Japanese brand sunscreens no doubt deserve a league of their own when it comes to skincare buys. Those J-beauty goods have proven from time to time that they indeed earn a good reputation in the beauty industry. Reasons being, most of their sunscreen managed to strand away from the usual, bland formulations. Their formulations usually prioritise not only in sun protection, but also whitening effects resulting in SPFs that perform as highly as good as high end serums and moisturisers. 

During this stage, you’re undoubtedly well aware of the need to apply sunscreen every day—even while you’re at home. Sunscreen protects your skin from UV damage, which may cause ageing, dark spots, and freckles. But we understand that it is not easy to find the best one due to the common factors of sunscreen that results in an oily residue, a chalky white cast or skin sensitivity. 

That is when we found out that the notable J-brand, Bioré, just released their latest UV Barrier Me Cushion Gentle Essence containing SPF50+ and PA++++. Dubbed as one of their innovative and effective innovations to date. Unlike your ordinary sunscreen, this product developed with Anti-Pollution Shield technology, forms a long lasting, powerfully protective skin strengthening barrier against environmental stressors. 

This moisturising & lightweight essence type sunscreen is also mask-friendly and spreads easily with non-greasy feeling upon application & great enough as a makeup base. Consider ourselves sold with this one. Below, Beauty Insider shares our verdict on Bioré UV Barrier Me Cushion Gentle Essence. 

Get To Know Biore Brand

Bioré, being Japan’s No.1 skincare brand, has spent decades inventing protective skin treatments with various advantages that can be applied in just a few simple steps, so you may achieve radiantly beautiful skin without having to do the most. The Bioré brand is well-known in Malaysia for their facial cleansing products like Skin Caring Facial Foam Cleanser, Biore Pore Cleansing Pack and Men’s Deep Clean Extra Cool. 

Bioré has introduced some of the most inventive and effective product lines. So it’s no surprise that we continue to support the Bioré brand. They now have over 15 items in their UV protection range. The most recent is this Bioré UV Barrier Me Cushion Gentle Essence.

The Texture

Do note that this new Bioré UV Barrier Me Cushion Gentle Essence is not your average sunscreen. This Bioré UV Barrier Me Cushion Gentle Essence is a light and silky essence texture, unlike others, which usually comes in heavy goops and thick, white creams. To my surprise, this sunscreen literally oozes out of its tube in a satisfyingly smooth glob. It has a faint milky-yellow tint and a barely perceptible fragrance. 

When applied to skin, this sunscreen offers smooth application but which is neither greasy nor oily. Super fast to spread all over your face. One squeeze goes a long way. Very smooth and lightweight to the touch. To be quite honest, it feels more like a face elixir than a sunscreen. If you have an oily or combination skin problem, this sunscreen will be your saviour. As it wouldn’t leave a greasy feeling on skin. This sunscreen has been tested to be sebum-resistant for long-lasting protection against sun exposure.

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The Ingredients 

A mild formulation is very much the focus of this product. With no added- parabens, colourants, UV Absorbent and Oxybenzone—which is obviously good for skin’s health. This sunscreen was created using Anti-Pollution Shield technology; when applied, it provides a long-lasting, strongly protective skin-strengthening barrier against environmental stresses such as dust, pollutant impurity PM2.5, and pollen. As mentioned above, this hydrating and lightweight essence sunscreen absorbs effortlessly and leaves a non-greasy sensation after each application, making it suitable to be your makeup base as well.

Next, hydrating ingredients such as Hyaluronic acid, Royal Jelly Extract, and BG are added in to help your skin retain its moisture. 

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The Results 

If you are someone like me who is always in a hunt for the right sunscreen, give this Bioré UV Barrier Me Cushion Gentle Essence a try. To be honest, what I like the most about this sunscreen is not only the fact that it is lightweight and smooth—which can also be used as your makeup base. But it contains powerful Anti-Pollution Shield technology. We all know that Malaysia is wrapped around hot, sunny weather all year long, so it is important to shield your skin off against environmental stress and pollutants. 

As we mentioned, consider this Bioré UV Barrier Me Cushion Gentle Essence to be one of their effective innovations. This sunscreen is a mask-friendly beauty product which literally protects your skin even after hours of covering your face with a face mask. It is also sebum-resistant for long-lasting protection against sun exposure. Perfect for those who are battling with oily skin. You don’t have to worry about dealing with white patches as this sunscreen also contains Hyaluronic Acid, Royal Jelly Extract & BG to make sure your skin is well moisturised and hydrated. 

It has been tried and tested to yield your delicate skin against dust, UV rays, pollutant impurities PM2.5 & pollen. This moisturising and lightweight essence sunscreen also provides wide spectrum protection SPF50+ PA++++, making it excellent for everyday use and suited for most skin types.

Buy Bioré UV Barrier Me Cushion Gentle Essence SPF50+ PA++++

Why we love it: 

  • No additional Paraben & Colourant
  • High resistance towards sweat & water
  • Non-comedogenic & Allergy tested
  • Contains moisturising ingredients (Hyaluronic acid, Royal Jelly Extract and BG) to strengthen skin’s moisture.

Price: RM 42.90 

Where to buy: Watsons, Shopee, Lazada, Guardian

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