Feb 10, 2013

Review - Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Cream Whitening SPF 50+ PA+++

I love my Biore UV Bright Face Milk and still think I can use this on my combination skin during the colder months (This winter in New York has not been so bad anyway (knocking on wood)).
The thing is I waited until the last drop and it would take at least two weeks to get another one since I usually order it from Asian sellers.
I should do something about this bad habit of waiting until the last minute, but anyway I had to buy something from a U.S based shop cause sunscreen is a life or death matter, right?
I found this from Imomoko.

Biore UV AQUA Rich Watery Cream Whitening SPF 50+ PA+++ 

I have always liked Biore (Kao Biore to be exact) sunscreens, and this is not an exception.
Actually, this is more suitable for the winter time use since the light creamy formula is less drying and feels comfortable on.

I am sure it would be much cheaper in Japan or other other Asian countries but I find the price on Imomoko is quite affordable ($15.99 for 33g).

I just can't remember how the purple part changed into the orange letters...

"Watery" is a bit misleading.
I guess they wanted to say this contains more water or something, but the consistency is closer to a light creme that is almost matte.

In short, I am very happy with this sunscreen and plan to keep using it until the climate turns humid and sticky again.
(See? Procrastinating sometimes pays off...;p)

To summ it up..

*Affordable price
*Reliable protection 
(At this point, I try not to go over SPF 55.)
*Comfortable yet non-greasy formula that is cosmetically elegant 
(I believe it is somewhat water-resistant as well. It provides a nice base for foundation.)
*I can easily apply the recommended amount.
*It does not leave white cast. (It is slightly brightening, though.)
*It is scented with something very faint (like orange creamsicle)
*My skin has not reacted badly from using this.

I would say none since I don't really believe a suncreen would have a brightening effect from the source.
Still, it is true that I have not experienced any "whitening effect" (it is a scary notion, to think about it).
Maybe they meant it would brighten up the complexion temporarily (I am not sure cause I can't read Japanese), and that, I've experienced. :)

Thanks for reading.
Have you tried this sunscreen? :)

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