We all like to get a little dirty from time to time, and there’s nothing wrong with that. The problem is when you can’t clean up your act afterwards. Whether it’s an instant foam that gets you going or a classic Castile that you’re after, these seven body washes are going to make you feel fresh and smell good.
Harry’s Body Wash Fig – $7
With notes of cardamon, juicy fig, and blood orange, Harry’s scented body is an invigorating, stimulating, and hydrating blend that will get you going in the morning. And, thanks to Harry’s direct-to-consumer business model, the product is also extremely inexpensive, making this bottle our best buy. To top it all off? It’s made without sulfates, parabens, or dyes.
Other Great Options
If you’re looking for a quick rinse but want to smell spectacular, then we’d like to introduce you to Dove Men+Care’s new foaming body wash. Much like the soap by the sink, this body wash goes straight to lather so you can leave the shower more quickly. Don’t worry — Dove doesn’t skimp on anything just to make it quick. The Clean Comfort fragrance, a personal favorite of ours, has a masculine scent that stays with you for a while.
Rich and creamy, but not too thick, this mild new head-to-toe soap from Isreali-born Maapilim is made with some of nature’s best ingredients. Argan oil fortifies and moisturizes both hair and skin, rosemary oil locks that moisture in to prevent dry skin, and sage oil reduces inflammation. Add to that the gentle exfoliating you get from grapefruit and you have a hair and body soap that is perfect for a guy with dry skin or just wants to smell good without overdoing it.
Cremo was started by the need for exceptional shave cream at an affordable price. Now, they’ve expanded into every area of masculine hygiene and we thank them for it. Known for some phenomenal fragrance formulations, it’s no wonder Cremo’s new all-season scented body washes are already a hit. Not too heavy, but packed with glycerin to hold onto moisture, these soaps foam up and wash off with ease. We recommend starting with the Citron and Vetiver scent to kick off the warmer months.
For some, a simple, all-for-one kind of attitude towards full body washes is all you need. Others want to give special attention to certain areas that only a single product can provide. This wash from Australian-born hairstylist David Mallett truly does both. Instead of being a body soap for your head, it’s a shampoo for your body. Free of parabens, mineral oils, phthalates, and chemical additives — and never tested on animals — this is the indulgent, luxury shampoo-meets-body wash you didn’t know you wanted.
Method is known for making great products that work hard but don’t mess up the environment. When is that more important than when you’re putting it on your skin then washing it down the drain? Our favorite from the new collection is the Juniper Sage aroma; juniper’s green bite meets the earthy mildness of sage in a naturally derived body wash that satisfies even the harshest critic. A light texture foams up nicely and rinses off easily so you know you’re cleaning up without drying out — or harming the environment
Of course soap from a captain would be inspired by the sea. Rich marine ingredients like organic kelp, bladderwrack, spirulina, and Irish moss add minerals, amino acids, and antioxidants to your cleansing routine. Captain Blankenship’s Mineral Liquid Soap leaves out the gross stuff while loading up on aloe vera and olive and coconut oils, ensuring skin is cleansed of grime, while keeping it ready for the beach, the boat, or let’s be honest, probably the office.
Castile soap is one of the oldest and simplest ways to wash up. However, it’s not common to find a stripped-down formula that won’t also strip your skin. Pilot Men’s Complete Castile is different. It’s loaded with almost all organic oils that are great for your skin, like sunflower, safflower, and coconut that work alongside vegetable glycerin to lock moisture in. A little goes a long way with this low foam, full-force Castile to clean and refresh.
Looking for a bit more hydration in your body wash? We’ve got those, too.
Article originally published June 30, 2017. Last updated by Chase McPeak in June 2018.