Spend two minutes scrolling through any Insta-girl’s feed, and chances are you’ll come across Nécessaire. Since the body-care brand launched in 2018, it’s been impossible to avoid photos of its yellowy orange body washes propped up next to a eucalyptus plant or a Diptyque candle, all living together in #Instabathroom harmony.
The sheer volume of influencers hyping it is enough to make you skeptical…if the products genuinely weren’t so good.
The thinking behind the brand is that the products you use daily, like body wash and body lotion, don’t have to be an afterthought—they can be both good for your body and your well-being. The result is a line of five products, some available in two pure essential oil scents, Sandalwood and Eucalyptus, that will leave your skin feeling incredible while simultaneously transforming your shower or bath routine into a relaxing spa-like experience. The scrubs, washes, and lotions are all made with a list of nos: No parabens, phthalates, sulfates, or silicones, to name a few. There’s also The Sex Gel, which might just be the only lube you’ll ever see people proudly display in their shelfie.
The reason we can say all this with confidence is because we asked the Glamour team to test out all of Nécessaire’s products (at the behest of many of our friends) to truly see whether the internet sensation is all it’s cracked up to be. The result was pretty unanimous: Yeah, it is. Read on for our honest Nécessaire reviews.