Curious about what your fellow CNN Underscored readers are buying? Every month, we round up our readers’ favorite products — the things they scooped up the most over the past 30 days.
Unsurprisingly, readers’ April shopping habits revolved around staying fit, healthy and full of good food while social distancing. From eco-friendly soap to boxes of steaks, here’s what they couldn’t do without in April.
CRZ Yoga Women’s Naked Feeling High Waist Tight Yoga Pants 25” (starting at $24; amazon.com)
These high-rise leggings feature a double-layered waistband, come in 24 colors and have more than 1,000 5-star reviews, scoring them a spot on our roundup of Lululemon-like leggings.
T-fal E76597 Ultimate Hard Anodized Nonstick Fry Pan with Lid ($40.98; amazon.com)
The 10-inch T-fal is our pick for the best nonstick pan of 2020, thanks to its depth, quality materials and affordability. There’s also a 12-inch version if you’re someone cooking for a whole lot of people right now. Think of this as the perfect pan for anyone using social distancing as a chance to brush up on those chef skills.
PhoneSoap 3 ($79.95; phonesoap.com)
Smartphones are total germ magnets, which is why PhoneSoap uses UV-C light to kill up to 99.99% of the bacteria on your device. (While PhoneSoap can kill many cold and flu viruses, note that it hasn’t been tested against the coronavirus.) All models are currently available for preorder only; the standard PhoneSoap 3 ships out the soonest, on May 28. For more sanitizing power, the PhoneSoap Pro ($119.95; phonesoap.com) ships out on June 30. You can check out our review of PhoneSoap’s full lineup here.
Rastelli’s Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts Box ($49; rastellis.com)
Rastelli’s prides itself on “responsibly raised” beef, chicken and fish, and sells a variety of bulk boxes that will last in the freezer for up to a year. This box comes with 12 antibiotic-, hormone- and steroid-free frozen chicken breasts.
Rastelli’s Faroe Island Salmon Filets Box ($59; rastellis.com)
If you’re not into beef or poultry, Rastelli’s also offers a box of eight antibiotic- and GMO-free salmon filets from sustainably raised fish.
EltaMD So Silky Hand Crème ($20; amazon.com)
All that hand-washing has understandably left readers in need of a rich, hydrating hand lotion. This dermatologist-recommended cream features antioxidants and ceramides to keep your hands silky smooth.
Adidas NMD_R1 Shoes (starting at $78, originally $130; adidas.com)
A retro-looking sneaker perfect for at-home workouts and long, socially distanced walks alike. They’re also on sale!
Adidas Ultraboost 20 Shoes ($180; adidas.com)
Also from Adidas, the highly rated UB20s feature a sock-like fit, responsive cushioning and a comfy elastane heel.
Rastelli’s Sirloin Steak Box ($59; rastellis.com)
You’ve probably noticed that lots of Underscored readers have been stocking up on protein. This box comes with eight aged, hand-trimmed steaks, perfect for making dinner feel special even when you’re stuck at home.
StoryWorth One Year Storytelling with Book ($89, originally $99; storyworth.com)
A great gift for Mother’s Day, or really for anyone longing to feel closer to family right now. Every week the company will email you (or a gift recipient) unique questions meant to prompt untold stories, which you can then choose to share with loved ones. StoryWorth will compile all your answers into a lovely hardcover book after a year. (Check out our full review of it here.)
Tushy Classic ($89, originally $109; hellotushy.com)
Running low on toilet paper? While plenty of bidets are on the market for several hundred dollars or even $1,000+, this one from Tushy is not only a bargain, but has everything you could want in a bidet, making it one of our favorite products at the moment.
Porter Road Stay Home Bundle ($90; porterroad.com)
Rather than pick out individual proteins you may want right now, Porter Road does the work for you with this box. It comes packed with 5 pounds of ground beef, 2 pounds of pork, 2 pounds of Italian sausage and 2 pounds of breakfast sausage as well. Talk about a feast.
Blueland Hand Soap Refill Packs ($6-$14; blueland.com)
Plop one of these nontoxic, hypoallergenic tablets in warm water and you’ll have your own hand soap in just 30 minutes. The tablets come in three scents and, in keeping with Blueland’s eco-friendly mission, arrive in compostable packaging. They also pair perfectly with one of Blueland’s signature glass bottles (more on that below).
EveryPlate ($4.99 per meal; everyplate.com)
Among its meal kit competitors, EveryPlate differentiates itself by focusing on keeping prices extremely low, and providing easy, six-steps-or-less recipes.
Sony Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones with Alexa ($348; amazon.com)
Neighbors or kids driving you crazy while you’re trying to work from home? These highly rated headphones from Sony offer active noise cancellation, a comfortable over-the-ear fit, and 30 hours of battery life.
Atlas Coffee Club Subscription (starting at $9 per month; atlascoffeeclub.com)
A coffee subscription is a fun way to get your caffeine fix when a visit to the coffee shop is out of the question. Atlas Coffee Club offers a rotating selection of single origin beans (whole or ground) from a new country each month. You can get deliveries on a two- or four-week schedule, and each box includes brewing tips plus a postcard from the coffee’s country of origin.
Gold Bond Ultimate Intensive Healing Hand Cream ($3.79, originally $7.25; amazon.com)
This inexpensive cream helps soothe dry, chapped hands while protecting them from further irritation.
Eau Thermale Avène Concentrated Hand Cream ($15; amazon.com)
Another dermatologist favorite, Avène’s rich hand cream has been shown to last through up to five hand-washings — meaning it should probably get you through a morning these days!
Mebak 3 Massage Gun ($149.99; amazon.com)
Whether they were doing more at-home workouts than usual or getting used to working without an ergonomic desk chair, readers made massage guns one of our top-sellers, too. This one from Mebak comes with seven different massage heads and a near-perfect rating from Amazon shoppers.
Blueland Hand Soap Starter Set ($16; blueland.com)
While you can buy Blueland’s innovative tablets separately, this starter set includes one of each scent plus a chic glass pump bottle. The eco-friendly bottle has a fill line, so it’s easy to figure out how much water to add before dropping in one of Blueland’s tablets.
Note: The prices above reflect the retailer’s listed price at the time of publication.