14 products that will solve the most common beauty issues

7 months ago

What is the one thing that bothers you about your body, and you would like to find a fix? Either it’s pimples or gray roots, we come baring solutions. With so many products available out there, we gathered the most popular and best-reviewed ones that might become your next favorites.

1. Anti-dandruff shampoo clinically proven to control flaking, scaling, and itching. It gets right to the root of dandruff and kills the fungus that causes it. Also, it is the only over-the-counter dandruff shampoo with Ketoconazole 1%.

The shampoo is gentle enough to use on colored hair, gray hair, and chemically processed hair. It offers a very fresh scent, and it’s best not to use it more than twice a week.

Promising review:

  • I have always had scalp issues, especially with dandruff and it just being itchy. I have tried quite a few different shampoos and for the longest time used H&S. I wanted to try something different because the ingredients weren’t the best, so I bought Nizoral. I had used Nizoral for months and figured my scalp was better and stopped using it for 2 weeks and just didn’t feel like repurchasing it.
    By the second week, my scalp was SO itchy and I had terrible dandruff. I couldn’t believe how bad my hair had got since not using this stuff for only 2 weeks. I repurchased and within a couple days my hair finally got back to normal. I didn’t think my hair needed this shampoo, but boy was I wrong!
    It works better than any of the other brands I’ve tried, and it doesn’t dry out my hair. I just couldn’t believe how much of a difference this stuff made when I stopped using it. @Amandaa

2. A teeth whitening pen that offers professional results. It contains carbamide peroxide, a safe form of peroxide that can rapidly remove years of stains. It can last you 30+ uses, and you only need 30 seconds every day for great results.

These pens are compact and easy to carry with you. They feature a fine and focused tip brush, which allows the whitening gel to be applied precisely to targeted areas on your teeth.

Promising review:

  • So far I’m pleased with these. They are very easy to use, leave NO gunky mess in your mouth, and are close to being tasteless. Some whiteners I’ve tried in the past caused tooth sensitivity pretty much right off the bat, were sticky and tasted terrible, but not these pens. Directions say to use twice a day for seven days to achieve optimal results. I’m on day two and looking forward to seeing my teeth on day seven. I recommend giving them a try. @Erika T.

3. A gray root cover up concealer that comes in different shades. It’s ammonia and peroxide free, and does not leave any smudging or sticky residue when dry. It will last you until the next time you shampoo your hair.

Before purchasing the product, make sure to carefully see which shade matches your hair. If you are using a curling iron, make sure to apply the spray after. However, for hairspray users, you need to apply it beforehand.

Promising review:

  • I have dark brown hair, and dyed it a lighter color. My roots were growing out both dark and gray. Can’t get into see the stylist for 2 weeks. This can saved the day.
    I sprayed it on Wednesday, today is Friday, and it is still there. My hair was dry when I put it on. I haven’t washed it since Wednesday, and it’s still hair. It hasn’t streaked or anything like that. The only con is that it runs DARK. Medium dark is actually pretty darn dark, and dark brown is basically black. @Lilly

4. A stainless tongue scraper that helps remove build-up and soft plaque in seconds. It is adjustable to fit your mouth and features very comfortable grip handles. It helps maintain better oral hygiene and will do its job in just 10 seconds.

The curved shape and ergonomic design ensures a pleasant, thorough, and comfortable cleaning of your tongue. The high-grade stainless steel is impervious to bacteria and is more comfortable and gentle on the tongue than plastic.

Promising review:

  • I was extremely skeptical, but figured that 7 bucks would be worth the test. Honestly, the first time I used it changed my life! You will not believe how much gunk is just sitting on your tongue after scraping your first time, and I have not had any fear of bad breath since using this product. The design really allows you to ’dig in’ and get every bit of whiteness off of your tongue, leaving a clean and red tongue behind.
    The shape is adjustable, so you can get really far back and get either side of the tongue in just a few swipes. It is super easy to clean as it is made of smooth stainless steel and has no real nooks for anything to hide in. My only complaint (if you can call it that) is that the color did not come as shown. I actually preferred the dark purple handles that came with mine. @Ryan L.

5. A hydrating serum with snail secretion repairs and rejuvenates the skin from dryness and aging. It is especially helpful for dull and dehydrated skin. The skin absorbs it very quickly and it guarantees long-lasting hydration.

Snail mucin is obtained in a safe and environmentally friendly way where no snails are harmed and then processed as a cosmetic material. The serum does not leave any heavy feeling on your skin.

Promising review:

  • My skin absolutely loves it. I am 48, female, white with very sensitive acne prone dry skin. I also have full body lymphedema, so my skin takes a beating and needs a lot of moisture. I knew that snail mucin was used in wound care for chemo and burns, so that was the nudge I needed to try the All in One Cream first. My skin responded well to that, but it was moisturizing enough and more of a top coat to lock in other products. Which I also love, but not the layer I was looking for. But this one is lovely.
    I put it on am and pm right after I cleanse and my face is damp, (not wet and dripping) my face soaks it in so fast, and it’s like a drink of water. Two pumps for my face and I let it dry for 5 min before going in with my next products. It’s so silky and just soaks in and leaves my skin dewy and primed to soak up the next product. I absolutely love it. @Missy

6. A shea sugar body scrub that helps you exfoliate and transform dull and dry skin to glowing, soft, and smooth. The formula is vegan and paraben free. It is non-slip and its scent will last for a long time.

The wonderful scent is inspired by summer. You will notice vibes of coconut, pineapple, and coconut milk. Pineapple offers vitamin C to the skin, while coconut oil moisturizes it. Shea butter softens your skin and promotes its elasticity.

Promising review:

  • I absolutely love this sugar scrub! The smell is amazing, it’s a thick scrub, and it is able to exfoliate really well. I have always had sensitive skin, so I have to be careful with the products that I use, and this is safe for sensitive skin.
    After I used it the first time, my skin was super, super soft. I think it would be a great gift for people who like the smell of coconut, and a great gift to yourself. If you don’t like coconut, I would try whatever sent you’re drawn to. But if you do like coconut, from what I’ve read, the coconut is the best one. @Lynnaya Baker

7. A hair growth oil offering intensive deep treatment to prevent damage for strong hair. The fresh rosemary mint formula is great for all hair types, even the chemically treated. This oil nourishes split ends and hair follicles.

Just apply it to the ends of hair before you shampoo to create a healthy, shiny finish that can be air-dried or styled. It deeply penetrates the scalp to increase circulation, combat dandruff, and comfort itchiness.

Promising review:

  • I read some reviews for this and was really worried about buying it because so many people mentioned the scent. I do NOT like tea tree oil, so that worried me, but I decided to give it a shot since people really see results when using it.
    First, the scent is not bad at all. I have used it and left in on my scalp for a few hours here and there and really didn’t notice the scent that much. Also, it washes out easily and if I massage some into my scalp before shampooing then wash it out, it usually makes my hair look so much better that whole day when I used it.
    I am trying to get into the habit of using it more often because I really am seeing a difference in my hair thickness and texture when I am consistent with it. Don’t be scared of by the scent, it is not unpleasant at all. @Josephine Foster

8. A volumizing dry shampoo that will last you for months. It absorbs excess oil and adds instant volume to any hairstyle. You might need to practice a few times before applying it perfectly. You can choose between the lavender and grapefruit scents.

Lightly tap on the bottle to disperse powder onto the hair roots and go for the smallest amount possible. Gently rub it in. You can use a clean makeup brush or your fingers. If needed, let it sit for several minutes and rub it in again.

Promising review:

  • I took this to Europe this year. I am a natural blond, usually/historically wash my hair every day because the roots near my ears get dark from grease because of glasses. My hairdresser tries to get me to not wash everyday for healthier hair. Well, I took this as a non-liquid for TSA purposes and it works great.
    I think the powder actually helps keep the blond look and adds some volume. I tried to only wash my hair every other day. I still like it washed and probably only skip 2 washes per week. In 5 months, I used maybe 1/4 of the bottle. I apply with a powder brush to the roots at the temple and around the ears. Obviously bought again! @Amazon Customer

9. A pore cleansing oil that removes blackheads and clears up your pores. It’s also ideal for removing makeup residue. It contains heartleaf extract, which is perfect for soothing your skin. It is hypoallergenic and suits every skin type.

Those with sensitive and acne prone skin will especially love this formula. It has passed the eye irritation test and there will be no stinging around the eye area. Apply the cleansing oil to dry skin and gently massage for 1–2 minutes. Wash off all oil residues by using a water-based cleanser.

Promising review:

  • If you cleanse properly, everything will come out properly. I was told to use a water-based cleanser after using this because if I did have to complain about something, it’s not very easy to wash off. It gets a little messy trying to get it off your skin, but it does the job of removing pores and literally anything else on your skin.
    I’m not sure what moisturizing means in an oil cleanser, honestly, but it hasn’t dried out my skin. The scent is okay, it’s not too bothering, but it has this weird expired milk smell. @kyori

10. A hair wax stick to create slick hairstyles without greasing your hair. The formula is rich in castor oil and effectively smooths hair frizz. You can use the stick directly on the area of concern. It immediately improves hair shine and prevents dryness.

All of the ingredients are plant based and does not include any fragrances. It includes 18 kinds of plant nutrients, like beeswax, vitamin E, castor seed oil, avocado oil, and Rhus Sucedanea fruit. You can also use it on wigs.

Promising review:

  • I was a bit nervous to order this wax, because it is obviously an off-brand off the Bedhead one, but it works perfectly fine. I’ve used it a couple times for slick back hairstyles, and it feels super nice to have my hair completely held down. However, after a few hours, it starts coming loose and my hair tends to look like it’s just extremely greasy.
    I still like it though! I might just need to add cream or something on top. I was scared it would be difficult to wash out, but it comes out pretty easily with the first round of shampoo (I shampoo twice anyway). It doesn’t smell bad or anything, so that’s also a plus. I would recommend. @Amber H

11. A dark spot remover soap bar infused with vitamin C, retinol, and collagen. It can be used on your face, hands, neck, bikini area, inner thighs and underarms. It keeps the skin hydrated while helping dark spots and blemishes to be smooth and glowing again.

The soap bar is formulated with turmeric, which is known to restore the moisture balance and revive your skin from sunburns, fine lines, wrinkles, and scarring. It might even help clear up your skin acne.

Promising review:

  • I bought this soap the first time in September 2023 just to try it out on my daughter and I. We liked it, but didn’t see much change at first. So, I read more reviews and found a lady that explained to let it sit longer, and we did exactly that. And it worked!
    My daughter has been struggling with stubborn bumps on her forehead as well, and they are clearing, and I deal with dark circles, and they have lightened, I barely have to wear makeup! As for body, I definitely use an exfoliating brush after applying this soap everywhere on skin. And my skin has been so soft and clear. @Amazon Customer

12. Earwax removal drops that help soften and remove the excess earwax. Carbamide peroxide is the active ingredient, which is perfectly safe and non-irritating. The micro-foaming action will easily remove build-up earwax.

When drops are placed in the ear, oxygen is released. This release gently softens and loosens earwax. Once broken down, earwax is able to drain from the ear, and you can return back to daily life without muffled hearing.

Promising review:

  • I knew I had ear wax build up problems when my hearing would randomly become muffled and wouldn’t unblock for 2 to 3 days. It wasn’t until I looked inside my ear with one of those ear cameras that I realized how bad the problem was. I started applying the drops twice daily with a warm water bulb flush once a day.
    The first day, only a little bit of wax came out, but the ear wax built-up was dissolving. The second day, after I applied the drops, my right ear was muffled the entire day but when I did the ear bulb flush, a ton of wax came out and my hearing was restored. I continued the treatment for both ears and by the third day, my left ear was cleared of most of the ear wax as well.
    By the fourth day, all of the built-up ear wax was cleared out and my ears were no longer itchy or muffled. These drops are amazing and worked way better than I expected as I thought it’d help get rid of some wax, but that I would need to go to the doctor to get the rest out. Trust the process and continue using the solution for the recommended 4 days; it works! @RnG

13. Pimple patches that cover up spots almost invisibly. It is designed to draw out the pus from zits. The patches come in 2 different sizes and blend in with most skin tones. They will adhere to your skin even if you are active while using them.

Not only do they help pimples disappear quicker, they also protect the skin from irritants. The product is vegan and does not use any animal-sources ingredients or does animal testing.

Promising review:

  • First off, the adhesion on these patches is like a promise from a grandmother — they stick. You can shower, sweat, and probably even visit a wind tunnel, and they’ll stay put. They’re like the loyal friend who holds your hair back without judgment.
    The patches are discreet enough to wear out, which is great because life doesn’t pause for a breakout. They’re like a good undercover agent for your face — there, but incognito. And when they turn white, you know they’ve absorbed all the gunk, like a tiny vacuum cleaner for your pores.
    Now, they’re not a one-size-fits-all kind of deal, which is a bit of a bummer if you’re dealing with a Mount Vesuvius on your chin, but they do come in two sizes for your average pimple pop-ups. @Aaron Zheng

14. Acne foaming wash that is very powerful since it contains 10% Benzoyl peroxide. It kills bacteria off of your face and lifts dirt from the pores. It works wonders on your face, back, and chest. It helps clear up existing acne and prevent pimples from forming.

To use it, first wet the area you want. Apply the foam wash and massage it on the area for 1–2 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and pat dry. You can use it once a day or more times if your dermatologist instructs you to.

Promising review:

  • I got this product initially around late April or early May. After my brother kept on raving about this product, I had to get it for myself and see if it would work. I was definitely having doubts at first, because every product I’ve tried hasn’t been working, and on top of that, I had like 90 million products I was using, and was getting no luck.
    After the first 3 days of already using this product, I was already seeing a MAJOR difference as to how my face was looking, and I just kept at it. I made sure to use this product in the morning and in the evening everyday.
    The product is very drying, so I make sure moisturize my face a lot because I have dry skin. After some months, my face cleared up significantly and I felt so happy. Once I realized this product was the real deal, I threw out all my other ones. @bridget danquah

We all face beauty-related issues daily and are often exhausted by them. Luckily, we are not alone and because of that people have designed all kinds of products and formulas.

Bright Side gets commissions for purchases made through the links in this post. Reviews may have been edited for length and clarity.


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