Have you been watching the Korean romantic comedy series Business Proposal that has been trending on Netflix?
If so, you may have already seen the beautiful makeup looks and a scene where an actress applies a mysterious stick of product on her face and neck.
We have to admit that we totally thought that it was just a stick of sunscreen at first, but apparently, it is an interesting new product called a balm stick!
What are balm sticks?
These balm sticks are designed to hydrate the skin on your face and body quickly and effectively – think lip balms, but not for the lips. Just glide the stick on your dry patches for immediate moisture.
But that isn’t the only benefit these balm sticks have, as their formulas typically include other lovely skincare ingredients to target other skin concerns like wrinkles and dark spots.
Koreans love to glide the balm stick on their smile line, forehead, and neck to reduce the appearance wrinkles. You can also use it as a primer to create a barrier between your skin and makeup.
Since it’s not liquid, it will be easy to travel with too. We can only imagine how handy it will be during long flights and trips where you need to cut down on your luggage space.
Using it as a highlighter
Some people even use balm stickers as highlighters. Just rub it on where you want to add a dewy highlight to your face and body, like your cheekbones, shoulders, and collarbone.
It will give you a non-shimmery glow that will look amazing when the light hits it just right, and the best part is that it is so convenient to apply.
This might be the perfect product to experiment with, especially if you are new to highlighting. It will not only give you a soft natural glow, but also has none of the mess you might get with a highlighting powder.
Best balm sticks you can get
AUAU Dongan Dream Multi Balm
Formulated with many types of collagen, this balm stick helps combat the effects of ageing and appearance of wrinkles.
It also provides better hydration and brightening of the skin thanks to the addition of vitamin peptide.
It retails for S$25.91.
Cetana Multi Balm
Vegan certified, this multi balm is a moisture booster that uses vegetable oils to promote healthy skin.
You can expect nourishing ingredients like avocado oil, macadamia seed oil, jojoba seed oil, and more.
It retails for $62.
Eunyul Moisture Glow Multi Balm
Your skin can enjoy both hydration and nutrition thanks to the addition of candelilla wax, sunflower oil, and grape seed oil.
This stick also has seven different berry extracts, centella asiatica, and horseradish extract.
It retails for S$16.99.
Ifnery Collagen Multi Balm Stick
We’ve got a wrinkle care and whitening stick balm that can moisturise your skin before makeup and also before you head to bed.
It uses collagen derived from vegetables, which means this is totally vegan – a plus in our book.
It retails for S$65.
Kahi Wrinkle Bounce Multi Balm Most Popular
Perhaps the balm stick that started the whole trend, this product is by far the most popular.
It boasts anti-aging benefits due to its blend of salmon complex, collagen, and PDRN.
It retails for S$58.
Kose Maihada Skin Essence Balm
Containing 65% moisturising ingredients like rice, you can apply this anywhere on the body that is experiencing dryness.
The hydrating properties of this stick is so good, it can last almost all day long.
It retails for S$82.66.
Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Ampoule Balm Stick
If you are familiar with Missha’s Time Revolution Night Repair Ampoule, you should be excited as this is the same formula but in a stick!
It effectively cares for all signs of ageing like fine lines and wrinkles due to its infusion of 10 different probiotics.
It retails for S$32.
Naturekind Calendula Multi Stick Balm
Formulated with eight plant oils including jojoba oil, this balm stick both nourishes and sloughs away dead skin.
You can even apply this to heels, nails, and elbows where you’re likely to feel most dry.
It retails for S$19.52.
Nature Republic Ginseng Royal Silk Wrinkle Ampoule Balm
You can pamper your skin with luxurious anti-ageing care with this ampoule balm.
Containing ginseng, royal jelly, gold, and many plant-based essential oils, this might be one stick you want to keep on your face.
It retails for S$35.84.
Pixi On-the-Glow Multi-Use Moisture Stick
Packed with vitamins and essential acids, this stick replenishes moisture in an instant.
It is perfect for not only face, lips, and body, but can be applied on dry hair too.
It retails for S$31.
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