My first comparison review! You all know my favourite Sunscreen is Japanese suncreen and today I am comparing my two ultimate favourite sunscreens!
I have used at least three tubes of Bioré UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence [RM30.50 | 50g @ Watsons Malaysia] last year and I really love it. The consistency is same as mentioned, which is watery and moisturizing. It is non sticky, lightweight and it leaves a dewy finish on skin.
On the packaging it claims it can be used as a makeup base but I cannot tell the difference as I apply The Balm Face Primer before my foundation. This sunscreen does not leave a white film on my face and it does not affect my foundation application.
However, due to its watery consistency, I tend to finish a tube in a short period. Another thing I dislike is the dewy finish. My face looks oily even I stay indoor. Thus, I prefer to use a matte finish sunscreen.
Bioré sunscreen can removed by using normal facial wash which is pretty convenient when travel.
I knew about Senka 專科 when I was in Taiwan in 2012. Senka is a drugstore brand under Shiseido and it has great face wash. However, I will keep the face wash review next time and we will proceed to Senka UV Sunscreen [50g | $7.35 @Amazon ].
This is my first bottle of Senka Sunscreen and I really love it. Unlike Bioré sunscreen, it has thicker consistency yet it leaves a matte finish on my skin. A tiny bit goes a long way and it does not affect on foundation application as well. Since the packaging does not have English description, I have checked the details online.
Senka Aging Care UV Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA++++
Features & Details
- Anti-ageing sunscreen gel made with mineral water from Mount Fuji.
- Mineral water based “agar gel” formula that feels and apply like a beauty serum on skin.
Senka sunscreen does not have artificial fruity scent like Bioré but it has a little “sunscreen” scent. I am ok with the scents but if you dislike the artificial fresh fruity scent, Senka is more suitable for you.
I do not notice any significant anti ageing effect on my skin but it does protect my skin from sun damage, like any other sunscreens do.
- Both sunscreens have similar price tag (around RM30+) and they are 50g each.
- Bioré has dewy finish (watery consistency) while Senka has matte finish (thick milky gel consistency).
- Senka lasts longer than Bioré and has better product value.
- Senka does not have artificial fragrance while Bioré has mild fresh fruity scent.
Overall I give 9/10 for Senka and 8/10 for biore. For those who has dry skin, Bioré is made for you but if you have oily skin like me, go for Senka.