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 If you're on a quest for the best sunscreen to protect your skin from the sun's harmful UV radiation, you my friends have come to the right place! We, at Q-depot, are the top Japanese Cosmetics and Skincare wholesalers in the world. So, our 9+ years of experience in the market enables us to predict exactly what you are looking for! Well, you’ll see (wink).

In this article, we'll take you through the basics of sunscreen and help you choose the right one for your skin type to protect against harmful UV Rays and then reveal the best Japanese UV Sunscreens for people from the USA, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, the Philippine and Japan.

But before we start, you might want to know the difference between Japanese Made Products, Overseas Made Products, and Duty-Free Products.


Best Japanese Sunscreens

Difference Between SPF & PA


SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, and it measures the level of protection against UVB radiation. The higher the SPF number, the more protection it provides.


PA stands for Protection Grade of UVA, and it measures the level of protection against UVA radiation. Japanese sunscreens often use the PA system, which ranges from PA+ to PA++++, with PA++++ providing the highest level of protection against UVA radiation.

Components of Sunscreens

UV filters 

UV filters are the most important ingredient as they provide protection against UV radiation.


Moisturizers help to keep the skin hydrated, while other active ingredients can provide additional benefits such as anti-aging or acne-fighting properties.

Types of Japanese Sunscreens 

There are various types of Japanese sunscreens available in the market.

Chemical sunscreens

These sunscreens work by absorbing UV rays and converting them into heat, which is then released from the skin. They usually contain ingredients like avobenzone, oxybenzone, octinoxate, and octocrylene, and are transparent and easy to apply.

Physical sunscreens/ Sun Block

These, on the other hand, work by reflecting UV rays away from the skin. They contain minerals like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which sit on top of the skin. Physical sunscreens are sometimes called mineral sunscreens because they contain minerals. They're often white in color and can leave a bit of a residue on the skin.

Combination sunscreens 

Ahhh.. the best type of sunscreen! Combination sunscreens contain both chemical and physical filters, providing broad-spectrum protection. These are the most popular type of sunscreens in countries like the USA, Australia, and Canada.

Women applying sunscreen

When to Use SPF and PA

When it comes to choosing sunscreen, it's important to think about your activity level and how long you'll be outside.

For everyday use

If you're not planning on being outside for long periods of time, you can get away with using sunscreen with a lower SPF and PA rating. A sunscreen with an SPF of 35-50 and a PA rating of ++++ is perfect for things like running errands, going to work, or chilling at home near windows.

Short periods outdoors

For activities like a walk in the park, a quick bike ride, or a jog, you'll want sunscreen with a bit more protection. Look for a sunscreen with an SPF of 40-50 and a PA rating of ++++. Remember to reapply every two hours or so, especially if you're sweating or spending more time outside.

Extended periods outdoors

If you're planning on spending a long time outside or doing heavy exercise, you'll need the highest level of protection. Look for a sunscreen with an SPF of 50 and a PA rating of ++++ or more. These sunscreens provide maximum protection against UV radiation and are perfect for things like hiking, outdoor sports, or beach days. Don't forget to reapply every 2-3 hours, and choose a sunscreen that is water-resistant or sweat-resistant for the best results.

While Driving

Believe it or not, UV rays can also penetrate through car windows and cause skin damage over time. If you spend a lot of time driving, consider applying sunscreen with using sunscreen with a lower SPF and PA rating. A sunscreen with an SPF of 30-50 and a PA rating of ++++  to your face, arms, and hands before hitting the road.

Women Enjoying Outdoor

Different Types of Japanese Sunscreen Textures and How to Choose the Perfect One

Japanese sunscreens come in various textures, including lotions, creams, gels, and sprays.

Watery Sunscreens

They are lightweight and quickly absorb into the skin. They are perfect for oily or combination skin types and ideal for everyday use.

Gel Sunscreens

They are lightweight with a slightly thicker texture than watery sunscreens and often contain hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid. they are a good choice for those with dry or dehydrated skin. They also work quite well with makeup. 

Creamy Sunscreens

This type of sunscreen is thicker and has a more moisturizing texture. They are ideal for those with dry or mature skin and often contain nourishing ingredients like ceramides or squalane. However, they may feel heavy on oily or acne-prone skin.

Powder Sunscreens

These are a relatively newer trend in Japanese skincare and offer a unique way to protect skin without traditional liquid or cream sunscreen. they are easy to apply and can be worn over makeup. However, they may not provide as much protection as traditional sunscreen

The Pros and Cons of Sunscreen

Like any product, sunscreens in general have both advantages and disadvantages.

Pros of using sunscreen

  • Protection from UV rays
  • Reduces risk of skin cancer
  • Prevents sunburn
  • Protects against photoaging

Cons of using sunscreen

  • Chemical exposure
  • May not be effective against all UV rays
  • Can be expensive
  • Can be inconvenient

Overall, the benefits of using sunscreen outweigh the drawbacks. It is crucial to choose a sunscreen that works for your skin type and provides broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays.

The Best Japanese UV Sunscreens

1. Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk N SPF50+ PA++++ 60ml

Available for wholesale at Q-depot. 

Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Skincare Milk N SPF50+ PA++++ 60m

More Powerful When it Contacts Sweat, Water, Heat, or Moisture in the Air

When it comes to blocking harmful UV rays, a special film has been created that gets even stronger when it comes into contact with sweat, water, heat, or moisture in the air. This happens thanks to something called Auto Booster Technology, which automatically activates and creates a powerful, uniform shield against the sun's rays. Plus, it's waterproof and can handle friction, so you can stay protected even in humid, hot weather.

Smooth Texture

But what's great about this formula is that it also has a smooth, non-sticky texture that feels good on your skin. Even though it's strong enough to protect you from UV rays, it's also easy to wash off with soap, making it perfect for everyday use.

Contains 50% Skincare Ingredients!

And get this - it's made with 50% skincare ingredients, including plant-based moisturizers and beauty ingredients like super hyaluronic acid, Potentilla erecta root extract, green tea extract, isomerized sugar, and glycerin. So not only does it keep your skin safe from the sun, but it also helps keep it moisturized and healthy.

Shiseido, the parent company of Anessa also offers other anti-aging products in drinks. Read about this  Shiseido Collagen Drink here. 

2. Biore UV Aqua Rich Light Up Essence Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++

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Biore UV Aqua Rich Light Up Essence Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++

The transformation from Dull and Yellow Looking Skin

Are you tired of feeling like your skin looks dull and yellow? Well, we've got just the thing for you! This beauty sunscreen not only protects your skin from the sun's harmful rays, but it also has a brightening effect that instantly transforms your complexion. Plus, it gives you a dewy finish that'll leave you glowing!

Light Up Technology

The formula uses Light Up Technology and pearl pigment to brighten up dull skin by reflecting light and giving you a luminous glow. But don't worry, it won't leave you looking oily or shiny. They've added an Anti-Pollution Shield to strengthen your skin's barriers against dullness-causing dust and other pollutants.

Highly Breathable

Their highly breathable formula blends instantly with any skin tone and even includes sebum-absorbing ingredients to prevent oily shine for lasting makeup. You can use it alone for an effortless natural radiance or as a base for your makeup routine. Say goodbye to dull skin and hello to a bright, radiant complexion!

3. Skin Aqua Moisture Gel Sunscreen SPF35 PA+++ 110g

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Skin Aqua Moisture Gel Sunscreen SPF35 PA+++ 110g

Concentrated Burst of Moisture

The moisturizing gel contains four powerful moisturizing ingredients, including Super Hyaluronic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid Na, Amino Acid, and Collagen. When applied, it delivers a concentrated burst of moisture that helps prevent dryness and dehydration, leaving the skin feeling soft and supple.

Superior UV Protection 

In addition to its moisturizing properties, the aqua gel provides superior UV protection. It features unique ingredients that help to prevent the UV-cut function from becoming ineffective due to light exposure, ensuring that the skin is well-protected against the harmful effects of the sun.  

Quick Absorption

With its lightweight and refreshing texture, the gel absorbs quickly into the skin, leaving it feeling hydrated and refreshed. It can be used daily to maintain healthy and radiant-looking skin.

By the way, there is another complete article about Skin Aqua Moisture Gel Sunscreen, you may want to check it out.

4. Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ 70g

 Available for wholesale at Q-depot.

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen SPF50+ PA++++ 70g

 World's First Technology

This sunscreen is formulated with a revolutionary World First Technology that provides seamless protection against harmful UV rays, even at the micro level. Upon application, it forms an invisible and even coverage that acts as a strong protective veil against UV rays, providing advanced beauty protection against premature aging.

Refreshingly Non-sticky

The sunscreen is known for its amazingly water-like texture that feels refreshingly non-sticky and light on the skin, even after multiple applications. It's also infused with hydrating Hyaluronic Acid and Royal Jelly Extract, which work together to provide a hydrating base for makeup.

5. Nivea UV Water Gel SPF50 Pump 140g

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Nivea UV Water Gel SPF50 Pump 140g

Lotion Like

This versatile lotion-like sunscreen offers SPF50/PA+++ protection for both the face and body. It spreads smoothly and evenly without leaving a white residue, making it comfortable and gentle on the skin. The formula is designed to prevent drying due to UV rays while retaining the skin's moisture, thanks to the inclusion of hydrating hyaluronic acid and a rough skin prevention ingredient.

Used as Makeup Base

This sunscreen can also be used as a makeup base, making it a convenient multi-tasking product for anyone on-the-go. It's easy to remove with regular soap or face wash, so there's no need for a special cleansing routine. While it's not waterproof, it offers reliable protection for everyday use.

Fragrance-free, Color-free

This sunscreen is fragrance-free, color-free, and allergy-tested (though not everyone may be allergic). It's a great choice for anyone looking for a versatile and effective sunscreen that's gentle on the skin and easy to use.

6. ALLIE Chrono Beauty Gel UV EX Sunscreen SPF50+/PA++++ 90g

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ALLIE Chrono Beauty Gel UV EX Sunscreen SPF50+/PA++++ 90g

Moisturizing Glow

This body lotion is specially designed to give your skin a radiant, lustrous look from head to toe, including the décolleté and nape of the neck.

Radiant Skin

With powerful UV protection, it helps shield your skin from harmful rays while providing a natural, moisturizing glow, leaving your skin looking and feeling healthy and radiant without any stickiness.

7. Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF50+ PA++++ #01 Transparent 

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Canmake Mermaid Skin Gel UV SPF50+ PA++++ #01 Transparent

Light and Refreshing

This sunscreen is a game-changer! With SPF 50+ / PA++++, it provides powerful protection against harmful UV rays, while leaving your skin moist and delectable. Unlike most sunscreens, it has a smooth gel texture that isn't rough or sticky. If you prefer a light, refreshing sunscreen that won't weigh you down, this is perfect for you.

UV Protection in One Step

This sunscreen is so easy to use, you can splash it on like a facial lotion. The gel breaks down into a watery texture as you smooth it over your skin, providing complete skin care and UV protection in one step. You can even use it as a moisturizing makeup base, infusing your skin with moisture to help your foundation last longer. And the best part? You can use it on your body as well as your face.

85% Beautifying Ingredients

This sunscreen is a skincare powerhouse, with 85% beautifying ingredients in its pleasant watery gel formula. Plus, it comes in an easily portable tube format, making it perfect for reapplying sunscreen when you're out and about. Don't let harmful UV rays damage your skin - try this amazing sunscreen today!

To know more about this cutest Japanese make-up and skincare brand, read this article.

8. Anessa Brightening UV Sunscreen Gel N SPF 50+ PA++++ 90g

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Anessa Brightening UV Sunscreen Gel N SPF 50+ PA++++ 90g

Powerful Medicated Brightening Ingredient

This product contains a powerful medicated brightening ingredient, m-tranexamic acid, that helps prevent dark spots and freckles by suppressing melanin production. When combined with ANESSA UV-blocking film, it forms a powerful duo in protecting your skin from sun damage.

Prevents Skin Roughness

To prevent skin roughness, the product also contains glycyrrhizinate, an active ingredient, along with plant-derived moisturizing and beauty ingredients that provide long-lasting hydration while protecting your skin from dryness caused by UV rays.

Used as Make-up Primer

The product contains moisturizing ingredients such as collagen, super hyaluronic acid, and glycerin to keep your skin hydrated and smooth. It also has a toning-up effect and can be used as a makeup primer, thanks to the lavender-pink gel that corrects dullness for a bright and translucent look. The product contains pink pearls that create a natural complexion and enhance the translucence of your skin. It is a versatile product that can be used as a daily sunscreen, moisturizer, and makeup primer.

9. Biore UV Aqua Rich Aqua Protect Lotion SPF 50+ PA++++ 70ml

Available for wholesale at Q-depot.

Biore UV Aqua Rich Aqua Protect Lotion SPF 50+ PA++++ 70ml

Aqua Capsule Technology

Biore's Aqua Capsule Technology is another big thing in the world of sunscreens. Its lightweight lotion texture makes it easy to apply and spread evenly on the skin. Unlike other sunscreens, it doesn't leave a white cast and sets into a smooth, non-sticky texture that is perfect for comfortable wear and easy makeup application.

Water Resistant

What's more, this sunscreen is infused with skincare ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Royal Jelly Extract, and Moisturizing Glycerin, which work together to keep your skin healthy and hydrated. With SPF50+ PA++++ protection, you can be sure that you are protected against both UVA and UVB rays, and the formula is very water-resistant, ensuring that you stay protected even when you sweat or swim.


This sunscreen is non-comedogenic and has been tested to impede acne formation, making it an excellent choice for those with sensitive or acne-prone skin. Plus, it can be easily removed with soap, making it a convenient choice for everyday use. It can be used on both the face and body, making it a versatile option for all your sunscreen needs.

10. SK-II Atmosphere Airy Light UV Cream SPF50+ PA++++ 30g

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SK-II Atmosphere Airy Light UV Cream SPF50+ PA++++ 30g

Shields Your Skin

This sunscreen is super lightweight, and it has powerful SPF50+ PA++++ protection that shields your skin from harmful environmental factors like UV and IR. It's perfect for protecting your skin and keeping it healthy and glowing.

Atmosphere Therapy Complex O

The secret to this sunscreen's effectiveness is the Atmosphere Therapy Complex O that's infused into the formula. This complex is designed to protect your skin from the harsh environmental aggressors that can cause damage and premature aging. Plus, it's formulated to be light and airy so that it won't leave any greasy or heavy feeling on your skin.

Airy-light Texture

One of the best things about this sunscreen is how easy it is to apply. It has an airy-light texture that absorbs quickly into your skin, and it won't leave behind any greasy residue. It's also great for hydrating your skin, so you can enjoy healthy and glowing skin all day long.

Benefits of Buying Japanese UV Sunscreen & Skincare Wholesale

Buying Japanese skincare wholesale can offer several benefits, including:

Cost Savings

Buying skincare products in bulk can help you save money. When you buy products in larger quantities, you can often get a better price per unit than if you were to buy each product individually.

Greater Availability

Wholesale distributors often have access to a wider range of products and brands than what's available at regular retail stores. For instance, we at Q-depot, have over 100+ Japanese cosmetics and skincare brands for wholesale. This means you can find unique or hard-to-find Japanese skincare products that you may not have otherwise been able to purchase.

Convenience Buying

Wholesale can save you time and effort compared to buying individual products from multiple retailers. By purchasing in bulk, you can get everything you need in one order, and you may also be able to take advantage of bulk discounts and special promotions.

Business Opportunities

If you're interested in starting your own skincare business, buying Japanese skincare products wholesale can be a cost-effective way to get started. You can purchase products in large quantities at a lower price, and then resell them to customers at a higher retail price. 

Why Q-depot

Buying wholesale from Q-depot can be beneficial if you are a business owner, reseller, or someone who needs to purchase a large number of products. Wholesale purchases often come with a discounted price per unit, which can help you save money compared to buying individual products. Additionally, buying wholesale from Q-depot may allow you to access a wider range of products and brands than if you were to purchase from a physical store or a smaller online retailer. For instance, we provide 100+ Japanese brands for wholesale to our customers anywhere in the world (north-pole not included). This can be particularly useful if you are looking for specific Japanese UV sunscreens that may not be available locally or from other online retailers. On top of that, we are a top-rated Japanese skincare supplier with 4.9 ratings on Google and hundreds of reviews online. We also help our customers with various issues faced by them at local customs and provide the fastest shipping.