Best Japanese face moisturizers for dry skin to try in 2020

When it comes to moisturizing, Japanese women know a thing or two. And when it comes to dry skin, many women have something say, most of the time for the worst. That’s why we’ve decided to select what we think are the best Japanese moisturizers for dry skin to try in 2019, so to give you something to think about.

Keep reading this article, ’cause we give you useful advice on how to treat dry skin and what Japanese moisturizers you should try in 2019.

What’s dry skin?

Dry skin is a very common condition due to the lack of the appropriate amount of water in the most superficial layer of the skin.

Why do we have a dry skin?

There are multiple reasons why people have a dry skin. Some of them are linked to particular behaviours, others to the skin properties.

Water is too hot

When we wash our face (and our body as well), we should always pay attention to the temperature of the water: if it’s too hot, all the essential oils and the barrier of the skin are put in danger and this means the skin gets irritated and dry.

Bad cleanser

When we use a cleanser that’s not suitable for our skin’s PH, we’re damaging our skin layer. In fact, our skin is slightly acidic and this acidity protects from external aggressions. If we use a too aggressive cleanser, the natural PH of the skin is altered, resulting in dry skin and on a long term also in other conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis.

Not enough water and bad food choices

Our body is made mostly by water and when we don’t provide a good amount of hydration to the skin, we can end up with a dry skin. It’s not just water, it’s also the food we eat.


When dry skin is a genetic thing, there’s not much to do. You can drink, eat good food, follow all the best instructions but your skin will always tend to be dry.

What are signs of dry skin?

These are the most common sign of dry skin:

  • Itching
  • Rough dry skin
  • Red plaques of eczematous skin

Is there a way to treat dry skin?

If you want to win your battle against dry skin, the first thing to do is to take care of your skin the same way you take care of your mind:

  • Use warm rather than hot water;
  • Wash with a gentle and PH friendly cleanser;
  • Apply a good moisturizer immediately after washing;
  • Add moisture to the air;
  • Add omega-3 and omega-6 rich foods to your diet such as salmon, seeds and so on;
  • Make sure you drink enough water and liquids (not alcohol!) during the day.

Why it is important to use a good moisturizer in case of a dry skin

A moisturizer keeps your skin hydrated. Japanese moisturizers are particularly good to treat dry skin, and the choice of products is almost infinite.

Best Japanese Moisturizers for Dry Skin for 2019

Despite the fact there are a lot of Japanese moisturizers on the market, it’s a good practice to go just for the best ones. If it’s true that not all the beauty products have to cost a lot to be good, it’s also good that when it comes to Japanese beauty products the price usually reflects the quality.

The beauty standards in Japan are pretty high and the demand as well, so paying attention to what you choose is necessary to avoid buying products that are not so good for our skin and can worsen our condition.

These are the best Japanese moisturizers for dry skin to try in 2019:

KAO Curel Intensive Moisture Cream

Completely alcohol free, KAO Curel Intensive Moisture Cream is the perfect choice for people with a dry skin. In fact, its light and smooth texture hides a formula able to improve skin condition and make sure the skin won’t crack. Buy on Amazon by clicking here.

HADA LABO Goku-jyun Light Lotion

While it looks clear like a toner or makeup remover, it’s a moisturizer that helps prepare your skin for better absorption of other products but it can also be used as a standalone moisturizer. Buy on Amazon by clicking here.

Yu-Be Moisturising Skin Cream

A fast-absorbing cream that hydrates all types of seriously dry skin. Yu-Be contains no artificial colors or fragrances and is non-comedogenic and can be used anywhere on the body. Buy on Amazon by clicking here.

Chifure Moisture Cream

A moisturizing cream with a hydrating texture for plump and dewy skin. Contains hyaluronic acid and trehalose for a lustrous and smooth skin. Unfortunately, it’s only available in Japan, Taiwan and Thailand so make sure you buy it if you’re traveling.

Aqua Collagen Gel Super Moisture EX

A special formula made of water-soluble and oil-soluble layers to retain moisture and deliver long lasting hydration. Buy on Amazon by clicking here.

You know that coconut oil is a great natural moisturizer? You could decide to apply coconut oil on your dry skin alternating it with the classic moisturizer … for sure your skin will smell good and will soften very fast.

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