Japanese skin care products are popular worldwide today, and among many types of skin care products, Japanese sunscreens are highly regarded for the effectiveness, price and variation. Every spring and summer, new sunscreen products are being released in Japan, and most of them can be found at Japanese drugstores or variety stores easily.
If you have sensitive skin, you may wanna avoid those sunscreen products with high SPF, which may cause some irritation or reaction on your skin. In Japan, various kinds of sunscreens are available according to skin type and the effectiveness. Some of the most popular sunscreen brands like ANESSA, BIORE and NIVEA have products especially made for sensitive skin type beside their regular sunscreen products. If you ever had skin problem using sunscreens in past, you may wanna try some of Japanese sunscreens for sensitive/delicate skin type.
In this article, I have listed some of the best Japanese sunscreen for sensitive skin which are gentle on skin and even suitable for babies and kids!
1. ANESSA Perfect UV Mild Milk
The best selling Japanese sunscreen of all time, Shiseido ANESSA is best known for its high protection from UV ray and the longevity. The ANESSA series also offers range for delicate/sensitive skin, ANESSA Perfect UV Mild Milk (パーフェクトUV マイルドミルク), which is designed to be hypoallergenic (additive-, fragrance- and coloring-free). The product can be applied to babies and children, and easily removed with soap. Yet, the significant features of the regular ANESSA sunscreens remain such as strong UV ray cutting capacity, water resistance and the Aqua Booster Technology.
Price: 1,200 yen (20 ml), 3,000 yen (60 ml)
2. Biore UV Nobi-Nobi Kids Milk
Biore UV is a top-selling sun protection brand in Japan along with ANESSA. Biore products are much more affordable, and also at drugstores and variety stores in Japan. Biore UV Nobi-Nobi Kids Milk (ビオレ UV のびのびキッズミルク) is designed to use for kids who has delicate skin, yet needs high protection from UV ray. It’s gentle and smooth on skin (fragrance-free, coloring -free and alcohol-free), yet resistible to water and sweat. It provides maximum protection rate against sunburn and UV damage.
Price: 600 yen~ (90 g)
3. NIVEA Sun Protect Water Milk Mild
NIVEA Sun Protect series is a popular drugstore sunscreen products in Japan which is affordable and effective. NIVEA Sun Protect Water Milk Mild (ニベアサン プロテクトウォーターミルク マイルド) is specially made for sensitive skin with no UV absorber, no alcohol, no fragrance and no coloring. The light and smooth texture keep skin moisturized and prevents from dryness. It can be removed with regular soap easily.
Price: 600 yen~ (30 ml)
4. KAO Curel UV Protection Lotion
KAO Cureal is Japan’s top selling skin care brand for sensitive/trouble skin. KAO Curel UV Protection Lotion (花王キュレルUVローション) is a Ceramide functioned, medicated sunscreen product that protects skin from UV rays as well as skin damages such as as dryness, redness, burning sensation, dark spots and freckles. The light emulsion type sunscreen is easy to apply and leaves silky texture. It’s UV absorber-, fragrance-, coloring- and alcohol-free. The compact bottle is easy to carry in your bag.
Price: 1,500 yen~ (60 ml)
5. KISS ME Mommy! UV Mild Gel
KISS ME Mommy! UV Mild Gel (マミー UVマイルドジェル) by ISEHAN is the top selling Japanese sunscreen for children. The product is additive-free (coloring free, no fragrance free, preservative free, alcohol free) and made with 90% food composition that are gentle on delicate and sensitive skin. It also contains natural beauty ingredients that keeps skin smooth and moisturized. It can be used for both face and body, and removed with regular soap effortlessly.
Price: 9,00 yen (100 g)
6. MUJI Sunscreen Milk for Sensitive Skin
The popular retail company, MUJI is one of the most famous Japanese stores across the world. A wide variety of beauty products can be found at MUJI stores today including daily skin care products depending on skin type. MUJI Sunscreen Milk for Sensitive Skin (敏感肌用日焼け止めミルク) is friendly to sensitive/delicate skin type. It’s free of fragrance, coloring, mineral oil, weak acid, paraben, and alcohol. The light texture milk is easy to apply. Comes in a large bottle that can be used for a whole season or share with a whole family.
Price: 1,490 yen (150 ml)
For more information about popular Japanese sunscreen products, please check out my previous articles listed below!