8 Best Beauty Gifts For Fitness Lovers
Whether they’re a Peloton enthusiast, a dedicated yogi, or simply a weekend warrior, these eight beauty gifts will be the perfect complement to your favorite fitness lover’s wellness routine all year long.
Exercise has plenty of beauty benefits — think a brighter complexion, more supple skin, and even reversed signs of aging. (Thanks, increased circulation and lowered stress hormones!) There are a few small drawbacks to working out, though: Sweat and bacteria can trigger clogged pores, tight ponytails can create hair breakage, and those sore muscles are often in need of some serious TLC.
That’s where these hair and skincare goodies come in. Not only do they enhance the benefits (and counteract the downsides) of sweating it out, but they also happen to make excellent holiday gifts for any fitness aficionado.
Luna Nectar Mars Sand Volumizing Adaptogenic Dry Shampoo
This loose dry shampoo blends into nearly any hair color thanks to its universally flattering rose gold hue (read: no white, chalky residue left behind). In addition to giving post-sweat hair a silky, voluminous refresh, it also contains adaptogens – He Shou Wu and Horsetail – to boost hair health over time.
Mama Mio Lucky Legs
This invigorating gel isn’t just for moms-to-be — its cooling, de-puffing properties also work wonders on sore muscles. Formulated with natural ingredients including peppermint oil, aloe, and lemon peel oil, squat-weary legs have met their match. It’s great for tired feet and ankles after running, too.
Kobo Ties Shine Bright Hair Tie Set
Crafted with thick, luxe chenille, these hair ties keep strands safely tucked away through any workout, without damaging hair in the process. Their signature metal star adds a festive touch, and they also offer an excellent opportunity to shop sweet and small this holiday season.
APIVITA Lip Care with Propolis
Have a year-round runner in your life? Sporty-chic lip balm is a must for any cardio queen, especially on dry winter days. This staple by APIVITA nourishes chapped lips with a blend of olive oil, beeswax, cocoa butter, shea butter, castor oil and jojoba esters. And there’s even more to love about this eco-conscious brand: APIVITA holds the B Corp Certification, which is granted to companies that meet the highest standards of social and environmental impact.
Recess BODY 301: Aloe Wipes
When your giftee’s only got 30 minutes between Zoom meetings to squeeze in a quick workout, there’s no time to waste on lathering up afterwards. That’s where these obsession-worthy, lightly scented wipes come in — made for face and body, they’re the perfect cleansing bridge between a workout and a hot shower.
Eyeko Sport Waterproof Mascara
While wearing foundation and other face makeup while working out has the potential to clog pores, a few swipes of high-impact mascara can add a glam touch to a workout — especially this one. Featuring a curved brush, this waterproof mascara lifts and separates lashes with a formula that won’t budge (even through a set of burpees).
FaceGym Training Minis Kit
You read that right — a gym, but for your face. With brick-and-mortar studios in London, Manchester, NYC, and LA (as well as online classes), FaceGym is a workout designed to tone 40+ muscles in the face with a combination of kneading movements, tools, and skincare. This set is all about the latter. It includes four “training sticks” (Brazilian Pink Clay, Spirulina, Activated Charcoal, and Multivitamin) that are activated by sweat and heat, so their skincare will work while they do.
Banila Co. Clean It Zero Cleansing Balm Original
This beautifully packaged cleansing balm washes away every last trace of sweat, bacteria, and even waterproof makeup while delivering hydrating and anti-aging benefits. With its luxe, melt-away texture and soothing botanicals (like exfoliating papaya extract), it’s no wonder that one’s reportedly sold every five seconds.