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Washing your face should be one of the most relaxing and enjoying parts of your beauty regime. Once you find the perfect cleanser, nothing feels as good as lathering, rinsing and drying your freshly cleaned skin. While the aftermath is certainly satisfying, we can admit that sometimes the process gets a little messy, with soapsuds and product residue everywhere. Busy girls on the go don’t necessarily have the time to deal with foamy disasters, and we’re here to tell you we’ve found a great alternative. If you haven’t heard of facial cleansing sticks, then you’re truly missing out. These compact and travel-size miracle sticks are perfect for going from work to the gym, or for any time you’re in a rush in the morning. Take a look at some of the options below.
Best For: Acne
This deep-pore cleansing stick draws out dirt, oil, and impurities for a healthier, brighter complexion. It's perfect for all skin types, including normal, combination, oily, dry and sensitive.
Boscia, Charcoal Deep-Pore Cleansing Stick Treatment, $28, available at Sephora.
Best For: Dry Skin
This foaming stick takes away the risks of spillage and messy application with its compact packaging. The formulation includes pearl extract that rejuvenates dry skin and coconut oil that softens it.
H20 Plus, Elements On The Move Cleansing Stick, $28, available at Ulta.
Best For: Combination to Oily Skin
This stick is actually a 3-in-1 miracle product. Since it's an exfoliator, cleanser, and face mask, you'll be drawing out dirt and oils, reducing shine, and purifying your pores, all at the same time.
Tarte, FRXXXTION Stick Exfoliating Cleanser, $22, available at Sephora.
Best For: Dull Skin
This blend of natural oils and fruit enzymes guarantees a deep facial cleanse. Rice bran oil extracts impurities, grapefruit peel oil cleanses and evens skin tone, camellia seed oil hydrates, and pomegranate fruit enzyme acts as a gentle exfoliant.
Julep, Love Your Face Bare Face Detoxifying Cleansing Balm Stick, $28, available at Ulta.
Best For: Sensitive Skin
Formulated with chamomile tincture extracts and natural chamomile flower petals, this cleansing stick provides a gentle lather that cleanses and promotes natural blood circulation and skin texture. Its neutral pH formula provides a more soothing facial cleanse, in comparison to regular bar soaps that can be drying.
Belif, The True Tincture Cleansing Stick, $28, available at Sephora.
Best For: Normal Skin
This miracle cleanser hydrates the skin without leaving behind any sticky or thick residue, thanks to its rose petal-infused formula. Since 90 percent of its ingredients are natural, it's recommended for all skin types.
SU:M37, Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick, $28, available at Soko Glam.