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Cleansing Sticks Perfect for Your Gym Bag

Do Yourself a Solid

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Chances are you put a good amount of thought into the skin care you use at home, so why should all of that go out the door when you're on the move? Thankfully, more brands are coming out with solid cleansing and moisturizing formulas, so you no longer need to compromise between a good complexion and an active lifestyle.

"Certain cleansing sticks are great if you have sensitive skin since you don't need to use cleansers found in public facilities," says Lady Dy, M.D., founder of the Dy Dermatology Center. "I tell people who have hand eczema to carry one in their pockets for washing their hands and keeping eczema from flaring."

From grime-removing scrubs to soothing balms, scroll through to discover the one-stop stick that belongs in your gym bag.

Boscia Charcoal Deep-Pore Cleansing Stick Treatment

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This gem from Boscia contains activated bamboo charcoal (also referred to as the "black diamond of Asia") for abstracting toxins and other impurities. A dose of glycolic acid also works to reduce wrinkles and hyperpigmentation for a more youthful, even complexion. ($28;

Related: Activated Charcoal Beauty Products That Work (Black) Magic



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Frudia Blueberry Hydrating Melting Cleansing Balm

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Like a fruit smoothie for the face, this miracle balm from Korean beauty brand Frudia is made with 52 percent blueberry extract for a deep, antioxidant-rich clean. It also contains anthocyanin for added moisturizing benefits (and smells amazing!). ($19;


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Belif The True Tincture Chamomile Cleansing Stick

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This herbal stick from Belif is formulated with chamomile tincture extracts and natural chamomile flower petals (and without synthetic preservatives or dyes) for a calming cleanse. Recommended for all skin types, it's especially good for anyone with sensitive—especially red or dry—skin. ($28;


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Milk Makeup Matcha Cleanser

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Meet your matcha (couldn't help it) in this sulfate-free, soap-free find from Milk Makeup, which is infused with antioxidant-packed matcha green tea for exfoliating and detoxifying in a flash. The clear, TSA-friendly tube also happens to look really cool in your travel bag. ($26;

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Yes To Coconut Coffee Scrub/Cleanser Stick

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Kick-start your day with this new coffee- and coconut-fueled offering from Yes To. It works up to a frothy lather—just like that morning latte—and leaves skin feeling ultra-hydrated. ($10;



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PUR Joystick Exfoliating Deep Cleanser

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Specifically formulated for acne-prone skin, this cleanser, exfoliator, and toner in one from PUR features Moroccan lava clay and charcoal for drawing out dirt and oil. It also contains peptides for keeping premature aging at bay. ($26;

Related: The Best Skin-Care Routine for Acne-Prone Skin


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St. Ives Glow Apricot & Manuka Honey Cleansing Stick

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This new addition to the St. Ives skin-care family is made with 100 percent natural coconut oil, along with apricot and manuka honey, for hydrating as you wash. The brand recommends using it twice a day for best results (and you'll want to, as the sweet, uplifting scent is truly intoxicating!). ($8;


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Origins Modern Friction Cleansing Stick With Exfoliating White & Purple Rice

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The active ingredient in this "friction stick" from Origins is rice (purple and white), which helps to purify the skin and boost overall radiance. Reviewers on the brand's site also hail the product for its subtle, soothing scent. ($28;

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Tarte Frxxxtion 3-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser Stick

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Add some friction to your day (in a good way) with this multitasking twist-up from Tarte Cosmetics. The vegan, hypoallergenic formula contains fossilized sea algae for exfoliating and ridding skin of excess oil and toxins. If you look on the brand's website, you'll find hundreds of reviews from consumers who simply can't get enough of its cleansing and softening benefits. ($22;


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Sleep Over Stick Cleanse & Hydrate Box Set

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This dynamic duo from Sleep Over Stick is formulated without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates for a cleaner, well, clean. The hydrating stick contains jojoba, cocoa, and shea butter (and more) for locking in moisture after you rinse. ($24;


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