There’s a new thing going on in men’s grooming – a movement inspired by the desire to not have to deal with multiple products and containers at once: combination shampoos and body washes.
We get it. It’s easy. It’s practical. And yes – done right, it absolutely works.
Unlike shampoo and conditioner, which, despite all the ‘2-in-1’ products out there, do not combine optimally because they cancel each other out (conditioner adds oil while shampoo strips it), shampoos and body washes CAN, in fact, form a happy and productive union because they’re both “surfactants”, which means they reduce the surface tension of water, making it much easier to remove dirt and oil.
The trick is finding that body wash and shampoo combo that both cleanses well AND leaves skin and hair smelling amazing. A great body wash and shampoo will lather away sweat and dirt without stripping away natural oils that keep your skin and hair healthy.
So without further ado, here’s our top five best smelling body wash and shampoos for men, along with their vital details.
If you like the feeling – or at least idea – of walking through an invigorating but serene eucalyptus forest (and who doesn’t?), you’ll want to own this one. The key ingredients are eucalyptus and birch extracts, which stimulate circulation, and Canadian balsam, which soothes. Certain smells just open your eyes in the best way. This solution cleans really well and rinses even better, leaving the skin feeling tight and fresh, and the significant other will really love it too. To boot, it’s Paraben-free.
4-IN-1 BODY WASH Inspired by Molton Brown’s award-winning Black Peppercorn Body Wash, this powerful head-to-toe cleanser tackles grime and speeds up shower time via 3-in-1 solution of face cleanser, body wash and shampoo. It can also be used as a shaving cream, too, believe it or not, so let’s make that 4-in-1. The wash adds a zesty citrus twist to the incredible spicy Black Peppercorn scent to keep gents warm, refreshed, and feeling confident. No guy has ever gone wrong with anything Black Pepper.
Our description says it best: The perfect solution to cleanse and recharge a body after workout. Combining Rosemary and Eucalyptus oils to form a vibrant, woodsy aroma that acts as powerful decongestant to aid in breathing, quick-foaming wash is a sulfate-free formula that gently cleanses both body and scalp to provide long-lasting comfort and energy. Green Tea and Eucalyptus aid in reducing bacteria on the skins surface, while naturally-sourced Arnica Extract works to minimize post-workout bruising and swelling. Coupled with the additional benefits from Juniper Berry Oil (breaks down the build-up of lactic acid for less soreness) and MSM (works to combat joint and muscle pain), wash is easily the best post-workout cleanser around. Paraben-free.
All-over wash cleans, hydrates and energizes skin while leaving behind the smell of the great outdoors (city-slicker version) via its classic woodsy Evergreen scent that incorporates notes of Cedarwood, Juniper & Frankincense. Unlike most 3-in-1 formulas that use irritating chemicals that strip away the body’s natural oils, Brickell's uses all-natural, organic ingredients to hydrate skin and hair. Step out of the shower smelling like Paul Bunyan -- that guy wasn't lazy.
This is an all-around body wash, shampoo and facial cleanser – so you’re getting the full 3-in-1 package for extra efficiency and convenience. But more importantly, it just feels and smells amazing. It’s “pearlized”, which means it has that luxurious look and texture. The gentle, pH-balanced formula combine a soothing and toning Cucumber extract with a strengthening and moisturizing Oat protein. It’s for all skin and hair types, and while it’s got gold in its name – it’s the minty scent that is priceless.
All-in-one body, hair and face wash energizes and cleanses from head-to-toe to leave skin and scalp feeling conditioned for a full "body high." Formula uses caffeine to invigorate while Menthol and Zinc refresh and purify the skin without over drying. Think Gatorade, but as a refueling body wash. Light-citrus scent. Silicon, Sulfate and Paraben-free.