Best Pick: Biore UV Perfect Sunscreen Line (2015 formula)

Best Pick Biore UV Perfect Line (2015 formula)

Biore seem to be one of the few brands that I can rely on year after year to have truly lightweight sunscreens that I can use all year round. For winter and general everyday wear (i.e. you’re spending most of your day inside), I really like the Aqua Rich line because it doesn’t dry my normal skin out and it’s a breeze to use — most have been featured in their own reviews already so do browse through them here if you haven’t already. On the other hand, I’d reach for the UV Perfect line (all the milks) if I’m spending some time outside or I just want a matte base. They’re all affordable, effective, and suitable for women as it is for picky men.

Best Pick Biore UV Perfect Sunscreen Line (2015 formula) bottles

Biore have revamped the UV milks last year in 2014, upping their UVA protection to PA++++. And now — they have actually gone and improved the formulas again! After extensive testing of all of them, I have to say there’s no noticeable difference between last year’s and the even newer versions. I’ve been doing split-face tests with them — 2014 versus 2015 formulas and Perfect Face Milk (white bottle) versus UV Perfect Milk (blue bottle) — and it’s like trying to spot differences between monkeys.

Best Pick Biore UV Perfect Sunscreen Line (2014 & 2015)

If you liked the previous 2014 formula (do read my Best Pick review here), you’d get on very well with this latest incarnation — I can’t tell the difference between them on my light, non-oily skin. The renewed Perfect Face Milk (again, the white bottle) is supposedly more invisible on the skin — my skin is fairly light so both formulas look perfectly invisible — I’d be interested to know how this new version fares on darker skin!

All 3 sunscreens are water, sweat, and sebum-resistant, and they have the same super-lightweight milky fluid texture that set quickly to a powder matte, dry-to-touch finish. They’re an excellent option for people who hate the heavy feeling or the greasy shine that some tenacious formulas can leave. Now, I must point out that these are not for those who have dry skin — even remotely. They are formulated to keep normal to oily skin matte and shine-free in hot and ultra-humid conditions. My normal skin is slightly drier during weather changes, but it’s still not what I’d call dry by any stretch of the imagination, and I prefer prepping my skin with richer-than-usual moisturiser when I use one of these sunscreen milks to make sure I’m well greased up.

Best Pick Biore UV Perfect Milk vs Face Milk (2015 formula)

The newly upgraded blue bottled Perfect Milk is for both face and body, and it’s actually almost identical to the shorter Face Milk. It has added fragrance (undetectable unless I put my nose to the bottle) and its matte finish is a tad less flat — but unless you do a side-by-side comparison to nitpick, there’s no discernible difference between them.

If I had to choose one, it’ll have to be the UV Perfect Milk as it’s essentially the same as the Face Milk, but you get an extra 10ml of product! The UV Perfect Bright Milk comes in at a very close second — I featured the previous formula in my Top 5 Japanese Sunscreens for 2014, and this renewed 2015 version feels and looks the same.

Biore UV Perfect Face Milk (30ml), Biore UV Bright Face Milk (30ml), and Biore UV Perfect Milk (40ml) are ¥682 each in Japan.

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Lisa Dorencamp Williams
Lisa Dorencamp Williams
4 years ago

Oh, and on days I have full makeup on and I need to reapply sunscreen. I’m using Biore UV Perfect Spray SPF50+ PA++++ It’s a Blue aerosol can and is a sunscreen AND also a makeup setting spray. Oily gals will love this! I got mine on Amazon.

Lisa Dorencamp Williams
Lisa Dorencamp Williams
4 years ago

I’m liking the Dermalogica cleansing oil, it seems to be able to handle it.

Lisa Dorencamp Williams
Lisa Dorencamp Williams
4 years ago

Thank you soooooo much. I ‘discovered’ this brand / formulation by doing lots of reading on the ‘net…. I’ve only used the Perfect Face Milk and the Aqua Rich Watery Essence for two days now, but MIND BLOWN. I found these products BEFORE reading your fantastic write-up / review and I can 100% confirm your review’s assessment. I live in the USA and we are stuck with greasy, goopy and sticky sunscreens. My poor car with the black interior has white haze all over the door side and where I turn the ignition key, from the dang sunscreen rubbing off..… Read more »

laura sina
laura sina
5 years ago

Thank you for this! I’ve been trying to discern the difference between the three bottles with no prior luck!

I have a lot of success with the Biore Watery Essence on my face for daily wear, but I’m wanting to branch out to something water resistant/proof for an upcoming beach trip and these intrigue me! I know these are said to be water resistant, would that make them a good match for in-water use? (of course with generous reapplication as the day goes by)

laura sina
laura sina
5 years ago
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Ahh thank you!

TJ
TJ
5 years ago

I find the UV Perfect Milk (Blue one) much less drying than the Perfect Face Milk (White one). I’ve also heard that the Bright Milk (Pink) is also less drying than the Face Milk. I’ll have to go into the store and try the sample next time. For right now, I’m using the Perfect Milk over a heavy moisturizer as an everyday sunblock and oil-controller..couldn’t be happier. Also something to note, The UV Perfect Face Milk would cause my eyelids to get very dry and flakey, and create dry spots around by chin (This could just be me). As soon… Read more »

Cheryl Chang
Cheryl Chang
5 years ago

I was wondering if you could recommend any mineral sunscreen/ sunscreen with physical filter?? I have very very sensitive and oily skin and I live in a humid weathered country but I would still like to try..try is the keyword here, to find one sunscreen that maybe might work for my skin. Would appreciate the recommendation. Thanks!!

jtyjt
jtyjt
5 years ago

which facial cleanser would you recommend to remove this tenacious sunscreen?
Thank you

Ruby
Ruby
5 years ago

Would you recommend a light sunscreen formula for body? I love the Biore UV sunscreen formulas for my face :))

Anna
Anna
5 years ago

Hi! Is alcohol free?

Sarah
Sarah
5 years ago

I enjoyed the Bright Face Milk, and went through three bottles after your initial review. But I now find that the “milk” type sunscreens are too drying for my increasingly sensitive skin. For those with normal or normal to oily skin, I can attest that these are good, budget choices. Thanks for another great recommendation!

Minty Tea
Minty Tea
5 years ago

Thanks for running this website. Whenever I need to know the ingredients in a Japanese suncreen I just google the name and then click on this site in the results. Your reviews and ingredient listings have helped me many times.

Lala Dee
Lala Dee
5 years ago

Thanks for the review can’t wait to try them out!

AriSatomi
AriSatomi
5 years ago

I’ve been buying these since last year because of your recommendation! I wish you posted this review sooner because I just ordered some backups using a 2000¥ off coupon, although I’d love to include a Perfect Milk for face&body in my order!

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