New from Kao is Bioré Aqua Rich UV Face Mousse SPF 50+ PA+++ (S$18.90/33 g), a handy and affordable sun protector with a high SPF value.
According to the brand, it contains a unique ‘Aqua Micro Capsule’ and is enriched with hyaluronic acid and citrus essence to hydrate and soften skin.
I like its light moussey texture with a pleasant lemon scent; very reminiscent of a lemon meringue! I suppose the Japanese really know their beauty formulations well – like the similarly airy mousse bases from Shu Uemura, this sunscreen, albeit a little denser than the latter, goes on smoothly and evenly. Considering that the mousse form has potential for patchy application, its evenness is a welcome feature.
Though it is easily absorbed and doesn’t impart a ghastly, overt white cast – the bane of many sunscreens – it does have a touch of stickiness. Thankfully, it’s not too greasy or sticky like L’Oréal UV Perfect, plus the stickiness seems to be minimised and even disappears in air-conditioned environs. Ultimately, its comfortable feel, together with its lightness of texture, makes this a product I reach for often during these hot and humid June days.
Image source: Kao Singapore