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

BY BIORÉ #7 in Facial Sunscreen

4.7 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars77%
  • 4 Stars19%
  • 3 Stars3%
  • 2 Stars1%
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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.

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  • Is that good for oily+acne prone skin?1 Answers
  • Does this sunscreen have zinc or titanium dioxide as an a...2 Answers
  • Will this break me out? I have dry/combination skin that ...6 Answers
Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++
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
Emily Y.
26 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I stock up on this sunscreen every time I visit Japan. Super effective, hydrating, and the packaging is great! I have one in my purse all the time to reapply! This product is gentle on the skin and I would highly recommend it to everyone!
Rachel G.
South Lyon, MI
261 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
48 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.
lauren M.
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.  
Alexandra A.
Philadelphia, PA
33 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
HOLY GRAIL. Will buy again and again and again. Restocking so I won’t ever run out. I LOVE THIS SUNSCREEN. It’s so light and absorbs like magic. Doesn’t leave me with a white cast / sunscreen-y smell or feeling AT ALL. High SPF, Waterproof, works well with makeup. SOOOO AFFORDABLE. I can’t say enough good things. I would throw away my past facial sunscreens and crown this one the one true champion!
S C.
27 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.
Alameda, 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!

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

- 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!
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
Allie O.
34 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I never had the opportunity to try the old formulation of this product, but I do think its a good sunscreen. I switched over from western sunscreens to korean because the western ones would irritate my skin. This sunscreen does not feel like its burning my skin while applying and i can see what a difference it has made.
Hoodi E.
4 reviews
Sunscreens have always been a problem for me because if I use them, they break me out. This one is one of the better ones in my collection since it breaks me out less.
It's quite lightweight and leaves no white cast but it makes my slightly oily skin very skiny throughout the day. There's a nice citrusy fragrance to it that's pretty strong at first but I like that it doesn't smell like sunscreen!
One of the downsides to this is how much it burns if you get even a little in your eyes. If I sweat and wipe an eye I will be crying from that eye for a good minute. Otherwise, fair price for a good product, though I am still looking for better.
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.
Jea W.
18 reviews
I love this product because it’s light on the skin, doesn’t leave a white cast or any residue, and is relatively inexpensive especially if you buy it in bulk. However, the chemical ingredients have come to my attention and was wondering if anyone has found a more natural ingredient sunscreen just as good as this one
Sumaiya A.
16 reviews
does biore sunscreen oxidize?

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