Cleansing Sticks Perfect for Your Gym Bag
Do Yourself a Solid
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
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; boscia.com)
Frudia Blueberry Hydrating Melting Cleansing Balm
Belif The True Tincture Chamomile Cleansing Stick
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; sephora.com)
Milk Makeup Matcha Cleanser
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; sephora.com)
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PUR Joystick Exfoliating Deep Cleanser
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; purcosmetics.com)
St. Ives Glow Apricot & Manuka Honey Cleansing Stick
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; target.com)
Origins Modern Friction Cleansing Stick With Exfoliating White & Purple Rice
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; origins.com)
Tarte Frxxxtion 3-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser Stick
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; tartecosmetics.com)