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The Sample Store: Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel [Sponsored Review]

Can you believe how fast this year has gone by?
In a few more months and I will be a year older, and now that I've reached the mid-20s mark... There are a few things that I wished I have done and one of them was that I should have used sunscreen!

As I was once an environmental educator who spent most of my time outdoors conducting nature trails, I know that I should have slathered on some sunscreen but let's be honest... In a humid climate like Singapore, sunscreens have a tendency of feeling sticky and greasy on the skin. Now, I have pigmentation, uneven skin tone and more wrinkles as a result of not using sunscreen.

If you are like me and have skipped using sunscreen for a reason like mine, I've got something to share with you. 

Bioré has introduced its complete range of new and enhanced sunscreen products, its enhanced UV Series could be your perfect shield against skin woes like sun spots, wrinkles and freckles caused by damaging ultraviolet (UV) rays. Along with this improvement, Bioré also launched its newest addition to the range, the Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel, which provides the highest level of UV protection from head to toe!  


It contains the breakthrough Aqua Micro Capsule a water capsule which breaks upon application on skin to release the UV protection agent while giving skin a cool and refreshed feeling. Unlike most sunscreens that have a higher SPF value which tends to compromise on the product texture, Bioré’s Aqua Rich Watery series retains its lightweight feel and at the same time provide maximum UV protection. The Aqua Rich Watery Gel is also infused with hyaluronic acid and citrus extract to keep skin hydrated and healthy. 

VERDICT  

Aqua Micro Capsule seen.
Texture: Like a light-weight moisturizer, leaving a slight velvety layer

Smell: Mild citrus scent

Benefits:

  • Superior double UV block with enhanced SPF50+/PA++++
  • Maximum protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun
  • Retains its light and watery texture that allows smooth application without a sticky feel
  • Infused with hyaluronic acid & citrus extract to keep skin hydrated and fresh
  • Suitable for application on face and body


Ingredients:



Cost: $18.90 for 90ml bottle
Available at all leading pharmacies, super & hyper markets, departmental stores, beauty stores and selected minimarts.

Product Rating: 7.5/10

I think it is wonderful that this sunscreen is multi-purpose, so all you need to bring out with you is just this one bottle for both your face and body. I tested it with water and noted that it is water-resistant too, so it is something that you can use for a day out on the beach.

This product holds true to its claim of not being sticky or greasy on the skin. It takes awhile to spread and for it to blend into the skin if you add too much at one go, so I would advise to start out with a little and add more if needed. That being said, do note that for a sunscreen to work, regardless of its SPF/PA coverage, you will need to apply a decent layer of it to protect your skin from harmful rays.

Personally, I'm not a fan of this product despite its texture and high coverage because of the ingredients used. I try to avoid sunscreen with chemical blockers because of the possible health issues it might impose.

But that being said~ using a sunscreen, any type of all, is still better than none!

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