You know that feeling when you step out of the shower and immediately realize there’s an itch you need to scratch? It happens when your body cleanser washes away all your skin’s moisture down the drain with with the dirt and grime. (Hint: Loads of lather can signal the inclusion of sulfates in your soap, which saps skin further.)
As the air gets drier, it’s even more vital that you stick to a shower regimen packed with conditioning ingredients, including your shower gel or bar soap. While you may still need to slather on lotion, our top picks for moisturizing men’s body wash are certainly a good start.
Czech & Speake Neroli Hydrating Body Wash, $42
To help get you out of that pre-coffee morning stupor, this coconut-based body wash is spiked with an uplifting Neroli scent.
Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Smoothing Oil-to-Foam Body Cleanser, $29
It’s an oil! It’s a foam! It’s both! In place of harsh sulfates, this shape-shifting cleanser employs gentle Castor Oil to smooth skin.
Avene Xeracalm Lipid-Replenishing Cleansing Oil, $31
Formulated to treat serious skin conditions, this oil cleanser soothes even the driest, most sensitive types with therapeutic thermal spring water and restorative fatty acids and ceramides.
Bioderma Atoderm Ultra-Nourishing Shower Cream, $10
Talk about good fats—the ones in this cleansing cream mimic the body’s natural moisturizing agents to form a protective barrier that prevents it from becoming parched.
Baxter of California Vitamin Cleansing Bar, $17
If you’re partial to bar soap, but not a fan of the dehydrating effects, this incredibly nourishing option, packed with aloe, glycerin, and sunflower seed oil, is your best bet. We like the citrus and herbal musk scent. (Bonus: It’s so gentle, you can repurpose it as face wash.)