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User reviews

Recommend 6 reviews
17%
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83%
How would you describe the finish? 6 reviews
Matt
Dewy
Shiny
How would you describe the texture? 3 reviews
heavy
Light
How much white cast does it leave? 6 reviews
A lot
Not at all
How much does it sting eyes? 6 reviews
A lot
Not at all
How much does it pill under makeup? 4 reviews
A lot
Not at all
How much does this product clog pores? 3 reviews
Definitely clogs pores
Doesn't clog pores
How would you describe the smell? 3 reviews
No smell
Light fragrance
Strong fragrance
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Product summary

Based on the ingredient list, we assess that "Biore - UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+/PA++++" can provide reliable sun protection. We love that it can protect from both UVA and UVB rays (not all sunscreens with SPF ratings give UVA protection. UVA rays do not cause sunburn, but still damage our skin and lead to early aging).

It also works as a moisturizer, so you do not have to use an additional hydrating product.

Sunscreen filters

This sunscreen uses a mixture of both mineral and organic (so-called "chemical") UV filters. Here are the organic filters this product uses: tinosorb s, uvinul a plus, octinoxate and uvinul t. As for the mineral filters, this sunscreen uses titanium dioxide.

Irritation risk

This formulation includes some common irritants, including ingredients that do not provide a benefit for the skin. We assess the overall irritancy of this sunscreen to be medium. For a detailed overview of all potential irritants: click here

You can see the detailed formula review with the breakdown of all actives in the product and the full ingredient list with estimated concentrations in the tables below.

What our users say

Based on 6 reviews 83% recommend this product
  • When it comes to using this sunscreen under makeup, all of the reviewers (4) say that it does not pill under makeup.
  • When it comes to comedogenicity, two out of three reviewers didn't notice clogged pores after using this sunscreen, but the third reviewer found that it clogged pores.
  • As for using this sunscreen in the eye area, the majority of the reviewers (100%) find that it stings eyes.
  • As for the white cast, all of the reviewers (6) say that it does not leave a white cast.
Our users describe the finish of this sunscreen as dewy, They find the product's texture to be light and In terms of the smell, our users report that light fragrance - strong fragrance.

Price

The product retails for 2399.99KSH in Kenya, for 998.00YEN in Japan, for 14.04A$ in Australia, from 13.20$ up to 45.58$ in the United States and from 13.98£ up to 23.90£ in the United Kingdom.

For a detailed price comparison: click here.

Can the product deliver on its promises?

WIMJ summary for sun protection

This product offers a good level of protection against both UVB and UVA rays.

This sunscreen uses organic (so-called "chemical") sunscreen filters. Organic, or "chemical" filters usually provide reliable sun protection and rarely leave a white cast. Sunscreens with organic filters can sting eyes.

Non-organic (mineral) filters
Ingredient UVB UVA I UVA II Stability
titanium dioxide
Offers UVB protection
Does not offer UVA I protection
Offers UVA II protection
Is photo stable
See a mistake?
WIMJ summary for evens skin tone

This product offers broad spectrum sun protection. It means that it can prevent hyperpigmentation and help keep the skin tone even (sun damage is the main factor causing age spots, darkening of post-acne marks and other discolorations).

See a mistake?
Promise
What does the product description say?
"UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+/PA++++"
From product name
WIMJ summary for moisturizing

This product can help improve hydration of the skin with the two types of ingredients.

The first type is called “humectants”:
these ingredients help attract water. When humectants are on the surface of the skin, they “pull in” the moisture from the outside environment, or from within deeper layers of the skin. The following ingredients in this product do the job: arginine, glutamic acid.

This product also contains ingredients called “occlusives”. They help reduce the speed with which our skin loses moisture to the outside environment. These ingredients also help soften the upper layer of the skin, so it feels less tight and nicer to the touch. The following ingredients in this product do the job: arginine, dimethicone.

Ingredient Effectiveness Concentration Irritancy
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold
HIGH
meets threshold

How honest is this product?

Promise Can it deliver?
Sun protection
Total Promises Fulfilled score: 90/100.

Potential irritants

IRRITANCY
MEDIUM

Ingredients by volume

Ingredient Estimated concentration
Plain old water
45% - 55%
Can be drying and contribute to skin irritation. Used in formulars to dissolve other ingredients, create a thinner product consistency or for its antibacterial properties
7.6% - 9.3%
Octinoxate. When used in higher concentrations, works as a sunscreen protecting the skin from UVB rays. When used in lower concentration, helps to preserve the product formulation. Is shown to be harmful to coral reefs - consider avoiding bathing in coral reef areas when wearing a product with this ingredient. It can be irritating
4.6% - 5.6%
3.1% - 3.8%
Uvinul T. A UV filter. Effective against UVB rays. It is photostable. Can increase water resistance properties of the sunscreen. Unfortunately, not approved by the FDA (US) yet
3.1% - 3.8%
A silicone that helps to reduce water loss from the surface of the skin. Can temporarily "fill in" lines and wrinkles, absorb oil, and create a nice product finish
1.9% - 2.4%
Enhances the product texture and makes it more spreadable. Helps reduce water loss from the outer layer of skin. Extands the shelf life by preventing bacteria growth
1.5% - 1.9%
Works as a UV filter when used in high concentrations. It is photostable and is effective mostly against the UVB light, with some protection in the UVA range. In small concentrations, used for its ability to improve the color of cosmetic products. Is usually well tolerated by the skin
1.8% - 2.1%
Uvinul A Plus. A new generation broad spectrum sunscreen that offers an effective protection especially in the UVA range. It is stable in formulations. Unfortunately, is not approved by the FDA (US) yet
1.4% - 1.7%
Tinosorb S. One of the most effective broad spectrum sunscreen ingredients. Protects from both UVA and UVB rays. It is photostable. Unfortunately, not approved by FDA (US) yet.
1.3% - 1.5%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create a nice product texture
0.55% - 0.85%
Used to create a nice product texture and help delivery of other ingredients. Might be somewhat helpful in attracting water to the upper layer of the skin
0.5% - 0.7%
Helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin and repair the skin barrier function
0.4% - 0.6%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.35% - 0.65%
Helps to dissolve other ingredients in a formulation. Slows down the rate of product drying
0.3% - 0.5%
0.55% - 0.8%
Used to thicken product formulations and create gel-like textures
0.35% - 0.65%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Naturally present in skin. It attracts water to the upper layer of the skin working as a humectant
0.3% - 0.6%
An emollient that softens the skin and forms a protective layer on its surface. Helps water and oil mix together
0.3% - 0.55%
A non-drying alcohol that works to soften the skin and stabilize product formulations helping oil and water mix together
0.3% - 0.5%
A silicone that improves product texture and helps dissolve other ingredients. Can form a non-greasy film on the skin to prevent moisture loss
0.25% - 0.45%
A type of silicone that create a smooth product finish and can create an optical soft-focus effect on the skin. Helps to thicken the product consistency
0.25% - 0.45%
A type of silicone that helps oil and water mix well together. Helps to disperse other ingredients, e.g. pigments, evenly in a formulation
0.2% - 0.4%
Acts as a solvent for other ingredients. Speeds up the absorption of other ingredients into the skin
0.25% - 0.45%
Maintains the texture of skincare products. Allows the product to spread evenly. Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Used to create a thicker product consistency and help soften the upper layer of the skin
0.3% - 0.5%
Helps oil and water mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
Is used to add opaque (non-transparent) appearance to formulations. Can be used to coat other ingredients for even dispersion. This is a different ingredient compared to the ones used in antipersperants (aluminium chloride and aluminium chlorohydrate)
0.25% - 0.5%
Used to adjust the pH level of products
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps oil and water mix together and works as an emollient
0.35% - 0.6%
An emollient that helps soften the skin
0.25% - 0.5%
0.25% - 0.5%
Polysaccharide derived from seaweed. Used to create a thicker product consistency and might help attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.25% - 0.4%
Helps improve the product texture
0.25% - 0.45%
Helps water and oil mix together
0.25% - 0.45%
0.55% - 0.8%
0.3% - 0.55%
Used to adjust the pH in formulations
0.2% - 0.4%
0.25% - 0.45%
An amino acid that is naturally present in skin and helps keep it hydrated. When used together with AHAs, it can reduce their irritating effect on the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
A preservative
0.2% - 0.4%
An amino-acid that helps attract water to the upper layer of the skin
0.2% - 0.4%
Used to stabilize product formulations and create thicker consistency
0.25% - 0.5%
Stabilizes the product formulation
0.2% - 0.35%
An aromatic blend of unspecified and possibly irritating ingredients
0.15% - 0.25%
0.15% - 0.25%
A compound secreted by bees. Might be able to attract water to the top layer of the skin. Avoid if sensitive to honey and bee products
0.15% - 0.3%
One of the best moisturizing ingredients. Attracts water into the upper layer of the skin
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative. It helps prevent bacterial growth in cosmetic products
0.15% - 0.25%
A preservative
0.1% - 0.2%

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