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Beauty products fitness pros swear by

Makeup that withstands your workout, an on-the-go recovery gel roller, and more

If you want to stock your gym bag with the best pre- and post-workout beauty and grooming products, you may be overlooking a top source of knowledge: the trainers and group fitness instructors who navigate locker rooms day in and day out.

Here, Equinox pros share their go-to skin, makeup, and hair product favorites that take them from studio to street—and back again.


cliniquefit post-workout face + body cleansing swipes

These fragrance-free on-the-go wipes help keep breakouts at bay by removing sweat, dirt, and oil post-workout and in between classes, says New York City-based Equinox group fitness instructor and Knicks City dancer Molly Day.
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embryolisse lait-crème concentré

“I always have makeup on when I teach or train, and this cream is the first step to my routine because I can trust it to give me a healthy glow,” says New York City-based Equinox barre instructor Julie Granger. That’s why this vitamin- and antioxidant-enriched moisturizer, which includes ingredients like aloe vera and shea butter, is also a favorite among makeup artists.
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glossier milky jelly cleanser

This product removes sweat and infuses skin with hydration. “It’s light and refreshing post-workout and the rose water helps soothe redness and restore my skin to its normal tone,” says PROJECT by Equinox instructor Patrick McGrath, who is based in New York City.
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laura mercier oil-free tinted moisturizer

This lightweight, complexion-evening tinted moisturizer helps control oil and holds up during sweaty workouts, making it a staple for CeCe Marizu, a New York City-based Equinox group fitness instructor. It contains SPF 20 UVA/UVB sunscreen, anti-pollution antioxidant vitamin E, and comes in 15 shades.
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ouai dry shampoo foam

This foaming dry shampoo eliminates greasy sweat and leaves hair looking (and smelling) refreshed. It also gives it a boost of volume, Day says, and doesn't have that telltale white cast that comes along with most dry shampoos.
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yuni chillax muscle recovery gel

This anti-inflammatory gel uses arnica flower extract and peppermint leaf essential oil. “It’s non-sticky, non-greasy, and easy to use,” says Queenie Phair, a yoga instructor at Equinox’s Toronto locations. “I love it for soothing achy muscles and tendons.”
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way of will 22 oily face toner

“Sometimes I only have 15 minutes between teaching yoga classes and don't have time to shower, so I spray this on my face,” Phair says. “The tea tree oil helps clean my skin and make me feel refreshed and ready to go again.”
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