UV AQUA Rich Watery Gel SPF50+ PA++++

Average rating from 111 Ratings
4.0

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Quick Product Notes
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Paraben-Free
Sulfate-Free
Alcohol-Free
Silicone-Free
EU Allergen-Free
Fungal Acne (Malassezia) Safe
Cruelty-Free

Notable Effects & Ingredients


UV Protection from 4 Ingredient(s):
Ethylhexyl Triazone Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine

Promotes Wound Healing from 1 Ingredient(s):
Hyaluronic Acid

Ingredients Related to Skin Types
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Dry Skin
1
1
Oily/Acne-Prone Skin
1
1
Sensitive Skin
3

Ingredient Safety Breakdown (EWG Health Ratings)

  • Low Risk
  • Moderate Risk
  • High Risk
  • Unknown
79%
11%
3%
8%

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Product Ingredient List

(Showing first 5 of 38 Ingredients)
EWG CIR Ingredient Name & Cosmetic Functions Notes
1
Water
(Solvent)
2
Alcohol
(Solvent, Masking, Viscosity Controlling, Antifoaming Agent, Antimicrobial, Astringent)
Bad for Dry Skin
Bad for Dry Skin
Bad for Sensitive Skin
Bad for Sensitive Skin
Alcohol
Alcohol
6
Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate
(Uv Absorber, Uv Filter)
UV Protection
UV Protection
Bad for Sensitive Skin
Bad for Sensitive Skin
5
6
B
Ethanolamine
(Ph Adjuster, Buffering Agent)
1
C8-22 Alkyl Acrylates/Methacrylic Acid Crosspolymer
(Film Forming, Hair Fixing, Hair Waving Or Straightening)

Latest User Reviews

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Review
10
Points
455
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Love it!
Reviewed
Skin Type: combination Skin
Skin Concerns: Post Inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), Acne, Blackheads, Large Pores, Dehydrated Skin, Whiteheads/Closed Comedones

I use is simply under makeup and it drys really quickly (-> alcohol) leaving my skin soft and matte. So far I didn't get burn using this gel throughout whole year (summer/winter), but my skin isn't sun sensitive. I don't have much problems using products containing alcohol, but those of you who have sensitive skin should be more careful. So far I haven't found any cons and I plan to buy another bottle.

Review
53
Points
2740
Badges
0
very good, but....
Reviewed
Skin Type: dry Skin
Skin Concerns: Anti-Aging (Fine lines & Wrinkles), Dehydrated Skin, Uneven Skin Tone

I have used many sunscreens and this one so far is the lightest and the quickest in absorption, I do layer few skincare products in my morning routine, but Biore Watery Gel sinks in no matter what. Just after few minutes my face is smooth, glowy, moist and ready for makeup. Hight protection of 4 pluses is a big advantage and it was my the most favourite suncream last summer. But....alcohol is always the problem. It usually dries out my skin and makes it sensitive. Sunscreen is the last product I apply on my face, so I think that hight amount of alcohol in this one doesn't make so much damage. My skin was absolutely fine during the summer, but ... winter is coming ;]

Review
17
Points
1500
Badges
0
Did fade some of my spots but my sensitive skin didn't like the alcohol
Reviewed
Skin Type: combination Skin
Skin Concerns: Acne, Eczema, Rosacea, Anti-Aging (Fine lines & Wrinkles), Blackheads, Large Pores, Sensitive Skin, Uneven Skin Tone, Whiteheads/Closed Comedones

Pros:

  • Lightweight texture, not sticky, doesn't clump

  • Easy to apply

  • Light scent

  • Dries fast to matte

  • Faded some of my spots after using for 2 to 3 weeks

  • Washes off easily(I used cleansing oil/Eucerin bath oil to remove, not shower gel)

Cons:

  • Very strong alcohol content, many times more than Anessa Aqua Booster UV (so avoid if alcohol dries you out, as it did mine). I also experienced breakout due to the alcohol content.

  • Not sweat-proof/water-proof

Btw, it's meant for indoor usage: it's not good enough for spending long hours outdoors. I live in Singapore and got very badly burnt when outdoors for hours while wearing this. (Btw, Singapore can hit extreme on the UV Index.)