The SKIN AQUA UV Super Moisture Milk is exemplary. It’s an undetectable milky fluid that keeps the skin hydrated and offers very high SPF50+ PA++++ protection that is suitable for both everyday wear and sports. It’s very adaptable, suit-all formula, so if you’re still struggling to work out which sunscreen might be right for you then it’s a safe bet. (Do also take a look at the Japanese Sunscreen Comparison Chart, which takes a brief look at the site’s top 20 most popular sunscreens of 2017.)
The sunscreen uses micro-encapsulated technology to improve stability and help the UV filters distribute more evenly on the skin. It also prevents the UV filters from actually absorbing into the skin, making it better tolerated on sensitive skin and potentially safer longterm. And then there’s the fact that it’s one of the very few skincare products that contain RonaCare® AP (Bis-ethylhexyl hydroxydimethoxy benzylmalonate). A new super powerhouse ingredient that is said to stabilise UV filters, protects the skin from oxidative stress, and reduces skin inflammation. Yes, it’s also alcohol and fragrance-free.
I really can’t think of anything I don’t like about this sunscreen — it’s easy to apply, leaves no greasy or chalky residue on the skin, and doesn’t interfere with makeup. It’s just as lightweight as the super popular Biore UV milks but much more moisturising, so if you wanted something significantly less ‘arid’ but still has that familiar very thin consistency then it’s perfect. Oily skinned people would probably want to use a mattifying primer (Cezanne Mat Keep Base is excellent) or powder over — this offers absolutely no oil-control and it isn’t mattifying whatsoever. But it isn’t a product’s ‘fault’ since it never claimed to offer any. This is called “Super Moisture” after all — it aims to deeply moisturise drier skin! On my relatively normal skin, I can use it alone without a separate moisturiser underneath and it leaves a smooth, skin-like finish that is neither glowy or matte. Drier skin would appreciate the extra hit of moisture that it provides.