10 Sport-Friendly Beauty Products

Play hard then scrub-up smart with effective options to keep you looking and feeling fit for action


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Swisse Ultiboost Iron Supplement, $11.95, can help top up dietary deficiencies and contains vitamin C to aid absorption. Check with your doctor to see if you need added vitamins and minerals. From supermarkets.

Weleda Arnica Sports Shower Gel, $20.90, contains a plant extract long used in cream to rub on aches and bruises. Here it helps energise in a natural wash.

Clinique Lash Power Feathering Mascara, $46, is a new budge-proof option for those who like a little appearance aid while exercising. It is resistant to pool and sea water, humidity and sweat and yet washes off in warm water. On counters now.

Mecca Cosmetica in a Good Light, $47, is a superior tinted moisturising sunscreen with a matte yet radiant finish. In three shades and with SPF30. BB creams are another option to protect skin outdoors while enhancing its appearance.

Better You Magnesium Body Flakes, $18, for a relaxing mineral soak at home. Available from East Day Spa, where you can twin an in-spa magnesium bath treatment with a relaxing massage.

Sukin Energising Body Scrub, $17.50, helps slough off sweat and grime. Use gentle exfoliators to ease skin congestion. This one adds coffee to tone and coconut oil to hydrate. From Farmers, selected pharmacies and health stores.

Oasis Rhino Repair, $39.90, is a trouble-shooter in a tube from a brand that also makes a sound natural sunscreen. This cream calms irritated or itchy skin and eases dryness and sunburn.

Manuka Doctor Replenishing Face Oil, $29.95, leaves skin feeling supple. Plant oils are great healing hydrators for weather-beaten skin.

Neutrogena Cooldry Sport Sunscreen SPF70 Lotion or Spray, $24,99, takes sweat resistance a step further in a formula that takes inspiration from exercise gear to wick away moisture from skin. From supermarkets, pharmacies and department stores.

Absolute Essential Clarity & Confidence, $29.95, is a New Zealand-made essential oil blend designed to help support mental calm and focus. Use with an aromatherapy burner.

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