Stick-Based Products That Simplify Your Skincare Routine

Bottles, tubes and jars may be the skincare norm, but a new product-packaging option has been quietly gaining momentum as of late—the stick. A decidedly less messy way to use a variety of common every-day and occasional skincare products, another advantage of stick formulations is that there’s virtually no chance of spilling or leakage so you can toss them in your bag (gym, carry-on or otherwise) and go!

Julep Love Your Bare Face Detoxifying Cleansing Balm Stick
There’s something unsavory about sticking your fingers in a giant jar of cleansing balm, but this twist-up version makes for (almost) hands-free face-washing. Featuring an effective blend of rice bran, grapefruit peel and camellia japonica seed oils to help dissolve makeup, dirt and excess oil along with gently exfoliating pomegranate enzymes, it makes double-cleansing less laborious (and works great on its own)!

Ilia Cucumber Water Stick
If you thought toner only came in liquid form, guess again. Designed to provide extra post-cleansing skin-refreshment, it contains de-puffing cucumber extract, soothing chicory root and aloe vera for an extra surge of ultra-lightweight moisture. The cooling sensation is sure to help you get up and go in the morning—and you’ll probably want to keep one of these vegan, gluten-free, all-natural sticks on you at all times once warmer (i.e. hot) weather rolls around again.

Origins Modern Friction Cleansing Stick
With this exfoliating stick, your just a few swipes away from a smoother, more luminous complexion. In addition to effective cleansing that whisks away dirt, makeup and other debris, this skin-refining stick also has finely-milled white and purple rice to slough away dull, dead cells and reveal a radiant, healthy-looking visage. Best of all, this handy formula helps you target rough spots while leaving other areas alone (only if you so desire).

RODIN Olio Lusso Jasmine & Neroli Luxury Face Oil Stick
As far as facial oils go, it doesn’t get better than RODIN Olio Lusso—unless they come in a stick form. Ideal for those who don’t want to leave home without their beloved blend of 11 nutrient-packed botanical oils (and those who fear dropping a glass bottle on the floor), this shatter-resistant portable version offers all the skin-nourishing benefits, as well as the brand's intoxicating signature jasmine-neroli scent. And BTW, this stick works wonders as a highlighter, cuticle-smoother and even lip balm so you can save even more space in your cosmetic bag.

Milk Makeup Watermelon Brightening Face Mask
With almost too many upsides to count, this stick-based mask might change the way you treat your skin to a little extra TLC forever. With Swiss garden cress sprout to target uneven skin tone, hydrating watermelon extract, antioxidant vitamins C and E, an elasticity-enhancing Matrixyl peptide blend—and no hardening or tightening sensation—this treatment is sure to secure a regular spot in your skincare rotation. But the best part might be the fact that this ultra-concentrated formula helps you use significantly less product (so it will last you longer) and works in five to 10 minutes so you can be on your way with visibly healthier-looking skin. P.S. It’s also available in a Matcha Detoxifying version for the easiest multi-masking ever.