Best Multi-Purpose Japanese Sunscreens

Must-Buy Unique and Useful Sunscreens in Japan

Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to get ready for sun protection!

Japanese sunscreens are highly renowned worldwide for the quality, effectiveness and value for the price because of the advanced technology and highly competitive market. Various types of sunscreen products are available in Japan, and some of them have unique effects or features.

In this article, I’d like to introduce my picks unique Japanese sunscreens that have multi-purpose functions. These sunscreens have extra features that bring other beauty effects such as skin care and makeup.

In case you have missed my previous article, introducing 10 best-selling Japanese sunscreens, please check it out, too!

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Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Essence SPF50+/PA++++

SKIN AQUA is a popular sunscreen brand by ROHTO, which products are widely sold at local drugstores in Japan at affordable price. SKIN AQUA TONE UP UV (スキンアクア トーンアップUV)  is a colour-correcting sunscreen series available with gel, milk and spray formulas. The product has transparency lavender colour with strobe pearl that helps skin to brighten up and to have a smooth complextion while protecting the skin from UV rays. It also contains various skin care ingredients that moisturizes the skin. It’s SPF 50+ waterproof sunscreen but can be washed off easily with regular soap.

Price: 1,000 yen 【Shop Now】

SPF: 50+

PA: ++++


PARASOLA FRAGRANCE UV SPRAY (パラソーラ フレグランス UVスプレー) is a great products which is combined with two summer essentials: sunscreen and deodorant. The waterproof spray contains high SPF, PA rates and long-lasting floral fragrance with the beauty ingredients which keep skin smooth and unsticky. It can be used for body and hair, and is also available in gel formula.

Price: 1,480 yen (90g)

SPF: 50+

PA: ++++


Another great sunscreen product from SKIN AQUA, SKIN AQUA PERFECT UV STICK (スキンアクア パーフェクトUVスティック) is a stick type UV protection. The stick is easy to apply directly on your skin without directly touching by hands, so it leaves no-mess non-sticky finish. It’s very useful when you just wanna apply sunscreens on a particular part of your body. The product contains the highest level of SPF and PA, as well as a waterproof effect though easy to wash off by soap.

Price: 1,000 yen

SPF: 50+

PA: ++++


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When it comes to drugstore range sunscreens in Japan, BIORE has been always on top on the market. Their Aqua Rich series is popular all over the world. BIORE also offers multi-purpose sunscreen series: BIORE UV SPF 50+ BASE UV (ビオレUV SPF50+の化粧下地UV). It’s a face sunscreen/makeup primer that contains high SPF and PA rates and helps to hold your makeup longer. The tone-correcting formula is available in 3 colours

Price: 1,000 yen (30g)

SPF: 50+

PA: ++++

5. Shiseido UV Lip Colour Splash


People often forget, but it’s important to give a sun protection care to your lips as much as your face or body. Shiseido UV Lip Colour Splash (資生堂 UVリップカラー スプラッシュ) is released by SHISEIDO’s sun care range. The uv lip protection moisturizes lips and helps to prevent the sunburn with the high SPF rate while defining the chic summer look with a choice of 4 different shades.

Price: 2,500 yen (10g)

SPF: 35

PA: +++



The popular mint candies, FRISK has launched own cosmetic range a few years ago, and the lineup  includes FRISK UV SPRAY. The refreshing menthol spray holds the highest level of SPF and PA rates, recommended to use during sports or outdoor activities. It protect the skin from UV rays as well as helping to cool down the body from summer heat. Besides the sunscreen spray, the FRISK’s cosmetic series offers cooling sprays, facial and body sheets.

Price: 1,000 yen (200g)

SPF: 50+

PA: ++++

7. Hada Labo Gokujyun UV White Gel

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Hada Labo Gokujyun UV White Gel (肌ラボ 極潤UVホワイトゲル) is a 7-function all-in-one skin care gel which works as toner, beauty serum, emulsion, cream, face pack, makeup primer and sunscreen.The product can significantly save time on daily morning skin care routine, and it contains 3 kinds of beauty ingredients and high sun protection factor that keeps the skin moisturized and protects from UV rays.

Price: Open Price (90g) 【Shop Now】

SPF: 50+

PA: ++++

8. The Placenta Ultra Veil ONE DAY


Oral sunscreen tablets has taken the country by storm in past years, and now various products can be founded in stores. For those who want to take UV protection skincare routine further, using daily sunscreen products and oral UV care in combination is highly effective and recommended. The Placenta Ultra Veil (ザ・プラセンタ ウルトラヴェール ONE DAY) contains Vitamin C and beauty ingredients that helps skin to brighten up and prevents from dryness.

Price: 1,814 yen (7 pc x 1.7g)

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