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When it comes to skincare, we all want to achieve that coveted, dewy glow – the kind that makes you look like you just got back from a relaxing vacation.

However, finding a product that delivers on its promises of moisturising, plumping, and brightening the skin can be a neverending search. Well, Japanese skincare brand ORBIS aims to put an end to your search with the ORBIS U Essence Lotion.

To find out if the ORBIS U Essence Lotion lives up to its claims, Daily Vanity invited five readers to try the lotion for one week. Spoiler alert: the average verdict for the lotion is a stellar 4.6 out of five stars!

About ORBIS U Essence Lotion

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The ORBIS U Essence Lotion is the perfect solution for those looking for a way to achieve supple, radiant skin. This oil-free lotion is specifically formulated to boost moisture and strengthen the skin’s barrier functions, effectively preventing future skin troubles.

At the heart of this luxurious lotion lies key ingredients such as the MC activator, which revitalises moisture levels by increasing the skin’s natural moisture elements like hyaluronic acid and ceramide.

DF-Panthenol, the first and only high-concentrate in Japan, strengthens skin barrier functions, resulting in trouble-free skin all year round. Meanwhile, Key Porin Booster opens up billions of water channels in the skin cells to circulate moisture.

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One of the most noteworthy ingredients in this product is Lipidure®, which is twice as moisturising compared to hyaluronic acid. This helps to provide a rich texture to the lotion without leaving a sticky residue on the skin.

With regular use, ORBIS U Essence Lotion will moisturise, plump, and brighten the skin, targeting those with visible pores, dullness, inner dryness, lack of elasticity, and skin troubles.

To use, simply dispense about a S$1 coin amount of the lotion onto your palm and apply it on your clean face in an upward motion. Gently blend the lotion onto your face by wrapping both palms around your face.

Try it out to see the difference it can make!

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ORBIS U Essence Lotion reviews: 5 readers share their honest opinions

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All five of our readers enjoyed the gel-like, lightweight texture of the ORBIS U Essence Lotion. They liked how quickly it absorbed into their skin and how it didn’t leave a greasy or sticky residue behind.

Most of our readers spend long hours in air-conditioned environments and felt that the ORBIS U Essence Lotion was able to keep their dry skin hydrated for hours on end. Several readers with dry, dehydrated skin didn’t experience any flaking throughout the product trial.

Besides its hydrating and moisturising benefits, our readers loved how it brightened their complexions too. In fact, two readers observed more radiant skin after two days of using the product.

One reader noticed fewer breakouts after using the lotion too. Meanwhile, two readers said the ORBIS U Essence Lotion made them look younger overall after the one-week trial – a testament to its glow-giving properties!

Hui Jing, 29

Skin type: Dry, sensitive
Skin concerns: Blackheads, dry skin, blemishes, dark spots

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My skin tends to become dry throughout the day as I spend most of my time in an air-conditioned environment. Unfortunately, most of the moisturisers I found weren’t good enough. They either leave a sticky residue on my skin, are not able to keep my skin hydrated the whole day, or have an artificial scent.

I love the packaging of the ORBIS U Essence Lotion. It’s simple yet aesthetic. The scent of the lotion isalso not as overwhelming as most of the products in the market.

I love how easily it applies on the skin, I can instantly feel my skin getting more hydrated – almost like I just dipped my face in water. It’s refreshing and cooling.

After using ORBIS U Essence Lotion for the first time, my skin definitely felt more hydrated, and it looked smoother and brighter. My skin did not flake even after a long day in an air-conditioned environment.

Having used ORBIS U Essence Lotion for a week, my skin feels moisturised without any greasy feeling or irritation. I noticed that my skin texture has become smoother. My pores appear smaller, and my skin looks brighter and more radiant than before.

This product works well for my skin type and does not clog my pores. I feel like my skin looks younger overall, and this is the best hydrating product I’ve ever tried.

I realised that this product could possibly change my life when I travel. The lotion is so effective in keeping my skin hydrated for the whole day, so I’m sure it’s going to help prevent flakiness when I’m in London.

As a mother to an infant, my skin has been really dull due to the lack of sleep. The lotion raises my confidence a little as I could tell that my skin is a lot more smoother and brighter. I would definitely recommend this product to my family and friends!

Yu Han, 33

Skin type: Dry
Skin concerns: Blackheads, dry skin, textured skin (e.g. small bumps)

I have very dry skin that reacts to the type of products I use. If the product isn’t hydrating enough, my skin will overcompensate by producing oil. If it’s too oily, milia seeds will form.

I was expecting the ORBIS U Essence Lotion to be watery and was pleasantly surprised by its viscosity. There isn’t much of a fragrance, which is great, and I love how a few drops is sufficient for my entire face and neck.

From the first use, my skin was well hydrated! Not many products can do this, but my skin didn’t produce much oil after using this product.

It has been nine days and my skin is glowing slightly! The ORBIS U Essence Lotion hasn’t irritated my skin at all, and it has left my skin feeling smoother than ever before. In fact, my rough skin feels much smoother since I started using it.

I also appreciate that the product moisturises my skin without leaving a greasy feeling, and it seems to be a great match for my skin type. It doesn’t clog my pores, which is always a concern for me.

But what I’m most impressed with is how effective this product is. After just three days of using it twice a day, my dry patches were completely gone. It took a little longer for other changes to become noticeable, but after about nine days of use, my skin felt much more supple than before.

ORBIS U Essence Lotion gets absorbed faster compared to other hydrating products and my face is less oily when I wake up in the morning. I also like how the lotion comes out in single drops. It’s a lot easier to control how much I put on my face.

I am usually not impressed by products as most products are not suitable for my skin. However, I might purchase this product on my own after I run out!

Joanna, 33

Skin type: Dry
Skin concerns: Dry skin

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My skin is very dry after cleansing and I stay in an air-conditioned room all day. I have tried all sorts of hydrating products, but none of them seemed to keep my skin moisturised all day and night.

I found the texture of ORBIS U Essence Lotion to be watery and easily absorbed by my skin. The product was easy to use and did not cause any irritation, absorbing into my skin within seconds.

After using it for a week, I noticed my skin felt slightly smoother than before and the product did not clog my pores. I also appreciated that it was easy to absorb, non-sticky, and had no scent!

Li Wen, 37

Skin type: Combination-dry
Skin concerns: Dry skin, textured skin (e.g. small bumps), visible or enlarged pores, blemishes or dark spots

The ORBIS U Essence Lotion has been a game-changer for my skin. I’ve always struggled with dry skin, especially if I skip hydrating skincare. However, after using this lotion for the first time, I noticed that my skin looked brighter and more radiant.

The real test was after using it for a week. I noticed that my skin looked clearer with fewer blemishes, and it was even more radiant than before the trial. What impressed me the most was that the hydrating effect lasted longer compared to other products I’ve tried.

There are three things I really like about this lotion: it hydrates my skin, brightens my complexion, and it reduces the appearance of breakouts. I’ve noticed that my skin is less prone to breakouts, which has contributed to its clearer and brighter appearance.

Overall, I’m very impressed with the ORBIS U Essence Lotion, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a hydrating skincare solution that delivers visible results.

Amanda, 29

Skin type: Dry
Skin concerns: Dry skin, dull skin

My skin is generally dry from long hours in air-conditioned environments. I typically use moisturisers and hydrating toners at least twice a day, and I like products that can be absorbed quickly, is lightweight and has the ability to keep my skin moist for a long period of time.

I love the gel-like texture of the ORBIS U Essence Lotion! It’s lightweight, non-sticky, and absorbs quickly. It seems heavier due to its gel-like texture but is actually really lightweight. It melted into my skin, providing it with much-needed moisture!

The fragrance is very light, almost non-scented. The special bottle also controls the amount of product that comes out to prevent wastage!

From the first use, my skin felt much more moisturised and looked supple! After using ORBIS U Essence Lotion for a week, I noticed that my skin feels smoother and moisturised but not greasy. Plus, it looks brighter and more radiant than before.

The product worked well for my skin type and didn’t cause any irritation or clog my pores. I also noticed that my skin looked younger overall. This is the most effective hydrating product I’ve ever tried, and my friends and family who saw me complimented my skin.

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