Which Biore Sunscreen Should I Choose?

Biore has a wide variety of beauty products, ranging from facial foams to makeup removal to body powder sheets, setting itself as a cosmetics brand. It is easy to choose from the range of products they have, be it if you are searching for gentle and low in acidity for babies, or if you are looking to address a particular concern. The familiarity of the brand also reaches out to people. These two points is what makes Biore so popular.

In today’s article, we are going to introduce to explore how to differentiate the different Biore sunscreens, touching on their features and reviews.

Three main categories of Biore Sunscreen

Aqua Rich Series
Sara Sara UV Series
Suitable for Children Too Series

Aqua Rich Series

The popular series that is radiant, and impressively comfortable to apply.

Not only does this series takes out the stickiness that come with many other sunscreens, it gives you the sensation that applying it is better than not doing so.

All the products in this series have hyaluronic acid royal jelly essence in their formulation. The three types of fruity fragrance (orange, grapefruit and lemon) also set you in a refreshing mood when you apply them.

1) AQUA Rich Watery Essence
2) AQUA Rich Watery Gel
3) AQUA Rich Gel Lotion
4) AQUA Rich BB Essence
5) AQUA Rich Whitening Essence

1) AQUA Rich Watery Essence (SPF50+/PA++++)

AR watery essence

For use on body and face, 50g
The formula includes water capsules composited with the ability to provide UV protection. One of its features is that when you apply it on the skin it, it actually feels and sets in like water. The Watery Essence is the standard sunscreen that is suitable for anyone, making it very popular and achieving the number one bestseller status for 4 years in a row. It can be used as a makeup base, and even allows foundation application without difficulty.

2) AQUA Rich Watery Gel (SPF50+/PA++++)

AR watery gel

For use on body and face, 90g
Similar to the AQUA Rich Watery Essence, within it are water capsules that have UV protection ingredients, and it applies on the skin like water. This sunscreen is also formulated with Light Veils, which gives your skin a glossy look when you apply it.

It is also the most popular gel type sunscreen in Japan this year.

3) AQUA Rich Gel Lotion (SPF33/PA+++)

For use on body, 90ml
Made up of Sweat-drying Powder and the cooling component Menthol, it is recommended for anyone who wants silk, smooth look for your skin. The cooling feel when you use this will blow away your discomfort of sweat or heat.

4) AQUA Rich BB Essence (SPF50+/PA++++)

AR bb

For use on face, 33g
BB essence is able to correct the colour of your skin, and just applying it will nudge you a little towards getting a brighter, more beautiful skin. Since the BB essence cannot act as a cover, it is recommended for you if you are into the natural makeup look. To remove this sunscreen, please use either facial wash or makeup removals.

5) AQUA Rich Whitening Essence (SPF50+/PA++++)

AR whitening essence

For face use, 33g
Formulated with the beauty component “Chamomile ET”, this is a sunscreen with whitening effect. It features both whitening effect and UV protection. To remove this sunscreen, please use either facial wash or makeup removals.

Sara Sara UV Series
(Sara sara means silky smooth)

This series is recommended for those who really do not like to get tanned, and has received overwhelming support from ladies who are sensitive to sun tans. With its strong UV protection and it being waterproof, it is also highly recommended for anyone who has to be out in the sun for long periods of time.

1) PERFECT Milk (SPF50+/PA++++)

perfect milk

For use on body and face, 40ml
This sunscreen is able to provide proper UV protection from UVA, which causes skin spots and freckles. Since it is waterproof against sweat and water, it is recommended for leisure or sports activities as it won’t come off easily.

2) PERFECT Face Milk (SPF50+/PA++++)

perfect face milk

For use on face, 30ml
This sunscreen is also able to provide proper UV protection from UVA, which causes skin spots and freckles. The waterproof feature also makes this sunscreen suitable for long outdoor activities and defending against UV rays. Made up of transparent UV protection powder, there is no white cast, so you can use it as a makeup base.

3) PERFECT Bright Milk (SPF50+/PA++++)

perfect bright milk

For use on face, 30ml
It provides proper UV protection from UVA, which causes skin spots and freckles. The slight pinkish colour can cover unevenness and dullness, and even raise one tone up for your skin colour.

Suitable for Children Too Series

1) UV Nobi Nobi Kids Milk Type(SPF50+/PA++++)

For use on body and face, 90g
Nobi Nobi means carefree, refering to how children can play out in the sun without worrying about the UV rays. It also applies easily too, even though it is waterproof. Recommended for really hot weathers and/or long periods ou in the sun.


2) UV Mild care Milk (SPF30/PA++)

mild care milk

For use on body and face, 120ml
Biore’s body soap for babies is rather well-known, as it is gentle enough able to wash the baby’s skin. The sunscreen made for babies and children is also quite popular. This recommended for UV protection for children who will be applying outdoors for periods of time. This is also suitable for anyone with atopic skins or skins in bad conditions.

Some videos about the Biore series!

Here is an overview video, with less details but acts as a good refresher!

Ever wondered about sunscreen expiry dates, and especially Japanese sunscreen expiry dates? We answer it here!

Here we share why the Biore UV Mild Care Milk might be for you if you have highly sensitive skin:


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