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Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++

BY BIORÉ #53 in Facial Sunscreen

4.6 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars74%
  • 4 Stars21%
  • 3 Stars3%
  • 2 Stars1%
  • 1 Star1%
4.66 / 5 based on 225 Reviews

Product Description

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.

  • Gentle and allergy tested
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Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++
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  • "I have sensitive skin and can't use chemical sunscreens. I love this one, it doesn't irritate my skin, doesn't leave a white cast or have a sticky feeling. Just perfect! " in 19 reviews
  • "The BEST sunscreen ever. this is my HG sunscreen. it is a chemical sunscreen so that may turn some people off. this stuff does not make your skin more oily throughout the day and it does not leave your skin feeling dry either. it has hydrating and moisturizing agents and leaves your skin feeling baby soft. it also doesn't give you any flashback with flash photography. it has a light citrusy scent and wears extremely well underneath makeup. " in 11 reviews
  • "This is it, my HG sunscreen at last! I have naturally, very fair, sensitive, combination (but mostly dry) somewhat acne prone skin. To boot, several of my key issues include hyper-pigmentation, and aging prevention. So to find a sunscreen that not only: - protects effectively (gotta have that ++++!) against uva and uvb rays, in addition to: - not leaving a whitish cast, - nor leaving my face a grease trap with dry, flaky patches 😝 - makeup applies smoothly over it (hate when they ball up, ick!), - and it even feels good, as in, you can't feel it once it's been applied! But you know, still check ingredients for your sensitivities. Also, different skin types may = different results. Regardless, this stuff is miles away from any sunscreen I've purchased in the US. It doesn't clog my pores, but I'm careful to double cleanse for complete removal before bed. Oh also, very economically priced! 🤗" in 6 reviews
saturn r.
2 reviews
I've spent so much time trying out sunscreens that I just couldn't use because they were too greasy, heavy, sticky, whatever. This sunscreen is a dream come true for me! It's really lightweight and absorbs well too. It comes out as a cream but when you rub it in it takes on a watery texture. It has hydrating ingredients which are great for my dehydrated skin, and it doesn't make me oily at all. 

This product was really hard to find online. none of the Amazon pages worked but I found it on YesStyle for about 30 dollars, although I spent 13.

Another thing to mention is the alcohol. It's second on the ingredient list. It's a common thing in Japanese sunscreens and that's what makes them different from American ones. It's why their formulas are so light and non-greasy, and alcohol can actually help products absorb better and is safe if it's formulated properly.
Virginie L.
Brooklyn, NY
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I've never used this until I went to Japan and brought one. It was fairly cheap there and I needed sunscreen. But of course I did look up which sunscreen in Japan was considered good - this was one of them. It was around 6-7 dollars in Japan and I got myself one since I wasn't sure how it would react to my skin especially my face since some products can leave my skin dry and patchy (hate that).
To my surprise when I first used it. It was very light and watery ish, not in a bad way. I was able to easily mix it with my BB cream and apply it onto my face. It made my face look more hydrated as well. I didn't have to use a lot of it. It was good all day and didn't leave my skin oily by the end of the day. I've been using It for about three weeks now and love it. I really wished I brought more and is already worrying about what if I ran out....
lauren M.
Blacksburg
14 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I've never been impressed by a sunscreen, until I brought this Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence.  First off, I have a medium complexion. No whitecast!  Yay.  I read some reviews and others with darker complexions had no problems, I figured I'd be safe.  It has a very light, almost citrusy smell.  The scent faded quickly.  It left my skin feeling moisturized and not oily, tight, sticky or weird.  I wish I could just go to the pharmacy and buy this, but I had to buy it on Amazon because it isn't sold in the US.    It wasn't terribly expensive, which is good. The only downside was it took a month to get it to me. I might need to find another route or order in bulk.  I'm not sure yet how long a bottle will last, but I do plan to repurchase this sunscreen.  
Tiana C.
Lawrence, KS
7 reviews
This is my absolute favorite sunscreen and best one I’ve ever used! I have sensitive, acne-prone skin, so it was hard finding a sunblock that wouldn’t break me out until this one!

The packaging and bottle are nice and travel-size friendly. The scent of the sunblock is great and doesn’t have that standard sunblock scent, so it isn’t too strong. The texture is smooth and creamy, and also doesn’t feel like standard sunblock, and absorbs right into the skin leaving a matte, no gloss look (which is great for my combo skin when it gets oily). I’ve even used it as a primer for my makeup and it’s great! I’m definitely purchasing more in the future!

Skin info: Asian, tan/olive complexion, combination skin type, sensitive acne-prone skin, and post-inflammation hyper pigmentation
Rachel G.
San Jose, CA
194 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I really love this sunscreen. It goes on clear and dries fast. It DOES have alcohol high in the ingredients so if you have dry skin or are sensitive to that this might not work for you. I have oily skin and it’s never affected me. I just put it on on top of my moisturizer and it feels great. The only issue is finding it available stateside. I know some people buy it off of amazon but I’m too worried about fakes to do that so I just have my husband stock up on it when he’s in Japan.
Rida H.
Hattiesburg, MS
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
The first sunscreen I ever used that I actually WANTED to use. Perfectly light texture. No white cast. Sits alright under makeup. Only problem is that you don't get much for the price. And sunscreen HAS to be used literally so if you're a college student like me I don't think this is the ideal choice... But it feels so good tho 😭😂 also, has a VERY strong alcohol smell. I don't really mind that but I know that won't sit well on people with sensitive skin.
Helen J.
Chestnut Hill, MA
16 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Can I rate this even higher than 5 stars?! This sunscreen is a game changer! I've always struggled with finding the right daily sunscreen that doesn't clog my pores, feel greasy, smell awful or ruin my makeup. This Bioré sunscreen is unlike any other I've tried! Lightweight with a gel-cream texture that glides onto skin and is completely transparent. Smells faintly like lemons (yum!). Works well with makeup! Not at all greasy! Love this!
KayLeigh L.
Winston Salem, NC
155 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++ *HELLO IF YOU HAVE DRY SKIN PSA* I’ve been in Florida for the past week on vacation and I am 1. VERY fair skinned and 2. VERY dry skinned. As usual, I spend most of my vacation outside in the pool and at the beach- in the sun. I take my skincare very seriously and this product is not only an amazing facial SPF but it is so hydrating! My skin feels amazing. This is a Korean beauty, essence. I am truly thankful for this product and it has moved its way to my “staples” section of my vanity. (My sister who has oily skin have it to me because she hated me so if you are prone to oil, I wouldn’t recommend)
S C.
Irvine
25 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
This sunscreen doesn’t feel oily on face, and it’s high spf makes it a good choice for outdoor walk. And it works well as a primer under makeup. The only thing I don’t like about it is that it contains alcohol which I can smell when putting it on my face, and it dries very face before I spread it well all over, so I have to use a lot to cover my face and body. But it does feel watery!
Jessica T.
San Diego, CA
28 reviews
My absolute FAVORITE sun screen. I got this sun screen when I was traveling in Asia a few months ago and it has become a staple for me!

Pros:
- “watery essence” doesn’t leave any greasy sunscreen residue
- perfect sun screen to wear under make up
- light citrus scent

Cons:
- none from me!

I love love looove this sunscreen especially compared to American brands. If you ever get the chance, I highly recommend that everyone try this out!
Sandra K.
6 reviews
Will this break me out? I have dry/combination skin that is sensitive.
Meredith B.
Jacksonville, NC
8 reviews
Does this sunscreen have zinc or titanium dioxide as an active ingredient? My husband was told he needs to have at least one of those ingredients for his sunscreen.

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