TBH, I’ve always been obsessed with body wash. Given the fact that it literally makes or breaks my shower experience, I’ve never been one of those people who run to the drugstore and throw the cheapest option in their cart. Body wash is one of the only products that you use every single day, so, IMO, you should be using one that’s perfect for your skin type. I mean, you’re rubbing it all over your body, so it makes sense to get something that, you know, works with it (not against it)—especially since there are so many options for acne-prone skin, sensitive skin, dry skin, and more. If you aren’t sure where to start, DW, I’ve got you covered. Ahead, the 15 best body washes for every skin type and concern.
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Best Vegan Body Wash
Grown Alchemist Body Cleanser
This vegan body wash will turn your basic 10-minute shower into an aromatherapy experience. Negroli, tangerine, and rosemary extracts hydrate your skin while a combo of oils work to soften and smooth. You’ll end up smelling like a blend of chamomille, bergamot, and rosewood—so yummy, right?
Best Body Wash for Eczema-Prone Skin
CeraVe Eczema Body Wash For Extra Dry, Itchy Skin
If you’ve got eczema, you need a body wash that’s suuuper gentle and non-drying. This fragrance-free formula has ceramides (which help strengthen and protect your skin barrier) hyaluronic acid (which boosts your skin’s moisture levels), and hydrating oils—so consider yourself set.
Best Clean Body Wash
Necessaire The Body Wash
What you won’t find in this clean body wash: sulfates, phthalates, parabens, and mineral oil. What you will find: a gel-oil formula that cleanses your skin without stripping it and a blend of marula, cacay, and meadowfoam oils that add back plenty of moisture.
Best Body Wash for Dry Skin
Drunk Elephant Kamili Cream Body Cleanser
Best Scented Body Wash
Le Labo Rose 31 Shower Gel
Ever wish you could take your favorite fragrance and turn it into a body wash? Just me? Anyways, if you’re looking for something scented, this is the body wash you need to go for. The warm, woody floral fragrance is paired with vitamin E and aloe vera extract to soothe and hydrate your skin.
Best Drugstore Body Wash
Dove Jojoba Oil Body Wash
This drugstore body wash is hands down one of my all-time faves. It’s sulfate-free, meaning it won’t leave your skin feeling dry after you rinse off, and it’s packed with jojoba oil, an ingredient that helps lock in tons of moisture.
Best Body Wash for Dry, Sensitive Skin
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash with Soothing Oat
Not only is oatmeal a 10 out 10 breakfast choice, it also works wonders as a skincare ingredient. It’s the star of this body wash—the colloidal oatmeal in the formula not only soothes irritation and protects the skin, but it also works to attract moisture.
Best Body Wash for Acne-Prone Skin
Murad Acne Body Wash
If you’re dealing with body acne, I’m sorry, but a regular ol’ body wash isn’t going to cut it. You need to try out this one—with 1% percent salicylic acid, this body wash will help clear out the gunk and oil from your pores, preventing breakouts from popping up.
Best Body Wash for Sensitive Skin
Cetaphil Ultra Gentle Body Wash
Best Oil-Based Body Wash
Glossier Body Hero Daily Oil Wash
Oil-based body washes are a great way to cleanse without stripping—the oil helps gently and effectively clean your skin, and unlike regular soap, it protects your moisture barrier so it stays soft and supple.
Best Splurge Body Wash
Oribe Cote d’Azur Replenishing Body Wash
Whenever I want to feel super luxe, I reach for this body wash. Not only will it leave you smelling fancy (hi, citrus and floral notes), but it’s also packed with oils—including sweet almond and passion flower—that will have you feeling so soft.
Best Body Wash for Psoriasis
CeraVe Psoriasis Moisturizing Cleanser with Salicylic Acid
Psoriasis-prone skin also needs a special body wash. Go for this one—there’s salicylic and lactic acids to gently exfoliate and get rid of dead skin, and it’s infused with ceramides, to help strengthen your skin’s barrier.
Best Foaming Body Wash
Olay Shea Butter Scent Foaming Whip Body Wash
A little bit of this foaming body wash goes a long way. Just add one pump of it to water to get a whipped foam that cleanses and moisturizes your body at the same damn time. Pro tip: This body wash also doubles as shaving foam.
Best Exfoliating Body Wash
Softsoap Body Butter Coconut Scrub
Forget a body scrub—the exfoliating apricot-seed powder in this body wash helps give your skin a mini-massage while removing dead skin cells. Oh, and you can’t forget about the jojoba and coconut oils that come together for a moisturizing cleanse.
Best Eco-Friendly Body Wash
Seed Phytonutrients Body Cleanser
Yes, you’ll get a gentle and hydrating cleanse with this body wash, but what really makes it stand out is the packaging. It uses post-consumer cardboard that’s recyclable and contains 60 percent less plastic than your conventional bottle, making it low-waste. What’s not to love?
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