The world as we know seems to be changing,
and not in a good way.
Many political distrusts, social issues are popping out but not only that the Earth seems to be getting tired of us human’s carelessness & lack of care towards the environment.
The majority of big brands we see in the market could care less about the harmful effects they’re costing the Earth. It’s capitalism, baby! And money is king.
Yes, especially beauty skincare brands.
Thankfully there are some advocates out here who know beauty doesn’t equal the earth’s destruction and has made it their goal to save the earth, one deodorant/lipstick/face mask/body wash at a time!
But before we jump into our list, let’s have a look at our Honorable Mentions:
It was established in 2016 by founder Syaza Rahizad and co-founder Danial Haikal where they started as a handmade skincare brand. Jelita KL products are formulated with the help of cosmetic chemists and professionals to bring wonders to the skin. Jelita.KL believes that nature and science go hand in hand in producing safe and effective skincare. Known for their saffron-based skincare, Jelita KL has only continued producing quality organic skincare with the Premium Saffron Toner being their customer-favourite product since 2016!
- Premium Saffron Toner
Used for hydrating, brightening and soothing the skin.
- Kombucha Gel Cleanser
Used as a gentle cleanser, rich in probiotics, helps to exfoliate, and enhance natural glow for the user’s skin.
- Saffron Face & Hair Mist
To keep skin and hair hydrated, glow and help the hair grow. Perfect for itchy scalp.
Though they currently do not have any physical store open, they are open for delivery from 10AM – 5PM or you can check out their online store listed below to get yourself your own set of Jelita KL!
And now on to TehTalk’s list of Top 7 Natural, Organic Skincare Malaysia Beauty Brands!
1. Skinned. Co
Another fellow eczema-having Malaysian, Alissa Emalyn founded Skinned.co in 2019 after tiring of non-effective drugstores to high-end skincare brands to countless trips to the dermatologist which equated to nothing but bad breakouts.
During her hiatus of never again using any skincare products (we’ve all been there), Alissa realized all the products she used were full of chemicals and other unneeded ingredients.
Hence, Skinned.co was born.
Shipping is RM7.90 (WM) & RM12.50 (EM)
Other than that, here is a list of Skinned.Co products that you can check out:
- “Lock and Stay” Rice Serum (30ml): RM136
- Gleam Dream Moisturiser (50ml): RM98.90
- Dancin N Gleam Duo: RM229
Returns & exchanges are applicable provided items are returned in their original, undamaged packaging.
2. Hello Natural Co.
The Cool Bears are not done with the search for natural deodorants just yet! Here comes Hello Natural Co. also with their all-natural deodorant balms free from alcohol & actually used by professional athletes, coaches & trainers!
Hello Natural Co. was started by Sonia whose sensitive skin made her go on a journey of discovering natural ingredient skincare which was something close to her heart, deodorant.
Hello Natural Co. deodorants are made of activated charcoal, coconut oil, corn starch, baking soda, organic shea butter, beeswax, vitamin E, lavender & peppermint oil.
If deodorants are boring you, don’t worry as Hello Natural Co. has loads of other products.
Flat rate shipping is RM8 (WM) & RM10 (EM).
Refunds are only applicable to Hello Natural Co.’s deodorant balm range and for those who experience any allergy reaction with their deodorant balms.
3. The Mineraw
The Mineraw’s motto is pretty simple:
Fewer ingredients, superior results describes the brand’s vision of all their products being natural and safely tested. Also egan and vegetarian, cruelty-free, and suitable for all genders + skin types!
The Mineraw’s founder Jidienne Ibanez is no stranger to the perils of overpriced market products filled with chemicals and packaged in plastic.
Not the type to sit down & take it, Jidienne started The Mineraw as a sustainable, natural and effective alternative to all mass-produced beauty brands out there.
Every Mineraw product is handcrafted in small batches to ensure it is perfected every time.
Shipping rates are RM10 (WM) & RM15 (EM). For orders over RM200, shipping is free.
The Mineraw does not accept returns or exchanges.
Did you know most deodorants on the market contain super harmful ingredients to our skin? Ingredients such as aluminium, parabens & phthalates are plentiful in deodorants. They are also one of the causes of skin cancer, skin irritation & hormone disruption?
It’s a wonder we still apply these things (directly!) onto our skin but worry not as Joi specializes in deodorants that are 100% natural ingredients and free from harmful chemicals.
Their deodorants are mainly comprised of aloe vera juice & witch hazel toner mixed with a lil of essential oil, will certainly keep you smelling fresh & clean all day long.
As someone who deals with eczema, ordinary hand sanitizer irritates my skin causing it to be dry. So if you’re looking for a less harsh alternative, Joi has the hand sanitizer just for you!
Tried their products & never ever want to run out of them again?
Joi has a subscription plan that allows you to be sent one of their deodorants (of your choice) so you’ll never have to go a day without Joi deodorant.
Shipping rate is RM6 throughout the whole Malaysia but free shipping is applicable with the purchase of 2 bottles or more.
Exchanges are NOT allowed due to hygiene reasons.
If you’ve ever made a trip to the lip balm section of your local beauty store, you’d know how boring the colour selection is.
It’s always either colourless, pink, nude or if a company’s really trying something exciting,
red! (Even then it’s never really pigmented)
Evelyn Marieta, founder of Wunderbath faced the same dilemma and so she started formulating her own lip balms in vibrant colours.
Eventually she expanded her expertise to more comestics & bath products and thus Wunderbath was born.
We’re glad Evelyn started making soaps as they come in really cute forms, you’ll see!
Each soap is handcrafted from plant based oils & essential oils. All Wunderbath soaps are SLS-free, paraben-free & suitable for sensitive skin.
Of course not forgetting the product that started it all…
Wunderbath doesn’t just have lip balms & bath soaps though.
Flat rate shipping is RM8 (WM) & RM12 (EM).
Free shipping for orders over RM150 (WM) & over RM200 (EM).
Returns are not accepted unless products are defected or incorrect.
One of the major reasons I hate wearing face masks (no, not the coronavirus kind) is how messy it can be.
You know how it goes, you remove your refrigerated beauty mask from the packet & all the essence starts dropping out.
Or worse, the masks never quite fits your face & all the extra material flaps around getting into your hair.
What a waste.
Thankfully founder of Chuck’s (also a major Malaysian fashion blogger), Jane Chuck solve this problem by creating her face masks out of 100% cupra sheet which absorbs the essences 10x better than your average cotton masks.
Reviewers have commented how Chuck’s face masks fits the contours of faces perfectly. No more extra material flapping around, getting essence into your hair!
Chuck’s face masks can be purchased through Shopee.
Returns & exchanges are not accepted.
7. Handmade Heroes
Originally from Singapore, Handmade Heroes graced our shores in November 2016 with their all natural, free of preservative and parabens, completely vegan and cruelty free skincare products.
We won’t say anymore & we’ll let the products of Handmade Heroes do the talking!
Thanks to their natural ingredients, Handmade Heroes are nourishing & gentle on the skin.
Shipping is RM8 (WM) and RM17 (EM) via GDex.
Free shipping for overs RM100 (WM) & over RM150 (EM).
Returns & exchanges are not accepted due to hygienic reasons (Unless you receive an incorrect order).
That concludes The Cool Bears’ 7 Natural Malaysian Beauty Skincare Brands.
Any skincare brands we missed out on? Do let us know us by commenting below!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Organic skincare means skincare products made from organic ingredients such as plants that are free from pesticides or artificial fertilizers, contain fewer chemicals and sometimes these product lines are totally free from chemicals. In comparison to organic skincare products, the common skincare products in the market do usually contain more synthetic and chemical-derived ingredients.
It is scientifically proven that children’s skin is prone to sensitive skin conditions. Furthermore, more cases of sensitive conditions are recorded among children than adults. One of the solutions to help children cure their skin problems is that you may purchase and apply suitable organic skincare that specializes to recover certain conditions of their skin. Thus, using organic ingredients is safe for children as organic skincare products are made from natural ingredients. In addition, organic products are not too contaminated with chemicals, pesticides, or other hazardous materials.
Organic skincare products are not only more skin-friendlier and gentler to treat your skin, but also the production processes involving organic skincare products are more environmental-friendly for nature. The processes of producing and manufacturing the organic skincare products do prioritize the effects of their production on the surrounding, environmental protection, and the skin of their customers.
Skincare products that are produced not organically usually contribute more to the increase of air pollution. Many skincare products are produced in foreign countries and need to be imported to another country leaving a large carbon footprint. Besides that, the production of common skincare products that we see in the market does put the environment at a lower level of priority. They do not focus too much on the differences between ‘’using’’ or ‘’exploiting’’ natural resources.
Definitely, yes! Fruits are not only safe, delicious, and healthy to be consumed, but also the nutrients provided by fruits get many attentions from the organic skincare products’ founders. Here are several fruits that you might notice listed as the ingredient behind the bottles of organic skincare products:
There are many reasons why the organic beauty skincare industrial players use shea butter predominantly in producing organic skincare products such as creams and lotions. Shea butter is known as the natural ingredient that can:
· Increase skin’s moisturization
· Soothe skin problems as shea butter has anti-inflammatory properties
· Help to fight breakouts
· Act as antioxidants
According to the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, shea butter contains vitamins A and E, along with other antioxidant ingredients found in green teas. These ingredients are able to protect your skin from free radicals, and reduce wrinkles and fine lines. That’s why shea butter is among the common ingredients found in natural organic skincare products.
You can first determine the part of the skin that is healthy and comfortable before doing a product test. You can do and apply it on the neck under the ears, the knees’ folds, and the elbow bend for 24 hours. If you do not feel any reaction, the product suits your skin and vice versa.
Less is more. It is suggested to apply simple steps in your skincare routine and avoid using or layering different brands of products to achieve optimum result. Even though it is made from organic ingredients, it would be better not to mix the product with other products. This will reduce the good effects of the product or may even irritate your skin.
If you are new to use natural organic skincare products, let us help you. Yes, you can apply the product every day. The application of your organic skincare products is just similar to the application of previous products that you used. In addition, since this product is made from organic ingredients, you are less likely to experience side effects.