Monday, May 16, 2016

Review: Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence with BB SPF 50 PA+++

Hot summer, hot hot summer! I can hear f(x) singing to the beat. I

Now that its summer, it became harder than usual to avoid oiliness. The heat of summer is equals to melted foundation and sweaty mornings. Ugh~ During these days I avoid too much product layering, though when in terms of makeup I am only a minimalist (thin liner, tint and powder and I'm good to go! mehehe, the power of always being in a hurry!) I often forget to put sunscreen, good thing that I am a fan of bb creams because they are multi purpose, foundation and sunblock in just one product. However some of the brands I use are quite heavy and worst is that it makes me oily and it settles on my pores. Arrgh.

So while looking at my stash I found Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence with BB SPF 50 PA+++.

My Biore BB cream is a sponsored product and I am glad to have it just in time for summer. (Thank you!)

What is it?
A BB cream with very high SPF. It comes in one shade and it offers light to medium coverage.

No oil but contains parabens, basically its water based.

It comes in a handy tube, just the right size like Maybelline. I think it only comes in one size as well. The tube is very girly, the color is pearl pink and I super duper love the color. <3 The tube dispenses only just the right amount of product each and every time.

When I first got hold of Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence with BB SPF 50 PA+++ (such long name, phew~) I was confused if its a sunblock or a bb cream. Upon research I found out that its supposed to act like a color correcting cream. This is my very first Japanese bb cream and I don't know what to expect. When I made a swatch it became more evident that the coverage is very light. I find that a little goes a long way with this product, its not runny but not oily at the same time, it spreads really easily.

I think of reviewing it based on their product promise, so here it goes:

Superior Long-lasting Sweat proof Double UV Block - Yes! My makeup is still intact even after a sweaty ride in the PNR train. It doesn't ruin my makeup at all and it even have this high spf, the highest among my bb creams. It protects my skin from harmful UVA/UVB rays of the sun which is the cause of premature aging, yikes. (Let us all use sunscreen just like our korean baby skin idols, shall we?)

Weightless Texture with BB Coverage - Its very light like its not there. I can even apply this alone (without any moisturizer underneath when I am running late for the office). I use this both under powder and sometimes even liquid foundation and it never caked! I have never worn this alone because I will look oily.

3D Brightening Effect - After one application face looks glowing and its even yellow based unlike the usual grayish undertone bb creams. It fits all skintones as it adapts to the skin tone after a few minutes. It also doesn't settle in my pores and that is a huge plus.

Long-lasting Oil Control Yet Hydrating So it contains hydraulic acid and citrus for hydration, It doesn't tug and blends so well. Its perfect as a makeup base, I just top it off with powder foundie to at least mattify the product.

Gentle and Mild I like scentless for face products so the fact that Biore bb is unscented is great. I've used this also when I was suffering from too dry skin and I am glad to say that it doesn't highlight dry patches.

How much and where to buy?
I found out that they have this at Landmark, online its available at Price as per last check is P450.

What I love
  • Lightweight and non-sticky
  • SPF 50 PA+++
  • Oil free
  • Yellow undertone
  • Fits any skintone -it doesn't matter if you're morena or fair skinned
  • Minimizes pores upon application
  • Perfect makeup base
  • Long lasting
  • Economic -  a little goes a long way
  • Multi-purpose: Sunblock and makeup base in one!
  • Doesn't break me out

What I don't
  • Little to no coverage (this could have been perfect summer bb already!)

If you have combination skin like mine you can use loose powder to mattify the bb cream.
Do not wear this if you plan on having photo shoots, I bet there will be serious white cast due to the high spf.

Will I repurchase?
Prolly yes! I like how Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence with bb instantly brightens up my complexion and I still put despite the heat. Its also affordable because one tube will last a long time.

Hehe somehow I must say in my experience you can never go wrong with japanese products. Mehehe~

Anyway I want to try a good makeup remover, any suggestions?
Lemme close this post with one of the newest music video of Twice~
Cheer up baby! Cheer up baby! Sometimes all we need is a happy song to kick start the week. Till next post guys!

*I'm open for product reviews/ sponsorship/ ads and collaborations etc. please email me at: sparkliecandy(at)gmail(dot)com
Items were purchased with my own money unless otherwise stated 


  1. Hi miss chien? Meron po ba kayong alam na pwedeng gamitin pampakinis sa dark butt at inner thighs? Yung nag pe peel thatnks! Kelangan ko lang talaga. I'm suffering from these issues sana matulungan nyo po ako salamat! God Bless sa Blog mo! :)

  2. Try using virgin coconut oil as make up remover. Oil cleansing with VCO before washing your face with soap or any foam cleanser can effectively remove make-up, dirt & oil. It's safe & gentle on skin. Plus, it's more affordable than those chemically-loaded make up removers.


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