7 Affordable Shower Gels To Try If You Enjoy Long Relaxing Baths

Taking a shower
Refresh your entire body with a pampering spa experience with these gentle cleansers formulated to leave your skin feeling softer, smoother, rejuvenated, and smelling delicious. Photo: Courtesy of Dove

There's probably nothing more relaxing than getting home after a long day of work and pampering your body with a long, warm bath. Every day our skin is exposed to air pollution and over the years it has major effects on our complexion. Dermatologists agree that pollution not only can cause blemishes into our skin, and accelerate aging, but even skin cancer can potentially affect our health.

It doesn't matter if you live in a big city or in the countryside, the sun, stress, floating debris and smoking can clog our pores, and although exfoliating your skin twice a week will peel away dead skin cells, your daily skin care regimen in the shower can keep your epidermis shining bright like a diamond.

Body wash and cleansers can freshen up, and help you achieve a soft, clean skin with a rich, bubbly lather. With infinite brands and scents to choose in the maket, we decided to help you creating a compilation of our favorite shower gels, plus a soap bar as a bonus in case you'll like to keep it handy.

7 Affordable Shower Gels Every Body Wash Junkie Should Try 

  • Suave: 

    Suave Essentials body washes come in a variety of fun, fresh fragrances that leave skin fresh and delightfully fragrant. In 2018, Suave introduced two new body wash scents –Almond & Shea Butter and Avocado & Olive Oil. Wrap yourself in the bubbly lather, savor the beautiful fragrance, rinse and feel your skin smile. Suave products offer great quality beauty solutions for the entire family to help you look good, smell good and feel good every day.

  • Dove:

    The Dove Shower Foam Shea Butter with Warm Vanilla Foaming Body Wash helps leave skin touchably soft and smooth. It's formulated with NutriumMoisture technology to protect skin natural nutrients, and it's warm scent of vanilla, sandalwood, and musk allows you to feel balanced and renewed. The light, bubbly, and luxurious Dove Shower Foam Collection also includes Cucumber & Green Tea Scent, Sensitive Skin Foaming, and Deep Moisture Foaming, 


  • ApotheCARE: 

    Formulated with concentrated Cactus Flower, extracted Moroccan Mint and steam-distilled Lavender. This shower gel is infused with a high-quality essence of these ingredients to deliver balanced skin while transporting you to a summer day in the South of France with hints of evocative lavender, cactus water and frozen mint.
  • AXE: 
    Get clean with the relaxing scent of Oud Wood and Dark Vanilla, of AXE Gold. This relaxing Gold scent combines oud wood and fresh vanilla. The shower isn’t just where you go to stop being dirty, it’s where you start being awesome. It’s the crucial first step, so get it right. And this Body Wash relaxes you with its smooth fragrance, so you can smell smooth from the very start. When you smell smooth from step one, magic follows.
  • St. Ives: 

    The new St. Ives Revitalizing Acai, Blueberry & Chia Seed Oil Body Wash was designed to awake your senses and give your skin a power boost of radiance and energy! This revitalizing product is infused with St. Ives unique SuperFood Blend, made with 100% natural extracts and moisturizers. 
  • Caress:
    The Caress White Orchid & Coconut Milk Shower Foam soft lather instantly envelopes you in the sensual burst of white orchid and coconut milk notes, leaving skin caressably soft. This rich formula is paraben and sulfate-free, and leaves skin feeling naturally soft and lightly fragrant. The collection also includes Midnight Iris & Vanilla Bean, and Mediterranean Neroli & Green Tea.
  • Love Beauty and Planet: 

    Here’s a remedy for any dry spell. Lock in moisture with this ultra-nourishing, Paraben-free body-wash that moisturizes skin, leaving it soft and smooth. Blended with rich Amazonian Murumuru Butter, known to nourish skin, and handpicked Bulgarian Rose Petals, for a fragrant kiss of nature that lasts.



  • Schmidt's:
    If you will like to add a ba soap to your regimen, then this collection made with plant-derived ingredients are hyper-moisturizing, super sudsy, and smell absolutely fantastic. Each contains a unique exfoliating ingredient and may be used on face and body. They are certified vegan and cruelty-free, with no SLS, pthalates, parabens, PEG, artificial dyes, or artificial fragrance.


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Shirley Gomez has been exposed to many aspects of the art world. Besides being a Fashion Journalist, she studied Fashion Styling and Fashion Styling for Men at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, Interior Design at UNIBE and Fashion Design at ITSMJ Fashion School in the Dominican Republic. She worked as a Fashion Journalist, Fashion Stylist and Social Media Manager at one of the most recognized magazines in the Dominican Republic, Oh! Magazine, as an occasional Entertainment Journalist, of the prestigious newspaper “Listín Diario”, as well as a fashion collaborator of a radio show aired in 100.9 FM SuperQ. When Shirley is not writing you can find her listening Demi Lovato or Beyonce's songs, decorating her apartment or watching Family Feud.