Kao Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery BB Review & Swatches
This protects with an SPF 50 PA+++ like the original but this new version is tinted to brighten skin up, ease dullness, and even out skin tone.
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Kao Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery BB is the same great consistency as the original though this time around it isn’t a whipped texture but more of a gel which absorbs easily into skin leaving it delicately hydrated with a subtle citrus scent. It’s one my favorite sunscreens due to the watery texture which applies easily onto skin without leaving behind any odd film on skin. All SPF formulas should have such a great formula like this.
This contains a skin tone correcting powder that promises to brighten, ease dullness, and even out skin tone. The shade is a peachy beige color which actually applies fairly transparent but does leave a white cast to skin which in turn results in the brightening effect. Outside of this I didn’t actually see much of a tint from it. The original version doesn’t leave a pasty look behind so really all this does is lend a whitish finish to skin but doesn’t necessarily provide color or color correcting benefits.
I do like the gel-like consistency of this version and felt like it absorbed even a little bit better than the original if that’s possible.
If you already use and love the original no reason to switch things up for this version. I liked the general idea of a tinted sunscreen that would brighten up skin but it didn’t really have a long term effect that could replace BB Cream, CC Cream, or foundation products.
Anyone use the original?
How about this new version?
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