Shower Better: Moisturizing Body Washes for Soft Skin

For luxuriously soft, supple skin, straight from the shower.

Woman in bath towel looking at herself in the mirror
A hydrating body wash keeps your skin glowing after you towel off.Pexels/Andrea Piacquadio

Regular soap can have a drying effect, especially if you shower often. If parched, itchy skin has you feeling down, reach for a nourishing body wash to infuse your skin with healthy hydration.

OGX Extra Creamy + Coconut Miracle Oil Ultra Moisture Body Wash, 19.5 Ounce
This tropical blend gently cleanses skin, while leaving you smelling amazing.OGX

Coconut oil, safflower seed oil and glycerin are all moisture-retaining go-tos to look for in the ingredients of your new body wash. Look for a formula free of sulfates to further combat dryness.

Dove Body Wash with Skin Natural Nourishers for Instantly Soft Skin and Lasting Nourishment Deep Moisture Effectively Washes Away Bacteria While Nourishing Your Skin 22 oz, 4 count
Stored in a 100% recycled plastic bottle.Dove

Don’t trust your dry skin to just any body wash. Look for one without sulfates or parabens to retain your skin’s natural oils, and gentle ingredients that hydrate the skin, such as glycerin.

Ogx Coconut Coffee Body Wash - 19.5oz, 19.5 Oz
When dryness turns itchy, look for a cleanser that combines nourishing oils with a gentle exfoliant.Ogx

Sometimes dry patches need more than a gentle body wash to smooth away flakes. A gentle physical scrub, sans harsh exfoliants like nutshells or microbeads, will get rid of scaly spots. Just be sure to follow up with a rich lotion to seal in your new softness.

Jason Natural Body Wash and Shower Gel, Purifying Tea Tree, 30 oz
Infused with nourishing vitamins E and B5, minus sulfates, parabens, phthalates and petrolatum.Jason

Dry skin is often synonymous with sensitive skin, so look for a body wash free of irritating dyes and parabens. Skip the sulfates too—sure, they give your body wash a sudsier lather, but they end up drying out your parched skin more in the long run.

Also Consider:

Dove Body Wash Variety Pack- Shea Butter with Warm Vanilla, Deeply Nourishing and Cucumber & Green Tea - 16.9 Ounce / 500 Ml (Pack of 3) International Version
Stock up on three hydrating cleansers for the family.Dove
Native Body Wash 3 Pack - Natural Body Wash Women & Men - SLS & Paraben Free - Cucumber & Mint, Coconut & Vanilla, Lavender & Rose
This sulfate- and paraben-free trio features minimalist packaging and equally elegant fragrances.Native
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