A great body wash, while maybe not the sexiest item in your grooming arsenal, can make all the difference in the world. Not only do you want the one that provides a deep clean, but you want one that is not over-drying, leaves you feeling energized and uses as many naturally-derived ingredients as possible.
While bar soap gets the job done, it’s often less hygienic (collecting bacteria on the soap tray with multiple hands — and bodies — touching it) and it can dry out after sitting in the open too. These body washes come in a bottle for easy, no-mess dispensing and to help the suds stay fresh longer.
Jack Black’s Turbo Wash is one of the more luxe options of the bunch, and does double duty by being a body wash and hair cleaner in one. This wash is also loaded with organic ingredients that help calm the skin, fight bacteria and invigorate the body. Or you can choose from the drugstore mainstay, Nivea Men Active, which uses natural charcoal to deep clean while keeping you smelling fresh without overdrying.
Every Man Jack is our final option, and it’s not only great in price and quality, but had some helpful tips regarding the proper way to wash up: use a washcloth when you scrub to wash away dead skin cells, skip the lather as it dries out your skin and a little goes a long way when it comes to usage.
1. JACK BLACK Turbo Wash Energizing Hair and Body Cleanser
Jack Black’s Turbo Wash is a two-in-one hair and body wash. This energizing wash contains rosemary and eucalyptus to help support immunity by reducing bacteria on the skin’s surface, and juniper berry helps to detox the body and assists in post-workout recovery. Sulfate-free, this dual cleanser is ideal when used in a warm shower prior to exercise to help loosen muscles, open airways and awaken the senses and then afterward to deep clean, refresh and soothe those tired muscles.
CONS: The scent is strong and meant to “wake you up” and if you prefer something less potent, another option might be better.
2. NIVEA Men Deep Active Clean Body Wash
The Deep Active Body Wash by Nivea Men is made with natural charcoal for a deep clean shower experience. The charcoal will draw out all the dirt, oil and sweat like a magnet while deep cleansing your skin without that dry feeling. This formula provides a long-lasting clean feeling and light, fresh scent that will last for at least eight hours.
CONS: This product is recommended only for use on the body.
3. Every Man Jack Body Wash and Shower Gel
The Body Wash by Every Man Jack deep cleans to remove dirt and oil without overdrying the skin. This wash contains coconut-derived ingredients that work to cleanse, while naturally-derived essential oils of rosemary and sage refresh. In addition, glycerin has been added for that extra touch of hydration to help retain the skin’s moisture. Every Man Jack also strives to use as many naturally derived and plant-based ingredients as possible while still delivering exceptional performance.
PROS: For its price point, this is a high-quality body wash made especially for guys.
CONS: If you prefer strong scented body washes, another option might be better.