I am not a fan of sunscreen/sunblock/sun protection-whatever-you-call-them products because I always assume that they are one: sticky and heavy, two: smells funky and three: gives white or gray cast. I loved a sun cream in deluxe sample size before with the right spf and whatever pa+++ but the full size is so expensive and I don't know where to get a sample again so I just rely with whatever spf my bb creams have.
So considering the first reason that I mentioned above, I decided to look for something light like an essence and with that in mind I found Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence and I hit the jackpot.
The yellowish gel-essence-like-cream is water base so it's light and refreshing in the sense that it melts and gives a bit of a cool sensation when applied on the skin. At first it weird me out because there's a quick phase wherein it turns into something sticky but glad that it will immediately turn into something powdery~it's like a light satin powder that can act like a make-up base or primer which is also one of the reason why I love this product. It has a high SPF of 50 and it doesn't leave a white or gray cast.
I wish it has more moisturizing effect though because I have dry skin so I still have to apply cream underneath it but because of it's lightness, I think this is perfect for those who have oily, combination and normal skin type especially those who always experience hot weather (like I do here in the Philippines).
Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence solved the problems that I usually encounter with sunscreen/sunblock/sun protection-whatever-you-call-them products. It's light, scent goes away when applied and doesn't give white or gray cast plus it can also act as a make-up base or primer.
Saw some other Bioré products in Watsons and I'm very excited to try the "milk" version which I think my dry skin will also love :)