5 gym-bag beauty essentials

25 March 2015 by
First published: 31 March 2015

Going to the gym requires a stripped-down beauty routine – especially if you’re slotting it into the many demands of your busy day – so we’ve picked five gym-bag beauty essentials to save you time, money and excess baggage. Score!

Dailygreatness Training Journal (£29.95, dailygreatness.co)

This gorgeous journal isn’t the most obvious choice when it comes to a beauty buy for the gym, but it’s worth having around. It’s all about making you feel beautiful from the inside out. The daily pages will guide you to create wonderful habits through the eight daily steps of training, journalling, meditation, gratitude, intentions, stretching, health tips and self-awareness.

Klorane Oatmilk Gentle Dry Shampoo Spray (£6, amazon.co.uk)

Dry shampoo is a must when you want clean hair quickly, especially when you are trying to squeeze a workout into your lunch break or before heading to the pub. As well as keeping locks fresh, you can use dry shampoo to add volume and texture to your hair. After applying it, try a little backcombing or use it to refresh or fix your style. Klorane dry shampoo with oat extract softens as well as cleans, using an original combination of highly absorbent agents. Hair volume and bounce is restored in just a few minutes. Impressive.

Benefit, Benetint lip & cheek stain (£24.50, houseoffraser.co.uk)

You’ll already have a post-workout glow, but make sure it lasts with this two-in-one tint from Benefit. Apply the fuss-free formula with your fingers to the apple of your cheeks and blend a dot on your lips for a perfect pop of lush colour. Isn’t life rosy?

Rimmel Soft Khol Kajal Eye Pencil (£2.99, boots.com)

Throw this simple eyeliner into your bag. Smudge it around your eyes to create a little smoke – try brown for a more subtle look during the day (and to touch up your eyebrows) or bolder black if you’re heading out for an evening of drinks.

Trion:Z Duo-Loop (£19.99, trionz.com)

Beauty and wellness go hand in hand: to look great, you need to feel great. Trion:Z is a range of magnetic ionic wristbands popular among sport and medical professionals. The claim is that the bracelets help to improve performance and general wellbeing by alleviating everyday aches and pains, improving circulation and balance, and reducing symptoms of conditions such as arthritis, tennis elbow and osteoporosis.