Natural skin care in Malaysia is limited but growing! Because there are many reasons to get on the bandwagon!
They’re good for the environment, animals (no testing), and your skin! Plus they don’t have all the unnecessary chemicals found in commercialized skin care products!
That’s why we’re happy to include natural skincare products into our articles! Like organic shampoo. Here are the top natural and organic skin care brands in Malaysia (not in any particular order)!
- Jeanie Botanicals
- Hello Natural Co
- Nak.Ed Farm
- Handmade Heroes
- Root Remedies
- The Mineraw
- Claire Organics
- The Olive Tree
- Aro Sarawak
1. Jeanie Botanicals
Started by Jeanie who has TCM roots and 10+ years in the nutrition and wellness industry:
Jeanie Botanicals was first inspired by her desire for true organic products after the birth of her son! The growing support from friends and family led to the founding of this natural skin care line in Malaysia!
And their wide product portfolio includes pregnancy balms, bath soap, essential oils, and even artisan tea!
All of their products are made for all skin types and are safe enough for babies to use. Staying clear from SLS/ SLES, GMOs, artificial coloring, petro chemicals, DEAs, MEAs, TEAs, synthetics, parabens, and fragrance!
The Luxury Face Oil (with 12 beneficial oils)) is by far, their best seller out of their natural skin care line! Which is limited to 4 great products (but there are some lotions and face soaps in their bath section too).
- Price Range: RM20 to RM60 (Skin care)
- Website: https://www.jeaniebotanicals.com/
2. Hello Natural Co
In her quest to find the perfect natural deodorant that was effective, yet compatible for sensitive skin:
Sonia partnered with a chemist to create and try many formulas. The fruits of their labor were not in vain!
For besides the now award-winning activated charcoal natural deodorant (free from aluminum and other unnatural ingredients) that is safe for even pregnant and lactating women:
Hello Natural Co now has its own skin care and hair care too!
Everything from face mists, lip balms, shampoo bars, body scrubs, hair tonics, face cleansers can be purchased from their website. Individually or in thoughtful gift packages!
Price Range: ~RM40 per product
3. Nak.Ed Farm
This is actually a small zero waste store in Penang but they have their own skin care as well. They started in 2015 and their affordable handmade products are made in small batches!
Their mineral sunscreen is their top seller. In addition to this, they have soaps, an all-in-one moisturizer, body soap, mineral tooth powder, a toner/ face mist, lip scrub, and a face or body scrub!
All their skin care products have very few ingredients (less than 10). And are without preservatives or artificial fragrance! Although they do occasionally use essential oils to scent their products.
- Price Range: RM10 to RM 50
- Website: https://shopee.com.my/nakedfarm
4. Handmade Heroes
Handmade Heroes have even attracted international attention from Harper’s Bazaar and Buzzfeed! But this natural skin care company in Malaysia actually began in Singapore.
And they are proud to say that all of their 100% natural products are vegan and cruelty free! Without the use of parabens, alcohol, or preservatives!
Bestsellers include The Ultimate Bakuchiol Booster Oil as well as their face and lip masks!
They may not have as many products as other brands on this list. But there are balms for mothers and babies too.
We like that they explain the use of their commonly used ingredients in their FAQ section.
- Price Range: RM40 to RM150 (Excluding sets)
- Website: https://handmadeheroes.my/
While it now focuses on home spa products like body masks, massage oils and scrubs:
Tanamera was originally created by 3 siblings in 2000. Starting out with natural soaps and essential oil mists, inspired by Malay beauty treatments and tropical ingredients!
Eventually expanding to ~80 products (excluding their spa line) but never straying from their dream to make wholly natural products that do not contain any preservatives, artificial colors or fragrance!
The body and face soaps remain their best sellers out of their natural skin care products. But their hair and scalp products are also worth noting!
We like that their packaging is all from recycled material too.
- Price: RM20 to RM100
- Website: https://tanamera.com.my/
6. Root Remedies
As far as skin care goes, Root Remedies believes that less is more. Founded in Malaysia by co-founders Sian Chiew and Leland Lo in 2015:
Root Remedies strive to provide products that are at least 90% natural. And they skip out on preservatives, synthetic foaming agents, and artificial fragrances in the process!
The oils that they use undergo as little processing as possible too so that their natural benefits are better retained. Their product line includes hair, body, and face care.
Notable products include the Pure Castile Face Wash, the Tamanu Pure Oil for stubborn blemishes, and the Damask Rose Face Mist.
They also have face oils to suit every skin type!
- Price Range:RM40 to RM120 (Excluding sets)
- Website: https://rootremedies.com/
7. The Mineraw
Another notable skin care brand in Malaysia:
The Mineraw is big on saving the environment and skin care with natural ingredients! As the founder Jidienne Ibañez, did not see the sense in spending money on overpriced skincare that used chemical fillers and plastic packaging!
Thus, the first products (Glow Serum, Toner, Purify and Honey Glow) were born. And later paved the way for The Mineraw!
With the goal to provide skin care that is gentle, natural and simple.
Leaving behind the artificial fragrances and coloring, phthalates, alcohol, silicones, petro chemicals, mineral oil, parabens, etc that plague the beauty industry!
Today, the best sellers from The Mineraw are still the original products – the Glow Serum Face Oil, Toner Balance, Honey Glow Scrub, and Purify Face Mask.
Along with their Makeup Remover Cleansing Oil!
- Price Range: RM30 to RM100
- Website: https://themineraw.com/
8. Claire Organics
Established in 2012, Claire Organics stemmed from another mother’s wish to use skincare products that were safe for her baby.
And yes, the baby’s name is Claire. It happens that in French, the name Claire means “clean and pure”.
After delving into making soaps from own breast milk, the founder of Claire Organics went on to making other homemade soaps and natural remedies!
Now they have all manners of natural body care products, all free from chemicals! With the top sellers being their Soother Balm, Postnatal Natural Care set, lip balms, lip tints, and a set just for sensitive skin!
Claire Organics has being featured on TV, various magazines, and The Star!
- Price Range: RM20 to RM100 (Excluding sets)
- Website: https://www.claire.my/
9. The Olive Tree
The Olive Tree has a similar background story with a realization that there was a lack of plant based and natural skin care in Malaysia. Despite the demand for it.
Because such skin care was beneficial for sensitive skin – the founder’s own kids had eczema. For which a potential trigger was petrochemicals in conventional body care products!
Something the family discovered when they started using natural soaps they brought back from Australia, a country that is no stranger to organic skin care products.
And since 2015, The Olive Tree has being bringing in natural body and skincare products into Malaysia! All of the products are made in Australia, are cruelty-free (plant-based), and vegan.
You’ll find that their products exclude palm oil, petroleum, phthalates, SLS/ SLES, parabens, preservatives, and artificial fragrance and coloring!
Their shampoos and soap bars, in particular are well received. Even though they also have an intriguing Damask Rose Facial Care range. In addition to aromatherapy oils, and soy candles!
- Price: RM30 to RM100
- Website: https://theolivetree-organic.com/
10. Aro Sarawak
The founders of ARO are best friends in real life, beginning their journey in July 2016. One with experience in conservation, and the other with knowledge in PR and branding!
Both share a love for nature and Sarawak. The name of the brand comes from the local dialect, Bisaya. Where Aro means “have”.
The philosophy behind this is that everything we need is already available in nature. And only needs to be used in a sustainable way.
That’s why all of their skin care features natural ingredients, and a little essence of the rainforest – which may be a unique scent, like wild orchid!
Their natural skin care products include face scrubs, shampoo bars, hair serum, face cream, and face serum.
- Price Range: RM20 to RM70
- Website: https://mymiracolo.com/aro-sarawak/ and https://www.facebook.com/AROSarawak/
Organic and natural skin care in Malaysia is still new. So we are hopeful to see more companies and startups following the lead of these brands!