As a shopping editor who tests beauty products for a living, I’ve learned which ones are actually worth the splurge (and which ones definitely aren’t). For example, anti-aging treatments and serums are usually good investments, whereas most mascaras and daytime moisturizers are just as good as the high-end alternatives. Another essential that shouldn’t break the break? Body wash.
You don’t have to settle for a shower gel that leaves your skin feeling unbearably dry and itchy! There are plenty of high-quality options that use clean ingredients to remove dirt and oil without stripping the skin—and you can find them at your local Walgreens, Walmart, CVS, etc. Yep, even if you have problematic skin, I’m confident there’s an under-$20 soap that’ll work for ya.
Below, I’ve rounded up the 13 best drugstore body washes that treat a wide variety of concerns, including dry, sensitive, oily, and acne-prone skin. I’ve even included a few calming body washes to incorporate into your nighttime routine, plus an awakening scrub to start your morning off right. And did I mention they’re all under $20?! Yeah, it’s time to fall in love with one of these drugstore body washes (so you can spend your hard-earned $$$ on makeup and skincare goodies that are actually worth it…).