The One Cleanser You Need For Traveling

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For the summertime adventurer, figuring out what to pack can be kind of a pain. Especially when flying, I know the most trouble I run into is fitting all of my liquids in that little baggie. It's like, why are they always trying to hold back my skincare routine? That's why the most travel-friendly cleanser is a stick cleanser.

Now I know it may seem as though a stick cleanser isn't all that different from just traveling with a bar of soap. But it totally is. Yes, both TSA-approved cleansers will allow you extra room in your one-quart bag for other liquid essentials, and be one less item that you have to worry about spilling and messing up all of your other belongings. But that's where the similarities end.

You see, with a stick cleanser, you won't have to worry about how best to store it, because it's basically mess-proof. You won't have to worry about waiting for all of that surface area to dry before packing it away, like you would with bar soap. And you won't have to take a watertight soap dish to protect it from coming in contact with other surfaces either — just pop the lid back on.

On top of being easy to tote around, stick cleansers are also plain fun to us, sort of like other easy, twist-up products like stick-sunscreen or stick-foundation. With a cleanser like this, all you have to do to wash your face is simply draw the product on your damp face (even target specific areas if you want), rinse, and go. Get your hands on one of these yourself, and you'll see why this is the ultimate travel-friendly cleanser.

1. H2O+

H2O + Elements on the Move Cleansing Stick, $23, Amazon

Massage pearl extract and coconut oil that help nourish, rejuvenate, and soften dry skin onto your face without even having to touch the product with this mess-free cleanser.

2. Boscia

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

If you have clogged pores, even only in certain places, you can target them with this stick cleanser that draws out dirt, oil, and impurities.

3. Julep

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

Natural oils and fruit enzymes deliver a gentle, yet deep clean from this cleansing stick that can be tossed in your gym bag or suitcase.

4. Su:um 37

Su:um 37 Miracle Rose Cleansing Stick, $21, Amazon

This soothing stick cleanser with rose extracts is perfect for sensitive skin and those on-the-go.

5. Clinique

Clinique Take the Day Off Eye Makeup Remover Stick, $16, Nordstrom

You can even easily remove or touch up stubborn eye makeup with this hydrating, stick cleansing-balm.

Washing your face on-the-go will be so much easier.

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