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As with many problems in life, the first step to overcoming them is to understand them. If obvious pores are the bane of your life, it’s time to take a closer look at what causes them so you can find a solution to them.

What causes obvious pores?

Our pores don’t enlarge overnight. Obvious pores are normal pores stretched out by impurities that are stuck within them. The common culprit? Keratin plugs!

Keratin plugs are hardened sebum and dead skin cells that accumulate over time, becoming stubborn impurities that are caught within the pores. And as they accumulate and become larger, they stretch out your pores and make them look more obvious.

Unfortunately, ordinary facial cleansing is unable to remove keratin plugs that are stuck within your pores. And that’s because they’re missing one crucial component – enzymes.

The enzyme technology has been discovered by Japanese scientists as one of the best ways to remove keratin plugs, because enzymes are able to break them down and remove them from pores.

It’s time to step up your cleansing regime

This groundbreaking technology can be found in the ORBIS Powder Wash +, a bestseller from the Japanese brand that’s known for its oil-free products.

There are two different enzymes (Protease and Lipase) in the ORBIS Powder Wash + to target two main components of keratin plugs.

Protease breaks down old keratin that has been accumulated over time, while Lipase targets sebum to prevent the build-up of keratin plugs. These unwanted components are broken down and removed in the cleansing process. You’ll find that your skin is smoother, pores are less obvious, and blackheads are visibly eliminated after using it.

Its dense foam minimises friction on skin to provide gentle cleansing. This means that it is able to thoroughly remove keratin plugs, while maintaining skin moisture so your skin feels soft and hydrated.

What’s more, it’s fun!

We hope you’re not too overwhelmed by the technicality of the technology behind this amazing deep pore cleanser. Because we’re getting to the fun part – how to use it.

1. Pour out an appropriate amount of the powder onto palm and lather with lukewarm water.

2. It will lather up into a dense ball of foam, which feels like a giant cotton candy!

3. Gently massage it onto your skin and feel the dense foam bounce on your skin while cleansing it thoroughly.

4. Then, rinse off and you’re done!

Alternatively, watch how we do it!

The ORBIS Powder Wash + is to be used in place of your regular facial wash for two to four times a week, depending on your skin’s condition.

It retails at SGD25 and is available at all ORBIS stores, counters, and at its online store.

This article is brought to you by ORBIS.