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We rounded up the absolute best body wash on the market, because “bar soap versus body wash” is basically the “boxers or briefs” of bathing. If you’re in the liquid corner of that debate, you need some soap that’s as hydrating as it is cleansing. It’s got a smell fresh—or perfectly neutral.
With plenty options on the market, it can be hard to settle on the right one for your skin needs. If you love to get your olfactory sensory neurons going early in the morning, a scented wash is going to set you up with a solid base note that you can layer on top post-shower. Whereas a fragrance-free option will get you clean without sensitive skin-types running the risk of irritation. Aroma isn’t the only thing you’ve got to factor in: The body wash you take home has got to neutralize bacterial build up or counter acne-prone skin.
Whether you’re looking for an inexpensive workhorse body wash or you’re after something more luxurious, there’s a liquid soap guaranteed to leave you squeaky clean. So we’ rounded up several of the best body washes so you can get your suds on.
The Best Body Wash
- The Best-Smelling Body Wash: Aesop Citrus Melange body wash, $19
- The Best Simple Body Wash: Dr. Bronner’s peppermint 18-in-1 liquid soap, $16
- The Best Unscented Body Wash: SEEN body wash, $24
- The Best Body Wash for the Gym: Cardon vital body wash, $14
- The Best Low-Cost Body Wash: Dollar Shave Club mint & cedarwood scented body wash, $8
- The Best Acne-Clearing Body Wash: Peter Thomas Roth salycylic body wash, $39
- The Best Deodorizing Body Wash: American Crew 24-hour deodorizing body wash, $15
- The Best Luxury Body Wash: Creed ‘Aventus’ body wash, $115
- The Best Body Wash for Dry Skin: CeraVe soothing body wash, $18
- The Best Two-For-One Body Wash: Le Labo shower oil, $35
- The Best Exfoliating Body Wash: Bevel supreme oak body wash, $12