More than just a Body Wash

We all know how a body wash works. You get into the shower, lather up a sponge or cloth, suds up and voila! You’re clean. Sounds simple, and you probably think that’s all there is to it, or that there’s no difference between the body washes in the supermarket and specialty ones. Clean is clean, right? Wrong! Lots of the body washes in the supermarket are mass-produced, which means they are made with cheap ingredients that can really dry out your skin. A good body wash will gently cleanse your skin and protect your skin’s delicate balance, without drying it out or irritating it. Thankfully, there is a plethora of washes to choose from.

Since we love a good body wash, we put together a list of our favorites for you to try:

Roge Cavailles Dermazero Crème Lavante Hydratante (Moisturizing Face & Body Wash) – Save time in the morning with this wonderful multi-tasker that you can use on both your body and face. The essential nutrients, milk proteins and glycerin in this pH-balanced, soap-free, paraben-free cleanser will hydrate your skin and prevent further dryness.

While it works amazingly on dry skin, all skin types can use this face and body wash, and get those precious extra five minutes in bed.

SVR Topialyse Crème Lavante (Face & Body Wash for Itchy Skin) – Anyone with dry, itchy, sensitive skin knows the importance of using the right body wash. This gentle, creamy wash is paraben, fragrance and soap free, and it won’t upset the skin’s natural hydrolipic film. It also has calming ingredients and is perfect for anyone with eczema or other itchy skin conditions.

Philip B Lavender Hair & Body Shampoo – You already know how much we love a great multi-tasking product. This gentle cleanser can be used on both your hair and body, saving money and space in your bathroom. On your hair, it will gently cleanse, calm your scalp, and keep your color bright. On your body, the added AHA will slough off dead skin cells to cleanse and soften your skin. The lavender scent is soothing and makes this perfect for a pre-bedtime treat.

Elemis Skin Nourishing Shower Cream – Perfect for drier, more mature skins, this award-winning cleanser comes in a super hydrating cream formula and is packed with moisturizing camellia, jojoba and macadamia oils. Use this on mature skin for a youthful glow or on all skin types for silky soft skin before a big event.

–  Rebecca Harisson