Gym bag beauty essentials

Working out at the gym can be hard, but getting ready for your gym session or freshening up afterwards shouldn’t be.

So whether you’re getting up early to exercise before you head to work, squeeze in a workout in your lunch hour or unwind with a fitness session after office hours, make sure you pack these gym bag essentials.

Face wipes

No matter what time of day you prefer to hit the gym, face wipes are a life safer. Whether you use them to remove your make-up before a sweaty session or to give yourself a quick freshen up afterwards, pop a pack of Simple Kind To Skin Cleansing Facial Wipes in your bag.

Body Mist

Don’t have time for a shower after your yoga session? Freshen up with a zesty body mist, like Dove’s Go Fresh Burst Body Mist, which has a delicious white nectarine and ginger scent.

2-in-1 products

Getting ready at the gym usually means you don’t have heaps of time, so make your gym bag essentials work twice as hard by choosing products with multiple functions. An exfoliating shower gel like Burt’s Bees Radiance Exfoliating Body Wash will get you clean and awaken your skin with its gentle beads.

A combination hair wash like Aussie’s Aussome Volume 2 in 1 shampoo and conditioner will save you another step in the shower. And a moisturizer and serum mix like Olay’s Total Effects Duo will give your skin ultimate hydration with minimum effort.

Body moisturiser

Don’t feel like spending ages rubbing in a cold body lotion in a drafty changing room? Try Palmer’s Body Oil, which absorbs super fast and smells of delicious cocoa.


Applying make-up can be time consuming and messy, so try these multi-tasking beauty buys. Instead of a liquid foundation, try a powder-based version like Bare Minerals Ready SPF20 Foundation to even out and mattify your complexion in one smooth step.

Benefit’s Benetint lip & cheek stain replaces your lipstick and blusher in one handy pocket-sized bottle. And if you’re using the sauna and steam room after your post-work fitness session, waterproof mascara is a must. Lancome’s Definicils Waterproof mascara elongates and separates event the finest of lashes while withstanding even the sweatiest of workouts.

Hair care

In a rush? The Batiste range of dry shampoos is a classic and comes in handy travel sizes. To save you the inconvenience of carrying a set of straighteners around with you, replace your irons with VO5 Straight & Smooth Smoothing Cream.