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Featured in 2021 Sunscreen Guide
Release Date
2021.2.6 Repackaged in 2022.
Kao Corporation
Product Type
UV Filter(s)
Octinoxate, Uvinul A Plus, Tinosorb S, Uvinul T 150 & Parsol SLX.

NIVEA UV DEEP PROTECT & Care Essence is a Japanese anti-ageing sunscreen essence.

Targeted towards women over 30, the moisturising sunscreen has a serum-like texture and is specially formulated to protect against age spots and other signs of photoageing. “3-Dimension Film Technology” creates an even UV-blocking film down to the micro-level crevices and stays put even when it comes in contact with heavy perspiration and water. Honeysuckle flower extract, pearl protein, and tuberose polysaccharide replenish skin’s moisture to reduce dryness-induced fine lines. Added light-diffusing powder gives a soft-focus effect to smooth skin appearance.

Ideally suited for sport, outdoor leisure activities, and everyday activities in hot weather, it spreads easily to leave the skin feeling comfortable and perfectly hydrated with no greasy residue.

  • For the face and body.
  • Very resistant to water and sweat (80 minutes).
  • Can be used as a makeup base.
  • Removable with a face wash or soap.

Clear Floral Fragrance


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Water,, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate,, alcohol,, butylene glycol,, caprylyl methicone,, diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate,, diglycerin,, isopropyl palmitate,, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine,, diisopropyl sebacate,,  ethylhexyl triazone,, polysilicone-15,, silica dimethyl silylate,, lonicera japonica (honeysuckle) flower extract,, hydrolyzed conchiolin protein,, polianthes tuberosa polysaccharide,, do.not.copy,, sodium hyaluronate,, pyrus cydonia seed extract,, olymethylsilsesquioxane,, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer,, lauroyl lysine,, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose stearoxy ether,, sodium dilauramidoglutamide lysine,, C30-45 alkyl methicone,, C30-45 olefin,, silica,, titanium dioxide,, carbomer,, phenoxyethanol,, sodium hydroxide,, BHT,, methylparaben,, fragrance.


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17 Comments on NIVEA UV DEEP PROTECT & Care Essence

  1. Hello and thank you for your continued hard work! Does this replace the Nivea Sun Crème Care UV Crème? That is my favorite sunscreen but I can’t seem to find it anymore.

  2. Hi, I saw on your recent instagram post that this Nivea Essence is meant for the face while the Gel is for the body. However, I noticed that both the Essence and Gel, and most other sunscreens listed on this site, say “for face and body”.

    How can we as consumers tell which sunscreens are specifically designed for the face when pretty much all of them say “for face and body”? (I saw that you recently changed the Gel to say “Meant for body, but can be used on the face as well”, so thank you for clarifying that!)

    Also, I’ve saw you comment that you prefer facial sunscreens that do more than basic sun protection – what additional features do you look for? Color correcting, tinted, priming qualities, any special ingredients, etc.?

    • Perhaps you misread or misunderstood because I didn’t make any clarification — it wasn’t needed. The listing for the Nivea gel on this site has always clearly stated “For the body (but can be used on the face)”. It has NOT been changed or edited — it has clearly stated that since the day I published the post back in January!

      According to the press release and packaging, it’s targeted for the body but can be used on the face.

      • I’m not just referring to this particular line, I’m referring to almost all sunscreens on this site. Biore Watery Essence and Gel pages also say “for the face and body”, but you’ve said before that people in Japan use them exclusively for body. In fact, I think the Nivea Gel post is the only one on your site that says “For the body (but can be used on the face)”. Every other one says “face and body”.

        If most sunscreens are generically marketed “for face and body”, then how do we know which ones are actually meant for the face? Are the ones meant only for face specifically primers or tinted or something of the sort?

        • Some are generically marketed for both face and body but most Japanese consumers buy them to use on just the body (e.g. Biore). Other sunscreens like the Nivea gel are clearly marketed for body use but will say that they can also be used on the face if desired.

          So it depends on whether you’re asking whether a sunscreen is marketed for the face/body or what people actually use on their faces in reality. There is a big difference.

          • I’m askinb about reality, but I don’t know if it’s possible discern that out without looking at reviews and I don’t read Japanese.

            Is there a general trend in which types of sunscreens are actually popular or commonly used for the face?

            • Generally speaking, nearly all the “face and body” sunscreens that are popular amongst Westerners/non-Japanese are primarily used on just the body in Japan (or not used at all).

              Sunscreens that are popular for the face in Japan are usually made exclusively for facial use and they often have a higher price-point (e.g. Pola Light Selector, La Roche-Posay UVidea XL Tone Up, Lancome UV Expert Tone Up Milk) There’re a handful of exceptions like the new Biore UV Light Up Essence, Skin Aqua Tone Up UV Essence, and Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV that are popular amongst 10s-early 20s. Anessa Perfect UV Skincare Milk is the only one I can think of off the top of my head that is popular on the face (as well as the body) for all ages.

              It’s more common to use moisturisers/primers with SPF for day-to-day stuff.

            • Based on those examples, is it correct to assume that most popular facial sunscreens have some type of make-up quality? – like tint, tone-up, primers, radiance-enhancers, etc.

              Do people normally apply enough SPF primer/moisturiser to achieve proper sun protection?

            • Yes, most of them have some sort of instant skin-beautifying effects.

              Difficult to say for certain but I’d speculate no since UV protection is primarily for vanity reasons so this isn’t really something a lot of people are that concerned about. Even the amount recommended for sunscreens in Japan is noticeably less than various rules/guidelines given by Western media/influencers.

            • Ignoring the skin-beautifying effects, would you say that the texture and skin-feel of high-end face sunscreens are generally significantly nicer than your typical “face and body” sunscreen?

              The guidelines I’ve seen on official Japanese sites like Anessa and SunMedic (1 yen coin for face) are the same as official American sites (AAD says nickel-sized amount, which is close to 1 yen coin). Sunscreen application is 2mg/cm^2 regardless of country.

              Wouldn’t one be risking a dark spots and a tan if they are not applying the correct amount of sunscreen?

            • That’s incredibly subjective. Personally, I find there’re usually significant differences between dirt-cheap face and body sunscreens and ones that are more expensive. Not necessarily high-end because ¥3,000 a bottle/tube is still very much in the price points of drugstore brands in Japan.

              To me, a nickel-sized amount looks a lot less than 1/4 tsp or 2 finger-length worth (what I usually see Western media and influencers recommend these days). Regardless, the “correct” amount varies since everyone has a different face size. Those are all just general guidelines and should never be taken verbatim.

              Sunscreen is not the 1st or even the 2nd line of defense — sun avoidance and cover-up are. Despite popular belief, most people don’t actually wear proper sunscreen daily.

            • Dark colours offer better protection than lighter colours and densely woven fabric is more protective than sheer, thin fabric. If you hold it to the light and you can see through it, that means that UV rays can easily penetrate the fabric and reach your skin.

  3. I’ve always thought that sunscreens labeled as “essense” are less stronger than milk and gel types and that they (essenses) don’t stay put longer on the skin.

    • That is still 100% true. In a sunscreen lineup, milk type is always the most durable, followed by gel, essence type comes in last.

      The Deep Protect & Care range is targeted towards (Japanese) women over 30. Based on its marketing campaign, it’s really aimed at middle-aged women which in Japan would be mostly stay-at-home mums/housewives. I’d take the product’s claim of being suitable for sports/outdoors with a grain of salt. In reality, its target audience spends minimal time outside in the sun, let alone playing sports. Think bike rides with the kids, visiting the local parks, etc.

      • Wow, that’s disappointing. Are there any sunscreens that are not Allie and Anessa which have decent ratings for outdoors and sports? I understand that nothing has the reputation Allie/Anessa have, but Allie products have an intense white cast on my skin and risk of Anessa fakes online makes me relucant to purchase.

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