The 10 Best Men's Body Washes

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This wiki has been updated 26 times since it was first published in January of 2018. For men, finding a suitable body wash can be tricky. If you buy the wrong one, you could end up smelling like the fragrance counter at a department store — or worse, like your own body odor. You also want something that nourishes and refreshes the skin. Luckily, every selection on this list will leave you with a masculine aroma that gets all the right kinds of attention. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Jack Black Turbo

2. Pre de Provence No. 63 Shower Gel

3. 18.21 Man Made

Editor's Notes

April 29, 2020:

Men should smell ... well, manly. Rather than just pick up some random unisex brand at your local CVS or Walmart, you should use a body wash formulated specifically to highlight and enhance your masculinity, which is exactly what you can find in our recommendations.

There is no chance 18.21 Man Made will be mistaken for any old body wash, thanks to the rather distinct bottle it comes in that looks a premium whiskey. In addition to having a pleasant sweet tobacco scent, it does triple duty as a shampoo and conditioner too, so it is ideal for the man who doesn't like to mess around with a lot of different product. Pre de Provence No. 63 Shower Gel also has some hints of tobacco, along with notes of leather and cedarwood. You can even pair it with the company's aftershave lotion and beard oil, which may just allow you to forego the use of cologne entirely.

If you prefer a more botanical scent, you may enjoy Jack Black Turbo, which is formulated with energizing eucalyptus, rosemary, and juniper berry. Not only will this one help give you a little extra pep in the mornings, but those same ingredients offer some sinus-clearing and anti-inflammatory properties. Brickell Mint Rapid also has a very herbal fragrance, with ingredients like peppermint, lemon, rosemary, and spearmint, which happen to be certified organic, too.

Every Man Jack Gel mixes both botanical scents, like eucalyptus, with woodsy ones like cedar, making it a somewhat mysterious option that some women will find very appealing, while C.O. Bigelow Elixir Blue mixes some of those scents with a refreshing marine aroma that beach lovers will enjoy. It is infused with vitamin B5 too, to help keep your skin looking its best.

Special Honors

Necessaire The Body Wash The Body Wash is rich in antioxidants, omegas 6 and 9, and multiple vitamins. It is formulated to support the natural pH of the skin's barrier to help it protect itself against damage, and it utilizes mild plant-derived surfactants for its cleansing properties, so it won't strip you of those important natural oils.

Kiehl's Body Fuel If you need a little extra kick to get you up and moving in the morning, Kiehl's Body Fuel may be able to help, since it is infused with refreshing Menthol and energizing Caffeine. It can be used on the skin and scalp, allowing you to forgo the use of a separate shampoo and maybe helping you get out the door a few minutes earlier.

4. C.O. Bigelow Elixir Blue

5. Brickell Mint Rapid

6. Every Man Jack Gel

7. Rugged & Dapper

8. Bath & Body Works Whitewater Rush

9. Old Spice High Endurance

10. Axe Phoenix

Brett Dvoretz
Last updated by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.

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