To start this post, let’s enjoy a lil sing-along song!
Are you afraid of the big bad wolf?
Yes I am! But I’m more afraid of the SUN! The weather is getting crazier each day! Sun protection is a must in tropical country like Singapore! Summer all year long!!
I’m glad Bioré came up with the new UV AQUA Rich Watery Gel!!
Girls like me who are very prone to pigmentation should NEVER skip sun protection! Rain or shine, I always put on my sunblock!! Even when I’m indoor, sunblock is still a must!
I’m not trying to scare you but did you know that prolonged exposure to the sun’s UV rays without proper protection can cause permanent effects such as premature skin ageing, wrinkles & freckles, as well as, various skin damages like discoloration, sallowness, dryness. In extreme cases, they can also lead to skin cancer!
The most damaging UV rays can be classified into different wavelengths, known as UVA and UVB. UVC is the shortest wave and usually do not penetrate the Earth’s Ozone Layer.
UVA rays penetrate into the deeper layers of our skin as compared to UVB rays, and are also the dominant tanning ray. The penetrative ability of UVA rays through glass means that even when you’re seeking shelter indoors, your skin continues to be exposed to its harmful effects which can cause cumulative damage such as wrinkling and skin ageing.
On the other hand, UVB rays cause the most damage to the outer layer of skin such as reddening of skin and sunburns. Without proper protection, prolonged exposure to UVB rays can cause long-term damage to skin’s epidermal layers.
Sunscreen products are rated based on two rating systems, known as the Skin Protection Factor (SPF) and the PA rating system. The SPF rating determines the duration of time your skin stays protected against UVB rays from the sun.
The calculation method is simple – SPF Rating x (no. of minutes for skin to darken under sun) = No. of minutes skin is protected from UVB rays!
Example: SPF50 x 20mins = 1000mins of protection from UVB (equivalent to 16 hours of protection)
Do bear in mind that the higher the SPF, the more likely it will be oilier (and heavier too)..
On the other hand, the PA rating is a Japanese rating system that shows how much protection you are receiving against UVA rays. The higher the number of pluses, the greater the protection against UVA rays. Currently, the highest standard of PA protection in the industry is PA++++.
NO MORE HEAVY & GREASY SUNSCREENS!
Results from Kao Singapore’s Benchmark Survey shows that the top reason why women prefer not to apply a sunscreen is the sticky, greasy feeling on skin that most sunscreens tend to leave behind.
This is where the light, watery texture of Bioré’s Aqua Rich Watery Gel stands out! Similar to the Aqua Rich Watery Essence, it is formulated with Bioré’s unique Aqua Rich technology to give it a light and watery texture when applied onto skin.
• Superior double UV block with enhanced SPF50+/PA++++
• Maximum protection against harmful UVA and UVB rays from the sun
• Retains its light and watery texture that allows smooth application without a sticky feel
• Infused with hyaluronic acid & citrus extract to keep skin hydrated and fresh
• Suitable for application on face and body
Bioré Aqua Rich Watery Gel can brightens and whitens skin, for a glowing appearance! For girls who do makeup, you will be glad to know that this is suitable for use as a make-up base too!! How awesome!!!
The Aqua Rich Watery Gel contains the breakthrough Aqua Micro Capsule a water capsule which breaks upon application on skin to release the UV protection agent while giving skin a cool and refreshed feeling.
Unlike most sunscreens that have a higher SPF value which tends to compromise on the product texture, Bioré’s Aqua Rich Watery series retains its lightweight feel and at the same time provide maximum UV protection.
The Aqua Rich Watery Gel is also infused with hyaluronic acid and citrus extract to keep skin hydrated and healthy.
The full range of Bioré’s UV Series enhanced with the PA++++ rating (previously PA+++) are:
- Bioré Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF50+/PA++++
- Bioré Whitening Cream SPF50+/PA++++
- Bioré Perfect Face Milk SPF50+/PA++++
- Bioré Perfect Milk SPF50+/PA++++
- Bioré Bright Face Milk SPF50+/PA++++
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