The beauty products that work as hard as you do

We are all in the market for beauty products that work as hard as we do. Say hello to these little wonders that promise to go that extra mile.

Clinique know that ‘life’s a marathon’; so why not ‘look good running it’ – hear, hear! Their newest range of 6 savvy products are 100% fragrance free and endurance tested.

As we run between our weekly class-pass sessions/circus training/or hit the slopes, skin will look good and stay that way.

Sweat and humidity resistant, the CliniqueFit Workout Makeup gives good coverage but it won’t clog pores, plus it delivers a dose of SPF40. The waterproof mascara is volumising and promises to stay put for 24-hours.

The cleansing wipes are gentle, the mattifying moisturiser does just what it says on the tub, while the neutralising face powder goes to work on over-flushed faces. Keep the hydrating spray in your bum bag for a spritz mid run; it’s also great for the beach or plane.


If you haven’t used Dermalogica skin products yet, you’re in for a treat. Free from the common irritants (lanolin, SD alcohol, mineral oil, artificial colours and fragrances) that commonly cause problems, they’re gentle but they get results. If you suffer from over oily, shiny skin post workout, give this skin kit a go.

This tidy gym-bag essential is the perfect starter kit. The products will help to reduce shine, clear congestion and lightly hydrate for an all-day matte finish.

Kit contains: Dermal Clay Cleanser (absorbing, refining cleanser), Skin Prep Scrub (skin-polishing exfoliant), Multi-Active Toner (hydrating, refreshing spritz), Oil Control Lotion (oil-absorbing moisturiser) and Total Eye Care with SPF15 (illuminating eye brightener) and all for £30.

Not only do Sport FX deliver performance sport and loungewear (check out that panel hoody) they also have a skin, make-up and hair range to have you completely gym-ready. With prices that start from just £2.99 – the body building dry shampoo (lifesaver).

The collection also includes a Cool-Cool-down primer and Recovery Gel, £9.99;  a light Balance Boosting BB Cream, £12.99 and a very good non-cakey Core cream concealer, £8.99 – in four handy shades.

In fact, the entire collection is easy on the purse strings and it works hard. Stick it all in your Get your game face on’ Make-up bag, £7.99 and rest assured you’re set for your workout and beyond.

If Barry’s (bootcamp) leaves you blotchy hours after you’ve left (yup, us too) you need a reliable concealing agent, that’ll leave you looking like the best version of you while actually doing good.

Bare Minerals has been getting a lot of good press and that’s because the natural formulations help to soothe and repair your skin while giving great coverage; plus the products have real sticking power.

There’s an abundance of shades from the lightest alabaster through to Asian and darker skin tones. New BarePro liquid foundation, £29 is a lifesaver, as is crease-proof and waterproof BarePro concealer, £23.

If you’re a tinted moisturiser girl through and through, Organic Wear Marathonista Tinted Moisturiser, £14.59, is all-natural, with SPF40. It’s 10k tested, 80 minute sweat resistant. And it’s suitable for vegans. Kale, carrot, lemon and quinoa protein provides amino acids.

Vitamin A, C and E boost hydrations and skin elasticity, it also defends against environmental exposure and has a natural brightening effect.

Unfortunately it only comes in two shades at the moment, but if you can’t colour match it, you could always eat it (?!)

Having been a favourite from day dot, the natural Greek brand Korres relies on quality organic ingredients that are both skin and environmentally friendly. The reliable products really do deliver, plus, we don’t have to remortgage anything to buy them.

 Korres Wild Rose CC Cream, £26 is instantly moisturising, it evens out skin tone, covers imperfections and it also protects from the sun. It’s a global bestseller. Try it and you’ll see why.

Then there’s Balance Me, brought to us by inspiring sister duo Clare and Rebecca who launched their all-natural products after their own quest to find natural, solution‐driven skincare that really does work.

BB Natural Perfection SPF 25, £26, gives good coverage, hydrates, protects from the sun, pollution and free radicals. It’s lightweight, it will help even out the appearance of your skin face.

Two types of Hyaluronic Acid will give your face its very own workout, plumping the skin from within and delivering that fresh healthy glow that we all long for.

New brand on the block Glossier, with it’s millennial-pull-packaging and clean aesthetic promises more skin, less makeup.

The Perfecting Skin Tint, £20, evens out discoloration and leaves your face looking toned, smooth, and dewy. The ultra thin formula is easy to apply and will enhance without masking. It comes in 5 super shades and gives skin that added boost of life pre or post workout.

When that 5am alarm has you feeling less Bella (Hadid) and more Mortitia (Addams) Glossier’s Cloud Paint, £15, is a quick win. Dabble this pillowy gel-cream formula on your cheeks for a very welcome glow. It comes in 5-shades, to suit all.

Power yoga needn’t have you looking like the long lost member of Kiss. Eyeko’s pocket-sized waterproof mascara, £19 volumises without clumping and stays put. It’s said to be one of of Alexa Cheung’s favourites and she’s the boss of  barely-there beauty.

Avoid wandering eyebrows / mid-class monobrow at all costs with Wunder2 a completely waterproof eyebrow pencil. It’s smudge-proof, transfer-proof and lasts up to THREE WHOLE DAYS. It comes in 5-shades and is an absolute godsend at £19.95.

The only good thing to come from Kardashian culture? Jenna Atkin. Hair fairy to the stars, her smart, sulphate-free Ouai range uses clever keratin to repair and improve hair strength. The products are decadent and delightful. This hair-perfecting set, £22 will ensure that good hair is well accounted for.

The set includes Dry Shampoo Foam, Wave Spray, Hair Oil and Hair Ties ensure that your hair won’t let you down.

Go forth, you beauties.

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