10 Best Japanese Sunscreens

From Anessa to Biore, 10 must-buy sunscreens in Japan

Best Japanese Sunscreens

Which sunscreens are the best in Japan??

Sunscreens are the must-have item for everyone during summer! Japanese sunscreen is well known for its great quality, and it’s a highly popular product to shop among foreign travellers today. The sunscreen market in Japan is really huge and there are countless sunscreen products sold in stores.

So in case you are lost in a drugstore wondering “which sunscreen to get?”, I have picked 10 sunscreens sold in Japan this summer with most positive reviews! From the best quality to budget friendly, find your best sunscreens this summer 🙂


1. ANESSA Perfect UV Sunscreen

Shiseido ANESSA Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster

Copyright © Shiseido Co.,Ltd.

When it comes to “sunscreen ranking”, ANESSA Perfect UV Sunscreen has always keeping on top places for many years. The lightweight sunscreen offers high UV protection and strong waterproof effects with Shiseido’s original technology. It contains beauty ingredients to keep the skin smooth and moisturized. Many users say once you use ANESSA sunscreen, you probably don’t want to go back to other products!

Price: 1,500 yen (25 ml), 3,000 yen (60 ml)

SPF: 50+

PA: ++++

>>Order ANESSA PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN Online!<<

2. Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel

Copyright: http://www.kao.com

Biore’s UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel is an affordable yet high-quality Japanese sunscreen products with a great value for money. The light and watery gel is very easy to apply without greasy feeling and keeps your skin moist while protecting the skin with high UV protection and durability to water and sweat.

Price: 700 yen (90 ml)

SPF: 50+

PA: ++++

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3. NIVEA Sun Super Water Gel

NIVEA Sun Super Water Gel

Copyright: https://www.kao.com/jp/

NIVEA’s sun care series is great value for the money. NIVEA Sun Super Water Gel is lightweight sunscreen that feels like a skin care lotion and you might forget you are wearing sunscreen. It keeps the skin smooth and moisturized while offering a high sun protection.

Price: 500 yen (80 g)

SPF: 50+

PA: ++++

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4. ALLIE Extra UV Gel

Kanebo ALLIE Extra UV Gel

Copyright © Kanebo Cosmetics Inc.

Along with ANESSA, ALLIE is a popular sunscreen brand known for being effective and high-quality. ALLIE Extra UV Gel is a long-lasting sunscreen which is resistant to water, sweat and rubbing. It protects the skin from UV damages, yet features gentle formula with beauty ingredients and can be removed easily with regular face wash or soap.

Price: 2,300 yen (90 g)

SPF: 50+

PA: ++++

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5. KOSE SUNCUT Protect UV Spray

KOSE SUNCUT UV Protect Spray

Copyright © 2017 KOSE COSMEPORT Corp.

Spray type sunscreens are very useful, especially for re-touch and to protect hair and part of body which is difficult to reach by hand. KOSE SUNCUT Protect UV Spray is a top-selling sunscreen spray in Japan.  The transparent, light and fast-drying sunscreen spray is easy to apply on your face, body and hair. You can apply it over or under makeup. It features the highest UV protection factor in Japan and the durability to water, sweat and excess sebum.

Price: 500 yen (50 g)

SPF: 50+

PA: ++++

6. KAO Curel UV Protection Lotion

Copyright © Kao Corporation.

KAO Curel is Japan’s top selling skin care brand for dry, sensitive skin. Curel UV Protection Lotion is a Ceramide functioned, medicated sunscreen  that protects skin from UV rays and prevent damages  such as as dryness, redness, dark spots and freckles. The light sunscreen is easy to apply and leaves silky texture. It’s UV absorber-, fragrance-, coloring- and alcohol-free.

Price: 1,500 yen (60 ml)

SPF: 50+

PA: +++

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7. SKIN AQUA Tone Up UV Essence

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© ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd.

SKIN AQUA Tone Up UV Essence is a colour-correcting sunscreen. The light lavender coloured sunscreen lotion contains pearl particles and gives the skin luminous glow and brighter complexion while protecting the skin from UV damage. It can be also used as a makeup primer.

Price: 1,000 yen (80 g)

SPF: 50+

PA: ++++

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8. Privacy UV Face Powder

Privacy UV Face Powder

Copyright © 2013 Kokuryudo Co., Ltd.

The sunscreen face powder is an extremely useful item for touch up of your make-up in the afternoon to prevent shiny and oily skin skin and to protect from UV rays at the same time. Privacy UV Face Powder is a popular powder sunscreen that protect the skin with powerful sunblock effect. The translucent powder can be apply on top of your makeup over and over without feeling too powdery or cakey.

Price: 1,200 yen (3.5 g)

SPF: 50+

PA:++++

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9. Country & Stream Natural Honey Lip

Country & Stream Natural Honey Lip

Copyright © 2015–2017 IDA Laboratories Co., Ltd.

Your lips should be taken care from UV damages as much as your skin, so it’s highly recommended to use lip balm with a sunblock effect. Country & Stream Natural Honey Lip is a best-selling UV lip balm  that protects your sensitive lips from UV rays and provides deep hydration with natural ingredients such as honey, royal jellu and shea butter.

Price: 500 yen

SPF: 20

PA: ++

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10. SHISEIDO Clear Stick UV Protector

Copyright © Shiseido Co., Ltd.

SHISEIDO Clear Stick UV Protector is a stick type sunscreen for face and body. The water-resistant sunscreen features Shiseido’s original “WetForce Technology” which enhances the effect of the UV protection veil when contacting with water or sweat.  The transparent sunscreen stick can blend smoothly on the skin without leaving sticky feeling. It can be used over or under makeup. It’s light, compact and easy to carry.

Price: 3,080 yen

SPF: 50+

PA: ++++

>>Order SHISEIDO Clear Stick UV Protector Online!<<


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