Thursday, March 21, 2013

Biore UV Watery Essence

Recently Singapore launched the #1 Sunscreen in Japan - Biore UV watery Essence - a sunblock that was so light and moisturizing it doesn't feel like a sunblock.

This water-rich UV essence feels surprisingly light, refreshing and cooling on the skin that absorbed instantly without any greasy, sticky feel or white cast.

Biore UV Watery Essence is the #1 Sunscreen in Japan since 2011.... it had won multiple awards in Asia and some of them are:
  • Japan COSME in 2011
  • Top Beauty Magazine in Japan VOCE’s Top Pick
  • Biteki Skincare Award
Water-based and high SPF formula perfect for hot and humid climate in Singapore. 

Superior Long-lasting double UV block
High SPF and PA+++ provide long-lasting protection against skin-aging UVA rays and skin-burning UVB rays.

Hydrates and Softens
With Hyaluronic acid and Citrus extract (extracts of orange, grapefruit and lemon) to keep skin hydrated and healthy.

Light and refreshing like water
Unique aqua micro capsule releases moisture upon application, leaving skin with a cool, light feeling.

Gentle and Allergy tested
  • Spreads easily and absorbs instantly without leaving a white cast
  • Mild fresh fruity fragrance

Ingredients list...

With Biore's breakthrough technology, the UV block ingredients are contained with the Aqua Micro Capsule to provide SPF50+/pa+++ protection while keeping your skin cool and refreshed.

Here's my cleansed face with only eye serum and eyecream

Dot the sunscreen all over my face...
focusing on problems or areas that the sun hit on (basically the whole face la! lolx)
Then start to pat all over the skin with just my finger tips until the sunscreen evenly spreaded out and absorbed...
I will follow on with another layer (that's how I do la, I don't feel save with just one layer of sunblock)

The sunblock feels very moisturizing, moist and refreshing on the skin (I like ooohh and ahhh~ing when I applying the sunblock .. OK a bit too much(太亏张!)... hahaha)

Absorbed instantly without feeling sticky, oily or leave any white cast .. it look like I didn't apply anything at all... and after layering.. it won't feel like I applying a thick layer of product on the skin.
(Note: My skin naturally look abit reddish and "matte" .. that's my skin texture, so this sunscreen won't change your natural skin texture at all.)

Here's my thoughts on how I feels about this sunblock/sunscreen after trying out for afew weeks::
  • Very moisturing
    (Sometimes, I don't feel the need to apply moisturizer after about 2/3 layers of this sunblock)
  • Cooling effect.. which feel very refreshing
  • quite soothing
    My skin was abit towards dry, so it feel tight most of the time, and while using this, my skin feel so soothing.. doesn't make my skin feel dry too, which make me skip moisturizer sometimes, if I applied more then 2 layers. (Which I often do!)
  • The sunblock feel  moist and easy to blend all over the face
  • Doesn't cause any breaking out
  • No irritation
  • Doesn't feel oily, sticky or look glossy on the skin.
  • The scent of this sunblock feel like their other sunblock products..
    (can smell a bit of the alcohol, but soon it will be cover by the soft refreshing citrus scent)
  • The sunblock was pretty lightweight
    Even when I piled on layers of the sunblock, skin doesn't feel like I have loaded alot of products.
  • Skin feel soft, abit cooling and smooth once the product absorbed.
  • UV powder was quite decent. (Normally I just apply 2 layers)
    I apply 3 layers of this sunblock when I went to the beach last weekend.. siting under the sun for afew hours without reapplying and my skin doesn't feel tight, drying or burned!
  • Doesn't leave any white cast
  • Doesn't have any residue after laying of the sunblock
    However, if I apply on a silicon base product(say primer).. it will flake abit.
  • Doesn't change the texture of liquid foundation 
This is still a sunblock, so I will cleanse it off with makeup remover.. since already heading out... might as well.. cleanse the face properly to prevent any clog pores due to sebum releases.

The UV watery essence feels more of a upgraded, more moisturizing version of Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery mousse (link).

Size: 50ml
Price: $18.90
Availability at selected Supermarkets, Hypermarkets, Pharmacies and Watsons Singapore

UV 101
Normally when you start to oxidised... the sunblock already GONE.. the timing of reapplying is just a guide. And oxidisation normally happened after 3 hours (all depend on each skin condition).

I'm not affiliated with the company
Product was provided for consideration
Information extracted from the press kit.