I don't know about you, but at last count, I had five untouched tubes of body lotion sitting in my bathroom cabinet. That's because as much as I want to be the kind of person who luxuriates in a Frette robe and delicately rubs themselves down with moisturizer post-shower, I'm just not.
But while I can make peace with being lazy, I certainly won't stand for looking lizard-like. So, I've shifted my focus to sussing out body washes that leave skin almost as hydrated as lotion. Scroll through for the stand-outs of my months-long survey, below...
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1. Dove Shower Foam Deep Moisture Body Wash
Trust me, this will be the best $6 you ever spend on your bod. Though the fun foaming formula rinses away quickly, it left my skin feeling remarkably smoother straight through to my next shower.
Dove | $6
2. Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser
The essential oils in this blend do double duty: They make it smell as expensive as a $45 body wash should and hydrate skin without leaving a hint of stickiness.
Aesop | $45
3. Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Shower Oil
It's a body oil! No, it's a body wash! Actually, it's both: This rice milk-based formula starts off as an oil, then transforms into a silky foam when it hits water.
Rituals | $15
4. Juara Candlenut Hydrating Shower Gel
The wash that started it all, this sulfate-free (read: non-drying) formula is what made me realize a lotion-free life could be my reality.
Juara | $28
5. Yes to Coconut Bath and Shower Cleansing Oil
Coconut oil strikes again—in the best possible way, of course. Bonus: This blend also packs nourishing avocado oil.
Yes To | $9