Wrinkles Disappear – No Iron!

We consider Downy Wrinkle Releaser Plus ($8, walgreens.com) a godsend here at the Good Housekeeping Institute. The magic of its smoothing power is in a proprietary (hush-hush) blend of chemical compounds that coat and relax fibers.

How It Works

Ripples disappear as fabric dries, in about five to 10 minutes. Just spritz, tug, and — presto! — it erases wrinkles, removes odors from clothing and bedding, and eliminates static.

Best Ways to Use It

It’s most effective on lightweight to medium-weight fabrics, like pillowcases and light cotton clothes. For deeply wrinkled or heavier fabrics (e.g., denim, drapes), use it in addition to ironing. As a water-based formula, it’s not recommended for dry-clean-only materials like silk and rayon.



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