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Beauty Essentials For Your Gym Bag

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New year, new you … How about new year, better you? While signing up to the gym is like a rite of passage come the 1st of January, many of us may not stick to taking pilates, yoga, a PT session and a weekly swim. But what we can do though, is sort out your gym bag. 

Giving you all the gear (even if you have no idea), here at Cult Beauty we’ve rounded up all the skin, make uphair and body care essentials you need to see you through your daily, weekly or even monthly sessions. And who knows, maybe this year you may keep to your New Year’s resolution… 

Set your face 

If you’re partial to some make up while you’re working out or you’re heading straight to the gym from the office (we salute you!), keeping a bottle of Huda Beauty’s Resting Boss Face setting spray in your gym bag is key. With its ingenious formula and ultra-fine mist, this matte finishing spray is the waterproof must-have that keeps your look locked in place… Whatever workout you’re enjoying (or pushing through). 


Wipe everything away 

However, if you’re more of a bare-faced gym goer, keep a pack of NuFACE’s Prep-N-Glow Facial Towelettes close at all times. These overachievers are dual-sided, to cleanse your complexion by melting away daily dirt, grime and make up before exfoliating on-the-go. Infused with hyaluronic acid to hydrate, antioxidant berry extracts to tone and an infusion of magnesium, zinc and copper to help fortify, these skin care saviours take facial wipes to the next level. 


Pit Power 

Keep your underarms smelling sweet with Sol de Janiero’s Rio Deo Cheirosa 62 Aluminium-Free Deodorant. Fusing a nourishing cocktail of papaya enzyme, coconut oil, mango seed butter, Brazilian bacuri butter and tapioca starch, it gently exfoliates away dead skin cells while warding off unwanted stubble, ingrown hairs and pigmentation. Plus, lowering the pH of your skin – to prevent odour-building bacteria from forming – this moisturising marvel evens out your skin tone and soothes irritation in one swift sweep too! Now that’s what we call a multi-tasking must-have! 


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Treat your thighs 

Don’t let chaffing get in the way of your next personal best. Let your legs get acquainted with the award-winning Megababe Thigh Rescue. Gliding on smoothly, this soothing salve creates a friction-free barrier and feeds your skin with the nourishing extracts it needs. What’s more, while the addition of aloe vera calms your skin, its fusion of pomegranate seed extract and ginger root protects and promotes healing post-workout. Now you can hop on that running machine without having to worry about unwanted irritation. 


Strand Saviour 

Tame your mane whether it’s wet post-shower or dry pre-workout with the ergonomically designed WetBrush Go Green Detangler hairbrush. Instantly detangling and smoothing out strands (sans tugging, tearing or tress distress), it keeps your locks looking put together whether you’re combatting the stair master or persisting with pull ups (go you!) What’s more, it also stimulates the scalp, meaning it aids circulation at your roots to boost hair growth! 


Up and out of your face 

Sweep your strands away from your face… Without damaging your delicate lengths with the silky, slinky Silkie London Frida Hair Ties. Made with 100% pure silk, these ties respect your tresses by reducing the risk of breakage, while helping to smooth and enhance shine. Available in a set of six delectable colours and patterns, you can even mix and match them to your latest workout set! 


Lather your limbs 

Once your workout is done, and you’ve sighed a sigh of relief, indulge in Herlum’s Copa Dew Oil. Created with copaiba oil – which has been used in Brazil for centuries as a natural healing agent alongside cold-pressed rosehip and buriti oils – this dew-drenching multitasker whisks you away to the sandy shores of Copacabana beach with just one whiff. With an uplifting scent of apples, white tea and cedarwood, it not only nourishes and restores your skin but is an intoxicating sensorial experience you’ll enjoy again and again and again… 


And there you have it, our list of the beauty essentials we suggest you keep in your gym bag… even if it stays in your office locker, bedroom floor or hallway. After all, it’s the thought of going to the gym that counts, right? 


Rina Teslica

Rina Teslica

Junior SEO Copywriter

Rina is Cult Beauty’s Junior SEO Copywriter and has always had a passion for beauty and skin care (rich moisturisers are her obsession). What started as a love for The Body Shop and their famed Born Lippy lip balms (in ‘Watermelon’ of course!), she is now more interested in finding products with proven effectiveness instead of broken promises. A loud and proud VIEVE fan, Rina owns nearly every item of the range and recommends the brand to anyone who will listen... When she’s not intently reading ingredient lists, you can find her either immersed in multiple true crime podcasts or co-hosting her own parenting one, with an *extra* hot cappuccino in hand.

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