Think you love shopping? Try being a shopping editor or writer! We're constantly on Amazon scrolling through the best deals on the most popular, top-rated products sitewide. That means our personal shopping lists are long, but we're also pretty discriminating. When it comes to editors' picks — the things we actually spend our money on — only the best of the best make the cut.
Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré
Tiger Balm Pain-Relieving Hydrogel Patch, 3 packs of 4
Revlon One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer and Hot Air Brush
Biolife WoundSeal Powder, 3 packs of 4
Amazon Essentials Women's Cotton Bikini Brief Underwear, Pack of 6
MyKirei by Kao Shampoo with Moisturizing Japanese Tsubaki
Tru Earth Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent Sheets, Pack of 32
Zulay Fruit Manual Juicer
Satina High-Waisted Leggings With Pockets
Lilly Brush Mini Pet Hair Detailer Pet Hair Remover
So we rounded up the No. 1 picks of 10 people from the Yahoo Life team. From pain-relieving patches and wound-healing "miracles" to hair-plumping tools and a tube of French face cream that's sold every 20 seconds, these are our favorite products of 2022. No guilty pleasures here: You can rest assured that each of these products is a smart purchase.
Liz Kiernan, commerce director: Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré
"A makeup artist told me about this French face cream, and I’ve been addicted ever since. It feels amazing on your skin, smells even better, is super-hydrating and blends beautifully with makeup. No wonder a tube is sold every 20 seconds!"
Westry Green, managing editor: Tiger Balm Pain Relieving Patch
"These patches have literally changed my life. I have a bad back, but I work out hard. It's a bad combination. I often suffer from so much pain that it's difficult to fall asleep at night. I don't want to take Advil or Aleve every day, since NSAIDs can be hard on the stomach. My solution? One of these incredibly effective pain patches. The large size is perfectly suited for back pain. I can apply it either vertically or horizontally, depending on which parts of my back are suffering. It feels like it almost seals in the pain relief, and it lasts for hours! I always have a stash of these at home, and I never travel without a pack or two."
Kristine Solomon, commerce writer: Revlon One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer and Hot Air Brush
"I'm always looking for ways to give my hair more body, and Revlon's blow dryer/brush combo has been one of my best discoveries. It doesn't require nearly as much time and arm-punishing effort as blowing out my hair the traditional way. It's so easy to use, and gives me big, bouncy locks in less than 15 minutes. I spray a little dry shampoo at the roots, and I'm good to go: instant volume and shine!"
Derek Arbogast, commerce writer: WoundSeal Powder
"Since WoundSeal Powder can literally mean the difference between life and death, it’s worth its weight in gold. Capable of stopping bleeding in seconds sans bandages and gauze, this stuff’s been indispensable to me, whether in surviving a bear mauling in the Yukon, a bone-deep laceration while climbing El Capitan or a knife fight on New York’s Lower East Side. I know, I know; I lead an interesting life. Here’s a genius way to help protect yours."
Nicole Sforza, executive editor: Amazon Essentials Women's Cotton Bikini Brief Underwear
"I finally found the perfect pair of no-fuss everyday undies. They're super comfy, wash well, come in a multipack of assorted colors (or all black) and cost only $16 for six. Need I say more?"
Izabella Zaydenberg, deputy editor: MyKirei by KAO Nourishing Shampoo
"After years of bleaching, coloring and heat styling, my hair is begging for a break. This vitamin-rich shampoo does precisely that — it removes all the gunk I have left over from products I've used between washes, plus it hydrates and nourishes my brittle, exhausted hair. It's not a substitute for a heavy-duty moisturizing treatment — that's what I have my conditioner and leave-in products for — but it's super gentle on even the most fried mane."
Libby Sentz, commerce editor: Tru Earth Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent Sheets
"I am in love with these eco-friendly detergent strips. Not only are they cruelty-free, biodegradable and zero-waste, but they make laundry-time loads easier. Just pop one in and go! Plus it’s gentle on my daughter’s sensitive skin. I'll never go back to liquid or powder."
Rachel Rossmann, commerce editor: Zulay Fruit Manual Juicer
"I’m head-over-heels in love with this juicer — it makes juicing citrus fruit actually enjoyable. It gets Every. Last. Drop. out of any lemon or lime you put in there. Lemonade anyone?"
Carrie McCabe, commerce writer: Satina High-Waisted Leggings
"Satina is the biggest name in leggings at Amazon, and for good reason! Its leggings are super soft and stretchy, but still opaque enough to wear with confidence. My favorite variety of Satinas are the full-length leggings with pockets — the pockets are surprisingly deep and fit my (admittedly a bit out-of-date) iPhone 8+ perfectly and securely. Heading to the gym with a couple of cards, keys and your phone will be super easy in these … and lazing around the house is just as comfy! Plus, who can beat that price, and they’re on sale pretty often. Like now!"
Stephanie Sisco, commerce editor: Lilly Brush Mini Pet Hair Detailer
"Pet lovers, listen up! This little gizmo is a lifesaver for collecting fur from textiles and upholstery. About the size of a credit card, this rubber-lined tool can be run along car seats, couch cushions, even rugs (though there's a larger floor model made specifically for that) to remove Fido's fur. The rubber creates static as it rubs along the fabric, and that static collects the debris into a neat little tossable pile. Voilà!"
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.