Friday, April 10, 2015

Top 5 Japanese Sunscreen Products

       I believe that sun protection is very important to delay the skin aging process, so I always wear sunscreen all year round. While people in the U.S. prefer darker skin to look healthier, Japanese women believe that fair skin is more beautiful. That's why there are so many effective sunscreen products in Japan. I have been living in the U.S. for six years now, but I haven't found better sunscreen here than ones Japan has. Some Japanese beauty bloggers who share their experiences with a lot of overseas makeup products say that even though there are so many great makeup products outside Japan, the best sunscreen in the world is Japanese products. When I was living in Japan, I liked Kanebo Allie and Shiseido Anessa. These are water proof (You might want to use good cleansing to remove it though.) and really protected my skin from sunburn. I didn't get tan in the strong summer sun in Japan. It's been six years since I moved to the U.S., so I searched the current best sunscreen products in Japan today. Actually, I didn't know a few of them. Anyway, I'm going to share with you the most popular sunscreen products in Japan. These top 5 Japanese sunscreen products were chosen based on Japnaese women's reviews on @cosme, a huge Japanese cosmetic review site. All five products below can be purchased at drugstores in Japan. If you are planning on visiting Japan, I really recommend you to get these excellent products. :)

No.1 :  Biore Sarasara Uv Aqua Rich Waterly Essence Sunscreen from Kao
      I was surprised that this sunscreen has so many positive reviews on Amazon as well. Biore is affordable and trustable brand in Japan.

Biore Sarasara Uv Aqua Rich Waterly Essence Sunscreen from Kao

No.2 : Face Powder | UV Protect SPF 50+ PA+++ from Kokuryudo Privacy
   I didn't know this product before. This is face powder with SPF 50 and has so many positive reviews on Japanese review site. Because you need to reapply sunscreen every hours, this face powder is very useful. Japanese women use this to fix up their makeup as well. I would like to try this product when I visit Japan next time! :)
Face Powder | UV Protect SPF 50+ PA+++ from Kokuryudo Privacy

No.3 : ALLIE Extra UV Gel Mineral Moist Sunscreen SPF50+ PA+++ from Kanebo
      I used to use Allie sunscreen and really loved it. It's pretty highend, but it really works. When my friend from Taiwan found me that I had Allie sunscreen, she asked me if I could sell it (my used one!) to her. I was surprised that she really knew Japanese sunscreen. By the way, I didn't sell mine to her. :)
ALLIE Extra UV Gel Mineral Moist Sunscreen SPF50+ PA+++ from Kanebo

ALLIE Commercial

No. 4 : ELIXIR SUPERIEUR Day Care Revorution W+ll Moisture SPF50 PA++++ from Shiseido
     This contains anti-aging serum. :) This sunscreen is also used as moisturizer and makeup primer. Many people left reviews that it moisturizes skin well and keep makeup on your skin nicely all day long.
ELIXIR SUPERIEUR Day Care Revorution W+ll  SPF50 PA++++ from Shiseido

ELIXIR Commercial

No. 5 : Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++ from Shiseido
     I also used to use Anessa Sunscreen before. This is also highend but really works. As you might know, I always love affordable products, but I used to purchase Allie and Anessa again and again in Japan. I have tried so many Japanese sunscreen since I was a teenager, and I can say that Allie and Anessa are the most effective sunscreen I've ever used.
Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++ from Shiseido

     These are my previous entries.
Top 3 Japanese Powder Sunscreens

3 Best Japanese Sunscreen Products to Try This Summer

Best Japanese Sunscreens for Sensitive Skin - Nivea and Biore

Top 5 Life-Changing Japanese Beauty Products

The Best Japanese Shampoo & Conditioner

5 Best Japanese Deep Conditioning Hair Masks

The Best Japanese Hair Dryer, Panasonic Nano Care Hair Dryer

5 Best Japanese Facial Lotion (Toner), Kesyou-sui 

Top 5 Most Popular Japanese Charcoal Soap

4 Reasons Why I Love Kose Softymo Cleansing Oil

Popular Japanese Facial Cleansing Products - What I Want to Buy in Japan

Top 3 Daiso Beauty Products

Top 10 Products You Should Buy at Daiso

     My entries related to Best Japanese Beauty Products can be seen here.

     My entries related to beauty can be seen here.

     My entries related to Japan can be seen here.


  1. I tried the biore sunscreen in the white bottle before. I really liked it! I want to try the Allie one next ^^

    1. Thank you for your comment. :) You will never get a tan with Allie.

  2. I enjoyed reading your blog and got many products from the drugstore during my vacation!

    1. Wow! Thank you! I think that you also enjoyed traveling Japan. :)