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Everything You Need to Know About Sun Sticks


La Roche-Posay, Elizabeth Arden, Sol De Janeiro, Clinique and Fresh Sugar Sport

Let’s face facts, applying sun cream may be the only pitfall about being on holiday. Yes, SPF is absolutely mandatory and the key ingredient for bronzed skin, but the process of getting there is simply a faff and a sticky mess. Well, let us introduce you to the world of stick sun cream. Yes, you heard that right. That is sun cream in a solid formula.


So, for those avid cream haters out there, everything you hate about your squeezy tube lotion, a stick won’t give you the same problems. And here’s why...



They are non-sticky

We’ve all been there. You’ve just applied a fresh layer of sun cream only to be covered in sand 10 seconds later. Sometimes it makes you want to pack up your things and leave the beach altogether. Well, that won’t be the case with a stick cream. The majority of them have a non-sticky formula. Yeh, that’s right sand. You’ve been defeated.


Convenient for touch-ups

Stick creams are beach bag friendly and don’t run the risk of giving the inside of your bag a makeover if it leaks anywhere. While most stick creams are water and sweat resistant, the convenience of them means you can quickly re-apply and carry on. Bish, bash, bosh.


La Roche-Posay, Sol De Janeiro and Elizabeth Arden

Good for those hard to reach areas

Tip of your nose. Ears. Toes. Under bikini straps. They all tend to get neglected when it comes to sun cream application. Well with a stick, you have no excuse. A few strokes over those areas and you can say bye-bye to streaky burns.


Ideal for delicate skin

Yes, you could spend your time applying a stick cream all over your body, and maybe squeezy tube cream is better for that. But applying regular liquid SPF can be a hella awkward to apply around sensitive eyes or even on your lips. So, that’s where a stick can step in, keeping your eyeballs SPF free.


No white cast

We have all gotten carried away when it comes to creaming up for the day. It’s one thing to be sensible, and another to apply so much that you end up looking like a ghost. Which just isn’t the look you want to achieve on holiday, right? Well, get a load of this. With stick creams, you don’t even need to rub them in. Now that really is a holiday.


Clinique and Fresh Sugar Sport

Check out our go-to stick sun creams that we’ll be reaching for this summer. Trust us, once you go stick, you won’t be going back.


1. La Roche-Posay Anthelios Stick SPF 50+ £8.25

2. Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Sun Defence Stick SPF 50 £15.00

3. Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Sol Stick SPF 50 £24.00

4. Clinique Targeted Protection Stick SPF 35 £19.00

5. Fresh Sugar Sport Treatment Sunscreen SPF 30 £22.50



Words and Cover by Clare Stephenson

Graphics by Georgia Walters


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