Travelling with a cleanser has never been so easy
This year we’ve seen an endless supply of beauty innovation. We’ve spotted lip paints saturated in colour, products infused with charcoal, masks made of tissue, and even dry shampoos that come in paste form.
As for cleansers? Well they sure have come a long way. Just when you thought we had every formula type imaginable: foam, milk, gel, mousse, micellar water, cream and even balm, a new breakthrough version pops up. The latest launch that we’re loving are cleanser sticks, which are basically hardened cleansers that come in glue stick-like packaging.
We get it - it’s not the sexiest product on the market, but you shouldn’t underestimate their small size. Best used on damp skin, swirl the stick on your face to distribute the balmy product, then use your fingertips to massage it all over in circular motions to emulsify and remove makeup and refine skin texture. Then, wash it off like you would a regular cleanser.
While the balmy texture is something to get used to, we’re sure that you’ll become addicted to using them once you’ve introduced one into your routine. Ready to get in on the trend? Here are the cleansing sticks you need to try.
If you need to take your makeup off
Apply Urban Decay Meltdown Makeup Remover Cleansing Oil Stick all over your face straight over your makeup, then use warm water to transform the formula into a foaming cleanser.
If you’re after something compact
Clinique Take The Day Off Remover Stick is about the same size as a tall lipstick, and can be used to remove powdered eyeshadow and even waterproof makeup.
If you have rough skin
Why overload your makeup bag with a cleanser, exfoliator and face mask when you can use a product that incorporates all three steps? Tarte Frxxxtion Stick Exfoliating Cleanser is powered by earth micro-exfoliants that can target sebum, dead skin and dullness in one hit.
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinky-nude nail polish and wispy false lashes, she has a healthy obsession with face masks and skin care ingredients. Her previous work can be found in Virgin Australia Voyeur, Women's Health, and SHOP Til You Drop.