Body Washes For MenWhen it comes to washing up your body in the shower, you have very few choices at your disposal.  Basically, you need to decide between whether you want a regular old bar of soap or a body wash – the goal of course is to fully cleanse your skin of any sort of dirt, grime, or pollutants that you may have picked up during the course of the day.

Below we list out some of the best body washes for men that you can pick up today.  We will review both body washes from the large manufacturers along with those that are considered to be completely all natural.

While we will get to the reviews to determine the best body wash for men in a minute – there are a few things that we need to cover real quick:

Body Washes Shouldn’t Simply Be Applied To Your Skin

If its your first ever time picking up a body wash, you will need to also get a complimentary sponge, loofah, etc. to go with it.

Don’t worry loofahs aren’t just for wives, girlfriends, or moms – plenty of men use these incredibly useful things.

However, do you know which one should be best for you?

If you have sensitive skin or you are simply not looking for a terribly deep exfoliation, then one of the best options out there is going to be a sponge.

Of course you don’t want to get a Scotch sponge that might be resting under your skin that has a brillo backing.  Instead, we highly recommend checking out a soft sponge that will do an effective job at treating your skin gently.

Or perhaps you can pick up a sponge that clearly says what part is for your body and what part for your back side.

On the other hand if you are looking for a deeper exfoliation, then a loofah is actually going to be a great item to pick up.  Loofahs are typically harvested from natural sponges and will be able to adequately get all the dead skin cells off any part of your body with just a gentle scrub.

Lastly, and of course the one many men likely use, is just going to be your standard washcloth.  Washcloths stand somewhere in the middle between loofahs and sponges when it comes to just how abrasive they are when applied to your skin.

Generally speaking, it comes down to personal preference on the level of exfoliation you are aiming for when taking a shower – personally we prefer a sponge.

Dry Or Scaly Skin? Here’s a Few Things To Keep in Mind

Now if your skin seems to be a bit on the dryer side there are a few things you can look out for when picking up a body wash.

Of course there is a multitude of reasons on why you may have dry skin.  From allergic or environmental reasons to simply atopic dermatitis and diet, even the best body wash may not be able to solve the problem.  This article does a great job at explaining all the different reasons your skin may be dry.

However, for the majority of men, a simple change of habits or soap can make a huge impact.

First and foremost, you want to shower once every couple of days.  There are a few reasons for this, but most importantly it has to do with your sebaceous glands.

These glands that are found at the base of every hair follicle produce an oil called sebum oil.  It’s the job of sebum oil to ensure that not only your hair stays well nourished and moisturized, but also your skin as well.

Of course one of the key ingredients you want to look for in your body wash, is one that contains oils or moisturizers that naturally complement the sebum oil.  This will help give your skin an overall better appearance between showers.

Also when you hop out of the shower, you want to typically pat to dry instead of vigorous drying that some men prefer.

Of course aside from showering, moisturizers and getting an adequate amount of water daily can make a difference too.

But enough about the details, now on to the important stuff:

Here Are The Top Body Washes For Men

Every Man Jack Body Wash and Shower Gel Cedarwood, 16.9...
  • Our leading cedarwood scent Body Wash.
  • Essential oils of rosemary and sage.
  • Naturally derived Body Wash formula is paraben free.
  • Dye Free

While a relatively newer entrant to the mens grooming world, Every Man Jack makes a variety of all natural products.  In fact we reviewed their all natural deodorant in great detail in this post.  What makes Every Man Jack stand apart from the crowd is their ingredient list.  While big names may contain rougher chemicals in their products – in this body wash you will find castor oil, clary sage oil, and rosemary oil to just name a few.

These oils will help to keep your skin naturally hydrated throughout the course of the day.  If you generally have sensitive skin then this body wash may be worth checking out.  Ingredients aside this product is cruelty free and also absent of any synthetic dyes.

NIVEA Men Platinum Protect 3-in-1 Body Wash 16.9 Fluid Ounce
  • For men who want a deep clean shower experience. This formula contains...
  • Instructions: Squeeze onto hands or washcloth. Lather on, then...
  • Invigorating Ocean Burst scent
  • Provides a Platinum Level Clean without drying out the skin
  • Dermatologically tested and approved

When it comes to aftershave balms, we absolutely fell in love with NIVEA’s post shave hydrating balm as it can effectively keep your skin well moisturized throughout the day.  Now when it comes to their mens body wash line, Platinum Protect is an excellent choice for men looking for a versatile body wash that covers all the bases.

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Platinum Protect comes in a smaller 16.9 fl oz. body wash when compared to the Dove body wash we also reviewed.  However, unlike many of the other body washes, this one by Nivea will not only get your skin clean, but also doubles as a shampoo as well.

Therefore you can take one item off your monthly shopping list and use this single bottle for your entire shower routine.  Lastly regarding scent, this body wash is dubbed as having a Ocean Burst scent that is coupled with silver ions that work to completely eliminate odor.

Olivine Atelier Love + Salt Beach Hair and Body Mist (Mini...
  • Love and Salt is a vegan, volume-enhancing mist that gives hair...
  • I don't get to spend nearly enough days at the beach, but I don't mind...
  • My favorite way to use this is to spray it on dry hair, throw it in a...
  • Love and Salt is packaged in either a 2 ounce or an 8 ounce glass...
  • Ingredients: Purified Water, Epsom Salts, Pink Himalayan Salt, Organic...

This tea tree based body wash by Oleavine is a completely all natural body wash that will be effective at washing your skin completely clean naturally.  Geared to be used on both your body and feet, the tea tree oil contained within this product is naturally an antiseptic that will help to fight any odor causing bacteria along with jock itch, foot odor, and other general funguses.  You can even find tea tree oils in popular products like beard oil as well.

Bacterial fighting properties aside, this body wash is loaded with a ton of natural carrier oils that will also ensure that your skin stays incredibly moisturized and nourished throughout the entirety of your day.

Much like the Every Man Jack body wash, this body wash is also cruelty free for the animal-tested conscious consumers out there as all the ingredients are plant derived.

Dove Men + Care Body & Face Wash, Clean Comfort 13.50 Oz...
  • Dove Men+Care charcoal and clay body wash cleanses skin without...
  • Men's Body Wash developed specifically for men's skin
  • Draws out and washes away dirt and oil from skin's surface
  • The package dimension of the product is 4"L x 3"W x 4"H

One of the most popular and iconic brands when it comes to body washes, this product has been design specifically for mens skin.  Coming in a 23.5oz pump design, you will be able to easily access your soap out of this pump quickly without juggling tops while your hands are wet or covered in soap.

Regarding the scent, this mens body wash does come in different varieties which are fully outlined here in the product description.  However the Extra Fresh scent pictured above will leave you with a cool yet clean feeling upon showering.  One important distinction with this body wash when compared to some of the others we reviewed is that its only suitable for body and face wash – therefore it’s not a replacement for your shampoo.

Many men are familiar with American Crew’s hair products given that they are in barbershops across the country.  In addition to hair styling, they also make pre shave oils to help ensure a much more comfortable shave which we recently reviewed. In the latest addition of their line up, this body wash makes for a fine addition.

Specifically geared towards your body only, the American Crew body wash is designed to work on completely eliminating body odor instead of simply covering it up with heavy fragrances.

With a mixture of some synthetic ingredients along with natural oils, the primary cleansing agent is actually derived from raw vegetables.  Generally the scent is classified by American Crew as being fresh and clean.  Lastly, this product is made in the USA.

AMERICAN CREW Men's 24 Hour Deodorant Bodywash, 15.2 Fl Oz
  • American Crew Men's 24 Hour Deodorant Bodywash, 15.2 Ounce
  • American Crew Men's 24 Hour Deodorant Bodywash, 15.2 Ounce
  • American Crew Men's 24 Hour Deodorant Bodywash, 15.2 Ounce

Many men are familiar with American Crew’s hair products given that they are in barbershops across the country.  In addition to hair styling, they also make pre shave oils to help ensure a much more comfortable shave which we recently reviewed. In the latest addition of their line up, this body wash makes for a fine addition.

Specifically geared towards your body only, the American Crew body wash is designed to work on completely eliminating body odor instead of simply covering it up with heavy fragrances.

With a mixture of some synthetic ingredients along with natural oils, the primary cleansing agent is actually derived from raw vegetables.  Generally the scent is classified by American Crew as being fresh and clean.  Lastly, this product is made in the USA.

This luxurious body wash by Mahogany Woods is by and far one of the best all around body washes for men for a few reasons.  If you are aiming for that manly “woodsy” smell that brings out your inner lumberjack without smelling to completely overpowering, then this body wash strikes a good balance.  The scent is derived from bourbon vanilla mixed with mahogany that just simply smells amazing.

Scent aside, what we really love is a few outstanding ingredients.  First and foremost this product contains Vitamin E and Aloe Vera which will do wonders for the nutrients for your skin.  Vitamin E can be incredibly helpful in warding off dry skin.  Also included in the ingredients list is shea butter that is a natural conditioner found in both mens and women’s beauty products.

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Overall this is a great body wash that should rinse away cleanly from your body once you are done showering without leaving any sort of oily or slimy film afterwards.  Definitely worth investing in.

Old Spice High Endurance Pure Sport Body Wash 18 oz (Pack of...
  • Skin Soothing Conditioners to help minimize irritation
  • 48 Hour Odor Protection with odor fighting capsules for a fresh scent...
  • 100% Confidence Guaranteed
  • Helps Stop Odor Before It Starts
  • Clinically Proven to Provide Prescription Strength Wetness Protection...

If Old Spice isn’t making some sweet commercials featuring the legendary Terry Crews (that guy is awesome – here is a really cool Reddit IAMA he did awhile back), they are developing great smelling deodorants and body washes.

This body wash by Old Spice will do a great job at getting you clean.  However, there is a kit limitation inherently with this product.  First and foremost, it’s absent of a pump design like many others out there, which may make it a bit cumbersome to handle in the shower with soapy hands, and secondly its only a body wash.  Therefore it’s not designed to be used on your face or hair.

If you like the classic Old Spice scents, then this is definitely one worth checking out.

RUGGED & DAPPER Dual Purpose Power Shampoo & Body Wash for...
  • Formulated for Men: Banishes odor, grime and excess oil from head to...
  • Multi-Purpose Benefits: Deeply cleans, deodorizes and revives the...
  • Natural Ingredients, Borrowed from the Outdoors: Borage Oil, Tea Tree...
  • Highly Effective Formula: Rich foaming lather leaves a fresh and...
  • For All Ages & Most Skin Types: Normal, sensitive, oily, rough, or...

This dual use body wash by Rugged & Dapper can be used on both your body and hair.  Primarily containing all natural ingredients (although there are a few chemical based ingredients added as well), will give you a relatively healthy and clean wash not found in the majority of big name body washes found in the marketplace.

Some of the oils that you can find in this body wash include rose hip, tea tree, and orange peel for starters.  Generally speaking this is a manly scented body wash, much like the cedarwood one offered by Every Man Jack that should be able to provide adequate nourishment and moisture throughout the day.  A few other notable features that sets this body wash apart is that its paraben free, animal cruelty free, vegan, and contains no artificial fragrances or parfums.

If you are looking for a relative newcomer to the mens grooming field that is largely all natural, this body wash by Rugged & Dapper is definitely worth a try.

Everyone 3-in-1 Soap for Man, Cedar and Citrus, 32 Ounce
  • Nurture and soothe the skin.
  • Uses as shampoo, body wash and shaving gel.
  • Paraben free.

This three-in-one mens body wash was by and far one of the most unique body washes that we have ever seen.  What sets this apart from the rest is that it not only is it a body wash, but it also serves well as a shampoo, and even a shaving gel!

While of course it will never live up to any of the best shaving creams that we recently reviewed, you should be able to generate a passable lather to get a relatively smooth shave while in the shower.

As far as the ingredient compound of this mens body wash, the manufacturer relies on essential oils to provide the scent, which is a good thing.  Essential oils included in this product are cedar wood, lavender, and orange.  Whats more is that it shouldn’t be to overbearing and likely to largely dissipate by the mid-morning hours.

Organic All Natural Body Wash Soap. Aloe, Shea Butter,...
  • BENTONITE CLAY - Known For Centuries For Its Natural Healing and...
  • ANTI-SEPTIC and ANTI-FUNGAL - Powerful Protection For Those Who...
  • DRY or SENSITIVE SKIN - Hydrate and Rejuvenate With Essential Oils,...
  • SAFE FOR RIVERS, LAKES and STREAMS - Perfect For Camping. Gentle On...
  • SEEMS EXPENSIVE - But We Have A Reducer In The Neck Which Keeps It...

This unisex scented all natural body wash will serve both you and another well to get completely cleaned off day after day.  With its concentrated, yet natural formula of essential oils you will be both clean smelling of their proprietary velvetier scent upon using this body wash.

While the design of the bottle may appear to be an amber glass bottle similar to what you may find when making your very own beard oil, rest assured that its made of plastic to ensure no damage if accidentally dropped in the shower.

Much like the Mahogany body wash that we reviewed above, this wash includes both shea butter along with aloe vera for maximum hydration and nourishment of your skin.  Therefore if you are experiencing dryness and flaking on your skin, this wash may perfect for you.

Lastly you will find bentonite clay which works to completely wash away the dirt and pollutants from your skin when rubbed thoroughly with a sponge or loofah.  It also doubles as an effective shampoo as well!

Burt’s Bees Citrus & Ginger Body Wash, 12 Oz (Pack of 3)
  • Body wash: energize your senses and your skin with Burts Bees citrus...
  • Refreshing scent: Infused with the invigorating scent of citrus and...
  • Natural body wash: made with 97.8% natural origin ingredients, Burts...
  • Moisturizing body wash: Burts Bees citrus and ginger body wash...
  • Skin Care: winner of the 2015 Allure readers choice Award, Burts Bees...

Largely known for their lip balms, Burt’s Bees enters the foray into the mens grooming world with this body wash that was designed specifically for men in mind.  While it might be exclusive to body washing only, this wash was made from 99.9% natural ingredients.

One of the major components of the ingredient list for this body wash is coconut oil, which can deliver a plethora of health benefits for both your skin and well being.

Regarding the scent of this body wash, its largely considered to be of a woodsy profile followed by some bright citrus after tones.

Overall this is a terrific body wash to try out, especially if you depend on Burt’s Bees balms for those extremely dry winters or desert summers.

18.21 Man Made Wash, Original Sweet Tobacco, 18 Fl Oz
  • CLEAN AND CONDITION FROM HEAD TO TOE: This premium, all-in-one body...
  • STRENGTH AND MOISTURE IN EVERY DROP: Our men’s bath gel provides a...
  • PROTECTS YOURSELF: Our all-purpose wash is a paraben-free,...
  • IDEAL FOR ALL HAIR AND SKIN TYPES: This high-quality, lather-rich...
  • A MANLY, SEXY AROMA: Featuring our signature sweet tobacco scent, our...

If there was ever a manly body wash, this is it!  Emitting the smell of sweet tobacco (in a good way), you will be channeling your inner manliness when you lather up this body wash in the shower.

Evoking scents that are only reserved for war vets from a few generations ago, this body wash is pH balanced along with being free of sulfates and parabens – therefore it has a relatively tepid ingredient profile.

Of all the mens body washes that we covered, this is likely the best one that presents itself well to be an excellent gift for Christmas, Father’s Day or any other special occasion.

The only exception to this packaging may be the next body wash reviewed:

L'Occitan Shower Body And Hair Gel, 8.4 Fl Oz
  • Launched by the design house of loccitane
  • This shower gel has a blend with the peppery, nutmeg scent of toasted...
  • This shower gel purifies the body, cleanses, and shines hair
  • Purifies the body, cleanses and adds shine to hair
  • Apply on wet skin lather up and rinse for a rugged aroma-filled shower

While many may think that L’Occitane is reserved for just women and can be found at your local mall, they do actually provide a body wash that can be used for men as well – all without smelling too feminine.  The body wash itself is pretty versatile in that it can be used on both your entire body and head.

Also worth mentioning is that this body wash does contain a plethora of essential oils that will leave a pleasant after scent upon use.  On the side of the label you can find juniper, sandalwood, immortelle, and rosemary oils.

Lastly, and most importantly L’Occitane included shea butter as a moisturizing and conditioning agent to help ensure that this body wash keeps your skin well nourished through natural properties long after use.