Bioré UV Watery Gel Sunscreen; Honest Review

Heyyy bestie. Today, I’ll be reviewing a product I really enjoyed using, probably one of my favourite sunscreens so far, the Bioré UV watery gel sunscreen!

I feel like every skincare enthusiast is a sunscreen advocate and I’m not any different because sunscreen is super important and makes a whole lot of difference (you can read about my first experience with using sunscreen here). That said, I’m always on the look out for good sunscreens (absorbent with minimal white cast and maximum protection) I can try and also recommend.

I had been seeing another variant of this sunscreen everywhere, particularly the Bioré UV watery essence so I when I came across the Bioré UV watery gel, I knew I had to give it a try and share my experience with you. Stay with me!

Biore UV watery gel sunscreen review

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Product description/Ingredients

“Lightweight gel sunscreen boasts a strong protection against UV rays thanks to its micro-defense system. Formulated with hyaluronic acid and royal jelly extract, its easy-to-apply watery gel texture also moisturizes and soothes skin.”

Water/​Aqua, Alcohol, Octinoxate, Lauryl Methacrylate/​Sodium Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Titanium Dioxide, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine, Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Triazone, Xylitol, Dextrin Palmitate, Hydrated Silica, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Glyceryl Stearate, Vinyl Dimethicone/​Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Acrylates/​C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Cetyl Alcohol, C4-14 Perfluoroalkylethoxy Dimethicone, Aluminum Hydroxide, Potassium Hydroxide, Stearyl Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Agar, Polyvinyl Alcohol, Isoceteth-20, Sodium Methyl Stearoyl Taurate, Aminomethyl Propanol, Sodium Stearoxy PG-Hydroxyethylcellulose Sulfonate, Glutamic Acid, Ceratonia Siliqua (Carob) Gum, Maltose, Butylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Royal Jelly Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Fruit Extract, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Parfum/​Fragrance 

From the ingredient list, you can see that it contains key ingredients like hyaluronic acid (Sodium Hyaluronate) which is great for hydration, Glyceryl Stearate which acts as a skin lubricant giving the skin a smooth appearance and Royal Jelly Extract which is known for its anti-ageing properties. This easily makes up for its alcohol content which has a drying effect. It is also said to be water/sweat resistant for up to 80 minutes.

Product packaging, texture and consistency

It comes in a small plastic container (as shown in the pictures) with a narrow tip for easy application.

Packaging and application of Biore UV watery gel

The sunscreen itself is cream in colour and has a light, runny consistency which blends easily into the skin and won’t clog your pores and cause acne breakouts – particularly a joy for my oily skin girlies! 

Texture, before and after Biore UV watery gel

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My Experience with the Bioré UV watery gel 

In my opinion, this is one of those sunscreens that encourage you to be consistent with sunscreen usage. It feels so good on the skin (maybe because of the alcohol content?) and it is also blends in well as it glides into the skin easily leaving little to no evidence of its application (no obvious white cast). It also isn’t greasy at all but leaves the skin feeling cool and with a subtle glow making it a joy to use daily.

Like I mentioned earlier, the Bioré UV watery gel is also sweat and waterproof so you don’t have to worry too much about using it when going for a swim or during a very hot weather when you’re more likely to sweat.

It also didn’t cause any irritation on my skin throughout the period I was using it.

Overall I’d say I had a great experience using this product.


  • Provides UVA and UVB protection (SPF 50 PA ++++)
  • Absorbs into the skin easily
  • Doesn’t leave an obvious white cast
  • Not greasy
  • Sweat and waterproof


  • Contains alcohol
  • Might not be a preferred option for very dry skin 
  • For a skin like finish, the Bioré UV watery essence may be better


Absolutely enjoyed using the Bioré UV watery gel. I’ll give it a solid 8/10 the value it offers for a relatively affordable price compared to the more expensive sunscreens out there. I believe this sunscreen by Bioré is 100% worth buying and will work well for you no matter your skin type.

Note: There’s been a lot of fake products circulating. Be sure to buy from only verified sources.


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  1. Thanks for this baby! Would love to try it soon, but I’m titling towards bigger sized sunscreens lately😂

  2. and that’s very understandable to be honest. Much more budget friendly too. Thanks for reading 🥰

  3. […] Eventually, I got into university and I had this senior (Oge) in my department who had a skincare retail business (her brand was called 24 essentials at that time) and I decided to try her stuff out. I saved some money and bought my first set of proper skincare products from her. I got the Neutrogena Oil-Free Acne Wash, The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid, The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin, The Ordinary Peeling Solution, Simple Light Hydrating Moisturizer and Biore Sunscreen. […]

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