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The Best Products We Tried In January According To Houstonia Staff

Cheers to the products that carried us through the first month of the year.

By Danielle Wright

The products listed here were independently selected by a member of the editorial staff. Should you choose to purchase a product through a link on this page, we may receive an affiliate commission.

As we near arrive at the end of January, we can collectively say we officially survived the first month of 2022. While sticking to new routines was a bit difficult, there were some items that helped get us through the first month of the year. 

Products varied from a revitalizing jojoba oil, ultimate hair and facial moisturizers, a computer raiser and an interesting headset for sleeping. These items helped our staff reach the end of the month, prepped and ready for February. 

No matter what you may be shopping for, scroll ahead and shop Houstonia Staff's January favorites.

Pattern Jojoba Oil Blend


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"As someone who suffers from dry hair, or low porosity in technical terms, I've struggled to find the one product that can retain moisture for my strands. Pattern's Jojoba Oil completely changed my hair so it doesn't feel as dry at the end of the day. I apply after a leave-in conditioner, to lock in the hydration." - Danielle Wright, Style Writer

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Drunk Elephant Protini™ Polypeptide Moisturizer Local


"This face moisturizer has been extra helpful and even essential with the drop in temps this month. What's great about the Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Moisturizer is that it can be combined with any of the Drunk Elephant serums so you can customize it to be lightweight or heavy moisture. It's my daily go-to." - Stephanie Bartels, Digital Editor

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SUPRUS Electric Lighter


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"I know this sounds crazy but my sister got me this candle lighter for Christmas and I fell in love with it. It has elevated my candle-lighting experience." - Shelby Stewart, Senior Staff Writer

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Perytong Bluetooth Sleeping Headband


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"When I’m ready for bed and my mind will not shut down, I’ve been wearing this headband with built-in Bluetooth speakers. It’s my favorite way to listen to the Calm App or to play a relaxing Audiobook and it gets me right to sleep!" - Geneva Diaz, Editorial Assistant

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VariDesk Pro Plus


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'There is no need to be sitting all day at home in 2022. If you've been working from your family's guest room ( I mean, home office) for the past two years, make sure you do it right. They told us sitting was the new smoking and they're probably right. I can't prove it scientifically, but this standing desk by VariDesk could be adding years to my life.  Maybe." - Camillo Hannibal Smith, Managing Editor

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