In numerical order of supremacy, this list, compiled from reader feedback, popularity, innovation, ingredients, results, price and Ape to Gentleman’s testers; displays the Top 10 Shower Gels For Men the men’s grooming world has to offer.

A good shower gel should lather well, smell fantastic, be a good texture, be concentrated and last, possess quality ingredients, be easily dispensed and offer value for money. We expect a lot you say? As always, yes. And why not? Ape to Gentleman brings you our favourite shower gels for men, don’t settle for anything less.

1. retaW Body Wash – Fragrance Shampoo for Body and Soul


Anything with, “a fragrance for your body and soul” in the product description captures our attention. Combine this with the richest lather you’ve ever seen, special scent, concentrated organic ingredients and you get an incredible ‘Fragrance Shampoo’ aka shower gel. 300ml

£29.00 >

2. Malin+Goetz Rum Body Wash


From science meets nature experts Malin+Goetz their Rum Body (+ Hand) Wash is designed to gently yet effectively purify and balance all skin types- this foaming cleansing gel synthesises 0.5% fragrant warm Dark Rum EDT fragrance with amino acid-based cleansing agents. Skin is left thoroughly cleanse and hydrated with protein amino acids and natural glycerin. It lather richly and rinses without residue whilst being non0-irritating, drying, or stripping the skin, to help reduce epidermal stress. Available in a variety of other incredible scents too. 250ml

£20.00 >

3. Molton Brown Black Peppercorn Body Wash


No surprises here. A Molton Brown best seller and we can see why – an incredibly manly scent, with a rich lather. Popular amongst many men and the victor of countless awards. The price is more than reasonable when you consider it has a concentrated formula which lasts a long, long time. 300ml

£20.00 >

4. Korres Guava Shower Gel


Delivering a deliciously invigorating blend of tropical fruits- this creamy-foam showergel with wheat proteins and Althea extract, helps maintain skin’s natural moisture levels, and leaves you feeling fresher than a Starburst. 250ml

£8.00 >

5. L’Occitan Shower Gel for Men


An award-wining 2-in-1 formulation cleanses hair and body in one step. Made with with authentic A.O.C. lavender, blended with the peppery, nutmeg scent of burnt wood, this shower gel purifies leaves you smelling magnificently and with shiny, healthy hair. 250ml

£16.00 >

6. Kiehl’s Pour Homme Bath and Shower Liquid Body Cleanser


A truly masculine smelling shower gel from Manhattan’s oldest pharmacy (now part of L’Oreal). A rich texture producing a generous lather. This smells like gentleman of yesteryear, very manly. 250ml

£18.50 >

7. Aesop Coriander Seed Body Cleanser


This low-foaming cleanser- noted for its warm, unorthodox scent derived from the oils of crushed Coriander Seeds and Black Peppercorns- offers a superb cleansing experience that refreshes skin and spirit. 500ml

£31.00 >

8. D. R. Harris Windsor Head-to-Toe Wash


Great for both showering and bathing and can be used to wash the hair as well as the body. Windsor is a fresh fragrance starting with Citrus overtones and maturing into a warm, leathery scent with notes of Black Pepper and Vetyver. The scent is the perfect mix of traditional, understated luxury and fresh, contemporary vibrancy. 250ml

£23.00 >

9. Baxter of California Invigorating Body Wash Bergamot and Pear


A super-hydrating shower gel for men with Bergamot and Pear essence. It gently washes away dirt and debris from the body without stripping skin of moisture. Mild cleansers and skin-softening agents keep skin smooth and soft. The Bergamot and Pear essence is a subtle fruity fragrance of bergamot lemon with green pear and cedar wood. 300ml

£18.00 >

10. Cowshed Bullocks Bracing Body Wash


No parabens, petrochemicals, sulphates or artificial colours, it’s even suitable for vegetarians- this might not mean much to you but trust me, it’s a good thing. The Cowshed offering from the Soho House group could lather a bit better; it stays creamy rather than foamy (you might prefer this?). The scent is great, very manly and finally I really like the name and bottle design. 300ml

£18.00 >