The right body wash will wipe clean get all the grime and sweat from your daily grind if you shower at night, or prepare you for the day ahead if you’re more of an a.m. person. But it can be hard choosing which body wash to get, considering how many options there are on the market.
When it comes to choosing the right body wash for you, it’s important to factor in your skin’s needs. For example, many of our top picks are made with soothing ingredients like aloe to help your skin stay hydrated. Of course, fragrance is a key factor, and you’ll want a scent that’s subtly appealing, not overwhelming. If you’re particularly sensitive or you just don’t like having competing fragrances, we’ve also picked out fragrance-free options.
To help you out, we picked out some of the best body washes for men, ranging from affordable drug store staples to premium skincare brands. And since the modern man cares about the environment, many of these options are formulated with natural and organic ingredients.
Finding the right body wash will have you feeling cleaner and smoother than before, while also deodorizing and replenishing your skin’s natural oils. These are the best body washes for men to get.
1. Disco Invigorating Body Wash
When we tried out Disco’s products, we found that the body wash left our skin feeling soft and smooth, while also lathering well and cleansing effectively. Disco’s body wash is made with aloe, horsetail and chamomile. As for the scent, it’s a vibrant eucalyptus that’s sure to invigorate even the most groggy night owls when the a.m. rolls around.
Disco Body Wash
2. Dove Men+Care Foaming Body Wash
This option from Dove is designed to effectively cleanse and hydrate skin. It comes in a unique pump top bottle for convenience. It produces a rich, instant lather, meaning you can use it with or without a washcloth. This option comes in a 13.5 FL oz bottle. While that is smaller than some other options, the rich formula means that a little goes a long way. The scent is also crisp and refreshing.
Dove Men + Care Foaming Body Wash
3. Malin + Goetz Bergamot Hand + Body Wash, 250ml
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Malin + Goetz has a focus on natural ingredients and sophisticated scents, and this wash can be used as a hand soap or body wash. The pleasant bergamot scent and gentle formula make for a versatile body wash. Amino acids and glycerin help hydrate and refresh the skin.
Malin + Goetz Body Wash
4. Le Labo Shower Gel – Mandarin
Le Labo remains one of the buzziest fragrance and skincare brands, but they’ve actually been around for over 15 years. This shower gel is made from a plant-based formula and has a mandarin scent, and it has naturally nourishing ingredients like sesame oil and rosemary leaf.
Le Labo Body Wash
5. Harry’s Stone Body Wash
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Harry’s shook up the skincare world with its affordable razor subscription service, and the brand also makes great grooming products like this body wash. The “stone” scent is crisp and fresh, with just a hint of sweetness. It’s paraben- and sulfate-free. Plus, it’s an affordable option.
Harry's Body Wash
6. Baxter of California Invigorating Body Wash for Men
Baxter of California’s body wash is a premium option that’s made with an emphasis on natural ingredients and hydrating ingredients. Those ingredients include aloe, vitamin E and jojoba oil to hydrate and refresh your skin. This scent is “citrus and herbal-musk essence,” but other fragrances are available as well.
Baxter of California Body Wash
7. Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap
Dr. Bronner’s is more expensive than your average grocery store soap, but a little goes a long way. Like, a really long way. That’s because it’s a concentrated formula that’s designed to be diluted before use. Besides body wash, Dr. Bronner’s can be used for a wide variety of cleaning tasks, ranging from doing laundry to washing dogs. Plus, if you’re bored in the shower, you can entertain yourself by reading the ridiculously lengthy writing on the packaging.
Dr. Bronners Body Wash
8. Cremo All Season Body Wash
Cremo’s luxe body wash is a colorless formula that comes in a stylish clear bottle that is reminiscent of a bottle of gin. The woodsy, aromatic scent is just as sophisticated as the packaging. The moisturizing formula provides a rich lather for effective all-over cleaning. Cremo’s body wash also comes in other masculine fragrances like “bourbon and oak” and “sage and citrus.”
Cremo Body Wash
9. Brickell Men’s Invigorating Mint Body Wash
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Brickell is one of the leaders in the men’s boutique skincare market, and they’ve long placed an emphasis on natural ingredients and unique fragrances. This option is made with healing and hydrating ingredients like aloe, jojoba oil and tea tree oil. The formula has a refreshing mint fragrance, giving you an awakened feeling in the morning or a clean feeling before bed. And you can feel good about using it because it’s made from 97% natural ingredients.
Brickell Body Wash
10. Aveeno Skin Relief Fragrance-Free Body Wash
Whether you have sensitive skin or you don’t want your body wash to interfere with your cologne, there are plenty of reasons to consider an unscented body wash. This option from Aveeno is one of the best. It comes in a generous 33 FL oz bottle and has a convenient pump top. It’s formulated with oats to soothe and restore sensitive skin. If your skin has been feeling especially dry lately, this is an effective option.
Aveeno Body Wash
11. MARLOWE. No. 103 Men’s Body Wash
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Marlowe is popular for its stylish, minimalist packaging. But of course, what goes in the bottle is even more important. It’s made from a mix of natural ingredients and extracts, including deep-sea algae, passionflower fruit, green tea and willow bark extracts. These ingredients work together to reduce inflammation, restore skin health and add moisture. It comes in a 16 oz bottle with a handy pump top. It has a pleasant, lightly woody fragrance.