These Hydrating Bodywashes Do the Most for Dry, Cranky Skin


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Dry skin isn't seasonal. Sure, it might be more prevalent in the winter months, but that doesn't mean it magically disappears once the weather warms up—not for us at least. Spending time out in the sun and swimming in chlorine or salt water (depending on where we find ourselves in the world) makes our skin look and feel parched… and tight and itchy and sometimes even flaky. To make matters worse, we're usually wearing less come summer. Dry skin–disguising clothes like sweaters, coats, and scarves are replaced with shorts, tank tops, and swimsuits.

No matter what time of year it is or how dry our skin becomes, we won't despair, because we know how to fix it. Moisturizing body lotions are usually our first line of defense (along with protective sunscreen), but we also turn to certain bodywashes for help—those that are gentle and, most importantly, hydrating. Keep scrolling to see our 15 favorite hydrating bodywashes to use whenever dry skin strikes. 

1. Nécessaire The Body Wash

2. Bioderma Atoderm Shower Gel

3. Bioderm Atoderm Shower Oil


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4. Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash

5. Glossier Body Hero Daily Oil Wash

6. Sol de Janeiro Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel


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7. L'Occitane Cleansing and Softening Shower Oil

8. Olay Ultra Moisture Body Wash With Shea Butter

9. Ouai Body Cleanser 


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10. Drunk Elephant Kamili Cream Body Cleanser

11. Embryolisse Foaming Cream Milk 

12. La Roche-Posay Lipikar AP+ Gentle Moisturizing Wash

13. Kiehl's Creme de Corps Smoothing Oil-to-Foam Body Cleanser


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14. CeraVe Hydrating Body Wash

15. Naturium The Glow Getter Multi-Oil Body Wash

This article was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated. Next, Le Labo's Santal 33 Shower Gel Is $60—This Is the $12 Dupe I Swear By 

Kaitlyn McLintock
Associate Beauty Editor

Kaitlyn McLintock is an Associate Beauty Editor at Who What Wear. Although she covers a wide range of topics across a variety of categories, she specializes in celebrity interviews and skincare and wellness content. Having lived in Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, she recently relocated back to her home state of Michigan where she works remotely. Prior to Who What Wear, she freelanced for a variety of industry-leading digital publications, including InStyle, The Zoe Report, Bustle, Hello Giggles, and Coveteur. Before that, she held a long-term internship and subsequent contributor position at Byrdie. When she's not writing, researching, or testing the latest and greatest beauty products, she's working her way through an ever-growing book collection, swimming in the Great Lakes, or spending time with family.