7 body washes that are anything but boring
So fresh, so clean, so fun
By Delaney Loane
Digital Beauty Editor / March 23 2023
Body wash may not seem like the most exciting category of beauty – it’s something that we generally add to cart out of necessity rather than desire, after all.
But however you look at it, it's a product that we douse ourselves in on the daily, and that's actually all the more reason to make sure you’re buying one you actually love. We'll bet even your favourite face masks and lipsticks aren't in rotation as much as your shower gel, so why not find one that you rate just as highly?
So, whether you’re shopping at the supermarket or the chemist, or you’re looking to splash (shower pun certainly intended) some extra cash on something a bit more lush, these are the seven body washes that will take your wash routine from a task to a treat…
Fresh Hesperides Grapefruit Bath & Shower Gel
Honestly, we don’t know a scent that’ll get you out of ‘I’m half asleep’ town quicker than a zesty dose of grapefruit, and that’s exactly what this citrus-packed gel mousse delivers.
$43.56 at Cult Beauty
Sundae Body Cherry On Top Whipped Shower Foam
Let this fun, fluffy foam be the literal cherry on top of your shower routine. Whether you opt for a quick dollop or a full-fledged fruit-flavoured foam party is totally your call.
$20 at Sundae Body
Philosophy Vanilla Birthday Cake Shampoo, Shower Gel & Bubble Bath
Why not have your cake and wash with it, too? You’ll feel like you’re coating your body in cake batter (we swear it’s a satisfying sensation), and the rich, creamy formula leaves skin super soft, too.
$32 at Sephora
The Ikarian Body Wash
Looking to add a little luxury to your shower shelf? This hydrating body wash has that coveted 'feels like you're in a five-star hotel' feel to it, lathering limbs up with a lavender blossom, ylang ylang, and sweet mandarin scent (and featuring the ache-relieving benefits of magnesium).
$69 at Ikkari
Palmolive Luminous Oils Invigorating Body Wash Macadamia Oil with Peony
This peony and macadamia oil mix may be cheap as chips (we’re talking 400mls for a fiver), but the decadently velvety formula and super sophisticated scent actually scream luxury.
$4.99 at Chemist Warehouse
Gucci Memoire d’une Odeur Shower Gel
Don’t mind dropping a pretty penny on shower products? This Gucci guy is the way to go. Why? Because it’s fragranced with Harry Styles’ favourite jasmine and chamomile scent, of course. We'd welcome that aroma into our shower any day.
$72.95 at Cosmetics Now
Bondi Sands Body Wash
If you’re an avid fake tanner you probably live in fear of body wash stripping your faux glow. Luckily, this tan-friendly formula was designed to leave limbs cleansed and coconut-scented while still keeping tan in tact.
$10.99 at Chemist Warehouse