Body wash may seem like a simple purchase, but it’s more important for folks with sensitive skin than it seems. The wrong formula can leave you with itchy, scaly, irritated skin.
The Good Housekeeping Institute Beauty Lab constantly tests the best body care, including body wash, body scrubs and nourishing moisturizers for sensitive skin, so our pros know which products fit the bill for sensitive skin. When choosing a body wash for sensitive skin, they recommend skipping added fragrance and avoiding any mention of “antibacterial.” Instead, look for skin-soothing and hydrating ingredients like dimethicone, glycerin and petroleum, and remember that when it comes to sensitive skin, generally, the fewer ingredients the better.
Below, find the best body washes for sensitive skin, including products tested in the Beauty Lab, editor favorites and rave online reviews (all fragrance-free!).