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.

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash for Dry Skin with Soothing Oat & Rich Emollients, Creamy Shower Cleanser, Gentle, Soap-Free and Dye-Free, Light Fragrance, 18 fl. oz
With a fresh, subtle scent, this nourishing formulation will quickly become a favorite if you suffer from dry skin.Aveeno

Don’t trust your dry skin to just any body wash. Look for one without soap or dyes to retain your skin’s natural oils, and gentle ingredients that pull moisture into the skin, such as colloidal oats.

CeraVe Body Wash with Salicylic Acid | 10 Ounce | Fragrance Free Body Wash to Exfoliate Rough and Bumpy Skin
When dryness turns itchy, look for a cleanser with ceramides and chemical peeling agents to remove flakes and moisturize.CeraVe

Sometimes dry patches need more than a gentle body wash to smooth away flakes. Look for a chemical exfoliating body wash with ingredients like salicylic acid, rather than a physical exfoliant, such as a sugar or microbead scrub. A chemical exfoliant is gentler on the skin, and is usually combined with nourishing ingredients to retain moisture.

OGX Extra Creamy + Coconut Miracle Oil Ultra Moisture Body Wash, 19.5 Ounce
Part of a trio of products, 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.