Top 14 Best Japanese Body Moisturizers to Buy Online 2019 – Tried and True!

Top 14 Best Japanese Body Moisturizers to Buy Online 2019 - Tried and True

Browsing a Japanese drugstore is like panning for gold. You’re there looking down the aisles and everything seems like silt until you finally find a gem–a body lotion that hydrates (possibly even more than a high-end brand), low price tag, no shady ingredients. The task is fun but time-consuming, especially if you don’t read Japanese.

And even if you do, do you really want to go through all of those katakana-ized chemical names? We certainly don’t. But we did. To save you headache (and a trip or ten to the drugstore), we ordered the 14 most popular body moisturizers from Japan’s e-commerce giants (such as @cosme, Amazon, and Rakuten) and tested for the following:

  1. Fragrance
  2. Hydration
  3. Application

This is how we tested and found the most exceptional Japanese body moisturizers.

Table of Contents

How to Choose a Japanese Body Moisturizer – Buying Guide

We’ll get into how we tested and compared all the products, but before that, we want to introduce three things you should look out for when picking out a Japanese body moisturizer.

① You Want a Moisturizer that Keeps Your Skin Hydrated

You Want Something Hydrating

A good body lotion doesn’t merely moisturize–it helps your skin retain and lock in moisture. Hydration is a two step process: water is first added into your skin; then, a kind of lid (usually made up of oils) is formed over skin, sealing water in and keeping it from evaporating.

Ceramides※1 and hyaluronic acid※2 are both especially good at protecting and hydrating skin. Their levels are depleted with age, so it’s particularly important you search for these ingredients if you have dry or mature skin. They are, however, great for all skin types.

Then, you need oil※3 in the formula, which will keep water from escaping. The most popular oils in Japan are shea butter, as well as jojoba, castor, olive, and macadamia seed oil. Petroleum jelly, which also forms a kind of membrane over your skin, plays a similar role.

※1 セラミド: ceramides

※2 ヒアルロン酸: hyaluronic acid

※3 -油: -oil (e.g. jojoba oil is written as ホホバ油)

② You Want a Moisturizer that Applies Well

We’d say there’s five main kinds of body moisturizer: cream, butter, lotion, milk, and oil. All are a bit different in texture and composition.

If You Like Them Dense and Wet, Get Body Cream

If You Like Them Dense and Wet, Get Body Cream

Most body creams※4 feel thick and wet, and they contain a lot of oils. However, different brands and product lines vary in texture and how they spread.

Generally speaking, creams contain more oil than water, which is how they retain so much moisture. Some creams can feel dense and unyielding upon application, depending on how much oil is in the formula and what other ingredients it’s mixed with, but they usually soften up as soon as you warm them in between your hands.

※4 クリーム: cream

If You Like Them Extremely Hydrating, Get Body Butter

If You Like Them Extremely Hydrating, Get Body Butter

Just like the butter we spread on our toast, body butter※5 melts when exposed to heat. Unlike their delicious dairy cousins, however, most body butters are made with botanical oils, such as shea, avocado, aloe, and mango. They can feel greasy, but they’re a godsend for those with extremely dry skin.

※5 バター: butter

If You Like Them Light and Smooth, Get Body Milk or Lotion

If You Like Them Light and Smooth, Get Body Milk or Lotion

Body milk※6 is similar in texture to facial milk. The texture is somewhere in between creams, which are thick and oily, and lotions, which are watery here in Japan. It spreads easily and doesn’t leave skin tacky–perfect for hot and sticky summers. Since there’s no residue, you can go about your day right after application, so try getting body milk for busy mornings.

Body lotions※7 in Japan feel more like toner. They’re thin in texture and go on light. Most actually don’t contain any oil, so you can use them on parts of your body that are prone to acne, such as your back or chest. Then, on parts of your body that do dry out, apply a cream for extra hydration. Japanese lotion is also lubricating, so you could use it as a massage oil.

※6 ミルク: milk

※7 ローション: lotion

If You Like It When They Absorb Quickly into Skin, Get Body Oil

If You Like It When They Absorb Quickly into Skin, Get Body Oil

It’s just what it sounds like–body oil features oil as its main ingredient, so it absorbs easily into skin. There’s many types–some oils contain cosmetic ingredients, some only feature botanicals, some include essential oils and other fragrances. You can choose an oil with skin-healthy ingredients or you can get one that helps you relax.

They spread easily and a little goes a long way, and often the very experience of using body oils is just as good as the results.

③ You Want a Moisturizer that Smells Good

You Want a Moisturizer that Smells Good

Fragrance stirs up numerous associations and memories in the human brain; it’s not something you want to overlook when choosing a moisturizer. Soap and floral scents tend to be sweet and light. Rose and jasmine are particularly popular; lavender and chamomile are said to be relaxing. Neroli’s a bit citrusy and kinmokusei spicy.

Citruses like orange, grapefruit, and lemon smell fresh. Bergamot is soothing, and yuzu is especially notable because it’s hydrating and has an eye-opening scent. Then there’s herbs like mint and basil. Moisturizers that feature complex herb blends can smell medicinal and are hit-or-miss. Well-done herbal blends have a cool, refreshing scent that clears noses.

Woody scents are clean and invigorating. Cedarwood and eucalyptus help clear the mind, whereas cypress and petitgrain have a calming effect. Finally, you can choose unscented moisturizer, whether it’s because you’re sensitive to fragrances and essential oils or you simply prefer it that way.

What Products We Ordered and How We Tested Them

What Products We Ordered and How We Tested Them

Now to introduce the 14 most popular Japanese body moisturizers that we ordered and the process by which we tested them.

{The Products We Tested}

  1. Curél Moisture Cream Jar (キュレル クリーム ジャー)
  2. Nivea Creme (ニベアクリーム)※
  3. Carecela AP Face & Body Cream (ケアセラ APフェイス&ボディクリーム)
  4. Wonder Honey Noumitsu Marche no Cream Balm Darling (ワンダーハニー 濃蜜マルシェのクリームバーム ダーリン)
  5. Bee Honey Ettoh Cream (ビーハニー 越冬クリーム)
  6. MAMA-LABO Milky Whip Body Cream (ママラボ ミルキーホイップボディクリーム)
  7. Jergens Brilliance Shine Your Light (ジャーゲンズ ブリリアンス シャインユアライト)※
  8. MOC Botania Body Cream (MOC ボタニア ボディクリーム)
  9. hacica Milky Honey Body Cream 3.0 (ハチカ ミルキーハニー ボディクリーム 3.0)
  10. FIANCÉE Body Milk PARFUM de SHAMPOO (フィアンセ ボディミルクローション ピュアシャンプーの香り)
  11. SÍ BODY IL-CORPO Mineral Body Cream (イルコルポ ミネラルボディクリーム)
  12. SPUR BLAN℃ Fragrance Milky Body Cream (シュプールブラン フレグランスボディクリーム)
  13. OHANA MAHAALO Fragrance Body Cream  (オハナ・マハロ フレグランス ボディクリーム ハリーア ノヘア)
  14. FERNANDA Body Vita Serum Maria Regale (フェルナンダボディビタセラムマリアリゲル)

We then tested for each of the following things:

Test ①: Hydration
Test ②: Application
Test ③: Fragrance

※ Nivea is a joint venture between the Japanese corporation Kao and Beiersdorf AG and is thus included on this list. Likewise, in 1988, Jergens became a subsidiary of Kao.

Test ①: Hydration

Hydration

We checked for hydration first.

We used the SKICON-220X, a moisture analyzer, to test for water levels in skin; it’s quite sensitive to even the slightest changes.

We had members from our editing department apply the moisturizers onto their arms–we then compared the state of their skin before application to its state eight hours after application. Throughout testing, all eight volunteers stayed in a room where temperature and humidity was kept constant and moved as little as possible.

The Big Takeaway: The Key Lies in How Your Skin can Retain Moisture. Ceramides were Found to be Effective

The Big Takeaway: The Key Lies in How Your Skin can Retain Moisture. Ceramides were Found to be Effective

Lotions that featured ceramides excelled at water retention. Ceramides form a barrier, which not only protects your skin from irritants, but keeps liquid from evaporating. If you want to stay hydrated throughout the day, you should focus on how long the lotion can keep moisture in your skin, rather than how much water it pumps into your skin upon application.

The thinner the lotion, the less likely it was to keep water in skin. If you have drier skin, you want to use lighter lotions in conjunction with creams that have more oils to make sure you’re getting the hydration you need.

Test ②: Application

Application

Next, we looked at how tacky the moisturizers were.

We applied each product to a stack of 10 oblaats (thin sheets of starch); the more it soaked through, the more liquidy the formula. We also tried out the moisturizers ourselves to see how well they spread on and absorbed into skin.

The Big Takeaway: Milk Lotions Don’t Leave Skin Tacky. They Also Absorb like Butter Melting through a Pancake

The Big Takeaway: Milk Lotions Don't Leave Skin Tacky. They Also Absorb like Butter Melting through a Pancake

Milk lotion spread like barbecue sauce over ribs and absorbed into skin like half-melted butter trickling through a pancake. Since it was so light, we didn’t need to rub it into skin; we just spread it over and waited for it to set. And it set quickly, so we were able to type at our desks and read magazines soon afterwards, without getting fingerprints everywhere.

On the other hand, dense creams and petroleum jelly left behind sticky residue. They were quite solid so they didn’t absorb easily into skin and we still felt kind of greasy even after they set.

Test ③: Fragrance

Fragrance

Finally, we tested for fragrance.

We gathered random members from our editing department and had them try out all the moisturizers. We then made notes of which ones were the most universally appealing.

The Big Takeaway: Florals that Weren’t Too Sweet and Citruses that Weren’t Too Sweet were Best

The Big Takeaway: Florals that Weren't Too Sweet and Citruses that Weren't Too Sweet Raced for First

Florals were described as delicate and citruses as refreshing, and though both enjoyed immense popularity, florals won by a slim margin.

The secret to their popularity? Neither florals nor citruses were too strong (usually) or too unique. We also tended to like the scent of blooms like freesias and lilies over roses because they were more subtle and fresh rather than sweet.

The Final Verdict: Top 14 Best Japanese Body Moisturizers to Buy Online

Now to introduce the 14 best Japanese body moisturizers available online. They were ranked by how well they did on our tests and given an overall grade ranging from D to A+.

14. Nivea Creme

Nivea Creme

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Price: $10.90

Tacky and Didn’t Absorb into Skin

It was spreadable but left behind a sticky residue. All the good moisturizing ingredients in this cream seemed unable to penetrate skin, which left Nivea with just a C for hydration. It did lock in moisture and kept skin soft for hours, however, so you could try using it to top a more hydrating lotion.

We also can’t ignore how cheap and readily available it is, both online and in drugstores.

Type Cream Smells Like
Hydration C Application D
Fragrance B Overall Score C

13. MAMA-LABO Milky Whip Body Cream

MAMA-LABO Milky Whip Body Cream

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Price: $13.67

Felt Strangely like Powdered Milk. Formulated for Sensitive Skin

Both the scent and texture were… unique. It reminded us of milk porridge or powdered milk.

MAMA-LABO formulated this to be safe for young skin, so if you’re determined to use the same product as your kids, then this is a good choice. It was light and fluffy, just like whipped cream, and slid on gently. You could also get it for when your skin’s feeling a bit sensitive.

Type Smells Like Milk
Hydration D Application A+
Fragrance D Overall Score C

12. Wonder Honey Noumitsu Marche no Cream Balm Darling

Wonder Honey Noumitsu Marche no Cream Balm Darling

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Price: $23.90

Has Quite a Powerful Scent. At Least It Left Behind No Residue

Don’t be fooled by its cute looks–this is one strong cream. It’s supposed to be honey-based, but it smelled strongly of butter with notes of honey mixed in.

The cream felt dense and rich, but we were able to use our cellphones soon after application and not stamp the screen with a million fingerprints. And even though it contained shea butter, it wasn’t tacky, which is rare.

Type Butter Smells Like Flowers & Honey
Hydration A Application C
Fragrance C Overall Score C

11. OHANA MAHAALO Fragrance Body Cream

OHANA MAHAALO Fragrance Body Cream

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Price: $11.30

Light in Texture with a Fresh, Fruity Scent

This felt like a face lotion and absorbed readily into skin. It was light, left behind a negligible amount of residue, and was hydrating enough to be used as a hand cream. A little went a long way, so we’d say a single tube will last you quite a while.

This smelled a bit like an air freshener, but the smell wasn’t so strong that it’d transfer onto your clothes or sheets. As long as you aren’t looking for a particularly subtle, delicate fragrance, we’d say this had a warm, calming scent.

Type Milk Smells Like Fruit & Flowers
Hydration A+ Application C
Fragrance C Overall Score C

10. SÍ BODY IL-CORPO Mineral Body Cream

SÍ BODY IL-CORPO Mineral Body Cream

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Price: $48.81

Smelled Medicinal, but Ranked into the Top 3 for Hydration

Okay, polyglots, we know this cream is called “Yes Body, The Body, Mineral Body Cream for Body.” And it smelled medicinal, almost like a salve or ointment. We wouldn’t call it relaxing.

But we couldn’t ignore the fact that it was incredibly hydrating. It felt light and gentle on skin and slid easily–perfect for massages. If smell doesn’t bother you, then the feel and hydration of this cream makes it a worthy contender.

Type Cream Smells Like
Hydration A+ Application B
Fragrance D Overall Score C

9. Bee Honey Ettoh Cream

Bee Honey Ettoh Cream

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Price: $24.90

Light Enough to Hydrate both Your Body and Face

At least at our office, not one person disliked how this cream smells. We got just a faint whiff of honey, which was supremely calming. It was thick, as we’d expect from a cream designed to be used in the winter, but it didn’t leave skin too tacky.

It’s gentle enough to use on your face as well. So if you don’t like having a bunch of jars and bottles clattering around or if you need to pack lightly for a trip, then the Ettoh Cream is a good one to throw in your pack.

Type Cream Smells Like Honey
Hydration C Application B
Fragrance A+ Overall Score B

8. FERNANDA Body Vita Serum Maria Regale

FERNANDA Body Vita Serum Maria Regale

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Price: $11.57

A Jelly that Feels Great to Apply. Shame It Smells a Bit like Febreeze

This smelled pretty artificial, like air freshener. However, that’s balanced out by how hydrating this cream was and how good it felt to apply.

This was like a wiggly jelly, a texture that’s rare among body moisturizers. It went on as light as a toner, absorbing easily into skin and leaving it fresh and dewy. There was almost no residue, and you can reach for your phone right after application.

Type Gel Smells Like Jasmine, Pear, & Lily of the Valley
Hydration B Application A
Fragrance C Overall Score B

7. Curél Moisture Cream Jar

Curél Moisture Cream Jar

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Price: $11.43

Leaves Skin Hydrated but Not Tacky. Nothing Really to Dislike about This One

This lotion was fragrance-free and formulated for dry, sensitive skin. So even though this won’t give you your daily dose of aromatherapy, at least there’s nothing to hate.

And, just as the reviews say, this cream was really moisturizing. It didn’t leave behind enough residue to be noticeable, and it spread like butter, so we didn’t have to rub it into skin. Like the Ettoh Cream up above, this one is also gentle enough to be used on your face.

Type Cream Smells Like
Hydration A Application C
Fragrance B Overall Score B

6. FIANCÉE Body Milk PARFUM de SHAMPOO

FIANCÉE Body Milk PARFUM de SHAMPOO

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Price: $20.00

Makes You Smell and Feel like You Just Showered. Feels a Bit Thin but Still Hydrates

This lotion’s pretty popular in Japan. It had a light, simple floral fragrance. We wouldn’t call it elegant, but it felt fresh and energetic.

This was more watery than your typical body lotion, and it slid smoothly over skin. We gave it about ten minutes to set, and our skin felt soft and smooth afterwards. And even though it went on thin, this product ranked fourth for hydration.

Type Milk Smells Like Shampoo
Hydration A Application B
Fragrance C Overall Score B

5. MOC Botania Body Cream

MOC Botania Body Cream

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Price: $10.84

Not Sweet or Sharp–that Perfect Neutral Scent

This juicy lotion was bursting with botanical extracts–aloe, mint, and rosemary. It also had a cool, refreshing scent, which we’d describe as both herbal and citrusy. It smelled clean rather than sweet and was neutral enough to be universally appealing.

Both hydration and application were there, but rather average. Try this one out if you don’t have particularly dry skin and are instead looking for lotion that can double as aromatherapy.

Type Cream Smells Like Aloe
Hydration B Application B
Fragrance A Overall Score A

4. Jergens Brilliance Shine Your Light

Jergens Brilliance Shine Your Light

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Price: $11.71

Soft, Smooth Formula that Gives off a Faint Whiff of Flowers

Even if you don’t like the sharp, sugary scent of artificial flowers, you should still give Jergens a try. The one we bought had a very light floral scent–and if you don’t like flowers, this line is also available in warm coconut & vanilla, as well as cherry almond. The smell can get overpowering if you apply too much, so remember that a little goes a long way.

We loved how it applied. There was enough water in this formula to melt straight through our stack of ten oblaats. It was smooth, and though it felt just a bit slimy upon application, when we gave it three minutes, it set and left our skin like silk.

Type Milk Smells Like Flowers
Hydration C Application A+
Fragrance A Overall Score A

3. hacica Milky Honey Body Cream 3.0

hacica Milky Honey Body Cream 3.0

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Price: $19.75

The “Garden Honey” Scent Will Have You Feeling like You’re at the Salon

It was no coincidence that this lotion had us feeling like we were at a salon. hacica joined forces with Roops, a popular salon on the trendy avenue of Omote Sando, to formulate this product. Its scent was supremely relaxing.

We also liked the pump bottle, which dispensed even amounts of product. You can use a bit more during the dry season and then adjust accordingly for the sticky, humid days of summer. It also helped that the bottle was so darn adorable.

Type Milk Smells Like Honey
Hydration A Application B
Fragrance A Overall Score A

2. Carecela AP Face & Body Cream

Carecela AP Face & Body Cream

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Price: $9.13

The Most Moisturizing of Them All. The Fruit of Years of Skincare Research

This body cream was formulated for dry and sensitive skin. It contained ceramides, which fortify your skin’s barrier and maintain moisture levels, in addition to other water-retaining ingredients.

We tried this cream out for eight hours, but even at the end of the day, our skin hadn’t dried out; when we touched it, it still felt soft and plump. And even though the formula felt dense, it spread like butter, so you can use sparingly.

In Japan, this product’s readily available in drugstores. It’s a definite steal–gentle on both your skin and your wallet.

Type Cream Smells Like
Hydration A+ Application C
Fragrance C Overall Score A+

1. SPUR BLAN℃ Fragrance Milky Body Cream

SPUR BLAN℃ Fragrance Milky Body Cream

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Price: $13.66

Soft, Gentle Scent and Quick-Setting Formula

This cream wasn’t all looks. It smelled great, moisturized, and didn’t feel tacky. In particular, its fragrance was simple and clean–slightly sweet, a bit ice-creamy, and appealing to all ages.

We also loved the packaging. The soft rose gold, the snowflake charm… Not to mention that, because this was a slimmer tube, it was easy for even small hands to handle without fumbling.

If you give it just three minutes to set, all residue and shine will disappear from your skin. You can move straight on to texting or housework without worrying about getting fingerprints all over your screens and mirrors.

Type Cream Fragrance Milky
Hydration A+ Application B
Fragrance A Overall Score A+

How to Properly Apply Body Moisturizer

Applying lotion seems like such an intuitive thing. No one ever teaches you how to do it. But there may be a few things you could be doing to ensure you get as much hydration as possible. Let’s talk about each below.

Moisturizers are Most Effective when Applied Right After a Shower

Moisturizers are Most Effective when Applied Right After a Shower

You want to apply moisturizer right after your bath or shower. You’re clean and exfoliated, and your skin is ready to drink up all the water it can get. Plus, skin starts drying out as soon as you towel it off, so before that happens, put on lotion to lock in all the moisture from your shower. Actually, feel free to apply in the restroom itself.

One Dollop Should be the Size of a Dollar Coin

One Dollop Should be the Size of a Dollar Coin

We know–waste not, want not, right? But when it comes to body lotion, you want to be as generous as possible. Basically, try using a dollar-coin sized dollop of cream on every section of your body–one dollop on the area between your thighs and your toes and another between your shoulders and fingertips, for instance.

Of course, how much lotion you need is also affected by the state your skin is in, as well as temperature and humidity, so use the dollar-coin rule as a guideline and adjust as necessary.

Switch out Creams with the Changing of the Seasons

Switch out Creams with the Changing of the Seasons

Winter’s cold and dry, which means your skin is in the same state. It’s also the season in which finding a good body moisturizer becomes imperative. You want cream with a lot of oil that will seal in moisture or one of those self-warming lotions. Winter moisturizers should be denser and filled with ingredients that help skin retain moisture, such as ceramides or honey.

On the other hand, your skin dries out in summer because of a) UV rays and b) air conditioning. Just like in winter, you want ingredients that help with water retention. You can also look into lotions with UV protection or whitening ingredients. These keep your skin from drying out and prevent sunspots and dulling, which age your skin.

You may also want to look for light, refreshing scents (like herb and citrus) and lighter textures to make hot, sticky summers more bearable.

Summary

We rounded up members of our editing department, purchased the 14 most popular Japanese body moisturizers, and tested them all.

There are plenty of hydrating lotions with skin-healthy ingredients. Once you’ve determined that something’s going to be good for your skin, the only thing left to do is choose one with a scent and texture that you like. We hope that, while reading through our tests and descriptions, you found something that appealed to you.

Original by Haruka Toda; Translation by Jasmine Li

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