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Between sweat, humidity and environmental assaults encountered in the great outdoors, exercise can be tough on our skin. And while we don’t advocate wearing a full face of makeup while working out, there’s no reason to look like a hot mess either. As the wellness movement grows, we’ve seen the dawn an entirely new category of products designed specifically for use before, during and after active endeavors, and here are our picks…
CliniqueFIT Workout Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 40
Whether you’re hitting Pilates, Crossfit or just running errands around town, this lightweight foundation helps even out skin tone and disguise imperfections with medium coverage that stands up to sweat and humidity. With broad-spectrum SPF 40 and up to 12 hours of wear, it’s available in four flexible shades and oil-free so it won’t bring on breakouts.
sweatWELLth Lip Quench
More than just a lip balm, the latest offering from this burgeoning fitness brand serves up broad-spectrum SPF 25 with mineral-based zinc oxide, encapsulated electrolytes (to help restore lost hydration) and a light touch of color. As if that weren’t enough, it also features time-released antioxidant-rich sunflower seed oil, cooling technology to keep lips comfortable and an enjoyable sweet citrus flavor.
Yuni Hot Head Microveil Hair Treatment
We’re all about multitasking, and this leave-in conditioning mist takes care of your hair as you take care of your body. Infused with hydrating argan and kukai oils along with aromatic essential oils, this heat-activated treatment goes to work as your body temperate rises—and your hairs’ cuticles open.
Mio Workout Wonder
If your muscles need a little help getting going—or relief from post-workout soreness—this cooling gel features a blend of energizing and reviving essential oils, herbs and botanical extracts so you can keep moving. And since there’s no such thing as too much moisture, it also contains shea and murumuru butters to keep skin soft and supple. (It’s great for stress-related muscle tension, too.)
Bliss Lemon & Sage Refreshing Body Wipes
No time for a shower after your workout? That’s no problem when you have these wipes. Designed to provide a refreshing sensation that helps you cool down, effective cleansing without the need to rinse and two natural deodorant ingredients that keep odor to a minimum without disrupting your skin’s natural microbiome, they’re a must for every gym bag. The super-soft wipes are also packed with hydrating aloe and nourishing vitamin E, and Bliss’ signature Lemon & Sage scent can’t be beat.
Spiritual Gangster Varsity Duffel Bag
Since everyone needs a carry-all for their workout skincare essentials, why not tote them around in something cute you’d want to take for a weekend away, too? This perfectly-sized duffel is large enough for a full-size yoga mat, cosmetic bag, sneakers and a change of clothes—and the zipped side pocket is ideal for corralling small items like your phone and keys.
NOTE: sweatWELLth products were provided for review. All other products were purchased or sampled in store.