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My Boring Shower Routine Hasn’t Changed in Years, So I’m Adding These 20 Finds

Simply put, it’s our job to find the best beauty products out there for you. From the newest serum to the hottest lipstick color to the dry shampoo that will change your life, we will find it, test it, and let you know what we think. We’re not complaining. It’s a pretty fun gig, and we’ll volunteer to be beauty guinea pigs any day.

But one of the cool things to come out of this is finding out what products you’re loving and buying. It helps us figure out what you want to learn more about and what you’re into so we can bring even more personalized recs to you.

Because we share a lot of our favorites with you every single day, we recognize it might be hard to keep up. So we’ve decided to put together a handy weekly list of what we love and what you love—consider this a CliffsNotes, one-stop shop of what’s really trending and worth adding to your cart at this very moment.

Take a look at what the Who What Wear universe (including editors, staffers, and readers) is obsessed with right now, and if you don’t see a new favorite on this list, we’d love to know. Send us a DM. This week, I’m highlighting bath products that I’m using to upgrade my shower routine. 

When I asked beauty editors Erin Jahns and Courtney Higgs about some bath and body product recommendations, they gave me a list of brands they love and Moroccanoil was one of them. I normally take showers at night, so this night serum will work perfectly afterwards. It has argan and tsubaki oils, holy basil extract, and vitamin C ester to smooth, protect, and firm the skin.

This one is definitely a big splurge, but Augustinus Bader is another beauty editor-beloved brand. Jahns thinks it only requires a once-a-week application since it’s so rich and nourishing, so you won’t be using it up too quickly, which might make it worth the price.

I’m always looking for a good body scrub––and Jahns and Higgs recommended this one to me. It’s gentle, yet hard-working, with ingredients like ruby crystals, jojoba oil, seaweed extract, and hyaluronic acid.

Higgs told me Kayo’s mask/scrub is GOAT (greatest of all time, for those who don’t know). So I’m immediately putting this on my wishlist. It’s formulated for your body, which intrigues me since I’ve never used a mask on my body before. It’s made with charcoal and kaolin clay to purify and nourish the skin, while volcanic pumice sloughs away dead skin cells. And if you’re worried about dryness, it’s got shea butter, plus coconut and avocado oils.

Ever since I found out about this scalp massager in an article about hair growth, I’ve been meaning to add it to my shower routine. Not only does it help deal with flakes, itchiness, tangles, and stress, many experts say a scalp massage can help stimulate follicle growth. I’ve been noticing extra shedding during quarantine, so sign me up for more hair growth, please!

Speaking of the scalp, I feel like mine has been acting a bit wacky during quarantine. Some days it’s dry and flaky, other days it’s oily. What gives? I’m putting this Briogeo scrub shampoo on my wishlist since it’s supposed to detoxify, remove buildup, soothe, and hydrate.

I’m in the market for a new shampoo and conditioner set and I’ve got my eye on this one from R+Co. It’s got great reviews online and it’s a bestseller with Who What Wear readers. I love that it’s supposed to leave your hair with extra volume and improve its keratin structure. My hair can always use a little more oomph!

And of course, I have to pair the shampoo with its conditioner. This one has similar ingredients to its shampoo counterpart: pro vitamin B5, biotin, coconut oil, and saw palmetto berry extract.

Jahns told me anything by Nécessaire is “a slam dunk,” so I’m adding the brand’s body wash to my shower must-haves. It’s got nourishing ingredients like marula, cacay, and meadowfoam oils, plus vitamins A, B3, C, and E, omegas 6 and 9, and antioxidants.

I remember reading Jahns’s review of C & The Moon’s body scrub, in which she called it the “Rolls Royce of body scrubs.” That description in itself sold me. Then I was impressed by reading the ingredients: alpha hydroxy acid, plus coconut, sweet almond, and jojoba seed oils. Sounds heavenly to me.

Dry brushing is said to have many benefits––it helps exfoliate the skin, promote cell renewal, reduce ingrown hair, and increase circulation. I’ve always been intrigued by the process, so I’m going to add it to my experiment list. This one can be used as a dry brush and in the shower.

I have gotten into a bath routine as well, and of course, bath time calls for a nice, inviting candle. I’m obsessed with Boy Smells’s candles and love giving them as gifts. My normal go-to is Hinoki Fantôme, but I’ll branch out with this cedar one.

I could probably take care of my hair a little bit more post-shower. Normally I dry it with my towel, comb it, and then let it air dry. This popular hair turban is super-absorbing––it can actually dry your hair 50% faster than regular towels. Plus, the material is a lot gentler and it helps cut down on the frizz and increase shine.

Okay, this is already in my shower/body routine, but it’s a fairly new addition. The oil is formulated to keep your skin and pubic hair moisturized, and it works to prevent ingrown hairs. I like using this after I shave or after waxing treatments.

Since I’ve been taking more baths lately as a form of self-care and stress relief, I’m always looking for new bath soaks. This one from Herbivore is a bestseller and it’s ultra hydrating, thanks to coconut milk.

Just from reading the ingredients, I know this body cleanser is going to smell so good. It’s got neroli, tangerine, and rosemary extracts, plus jojoba, macadamia, and rosehip oils.

I wrote about how I’m very pro bar soaps now. I love my Dove beauty bar, but when I need to restock, I think I’m going to try this one from Herbivore. It’s made from French pink clay and contains geranium and blood orange essential oils. It’s also formulated for sensitive or dry skin types, which is conveniently both my skin types!

I’ve never used body oils before, but after reading Jahns’s review of Mutha’s body oil, I might just start. For someone who’s not a big fan of body oils, she really liked this one, saying it was quick-absorbing, smelled good, and left her skin super soft and glowy.

This is another Nécessaire product that’s caught my eye. It’s a serum that contains hyaluronic acid, vitamins B3 and B5, and ceramide NP to hydrate and plump skin. I’m thinking it will be a good complement to my normal body lotion.

This is another body wash I would pick just for the scent. Gypsy Water is an iconic Byredo fragrance, so I think it will make shower time even more relaxing and luxurious. Next up, my skin has gotten so much better during quarantine—I credit these 17 products.

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