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5 Great Reasonably-Priced Hand Creams That Will Keep Your Hands Moisturized Through Winter

Many people are bothered by rough, dry skin and chapped, cracked hands from the dry air of wintertime. This article will introduce you to some of the most effective, reasonably-priced hand creams.

1. CoenRich Medicated Whitening Hand Cream Moist Gel (KOSE)

CoenRich Medicated Whitening Hand Cream Moist Gel is a hand cream made to keep your fingers constantly moisturized and looking beautiful.
The combination of ingredients in the cream will make your skin supple and smooth while combating dryness. It will also take care of your nails and any hangnails, providing complete protection right to your fingertips. In fact, since I started using this cream, my hangnails have cleared up completely! I still apply it to my nails and fingers every night.
You will also be pleased to hear that the special whitening ingredient suppresses the production of melanin in the skin which helps to guard against freckles and blemishes. With continued use, you will really begin to notice the change as your skin becomes smoother and more attractive.

Price: 548 JPY (incl. tax)
Available nationwide from supermarkets and drugstores such as Matsumoto Kiyoshi.

1. CoenRich Medicated Whitening Hand Cream Moist Gel (KOSE)

2. KissMe Medicated Hand Cream (Isehan)

Launched in 1975, KissMe Medicated Hand Cream remains a well-loved product 45 years after it first went on sale. With a reputation for keeping your hands hydrated for a long period of time, this highly moisturizing cream is a popular product with those bothered by chapped, cracked hands or those who often put their hands in water such as homemakers or beauticians.
The cream is quite thick and firm but spreads well and isn’t sticky. As the ingredients are specially chosen to effectively prevent rough, dry hands, the product has a slightly odd smell, but once you thoroughly rub it into your skin, you will hardly notice it.
When I have problems with dry hands, I smear on plenty of this cream before going to bed, then sleep in a pair of gloves. Whenever I do this, I find my hands are surprisingly well moisturized and silky smooth the next day.

Price: From 250 JPY (excl. tax)
Available nationwide from supermarkets and drugstores such as Matsumoto Kiyoshi.

2. KissMe Medicated Hand Cream (Isehan)

3. Atrix Extra Medicated Protection Cream (Nivea-Kao)

Japanese hand care brand Atrix was launched in 1971. Since then, to meet everybody’s needs, a variety of products have been developed, from the basic hand cream to medicated products and items designed to leave you with beautiful skin.
Of these many varieties, the best to try is Atrix Extra Medicated Protection Cream. The cream spreads well, sticks well to the skin, and leaves a waterproof coating that is great for those doing a lot of washing up or for those who need to protect their skin from damage caused by dryness.
This fabulous product also contains ingredients to deal with chaps and cracks and to moisturize, so it simultaneously protects, cares for, and moisturizes the skin on your hands.
A cream that leaves your hands feeling moist without being sticky, this cream is great for busy people, particularly those who spend a lot of time working with their hands or working in the kitchen.

Price: See individual retailer
Available nationwide from supermarkets and drugstores such as Matsumoto Kiyoshi.

3. Atrix Extra Medicated Protection Cream (Nivea-Kao)

4. Mentholatum Medicated Hand Veil Moist Smooth Gel (ROHTO)

With its trademark “cute nurse” illustration on the packaging, Mentholatum Medicated Hand Veil Moist Smooth Gel is a gel-type hand cream full of ingredients designed to add moisture to the skin.
The minute you spread it on your hands, it seems to penetrate and fully moisturize the skin. Usually, the more a hand cream moisturizes, the stickier it is, but I love this cream because of its light, dry, non-sticky feel that allows you to get straight on with your work or household chores.

Price: 650 JPY (excl. tax)
Available nationwide from supermarkets and drugstores such as Matsumoto Kiyoshi.

4. Mentholatum Medicated Hand Veil Moist Smooth Gel (ROHTO)

5. Curel Hand Cream (Kao)

Curel is a brand developed to solve the problems of those with dry, sensitive skin who are constantly plagued by dryness and roughness.
Curel Hand Cream contains ceramides which maintain the skin’s barrier, making it difficult for the skin to dry out.
It's a thick cream but works well on the skin and once it is spread on, permeates the skin very quickly. When I used it, it felt like there was a thin membrane stuck to the surface of my skin, making it moist.
As this was designed for people with sensitive skin, it's a gentle moisturizer, meaning mothers with babies or small children can safely use it with peace of mind.

Price: 1000 JPY (excl. tax)
Available nationwide from supermarkets and drugstores such as Matsumoto Kiyoshi.

5. Curel Hand Cream (Kao)

In the current climate where we are constantly washing and disinfecting our hands, our skin is subject to more wear and tear than usual. Use this article to help provide your hands with the loving, tender care they need.

*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.

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