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The 2009 Beauty Awards: The Best Products for Your Gym Bag

Our picks for the best locker-room beauty products to pack in your gym bag to feel refreshed and look pretty post-workout.

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Best On-the-Go Fragrance

Harajuku Lovers Fragrances Solid Perfume Compact ($18 each,

Singer Gwen Stefani added these portable versions, which go on pulse points, to her line of full-size fragrances. "They smell subtle -- not too strong," says Irma Villasana of Provo, Utah.

Lush Cosmetics Vanillary Solid Perfume, $8.95,
Space NK Laughter Solid Perfume, $45,

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Best Body Mist

Degree Women Fine Fragrance Collection Body Mist ($3.99 each, drugstores)

In a pinch, consider this your shower in a bottle. Available in floral and fruity scents, it cools and sweetens sweaty skin instantly. "The sturdy plastic bottle is great for toting around in my gym bag," says Terah Hicks of Estes Park, Colorado.

Soap & Glory Mist You Madly Body Spray, $11.99,
SpaRitual Instinctual Organic Fragrant Mist, $28,

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Best Palette

Smashbox Cosmetics Beauty Guru Palette ($47,

This houses three swiveling tiers, packed with 10 makeup must-haves, from bronzer to gloss. "It has everything I need, including a mirror," says Bobbi Wessels of Jacksonville, North Carolina.

Mark Urban Neutrals Flip For It, $20,
Sephora Pure Natural 7-Color Palette, $30,

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Best Dry Shampoo

Fekkai Au Naturel Powder Clean Dry Shampoo ($23,

Sop up excess oil with this pure formula, free of potentially irritating parabens. "The pointed applicator targets my part and hairline, making it less messy," says Megan Radcliff of Lake Forest, California.

Jonathan Product Dry Shampoo Brush On Hair Powder, $19,
Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo, $16.95, for locations

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Best Cleansing Wipes

Mark Make It Go Away Makeup Remover Wipes ($8,

Use these cloths before hitting the gym to wipe away potentially pore-clogging foundation, and afterward to erase sweat and oil. "They left my face feeling refreshed," says Aronda Dent of Stafford, Virginia.

Clean & Clear Makeup Dissolving Facial Cleansing Wipes, $5.99,
Neutrogena Night Calming Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes, $6.99,

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Best Deodorant

Ban Clinical Defense Roll-On ($6.99, drugstores)

This odor buster has the highest percentage of sweat-stopping aluminum chlorohydrate available over the counter. Bonus: "It left no residue on my black gym tee," Dr. Elissa Lunder says.

DermaDoctor Med E Tate, $48,
Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant, $18,

Originally published in FITNESS magazine, October 2009.

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Those are interesting, I've never seen those before.

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I think my wife will love these! Now that she's got her personal trainer, all she's missing are these gym bag accessories.

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dunne806 wrote:

deleteburgandy shut up and get a life you are not 6 but your comments are more childess than ever!!!!! If its from Gwen Stefani then trust itz FASHION FORWARD!!! u GO GWEN :-)

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jocelynnoemi wrote:

I think anything from Gwen Stef. is so cute! It's modern and very chic.

11/19/2009 06:26:57 PM Report Abuse
deleteburgandy wrote:

I'm not a 6 year old girl. They should come up with better packaging than this.

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