Best Japanese Sunscreens for Oily-Acne prone Skin

This post contains the best Japanese sunscreens for oily and acne-prone skin types. When choosing a sunscreen for oily and acne-prone skin, you should make sure to choose a sunscreen that has a gel or milk-like consistency and should also absorb into the skin quickly.

1. Nivea Japan – UV Super Water Gel SPF 50 PA+++


The most commonly recommended Japanese sunscreen for oily and acne-prone skin should be the Nivea Japan – UV super water gel. It has a lot of positive reviews and is used by almost every person.

It is suitable for all skin types and skin tones. It also moisturizes the skin and can be used in humid climates. It can be used under makeup. It is lightweight and absorbs into the skin quickly without leaving a sticky feeling or any white cast/eye-stinging.

The only downside of this product is that it contains alcohol.

What ingredients does it contain?

Water, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, ethanol, PG, dimethicone, ethylhexyltriazone, hexyl diethylaminohydroxybenzoyl benzoate, sodium hyaluronate, Phellodendron bark extract, quince seed extract, tocopherol acetate, (Acrylate/alkyl acrylate (C10-30))) Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Setes-10, Na Hydroxide, BHT, Methylparaben.

2. Canmake – Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF 50+ PA++++


This Japanese sunscreen just like the Nivea one is also recommended by people with oily, acne-prone skin. It is mainly because of the gel consistency. You get it in 3 types and the one we will be talking about is the 01 clear one.

It contains no alcohol and there is no irritation or eye stinging. The texture feels like putting water on your skin. It glides effortlessly on your skin and feels soothing. There is no pilling and moisturizes the skin.
It has both mineral and chemical filters.

What ingredients does it contain?

Water, BG, phytic acid, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, blue 1, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Silica, Mematsuyoigusa seed extract, Alpha-Glucan, polyhydroxystearic acid, Polyglyceryl-3 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, arginine, titanium oxide, Morus Alba Root Extract, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, Trihydroxystearin, trihydroxystearate, Bilberry Leaf Extract, Bilberry leaf extract, α-glucan, Xanthan Gum, dimethicone, Magwa root bark extract, Glucosyl Ceramide, Titanium Dioxide, bisethylhexyloxy Phenol methoxyphenyl triazine, Evening Primrose Seed Extract, Jojoba Ester, phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Silver Oxide, Methylheptyl Laurate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Alumina, methylheptyl laurate, octyldodecanol, Prunus Yedoensis Leaf Extract, someiyoshino leaf extract, jojoba ester, Aluminum Hydroxide, Al hydroxide, polyglyceryl-2 triisostearate, silica, glucosylceramide, diisostearyl malate, Xanthan gum, PEG-60 hydrogenated castor oil, Tsubokusa leaf extract, iron oxide, alumina, sodium hyaluronate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Hatomugi seed extract, Arginine, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, hexyl diethylaminohydroxybenzoyl benzoate, Phenoxyethanol, Octyldodecanol, hydroxyethyl acrylate copolymer, oxidation Silver, Dimethicone, Stearic acid flower extract, stearic acid, gunjo, Stearic Acid, Artichoke Leaf Extract, fragrance, Adlay Seed Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria Flower Extract, Arch choke leaf extract, polyglyceryl-3 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethic acid, yukinoshita extract, Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Tocopherol, Zinc Oxide, Phytic Acid, Saxifraga Sarmentosa Extract, cyclopentasiloxane, Diisostearyl Malate

3. Skin Aqua – UV Super Moisture Gel Essence Gold SPF 50+ PA++++


This sunscreen can also be suitable for you if you have oily, acne-prone skin because of its gel-like consistency. It protects the skin from UV rays, dust, and pollutants. It contains hydrolyzed collagen and other moisturizing ingredients that further hydrate the skin while boosting its resilience.

It is an essence-type formula that spreads easily on the skin, adheres well, and won’t leave a sticky finish.

It is made free of fragrances, artificial colorants, mineral oils, and parabens. It is waterproof and can be used as a makeup base.

What ingredients does it contain?

Water, ethylhexyl methoxysilicate, ethanol, BG, xanthan gum, EDTA-2Na, polystyrene, diethylhexyl succinate, bisethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyltriazine, polyvinyl alcohol, pentaisostearate polyglycerylulu 10, diethylaminohydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate, Na hyaluronate Na acetylhyaluronate, hydrolyzed collagen, arginine, silica, PEG-40 dimethacryl image glycol crosspolymer stearate, (acrylics / acrylic western image alkyl (C10-30)) crosspolymer, Phenoxyethanol, bis PEG-18 methyl ether dimethylsilane, methylenebisbenzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol, triethylhexanoin, resilicone-13, TEA, decylglucoside, PG, biosaccharide gum-4, glycerin.

4. Kose – Suncut UV Perfect Milk Super Water Proof SPF 50+ PA++++


This sunscreen has a milk-like consistency so it will feel lightweight on the skin. It won’t leave your skin overly dewy and dries down to a more radiant matte finish. It can be used under makeup. It is resistant to sweat and water.

The only con to this sunscreen is the strong scent of alcohol, but the scent quickly dissipates.

What ingredients does it contain?

Cyclomethicone, water, ethanol, zinc oxide, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, isododecane, PG dicaprate acid, polysilicone-15, water-soluble collagen, BHT, EDTA-2Na, PEG-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone, squalane, polymethylsilsesquioxane, isotolideyl isononanoate, hexyl diethylaminohydroxybenzoyl Dimethicone, BG, chamomile flower extract, crematis extract, yagurumagiku flower extract, Roman chamomile flower extract, brown algae extract, cetyldimethicone, shimotsukesou extract, sugina extract, sardine flower/leaf/stem extract, sardine extract, tokinsenka flower extract, trimethylsiloxysilicic acid, myristic acid, tocopherol, sodium hyaluronate, fuyubodaiju flower extract, Phenoxyethanol

5. Kao – Biore UV Perfect Milk SPF 50+ PA++++


This sunscreen gives a long-lasting UV block for the face and body. It is a waterproof and sweat-proof formulation that makes it effective for outdoor protection. It is ultra-light and has a non-sticky texture that spreads evenly on the skin, leaving a sheer and natural finish with no white residue.

You can use this sunscreen if you have really oily and acne-prone skin. It is very affordable, lightweight, non-comedogenic, and non-sticky.

What ingredients does it contain?

C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Zinc Oxide, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Iron Titanium Oxide, Methicone, Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polysilicone-8, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Talc, PEG-12 Dimethicone, Alumina, Alcohol, Dimethicone, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Silica, PEG-Crosspolymer

6. Sekkisei Clear Wellness UV Defense Milk SPF 50+ PA++++


This sunscreen can help in keeping your oily skin at bay and won’t clog your pores. It offers heavy-duty sun protection that is waterproof and sweat-resistant, yet its milky formula remains lightweight and feels soft on the skin. 

The only con with this sunscreen is the overwhelming fragrance.

What ingredients does it contain?

Water, cyclomethicone, zinc oxide, ethanol, glycogen, ghetto leaf extract, rice bran extract, shakyaku flower extract, glycerin, silica, squalane, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, alkyl benzoate (C12-15), isododecane, (HDI/PPG/polycaprolactone) crosspolymer, honeybee seed extract, yaeyama aoki fruit juice, BG, BHT, isostearic acid, tripropylene glycol, diethylaminohydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate, bisethylhexyl Oxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, dicapric acid PG, ectin, hydrogen dimethicone, hydrous silica, Fragrance

7. OMI – Sun Bears Sunblock SPF 50+ PA++++ Strong Super Plus


This is another Japanese sunscreen you can use if you have oily and acne-prone skin. It is water and sweat resistant.

The consistency is very watery and it can help to keep your oily T-zone at bay. Some people use it as a makeup primer. It doesn’t leave any white cast, dries up to almost nothing, and has a mattifying finish. It is easy to apply and does not take long to absorb.

It has no alcohol and contains both chemical and mineral UV filters.

The only problem people might have with this sunscreen is the fragrance of refreshing grapefruit (slight smell).

What ingredients does it contain?

Cyclopentasiloxane, water, zinc oxide, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, cetyl ethylhexanoate, DPG, silica, dimethicone, titanium oxide, cetyl dimethicone copolyol, polyglyceryl diisostearate-3, diethylaminohydroxybenzoylhexyl benzoate, hydrogen dimethicone, acetic acid Tocopherol, glycyrrhetinic acid, augon extract, (dimethicone / vinyl dimethicone) crosspolymer, hydroxylated AL, BG, BHT, methyl paraben, propyl paraben, perfume

8. Kao – Biore UV kids Pure Milk Sunscreen SPF50 / PA+++


This is a fragrance, colorant, and alcohol-free mineral sunscreen. You can also use this sunscreen for oily and acne-prone skin because of its milk-like consistency. It is also waterproof.

The only downside to this sunscreen is that it has a white cast.

What ingredients does it contain?

Cyclopentasiloxane, dimethylsilylpolypropylsilsesquioxane, zinc oxide, BG, titanium oxide, water, hydrogenated polyisobutene, dimethicone, talc, PEG-30 dipolyhydroxystearate, alkyl (C30-45), triethoxycaprylylsilane, Al hydroxide, cyanide Fat, stearic acid, sorbitan isostearate, methicone.

9. Senka – Perfect UV Milk


This sunscreen contains a combination of physical and chemical sunscreens. It has a milk-like consistency that absorbs quickly into the skin without leaving any white cast.

It is fragrance-free, paraben-free, and sulfate-free.

The only con to this product is that it is really expensive.

What ingredients does it contain?

Cyclopentasiloxane, Water, Alcohol, Isododecane, Zinc Oxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Isopropyl Myristate, Talc, Methyl Methacrylate, Crosspolymer, Octocrylene, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Dimethicone, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Silica, Titanium Dioxide, Glycerin, Diisopropyl Sebacate, PEG-17 Dimethicone, PEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl Dimethicone, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Disteardimonium Hectorite

Honourable Mentions:

These are some other japanese sunscreens for oily, acne-prone skin. It has milk, gel, and essence consistencies.

  • B:
    • Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++
  • H:
    • Hada Labo Koi-Gokujyun UV White Gel SPF 50+ PA++++
  • K:
    • Kose Suncut UV Perfect Essence Super WaterProof SPF50+ PA++++
    • Kose Suncut Ultra UV Perfect Gel Waterproof SPF50 + PA ++++
  • S:
    • Shiseido – Anessa Moisture UV Sunscreen Mild Gel SPF 35 PA+++
    • Shiseido Senka Aging Care UV Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++
    • Shiseido – The Perfect Protector SPF50+ PA++++
    • Shiseido – Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skin Care Milk SPF50+/PA++++
    • Shiseido – Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Mild Milk 
    • Skin Aqua – UV Super Moisture Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ (blue bottle)
    • Skin Aqua – Nexta Shield Serum UV Essence SPF 50+ PA++++
    • Skin Aqua – Tone Up UV Milk SPF 50+ PA++++ 
    • Skin Aqua – Sunplay UV Watery Gel SPF 50 PA+++

Which sunscreens would be suitable for me?

We recommend going for the Nivea and OMI – Sun Bears sunscreens because they have positive reviews and would be good for oily and acne-prone skin.

The other sunscreens will also work for you because they have gel and milk-like consistencies.

If you need mineral sunscreen, then you can go for the Biore UV kids one.