The only products you really need in your gym bag

Jul 28 2017 by
Categories : Health & Fitness

As tried and tested by associate beauty editor Victoria DiPlacido. 

CLEANSER Makeup and sweat left on skin is a recipe for (acne) disaster. I swear by Philosophy Purity 3-in-1 Cleanser for Face and Eyes as a one-step makeup remover and cleanser.


Philosophy Purity 3-in-1 Cleanser for Face and Eyes ($48), at


CLEANSER, OPTION TWO If you’re partial to wipes, Consonant Come Clean 100% Natural Bamboo Cleansing Cloths are super-gentle (they’re loaded with grape-seed extract, ginseng and camomile) and large enough that you can remove eye makeup without smudging foundation into your cornea.


Consonant Come Clean 100% Natural Bamboo Cleansing Cloths ($9 for a pack of 10),


A REALLY GOOD HAIR TIE A high bun double-wrapped with a Chelsea King Scrunchie keeps my hair out of my face even in the most rigorous HIIT situ


Chelsea King Scrunchie ($20),


DRY SHAMPOO After class, blast roots with a dry shampoo. No one will know you didn’t wash it, trust.


L’Oréal Professionnel Techni.Art Morning After Dust Invisible Dry Shampoo ($24), at


BB CREAM When my schedule leaves me no choice but to work out in the morning, I go for the latest start time I can get without my empty cubicle looking conspicuous. A hydrating CC cream gives me extra time to make it in the door. 


Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream Desert Glow SPF 30 ($42), at


WEB BONUS: It goes without saying (and it’s not technically a beauty product), but don’t forget to hydrate. Fiji’s new 700mL bottle fits in the cup holder of your car and is super sleek and skinny, so you can toss it in your mini-Louis Vuitton backpack on your way out the door to Bikram. The “I forgot my water bottle at home!” excuse isn’t going to fly anymore. – Maryjane Peters, editorial assistant  


Fiji Water ($2.29 per bottle), available at select retailers nationwide

This article originally appeared in the September 2017 issue of ELLE Canada.   

Categories: Health & Fitness