Shiseido Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster Mild is an oily sunscreen, but no sting

Review by Cherry

Because of the season, my skin is turning more sensitive and tired, alas! there are some pimples (not acne) and roughness.

I used Shiseido Anessa tubes or ADDICTION Skin Protector for my face, and they are not bad for my such problem days, but I opened a new bottle, Shiseido Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster Mild. It is the time to review this.

Anessa Pefect Mild

This is new for SS2017, and after their release, for us, we have really big orders of this sunscreen.

Shiseido claims that there are no alcohol, no perfume, no mineral oil, and no artificial colors. This is designed for sensitive skin, and good for babies and kids. However it is also super waterproof, with Aqua Booster effect, and sand proof effect.

Fantastic, if they are truly truth. I am a person who does not believe cosmetic companies claims.

Anessa has good reputation among Japanese, and there are many sunscreens with more affordable price, but I repeated this line. I mostly repeated “Anessa for Baby”, and because of too affordable price (but small quantity) and no request, (and also I guess they did not change the formula since 2010 or earlier) we did not deal this regularly.

I think they changed the formula of “Anessa for Baby” to this Perfect Aqua Booster Mild, or Essence Aqua Booster Mild.

Anyway, let me share my review with you.

When I opened the bottle, there are no perfume, and this is GREAT!

Anessa Mild on arm

Before dropping this on my arm, I had shaken the bottle well, but because of the new bottle, seems it was not enough, yeah, there are two layers.

Blending on my arm, it is hard to see, but in my eyes, my skin turned a little bit, really a little bit white, and it can be because of the reflection.

Anessa Mild Blend

How do you feel with seeing?

This is mild line, I did not hesitate to apply this on my face. Both Anessa Gold and Silver tubes are nice, but the perfume is not for my preference. The great point of this on my face is there are no perfume. It is also the biggest reason why I repeat ADDICTION Skin Protector.

There are neither perfume, nor sting. Remember, my skin is super damaged due to the season. It is really fantastic.

Let me apply water on my arm. This is a super waterproof sunscreen, and repellent well.

Anessa Mild with water

I also need to admit, it is turning to a little bit more white, but not significant. It’s not bad.

It is a fantastic sunscreen? Hmm. There is a big, quite big problem.

I felt this is a really oily sunscreen. When I apply this on my face, I felt it is QUITE oily, and it is getting smoother after few mins, but still oily, I do not say greasy, but oily, even for my super dry skin. If you are an oil prone, I guess this is not for you.

For me, super damaged and duper dry skin now, it is not pretty bad. I should not use this liquid or cream foundations, when I use this foundation as a primer, it must be with powder foundation.

Please check the latest price, and order from here: “Shiseido Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster Mild” or order in JPY Branch

Review by Hazelnuts of Philippines

Hazelnuts of Philippines also bought this sunscreen. She write a review for us. See how she felt.


The heat is always intense in the summer, especially in the tropics, where we get a UV index of 5 or more. As such, sunscreen is always a must-have for me, whether indoors or outdoors.

I tried the Anessa Perfect UV Aqua Booster last year in the original formula, and loved it. But today I will be reviewing the Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster Mild, which is the version suitable for sensitive skin and even for children.

Anessa Aqua Booster Mild 1

As with the original formula, it boasts of the same Aqua Booster Technology that reacts with water or sweat to boost sun protection by 20%, and the Light Stamina Technology which releases energy from UV rays for a more stable protection.

I judge my sunscreens based on how they feel and react on my skin, and how they protect. Anessa Aqua Booster Mild feels moist and has this soft texture.

Anessa Aqua Booster Mild 2

Yet, it does not feel sticky nor heavy on my face, even if I apply a lot. Due to its texture, it can actually double as moisturizer for my combination skin. It does not leave a white cast when blended, but still has a brightening effect. Aside from making my skin soft, it also blurs my pores slightly so it is a very good makeup base. It has a faint scent; I can hardly detect anything.

Anessa Aqua Booster Mild 3

Now, for the protection. The sun does horrible things to my skin, and I get breakouts sometimes when I get excessive exposure, aside from getting tanned. The sun is strong here no matter what time of day it is, and I must say that this sunscreen delivers well. I get no breakouts even with prolonged sun exposure and I retain my skin color.

It is also easy to wash off; it can be removed with soap and water.

Compared with the original Aqua Booster (gold packaging), the Mild version is more moisturizing. The original one has a more silicone-smooth feel to it. Honestly, I didn’t notice any difference with the sun protection between the two. They both feel comfortable on the skin and provide very good protection.


Thank you! Hazelnuts!

Please check the latest price, and order from here: “Shiseido Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen Aqua Booster Mild” or order in JPY Branch