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1. CeraVe SA body wash for diminishing razor bumps and scaly skin with its salicylic acid formula that exfoliates gently (unlike harsh, rough scrubs). If you tend to shave often in the summer or are prone to getting those small bumps on your arms (called keratosis pilaris), then this wash is for you.

reviewer holding bottle of body wash near bath tub

reviewer before and after image of how keratosis pilaris diminished after using wash

Promising reviews: “I’ve been loving this product. It’s great for the summer when I sweat more than usual. It really takes care of the breakouts I seem to get from my workout bra on my back and chest. It’s also been great using on the back of my legs where I tend to get bumps from sitting down at my desk all day.” —Cheyenne Rousseau

“Bought this for my 10-year-old daughter who has keratosis pilaris on her arms. This before and after photo is after two washes! Her upper arms are perfectly smooth now and she is very happy with the results.” —MRenee82

Get it from Amazon for $13.99

2. Or these exfoliating mitts that buff away dead skin to reveal fresh, new skin that’ll feel oh so smooth. This mitt will help you satisfyingly remove any and all flakes. It’s also great if you apply self tanner and need to prep the skin for a new application! 

reviewer's leg next to the black mitt, both of which are covered in dead skin that was rubbed off by the mitt

reviewer's hand in the black mitt, which is covered in dead skin

Promising review: “I use lotion or oil every day, sometimes both. It helps my mild dermatitis. But I also need help getting extra exfoliation. Especially after I sweat. These pads are amazing and you literally see the dead skin rolling off. Hot water isn’t great for sensitive skin but you need to steam your body before using this. Whether it’s in a bath or you take time in the shower to do so. Circular motions and light pressure work best for me. I finally feel clean and my strawberry legs stay clear. I will always buy these if they continue to make them. It’s a staple for the summer months.” —Bray

Get it from Amazon for $7.99 (also available as a pair). 

3. A foot file because it’ll help keep your feet callus-free and feelin’ fresh if you plan on wearing sandals straight into fall.

Before image of a cracked foot with an after image of the skin smooth

Promising review: “I’m not one to talk about my feet. I’ve had circulation problems for years that are just now resolving and that has lead to deep calluses on the heel of both feet. I bought this on a whim as I have tried other products in the past with no luck. Twenty minutes later I’m touching baby-smooth skin where there used to be deep cracks and rough broken skin. This thing is a miracle-worker and if I could rate it 10 stars I would.” —Gully176

Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

4. A set of bra strap clips since you probs know the struggle of wearing your bra with a summery racerback tank… These make it easy to wear your fave bra and ensure that the straps stay hidden. They’ll also guarantee your straps won’t fall down your shoulders.

reviewer wearing razor bra strap clips on bra

person before and after using razor bra strap clips on bra under a tank top

Promising review: “This is the handiest old-fashioned/forgotten remedy for a falling strap! Plus, it reduced aggravation to my shoulder caused by having to often reach and replace my strap, creating repetitive motion pain to my shoulder! Clip on one strap, put on your bra, then reach back to attach your bra strap holder high across your shoulders. Tricky at first but it becomes easier. I will rebuy to keep a supply as they lose elasticity.” —BB

Get a set of three from Amazon for $6.97+ (available in five color sets).

5. A moisturizing hair treatment if the heat and sun have been taking a toll on your tresses. Give your mane the moisture it needs to keep it smooth, healthy, and hydrated.

to the left, an image of brown hair with the text

Reviewer with natural hair that looks voluminous, healthy, and shiny

Promising review: “It really works! My hair is brittle and dry, breaking frequently. I also live in an extremely humid area (South Florida). I never could get that shiny healthy polished hair look in the summer. Until now. I didn’t even need conditioner and it’s so sleek and silky looking and feeling. No longer dry and easily tangled. So smooth, moisturized without being weighed down. It did feel a bit warm when applying. I took care to avoid getting it on my scalp and just on the hair about an inch away from the root to the bottom. I have a shoulder-length bob.” —Bonnie

Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

6. A LilyAna Naturals eye cream to improve the look of fine lines and dark under-eye circles with its advanced botanical formula. This is perfect to keep handy if you’ve been having a lot of late nights this summer and could benefit from looking like you haven’t skimped out on sleep. It’ll help rid your eyes of puffiness and discoloration.

left image is reviewer after using eye cream / right image is before using eye cream with dark circles

LilyAna Naturals is a small business that specializes in clean, vegan, and cruelty-free beauty products.

Promising review: “I have been using this daily for about eight months now. It reduced the puffiness and dark circles under my eyes. It has brightened up my eye area. I am very surprised as I have paid much more for eye creams that have done so much less. I recently had pre-cancerous cells removed at the bridge of my nose. After healing, I was left with a dark scar. The dermatologist told me that it would heal over time. Since I began to apply this eye cream, the mark has almost disappeared entirely. I shop constantly from Amazon. This is the first time that I have taken the time to write a review. That’s how impressed I am with this product. If you decide to purchase this, you won’t be sorry.” —Lynda M.

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available three sizes and in a pack of two).

7. A cold brew maker because hot coffee and hot weather simply do not mix. I don’t make the rules, I just enforce them (with chilled caffeine suggestions).

Diagram showing the three-step process of using the cold brew maker

Amazon

Promising review: “If you LOVE iced coffee (I drink it year round regardless of the weather) then you NEED this cold brewer. I work for Starbucks and I love our cold brew. I was skeptical to make it at home but I love it more than theirs. It’s especially nice since Starbucks only brews one kind of beans for cold brew, but at home you can brew your favorite kind. Absolutely love this and it’s worth more than it costs. A must-buy for yourself or a wonderful gift for the coffee lover in your life!” —j.blaine

Get it from Amazon for $27.99+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

8. A creamy paw butter so you can keep your furry friend’s paws protected from those sun-drenched sidewalks and concrete that can rough up their paw pads. 

Reviewer before and after showing the butter moisturized their dog's dry paw

Promising review: “This smells so good, I wish it was a human product! If you like the smell of baked goods, you’ll probably enjoy this scent, too. It’s like a sweet brown sugar cinnamon kind of thing and I have to remind myself it’s not edible. If it was a candle scent available for purchase, I’d stock up because I want my house to smell like it! I got this for my rescue pup who had very dry paws. I didn’t notice a huge difference the first time I used it, but the second time was right after a bath and I noticed a really big change in the appearance and feel of her paws. I also like that it doesn’t leave the coat around her paws greasy. I’ll definitely keep using and buying more of this as we live in Arizona and worry about super dry paws our hot summer days. The quality of this product makes me want to check out the others from Pet Head!” —Elizabeth

Get it from Amazon for $7.16.

9. A pack of Affresh washing machine cleaning tablets for keeping the machine that washes your clothes squeaky clean. Hotter temps = sweatier clothes and more loads of laundry. Keep your washing machine in pristine (and good smelling) condition.

reviewer image of inside of washing machine after it was cleaned with affresh tablets

affresh packaging

Promising review: I saw this on TikTok and had to give it a try. It’s very easy just throw it in there and throw on the self cleaning mode for my washer. My washer was musty beforehand and came out with no smell at all. It freshened up the drum. Since I used it, my clothes have smelled stronger of my detergent. I also purchased the dishwasher tabs as well and they work very well too. Definitely worth giving it a try.” —Adamsp17

Get a pack of six from Amazon for $8.98

10. A stainless-steel insert you can pop on your charcoal grill to take pizza night to an all new level. Sick of hotdogs and hamburgers? Try making a tasty pizza instead — we guarantee the whole fam will loveeee it. 

reviewer image of pizza being cooked on grill with pizza kit

reviewer image of kettle pizza kit on grill

Kettle Pizza is a small business started by friends Al Contarino and George Peters. 

Promising review: “I really researched and shopped around before I purchased this from Amazon. I cooked my first pizza on it and it came out like a pro!! We will be using this especially during the summer as it pretty much stay in the triple digits here (the Mojave Desert). I cannot believe it took less than 10 minutes to bake an entire pizza. I recommend that you go to the KettlePizza website to get pointers from some of the celebrity chefs that they have videos of. These pointers really did help me to cook a perfect pizza!” —Kim Suzanne

Get it from Amazon for $129.

11. A pack of underarm shields to protect your favorite tops from absorbing underarm sweat and causing stains. They also help diminish odors so you can worry less about feeling ~stinky~. If you ask me, these are genius.

Model wearing the pads, which look like large panty liners

Amazon

Promising review: “I love these. I have a few cute summer dresses with sleeves — eeek! The first time I tried the shields it was 104 degrees at an outdoor event, and I was sweating bullets! The shields worked BEAUTIFULLY. Not a sweat stain in sight.” —Cosmic Girl

Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $14.99.

12. A benzoyl peroxide body wash for your face and body (including your undercarriage area) because swamp booty is all too real in higher temps. If you’re dealing with buttne and irritation like chafing or clogged pores, then give this wash a whirl. It has benzoyl peroxide, which helps target acne-causing bacteria that can occur on the skin due to sweat. It’s safe to use on your face, too! 

reviewer image before and after using wash on bacne

bottle of dr. song face and body wash

Promising review: “The awful topic no one wants to talk about: acne on your behind…. Well, I’ve suffered from this my whole life and only now at 25 did I finally decide to look into doing something outside of my norm. Dr. Song’s Benzoyl Peroxide Wash has finally given me the comfort I’ve been hoping for! It’s magic — within two days of using it, my (especially red and irritated from the summer time), buttne began to disappear. Now, a week into using it and all dark spots left from years of improper exfoliation causing irritation and scarring. I am beyond pleased and will continue to order, and reorder Dr Song’s! Highly highly recommend!” —Summer Malloy

Get it from Amazon for $21.98+ (available in two strengths).

13. A mold and mildew remover if the hot summer weather makes the mildew buildup in your shower out of control (it also doesn’t help if you don’t have windows or vents to help with steam). Pop this gel on, let it sit, and then rinse off for a cleaner and mold-free shower. 

Progression photo showing dark mold and mildew on shower tile grout disappearing overnight

Promising review: “You guys. I’m embarrassed to even show you this. The grout around our tub was DISGUSTING. It was never caulked right and it got gross very quickly. I would scrub. The cleaning lady would scrub. It would get worse. Well, I came across this in a BuzzFeed list, and this stuff made me curious. I don’t know why it doesn’t have 10,000 good reviews. Seriously. All I did was squeeze it on and walk away. I let it sit overnight. Check this out. Buy it. Like today.” —KarynB

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

14. A talc-free sweat-absorbing powder for placing virtually anywhere that you tend to get sweaty. It has calamine as an ingredient to prevent irritation — aka, put this in your undies and thank me later.

image of product sitting in pantry closet

Amazon

Promising review: “I can never review this highly enough. I’ve gotten at least five people hooked on it this year. This makes a HUGE difference with chub rub. It doesn’t get rid of sweat between your thighs but it completely reduces friction. Great under your totties in the summer and basically anywhere that skin rubs. Get it.” —Elizabeth

Get it from Amazon for $5.99.

15. A clinical-strength antiperspirant in case you’ve tried it all and nothing seems to keep your pits from profusely sweating. This roll-on deodorant has aluminum chloride that blocks sweat and will help keep you dry for up to 72 hours. 

The roll-on tube

Reviewer wearing the antiperspirant showing it didn't leave behind sweat stains on their shirt

Promising review: “Just got inside from 80-degree weather. I CANNOT believe I have no sweat marks. To be dramatic, this is life-changing. To be modest, this is life changing. Haha. I was always so embarrassed going anywhere! No matter the weather I was always dripping sweat from under my arms. I was always so self-conscious, leaving parties early, known as the sweater! No more! I’m seriously so excited about this.” —Liz

Get it from Amazon for $5.67.

16. An immunity-boosting allergy supplement if your pup gets hit with allergies when the heat is in full swing. These soft chews feature probiotics and additional nutrients that help with immune function, digestion, and also improving the silkiness of their coat. 

Promising review: “I have a German Shepherd, Roscoe, that has had skin allergies every summer and spring his whole life. He’ll chew himself bald unless we get him steroids from the vet. We’ve tried shampoos, sprays, creams, nothing really did the trick. I bought this stuff and his hair is growing back in and he can roll in the grass and not come back in and not chew himself raw. It definitely works for my dog where some of the other one I’ve picked up from big box stores and pet stores haven’t.” —M. Pfaff

Get them from Amazon for $28.97.

17. An acne patch that’ll literally *suck out* your blemishes and help them heal quicker while still being gentle on your skin. Pore-clogging sunscreen and sweating in the hotter months can be a recipe for breakouts so keeping these handy will make your life so much easier.

Promising review: “This really works. Even though it doesn’t completely prevent my cystic acne, it definitely does help reduce the swelling and make the cysts go away much faster. So easy to use and they stay on all night or all day; they don’t slip off like other brands. I’ve purchased so many times and I will continue to do so. Nothing else I’ve tried works as well at treating acne, especially cysts deep under the skin, as this does!” —Kelly Dixon

Get 40 round patches from Amazon for $8.49 (also available in XL square patches).

Check out our Avarelle acne patch deep dive to learn more.

18. A Nivea sunscreen so you can give your skin the UV protection it needs without clogging your pores and causing breakouts. 

The sunscreen on BuzzFeed editor's palm to show the texture

Gif of BuzzFeed editor rubbing in the sunscreen

Melanie Aman / BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed editor Melanie Aman notes why this is one of her fave sunscreens:

“As someone who grew up in the Sunshine State, I have a love-hate relationship with sunscreen. I have distinct memories of slathering goopy white sunscreen on my face before rowing practice in high school and hating how thick and greasy it felt on my face. TBH that’s been my experience with most sunscreens; they’re heavy, extremely oily (even the ones that claim to sink in quickly), and they always leave behind a white cast. Or they absorb quickly but dry out my skin, making any dry patches extremely noticeable.

This sunscreen has raised the bar, which honestly was like an inch off the ground because of how much I’ve been burned by sunscreens in the past, for what a sunscreen should feel like. It’s lightweight but not runny, and it sinks into my skin so quickly without leaving a white cast. (Reviewers with darker skin also echo me here!) I am prone to those annoying little forehead bumps but this hasn’t triggered any in the four-ish months that I’ve been using it. Plus, it hasn’t set off any cheek maskne, which I experienced with other thicker sunscreens. At ~$13 it is a steal and I will buy all of it on Amazon if you don’t snag a bottle for yourself.” 

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

19. Or a Bolden moisturizer with SPF 30 that dries clear on the skin with no chalky residue or white-cast. This product was formulated with melanin-rich skin tones in mind and also contains vitamin C to help brighten skin and reverse any sun damage.

gif of reviewer rubbing the moisturizer onto their face

reviewer's face looking bright and radiant after applying the moisturizer

Amazon

Bolden is a Black woman-owned small biz making skincare products that are never tested on animals. 

Promising reviews: “I love this moisturizer. Being a dark-skinned African American, I find that often times sunscreen leaves a residue. This is the first sunscreen I’ve ever used that doesn’t leave any weird discoloration, feels great on my skin, and it aids in reducing hyperpigmentation. I even have sensitive skin and haven’t had any breakouts while using Bolden’s sunscreen. A pump and a half is all I need for my face and neck. I highly recommend it and will be buying more for my family.” —Missy D

“I love this product. It’s lightweight and I feel secure when I’m in the sun, especially when I apply it on top of serum that increases sun sensitivity.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $27.99

20. A balcony bar because nothing says summer like refreshing bevys at sunset or your morning coffee at sunrise. This makes both possible with a nice place to keep your drinks.

The wooden balcony bar with plates, cups, and candles on it

Best Balcony Bars / Etsy

Best Balcony Bars is a Denver-based small business.

Promising review: “Beautiful, hand-crafted, custom-fit to my railing. Creator is great to deal with on a custom piece. Everyone compliments it. I eat or have drinks on it every day and prefer it to eating at my dining room table! The second tier is ideal serving dishes, glasses, bottles, and the main tier is ideal for main dishes, computers, and notebooks while optimizing my patio functionality and keeping me at my serene view throughout my day. Great custom piece!” —Travis Horn

Get it from Best Balcony Bars on Etsy for $175.95+ (available in two sizes and four colors).

21. A pack of aluminum-free deodorant wipes in case you happened to forget to put on your deodorant this morning and need to refresh your underarms. 

The wipes

Amazon

Promising review: “I have always suffered from bad odor on my underarms since I have very delicate skin, so I can’t use strongly scented deodorants. I’m always trying out cream deodorant or gels, but it either irritates my skin or it doesn’t stop my bad odor. THIS IS THE BEST INVENTION EVER. I LOVE IT! I can’t believe that something finally works! My armpits don’t smell bad. I can finally move my arms freely. The scent is wonderful; I love the smell and it’s not harsh on my skin. Even after a long day, my underarms are still smelling like coconut.” —Patricia

Get 30 wipes from Amazon for $8.99.

22. A Revlon hot air brush for a salon-worthy blowout that’ll stay put and have your hair looking silky even through summer humidity.

The brush has special vents that allow air to flow so hair dries faster. Plus, it’s quicker than using a dryer and then a flat iron or curling iron, which equals less heat damage.

Promising review: “I have been looking for this product my whole life. I have baby-fine hair and live in a humid climate, so my whole life I have battled extreme frizz. So many hair products and heating tools that have never managed to keep the frizz it bay, but this tool is truly revolutionary. All I use now is a little bit of heat protector before drying with the tool, and my hair is frizz free until I next wash it. This is the only heating tool I will ever need!” —ladydewinter

Get it from Amazon for $32.49+ (available in two styles). If you’ve tried this and it hasn’t suited your hair type, then give the paddle brush version a whirl. Reviewers with 3A–4C hair love it.

23. A volcanic stone face roller that’ll soak up excess skin oils like absolute magic. This lil’ roller is reusable and can be washed and used over and over again. Time to throw out those oil-blotting sheets.

Revlon oil-absorbing volcanic face roller

Reviewer using Revlon oil-absorbing volcanic face roller

Promising review: “I am so extremely oily. Have been dealing with my oily skin since I was in high school and still dealing with my oily skin in my mid-thirties. The roller worked better than I could have expected and exceeded my expectations. This is life-changing for me!” —Wow

Get it from Amazon for $11.62.

24. A portable bug bite suction tool for when you get stung by a bee or bit by a mosquito. You can reduce the itchiness and swelling almost immediately. Some reviewers say this quite literally sucks the bite out of the skin. 

Reviewer progression photo showing the tool reduced swelling after a mosquito bite until it was practically unnoticeable

You can also use it to treat bites from bees, wasps, biting flies, no-see-ums, chiggers, and sea lice.

Bug Bite Thing is a small business that is kid-friendly, has no chemicals, and was featured on Shark Tank

Promising review: “I am a magnet for bites of all kinds and carry topical and medicines with me at all times — so I figured this would be a good product to see if it really works. I woke up with a bug bite on my arm so I used this little tool (three times per the instructions) — immediately after using, it stopped itching! And less than 24 hours later the bump/bite gone! There is a very faint red mark from using the thing, but a small price to pay IMO. Bottom line: it’s awesome. I’m carrying it with me everywhere!” —Rebecca

Get it from Amazon for $9.85.

25. A pack of bottle-cleaning tablets to keep your must-have summer canteen free from mold. You’ll be content knowing that your bottle is nice and clean the next time you’re headed out and need to bring your iced bevvy with you. #DRINKYOURWATERANDHYDRATEFOLKS

before and after photo of a thermos that is stained dark brown looking shiny and silver again after the bottle tablets removed the stains

Promising review: “This stuff is AMAZING!!!!!! It is completely worth the price. You will be AMAZED at how fast it works and how efficiently too. I admit, I was a little skeptical, even with other users posting pictures. For me, it was a try it to believe it. I did and I totally do. It works so well that it has made one of my tea tumblers look better than when I bought it. I would highly recommend this product!” —T. V. Henson

Get a pack of 12 tablets from Amazon for $8.

26. A cooling blanket because you refuse to forgo cozying up in a blanket even if it’s incredibly hot in your home. This will ensure you feel comfy cozy yet COOL.

reviewer photo of the cool side and warm side of the blanket

person sleeping under neath cooling blanket

Promising review: “This blanket is a little bit of magic! It’s cool to the touch on one side so it feels really nice. I wanted a blanket for the summer because I can’t sleep without one but I get hot. This was perfect! Obviously it will eventually warm up but because the chilled feeling of the blanket is from the inherent nature of the fabric, it does a great job wicking the heat away. And if you get too warm, you can adjust the blanket and feel that cool feeling again. More importantly though I noticed I didn’t wake up feeling overheated from the blanket. Now this isn’t a miracle. It won’t save you in a house with no AC in the summer. But if you are a hot sleeper and your room is in that in-between zone of comfort of being a little too hot but the fan makes you a little too cold without a blanket, this will help!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $29.51+ (available in four sizes and eight colors).

27. A high-voltage bug zapper in case you want to spend as much time outdoors the rest of this summer but would like to do so bug-bite free.

the bug zapper hanging outside

close-up of the zapper to show all the dead mosquitos in it

Promising review: “I cannot say enough good things about these zappers. THE BEST! I live on a lake in a heavily wooded area and these zappers are the main line of defense. They kill everything BUG! I have three on the property and without them we could not leave our home after dusk. They make all the difference. If you want to enjoy your outdoor space and rid your property of nasty, stinging insects, you need this! No chemicals, no propane, no difficult cumbersome assembly…just plug, play, and enjoy the insect fireworks show. Buy it you will not be disappointed!” —Gman Loco

Get it from Amazon for $51.29.

28. And this mosquito repellent that basically creates an invisible shield for up to 15 feet so mosquitos can leave you the heck alone. 

The repellent

the blue mosquito-repelling tower on a table outside

Promising review: “Excellent product that does precisely what it says it does. We have a large patio area and use one of these on each side of the patio. We live in South Florida and even in the height of mosquito season, we can spend an evening on the patio with these and not get a single bite. These are excellent!” —Luke W.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in 17 colors and two styles).

29. A lightweight primer for keeping your summer makeup in place all day. This will make it last longer and won’t clog your pores because nothing is worse than heavy-feeling face makeup in the heat.

Asian reviewer showing off their poreless-looking makeup

Reviewer with dark skin with beautiful makeup over the primer

Touch in Sol is an POC-owned brand from South Korea whose mission is to put the fun back in makeup. 

Promising review:I wanted to give this product 10 stars but was only limited to five 🙁 This stuff is AMAZING!!!! I’m almost 30 and my face has become super oily — like I can fry chicken on it by the end of the day. So for months I’ve neglected wearing any kind of foundation or makeup in general. After reading reviews I figured I would give this a try. The glow it gives you is AWESOME!!! It makes my skin so soft. I’m probably going to wear just this and no foundation 50% of the time. After the Texas heat..and the sun..and amounts of sweat…my face was PERFECT……STILL! No oil…no smears…no pores… This is literally sent from heaven!!!! My ONLY dislike is the fact that you cant purchase this in five-gallon buckets!” —Jessica

Get it from Amazon for $16.

30. An instant stain remover spray to give your patio furniture a refresh after being out on your deck all summer. All you gotta do is spray and wipe and they’ll look good as new. 

Reviewer's mold-covered white patio chair before using the stain remover spray

Reviewer's same patio chair free from mold stains after using the instant mold and mildew stain remover spray

Promising review: “I left my plastic chair out all winter and it was BLACK! The photos show what it looked like before and what it looked like after spraying it with this and waiting maybe two minutes. Mind you I hadn’t even wiped it down or rinsed it off yet. I’m loving this stuff!!” —Loves 2 Shop

Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in five sizes).

31. A cruelty-free lengthening mascara that won’t smudge even on the hottest of days and will keep your lashes looking full and volumized. This is a makeup bag must-have.

before and after showing the mascara made their light lashes visible and lengthened

Reviewer showing off their fluffy, full-looking lashes

Promising review: “My sister suggested Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect and I IMMEDIATELY fell in love. It provides dramatic length and great volume. I can honestly say I can’t stop looking at my eyelashes in the mirror every single day because of how awesome they look. Also, it is very long wearing. I go from an eight-hour work day right to the gym and sweat…and this stuff doesn’t budge! I love it!!” —Carrie E Weikert

Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

32. A portable neck fan so no matter where you’re headed (particularly outdoors), you can ensure your body temp will stay cool as a cucumber.

reviewer wearing the neck fan

Promising review: The product is amazing! I work at a daycare and often when my kids are playing outside, I am boiling in the sun. I bought this with low expectations and it definitely surpassed them!! I would buy again for sure!” —summer

Get it from Amazon for $14.98+ (available in four colors).

33. lawn repair formula to help regrow grass if it took a beating from outdoor get-togethers or pets doing their business on it. 

A reviewer's patchy lawn before using the product / A reviewer's lush lawn after using the product

Promising review: “I am in a very hot dry climate and have had problems growing grass from seed. No one around here uses anything but sod. For patching bald areas, this works great. I water twice/day but it will work. It is not cheap, but if you have some large spots, it will grow when nothing else will. Would and did buy again.” —Avid

Get it from Amazon for $17+ (available in five sizes).

34. An effective grill cleaner if you’ve been hosting a ton of barbecue parties this summer and need to SERIOUSLY deep clean your cooktop. 

A grill covered in burned-on stains and grease before using a grill cleaner

Same grill without grime and a sparkling color after using the grill cleaner

Promising review:I tried six different products before trying this one and by far, this is the best one of all. I am the type of person who prefers cleaning the grill immediately after grilling. It loosens the debris off the grates easily and comes off easily. I like easy practical cleaning without the need to spend much time scrubbing. Try it, you will not regret it.” —Fmcasado

Get a two-pack from Amazon for $22.90.

35. volumizing dry shampoo to rejuvenate second- and third-day hair because you’ve been spending a ton of time outside and it’s getting a bit greasy. If the humidity is taking a toll on the longevity of that recent blowout, pop some of this in for taming.

Reviewer's before/after pic using the powder on their bangs, which shows less shiny/greasy hair

Promising review: “It makes my bangs and roots look fresh again. And I love that this is a powder and not a stinky aerosol spray. That also means that this lasts MUCH longer. I use it every other day when I don’t wash my hair since I have very oily roots. I’ve been using it for almost a month and barely any is missing out of the bottle. A little goes a long way.” —R.G.

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

36. Selfmade serum for rejuvenating skin post cleansing for a hydrating glow that works great as a base under the rest of your makeup. It can also be used by itself for that summery glow your dry summer skin will drink right up.

selfmade serum

person holding serum bottle

Selfmade, Clara McMahon / BuzzFeed

Selfmade is a small beauty brand that creates clean, sustainable products that put self-worth at the forefront.

My co-worker Clara McMahon recently tested out this product:

“They were kind enough to send me their Secure Attachment + Comfort Serum, which I have been using and loving for about a month now. As someone with sensitive skin that tends to run on the drier side, I love products that are gentle and nourishing, as well as hydrating and super glowy. This serum does it all! It adds a nice boost of dewy hydration to my skin when I wear it solo (without making me look like I doused my face in oil), but it also wears well under makeup. In the photo above, I wore the serum under Glossier’s Perfecting Skin Tint, just to add a *smidge* of coverage, and basked in the ~afterglow~. Oh and P.S., it comes in a super-cute bottle and smells really. good.” 

Get it from Selfmade for $36

Will these products improve your life? Um, duh!


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The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity. 

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