5 body washes to help hydrate dry skin


Daija Hammonds

A photograph of two body washes that are good for dry skin, due to the winter weather.

By Daija Hammonds, Managing Editor

Winter is in full swing with freezing temperatures and strong winds. With these conditions comes dry, scratchy skin that can be helped with nourishing body products. Here are five body washes to help combat dry, winter skin. 

Method Body Pure Peace Body Wash 

Method Body has multiple selections of body wash but the Pure Peace Body Wash is infused with peony, rose water and pink salt.

Their body wash formula is paraben-free, sulfate-free, cruelty-free and made with plant-based ingredients. 

According to the Prevention website, pink salt can help restore skin moisture for long periods of time, which makes it a perfect tool for the winter season.

Check out this body wash for a moisturizing and vegan option. Method Body has a men’s collection as well.

Native Lilac & White Tea Body Wash

Lilac and white tea is a pleasing floral scent that isn’t too overpowering but keeps the skin smelling good. 

Native’s body wash is sulfate and cruelty-free, vegan and made with clean ingredients. In fact, on the back of the bottle, it is listed where each ingredient comes from.

The Native Lilac & White Tea Body Wash lathers and moisturizes the skin and is even perfect for bubble baths. 

Dove Restoring Body Wash with Coconut Butter and Cocoa Butter

This body wash can restore moisture back into dry skin and make it smooth and soft again with the help of coconut and cocoa butter. 

Dove’s body wash is also sulfate and paraben-free and now their bottles are made with 100% recyclable plastic. 

This one is perfect if you like clean, simple fragrances that won’t consume your whole bathroom and become overpowering.

CeraVe Hydrating Body Wash

CeraVe is famously known for its hydrating facial products and their body wash is no different. The CeraVe Hydrating Body Wash is suitable for those with normal to dry sensitive skin. 

The formula includes ceramides and hyaluronic acid that cleanses and retains moisture in the skin, according to the CeraVe website.

CeraVe’s body wash is accepted by the National Eczema Association and has been developed with dermatologists to ensure moisture without tearing down the skin’s natural barrier. 

Nécessaire The Body Wash

Nécessaire’s The Body Wash is on the pricier side, ringing up at roughly $25, but has benefits such as being fragrance-free which makes it worth it. 

Nécessaire is a clean and sustainable beauty brand making their products more expensive than the others. The brand is also climate and plastic-neutral certified.

The body wash is cruelty-free and vegan and aims to cleanse, nourish and balance one’s skin.