat wave we got a couple weeks ago. No frizz, no extra curls. Nothing! On top of that, it made my hair super glossy. I’m very impressed. Heads up though, a little goes a long way. One pump is enough to cover my hair and I have medium length hair. Also, it can make your hair look oily if you use too much. I do have oily hair so working on my ends first then working to my roots works for me.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

17. A rust stain remover to get rid of the unappealing rust that’s holding your bathroom back from being #goals.

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Promising review: “I used it on our tubs, toilets, sinks, and shower. It took one bottle of this stuff to achieve the same result as three bottles of other brands. I will buy this again hands-down. I just sprayed, walk away for a few minutes, and wiped and rinsed.” —Carrie D.

Get it from Amazon for $4.98.

18. A purple shampoo that’ll tone down the yellow hues in blonde hair so you can get the color you want without extra (expensive) trips to the salon.

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Promising review: “This stuff is a godsend! I used to have red hair and decided to get a blonde balayage. It took two visits to get my hair lightened to where it looked blonde and not gold, but it still had lots of gold in it. Now my hair is finally blonde and not gold! I’m so happy! Plus this stuff smells amazing and makes my hair so soft and shiny and voluminous with lots of body!” —KatEd

Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in three sizes).

And check out our full write-up on this Fanola No Yellow Shampoo to learn more.

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Promising review: “I live in an apartment so the carpet quality is not the greatest. I had a stain that occurred from a garbage can liner leaking a long line of… I don’t know what… across a four-foot piece of carpeting. No home remedies worked. Bought a steam cleaner I had been wanting and this product. I am totally amazed at how well it worked! The stain is gone. I need to add that I had tried EVERYTHING with a lot of elbow grease and nothing else worked. Whatever it was in my carpet this product was removed completely after two applications in two days!” —Cat D.

Get it from Amazon for $16.97.

20. A beeswax conditioner for your cutting board so you can make it look as good as new, instead of feeling like you need to replace it. The shop also sells an all-natural furniture polish with similar ingredients.

The Happy Hive / Etsy

The Happy Hive is a small business based in Williston, Vermont.

Promising review: “This conditioner is easy to apply and has no fragrance. I’ve used it on cutting boards and spoons and they look great. A little goes a long way!” —M.C.

Get it from The Happy Hive on Etsy for $12.

21. A ceramic cooktop cleaner that’ll keep your cooking area looking HGTV-approved. It’s safe on all smooth tops, including radiant and halogen.

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Promising review: “I honestly did not think this product would work! I tried nearly everything, including the sample that came with my black glass stove. I squirted the product onto the stove top and used a damp scrub pad. Most of the built-up brown stains and white streaks came off with minimal scrubbing effort. What impressed me was that the white streaks were 95% gone as well! Nothing took these off before. I highly recommend this product! The only thing I will use from now on!” —Natalie

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $15.99.

22. A car cleaning spray so you no longer have to dread having people in your car. This multi-purpose cleaner can work on upholstery, fabric, canvas, leather, plastic, rubber, and more!

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Promising review: “I have used every product that you can find on the shelves of your local store. When I sprayed the cleaner on the light beige interior of a 25+ year-old car, the interior turned to its original color. After years of detailing, I had assumed at this point, the color was set and that’s it, not with this stuff. While cleaning it I literally said out loud, ‘No way, no way,’ because I was in disbelief at how amazing it worked, and the results are in the compliments I receive from friends.” —Andrea Garcia

Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

23. A bottle of sulfate-free Biotin shampoo infused with tea tree, jojoba, and argan oils to help with hair loss and prevent dandruff.

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Promising review: “I love this shampoo! I had gastric sleeve surgery and my hair was very, very thin. I started taking biotin and switched to biotin shampoo as recommended by my doctor. It doesn’t make your hair grow by washing it but it makes your hair and roots stronger. And it worked. After using the whole bottle, my hair was stronger. I had a lot of new growth that was sticking around (the previous new growth fell out early on) and my hair was getting thicker. Eight months later, my hair is back to normal. It’s longer and thicker than ever. I still use it twice a week and love it! I’m not crazy about the way it smells but others love it when they smell my hair.” —Diane J. Huff

Get it from Amazon for $9.85.

24. A vitamin C facial cleanser made with organic and natural ingredients that can result in reducing the appearance of wrinkles and clearing up breakouts.

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Promising review: “I love this facial cleanser! It’s gentle enough to use daily but still safely removes any buildup/oil. I have combination oily/dry skin and this product works great for me. It smells great and feels soft and supple against my skin.” —Sara Woldai

Get it from Amazon for $19.97 (or subscribe & save for $18.97).

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Promising review: “My hair used to be really soft, and then I discovered hot tools and hair dye. While my hair looks good I really missed the soft texture. This works so well. There are no instructions on the box but I washed my hair with my usual shampoo, towel dried it, worked about two quarter-sized dollops through my hair, let it sit for 20 minutes and then rinsed out. I went to bed with wet hair which usually results in my hair being kind of tangled and rough looking but I woke up and my hair was as soft and silky as it was before I started coloring it. I’m totally in love with this product, I have long fine hair but this doesn’t leave it greasy or weigh it down. I’ll definitely buy again.” —Ellie

Get it from Amazon for $12.85.

Read our review of Elizavecca’s CER-100 Collagen Coating Hair Protein Treatment to learn more about why one BuzzFeeder calls it, “the miracle product I’ve been searching for.”

26. A tongue scraper guaranteed to remove grossness from your tongue that you didn’t even realize was there.

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Promising review: “It’s hard to review this product without grossing people out but I think the truth needs to get out. There is some nasty stuff on your tongue that a toothbrush cannot remove, especially in the back. This thing allows you to remove it easily without gagging yourself by trying to shove a toothbrush down your throat. I was definitely surprised the first time I used it how much material I removed, and yes that stuff smells bad. After that first time I couldn’t get anywhere near as much off of my tongue which tells me that the material had been there a while. My breath is noticeably better now. This is a very simple tool and it cleans up well since it’s just a piece of stainless steel and rubber handles.” —Amazon Customer

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $9.25.

27. A lightweight multi-purpose oil infused with pure coffee seed and castor oil that’ll moisturize the hair and scalp, while also giving it a glossy, smooth look and promoting hair growth.

Bomba Curls, Nordstrom

Bomba Curls was founded by Lulu Cordero and inspired by her Afro-Dominicana roots. The products are meant to help curly-haired folks naturally boost growth and achieve maximum length retention.

Promising review: “Very lightweight and has a great smell to it as well. It did not weigh down my hair and it gave my hair great shine through out the week.” —Nordstrom Customer

Get it from Nordstrom or Bomba Curls for $22.

28. A wheel cleaner that’ll get your wheels in tip top shape, even if you have months of mud, salt, and rust piled on them.

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Promising review: “It will take one look from your friends to say ‘Did you buy some new wheels?’ This stuff is absolutely amazing. For the full effect, dismount your wheel, spray the back. Go do something for 10 minutes. Wash with water, no scrubbing needed. Turn the rim face up, do it again. Do the rest of your rims, and don’t forget the tire protectant when you reinstall them. This stuff will handle salt, road tar, off-road dirt and mud — you get it dirty, it comes clean. Where was this stuff when I was racing off-road?” —johnfcon

Get it from Amazon for $16.79 (available in two colors).

29. A makeup brush shampoo, because let’s ~face~ it, your brushes are probably in need of a really good cleanin’…I know mine are!

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Promising review: “This cleanser is great! It fully removes all makeup from the brushes without leaving them feeling beat up (I’m not the most gentle when it comes to cleaning brushes). I use a thick foundation that soaks heavily into the bristles, but this removed it all. At first I thought it was a bit thin, but after using it, a little bit goes a long way. It has a nice lather, but very nicely and easily rinses out.” —Kryssy

Get it from Amazon for $4.79.

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Promising reviews: “If you are ever thinking you might need this, TRUST ME you do! This is only the second review I’ve ever written, but felt like I needed to because this product is so amazing. My 2-year-old threw up chocolate milk on our cream carpet. It was a complete disaster. I tried everything and nothing even made a dent in it, until this. It’s also scentless, which was great because I got the stain up right before my little girl’s bedtime. TOP NOTCH!” —Jillian Briggs

Get it from Amazon for $12.18.

Read BuzzFeed’s full write-up on this stain remover!

31. A squalane and lactic acid resurfacing night serum helpful for exfoliating your skin and working to give it a smoother, brighter, and more even-toned appearance. Just massage two-three pumps into your skin at night and you’ll wake up *glowing*.

Biossance

Promising review: “My skin is much more evenly balanced And clear since using this serum. I just started my second bottle! It’s not too strong and has worked well for me to use every night in my evening routine. Barely need any foundation now!” —Alison B.

Get it from Biossance for $62.

32. And an electric pressure washer that can power clean so many different things, you might not even recognize your own house after you use it a few times.

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You can use this pressure washer on outdoor cushions, wood decks, house siding, and so many other places. You can even fill it with detergent to wash your car!

Promising review: “I love this washer. It competes with my 2200 PSI gas-powered pressure washer, which in fact I sold to keep this. But doesn’t have the noisy gas engine or the heavy weight. Easy to move around lightweight and has great power. Very quiet. I love all the attachments and the different stream types. The soap dispenser works well. I’m cleaning everything, my deck, my house, the garage doors, the concrete slab. It takes off all the dirt and mold from the old concrete stairs and sidewalk.” —Tim S.

Get it from Amazon for $150.56+ (available in four colors).

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