The hallmark of a good shower gel? It leaves your skin feeling squeaky clean, but not tight or dry. Unfortunately, it’s a pretty common occurrence amongst commercial shower gels these days.
Sounds like an all-too familiar scenario? Don’t worry: we’re here to assure you that it is actually possible to find a shower gel that cleanses without stripping your skin of its natural oils. All whilst making you smell great, of course. Yup, don’t get too shocked, it’s actually 100% possible to get the best of both worlds. Ready, set, lather up!
1.The Blessed Soaps™ by Nature’s Glory
Pioneering the organic movement in Asia for almost three decades, homegrown brand Nature’s Glory has launched its very own line of NASAA-certified organic castile soaps. The Blessed Soaps™ cleanses skin quickly, gently and effectively without blocking pores for maximum nutrient absorption of up to 40% in just two minutes. The soaps contain organic aloe leaf juice; organic shea butter; organic food grade coconut, olive and sunflower oils; as well as premium and certified organic essential oils mixed to precise rations to produce a nutrient-rich formulation safe for everyone.
Available in five variants, The Blessed Soaps™ is backed by technology and research to maintain consistently high cleansing potency throughout its shelf life with proper storage. Most commercial shower gels and soaps display a drop in potency in at least 5% per month. The Blessed Soaps™ also saves up to 50% of soap per bath from hair to heel, and with a milder pH than regular soaps, you can look forward to healthy, baby-soft skin that smells amazing.
Depending on your preference, you can pick from: Baby Love, Citrus Joy, Lavender Peace, Peppermint Patience and Tea Tree Kindness. Trust us, they make your shower experience that much more special: go for Citrus Joy if you’re looking for a refreshing, invigorating scent, or Lavender Peace if you’d rather opt for a more relaxing fragrance. Dry and reactive skin? Try out Tea Tree Kindness instead to soothe and calm skin.
The Blessed Soaps™ by Nature’s Glory is available on its site, as well as at selected NTUC Finest and Extra outlets. It is also available at selected Watsons and health food stores. It retails for SGD15 (355ml), SGD30.80 (946ml), and SGD105 (3776ml).
2. Chanel Gabrielle Foaming Shower Gel
A fine, light foam that gently cleanses your skin without stripping it of its natural oils, there’s no doubt that the Chanel Gabrielle Foaming Shower Gel is one of the best shower gels out there for dry, dehydrated skin! Of course, it helps that it smells delicious too — exactly like the popular Chanel Gabrielle fragrance. You’ll emerge from your shower smelling of fresh, subtle florals.
The Chanel Gabrielle Foaming Shower Gel is available at all Chanel boutiques as well as at its beauty counters in major departmental stores, such as Tangs and Robinsons. It retails for SGD82.
3. The Body Shop Banana Shower Cream
You’ll definitely be pampering your skin right with The Body Shop Banana Shower Cream. Not only are bananas rich in antioxidants and vitamins that helps fighting ageing skin, but they also contain intense moisturising properties that makes them ideal for dry, dehydrated skin types. Score!
The Body Shop Banana Shower Cream is available at all The Body Shop outlets and retails for SGD10.
4. Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Body Wash
You might be familiar with the Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Hand Therapy – one of their bestsellers. The brand has finally launched a body wash in the same scent. Say goodbye to dry, scaly skin with the Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Body Wash! With its ultra-moisturising blend of Shea Butter and Vitamin E, it is a natural shoo-in as one of the best shower gels for dry, dehydrated skin. It even contains natural extracts of cucumber, rosemary, and sage, all of which are known to be ingredients that greatly help nourish skin.
The Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners Body Wash is available at all Crabtree & Evelyn outlets and retails for SGD10 (50ml) and SGD35 (300ml).
5. AVEENO Body Dermexa Emollient Body Wash
Dry and sensitive skin? If you realise that your skin is prone to dry, scaly patches that tends to flare up from time to time, well, the AVEENO Body Dermexa Emollient Body Wash might just be the dream shower gel for you. Not only is it effective at reducing the occurrence of skin reactivity, it also contains rich emollients and ingredients that helps your skin retain moisture.
The AVEENO Body Dermexa Emollient Body Wash is available at selected Cold Storage, Fair Price, and Unity outlets. It retails for SGD19.90.
6. Bare For Bare Red Rose Body Wash
Hydrating and revitalising your skin just got a lot easier with the Bare For Bare Red Rose Body Wash. Richly infused with prized Damascus Red Rose Essential Oils, this baby promises to give you soft, supple skin that smells amazing. Now, who says you can’t get the best of both worlds?
The Bare For Bare Red Rose Body Wash is available at all Bare For Bare boutiques, located at Junction 8, Jurong Point, and Clementi Mall. It retails for SGD15.90.