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Your Guide to the Best Shower Gels for Women

By Kira Kemlo

10 Min Read

In the world of women’s skincare, you might be shocked to know just how important shower gel is. It's not just about cleaning. Shower gel plays a crucial role in caring for your skin. With so many options out there, choosing the right one can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. Let's explore some of the best options for your women’s shower gel and how it helps keep skin glowing and fresh.

Finding feminine fragrances

Fragrance has always been an important part of expressing traditional femininity. While fruity and floral notes are typically associated with this, there are thousands of other aromatic combinations to explore. It’s just a case of finding which works the best for you.

Experimentation with all types of scents is the best and only way to ensure you find a shower gel that works for you, matching your style, personality and overall look. Here at ARRAN, we make use of a unique aromatic palette composed of scents inspired by our spectacular island home.

Skin-friendly ingredients

Even the best smelling shower gel will begin with water as its base. It will then be enriched with ingredients to improve moisture, fragrance and pH balance. When choosing a gel, it's essential to be mindful of ingredients that may pose risks to your skin.

If you have sensitive skin, chemicals like ammonium can lead to tightness and discomfort, while dioxane may cause irritation to the eyes and throat. Going for shower gels that stay away from these chemicals in favour of natural ingredients can offer better moisturising benefits, laying the groundwork for a healthy skin care regime.

Our top picks

We have a wide choice of fragranced shower gels and body wash for women. Carefully crafted to deliver a luxurious experience of subtle smoothness in the shower and bath, our selection spans from the earthy aroma of fig to the delicate essence of lavender. Whatever scent you're seeking, you're bound to discover something special.

After the Rain Bath & Shower Gel


Made with high quality ingredients, including essential oils, our After the Rain Bath & Shower Gel draws inspiration from the refreshing aroma of a garden after a downpour of Scottish rain. Infused with a delightful blend of roses, sandalwood and lime, this gel promotes healthy skin and leaves your body feeling smooth and soft after every use.

“Just absolutely lovely to use and wonderful scent.”
Five-star customer review

Glen Rosa Fig & Ylang Ylang Bath & Shower Gel


Inspired by the sunset hues at Glen Rosa, our Glen Rosa Fig & Ylang Ylang Bath & Shower Gel is imbued with an enchanting fragrance. Combining notes of green leaf, ylang ylang, and fig, it delivers a cleansing and comforting lather that leaves a subtle, lingering aroma on your skin. Enriched with pro-vitamin B5, this shower gel also nourishes and hydrates the skin, ensuring a truly indulgent bath or shower.

“Leaves my skin so soft and fragrant.”
Five-star customer review

Glen Iorsa Lavender and Spearmint Bath & Shower Gel


For when you’re winding down your day and looking for an aroma that will sweep you away to a world of tranquillity and peace, the perfect option has to be our Glen Iorsa Lavender and Spearmint Bath & Shower Gel. Infused with the soothing essence of lavender and invigorating spearmint, this shower gel offers a blissful and stress-relieving experience without overwhelming the senses. Crafted with essential oils to maintain your skin's radiance, go for Glen Iorsa for a lasting feminine scent that lingers throughout the day.

“Heavenly scent.”
Five-star customer review

Kildonan Bath & Shower Gel


Like all our fragranced products, our Kildonan Bath & Shower Gel pays homage to the island we take our name from. This new scent takes its aromatic palette from the south side of Arran, where calm waves lap onto silver sand and weathered rocks. This orris and violet leaf formula provides you with a moisture-rich lather that transforms your bathroom into a calming morning on the beach.

“Kildonan is another great addition to the range.”
Five-star customer review

Complementary products

Our fragranced shower gels are usually part of collections, which include body lotions, bath salts and eau de toilettes, as well as soap bars and hand washes. Once you've found a scent that suits you and your routine, it's easy to expand that aroma into other aspects of your routine or throughout your home.

So, shower gel isn't just for cleaning. It's an important part of any woman's skincare routine, providing nourishment and care for the skin. Despite so many options available, finding the best body wash for women can be exciting. We offer a variety of shower gels with different fragrances and skin-friendly ingredients. Whether you like the fresh scent of After the Rain or the calming aroma of Kildonan, there's something for everyone. Treat yourself to the luxury of ARRAN's shower gels and enjoy a rejuvenating experience each and every time you wash.


What is the best ladies’ shower gel?

With 527 reviews and an average star rating of 4.9/5, ARRAN’s After The Rain Bath & Shower Gel is a great option for women looking to experiment with a new scent.

What should I look for in shower gel for women?

Always be on the lookout for moisturising ingredients and vitamin rich formulas, as well as a subtle yet fragrant scent.

How often should a woman use shower gel?

The frequency of using shower gel for women can vary based on lifestyle, skin type and body type. However, it's generally recommended to shower at least once a day using a body wash or shower gel to cleanse and add fragrance. This routine will keep you smelling great and will promote cleanliness and health.

Can shower gels be used for both body and hair?

While some shower gels say they can clean your hair too, they're really meant for washing your skin. If you use them on your hair, they could dry it out and make it unhealthy. The best way to wash your hair is to use shampoo and conditioner.

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