Unveiling the Top 5 Skin Concerns of Sephora Malaysia’s Beauty Community

Delving into the hearts of their valued customers, Sephora Malaysia embarked on a quest to uncover the most prevalent skin concerns among their passionate beauty community. Through insightful feedback and meticulous analysis, the top five skin struggles have emerged, taking centre stage in Sephora’s groundbreaking Science of Skin campaign. Brace yourself as we delve into the realms of blemishes, wrinkles, dark spots, dry skin, and pores, seeking effective solutions to address these common concerns.


The battle against blemishes is ongoing, but two ingredients have emerged as powerhouses in the fight: salicylic acid and niacinamide. Both are effective in banishing stubborn breakouts, but niacinamide is a good starting point for those new to acid-based skincare products due to its mild formula. Salicylic acid, on the other hand, provides an extra boost for those seeking a more aggressive approach. Before fully embracing these ingredients, it’s important to conduct a patch test and gradually incorporate them into your routine.

Recommended products:

  • The Inkey List Back to Basics: Breakout (RM132)
  • The Ordinary Aloe 2% + NAG 2% Serum (RM90)
  • Dr. Dennis Gross DRx Blemish Solutions Breakout Clearing Gel (RM210)
  • Mario Badescu Drying Lotion (RM98)
  • Sephora Collection Clarifying Serum (RM95)

Dry Skin

Dry skin can lead to various complexion concerns, but hyaluronic acid and glycerin can help combat dryness and restore natural radiance. Hyaluronic acid retains moisture and replenishes hydration reservoirs, while glycerin locks in moisture and soothes parched skin. These two ingredients work together as moisture magicians to leave your skin irresistibly glowing.

Recommended products:

  • Melixir Vegan Deep Hydration Cream – TBC
  • Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Moisturiser (RM278)
  • Kopari Moisture Whipped Ceramide Cream (RM220)
  • Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream (RM315)
  • Tatcha The Dewy Skin Cream (RM370)
  • Sephora Collection Intense Hydration Serum (RM99)


As we age, our skin naturally develops fine lines and wrinkles. However, retinol and peptides can help combat these visible signs of ageing. Retinol stimulates collagen production, which minimises the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Peptides enhance the skin’s natural collagen synthesis, resulting in a smoother, more youthful complexion. These two ingredients work together as a dynamic duo to revitalise maturing skin.

Recommended products:


  • Biossance Retinol Night Serum (RM336)
  • Tatcha The Silk Serum (RM550)
  • Supergoop Daily Dose Bioretinol + Mineral + SPF 40 (RM215)
  • The Inkey List Retinol Face Serum (RM60)
  • Sephora Collection Targeted Anti-Aging Serum (RM99)


Dark spots can be frustrating and disrupt our desire for an even complexion. However, there are two brightening superheroes that can come to the rescue: Vitamin C and Niacinamide. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps fade discolouration and promote a brighter and more youthful complexion. Meanwhile, Niacinamide is a multitasking ingredient that not only fades dark spots but also improves the overall texture and appearance of the skin. It reduces excess melanin production, giving you a smoother and more luminous complexion. By incorporating these powerful ingredients into your skincare routine, you can say goodbye to dark spots and hello to a more radiant complexion.

Recommended products:

  • Dr. Dennis Gross Vitamin C Lactic Oil-Free Radiant Moisturiser (RM320)
  • Fenty Skin Watch Ya Tone Niacinamide Dark Spot Serum (RM220)
  • Allies of SKin Tranexamic & Arbutin Advanced Brightening Serum (RM500)
  • Farmacy Beauty 10% Waterless Vitamin C Serum (RM230)
  • The Ordinary Caffeine Solution 5% + EGCG (RM55)
  • Sephora Collection Targeted Dark Spots Serum (RM99)


Large pores can often leave us feeling self-conscious and longing for a smoother complexion. But fear not, because there are pore-minimizing products out there that are supercharged with potent ingredients to come to your rescue. With the right arsenal of BHAs (beta hydroxy acids), niacinamide, and retinol, you can tighten those pores and achieve a refined and flawless appearance – no filter required!

Recommended products:

  • Glow Recipe Strawberry BHA Pore-Smooth Blur Drops (RM159)
  • Dr. Jart + Pore Remedy Renewing Foam Cleanser (RM120)
  • Ole Henriksen Cold Plunge Pore Remedy Moisturizer (RM240)
  • The Inkey List Niacinamide Face Serum (RM50)
  • Biossance Squalane + BHA Pore Minimizing Toner (RM160)

You can find all the recommended products both in-store and online at Sephora Malaysia. Click here for more information and recommendations on products.

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