July 5, 2012

Biore UV Aqua Rich Whitening Watery Cream SPF 50+ Review & Swatches

I’ve turned quite a few of you on to the joys of Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery SPF 50+. I love that stuff. Totally my HG (holy grail) SPF of choice.

I recently purchased the new Biore UV Aqua Rich Whitening Watery Cream SPF 50+ on a whim to try out.

Take a look!

Biore UV Aqua Rich Whitening Watery Cream SPF 50+ isn’t as great as the original Aqua Watery Mousse so I do recommend purchasing and trying that before indulging in this version.

This is a strong SPF 50+ PA+++ sunscreen with UV filters that include zinc oxide, octinoxate, and titanium dioxide.

I purchased it thinking it would act as a whitening base or even as a treatment for dark spots but actually it does neither. At first application skin does have a white cast but this dissipates as the product absorbs.

It has a thicker consistency than Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Mousse and more of a creamy-like base. It feels a bit on the greasy side at first application but absorbs easily enough. It leaves a bit of shine behind as well but again, this disappears quickly as the product dries down so you’re left with a soft, smooth, nicely hydrated finish which is long term due to hyaluronic acid in the formula. The product has a citrus scent which I find pleasant and subtle enough that it goes away after application.

As with any Japanese SPF it proves far more easier to apply, blend out, and use under makeup than ANYTHING else you’d find on the US market.

I liked it well enough however, I do think Watery Mousse has a far superior formula as it seems to absorb quicker and leaves behind a lot less shine at first application.

Facts is facts though the formula is an excellent SPF all around and protects skin with a solid SPF 50 in a formula so lightweight that you won’t even realize you have SPF on at all.

Loves it!

I purchased mine at on E-bay from AlpaBeautyUK for fairly close to Japanese retail sans any drugstore discounts.

Lover of the Watery Mousse?

Tried this version?

Do share!

I purchased this item.

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  • Alex J

    Hi.What BB Cream would you reccomend best from the ones that have launched in the US so far? Particulary for combo to oily/acne prone skin with past acne spots.Thanks.

    • Sheepy

      Hey, if you live in New York/ California I really recommend looking into Asian BB creams since there are tons of little boutiques that sell them (marked up obviously, but some are better than others)

      US drugstore bbs are like tinted moisturizers bleqq
      I suppose high end US bbs migt be better, but they’re around the same price as awesome bbs like skin79 (clinique BB is like 30 bucks just like the skin79)

      I think skin79 hot pink would work for you~

  • Makeup Morsels

    Thank you for turning me onto the original formula hahah, it’s been my absolute HG for over a year ๐Ÿ™‚ I saw this one when I was vacationing in Asia, but I didn’t get it because I was wondering how they were possibly going to make a perfect formula better. I think I’ll stick with the original, thanks for the review!

  • Crissy K

    I bought the watery essence last year on your recommendation and it’s my HG sunscreen too. I NEVER get sunburned when I use it, unlike the neutragena spf I use for body. It’s like insane. I also like how clean and clear my face looks when I use it.

  • chiew ting

    i tried a few spf sunblock but its give ma a sticky and shine in my face…will tis spf be like this? i dun like the sticky shiney on my face