These are the best shower gels according to the OCU

Shower gel is a product that, despite the fact that we use it every day -even sometimes on more than one occasion, we often overlook and do not give it as much attention as we should. It is one more opportunity to nourish our skin and protect it from external aggressions, so we should take the trouble to do it daily.

When choosing a shower gel, we usually don’t give it much thought, but simply pick the first one we like on the supermarket shelf or in one of our favourite beauty stores. And besides the fact that it smells good, there are other criteria we should apply.

Guided by the OCU and its market study which, after analysing 13 gels and two bars of soap from different brands, has selected the best shower gels. The criteria they have followed have been the hydration they give to our skin and “the formula and its packaging are respectful with health and the planet”.

Of all those analysed in the OCU study, they point out that there are three that “have stood out above the rest”, this being the best:

These are the best shower gels according to the OCU

The Lipikar Gel lavant of La Roche-Posay stands out from the rest for its formulation, containing niacinamide and shea butter. A gel the brand describes as “soft and smooth foaming”, was originally intended for use on babies because of its protective formula but is suitable for any skin type.

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Image via La Roche-Posay

Both niacinamide (a soothing active ingredient that helps relieve itchiness and restores the skin’s lipid barrier) and shea butter (a highly moisturising active ingredient) are sustainably sourced, according to La Roche-Posay.

Well, it is precisely this moisturising capacity that has placed it at the top of the ranking.

The second gel in the OCU ranking is Dove’s Deep Moisturising Shower Gel, a supermarket classic and much more economical, of which its anti-dehydration qualities and price stand out.

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Image via Dove

In third place in the ranking we have this shower gel from Sanex, the BiomeProtect Protector, with a prebiotic and postbiotic complex that help moisturise the skin before and after showering. It is also a very economical option.

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Image via Sanex


This article was syndicated from Marie Claire Spain


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