Biore UV Aqua Rich Sunscreen SPF50+

I know that it's not even close to summer yet, but today's review is about a sunscreen.  Sunscreen is actually really important all year round.  Just because you don't get sunburn in the winter doesn't mean that the UV rays are weak.

I started to wear sunscreen everyday when I go outside (on my face) about 4 years ago.  I started because I was outside a lot during the summer and I didn't want to get too tan (that might sound a little ridiculous for some people, but I prefer to be less tan since I already have a somewhat tan complexion).  And the routine just stuck with me.  It's almost like applying face primer.  I feel weird when I accidentally forget it - that's how dependent I am on this sunscreen.

I think the main reason why my applying sunscreen everyday routine stuck with me was because I loved the sunscreen I was using.  Before this one, I HATED sunscreen because of the weird feeling it left on my skin and the smell.  If any of you have that same problem, this is the perfect sunscreen for you.  

The Biore UV Aqua Rich Sunscreen in SPF50+ 
(ビオレ さらさらUV アクアリッチウォータリーエッセンス SPF50+)
can be found easily at any Japanese drugstore and also online if you don't live in Japan.  I've seen it for about $20 on amazon, but I've also seen it cheaper on other sites, so I'd suggest looking around.  In Japan is was around 800円. I stock up on this when I go to Japan.  haha

They have an SPF30 one too, but that one is good as well.  I just use the SPF50 one solely because it has a higher SPF. More UV protection! haha
The SPF50 one comes with 50g of product. You can also use this sunscreen on you body as well.

Now, onto the smell and texture.
  • Smell: I personally like the smell of this sunscreen, it's a little fruity/citrus-y. I only notice the smell when I first apply it though, so the smell doesn't linger.
  • Texture: It has a very light consistency and feels like water when you rub it into your face. No weird greasy feeling and I think it's a little moisturizing.
Overall, I can't say enough good things about this sunscreen! This has helped me get over my anti-sunscreen phase & it's not too expensive. I've probably bought this over 5 times now and I always have a backup :) I definitely recommend this.


  1. 初めまして(^^)

    1. 初めまして♪
      私が使ったことのあるアメリカのサンスクリーンはとても重くて肌にとけ込まない感じであまり好きじゃなかったです、 やっぱり日本のが一番ww

  2. ぜひぜひ~日本ではまた良い商品が出てますので、情報交換できたらウレシいですね(^O^)

    1. 日本の化粧品も色々試したいので、おすすめとか教えてください^^