8 products our readers are loving (and buying) right now


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As we continue to spend week after week at home, we, unsurprisingly, continue to shop more online. And with all of the epic sales happening lately, who can blame us?

It also seems like our In The Know audience is also doing their fair share of online purchasing. While many shoppers continue to buy everyday essentials and fabric face masks, we’ve compiled the most popular purchases that you might not have on your everyday shopping list below.

Over the last 30 days, our readers were obsessed with budget-friendly beauty products and household staples that won’t break the bank, as well as a treat or two to make life at home a little bit more fun.

From a retinol moisturizer that has quickly become a best-seller to a quality cast iron skillet for under $40 to the board game of all board games, keep reading to find out what In The Know readers have deemed as worthy of adding to your online shopping cart today.

Mood Lifters

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Shop: Echo Show 5, $69.99 (Orig. $89.99)

While we are big fans of practically all Amazon Echo products, the Echo Show tops our list thanks to its interactive screen. Whether you want info on the weather, to view your favorite music playlist or to video chat with your family from far away, the Echo Show does it all for under $90.

Shop: Disney Parks Theme Park Edition Monopoly Game, $49.99

Monopoly is notorious for being a very long game, but during the summertime, we typically have some time to spare. Disney lovers will adore this new version of the classic game that features the biggest attractions from Disney Parks. While it continues to sell out, you can still find a few reseller options online or you can snag the original version of the game to tide you over until the Disney Parks edition is back in stock.

Face Moisturizers

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Shop: L’Oreal Paris Collagen Face Moisturizer, $8.81 (Orig. $11.49)

This collagen moisturizer may be under $10, but don’t let its cheap price fool you. This non-greasy anti-aging cream is designed to help “fill in the appearance of lines and wrinkles and helps restore moisture for smoother, plumper skin.” And with over 3,900 reviews and a 4.5 out of 5-star rating, it’s a clear customer favorite when it comes to skincare.

Shop: Tree of Life Retinol Moisturizer Face Cream, $13.95

While Tree of Life’s retinol serum has become a staple in our beauty routine, the brand’s face cream is the newest addition to our regimen. Packed with both retinol and hyaluronic acid to keep your skin looking fresh and hydrated, this cream is organic, paraben-free, cruelty-free and has over 1,000 5-star reviews on Amazon.

Kitchen Basics

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Shop: KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener, $5.99

This product from KitchenIQ is currently Amazon’s No. 1 best-selling product in the knife sharpener category. This compact sharpener has a non-slip base as well as a Patented Edge Grip that helps larger knives to not cut the surface you’re sharpening on. And at less than $6, this kitchen essential is a no-brainer.

Shop: Lodge Cast Iron Skillet with Handle Holder, $35

If you haven’t heard of Lodge in a world of Le Creuset and Cuisinart, you’re about to become obsessed with this cast iron brand. Known for their affordable cast iron pans, Lodge offers everything from pre-seasoned options to accessories like cleaning tools and lid lifters.

Household Essentials

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Shop: Eureka Blaze 3-in-1 Swivel Handheld & Stick Vacuum Cleaner, $29.99

Retailing for just under $30, this versatile vacuum is great for those that want a stick vacuum as well as a handheld option. Plus, the Eureka Blaze has over 13,000 ratings on Amazon and earned an “Amazon’s Choice” badge for its popularity.

Shop: Wool Dryer Balls by Smart Sheep 6-Pack, $16.99

Ditch your chemical laundry softeners for these natural dryer balls made of 100 percent wool. Designed to help cut down on your drying time and to absorb moisture, this home product has 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon and reviewers calling then “amazing.”

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