Shiseido Anessa Perfect Gel Sunscreen SPF 50 PA++++ recently launched in Japan so I decided to skip out on my normal Allie SPF and try this instead.
I don’t believe Shiseido has every released a gel sunscreen prior to this in the Anessa Collection. Don’t quote me but they have always had liquid sunscreens as I recall. From my understanding the gel line will be available for a limited time but again don’t quote me on that.
Let’s take a look!
Shiseido Anessa Perfect Gel Sunscreen SPF 50 is a non waterproof sunscreen that protects skin with UV filters such as zinc oxide which provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays.
This is a super creamy highly moisturizing water based creamy gel that contains hyaluronic acid which provides all day moisture. It’s actually more hydrating that my favorite Allie Sunscreen and provides all day moisture to my skin.
It absorbs very easily into my skin and acts as not only a sunscreen but also my moisturizer on warmer days. I think the joy here is the fact it isn’t your typical sunscreen that leaves skin feel greasy or oily or just uncomfortable. Asian brands really perfected the sunscreen formula as this absorbs easily, it’s breathable, lightweight, and barely there. I can’t say the same for other brands I’ve purchased and tried which I purchased here in the US.
Supposedly the formula luminizing pearls to brighten skin but honestly I don’t see much difference in my skin once applied.
If you’re looking for comfortable way to protect skin through the Summer (and all year round) this is a great pick. Especially if you have drier skin! SPF like this is such a refreshing change from what is offered here in the US.