Black men have problematic skin and if the wrong product is used, chances are you might either damage your skin or you would most likely have a reaction to the ingredients in the product.
That’s why black men have a hard time finding the right products to use on their bodies. Earlier we covered the top soaps for black men, but today we’re going to discuss and highlight the best body washes and soaps for black men that have been specifically formulated to be easy on your skin with no allergic reactions.
Our team at The Lives of Men have tried and tested some of the best body washes and soaps for black men and have been able to shortlist the following products.
We prefer all rounded Videri Lemon Sage + Tea Tree Oil Body Wash.
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Top 8 Body Washes and Soaps for Black Men
We took factors such as natural ingredients, price, and skin type into consideration before developing this list.
To make it easier for you to decide which body was or soap to buy, here’s our take on the top 8 best body washes and soaps for black men.
- Jack Black Turbo Wash Energizing Cleanser
- Videri Lemon Body Wash for Sensitive Skin (Zero Sulfates)
- SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash
- Cremo Rich-Lathering Sage & Citrus Body Wash
- Every Man Jack Body Wash and Shower Gel Cedarwood
- Keika Naturals Charcoal Black Soap Bar
- Dr. Squatch Pine Tar Soap
- Brickell Men’s Invigorating Mint Body Wash for Men
- Kirkland Signature Natural Body Wash
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Videri Lemon Sage & Tea Tree Body Wash
The natural and organic ingredients that we have used in this body wash will give your skin the much needed TLC it deserves! Features a super blend of essential oils and moisturizing ingredients like Aloe Vera, Jojoba, Lemon, Sage, and Tea Tree Oil.
This perfect formula of ingredients delivers antioxidants like Vitamin C to the skin to help protect cells from oxidative stress, minimize appearance of damage and calm sensitive skin.
Jack Black Turbo Wash Energizing Cleanser
The Jack Black Turbo Wash Energizing Cleanser is simply an amazing product that delivers impressive results. It’s formulated using rosemary extract, eucalyptus, juniper berry and shea butter that is sulfate-free and is capable of washing away dirt and sweat without stripping your skin of its moisture.
It is an easy to use body wash that works wonders on your hair and body, unfortunately this product is not recommended for your face and it does not exfoliate your skin. Think of it as a daily cleanser for your body that comprises natural ingredients making it perfect for black men with sensitive skin.
This body wash is meant to be used while having a shower as it helps relax your muscles and open your sinus. It smells good, feels good and is ideal for black men with prior skin conditions or ailments.
SheaMoisture African Black Soap Body Wash
SheaMoisture is known for their all-natural formulated products that are safe to use on any skin type. The African black soap body wash is basically the black soap that we reviewed in another article, but with a body wash like consistency.
It’s formulated with shea butter that helps keep your skin moisturized and keeps you feeling fresh throughout the day. It’s ideal for sensitive skin and is known to get rid of dust, pollen and other impurities that have latched onto your skin.
This body wash contains Aloe, Jojoba, shea butter, oat bran extract, cocoa ash, and other natural ingredients. It is sulfate and parabens free which is perfect for those with sensitive skin. This 13oz bottle is known to last you an easy 2 months if you end up using it sparingly.
Cremo Rich-Lathering Sage & Citrus Body Wash
Cremo is another A-class body wash brand that offers a rich-lathering sage and citrus formulation and uses dry herbs, bright mandarin and white cedar to keep your skin exfoliated and soft.
This body wash is made from all-natural ingredients and is safe to use on black skin. It’s designed to keep you moisturized without any sticky residue and with long-lasting natural fragrance, this body wash keeps you smelling good all day long.
In order to get the best results from the Cremo sage and citrus body wash, you will need to work the cream into a lather and then apply that all over your body. Thanks to the marula oil, this body wash will keep you feeling nourished and is ideal for all seasons.
Every Man Jack Body Wash and Shower Gel Cedarwood
This is a cedarwood body wash that is ideal for combination skin and those with sensitive skin. This body wash has been formulated using essential oils such as rosemary and sage. It’s free from parabens and sulfates which is perfect for all types of skin.
The Every Man Jack body wash and shower gel is free from dyes and artificial ingredients. It comes in a nice flask style design bottle and is meant to be used while having a shower. It’s recommended to use a nice cloth while washing away the body wash to help exfoliate your skin and get rid of dry and dead skin.
It has a bit of coconut oil in it that helps cleanse your skin and also includes hydrating g glycerin in the mix that keeps you moisturized and your skin soft. This body wash lathers up quite a lot so it’s recommended to use only a dime sized portion once a day when you’re going for a shower.
Keika Naturals Charcoal Black Soap Bar
If you’re dealing with numerous skin problems at a time then the best soap to go for will be the Keika Naturals Charcoal black soap. This product has been known to reduce Eczema, Acne and Psoriasis in black men and has been formulated to treat oily skin.
Each bar of the Charcoal black soap has been hand-made in Canada and is completely GMO free with no chemical additives. It’s a multi-purpose soap that can be used on your face, body and even while shaving.
The Keika Naturals works as a natural treatment for troubled skin and has been known to last longer than other bars in the market. You wouldn’t get a strong scent from the soap, however you may find that it smells like peppermint, essential oils and green tea, which are natural ingredients in the bar of soap and not artificial fragrances.
Dr. Squatch Pine Tar Soap
The Dr. Squatch pine tar soap is one of the best soaps for African American black men and one of the best skin scrub exfoliating soaps out there. This item is extremely popular on Amazon and has been made from all natural ingredients such as pine tar, olive, coconut oil, shea butter, lye, oatmeal and sand.
This soap is great to use on black men and thanks to ingredients such as oatmeal and coconut oil, the soap exfoliates and gently massages your skin which is definitely something you need while having a shower.
While this soap has proven to be one of the best, it’s also one of the only soaps that we have tried which deteriorated faster than the others which means you might have to spend more in a shorter period of time. All-in-all, that’s only a minor issue with this soap as its health benefits truly trump it’s one flaw.
Brickell Men’s Invigorating Mint Body Wash for Men
Brickell is another brand that specializes in naturally formulated products such as soaps and body washes. The Men’s invigorating mint body wash is an all-natural body wash that is capable of deep-cleaning your skin by getting rid of sweat, oil and dirt from your pores.
This body wash is one of the best body washes for black men as it’s perfect for all skin types and consists of tea tree oil and coconut oil that have skin healing properties. It’s formulated using aloe vera, jojoba oil, vitamin E, tea tree oil, glycerin and peppermint.
It has been designed to be long-lasting and each bottle can easily last you for roughly 45 days if you end up using a limited portion each day. You can find this body wash in one of three available scents such as lemon lime, mint and tropical teak-wood.
Kirkland Signature Natural Body Wash
The Kirkland signature body wash is an all-natural body wash that is extremely rich in antioxidants and is known to be ideal for black men thanks to the Acai, rosewood, goji berry, chamomile, basil, olive and orange peels used in the formulation.
It has been formulated to be used on a daily basis and is one product that is able to put a stop to itchiness and dryness of your skin. The body wash deep cleanses your body by removing oil and dirt without affecting your skin’s moisture content.
For best results, it’s ideal to use this body wash while having a steam hot shower and if you use it along with the charcoal face wash, your whole body will feel revitalized and energetic post your shower. It’s easy to use and certainly one of the best body washes for black men in the market today.
How to use body wash?
Body wash is essentially soap that has been formulated differently so it can be stored in a bottle and is liquid in nature. In order to get the best results from your body wash you will need to follow the below mentioned steps.
- Start by dampening your skin either in the shower or by applying some water.
- Put a dime sized dollop of body wash onto your palm and then rub your hands together until they develop a nice rich lather.
- Apply the lather all over your body and use either a loofah or soft cloth to exfoliate your skin while washing your body with the body wash.
- Rinse off the body wash or soap from your body using lukewarm or cold water.
- Pat dry with a soft towel to remove the excess water from your skin.
Darnell Jackson is a grooming enthusiast. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, and has always been passionate about men’s fashion and grooming. Darbell started his career as a freelance writer, contributing to various men’s lifestyle magazines and blogs. He has since become a published author, with his book “The Art of Man Grooming” receiving critical acclaim.