If you have been following my Instagram page, you'd have been informed of the opening specials of Orbis at their newest boutique, located at Takashimaya Shopping Centre.
For those who are new to Orbis, this is a Japanese beauty brand that is eco-friendly, simple, effective and advocates a holistic approach to beauty & wellness. It is also the first to create 100% oil-free skincare products, based on their fundamental belief that by cutting out oil, skin can release its vital power. Sounds like god-send to oily/combination skin? I would think so.
I was at the opening of the new store at Takashimaya last month, and was so happy to bag home some skincare and makeup loots.
They offer beauty & health supplements, and a wide range of health teas as well. You can see from the above picture that their products are packaged in a simple, minimalist manner - nothing fancy or luxurious; yet very clean & pretty.
Orbis =U White Series
After assessing my current skin condition by the beauty advisors, I was prescribed this Brightening X Anti-aging skincare range, namely Orbis =U White, which consists of Jelly Wash, Lotion (Toner), Day Moisture and Night Moisture.
As the name suggests, this range promises to whiten/brighten skin...and what is most interesting is that at the same time, it promises anti-aging properties too. Usually brightening skincare may be too drying and it is a challenge to find one with good moisturising properties, much less to say, anti-aging effects.
How It Works
Through the use of W.H. Amino shield, protection of skin-beautifying enzymes happens, thus harmful external stimulants exposure can be reduced. The range also contains safflower extract and arbutin to further inhibit production of melanin.
Sounds simple? You can read further on http://www.orbis.com.sg
Orbis =U White Jelly Wash
Unique non-foaming texture. Feels soft and grainy at the same time. Melt onto skin upon application.
It doesn't feel clean whilst you are washing your face...however, as soon as you rinse off with water, this feeling changes in an instant! As you touch your just-rinsed skin, you will notice your face feels clean but not tight at all. Refreshing, comfortable and if you're like me, you will look forward to your next wash!
Orbis =U White Lotion
This is the toning step that saves your cotton pads. Apply it by patting onto skin with hands; half a teaspoon amount will suffice.
Toning preps skin for the upcoming steps. For this lotion, I felt effects can be seen right after product is fully absorbed. Skin turns soft, hydrated, slightly brighter and even-toned.
Orbis =U White Day Moisture
A day moisturiser armed with SPF 30, this product is really good for people with skin that is sensitive to high SPF but want enough sun protection on a daily basis. As swatched above, it dries down to a slightly white finish, but it is non-sticky and colourless. I personally do not think it is meant to be used alone as a primer or base product before makeup; but it CAN be used under makeup just like any normal moisturiser. Oil-free so of course it doesn't feel greasy at all. Lightweight and suitable for daily wear before sun exposure.
Orbis =U White Night Moisture
Oil-free night moisturiser that works best with oily/combi skin. Super lightweight, this is not your usual night cream - it feels more like a serum ( yet works as a moisturiser). As a last step in the skincare regime, this needs to follow the Lotion (Toner). Because of the fact that this range does not offer additional serums, I am uncertain if this is enough for dry or mature skin; or even those normal skin types who live in dry climates.
On a personal level, I adore this...especially when my skin acts up. This is calming and soothing to my angry skin. A basic hydrating fluid that I also use during the day in place of Day Moisture when I don't want additional SPF.
When used as a complete series, brightening effects are then maximised. Products are all very mild and gentle to the skin. I believe their active ingredients work, but you have to give it time to see results. If I could only pick one or two products to try in this range, then I definitely won't skip Lotion and Night Moisture! Those two deserve 5 lippies-rating!
Orbis U=White offers a one-week trial set at SGD26 only! Check them out at Orbis official website or follow them on their Facebook and Instagram!
Side note: I have also tested Powder Wash + and The Cleansing One, plus some other makeup items. If you'd like a quick review, do let me know and I will post on Instagram!