The Easy Way To Streamline Your Skincare |
Cleansing balms, tick. Cleansing creams, tick. Cleansing oils, tick. But cleansing sticks? Chances are you’re less familiar with this latest skincare trend. Designed with a girl on-the-go in mind, they’re guaranteed to give your complexion a speedy overhaul while delivering a host of skincare benefits. We share our favourite formulas here, whatever your skin type.
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Do I need one?

If you’re someone who prefers double-cleansing for skin that’s left feeling squeaky clean, the simple answer is no. But for the time-poor among us, or those who favour a low-maintenance approach and like to speedily hit the pillow, these new sticks are a godsend.

Why SL loves them: 

At first, you’ll feel like you’re rubbing deodorant or lip balm on your face, but you’ll quickly get past that weird feeling. Massaged over damp skin, you’ll soon see dirt and make-up disappear in a soft, creamy lather similarly to any other cleanser you’ve used before – they also exfoliate and brighten. Other bonuses? As well as being incredibly time-saving, they’re completely mess-free, will streamline your entire routine and our favourite part is they are travel-friendly, so you’ll never have to compromise on a good holiday cleanser again. In short: They solve a lot of problems and won’t require more than 15 minutes to use. Now there’s no excuse for anyone to anyone skip washing their face before bed.

Our Top Picks:


This stick gets its detoxifying powers from rice bran oil and pomegranate fruit enzyme – both of which are known for their abilities to draw out debris from the pores. Expect skin to feel soft (thanks to soothing camellia oil) and look visibly brighter.


A cult favourite amongst beauty editors, this solid cleanser cools and calms skin whilst prepping it for make-up. Ingredients include de-puffing matcha green tea and hydrating algae extract, which work together to boost radiance and improve all over texture. Gentle enough for the most delicate of complexions.


It dissolves long-wearing mascara (even waterproof) and liner with a single swipe of its slim tube. We also like it for its silky-smooth texture that’s so lightweight, it doesn’t clog pores or sting under-eyes. Perfect after a big night out.


With nourishing coconut oil, this is the drink thirsty skin craves after exfoliation. The coffee extract handles the scrubbing, getting to work on the skin's surface for any grime that needs to be lifted.This doesn’t just treat dry, dull, lacklustre skin, it completely transforms it, and at a bargain price too.


Don’t let the alarming black shade put you off. While the other sticks do a good job at removing surface grime, this one gets down deepest for a full clean. Its satisfyingly gritty formula is completely stripped back so even reactive skin types can reap the benefits. Instead, it’s powered by diatomaceous earth exfoliants, read: A key, natural ingredient that promotes a smoother, tighter complexion. Top tip: We also recommend leaving this on as a mask occasionally, when skin needs a bit more attention.  

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