Imagine: you arrive at your hotel or AirBnb after a long flight and all you want to do is shower and go to sleep. You open your suitcase to find an exploded face wash all over your adorable vacation wardrobe. The worst! I used to live in fear that my products would make a mess in my bag; I still shudder at the memory of packing a full-sized shampoo bottle and praying that it would survive the flight to Israel. (It did.) When it comes to cleansers, there are tons of new and safer alternatives to burstable squeeze bottles, and they come in stick form. They’re great for throwing in your purse, gym bag, beach tote, and suitcase.
I love any skincare product with rose in it, and Su:m 37 Miracle Rose Cleanser has been my travel stick for months now. Like most rose-infused products, it’s gentle and hydrating, perfect after a long, drying flight or day in the sun.
Julep Love Your Bare Face Detoxifying Cleansing Balm Stick uses pomegranate fruit enzymes for gentle exfoliation, giving you a radiant complexion.
Looking for an extra-purifying cleanse? Try Neogen’s Real Fresh Green Tea Cleansing Stick.
Milk Makeup Matcha Cleanser is formulated without sulfates or soap, so it’s a great purifying cleanser that won’t irritate sensitive skin. It actually is meant to reduce redness while exfoliating, two things that don’t typically coexist in one skincare product.
H2O+ Beauty Elements on the Move Cleansing Stick is made with coconut oil and pearl extract for hydration and brightening, respectively.
For a vegan formula that draws out impurities and exfoliates, try Tarte’s FRXXXTION Stick Exfoliating Cleanser, a hypoallergenic stick made with sea algae.
Chamomile is one of the most calming herbs around. I drink the tea whenever I can’t sleep and I love using the oil in my infuser. Belif is one of my favorite skincare lines, so I’m very excited to try their new The True Tincture Cleansing Stick, made with the aforementioned chamomile and fellow soothers, calendula and oat.