I've always maintained that one of the best investments for your skin is a great cleanser. Without realizing it, I had restricted that maxim to my face and hadn't really thought about extending it to my body until JulieK reminded me of her patented neck and decollete routine
with Burt's Bees Orange Essence cleanser. Mind you, body washes and shower gels haven't so much been the poor relation of skincare, but banished and cut off without a penny. Happily, that is slooowly beginning to change and a trawl through our archive turned up enough for a Five Best body cleansers roundup.
I've found that Nutra-Lift's One Step (available in the TIA shop
) is great for dry winter skin
, Pangea can be relied on for organic goodness and, let's not forget that body cleansers are meant to cleanse (not to mention prevent body breakouts) and Giovanni's D:tox
does just that. Plus we have an exciting new find in the Red Flower brand.
Hover over the images for details and prices.
Ingredients Pangea Organics Herbal Shower Gel, Egyptian Basil & Mint
Water (Purified), Coconut Oil (Organic), Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Organic), Hempseed Oil (Organic), Jojoba Oils (Organic), All Oils Saponified with retained Vegetable Glycerin, Vegetable Guar Gum, Aloe Vera (Organic), Vegetable Glycerin (Organic), Organic Essential Oils of:, Citrus Limetta (Lime), Ocimum Basilicum (Basil Linalol) Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Sweet Basil) Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint), Organic Herbal Extracts of:, Foeniculum Vulgare (Fennel) Seed, Tilia Europaea (Linden) Flower, Althea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root, Plantago Major (Plantain) Leaf, Viola Odorata (Blue Violet) Leaf, Rosemary Extract
Ingredients Red Flower ($20)
Bio Dynamic Honey Infusion, Saponified Oils of Olive, Coconut, Palm and Castor, Almond Oil (*), Sugar Beet (Cocobetaine), Cocoamphodiacetate, Aloe Vera, Vegetable Glycerin, Sucrose Cocoate (Sugar Extract), Rice Bran Amino Acids, Evening Primrose Oil, Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate), Olive Leaf Extract, Fragrant Oils, Essential Oils of Moroccan Rose (Rose Damascena), Bulgarian Rose, Coriander, Patchouli, Grapefruit Seed Extract, Rosemary Extract (*)
Ingredients in Burt's Bees
Vegetable Glycerin, Olive Oil, Orange Oil, Oat Flour, Lanolin, Oat Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Vegetable Oil, Beta-Carotene, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Quillaja Extract, Rosemary Leaf Oil
Ingredients in Nutra-Lift One Step Body Scrub
Organic aloe barbadensis gel, cocamide-betaine, walnut shells, marine algae extract, ascorbly glucosamine (vitamin C), ascorbly palmitate (vitamin c ester) sesame seed oil, rosemary, milk thistle, bilberry, butylene glyco, glycerin (vegetable), hydroxypropymethylcellose, tocopheryl linoleate (natural vitamin E), polyphosphoxylcholine glycol acrylate (sugar extract), blue-green algae, grapefruit seed extract, clover blossom extract, coltsfoot extract, calcium pantothenate, birch leaf extract, horsetail extract, nettle extract, sage extract, peppermint extract, yarrow extract, birch sap, hyaloronic acid, allantoin (natural), ethoxydiglycol, Inositol, sodium coca-sulfate and potassium cocoate and tea wheat germate, lemon-lavender-ylang-ylang-rosemary-macadamia extracts, dead sea minerals salts, citric acid, colloidal minerals.