You have nothing to be embarrassed about, but these personal care products really work
No spoilers, but in the words of America Ferrera’s character in Barbie, it’s hard being a woman. Just basic human ‘problems’ have us feeling self-conscious, even though each and every one of us deals with it all, too. So we’re putting ’embarrassing problems’ in quotation marks because, well, not all of them are problems and there’s nothing to be embarrassed about. You’re just a human being who may want to wax your nose hair. Or who gets severe gas pain. Or who loves garlic (and has the breath that comes with it. Again. Something everyone deals with.).
We didn’t pull any punches with this list—we get down and dirty and honest here. Not only do we want to share personal care products that work really well, we also want to remind you that you’re absolutely not ‘the only one’. And, for the record, none of these products should make you feel like anything is wrong with you. Pimples are normal. Snoring is common. We all sweat. They’re called personal care products for a reason, right? Read on to check out our top picks for the non-embarrassing ’embarrassing problems’ everyone has experienced.
Wearable Anti-Snoring Device
Snoring isn't anyone's fault, but when you're waking up multiple times a night either by your own snoring or your partner's (<eye twitch>), it sure feels like someone's to blame. This rechargeable device is worn in your nose (complete with a detachable cover that's easy to clean) and Amazon reviewers are giving it a 4.8 star rating. Imagine not waking up filled with rage for less than $60.
Body Glide for Her
How about this heat, huh? We know. It's unbearable. But even when it's not sweltering outside, chafing around our most sensitive skin happens. This deodorant-style stick lets you glide on the protective balm anywhere you need it—thighs, bra line, and anywhere your skin is easily raw and irritated.
Armpit Sweat Pads
Speaking of sweat, it happens to everyone. The moment you catch yourself in the mirror and realize your shirt has dark spots thanks to heat, stress, or toddler-chasing. Although everyone sweats, it's also annoying when your clothes get damaged or stained. These sweat pads stick directly onto your clothes to help absorb extra perspiration.
The Happy Biome Cleansing Wipes
The thing with a lot of feminine products is that they disrupt your whole body balance. The Happy Biome Cleansing Wipes from Cora keep everything that's supposed to be there alone and are packed with postbiotics that keep your biome hydrated and happy. They're especially great for post-gym, mornings when you can't get a shower (we know it happens), and on-the-go.
VEGAMOUR GRO Revitalizing Shampoo & Conditioner
Any woman dealing with thinning hair (raises hand), whether it's from postpartum hormones, illness, genetics, overstyling, etc., knows what an impact it can have on your confidence. Vegamour gets our vote for combating thinning hair. Cleanse & condition while reducing signs of shedding & support thicker, fuller-looking hair in as soon as 90 days. You can expect up to 52% more density and 75% less shedding.
Lume Whole Body Deodorant
We all know you don't just sweat under your arms, and Lume gets that, too. You can apply it to almost any part of your body that you feel needs some extra freshening up, and it's aluminum and baking soda-free, too. It's available in multiple scents.
Post Pop Potion
We've all done it. No shame. But if you've picked at your skin, there's a good chance it actually looks worse than it did before you messed with it (which doesn't stop us from doing it, to be honest). We totally get it. Post Pop Potion helps soothe redness and irritation, plus speeds up healing time.
Shout Wipe & Go Instant Stain Remover Wipes
There's nothing quite like spending the afternoon walking around with what you spilled on yourself at lunch down your shirt for all to see. When changing clothes isn't an option, these handy wipes are a lifesaver. They're also great for sending in lunchboxes with older kiddos.
Adjustable Headboard Stoppers
Sometimes the headboard of your bed might hit the wall. Sometimes you may want it to not do that.
Pura Home Fragrance Diffusers
Pets, cooking, and kids all lead to some less-than pleasant smells in your home, even if you regularly clean. Forget room sprays and artificial-smelling plug-ins. Pura fragrance diffusers are changing everything you know about home scents. Their diffusers connect to the Pura app, allowing you to totally customize everything from scent strength, schedule, device light color, and stay on top of scent replacement. Add a massive selection of fragrances from Anthropologie, Disney, Kenneth Cole, and more, and you'll wonder why you ever messed with any other product.
Gas-X Maximum Strength
Absolutely all jokes aside, gas pain is serious pain. It can be almost unbearable, but Gas-X is a tried-and-true remedy* that works fast. Don't leave home without it. No, for real. Don't.
*Not intended as medical advice. Speak to your healthcare provider before using any medication.
Flex Reusable Menstrual Disc
Listen. We are in no way saying that your cycle is anything to be embarrassed about. Ever. What we are saying is that the Flex Reusable Menstrual Disc is incredibly comfortable, offers up to 12 hours of leak protection, and is so much better for the environment. Especially if you've found menstrual cups uncomfortable or hard to use, the Flex Disc can be a total game changer.
We firmly believe no one should be embarrassed about getting older. We also think it's important to recognize that there are different ways for people to feel their best. If you're someone who prefers to reduce dark spots, fine lines, or improve your skin's texture, it's worth doing it right. Musely offers prescription skin care that's completely customized to your skin goals. Whether you're concerned about dark spots, acne scars, rosacea, fine lines, or any combination of those, Musely lets you connect with a dermatologist to create the ideal regimen.
Dagsmejan Temperature-Regulating Sleep & Lounge
Tired of waking up sweating, sticky, and overheated? Freezing all night? Toss and turn alternating between hot and cold? Whether it's the height of summer or not, experts agree that people generally sleep better when their body is cooler. If your PJs are making you all-around uncomfortable, Dagmejan's ultra-silky sleepwear is all lightweight and breathable and is so comfortable, you'll want to wear these pieces all the time. Their Stay Warm Collection, Stay Cool Collection, Balance Collection, and even their Recovery Collection to optimize muscle recovery make sure there's something for absolutely everyone. If you sleep, you need these.
Remedy Tea Tree Soap
Sometimes your regular body wash just isn't enough to make you feel fresh (we get it). This cooling soap is excellent for keeping underarms, bra lines, and skin creases feeling clean and refreshed—all. day. long. Since it includes tea tree oil and peppermint, make sure to test a small area of your skin before using it everywhere. It's also cooling, so we suggest keeping it away from sensitive areas. Remedy Tea Tree Soap ($14.99)—Buy Here!
Blackhead Remover Pore Vacuum
You've probably seen a ton of ads for these floating around, but with almost 3,000 Amazon reviewers rating it 4.8 out of 5 stars, it looks like this one really works. Tip: don't leave the suction piece on the surface of your skin too long. Like, at all. You'll end up with bruises versus clear pores. Trust us. Blackhead Remover Pore Vacuum ($19.99)—Buy Here!
esme Seaweed-Based Undies
Yep, you read that right. These undies are made with seaweed, but stick with us here. They're incredibly soft and silky and comfortable, yes. But the real draw here is that they're breathable, antibacterial, more absorbent than cotton, and moisture-wicking. They also don't include any chemicals and are sustainable, eco-friendly, low resource, and ethically made. They're available in 4 color options and made in either a thong or full brief style. You'll never go back. esme Seaweed-Based Undies ($24.00+)—Buy Here!
Trash Can Deodorizer
Everyone's trash smells. That's what trash does. But if you don't want to be smacked in the face with the odor from last night's dinner or your pup's potty pads, sprinkle a little of this deodorizer directly in the trash every time you add to it.
Nizoral Dandruff Shampoo
If you've never struggled with dandruff, you're definitely one of the lucky ones (though we're not mad at you). Not only can it make you self-conscious and wary of wearing dark colors, dandruff can also be incredibly uncomfortable, itchy, and downright painful. There are over 83k people who have been through it all, too, who rate Nizoral Dandruff Shampoo with 4.6 stars. Even some folks who feel like they've tried everything swear by this one. Nizoral Dandruff Shampoo ($15.88)—Buy Here!
Miracle Patch Pimple Patches
They're not kidding around; pimple patches work. Should you be embarrassed about a breakout? Absolutely not. But it can be uncomfortable and even painful when those blemishes show up. Pop on a patch and watch it pull all the gunk out of your spots and soothe your skin. You'll be able to literally see your skin become less inflamed, not so red, and blemishes become much smaller (if not gone) overnight. Miracle Patch Pimple Patches ($16.99)—Buy Here!
Before you ask: yes, it works. This stuff is brilliant (spray a couple of pumps on the surface of the water before you go, not after) and keeps odors contained. Poo-Pourri ($24.78/pk of 3)—Buy Here!
Callus Remover Solution
Take this one seriously. This super-effective callus remover is powerful and is made with magnesium sulfate, so we highly recommend using gloves and making sure you have everything you need right next to you (and only use it where needed). When used as directed, even the toughest of heels can be baby smooth. Callus Remover Solution ($15.99)—Buy Here!
Apothékary Take the Edge Off Herbal Tincture
Should you be embarrassed to enjoy a glass of wine? No. Should you be embarrassed if you skip drinking? No. Apothékary's Take the Edge Off Herbal Tincture can easily go up against any glass of white wine when you add a few drops to sparkling water. With powerful herbs that are shown to reduce tension, relax muscles, and even promote better sleep*, Take the Edge Off may become your new evening ritual. (More of a red wine person? Try Stop Your Wine-ing Powder!) Apothékary Take the Edge Off Herbal Tincture ($39.00)—Buy Here!
*This is in no way intended as medical advice. Speak to your healthcare provider before starting any supplement program, even natural products.
TUCKS Medicated Hemorrhoid Cooling Pads
These have been around for a long time, and there's a good reason. TUCKS helps to soothe and protect irritation due to hemorrhoids and are easy to use, and can even be used as a compress by leaving them in place for up to 15 minutes. TUCKS Medicated Hemorrhoid Cooling Pads ($7.68)—Buy Here!
Nose Hair Wax Kit
Believe it or not, Amazon reviewers rave about this waxing kit specifically designed for your nose. If you're over nose hair trimmers that aren't that awesome or plucking (yikes—ouch!), you'll want to give this close-to-painless kit a try. Nose Hair Wax Kit ($17.99)—Buy Here!
TikTok rarely leads us astray, and they've done it again with its love of TheraBreath. This mouthwash supports fresh breath for up to 24 hours and is truly a glow-up from the old green stuff you've been using for years. TheraBreath ($15.32/pk of 2)—Buy Here!
ZOOP Pro Enzyme Stain & Odor Remover
An all-surface stain and odor remover especially for pet owners , ZOOP even works on years-old stains. It leaves behind a light orangey scent that's not overpowering, either. No more pet smell. ZOOP Pro Enzyme Stain & Odor Remover ($17.45)—Buy Here!
Kitsch Dermaplaner Facial Razors
Haven't jumped on the dermaplaning bandwagon yet? You'll wonder why you waited so long after using these. They gently remove the peach fuzz that we all have and leaves your complexion ready to absorb products better, a smoother makeup application, and an all-around glow. Kitsch Dermaplaner Facial Razors ($8.99)—Buy Here!
Posture Corrector Bra
A bra that doesn't add any unwanted bulk and offers supreme posture support (since we're all slumped over our laptops constantly—you're doing it right now, aren't you?). Available in black, white, and nude in sizes 34B—42DD/E.
Girlfriend Collective Pet Hair-Resistant Activewear
Pet hair, don't care? 100%. We all love our activewear, but it somehow manages to pick up every. single. fuzz. in our house. Girlfriend Collective not only has adorable, versatile, flattering, and size-inclusive pieces (XXS to 6XL!), but their Float and Compression collections are pet hair-resistant, so if you don't already live in your Girlfriend Collective pieces (like we do), you'll definitely want to start now.
Kyvol Cybovac E31 Wi-Fi Connected Vacuum & Mopping Robot
Why is it that we don't see how dirty out floors are until we don't have time to do anything about it? Enter this vacuum and mopping robot that you can control using the app, so you can set cleaning cycles, modes, and more, without even being at home. Plus, no more separate cleaning devices for hard and soft surfaces. Does it get easier?
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