We all need a well-stocked gym bag. That’s why we asked our friends at Elemis to share their top picks for skin and bodycare that will fit your workout plan perfectly…
Active wellness is at the heart of the ELEMIS skincare philosophy, that’s why we created the Body Performance range: specially formulated products that refresh skin and muscles keeping them supple, dynamic and detoxed for maximum performance. In fact, Jessica Ennis-Hill was recently reported to have made room in her Rio 2016 luggage to fit in some Aching Muscle Supersoak. A powerful synergy of herbal extracts of Birch, Juniper, Clove, Alpine Lavender, Wild Thyme and Blue Chamomile combined with Sea Salt, this warming formulation works on overworked muscles to revitalise and invigorate.
When you need a quick post workout shower before heading to work or going out for the evening, we love Revitalise-Me Shower Gel. An uplifting blend of essential oils – Neroli, Thyme, Lime, Basil and Orange – this shower gel will truly awaken body and senses whilst a Mango-derived cleansing ingredient will condition your skin. If you have a little extra time to indulge, Devils Mint Body Scrub is perfect for sloughing away dead skin, and making your limbs feel ultra lithe and smooth. Containing silicon-rich Seaplant Particles, Devils Apron Seaweed and Peppermint Essential Oil that will leave the skin satin soft and more receptive to moisturising.
If muscles are still tired and aching, soothe them with Musclease Active Body Oil. It contains Maritime Pine, Sea Buckthorn, Sea Fennel extracts and re-invigorating Rosemary Essential Oil to target muscles with relief but is wonderfully moisturising too and locks in hydration. For those who prefer a gel texture, Instant Refreshing Gel can be applied directly to muscle tension for immediate relief whether that’s in your shoulders and neck or legs and thighs. You can even apply it across the head and temples if you have a tension headache.
When you’ve been working your body hard, you want your skin to work hard too. That’s where BIOTEC comes in: formulated with encapsulated Zinc and Copper to jump-start the skin, the Skin Energising System is ideal for skin that needs a wake-up call. BIOTEC Energising Cleanser is also a great option for washing away sweat and grime after a work-out because you can take it in the shower with you. Just 2 or 3 pumps of the cleanser forms a lovely lather and the steam will enhance the supremely reviving Frankincense fragrance. Take the cleanser down to the chest and the top of the back too to cleanse and energise the skin. Once out of the shower, moisturise the complexion with BIOTEC Energising Day Cream to enhance that post-workout glow.
Finally, Tea Tree S.O.S Spray is perfect for spraying inside your trainers after a workout session. Naturally antibacterial, Australian Tea Tree essential oil will deodorise your shoes ready for the next round of exercise. As it’s also antiseptic and soothing, spray it directly on your feet to cool them and also between toes to calm Athlete’s Foot. Now put your feet up, you deserve it.