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Whether you prefer a strong antibacterial body wash or whether you want something that will soothe and beautify your skin, it all begins with the right ingredients. Choosing the right body wash means choosing what’s in the bottle. Our search tool allows you to find the right body wash for your skin type and needs.

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Unfavorable Ingredients

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St. Ives Nourish and Soothe Body Wash

9/19 Best Ingredients
7/19 Good Ingredients
3/19 Unfavorable Ingredients
4/19 Natural Ingredients
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IngredientSpy Rating
1,740+ Reviews Details on Amazon.com
Abrasive Ingredients (Best For Body Wash)
1
  • sodium chloride
    Sodium Chloride. Table salt. Used as preservative or abrasive ingredient.
Cleansing Ingredients (Best For Body Wash)
5
  • sodium laureth sulfate
    Sodium Laureth Sulfate. Surfactant, cleansing agent
  • cocamide mea
    Cocamide Mea. Cleansing agent
  • tetrasodium edta
    Edta. Chelating agent, removes unwanted compounds from the skin. Considered safe because it's difficult to absorb through skin
  • citric acid
    Citric Acid. Natural preservative, chelating agent, removes unwanted compounds from the skin.
  • stearamide amp
    Stearamide Amp. Cleansing agent
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Body Wash)
3
  • butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter
    Shea Butter. Very effective skin moisturizer.
  • avena sativa (oat) meal extract
    Oat. Moisturizer
  • ppg 9
    Ppg-9. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
Anti-aging Ingredients
1
Neutral Ingredients
6
  • water (aqua)
    Aqua. Water
  • fragrance (parfum)
    Fragrance.
  • glycol stearate
    Glycol Distearate. Thickener, emulsifier
  • blue 1 (ci 42090)
    Pigment. Pigment for skin care products.
  • red 33 (ci 17200)
    Pigment. Pigment for skin care products.
  • yellow 5 (ci 19140)
    Pigment. Pigment for skin care products.
Unfavorable Ingredients
3

NIVEA Care and Coconut Moisturizing Body Wash

6/15 Best Ingredients
7/15 Good Ingredients
2/15 Unfavorable Ingredients
5/15 Natural Ingredients
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220+ Reviews Details on Amazon.com
Cleansing Ingredients (Best For Body Wash)
3
  • sodium laureth sulfate
    Sodium Laureth Sulfate. Surfactant, cleansing agent
  • peg 200 hydrogenated glyceryl palmate
    Peg-200 Glyceryl Palmate. Cleansing agent
  • citric acid
    Citric Acid. Natural preservative, chelating agent, removes unwanted compounds from the skin.
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Body Wash)
3
  • peg 7 glyceryl cocoate
    Glyceryl Monoester. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
  • glyceryl glucoside
    Glyceryl Glucoside. Increases AQP3 mRNA levels in the skin and reduced transepidermal water loss.
  • simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil
    Jojoba. Moisturizer
Anti-aging Ingredients
1
Healing Ingredients
1
  • helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil
    Sunflower Seed Oil. Sunflower seed oil is used as an emollient. It is a good source of Vitamin E and helps heal dry skin.
Neutral Ingredients
5
  • water/aqua
    Aqua. Water
  • peg 40 hydrogenated castor oil
    Castor Oil. Emulsifying agent. Patients with occupational dermatoses may have a reaction to castor oil
  • polyquaternium 7
    Polyquaternium 7. Anti-static agent
  • styrene/acrylates copolymer
    Styrene/acrylates Copolymer. Filler
  • fragrance/fragrancia
    Fragrance.
Unfavorable Ingredients
2

Softsoap Body Butter Shea & Almond Oil Moisturizing Body Wash

7/20 Best Ingredients
11/20 Good Ingredients
2/20 Unfavorable Ingredients
8/20 Natural Ingredients
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IngredientSpy Rating
10+ Reviews Details on Amazon.com
Abrasive Ingredients (Best For Body Wash)
1
  • sodium chloride
    Sodium Chloride. Table salt. Used as preservative or abrasive ingredient.
Cleansing Ingredients (Best For Body Wash)
4
  • sodium laureth sulfate
    Sodium Laureth Sulfate. Surfactant, cleansing agent
  • laureth 4
    Laureth 4. Surfactant
  • tetrasodium edta
    Edta. Chelating agent, removes unwanted compounds from the skin. Considered safe because it's difficult to absorb through skin
  • citric acid
    Citric Acid. Natural preservative, chelating agent, removes unwanted compounds from the skin.
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Body Wash)
2
  • butyrospermum parkii (shea) butter
    Shea Butter. Very effective skin moisturizer.
  • prunus amygdalus dulcis (sweet almond) fruit extract
    Sweet Almond. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
Sunscreen Ingredients
1
  • titanium dioxide
    Titanium Dioxide. Sunscreen ingredient
Neutral Ingredients
10
  • aqua/water/eau
    Aqua. Water
  • acrylates copolymer
    Styrene/acrylates Copolymer. Filler
  • parfum/fragrance
    Fragrance.
  • glycol distearate
    Glycol Distearate. Thickener, emulsifier
  • sodium hydroxide
    Sodium Hydroxide. Controls pH levels. Skin irritation or pain if used above concentration limits.
  • acacia senegal gum
    Acacia Senegal Gum. Thickening, film forming agent.
  • gelatin
    Gelatin. Thickening agent
  • mica
    Mica. Pigment for skin shine
  • xanthan gum
    Xanthan Gum. Thickening agent
  • iron oxides
    Iron Oxides. Color
Unfavorable Ingredients
2

Eucerin Skin Calming Dry Skin Body Wash Oil

4/10 Best Ingredients
5/10 Good Ingredients
1/10 Unfavorable Ingredient
3/10 Natural Ingredients
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1,040+ Reviews Details on Amazon.com
Cleansing Ingredients (Best For Body Wash)
4
  • laureth 4
    Laureth 4. Surfactant
  • mipa laureth sulfate
    Mipa Laureth Sulfate. Cleansing agent
Anti-aging Ingredients
2
Neutral Ingredients
3
Unfavorable Ingredients
1

Irish Spring Signature 3-In-1 Bodywash

6/15 Best Ingredients
7/15 Good Ingredients
2/15 Unfavorable Ingredients
3/15 Natural Ingredients
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IngredientSpy Rating
80+ Reviews Details on Amazon.com
Abrasive Ingredients (Best For Body Wash)
1
  • sodium chloride
    Sodium Chloride. Table salt. Used as preservative or abrasive ingredient.
Cleansing Ingredients (Best For Body Wash)
4
  • sodium laureth sulfate
    Sodium Laureth Sulfate. Surfactant, cleansing agent
  • cocamide mea
    Cocamide Mea. Cleansing agent
  • citric acid
    Citric Acid. Natural preservative, chelating agent, removes unwanted compounds from the skin.
  • tetrasodium edta
    Edta. Chelating agent, removes unwanted compounds from the skin. Considered safe because it's difficult to absorb through skin
Protective Ingredients (Best For Body Wash)
1
  • sodium salicylate
    Sodium Salicylate. Preservative, anti-inflammatory effects
Anti-aging Ingredients
1
Healing Ingredients
1
  • panthenol
    Vitamin B5. Heals broken or itchy skin
Neutral Ingredients
5
  • water
    Aqua. Water
  • fragrance
    Fragrance.
  • polyquaternium 7
    Polyquaternium 7. Anti-static agent
  • fd&c yellow 5
    Pigment. Pigment for skin care products.
  • fd&c blue 1
    Pigment. Pigment for skin care products.
Unfavorable Ingredients
2

OGX Creamy Body Wash

6/18 Best Ingredients
9/18 Good Ingredients
3/18 Unfavorable Ingredients
7/18 Natural Ingredients
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200+ Reviews Details on Amazon.com
Abrasive Ingredients (Best For Body Wash)
1
  • bambusa vulgaris (bamboo) leaf extract
    Bamboo. Used as a moisturizer or abrasive agent
Cleansing Ingredients (Best For Body Wash)
3
  • sodium c14 16 olefin sulfonate
    Sodium C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate. Surfactant, cleansing agent
  • cocamidopropyl hydroxysultaine
    Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine. Foaming agent, surfactant
  • sodium cocoyl isethionate
    Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate. Surfactant, cleansing agent
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Body Wash)
2
  • cocos nucifera (coconut) oil
    Coconut Oil. Skin-conditioning agent, moisturizing properties
  • saccharum officinarum (sugar cane) extract
    Sugar Cane. Skin-conditioning and moisturizing properties
Anti-aging Ingredients
1
Healing Ingredients
2
  • salix alba (willow) bark extract
    Willow. Skin soothing properties
  • ceramide 3
    Ceramide. Ceramides promote healthy skin. Used in the skin to create a waterproof barrier that is capable of protecting the underlying skin tissues
Neutral Ingredients
6
  • aqua (water)
    Aqua. Water
  • parfum (fragrance)
    Fragrance.
  • oryza sativa (rice) bran oil
    Rice. Skin-conditioning agent
  • polyquaternium 10
    Polyquaternium 10. Film-forming agent
  • pca
    Pca. Undefined
  • glycol stearate
    Glycol Distearate. Thickener, emulsifier
Unfavorable Ingredients
3
  • iodopropynyl butylcarbamate
    Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate. Preservative. Negative effects include contact dermatitis and contact allergy

Dial Body Wash Lavender & Twilight Jasmine

6/15 Best Ingredients
7/15 Good Ingredients
2/15 Unfavorable Ingredients
2/15 Natural Ingredients
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IngredientSpy Rating
900+ Reviews Details on Amazon.com
Abrasive Ingredients (Best For Body Wash)
1
  • sodium chloride
    Sodium Chloride. Table salt. Used as preservative or abrasive ingredient.
Cleansing Ingredients (Best For Body Wash)
5
  • sodium laureth sulfate
    Sodium Laureth Sulfate. Surfactant, cleansing agent
  • peg 8
    Peg-8. Surfactant, Cleansing agent
  • cocamidopropyl pg dimonium chloride
    Cocamidopropyl Pg Dimonium Chloride. Cleansing agent
  • citric acid
    Citric Acid. Natural preservative, chelating agent, removes unwanted compounds from the skin.
  • tetrasodium edta
    Edta. Chelating agent, removes unwanted compounds from the skin. Considered safe because it's difficult to absorb through skin
Anti-aging Ingredients
1
Neutral Ingredients
6
  • water
    Aqua. Water
  • fragrance
    Fragrance.
  • polyquaternium 10
    Polyquaternium 10. Film-forming agent
  • isostearamidopropyl morpholine lactate
    Isostearamidopropyl Morpholine Lactate. Antistatic agent
  • red 33
    Pigment. Pigment for skin care products.
  • blue 1
    Pigment. Pigment for skin care products.
Unfavorable Ingredients
2

Dove Body Wash Purely Pampering Coconut Milk

9/24 Best Ingredients
10/24 Good Ingredients
5/24 Unfavorable Ingredients
7/24 Natural Ingredients
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1,680+ Reviews Details on Amazon.com
Abrasive Ingredients (Best For Body Wash)
1
  • sodium chloride
    Sodium Chloride. Table salt. Used as preservative or abrasive ingredient.
Cleansing Ingredients (Best For Body Wash)
6
  • sodium hydroxypropyl starch phosphate
    Sodium Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate. Cleansing agent, surfactant
  • sodium lauroyl glycinate
    Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate. Cleansing agent
  • sodium lauroyl isethionate
    Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate. Surfactant, cleansing agent
  • stearic acid
    Stearic Acid. Surfactant, softening agent.
  • citric acid
    Citric Acid. Natural preservative, chelating agent, removes unwanted compounds from the skin.
  • tetrasodium edta
    Edta. Chelating agent, removes unwanted compounds from the skin. Considered safe because it's difficult to absorb through skin
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Body Wash)
2
  • cocos nucifera (coconut) fruit extract
    Coconut Oil. Skin-conditioning agent, moisturizing properties
  • nonfat dry milk
    Milk. Moisturizing properties
Anti-aging Ingredients
3
Healing Ingredients
2
  • lauric acid
    Lauric Acid. Strong bactericidal and anti-inflammatory properties
  • helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil
    Sunflower Seed Oil. Sunflower seed oil is used as an emollient. It is a good source of Vitamin E and helps heal dry skin.
Conditioning Ingredients
1
  • guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride
    Guar Gum. Skin conditioning agent
Neutral Ingredients
4
  • water (aqua)
    Aqua. Water
  • fragrance (parfum)
    Fragrance.
  • red 33 (ci 17200)
    Pigment. Pigment for skin care products.
  • yellow 5 (ci 19140)
    Pigment. Pigment for skin care products.
Unfavorable Ingredients
5

Alba Botanica Very Emollient, French Lavender Bath & Shower Gel

5/19 Best Ingredients
10/19 Good Ingredients
4/19 Unfavorable Ingredients
10/19 Natural Ingredients
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1,560+ Reviews Details on Amazon.com
Abrasive Ingredients (Best For Body Wash)
1
  • sodium chloride
    Sodium Chloride. Table salt. Used as preservative or abrasive ingredient.
Cleansing Ingredients (Best For Body Wash)
3
  • disodium laureth sulfosuccinate
    Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate. Surfactant, cleansing agent
  • sodium cocoyl isethionate
    Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate. Surfactant, cleansing agent
  • citric acid
    Citric Acid. Natural preservative, chelating agent, removes unwanted compounds from the skin.
Moisturizing Ingredients (Best For Body Wash)
1
  • gylceryl stearate
    Glyceryl Monoester. Skin-conditioning agent, emollient
Anti-aging Ingredients
3
Healing Ingredients
3
  • althea officinalis (marshmallow)
    Marshmallow Root. Anti-inflammatory, heals broken skin.
  • calendula officinalis flower
    Calendula Officinalis. Skin-healing and moisturizing properties
  • chamomilla recutita (chamomile) flower extracts
    Chamomile. Anti-inflammatory properties. Rare cases of chamomile allergy exist.
Neutral Ingredients
4
  • purified water
    Aqua. Water
  • melissa officinalis (lemon balm)
    Lemon Balm. Fragrance
  • ethylhexylglycerin
    Ethyl Hexyl Glycerin. Preservative derived from natural substances
  • fragrance
    Fragrance.
Unfavorable Ingredients
4

Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash Pump

7/20 Best Ingredients
9/20 Good Ingredients
4/20 Unfavorable Ingredients
6/20 Natural Ingredients
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3,410+ Reviews Details on Amazon.com
Abrasive Ingredients (Best For Body Wash)
1
  • sodium chloride
    Sodium Chloride. Table salt. Used as preservative or abrasive ingredient.
Cleansing Ingredients (Best For Body Wash)
6
  • sodium hydroxypropyl starch phosphate
    Sodium Hydroxypropyl Starch Phosphate. Cleansing agent, surfactant
  • sodium lauroyl glycinate
    Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate. Cleansing agent
  • sodium lauroyl isethionate
    Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate. Surfactant, cleansing agent
  • stearic acid
    Stearic Acid. Surfactant, softening agent.
  • citric acid
    Citric Acid. Natural preservative, chelating agent, removes unwanted compounds from the skin.
  • tetrasodium edta
    Edta. Chelating agent, removes unwanted compounds from the skin. Considered safe because it's difficult to absorb through skin
Anti-aging Ingredients
4
Healing Ingredients
2
  • lauric acid
    Lauric Acid. Strong bactericidal and anti-inflammatory properties
  • helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil
    Sunflower Seed Oil. Sunflower seed oil is used as an emollient. It is a good source of Vitamin E and helps heal dry skin.
Conditioning Ingredients
1
  • guar hydroxypropyltrimonium chloride
    Guar Gum. Skin conditioning agent
Neutral Ingredients
2
  • water (aqua)
    Aqua. Water
  • fragrance (parfum)
    Fragrance.
Unfavorable Ingredients
4