Whenever I hear about “workout beauty” products, I immediately think of two-in-ones—things that will save valuable space in my gym bag, like a moisturizing body wash or a tinted sunscreen. And then there’s the sweat-proof stuff, like brow pencil or mascara. But when I heard that there’s an anti-redness powder specifically for post-workout red face—CliniqueFIT Post-Workout Neutralizing Face Powder—I nearly fell off the treadmill.
I always get red after any workout. And not all over, as you might expect—just on my face. Picture Jim Carrey in The Mask, except instead of a charming green, it’s a delightful shade of tomato. The flushing stays around for a while, too. I’ve had fitness instructors pull me aside to make sure I’m okay.
A dermatologist once suggested it might be exercise-induced vascular rosacea. Now, there are things you can do, like making sure your skin doesn’t become inflamed, but if it’s just redness you want to cover up, this product might interest you. It did me!
Read on for our product review of CliniqueFIT Post-Workout Neutralizing Face Powder.
The difference between CliniqueFIT Post-Workout Neutralizing Face Powder and other anti-redness products is that it’s makeup—not skincare. It’s yellow colour-correcting powder, hence Yellow 5 on the ingredient list.
How to use it: once you take the cap off, twist the base so it clicks. Then shake the jar up and down until you see the yellow powder absorbed into the sponge applicator. Now, I’m not much of a sweater, so I used CliniqueFIT Post-Workout Neutralizing Face Powder right away after a treadmill interval workout. But if you do perspire, wipe that off first, lest the sponge starts smelling like an old gym bag.
The verdict: CliniqueFIT Post-Workout Neutralizing Face Powder got rid of my exercise-induced redness fast, and according to my informal Instagram Stories poll, 98 out of 98 people could tell which half of my face I’d applied a wee bit of the powder on. And six of them DM’d me asking for more info. So, it worked!