Top 10 Best Facial Cleansers Brands In Malaysia 2022 (All Skin Types)
Cleaning your face off dirt, makeup and impurities may be the most important step in a basic skincare routine, followed by moisturizing, and protecting. In this article, we will share the 10 best Facial Cleansers in Malaysia in 2022 that you can get either on Shopee & Lazada or on online pharmacies like Watsons and Guardian.
If you’re using makeup, a Cleansing Oil can be a great choice to remove makeup and sunscreen more effectively.
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Best Facial Cleansers in Malaysia
Laneige Multi Deep Clean Cleanser (50ml)
Simple Refreshing Facial Wash Gel 150ml
A good choice for sensitive skin is this facial wash from Simple, a brand well-known for using ingredients that do not include artificial perfumes, dyes or alcohol. This refreshing gel-type cleanser is suitable for all skin types, but great for those with sensitive skin as it’s non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic. The best thing about this cleanser is that it is very gentle on the facial skin, will not make the skin feel dry, but instead will restore, soften and smoothen your facial skin.
Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser 125ml
Many dermatologists recommend the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser, especially for those who struggle with eczema and rosacea, as this facial wash is extremely gentle on the skin. It’s so gentle you will not feel your skin tighten at all after applying it. This clear white colored cleanser has a liquid lotion texture, adding to its gentleness. Additionally, it is also fragrance and soap-free and therefore will not produce any foam when you lather it onto your skin, not just your facial skin but also your body skin (yes, it can be used for your body too!). Best of all, no water is necessary for this one, just apply and wipe and you’re done. But of course, wash your face before you apply.
Hada Labo Blemish & Oil Control Hydrating Foaming Wash 160ml
The best facial cleanser for oily skin may be the Hada Labo Blemish & Oil Control Wash, at least for some people. Its ultra-fine foam treats and moisturize at the same time, unlike other cleansers that treat acne with oil control that often leave the skin dry after use. Instead, this cleanser helps keep moisture at the optimum level internally and externally with its Hyaluronic Acid while balancing the pH level. So if you are struggling with acne or excess oil, check out this Hada Labo cleanser.
NEUTROGENA Deep Clean Facial Cleanser 150ml
Another choice for the best deep clean cleanser is the Neutrogena Deep Clean Facial Cleanser. This one will clean out your pores of dirt and makeup and is very suitable for people with normal-oily facial skin as well as make up users. One of the ingredients in this cleanser is Salicylic Acid which can reduce blackheads and whiteheads, while also exfoliate dead skin cells. The texture of this cleanser is gel-liquid and it comes in a bottle with a pump, which makes it handy to bring on your travels.
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Innisfree Jeju Volcanic Pore Cleansing Foam 150ml
The Korean brand, Innisfree offers a unique facial wash that’s made with Jeju Volcanic Ash extract which helps with deep cleaning and remove dirt and oil from your pores. The supposed advantage of the volcanic ash extract is that it can control the production of sebum in your facial skin to prevent excess oil. The formula also includes satsuma extract which reduces the appearance of pores and keeps your skin tight. Also, with the help of the orchid flower extract, this cleanser can also restore moisture to your skin after. So if you happen to have oily skin, or have any issues relating to excess oil, this may be a game changer.
Cosrx Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser (150ml)
Cosrx Salicylic Acid Daily Gentle Cleanser (150ml)
Innisfree Blueberry Rebalancing 5.5 Cleanser (100ml)
Some By Mi Snail Truecica Gel Cleanser (100ml)
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Picking a facial cleanser need not be confusing. The main objective of applying cleansers on your skin is to remove makeup, dirt and impurities that may not be easily removed with just soap and water. It may be best also to know what your facial skin type is so you can narrow down your choices.
Many look for gentle cleansers so as to avoid unwanted irritation. If you are also one of these people, you may want to choose Simple Facial Wash or Cetaphil Gentle Cleanser. If you’re struggling with eczema and rosacea, you may want to look into the Cetaphil one. The former is a gel-type and the latter, liquid lotion. Both are suitable for all skin types.
Of course, these are only approximation as skincare and health is very individualized. So at the end of the day, best if we test it out ourselves but hopefully, we have helped you narrow down your choices.
Cleanser Buying Guide
Some experts recommend a facial wash that’s gentle which means the formula is mild, no matter your skin type. Also, depending on the person, you may want to avoid sodium lauryl sulfate, alcohol, or fragrance so as not to irritate your skin.
Don’t forget, facial cleansers generally will reduce your skin moisture. So you may want to also choose ones that not only clean, but also moisturize. Or get a separate moisturizer.
Lastly, it may be a good idea to choose a facial wash based off your skin type. It’s always wise to have some idea on the effects of various textures and ingredients found in facial wash/cleaners.
Cleansers For Dry Skin
For dry skin, look for a cleanser that is non-foaming and milky texture and has hydrating agents such as hyaluronic acid or aloe vera extract.
Cleansers For Combination or Acne Prone Skin
For combination and acne prone facial skin, look for a gel-type gentle cleanser with ingredients such as chemical exfoliants such as AHAs and BHAs.
How To Know Your Skin Type
There are generally five types of skin types: normal, dry, oily, combination (oily and dry) and sensitive. Ressearch suggests that our skin type is affected by genetics and other factors but may change over time.
There are many methods to check your skin type, including the bare face method and the blotting sheet method.
Blotting Sheet Method
- Get a blotting paper and gently pat on different areas on your face.
- See how much oil is picked up by the sheet.
- If the sheet picks up a considerable amount of oil, you have oily skin. If there is little or no oil, you have dry skin, if there is oil when you apply the sheet on your T area, your skin is combination.
How To Apply Facial Wash
There are some do’s and don’ts when it comes to applying a facial cleanser, according to L’Oreal Paris.
First, ensure that you remove all make up and impurities with lukewarm water (not hot water!) and wash your hands thoroughly.
Next, apply a small amount to your face and massage it gently with the tips of your fingers, applying a small circular motion as you do. Rinse your face, again with lukewarm water so as not to strip your skin off its natural oils.
Finally, pat your face with a clean towel but leave a little it a little damp. Never rub your face dry. At this stage, it may be a good time to apply a moisturizer if you need it, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
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