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Our Guide to the Best Men's Body Wash

By Kira Kemlo

5 Min Read

For men, using body wash is a crucial step in the male grooming routine. It helps to maintain cleanliness and skin health and effectively removes dirt, sweat and bacteria, keeping you fresh throughout the day. Body wash comes in a variety of scents and formulas that are tailored to different skin types, so finding the perfect match isn’t always easy. Let’s break down some of the best body washes on the market and how you can identify which works best for you. 

Understand your skin

Men's skin is different from women's. It’s thicker and oilier, which can result in issues like excess oil production, clogged pores and rough texture. Men’s shower gel takes these differences into account, catering to your unique skincare requirements.

Ingredients to look out for

When searching for the perfect body wash for you, there are a few key ingredients to look out for that will address issues found exclusively in men's skin.


The best body wash for dry skin often uses glycerin, or a similar ingredient. Derived from either vegetable oils or animal fats, glycerin serves as a moisturising agent that effectively hydrates the outer layer of the skin, enhancing its protective barrier. It not only accelerates healing but also alleviates dry skin, promoting overall skin health and comfort.

Pro-vitamin B5

Also known as panthenol, this vitamin offers numerous benefits for all skin types. It effectively retains moisture and acts as a natural healer and protector, alleviating irritation and helping the healing process of wounded or sun-damaged skin. Pro-vitamin B5 promotes skin regeneration, supporting overall skin and organ health by metabolising essential nutrients.

Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil is a versatile solution for various skin conditions including acne, athlete's foot, lice, nail fungus and insect bites. It’s a common ingredient in many over-the-counter skin care products. It's also effective in eliminating lice when added to hair products. When incorporated into body wash, it provides hydration and cleansing benefits without the use of synthetic ingredients.

Our top picks

ARRAN's luxurious lineup of body washes features natural ingredients specifically tailored to men's skin, providing refreshing, revitalising and relaxing aromas to energise your mornings or unwind after a hectic day. 

Apothecary Seaweed & Sage Bath & Shower Gel


Transport yourself to a spa-like oasis with our Apothecary Seaweed & Sage Bath & Shower Gel. Enriched with seaweed, sage, lemon, and geranium, this gel hydrates and rejuvenates, leaving men’s skin soft and supple.

“This is my favourite fragrance of all.”
Five-star customer review

Lochranza Men’s Bath & Shower Gel


Find that floral feeling with our Lochranza Bath & Shower Gel. Making use of captivating cedar, anise, and patchouli, this luxurious body wash gently cleanses and moisturises men’s skin, leaving you feeling rejuvenated after every use.

“Husband loves this, and the scent lasts all day.”
Five-star customer review

Sannox Bath & Shower Gel


Infused with natural elements like oud and saffron, this men's body wash leaves your skin feeling refreshed and invigorated. Enriched with pro-vitamin B5, our Sannox Bath & Shower Gel promotes healthier skin throughout the day.

“Subtle and delicious.”
Five-star customer review

Machrie Men’s Bath & Shower Gel


Crafted for the modern man, our Machrie Men’s Bath & Shower Gel promotes a sense of freedom. Infused with mandarin, rock rose and sea salt, its invigorating scent awakens the senses while effectively cleansing and hydrating the skin.

“Husband loves this, bought repeatedly.”
Five-star customer review

Find your new body wash with ARRAN

Body wash is crucial for men's grooming routines, it keeps skin clean and healthy with ingredients like glycerin, pro-vitamin B5, and tea tree oil. ARRAN offers the best shower gel and body washes with natural ingredients and refreshing scents, perfect for rejuvenating your skin and senses. With the right care and products, you can ensure your skin stays fresh and revitalised every day.


How can men determine their skin type to choose the right body wash?

Identifying your skin type is crucial for choosing the right products. Standard skin is naturally balanced, with just the right amount of moisture. If your skin is too oily, opt for a luxury body wash that combats this. If it's too dry, use a hydrating moisturiser.

How often should men use body wash?

It's generally recommended to shower at least once a day using a cleansing and fragrant body wash or shower gel. This routine keeps you smelling fresh and contributes to a healthy grooming regime.

Should I use a moisturiser after using body wash?

Yes, it's best to apply moisturiser right after showering while your skin is still damp, to seal in moisture effectively. To ensure your skin stays soft and smooth, choose a lotion tailored to your specific skin type and its individual requirements.

How can a man smell good all day?

To smell good all day long, use a scented antibacterial body wash, a natural or anti-perspirant deodorant and then apply an eau de toilette or aftershave.

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