September 29, 2010

Gym Bag Essentials from White Sands, Olay, St Ives and Live Clean!

White Sands - The Fix - 120ml - $19 - this super multi-tasker will transform damaged, dry locks into youthful shiny hair and provides hair the following benefits: infuses silkiness, controls frizz, balances moisture, adds shine, smoothes, detangles, protects hair colour, minimizes hair breakage, is thermal intelligent, defines natural body and reduces split ends. You just spray a small amount in hair after towel drying and lightly mist again when dry.  I started using this as one of my gym products because it's one of the few times that I actually use a blow dryer and the product seems to work better when I useit with one rather then just air dry. It gets bonus points from me for the smell - it's amazingly fruity!

 Available at fine salons across Canada and the US as well as at

Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Aging Moisturizer Plus Cooling Hydration - 50ml - $28.99 - gives you the usual seven benefits of the line: line minimization, moisturization, energizes appearance, gentle exfoliation, pore refinement, free radical defense and subtle firming.  What makes this a gym favourite for me is the cooling effect it has from the rapid release formula matrix which instantly releases cooling water hydrators in a formula with vitamins and minerals plus mint extract.  I don't know about you but when I exercise, my face turns super red and stays that way for a long time.  This moisturizer helps with the uncomfortable "hot" feeling that my skin has - the other stuff are a bonus!

St. Ives Energizing Citrus Moisturizing Body Wash - 532ml - $6.99 - made with natural ingredients and 100% natural extracts and contains no parabens or phthalates.  The best part of course is the smell, it is super citrusy!  They say that is also smells like mint and eucalyptus but all I smell is the wonderful citrus!  I like this one for the gym because it rinses off so easily, you don't want to have to spend longer then necessary in a gym shower so this is key!

Live Clean Fresh Water Moisturizing Body Lotion - 227 ml - $6.99 -  for normal to dry skin contains 98% plant ingredients including naturally derived hyaluronate.  It's parapen, phthalate and phosphate free and enriched with certified organic botanicals.  It's the perfect gym lotion because it smells great and absorbs really fast, so I don't have to wait to get dressed after!

It comes in a couple of other types as well: Exotic Nectar Argan Oil Replenishing Body Lotion for dry skin and Sensitive Skin Fragrance Free Body Lotion with Vitamins A & E for sensitive skin.

You can find Live Clean at Shoppers Drug Mart and Pharmaprix.

Any of this inspire you to hit the gym?  And of course I would love to hear about your gym faves!

- Lisamarie -


  1. Ooh! I'll have to try the Live Clean lotion; I use their shampoo.
    Thanks for the info :)

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  3. Hey great stuff....Olay Total effects is really good!!Nice blog sweetie...


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