#SupportLocal: 13 Malaysian skincare brands every beauty lover should know
Malaysia's beauty scene has all but exploded in the last few years, and the hype has paved the way for plenty of new names to emerge. Whether you're shopping for gifts or you're just looking to support your local businesses, we've got you covered.
From all-natural ingredients to lab-tested efficacies, here are our picks for local favourites:
Founded by local it-girl Jane Chuck, this brand has been on the tip of every Malaysian's tongue since its launch. While the line-up is currently limited to sheet masks, a honey cream, and sunscreen, the brand is set for global expansion.
BURO's Pick: Chuck's Very Important Sunscreen
All of the ingredients used in Clef Skincare products have two criteria to meet: Clean and effective (hence, the name, Clef). The local brand hopes to uproot—not just treat—skin issues with high quality, multifunctional products.
BURO's Pick: Clef Skincare Copper Peptide Mask
Also known as the brainchild of local influencer Chryseis Tan, Lumi Beauty offers natural formulations that don't skimp on efficacy. As the brand puts it: "Each product is thoughtfully made to leave your skin looking good, feeling good, and smelling good".
BURO's Pick: Lumi Beauty Vitamin Glow Super Serum
Founded in 2019 by Dr. Nurul A’in binti Sa’ari (a former medical doctor), Alluskin strives to provide effective, powerful, yet gentle products to the Malaysian Market.
BURO's Pick: Alluskin Barrier Cream
This brand was established in 2016 after its co-founder discovered the skincare wonders of root turmeric (hence, the name: Yello). You'll find this ingredient in every product, and your skin will thank you for it.
This vegan and cruelty-free local brand (though it is now based in Singapore) champions completely natural formulations to bring you products that you can rely on.
BURO's Pick: The Ultimate Bakuchiol Booster Oil
The Mineraw aims to provide skincare that is easy to use and easy to understand—it's in the name (Mineraw = minerals + raw). If you're into natural formulations, this is the brand for you!
BURO's Pick: The Mineraw Refresh Face Cleanser
The Speak Collective
Founded to cater to acne- and eczema-prone skin, The Speak Collective believes that every person deserves gentle, plant-based skincare that works.
BURO's Pick: The Speak Collective Rosehip + Carrot Facial Oil
Founded in 2017, this local brand's mission is to provide high-quality products for all skin types and tones. Better yet, they are completely cruelty-free.
BURO's Pick: Kayman Beauty HyaluMelon Mist Toner
À La Carte Skincare
If you're looking for customisable skincare that caters to your specific needs, look no further. Apart from providing effective, no-BS formulations, À La Carte Skincare is formulated for the humid Malaysian climate, so you can treat your skin issues without fear of becoming a sticky mess.
BURO'S Pick: À La Carte 10% Niacinamide 30ML
This Bornean-based local brand places the native Kalalit extract at its core—also known as Sappanwood, the botanical extract is championed for its natural healing properties by the Kadazan-Dusun people. Further, the brand's line-up is entirely fragrance-free, making it suitable for sensitive skin.
BURO's Pick: Olumes The Refining Lotion
If you covet natural ingredients in your skincare routine and your skin is on the sensitive side, Meizlab might have the line-up for you. Founded in 2015, each product is handmade with botanicals, with each recipe having been tested by its founder to ensure its safety and efficacy.
BURO's Pick: The Meizlab Luxe Natural Facial Oil
If you're looking for skincare that is suitable for the whole family, Lavent has you covered. This local brand is another option for those of you looking for skincare products with au naturel philosophies, sourcing their lab-tested formulations from the earth itself.
BURO's Pick: Lavent Allure Cleansing Oil
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