We don’t know who needs to hear this, but there’s truly no need to blow your budget on body wash. In fact, you can snag some of the absolute best body washes on the market at your local Target (or on the retail giant’s website if you don’t feel like popping into the store).
Keep in mind that all of the best body washes at Target make excellent choices for those looking to easily upgrade their shower routine without breaking the bank thanks to their nourishing wallet-friendly price point. It’s also worth noting that most of our top picks for the best body washes at Target are gentle enough for even the most sensitive, dry, dehydrated, and eczema- and allergy-prone skin types.
From Best of Beauty– and Readers’ Choice award-winning picks to dermatologist-approved recommendations and Allure-editor favorites, we’ve rounded up the best body washes you can buy at Target, some of which are available for less than $10 apiece (yes, you read that correctly!).
The Dove Body Love Moisture Boost Body Cleanser recently snapped up a 2022 Best of Beauty Award — and it’s easy to see why. Its rich, hydrating formula is spiked with moisturizing staples like glycerin and moringa oil, making it a great pick for dry, dehydrated skin. The floral fragrance — which features notes of white sage, vanilla, and bamboo — is also a bonus.
Naturium‘s TikTok-famous Glow Getter Multi-Oil Body Wash actually lives up to the hype, thanks to its unique, uber-lightweight, oil-to-gel texture. Its paraben- and fragrance-free formula features over 50 percent glycerin plus moisture-boosting staples like squalane and jojoba oil — and not to mention a slew of antioxidant-spiked fruit extracts (apple, coconut, etc.).
Philadelphia-based, board-certified dermatologist Michele Farber, MD, previously told Allure that Vanicream‘s Gentle Body Wash is “most notable for what it doesn’t have: fragrances, parabens, dyes, formaldehyde-releasers, and sulfates.” Moreover, the soap-free body wash is ideal for sensitive skin since it cleanses sans stripping the skin, thanks to ingredients like glycerin and purified water for an extra boost of hydration.
Dry skin is no match for the SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Hydrating Body Wash, which is, of course, formulated with moisturizing shea butter. “It’s a rich emollient that can help to heal cracked skin due to its vitamins A, E, and F content,” cosmetic chemist Ginger King previously explained. Its paraben-, sulfate-, and phthalate-free formula is also infused with other nourishing ingredients like panthenol (derived from vitamin B5), coconut oil, as well as antioxidant-loaded honeysuckle.
The La Roche-Posay Lipikar Wash AP+ is both fragrance-free and noncomedogenic, meaning it won’t clog pores. Dr. Farber previously told Allure that this must-have body wash is infused with “shea butter to hydrate, glycerin as a humectant, and niacinamide to soothe.” It’s even recognized by the National Eczema Association, making it suitable for — you guessed it — folks who suffer from eczema.