Biore UV AQUA Rich Watery Essence SPF50+ PA++++ [DISCONTINUED]

Reviewed

Release Date
2015.2.21 Repackaged in 2016.
Size
50g
Brand
Biore
Producer
Kao Corporation
Product Type
Sunscreen
Price
¥798
SPF・PA
SPF50+·PA++++
UV Filter(s)
Octinoxate, Tinosorb S, Uvinul A Plus & Uvinul T 150.

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DETAILS

Kao’s Biore UV Aqua Rich is a Japanese drugstore sunscreen line for daily use that features protection-enriched Water Capsule that enables the sunscreen to turn into water when applied on skin. It contains a blend of hyaluronic acid and “Mix Citrus Essence” to help skin retain its moisture and softness.

Biore UV AQUA Rich Watery Essence is a Japanese sunscreen that applies like water.

The daily use sunscreen has the same fresh, water-light texture and smooth, invisible finish as its previous formula, but it is reformulated to feature PA++++ UVA protection to better protect the skin against pre-mature skin-ageing.

It leaves the skin feeling comfortable without a sticky or tight sensation.

  • For face and body.
  • Not resistant to water, sweat, or sebum.
  • Can be used as a makeup base.
  • Removable with a face wash.

Fresh Fruit Fragrance

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

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FULL INGREDIENTS LIST

Water,, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate,, alcohol,, lauryl methacrylate/sodium methacrylate crosspolymer,, C12-15 alkyl benzoate,, bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine,, diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate,, ethylhexyl triazone,, dimethicone,, xylitol,, trisiloxane,, acrylates/C10-30 acrylate crosspolymer,, ratzillacosme.com do.not.copy,, dextrin palmitate,, glyceryl stearate,, C30-45 alkyl methicone,, agar,, C30-45 olefin,, potassium hydroxide,, carbomer,, polyvinyl alcohol,, PEG-400,, PEG-50 hydrogenated castor oil triisostearate,, PEG-3 castor oil,, sodium hydroxide,, butylene glycol,, propylene glycol,, sodium hyaluronate,, royal jelly extract,, orange fruit extract,, grapefruit extract,, lemon fruit extract,, phenoxyethanol,, disodium EDTA,, BHT,, fragrance.

日本語 (JAPANESE)

「ビオレさらさらUVアクアリッチウォータリーエッセンス」の全成分:水、メトキシケイヒ酸エチルヘキシル、エタノール、(メタクリル酸ラウリル/メタクリル酸Na)クロスポリマー、安息香酸アルキル(C12-15)、ビス エチルヘキシルオキシフェノールメトキシフェニルトリアジン、ジエチルアミノヒドロキシベンゾイル安息香酸ヘキシル、エチルヘキシルトリアゾン、ジメチコ ン、キシリトール、トリシロキサン、(アクリレーツ/アクリル酸アルキル(C10-30))クロスポリマー、パルミチン酸デキストリン、ステアリン酸グリセリル、アルキル(C30-45)メチコン、カンテン、オレフィン(C30-45)、水酸化K、カルボマー、ポリビニルアルコール、PEG-400、トリイソステアリン酸PEG-50水添ヒマシ油、PEG-3ヒマシ油、水酸化Na、BG、PG、ヒアルロン酸Na、ローヤルゼリーエキス、オレンジ果実エキ ス、グレープフルーツ果実エキス、レモン果実エキス、フェノキシエタノール、EDTA-2Na、BHT、香料

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Zara
Zara
5 years ago

My sincere apolgies if this question has already been answered, but could you tell me if this is photostable? I’ve recently started to use aha and bha and absolutely cannot find a sunscreen that isn’t greasy and stick so I’m very keen to try this!

winnie
winnie
5 years ago

Firstly, I have been a long-time reader and enjoy your site. Keep it up! I, too, enjoy using Biore UV Aqua Rich, when it is cloudy or just hanging around the house. For normal skin, what sunscreen do you love for sunny outdoors where one would sweat?

Kai
Kai
5 years ago

It is marketed just for face in our country. Can I use this for my body as well? Do you have other recommendations for “everyday use” for my body? Thank you

Madame Butterfly
Madame Butterfly
5 years ago

Hello Ratzilla 🙂 I think this sunscreen looks great, but I’d like to know a bit more about the alcohol concentration. It’s obviously the 3rd ingredient on the list, but I guess that doesn’t really state the concentration precisely – e.g. it could be 5 % or 30 % … Ratzilla, would it be possible for you to ask Bioré about the concentration (e.g. via costumer service)? I would do so myself, but unfortunately I don’t speak Japanese at all. :/ I can imagine you have a lot to do, but that would be so nice of you. Thank you… Read more »

Snoozler
Snoozler
5 years ago

The link seems to be sold out. Do you know where else this is available? I’m in Japan at the moment and all the drug stores only sell the 2014 version. 🙁

Snoozler
Snoozler
5 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

Thanks!

Jenniefer Gunawan
Jenniefer Gunawan
6 years ago

Hi Ratzilla, I recently came across this sunscreen and I really really love it. I bought another 3 from ebay. I know that this one is not water resistant, does it mean I have to reapply them more often during summer days when I sweat a lot? Can I still use this when I go to the beach and swim a bit? Or would you recommend biore uv perfect milk for swimming?

Thanks,
Jenny

Jenniefer Gunawan
Jenniefer Gunawan
6 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

Thanks Ratzilla. Why is that? Is it because this sunscreen is not water resistant so it won’t give adequate protection? Coz I thought this sunscreen has high SPF and PA.

Do you have any recommendations for a heavy duty sunscreen that offers good protection (For beach, swimming and etc)? Thanks a lot 🙂

Snoozler
Snoozler
6 years ago

Do you know what the shelf-life of these sunscreens are?

Snoozler
Snoozler
6 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

Oh, nice. Thanks! 🙂
Is that this brand specifically or generally most japanese chemical sunscreens? Is it different for the “milk” physical ones?

Snoozler
Snoozler
6 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

Is it 3 years from opening, or 3 years from the manufacture date? (in which case, how do you tell the manufacture date?)

Snoozler
Snoozler
6 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

Ahw, ok.. How do you tell which products are 6months and which are 1 year then?

roo08
roo08
6 years ago

I wish this was resistant to water, sebum, etc. it would be perfect 🙁

Alice
Alice
6 years ago

Hi. I have an oily, acne prone but also very sensitive and dry skin. What SS resists to sebum and is good for everyday use?? Thank you!

yaya3
yaya3
6 years ago

Can you do a review on this one comparing it to the 2014? Btw was there a difference in packaging for the 2011 and 2014 formulations?

Lyra
Lyra
6 years ago

Hello,

Would you recommend this sunscreen for those with oily skin since it is not resistant to sebum?

kae
kae
6 years ago

Hi, First of all, I just wanted to say thank you for this website. As a skincare fanatic, it’s an absolutely phenomenal resource. Quick question: I recently purchased a large amount of sunscreens based on your reading your site ( the Biore UV aqua rich watery essence 2014 version, the nivea sun protect plus uv cream and waterproof version, kanebo allie uv powder, etc). I really went on a tear. I used the seller (ELShop) link at the bottom of the respective posts to order, but there was a problem when I got my paypal statement. The payment was not… Read more »

kae
kae
6 years ago
Reply to  Ratzilla

Thanks for providing much needed answers to my inquiry, and in such a timely fashion too! You were absolutely right about the store name situation. I just placed another Rakuten order a little while ago, and paypal’s confirmation e-mail was for the same name they billed to before for a completely different store. As a diehard Japanese sunscreen fanatic, I am in absolute heaven on this site. All of my greasy Anthelios from overseas is promptly going in the trash, now that I can order with confidence here in the states. You rock Ratzilla!!!!

Cathy
Cathy
6 years ago

Hi 🙂 just wondering if this is suitable for combination skin used in the summer? would the gel one be more fit?

Cheers.xx

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