Gillette Body Wash Discontinued: What Are Alternatives?

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The Gillette Odor Shield Body Wash and the Hydrator Body Wash are another set of well-loved products that have bitten the dust.

You and I possibly can’t know why brands like Gillette discontinue certain products. But when they do, these products usually don’t make a comeback.

They’re gone forever.

What can you do? Look for alternatives.

But that comes with good and bad news. The bad news is that you probably won’t get a close alternative or something you like as much as the Odor Shield.

The good news is that the market is infinite. There is definitely another brand that’ll give you all the chilling and excitement. You just have to look for it.

So, that’s what this article attempts to do, help you find it. Keep reading!

About the Gillette Body Wash

The Gillette Body Hydrator Body Wash Gel is one of the best-selling Gillette washes.

The body wash comes in a 16 fl oz bottle and gives a fresh just-out-of-shower scent aside from cleaning the body.

You can even choose from a convenient 3-pack if you’re buying for the whole family. The Hydrator Wash was formulated for dry skin and specifically for males.

The wash doesn’t just clean though. It also hydrates the skin, leaving it soft and moisturized. It helps lock in the skin’s moisture so that it’s fresh and comfortable for a long time.

When Was the Body Wash Discontinued?

The body wash was discontinued as of 2018, more than 4+ years ago. If you’re looking for an alternative, there are many but you probably won’t find one that can totally replace it.

Everyone loved the smell, it smells nice and makes the shower smell nice too. There seems to not be anything like it.

What Are Gillette Hydrate Body Wash Replacement?

Other Gillette Alternatives:

The closest alternative to the Hydrator Wash is the Gillette Odor Shield Body Wash. This one was similar and has a scent that last all day. However, it has also been discontinued.

If you’re buying from the same brand, you can try the Gillette Hydra Wash with Aloe. This scent may not smell great as the old shield or hydrator.

But that’s the best Gillette can offer for a replacement. In addition to that, you can go on to the website and check out other scents.

Every Man Jack Sandalwood

Another one is the Every Man Jack Sandlewood or Cedar. This one is also great and many other people have found it to be a great alternative to the discontinued Gillette body wash.

You can get Cedarwood, which has a nice fragrance or go with Sandalwood, which is even softer if you have dry skin.

Moreover, it doesn’t have a lingering scent, which is also great for anyone who is sensitive to fragrances. Another great thing about the product is that it’s natural and readily available.

Dove Blue for Men Bar Soap

As you can see here is a bar soap; not your typical body wash. However, quite a few people like this, which is a good option if you’re into bar soap.

There are equally others like the Dr. Squatch and Duke Cannon if that’s your thing. The Dove Bar soap smells nice too and is practical.

Aside from the blue, you can get a green one too, which has scored some compliments from users. Another bonus is that bar soap is cheaper than body washes.

And since they do the same thing, you can expect to shave off some bucks from your spending.

What To Do Now That It’s Discontinued

There is nothing you can do other than to move on. Look for alternatives and make new love with other scents.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still get any of the discontinued products?

I think you may still be able to. While searching on the internet for a retailer still carrying it, I found Sears and Kmart. At the time of writing this, the Hydrator Body Wash was available for purchase.

So, maybe if you go round a few of your favorite local shops, you may be able to come across it.

Does Gillette make body wash?

Yes. Though Gillette is well-known for its shaving sticks, the brand also makes body washes for men some of which are very popular.

One of the better-known washes from the company is the Gillette Hydrator, which has now been discontinued. There are other body washes from the brand. Check the official site for the options available.

Conclusion

As you can see, most brands stop producing some of their best-selling and even popular products at some point. And there is nothing you can do about it other than to look for alternatives.

Fortunately, there will always be other options.

It’s just for you to look for something that’s suitable for your need. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a close substitute. Just what you like!

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5 Comments

  1. The Gillette Hydrator body wash was rebranded under the Old Spice brand. I found it last month with the same green/white swirl, fragrance and ingredient list. They have since changed the color and replaced the fragrances (nice smelling) but, the ingredient listing remains the same.

  2. Lol in Canada it started with a price increase so practically all retailers there dropped the line then king sea popped up(which costed more than the last price increase) now I guess they don’t even have that

      1. Whats funny was even the US shipments were from their Mississauga facility till recent with the merger of Gillette with braun & further scrapping for parts.
        Yes as ive had some time to look the comment about old spice rebrand is correct