The best body cleansers for hydrated, healthy limbs

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BEAUTYcrew Junior Beauty Writer / July 17 2020

Traditional body washes and soaps are more often than not packed full of cleansing agents that, although great at washing away dirt and impurities, tend to strip skin of it’s natural oils leaving limbs feeling dry and sometimes even tight and uncomfortable.

We’ve collated the very best of the new age body cleansers that boast gentle, nourishing formulas that help to hydrate skin, while still keeping your body squeaky clean.

CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser

Ahh we stan a budget-friendly queen. This super gentle cleanser from CeraVe utilises their tried and true ceramide-rich formula as well as hyaluronic acid for lasting hydration that doesn’t strip skin or clog pores. Plus, this little guy’s sensitive-skin friendly!

Avene XeraCalm A.D Cleansing Oil

If you love cleansing oils for your face, you’ll love this offering from Avene: a super silky cleansing oil that repels water, halting its drying effects on skin, and can be lathered up on limbs in the shower for an all over cleanse or added to the bath for a nourishing bathing experience.

Drunk Elephant Kamili™ Cream Body Cleanser 

Combining a potent cocktail of marula oil, sacha inchi seed oil and passionfruit oil, a ph of 5 and an ultra-mild blend of gentle cleansing agents that are rich in fatty acids, Drunk Elephant has kind of nailed it in terms of formulating a cleanser that’s gentle on skin.

Mario Badescu AHA Botanical Body Soap

If your skin is prone to pesky ingrown hairs, this AHA body soap is a real winner. Formulated with papaya and grapefruit extracts that help to break down and slough away dead skin cells for ultra smooth skin, while antioxidant-rich ginseng extract work to revitalise and oat proteins soothe sensitive and irritated skin.

L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil

We can’t talk about hydrating body cleansers without mentioning this guy, truly a classic in it’s own right and with packaging so chic it’ll elevate any shower lineup. Infused with a nourishing blend of almond oil and skin-replenishing lipids, this shower oil leaves skin feeling so unbelievably soft it should be a crime.

Body cleanser? Check. Now to tick off moisturiser. These are our best hydrating body care finds for winter.

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Briar was a Beauty Crew intern before she joined the crew full time in 2019 as a Beauty Assistant, and as a Junior Beauty Writer as of 2020. She is a self-professed skin care obsessive, always on the hunt for the perfect mascara, and can't go past a Fenty lipgloss.