10 Editor-Approved Post-Gym Beauty Product Essentials

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Photo by Emma Summerton, styled by Giovanna Battaglia.

In addition to finding the perfect weekend getaway essentials, having the right post-workout beauty and grooming products is vital. Effortlessly transition from your go-to pilates or spin class with ease back into your on-the-go lifestyle with these W editor approved post-gym must-haves. From refreshing facial mists for luminous hydration to nourishing cleansing wipes to vitamin C and E infused cleansers, keep your skin feeling refreshed and rejuvenated after you sweat out all those toxins. And for total body hydration, don’t forget to lock in intense moisture with coconut oil or revive hair with volumizing and texturing dry shampoos. Here, a closer look at the best products to improve your post-gym routine.


“After a tough pilates class, I sprinkle a little dry shampoo into my hair and I’m good to go! This one, from Bumble and bumble, adds great texture and volume.” – Sarah Leon, Digital Editorial Director

Bumble and bumble Prêt-à-powder, $27,


“I do a lot of barre workouts and my studio doesn’t have a shower. If I need to rush to work straight from the gym these ClinqueFIT Post-Workout Face + Body Cleansing Swipes do the trick.” – Kelly McDonough, Production Manager

CliniqueFIT Post-Workout Face + Body Cleansing Swipes, $14,


“I love this product! Not only does it smell like a small slice of heaven, but more importantly it leaves my skin feeling satin smooth and deeply moisturized post workouts when my skin is most parched.” – Chrystin Bunion, Executive Assistant to the Editor-in-Chief

Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Oil, $56,


“After a sweaty work out, I always need to hydrate my skin immediately after. Lina Hanson’s Global Treasures balm has been my go-to as of late. The balm softens my eye and lip areas, and it is loaded with antioxidants like matcha and pearl to restore my skin and protect against free radical damage. And if it’s an outdoor workout, the extra plus is that the balm also soothes sunburns!” – Gillian Sagansky, Contributing Editor

Lina Hanson Global Treasures, $105,


I’m usually going from the locker room to somewhere else, so this product always help me to feel extra fresh out of the gym shower.” – Aaron Kurlander, Digital Visuals Editor

Evian Mineral Water Spray, $13,


“These complexion pads are so great for reducing oily skin post workout!” Gabriella De Givenchy, Fashion Market Assistant

Peter Thomas Roth Max Complexion Correction Pads, $40,


“After a couple laps around the reservoir in Manhattan on the Upper East Side, you work up quite the sweat and after detoxifying my body I love nothing more than doing the same with my face. My go to is Malin + Goetz Detox Face Mask. This light gel leaves my face fresh with a combination of Vitamin E and C to make my skin feel bright and rejuvenated.” – Colin Summers, Accessories Assistant

MALIN + GOETZ Detox Face Mask, $44,


“Even though I go bare-faced to my favorite workout classes, nothing beats a post-sweat swipe of a fresh cleansing towelette.” Lauren McCarthy, Digital Fashion News Editor

Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, $8,


I have naturally really curly/wavy hair so after the gym when I’m trying to rush to work I spray a little dry shampoo to inject back some life into my hair that sweat has taken out.” – Courtney Costello, Fashion Market Assistant

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, $22,


“After an intense yoga class, the first two things I always reach for are my water and chapstick. Not only do my lips feel soft and hydrated, but the natural rose tint adds to a perfect post workout glow.” – Nada Abouarrage, Beauty Assistant

Chapstick Total Hydration Moisture + Tint in Rose Petal, $5,