Best Japanese Sunscreens for Face (Top7)

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Best Japanese sunscreens for face
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1. ACSEINE “Super Sunshield Bright Veil”
2. B.A “Light Selector”
3. DECORTÉ “SUN SHELTER Multi Protection”
4. ALBION “SUPER UV CUT INTENSIVE DAY CREAM”
5. ROHTO “Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Essence”
6. ALLIE (KANEBO) “Extra UV Gel N
7. MINON “Bright Up Base UV”
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\\Available at department stores//

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ACSEINE “Super Sunshield Bright Veil” (SPF50+/PA++++)

ACSEINE’s items are low irritative, and “Super Sunshield Bright Veil” is, of course, low irritative and free from perfume, alcohol, paraben (preservatives), and ultraviolet absorbing agent. Since this is very gentle on skin, this can be used by those who have sensitive skin. This item is popular in Japan because it conceals skin dullness and makes skin brighter by its original “fine bright” effect, and this is a waterproof sunscreen. There are many people who use this sunscreen as a makeup primer.  

● Price: 4,400 yen (tax included)
● Quantity: 22g
● Rating on one of the biggest Japanese review sites: @cosme
● Search term: アクセーヌ スーパーサンシールド ブライトヴェール<R>
● Official website: ACSEINE

You can purchase it here! >>> Rakuten Ichiba

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B.A “Light Selector” (SPF50+/PA++++)

B.A from POLA is one of the most luxury skincare brands in Japan. Its items are relatively expensive, but that’s because research and developments are conducted over and over and because high-performance and high-quality skincare items are produces based on science. 

POLA found that a light in sunlight improved skin, and it developed this innovative sunscreen which selected and made the most of the light. That’s why this sunscreen is named “Light Selector.” While this gel-type sunscreen protects skin from UV light and near infrared ray, it takes the light which has good influence on skin into skin. This cannot be used as a primer and therefore has to be used before the succeeding primer. 

● Price: 12,100 yen (tax included)
● Quantity: 45g
● Rating on one of the biggest Japanese review sites: @cosme
● Search term: B.A ライト セレクター
● Official website: POLA B.A

You can purchase it here! >>> Rakuten Ichiba

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DECORTÉ “SUN SHELTER Multi Protection” (SPF50+/PA++++)

This is one of the top selling sunscreens in Japan. The concept of this sunscreen is high-performance but for daily use. This is designed to completely protect skin from UV rays, dryness, and air pollution. This sunscreen has high moisturizing power, and thus this is suited to be used in all the seasons except for summer. If you are struggling with dry skin, please try this item. This sunscreen doesn’t make the face too white, and it blends in with skin tone. 

● Price & quantity: 35g – 3,300 yen / 60g 4,620 yen (tax included)
● Rating on one of the biggest Japanese review sites: @cosme
● Search term: コスメデコルテ サンシェルター マルチ プロテクション
● Official website: Cosme Decorte

You can purchase it on Rakuten Ichiba >>>
35g
60g

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ALBION “SUPER UV CUT INTENSIVE DAY CREAM” (SPF50+/PA++++)

ALBION’s sunscreen is kind of expensive but super popular. As its name “Super UV Cut”, this sunscreen throughly protects skin from UV rays and prevents spots and freckles. This sunscreen works as a high-grade facial cream as well, and the rich and thick cream keeps the skin moisturized and glowing. In addition, this can be used as a makeup cream. (The color of the cream is pink beige.) Though this sunscreen is pricy, there are many people who are satisfied with the quality of this sunscreen cream, and there are many repeat customers. 

● Price: 11,000 yen (tax included)
● Quantity: 50g
● Rating on one of the biggest Japanese review sites: @cosme
● Search term: アルビオン スーパー UV カット インテンシブ デイクリーム
● Official website: ALBION

You can purchase it here! >>> Rakuten Ichiba

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\\Available at drugstores and shopping malls//

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ROHTO “Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Essence” (SPF50+/PA++++)

This sunscreen is originally for body, but there are many people who use this product as a sunscreen for face because of the perfect color, violet pink, which blends into and lightens up the skin tone. (There is no problem with using this on face.) Since the price is very reasonable for the amount, this sunscreen is sold well and appears on SNSs very often.  

Color of the cream
ROHTO "Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Essence"Photo credit: https://jp.rohto.com/skin-aqua/

● Price: 1,100 yen (tax included)
● Quantity: 80g
● Rating on one of the biggest Japanese review sites: @cosme
● Search term: スキンアクア トーンアップUVエッセンス
● Official website: ROHTO

You can purchase it on Rakuten Ichiba >>>
80g
a set of two

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ALLIE (KANEBO) “Extra UV Gel N” (SPF50+/PA++++)

ALLIE is a brand from KANEBO which deals in only sunscreens, and what special about ALLIE series is that its sunscreens are waterproof, include hyaluronic acid (moisturizing ingredient) and doesn’t get removed by friction easily. It seems that “Extra UV Gel N” is most popular among the other sunscreens from ALLIE series. It is not sticky and can be removed by soap (no cleansing is required). There are many product reviews on one of the biggest Japanese review sites, @cosmewhich say that it is very effective in preventing skin from getting tanned.

● Price & quantity: 40g – 1,155 yen / 90g 2,698 yen (tax included)
● Rating on one of the biggest Japanese review sites: @cosme
● Search term: アリィー エクストラUV ジェルN
● Official website: KANEBO ALLIE

You can purchase it on Rakuten Ichiba >>>
40g
90g

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MINON “Bright Up Base UV” (SPF47・PA+++)

As introduced in this page (Japanese Popular Skincare Brands), MINON is a skincare brand for sensitive skin. This low irritative sunscreen is free from ultraviolet absorbing agent and colorant and protects skin from pollen*, automobile exhaust gas and air pollutions as well as UV rays. (*There are many people who have trouble with pollen in Japan) As the color of the sunscreen is beige, it blends into skin tone and can be used as a makeup primer. There are many people who use this sunscreen for light makeup.

● Price: 1,856 yen (tax included)
● Quantity: 25g
● Rating on one of the biggest Japanese review sites: @cosme
● Search term: ミノン アミノモイスト ブライトアップベース UV
● Official website: Daiichi Sankyo

You can purchase it here! >>> Rakuten Ichiba

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