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10 Best Hand Creams for Winter in Japan

10 Best Hand Creams for Winter in Japan

In case you haven’t noticed, winter is coming. You’re probably already taken out your coats, hats, gloves, and other accessories to protect yourself from the harsh weather, but what about your skin? Dropping temperatures create the perfect environment for one of winter’s greatest displeasures: dry skin.

Even if you are diligent in wearing gloves, all the extra hand washing that we do at this time of the year to prevent the spread of germs and viruses results in stripping our hands of moisture. Heal and prevent the cracked, dry, flaky, itchy, and peeling skin of your hands with these best-selling hand creams and lotions.

Yuskin A Family Medical Cream

10 Best Hand Creams for Winter in Japan

Made in Japan, this classic cream contains Vitamin E and is a staple in Japanese households and works wonders on cracked skin. Yuskin has a slightly distinct medicated scent, but it clears away after a few minutes. This product is available in a pump container, tube, and jar. Available at Japanese Drug Stores and on Amazon Japan – 564 yen.

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Menturn Medical Cream

10 Best Hand Creams for Winter in Japan

Another made in Japan cream that is highly rated is Menturn Medical Cream.  Its packaging is old-school, but as the saying goes: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The Japanese instructions on the  packaging are for the Menturm 1 Minute Massage: Simply rub in the product until the smell fades. Available at Japanese Drug Stores and on Amazon Japan – 505 yen.

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Atrix Hand Milk

10 Best Hand Creams for Winter in Japan

When it comes to the selection of hand creams and lotions in Japan, Atrix is highly underrated. Its hand milk and creams are two of the best selling hand creams on Amazon right now. The hand milk pump bottle is perfect for in-home usage. Place next to your sink and you’ll be able to rehydrate your hands after washing or doing dishes. Available at Japanese Drugstores and on Amazon Japan – 473 yen.

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Locobase Repair Cream

10 Best Hand Creams for Winter in Japan

Locobase specializes in creams and lotions that target problem-prone areas of the body like the lips and heels. Its Repair Cream contains shea butter It is very thick and difficult to rub into the skin, but once applied this nearly-waterproof cream effectively retains moisture. Available on Amazon Japan – 1,920 yen

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Kose Coen Rich Night Renew

10 Best Hand Creams for Winter in Japan

If you can’t reapply hand creams and lotions throughout the day, try out this night repair hand cream by Kose. Coen Rich Night Renew has coenzyme 10, an anti-oxidant beneficial in protecting and rejuvenating skin. It’s the latest in the Japanese trend of  puchi pura items – products that give exceptional results despite their low price tag. Available on Amazon Japan – 323 yen.

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Mama Butter Shea Hand Cream

10 Best Hand Creams for Winter in Japan

Mama Butter is a Japanese line of skin care products for mothers and babies. Its hand cream is made with 20% shea butter  and contains no artificial fragrances, mineral oils, parabens or artificial colors. Can be used alone or paired with other Mama Butter products. Available on Amazon Japan – 882 yen.

Pax Naturon Hand Cream

Currently the number one bestselling hand cream on Amazon Japan, Pax Naturon Hand Cream is from the same company that produces the Pax Baby line of skin care products. This hand cream is free of colors and artificial fragrances and is made in Japan with only natural ingredients.  PA++ Available on Amazon – 600 yen

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Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Intensive Repair Hand Cream

10 Best Hand Creams for Winter in Japan

If there’s any product out there effective in combating extremely dry, cracked skin, this is it! Highly rated for over 40 years, Neutrogena Intense Repair Hand Cream is clinically proven to be effective in as little as one day of use. Available at Japanese Drugstores and on Amazon Japan – 580 yen.

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Nivea Cream

Nivea’s navy blue packaging is simple but certainly eye catching. And its rich cream has a pleasing scent that might just take you back to your childhood days. With Nivea, a little goes a long way. Stash  a tube in your purse or backpack so you’ll always be able to nourish your hands while on the go. Available at Japanese Drugstores and on Amazon Pantry – 191 yen

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L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

Indulge yourself like a Parisian with L’Occitane. While the French brand offers many fragrant varieties of hand creams, its best seller is its original hand cream with shea butter. It is a nourishing blend of 20 percent shea butter, honey, almond extract,  and coconut oil. Available on Amazon Japan – 1,512 yen.

Check out our other posts on skin care and surviving Japan’s seasons:

Japanese Baby Skin Care Products – Best Sellers and Organic Choices

Preparing for Winter – Top 10 Japan Essentials

How to Keep Baby Warm and Healthy in Japan This Winter

Top 10 Ways to Survive Hay Fever (kafunsho) Season in Japan

Japan Rainy Season Survival Items –  Top Ten Must Have Japanese Products

Tips for Surviving Japan’s Rainy Season with Kids

Top Five Ways to Protect Baby this Summer

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Written By: Teni Wada – A work-at-home-mom determined to find the perfect work-life balance in the bustling city of Tokyo. Find out more about her life as a new mom in Tokyo over at her blog, babykaiju.com.

 

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