Spring Body Washes
I just love the start of an Australian spring – the scent of Jasmine in the air, the days getting longer, new fruits coming into season, the chance to pull on fewer and lighter clothes, and of course the chance to switch to a new body wash. Whether you prefer your scent fresh and fruity, or light and floral, there is a body wash to suit!!
Whether you use a bar soap or liquid body wash is an entirely personal choice, however I love body wash, as when used with a loofah or sponge, it has the added benefit of exfoliating away those pesky dead skin cells (which become more common as we age and our cell renewal slows down), and as you do this whilst you cleanse, it’s a great time saver. Remember to pat dry rather than rub once you leave the bath or shower to retain the moisture in your skin.
Moisturising Body Washes
For some people, Spring is a time of allergies and itchiness, so a gentle hydrating body wash is still a must. Many body washes have the advantage of having added moisturisers and oils, making them less drying than traditional bar soaps. Remember to check ingredients and make sure the one you are using has the added moisturisers and oils. Some great ones are:
Dove Aqua Moisture Body Wash
You know a product works when it has been around for years. This is a fabulous body wash with Dove’s special NutriumMoisture® technology, combining ultra mild cleansers with a special blend of moisturisers, to ensure skin is left fresh and hydrated. The deeply nourishing formula will leave you skin moisturised all day. 375ml RRP $7.36. 1L RRP $12.99.
Johnson’s® Extra Rich Moisturising Cream Body Wash
This body wash from family favourite brand Johnson’s is super moisturising. Formulated with intense skin conditioners and natural moisturisers, it reduces flakiness and dryness, keeping your skin soft and supple all day. And, it comes at a very budget friendly price. 1L RRP $9.99.
QV Gentle Wash
Soap free QV Gentle Wash has been a best seller for years, because it is so good. It is a gentle, non-drying body cleanser that maintains your skin’s moisture during cleansing to ensure the skin is left feeling soft and clean – perfect for skin experiencing itching during Spring allergy season. The unique formulation of QV Gentle Wash is non-comedogenic so it won’t block pores. It is pH balanced, and free from colour, lanolin, fragrance and propylene glycol, so it really is gentle. Not only is QV Gentle Wash suitable for all skin types, it can also be used by those who suffer from conditions such as eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. It is an ideal cleanser for those with dry skin and is also suitable for acne prone skin, infants and the elderly. 350ml RRP $10.65. 500ml RRP $18.16.5. 1L RRP $29.95.
Spring Scented Body Washes
Spring is the perfect time to switch to a fresh, lighter fragranced body wash scent. The opportunity to smell like fresh flowers or a delightful fruit combo is too good to miss. If you can’t decide what type of scent you prefer, try to think about the end result – do you shower in the morning? If so, a zesty fruity scent may be perfect to wake up the senses. If you prefer to shower at night, you may be more suited to a lavender or floral scent with calming and sleep promoting qualities. Ultimately, the choice is yours. As an added bonus, many body washes have a matching body lotion/cream, so the scent will linger longer.
The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Shower Milk & Body Lotion
Specially formulated to soothe and cleanse skin, without stripping moisture, The Body Shop Almond Milk & Honey Soothing & Caring Shower Cream is a soap free formula that respects skins natural pH balance. Combined with Soothing & Restoring Body Lotion, a fast absorbing lightweight lotion that protects and restores dry sensitive skin for up to 48 hours. Shower Cream 250ml RRP $30.00. Body Lotion 200ml RRP $20.00.
MOR Cyclamen Tuberose Hand & Body Wash & Body Cream
MOR Cyclamen Tuberose Hand & Body Wash contains glycerin, rooibos extract, pomegranate and chamomile which regenerate and sooth skin. The floral scent with notes of tuberose, cyclamen, gardenia, jasmine and pineapple leaves skin lightly scented. When followed with the Body Cream, which contains coconut oil, rosehip oil, and vitamin E for extra hydration, the scent is sealed and lasts even longer. 350ml each. RRP $19.95 for the Hand & Body Wash, and $22.95 for the Body Cream.
Dr. Hauschka Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Wash & Body Milk
Working in harmony with your skin to restore its natural balance, Dr. Hauschka Lemon Lemongrass Vitalising Body Wash, with its mix of lemon, lemongrass and ginger root awakens the senses in the morning with its invigorating scent. Premium plant oils and quince seed extract gently cleanse the skin and provide additional moisturisation for your skin. The Body Milk contains field horsetail and sage to firm skin. Body Wash 200ml RRP $29.00. Body Milk 150ml RRP $50.00.
A’kin Lavender Body Wash
Containing organic lavender oil, cold pressed macadamia oil, avocado extract and vitamin B5, this is a highly moisturising body wash, designed to leave skin super hydrated, whilst the lavender scent promotes calmness and relaxation, and a restful sleep. It is gentle enough to be used as a hand wash. 500ml RRP $22.95.
Dove Go Fresh Burst Nourishing Body Wash
With scents of nectarine and white ginger, this fresh fruity body wash is the essence of Spring. Containing Dove’s 1/4 moisturising milk to moisturise and nourish your skin. Gentle enough to use everyday, and with an invigorating scent, your skin will feel nourished, soft, healthy, and alive. 375ml RRP $7.36.