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Our Guide to the Best Women's Body Wash

By Kira Kemlo

5 Min Read

Body wash plays an important part in the feminine skincare routine, creating a scented and moisturising canvas for subsequent lotions, creams and cosmetics. Discovering the perfect body wash for your skin is crucial for nurturing radiant skin and embracing a fragrance that reflects your character. This includes searching out the correct ingredients that work for your body. To do this, you have to identify what skin type you have and what works best for you. 

Understand your skin

Women’s skin is softer and smoother than men’s. It’s 25% thinner and produces less oil due to the size difference in pores. Because of this, men’s skin stays more moisturised than women’s. Using makeup and tanning products can also pose challenges by potentially clogging these pores, so it’s important to use skincare products that cleanse the skin and promote moisture.

Ingredients to look out for

When seeking the ideal body wash, it's essential to prioritise key ingredients designed to address the uniqueness of women's skin. Here are a few to look out for.

Hydrating agents

Because female skin naturally requires more moisture due to over cleansing and smaller pores, the body wash you select should include hydrating agents like panthenol (pro- vitamin B5). Panethol is a humectant, which means it helps to draw moisture to the skin. Additionally, shower gel for dry skin has ingredients like shea butter or mineral oil, known for their ability to soften skin, as well as beeswax, which forms a protective barrier to prevent further moisture loss.

Gentle cleansers

Look for ingredients that cleanse gently without causing irritation to the skin. One such ingredient is cocamidopropyl betaine. This is a surfactant that works with your skin and other components in the shower gel to create a luxurious lather, which effectively removes dirt and oils.


Other ingredients that work well with women's skin are antioxidants including vitamins C, E and A, or plant compounds like green tea extract or minerals like selenium.

Our top picks

We offer a range of the best luxury shower gels around, specifically designed with ingredients for women to ensure subtle luxury with each use. With ARRAN, you can immerse yourself in a spa-like experience in the comfort of your own home, transforming your everyday shower into a restful retreat. Let’s explore some of the best options.

Glen Iorsa Lavender and Spearmint Bath & Shower Gel

When you're ready to unwind at the end of a long day, or simply wanting to indulge in a moment of tranquillity, our Glen Iorsa Lavender and Spearmint Bath & Shower Gel is perfect. Immerse yourself in calming lavender and the refreshing sparkle of spearmint that soothes the senses. Enriched with essential oils to nourish and maintain your skin's natural glow, choose Glen Iorsa for a timeless feminine fragrance that lasts throughout the day.

“The lavender leaves my skin soft and the spearmint is so unique.”
Five-star customer review

After the Rain Bath & Shower Gel

Enriched with a fusion of roses, sandalwood and lime, our luxurious After the Rain Bath & Shower Gel nurtures your skin while giving you a sense of refreshing rejuvenation. Revel in the gentle cleansing properties and essential oils that leave your body smooth and softened with each use.

“Perfect in every way.”
Five-star customer review

Kildonan Bath & Shower Gel

ARRAN’s Kildonan Bath & Shower Gel is an ode to the island that inspires everything we do. This scent takes its aromatic palette from the waves that crash against the southernmost shore of our island home. Including pro-vitamin B5, orris and violet leaf, this luscious formula is rich in moisture and produces a lather that transforms your bathroom into a calming morning on the beach.

“Absolutely beautiful scent.”
Five-star customer review

Glen Rosa Fig and Ylang Ylang Bath & Shower Gel

Our Glen Rosa Fig and Ylang Ylang Bath & Shower Gel is an enchanting fragrance, infused with a harmonious blend of green leaf, ylang ylang, and fig. Taking inspiration from the grand colour-rich sunset at Glen Rosa, Arran, this luxury body wash is enhanced with pro-vitamin B5. It nourishes and hydrates, ensuring a truly indulgent bath or shower each and every time.

“Beautiful fresh smell. Good lather.”
Five-star customer review

Discover your new body wash with ARRAN

Body wash is an essential part of your skincare routine. When you understand the unique characteristics of your skin, including its texture and moisture levels, you can see just how important it is to choose the right body wash. By prioritising hydrating agents, gentle cleansers and antioxidants you can effectively cleanse, nourish and protect your skin. And by choosing body wash from ARRAN, you can be sure you’re getting the best ingredients, all inside an elegant and luxurious package.


What makes ARRAN's body wash for women stand out from other brands?

ARRAN's body washes for women stand out due to their unique fragrance palette, inspired by the natural beauty of our island home. Infused with essential oils and enriched with pro-vitamin B5, our body washes not only moisturise the skin but also impart a delicate scent that lingers throughout the day. They also provide thorough cleansing, ensuring a luxurious and refreshing experience with each use.

Are ARRAN's body washes suitable for all skin types?

ARRAN ensures that all products fulfil their intended purpose, regularly reviewing them to uphold this commitment. This means that our body washes are designed to be suitable for all skin types. However, it's worth noting that some individuals may have allergies to specific ingredients in certain products. Therefore, we advise checking the ingredients list of each body wash for any potential allergens before use.

How can I determine which fragrance suits me best from ARRAN's collection?

If you're uncertain about which of ARRAN's body washes is best suited for your skin, consider reading reviews for the products you're interested in or try a discovery set. This allows you to explore different scents all at once, helping you find the perfect match before you commit to a full-sized product.

How should I use ARRAN’s body wash in my daily skincare routine?

Experts advise that showering once a day for five to ten minutes is essential for keeping your skin healthy and clean, providing the base for the rest of your skincare routine. By this logic, you should shower and wash at the beginning of your routine. If you shower in the evening, then ensure you are still fresh and moisturised in the morning to commence the rest of your routine. It’s also good to bear in mind that you need to wash your hair at the same time as your body. A general rule for hair wash is every two to three days, depending on your hair type.

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