Anyone with a generous amount of frequent flier miles has probably racked up a few travel hacks along the way, too: TSA Pre-Check is well worth the membership fee; avoid Spirit Airlines at all costs; it's possible to get away with a carry-on and personal item for a short trip if you're strategic about it. However, the only problem with stuffing a week's worth of clothes into your carry-on is one struggle. Fitting a weeks' worth of skin care products into your travel pouch is another. Thankfully, that's where cleansing sticks with new, groundbreaking formulations come into play — and they're well worth using on the ground, too.
"Advancements in cosmetic formulation has brought effective cleansing technology in almost all forms," Joshua Zeichner, Director of Cosmetic & Clinical Research in Dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, tells TZR. "Cleansing sticks are the latest trend to hit the market. With roots in Korean beauty, they are are easy to use, portable, and as effective as traditional cleansing formulas." To note, they should be stored at room temperature — and not in the bathroom — just as you would keep any of your other regular cosmetic products. And you should pick them out as you would with your liquid cleansers, too: by looking for ingredients that are specific to what your needs are. Ahead, see some of the latest and greatest cleansing sticks on the market — and get Dr. Zeichner's insight into the active ingredients in them.