I am finally doing a review on this product after having purchased it for almost half a year. The reason why I bought it in the first place was because I was preparing the necessities for my previous trip to Gold Coast and Melbourne last February during Chinese New Year. As you know, Gold Coast is surrounded by beaches, hence sufficient protection against the glaring sunlight is necessary.
Shiseido Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen EX SPF50+ PA+++
Some of you may not have heard of Shiseido Anessa. Some may even asked, Anessa is under Shiseido? Well, Anessa is indeed a subsidiary brand of Shiseido which mainly focuses on products for sun protection. They have various types of this sunscreen but in different packaging. I did not take note of the rest because this was what being recommended to me when I poked around for sunscreens at the Shiseido counter, Hua Ho Yayasan last February.
The consistency of the liquid is very runny as you can see that the liquid was flowing downwards as this picture was taken the other day. Unlike Shiseido Multi-Defense UV Protector SPF50 PA+++ which has a flowery scent, this one came almost fragrance free. It has a bit of scent but it was too mild that you couldn’t even pick up what it smelled like. In terms of the texture, it’s almost similar like Shiseido Multi-Defense UV Protector SPF50 PA+++. But I think Multi-Defense gets absorbed into my skin faster than Anessa. It’s not oily but I can still feel a little sticky on my fingers even after I had applied the liquid onto my face. The product itself doesn’t break out on my skin like some of the sunscreen which I had previously tried, especially Laneige Sun Block Oil-Free SPF35 PA++.
So if you are in need of a sunscreen, you can always try the above product. If you are comparing in between the effectiveness between Shiseido Anessa Perfect UV Sunscreen EX SPF50+ PA+++ and Shiseido Multi-Defense UV Protector SPF50 PA+++, I think the former may be a better choice judging on the amount of “+” symbols that it had. Hahaha … I don’t know how to explain this but this is some information which I got from Ing previously. Don’t go for double “+” behind PA, make sure it’s triple for maximum protection.
1. Almost fragrance free.
2. Not oily.
3. Doesn’t break out on my skin.
1. Fingers felt a bit sticky after application.
2. Doesn’t absorb as fast as Shiseido Multi-Defense did.
Overall Rating: 3.5 out of 5