Don’t sweat your sweat. Celebrate it! Let’s face it, the best workouts don’t leave us looking pretty. Here’s some of our favorite product to prep before the gym and reset after that sweaty workout:


From top to bottom: REN Skincare Rosa Centifolia™ 3-in-1 Cleansing Water, REN Skincare Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium Anti-Fatigue Body Wash, Schmidt’s Deodorant in Coconut Pineapple, Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo, Beautycounter Charcoal Cleansing Bar

Pre-Workout Routine 

Smell good with Schmidt’s. Schmidt’s is vegan, all natural, and uses natural essential oils for fragrance. It comes in a variety of scents and smells for men and woman to enjoy, from Water + Wood to Bergamont + Lime. Upon application it absorbs quickly so no sticky or greasy residue. Schmidt’s comes in standard sizes but also travel-size making it easy to stash one in your gym bag.

Remove Make-up with REN Skincare. Remove the makeup and impurities from the day if you’re getting your workout in after work. REN Rosa Centifolia™ 3-in-1 Cleansing Water leaves you feeling fresh and clean because they focus on natural bio-actives the help skin help itself. Long story short? No harsh chemicals. No toxins. And no potential irritants. And no waste while we’re at it. Their goal: zero waste by 2021. All of their packaging is 100% recyclable so you can feel good while looking good.  The makeup remover is particularly rejuvenating. Removes even the longest lasting eye makeup for a clean and fresh feeling that doesn’t leave a film on your face.

Post-Workout Routine

If you’re on the go, quickly clean up with RECESS. These individually packaged Body 101 deodorant wipes make it easy to stash in your purse, gym bag, desk, etc. “RECESS deodorant wipes remove sweat, odor + debris while nourishing + conditioning skin. It also prevents future odors (phew).” Free of harmful ingredients that cause skin irritation, instead these are packed with natural ingredients like tea tree oil, açaí extract, chamomile, and citric acid. They’ve got a variety of wipes for all your needs, where you want wipes exclusively for your face, your hair, or a full-body clean when running to your next activity.

Give your face a swipe of Trader Joe’s Facial Cleansing Pads. Remove oil and grime with the help of these botanically-enriched cleansing pads. These are affordable ($4 for 50 pads), easy-to-find in your local Trader Joe’s, and small enough to stash in your bag. No excuses for keeping a clear complexion post-ride.

Refresh your hair with Living Proof. When a full shower moment isn’t in the cards, Living Proof Dry Shampoo gives life to sweaty, dirty hair. Simply give your hair a quick dry with a hair dryer and spray sparingly. Massage in your hair and a quick fluff with the hair dryer to remove any excess. Viola! Ready for another day or a night on the town.

Once you have more time, suds up with Beauty Counter. The Charcoal Cleansing Bar detoxifies and “Ideal for oily or blemish-prone skin, this detoxifying cleansing bar absorbs impurities in your skin without drying it out, resulting in a clearer, smoother, and brighter-looking complexion. Made with purifying Japanese binchotan charcoal, antioxidant-rich organic green tea, and hydrating organic coconut oil, the gentle formula can be used daily on your face and body.”

Soap bar not your style? Revive skin with REN Skincare’s Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium Anti-Fatigue Body Wash. Phew, that’s a mouthful – but also power packed with natural bio-actives. Atlantic Kelp nourishes, magnesium moisturized, and the combo of essential oils energize and revive the senses. It’s gentle and effective at cleaning your skin after a long day.


What are your favorite products that leave you feeling so fresh and so clean, clean?

Pre- and post-workout products provided by The Fit Collective, a connected partnership brand on a mission to make the world a healthier place.


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