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SKIN AQUA NEXTA Shield Serum UV Essence

SKIN AQUA NEXTA Shield Serum UV Essence Featured in 2022 Sunscreen Guide

Release Date
ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co.
Product Type
UV Filter(s)
Tinosorb S, Uvinul T 150, Tinosorb M, Uvinul A Plus & Titanium Dioxide.

SKIN AQUA NEXTA Shield Serum UV Essence is an eco-friendly Japanese sunscreen.

Specially formulated to meet the needs of modern adult women, the moisturising sunscreen has a creamy serum-like texture and a next-generation formula that is kind to the skin and the environment¹. It combines 8 nourishing ingredients² and eco-friendly UV filters together to form a serum mask-like, micro-veil that clings to skin for long-lasting protection against dryness, dark spots, and UV damage. Mineral pearls capture and reflect light to brighten skin.

It spreads smoothly and blends in easily to protect against the ageing effects of UV rays while preventing dust, pollen, and PM2.5 particles from sticking to the skin. It leaves the skin feeling well-hydrated all day.

  • For the face and body.
  • Resistant to water and sweat.
  • Can be used as a makeup base.
  • Removable with face/body wash or soap.

¹ Free from Octinoxate, Oxybenzone, Cyclopentasiloxane & Cyclomethicone.

Classic Flower Fragrance


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Water,, triethylhexyl trimellitate,, isopentyldiol,, alcohol,, isononyl isononanoate,, caprylic/capric triglyceride,, diethylhexyl succinate,, silica,, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine,, ethylhexyl triazone,, bis-PEG-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane,, cynara scolymus (artichoke) leaf extract,, oenothera biennis seed extract,, geranium robertianum extract,, citrus nobilis (mandarin orange) peel extract,, sodium hyaluronate,, magnesium ascorbyl phosphate,, lactobacillus/pear juice ferment filtrate,, tocopherol,, squalane,, methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol,, sorbitan stearate,, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil,, cetyl alcohol,, do.not.copy,, hydroxyethyl acrylate/sodium acryloyldimethyl taurate copolymer,, diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate,, titanium dioxide,, stearyl alcohol,, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/VP copolymer,, propanediol,, decyl glucoside,, polysorbate 60,, disodium EDTA,, caprylhydroxamic acid,, butylene glycol,, propylene glycol,, xanthan gum,, triethoxycaprylylsilane,, synthetic fluorphlogopite,, tin oxide,, phenoxyethanol,, fragrance.


スキンアクア ネクスタ シールドセラムUVエッセンス」の全成分:水、トリメリト酸トリエチルヘキシル、イソペンチルジオール、エタノール、イソノナン酸イソノニル、トリ(カプリル酸/カプリン酸)グリセリル、コハク酸ジエチルヘキシル、シリカ、ビスエチルヘキシルオキシフェノールメトキシフェニルトリアジン、エチルヘキシルトリアゾン、ビスPEG-18メチルエーテルジメチルシラン、アーチチョーク葉エキス(アーティチョークエキス)、メマツヨイグサ種子エキス(メマツヨイグサエキス)、ヒメフウロエキス、マンダリンオレンジ果皮エキス、ヒアルロン酸Na、リン酸アスコルビルMg、乳酸桿菌/セイヨウナシ果汁発酵液(セイヨウナシエキス)、トコフェロール(δ-トコフェロール)、スクワラン、メチレンビスベンゾトリアゾリルテトラメチルブチルフェノール、ステアリン酸ソルビタン、PEG-60水添ヒマシ油、セタノール、(アクリル酸ヒドロキシエチル/アクリロイルジメチルタウリンNa)コポリマー、ジエチルアミノヒドロキシベンゾイル安息香酸ヘキシル、酸化チタン、ステアリルアルコール、(アクリロイルジメチルタウリンアンモニウム/VP)コポリマー、プロパンジオール、デシルグルコシド、ポリソルベート60、EDTA-2Na、カプリルヒドロキサム酸、BG、PG、キサンタンガム、トリエトキシカプリリルシラン、合成フルオロフロゴパイト、酸化スズ、フェノキシエタノール、香料

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20 Comments on SKIN AQUA NEXTA Shield Serum UV Essence

  1. Thank you SO MUCH for reviewing this sunscreen! I recently developed an allergy to octinoxate, and have spent a fortune trying other products. This one is super soothing and moisturizing, without being sticky. It feels like a skin treatment. Love your web site and your annual reviews of sunscreen.

  2. OMG! Skin Aqua without octinoxate! I’m so thrilled. Do you think they’ll do a similar reformulation for the gold gel? That’s my favorite sunscreen. I love your site btw ❤️

  3. Do the mineral pearls leave a white cast? Also, can you please add “tinted” or “tone-up” as a Product Highlight category? It’s easy to miss when skimming the description

    • It’s supposed to be light-reflecting particles so some sort of fine shimmers. This is neither tinted nor tone-up. That’s not to say that sunscreen won’t leave a white cast from the UV filters — Tinosorb M and TiO2 are both inherently whitening.

      Japanese “tone-up” products are meant to colour-correct skin tone while imparting radiance. That unnatural whitening effect (aka white cast) isn’t the desired effect — it’s what happens if your skin tone is darker than the targeted audience and you’re heavy-handed with the application.

      • Tone-up products seem to make skin look lighter in a more subtle and believable way so even if a chalky white cast isn’t the desired effect, lightening skin still seems to be. That’s the effect I notice in marketing ads and also reviews from Japanese women. Again, it would be nice if parts of the description concerning tint/tone-up or even “brightening” or “light-reflecting” could be bolded or even added as a “Product Highlight” because those things end up looking terrible on anyone even a hair darker than the average Japanese woman and it can be easy to skip over when reading over a long description.

        • The point of using lavender/purple to offset yellow undertones or green to counteract redness isn’t to achieve whiter/lighter skin.

          Thanks for your suggestion. I’ll have to think about it. It seems redundant to add “tone-up” and/or “tinted” tags to the Product Highlight section. Products with added pigments or are marketed as “tone-up” are clearly indicated either in the product name itself or a swatch is clearly shown right on the packaging. There isn’t a need to read the description at all.

          In any case, untinted products with light-reflecting particles such as this sunscreen would get neither of these tags attached.

          • I disagree. Using a purple corrector to “offset” natural yellow undertones is strange and doesn’t make sense unless the person has yellow discoloration. Why would anyone want to cancel out their natural undertone? In practice it often makes light skin look even lighter since fair-skinned people with neutral/pink undertones look paler than those with yellow.

            The concept of a “white” color corrector or tone up (there are multiple listed on this site) doesn’t make any sense beyond intentionally giving a white cast.

            Adding a flag/filter or even just bolded text in the description for sunscreens with added pigments or so-called “brightening pearls” would make the site more accessible and navigable for readers that are even a hair darker than average Japanese women, of which there are probably many considering this is an English-language site for an international audience.

            • Colour-correcting has been on-trend in Western countries long before it reached Japan. There’re lots of before/after photos in online articles on colour-correcting that feature women of colour. Their skin tones in the after don’t look lighter. It’s about muting certain hues in excess, not cancelling out your natural undertone altogether.

              All the “white” tone-up products on the site aren’t purposely white colour-coloured. Allie’s gel in Bright White, for e.g., is actually green. The new Coppertone one in Marshmallow White is untinted — white is the sunscreen’s natural colour. It’s just marketing so that it fits in with the rest of the lineup.

              I understand your reasoning but maybe there’s some confusion. If you want to avoid tinted/colour-correcting/tone-up sunscreens, you don’t need to read the description at all. These are clearly indicated right in the product name (i.e. words like “Tone Up” or “Colour” are used) or the packaging shows a colour swatch of the product.

              Light-reflecting particles are colourless on their own and give an instant luminous effect. They can often be found in brightening/anti-ageing products and leave-on hairstyling products, not just certain sunscreens (and makeup). Product blurbs don’t always explicitly say they contain them.

              It’s very important to remember that certain UV filters are inherently whitening. Take this sunscreen, for e.g., the light-reflecting “mineral pearls” it contains are simply there to give the skin a luminous finish. The white cast this potentially has would be due to the UV filters used (and shouldn’t be mistaken as an intentional feature).

            • What about Canmake’s “white” version of their Mermaid UV Gel? What purpose would a “white” version (opposed to the normal “clear”) have except to artificially make skin look paler?

            • You’re right, the White version is white-coloured. With that said, the Clear version is also white (but “whiteness” has more of a yellow-tinge) — it isn’t actually clear.

            • The product gives an oily finish visually and to the touch. I have to put a tissue paper on the face to take the shine away. Its not ‘luminous”!

              The best thing about it is that it is truly transparent, no white veil effect. Also, nourishing enough as is.

            • You really shouldn’t blot — blotting also removes some of the sunscreen from the skin.

              Tinosorb M is inherently quite greasy.

  4. The new sunscreen releases are something I look forward too every spring. Thank you for keeping us posted! Unfortunately this one will be a pass for me (white cast from minerals, fragrance). Do you know if this year’s releases will center around creating a kind of “anti-pollution veil” like last year’s?

    • Anessa doesn’t make any sort of anti-pollution claim. With that said, the premise is to create some sort of barrier so that dust, pollen, etc. in the air doesn’t directly contact the skin. So all sunscreens (and even face makeup) have that kind of function regardless of whether the product is making that claim or so not.

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