Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence
- A wonderfully light sensation no matter how often it is reapplied.
- A watery essence with a transparent texture that blends effortlessly with the skin.
- A translucent finish that hugs the skin with no flaking.
- Also usable as a foundation primer for a perfectly smooth foundation finish.
On February 9, 2019, Kao Corporation (Michitaka Sawada, President) will be releasing new, improved versions of Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence and Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Gel, two water-based sunscreens that combine strong UV protection with light-to-the-touch texture.
Kao has developed a Micro Defense formula that uses a capsule packed with a UV protection agent. When applied to a cream, it covers the whole body like a layer of skin. The formula evens the application of sunscreen by forming a fine veil on the skin and spreading into micro crevices. A light application will protect the defenseless skin against UV effects with fresh sensations free from any hints of stress. The new sunscreens are positioned in the Bioré UV range, the top-selling sun protection products for twelve years running*2.
A unique sunscreen formula exclusively produced by Kao Corp. The formula incorporates capsules with a UV protection agent consisting of amphiphilic ingredients with hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties including glyceryl behenate and sorbitan distearate. (Based on a survey of prior technology and a survey conducted in July 2018 by Kao Corporation inside the Mintel Japan database.)
Kao researchers solved this problem by applying their own unique technology to develop a submicron-scale capsule packed with an oil-soluble UV protection agent composed of an amphiphilic ingredient with affinity for both water and oil. When these water and perspiration resistant capsules are scattered throughout aqueous phase, they stay on the skin surface even when the aqueous phase volatilizes. Kao's unique Micro Defense formula ensures a full, even coverage down to micro level crevices invisible to the naked eye.
Despite the robust protection they provide against UV, these new sunscreens feel as light as water on the skin. The airy, vibrant sensation never disappears, no matter how often the sunscreens are reapplied. They evenly cover the body with a fine veil just like a second skin and prevent uneven spreading on the micro level. Daily protection against UV becomes easier than ever.
Stands up to sweat and water! A durable UV gel that stays on the skin. Protects you from strong UV rays, preventing freckles and blemishes. A veil containing UV-blocking ingredients stays on your skin well. Contains water capsules too! With a pleasant usage sensation.
Materials: water, ethanol, ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, Lauryl Methacrylate/Sodium Methacrylate Crosspolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate, dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, DPG, xylitol, dextrin palmitate, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, dimethicone/vinyl dimethicone crosspolymer, polysilicon-9, glyceryl stearate, AMP, vinyl dimethicone/methicone silsesquioxane crosspolymer, Agar, Isoceteth-20, C30-45 Alkyl Methicone, polyvinyl alcohol, C30-45 Olefin, sodium hydroxide, BG, PG, sodium hyaluronate, royal jelly extract, itrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, lemon extract, phenoxy ethanol, EDTA-2Na, BHT, fragrance