The Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+ PA++++ hailed as Japan’s No.1 Sunscreen and a cult favourite among sunblock users and bloggers alike.
Now that more and more people are getting informed about proper sunblock usage and the importance of protecting yourself against the harmful sun’s rays (learn more about it here), there is a reason why people not only from Asia but in western cultures have raved about this product as well.
*yellow – mildly comedogenic, *italics – mild irritant, red – comedogenic, bold – irritant
water, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, alcohol, laurel methacrylate, c12-15, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, diethyl amino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate, ethylhexyl triazine, dimethicone, xylitol, trisiloxane, acrylates, dextrin palmitate, glyceryl stearate, c30-45, agar, potassium hydroxide, carbomer, polyvinyl alcohol, peg400, peg50, peg3, sodium hydroxide, butylene glycol, propylene glycol, sodium hyaluronate, royal jelly extract, orange, grape fruit extract, lemon fruit extract, phenoxyethanol, disodium edt, bht, fragrance.
considering the amount of sunscreen that you need to put on your face, most western sunscreens give you a serious white cast on your face, not to mention oily oily oily face if your lucky, oh yes, clogged pores next thing you know pimples pimples pimples!
The very first time i put this on my face, my reaction was WOW!!! THIS IS AMAZING!!! SERIOUSLY!!! This is definitely worth the hype it is getting. no white cast, no drying time, no fuss, no oiliness and most importantly did not break me out. especially when I’m in a hurry on some mornings I just put this and go. This has definitely defiled all the characteristics of a typical sunscreen in a very good way. not to mention it has the highest level of protection for both UVA and UVB rays. This is the sunscreen where i always come back to whenever i want to test other products then it did not work well for me. This is my safety net and a main staple in my routine.
YOUniqbeauty Rating: 5/5 HOLY GRAIL for everyday use
Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel SPF50+ PA++++
water, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, ethanol, bisethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, dimethicone, polymehtylsilsesquioxane, titanium dioxide, xylitol, dextrin palmitate, hydroxyethyl cellulose, glyceryl stearate, cetyl alcohol, aluminum hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, stearyl alcohol, stearic acid, agar, polyvinyl alcohol, sodium methyl sterol taurate, amino methyl propanol, sodium stearoxy, glutamic acid, maltose, butylene glycol, propylene glycol, hyaluronic acid, royal jelly extract, orange fruit extract, grapefruit extract, lemon fruit extract, phenoxyethanol, EDTA, BHT, parfum
as you can see in the picture above this is more runny than the watery essence and based on the ingredient list this one has more irritants and more alcohol in it. If you are acne prone like me better not to use on your face since there are lot of acne triggers, as for me i broke out from this. if you are not sensitive to alcohol this is a great sunscreen for you, considering this has twice the amount than the watery essence at the same price. This is a nice alternative sunscreen for your body as well.
YOUniqbeauty Rating: 3/5
Biore UV Perfect Milk SPF 50+ PA++++
Cyclopentasiloxane, water, alcohol, zinc oxide, dimethicone, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, lauryl sodium methacrylate crosspolymer, c12-15, diethyl amino hydorxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate, titanium dioxide, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, polymethylsilsesquioxane, talc, methadone, peg12, peg3, polysilicone9, alumina, silica, perfume, BHT, tocopherol, sodium hyaluronate, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben.
This is my go to sunblock and my travel buddy whenever i know that i will constantly be exposed directly to the sun like going to the beach, swimming, or travelling. Like the watery essence this did not break me out and also has the highest protection for both UVA and UVB rays.
YOUniqbeauty Rating: 5/5 HOLY GRAIL for all my travels and adventures to the beach
Biore UV Bright Face Milk SPF 50+ PA++++
Cyclopentasiloxane, water, alcohol, zinc oxide, ethylhexyl methoxycinamate, laurel sodium methacrylate crosspolymer, c12-15, alkyl benzoate, talc, titanium dioxide, dimethicone, diethyl amino hydroxybenzolyl hexyl benzoate, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, polymethylsilsesquioxane, methicone, mica, peg12, peg3, polysilicone9, peg32, alumina, silica, BHT, barium sulphate, aluminium dimyristate, tocopherol, sodium hyaluronate, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, CI73360, CI77491
this is your all in one perfect sunscreen if you don’t want to look dull or all your pores are showing while you are swimming. this contains ultra fine light correction powder to cover pores, correct skin dullness and brighten skin tone for smoother makeup application. However this is just 30ml and with the same price as the perfect milk I’m willing to swim with my pores showing and nobody will notice anyway lol! If you are looking for an all in one sunblock then this is perfect for you.
YOUniqbeauty Rating: 4.5/5
Biore UV Aqua Rich Whitening Cream SPF50+ PA+++
Water, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, alcohol, cyclopentasiloxane, diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate, dipropylene glycol, neopentyl glycol dicaprate, stearyl alcohol, sorbitan stearate, lauryl sodium methacrylate cross polymer, sodium acrylate, polysorbate60, squalene, isohexadecane, methadone, laurel methacrylate, dimethicone, tocopherol, polysorbate80, mica, xanthan gum, glycerin, fragrance, disodium EDTA, BHT, matricaria flower extract, butylene glycol, propylene glycol, grapefruit extract royal jelly extract, sodium hyaluronate, orange fruit extract, lemon fruit extract, phenoxyenthanol, methylparaben, butylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, CI77891, CI77947
This just does what its suppose to do, protect you from the sun’s rays but i don’t think this has contributed to the lightening of my sun spots or it has given me lighter translucent skin. Constantly putting on sunscreen itself will make you lighter and help lighten those dark spots. There are other products more effective to do that than an all in one cream.
YOUniqbeauty verdict: 3/5
The Chart below will help you choose the right product for your need and skin type:
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