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Guide to the New Japanese Sunscreen Releases of 2019

Guide to the New Japanese Sunscreen Releases of 2019

It’s the 3rd season of the Japanese Sunscreen Comparison Chart. This is a handy at-a-glance guide to the top 20 most popular new SPF50+ PA++++ Japanese sunscreen releases of 2019 (based on site’s view counts). It’s by no means a conclusive list — you can find all the sunscreens in the ‘Sun’ category.

Looking for older releases? Last year’s chart looked at 20 sunscreens that were released in 2018. 2017’s looked at the most popular sunscreens on the site overall that year. Please note that numerous products featured there have already been discontinued or replaced due to the relatively short product life cycle in Japan.


MILK TYPE

Ultra-fluid, milk-like texture — characterised by their long-wearing, stay-put formula. Remember to shake well before use.

Biore UV Athlizm Skin Protect MilkBiore UV Face Milk (2019 version)SKIN AQUA UV Super Moisture Milk PinkSPORTS Beauty Sun Protect MilkSUNCUT Perfect UV Milk
NameBiore UV Athlizm Skin Protect MilkBiore UV Face Milk (2019 Formula)SKIN AQUA UV Super Moisture Milk PinkSPORTS Beauty Sun Protect MilkSUNCUT Perfect UV Milk
Price / Size¥1,500 / 65ml¥682 / 30ml¥900 / 40ml¥1,000 / 20ml; ¥2,400 / 60ml ¥970 / 60g
UV FiltersZinc Oxide, Octinoxate, Uvinul A Plus, Titanium Dioxide & Tinosorb S.Zinc Oxide, Octinoxate, Titanium Dioxide, Uvinul A Plus & Tinosorb S.Zinc Oxide, Octinoxate, Titanium Dioxide, & Uvinul A Plus.Zinc Oxide, Octinoxate, Uvinul A Plus & Tinosorb S.Zinc Oxide, Octinoxate, Parsol SLX & Uvinul A Plus.
Daily Use
Outdoors & Sports
Alcohol
Fragrance
Oil Resistant
Sweat Resistant
Water Resistant
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ESSENCE TYPE

Characterised by their serum (a.k.a. ‘essence’)-like texture. They are generally the most moisturising in a sunscreen line-up (unless a cream formula is available).

BENEFIQUE White UV GeniusBiore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence (2019 Formula)Biore UV Athlizm Skin Protect EssenceSUNCUT Perfect UV EssenceSUNCUT Tone Up UV Essence
NameBENEFIQUE White UV GeniusBiore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence (2019 Formula)Biore UV Athlizm Skin Protect EssenceSUNCUT Perfect UV EssenceSUNCUT Tone Up UV Essence
Price / Size¥6,000 / 50g¥830 / 50g¥1,500 / 70g¥890 / 60g; ¥1,200 / 110g¥970 / 80g
UV FiltersOctinoxate, Tinosorb S, Uvinul T 150 & Titanium Dioxide.Octinoxate, Uvinul T 150, Uvinul A Plus & Tinosorb S.Octinoxate, Uvinul T 150, Uvinul A Plus & Tinosorb S.Octinoxate, Parsol SLX, Uvinul A Plus & Tinosorb S.Octinoxate, Zinc Oxide, Parsol SLX, Uvinul A Plus & Tinosorb S.
Daily Use
Outdoors & Sports
Alcohol
Fragrance
Oil Resistant
Sweat Resistant
Water Resistant
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GEL TYPE

Easy-on, easy-off — most are ideally suited for daily use on the body (as well as the face).

ALLIE Extra UV Highlight GelNIVEA Sun Zero Feeling UV LotionVerdio UV Moisture Gel
NameALLIE Extra UV Highlight GelBiore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel (2019 Formula)NIVEA Sun Zero Feeling UV LotionSPORTS Beauty Sun Protect GelVerdio UV Moisture Gel
Price / Size¥2,100 / 60g¥830 / 90g¥830 / 100ml¥900 / 40g; ¥1,800 / 90g¥600 / 80g
UV FiltersZinc Oxide, Octinoxate, Tinosorb S, Uvinul T 150 & Titanium Dioxide.Octinoxate, Uvinul T 150, Titanium Dioxide, Uvinul A Plus & Tinosorb S.Octinoxate, Uvinul A Plus, Tinosorb S & Uvinul T 150.Octinoxate, Zinc Oxide, Parsol SLX, Uvinul A Plus & Tinosorb S.Octinoxate, Uvinul A Plus, Titanium Dioxide, Uvinul T 150 & Tinosorb S.
Daily Use
Outdoors & Sports
Alcohol
Fragrance
Oil Resistant
Sweat Resistant
Water Resistant
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OTHER

Ones that don’t fit neatly into any of the categories above.

and-free Whitening UV CreamJunpaku SENKA White Beauty Serum in CCParasola Sweet Skin Face Powder UVSPORTS Beauty Sun Protect Facial BBSUNMEDIC UV Medicated BB Protect EX
Name&free Whitening UV CreamJunpaku SENKA White Beauty Serum in CCParasola Sweet Skin Face Powder UVSPORTS Beauty Sun Protect Facial BBSUNMEDIC UV Medicated BB Protect EX
Price / Size¥1,400 / 30g¥1,800 / 40g¥1,300 / 10g¥2,000 / 30g¥2,000 / 30ml
UV FiltersZinc Oxide & Titanium Dioxide.Octinoxate, Tinosorb S, Titanium Dioxide, Uvinul T 150 & Uvinul A Plus.Titanium Dioxide & Zinc Oxide.Octinoxate, Tinosorb M, Uvinul A Plus & Tinosorb S.Titanium Dioxide & Zinc Oxide.
Daily Use
Outdoors & Sports
Alcohol
Fragrance
Oil Resistant
Sweat Resistant
Water Resistant
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8 Comments on Guide to the New Japanese Sunscreen Releases of 2019

  1. Hello, good time

    Is milk type Japanese sunscreen better for very oily skin or gel type?

    I don’t know much about Japanese sunscreen, please help me to a good choice
    My skin is so oily and acne prone and my skin and my eyes are very sensitive. i have allergy to fragrance.
    I want a matte finish and very lightweight and fragrance free sunscreen with high protection for outdoors ( non allergenic and non acnegenic).
    Which one is better for very oily skin?
    1.allie extra uv highlight
    2.biore uv face milk
    3.skin aqua super moisture milk pink
    4.sportbeauty sun protect gel

    Please answer, thanks

  2. Please, could you explan whats is mean “oil resistant”? How does it possible that Biore Athlizm is not oil resistant? That give a impression biore perfect milk is more suitable for outdoor activities than this one.

    • It doesn’t make any claims about resisting sebum. Not everyone’s skin needs oil-resistant (some people don’t produce enough to begin with). It also makes no difference for body sunscreens.

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