How to pick your (manly-scented) body wash
Whether you’re into bright citrus flavours or sensual chocolate notes, you’ll find a body wash to suit you.
It may seem like a mundane task in the morning, but just like spritzing on a fragrance, lathering and rinsing should be a sensory experience, too. So how do you go about picking one that suits your lifestyle and taste? Follow this easy guide to figure out what body wash should be in your caddy.
It may seem like a mundane task in the morning, but just like spritzing on a fragrance, lathering and rinsing should be a sensory experience. So how do you go about picking one that suits your lifestyle and taste? Firstly, consider what notes you like – do you prefer something woody, citrus or spicy? Also, consider the aromatherapy benefits that some washes may offer. Orange, lemon or lime notes are perfect for first thing in the morning, as the zingy smell will wake your senses. Florals, on the other hand, don’t have to be girly; they can actually help relax your muscles after a long day - this is where lavender or orange blossom can come in handy.
Here are our picks...
Best for: Beating stress
You’ll love: L’Occitane Aromachologie Relaxing Shower Gel
Why: Tap into your inner zen with this lavender, bergamot and geranium body wash that uses real essential oils to instantly soothe the nerves.
Best for: Sensitive or dry skin
You’ll love: Aveda Rosemary Mint Hand and Body Wash
Why: This invigorating rosemary and peppermint gel will stimulate the mind and is gentle to use twice daily as it won’t strip skin of its natural oils.
Best for: A morning wake-up call
You’ll love: Molton Brown Body Wash in Bushukan
Why: Bursting with rich citrus and pepper note, this zingy buy will wake up your senses and make you feel more focused for the day ahead.
Iantha is BEAUTYcrew's Beauty Editor, and has been part of the team since the site launched in 2016. Besides pinot noir, she has a healthy obsession with fake tan smell, wispy false lashes and CND Shellac in the shade Romantique. Her words and styling can also be found in previous issues of SHOP Til You Drop, Cosmopolitan and Women’s Health.