You travel literally everywhere, rubbing shoulders with strangers or face pollution as you drive. Dirt follows you everywhere! However, you can clean it off with the right body wash. After a much detailed analysis, I have come up with a list of 10 best body wash for men in India who brave the outside world everyday!

What are the parameters for this analysis?

  • The cost
  • The final results
  • User views and recommendations

You might have other factors in mind while going for the chosen one but I will be helping you get the best body wash or best shower gel based on these most sought after features.

1. Beardo’s De-Tan Body Wash

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  • Anti-tanning 
  • Enriched with aloe vera and coffee extracts
  • Deep-cleansing
  • Lathers easily

About Product:

So you are out and about in the sun and though you make sure that you are covered with your full sleeve shirts and your jeans, the sun always gets to you. Don’t worry. You are not alone in this struggle. Instead of going for an entire de-tan process, how about choosing the best body wash for men that helps you polish your skin as well as detan it effectively.

Make way for the deeply satisfying body wash – the Beardo De-Tan. Enriched with the goodness of Aloe Vera (which is an anti-inflammatory) and Coffee (which is packed with antioxidants) extracts, this body wash is soothing on the skin and also revitalizes its natural glow.  This 250ml bottle gives you an overall experience, topped with freshness & fragrance that lasts all day.

Product Features:

  • Anti-tanning
  • Enriched with aloe vera and coffee extracts
  • Deep-cleansing
  • Lathers easily
Pros
  • Anti-inflammatory and deeply nourishing
  • Pleasant fragrance and lingering freshness..
  • Applicable for all skin types
Cons
  • The pump sometimes poses a problem.

2. Bombay Shaving Company Face & Body Wash

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  • It can be used for both face and body
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Long lasting fragrance
  • Odour product 

About Product:

Those who are fond of going the extra mile for self grooming must have heard of the Bombay Shaving Company. As exquisite as the name sounds, the company is a go-to name for many men’s essentials.  It’s body wash is in fact, considered to be one of the best body wash for men’s skin in India. This refreshing product is in fact, a 2 in 1 product that works perfectly well for your body as well as your face. Now you no more have to go for another bottle to wash your face.

In addition to being a handy 2 in 1 product, this face & body wash is enriched with menthol and aloe vera. Its constituents, menthol keeps you fresh, aloe vera, thanks to its inflammatory properties, soothes your skin and natural citric acid that removes dead skills as well lighten scars and spots . The combination of these nature’s treasure trove offers you the best shower gel that is light, foamy, fragrant and incredibly long lasting. Now this is a power pact body wash that keeps you going!

Product Features:

  • 2 in 1 product suitable for face as well as the body
  • Infused with menthol and aloe vera for long lasting freshness.
  • Foamy and easy to rinse off.
  • Odour product
Pros
  • It can be used for both face and body
  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Long lasting fragrance
Cons
  • Some might find the menthol smell strong a bit too strong.

3. ST. D’VENCE’s Tea Tree Body Wash

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  • Natural body wash with natural oils. 
  • Has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. 
  • Fights fungal infections and body odour
  • Gentle on the skin

About Product:

Nature knows best! This might as well be the philosophy behind ST. D’VENCE Tea Tree Body Wash which only trusts the organic properties of eucalyptus oil, tea tree oil, and peppermint oil and negates the use of artificial mineral oils, parabens, and sulphates.

In a nutshell, ST. D’VENCE ditches the artificial stuff and paves way only for the natural goodness. This means, no PEG & PG hypoallergenic and absolutely no artificial flavour or fragrance for those who sweat a lot and need a cover up. Nature has your back.

Thanks to its oils, ST. D’VENCE body wash is the perfect solution for athletes, gym goers or anyone engaging in strenuous physical activity.

It soothes the tired muscles and also keeps the fungal infection that might be as a result of sweating, at bay, thanks to the blend of the essential oils and natural antiseptic. Keeping in mind the tropical weather of India, this is a great addition to your grooming routine.

Product Features:

  • Natural body wash with natural oils.
  • Has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
  • Fights fungal infections and body odour
  • Gentle on the skin
  • Refreshing and lingering fragrance
Pros
  • Is all natural, devoid of parabens and hypoallergenics.
  • Eliminates body odour, excess oil and muscle stress.
  • Comprises natural antiseptic
Cons
  • Requires a little effort to rinse off but can be managed.

4. The Real Man Charcoal Body Wash

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  • Paraben free and retains moisture
  • Rich and foamy
  • With easy-to-use and deodorizing formula
  • Lasting fragrance

About Product:

The REAL MAN charcoal body wash is, as the name suggests is packed with charcoal which makes it extremely revitalizing for the skin and a great exfoliating agent. Charcoal is known for its extrapolating properties as its carbon nature sucks out impurities without any dryness. The REAL MAN charcoal face wash purifies your skin, revitalizes it, makes it smoother and brighter naturally.

Speaking of natural, I am especially impressed by the fact that this body wash is devoid of any artificial parabens that can impact your skin adversely. While it makes your skin squeaky clean, its aloe vera extracts acts as an anti-inflammatory and neem gets rid of bacterial infection like acne or scabs, making your skin heal and grow naturally.

It lathers up quite luxuriously which settles the foam quite nicely and makes it  one of the best smelling men’s body wash that lasts throughout the day! So who is up for a royal treatment?

Product Features:

  • Contains charcoal, aloe vera and neem
  • Is a great purifier, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory.
  • Paraben free and retains moisture
  • Rich and foamy
  • With easy-to-use and deodorizing formula
Pros
  • Deep cleanses, moisturises and protects against bacteria.
  • Easy to lather and rinse formula
  • Lasting fragrance
Cons
  • Nothing really to point out.

5. Nivea Men Active Clean Body Wash

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  • Can be used for face, body and hair. 
  • Is pH balanced
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Luxurious lather formula

About Product:

Nivea is a household name and to be honest, I am very familiar with this product on a daily basis. The first thing that you notice about this 3 in 1 product (it is for body, hair and face) is its convenience.

Men are happy when all the purpose driven products are stacked in one place.  Nivea Active Clean provides you with just that! By just squirting a pea-sized amount, they can clean themselves from top to bottom and dash out.

It has a strong and lingering fragrance that keeps you going all day. Though some might find it too strong in the beginning, it is great stuff if you find yourself running from pillar to post.  Unlike its user, this body wash is in no hurry and forms a rather luxurious lather that keeps the skin moisturized and in fact, dermatologically tested, keeping the skin’s pH balanced and healthy.

Product Features:

  • Can be used for face, body and hair.
  • Is pH balanced
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Luxurious lather formula
Pros
  • Long lasting fragrance
  • Easy to lather and rinse
  • High moisturising capability
Cons
  • People with extremely dry skin might face some issues.

6. Spruce Shave Club Charcoal Body Wash

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  • Provides deep cleaning and moisturisation
  • Free of artificial fragrance and paraben
  • Vegan and cruelty free
  • Infused with activated charcoal

About Product:

What equates to powerful cleaning? Charcoal. This simple equation was tapped in by the Spruce Shave Club which led to the creation of their unique charcoal body wash. Why do I think it is one of the top body wash for men?

That can be attributed to its power cleansing property (thank you activated carbon) which pulls out the dirt resting deep into the skin layer and all you are left with is a skin which is smoother, cleaner and free of excess oil.

Since cleaning our the men’s skin is a tough deal, this activated carbon is combined with the goodness of natural extracts and essential oils like Patchouli, Orange & Soya protein and Sage that not only scoops out the impurities but also create a protective moisturising layer against wrinkle & fine lines, keeping it smooth, healthy and soft.

Moreover, these essential oils are anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and boost collagen production which is extremely important to keep the skin looking younger and fresh.   All the great stuff and no chemicals! The Spruce Shave Club body wash is devoid of sulphates, parabens and artificial fragrance.

Product Features:

  • Infused with activated charcoal
  • Comprises of essential oils like Sage, Patchouli, Orange & Soya protein
  • Provides deep cleaning and moisturisation
  • Free of artificial fragrance and paraben
  • Vegan and cruelty free
Pros
  • Is made of natural extracts.
  • Provides deep cleansing and moisturising with anti-bacterial properties.
  • Maintains an even skin tone.
Cons
  • Some may find the smell to be overpowering.

7. L’occitan Shower Gel for Men

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  • Has lavender and nutmeg extracts.
  • Deeply moisturises the skin.
  • Adds a layer of lustre to the hair. 
  • Long-lasting fragrant.

About Product:

So, do you want to feel and smell fancy everytime you set out of the shower? You might just get your wish if you buy the L’occitan Shower Gel for Men. With a scent similar to its popular perfume, the L’occitan Eau de Toilette, this regal shower gel is deeply infused with the aromatic blend of A.O.C lavender and nutmeg which  in addition to making you smell like a treat also moisturises your skin and keeps it nourished for a long time.

A 2 in 1 product, you can also use the L’occitan Shower Gel for your body as well hair and feel the minute soapy particles nourish and moisturise your skin and add that lustre to your hair. Though some might find the prize tag to be a bit on the higher side but it doesn’t downplay its quality.

Product Features:

  • 2 in 1 wash for hair and body.
  • Has lavender and nutmeg extracts.
  • Deeply moisturises the skin.
  • Adds a layer of lustre to the hair.
  • Long-lasting fragrant.
Pros
  • Can be used for hair and body.
  • Smells heavenly and stays on for long.
  • Is made of natural essential oils.
Cons
  • Is a bit expensive.

8. WOW Wild Aqua Foaming Body Wash

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  • Aquatic scent that is similar to a spa.
  • Comprises of shea butter and antioxidants. 
  • Relaxing elements that rejuvenate your body. 
  • Is 100% vegan, cruelty free and gluten free.

About Product:

While making a list of the best body wash for men in India, how can we miss the WOW Wild Aqua Foaming Body Wash?  This body wash has been created with the daily hustle and bustle of life where people need to stay fresh the whole day.

It is not just one of the best shower gel but a whole new bathing experience which is a treat for your senses. It smells great and is not too harsh on your skin, thanks to fatty components of shea butter, argan oil, vitamin E and antioxidants that give your skin the supple and soft touch.

And guess what? Using this body wash will save you from trudging yourself to an actual spa as its fresh aquatic fragrance is full of intoxicating smell and relaxing properties that everyday is spa day for you with the WOW Wild Aqua Foaming Body Wash. Put a coin sized amount of this body wash and lather it up rather easily & luxuriously for a cocooned experience and deep moisturisation.

Product Features:

  • Aquatic scent that is similar to a spa.
  • Comprises of shea butter and antioxidants.
  • Relaxing elements that rejuvenate your body.
  • Is 100% vegan, cruelty free and gluten free.
Pros
  • Offers a spa experience.
  • Deep nourishment and moisturisation to the skin.
  • Easy on the pocket.
Cons
  • Does not sit well for dry skin.

9. UrbanGabru’s Charcoal Body Wash

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  • Can be used for face and body
  • Has charcoal, avocado and Indian alkane root extracts
  • Fights impurities, bacteria and adds hydration.
  • Works for all skin types

About Product:

Have you heard of avocado toast? It is the latest health trend that has gripped people who want to look healthy and have glowing skin. However, before the concept of avocado as a superfood became a trend, the UrbanGabru had already tapped into the benefits and added its extract to its charcoal body and face wash. While charcoal sucks out the deep set impurities on your skin, the avocado and Indian alkanet root extracts hydrate it, leaving soft and oh-so smooth!

You can consider this body and face wash akin to a magnet which sucks out the dirt and harmful elements and fights off bacterial infection, thus keeping acne at bay. So be the Gabru Jawaan with a healthy skin with the UrbanGabru Charcoal Body Wash.

Product Features:

  • Can be used for face and body
  • Has charcoal, avocado and Indian alkane root extracts
  • Fights impurities, bacteria and adds hydration.
  • Works for all skin types
  • Imparts a fragrance that keeps you fresh
Pros
  • It is all natural.
  • Has anti-dryness formula
  • Rejuvenates skin back to health
Cons
  • Some might have issues with the packaging.

10. Fiama’s Men Refreshing Pulse Shower Gel

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  • Has microbeads that hydrate from within. 
  • Is suitable for all skin type
  • Lathers rather luxuriously
  • Removes excess oil without drying the skin up

About Product:

Fiama is one of the most common household names in the Indian market and there is a good reason behind this familiarity as well. Let’s take for instance, the Fiama Men Refreshing Pulse 3 in 1 Shower Gel which guarantees all day freshness and a youthful skin that adds a skip to your step and life in your day. Just a squirt on your hand and you can wash your hair, face and body all in one go!

Since men’s skin is a bit tougher than the women’s this shower gel is armoured with micro-gels that penetrate deep into the tough skin and hydrates it from within, leaving it clean, fresh and superbly supple.While the micro-gel adds to hydration, its goodness of blue lotus extracts and sea minerals adds a dash of rejuvenation that keeps you going all day long.

Product Features:

  • 3 in 1 product for hair, face and body
  • Has microbeads that hydrate from within.
  • Is suitable for all skin type
  • Lathers rather luxuriously
  • Removes excess oil without drying the skin up
Pros
  • Offers an all day freshness.
  • Its microbeads get into the tough skin.
  • Makes the skin supple and youthful.
Cons
  • Some users might not be able to use it on their hair.

What is a Body Wash?

A body wash (or shower gel), is the successor of the humble soap bar, a liquified soap, which cleans your body by creating sufficient lather.

However, it can be milder than the conventional soap, as it contains moisturizers and essential oils that in fact hydrate the skin.

Just pour out a coin-sized dollop and for best results, use a loofah.

What is a Body Wash Used For?

A body wash is used to clean the superficial as well as the deep set dirt & grime on the body by lathering it up and if possible, exfoliating with a loofah as well. It is gentler in comparison to the regular soap bar. 

A body wash is a great addition to your toiletries as it is long lasting, easy to use and highly effective. In addition to cleaning the body, it can also promote collagen production, work as an antiseptic and keep it moisturized for a very long time.

The best part about a good body wash is its ability to lather up. A good foamy lather not only makes cleaning and exfoliation easy, but it also limits usage which enables a bottle of a genuine shower gel to last for months. Now this is an economic decision.

What is a Body Wash Used For?

A body wash is to get rid of the stink and dirt so that people do not run away from you. A right body wash is the right ingredient for a clean, moisturized  and fresh smelling you. 

In the wake of coronavirus, I think, in addition to washing your hands often, lathering yourself up in a good body wash every morning as well is a good idea to get rid of any residual bacteria or potential virus that can affect you. Go for a body wash that suits your skin, benefits you more and appeals to your senses.

5 Benefits of Using a Body Wash

Why should one go for a body wash? The answer lies in being clean, nourished and enjoying the sensation of these hydrating products that give an experience beyond a simple bath. Here are some benefits for you to consider:

1. Easy to Use

This goes without saying. Using a body wash is perhaps the most simple thing  you can do. Having a loofah helps as all you have to do is pour some on the loofah, give it a good rub and spread it all over the body. This will exfoliate, moisturize and clean you from head to toe.

2. So Many to Choose From

Using a body wash makes one feel fancy, thanks to its rich fragrance and luxurious texture that makes showering a wholesome experience. You can for a foamy wash or an anti-bacterial one, depending upon your requirement. You also have the choice to choose a body wash based on your skin type as well. A conventional soap cannot offer such variety.

3. Economical

As mentioned before, a coin sized dollop of the body wash is enough to lather your entire body. Unlike a soap bar that eventually melts, this contained body wash shall remain exactly the way you left it. This way, a single bottle of body wash can last you for months and is therefore, more economical.

4. Saves Time

Pour, dab, scrub, wash and you are done! You do not have to give yourself an arm workout by trying to lather your body wash up. You can simply give your loofah a few rubs and you can lather yourself up in minutes. This is the perfect bath fix, especially if you are in a hurry.  Easy-peasy, lemon-squeezy!

5. More Hygienic

When you enter your bathroom, you can find your bathroom enjoying the air, perhaps attracting bacteria due to its constantly wet surface as well. Now imagine using this breeding ground of bacteria to clean yourself. Though a soap has self-cleaning properties, can it disinfect itself? A body wash is a more safer choice in this case.

3 Factors to Consider While Buying a Body Wash

The market is filled with what you can consider as the best body wash for men. However, since no one size shoe fits all, not every body wash is suitable for everyone.

Here are some handy tips that can help you choose the body wash that suits YOU and your requirements.

1. Skin Type

This is the primary factor to be considered while going for a body wash is to understand the skin type. For instance, dry skin requires essential oils extracts while oily skin can use activated carbon to get rid of the excessive oiliness.

2. Ingredients

While going for a body wash, you need to read up on the ingredients and make sure that they align with your expectations. A word of advice, always look for natural ingredients like aloe vera, Vitamin E essentials and others that help your skin healthy, clean and supple with no side effects.

3. Say No to Parbens

Parabens are usually used to improve the body wash’s shelf life but they are drying agents that can abraze your skin and can strip it of its moisture.

How to Use a Body Wash?

Here is a step by step guide on how to use a body wash so that you can make the most of your showering experience.

  • Moisten your body sufficiently.
  • Use a loofah for better results. Moisten the loofah as well.
  • Pour a coin sized amount of body wash on the loofah.
  • Rub the loofah in gentle circular motions on your body till the body wash starts foaming up.
  • Rinse it off thoroughly with warm water.
  • Pat dry with a clean towel.

Conclusion

All the products that I have listed here are based on diverse skin types, natural ingredients, ease of use and the price tags as well which can help you make the right choice based on your requirements and wallet!

Now that you have been introduced to the comforting world of body washes, pick your favourite and seize the day with a fresh mind and rejuvenated body!