Things TikTok Users Swear By That Are Selling Out Everyhwere

Published on July 6, 2020

TikTok is the new frontier of social media and TikTok users have major power. It’s both a wasteland of cursed memes and videos where a can of beans is more famous than Kim Kardashian, and the products that are famous on the app come from genuine wellwishers rather than influencers trying to make a quick buck (though there are quite a few of those too). I’ve spent an unhealthy amount of time scrolling through TikTok over the last couple of months and have not only uncovered every corner of the app (ask me about 2028 man and the body that was found while Randonauting) but have had the time to try just about every product that TikToker’s are going nuts over.

CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion – $11.62 on Amazon

Skincare TikTok is extremely popular because where skincare influencers are ready to sell you the most expensive luxury product on Instagram, TikTok’s skincare superstars are mostly actual dermatologists, estheticians and actual experts in the industry. This is the product they all swear by, and its less than $12 for 12 fl. oz. which means it will last you a very long time.

Shampoo Bars – $3.96 on Amazon

TikTok is all about zero waste and upcoming trends on sustainability. You’ll see videos all over the platform about zero waste products and other ways to cut back on your consumption and plastic waste, but this is my favorite brand of shampoo bar that I’ve found thus far. It smells really good and it’s just an all around great product. The biggest tip with zero waste though, is not to replace something until you’ve finished your old products.

These zero waste sponges and cleansing brush – $13.99 on Amazon

Like I said, TikTok loves zero waste products and there are tons of videos going around the platform that talk about how wasteful plastic sponges (most sponges are plastic sponges) actually are. These sponges are 100% compostable and TikTok swears that they work just as well as regular sponges. This package even comes with a scrubbing brush that I can attest works just as well as a plastic one.

These reusable paper towels that will cut back on your waste by a ton – $21.99 on Amazon

Ok I promise this isn’t just another zero waste listicle but these paper towels will save you tons of money and prevent tons of waste over the course of a year. I first saw these on TikTok and got a package of them immediately and they are a great replacement for paper towels that you stick in the dishwasher after each use. These are much easier than cloth towels that have to be washed in the washing machine and last up to 50 times per cloth (500 times per pack), meaning each cloth eliminates up to 150 rolls of paper towels each. They’re also made from sustainable cellulose and natural renewable cotton, so they won’t sit in a landfill for centuries when you’re done with them.

A chip bag resealer so your chips are always fresh – $13.97 on Amazon

This one blew my mind when I saw it and I don’t even eat chips but I just needed it. I needed to own the magic bag re-sealer as soon as I saw it all over TikTok. You slide the little chip re-sealer on your bag of chips and it seals the bag back up so that you don’t have to have a chip clip or deal with stale chips.

Sculpey III Oven Bake Clay Sampler 1oz, 30/pkg – Varied Prices on Amazon

I wouldn’t say these products specifically are selling out because of TikTok, or that they’re selling out at all, but clay earrings are 2020’s favorite jewelry trend and this is how you make them! There are dozens of TikTok creators making clay earrings, and there’s even one making clay earrings inspired by TikTok creators. My favorites are these 100 gecs inspired earrings from TikTok’s favorite australian, @peachprc. Even burned they look cute.

Astaxanthin 12mg with Organic Coconut Oil for Better Absorption – 60 Softgels (2 Month Supply) – $22.95 on Amazon

I normally would not recommend any type of supplement because I’m not a health expert by any means and don’t know much more than the average person does about any supplement, let alone this one. Several TikTok users have made videos recently about taking astaxanthin supplements to increase their summer tans. I can’t find much information about that but what I can tell you is that astaxanthin is an antioxidant, meaning it will help prevent oxidation to your skin which will help decrease signs of aging.

A shoe organizer for travel – $14.99 on Amazon

If you hate when your shoes touch your clothes in your suitcase as much as I do this product is a life saver. I’ve been using these shoe organizers for years but recently started seeing TikTok users raving about them, to which I would have to agree. This one fits several pairs of shoes.

Travel perfume bottles – $8.99 on Amazon

These perfume bottles are re-usable and allow you to bring your perfume with you when you travel without having to pack the actual bottle. I used to try and only bring perfume samples with me when I traveled (and let’s be honest I have not traveled in months nor do I plan on it anytime soon) but when I do I will be bringing these along with me. These bottles have made it onto several “my favorite things from Amazon” TikTok users’ lists and likely for good reason.

Any and all house plants

Few realms of TikTok are as popular as house plant TikTok, and that’s because millennials and generation z couldn’t afford to have children even if they wanted them. You can buy house plants at your local nurseries, or in home improvement stores like Lowe’s. You may need to do some searching for rare house plants like monstera and certain types of philodendron, but it’s also not a good idea to overload yourself with too many house plants if you’re just starting down that path.

We hope you enjoy these products! But keep in mind, Grit Daily might take small cut of the profit on the items recommended here—but that doesn’t mean we don’t believe in them. We only recommend products that we would buy or use ourselves, so don’t be wary of our suggestions.

Julia Sachs is a former Managing Editor at Grit Daily. She covers technology, social media and disinformation. She is based in Utah and before the pandemic she liked to travel.

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