Choosing the right Japanese Sunscreen for your skin type.
There’s lots of mix views on whether or not to wear sunscreens. But we can all agree on science - research has shown that the sun’s rays do cause skin cancer, advance aging, and damage complexion overall. And yes, there’s multiple ways to protect yourself from the sun’s harmful rays like using an umbrella, wearing uv blocking clothes, avoiding the sun all together, or putting on sunscreens. Let’s be real, avoiding the sun is probably not an option, I mean can you really give up that sun kissed feel, on the beach, in your backyard, or while hiking? So why not apply sunscreens, it’s one more thing you can do to be proactive when protecting yourself and your skin.
When it comes to sunscreen, Japan has some of the most advance formulas with skin benefits. Most Japanese sunscreens are physical sunscreens with Broad spectrum sun protection to helps protect you against both UVA and UVB rays. So, here’s our take on the best Japanese sunscreen for skin types:
Japanese sunscreen for Dry skin
If you have dry skin, adding additional moisture is probably your main aim. Japanese sunscreen could be a great way to not only prevent your skin from drying out more under the sun by adding more hydration. When it comes to formulas, look for ones enriched with moisturizing ingredients such as ceramides, glycerin, shea butter, or hyaluronic acid. When it comes to texture, look for ones with a creamy gel to help seal in moisture from your previous steps.
Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF50+ PA++++ (click on the link to learn more)
Japanese Sunscreen For Oily skin
If you have oily skin, you may think less moisture is better, but that’s not always true. When it comes to formula, look for ones that are lightweight, either a water-based or gel formulas and with tree oil or niacinamide in the ingredients to help with oil control. When it comes to texture and finish, look for ones with a matte finish and a gel texture.
Japanese Sunscreen for Normal skin
When you’re blessed with normal, uncomplicated skin, any high-quality sunscreen will work for you. Most often, choosing the right sunscreen is about preference - protection level, texture, smell, skin benefit ingredients, etc. When it comes to Japanese sunscreens for normal skin, there’s so many options from spray, cream or milk.
RAFRA ESSENCE UV MIST SPF50+ PA++++
Japanese Sunscreen for Sensitive skin
If you have sensitive skin, look for ones without ingredients that could cause irritations, such as alcohol and fragrances. Also, look for ones that contains zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, these are your safest bet as they have been shown to be gentle on the skin. Luckily, choosing a sunscreen for sensitive skin isn’t a problem when it comes to Japanese sun blocks, many of them are physical (mineral) sunscreens with gentle ingredients.
CURÉL UV PROTECTION ESSENCE SPF30 PA+++
Japanese Sunscreen for Acne-prone skin
If you have acne-prone skin, lucky for you most Japanese sunscreens are mineral (physical) sunscreen and just like sensitive skin, this type of sun block is your safest bet. As with oily skin, try to opt for something that is lightweight, like a water-based, so your skin won't feel suffocating. Look for the word noncomedogenic, a fancy way to say "a product has been specially formulated so it won't block pores", which will help with acne formation from clogged pores.
Orbis UV Cut Sunscreen
KANEBO ALLIE EXTRA UV GEL
Japanese sunscreens are really the best in its category with advance formulas that has broad spectrum protection, skin benefiting ingredients to being perfect makeup primers. Their formulations are usually suitable for all skin types, while some are more effective than others when it comes to skin type specifics. So, if you are looking for a sunscreen that provides a strong protection, improves your complexion, and enhance your makeup, Japanese sunscreen is for you!
Grab your Japanese sun block today!