Today I wanted to switch gears a little and give my unbiased opinion and review of 6 different body washes that I’ve been using for the last several months & years. Now, I’m not debating what’s better in terms of body wash vs bar soap, but as someone who’s used both for many years, I’m a complete body wash convert. In my opinion, a good body wash and a loofah are the best components you can have in the shower when it comes to getting yourself fresh and clean.
Alright, a few ground rules I follow when it comes to gauging a body wash. How well does it lather up, how does it smell, how long does the scent last, price point and how it leaves my skin feeling. The last thing I want is a body wash that dries out my skin. I’ll go through each body wash that I have personal experience with and talk about those categories.
First up is what might be the most popular is Dove Men + Care. It’s popular because it’s affordable at about $6 or so and you can get it just about anywhere from your local grocery store to the corner convenience store. And speaking of convenience, I’ll put links to everything down below this article so you can pick up some for yourself without having to actually go to the store.
I’m currently out of Dove myself because I have all these other brands you’ll see in a minute, but it’s been my go-to body wash for quite a while. Now, while they market it as a face and body wash, I would recommend only using it on your body and using a separate face wash. Maybe face wash is a different video. If you’d like to see a see a face wash round up, let me know down in the comments or by giving this video a thumbs up.
Dove does a great job with being a good value and doing what it’s intended to do. It comes in a few different scents that smell great, but don’t last very long outside of the shower, which is good. That’s the one thing I do NOT like is when the body wash scent is too strong and lasts a long time because I usually wear fragrance. I want to smell like my fragrance, not my body wash. Dove also lathers up really well and easily and because it does, I feel like I can use less making it last longer while still getting the job done. It also does a okay job with making my skin feel hydrated.
The next one is Silver from Pete & Pedro. They have a few different scents and this Silver one smells great, but it’s not too strong, exactly what I’m looking for. They call it Cool water and I agree that it’s a fresh, clean scent. It seems to take a little more effort to lather up than all the others I’ll be talking about, but I think it might leave my skin feeling the best out of everything else. At around $19 a bottle, it’s a good buy.
Next up is the Best Smeller Black Pepper body wash from the Grooming Lounge. I’m all out of this one, but I can tell you it lathers up easily and smells great. It might be the strongest scented one out of everything here, but it doesn’t last too long out of the shower, which I like. It has a rich, masculine black pepper scent and it leaves my skin feeling moisturized like I want. The hole in the cap is kind of big and it comes out pretty fast so be aware of that, but at around $23 it’s worth a shot.
The next one is from Cremo and specifically the one I have right now is the Reserve Blend. I’ve used a few other scents from Cremo and they’ve all been very good. This one has a deeper, richer scent of bourbon and oak. And once again, just like Dove, it’s available pretty much everywhere for about $15 give or take. This one lathers up very easily, smells great and leaves my skin feeling very moisturized. It’s definitely worth a try.
Next up I have the body wash from Harry’s in the Shiso scent. This one smells fresh. On the bottle it says it smells like fresh herbs, but I just think it’s a subtle fresh scent. It lathers up very easily and does a decent job of leaving my skin feeling moisturized, but maybe not as much as some of the others. I bought this from Target and if you haven’t been to your local Target for a while, they’re doing renovations to a lot of their stores and adding an entire area dedicated to men’s grooming. The Harry’s stuff was in there, so I decided to give their body wash a try. At around $15, it’s worth a shot.
The last one on my list is from Molton Brown and it’s by far the most expensive body wash I’ve tried. At about $32 a bottle, it’s definitely not cheap, but it’s pretty darn good. It comes in a ton of different scents, but the one I have is black pepper. The scent is strong, but fades quickly once you’re out of the shower. It lathers up very easily and does a great job of making my skin feel hydrated and not dried out and itchy.
One last thing I wanted to mention is that all of the body washes I talked about rinse clean and don’t leave any slimy residue. They all have great scents, but they don’t linger to long and they all leave my skin feeling hydrated and not dried out. I would have no problems recommending any of these and like I mentioned, I’ll leave links to everything down below. I also recommend using a loofah with your body wash, so I’ll drop a link to those as well. If you haven’t subscribed to my YouTube yet, please consider it because I’m making videos and writing articles twice a week with brand new content that surrounds men’s lifestyle topics for grownups.
Dove – https://amzn.to/2RjMDN6
Pete & Pedro – https://amzn.to/37i302a
Grooming Lounge – https://amzn.to/2RHhLFa
Cremo – https://amzn.to/37nCHaO
Harry’s – https://amzn.to/37lTN8V
Molton Brown – https://amzn.to/30MbBHS
Loofah Pack for Men XL – https://amzn.to/38Aaq0R