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Beauty products to keep in your gym bag

Gym bag essentials go beyond sneakers, leggings and headbands.

For on-the-go New Yorkers who may be fitting in a quick lunchtime yoga class or heading to brunch after a barre class, beauty products are a gym bag essential. You’ll look and feel your best post-workout, even if you’re just riding the subway home.

Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser

Give your face an invigorating cleansing with this
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Give your face an invigorating cleansing with this antioxidant-rich, all-natural product from Indie Lee, which promises to clean, as well as hydrate and tighten. Multi-tasking, you can also use it as an exfoliating mask, to remove makeup or to even clean makeup brushes. $32; indielee.com

Eir 3-in-1 Spray

This bottle does it all. The spray from
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This bottle does it all. The spray from Eir is made with witch hazel, aloe and a sage essential oil blend and can be used as a deodorant, hand sanitizer and odor eliminator for your gear. The NYC-based organic body line, which is geared toward active lifestyles, also makes a coconut-shea butter-based sports balm that prevents chaffing and a cooling butter to heal aches. $20; eirnyc.com

Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes

These wipes by Burt's Bees are geared toward
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These wipes by Burt's Bees are geared toward normal to dry complexions and clean skin and remove makeup without water. Plus the cucumber and sage extracts have an added soothing effect. $6; burtsbees.com

Batiste Dry Shampoo

If you don't already tote around your favorite
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If you don't already tote around your favorite bottle of dry shampoo, this offering from Batiste will freshen up hair, add body and smooth fly-aways -- perfect for when you're taking your hair out of a pony tail post-workout. $7.99; ulta.com

Arrow by Birchbox

Inspired by the athleisure trend, beauty retailer Birchbox
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Inspired by the athleisure trend, beauty retailer Birchbox launched this in-house beauty brand earlier this month that features products designed to be worn during or after a workout. Items include a cooling cheek ting ($18), color enhancing lip balm ($14) and aluminum-free deodorant ($9), as well as a limited-edition kit that includes all three products in a water-resistant makeup bag ($36). Additional products will be added to the line around May and include a water-resistant mascara, soothing facial mist and cleansing cloths. Birchbox.com/arrow

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