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Gym Bag Heroes: The Beauty Essentials You Need In Your Kitbag

Gym Bag Heroes: The Beauty Essentials You Need In Your Kitbag

We don’t know about you, but we’ve been trying to embark upon a fitness mission with renewed vigour and all the best intentions right about now. Bring on the 2018 goals!

But while we’re all for getting our sweat on, be it at spin class, the squat rack, pilates or pounding the pavement, there’s one thing we’re just not prepared to sacrifice: the beauty routine. Even if we’re up at the crack of dawn to catch a pre-work session, or cramming a gym jaunt into a lunch break.

Greasy roots? Flushed skin? No makeup? That’s just not the life for us, we’re afraid. So to circumvent any exercise-related beauty issues from the get-go, we’ve compiled the ultimate list of gym bag heroes for post workout pampering. These are the beauty products that’ll make getting ready in a crowded changing room look like you’ve spent hours in the luxury of your own bedroom—or at least, almost.

Keep reading for the GlossyBox guide to packing your gym bag beauty kit like a pro.

The Gym Bag Beauty Packing List

For the Shower

After your gym session you’ll want multi-tasking products that’ll help you cut down on time.

Moroccanoil Clarifying Shampoo, £18.95: Deeply cleanse your hair and scalp (bye sweat build-up), without stripping your hair of moisture.

Grow Gorgeous’ Full Bodied Volumising Leave-in Conditioner, £16: Work a few pumps through towel-dried hair and you’re done. Hydration with extra bounce, no extra rinse needed.

ESPA Nourishing Shower Cream, £24: Add a little luxury with this creamy body wash that’ll nourish skin and leave you smelling of rose, patchouli and mandarin essential oils.

For Your Hair

If you’ve washed it, you need fast-working styling help. If not, it’s dry shampoo all the way…

Cloud Nine Magical Potion, £18.95: This spray cuts down blow-dry time by 50%, while adding shine and protecting from heat styling, so you can blast and go.

Klorane Nettle Sebo-Regulating Dry Shampoo, £8: This natural formula won’t clog your scalp or weigh down your hair, but takes care of greasy roots while adding volume.

For Your Skin

Look for products that’ll cool you down, soothe and hydrate without feeling too heavy.

La Roche-Posay Hydraphase Intense Light, £12.40: This lightweight moisturiser works for all skin types, even sensitive skin, and contains thermal water plus hyaluronic acid to boost moisture levels quickly.

Aveeno Skin Relief Moisturising Lotion, £7.50: For skin that feels hot or irritated, cool and soothe with this super hydrating menthol lotion that absorbs quickly.

For Your Makeup

You need products that are quick to apply so you can get on with your day.

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream, £28: Lighter than a foundation with more coverage than a BB or CC cream, this go on as smoothly as skincare and hydrates all day.

Nip + Fab Make Up Travel Palette, £7.96: Blush, contour and highlight all in one easy palette. You can use these shades for a soft eye look, too.

Benefit Gimme Brow Volumizing Eyebrow Gel, £20: Power up your brows in one quick swipe with this fibre gel that builds, defines and keeps hairs in place.

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Sarah Booth

Sarah Booth

Writer and expert

I'm a huge advocate of great skincare! After having problematic skin since my early teens, I have tried so many lotions and potions and I have finally mastered the art of clear skin! With this, comes my commitment to mindfulness and self compassion. I believe a healthy mind makes us feel beautiful inside and out.