Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence | Review

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence | Review

 

 

Hey Hey, how you doing?! 😎

 

If there’s one skincare advice I could give you, I’d have to say ‘Wear Sunscreen EVERY DAY …come rain or shine!

 

I’m going to tell you a secret, I was never into sunscreens till I discovered the La Roche Posay Anthelios XL… my holy-grail sunscreen and I always had such a hard time being consistent with applying sunscreen before that because I found them to be so annoying –  everything I had tried was either too thick, too oily, , cause breakouts or left a ghostly white cast on my skin – NOT a good look! So when I found the Anthelios, I was over the moon, until recently when I went to buy a backup bottle and there was none on the Indian market…whaaaaaat?! 😱

 

Well, that didn’t go too well, but what I did find was an even better sunscreen! Hurray! 🙌 

 

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence | Review

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence

 

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence | Review

 

 

Say Hello to my new love, the Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know that I was very kindly sent the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence by a K-Beauty seller called Myra_beautyy and today I want to share with you my first impression on this product….so let’s jump right in!

 

 

Packaging

 

The sunscreen comes in a tube packaging that is packaged inside a carded blister pack. I love the blue colour of the plastic tube packaging and the fact that it’s a squeeze tube with a screw top lid, which makes it so handy and great for travelling.

 

 

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence | Review

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence | Packaging

 

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence | Review

 

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence | Review

Love the Blue Packaging!

 

 

 

Texture and Smell

As the name suggests, it is a watery gel texture. It is neither too thick nor too runny and I was so surprised when I rubbed the sunscreen on my skin to absorb – it literally feels like water and absorbs instantly into the skin!

 

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence | Review

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence | Consistency

 

 

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence | Review

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence | Texture

 

 

I was hoping that the texture of the Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence would be somewhat similar to that of the La Roche Posay Anthelios, and I’m happy to say that the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence is actually much lighter than the Anthelios, making it even nicer to apply in summers.

 

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence | Review

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence | Soaked In

 

 

In terms of scent, the Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence has a very light citrus smell, which does not linger on the skin at all.

 

 

Ingredients

Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, cross-polymer of (lauryl methacrylate / sodium methacrylate), alkyl benzoate (C12-15), bisethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, hexyl diethylaminohydroxybenzoylbenzoate, dimethicone, ethylhexyl triazone , Dimethylsilylated silica, DPG, xylitol, dextrin palmitate, (acrylates / alkyl (C10-30)) crosspolymer, (dimethicone / vinyldimethicone) crosspolymer, polysilicone-9, glyceryl stearate, AMP, Vinyl dimethicone / methicone silsesquioxane) crosspolymer, agar, isoceteth-20, alkyl (C30-45) methicone, polyvinyl alcohol, olefin (C30-45), sodium hydroxide BG, PG, hyaluronic acid Na, royal jelly, orange fruit extract, grapefruit fruit extract, lemon fruit extract, phenoxyethanol, EDTA-2Na, BHT, perfume

 

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence | Review

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence | Ingredients

 

 

Have a look at this CosDNA analysis 🙂

 

 

Claims

  • Superior UV Protection: Long lasting UV protection with SPF50+ and the highest level of UVA protection (PA++++) to prevent age spots, loss of skin’s elasticity & dullness caused by sunburn.

 

  • High Water Resistance & Durable: High resistance to perspiration and water. This durable formula works like a strong UV protection veil that stays on the skin for longer.

 

  • Watery, Hydrating Essence and Makeup Base: Formulated with UV protection ingredients that are sealed in soft water capsules. It keeps skin continuously hydrated with Royal Jelly Extract, Hyaluronic Acid & Mixed Citrus Essence* for an instantly smoother skin texture. An ideal makeup base for a radiant & natural bare skin look.

 

*Made of orange, grapefruit and lemon extracts. 

 

 

 

My Thoughts

If you are in the market for a good heavy-duty sunscreen that provides both UVA and UVB protection, then this Japanese brand has you covered with the Aqua Rich Watery EssenceBioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence provides the protection of SPF50 + along with being PA+++ +.

 

Biore claims as follows, ‘Amazingly light watery essence that gives a long lasting moist feeling. Your ideal daily moisturising UV protection & make-up base for a naturally radiant skin. Strong resistance to perspiration & water!’

 

Do I agree with Biore’s claims? Yes, I do! I use this as the last step in my morning skincare routine and use a dime size amount to cover my face and neck. Since the texture and consistency is gel-like and thin, it’s really easy to spread the product evenly on the skin.

 

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence | Review

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence | Review

 

 

The Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence sits really well under makeup and I wait for about 10 minutes before applying makeup on top of the sunscreen.

 

I always store my sunscreen in the fridge, because I love the cooling sensation when applied to the skin, especially on hot, humid summer days (which is throughout the year in Mumbai!). The Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence literally melts on contact with the skin and does not feel sticky or tacky at all. Instead, my skin feels matte and silky smooth. Also, it leaves no white cast, so that’s a big thumbs up!

 

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence | Review

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence

 

 

At first, when I looked up the Ingredient analysis on CosDNA, I was very worried and hesitant because it showed some red flags, and I am currently going through a horrible bout of acne, however, I’ve been using it every day since it arrived and it hasn’t irritated my skin at all. Has it contributed to the acne situation? I’m not sure, but I’ll definitely update you at a later stage.

 

In fact, my husband, who detests sunscreens, has fallen in LOVE with the Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence and uses it every single day without having to be reminded…that says a lot! He even told me that if he had to rate it on a scale of 1-5, he’d give it a 6🤣

 

Will I repurchase it and do I recommend it? Yes! 

 

Before I end this post, I’d like to say a big ‘Thank You’ to Asma from myra_beautyy for kindly sending me this product for reviewing. Also, if you are looking for some K-Beauty or J-Beauty items or products from the brands The Ordinary, Pixi, Biore, etc in India, then go check her page on Instagram she has a fairly good collection and offers very reasonable prices…plus, it’s always nice to support a small business ❤️

 

 

Have you tried the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence? Do you have any favourite sunscreens and recommendations? Please comment below! 

 

 

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Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence | Review

Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence | Review

 

 

 

** Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts, opinions and experiences stated are genuine and honest. As always, I only recommend what I absolutely LOVE and I think you will too! ❤️

 

 

 

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