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 a SUNstainable world For the people. For the planet, Together we shine.
For a SUNstainable world For the people. For the planet, Together we shine.

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

We are working on two themes to strive for a
"SUNstainable world"

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

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.
UV Education for Children

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.
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

Paper cases made from responsible wood resources

We use paper cases* that use responsible wood resources.

*PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN SKINCARE MILK NA, PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN SKINCARE GEL NA, PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN SKINCARE SPRAY NA, DAY SERUM, BRIGHTENING UV SUNSCREEN GEL N, PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN MILD MILK NA, MINERAL UV SUNSCREEN MILD GEL, ANESSA SKIN SERUM

Reducing CO₂ Emissions Reducing CO₂ Emissions

Reducing CO2 emissions

To address climate change, we are striving to reduce the CO2 emissions from our products during their entire life cycle, from material procurement to disposal and recycling.
It is expected that we will reduce the CO2 emissions from our key product Perfect UV Skincare Milk 32% by 2024 (compared to 2020).
It is also expected that we will reduce the CO2 emissions from Perfect UV Skincare Gel 27% (compared to 2020).

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 NA, PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN SKINCARE GEL NA, PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN SKINCARE SPRAY NA, DAY SERUM, PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN MILD MILK NA, MINERAL UV SUNSCREEN MILD GEL

***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

・ANESSA PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN SKINCARE MILK NA
・ANESSA PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN SKINCARE GEL NA
・ANESSA PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN SKINCARE SPRAY NA
・ANESSA DAY SERUM
・ANESSA PERFECT UV SUNSCREEN MILD MILK NA
・ANESSA MINERAL UV SUNSCREEN MILD GEL

Less Elution*

For a SUNstainable world
For the people. For the planet, Together we shine.

Our name is derived from the Japanese word for hot,
sun-blessed sand: NESSA “熱砂
It contains the hope that "all people and the planet can continue to shine under the sun."

We offer suncare products that defend against UV damage while harnessing the power of the sun, to protect skin and boost beauty.
In addition to creating products that are friendly to the global environment, we educate children on the dangers of UV exposure and the importance of UV care.

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