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Look Great While You Workout With These Gym Essentials

Gym bunnies take note; you needn’t lug the entirety of your bathroom cabinet back and forth to your spin/sweaty yoga/body combat class. We’ve put together a capsule collection of essentials, to help make being virtuous less of a headache…

Ensure your skin is clean pre- and post-workout with skyn ICELAND’s {Glacial Cleansing Cloths} – face wipes for those who ‘don’t do’ wipes, these gentle cloths are impregnated with a non-astringent cocktail of detoxifying extracts: soothing Icelandic glacial water, conditioning coconut oil and ultra-mild amino acid-based surfactants – which dissolve dirt (and oil) without leaving your skin feeling stripped. And, there’s no risk of them leaking all over your high-end athleisure…


If you must shower, forget lugging a zillion lotions and potions. Therapie’s incredible {Boost Hair & Body Wash} boasts an intoxicating blend of pure, invigorating oils – including spearmint, rosemary, basil, geranium, grapefruit and fragonia – to nourish skin, open up airways (ideal for oxygenating your blood) and inspire optimism.


OUAI Haircare’s {Treatment Masque} comes in convenient (portable) sachets, which can be crammed effortlessly into handbags whilst still leaving space for your laptop, trainers, umbrella and a change of outfit. Enriched with strand-strengthening oils, apply through lengths pre-spin class (the heat released will aid absorption) to replenish dehydrated, frazzled strands and ‘spin’ straw into silk.


{Mini Wet Brush} lets you quickly tease tangles without the ouches, and is perfectly, portably pint-sized. With innovative ‘intelligent’ bristles, this glides through the tattiest tresses without stressing delicate strands. Just don’t make the mistake of allowing your gym-buddy to borrow it… you’ll never get it back.


If you’re feeling fatigued/can’t be a***ed to get up off your bottom, mix up a smoothie with Moon Juice {Power Dust}. A powerful cocktail of natural, re-energising plant extracts, this powdered potion is ideal for boosting flagging energy-levels and enhancing stamina without the ‘crash’ that comes from caffeine. It’s also a brilliant ‘pick-me-up’ after a long run, or vigorous clash with the cross trainer.


And if you make it home and feel a little like you’ve overdone it, prevent the inevitable twinges with  a long, hot bathe in Mio’s {Liquid Yoga Restorative Bath Soak} – a fortifying blend of essential oils, mineral salts and therapeutic herbs which works to relieve hard-working muscles and soothe away stresses, so you emerge feeling totally ‘zen’ and ready for Zzzzzzs.


Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…