Product Comparison

Here's our complete breakdown comparing the ingredients, attributes, and more of Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics versus Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++ .

Last updated on November 25, 2023. Published on March 04, 2022

Overview

What they are

These products are both sunscreens. They have a total of 6 ingredients in common

Cool Features

They both contain SPF

Suited For

They're both likely to be good for anti aging, dry skin, brightening skin and scar healing

Free From

They both do not contain any common allergens, oils, parabens or sulfates

What's Inside

They both contain silicones

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Sunscreen South Korean Brand South Korea
Sunscreen Japanese Brand Japan

Sunscreen

Sunscreens help absorb or reflect UV radiation and protect skin against skin damage. Sunscreens may come in the form of lotion, gel, foam, spray, or solid-stick.

Sunscreen

Sunscreens help absorb or reflect UV radiation and protect skin against skin damage. Sunscreens may come in the form of lotion, gel, foam, spray, or solid-stick.

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Ingredient Info

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alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free
spf rating
50
alcohol-free
silicon-free
fragrance-free
sulfate-free
paraben-free
oil-free
fungal-acne safe
reef-safe
eu-allergen-free
vegan
cruelty-free
spf rating
50

At a glance

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Notable Ingredients

Chemical UV Filter (4)
Mineral UV Filter
Vitamin E
Niacinamide

Benefits

Hydrating (2)
Good For Oily Skin
Redness Reducing (3)
Reduces Irritation
Reduces Large Pores (2)
Anti-Aging (3)
Dark Spots (2)
Scar Healing
Acne Fighting (2)
Brightening (3)

Notable Ingredients

Chemical UV Filter (4)
Hyaluronic Acid

Benefits

Hydrating
Skin Texture
Anti-Aging
Scar Healing
Brightening (2)

Concerns

Drying
May Worsen Oily Skin (3)
Acne Trigger
Irritating (4)
Rosacea (2)
Eczema (2)
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Ingredients Compared

Ingredients that are highlighted in purple are present in both products.

Water β€’ Alcohol Denat. β€’ Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate β€’ Ethylhexyl Triazone β€’ Isopropyl Palmitate β€’ Peg-Crosspolymer β€’ Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate β€’ Hydrogenated Polyisobutene β€’ Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine β€’ Palmitic Acid β€’ Butylene Glycol β€’ Xylitol β€’ Dimethicone β€’ C16-17 Alkyl Benzoate β€’ Glycerin β€’ Glyceryl Stearate β€’ Propanediol β€’ Glyceryl Behenate β€’ Polymethylsilsesquioxane/Silica Crosspolymer β€’ Heptanol β€’ Agar β€’ Sorbitan Distearate β€’ Isoceteth-20 β€’ Polyvinyl Alcohol β€’ Stearoyl Glutamic Acid β€’ Arginine β€’ Potassium Hydroxide β€’ Sodium Hydroxide β€’ Royal Jelly Extract β€’ Hyaluronic Acid β€’ Phenoxyethanol β€’ EDTA β€’ BHT β€’ Parfum

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Ingredients Explained

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1
What it does: Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Water. It's the most common cosmetic ingredient of all. You'll usually see it at the top of ingredient lists, meaning that it makes up the largest part of the product.

So why is it so popular? Water most often acts as a solvent - this means that it helps dissolve other ingredients into the formulation.

You'll also recognize water as that liquid we all need to stay alive. Talk about multi-purpose! If you see this, drink a glass of water. Stay hydrated!

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Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 1.

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 1.

2
What it does: Solvent
Community Rating: Liked

Propanediol helps absorb ingredients into your skin, boosting their benefits. It can act as an emollient, making your skin softer. Propanediol can help products last longer by boosting the properties of preservatives within the formulation.

Propanediol is not likely to cause sensitivity and considered safe to use.

It is derived from corn or petroleum with a clear color and no scent.

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Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 4.

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 18.

3
What it does: UV Filter
Community Rating: Liked

Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate (DHHB) is a chemical UVA absorber. It is formulated for high UVA protection (320-400 nm) and photostability.

DHHB has been approved by the EU, Japan, Taiwan, and South America for use up to 10%.

UV absorbers are an agent that absorbs UV rays. They protect your skin by using chemical reactions to convert UV rays into heat and energy.

UV rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation from the sun. Other sources include tanning beds and welding torches. Radiation is the emission of energy. UV Rays are divided into 3 groups. UVA (320-400 nm) contains the least amount of energy. They are linked to long term skin damage such as wrinkles and hyperpigmentation. UVB (290-320 nm) rays emit more energy than UVA rays. They are capable of damaging DNA in skin cells. UVB causes sunburns and are thought to be linked to skin cancer. UVC (200-280 nm) contains the highest amount of energy. Our ozone blocks UVC. UVC can also originate from welding torches, mercury lamps, and sanitizing bulbs.

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Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 5.

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 7.

4
What it does: UV Absorber, UV Filter
Community Rating: Liked

Ethylhexyl Triazone is a modern chemical sunscreen that protects from UV-B radiation.

It is the most effective of existing UV-B filters, as it provides the highest level of photo-stable absorption. It protects from the entire UV-B range (280 to 320nm), with it's highest level of protection at 314nm.

Ethylhexyl Triazone is oil soluble, oderless and colorless, which mean it is able to be incorporated into a variety of different formulations.

It is not currently available within the United States due to slow changing FDA regulations. Outside of the US, it is used in formulations at concentrations up to 5%.

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Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 7.

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 4.

5
What it does: Humectant, Skin Conditioning, Skin Protecting, Solvent
Community Rating: Loved

Glycerin is already naturally found in your skin. It helps moisturize and protect your skin.

A study from 2016 found glycerin to be more effective as a humectant than AHAs and hyaluronic acid.

As a humectant, it helps the skin stay hydrated by pulling moisture to your skin. The low molecular weight of glycerin allows it to pull moisture into the deeper layers of your skin.

Hydrated skin improves your skin barrier; Your skin barrier helps protect against irritants and bacteria.

Glycerin has also been found to have antimicrobial and antiviral properties. Due to these properties, glycerin is often used in wound and burn treatments.

In cosmetics, glycerin is usually derived from plants such as soybean or palm. However, it can also be sourced from animals, such as tallow or animal fat.

This ingredient is organic, colorless, odorless, and non-toxic.

Glycerin is the name for this ingredient in American English. British English uses Glycerol/Glycerine.

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Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 13.

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 16.

6
What it does: Humectant, Masking, Skin Conditioning, Solvent
Community Rating: Mixed

Butylene Glycol (or BG) is used within cosmetic products for a few different reasons:

  • It is a solvent, meaning that it helps to dissolve other ingredients. This also enhances the absorption of the product into one's skin.
  • It is a humectant, which means that it helps attract moisture into the skin.
  • It helps improve product application.

Overall, Butylene Glycol is a safe and well-rounded ingredient. It is unlikely to irritate skin, and works well with pretty much all other ingredients.

Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics contains this as ingredient number 14.

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++ contains this as ingredient number 11.

Here's what our community thinks of the ingredients in these two products.

46% are loved or liked
24% have mixed ratings
27% are disliked or very disliked
2% have no rating yet
29% are loved or liked
9% have mixed ratings
41% are disliked or very disliked
21% have no rating yet

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Reviews

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Beauty of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics 41 ingredients

3.9 /5
from 74 reviews
ShreyashiV._305's Avatar'
Jul 10, 2023

I really wanted to love it!
I love the ingredients, the way it sits on my face, the dewiness it leaves on application, it even helps with the hyperpigmentation scars. BUT! It also makes me break out- which is such a bummer because other...

I really wanted to love it!
I love the ingredients, the way it sits on my face, the dewiness it leaves on application, it even helps with the hyperpigmentation scars. BUT! It also makes me break out- which is such a bummer because other than that I really do love this product :(

shure's Avatar'
Jan 9, 2024

handled my oily skin so well. feels like I don't even need moisturizer anymore cause this one is super hydrating perse. it's not thick so my makeup sits well on top of it, but of course it has white cast that'll be gone in minutes (just...

handled my oily skin so well. feels like I don't even need moisturizer anymore cause this one is super hydrating perse. it's not thick so my makeup sits well on top of it, but of course it has white cast that'll be gone in minutes (just like any other Korean skincare products, and its acceptable). it controlled my oily Tzone good, and don't cause any whiteheads. what I like most about it is that it's so hydrating that I don't have to put moisturizer on before I reapply, so practical!!

Great Value
Hydrating
Absorbs Well
No Scent
Works Well
Light Scent
y3mi's Avatar'
Dec 4, 2023

immediately made my skin so soft!!

immediately made my skin so soft!!

Great Value
Hydrating
Light
Absorbs Well
Light Scent

Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++ 34 ingredients

4.0 /5
from 17 reviews
JamimaShamimSoha_575's Avatar'
Aug 28, 2023

no white cast, non comedogenic, gives a nice satin finish, ultra lightweight

no white cast, non comedogenic, gives a nice satin finish, ultra lightweight

ZAHIRAHRIDWANA_559's Avatar'
May 4, 2023

The best sunscreen
Really hydrating. Suitable for the climate i'm from.

The best sunscreen
Really hydrating. Suitable for the climate i'm from.

unicorn's Avatar'
Jan 22, 2023

Not my favorite
Breaks me out and leaves my skin looking greasy instead of matte. I strongly prefer Sunprise, which I've used for years and never had any issues with.

Not my favorite
Breaks me out and leaves my skin looking greasy instead of matte. I strongly prefer Sunprise, which I've used for years and never had any issues with.

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