Orbis Hand Treatment

Orbis is a bit like Fancl, one of the large Japanese skincare/ (with some cosmetics) company that started with mail order. They are relatively cheap, probably what you would call drug store prices. Most items are likely to be below 30USD, majority around 10-25USD.

The Hand Treatment was released in 2011 along with the new nail collection.

I work in an air conditioned office so it can get quite drying, especially when I handle a lot of paper files during some days. So having a hand cream by my side is quite helpful, especially something that's non sticky or staining or greasy.

Orbis hand treatment is one of those! It's a lot less greasy than L'Occitane and Jurlique (both of which are like luscious creams, but also leaves the cream residue sort of feel on hands). Orbis is a light cream, which absorbs very quickly.

It's in a 70g sized pink tube, very minimalistic. It's that small so probably best left in the office rather than handbags.

Ingredients (mostly in Japanese I cant read )

Product code is 9482 (most Orbis products have an unique product code printed on the bottom left hand corner), for ease of order.
Squeeze tube:

Consistency- you can see it's a fairly lightweight cream.

Spreaded out on the skin- it dries velvet finish very quickly- so it doesn't leave that oily shine a lot of handcreams tend to do.

Overall I think this is a 4 out of 5. Suitable for those who like a non-greasy handcream that dries very quickly. Again this will not be enough for those with chornic dry hands or cuticles. It's minimally scented.

Orbis is available in Japan, HK and Taiwan (and probably some other Asian countries). You can probably find this in online stores or ebay.

No comments: