“Body Conditioner” Is Our New Favorite Shower Staple

“Body Conditioner” Is Our New Favorite Shower Staple

We all know that a good hair conditioner can make a huge difference for brittle and lifeless locks… but the concept of “body conditioner” is definitely less familiar.

So, what is the stuff? Well, it’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like. Much like hair conditioner, board-certified dermatologist Dr. Brendan Camp, MD, explains that body conditioner products are designed to help to soften the skin, preventing dryness in return.

“Body conditioners are synonymous with hair conditioners,” he says. “After you shampoo, you remove natural oils (sebum) along with sweat, buildup and impurities. The oil that coats the hair shaft softens it, smoothes the cuticle that surrounds it and prevents it from drying and breaking.”

So, to give you the full beauty scoop on how to use these products (and what kind of ingredients to look out for), we talked more with Camp (and other skin care pros!) about everything you need to know about this budding skin care trend.



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