Monday, May 21, 2012

Kao Biore Aqua Rich + Giveaway

*sponsored but Ashley's integrity is fully intact

Kao Biore sent me some sunblocks about a month ago and I've been testing it out to make an accurate or at least I hope, an accurate review of it. The sunblocks couldn't have come at a better time since we'll be having the hot season till September.Temperature has been about 34-37 degrees Celsius and the humidity is high. VERY high. The kind of weather that makes you hide at home with the full blast of AC on.

For me I want a sunblock that is - non sticky, not oily, no funky scent, easily absorbed with at least 50 SPF with UVA/UVB protection and most importantly won't have to declare bankruptcy for.

(No funky scent because I once bought a sunblock that smells of coconut. It was nice except that the smell was overwhelming and you can't wear perfume with it in case the smells combine and you end up smelling like a giant, walking, talking mosquito repellent which coincidentally is what I smelt like when I combined my Chanel Chance with one of Benefit's body lotion)

I did not have a good impression of the Kao Biore sunblocks because I found that they left a horrible whitish cast and it's formulation made it thick, hard to spread and needs a good scrubbing to get it off. However this sunblocks converted me.

Biore recently introduced the UV Aqua Rich range - Aqua Rich Watery Essence for face and body (50g) and Aqua Rich Watery Whitening Cream for face (33g).

Out of the two, I started with the Aqua Rich Watery Whitening Cream for face. Its supposed to provide strong protection against UVA/ UVB (I refuse to buy anything that doesn't have UVA/UVB protection) and helps suppress melanin production and prevents age spots. It also contains hyaluronic acid and mix citrus essence as moisturising ingredients. Ideal to be used as a make up base.

The texture of the Watery Whitening Cream was slightly thicker that the other one and glides smoothly on the face. While it's pretty good as a make up base please don't compare it to a MAC Prep + Prime. The main function of this is a sunblock first and a base second.

It absorbs into the skin fast and leaves behind absolutely nothing. No break outs when I used this and no, it didn't make my skin any oilier under my foundation, sweat etc. I was actually quite impressed with it. A colleague of mine with sensitive skin was kind enough to do a patch test for me and after 6 hours, no bumps or itching!

The Aqua Rich Watery Essence for face and body quickly became my favourite sunblock! I mostly use this for the face but I have started using it for my body whenever I wear short sleeves. It's wonderful! The watery compared to the Whitening Cream and absorbs like a dream with no weird sticky, oily feeling that sticks to us when we sweat. No stains on the clothes and no funky smell as well. Whee!

According to the brochure, it contains Aqua Mirco Capsules where UV absorbing ingredients are locks in to provide long last protection against UV rays. It also contains hyaluronic acid and mix citrus essence as moisturising ingredients.

Both sunblocks does not have weird funky smell. A very faint, very subtle barely there smell of typical sunblocks a sort of citrus-y smell. Best part, it doesn't cost a bomb. It cost about RM32.90 each (I spotted Watson having a sale)

Would I recommend this to anyone? Seriously?

I WOULD!!

Would I repurchase?

In a heartbeat

Surprise surprise, I am now officially a fan of the Biore Aqua Rich sunblocks.

GIVEAWAY TIME (many thanks to the Biore Team for making this possible)

If you think it's too good to be true that a sunblock leaves no trace of oiliness or stickiness? Then just enter my giveaway and get a free 15g sample to try!

How?

Be a subscriber/ follower (To be truthful, I'm actually pretty lax. Bah) and answer this no brainer question.

1. What is your favourite Biore product and why?

Leave your email, name and answer and you will be contacted by the Biore Team via email.

Unfortunately, (I hate this part) it's only open to Malaysian residents with valid addresses only.

This giveaway ends on 1 June 2012.

9 comments:

CAMILLA said...

GFC: Camilla

actually i haven't try any biore products since its not available here. But probably my fav. one is their cleanser since i heard alot of reviews with their cleanser.

camilla.monix@gmail.com

Amyboo said...

Nooooo only Malaysian residents!!! ;(

This sunscreen does sound incredibly amazing! I must try it...
Thanks for the review!

Cecilia Adeline said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS GIVEAWAY!


Email : soonyic@yahoo.com
Name : Cecilia

Alright my fav Biore products are the oil makeup remover wipes and their facial cleanser.

The MU remover is just amazing! I am loving it so much because it does a great job at an affordable price too. The facial cleanser is actually pretty good as well! Whats best is, they're not expensive at all. For a reasonable price and a good results, I love them both from Biore!
I have been using the facial MU wipes for more than a year and I highly recommend it to MU users. Currently this is my 12th purchase of the MU wipes. I've been using the facial cleanser ever since I was a teen! Loving it.



However, I would love to try this Sunblock as well because I have BLOCK UP Sunblock SPF50 but it does leave me with oily residue and its hard to remove them from my skin :(

Pretty pretty please I wanna have one :)

TGIF Malaysia said...

My favorite is the Biore Pore strips! Been using it since I hit puberty with all those nasty blackheads and pimples popping out. Using the strips, I can see for myself how many blackheads I can peel off from my nose ( looks like grasses grown on the strips haha). So yeap, definitely love that product and I hope that I can try this sunblock too as my skin is sensitive and it does not create extra oiliness when applied! That way, my face would not have excessive sebum and no breakouts! Yay :)

ID follower: TGIF Malaysia
Name: June Lu
email: tgif_malaysia@yahoo.com

Louella said...

I love Biore's Shine Control moisturizer! It really keeps the oil off my skin. My skin tends to get really oily, which cause breakouts and I dislike using moisturizer which makes my face even more oily. But I've been using this product for a log time and my face stays matte all day! I use it as a base for my makeup and it keeps my makeup in place, love it! I hope that I can win this sunblock so that I can try out another awesome product from Biore! <3

ID follower: Louella
email: louellalu@yahoo.com

Isabel said...

I tried a bunch of their sunblocks at Watson's few days ago LOL I could feel the SAs staring at me =_=" I liked their old Perfect Face Milk for it's oil controlling properties. I don't understand the need for 4 of the new ones though.. They had almost the same labels except one has whitening and one or two can be used on the body. Felt and smelt exactly the same to me =/

Cynthia Loh said...

Follower already!! ^_^

Name: Cynthia
Email: slowbrogal@gmail.com
Answer: My favorite Biore product is Biore Makeup remover for lips and eyes because it's super easy to remover all my stubborn and waterproof makeups!!

♥suzanne said...

My ABSOLUTE favourite product from Biore is the Biore cleansing wipes! They are my best friend whenever I come home late after a fun night out. Pull one out, wipe my face thoroughly in 30 seconds, and I am ready to hit the bed! So convenient and easy, it's a product I cannot live without.

name: Suzanne
email: gleamace@gmail.com

Popblush said...

I like Biore sunscreen but unfortunately I will miss this giveaway! good luck everyone! =)

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