SKIN AQUA SaraFit UV Sara-sara Essence (2016 Formula) [DISCONTINUED]

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Release Date
2016.2.13 Repackaged in 2017.
Size
80g
Brand
SKIN AQUA
Producer
ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co.
Product Type
Sunscreen
Price
¥800
SPF・PA
SPF50+·PA++++
UV Filter(s)
Octinoxate, Uvinul A Plus & Tinosorb S.

The product has been discontinued as of October 2019.

DETAILS

SKIN AQUA SaraFit UV Sara-sara Essence is a sweat-friendly Japanese sunscreen gel for everyday wear.

The sunscreen is renewed and upgraded to have better UV protection yet feel even more like bare skin than its previous formula released in 2015. It uses a patent-pending micro-encapsulation technology that boosts UV protection without penetrating into the skin while giving it a lightweight texture. A blend of 2 types of hyaluronic acid, collagen, and amino acid deeply hydrates the skin and protects against moisture loss. Its fast-drying, water-gel formula with “Dry Keep Powder” stays put and feels silky smooth even when applied (and reapplied) over hot, sweaty skin.

Non-sticky, water-light, looks invisible. The unscented water-gel protects the skin against UV damages while leaving the skin feeling silky smooth like natural bare skin. Best suited for daily use in the summer.

  • For face and body.
  • Resistant to water, sweat and sebum (80 minutes).
  • Can be used as a makeup base.
  • Removable with a face wash.
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

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FULL INGREDIENTS LIST

Water,, alcohol,, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate,, butylene glycol,, diphenylsiloxy phenyl trimethicone,, diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate,, sodium hyaluronate,, sodium acetylated hyaluronate,, hydrolyzed collagen,, arginine,, bis-PEG-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane,, ratzillacosme.com do.not.copy,, glycol dimethacrylate crosspolymer,, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine,, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer,, PEG-12 dimethicone,, polyglyceryl-10 pentaisostearate,, triethanolamine,, polystyrene,, polyvinyl alcohol,, disodium EDTA,, xanthan gum,, methylparaben.

日本語 (JAPANESE)

「スキンアクアサラフィットUV さらさらエッセンス 無香料」の全成分:水、エタノール、メトキシケイヒ酸エチルヘキシル、BG、ジフェニルシロキシフェニルトリメチコン、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、ヒアルロン酸Na、アセチルヒアルロン酸Na、加水分解コラーゲン、アルギニン、ビスPEG-18メチルエーテルジメチルシラン、ジメタクリル酸グリコールクロスポリマー、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、(アクリレーツ/アクリル酸アルキル(C10-30))クロスポリマー、PEG-12ジメチコン、ペンタイソステアリン酸ポリグリセリル-10、TEA、ポリスチレン、ポリビニルアルコール、EDTA-2Na、キサンタンガム、メチルパラベン

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Annie
Annie
29 days ago

Hi Ratzilla, I’ve been using the site for many years but this is my first time commenting. Thank you for all the time you spend compiling this wonderful resource! It has been such a big help.

Since the Sarafit has been discontinued for a while now, have you come across something that is very similar, and would make a close substitute? It was my favorite sunscreen and I quite miss it. I currently use the Super Moisture Gel but it’s much greasier on me than this was.

Casey
Casey
4 months ago

Hi Ratzilla, are there any suitable substitutes that you could suggest now that this has been discontinued? I am hoping to find a brand that isn’t sold in-store in Mainland China (if it does but doesn’t animal test in general, that’s okay too), is another essence of similar feel/staying power, doesn’t have physical filters, doesn’t have a silicone based feel, and is at a similar price point or lower. Thank you!

Jerry Wong
Jerry Wong
1 year ago

I can’t seem to find this sunscreen anymore, has it been discontinued?

Jerry Wong
Jerry Wong
1 year ago
Reply to  G. Haruka

This is so sad, it’s my favourite sunscreen. I wonder why they discontinued it thought, it’s a very competitive product for this price.

Lee
Lee
2 years ago

Hello I bought the 2016 version, multiples of them. Are they still okay to use?

josh
josh
2 years ago
Reply to  G. Haruka

Oh okay

Lee
Lee
2 years ago
Reply to  G. Haruka

oh so I better use them up quickly then! Why is Dokodemo selling nearly expired sunscreens? Thats where I got them from

Lee
Lee
2 years ago
Reply to  G. Haruka

Yes because the ones I bought had the “NEW” in the corner 🙁 Guess I will have to use these up quickly, it feels normal and spreads very well .. that packaging was made in February 2016 so I have until February 13th as that was the exact date of that packaging hmm

Lee
Lee
2 years ago
Reply to  G. Haruka

Oh so it could be okay to use for a few months still. It looks okay and smells fine, but knowing this I may throw them away now 🙁

Lee
Lee
2 years ago
Reply to  G. Haruka

I contacted Dokodemo and they said “all products sent from DOKODEMO sellers are well within the expiry date.” So should I keep the two sarafits I have?

Lee
Lee
2 years ago
Reply to  G. Haruka

They also said “All products are accepted within 2 years of the expiration date”.

Lee
Lee
2 years ago
Reply to  G. Haruka

True. It could be good until December for all I know but I think i’l throw them away just in case and use my Biore watery gel 🙂

Lee
Lee
2 years ago
Reply to  G. Haruka

And I have the latest biore watery gel 🙂

diane
diane
2 years ago

Can you show the picture of 2018 version?

Casey
Casey
2 years ago

Just started using this a few days ago, and it’s my favorite Japanese sunscreen I’ve tried so far! However, I was wondering since it sort of feels moisturizing, whether it actually is and can be used without a moisturizer underneath despite the alcohol, or if you would recommend that one wear moisturizer with all alcohol-based sunscreens. Thank you!

Casey
Casey
2 years ago
Reply to  G. Haruka

Thank you! So you don’t find that these alcohol-based sunscreens are drying to the skin by themselves?

rtluc
rtluc
2 years ago

Hi Ratzilla! How does this compare to Skin Aqua UV Super Moisture Essence?

Scott Houweling
Scott Houweling
2 years ago

just a few questions:

1) What is the finish on this one? And does it give that uncomfortable feeling of something sitting on your face like many silicone heavy products do?
2) Is it available in store in mainland China?

Thank you.

a t
a t
3 years ago

Hello. I’ve been following this page for a long time as this has been my daily use sunscreen for quite some time. I noticed that you’ve added “Resistant to water” in the product description, which was not there previously – could you explain the addition?

m
m
3 years ago

Is this vegan + cruelty free?

rosebud102
rosebud102
3 years ago

Hello! What is the UVA ingredient in Skin Aqua Sarafit UV? Does it contain Tinsorb or Mexoryl? Those are the only two very strong UV ingredients I’ve read about. Does it prevent tanning? Is it as effective as La Roche Posay that contains mexoryl? Thanks so much!

rosebud102
rosebud102
3 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

Thanks. I just looked at ingredients but I’m not sure if they are European versions. For example, mexoryl in English is called Ecamsule in Europe. So I’m assuming it doesn’t contain it. I don’t know what the European term for Tinsorb is. I want to know what the active UVA ingredient is. My skin is very sun sensitive and I want to be sure I won’t tan with this.

rosebud102
rosebud102
3 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

Thanks! If I shouldn’t be in the sun long enough to develop a tan, does that mean it won’t protect my skin as well as Mexoryl, Ecamsule, and Tinosorb if I’m out for a similar period of time? When using Mexoryl I’m usually out for several hours – not lying in the sun – but hiking, etc. I find I don’t tan when using Mexoryl. Is Skin Aqua Sarafit UV not as strong? I like the idea of this product being less opaque and more of a primer. But my primary objective is to not get sun damage. If this… Read more »

rosebud102
rosebud102
3 years ago
Reply to  rosebud102

One more thing . . . the reason I don’t want to tan is tanning is what causes UVA damage that ages the skin. So when you say I shouldn’t be in the skin long enough to develop a tan, I don’t understand. Would I tan, if I wore it for too many hours? Does it only protect against burning like SPF sunscreens, or does it protect against tanning for a short period of time? How long can I be in sun and not tan using this?

Susan
Susan
3 years ago

Hi, I just started wearing sunscreen (i know, bad!) and am loving your site for all the very useful info! The description for this mentions that it uses a “keep dry powder” – i was wondering if there is any talc (talcum powder) involved (I don’t see it in the ingredients list but wanted to confirm as this is something I am trying to avoid. Thanks again for all the value you provide!

Katrina
Katrina
4 years ago

Hi Ratzilla! What is the typical shelf life of sunscreens? Opened vs. unopened?

Iara Gonçalves
Iara Gonçalves
4 years ago

Hi! I’m no expert in ingredients, in terms of clogging pores.. I love this sunscream, but I’m currently on Accutane and I don’t know if this sarafit is suited for acne-prone skin! Would you, please, help me with that, if you can? Thank you so much!

Iara Gonçalves
Iara Gonçalves
4 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

Thank you for answering! Nice to know this. I guess I should just test it and see!

abc1two3
abc1two3
4 years ago

Hi Ratzilla,

Could you shed some light as to why waterproof sunblocks are mostly P+++ where as your normal day to day are P++++?

I’ll be spending sometime in a beach and was trying to figure out what sunscreen to purchase when I noticed the + difference.

abc1two3
abc1two3
4 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

My apologies. I did do a search and for some odd reason It was the Chrome Canary browser that did not give me all the results. All good now. Thanks

Le Genou de Claire
Le Genou de Claire
4 years ago

Hello, thanks a lot for all that you’ve done in reviewing sunscreens. I have a question: I’m looking for a good makeup primer + sunscreen to be worn in hot, humid climate in Asia (especially Taiwan/Hong Kong), that will work well under makeup for outdoor wedding. Is this product (Skin Aqua) something you would recommend? Also, would you wear this on top of your regular skin care? I’m not familiar much about which product will withstand hot/humid weather as I’ve lived in the Northern Hemisphere almost all my life (Europe and Northern U.S.) Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks… Read more »

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