The King of Sunscreen? – Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Review


Name: Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++

Type: Chemical (Organic) Sunscreen

Amount: 50g


Water, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Alcohol, Lauryl Methacrylate/Sodium Methacrylate Crosspolymer, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, BisEthylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Dimethicone, Xylitol, Trisiloxane, Acrylates/, C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, Dextrin palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, C30-45 alkyl methicone, Agar, C30-45 Olefin, Potassium Hydroxide, Carbomer, Fragrance, Polyvinyl Alcohol, PEG 400, Disodium EDTA, BHT, PEG-50 Hydrogenated Castor Oil Triisostearate, PEG-3 Castor oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Citrus Grandis Fruit Extract, Royal Jelly Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Butylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben.

Ingredient features: Chemical sunscreen stuff, plant extracts (pomelo, bitter orange, citron), royal jelly, sodium hyaluronate.

Not for those who are sensitive to: Alcohol, silicone, fragrance, butylene glycol, parabens, etc.


  1. Summary
  2. Pros and Cons
  3. Texture
  4. Smell
  5. Usage
  6. Claims
  7. Additional blab
  8. Where to buy
  9. More pictures



Feels Yay, won’t repurchase.
Does it effing work? Yeah.
Texture Like an emulsion/runny cream.
Packaging Glorious tube packaging!
Smell Mild chemical smell.
Finish Greasy, no white cast.
Good for
  • Slight sun exposure with no perspiration.
  • Non-acne prone or non-sensitive skin.
  • Dry to normal skin.


  • No white cast at all.
  • Dries fast.
  • Easy to use because of tube packaging.
  • Easy to spread.
  • Price matches its size.
  • Travel-friendly.
  • Doesn’t have a strong smell.


  • Chemical sunscreen, needs time to take effect.
  • The 2016 version is not resistant to water, sweat/sebum.
  • Seems to contain a lot of alcohol so it’s drying on the skin. (Makes my skin peel)
  • The finish makes me look greasy.
  • Not cruelty-free.

First Impressions

WTF does it feel like?

It has the texture of an emulsion that is yellowish? It spreads easily, is slightly runny, is not sticky. Does not leave a white cast.

WTH is that smell?

It has a mild chemical smell that doesn’t linger.

How the fudge do I use this?

Apply this sunscreen after cream moisturizer before going out into the sun. This is really easy to apply because it has a beautiful smooth slip to it.


What it promised us:

Product Claims How I feel
“Daily use sunscreen” Yep. If your only sun exposure is going to and from places without breaking a sweat, this is the one for you.
“Fresh, light smooth texture like water with invisible finish” Agreed, light and invisible.


Additional Blab:

This product does deserve the hype! But for some reason, no matter how fast I apply it to my face it makes me look REALLY oily. Then after a few hours, the skin around my mouth and nose starts to flake WHILE STILL LOOKING OILY. WTF? This is why I won’t be repurchasing this sunscreen, which is a huge shame because it applies so smoothly and it isn’t expensive. Lasted me August 2016 to October 2016.

My routine when I used this product:

Morning Night
CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
Secret Key Starting Treatment Essence Secret Key Starting Treatment Essence
NARUKO Magnolia Toner NARUKO Magnolia Toner
Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion Hada Labo Gokujyun Lotion
Avène Skin Recovery Cream Rosehip Oil + Avène Skin Recovery Cream
Biore UV Rich Watery Essence Human Nature Acne Defense Gel as spot treatment
Tretinoin 0.05% 3 times a week


Okay, stfu already. Where do I buy this?

Btw, Biore is a Japanese brand. In Asia, it should be found in a Watsons or department store.

Amazon: ~10 USD

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