10 Best Body wash in India [2019]

10 Best Body wash in India [2019]

It’s been some time since I have been using some sort of body wash or shower gel.

Best Body Wash in India

Before that I had this tendency of washing my soap before taking a bath.

Why? Because when I was a child, I saw an advertisement that said, “Even if your bathroom looks clean, it isn’t.

Many germs are crawling all over it.”

I was paranoid. I couldn’t stand the idea of germ crawling all over me as well. So I developed this habit of washing my soap before having a bath. Then economics happened to me, I disliked wasting things and became a very economic person. Every time I saw the amount of soap that was washed off by water, it angered me. That is when I started using showers gels and body washes.

 

best body washes

 

To sum it up, body washes are a good alternative to the traditional soaps because:

  1. Hygienic, as stated above, a closed bottle is better equipped to keep the germs away compared to a soap case.
  2. Economic. The initial cost may be higher, but if calculate the whole deal, buying a body wash is cheaper.
  3. Portable as they come in small bottles.
  4. Best for travel purpose
  5. Many people can use it. I will repeat the hygienic factor. You will not feel it is unhygienic if your roommate or sibling uses your body wash for a day or two, but will the case be same if they asked for your soap?

Why Body washes are really important these days?

Body washes and Shower Gels are the more developed forms of soaps and comes in the category of bath&body with many additional features. For instance, some are scrubs, some come with inbuilt moisturizers, and some are like a spa therapy in themselves. These are some of the features that are not provided in soaps. In addition, some soap may contain SLS that is very harmful to the skin. Body washes and Shower Gels are much more hydrating than general soaps so they keep your skin fresh. You don’t have to walk the extra mile to keep your skin healthy and youthful if you use Body washes and Shower Gels.

As stated above, Body washes and Shower Gels come in bottles with some sort of nozzle or cap that makes their use more convenient, safe and hygienic. This feature also ensures no spillage so wastage can be avoided. They are portable as well so are great for people out on a journey or a business trip.

Initially using a Body washes or a Shower Gels might feel a little different, but over time, you will get used to it. You won’t go back to using a computer even 10 years old after using one of the present times’ would you? Same is the case here.

 Top 10 Best Body Wash in India

1. The Body Shop Satsuma Shower Gel

The Body Shop is a trusted brand. The Body Shop Satsuma Shower Gel is 100% Vegetarian and is not tested on animals. It contains Community Fair Trade Ingredients, and does not contain any Sulfates, or Phthalates, or GMOs, or Triclosan.  These products are devoid of any harmful chemicals and using this product feels safe and healthy. It has a fruitful orange smell that leaves the skin fresh and radiant. The natural ingredients nourish the skin. Its fruity citrus smell stays for long hours after a bath. The skin also remains moisturised for a long time.

Some important factors that will help you to choose right body wash for your skin type.

Price

you can get this body shop easily in India only at INR 325

Ingredients

Some important ingredients in this body shop are following:

Water, Sodium LaurethSulfate, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Benzyl Alcohol, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Citral, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, Citric Acid, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Orange 4, Yellow 6, Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Trisodium Sulfosuccinate, Disodium EDTA, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Honey, Denatonium Benzoate, Limonene, Fragrance, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Fruit Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Benzophenone-4.

Quantity

One bottle contain 250 ml of volume

Flavour

Orange

Type

Shower gel

Shipping Time:

3-7 days from any popular e-commerce website. Delivery takes a maximum of 7- 10 working days if ordered from The Body Shop India website.

Satsuma Shower Gel

 

PROS

  • No harmful substances.
  • Chemically safe product.
  • Leaves skin soft and radiant
  • No GMO products used.
  • Good for people with sensitive skin.
  • Community Fair Trade Ingredients.
  • 100% Vegetarian, Never Tested on Animals so feels ethically right.
  • Great citrus (orange) smell lasts for long. 

CONS

  • Doesn’t lather much.

RATINGS

The ratings are given out of 5 points.

  • Price: 3
  • Smell: 5
  • Effective: 4
  • Design convenience: 4
  • Overall: 4

 

2. Nivea Powerfruit Fresh Shower Gel

Nivea provides a unique combination of powerful and nourishing skin care. The product comes with a delicate acai berry fragrance that cleanses your skin, leaving it soft and well cared for. It comes with Hydra IQ 24h+ moisture technology that leaves the skin hydrated and radiant. It can also be used by the people having sensitive skin for it contains pH Skin Balanced Skin Compatibility which is dermatologically approved. Recommended for all skin types. Nivea products are available in general shops also. So, you can check for the price there too.

Some important factors that will help you to choose right body wash for your skin type.

Price

Anywhere between Rs 170 – Rs. 200, depending on discount.

Quantity

A 250ml bottle

Ingredients

Some of the important ingredients:

Aqua, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Glyceryl Glucoside, Glycerin, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate, Linalool, Benzoic Acid, Sodium Chloride, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Parfum, Sodium LaurethSulfate, VacciniumMyrtillus Fruit Extract, Polyquaternium-7, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Geraniol, CI 16035, Citronellol, CI 42090Citric Acid, Benzophenone-4  and PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate.

Flavour

Blueberry and Akai Berry Scent

Shipping time

3-7 days from any popular e-commerce website.

Type

Shower Gel

Nivea Fresh Power fruit Shower Gel

 

PROS

  • Good for people with sensitive skin.
  • This product is dermatologically tested.
  • PH balance further helps the cause.
  • Nice fruitful smell.
  • IQ 24h+ moisture technology makes the skin soft.
  • Lathers a lot.
  • Recommended for all skin types, anyone can use it.

CONS

  • Takes too much time to wash off.

RATINGS

I have rated this product as: (out of 5)

  • Price: 4
  • Smell: 3
  • Effective: 4
  • Design convenience: 4
  • Overall: 4

 

3. Neutrogena Rainbath Refreshing Shower And Bath Gel

Neutrogena Rain bath Refreshing Shower and Bath Gel leaves a refreshing fruity scent of spices and herbs. This gel gives a rich, clean-rinsing lather. Helps in the conditioning and cleansing the skin without residue and leaves the skin soft, smooth, and renewed. The product comes with a dispenser so wastage is minimized and usage is easy.

Some important factors which will help you to choose right body wash for yourself.

Price

Rs. 270 to Rs 370 (vary according to the discounts)

Ingredient

Water, Sodium LaurethSulfate, Polysorbate 20, PEG-80 Sorbitan Laurate, Citric Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, DMDM Hydantoin, Red 40, Yellow 5, Blue 1, Tetrasodium EDTA, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride and Fragrance.

Quantity

250 ml pump bottle

Flavour

Spices, fruits, and herbs

Type

Shower Gel and bath gel

Shipping Time

3-7 days from popular the e-commerce websites.

Neutrogena Rainbath Refreshing Shower Gel

PROS

  • Nice woody musky smell.
  • Addition dispenser prevents any wastage.
  • A rich, conditioning lather leaves your skin in better condition.
  • A moisturizing body wash.
  • Cleanses skin without any residue.

CONS

  • Not everyone might like the smell.

RATINGS

The ratings are given out of 5 points.

  • Price: 3
  • Smell: 4
  • Effective: 4
  • Design convenience: 5 ( Extra point for the additional dispenser that makes the product very easy to use specially when it is hard to open the nozzle of other body washes with slippery hands)
  • Overall: 4

4. Palmolive Body wash Thermal Spa Skin Renewal Shower Gel

Palmolive Thermal Spa Skin Renewal is an SPA inspired shower Gel. This shower gel comes with Jojoba butter and crushed coconut extracts which will help retain the natural moisture to reveal a soft skin. It exfoliates naturally and leaves the skin soft and beautifully radiant.

Some important factors which will help you to choose right body wash for yourself.

Price

Rs. 140- Rs. 180 depending on discount.

Ingredients

Some major ingredients are:

Aqua,Acrylates Copolymer, Sodium Benzoate,CocosNuciferaOil,Sodium C12-13 ParethSulfate (*P)/ Sodium LaurethSulfate (*H), ,DMDM Hydantoin,TetrasodiumEDTA,Hydrogenated Jojoba Oil,CI 77891Sodium Chloride,GlycolDisterate,SodiumHydroxide,Laureth -4, CocamidopropylBetaine,Parfum and PrunusArmeniaca Seed Powder.

Quantity

A bottle of 250ml

Flavour

Coconut and Jojoba Butter

Type

Shower Gel, Scrub and a Moisturiser

Shipping Time

3-7 days from a popular e-commerce website.

Palmolive Bodywash Thermal Spa Skin Renewal Shower Gel

PROS

  • Great natural exfoliator.
  • Soft skin even after exfoliation.
  • Cleanses and moisturises simultaneously.
  • Works great on skin avoiding any sort of irritation.
  • Great for people with dry skin.

CONS

  • Very oily people may not like it as it’s a moisturising Shower gel.

RATINGS

The ratings are given out of 5 points, according to me.

  • Price: 4.5
  • Smell: 3.4
  • Effective: 4
  • Design convenience: 4
  • Overall: 4

 

5. Pears Pure and Gentle Shower Gel

Pears is known for its pure glycerin soaps. Pears shower gel is like the soap is squeezed into a bottle. It contains glycerin and natural oils, therefore it is gentle and non-abrasive, and is recommended by doctors and pediatricians. It keeps your skin soft, healthy and hydrated. It smells like the pears soap and the product is shaped like the pears soap as well so you don’t miss your old soap with the added benefit of a hanger like a feature. This feature makes it easy for you to store it in the bathroom. It is skin pH balanced and contains skin conditioning agents and mild cleansers. It is hypo-allergenic and non-comedogenic so people with sensitive skin can use it as well.

Some important factors which will help you to choose right body wash for your body skin type.

Price

It is available for just Rs. 18

Ingredient

Pure Glycerin

Quantity

A bottle pack of 250ml

Flavour

Original Pears brand like

Type

Shower Gel

Shipping Time

3-7 days from a successful e-commerce website. Pears is usually available in general shops.

 

PROS

  • Great for people with sensitive skin.
  • Made of pure glycerine, good for skin.
  • pH balanced, dermatologically safe.
  • Gives loads of foam.
  • Cute pears soap like a bottle with the hanger like structure to hang it.

CONS

  • Some people find the fragrance too plain.

RATINGS

The ratings are given out of 5 points.

  • Price: 4
  • Smell: 3
  • Effective: 4
  • Design Convenience: 5 ( Extra point for the hanger/hook sort of design and cute body)
  • Overall: 4

 

6. Dove Go Fresh Body Wash

Dove go fresh body wash is a light, refreshing cucumber and green tea scented body wash that leaves your skin fresh and hydrated. It has a mild, gentle formula and Nutrium moisture technology that gives you a healthy and glowing skin. The product claims to be healthier than milk for your skin. This body wash is especially recommended during summers when you are desperately in need of something cool to linger on for a long time after bath.

Some Factors I want to discuss that will help you to choose right product.

Price

Rs. 99

Ingredients

Some important ingredients are:

Water, Sodium Chloride,Glycol Distearate,Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium LaurethSulfate, Sodium CocoylGlycinate, Perfume, Glycerin,Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Coconut Acid, Acrylates/Steareth-20 Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Cocamidopropyl Betaine,Acrylates/C10-C30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, PPG-9, Palmitic Acid, Methylisothiazolinone, Laureth-4, BHT, Sodium Sulfate,Alpha Isomethyl Ionone,ButylphenylMethylpropional,Limonene, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, EDTA, Glycine, CI 19140, CI 61570Citric Acid, Tetrasodium Sodium Isethionate, Lactic Acid, Stearic Acid, Lauric Acid, DMDM Hydantoin, Sodium Benzoate,

Quantity

190 ml bottle

Flavour

Cucumber and Green Tea

Type

Body wash

Shipping Time

3-7 days from a popular e-commerce website. Dove is available in general shops too.

Dove Go Fresh Nourishing Body Wash

 

PROS

  • Skin visibly soft and smooth
  • Great for summer time.
  • Its nutritious ingredients are good for skin.
  • Mild formula, good for people with sensitive skin.

CONS

  • Plain smell compared to other products.
  • Not great for people with dry skin during winters.

RATINGS

The ratings are given out of 5 points.

  • Price:5
  • Smell: 3
  • Effective: 4
  • Design convenience: 4
  • Overall: 4

 

7. Biotique Bio Apricot Refreshing Body Wash

Biotique Bio Apricot Refreshing Body Wash is a 100% soap-free gel. It is a blend of pure Apricot Kernel oil, Kurchi, Turmeric, Wild Turmeric and Soap Nut that cleanses and exfoliates the body without dehydrating it. It is organically pure & preservative free and suitable for all skin types. Dermatologist tested for safety, no animal testing.

Some Factors I want to discuss that will help you to choose right product.

Price

Rs 135

Ingredients Present

Some important ingredients are:

Khubani (Prunusarmeniaca), Ritha (Sapindusmukorossi),Kuda (Holarrhenaantioysenteric), Himalayan water Q.S ,Banhaldi (curcuma aromatica), Haldi (Curcuma longa).

Quantity

190ml

Flavour

Apricot, Wild Turmeric, Kernel Oil, kurchi and soap nut

Type

Body wash, soap-free gel technology

Shipping Time

3-7 days from any popular e-commerce website. Will take 4-7 business days if ordered from the online store.

Biotique Bio Apricot Refreshing Body Wash

 

PROS

  • Organically pure and dermatologically tested.
  • People with sensitive skin can use it.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Not tested on animals.
  • Distinct smell
  • Exfoliates without moisturises.
  • Makes a lot of lather.

CONS

  • People with extremely dry or extremely oily skin may not like it.

RATINGS

The ratings are given out of 5 points.

  • Price: 4
  • Smell: 4
  • Effective: 4
  • Design convenience: 4
  • Overall: 4

8. Khadi Swati Lavender and YlangYlang Body Wash

Khadi Swati Lavender and YlangYlang Body Wash is harmful-additive free. It leaves the skin soft and doesn’t strip it of natural oils, unlike a regular soap. It contains SLS & Paraben Free essential oils like lavender and ylang-ylang that are soothing and have healing properties. Since it is SLS free, therefore, people with sensitive skin that is prone to rashes can use it tension free. The natural oils have aroma therapy like qualities.

Some important factors which will help you to choose right body wash for your skin type

Price

Rs. 114.00 to Rs. 150 depending on discount

Ingredients

Some important ingredients are:

Aqua, Aloe Vera Gel, AzadirctaIndica, Comfery Ext, Vitamin E, Lavandula(Lavender) Oil, YlangYlang Oil , Crocus Sativus, Curcuma Aromatica.

Quantity

210ml

Flavour

Lavender and YlangYlang

Type ( Full spectrum, Isolate or Broad spectrum)

Body wash

Shipping Time

3-7 days from any of the popular e-commerce website.

Khadi Swati Lavender and Ylang Ylang Body Wash

PROS

  • Distinct smell.
  • Soap-free formula
  • SLS free formula
  • Keeps skin healthy and nourished
  • The essential oils help to reduce stress and anxiety.

CONS

  • Bottle is too hard to squeeze.

RATING

The ratings are given out of 5 points.

  • Price: 4
  • Smell: 3
  • Effective: 5
  • Design Convenience: 3
  • Overall: 4

 

9. Nivea Bath Care Shower Cream Soft

Nivea Bath Care Shower Cream Soft is a pH skin-balanced, dermatologically approved with Hydra IQ moisture technology. The luscious shower crème keeps the skin soft and moist. It keeps the skin moisturized long after a bath. It is a great choice during winters due to its moisturizing properties. For the same reason it is also great for people with dry skin.

Some important factors which will help you to choose right body wash for your skin type

Price

Rs. 220

Ingredient

Some important ingredients in this body wash are:

Aqua, Sodium LaurethSulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Parfum, Glycerin, Glyceryl Glucoside, Sodium Benzoate, Linalool, Limonene, Citronellol, Benzyl Alcohol, Geraniol, Butylphenyl, PrunusAmygdalusDulcis Oil, Sodium Chloride, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, , Citric Acid, PEG-200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate, Methylpropional, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Polyquaternium-7, Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer.

 

Quantity

250 ml

Flavour

Typical Nivea

Type

Body wash and Shower Cream

Shipping Time

3-7 days from a popular e-commerce website. Nivea products are available in general shops.

Nivea Bath Care Shower Cream Soft

 

PROS

  • Keeps your skin moisturized after the bath.
  • Dermatologically approved
  • Good for people with sensitive skin.
  • Hydrates the skin.
  • Great during autumn and winters.

CONS

  • Not great for people with oily skin
  • Not great during summers.

RATINGS

The ratings are given out of 5 points.

  • Price: 4
  • Smell: 4
  • Effective: 4
  • Design convenience: 4
  • Overall: 4

10. The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel

The Body Shop is a trusted brand. The Body Shop Satsuma Shower Gel is a soap-free shower cream with Cold-pressed strawberry seed oil. It contains Community Trade honey from Ethiopia, so using this product feel morally right as well. It has a deliciously sweet scent. The shower cream cleanses the skin and makes it very soft for long hours. Even the fruitful strawberry smell is long lasting.

Some important factors which will help you to choose right body wash for your skin type

Price

Rs. 325

Ingredients

Some major ingredients are :

Aqua/Water (Solvent/Diluent), PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil (Emulsifier), Sodium Chloride (Viscosity Modifier), ), CI 14700/Red 4 (Colour), CI 17200/Red 33 (Colour), Sodium LaurethSulfate (Surfactant), Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Surfactant),Trisodium Sulfosuccinate (pH Adjuster), Mel/Honey (Natural Additive), Sodium Benzoate (Preservative Benzophenone-4 (Ultraviolet Light Absorber), Parfum/Fragrance (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane (Ultraviolet Light Absorber), PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate (Viscosity Modifier), Glycerin (Humectant), Polysorbate 20 (Emulsifier), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate (Skin-Conditioning Agent), FragariaAnanassa Seed Oil/FragariaAnanassa (Strawberry) Seed Oil (Natural Additive), Denatonium Benzoate (Denaturant), Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract/Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract (Natural Additive).

Quantity

250 m

Flavour

Strawberry

Type

Shower Gel

Shipping Time

3-7 days from a popular e-commerce website. Delivery takes a maximum of 7- 10 working days if ordered from The Body Shop India website.

The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel

 

PROS

  • Soap-free formula.
  • Natural honey revitalises the skin.
  • Great smell, stays for long hours.
  • Leaves skin soft and nourished.

CONS

  • People with mild taste might not like its strong taste.

RATINGS

The ratings are given out of 5 points.

  • Price: 3
  • Smell: 5
  • Design convenience: 4
  • Effective: 4
  • Overall: 4

 

Conclusion : Best Body Wash in India

Body washes and shower gels give a wholesome experience while bathing. They come in various types, with several ingredients, and with distinctive properties. They leave your skin moisturized, fresh, soft and radiant. Many of them are made of natural extracts and are devoid of any harmful chemicals. Some are pH balanced and dermatologically tested and are safe for all skin types. This is especially great for the people with sensitive skin who are prone to rashes or allergies after using harsh chemical based soaps. Some of these products are not tested on animals and do not contain any non-vegetarian products, so animal rights activists can use it as well.  As the industry has developed; the number of products in the market has only increased, further increasing the customer’s options.

All the products listed above are great, I had tried them over time and have penned down my experience and my views. The products listed above have various ingredients and combinations that can be used during different seasons by people of different skin types. I have a normal type of skin but I have written keeping in mind various skin types and various seasons. Everyone’s body is unique therefore it reacts differently to different products. The readers are requested to share their experience especially if they were different from mine.  If any part of the review is not understood then you can clear your doubts in the comment section. Thank you for reading with patience.

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