Body care is just as important as facial care. Many people, and not only girls, but also representatives of the strong half of humanity, have long abandoned traditional soap and replaced it with gel. Such products greatly facilitate the process of caring for the skin, do not dry it, do not cause allergic reactions. In other words, the most careful care is provided in all respects.

Today, a very wide range of similar products is presented on the shelves of cosmetic stores, it is very easy to get confused in it. To prevent such an incident from happening to you, we decided to rank the best shower gels of 2020. In it, we will consider the composition and useful qualities of the most popular products among users, as well as give some useful tips on choosing such products.

How to choose the right shower gel?

Before buying, you need to carefully evaluate the composition of the product you like. It is desirable that it contains exclusively natural substances. Unfortunately, this is quite rare — mainly among premium products. If you decide to give preference to gels of the middle or economical price segment, then it is advisable to see that there is a minimum amount of alkali in the product. The fact is that such compounds negatively affect the general condition of the skin: they can dry it out, disrupt the natural acid-base balance. In addition, the more alkali there is in the gel, the worse it will foam and be absorbed into the skin. Accordingly, they will not be so comfortable to wash.

You need to chat the gel in the container — it should be thick enough. Its consistency should resemble sour cream. In this case, it will be possible to achieve an economical consumption of the product and a thorough cleaning of the skin. Often the composition contains artificial perfume fragrances. They give the gel a pleasant aroma. Instead, the gel may include plant extracts and essential oils. The smell from them will be much weaker, but the effect on the skin will be very positive.


The gel should be selected depending on the type of skin. In particular, soft cream-gels will be more useful for dry skin. This product contains many moisturizing ingredients — oils (for example, olive or almond), glycerin, jojoba extract. Oily skin needs a thorough cleansing. Here it is best to give preference to products with algae, which give an additional anti-cellulite effect. Sensitive skin will appreciate the use of gels with soothing ingredients — extracts of chamomile, rose petals, calendula or thyme. It happens that the skin is prone to irritation or allergic reactions. For such covers, hypoallergenic gels are best suited. They contain a significant percentage of sparing components, besides, they have practically no foreign smell. These products stabilize the skin, saturate it with nutrients, beneficial vitamins, trace elements and moisture.

When we chose products to include in our review of the best shower gels among all the compositions presented on the shelves of Russian cosmetic stores, we were guided, first of all, by the above factors. However, a number of other points were also taken into account: value for money, as well as user reviews. For each position of this rating, we have tried to collect as much information as possible so that our readers can decide on the most suitable tool.

Inexpensive products

6. Vitex THERMAL LINE on thermal water

Vitex THERMAL LINE on thermal water

This is a universal product that is optimally suited for all skin types. The top covers are thoroughly cleaned of any contaminants, in addition, the product penetrates deep into the pores, removing all pathogens from there. The gel can be used daily, even several times a day. It well relieves stress and fatigue returns the skin to its former tone. It contains thermal water from the French source Raphy Saint-Simon East, which is supplemented with hyaluronic acid. In combination, these substances perfectly moisturize the skin, penetrating deep into its structure. The moisture necessary for the cells penetrates through the membranes, restoring youth and elasticity to the skin. The gel helps to smooth fine wrinkles. The skin acquires a natural shine and radiance, vitality returns to it.

Thermal water contains a significant amount of oligoelements that help the epidermis resist negative environmental influences — harmful ultraviolet radiation, free radicals contained in the air. This gel foams just fine, it is easy to apply, after use the body feels unprecedented freshness and cleanliness. It is washed off with warm water completely, no feeling of dryness or tightness remains. At the same time, after using this composition, there is no need to apply a body gel.


  • Quite a significant volume of the bottle — 500 ml;
  • Acceptable cost of funds;
  • Very pleasant aroma;
  • Thick composition;
  • Long-lasting refreshing effect;
  • Saturates the skin with a significant amount of moisture;
  • After washing does not remain on the skin.


  • It would be better if the neck was equipped with a dispenser — because of this, the flow rate becomes somewhat higher.

Vitex THERMAL LINE on thermal water

5 Camay Mademoiselle

Camay Mademoiselle photo

The gel was developed by French perfumers and cosmetologists especially for feminine and elegant French women. However, the popularity of this product quickly went beyond the borders of the country and spread throughout the world. As a result, the creators managed to get a shower gel that smells like a real perfume, and the aroma is quite strong — it lasts throughout the day. According to modern women of fashion, seeking to take care of their bodies and keep youth for many years, the composition of the developers turned out to be ambiguous. In particular, it contains sodium lauryl sulfate — an artificially synthesized substance, which in some cases can lead to irritation and even allergic reactions. In particular, it is not recommended to use such a gel if there is serious damage to the skin. It is advisable to first test the effect of the gel on a small area of ​​u200bu200bthe skin — if an allergy or irritation occurs, then its use will need to be abandoned.

In general, there are not too many natural substances here, but there are practically no complaints about the negative effect of such a gel. The gel comes in a plastic bottle of an original design, the design of which is dominated by lilac and pink shades. The dispenser is not provided here, so the consumption of products can be quite significant. It is worth noting that such a gel foams very actively, is washed off even with a small amount of water, and deeply cleanses the skin pores.


  • A very original fragrance;
  • Beautiful design of the shower gel packaging;
  • When lathering, it forms a significant amount of foam;
  • Easily rinses off the skin.


  • Almost completely artificial composition;
  • There is no dispenser;
  • It happens, albeit rarely, that causes allergic reactions.

shower gel Camay Mademoiselle

4. Palmolive Shower Cream Intense Hydration with Olive Extract and Moisturizing Milk

Palmolive Intensive moisturizing with olive extract and moisturizing milk photo

It contains a significant percentage of olive oil and moisturizing milk of natural origin. The formula here is carefully balanced, after washing it feels like the skin has become velvety to the touch and is fully saturated with moisture. There is no feeling of tightness or dryness. The skin itself becomes very soft. It is recommended to use the gel daily, and even several times a day. The composition contains natural products — essential oils of lemon, orange, geranium, extract from clary sage, fragrant eucalyptus leaves. All these compounds have in their composition a large number of various nutrients that penetrate through cell membranes, bringing vitamins and minerals to the places of their assimilation.

In general, this gel contains over a hundred active substances. They envelop the outer integument of the skin, creating an invisible protective cover that prevents negative effects on the epidermis. With regular use of such a gel, it is possible to neutralize free radicals, prevent the harmful effects of ultraviolet rays, and significantly prolong the youthfulness of the skin. All oils not only nourish, but also actively protect any skin type from allergies and irritations.


  • Significant content of natural ingredients;
  • A pleasant and unobtrusive aroma that disappears literally after 20-30 minutes;
  • Saturates the skin with moisture, does not tighten it, does not cause allergies or irritation;
  • Large size packaging is equipped with a dispenser;
  • Low cost.


  • All information is in small print.

Palmolive Shower Cream Intense Hydration with Olive Extract and Moisturizing Milk

3. Nivea Milk and Apricot

Nivea Milk and apricot photo

In third place in this section of our ranking of the best shower gels is the products of a world famous company. It is made on the basis of exclusively natural components. The gel has an excellent fruity aroma that can deliver real pleasure. It contains apricot kernel oil. The content of surfactants is not too high, but their concentration in this product is quite enough to get a sufficient amount of foam, and after use the skin becomes soft and silky. The use of such products does not violate the acid-base balance, which is confirmed by a large number of dermatological studies. This shower gel saturates the skin with a sufficient amount of moisture, restores its elasticity, somewhat smoothes wrinkles, especially fine ones.

In addition, the composition contains valuable milk proteins, which additionally soften the skin. The gel is perfect for all skin types, makes it radiant, restores natural shine. The product can be used as a massage gel — without a washcloth. A small amount of the product is applied to the skin and rubbed with massaging movements. It is washed off very easily, does not remain on the body.


  • The composition contains a lot of moisturizing and nourishing substances;
  • The skin after use takes on a well-groomed appearance;
  • Acceptable cost;
  • A very pleasant smell that lasts for some time.


  • Yet not a completely natural composition;
  • Men claim that it is not very convenient to wash their hair with such a gel.

Nivea Shower Gel Milk and Apricot

2. DOVE Deep nourishment and hydration

DOVE Deep Nourishing & Hydration Photo

The consistency is more like a cream than a shower gel — it is a white and opaque composition, which is a little thinner than the usual gel. The lid of the package opens a little tight, which is why there is always a chance of spilling this gel. The aroma is not too strong, but quite pleasant, vaguely reminiscent of cream soap from the same company. With cleansing duties, this gel copes just perfectly. An invisible film is formed on the surface of the epidermis, which contains a large amount of nutrients. On the skin, it will be felt for several minutes, after which it is absorbed. Some tightness is replaced by a feeling of moisture and freshness. The gel is all-weather — it is perfect for use in the hot summer months and in the cold winter. Even very rough skin after washing with such a gel becomes soft, well-groomed and very tender.

The main difference between such products is that they absolutely do not dry the skin and for the most part consist of natural compounds. However, there is a minimal amount of artificial surfactants, so the gel does not foam too much, which leads to an increase in consumption. In general, the manufacturer claims the versatility of such a product, that is, it can be used not only as a shower gel, but also as a hair shampoo. In this capacity, the product has shown itself from the best side — it gently cleanses both the scalp and hair, giving them more volume.


  • The creamy texture of the product facilitates absorption into the skin;
  • Pronounced nourishing and moisturizing effect;
  • A large percentage of natural substances;
  • There is glycerin, softening even the roughest skin.


  • The aroma of this gel was not to everyone’s liking.

Shower Gel DOVE Deep Nourishing & Hydrating

1. Palmolive Gourmet Spa Chocolate Veil

Palmolive Gourmet SPA Chocolate veil photo

A very popular remedy largely due to its natural composition and rather pleasant aroma. This cream-gel contains a fairly decent amount of surfactants, so it can produce a significant amount of foam without compromising the concentration of nutrients. The product foams beautifully, which ensures low consumption, all nutrients penetrate deep into the skin, ensuring their full saturation with useful substances and thorough hydration. The action of the gel is aimed at restoring the elasticity and impermeability of cell membranes to ultraviolet rays and free radicals contained in the environment. The gel is placed in a convenient and ergonomic package made of reliable, slightly rough plastic — you can take the bottle even with wet hands, without fear that it will slip out of your hands.

The volume of the bottle is quite standard — 250 ml. The composition contains cocoa extract, which gives it an attractive brownish tint, a pleasant aroma and allows you to additionally saturate the skin with useful substances. A dispenser is not provided here, however, due to the thick consistency, it is possible to ensure a small consumption of products. The skin does not dry out after use, there is no feeling of tightness.


  • Pleasant, rich and very original aroma;
  • Forms a significant amount of foam, which not only reduces the consumption of the product, but also simplifies the washing process;
  • Attractive cost;
  • A large percentage of substances useful for the condition of the skin;
  • Washes off completely.


  • Not found except perhaps for the lack of a dispenser.

Palmolive Gourmet SPA Chocolate veil

Luxury Gels

4. L’occitane Almond Shower Oil

Shower oil L'occitane

A unique tool for providing quality skin care — there are no other analogues in the world. When entering into direct interaction with water, this product forms a rich foam that is easy to apply and rinse off the surface. skin. It contains a significant proportion of almond oil and natural nutritional lipids. All these substances are selected in such a ratio that they are able to ensure the softness of the skin, while maintaining their natural moisture balance, as well as acid-base balance. Can be used by both men and women. The products are placed in a small bottle made of high-quality plastic with a convenient dispenser, so the product will last for quite a long time. Cosmetics contain only natural substances, there are so few chemical compounds here that their percentage can be neglected.

The consistency is oily, but quite light. It is applied to the skin and spreads over it easily. The composition has an excellent smell, which remains on the body for several hours. The aroma is somewhat sweet with a slight bitterness. The tool nourishes the skin, saturates it with moisture and beneficial trace elements. There is also grape seed oil, sweet almond and sunflower oil — they actively nourish the skin and do not overdry it. Apply to the skin only with your fingers, without using a washcloth.


  • The nourishing formula includes only natural ingredients;
  • A very pleasant aroma;
  • Thoroughly cleanses the pores of the skin;
  • Forms a large amount of soft foam.


  • High price;
  • Not very suitable for oily skin due to the significant amount of natural oils.

L’occitane Almond Shower Oil

3. Weleda Citrus shower gel

Weleda Citrus photo

Suitable even for small children from the age of three. The manufacturer recommends using this gel immediately after sleep — it is ideal for people who find it difficult to wake up, gain energy and start a new day in full readiness. The product contains sugar tensides, it also contains sesame oil. It is characterized by the fact that it contains a huge proportion of unsaturated fatty acids — these substances help to fully retain moisture. The manufacturer added to this formula also extracts of the seeds of citrus plants — orange, tangerine and lemon. They contain many softening elements that give the skin tenderness. The gel itself has a pleasant invigorating aroma that helps to get a charge of activity throughout the day. The gel foams well due to the high proportion of surfactants. At the same time, they are very soft — do not cause irritation and do not dry the skin.

The composition also contains glycerin, which nourishes the epidermis and helps smooth out wrinkles. No artificial preservatives such as animal products, chemical dyes or mineral oils. There is no perfume fragrance here either — the fragrance is completely natural, therefore it is not very persistent. The gel is applied to the skin with palms or fingers, you should not use a washcloth here, wash it off with plenty of water.


  • Only mild surfactants of natural origin are used;
  • Expressed caring characteristics;
  • Pleasant, but not too pronounced aroma;
  • Has whitening properties.


  • It is very expensive;
  • Gives a small amount of foam;
  • Large expense;
  • Dispenser missing.

Weleda Citrus shower gel

2 Ahava Deadsea Water

Ahava Deadsea Water photo

A unique shower gel made on the basis of natural minerals — it contains original ingredients that are found only in the Dead Sea. This product has an innovative action, effectively cleanses the surface of the skin from any impurities, creates a protective layer that protects the skin from harmful UV rays and free radicals. The gel forms a large amount of light and airy foam, nutrients penetrate deep into the pores of the skin. The foam itself is distinguished by a rich and pronounced aroma of cherries and pomegranates. Even the smallest traces of dirt can be washed off. Mineral shower gel helps to fully feel the freshness and fully relax.

The formula contains a complex of moisturizing compounds, which does not allow the skin to relax, peel off and feel extremely unpleasant tightness. The effectiveness of exposure has been proven by many clinical trials. A positive effect from the application can be achieved literally after the first use. The gel does not cause irritation or allergic reactions. From organic substances, there is an extract of aloe vera, glycerin and the Osmoter complex, the joint action of which is aimed at combating dehydration of the skin. In the line of this product, you can find various natural flavors — cedar with mandarin or cactus with pink pepper. Professional dermatologists recommend this composition to people with hypersensitivity of the skin.


  • Absolutely hypoallergenic;
  • Gentle composition based on natural components of mineral and organic origin;
  • Fully balanced formula;
  • Pronounced moisturizing effect;
  • Balanced aroma.


  • Gives a small amount of foam.

Ahava Deadsea Water Shower Gel

1. La Roche-Posay Lipikar gel lavant soothing for sensitive skin

La Roche-Posay Lipikar gel lavant soothing for sensitive skin photo

Like all other cosmetics of this French brand, this shower product is made on the basis of thermal water. When applied to the surface of the skin, the gel forms a gentle foam, which, with all its cleansing virtues, is gentle on the mucous membranes — it does not irritate the eyes, does not cause tearing, and can be used as a means for intimate hygiene. It is washed off easily, there is no feeling of slipperiness, the feeling of the remaining film also does not arise. The composition contains natural oils of almond and shea, which moisturize and additionally nourish the skin, smooth fine wrinkles, restore its elasticity and firmness. The products have a physiological level of acidity, so the gel will not irritate any type of skin, including those prone to itching, atopy or irritation.

The tool can be used to clean not only the body, but also the face and even hair. According to most users, this gel is best suited for dry and moody skin. Produced in two formats — in a soft flip-flop tube, the volume of which is 200 ml, and in a 400 ml bottle, equipped with a convenient dispenser. The gel is used very sparingly.


  • Doesn’t dry out skin at all.
  • The composition does not contain artificially synthesized dyes;
  • The aroma is pleasant, unobtrusive and completely natural;
  • Universal remedy — can be used to clean the skin of the body, face and even hair;
  • The soft gel is suitable even for newborns;
  • Does not cause allergic reactions.


  • Not detected.

La Roche-Posay Lipikar gel lavant soothing for sensitive skin

In conclusion, a useful video

Our review of the best shower gels has come to an end. As you can see, we have divided it into two parts so that each reader can choose the best products for themselves according to their needs and financial capabilities. If you have already used one of the considered gels, then tell us about your impressions — our readers will be very interested to learn about the effect of using products directly from the mouth.


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