【2022】 5 best sunscreen(SPF50・PA++++・gel/milk/cream)to protect from the Sun

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A Sun cream that protects the skin from scorching heat of the Sun. When you go to a pharmacy/drugstore, you may be surprised at variety of the products and wonder which one is the best for you? This time, I would like to take a look at the best sunscreens in 2022 that you can bring in your carry bag/suitcase when traveling abroad.


Type of sunscreen  

What’s UVA and UVB?

There are sunscreens for the face, for the body, and for both the face and body. Since the face skin is thinner than the body one, it is generally more sensitive. For those who are troublesome to use properly, it is easy to use a dual-use one. (These days, many sunscreens can use for both face and body.)

SPF and PA are indicators of UV protection. SPF (Sun Protection Factor) indicates index of the effect of preventing UVB that causes sunburn and spots. The higher the number is, the more effective it is. SPF 30 is enough for dairy life. However, for outdoor activities such as sports and camp, you may sweat or rub, so choose a higher one such as SPF 50.

PA (Protection Grade of UVA) is an indicator of the effect of preventing UVA, which is said to cause spots, wrinkles, and sagging. Currently, the maximum is “++++”.

If you may wet in the sea/pool, it is good to choose a waterproof one. It is the best to reapply sunscreen after swimming. Some sunscreens can be easily washed off with soap, while others require cleansing like makeup remover. Unwashed sunscreen can cause skin problems, therefore it’s easier to choose a sunscreen that can be washed off with soap.

Type of characters/texture

There are cream type, milky lotion type, gel type, and spray type in sunscreen. The point is that the cream type sticks to the skin and does not take off easily. However, since it is a cream, it feels sticky, and it is difficult to remove the sunscreen in the bath. Emulsion type, current mainstream, spreads well and blends well with the skin, so it is suitable for makeup base. The gel type is not sticky and can be used refreshingly, but its moisturizing power is a little weak. The spray type is effective for sunscreen of the scalp, such as sprinkling it on the head.

Top 5 Best Sunscreen products that can be carried on board

Shiseido_ANESSA Perfect UV Skin Care Milk

SPF 50+


Contents: 60g 

ANESSA is the most powerful best sunscreen that is popular in overseas as well. It’s a milk-type sunscreen which blends in smoothly. “Thermo booster technology” is incorporated to ANESSA. The protecting from UV-rays film will become more uniform when it comes into contact with sweat, water, heat or moisture in the air. It strongly protects from UV rays. The surprisingly smooth texture makes it ideal for daily use and it can be washed off with soap. The price is a little high, but it is recommended for those who want to take full sun protection care.

Product Lineup | ANESSA Official Site | Shiseido
Anessa, a top sunscreen brand in Japan under the Shiseido company, come with different formulas suitable for different s...

Rohto Pharmaceutical_SKIN AQUA Tone Up UV Essence

SPF: 50+


Contents: 80g

“Tone Up UV Essence”, one of the “Skin Aqua Series”, is a cream-type sunscreen that can be expected to tone up your skin. It’s recommended for people with a high sense of beauty. Skin care ingredients such as hyaluronic acid are blended, so it is characterized by a fresh feel. The point is that it can be washed off with soap.

Rohto__SKIN AQUA Tone UP UV Essence (JP only)

Kanebo_ALLIE Gel UV EX

SPF: 50+


Contents: 90g, 40g

A gel-type sunscreen that spreads smoothly and protects against UV rays while moisturizing. It is water and sweat resistant and has a long-lasting UV protection effect.

Kanebo__ALLIE Gel UV EX  (JP only)

Nivea_NIVEA Water Gel

SPF: 50+


Contents: 80g

A gel-type sunscreen that stretches smoothly and is easy to use. The texture is like a lotion. Formulated with hyaluronic acid, you can take care of your skin while protecting against UV rays. Another positive point is that it can be easily washed off with soap or facial cleanser.

Kao Corporation|Product Information|ニベアUV ウォータージェル SPF50 80g
ニベアUV ウォータージェル SPF50 80g | Kao Corporation Official Website 【My Kao Mall】

Kao_Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence (Cream)

SPF: 50+


Contents: 50g

A cream-type sunscreen that suppresses unevenness by spreading “micro UV cut capsules”. The unique point is to take into account uneven tanning. This is recommended for those who are concerned about unevenness due to sunburn. The point is that it can be washed off with soap.

Kao Corporation Product Information
Introducing the features of Kao ビオレ UV アクアリッチ ウォータリーエッセンス SPF50+.


  • Best sunscreen: SPF 50+, PA++++, washable with soap.

According to research, Shiseido’s ANESSA is the most popular and the best. However, there are another attractive products that focus on the skin color, such as Rohto Pharmaceutical’s SKIN AQUA, and Kao’s Biore which takes into account uneven tanning. When you go traveling to a place with strong sunlight, above items can be great solution. The sun in Australia is quite strong. Take all possible precautions!



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