Confession: I am the worst kind of skincare junkie. Because when it comes to cute packaging and trends, I shamefully take the prize for the biggest sucker. While many would consider my top shelf of skincare to be the ideal, attractive roster of products, I really see it as pure Instagram bait. They look amazing on a shelf, but really do nothing but creating unfulfilling clutter (but I guess that last part is partially my fault).
And while most waves of skincare trends run for about a season or until the next hot thing comes along, there’s one adorable trend that I hope lasts forever. Enter: Skincare sticks. Aesthetically pleasing, yes, the most appealing thing about this trend is its ability to save time, product, and mess. Simply glide on and go! Ideal for the ultimate lazy girl or the gal that’s always on-the-go, these compact products are designed to be effective whenever and wherever you need them. That’s right, they’re TSA-approved! With the trend at its prime, there’s no better time to stock up on moisturizers, serums, masks and other amazing formulas in stick-form. Looking to give this trend a try? Scroll through the skincare sticks I swear by.
New to Pixi, this multi-purpose moisturizer can be used on your face, lips, body and hair. Powered by Vitamin D, On-the-Glow works to treat and protect, leaving skin feeling clean and smooth.
Pixi On-the-Glow, $24
Cleaners in stick-form truly are as game-changing as it sounds. For an easy and practical way to cleanse, apply the Matcha Pore Cleansing Stick directly onto a damp face and massage in a circular motion. Purifying pores has never been easier!
Teaology Matcha Pore Cleansing Stick, $29
As much as we love a good masking session, we would much rather do without the mess. Olay’s Face Mask Stick offers all the benefits of a clay mask in an easy-to-glide stick. That’s right, no mess, no wasted time, and no wasted product. Formulated with white charcoal the mask works to remove buildup and reveal a radiant glow.
Olay Glow Boost White Charcoal Face Mask Stick, $12.98
This unique solid-toner by Ilia is formulated with cucumber pulp extracts and aloe vera to instantly boost hydration and to instantly cool and de-puff skin before makeup application.
Ilia Cucumber Water Stick, $51
Fine lines and dark spots got you down? Brightening and refining the look of your complexion has never been easier with the Milk Makeup’s ultra-hydrating Watermelon Brightening Serum. Made with watermelon extracts and Swiss garden cress sprout extracts, this on-the-go solid-serum is designed to quench the thirst of dehydrated skin.
Milk Makeup Watermelon Brightening Serum, $43
For suncare on-the-go, Beautycounter’s convenient sunscreen stick continues to be on our radar for travel must-haves. Formulated with non-nano zinc and California Poppy, Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 30 provides an effective shield from harmful UVA and UVB rays, while cocoa seed butter works to provide deep hydration. Best of all, it leaves the skin feeling clean (non-sticky) and is water-resistant for up to 80-minutes.
Beautycounter Countersun Mineral Sunscreen Stick SPF 30, $27
Noted as one of the best of (and cutest) of K-beauty, Tonymoly’s Panda’s Dream So Cool Eye Cooling Stick is made to revitalized tired and dry under eyes by providing moisture with an instant cooling sensation. Apply around the eye area (lids included) in the morning and throughout the day for a little pick me up.
Tonymoly Panda’s Dream So Cool Eye Cooling Stick, $17
Applying face oil becomes a breeze with this luxury solid-face oil. Easily glide on Rodin’s Face Oil stick directly onto the skin as you would a regular face oil to instantly lock in moisture. For an extra boost of nourishment and glow, this oil stick works both as a moisturizer and a highlighter to provide a natural, believable dew.
Rodin Luxury Face Oil Stick, $113.22