Winter Body Washes
Longchamp Fall 2019. Courtesy of Launchmetrics Spotlight

Your skin's needs change with the seasons. That doesn't just mean the skin on your face. It also applies to your body. Just like you retool your facial skin care routine, you need to rethink your body care regimen. Since winter calls for more hydration, it's important to work it into almost every step of your schedule. Fortunately, there are plenty of winter body washes to choose from.

What makes a body wash winter-appropriate?

A body wash fits the seasonal bill if it features top hydration helpers. We're talking everything from marula oil to shea butter. Your skin may also be a touch more sensitive this time of year. If that's the case, embrace formulas designed to calm and soothe. Usually, cleansers that tackle moisture loss also treat sensitivity.

How expensive are the best winter body washes?

The top tier vary. You can fork over as much as $36 or as little as just under $10. (Pay attention to size though because prices are often determined by the size of the container.) Sometimes added fancy fragrances hike up the bill. If you don't need a refreshing pick-me-up or your skin can't handle fragrance, favor unscented versions.

Ready for hydrated skin from head to toe? Then read on to uncover the most moisturizing winter body washes.

Necessaire The Body Wash

Nécessaire The Body Wash With Niacinamide, Vitamins + Plant Surfactants in Fragrance-Free, $25 at Sephora

Nécessaire's soft-foaming gel treats your body like your face. Marula, meadowfoam and cacay oils nourish, while niacinamide protects the skin barrier. Skin is left soft and supported.

Buttah Skin Egyptian CocoShea Body Wash
Buttah Skin

Buttah Skin Egyptian CocoShea Body Wash, $29 at Ulta Beauty

You'll be able to skip the spa with this luxurious body wash. It boasts the brand's Buttah's SP Duraquench complex, which hydrates for up to 72 hours. There's also purslane extract to brighten and marshmallow root extract locks in all that moisture.

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Wash AP Gentle Foaming Moisturizing Wash
La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay Lipikar Wash AP Gentle Foaming Moisturizing Wash, $16.99 at Dermstore

This pick is perfect for anyone with dry, sensitive skin. It's full of soothing ingredients, including shea butter and La Roche-Posay's Prebiotic Thermal Water to moisturize and soothe.

Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash

Dove Deep Moisture Body Wash, $9.99 at Target

Dove's body wash is a real bargain since it moisturizes as well as more expensive options. It gently cleanses skin and hydrates thanks to millions of MicroMoisture droplets and plant-based moisturizers that even nourish your microbiome.

Drunk Elephant Kamili Cream Body Cleanser
Drunk Elephant

Drunk Elephant Kamili Cream Body Cleanser, $22 at Sephora

Drunk Elephant's creamy cleanser features a real who's who of hydration heroes. Think marula, sweet almond and sacha inchi seed oils along with a multi-amino-acid blend. It's even safe for those with the most sensitive of skin.

Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash

Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash Eucalyptus + Lavender, $34 at Ulta Beauty

A great choice for morning showers, tea tree, rosemary and eucalyptus will wake you up by invigorating your senses while purifying. There's also sandalwood and lavender essential oils to soothe and condition accompanied by orange peel oil for clarity, radiance and smoothness.

Salt Stone Body Wash
Salt & Stone

Salt & Stone Body Wash in Bergamot & Hinoki, $36 at Salt & Stone

If you're a big outdoor fan even in winter, this body wash should be your go-to. Its formula contains ocean botanicals, antioxidants and natural hydrating ingredients. In addition to softening and soothing, its bergamot and hinoki aroma rivals some of the best perfumes.

Kopari Coconut Hydrating Body Wash

Kopari Coconut Hydrating Body Wash With Aloe and Sea Kelp, $20 at Ulta Beauty

Kopari's gel-based body wash works up into a rich foam lather to cleanse without stripping away moisture. Electrolyte-, amino acid-, vitamin- and mineral-packed organic coconut water, sea kelp and organic aloe vera juice work together to hydrate, smooth, soften and calm irritated skin.

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