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Bro code: The best post-gym body washes for men

Gyms are a huge part of our lives these days. But even as we squeeze in those last few reps or go the extra mile on cardio, the thought of hitting the showers can be dreadful. It is a public shower after all and gyms tend to take the shortcut on providing decent toiletries and body wash. That gives men two choices: shower at home or bring their own body wash along.

If you choose the latter option, we’ve compiled five best after-gym body washes that you can bring. These are by no means just regular lather and rinse washes. Instead, we’ve chosen them for their unique key ingredients to provide the best shower experience — never mind that you’re bathing in a cubicle where thousands have gone before.

Here’s a taste: There’s Tom Ford Beauty and Aromatherapy Associates — body washes are primed to get rid of any after gym odour thanks to their scent combination. And since workout sessions tend to strain the skin and cause the body to be fatigued, we’ve selected options from Kiehl’s and REN, which are able to uplift senses and recover sluggish skin.

Don’t take our word for it. Try them out yourself to see.

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REN's Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium Anti-Fatigue Body Wash

After a workout session, the body usually feels fatigued and it shows on the skin. This body shower will combat that with their unique blend of ingredients: Atlantic kelp, magnesium PCA, and anti-fatigue essential oils to refresh sluggish skin and awaken your senses.

REN Atlantic Kelp & Magnesium Anti-Fatigue Body Wash, RM139

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Tom Ford Beauty's Neroli Portofino Shower Gel

Scented with crisp citrus oils, floral notes, and amber undertones, this body wash will not only leave your skin feeling soft and refreshed but also nicely scented. Your shower experience will be enhanced, like you’re at the lush foliage of the Italian Rivera.

Tom Ford Beauty Neroli Portofino Shower Gel, RM285

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Kiehl's Body Fuel All-In-One Energizing Wash

Detoxify clogged dirt and remove excess oil, sweat, and impurities with this cleanser. It’s formulated with caffeine, vitamin C, zinc, and menthol for not only optimum cleansing and hydrating properties but also to invigorate the skin. This is also great for traveling because it’s beneficial for both the body and hair.

Kiehl’s Body Fuel All-In-One Energizing Wash, RM85

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Aromatherapy Associates' The Refinery Body Wash

An aromatic shower not only cleanses the body but also relaxes the mind as well — exactly what you need after a gym session. With a blend of essential oils like sandalwood, pink pepper and bergamot, it effectively cleanses the skin while providing a relaxing shower experience.

Aromatherapy Associates The Refinery Body Was, RM257

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Davines' OI/Body Wash

Many tend to overlook that the skin on the body ages as fast as the face does too. Roucou oil is used in its formula to help restore the skin to its healthiest stage after being exposed to UV rays and also defy signs of aging. There is also glycerin for its hydrating properties so your skin stays soft all day long.

Davines OI/Body Wash, price unavailable

Jolin Lee


Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.

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