For the people. For the planet. Together we shine.

For the people.  For the planet.  Together we shine.
For the people.  For the planet.  Together we shine.
For the people.  For the planet.  Together we shine.

For the people.
For the planet.
Together we shine.

For the people.  For the planet.  Together we shine.
For the people.  For the planet.  Together we shine.
For the people.  For the planet.  Together we shine.

For the people. For the planet.
Together we shine.

The Sun — empowering life on Earth and supporting the health,
happiness and beauty of humankind.

ANESSA was established in 1992 to protect people around the world.
Our name is derived from the Japanese word
for hot, sun-blessed sand: NESSA “熱砂”

Now, with over 100 years of research, we offer suncare products
that defend against UV damage while harnessing the power
of the sun,
to protect skin and boost beauty.

For the planet, we are pursuing innovative packaging solutions including plant-based
bioplastics and paper.* In consideration
of climate change, we are working
to reduce our CO2 emissions.
And to respect the oceans, we are developing formulas
that ensure less elution.** Our products are also
designed based on coral research.***

For the people, we educate children on the dangers of
UV exposure
and the importance of UV care.
We also support those who are most at risk.
We will continue to expand such activities around the world.

At ANESSA, we strive for a “SUNstainable World”
where people and the planet can continue to shine under the sun.

*Plant-based bioplastics: PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN SKINCARE MILK N, PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN SKINCARE GEL N,
PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN SKINCARE SPRAY N, BRIGHTENING UV SUNSCREEN GEL N,PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN MILD MILK N,
DAY SERUM. Paper: DAY SERUM. **Compared to our non-water-resistant formula. ***For more details, click here.

For the Planet
For the Planet

For the Planet

For the Planet

For the planet, we are pursuing a range of
environmental initiatives.

In Consideration of Recyclability

In Consideration of
Recyclability

Our bottles and caps are designed in
consideration of recyclability*

*Separable parts made from mono-materials (excluding aerosol products).

Plant-based Bioplastics

Plant-based Bioplastics

We use pouches* that are partially made from plant-based bioplastics.

*PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN SKINCARE MILK N, PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN SKINCARE GEL N, PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN SKINCARE SPRAY N, BRIGHTENING UV SUNSCREEN GEL N.

Reducing CO₂ Emissions

Reducing CO₂ Emissions

In consideration of climate change, we are working to reduce our CO₂ emissions throughout the product life cycle — from material procurement to disposal/recycling. For key products such as Perfect UV sunscreen skincare milk 60ml and gel 90g. We estimate 23.7% and 11.7% reductions by 2022 (vs. 2020), respectively.

Less Elution*

To respect the oceans, we are developing formula** that ensure less elution.
Our products are also designed based on coral research.***

*Compared to our non-water-resistant formula.
**PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN SKINCARE MILK N, PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN SKINCARE GEL N, PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN SKINCARE SPRAY N, DAY SERUM, PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN MILD MILK N

***For more details

Development of technology for sunscreen

■ The environmental impact of sunscreens.
● A Study on the effects of UV filters on coral
Shiseido conducted joint research with Associate Professor Takashi Nakamura of the Faculty of Science, Ryukyu University, Japan. Professor Nakamura is actively conducting research related to reef-building corals and coral reef organisms. Shiseido scientists conducted research to assess the impact of each UV filter used in our products on two types of corals – the soft coral (Alcyonacea) and hard coral (Scleractinia) -- collected under the special permission of the prefectural governor based on the rules of Okinawa prefecture. The research focused on the changes in the maximum quantum yield of photosynthesis*1 in the symbiotic zooxanthellae of the corals*2, as well as the coral polyps’ expansion and contraction under experimental treatments.

● A Study of the dynamics of sunscreens when people use our sunscreens
At the same time, Shiseido scientists used an in silico evaluation model to elucidate a worst-case ocean elution scenario of using Shiseido's water-resistant sunscreens for leisure. The simulation assumes overconservative conditions with the largest number of swimmers in midsummer*3. Tokyo Bay was used as the model in the risk assessment. This is a model developed by the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. This model is used in detailed risk assessments by governments, businesses, universities, etc. and multiple reports and papers using the model have been submitted.

From the results obtained from the above, it is considered that the impact on coral colonies in the ocean when using Shiseido water-resistant sunscreens for leisure is insignificant even under exaggerated conditions.
Shiseido is committed to developing products that can protect the skin from harmful UV rays while trying to minimize the impact on the marine environment.

*1 The value when light energy can be used most efficiently when organisms perform photosynthesis under certain conditions.
*2 Colony of egg-laying size excluding planktonic larvae and juvenile coral colonies.
*3 Calculated from information such as the parts used, the amount used, and the number of ocean swimmers in the past

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・PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN SKINCARE MILK N
・PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN SKINCARE GEL N
・PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN SKINCARE SPRAY N
・DAY SERUM
・PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN MILD MILK N

Less Elution*
For the People
For the People

For the People

For the People

To contribute to a future of health and happiness,
we pursue various initiatives for the people.

UV Education for Children
UV Education for Children

UV Education for Children

To educate children on the dangers of UV exposure and the importance of UV care, we work with schools in Japan.

  1. Workshops for children aged 6 to 18.
    Teachers utilize ANESSA products.
  2. Samples and guidebooks for parents of young children.
    Distributed through kindergartens and nurseries.
Support for People with XP
Support for People with XP

Support for People
with XP

We strive to support people with Xeroderma Pigmentosum (XP), a UV-sensitive intractable disease.

  1. Supply suncare products.
  2. Annual donation through the Shiseido Camellia Fund.
  3. Educational workshops with members of the
    Shiseido Global Innovation Center,
    and support for patient events and meetings.
ANESSA
SUNstainableWorld