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The gym bag beauty essentials you need

The gym bag beauty essentials you need

Having a ready-to-go bag of beauty essentials for your post-workout routine is the perfect way to take a some of the stress out of getting yourself to the gym. Whether you love cardio, hot yoga or swimming as your exercise of choice, the sweat and redness which comes with increasing your heart rate can leave you looking a little worse for wear.

To help you create a streamlined yet useful collection for your gym bag, we’ve gathered together the products we think are absolutely essential when taming and perfecting your appearance after a long workout.

The best gym bag beauty essentials

  1. Neal's Yard Remedies Organic Facial Wipes
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    Neal's Yard Remedies Organic Facial Wipes

    Remove all traces of sweat, makeup and debris from your complexion with Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic Facial Wipes post-workout. Infused with soothing Lavendar and Aloe Vera, the organic cotton wipes leave your skin feeling clean, refreshed and hydrated.

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  2. ESPA Energising Shower Gel
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    ESPA Energising Shower Gel

    Uplift your spirits and awaken the senses with ESPA Energising Shower Gel. With reviving Eucalyptus and Peppermint, the refreshing gel is enriched with Coconut Extract to create a naturally foaming lather which deeply cleanses the skin, sweeping away any sweat and impurities to leave skin clean and fresh.

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  3. Mio Skincare Workout Wonder Invigorating Muscle Gel
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    Mio Skincare Workout Wonder Invigorating Muscle Gel

    Soothe your skin and relieve aching muscles with Mio Skincare Workout Wonder Invigorating Muscle Motivating Gel. Ideal for either pre or post-workout use, the stimulating gel is enriched with Cirtus Lemon Peel Oil and Cypress Leaf Oil to hydrate and replenish the skin.

    Rich in Magnesium, the gel also works to alleviate aching muscles and tension making it the perfect post-workout head to toe treatment.

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  4. Origins No Offense Alcohol and Aluminum Free Deodrant
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    Origins No Offense Alcohol and Aluminum Free Deodrant

    Deodrant is an absolute essential for your gym bag. The Origins No Offense Alcohol and Aluminum Free Deodrant has been specially formulated to eliminate natural odours and offers invisible protection which lasts for hours.

    Free of chemical nasties such as Alcohol and Aluminum which can irritate sensitive skin, No Offense leaves your under arm skin fresh and comfortable with a delicate and refreshing scent of Orange, Blackcurrant and Jasmine.

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  5. brushworks Complexion Sponge
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    brushworks Complexion Sponge

    If you want to apply makeup after your workout, you may want to keep it simple and only use a few products to perk up your complexion and take down any redness.

    Perfect for powder, liquid and cream makeup products, the brushworks Complexion Sponge is the only tool you need in your gym makeup bag. Small and compact, the sponge expertly applies makeup to your skin for a seamless, airbrushed finish.

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  6. PIXI H2O Skintint
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    PIXI H2O Skintint

    A tinted moisturiser is the perfect product to apply to your skin post-workout. Enhancing your complexion and adding sheer coverage, the PIXI H2O Skintint works to even out skin tone while adding a subtle glow to your skin.

    Formulated with Rose Water and Chamomile to calm the complexion, perfect for taking down post-workout redness, the H2O Skintint offers light and breathable coverage which lasts on the skin.

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  7. Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo
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    Living Proof Perfect Hair Day (PhD) Dry Shampoo

    As our hair can become greasy as we sweat, a dry shampoo is without a doubt a gym bag essential and the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day PhD Dry Shampoo is one of the best we have found.

    With a weightless formula, PhD Dry Shampoo absorbs excess oils and odours without leaving a powdery residue to freshen up your hair after the gym and in between washes.

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  8. invisibobble Original Hair Tie
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    invisibobble Original Hair Tie

    If your hair is way past the point of redemption post-workout, it is best to simply add some dry shampoo and tie it back.

    Almost undetectable in the hair and tug-free, the invisibobble Original Hair Tie in Crystal Clear allows you to tie back wet or dry hair for a style that lasts all day without creating kinks or leaving your with a headache.

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