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on 1/14/2018 9:55:00 PM
More reviews by iamtina
Skin: Oily, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
his is a fantastic light, liquid sunscreen. It does dry my skin, so I need to apply moisturizer prior. Good waterproof protection. So far has not broken out my skin. I use DHC oil or Dermalogica Precleanse to remove it. I was lucky to find it in an Asian cosmetics shop in Texas.
on 1/1/2018 2:04:00 AM
More reviews by inertia
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
Currently there are 2 main types of Anessa sunscreen, indicated by gold and silver packaging. The gold type (Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster) is “super waterproof” and has a silky, light finish. The silver type (Essence UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster) is “waterproof” and extra moisturizing with a dewier finish. Both gold and silver are supposed to come off easily with regular soap or face wash, and currently also come in mild and facial formulations as well. (The basic gold and silver types are OK for both face and body use) If I could have only one sunscreen for the rest of my life, it would be the basic gold one. It comes out really oily and the first time I tried it I thought I had made a terrible mistake, but within a minute the oil completely sank into my skin and left a silky, smooth, natural finish that was neither too dewy nor too matte. It balances my combination skin, calming the oily areas and protecting the dry areas, and caused no breakouts or other negative reactions. My makeup goes on easily over it, and it seems like it has something of a pore-smoothing primer effect. I would recommend the gold type for normal weather, and/or oily to combination skin.I’ve also tried the silver facial type. I bought it during the height of summer and it was much too moist at that time. It sat on top of my skin like a thick wall of glossy slime and even though it didn't cause any breakouts I hated the way it felt. Fast forward to December when the temperature dropped below freezing and there was no humidity in the air, and this thick rich silver sunscreen came into its own. It gently hugs my skin and shields it from the elements like the loving hands of angels. The finish is no longer shiny, it’s natural, and it stays balanced all day long. The silver type is excellent for extremely dry weather and/or dry skin.
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on 9/23/2017 5:17:00 PM
More reviews by KateLausanne
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
This sunscreen has been number 1 very hyped Asian sunscreen for many years. It recently became available in two two different versions. Golden bottle (product preview or third picture) - Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster SPF50+ PA++++Light gold bottle (second picture) - Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster Mild SPF50+ PA++++The difference between two is huge, mild one formulated for a sensitive skins, doesn't have alcohol, mineral oils, fragrance or preservatives among ingredients. Original formula is super waterproof. Here are the ingredients lists:Original (gold bottle): Dimethicone, Water, Alcohol, Zinc Oxide, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Isopropyl Myristat, Talc, Isododecane, Octocrylene, POLYBUTYLENE GLYCOL/PPG-9 Trimethylsiloxysilicate, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Titanium Dioxide, Glycerin, Diisopropyl sebacate, VINYL DIMETHICONE/ METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, Dextrin palmitate, Xylitol, Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, PEG/PPG-14/7 dimethyl ether, Sodium chloride, Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Angelica Acutiloba Root Extract, Thymus Serpillum Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Curcuma Longa Root Extract, Isostearic Acid, Aluminum hydroxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Stearic Acid, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Distearyldimonium chloride, Trisodium EDTA, Butylene Glycol, BHT, Sodium Metabisulfite, FragranceMild, for sensitive skin (light gold bottle): Cyclopentasiloxane, Zinc Oxide, Diisopropyl sebacate, Methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, Water, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Pentaerythrityl tetraethylhexanoate, Triethylhexanoin, Diethylhexyl succinate, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dextrin palmitate, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, PEG/PPG-14/7 dimethyl ether, Sodium chloride, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Angelica Acutiloba Root Extract, Rosa roxburghii extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Aluminum hydroxide, Stearyl Phosphate, Silica, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Pyrosulfite, TocopherolLike an idiot, I've managed to check an English version of the ingredients list for a Mild formula but bought an original one. It's very watery, a pleasure to apply, and it doesn't leave a white cast. It's 80 min water resistant and easy to reapply. It will remove any shine from the face.I have sensitive dehydrated skin and high alcohol content from the original formula badly dried it out till the deepest layers (at least that how it feels). I'm very sensitive to Isopropyl Myristate, so now I have clogged pores and pimples. I think it's an amazing product for people with an oily non-sensitive skin, but I will purchase a sensitive skin version and review it later. For now, I can't give it more than 3 stars.UPDATE: Sensitive skin version - Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster Mild SPF50+ PA++++WOW! My search for a facial sunscreen is over. I used it daily for a month now, so I feel confident to write an update.- the mild version is a bit thicker than the original formula, but there is also no white cast;- it's non-drying, even if used without moisturizer underneath;- no oily residue whatsoever if I use it without moisturizer underneath;- no clogged pores;- no irritation;- works great under makeup. AMAZING product! HG! Must have from now on.
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on 6/2/2017 1:52:00 AM
More reviews by amandaesthr
Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
If you travel to japan, I think you have to pick this product, you can find it in any matsumoto kiyoshi storeI use the one with golden bottle This is a lightweight sunscreen, doesn't cause any breakout, doesn't leave any whitecast, and oil freei think it's perfect for any skin typeSo pricy but it worth the money and worth its holly grail status as one of the best sunscreen, no wonder people loves it.Sadly, it’s not available in my country :(
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on 8/20/2015 10:53:00 AM
More reviews by jt_in_canada
Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
I heard about this sunscreen from Bois de Jasmin's blog earlier this summer. Anessa Perfect UV is a great sunscreen, albeit a bit pricey compared to other Japanese sunscreens. It has a runny consistency and needs to be shaken properly before application. Dries to a matte, comfortable finish and stays on all day until removal. I double-cleanse with Clinique's Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm followed by either Cerave hydrating or foaming cleanser to make sure it is properly removed, and have had no problems.I'm in Canada and purchased a bottle from eBay for about $16. Shipping was fast (within a week or so) because the bottle is tiny (25ml) and the package came via air mail.NOTE: I also purchased Biore UV Perfect Face Milk (30ml) and both are comparable in consistency and matte-finish. The Biore is half the price of the Anessa, so in the future, I will likely stick with repurchasing the Biore instead.Overall, a great sunscreen, though pricey compared to other Japanese brands with the same consistency and matte finish.
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 7/1/2015 4:28:00 AM
More reviews by veelui
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
i have this one in its latest packaging, though not sure if it changed or not. this is a really good sunscreen to use for everyday life, it is thin milky fluid and i really love the fluid texture of foundations and sunscreens lately bc i like the lightweight feel in the daytime. this goes on really well under makeup, also its really good by itself, as it dries to a matte finish with no greasy feel during the course of the day, i have combo oily skin in summer so I really appreciate this. only thing i dont like is price bc it is expensive and also quite hard to find.
on 6/13/2015 7:21:00 AM
More reviews by haratruong
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Pros:+ Waterproof+ Absord quickly+ Not drying+ Does not cause breakouts+ Can be used as primer+ Suitable for both dry & oily skinCons:+ None
on 10/21/2014 12:35:00 PM
More reviews by Yumi2
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
This is a very expensive sunscreen so I only reserve it for face use. I've use this sunscreen all year round and I've tried it over and under makeup up and I love it. The sunscreen it self is of a very liquidy texture and requires shaking before use.The product feels light on the skin and absorbs into the skin making application of other face products un-effected in application. The product is dispensed through a dropper like head and I find that helps me control how much product I use. Typically I use nine drops per use, dividing up my face into a imaginary 3 by 3 grid. Definitely will repurchase.
on 7/12/2014 4:20:00 PM
More reviews by liz48170
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brown, Kinky, Fine
This is very expensive sunscreen. I like it better than my Neutrogena SPF70 ultra light. I cannot use the natural suncreen blockers due to allergies (Titanium Dioxide). Natural is not always safe; there are may natural items that are hazardous to your health.It is very moisturizing glides on my skin doesn't make me greasy can is a great make up base.I order off of EBAY, get it shipped right from Japan.I use the other lower cost sunscreens on my neck, arms, etc.I save this for my face neck ears onlySmall package, fits right into your purse
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on 6/25/2014 5:39:00 AM
More reviews by littleantlers85
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
Anessa UV perfect PA++++ (the newest version) is the PERFECT sunscreen. It has a lovely milky, thin consistency and never balls up or is noticeable under make-up. Once on, it takes about 3-4 minutes to completely disappear into skin. I have tried sunscreens by Clinique and Avene which claim to do this, but they always feel sticky and noticeable on my skin. This is by far the easiest sunscreen I have ever used. It doesn't feel like sunscreen. It's unlike any UK or USA-made product I have ever tried and makes me think that the Japanese *really* know what they're doing when it comes to sunscreen. I'm sure loads more people would use sunscreen more regularly if they tried this stuff and realised that it doesn't have to be heavy, sticky, oily and time-consuming to wear (and the fact that it doesn't interfere with make-up is a definite plus). I have worn this in mid-summer in Cyprus and never got sunburnt or a tan. I also love the fact it has excellent UVA protection as well as a high SPF. I've got through about 5 bottles of this stuff and I will definitely continue to buy it.
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