The quest for the best men’s body soap has been long, sudsy, and filled my bathroom with a variety of scents. Some more pungent than others. Good news though, there are a ton of great options available for dudes no matter what kind of skin you have, or whether you prefer bar soap or body wash.
Since I’ve been testing different products for my men’s grooming guide, my social media feeds have been littered with shampoos, body soaps, and even make-up for men. One company stood out: Huron, a grooming company that creates products with men’s skin, hair, and grooming needs in mind. So I reached out to owner Matt Teri and he sent me some samples to try out.
And after a month or so of use, does Huron’s Cleanse and Recharge Body Wash make the cut as one of the best men’s body washes on the market or is it just another traditional soap with good marketing? Check out my review below.
What is Huron?
Huron is the creation of two Matt’s: Matt Mullenax and Matt Teri. Together, they’ve created a personal grooming company designed with the customer, and more importantly, men in mind. After realizing that a lot of men’s care companies were overpriced, Mullenax decided to get involved in the business to develop products that were high quality and reasonably priced. Soon after, Teri joined sharing his expertise after decades working at The Estee Lauder Companies, Tom Ford and Lab Series.
Since getting into the men’s care business, Huron has expanded to include a wide variety of products including shampoo, body wash, and eye serum. Each of these grooming products were developed specifically with the differences in men’s skin in mind to make sure that their needs were being met.
During my conversation with Teri, he mentioned that the two products he was most proud of were Huron’s Cleanse and Recharge Body Wash due to the care taken in developing a body wash that works well for men’s skin. The other was the nourishing eye cream, an eye serum designed to clear up puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines.
Battling for a presence in the ever increasing field of men’s care, Huron hopes to change the way men groom with their collection of vegan, cruelty free grooming products.
Why should you trust us?
After receiving Huron’s Cleanse and Recharge Body Wash, I immediately threw it in my shower and made it my go-to body wash for the past month or so. Obviously, that means I’ve used this body wash with my skin in all sorts of conditions: sweaty, stinky, or freshly in the morning. We’ve also sent samples out to a couple of contributors/testers to gauge their reactions as we wanted to test as many different skin types as possible.
Other helpful pieces of information:
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What do we mean by eco-friendly?
You’re going to read and hear about many organic, sustainable, and eco-friendly products on this website. When I talk about a product’s eco-friendliness, I am focusing on the following criteria:
Is it made from natural ingredients?
Simply put, are the ingredients in this product au natural? In soaps, the key ingredients to be looking out for are sulfates, parabens, and dyes. Each of these ingredients can damage the environment by infiltrating water pipes or poisoning sewers.
Is the manufacturing of the product environmentally friendly?
Does the product come in an eco-friendly container, or are there conscious decisions made in producing the product to help protect the environment? This also includes manufacturing the product itself: what are the factory conditions like, and do employees receive a fair wage?
Was the product tested on animals?
This one’s pretty obvious. Are the products tested on animals, yes or no?
Huron Body Wash Review
For this review, I’m going to be focusing on Huron’s Cleanse and Recharge Body Wash. As for what I was looking for, I broke it down into four qualifications: Cleanliness, Wash Quality/Scent, Eco-Friendliness, and Price. I took into consideration other body washes on the market for each category, as well as personal experiences with other grooming products. The goal is to present to you a well-rounded review of Huron’s Cleanse and Recharge Body Wash to help you make an educated decision on whether or not to switch body soaps.
Does it work?
This is the biggest question behind every kind of men’s body soap, does it actually work? The answer is absolutely, yes. Huron’s body wash quickly has become a staple in my shower as this soap does a tremendous job keeping me clean, while also making sure I come out smelling much better.
As for my skin, I haven’t noticed many changes. My sensitive skin has remained calm throughout the process of using Huron’s Body Wash, but I haven’t felt like my skin’s been softer, or any different. But in the field that matters most in body washes, Huron passes.
Wash Quality & Scent
When talking about wash quality, I want to mention how Huron’s body wash does a great job lathering you up. It’s effortless and makes for a real easy shower/lather. One thing to note though, when using Huron’s Body Wash in the shower, I’ve felt kind of greasy until I’ve dried off. It’s nothing major and it doesn’t bother me after my shower, but during there feels like some sort of greasy substance that’s hard to wipe off. I’m not exactly sure what that means, but I don’t like it.
My wife has complimented me numerous times on my post-shower scent as the smell just exudes old-fashioned masculinity. It’s hard to describe, but it’s a familiar scent that’s both comforting, and relaxing. What’s nice about Huron Body Wash’s scent is that you’ll come out of the shower smelling great, but by an hour it’ll go away so it’s not too intrusive.
For some dudes, the smell is going to be a bit too strong, and I totally get it. This body wash does deliver a strong scent, but because it fades away so quickly, it never lingered enough to bother me.
When it comes to body wash, it’s difficult to find something 100% eco-friendly. Huron does a great job though making sure that their soap doesn’t use any parabens, sulfates, silicones, phthalates, or aluminum. Instead, their soap is 100% vegan, cruelty-free, and made from recyclable packaging. This is about as close as you can get when it comes to an eco-friendly body wash.
Comparatively, at $14 a bottle, Huron Body Wash is more expensive than traditional store-bought body wash options but not as much as men’s only products. It’s really in the middle. Dove Men’s Body Wash is around $6 a bottle, whereas Brickell’s Body Wash is $25 a bottle. For the price, I was hoping to get a bit more out of the container as depending on how much you use, it could go pretty quickly.
That being said, Huron’s products remain in the middle price point compared to on-shelf products, and online only men’s body soaps.
Is Huron Body Wash worth it?
In a landscape littered with great advertising and sub-optimal products, Huron’s Refreshing and Invigorating Body Wash stands out from the pack. With a great wash designed specifically with men’s skin in mind, it’s hard not to fall in love with this product.
So if you’re a dude looking to step up your grooming game by switching to the next level of body wash, Huron’s Body Wash is a great place to start.