Top 10 Best Moisturizers for Dry Skin in Malaysia 2023

A moisturizer is an essential skincare item that is important for everyone to use in their daily skincare regime. A moisturizer is used after washing the face with a cleanser and it helps to keep the hydrated throughout the day.  For those with dry skin, it is especially important to use a moisturizer. 

Without the use of a moisturizer, people with dry skin will suffer from dry patches and flakiness around the face and it can damage the skin’s barrier. A good moisturizer will be able to solve these skin issues. Here are the top 10 moisturizers for dry skin in Malaysia.

SK-II SKINPOWER Cream
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SK-II’s SKINPOWER Cream is a rich and velvety moisturiser packed with PITERA™ and InfinitPower Technology, an exclusive cocktail of three power ingredients that work from deep within. Your skin will feel bouncy, glowy and smooth with consistent usage. It is suitable for both day and night use and its velvety texture is perfect for drier climates and all skin types. This cream also supercharges your skin layer by layer, leaving you with more hydrated and radiant skin.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Galactomyces Ferment Filtrate, Isohexadecane, Niacinamide, Isopropyl Isostearate, Butylene Glycol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pentylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Phytosteryl/Behenyl/Octyldodecyl Lauroyl Glutamate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Behenyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Benzyl Alcohol, Dimethiconol, Peg-100 Stearate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetearyl Glucoside, Polysorbate 80, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Methylparaben, Disodium Edta, Fragrance, Paeonia Albiflora Root Extract, Palmitic Acid, Stearic Acid, Propylparaben, Ethylparaben, Sorbitan Oleate, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Sodium Hydroxide, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Palmitoyl Pentapeptide-4, Methylsilanol Tri-Peg-8 Glyceryl Cocoate, Zantedeschia Aethiopica Flower/Stem Extract, Polyquaternium-7, Methicone, Ci 77891, Ci 77492
  • Country of Origin: Japan
  • Size Available: 50g, 80g, 100g 

Pros:

Velvety texture
Deeply nourishing
Suitable for drier skin types
Supercharges the skin’s from keep withiner
Suitable for day and night use

Price: RM469 (50g), RM685 (80g), RM785 (100g)

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

2. Aiken Prebiotic Hydra Plus Moisturizer

Aiken Prebiotic Hydra Plus Moisturizer
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Aiken’s Prebiotic Hydra Plus Moisturizer is a water-based moisturizer that is non-sticky which makes the formula easy to absorb into the skin. This moisturizer will help to soothe the skin and balance hydration levels throughout the entire day of wear. The formula contains rice water that is essential in hydrating the skin in order to prevent any dry patches. The formula contains prebiotics too which increases the skin’s smoothness and the skin barrier’s strength.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Niacinamide, Betaine, Glycerin, Butylene Glycol, Biosaccharide gum-1, Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Carbomer, Cyclohexasiloxane, Bisabolol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Sodium Polyacrylate, Xanthan Gum, Disodium EDTA, Sodium Hyaluronate, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Trideceth-6, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Alpha-Glucan Oligosaccharide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polymnia Sonchifolia Root Juice, Maltodextrin, Aspergillus Ferment, Lactobacillus, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, CI 42090
  • Country Of Origin: America
  • Size Available: 40ml

Pros:

Strengthens skin barrier
Increases skin smoothness
Moisturizes skin efficiently

Price: RM23.92

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

3. Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream

Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream
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The Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream is a lightweight moisturizer that provides deep hydration to the skin. The moisturizer has a combination of two hyaluronic acids that work together to hydrate the surface of the skin and the deeper layers of the epidermis for a full coverage of moisturization. The moisturizer contains damask rose extract that protects the skin from loss of water.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Butylene Glycol, Pentylene Glycol, Propanediol, Caprylyl Methicone, Isostearyl Isostearate, Dimethicone, Behenyl Alcohol, Nylon-6/​12, Steareth-2, Xanthan Gum, Prunus Domestica Seed Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Algin, Angelica Keiskei Extract, Acacia Senegal Gum, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/​Vp Copolymer, Steareth-21, Polyacrylamide, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Acrylates/​C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Dimethiconol, Laureth-7, Tetrasodium EDTA, Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride, BHT, Caramel, Serine, Fragrance, Phenoxyethanol, Lemonellol, Geraniol
  • Country Of Origin: America
  • Size Available: 50ml

Pros:

Hydrates all layers of the skin
Prevents water loss
Lightweight

Price: RM145.80

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

4. Avène Xeracalm A.D Lipid-Replenishing Cream

Avene Xeracalm A.D Lipid Replenishing Cream
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Avène’s Xeracalm A.D Lipid-Replenishing Cream is a rich moisturizer that is essential for those who have a dry and itchy skin type. This cream helps to seal in hydration and restores the skin’s barrier to protect the skin against free radicals. The cream comes in a pump form to keep the cream safe from any contamination and bacteria.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Avène Thermal Spring Water, Glycerin, Mineral Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Oenothera Biennis Oil, Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Glucoside, Aquaphilus Dolomiae Extract, Arginine, Carbomer, Evening Primrose Oil/​Palm Oil Aminopropanediol Esters, Glycine, Sodium Hydroxide, Tocopherol, Water
  • Country Of Origin: France
  • Size Available: 200ml

Pros:

Suitable to use for the face and body
Soothes itchy and dry skin
Seals in moisture

Price: RM74.25

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

5. CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion

CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion
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The CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion is a gentle moisturizer that is delicate enough to be used on both the face and body, making it a great money saving option. This moisturizer does not contain any alcohol, fragrance or parabens so it will not cause any redness or irritation. This moisturizer contains hyaluronic acid and 3 types of ceramide that lock in hydration and deeply hydrate the skin.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Aqua/​Water, Glycerin, Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 20, Ceteareth-20, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Sodium Lauroyl Lactylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Phosphate, Disodium EDTA, Dipotassium Phosphate, Ceramide NP, Ceramide AP, Phytosphingosine, Cholesterol, Xanthan Gum, Carbomer, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopherol, Ceramide EOP
  • Country Of Origin: America
  • Size Available: 236ml

Pros:

Suitable to use for the face and body
Deeply hydrates skin
Free from alcohol, parabens and fragrance

Price: RM82.90

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

6. IUNIK Beta Glucan Daily Moisture Cream

IUNIK Beta Glucan Daily Moisture Cream
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The IUNIK Beta Glucan Daily Moisture Cream is a creamy moisturizer that contains beta glucan, which is an ingredient that hydrates dry skin efficiently and improves the barrier of the skin once it is applied. This moisturizer contains a red fruit complex that revitalizes and calms any irritation and redness.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Cyclohexasiloxane, Beta-Glucan, Cetearyl Alcohol, Niacinamide, Cetearyl Isononanoate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Glyceryl Stearate, Polysorbate 60, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sorbitan Stearate, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Glycol, Acrylates/​C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Arginine, Cetearyl Glucoside, Allantoin, Centella Asiatica Extract, Betaine, Prunus Salicina Fruit Extract, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit Extract, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Adenosine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Pentylene Glycol, Aspalathus Linearis Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Commiphora Myrrha Resin Extract, Perilla Frutescens Leaf Extract, Yucca Schidigera Root Extract
  • Country Of Origin: South Korea
  • Size Available: 60ml

Pros:

Brightens tone of skin
Hydrates skin effectively
Soothes redness and irritations

Price: RM26.90

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

7. Cosrx Hydrium Moisture Power Enriched Cream

Cosrx Hydrium Moisture Power Enriched Cream
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The Cosrx Hydrium Moisture Power Enriched Cream has a velvety consistency that moisturizes the skin without making it feel greasy. The main ingredients include vitamin B5 that is an anti-inflammatory agent to soothe the skin, propolis which maintains the oil and water levels in the skin and ceramide that protects the skin barrier.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Vinyl Dimethicone, Pentylene Glycol, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, 1,2-Hexanediol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Arachidyl Alcohol, Propolis Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/​Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Polyglyceryl-6 Stearate, Butylene Glycol, Carbomer, Behenyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Tromethamine, Dimethiconol, Caprylyl Glycol, Arachidyl Glucoside, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ceramide NP, Ethylhexylglycerin, Xanthan Gum, Sucrose Stearate, Polyglyceryl-6 Behenate, Sodium Polyacrylate Starch, Stearic Acid, Palmitic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Cholesterol, Hyaluronic Acid, Glycosphingolipids, Hydrolyzed Hyaluronic Acid
  • Country Of Origin: South Korea
  • Size Available: 50ml

Pros:

Anti-inflammatory
Protects skin barrier
Balances oil and water levels

Price: RM60.26

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

8. L’Occitane Aqua Réotier Ultra Thirst-Quenching Gel

LOccitane Aqua Reotier Ultra Thirst Quenching Gel
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It can be difficult to find a moisturizer that will hydrate and cool the skin during the hot weather. That is exactly what the L’Occitane Aqua Réotier Ultra Thirst-Quenching Gel does for the skin. This gel textured moisturizer contains hyaluronic acid and the brand’s special Réotier water that recharges the skin with water and makes the skin feel refreshed.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Aqua/​Water, Propanediol, Glycerin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Acrylates/​C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Xylitylglucoside, Caprylyl Glycol, Anhydroxylitol, Ppg-26 Buteth-26, Xylitol, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Sodium Polyacrylate Starch, Sodium Hydroxide, Sodium Benzoate, Citric Acid, Parfum/​Fragrance, Linalool, Hexyl Cinnamal, Citronellol, Citral, Geraniol, Ci 42090/​Blue 1
  • Country Of Origin: France
  • Size Available: 50ml

Pros:

Recharges the skin with water
Refreshes the skin
Non-oily

Price: RM170.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

9. Koolit Calming Cream 

Koolit Calming Cream
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The Koolit Calming Cream is a locally made moisturizer that is super gentle on the skin and is suitable to use on the face and body. Licorice extract and vitamin E that is contained in the formula helps to hydrate dry patches and eliminate any flakiness. The moisturizer also has antioxidants that increase the skin barrier’s strength.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Aqua, Glycerin, Petrolatum, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Dimethicone, Isononyl Isononanoate, Olea europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate-80, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Tocotrienol, Carotenoid, Tocopherol, Glycyrrhiza glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Glyceryl Caprylate, Tetrasodium EDTA, Triethanolamine
  • Country Of Origin: Malaysia
  • Size Available: 100ml

Pros:

Gentle on the skin
Hydrates dry patches
Strengthen skin barrier

Price: RM38.40 – RM93.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

10. Laneige Water Bank Hydro Cream EX

Laneige Water Bank Hydro Cream EX
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The Laneige Water Bank Hydro Cream EX is a hydrating cream that contains Green Mineral Water that reinforces the skin barrier to protect the skin against environmental pollutants. This cream uses leafy green vegetable extracts to deliver antioxidants to the skin. It is also a gel consistency that does not feel heavy on the skin.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water/​Aqua/​Eau, Propanediol, Glycerin, Methyl Trimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Caprylyl Methicone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Sea Water/​Maris Aqua/​Eau De Mer, Saccharide Isomerate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/​VP Copolymer, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/​Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Cetearyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Fragrance/​Parfum, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin, Disodium EDTA, Acrylates/​C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Tromethamine, Sorbitan Isostearate, Polyglyceryl-3 Methylglucose Distearate, Hyaluronic Acid, Magnesium Sulfate, Calcium Chloride, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Beta Vulgaris (Beet) Root Extract /​ Extrait De Racine De Betterave, Manganese Sulfate, Chenopodium Quinoa Seed Extract, Tocopherol, Zinc Sulfate, Lecithin, Brassica Oleracea Acephala Leaf Extract, Nasturtium Officinale Extract, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Lepidium Sativum Sprout Extract, Ascorbyl Glucoside
  • Country Of Origin: South Korea
  • Size Available: 50ml

Pros:

Rich in antioxidants
Strengthens skin barrier
Gel texture

Price: RM82.20

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

And that is all for the top 10 moisturizers for dry skin in Malaysia. There are a wide variety of moisturizers as listed above, so how do you choose the right one for you ? This is what you need to know: 

  1. Price

The moisturizers listed above have a low to high range when it comes to the prices. It is important to note that a low priced moisturizer will work just as well as a high priced one. 

  1. Texture

The moisturizers come in different textures such as gel and cream textures. It is good to note which type of moisturizer texture you are comfortable with using before making your choice.

  1. Usage

You should consider how often you will be using your moisturizer as some moisturizers come in small amounts or with a short shelf life. 

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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