Feel The Naked Skin: Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster

If you are like me, sick of those greasy sunscreens that give you a weird whitening finish and makes you look like a vampire, you will love this sunscreen from the Shiseido Group. Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster (Gold) not just any simple sunscreen. This stuff has superior sun protection (with SPF and PA+++), it’s very moisturising and has a soft matte finish. It almost feels like you are not wearing anything on your face. 

You might not know, I am crazy about sunscreen (just like most Asians out there). I can never leave the house without sunscreen on, despite it’s a gloomy day. Unless the sun is completely set for the day, going out without protecting my skin from the evil UV rays is a BIG NO NO.

You might have heard of the crazy summer heat in Australia. It’s somehow annoying to wear the usual oily sunscreen, and who doesn’t hate greasy skin on a hot summer day? There’s no room for my skin to breathe!

Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster

The Description from Shiseido:

Shiseido Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster SPF50+/PA++++ has the following features:

  • UV block formula SPF50+/PA++++ protects skin against UVA and UVB with 80-minute super waterproof function.
  • Formulated with Aqua Booster technology, which reacts with the minerals in sweat and water upon contact to create an even more uniform and stronger protective veil.
  • Uses Shiseido’s proprietary “Light Stamina” technology to ensure more long-lasting stable protection.
  • Easily removed by cleanser.
  • Ideally suited for outdoor water activities.

Anessa Essence UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster SPF50+/PA++++ (Gold)

I have combination skin with oil build up around my T-zone throughout the day, but I tend to have sensitive and slightly dry skin around my cheek area. I normally apply a layer of moisturiser around my cheek area only, and the sunscreen after. This way it sort of balance out the T-zone and my dry sensitive skin around my cheek.

This sunscreen has a very good waterproof coverage, especially when you have to stay out longer on hot summer day. Its Aqua Booster Technology definitely doing the job right there.

The product has a unique milky powdery texture, completely different from a gel or cream type of sunscreen. This type of sunscreen is probably the best for summer. It has a smooth application and absorbs into the skin quickly. 

The bad news for you if you’re not living in Asian countries, or doesn’t have an Asian cosmetic store in your local area, you might have to get this online. The price is quite reasonable for its quality (A$ 45).

Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster is a sunscreen that I would definitely repurchase. This is perfect for tropical countries like Malaysia, Singapore or Indonesia, where you have an all year-long summer. I highly recommend this sunscreen if you are keen for a high protection, waterproof and non-greasy type SPF. Though I have not tested this sunscreen in winter, I believe applying your usual moisturiser before the SPF will be sufficient to keep your skin hydrated from the harsh cold wind.