Moisturizers, some use them but most would avoid them because it might feel heavy on the skin and your skin becomes even oilier, especially with the hot and unpredictable Malaysian weather. But, it’s really important to use a moisturizer during the daytime because you have to keep your skin hydrated and protected from the harsh environment you might put it through, especially the dry air-condition air. So we have narrowed down to 5 different day moisturizers that work for Malaysia’s weather and yet, feels lightweight on your skin so you won’t realize you have it on throughout the day.
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1. Shiseido Essential Energy Moisturizing Gel Cream, RM226
This unique gel cream made with ReNeura Technology™ that is said to reboot your skin’s sensors to make your skin more awake to receive all the goodness your skincare has if you noticed your current skincare has not showing any improvements to your skin. It’s non-comedogenic, dermatologist-tested, paraben-free, and mineral oil-free and it’s recommended for people from age 25 to 45 to reenergize your skin to keep it plump and healthy. Fun fact: Every jar has one of the 64 different shapes that are inspired by Japanese Raku ware.
The unique gel-cream texture felt refreshing on our skin and the relaxing floral-fruity scent made it a whole lot better but the scent might irritate those with very sensitive skin because we did a patch test on our arm and it left a bit of redness on our skin but it could be the active ingredients in the cream that’s improving the circulation of the skin. Our skin did look healthier and seems to be able to absorb other skincare products better which we’re grateful for. Get it at Shiseido counters and Sephora stores nationwide.
2. Fresh Vitamin Nectar Moisture Glow Face Cream, RM218
This revitalizing moisturizer is enriched with a proprietary vitamin fruit complex made up of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B5, lemon and orange fruit extracts, and minerals to give your skin an instant healthy-looking glow, long-lasting hydration, and minimize signs of ageing.
The refreshing citrus scent definitely perked us up and the texture feels lovely on our skin too. It definitely brightened up our tired skin, making it even softer and hydrated for the entire day. It has become one of our favourite moisturizers to date! Get it at Sephora stores nationwide.
3. First Aid Beauty Coconut Water Cream, RM165
Just like coconut water, this refreshing cream is rich in electrolytes, amino acids, enzymes, and antioxidants to recharge your skin’s hydration and plumpness! It’s also non-comedogenic and oil-free which makes it fast-absorbing and great for the hot weather.
We love the lightweight, water-like texture that smells like fresh coconuts. If you keep this in the fridge, this will be a nice cooling treat to wake your skin up in the morning! It blends into your skin smoothly with no sticky texture. You can find this at Sephora stores.
4. innisfree Green Tea Seed Cream, RM99
This newly formulated soft cream contains the upgraded Beauty Green Tea formula that gives even more antioxidants and moisture to your skin to maintain its moisture levels and healthy-glowing complexion. It also follows a 5-free system meaning it’s free from parabens, synthetic colorants, mineral oil, animal-originated ingredients, and imdazolidinyl urea.
The watery texture is refreshing and really gives your skin a glowing complexion once it’s absorbed into your skin. The scent is relaxing too! Seeing that it’s 5-free, it can work for sensitive skin as well. Find this at innisfree stores nationwide.
5. Guerisson 9Complex Cream (Renew), RM93.40
In case you haven’t heard, this best-selling cream now comes in a revamped formula that’s even better, texture and formula-wise. Famed for it Advanced Horse Oil ingredient that gives a dual function of whitening and anti-wrinkle to nourish and energize sagging, dull skin from skin deep.
The texture is slightly thicker than the other moisturizers on the list which makes more suitable for those with dry skin. We like how it provides a light protective layer on our skin to protect it from the hot weather and cold air condition. It really brightened (it leaves a healthy dewy glow too) and smoothened our skin and a little goes a long way with this so, this jar can last you for a while. Now, we know why it’s one of the most popular creams in the K-Beauty world. You can find this at Sasa store nationwide.