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The 10 products Yahoo staffers loved most in 2022 — from shampoo to pet care to leggings

Our editors' picks cover everything from beauty and health to food and pets. (Photo: Amazon)
Our editors' picks cover everything from beauty and health to fashion and laundry. (Photo: Amazon)

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.

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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

Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré has been a bestselling cream since it launched in 1950 — talk about tried and true! It was developed with the help of pharmacists and tested by dermatologists. Its key ingredients are all natural: aloe, beeswax, soy proteins and shea butter.
$26 at Amazon

"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

Tiger Balm is a favorite among athletes and people who live with chronic pain. Each flexible patch sticks to your skin and lets pain-relief medicines like camphor, menthol, cajuput oil and clove oil penetrate deep into your muscles.
$25 at Amazon

"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

Amazon's No. 1 bestseller in hair dryers is this wildly popular Revlon styling tool that took 2022 by storm. With more than 265,000 five-star ratings, it's a volume-enhancing, frizz-eliminating blowout "magic wand" that cuts down styling time and preserves your hair cuticle, for a shiny finish.
$40 at Amazon

"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

WoundSeal Powder, made of hydrophilic polymer and potassium ferrate powder, helps stop the bleeding by mixing with blood to form a scab and keep a wound from getting infected. The newly formed scab is completely waterproof in one hour. It's great for everything from skinned knees to kitchen knife nicks.
$31 at Amazon

"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

Amazon's No. 1 bestselling women's bikini panties are these breathable, lightweight ones by Amazon Essentials — about $3 a pair. These comfy panties have no tags, either: brilliant!
$11 at Amazon

"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

MyKirei by KAO Shampoo uses moisturizing Japanese tsubaki extract and rice water, long known in Japanese culture as the secret to sleek, strong, shiny hair. It nourishes and moisturizes any type of hair gently and thoroughly — and without a paraben in sight. Even the bottle is sustainably made.
$18 at Amazon

"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

These gentle, all-natural laundry detergent strips are a boon for sensitive skin. It doesn't get more eco-friendly than Tru Earth Detergent: It's vegan and paraben-free and comes in a package that's biodegradable, compostable and plastic-free. Make no mistake, though: It removes stubborn stains, maintains vibrant colors and gets whites super white.
$14 at Amazon

"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

This premium hand juicer won't rust or corrode, and it's BPA-free. Get your pomegranates, watermelon chunks, grapes, lemons and even your oranges ready for some serious juicing, then pour it out easily with the wide, V-shaped nozzle.
$21 at Amazon

"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

These aren't your average black leggings. More than 61,000 shoppers have declared these five-star-worthy, thanks to their high, tummy-control waist, their sculpting fabric, which creates an hourglass shape, their pockets and all those colors they're available in. The perfect leggings do exist!
$20 at Amazon

"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

Isn't it the worst when it seems that pet hair is glued to your car upholstery, furniture and even your clothes? This mini brush takes care of that. It's so powerful, it can pull up years' worth of fur buildup, and works 10 times faster than a vacuum.
$15 at Amazon

"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.

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