12 Best Serum Sticks 2023 for Easy, Mess-Free, and On-the-Go Hydration: Dermatologist Recommendations
Supercharged with soothing inca inchi, shea butter, and ceramides, Chasin’ Rabbits All About Glow Multi Balm gives skin a boost of deep hydration and an instant glow. The petite stick is perfect for on-the-go application — simply soften the stick with the temperature of your skin and gently apply it to areas prone to dryness and rough texture.
Jones Road’s Hippie Stick is a truly multifunctional beauty product. The universal balm is packed with deeply nourishing ingredients like sunflower seed oil, coconut oil, caster oil, and beeswax for a buttery boost of moisture that works all over. Apply it to any area that needs some TLC — the face, cuticles, elbows, heels, ends of hair, lips, you name it. The glide-on formula provides an instant boost of moisture alongside a subtle, spearmint-like scent.
Give skin a quick boost of mid-day hydration with Acwell’s Real Aqua Balancing Stick Cream. The formula features the patented N4 Complex, a blend of four traditional herbs and plant extracts that instantly calm, soothe, hydrate, and brighten skin, as well as cica extract to strengthen the skin barrier and increase elasticity. The stick leaves behind a slight cooling sensation and makes targeted application a breeze.
Tatcha’s The Serum Stick is jam-packed with 80-percent purified squalane, hyaluronic acid, and Japanese lemon balm to alleviate dry skin (especially the under eye area) and visibly smooth and soften skin texture. Dr. Hirsch suggests using it more like a primer under makeup to improve blendability, though we love the refreshing, glowy results over makeup just as much (especially when it comes to smoothing out cakey, dried-up makeup throughout the day).
For long-lasting hydration in a fast-absorbing formula, look no further than Undone Beauty’s Synergistick 4-in-1 Solid Serum Balm. The multipurpose serum stick effectively simplifies your skin-care routine by hydrating, prepping, toning, and replenishing the skin in all but a few swipes. The formula is packed with a heaping dose of electrolytes, probiotics, and hyaluronic acid to leave skin feeling smooth and soft.
Instantly rejuvenate skin with the Medicube Collagen Vita Multi Balm, which simultaneously improves the look of fine lines and wrinkles while brightening dark spots and visually plumping the skin. The stick features a triple collagen complex, 15 percent vitamin C, and 10 different peptides to help improve skin elasticity and hyperpigmentation. It leaves skin looking glowy — not oily — and is backed by seven different types of clinical testing, as per the brand.