Best Body Wash For Men 2017: Top 8 Put To The Test

Nothing beats the fresh and clean feeling after scrubbing with a good body wash, especially at the end of an active day or just to wake you up in the morning. Body washes are preferred by many because they produce a good lather. A little wash also goes a long way compared to soap bars which can be easily used up.

Best Body Wash For Men 2017

Molton Brown Body Wash

Our reasons for choosing this:

  1. Contains Madagascan black peppercorn with coriander & basil fragrance to pep up the skin.
  2. Affordably priced.
  3. Tops the list of customer satisfaction reviews.

Take note of the following when looking for the best body wash:


There are some body washes with harsh ingredients that may be effective at killing bacteria but they’re also capable of stripping moisture from the skin. Take a look at the product’s list of ingredients and stay away from chemicals like sulfates, triethanolamine, and propylene glycol. Sulfates, sodium lauryl in particular, are almost sure to cause skin dryness, redness and irritation. As for triethanolamine, this is a known possible irritant for mucus membranes especially on the face. It is also usually excluded in body washes for women because females have more mucus membranes in their genital region. Propylene glycol is another potential allergen that is often found in soap.


Scent can be a deal breaker for some men since we want to feel clean but we definitely wouldn’t want to smell sweet, flowery or too fruity. A man’s scent adds to his appeal and the scent from a body wash will be sure to linger on your skin so don’t buy a body wash straight away without smelling it first. There are many scents to choose from and your choice will depend on your personal taste. You can opt for scents that are musky, woodsy, herbal, or citrusy or even something that smells more unisex.

Skin type

If you use just about any body wash without considering your skin type, you might end up aggravating your skin’s condition. For oily skin, get a body wash that does not lead to excessive dryness which will make your body over-produce oil to compensate. Dry skin meanwhile will fare better with a hydrating body wash and if you have combination skin, you will need a body wash with balancing properties. The most challenging type of skin to watch out for is sensitive or blemish-prone skin. To avoid breakouts, find a gentle and unscented formulation.

Body wash packaging and texture

Other factors like texture and packaging may be another consideration though less important. This will also depend on your personal preference. You can choose a body wash brand that makes product specifically for men or you can get a product that can be used by both men and women. Check that the container or bottle is easy to handle and pour to save you time and avoid wasting any of the liquid. Some body washes may have a richer texture as well, while others are thinner in consistency.

Other benefits

Different body washes can also offer other benefits. Some body washes contain microbeads or other organic-based ingredients that exfoliate the skin and scrub off old skin cells. Other body washes have powerful ingredients with anti-aging benefits that refresh and heal the skin from damage. Vitamins and minerals are also used as ingredients by other body washes for their antioxidant effects. For those who are more concerned about body odor, there are body washes as well that are made with a host of antibacterial agents. If you’re a supporter of environmentally friendly products, some body washes including their containers are also made from organic, all-natural ingredients, although these will often cost more than the average body wash.

2017s Best Male Body Washes

1. Mancave Cedarwood Shower Gel

Mancave Cedarwood Shower Gel is free of parabens and sulfates. It works up an excellent lather and it’s mild enough to be used even on sensitive skin. Thanks to black pepper oil, it cleanses the skin to great effect and moisturizes the skin while helping to regulate its natural oils. Its cedarwood fragrance is not too strong either.

2. Dove Men+Care

Although Dove has been concentrating on women consumers for years, they have recently expanded their product line to include products for men. Dove is also known for the gentleness of their products making them a good choice for sensitive skin. It moisturizes the skin adequately while removing stubborn dirt. It also offers an attractive fragrance range in herbal or sporty variants.

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Mancave Cedarwood Shower Gel Free from parabens & sulphates; mild for sensitive skin & works up excellent lather; contains black pepper oil + mild cedarwood fragrance Very GoodLow4.2 / 5
Dove Men+Care Gentle product for sensitive skin; moisturizes skin while removing stubborn dirt; comes with alluring fragrance range in herbal or sporty variantsVery GoodLow4.3 / 5
Every Man Jack Body Wash Has creamy texture + good amount of lather, removes grime from skin; leaves fresh & clean feel + subtle fragrance; available in different scents Very GoodLow4.3 / 5
Old Spice Classic Body Wash Reliable product from experienced company sold at affordable price; comes with attractive aroma & produces substantial lather; rinses skin thoroughly Very GoodModerate4.4 / 5
Jack Black Turbo Wash Energizing Cleanser Upper end product that’s worth the price; uses mild natural ingredients; lathers richly & cleans fully thoroughly; comes with masculine and revitalizing scentVery GoodHigh4.5 / 5
Burt’s Bees Natural Skin Care For Men Organic alternative body wash mild on the skin; has thin consistency but great for cleansing; leaves a woodsy aroma from cypress & citrus blendGoodModerate4.0 / 5
Nivea Active3 For Men Body Wash Excellent for cleaning all over the body & works as a shaving cream; lathers up very well & cleans without drying skin; has an energizing scent Very GoodLow4.5 / 5
Molton Brown Body Wash Offers a luxuriously squeaky clean wash; comes in different subtle & appealing; produces modest amount of lather; cleanses without irritating skinExceptionalModerate4.6 / 5

3. Every Man Jack Body Wash

The name alone makes it clear that this product was made especially for men. Every Man Jack Body Wash has quite a creamy texture which generates a good amount of lather and removes grime from the skin. It leaves a satisfying fresh and clean feeling with a pleasant subtle fragrance. It’s available in different scents, mint being one of their most popular.

4. Old Spice Classic Body Wash

An icon when it comes to men’s products, Old Spice has been a bestseller for many years because of its affordable price, attractive aroma and effective results. Old Spice Classic Body Wash produces a substantial amount of lather and rinses the skin thoroughly for a good clean. Although it’s not ideal for moisturizing, it doesn’t over-dry the skin either.

5. Jack Black Turbo Wash Energizing Cleanser

The Jack Black Turbo Wash Energizing Cleanser is a more upper end product but it’s worth the price since it makes use of natural ingredients and is mild enough to be used on the hair as well as the body. It lathers richly and cleans fully to rid the skin of dust and filth. It also has a wonderfully masculine and revitalizing scent.

6. Burt’s Bees Natural Skin Care For Men

If you’re looking for organic alternatives, Burt’s Bees is one of the best and with their body wash, Burt’s Bees Natural Skin Care For Men, they continue to impress. This wash is undoubtedly mild on the skin. It has a thin consistency but it still does a great job of cleansing. It also leaves a woodsy aroma from the combination of cypress and citrus.

7. Nivea Active3 For Men Body Wash

Another brand that has made the shift from women’s products to both women and men is Nivea and their Active3 For Men Body Wash is excellent for its ability to clean all over the body. From the skin to the hair and as a shaving cream, this multipurpose product lathers up very well and cleans completely without drying the skin. It also has an energizing scent.

8. Molton Brown Body Wash

The Molton Brown Body Wash offers a luxurious yet squeaky clean wash. They have different scents that are all subtle yet appealing. It also produces a modest amount of lather so it won’t irritate dry skin. At the same time, it effectively cleanses the skin of dust and dirt.