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Bioré: UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen | Review

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Price: 1500 INR


Watery light sunscreen with invisibly powerful UV defense for daily use.

Formulated with revolutionary World’s First Technology, this unique formulation spreads evenly on skin to fend off harmful UV rays even at micro level. Upon application, it forms an even coverage of seamless netting invisibly strong protective veil against UV rays, providing advanced beauty protection from premature ageing.

Known for its amazingly water-like sensational texture, it is refreshingly non-sticky and light on skin despite multiple applications. Infused with hydrating essence of Hyaluronic Acid & Royal Jelly Extract works wonders as a hydrating makeup base.

Non-sticky. Easy application with quick absorption. No added colourant. Easy removal.

For all skin types. Face & body usage.

Bioré: UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen | Packaging with Claims, Direction & Ingredients

Bioré: UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen | Packaging with Claims, Direction & Ingredients

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Water, Alcohol, Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexyl triazone, Isopropyl palmitate, Methacrylate/sodium methacrylate crosspolymer, Diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate, Hydrogenated polyisobutene, Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, Dextrin palmitate, Butylenel glycol, Xylitol, Acrylates/C10-30 acrylate crosspolymer, Dimethicone, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, Glycerin, Glyceryl stearate, Propanediol, Glyceryl behenate, Vinyl dimethicone/methicone silsesquioxane crosspolymer, Cetyl alcohol, Agar, sorbitan isostearate, Isoceteth-20, Polyvinyl alcohol, Dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, Stearoyl glutamic acid, Arginine, Potassium hydroxide, Sodium hydroxide, Royal jelly extract, Sodium hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Fragrance

It comes packed in a tube which is great and the tube also has a more conical outlet which regulates the flow. I am glad the brand invested in this little detail because the thin gel like formula needs to be regulated otherwise one would end up with too much product!

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Bioré: UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen | Tube Packaging

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Bioré: UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen | Tube Packaging

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Bioré: UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen | Thoughtful design of the conical nozzle which helps regulate the consistency when dispensed.

It does have some fragrance and also definitely smells of alcohol and thats no surprise considering its almost the first ingredient! It is a very fresh scent which is OK for the mornings and it quickly settles down and doesn’t overwhelm my nose.

The best part about this is the amazing watery-gel like texture, its light and spreads like a dream. It’s almost like a slightly thick serum! Due to that consistency a little bit is enough to cover the face and neck. It feels clean and refreshing on the skin. The most unbelievable aspect is that it is also moisturizing despite the Alcohol perhaps due to the presence of Hyaluronic Acid! In fact it wears like a lightweight primer or a hydrating skincare serum!

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Bioré: UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen | Colour, Texture & Consistency

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Bioré: UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen | Gets absorbed soon after application

My skin leans towards the oily side, especially T-zone when I am out and about in the sun, so most sunscreens make me look quite greasy but not this one! And it has ZERO white cast which is huge for any sunscreen!

One issue that can’t be ignored is the fact that alcohol is a prominent ingredient. Alcohol tends to dehydrate so if you are someone with very dry skin you might want to stay away from this. Although Alcohol as an ingredient in Korean & other Asian Skincare products is not quite uncommon! Many essences and gel like products contain alcohol which helps them dry faster and reduce tackiness.


  • Lovely Consistency and texture without compromising the sun protection.
  • No white cast
  • Does not make one greasy or tacky


  • Not available readily in India. (although Amazon does sell it but genuine products are not always a guarantee)
  • Pricy for the amount of product.
  • Contains alcohol and fragrance.
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Bioré: UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen | Final Thoughts

Closing Thoughts

The sunscreen itself is unlike any other I have used! And I have used quite a few (See here, here, here & here) It’s gel like in texture- light and refreshing. It spreads over the skin easily and sinks in quickly; leaving no stickiness or white cast. It sits nicely over my moisturiser and under makeup. I can’t find anything negative to say here and that doesn’t happen often! If this is available in your part of the world stock up right away!

If you have used this I would love to know your thoughts. Also if you have any other sunscreen recommendations for me, I am all ears. Let me know in the comments.


14 thoughts on “Bioré: UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence Sunscreen | Review

  1. I’m definitely going to consider this product, I’ve been looking for a sunscreen that doesn’t feel oily on my skin, especially in the hot summer days. I appreciate your review!

  2. Brandi says:

    I’ve not heard of this sunscreen before! From your photos, it looks like it blended well, which is always a plus!

  3. The importance of sunscreen can never be over emphasized, it’s one of the most overlooked ways of taking proper care of our skin. Thank you for throwing more light on it.

  4. aisasami says:

    I love using Biore products, I use their hand cream for the winter season. I check out this UV sunscreen and see if it’s in Japan.

  5. Luna S says:

    I like how well it absorbs in the photos, this looks like a great sunscreen to use! I will look more into this, thanks for the review.

  6. This is my favourite sunscreen! I’ve been used it for many years and I just can’t find anything that’s just as good! It’s so lightweight and you don’t feel that you were even wearing any sunscreen!

  7. It can be so hard finding a good sunscreen, especially for your face. I like ones that don’t leave your feeling greasy and that don’t make you look like a ghost so I may have to see if we have this one here so I can try it.

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