nancy drew and the mysterious white fluid

In Japan, SPF50+ is everywhere and comes in a variety of formulas and price ranges. I brought home a few different kinds so I could Google translate the bottles at leisure and also do Science and maybe create the information I wanted when trying to figure out the difference in each formula. So! Warning: flesh ahead. Also, note that I am a different colour than you.

Biore sells three readily-available formulas for a face-friendly SPF50+ face goo, all around $8-12 each:

  • Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence
  • Biore UV Aqua Rich Aqua Protect Lotion
  • Biore UV Aqua Rich Aqua Protect Mist

okay but like what does that mean

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence is a thick lotion. I used it on my face because why not.

Biore UV Aqua Rich Aqua Protect Lotion is a milky lotion weirdly reminiscent of calamine lotion. Very runny and seemed to dry out a little but dispersed into my skin well enough.

Biore UV Aqua Rich Aqua Protect Mist is a fine, clear mist. I wish I bought more of this kind; it’s great to have in the car. Ultimately I brought it inside to use as a final setting spray for hair and face before heading outside, them UVs be nasty.

The last gratuitous shot of my chicken leg is all three lotions rubbed in and before my current bake in the sun. Will add results this evening. Science!

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