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The Best Wake Up Body Washes for Gloomy Grey Days

Make mornings easier with an invigorating body wash. Here, W editors share the soaps that get them going.

  • The Best Wake Up Body Washes for Gloomy Grey Days - Summer Camp
  • The Best Wake Up Body Washes for Gloomy Grey Days - Plant Wake Up Bodywash
  • The Best Wake Up Body Washes for Gloomy Grey Days - Byredo Flowerhead Body Wash
  • The Best Wake Up Body Washes for Gloomy Grey Days - Grown Alchemist Body Cleanser
  • The Best Wake Up Body Washes for Gloomy Grey Days - Rahua Shower Gel
  • The Best Wake Up Body Washes for Gloomy Grey Days - Purity 3-in-1 Shower, Bath & Shave Gel
  • The Best Wake Up Body Washes for Gloomy Grey Days - Fresh Sugar Lychee Shower Gel
  • The Best Wake Up Body Washes for Gloomy Grey Days - Kiehl’s Bath and Shower Liquid Body Cleanser
  • The Best Wake Up Body Washes for Gloomy Grey Days - Le Labo Fleur d’Oranger Shower Gel
  • The Best Wake Up Body Washes for Gloomy Grey Days - Byredo Bal D’Afrique Body Wash
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    The Inspiration: “Summer Camp” photographed by Bruce Weber, styled by Alex White; W Magazine July 2008.

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    “The rosemary and lemongrass in this super light gel are like smelling the freshest breakfast being made right there.” - Jane Larkworthy, Beauty Director

    PLANT Wake Up Bodywash, $14, plantapothecary.com.

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    “With a fragrance this nice, I wouldn't have to wear perfume.” - Sarah Leon, Digital Director

    Byredo Flowerhead Body Wash, $50, net-a-porter.com.

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    “For those who find traditional ‘wake up’ scents too sweet, this chamomile, bergamot, and rosewood cleanser is the perfect uplifting alternative.” - Sue Williamson, Digital Editor

    Grown Alchemist Body Cleanser, $44, b-glowing.com.

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    “This goop-approved shower gel from Rahua is energizing enough to keep Gwyneth Paltrow—and me—going.” - Emilia Petrarca, Associate Digital Editor

    Rahua Shower Gel, $30, goop.com.

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    “A splash of water (and a cup of coffee) wakes me up in the morning, but this 3-in-1 certainly makes a rushed shower a bit easier — no need to reach for the shaving cream.” - Mia Adorante, Assistant Beauty Editor
    Purity 3-in-1 Shower, Bath & Shave Gel, $28, sephora.com.

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    “The sweet smell of lychee does wonders in starting my day.” - Tina Huynh, Associate Jewelry Editor

    Fresh Sugar Lychee Shower Gel, $20, sephora.com.

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    “This scent is so fresh and invigorating—the cleansing equivalent of eating a perfectly ripe grapefruit.” - Vanessa Lawrence, Features Writer

    Kiehl’s Bath and Shower Liquid Body Cleanser in Grapefruit, $20, kiehls.com.

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    “The citrus scent brings me back to life each morning, plus Le Labo’s shower gels are enriched with Vitamin E so they’re filled with antioxidants.” - Samantha Andriano, Social Media Manager

    Le Labo Fleur d’Oranger Shower Gel, $50, lelabofragrances.com.

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    “I use this every morning for a pick me up—the hints of neroli and Moroccan cedarwood ignite the senses and get me ready for the day.” - Gillian Sagansky, Assistant Writer / Associate to the Editor in Chief

    Byredo Bal D’Afrique Body Wash, $50, barneys.com.

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