If ever there’s a time to swap your heavy tubs of face creams for a sleek and simple stick, it’s now. These pocket-sized wonders are loaded with the same skincare ingredients but packaged in convenient (and travel-friendly) sticks that you can swipe on with ease. From the undereye stick that brightens dark circles to the hydrating serum stick that tackles mid-day dry patches, we’ve handpicked our top five skincare sticks ahead.
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1. Peace Out Retinol Eye Stick
Think of everything you typically dislike about eye cream: It’s goopy, it’s messy and it kinda skeeves you out that you’re constantly dipping your finger in the little tub, right? Well, you don’t have to deal with any of that if you’re using an eye stick like this one. All you have to do is swipe the stick under your eyes and go about your business while it gets to work on dry skin and dark circles. Peace Out’s bestselling stick is loaded with retinol, peptides and Astaxanthin, all of which help make the skin around your eyes look smoother and brighter.
2. Tatcha The Serum Stick
Do yourself a solid and try this hydrating serum stick from Tatcha. It has a concentrated amount of Japanese lemon balm, hyaluronic acid and squalene to boost moisture and support your all-important skin barrier. Use it before makeup to prep your skin and use it again later to refresh any chronically dry spots like under your eyes or around your nose. (Note: This stick comes in handy when you’re newly acclimating to retinol.)
3. Hero Cosmetics Force Shield Superfuel Serum Stick
Looking for a midday pick-me-up? This gel stick feels instantly soothing as you swipe it over your skin. Formulated with prebiotics, botanicals and antioxidants, it gives a nice little boost in glow and mood, thanks to its minty herbal scent.
4. Acwell Real Aqua Balancing Stick Cream
K-drama fans have likely seen a skincare stick in action before, as actresses commonly swipe one over their faces during a scene. This one’s a cult favorite for being incredibly gentle and nourishing on your skin. Featuring a patented blend of plant extracts and herbs that deliver and lock in hydration, like houttuynia cordata extract and cica, you can swipe it anywhere you need moisture, anytime of day.
5. Shiseido Clear Sunscreen Stick Spf 50+
You didn’t think we’d forget sunscreen now, did you? This clear stick from Shiseido is the only thing that keeps us in check with reapplication. We love it because it doesn’t leave any noticeable white cast or an overly sticky residue the way most others do, and it has a whopping SPF 50+. It’s also non-comedogenic and dermatologist tested, so you don’t have to worry about causing breakouts.