What Beauty Editors Always Keep in Their Gym Bags


For most of us, finding the time to squeeze in a workout is half the motivational battle-and that's where a well-packed gym bag comes into play. The right essentials make all the difference when we have to rush from the gym to the office or vice versa, be it a stellar sweatproof mascara or a handy hair mist that reactivates and redefines ponytailed curls.

And naturally, our editors know a thing or two about keeping their look on lockdown even after the sweatiest of Spin classes. Below, we share some of the items that we swear by for every workout-from fancy water bottles to the most refreshing face mist.

Victoria Hoff, Wellness Editor +Managing Editor, THE/THIRTY

Invisibobble Traceless Hair Ring $12Shop

"I talk about these genius little hair ties constantly, but the praise is just that well deserved. And a tough workout is where they really shine: The unique shape keeps my hair super secure without the dreaded ponytail dent."

Eve Lom Gel Balm Cleanser $84Shop

"I am a huge fan of Eve Lom's newest iteration of its cult-fave cleanser, which is formulated and packaged with convenience in mind. But the real appeal for me is the fact that it's so hydrating. It sounds gross, but I used to avoid washing my face after working out because it dried out my skin so much. That problem is a problem no longer."

RMS Beauty "Un" Cover Up $52Shop

"My concealer, my 'foundation,' my everything. I keep these little containers in my purse, in my desk at work, and yes, in my gym bag. I just adore the creamy formula and semi-sheer coverage, which melts into my skin and looks impossibly natural. I'm definitely not big on wearing makeup at the gym, but I do appreciate not looking totally dead to the world. In order to feel polished yet natural, I just spot-conceal with this stuff and add a few swipes of tinted brow gel."

Hallie Gould, Senior Editor

Gaiam Sol Sticky-Grip Yoga Mat $67Shop

"For yoga,В I bring my GaiamВ Sol Sticky-Grip Yoga Mat ($67) to keep from slipping and sliding around when things get sweaty."

Tatcha Luminous Dewy Skin Mist $70Shop

"I'll usually pack a cooling mist, my Eve Lom Cleansing Gel ($84) and Vernon François Nourishing Water Mist ($13) to reset my curls."

Glacce Crystal Elixir Water Bottle $110Shop

"This bottle was a gift, so yes, I know it seems extravagant when other water bottles cost far less. But the stone inside is meant to help you stay centered in the midst of stressful days (of which I have plenty) and help with anxiety. Each crystal is unique-which makes the vessel feel all the more personal."

Audrey Noble, Associate Editor

Ibiza Hair G4 Swirled Extended Cork Round Brush $57Shop

"I do my hair after I shower in the studio's bathroom. I need this round brush when I blow-dry my hair."

Gilette Venus Embrace Razor $11Shop

"I've never been to a workout facility that had disposable razors in their showers/changing areas. This one from Gillette makes it easy to get to hard-to-reach places (it's the only razor that I've never accidentally cut myself with) and guaranteed no red bumps."

Ouai Haircare Rose Hair & Body Oil $50Shop

"I prefer body oils to lotions, and this one from Ouai not only smells great but hydrates and smooths out my skin. I put it on right after I shower at whatever workout class I do and apply it to the ends of my hair, which tend to get dried out when I'm blow-drying."