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SKIN AQUA UV Super Moisture Essence (2023 Formula)

SKIN AQUA UV Super Moisture Essence (2023 Formula) スキンアクアスーパーモイスチャーエッセンス<2023> Featured in 2023 Sunscreen Guide

Release Date
ROHTO Pharmaceutical Co.
Product Type
SPF50+ / PA++++ / ☆☆
UV Filter(s)
Octinoxate, Uvinul T 150, Tinosorb S, Tinosorb M & Uvinul A Plus.

SKIN AQUA UV Super Moisture Essence is a Japanese hydrating sunscreen.

The newly revamped Japanese sunscreen has a rich serum texture and it better keeps skin hydrated than its predecessor released in 2020. New silica-encapsulated UV filter with Rohto’s UV Light Durability Technology gives skin more uniform UV protection while reducing the risk of irritations. 3 types of hyaluronic acid and hydrolyzed collagen deeply replenish skin with moisture.

Ideally suited for everyday activities, it forms an invisible UV-protective veil over the skin while preventing PM2.5 particles, pollen, and other airborne pollutants from clinging to the skin. Skin feels moisturised all day with no sticky or greasy residue.

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

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Water,, butylene glycol,, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate,, alcohol,, isononyl isononanoate,, ethylhexyl triazone,, sodium hyaluronate,, hydrolyzed hyaluronic acid,, hydroxypropyltrimonium hyaluronate,, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine,, silica,, propanediol,, methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol,, diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate,, diethoxyethyl succinate,, PEG-40 stearate,, do.not.copy,, propylene glycol,, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer,, decyl glucoside,, caprylhydroxamic acid,, triethanolamine,, bis-PEG-18 methyl ether dimethyl silane,, polysilicone-13,, disodium EDTA,, xanthan gum,, phenoxyethanol.



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11 Comments on SKIN AQUA UV Super Moisture Essence (2023 Formula)

  1. Why do most Japanese sunscreen still prefer Octinoxate? I’ve read some reviews that it’s unstable and will worsen when combined with Zinc oxide or Titanium Dioxide.

    • Untrue. Octinoxate and the filters in Japanese sunscreens, physical or otherwise, don’t break each other down.

      Inherently unstable UV filters (e.g. Avobenzone) can actually be surface-treated or encapsulated to prevent undesirable interactions so it’s not always true that this or that cannot be used together - it depends on the formula.

  2. I just got this. Is the tube supposed to have a silver seam on the back of the tube? I thought the tube would be all white, but mine has a silver seam running down the back.

  3. How does this compare to Super Moisture Essence Gold? Looks like this uses an additional Uvinul filter. Are Gold versions of sunscreens generally superior to their non-Gold counterparts?

    I’m visiting Tokyo next week from the States and have Anessa Perfect UV Skincare Milk (and Gel), Canmake Mermaid Gel UV, and both Skin Aqua UV Super Moisture Essence & the Gel on my radar.

    • The main difference between the regular line and the Gold is that the latter is formulated to stay put better on the skin in high humidity (not that it somehow has higher or better UV protection). Both are for day-to-day activities only.

      If you don’t go to Japan frequently, I’d personally advise against hauling Canmake, Skin Aqua, or other similar brands to bring back home. It seems like a waste of opportunity and luggage space to buy products you can easily buy online for roughly the same RRP.

  4. Hey, can I get a link to where I can read the new rules & regulations for Japanese cosmetics, especially for JP sunscreens ?

    • There aren’t any new regulations for Japanese cosmetics - nothing has been changed. I will only refer people to official information, which currently are in Japanese only.

      The only thing new is the implementation of the star ☆ system for water-resistant sunscreens, which is already explained above (just click on the purple info icon on top). I don’t think there’s anything more to be said about it since it’s so straightforward already - ☆ is 40 min, ☆☆ is 80 min. Many sunscreens (e.g. Anessa, Allie, Biore) have printed minutes of water resistance on the packages for years.

  5. I noticed the new star rating system thing— very handy. Does the PA value also stay at 50% or greater or just the SPF?

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