Top 10 Best Serums in Malaysia 2022

Serums are a crucial step in every skincare routine. It is more concentrated than a moisturizer and delivers the right nutrients to help the skin in different ways. There are various face serums out in the market that are specifically made to tackle particular problems that an individual’s skin might be going through.

Without the use of a face serum, the issues that your skin might be experiencing could potentially get worse. This can decrease a person’s self-confidence and even affect their health as well. Worry not, for here are the top 10 serums in Malaysia 2022. 

1. Axis-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum

Axis Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum
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The Axis-Y Dark Spot Correcting Glow Serum is a moisturizing and brightening serum for the skin. This serum specifically targets and corrects dark spots by lightening the marks with each use of the product. Skin pigmentation and blemishes are improved while the skin stays hydrated all day. Skin loving ingredients such as niacinamide and papaya extracts help to reduce the appearance of acne scars and uneven skin tone while squalene helps to fight off free radicals and promotes the production of collagen.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Niacinamide, Sodium Hyaluronate, Propanediol, Erythritol, Butylene Glycol, Squalane, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Malpighia Emarginata(Acerola)Fruit Extract, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Chlorphenesin, Arginine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Carbomer, Glutathione, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Allantoin, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil
  • Country Of Origin: South Korea
  • Size Available: 5ml, 50ml

Pros:

Targets dark spots
Hydrates skin
Promotes production of collagen

Note:
- Must be stored away from sunlight
- Must moisturize after applying

Price: RM65.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

2. The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1%

The Ordinary Niacinamide Zinc
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The Ordinary Niacinamide 10% + Zinc 1% is a niacinamide serum that helps to reduce blemishes on the skin. This serum is made without any water, alcohol or oil so it is safe for those with sensitive skin. The thin texture makes it easy for the serum to be absorbed into the skin too. This serum helps to control the production of sebum and unclog pores on the skin’s surface.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Niacinamide, Pentylene Glycol, Zinc Pca, Tamarindus Indica Seed Gum, Carrageenan, Acacia Senegal Gum, Xanthan Gum, Cocoyl Proline, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin
  • Country Of Origin: Canada
  • Size Available: 30ml, 60ml

Pros:

Reduces blemishes
Unclog pores
Controls sebum production

Note: Not recommended to use with AHA and BHA skin care products as may cause irritation

Price: RM27.90

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

3. Garnier Light Complete Booster Serum

Garnier Light Complete Booster Serum
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Garnier’s Light Complete Booster Serum is a vitamin C serum that helps to brighten and repair the skin’s barrier. This serum contains a high level of vitamin C that is beneficial in lightening acne marks on the skin and keeping the skin plump. Dark spots are corrected and uneven skin tone is balanced with each use of this serum.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Aqua/​Water, Glycerin, Alcohol, Dipropylene Glycol, Butylene Glycol, PEG/​PPG/​Polybutylene Glycol-8/​5/​3 Glycerin, Niacinamide, Hydroxyethylpiperazine Ethane Sulfonic Acid, Bis-PEG-18 Methyl Ether Dimethyl Silane, 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, Isononyl Isononanoate, BHT, Linalool, Geraniol, Parfum/​Fragrance, Salicylic Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Phenoxyethanol, Phenylethyl Resorcinol, Adenosine, Ammonium Polyacryloyldimethyl Taurate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Limonene, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Citric Acid, Citrus Limon Fruit Extract/​Lemon Fruit Extract, Citrus Junos Fruit Extract, Xanthan Gum, Maltodextrin, Acetyl Trifluoromethylphenyl Valylglycine, Oxothiazolidinecarboxylic Acid, Benzyl Salicylate, Benzyl Alcohol
  • Country Of Origin: France
  • Size Available: 30ml

Pros:

Corrects dark spots
Lightens acne marks
Plumps the skin

Note: Must use sunscreen after application

Price: RM29.45

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

4. Ruruberry 10% Niacinamide + Zinc

Ruruberry Niacinamide Zinc
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The Ruruberry 10% Niacinamide + Zinc is a delicate serum that aids in fighting hyperpigmentation, skin congestion and uneven complexion. This serum contains niacinamide, which helps to control sebum production and promote pigment-making cells for cell renewal. The serum also contains zinc which has antimicrobial properties and is a natural astringent that helps to control oil production and clogged pores.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Niacinamide, Butylene Glycol, Zinc Pca, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Xanthan Gum, Xylitylglucoside, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Anhydroxylitol, Xylitol, Capryl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Glycerin, Citric Acid, Glucose, Chlorphenesin
  • Country Of Origin: Malaysia
  • Size Available: 5ml, 30ml

Pros:

Controls sebum production
Unclogs pores
Promotes pigment-making cells


Note:
- Must use sunscreen after application
- Not recommended to use with AHA and BHA skin care products as may cause irritation

Price: RM28.71

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

5. IUNIK Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum

IUNIK Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum
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The IUNIK Propolis Vitamin Synergy Serum is a lightweight serum that helps to soothe and brighten the skin. This serum is great for those especially with sensitive skin as it has calming ingredients such as centella and witch hazel, that help to reduce inflammation. The serum’s main ingredients in propolis which helps to brighten the skin’s appearance while delivering moisture to the skin. The serum also reduces fine lines and wrinkles that are on the skin.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Propolis Extract, Hippophae Rhamnoides Fruit Extract, Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Methylpropanediol, Niacinamide, Dipropylene Glycol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Sodium Hyaluronate, Betaine, Glycosyl Trehalose, Honey Extract, Beta-Glucan, Hydrogenated Starch Hydrolysate, Allantoin, Carbomer, Arginine, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Adenosine, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Pentylene Glycol, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Centella Asiatica Extract, Portulaca Oleracea Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Punica Granatum Fruit Extract, Ficus Carica (Fig) Fruit Extract, Morus Alba Fruit Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Nut Extract, Caprylyl Glycol
  • Country Of Origin: South Korea
  • Size Available: 15ml, 50ml

Pros:

Lightweight
Reduce inflammation
Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

Note: Must be stored away from sunlight

Price: RM13.68 – RM35.70

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

6. The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA

The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin HA
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The Ordinary Alpha Arbutin 2% + HA is a serum that has a concentrated formula which helps to brighten and whiten the skin. The formula consists of alpha arbutin and hyaluronic acid. Alpha arbutin is a powerful ingredient that repairs the effects of hyperpigmentation and dark spots by seeping deep into the skin cells and correcting the effects from within. This serum is good for those who are having a hard time getting rid of sun spots and acne scars. Hyaluronic acid helps to moisturize and plump the skin for a smoother appearance.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Alpha-Arbutin, Polyacrylate Crosspolymer-6, Hydrolyzed Sodium Hyaluronate, Propanediol, PPG-26-Buteth-26, PEG-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Lactic Acid, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Ethoxydiglycol, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin
  • Country Of Origin: Canada
  • Size Available: 30ml

Pros:

Reduces hyperpigmentation
Keeps skin hydrated and plump
Whitening

Note: Not recommended to use with vitamin C serums and niacinamide serums

Price: RM15.00 – RM43.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase

7. SOMEBYMI AHA.BHA.PHA 30 Days Miracle Serum

SOMEBYMI AHA.BHA .PHA Days Miracle Serum
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The SOMEBYMI AHA.BHA.PHA 30 Days Miracle Serum is a suitable serum to use if you suffer from acne. The formulation of this serum contains tea tree leaf water, 3 types of hydroxyl acids and niacinamide that help to specifically target acne. These ingredients also help to prevent future acne from reoccurring on the skin’s surface with each application of this serum. Inflammation is reduced and scars fade away with the use of this serum too.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Caprylic/​Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Ethylhexanoate, Centella Asiatica Extract (14.51%), Purified Water, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Glycerin, Propanediol, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Water (10,000Ppm), Niacinamide, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extract, Glycyrrhiza Glabra Root Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Citric Acid (7500Ppb), Sodium Lactate (17500Ppb), Sodium Pca (7500Ppb), Glycolic Acid (3000Ppb), Lactic Acid (3000Ppb), Malic Acid (3000Ppb), Pyruvic Acid (500Ppb), Tartaric Acid (100Pppm), Gaultheria Procumbens Leaf Extract (100 Ppm), Lactobionic Acid (100 Ppm), Vaccinium Macrocarpon Fruit Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia Extract, Ocimum Basilicum Leaf Extract, Syringa Vulgaris Extract, Houttuynia Cordata Extract, Angelica Keiskei Extract, Althaea Officinalis Root Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Extract, Madecassoside, Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa Bran Oil, Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Limnanthes Alba Seed Oil, Sodium Chloride, Curcuma Longa Root Extract, Citrus Paradisi Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Flower Extract, Melia Azadirachta Bark Extract, Pearl Powder, Xanthan Gum, Pentylene Glycol, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Ocimum Sanctum Leaf Extract, Ocimum Basilicum Flower/​ Leaf Extract, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Frankincense Oil, Amyris Balsamifera Bark Oil, Disodium Edta, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin
  • Country Of Origin: South Korea
  • Size Available: 50ml

Pros:

Fades acne scars
Prevents acne from reoccuring
Reduces skin inflammation

Note:
- Must use sunscreen after application
- Cannot be used with vitamin c serums as it may cause irritation

Price: RM45.90

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

8. Cosrx AC Collection Blemish Spot Clearing Serum

Cosrx AC Collection Blemish Spot Clearing Serum
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The Cosrx AC Collection Blemish Spot Clearing Serum is a great multipurpose serum as it tackles various skin issues from acne to sensitivity. This serum helps to fade dark spots and reduce acne breakouts while strengthening the skin barrier to maintain balance in the skin. Not only that, the serum helps to soothe the skin from redness and boosts collagen production. The powerful mix of niacinamide, propolis extract, asiaticoside and madecassic acid is the reason this serum can handle different concerns of the skin.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Propolis Extract, Butylene Glycol, Niacinamide, Panthenol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/​Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-10 Laurate, Polyglyceryl-10 Myristate, Allantoin, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Asiaticoside, Asiatic Acid, Madecassic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Sucrose Distearate, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Dipropylene Glycol, Ceramide NP, Rh-Oligopeptide-1
  • Country Of Origin: South Korea
  • Size Available: 40ml

Pros:

Fades dark spots
Boosts collagen production
Soothes redness

Note: Not recommended to use with AHA and BHA skin care products as it might cause irritation

Price: RM64.00

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

9. L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Renewing Anti-Ageing Serum

LOreal Paris Revitalift Laser X Renewing Anti Ageing Serum
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The L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Renewing Anti-Ageing Serum is a serum that is designed for those who are looking for anti-aging properties and with mature skin types. This serum helps to reduce wrinkles and supports the natural contours of your face so that the skin appears more youthful. This serum contains pro-xylane that helps to increase the production of collagen and elastin that in turn increases cell renewal. Furthermore, the serum helps the skin appear softer and suppler with every use.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Aqua/​Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Glycerin, Hydroxypropyl Tetrahydropyrantriol, Propylene Glycol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Alcohol Denat, Dimethicone/​Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, PEG-100 Stearate, Stearic Acid, Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Potassium Hydroxide, Carbomer, Glyceryl Stearate, Silica, 2-Oleamido-1,3-Octadecanediol, Palmitic Acid, Adenosine, Disodium EDTA, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Capryloyl Salicylic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Cetyl Alcohol, Octyldodecanol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Phenoxyethanol, Ci 15985/​Yellow 6, Ci 19140/​Yellow 5, Ci 77891/​Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Parfum / Fragrance Including / Dont (*): Linalool, Limonene, Citronellol, Benzyl Alcohol
  • Country Of Origin: France
  • Size Available: 30ml

Pros:

Boosts collagen production
Promotes cell renewal
Helps to reduce wrinkles

Note: Not recommended to use with AHA and BHA skin care products as it might cause irritation

Price: RM69.97

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

10. Bio-essence Bio-Gold Golden Ratio Double Serum

Bio essence Bio Gold Golden Ratio Double Serum
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The Bio-essence Bio-Gold Golden Ratio Double Serum is a non-greasy serum that has 24K Bio-gold flakes in its formula that helps to keep the skin looking radiant and glowy. This serum is a double serum as mentioned in its name because one side of the bottle contains the golden serum while the other side of the bottle contains the golden oil which when pumped out, combines to become a non-sticky serum. This serum protects the skin from free radicals and helps to restore any damage to the skin’s barrier.

Specifications:

  • Ingredients: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glyceryl Polyacrylate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Betaine, Sodium Chloride, 1,2-Hexanediol, Methylpropanediol, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Carbomer, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Dextran, Caproic Acid, Oligopeptide-1, Ecklonia Cava Extract, Hizikia Fusiforme Extract, Codium Tomentosum Extract, Gelidium Cartilagineum Extract, Candida Bombicola/​Glucose/​Methyl Rapeseedate Ferment, Potassium Sorbate, Niacinamide, Euglena Gracilis Extract, Tocopherol, C12-15 Pareth-12, Fragrance, Sodium Oxide, Calcium Oxide, Magnesium Oxide, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, Ci 19140, Gold, Cyclopentasiloxane, Isohexadecane, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Dimethiconol, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Royal Jelly Powder, Niacinamide, Euglena Gracilis Extract, Glycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopherol
  • Country Of Origin: Singapore
  • Size Available: 36ml

Pros:

Non-greasy
Restores skin’s barrier
Keeps skin looking radiant

Note: Not recommended to use with AHA and BHA skin care products as it might cause irritation

Price: RM79.92

*Prices may vary at the time of purchase 

We have come to end the list of the top 10 serums in Malaysia. There are a variety of serums that are available for you to purchase but the choices can be overwhelming and it might be difficult to choose the right serum. Here are a few factors to consider before choosing the right serum for your skin needs: 

  1. Benefits of Serum

There are many serums that cater to different types of skin issues but some of the benefits of using a serum are hydrating the skin, fading dark spots, improving skin’s barrier, brightening the skin and reducing wrinkles. 

  1. Type of Serums

There are different types of serums available in the market that are suitable for different skin types such as a hyaluronic acid serum is best for those with dry skin while a niacinamide serum is best for someone who is struggling with acne. It is important to identify the type of skin you have and the issues in order to get the right serum. 

  1. Main Ingredients

Looking at the main ingredients in each serum is important as not all ingredients are made to serve all skin concerns. Some ingredients may not be necessary for your skin type and identifying this will help you to avoid purchasing the wrong serum.

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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