The term "travel-friendly" is that one product claim that's almost as engaging as "affordable" and "gentle." It just gives things an illusion of convenience and ease, sometimes without even actually being so. But let's be real: All skincare products can be travel-friendly if they're under 100ml and securely packed. That is, unless it's something you can literally just throw into your suitcase and not worry about until you land. Does such a product even exist? Of course.

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Introducing, cleansing sticks, the solid cleanser that's sweeping the K-beauty world. Ignore the fact that its cylindrical packaging reminds you of, well, deodorant, it foams up and cleans your skin just like a regular face wash, only without the mess. Think of it as the skincare equivalent of a foundation stick, which you apply directly onto your skin instead of with your fingers, brush, or sponge. After application, all that’s left for you to do is lather and rinse.

Our favorite thing about cleansing sticks is that they don't dry out the skin. They are primarily formulated with skincare oils, which help maintain its shape, as opposed to regular soap ingredients that can cause drying. A lot of cleansing sticks claim to be all-in-one cleansers that remove makeup as well. They’re just too convenient to pass up.

Interested? Here are some to add to your routine and your in-flight beauty kit!

1. Neogen Real Fresh Cleansing Stick

P900, Beautymnl

A K-beauty favorite, this product gently cleanses the skin and provides mild exfoliating using natural ingredients.

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2. Origins Modern Friction Cleansing Stick with Exfoliating White & Purple Rice

P1,550, SM Makati

The white and purple rice extracts from this will give you brighter and smoother skin in a jiffy.

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3. Caolion Pore Triple Action Cleansing Stick in Green Tea


Consider your double-cleanse done after you watch this balm-oil-foam cleanser hybrid transform on your skin.

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4. Boscia Charcoal Deep-Pore Cleansing Stick Treatment


The purifying properties of charcoal are always a good idea for cleansers, and this has that charcoal magic in foaming stick form.

IMAGE Boscia

5. Secret Key Lemon Sparkling Stick Cleanser

P1,000, Althea

Take off your makeup with the invigorating scent of lemon by including this in your routine. Did we mention that it has a silicone brush at the bottom to help you get a deeper clean?


IMAGE Althea

6. Nakeup Face Stress Zero Cleansing Stick

P830, Althea

If it's a stress-free, mild cleanser you're looking for, look no further than this chia seed and blueberry extract-infused face wash.


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