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Kao Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50 PA++++

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R310.00 inc. VAT

The 2022 version of the Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel is formulated with the micro defence formula to ensure even coverage and creates a thin UV-blocking film on the skin. A waterproof formula that can be easily washed off with soap. It provides long-lasting invisible sun protection while leaving the skin hydrated.

Net mass: 50 g

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Seoul Guide

After moisturizer and before makeup, squeeze out sunscreen and apply to face. This sunscreen works well as a primer before makeup. 

This is a chemical sunscreen so remember to apply 20 mins before sun exposure and reapply throughout the day

Why we like it

The Micro-Defense formula forms Biore’s ultra-light unique outer skin that prevents uneven application down to the micro crevice scale. It is formulated with moisture-rich ingredients to hydrate the skin (water capsules, hyaluronic acid, royal jelly extract). 

It also washes off easily with soap despite it being waterproof for up to 80 min. 

The texture is light and unlike any other sunscreen. It is in a gel form, feels hydrating when applied and spreads easily leaving no marks or signs that a sunscreen has been applied. 

Ingredients we love

Glycerin & hyaluronic acid – humectants for locking in hydration

Royal Jelly Extract – Anti-inflammatory and heals damaged skin.

Full list – Water, ethanol, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, ethylhexyl triazone, isopropyl palmitate, (lauryl methacrylate / Na methacrylate) crosspolymer, diethylaminohydroxybenzoylhexylbenzoate, hydrogenated polyisobutene, bisethylhexyl oxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, palmitic acid Dextrin, BG, xylitol, (acrylate / alkyl acrylate (C10-30)) crosspolymer, dimethicone, alkyl benzoate (C12-15), glycerin, glyceryl stearate, propanediol, glyceryl behenate, (vinyl dimethicone / methicone Silsesquioxane) crosspolymer, cetanol, agar, sorbitan distearate, isoceteth-20, polyvinyl alcohol, (dimethicone / vinyl dimethicone) Suporima, stearoyl glutamate, arginine, hydroxide K, hydroxide Na, royal jelly extract, hyaluronic acid Na, phenoxyethanol, EDTA-2Na, BHT, perfume

Additional information

Weight 0.07 kg

36 reviews for Kao Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50 PA++++

  1. sandynagel (verified owner)

    This sunscreen is amazing!! It doesn’t break me out, it works and it is easy to apply makeup after I’ve used it. Will definitely order this again!!

  2. carriesaunders1 (verified owner)

    I had been eyeing out this sunblock for quite a while before I bought it and must say that I was not disappointed once I finally starting using it. It is non greasy and goes on nicely without any white cast. I will definitely be sticking with it.

  3. ameerahtn1 (verified owner)

    My favorite sunscreen. I have been using this for a year now. It absorbs very easily and works very well under makeup.

  4. ramsernsandhya (verified owner)

    I love this sunscreen so much, not only is it spf 50, but it doesn’t give me a white cast, and is so light weight. It doesn’t make my skin oily and has a great smell. Will be sticking to this and using it as my go- to sunscreen.

  5. martinesmit93 (verified owner)

    Literally my new favourite sunscreen! It makes my skin feel super smooth and super hydrated. It’s very lightweight and luxurious.

  6. Imaan Hiebner (verified owner)

    Besides being a broad spectrum UV blocking film and waterproof it is moisture rich as it includes hyaluronic acid and royal jelly extract. Leaves no white cast and is a good primer under foundation. Does contain alcohol but is not drying at all.

  7. Thato Mahapa (verified owner)

    What a goat of a sunscreen. Nice, lightweight, doesn’t make your skin oily, hydrating and rubs in very easily and quickly. If you want a no frills sunscreen that does it job, this is it.

  8. nashmanama (verified owner)

    Its super light on the skin does not give an oily appearance and does not irritate my sensitive skin. A little goes a long way so the bottle lasts a long time. I will definitely be making a second purchase.

  9. anneristeyn (verified owner)

    A really good sunscreen at a great price. It is lightweight and hydrating, but it did make my skin a bit more oily especially later during the day. I have combination skin, so maybe it is better suited for a drier skin type. But it is still a good sunscreen and did not irritate my sensitive skin.

  10. chrizellenelson (verified owner)

    An affordable and lovely sunscreen. It is lightweight, fast absorbing and non-sticky. Does not give an oily sheen and no white cast on my medium to dark skin tone.

    I will defintely be repurchasing.

  11. mickevanzyl (verified owner)

    I bought this recently and am quite obsessed. I love that it doesn’t have that usual “sunscreen” smell, of course it doesn’t leave a white cast and what I love the most is that it asborbs so quickly. Definitely so glad I got this before December.

  12. JOANNE (verified owner)

    Love this sunscreen. Its light and doesn’t leave a white cast. Doesn’t break me out either.

  13. lynellgovender24 (verified owner)

    Love this sunscreen , being of a darker skin tone its very hard finding a good quality sunscreen . And this sunscreen is the best by far it doesn’t leave a white cast nor does it leave your skin feeling greasy. And the best part is its water proof so you don’t have to worry about your sunscreen running off while enjoying yourself at the beach

  14. Aaliyah (verified owner)

    Genuinely love this. It doesn’t leave a residue or any whiteness behind. I don’t even feel it on my skin. This is my go to sunscreen.

  15. Mbali Thabethe (verified owner)

    Perfect for Brown skin people and also hydrating without leaving an oily shiny texture. Just awesome!

  16. yureshanaik (verified owner)

    This is definitely the BEST sunscreen I’ve ever used. It’s hydrating without leaving an oily sheen on the skin. It doesn’t leave a white cast so it works well on brown skin and it’s suitable for sensitive skin as well.

  17. monica (verified owner)

    Such an amazing sunscreen option. Non-greasy, lightweight and with zero whitecast. Didn’t break me out and absorbed well on my oil skin. Only thing I don’t particularly enjoy the smell, but luckily it fades after a few minutes so it’s not too big of a deal. Would definitely recommend to someone else and repurchase.

  18. Demitri Heyneke (verified owner)

    Im obsessed with this sunscreen. My favourite so far. Its super light and absorbs so easily. There is absolutely no oiliness and no white cast. Ive bought 4 of these this year to stock up

  19. Minx (verified owner)

    Absolutely obsessed with this sunscreen. Worked wonderfully under my foundation (where others made my foundation split) and worked well with my combination skin. Didn’t leave me oily and absorbed fast. It doesn’t feel like you’ve just put sunscreen on.

  20. nabeelahhendricks01 (verified owner)

    I am absolutely in love with this sunscreen, leaves no white cast and doesn’t give me black heads or cause breakouts. I will definitely be repurchasing this product.

  21. Kajal (verified owner)

    Love this sunblock. For me its better suited to summer time. Brilliant.

  22. Natasha Panaretos (verified owner)

    The best sunscreen I have tried so far. The texture is amazing and leaves you feeling hydrated. Will buy again.

  23. Veronica Moloi-Khumalo (verified owner)

    A super moisturising sunscreen.
    The finish on my combination skin was more oily than dewy, that being said, I would repurchase.

  24. jodiebergstedt (verified owner)

    100% lives up to all the hype!! So glad I purchased it. I have a medium, tan complexion and it didn’t leave a white cast at all. Also it pretty much absorbed into my skin instantaneously and feels very light to wear. I applied some serum before putting it on, but even still it’s not oily. My skin is glowing, without looking oily, it looks super super radiant and dewy. Definitely recommend this sunscreen!!

  25. Marishka Van Zyl (verified owner)

    This is the ultimate sunscreen!! It has a high protection ..wonderfull under makeup or as a everyday sunscreen. I will only be using this sunscreen going forward.

  26. Joslyn Amber da Costa (verified owner)

    Absolutely love this sunscreen. Light weight and not sticky. Doesn’t leave a white cast. Perfect under makeup as well.

  27. Rean (verified owner)

    Love it – non-sticky, absorbs easily and has no white cast.

  28. petersenc91 (verified owner)

    Bought this based on all the reviews I saw and I must say I do agree. It’s very lightweight and goes on with an almost watery texture but as you rub it in, you can feel that it becomes a bit thicker and luxurious in texture. It absorbs so nicely and doesn’t leave any residue on the skin, I still apply my makeup as normal and my skin doesn’t feel oily or greasy at all. I found it had a very slight smell of alcohol but it goes away once you start rubbing it in and isn’t drying at all. Will definitely repurchase.

  29. philimari (verified owner)

    Im a type VI on the Fitzpatrick skin index and I found it to be slightly dulling, not really a white cast as such but it definitely made me look dull. It’s very lightweight but I think it also broke me out. I really wanted to love this one.

  30. Tammy (verified owner)

    Excellent sunscreen. Absorbs nicely. Doesn’t even feel like you have sunscreen on. Good for oily skin. Loving this sunscreen. Will definitely repurchase.

  31. Margot (verified owner)

    Amazing texture! I have combinational skin and its one of the best sunscreens I’ve tried.

  32. mcovary2000 (verified owner)

    The best sunscreen ever!! I was a loyal customer to the rice probiotic sunscreen by Beauty of Joseon but this one just has the best texture for my combination skin. Love it and will repurchase!

  33. Shawnell (verified owner)

    A good sunscreen in terms of it being suitable for dark skin (disappears, no white cast as others have said) and I have found that it effectively protects my skin. However, it was quite drying for my skin, which is not a problem I usually have (with or without skincare use). It may be because ethanol is so high up the ingredient list but it really was drying. My skin always feels tight when I use this sunscreen. Whether I use it on its own, use it over my vitamin C serum, or use it over my moisturiser (I’ve even tried it with different moisturisers, lightweight to occlusive) it is still drying. When I first bought this it was summer, I stopped using it after noticed the drying effect, I brought it out this winter, same thing. Evidently, it works very well for most people based on the reviews here, but just be aware when purchasing for the first time that it has the potential to be drying. I will not be repurchasing this.

  34. zandri (verified owner)

    Absolutely in love with this sunscreen. Extremely light weight, made my skin feel super supple. No intense fragrance which is a major plus. Definitely my favorite!

  35. LamiMN (verified owner)

    This sunscreen is an extra hydrating layer and it feels cool when applying. I like its gentle fragrance and it is great on darker skin with no white cast effect. I’m on my second container and I think I’ve found my sunscreen.

  36. qsokopo (verified owner)

    Personally, didn’t like the feel, smell as well as the texture of this sunscreen. Made me feel very dry

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