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Cool down with our favourite post-gym essentials

Verity Douglas
Writer and expert7 years ago
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Prevent aches and pains and maintain that post-exercise high with our pick of six hard-working body care and wellbeing products to keep in your kit bag

New to REN’s revered range of all-natural body care heroes, the brand’s {Atlantic Kelp and Microalgae Anti-Fatigue Body Wash} is enriched with a cocktail of minerals - including magnesium - to relieve punished muscles and help prevent cramps. Powerfully anti-inflammatory, the gentle gel cleanser will ward against post-spin class twinges, while the fresh, seaside scent helps awaken your senses.

No time to shower? If you’re squeezing a yoga class into your lunch break, make sure you’re equipped with YUNI Beauty’s clever {Flash Bath} - a waterless ‘foam’ which eliminates sweat, dirt (and post-workout whiffs) for that just-showered freshness without the palaver. And there’s no greasy residue… No shower? No problem!

Essential for replenishing depleted cells, a quick spritz of KIKI’s {Magnesium Oil} works to accelerate repair and counteract stress-induced muscle damage. A targeted treatment, just spray this directly on any areas susceptible to aches or pains, massaging thoroughly to keep your muscles supple (and increase your skin’s resilience).

Delivering a super-charged re-energising boost, African Botanics’ {Revitalising Therapy Gel} is jam-packed with circulatory-stimulating extracts - including comfrey, devil’s claw, clary sage and juniper berry - to make heavy limbs feel much lighter. Ideal for alleviating sprains and stimulating overall wellbeing, this gel provides intense hydration while instilling a feeling of wellbeing. Potent stuff!

A quick squirt of Aesop’s {Deodorant} will ensure you smell fresh after gruelling gym sessions. Completely free from aluminium, this ‘clean’ option boasts antibacterial zinc ricinoleate, alongside hazel, clove, thyme and vetiver root to help neutralise those odour-causing nasties.

Heading home for a well-deserved soak? Lace your steaming bath water with Kneipp’s {Herbal Bath - Joint & Muscle} which harnesses the healing powers of arnica to relieve tension and ensure a therapeutic end-of-day experience. It’s a brilliant Sunday-night treat for all die-hard gym-goers.


Verity Douglas
Writer and expert
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Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...