Biore UV Watery Gel and UV Perfect Spray: The Road Test + Manila Sight- Seeing Tour
Biore has launched their newest sunscreen and what better way to see if it works than by road- testing it on a walking tour. Last weekend, I joined Biore Philippines for the launch of UV Watery Gel in a sight- seeing tour around Manila! So did I get sun- burned or what? I'll tell you below!
Biore UV Watery Face Gel is a lightweight, hydrating, and moisturizing gel cream that gets absorbed fast, leaves a hint of featherweight moisture, and protects with SPF 50+ PA++++; it protects you from the nasty UVA and UVB rays while keeping you fresh and cool, making it a great sunscreen for the city.
There's also the new Biore UV Perfect Spray SPF 50+ PA++++, a light gel cream mist that's waterproof and perspiration proof, great for those who tend to sweat profusely and lead a more active lifestyle.
In the pre- hispanic period, Fort Santiago was a port for docking merchants and the seat of the Islamic State where Rajah Sulayman spent most of his days until the Spaniards took over Manila, seized Intramuros, and turned it into a fortress.Sad that it rained so we had to put up our umbrellas for a while, but we were still feeling the sun on our skin so sunscreen was still needed; in case you didn't know, the sun's rays can bounce off pavements and hit you from below even if you have protection on top.
My fave part of the Intramuros tour was the Jose Rizal museum because I've never been there! In here, you're seeing the painting of Rizal's life and death called The Martyrdom of Rizal by Carlos Botong Francisco; it summarizes Rizal's life, heroism, and death; if you're wondering what the white smoke- like figure is, it's a smoke from a candle that's painted somewhere in it; it's symbolic of the echoing of Rizal's efforts in awakening nationalism; the Spaniards may have extinguished the light (Rizal), but its inspiration lived on (the smoke) and awakened the Filipino spirit.
This fact about Rizal blew my mind: Jose Rizal is known by almost every Filipino as our national hero, but he was NEVER declared as a national hero by the government; in our hearts, he is, but legally, he isn't. The truth is Rizal, Bonifacio, Mabini, Luna, Del Pilar, Sultan Kudarat, Aguinaldo, Melchora Aquino, and Gabriela Silang are RECOMMENDED as national heroes.
Rizal was a skilled linguist, sculptor, doctor, writer, poet, horticulturist, novelist, commentator, painter, fencer, ophthalmologist, and zoologist. Beat that! FYI, Rizal discovered three species in the Philippines as well and these are: Apogania Rizal (a beetle), Rhacoporus Rizali (frog), and Draco Rizali (flying dragon lizard).Now that was amazing! I'm a History geek and I loved every minute at Fort Santiago!
San Agustin is a 400- year old church and symbol of the Filipino Catholic faith; it was built by Augustinian missionaries and is one of the best examples of Baroque architecture. The carvings on the ceiling, believe it or not, are actually paintings!
San Agustin Church is the oldest church in the Philippines and is declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1993.
I've fallen in love with churches at a young age because my mother would always tag me along in her Visita Iglesia trips every Holy Week; I have always been fascinated by vintage architecture and most of all, history, that's why it wasn't hard for me at all to fall in love with the oldest churches around Manila! San Agustin remains to be my favorite because of its museum that houses some of the oldest religious artifacts in Manila and possibly, the country!
Ancient retablos that are probably more than 200 years old!
After 3 hours of walking and sun exposure, we called it a day and had late lunch.
What a lovely weekend for my history and beauty- loving self!
Now how did Biore fare in this test?
It passed! I never got any sunburn and my skin was still okay after the trip: it didn't feel sensitive, taut, dry, or look red! The Bloggers with fairer skin also attested that their skin still looked pretty even after the trip! Personally, I love Biore UV Watery Gel because of its light texture while the others loved Biore UV Spray because of the convenience.
Biore UV Watery Gel is a great everyday sunscreen because of its texture, fast- absorbing quality, and high protection. I know a lot of people don't wear sunscreen in the city due to the notion that it's thick, clogging, and heavy, but Biore is here to change your mind.
If your job requires you to be outdoors all the time or you simply want to get to know your city more without the fear of getting uneven skin tone or being damaged by UV rays all while having moisturized skin, Biore UV Watery Gel is what I will recommend. Best part, it can be used for the face and body too, and they're so light, you can reapply them anytime easily!
Biore UV Perfect Spray and UV Watery Gel are now available in all leading department stores and drugstores. Visit BIORE PHILIPPINES on Facebook for more information about this product.
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