The best skincare masks that are made in Malaysia—from sheet masks to yogurt face packs
Fun fact: our local beauty scene in Malaysia is more impressive than you'd think. From handpoured soy wax candles to all-natural body care essentials, there's nothing you can't find from these made-in-Malaysia beauty labels.
In the spirit of Merdeka, we shared our favourite homegrown beauty brands that carry must-try skincare masks—including overnight lip treatments, sheet masks that can rival that of the K-beauty scene and more:
You can't beat a sheet mask that boasts about 80% of active ingredients to really nourish your skin—such as Chuck's range of cruelty- and fragrance-free face masks. Made from Cupra cotton, its sheet masks are extremely soft and is able to impart up to 10 times more serum onto the skin than your usual cotton sheet masks. Our favourite is Self-Love, a seriously hydrating contender that has royal jelly extract.
Available in three types (brightening, purifying and moisturising); shop from the website here
Looking for no-frills, straight-outta-the-jar-goodness that can truly pamper your body? Try Handmade Heroes' range of bestselling products than runs the gamut from lip and body scrubs to dry shampoo. Our go-to is the brand's latest Sleeping Lip Mask, a super creamy and rich overnight lip treatment that's made of mango butter and cocoa butter for a plumper pout.
Tip: It's perfect as a lip balm/primer to hydrate your lips before applying lipstick.
This sheet mask is our pick for anyone who's looking to revive fatigued, stressed-out skin. If late nights and insufficient skin TLC are the bane of your skin's existence, try Clef's copper peptide sheet masks that are infused with extracts from green tea, Centella Asiatica, and chamomile flower. With a tagline that promises to fix nine different skin dilemmas (it brightens, repairs, smoothes, tightens and more), this sheet mask may just bowl you over.
Homegrown mask brand L'Miere has three types of capsule masks in its stash if you're looking for targeted skin solutions. All masks come with active ingredients that are sourced from Canada, Korea and France. In addition to being cruelty- and sulphate-free, they're also dermatologist-tested and sans artificial colours and fragrances.
A fan of clay masks? Go for The Mineraw's Purify Face Mask that comes in powder form for you to easily mix it with water when your skin needs its weekly TLC. Made of dead sea mud and clay, this mask is free of fragrance, parfum, essentials oils; and is great for all skin types, especially for oily/acne-prone skin.
By Eggs' ogranic face masks certainly sound (and look) like they're good enough to eat, with ingredients inspired from real food with skin-loving properties—including the Soy Pudding Super Hydrating Sleeping Mask, Tiramisu Deep Cleansing Clay Mask, and Breakfast Cereal Moisturising Clay Mask. Our advice? Go for a gift set to let your skin sample these goodies.
Did you know that sandalwood is an antiseptic and astringent that can help reduce skin inflammation and ageing? This active ingredient isn't just popular in Ayurvedic beauty, but is also a popular aromatic in fragrances. Kushan's Sandalwood Powder can be mixed with water or rosewater and used as a face mask to help counter acne and give your skin a subtle glow.
Check out our favourite homegrown candle brands here.