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Just as water is essential to maintaining a healthy body, ensuring proper skin hydration is really the key to having supple, beautiful skin. That usually means topical application of lotions, serums and moisturisers in order to infuse skin with essential hydration.

But what if we told you that even after all these, moisture is still constantly escaping from skin?

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Hydrate Skin Like Never Before

The ORBIS DEFENCERA is an innovative new way to hydrate skin. This powder oral skincare helps to strengthens the skin, and retains moisture by limiting trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL).

Cera-what?

Ceramides are essentially the building blocks for the skin barrier. They fill the space in between each skin cell, which helps the skin in two ways – limiting moisture from escaping from the skin, and preventing external aggressors or bacteria from entering skin.

While some topical application of skincare can help replenish ceramides, DEFENCERA can help the body produce more ceramides; and since it is ingested, this means that skin all over the body (and not just your face) can benefit from the additional ceramide.

The DF-Ceramide which is found in DEFENCERA, contains highly purified glucosylceramide derived from brown rice, which is easy for the body to absorb. This ingredient is so precious that one to two grams of it can be extracted from every ton of brown rice.

FOSHU Stamp of Approval

Don’t be fooled by its unassuming appearance; one sachet of DEFENCERA contains enough glucosylceramide to keep skin hydrated for up to 24 hours. Plus, it is also Japan’s first FOSHU-certified skincare (FOSHU stands for Food for Specified Health Uses), fulfilling strict criterias like efficacy and safety in order to obtain the certification.

As all other FOSHU-certified products before DEFENCERA were all health-related, this made obtaining the certification for it all the more difficult – being put through strict tests by the Consumer Affairs Agency of Japan to ensure that it’s safe for consumption, and that it delivers its promised results as well. Clinical tests have been conducted to show that participants saw a reduced amount of moisture lost through the skin, improvements in skin roughness, dryness, redness and even fine lines after three months of consecutive use.

Hydrate Smart, Not Hard

Each sachet of DEFENCERA is sufficient to deliver 24 hours of hydration to the skin. The yuzu-flavoured powder makes it easy to consume, unlike pills which can be difficult for some to swallow. The individually-packed sachets also make it easy to bring around, so even if you forget to take it in the morning, you can always reach into your bag for one.

Clinical results have shown that with three months of use, the ORBIS DEFENCERA not only eases dry and flakey skin on the face, but other parts of the body like your elbows, legs, knees, hands and back as well.

Complete Your Hydration Routine

ORBIS U is a streamlined minimalist skincare range focusing on skin cell hydration for plump, radiant skin. The innovative Key Porin Booster, which contains Eelgrass Extract, Peach Leaf Extract and Cornflower Extract, activates and multiplies hydration channels within the skin so that skin is moisturised not just within skin cells and but across skin layers as well.

The range consists of just three products – a cleanser, lotion and moisturiser. The ORBIS U Wash, $30 (120 g), contains key ingredients Key Porin Booster and Moroccan Lava Clay, which gently wicks away impurities with its rich and dense foam. There is also the Hydro-Catch ingredient which leaves skin ready to soak in all the ORBIS U Lotion which follows in this skincare routine.

The unique texture of the ORBIS U Lotion, $45 (180 ml), helps in quenching parched skin. It dispenses as a watery jelly, but melts into a refreshing lotion upon contact with skin, infusing it with hydration. Active ingredients Key Porin Booster, Linden Flower Extract, and Thick Water Jelly, helps defend skin against free radical damage, as well as lock in moisture.

To round up this minimalist skincare routine, lock in the hydration with the ORBIS U Moisture, $49 (50 g). It also contains Key Porin Booster, but also Oat Kernel Extract, which soothes redness with its anti-inflammatory properties. Its dense, airy texture absorbs easily to leave skin comfortably hydrated without feeling greasy.


ORBIS is available at #B2-03A, Ngee Ann City; Robinsons Raffles City, Metro Causeway Point, and selected Welcia-BHG and Tokyu Hands outlets. You may also shop online on http://orbis.com.sg.

An Orbis special, created by The Singapore Women’s Weekly