Molton Brown Recharge Sport Body Wash Review

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The Molton Brown Recharge Sport Body Wash is the perfect choice for those who lead an active lifestyle. The 4-in-1 body wash will clean you from head to toe, including working as a shaving cream. When you are done with a workout, and you're a hot, sweaty mess, all you want to do is take a shower and clean yourself off. This is the perfect cleanser to help you do that.

Whether you want to throw it in your gym bag or keep in your shower at home, the Molton Brown Recharge Sport Body Wash is a perfect size. Unfortunately, unless you buy the travel size gift set, it doesn't come in any smaller sizes. That said, the 6.6-ounce bottle travels just well as it is.

The body wash features Molton Brown's iconic black pepper scent that customers love. Adding a hint of citrus in the sport version of the fragrance helps give it a spicier more masculine smell that customers love. It leaves them feeling refreshed and smelling great after their workout.

Editor's Pros & Cons


All-in-One cleanser

Iconic black pepper scent

Take it anywhere



Bottle easily brakes

No size options

Loaded with unnatural ingredients


The Molton Brown company got its start in the city of Westminster in 1971. They started out as a small scale business where they would hand-pour all-natural hair care products into bottles, by hand. Their foundation and philosophy revolve around the idea of herbal formulas and captivating scents.

In the 90s they expanded their brand, getting their name out there and increasing their production. They began supplying hotels chains with skin and beauty products. Additionally, they created a leisure and travel division of their companies. They want to reach a wide variety of people, any way they can.

Molton Brown's most popular and iconic product was the Bubbling Orange Grove. It was one of the first of Britain's luxury handwashes and was known for the amazing citrus smell. This product is still one of the companies best sellers.

Their South Molton Street salon, where everything started, has developed quite a cult following. Over the years it has caught the attention of film stars and some of the fashion world's elites.

Molton Brown strives to formulate their products with the use of rare ingredients found all around the world. They love the travel and want to bring you the sensation of exploration with each product you use.

They started working with a master perfumer in 1993. Jacques Chabert has helped them develop and innovate new fragrances. After all, the scent is their focus for most of their products. It was actually him who helped Molton Brown develop their award-winning scents, the Recharge Black Pepper.

Even though they started as a small, artisan group, the company has built itself up and is now an international luxury brand. They feature fragrances created by experts to ensure you are getting a scent that you love.

Impressively, Molton Brown holds a Royal Warrant for supplying skin and beauty products by appointment to Her Majesty the Queen.


When you get home from the gym, most people just want to take a shower to wash the sweat off of them. Let the Molton Brown Recharge Sport Body Wash accompany you to get you clean and leave you smelling fresh.

The 4-in1 wash is simply amazing. You can use it in your hair, on your face, and on your body — no need to switch between soaps. Most people just want to get in the shower and get out, now you can. One product can do everything you need it to so it's quick in and out.

You can even use the Molton Brown Recharge Sport Body Wash as a shaving cream. All you have to do is lather up a little longer to get a richer foam that is perfect for shaving.

You can keep a bottle in your shower for use at home or pop it in your gym bag if you're grabbing a quick shower before you head out. Either way, the Molton Brown Recharge Sport Body Wash will leave you feeling and smelling great.


There is no doubt that the Molton Brown Recharge Sport Body Wash does a great job at cleaning you up and leaving you smelling fresh.

You can effectively clean yourself from head to toe with the Molton Brown Recharge Sport Body Wash. It works as a shampoo as well as a soap for your body. It also works well as a shaving cream.

The skin conditioners that blend into the all-in-one body wash leaves you with an ultra-shine complex and healthy hair. It's also going to give you a closer shave than some other creams on the market.

Customers love the Molton Brown Recharge Sport Body Wash and say it's a staple for their gym bag and their personal shower. Whether coming home from a long run or spending the day at the gym, this cleanser will clean you right up, quick and easy.


There are a lot of big-name ingredients in the Molton Brown Recharge Sport Body Wash that are hard to pronounce. They are far from an all-natural cleaner.

The Molton Brown Recharge Sport Body Wash contains the following ingredients:

Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Coco-Glucoside, Fragrance (Parfum), Sodium Chloride, Amodimethicone, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Linalool, Propylene Glycol, C12-14 Sec-Pareth-5, C12-14 Sec-Pareth-7, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Hexyl Cinnamal, Cinnamomum Cassia Bark Extract, Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde, Sodium Phytate, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Methylisothiazolinone, Benzoic Acid, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Dehydroacetic Acid, Citric Acid, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, reen 3 (CI 42053), and Yellow 5 (CI 19140).

It looks scary, all those chemicals and unnatural ingredients. Don't let it scare you. The products are entirely safe, and work wonders. It is going to leave you feeling fresh and smelling great.


Their already iconic black pepper fragrance inspired the Re-Charge black pepper sport scent. They just have it a little spin for the sport version, giving it a more masculine scent. They say that it captures the adventure in every man.

Molton Brown took their already great black pepper scent and added a splash of citrus to create the new and energizing scent. The citrus notes give the body wash more of a sizzle, giving it a more modern and masculine finish.

The Molton Brown Recharge Sport Body Wash uses a variety of smells blended together to give you the unique scent. They use, as the name suggests, black pepper. To more precise, it's Sichuan pepper. The base of the fragrance is cedarwood and black pepper oil, although the heart of it is jasmine. To top it off, they use cardamom. Of course, you're going to have that hint of citrus as well.

For the most part, customers are content with the scent of the Molton Brown Recharge Sport Body Wash. In fact, some consumers absolutely love it and choose to use this body wash in lieu if anything else. However, not everyone shares this opinion. There are a decent amount of reviewers who just didn't like it. Some even say that it has a heavy and overwhelming smell, stating that it smells cheap.

How to Use

The Molton Brown Recharge Sport Body Wash is super easy to use. It is just like any other body wash or shampoo that you would use so there isn't anything overly complicated. All you have to do is simply lather it up and massage it into your wet or damp skin and work it into your hair. If you want to use this as a shaving cream, all you have to do is lather it up a little longer until it gives you a richer foam. Apply it and you are good to go. It's going to help you get a closer shave then you might otherwise with other shaving creams.


When it comes to any product that you use, you want to make sure you are taking proper precautions to stay safe and out of harm's way. The Molton Brown Recharge Sport Body Wash doesn't give any specific warnings or precautions that you should be aware of.

There are, however, some basic common sense ones that you should be aware of. You don't want to consume the Molton Brown Recharge Sport Body Wash, it's for external use, only. Also, if you happen to get it in your eyes simply flush them out with clean water, and you will be good to go.


There are no size options to the Molton Brown Recharge Sport Body Wash. It comes in a squeeze bottle that contains 200 mL (6.6 fl oz) of cleanser. If you want anything bigger or smaller you are out of luck unless you want to purchase the Sports travel gift set that includes a smaller bottle. Of course, if you want more than the 200 mL you can always opt for more than one bottle.

It's the perfect size for you to take with you anywhere you want to go. Whether you want to throw it in your gym bag or suitcase if you are traveling, it will fit in there perfectly. It also won't take up too much room in your shower.


There are no other varieties to the Molton Brown Recharge Sport Body Wash. The 4-in-1 sport is the one and only. However, there are a couple of different products in the sport line by Molton Brown that you can take advantage of if you enjoy the scent of the cleanser.

Molton Brown offers a Recharge Black Pepper Sport collections that feature the body wash, body scrub, muscle soak, as well as a travel gift set.

The body scrub helps exfoliate your skin, giving you a deep cleaning. It will wash away all the dirt, grime, and sweat, leaving you feeling recharged.

Additionally, the muscle soak blends the black pepper sport scent with thermal salts so you can enjoy a soak in a warm bath to relieve tired and achy muscles.

All of these products contain the iconic Black Pepper Sport scent that customers either love or hate.


There are many reasons that you will fall in love with the Molton Brown Recharge Sport Body Wash. It is an all-in-one cleaner, making bathing so much quicker and easier. You can use this for your hair, body, and face, even as shaving cream. There is no reason to hassle with multiple bottles for each of your needs when you have it all in one place.

The bottle is easily transported, fitting easily in your suitcase or gym bag. Whether you want to shower at the gym before you leave or wait until you get home, the Molton Brown Recharge Sport Body Wash has you covered.


The Molton Brown Recharge Sport Body Wash isn't cheap. It has a higher than average price tag, but when you consider that it is a 4-in-1, you might expect that. For such a small bottle of cleanser, however, some consumers don't quite think it is worth the cost.

Additionally, there were a few comments on the fact that the bottle will tear along the seam at the top. This makes the cleanser leak everywhere and become useless, wasting your money. It's frustrating when you get a new bottle of soap that you can only use once or twice.

For the most part, however, customers are content with the price tag and do not mind paying it. It's a good and convenient product that smells great.

Bottom Line

If you are an athlete and usually leave the gym a sweaty mess, the first thing you want to do when you get home is hop in the shower. That is if you even leave the gym without showering. The Molton Brown Recharge Sport Body Wash is going to be the perfect choice to help clean yourself up after a good workout. The bottle transports easily, making it easy to toss into your gym bag before leaving the house if you choose to shower at the gym.

The 4-in-1 body wash will clean you from head to toe, no need to use multiple cleaners for your hair and body when you can use just one. It's convenient and smells excellent. You can even use this as a shaving cream. If you lather it up a little longer, it thickens up, helping give you a closer shave.

It might be a little too pricey for some consumers, but if you have a little extra to splurge, customers recommend the Molton Brown Recharge Sport Body Wash. It's a great cleaner and features Molton Brown's iconic black pepper scent.