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Introducing Popular Sunscreen Creams Available at Drugstores in Japan!

Writer : Chigusa

This summer, Japan is experiencing a fierce heat wave, so it's important to take proper measures to prevent sunburn. When visiting a store, we can see many types of sunscreen for sale, but it's difficult to know which one to choose. That's why I'd like to introduce some popular products listed in "@cosme". This is a well-known website dedicated to word-of-mouth reviews of cosmetics sold in Japan.

Popular sunscreen creams
Popular sunscreen creams

Introducing 3 Favorite Sunscreen Creams

Let me introduce these sunscreens in the order of their ranking on the cosme word-of-mouth site.
The items I'll discuss in this article are types that can be used on the entire body, even as a makeup base on the face!
In addition, all 3 items are waterproof, so they can be used safely because they're resistant to sweat and water! The fact that they can easily be washed off with soap is another reason you'll love them!

※Prices may vary by shop.

First Place: Skin Aqua Tone-Up UV Essence

This lavender cream will lead to a shiny, light complexion.
Containing pearl micro-beads, this sunscreen feels transparent on the skin as it reflects the sunlight.
There's also a spray type available.

This tube features a pretty gradation!
This tube features a pretty gradation!
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Skin Aqua Tone-Up UV Essence

Maker
Rohto Pharmaceutical Co.
Brand name
Skin Aqua
Price
¥1,000 (80 grams)
SPF・PA
SPF50+・PA++++

Second Place: Anessa Perfect UV Skin Milk

With a skin-care ingredient comprising 50% of this skin milk, it is effective in treating dry, damaged skin.
When it comes into contact with sweat or water, the membrane blocking UV rays becomes stronger as its "Aqua Booster" technology evolves even further.
This is a 2-layer type of sunscreen, so please shake it well before using it.

20 ml is just the right size for traveling!
20 ml is just the right size for traveling!
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Anessa Perfect UV Skin Milk

Maker
Shiseido
Brand name
Anessa
Price
20 ml: ¥1,200 / 60 ml: ¥3,000 / 90 ml: ¥3,600
SPF・PA
SPF50+・PA++++

Third Place: Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence

Featuring a light and lively feeling on the skin, this sunscreen completely cuts strong ultra-violet rays.
It also enjoys popularity as a makeup base.

It comes in a summery blue tube!
It comes in a summery blue tube!
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Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence

Maker
Kao
Brand name
Biore
Price
¥850 (50 grams)
SPF・PA
SPF50+・PA++++