The discomforts of dry skin might send you running to your favourite body lotion for relief, but don’t overlook the importance of using the right body wash as well.
Body wash formulas can contain ingredients that aggravate or cause dryness for the skin, which is why you should look out for formulas with soothing and hydrating properties.
Check out our round-up of nourishing body washes which will transform your ordinary shower into a skin-pampering experience.
Cetaphil’s AD Derma body wash is clinically proven to help ease reactive and itchy skin, and is suitable for eczema-prone skin too! With this gentle, soap-free formula, you can find daily relief for skin dryness each time you take a shower.
Best exfoliating body wash for dry skin
Price from SGD9.75
Combining gentle exfoliating beads with a moisturising blend of skin-natural lipids, this Dove body wash is able to help you maintain soft, smooth and supple skin. The Nutrium Moisture formula deeply nourishes the skin while you shower to ensure hydration that comes from within.
Best organic body wash for dry skin
Price from SGD55.00
Get a refreshing and hydrating cleanse each time with this organic body wash. It features aloe vera and noni fruit extracts to soothe and moisturise the skin, along with sandalwood and ylang ylang extracts that improve skin clarity. Other ingredients such as green tea extract and rose flower extract are also found in the formula to nourish and protect the skin.
Best men's body wash for dry skin
Price from SGD18.90
This coconut oil-based body wash is a great option for a luxurious cleansing experience. It cleanses the skin easily without stripping the skin, leaving behind a bright and energising scent. The combination of natural soy proteins and vitamin B also helps defend against dryness.
Use this hydrating and repairing body wash to help comfort and restore your skin. The formula is free of soap, parabens, sulfates and fragrance, which makes it suitable for sensitive skin types. It contains ceramides to help repair the skin barrier, hyaluronic acid to help retain moisture and emollients to keep the skin soft and moisturised all day long.
Soothe your skin with this moisturising body wash that has a combination of botanical oils and rich emollients to help achieve soft and smooth skin. It also features colloidal oatmeal, which helps the skin retain moisture as well as relieve inflammation and prevent irritation.
Let yourself indulge in this richly moisturising body wash that will leave you with supple and revitalised skin after every use. It is enriched with vital nutrients such as vitamin E and pro-vitamin B5, ensuring that your skin is not only clear of any impurities but also protected and nourished against environmental damage.
Best body wash for bumpy and acne prone skin
Price from SGD13.30
Tea tree is one of the most effective ingredients for treating acne-prone skin. Due to its antibacterial and fungal-fighting properties, together with this all-natural castile soap formula, ensures that it will not be drying for the skin. Made from coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba and other botanical ingredients, it lathers richly to deliver smooth and moisturised skin.
With a blend of sunflower oil and natural lipids, this soap and fragrance-free formula will gently cleanse and nourish your skin. Its hypoallergenic formula is suitable for most sensitive skin types, and will bring relief to the symptoms of dry and itchy skin.
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