22 products we were skeptical about at first but ended up really liking

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We’re not shy about advocating for products we love (see: 21 game-changing products we swear by in our everyday lives or the 34 best products we discovered in 2020, to name a couple). 
But just because we love them now doesn’t mean we initially expected to. 
We had our initial doubts about these 22 products — and you may, too — but in the end, taking the leap of faith proved to be rewarding. 

For better or for worse, preconceptions are built into human nature. As product reviewers, we also fall victim to our own preconceived notions about the items we test. 

Our previous experiences with the brand or with similar products can affect how we approach the latest thing we’re testing. Combine that with high standards for quality and general skepticism about a market filled with shoddy products, and we sometimes end up with experiences that surprise us in the best way possible. 

If you’re feeling hesitant about trying any of these 19 products, we were once right there with you. Testing them revealed that they were actually quite useful, comfortable, or stylish. They overcame our initial expectations to become some of our favorite products.  

22 products we weren’t sure we’d like, but now know we do: 
A flattering pair of tights

Lululemon Wunder Under High-Rise Tight, $98, available at Lululemon

I didn’t think there was anything special about Lululemon leggings and that the hype was just a marketing ploy to get you to spend $100+. But, I finally gave in and tried a pair of the popular Wunder Unders and wore them almost every single day of 2020. The stretchy, buttery material is extremely comfortable and flattering, and the high-rise waistband never rolls down (unlike all my other pairs). They’re also really lightweight and move with your body, and the fabric never feels stuck around the knees. They’re perfect for lounging and light workouts, but I’ve worn them on outdoor runs too. —Ashley Phillips, style and beauty editor

A popular facial cleansing brush

Foreo Luna 2 Cleansing Brush, $169, available at Amazon and Sephora

Having tried a few different facial cleansing brushes that never made a difference on my skin, I was expecting the Foreo Luna 2 to be another to toss in the pile. But this best-selling brush really does clean and gently exfoliate your skin effectively. I use it a few times a week to keep my skin soft and glowing, and I also love that it has a long battery life. —Connie Chen, Insider Reviews senior reporter

Read our review of the Foreo Luna 2 here.

A flask with attached tumblers

High Camp Firelight Flask 750, $125, available at Huckberry

Trying to make a better flask in the 21st century sort of seemed like trying to reinvent the wheel to me. The tried and true hip flask is …read more

Source:: Business Insider


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