As far as I’m concerned, when it comes to sunscreen, Biore tops my list. As of this moment, I am seriously considering buying another tube of the UV Perfect Face Milk because I can tell I’m about to finish my current one this month. But I promised myself to be on a low buy phase this year so I have to finish my other Biore sunscreens first. Today’s review is one of the famous ones from the brand.
THE ESSENCE OF A SUNBLOCK
New Improved Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel SPF 50+ PA++++ gives you longer lasting UV protection with its new waterproof and sweatproof formula! It has strong resistance against water and perspiration and high staying power on skin with UV veil. It also contains Hyaluronic Acid, Royal Jelly Extract & Citrus extract to keep skin hydrated and can be used as a makeup base. Light, watery texture that is easily absorbed and does not leave any sticky after feel. For face only.
The UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+ PA++++ comes in a light blue squeeze tube — at least mine does but there’s another one with the blue ombre packaging — and a white cap containing 50g of product. It has a mild sunblock scent with a touch of citrus in its undertones which disappears as fast as your nose can trace it. The sunscreen is a light yellow thin gel. Texture-wise, it has a thinner consistency than the UV Perfect Face Milk but is less runny. Huh, thin consistency but not as fluid — did you get what I mean or did I just confuse the hell out of you guys?
Moving on, it gets easily absorbed by the skin once applied and once it sets, it doesn’t leave any greasy or oily residue. It doesn’t even feel tacky on my oily skin. In a way, I feel like it acts not only as a sunscreen but also like a lightweight moisturizer because I find it a bit hydrating and kind of water-like on application. It gives off a healthy satin look but my skin is more matte-like to touch. I’m not kidding you and it does all of those without any white cast. I now get why it has such a huge following.
I also checked its ingredients in CosDNA and to my horror found out it has dimethicone in it, but not as an active ingredient. That must be the reason why it feels matte and why it behaves the way it does on my oily skin. The dimethicone must be of low concentration because it has never broken me out.
While it is marketed more towards a dry skin type here in the Philippines, I can easily say and verify that even those with oily skins can enjoy this too. I must admit, the only reason I bought this in the first place was because I got curious. Everyone was pretty much raving about this stuff. I had to know! It surprised me how much I love this sunscreen. So yes, this deserves a TWO THUMBS UP! But I’m still repurchasing the UV Perfect Face Milk someday.
A tube retails for Php 445 here in the Philippines. They can be easily bought in PCX and various department stores across the nation.
Who else thinks so highly of this Biore sunscreen?
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