This Nécessaire Body Wash Is the Epitome of Shower Luxury

4.5

Nécessaire The Body Wash

necessaire the body wash in eucalyptus bottle and box

Karla Ayala

What We Like
  • Non-drying

  • It comes in calming scents (like eucalyptus and sandalwood) and unscented (for those who are sensitive to fragrance)

  • Moisturizing formula

  • Elevated packaging

What We Don't Like
  • Nothing


Nécessaire's The Body Wash makes my shower experience feel luxe. The eucalyptus fragrance smells like a relaxing spa: clean and calming. The formula is mild, non-stripping, and leaves skin feeling deeply cleansed.

4.5

Nécessaire The Body Wash

necessaire the body wash in eucalyptus bottle and box

Karla Ayala

I've dedicated the time that I've spent at home to indulging in self care. Taking a lovely shower is one of my go-to calming activities, but I recently noticed that I could do some upgrading in my niche. My body washes haven't been cutting it when it comes to my dry. sensitive skin, so I began my search for one that would. I was also looking for that a body wash that will transform my mundane shower routine into a more soothing one. Enter: Nécessaire's The Body Wash, with its sleek design and spa-like fragrances. Read on for my experience with the body cleanser.


Best For: All skin types

Uses: Skin cleanse and skin nourishment

Star Rating: 5.0

Potential Allergens: Citric acid and limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil

Active Ingredients: Niacinamide and vitamin E

Clean?: Yes 

Price: $25

About the brand: Necessaire was founded by Nick Axelrod and Randi Christiansen. They redefined body care by adding healthy chemicals like hyaluronic acid, peptides, and antioxidants to their lotions and body washes, making them froth with plant-derived surfactants. They utilize their company to help the environment wherever they can.

About My Skin: Dry with eczema

My skin is dry and sensitive and when it comes to body wash, I'll typically opt for a fragrance-free formula but was curious about The Body Wash's eucalyptus scent. (I can't be the only one that thinks that sounds dreamy. To my delight, the fragrance was as gorgeous as I'd imagined, but the true test was how my skin would react to it.

The Feel: Lightweight, slippery gel

necessaire the body wash texture

Karla Ayala

Nécessaire's The Body Wash starts as a gel before it becomes a light lather. It suds up beautifully, slips across skin, but leaves behind no greasy residue. What it does leave behind is a faint, refreshing scent of eucalyptus.

About the Ingredients: Anti-inflammatory

The Body Wash contains niacinamide as well as vitamin E. Both are anti-inflammatory ingredients, and niacinamide is known to help lessen the redness of eczema, acne, and other inflammatory skin diseases. Vitamin E has the added benefit of helping reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars.

The Result: Clean, nourished skin

The Body Wash is a mildly fragranced gel that is neither drying nor irritating. It cleanses effectively and leaves skin feeling refreshed. After a few weeks of using this product, my skin feels smoother and healthier. 

Similar Products: You have options

La Roche Posay Lipikar Wash AP+ Moisturizing Body and Face Wash: This hydrating body and face wash ($15) leaves skin clean, smooth, and immediately comforted.

KORRES Renewing Body Cleanser: This delightful foamy shower gel ($19) aids in the maintenance of the skin's hydration levels.

Final Verdict

Nécessaire's The Body Wash makes my shower experience feel luxe. The eucalyptus fragrance smells like a relaxing spa: clean and calming. The formula is mild, non-stripping, and leaves skin feeling deeply cleansed.

Specs

  • Product Name The Body Wash
  • Product Brand Nécessaire
  • Price $21.00
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  1. Cherney K. Niacinamide: 10 benefits for skin, topical or supplement, side effects. Healthline. https://www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/niacinamide. Published August 29, 2018. Accessed December 20, 2021. 

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