Top 10 Best Facial Cleansers in Malaysia 2022

The first step of any skin care routine is cleansing. This is because cleansing the face is necessary in order to remove any filth and grime that is on the skin’s surface due to environmental pollutants in the air. It is crucial to cleanse the face to remove the makeup that you have been wearing as leaving makeup on the face for too long or overnight can clog the pores and damage the skin’s barrier.

Without the use of a facial cleanser, the dirt and impurities will enter your pores. This will then cause irritations on the skin which would then lead to skin breakouts. There are plenty of facial cleansers that have been created and are available to purchase. Here are the top 10 facial cleansers in Malaysia.

1. Cosrx Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser

Cosrx Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser
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The Cosrx Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser is a cleanser that is suitable for those who have dry skin and oily skin types. This cleanser contains tea tree oil that helps to soothe inflammation and treat any active acne. It also contains BHA, which removes any dead skin cells and rids the skin of any dirt that is deep within the pores. It is a gentle cleanser that is best to be used in the morning, as it has a low pH and does not strip the skin of its natural oils.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Polysorbate 20, Styrax Japonicus Branch/​Fruit/​Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Saccharomyces Ferment, Cryptomeria Japonica Leaf Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Leaf Extract, Pinus Palustris Leaf Extract, Ulmus Davidiana Root Extract, Evening Primrose Flower Extract, Pueraria Lobata Root Extract, Tea Tree Leaf Oil, Allantoin, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Betaine Salicylate, Citric Acid, Ethyl Hexanediol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Sodium Benzoate, Disodium Edta
  • Country Of Origin: South Korea
  • Size Available: 20ml, 50ml, 150ml

Pros:

Treats active acne
Soothes inflammation
Removes dead skin cells

Price: RM9.89 – RM21.49

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

2. Hada Labo AHA/BHA Face Wash

Hada Labo AHA BHA Face Wash
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The Hada Labo AHA/BHA Face Wash deeply cleanses the skin from grime and dirt that has accumulated on the skin’s surface. The cleanser has a rich and smooth texture that is comfortable to use as you wash your face. AHA and BHA are the key ingredients in this cleanser which aid in penetrating the skin’s barrier to clean the skin from within while removing excess oils without over-drying the skin.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Potassium Myristoyl Glutamate, PEG-40, Lauramidopropyl Betaine, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Lauramide Dea, Glycolic Acid, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Lauric Acid, Glycol Distearate, Hydroxyacetophenone, Potassium Hydroxide, Salicylic Acid, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Phytic Acid, Moringa Pterygosperma Seed Extract, Biosaccharide Gum-4, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil
  • Country Of Origin: Japan
  • Size Available: 130ml

Pros:

Deeply cleans the pores
Clears skin of grime and dirt
Gently exfoliates

Price: RM29.08

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

Hy Amino Cleanser
Image credit: Y.O.U

A facial wash enriched with Amino Acid, Hyaluronic Acid  and Moringa Seeds that works effectively in cleansing, maintaining moisture, and nourishing for fresh, smooth, and healthy skin.

1. Amino Acid Formula

Enriched with 4 types of Amino Acids to help maintain skin moisture.

2. 5D Hyaluronic Acid

Contain 5 types of Hyaluronic Acids that help provide hydration and maintains skin’s moisture.

3. Moringa Seed

A natural ingredient that purifies and softens the skin.

Specifications 

  • Product Weight: 100g
  • Types of Cleanser Available: 4 Types Of Cleanser (Anti Acne, Oil Control, Brightening, Hydrating) 
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Ingredients: Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Sekken Soji-K, Sodium Chloride, Glycol Distearate, Decyl Glucoside, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Laureth Phosphate, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Sodium Benzoate, Distearyl Phthalic Acid Amide, Cocamide MEA, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Acrylates Copolymer, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Parfum, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Disodium EDTA, Propylene Glycol, Hyaluronic Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Pentylene Glycol, Moringa Oleifera Seed Extract, Serine, Histidine, Sargassum Pallidum Extract, Honey Extract, Threonine, Aspartic Acid, 1,2-Hexanediol, Sodium Acetylated Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Hyaluronate Crosspolymer, Hydroxyacetophenone, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Trehalose, CI 17200.

Price: RM15.90

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

4. innisfree Green Tea Foam Cleanser

innisfree Green Tea Foam Cleanser
Image credit: Innisfree

The innisfree Green Tea Foam Cleanser is a cleanser that works best for those with combination and oily skin. It is a creamy cleanser that forms into a foam when it comes in contact with water. The main ingredient that is used in the formula is Jeju green tea which aids in deeply cleansing the skin’s surface while hydrating the skin. Your skin will feel smooth and supple after each wash.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water /​ Aqua /​ Eau, Glycerin, Myristic Acid, Stearic Acid, Peg-32, Potassium Hydroxide, Palmitic Acid, Lauric Acid, Lauryl Glucoside, Propanediol, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Fragrance /​ Parfum, Polyquaternium-7, 1,2-Hexanediol, Disodium Edta, Sodium Benzoate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Water, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Lactic Acid, Alcohol, Camellia Sinensis Root Extract, Phenoxyethanol
  • Country Of Origin: South Korea
  • Size Available: 150ml

Pros:

Deeply cleanses skin
Hydrates the skin
Leaves the skin feeling soft and supple

Price: RM41.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

5. SOMEBYMI Bye Bye Blemish Vita Tox Brightening Bubble Cleanser

SOMEBYMI Bye Bye Blemish Vita Tox Brightening Bubble Cleanser
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The SOMEBYMI Bye Bye Blemish Vita Tox Brightening Bubble Cleanser is a great selection of cleanser if you are looking to brighten your complexion or have a dull skin type. This cleanser is a unique product as it is a bubble texture, which helps to remove dead skin cells and smoothen the skin’s texture. The ingredients of Yuja, Goheung and Jeju Green tangerine extracts help to brighten the complexion and hydrate the skin.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Citrus Reticulata (Tangerine) Fruit Extract, Disodium Cocoamphodiacetate, Glycerin, Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Coco-Betaine, Methyl Perfluorobutyl Ether,Methyl Perfluorobutyl Ether, Acrylates Copolymer, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Fruit Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Bacillus/​Folic Acid/​Soybean Ferment Extract (500 Ppb), Sodium Hyaluronate, Butylene Glycol, Mannitol, Sucrose, Panthenol (1,000 Ppm), Ascorbyl Glucoside (10 Ppm), Biotin (10 Ppm), Niacinamide (10 Ppm), Ascorbic Acid (20 Ppm), Tocopheryl Acetate (100 Ppm), Tocopherol (100 Ppm), Glutathione (1,000 Ppb), Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate (10 Ppm), Cyanocobalamin (100 Ppm), Menadione (100 Ppb), Linolenic Acid (0.1 Ppb), Pyridoxine Hcl (10 Ppb), Sodium Ascorbyl Phosphate (2 Ppb), Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (2 Ppb), Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (2 Ppb), Sodium Riboflavin Phosphate (2 Ppb), Caprylyl Glycol, Citric Acid, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Mannan, Microcrystalline Cellulose, 1,2-Hexanediol, Benzyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Raspberry Ketone, Disodium EDTA, Ci 19140, Ci 15985, Iron Oxides(Ci 77492), Titanium Dioxide(Ci 77891), Fragrance, Limonene
  • Country Of Origin: South Korea
  • Size Available: 120ml

Pros:

Removes dead skin cells
Hydrates skin
Brightens complexion

Price: RM43.50

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

6. Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser

Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser
Image credit: Threebs Malaysia

The Cerave Foaming Facial Cleanser is an ideal cleanser for getting rid of excess oil and makeup without tightening the skin. This cleanser has a gel consistency that turns into foam once it comes in contact with water. It is suitable to use for oily and combination skin types as it is gentle enough without disrupting the skin’s protective barrier. The formula contains niacinamide, hyaluronic acid and ceramides that soothe skin irritations and locks in moisture.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Glycerin, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, PEG-150 Pentaerythrityl Tetrastearate, Niacinamide, PEG-6 Caprylic/​Capric Glycerides, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, Propylene Glycol, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Ceramide EOP, Carbomer, Methylparaben, Sodium Chloride, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Cholesterol, Disodium EDTA, Propylparaben, Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid, Phytosphingosine, Xanthan Gum
  • Country Of Origin: America
  • Size Available: 87ml, 355ml, 473ml

Pros:

Gets rid of excess oils
Soothes skin irritations
Locks in moisture

Price: RM39.90 – RM139.90

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

7. Olay Regenerist Revitalizing Cream Cleanser

Olay Regenerist Revitalizing Cream Cleanser
Image credit: Watsons

The Olay Regenerist Revitalizing Cream Cleanser is a creamy cleanser that resurfaces and detoxifies the skin by repairing the skin cells. This cleanser helps to speed up the regeneration of new cells by removing any dead skin cells left on the skin. This creamy cleanser also helps to brighten the skin to reveal a clear and healthy complexion.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, PPG-15 Stearyl Ether, Glycerin, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Betaine, Hydrated Silica, Salicylic Acid, Distearyldimonium Chloride, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Cetyl Alcohol, Alcohol, Steareth-21, Behenyl Alcohol, Fragrance, PPG-30, Steareth-2, Disodium EDTA, Carnosine, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbic Acid
  • Country Of Origin: South Africa
  • Size Available: 100ml

Pros:

Renews skin’s surface
Detoxify skin
Promotes cell regeneration

Price: RM12.12

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

8. Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser

Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser
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The Vanicream Gentle Facial Cleanser is a face cleanser that is suitable for those with sensitive and dry skin types. The cleanser is mild on the skin and is effective in removing oil, grime and makeup without making the skin feel dry after washing. It does not contain any fragrances, parabens and dyes and it is even suitable to be used for those who have serious skin issues such as eczema and psoriasis.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Purified Water, Glycerin, Coco Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Glycinate, Acrylates Copolymer, Caprylyl Glycol, Mica, Sodium Chloride, 1,2-Hexanediol, Titanium Dioxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium Edta
  • Country Of Origin: America
  • Size Available: 237ml

Pros:

Does not contain fragrances, parabens and dyes
Suitable for sensitive and dry skin types
Hydrates the skin

Price: RM59.90

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

9. Laneige Moist Cream Cleanser

Laneige Moist Cream Cleanser
Image credit: Laneige

The Laneige Moist Cream Cleanser is the facial cleanser for you if you have a dry skin type. This is because the cleanser is packed with 14.9% of highly moisturizing plant-derived oil which helps to increase the skin’s hydration levels and support the absorption of your following skin care items. This cleanser also helps to increase the elasticity of the skin and nourish the skin from any flakiness.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water/​Aqua/​Eau, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Myristic Acid, Lauryl Hydroxysultaine, Lauric Acid, Potassium Hydroxide, Glycerin, Sodium Chloride, Stearic Acid, Acrylates/​C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Fragrance/​Parfum, Polyquaternium-7, PEG-14M, Disodium EDTA, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherol, Silica, BHT
  • Country Of Origin: South Korea
  • Size Available: 150ml

Pros:

Increases hydration of skin
Increases skin’s elasticity
Nourish skin from dry flakes

Price: RM63.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

10. Fresh Soy Face Cleanser

Fresh Soy Face Cleanser
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The Fresh Soy Face Cleanser is a favourite among many skincare junkies as it is an effective and gentle cleanser to use. This cleanser has a gel formula that is mild on the skin yet efficient in removing any dirt and grime from the skin. This cleanser contains cucumber extract, rose water and borage seed oil that aids in soothing and softening the skin to reveal a radiant and glowing complexion.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Coco-Glucoside, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Xanthan Gum, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Rosa Damascena Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Centaurea Cyanus Flower Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Sterols, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Malva Sylvestris (Mallow) Flower Extract, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, PEG-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Benzoic Acid, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Lecithin, Pentylene Glycol, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Caramel, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol
  • Country Of Origin: America
  • Size Available: 150ml, 200ml

Pros:

Soothes the skin
Improves skin’s complexion
Softens texture of skin

Price: RM132.10

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

And there you have it, the top 10 facial cleansers in Malaysia. As there are a variety of options shown in this list, it is good to look through the following details before choosing the cleanser of your liking: 

  1. Skin Type

It is crucial for you to identify the type of skin that you have as each person has a different skin type and would require you to use products that would fit your skin type. This is to avoid any further damage to the skin. 

  1. Ingredients

Before choosing the cleanser of your choice, you should first read up on the ingredients to see if the ingredients are suitable for your skin type and will be beneficial in keeping your skin healthy. 

  1. Price

You should set aside an appropriate budget on how much you would want to spend on a cleanser as the price of these cleansers can range from being affordable to high end. This is to avoid any money wastage. 

Disclosure: This list was compiled by the team at My Weekend Plan after extensive research and shared opinions to suggest helpful recommendations for the public. The sequence of brands is in no particular order so if you have any other great suggestions too, please email us [email protected] For more information, kindly refer to our copyright, privacy & disclosure policy.

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