Cleansing Sticks Are The Ultimate Lazy Girl Beauty Hack To Know In Time For Spring

I've recently discovered the ultimate lazy girl beauty hack for those of among us who, like me, have a hard time sticking to a skincare routine: cleansing sticks. Now, cleansing sticks might look a little like lip balm, but they're actually a solid cleanser, and they're remarkably easy to use. Typically, you wet your face, rub the cleansing stick over your cheeks, chin, and forehead, then use your fingers to create a foam. You later rinse as you would any other cleanser, but without any of the goop or mess that can come with a liquid or foam version.

There are plenty of other benefits to the cleansing stick besides the ease of use, though. Cleansing sticks are also perfect for travel because they're not liquids. You should be able to throw one in your purse without any fear of getting pulled over by the TSA. Honestly, you'll never have a good enough excuse to be caught without face wash ever again. Plus, since you're working with a solid rather than a liquid or an oil, it's fairly simple to target specific areas on your face. It's like point masking, except with cleansing.

Though cleansing sticks are a relatively recent innovation, there are already plenty of options, each of which does something slightly different. So whether you're ready to ditch your soap for a stick, or still need a bit for evidence, here are seven cleansing sticks that might just change the way you think about washing your face forever.

1. The Cult Favorite

Su:m37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick, $22, Amazon

The cult favorite is, without a doubt, the Su:m37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick. It's the OG cleansing stick that Asian beauty aficionados often rave about, and for good reason. The formulation is luxurious, even including actual rose petals, and according to K-beauty retailer Soko Glam, it's made of 90 percent natural ingredients like coconut oil.

2. The Floral Dupe

So Natural Deep Moisture Cerafocus Facial Cera Stick Cleanser, $15, Tester Korea

This cleansing stick from So Natural has been heralded as a possible alternative to the fabled Su:m37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick, or MRCS, as folks refer to the classic in the forums. The Deep Moisture Cerafocus Facial Cera Stick Cleanser also has rose petals, and it comes in at a slightly lower price than the original.

3. The Charcoal Cleanser

Charcoal Deep-Pore Cleansing Stick Treatment, $28, Sephora

Charcoal beauty products are all the rage these days, and now you can get a charcoal cleansing stick. This one from boscia is meant to help deep clean your pores, and the solid formulation makes it is perfect for spot-cleansing areas of your face that might be on the clogged side. If your nose, for example, is where you get the most blackheads, the stick allows you to target that area and draw out all the impurities. Use in combination with a konjac sponge to get a super deep cleanse.

4. The Gentle Option

Nature Republic Forest Garden Chamomile Stick Cleanser, $6, Korea Depart

By far the cheapest stick cleanser of the bunch, Nature Republic's Forest Garden Chamomile Stick Cleanser is gentle for both your wallet and your face. This unscented, oil-based cleanser would be great for removing makeup.

5. The Detoxifying Cleanser

Love Your Bare Face Detoxifying Cleansing Balm Stick, $28, Julep

Another oil-based formula — this time with rice bran, camellia seed, and grapefruit peel oils — this cleansing stick is also effective at removing makeup while still remaining gentle enough to use every day.

6. The Blackhead Fighter

Mamonde Pore Clean Blackhead Stick, $12, Shop At Korea

If blackheads are your problem, and you're looking for something that'll boost your pore care, look no further than this Pore Clean Blackhead Stick from Mamonde. Like with the boscia Charcoal Deep-Pore Cleansing Stick, this one is great for targeting areas where you tend to have the most pore congestion. It also contains exfoliating grains of leaves to really get a deep clean.

7. The Pore Sealer

Shara Shara Lemon Tea Pore Stick, $8, Tester Korea

This pore stick from Shara Shara isn't technically a cleansing stick, but it's the perfect lazy girl product to use after you've cleansed your face, especially if you have oily skin. Just swipe it on your T-zone, or wherever you tend to get the oiliest, and the stick should promise to make your skin matte and tighten your pores, which is not a bad deal for under $9. Plus, like the cleansing sticks, you can pop one of these in your purse and carry it around everywhere, with no fear of accidental messes.

Whether you're looking for a cleanser that'll make your nightly skincare a breeze, or just need something you can take along with you wherever you might travel, these cleansing sticks will definitely do the trick.

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