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Top 10 Best Moisturizing Body Washes to Buy Online 2020

With the dry winter months comes dry winter skin, and for those who already have dry skin, it can sometimes feel unbearable. While lotions do help, they won’t work their best if your soap is leaving your skin drier than before you showered. That’s why it’s just as important to be using a moisturizing body wash.

But there are hundreds of options out there all claiming to do the same thing. In this guide, we’ll go over the things you should look for that make some body washes better than others. At the end, we’ve also got a list of our 10 favorite moisturizing body washes for you to start your search.
  • Last updated: 10-24-2019
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How to Choose a Moisturizing Body Wash – Buying Guide

When it comes to body washes, there are some factors that definitely make for better body washes. Here’s what to look out for.

Nature Knows Best: Look for Hydrating Oils and Soothing Natural Ingredients

Nature Knows Best: Look for Hydrating Oils and Soothing Natural Ingredients
While oils don’t add moisture to your skin, they do a great job at locking it in, which is why you want to ensure you’re getting some in your body wash. Some of the oils that do this best are coconut, almond, and argan.
Another thing you should consider when looking for a moisturizing body wash is the inflammation that often comes along with dry skin. Ingredients like aloe vera and rose water help soothe inflammation while also adding much needed hydration.

Consider Your Skin Type

Of course, everyone’s skin is a bit different. If your skin requires extra care or gives you problems, here are some things to think about.

For Sensitive Skin, Steer Clear of Fragrances and Dyes

For Sensitive Skin, Steer Clear of Fragrances and Dyes
As nice as that Bath and Body Works soap smells, if you have sensitive skin, that hyper-fragrant, slime pink soap should be the last thing you use. Products that are full of unnecessary synthetic chemicals are pretty rough on anybody’s skin, let alone sensitive skin.
Scented products are particularly irritating and are known to cause issues such as itching, rashes, redness, and flaking.

For Acne-Prone Skin, Look for Exfoliation that Isn’t Drying

For Acne-Prone Skin, Look for Exfoliation that Isn’t Drying
If you have dry skin and body acne, finding the right products can be tough. Most acne-treating soaps dry your skin out too much, and most moisturizing soaps add too much oil and cause even more acne! A good solution is to look for an exfoliating soap that helps to wash away dead skin and clear out clogged pores without making your skin shrivel up with it.
This means skipping the microbeads for more gentle exfoliants, like brown sugar and other natural or sweet ingredients. There are also scrubs packed with aloe vera, as well as light oils and butters, so keep an eye out for those.

Ingredients to Always Avoid: Parabens and Sulfates

Ingredients to Always Avoid: Parabens and Sulfates
There’s been a lot of negative news about parabens and sulfates lately, and for good reason! Parabens act as preservatives and are known hormone disruptors. They accumulate within the body, and even though you’re only getting a small dose through your soap, it’s still better to avoid them.
Sulfates are surfactants, which strip oil and dirt from your skin and create that foamy lather that you associate with soap. However, they are pretty potent and can cause skin irritation and over-drying, which is something you definitely don’t want if you already have dry skin.

Top 10 Best Moisturizing Body Washes to Buy Online

Now that you know what goes into a good body wash, here are some of our favorites for your consideration.

10. Chic Republic Moisturizing Body Wash (8 oz.)

$14.99

Moisturizing IngredientsAloe Vera
Skin TypeAcne-Prone
Paraben and Sulfate FreeYes

9. Dr. Eddie’s Happy Cappy Daily Shampoo & Body Wash for Children (8 oz.)

$8.99

Moisturizing IngredientsAloe Vera, Hyaluronic Acid
Skin TypeSensitive, Children
Paraben and Sulfate FreeYes

8. Puracy Natural Body Wash (16 oz., 2 Pack)

$19.94

Moisturizing IngredientsGlycerin
Skin TypeDry
Paraben and Sulfate FreeYes

7. L’Occitane Cleansing & Softening Almond Shower Oil (8.4 oz)

$25.00

Moisturizing IngredientsAlmond Oil
Skin TypeDry
Paraben and Sulfate FreeContains Sulfates

6. Tree to Tub Gentle, Moisturizing Body Wash for Dry Skin (8.5 oz)

$18.04

Moisturizing IngredientsShea Butter, Aloe Vera
Skin TypeAll
Paraben and Sulfate FreeYes

5. OGX Extra Creamy + Coconut Miracle Oil Ultra Moisture Body Wash (19.5 oz)

$5.50

Moisturizing IngredientsCoconut Oil
Skin TypeDry
Paraben and Sulfate FreeYes

4. Bliss Lemon & Sage Soapy Suds Body Wash (17 oz.)

$10.00

Moisturizing IngredientsGlycerin, Aloe Vera
Skin TypeDry
Paraben and Sulfate FreeYes

3. Kimura Soap Co. Organic All Natural Moisturizing Body Wash (12 oz.)

$13.99

Moisturizing IngredientsCoconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Aloe Vera
Skin TypeAll
Paraben and Sulfate FreeYes

2. Alaffia Everyday Shea Body Wash (32 oz.)

$16.99

Moisturizing IngredientsShea Butter, Coconut Oil, Neem Extract
Skin TypeDry, Sensitive
Paraben and Sulfate FreeYes

1. The Seaweed Bath Co. Body Wash (12 oz.)

$8.35

Moisturizing IngredientsCoconut Oil, Neem Oil, Candle Nut Oil
Skin TypeAll
Paraben and Sulfate FreeYes

Don’t Be Afraid to Use Your Hands to Cleanse—They’re More Gentle than Loofahs!

Don’t Be Afraid to Use Your Hands to Cleanse—They’re More Gentle than Loofahs!
While loofahs and washcloths will rub you down thoroughly and give you a good exfoliation, they can be rough on your skin. They can also strip your skin of moisturizing oils. Studies have shown that even from a cleanliness perspective there’s no need for us to use such harsh scrubs on a daily basis.
So especially if you have dry, sensitive skin, it may just be better to use your hands. They’re more gentle for your everyday shower routine—and if you need to, you can throw in a scrub or exfoliator every once in a while for a good cleansing.

Summary

And there you have it, a quick guide to finding a good moisturizing body wash! Dry skin can be the worst, so hopefully this has helped you find something to carry you through the dry months (and the rest of the year!).
By Jacqueline Oshiro

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