Gym Bag Beauty Essentials

The post work-out pampering products you need to know about.

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After a busy Sunday morning spent catching up on general life admin (and your favourite Netflix series, of course), you realise that there’s just enough time to hit the gym before your friend’s coming over for a coffee and long overdue catch-up. Nothing will clear your head for an afternoon of gossiping quite like an energising spin class.

But before you sprint out of the door in your printed leggings and neon racer-back vest, we suggest popping a couple of beauty products in your Stella McCartney for Adidas holdall. It’ll make your speedy post work-out pampering session a lot more pleasant. Promise.

A bottle of Clarins Instant Eye Make-Up Remover is a real must. As well as being an oil-based solution that soothes and moisturises skin, it’ll help you wave goodbye to those unsightly dark smudges caused by strenuous activity in no time. Simply soak a couple of cotton pads with the liquid and hold over your closed eyes for 10 seconds – even the most stubborn waterproof mascara will be dissolved.

Clarins One-Step Facial Cleanser With Orange Extract is also one of our top gym bag beauty essentials. Curious to know why it’s captured our attention? Not only will it swiftly remove any other traces of cosmetics, it will leave you with a naturally radiant glow by ridding you of skin-dulling dry cells.

Reach for the Clarins Water Comfort One-Step Cleanser instead if you’re too pressed for time to take a shower. A luxurious non-foaming lotion that’ll softens skin, it creates the sensation of water-fresh cleansing, without the water. Clever, huh?

Finally, if you don’t fancy leaving the changing room with a bare face, a touch of Clarins BB Skin Perfecting Cream SPF25 will hide flushed features and a flick of Clarins Wonder Perfect Mascara will darken, elongate and curl lashes.

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