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What is a Cleansing Stick?
If you’ve been in the market for a new cleanser any time this past year, you’ve probably noticed something called a cleansing stick. One of the most recent Korean beauty trends to hit the skin care products market, cleansing sticks are solid face cleansers that look a bit like oversized lip balm (personally, we like to compare them to jumbo glue sticks).
Facial cleansing sticks are usually made with a combination of natural oils and moisturizers. Like with other skin cleansers, cleansing stick formulas are formulated to achieve different skin benefits. At St. Ives, we formulate our Cleansing Sticks with 100% natural coconut oil, then add some of our favorite ingredients (like cactus water, apricot, honey, and green tea, just to name a few!) to make them totally unique. Here’s how they work:
- Cactus Water & Hibiscus instantly hydrates and softens skin as you cleanse.
- To detoxify and refresh skin, reach for revitalizing Matcha Green Tea & Ginger.
- Apricot & Manuka Honey works to remove impurities and restore dull skin to its glow-iest self.
Did we mention they’re also a ton of fun to use? Check out our cleansing stick how-to page for the particulars, but we love being able to precisely target areas of our face. Plus, the solid stick format means that applying product now doubles as a mini facial massage!
Aside from cleansing sticks’ face-cleansing benefits, they’re also spill-proof and bacteria-resistant. Go ahead and toss them into your gym bag or carry-on—cleansing sticks contain very little water and preservatives, so they don’t help those gross microorganisms (read: germs) grow! Getting a fresh, natural glow has never been this fun! Win-win-win.
What’s a Face Mist and Why Add it to Your Skincare Routine?
From beauty editors to your BFF, everyone is talking about face mists right now. If you haven’t tried one, you’re seriously missing out! Have questions? We’ve got answers. Read on to learn everything you need to know about the must-have skin care product of the moment.Tell Me More
When to Use Face Mist for Glowing, Hydrated Skin
While you can use a face mist anytime, there’s more to the story. And that’s exactly why we’re here! Discover the best times of day and specific moments to use a hydrating facial mist. Still not exactly sure what a face mist is? Check out our other article, What Is a Face Mist firstTell Me More
Why Using Moisturizer Before Makeup is a Must
Thinking about skipping face wash or moisturizer before applying your makeup? Think again. If you want a flawless looking complexion it’s not about layering on the foundation. It turns out the key is to start with clean, hydrated skin. Intrigued? Check out our top pre-makeup skin care musts!Tell Me More