Chapter 35: Everything You Need to Know About Skin Care Sticks

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The majority of beauty products normally come in liquid, cream or powder form but there’s a new category on the block: beauty sticks. Makeup products, including blushers, highlighters, foundation or contour products, now come in stick form. What’s better is that skin care sticks are also available!

Thanks to skin care sticks, you no longer have to worry about messy applications. Skin care sticks are leak-proof and ideal for those looking to streamline their skin care routines, especially for those late mornings.

Want to give skin care sticks a go? Check out our list of skin care products, including facial cleansers, scrubs, masks, serums and sunscreens, that come in stick form and deserve a space on your #skincareshelfie.

Skin care sticks are super easy to use. Depending on what type of skin care stick you use, start with a few swipes across your face and work your way up if you need to. Less is always more!

If you’re having trouble gliding the stick across your face, simply warm it up with your fingers before use. Be gentle and don’t rub the stick too hard on your skin or it may cause irritation.

Cleansing Sticks

Start your routine with NEOGEN’s Real Fresh Cleansing Stick Green Tea. It’s formulated with green tea extracts to gently exfoliate the skin, and 13 natural oils including coconut, camellia, olive and green tea seed oils to help remove all traces of makeup. Apply the cleansing stick on damp skin and gently massage it all over your skin until it lathers and voila – you’re left with skin that’s clean and feels fresh!

Scrub Sticks

Need to get rid of blackheads or whiteheads? You can count on TOSOWOONG’s SOS Tightening Pore Clinic Charcoal Blackhead Stick to do the job. This blackhead stick offers a deep exfoliation thanks to its formula containing red bean powder and aloe vera, grape, charcoal and apple extracts to help cleanse impurities. This blackhead stick is also perfect for reaching those hard-to-reach areas like around the nose.

Mask Sticks

What do you do when it’s Sunday and your skin needs its weekly mask treatment, but you’re just too lazy to apply it? Reach for a mask stick!

A mask stick is incredibly easy to use, and you can choose to swipe it only on areas you want to target. A great deep cleansing mask is the Super Volcanic Stick Mask 2X from innisfree. This mask is formulated with Jeju Volcanic Cluster Sphere that reduces excess sebum, making it the perfect mask for oily or acne-prone skin types.

Eye Sticks

I take my eye care very seriously but there are always those days when I’m tempted to skip a step in my skin care routine. For lazy days, you can use an eye stick for a fuss-free application. JJ YOUNG’s Aloe Vera Super Moist Eye Stick hydrates your eye areas with just one glide and is formulated with aloe vera leaf extract to soothe the skin.

Don’t worry about it pulling on your delicate eye areas. One of our editors has tried the Aloe Vera Super Moist Eye Stick and she can attest to its smooth application!

Serum Sticks

Who would’ve thought serums could come in stick form? If your skin craves more hydration, introduce it to NEOGEN’s Dermalogy White Truffle Laycure Oil Stick. Not only does this oil stick nourish your skin, it also protects it from harsh environments that leave your skin feeling dry or even damaged. It’s best to apply this oil stick before your moisturizer to give your skin a boost of moisture.

Sun Sticks

As the final step of your skin care routine, always protect your skin with sunscreen. There are plenty of sun sticks to choose from and one that’s great for soothing sensitive skin is Holika Holika’s Less on Skin Redness Calming Cica Sun Stick. It’s enriched with Centella asiatica extract and magnesium, which help get rid of redness.

If you have oily skin and don’t want to look slick all day, go for a lightweight sun stick like LANEIGE’s Air Light Sun Stick SPF50+ PA++++. Featuring a non-greasy formula, this sun stick feels so light and works well under makeup.

To strengthen a damaged skin barrier, you can’t go wrong with Abib’s Quick Sunstick Protection Bar. Thanks to skin fortifying ingredients including Acacia peptide and ceramides, your skin is guaranteed to be protected from environmental stressors and damaging UV rays.

Remember, skin care sticks come into direct contact with your skin so it’s important to keep them clean after every use to prevent bacteria from building up. After using, quickly clean your skin care stick by wiping it with a tissue. It’s as simple as that!



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