The Best Hydrating Body Washes for Dry, Irritated Skin

These cleansers won't strip as they lather.

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Wash AP+
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We spend so much time focusing on which products to include in our facial skin care routine that we often forget to pay attention to the dermis on our bodies. As a result, we often find that the skin extending beyond our necks is anything but hydrated and plump—which often leads to it becoming dry and irritated. Thankfully, hydrating body washes are can help. Ahead, discover several formulas that will soothe the skin all the way down to your toes.

Top Picks

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Dove Go Fresh Cucumber & Green Tea Body Wash
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This creamy body wash was designed to hydrate, revitalize, and refresh skin with a blend of glycerin and lauric acid, which is a deeply soothing and hydrating fatty acid that has been shown to help greatly with dry skin conditions like psoriasis. Better yet, its refreshing aroma will make you look forward to using it every day.

Shop Now: Dove "Go Fresh" Cucumber & Green Tea Body Wash, $8.99,

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Sol de Janeiro

Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Moisturizing Body Cream-Cleanser
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After Sol de Janeiro's body cream formula was met with such high praise, the brand released this creamy cleanser. Like the former, the cleanser touts a delicious coconut scent and is made with nourishing ingredients like cupuaçu butter and coconut oil to deeply hydrate the skin during the cleansing process.

Shop Now: Sol de Janeiro Coco Cabana Moisturizing Body Cream-Cleanser, $25,

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Cetaphil Ultra Gentle Body Wash
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If you prefer fragrance-free body washes—which are best suited for those particularly prone to irritation—you can't go wrong with this creamy iteration from Cetaphil. The tapioca-like texture gently sloughs away dead skin cells and built-up dirt and bacteria to leave skin feeling soft and clean after every rinse. And since it's infused with aloe vera and vitamin B5, it soothes skin while it's still wet.

Shop Now: Cetaphil Ultra Gentle Body Wash, $19.60 for three bottles,

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Native Eucalyptus & Mint Body Wash
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Craving a spa-like formula for your in-shower routine? Native's eucalyptus-and-mint-scented wash will transport you to a serene oasis. Made with clean ingredients—and with coconut oil at its core—the body wash is gentle and moisturizing with every drop.

Shop Now: Native Eucalyptus & Mint Body Wash, $8,

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Drunk Elephant

Drunk Elephant Kamili Cream Body Cleanser
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This wash's benefits go far beyond its lovely almond scent—it's made with moisturizing passion fruit oil, soothing (and smoothing) amino acids, and coconut-based surfactants to gently cleanse the skin of any dirt and bacteria.

Shop Now: Drunk Elephant "Kamili" Cream Body Cleanser, $20,

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John Masters Organics

John Masters Organics Body Wash with Geranium & Grapefruit
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Your senses are in for a treat with this delightful organic body cleanser. It features a blend of soothing geranium flower, refreshing grapefruit, and hydrating aloe vera, ensuring a nourishing wash each and every time.

Shop Now: John Masters Organics Body Wash with Geranium & Grapefruit, $24,

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La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Wash AP+
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Designed with the most sensitive skin in mind, this best-selling body wash is made without synthetic fragrance and boasts a formula rich in nourishing, deeply-hydrating ingredients, like shea butter, glycerin, niacinamide, and the brand's signature thermal water. And, to ensure it's genuinely the safest for sensitive skin, it was dermatologist tested and accepted by the National Eczema Association.

Shop Now: La Roche-Posay Lipikar Wash AP+, $14.99,

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L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil
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This oil-to-foam shower product is made with sweet almond and grapeseed oil to not only cleanse skin but hydrate and soften it, too. When rinsing, the clear gold-tinted oil will transform into a milk foam that gently rinses away any dirt to reveal radiant, refreshed skin post-shower.

Shop Now: L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil, $25,

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Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash
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Here's a hypoallergenic body wash that's beloved for its gentle, oatmeal-infused formula. Plus, the creamy cleanser is dermatologist-recommended for those with extremely dry skin.

Shop Now: Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash, $6.99,

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Nécessaire The Body Wash
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Available in fragrance-free, eucalyptus, and sandalwood scents, this minimalist wash is made with nourishing niacinamide, gently exfoliating sugar cane extract, and soothing green tea leaf extract to address dry skin from all angles.

Shop Now: Nécessaire The Body Wash, $25,

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