Since summer has already started in Japan, all sorts of sunscreens are now occupying shops’ front line. Different sunscreens suit different types of skin so it is important to choose the best one for you. You need to know the ingredients of the sunscreen first and whether the SPF (Sun Protection Factor) is ideal or too high for your skin. Most Japanese sunscreens are light and don’t give off a strong smell, which makes them popular not only in the country but also overseas. Here are three of the famous and trustworthy Japanese sunscreens you can use this summer!
This is a water-based sunscreen that is comfortable to wear as it provides a non-greasy feeling. It spreads easily and has an aroma of fresh fruits. It wards off UV rays and provides an ideal protection for the face and body against sun rays. It can be washed off with a regular cleanser.
A new version of this sunscreen was released in 2017 which provides more resistance to sweat. It will make you feel refreshed all day and is perfect for outgoing people who love to go on adventures.
Whichever of the two you get the chance to try, you’ll surely love them. This sunscreen can be bought at major drugstores all throughout the country. Make it a part of your daily skincare routine!
Gel-type sunscreens are not as sticky as compared to cream-types. An example of this is Kanebo’s ALLIE Extra UV Gel which is a hydrating sunscreen. What’s great about this is it is super waterproof and can be applied even on hot days. Its gel-type formula makes it resistant to water, making it easy to apply and ideal for those who’d like to go swimming for a long time.
This sunscreen can be applied to the face and body, and can also double as a makeup base. It can easily be removed using a facial wash. It is fragrance- and coloring-free, and can be found in most drugstores in Japan.
People who don’t like sticky sunscreens go for the lotion-type as they are not sticky at all and feel as if you’re just applying a skincare product. An example of this is the ASTALIFT White Perfect UV Clear Solution which has been created with its own original UV filter. This filter guarantees the protection of skin against UV rays that cause aging, sagging, wrinkling, and discoloration. It also hampers the acceleration of skin darkness brought about by sun exposure.
This sunscreen has a pleasant Damask rose fragrance and is pink in color. It can be used daily and has a light feel which is perfect for this sweaty summer season. They have an official online store (Japanese only) but it can also be bought in drugstores and from authorized dealers.
Have a blast this summer season in Japan while protecting your skin against the sun’s UV rays. Don’t get yourself overexposed to the sun and stay fresh and comfortable while enjoying your outdoor summer activities with these three trustworthy sunscreens!