Review: Orbis UV Cut Face Sunscreen Light SPF34 PA++

I'm always up for trying new sunscreen products. I heard so much about Orbis (a Japanese mail order brand) that I got so excited when I visited Singapore eariler this year.

 

 

What really drew me to the brand is the fact that one of my favourite bloggers Yumeko has such good things to say about this product. The UV Cut Sunscreen is also one of the brand's more popular products.

I'm a huge fan of lightweight products. I layer on quite a few skincare products before I head out everyday (think essence, serums, moisturiser and so on) so finishing my daily routine with a light sunscreen is a must.

Thing is, I always attempt to stray from my beloved Shiseido Perfect UV Protector but I always come back to it. How do you think this fared?

The sunscreen is housed in a compact bottle with a spout. Texture is watery, takes on a yellow tinge but blends seamlessly when applied to the skin without any white cast.

I'm fond of this as it dries to a matte, slightly powdery finish. Makeup primer is not needed when using this as it just really helps foundation and powder stay on.

Only downside? I wish this came with better protection. SPF34 in hot, sunny Malaysia just isn't enough. I would only wear this if I know I'm not going to be out very long, however…

I recently headed up to Fraser's Hill and only brought this sunscreen with me. I spent quite a fair bit of time out in the garden wearing only this sunscreen. Then again, it wasn't that sunny but I wasn't sitting in the shade and usually, my skin would still burn if I were to go out sans sunscreen.

Surprisingly, Orbis worked really well for me! I'm pretty impressed as this worked equally well, if not better than the Shiseido UV Perfector as the latter has a tendency to make me shiny after a few hours. Still, the fact that this product only comes with SPF34 makes me wary of using it if I were to be out in the sun all day. I'm not fond of reapplying sunscreen as I'm one of the laziest people around. =p

I think I paid around SGD15 / 19 for this, pretty affordable for a lovely product like this!

This is definitely a keeper in my books and I'm looking forward to repurchasing this during my next Singapore trip. 😉

Have you tried anything from Orbis?

 

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3 Comments

  1. Chris Chou March 6, 2015 / 14:55

    Could you tell me where I can Buy Orbis’s products in Malaysia? Tq

    • SukieK April 4, 2015 / 22:01

      Hello Chris, I\’m afraid we haven\’t got any Orbis outlets in Malaysia yet!

  2. Cheryl Harumi March 24, 2016 / 13:45

    Hi I received this oribis sunscreen sample at Great Eastern Run and really loved it so much. But I can’t find where to buy it in Singapore. Could you let me know where in Singapore you managed to get it at SGD15? my email address is cherylharumi@Hotmail.com

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