Beauty brands are becoming more transparent with their ingredients than ever before, and by now there's a massive selection of products out there for pretty much any lifestyle. That being said, the best vegan body washes require a little bit of research. While an ingredient list is often easy enough to find (even when you're shopping on the internet), it doesn't necessarily tell you where the ingredients come from.
In order to be considered vegan, a product has to be free of all animal-derived products like carmine, lanolin, and silk proteins. However, vegan is not the same as cruelty-free, although products can be (and often are) marketed as both and there's a lot of overlap out there. Cruelty-free means that the brand does not test its product on animals, but could use animal products in their formula. Burt's Bees is a great example of a company that's cruelty-free certified by Leaping Bunny, but isn't vegan because it uses beeswax and honey.
These body washes cleanse and hydrate your skin without animal-derived products, and they do it just as well as their non-vegan counterparts. And, there's a vegan option for every skin type — from super dry to sensitive, oily, or acne prone.