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11 Best Moisturizing Body Washes For Soft Skin Post-Shower

Alexandra Engler
mbg Beauty Director By Alexandra Engler
mbg Beauty Director
Alexandra Engler is the Beauty Director. Previously she worked at Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, SELF, and Cosmopolitan; her byline has appeared in Esquire, Sports Illustrated, and
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A shower can be a therapeutic thing. It offers a moment of pause, reflection, and, one hopes, nourishment for the skin. The last point, however, isn't always the case. In fact, some shower habits can be downright dangerous for the skin. For one, too-hot temperatures can strip the skin's natural lipid barrier. Then, not moisturizing after can also cause your skin to dehydrate. Finally, there are the soaps themselves: Not only do you want to find one with gentle cleansing agents, but you also want to find some that are buffered with hydrating emollients and actives.

If this sounds like a lot of work for a shower, don't worry, we did the research for you. Here, our favorite moisturizing body washes for soft, supple skin all over.

Korres Shower Gel In Yogurt

A gel formula with a dense lather, this option comes laced with aloe vera to soothe stressed skin while also hydrating the barrier. It also contains marshmallow root extract, an herb that is deeply nourishing. 

Shower Gel With Yogurt, Korres ($23)

Korres body wash

Grown Alchemist Body Cleanser

This hydrating cleanser brings a seriously delightful sensorial experience, too: The aromatic scent mixes bergamot, chamomile, and rose. You'll leave the shower with fresh, soft skin that smells delightful. 

Body Cleanser, Grown Alchemist ($44) 

grown alchemist body wash

Phlur Hamani Body Wash

If you genuinely miss the foam that comes with traditional cleansers, opt for this option as it contains "coconut-derived foam boosters." It also contains aloe vera for moisture and is topped with the fragrance brand's most famous scent, Hamani. 

Hamani Body Wash, Phlur ($18)

phlur body wash

Abhati Suisse Periya Body Cleanser

Now, on the flip side, if you don't like a foam and opt for something silkier, here's your option. It has a luxe formula infused with a unique blend of ayurvedic herbs to gently refresh skin. 

Periya Body Cleanser, Abhati Suisse ($36)

abhati body wash

Milk & Honey Body Wash No. 08

With a base of organic Castile soap, this also comes with a blend of skin-soothing essential oils, like lavender and eucalyptus. Not to mention the smell turns your shower into a spa, almost instantly.

Body Wash No. 08, Milk & Honey ($28)

milk & honey body wash

Crabtree & Evelyn Lucious Shower Milk

Transforming cleansers are all the rage. This starts out as a slick smooth milk and builds into a froth with water and movement. The real selling points, though, are the coconut water and mallow flower extract. 

Lucious Shower Milk, Crabtree & Evelyn ($20)

crabtree & evelyn body wash

Carol's Daughter Almond Cookie Softening Body Wash

Love a cream wash? This one's for you as its sans sudsing sulfates are rich with oils. The scent is made with notes of marzipan, tonka bean, and warm vanilla for something that's inviting and sweet. 

Almond Cookie Softening Body Wash, Carol's Daughter ($10)

carols daughter body wash

Nubian Heritage Shea Butter & Aloe Body Wash

If you have sensitive skin, or are just fragrance-averse, opt for this formula—which is sans scent. Not only that, but it's made with organic and fair-trade ingredients. You can feel as good about using this as you your skin does after. 

Shea Butter & Aloe Body Wash, Nubian Heritage ($12.99)

Nubian body wash

Beekman 1802 Fresh Air Hand Body Wash

An allover cleanser that is so gentle you can use it on your face. It's blended with goat milk, aloe, and jojoba oil for a seriously nourishing experience. 

Fresh Air Hand Body Wash, Beekman 1802 ($12)

beekman 1802 body wash

SkinFix Eczema Foaming Oil Wash

For those with eczema, you know how important a body wash is; so many on the market are far too stripping for the delicate skin. This one is formulated with your inflammation-prone skin in mind. 

Eczema Foaming Oil Wash, SkinFix ($24)

skinfix body wash

Rens Skin Care Atlantic Kelp Magnesium Anti-Fatigue Body Wash

For the morning showerers among us, here's your wash to start the day. The kelp extract and magnesium help nourish, brighten, and awaken skin. And the bottle is made with 100% recycled plastic bottle containing 20% reclaimed plastic found in our oceans.

Atlantic Kelp Magnesium Anti-Fatigue Body Wash, Rens Skin Care ($28)

rens skin care body wash

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