Koreans are serious are about their skincare, after sampling these amazing creams, cleansers, and cosmetics after a workout, we see why!
Etude House Real Art No-Wash Cleansing Water
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Chances are, that little boutique Pilates studio you love doesn't have fitness club-level facilities. When you're stuck sweaty and sans shower or sink, Etude House's Real Art No-Wash Cleansing Water ($21; kollectionk.com) will get rid of dirt, grime, and leftover makeup—no rinsing needed. Pack some cotton balls in your gym bag and with a few quick swipes you're set.
Skin Factory 7 Seconds Morning Sheet
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Korean women are known for their double digit-step beauty regimens, and they'll be the first to say that running late for work after your morning sweat session is no excuse to skimp on skincare. Squeeze your entire routine into seven seconds with Skinfood's 7 Seconds Morning Sheets ($29; memebox.com). These unassuming little pads contain ingredients to tone, condition, and moisturize your skin in one quick application. (We're sure these sheets will be one of Summer's Breakthrough New Beauty Products.)
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Hydro Plus Snow Falls Essential Mist
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Cool down and soothe your skin after a tough workout with Cremorlab's Hydro Plus Snow Falls Essential Mist ($18; peachandlily.com). Perfect for even the most sensitive complexions, this plumping, hydrating mist contains collagen as well as botanicals like clarifying Jasmine flower extract and vitamin-packed pumpkin extract.
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Laneige BB Cushion Compact
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The last thing you want to tote around in your gym bag is a pile of makeup brushes. Grab this BB Cushion Compact from Laneige ($34; target.com) instead. It's got all the anti-aging and SPF protection of your favorite BB cream, but comes complete with a mirror and applicator so you can swipe and go!
Skin Food Avocado Leave-in Fluid
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Your skin isn't the only thing that takes a beating after repeated workouts. Sweat, tight headbands, and wind-whipped ponytails can break and stress out your hair. This Avocado Leave-In Fluid by Skinfood ($10; sokoglam.com) contains avocado oil to soften stressed strands and leave them shiny, not greasy.
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Yeondukong x Memebox Easy Highlighting Stick #01 Sheer Gold
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Keep your gorgeous, post-workout glow going strong with this portable highlighter stick. The Yeondukong x Memebox Easy Highlighting Stick ($12; memebox.com) was created by Yeondukong, a "gwiyomi"—top beauty guru—from Korea. It leaves a sheer wash of gold on cheekbones for a healthy look. (In fact, dewy post-workout complexions are one of The Hottest NYFW Beauty Trends to Take to the Gym.)
Etude House Leg Stretching Relaxing Cream
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One reason we love Korean beauty products is that they don't shy away from quirky names or girly packaging—this product has both. Etude House's Leg Stretching Relaxing Cream ($14; kollectionk.com) is a cooling gel lotion, meant to mimic the sensation of a relaxing stretch—the perfect thing to treat tired legs after a hardcore workout.
Missha The Style Deep Clean Point Remover Tissue
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Avoid makeup melt at the gym with these convenient wipes that quickly remove your most stubborn makeup—we're looking at you, waterproof mascara and red lipstick. These Missha The Style Deep Clean Point Remover Tissues ($8; urbanoutfitters.com) come in portable, pocket-size packets you can stow in any gym bag.
It's Skin Aloe Soothing Face & Body Mist
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After a few days braving the elements for outdoor workouts, your skin is bound to look a little dull and dry. Give it a jolt of hydration and nutrients with It's Skin's Aloe Soothing Face & Body Mist ($14; memebox.com). This calming spray contains 95 percent aloe extract plus other beneficial botanical ingredients including chamomile and lavender.
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Caolion Blackhead Steam Pore Pack Premium
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After a long, sweaty week of hitting the gym, detoxify with this deep cleaning mask. The Caolion Blackhead Steam Pore Pack Premium ($23; urbanoutfitters.com) contains charcoal and botanical herbs to purify and soothe skin while simultaneously blasting dirt out of clogged pores. (We got your skincare needs covered with the The Best Face Masks for Every Skin Condition.)
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