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

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

4.2

173 reviews

76% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.3

Price: $$$

INGREDIENTS

(2017 reformulation; ingredient list translated from Japanese by the amazing Tracy Robey of www.fanserviced-b.com) Active ingredients: Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate (Octinoxate); Bisethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl triazine (Tinosorb S); Diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate (Uvinul A Plus); Ethylhexyl triazone (Uvinul T 150)Inactive ingredients: Water, Alcohol, Lauryl methacrylate / sodium methacrylate crosspolymer, Alkyl benzoate (C12-15), Dimethicone, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Dipropylene Glycol, Xylitol, Dextrin Palmitate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polysilicone-9, Glyceryl Stearate, Aminomethyl propanol, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Agar, Isoceteth-20, C30-45 Alkyl Methicone, Polyvinyl alcohol, C30-45 Olefin, Sodium Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Propylene glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Royal Jelly Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, EDTA 2Na, BHT, Fragrance.

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Neutral

Hair: Black, Kinky, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Applies easily, leaves no white cast, and makeup applies easily over it. Sinks in well and doesn't feel like an extra layer on the skin. Easy to reapply. Only problem it it gave me tiny pimples - the same ones I get when something irritates my skin. Too bad for me, but I still recommend you give it a try.



on 6/18/2017 1:08:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

Purchased this after many hours of research for an effective sunscreen that would not be too heavy for the hot summer months. (In cooler weather i use EltaMD.) This has been perfect for my dry/combo mature skin. I do a lot of hydrating before using and I use moisturizer. Then i apply a dime size amount to face, neck, and chest. It is a gel like substance that quickly absorbs into my skin. Be aware that it has alcohol so for those with dry skin, like me, a moisturizer before use is a must or it will dry out your skin. This gel has a wonderful cooling effect that is so refreashing and perfect when it is hot and muggy. I love the way makeup goes over this. Foundation goes over this smoothly, it may be that the gel allows the foundation to glide over skin. I love that this is a tube and that makes it very travel friendly. The only thing that I don't love is the alcohol which you can detect as a mild smell when you first apply. I will not use this once the weather cools down, but it is perfect for warmer weather. I purchase it from Amazon for $15 USD. I already purchased a back up.

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on 6/18/2017 8:08:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

I've finally found a sunscreen that doesn't feel thick, greasy and leave a white/purple cast on my face. As it says, it feels like putting on essence on and you can easily take it with you as it's a small product. I wish I could buy it in the UK as it costs a lot online compared to shops in Japan. The western sunscreen industry needs to catch up to asian skin care. I'm very happy I found this sunscreen and will continue to use it!!

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

The texture is light, applies and absorbs well, doesn't feel greasy like typical sunscreens I've used in the past, so initially I really liked it. However, this product caused me breakouts. I first tried this product on vacation and at the time I couldn't be exactly sure if the breakouts were caused by the sunscreen alone (or different diet, travel and sleeping in different places, etc.). I decided to give it another shot when I returned home, was back into my normal skincare routine and when my face recovered. The same result...breakouts.


on 6/16/2017 1:08:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

I've been using this for years and I love it. It doesn't feel like a normal sunscreen, it just feels like a lotion and it isn't greasy. I just wish I could find it in stores instead of having to buy it online.

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

This is my second repurchase of this product. Honestly I abhor wearing sun screen on my face. It is always really heavy or greasy. Plus I tend to break out from them too. Now this I purchased a long time ago on a lark as I love Japanese and Korean skincare. This stuff is so wonderful! I apply this and it's the lightest feeling on my skin. It's like water when you rub it in so it's extremely light to wear. I wear it all the time when I go out and it's like I'm wearing nothing.

If your not a fan of sunscreen on your skin this is a great one to try. I never liked wearing it, I know that's not good so now I can finally wear it without issues. I worked hard to get my skin brown spot free and I want to keep it that way. This sunscreen does the job without driving my skin crazy. Plus the fact that it's a high spf and it works. Love! Recommended.

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on 6/3/2017 6:16:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Easily the best facial suncream I've tried, and I've tried a few since I wear it every day. This is the first I've found that doesn't leave a greasy film, make me break out or itch. It's probably best for oilier skin as it's high alcohol content, but apart from that it's perfect. I got it very cheap in Japan so hoping I can repurchase in the UK (I think you can buy on Amazon)

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on 5/27/2017 7:35:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

I've always wanted to try this sunscreen because of all the rave reviews, and it seems like a great sunscreen, but it *really* didn't work for me personally. I have eczema and very dry skin and this dried it out really badly. I ended up having a line on my face and neck (like a foundation line) where I applied it that was straight red, like a really bad sunburn. It took five days to clear up, which involved lots of sheet masks and layers upon layers of thick creams. I believe it was a reaction with my skin itself or another product I use, or it was possibly a bad bottle, which is why I haven't deducted many points.

The sunscreen has a faint smell. It's not like sunscreen, but it's there, and I can't put my finger on what it is. It's super light and it's not sticky or greasy. The package is kinda aggravating because it dispenses a ton of product and can be a bit messy but that's not a huge deal. I'd say this would be amazing for people with oily skin because it left my skin slightly more mattified than it had been pre-use. It seems a bit drying, though, which should be kept in mind.


on 5/24/2017 9:18:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Been using this on face and decolletage and hands exclusively for the past 3 years. Makeup goes on over it like breeze. Light textured absorbs fast. No white residual cast. No skin or eye irritation. Tube is small and secure enough to keep one in my purse.

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on 5/24/2017 3:42:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Very Oily, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This sunscreen is the best. It absorbs easily without the whitish cast, does not leave you greasy and doesn't stink. Love it!

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

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