Body Washes That Can Double As Shaving Creams

You may encounter this situation. You jump into the bathroom and pick up your razor, only to find that you’ve run out of shaving cream. Ugh. Going without shaving cream is pretty much a problem – you know from first-hand experience that this will leave you with a serious case of razor burnout. That’s why we’re fans of super rich body wash. They act as a shaving cream, so you can remove body hair without the risk of nicks and cuts – and they allow you to get fresh and clean at the same time. Here, we’ve collected our favorite super moisturizing body wash that can be used in place of shaving cream.

Bath & Body Works Japanese Cherry Blossom Moisturizing Body Wash, $14.47
I’ve been obsessed with this scent since a summer trip to Japan two years ago. But my favorite is the moisturizing formula in this body wash, full of shea butter, coconut oil and cocoa butter. Not only does it leave my skin silky soft after a bath, but it’s a great alternative to shaving cream whenever I’m out of stock.

Dove Rose Essential Oil Body Wash Mousse, $5.99.
Dev is known for its body nourishing cleansers, and this one is another creamy winner in its line. The mousse formula is infused with rose essential oil and has a luxuriously rich lather, making it an effective shaving cream as well as a body wash.

Sol de Janeiro Brazil 4 Play Moisturizing Bath Cream-Gel, $25.
This creamy white body wash has a sweet scent with hints of salted caramel, pistachio, and vanilla for an evocative finish. It also contains nourishing formulas like Cupuacu butter, coconut oil and acai berries, making it the perfect shaving cream alternative.

What do you get when you combine soothing lavender essential oil with shea butter? This creamy body wash is comparable to a high-end shaving cream. Safe to use even on sensitive skin, this body wash provides lasting moisture and a calming scent.

Safe to use even on sensitive skin, this body wash provides lasting moisture and a calming scent.

OGX Shea Butter Shea Smooth Body Wash, $5.97.
A blend of shea butter, agave, coconut oil and vanilla, this shea butter-like body wash deserves a place in your shower gel. It cleanses the skin without taking away essential oils, and the rich lather means you can also use it as a shaving cream.

Nivea Nourishing Care Body Wash, $5.29.
This shower gel contains a nourishing serum with plant-derived oils, skin-essential lipids and vitamins to ensure your skin is soft and smooth after a shower. It’s so nourishing and moisturizing that it doubles as a shaving cream – so you can reach for it the next time you shave.

Drunk Elephant Kamili Cream Body Cleanser, $20.
Drunk Elephant knows a thing or two about nourishing skin care – and now comes the brand’s decadent body wash, which can be used as a shaving cream. This gentle cleanser formula contains gentle cleansers such as coconut-based surfactants, as well as antioxidant calendula oil and soothing sarja kinji seed oil.