If you’re as frugal as us but still want the best drugstore cleanser, you should read this. We’ve got you covered by providing you with affordable drugstore cleanser options that are below RM50. We have something for everyone ranging from people with combination skin to acne-prone skin.

1. Garnier Pure Active Anti-Acne White Acne & Oil Clearing Scrub
Best exfoliating cleanser with salicylic acid - suitable for blackheads and clogged pores
Price from RM12.62

Salicylic acid aids in reducing sebum production as well as clearing blackheads and clogged pores. Not only does it helps fight acne, it also helps to reduce skin damages and marks caused by acne. HerbaRepair which is extracted from blueberry stimulates regeneration of cells for a blemish-free skin. 

2. Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser
Best for eczema and rosacea
Price from RM13.19

Cetaphil is a mild gentle cleanser suitable for people with eczema and rosacea. If you travel often and need one product for face and body, you’d probably want to check this out. It helps skin to retain moisture and is soothing and moisturising enough that it can also be used on a baby’s skin. 

3. Himalaya Clear Complexion Whitening Face Scrub
Best organic exfoliating face wash
Price from RM30.26

Here is both a face wash and a scrub, doubling as an all-in-one! This organic face wash helps brightens up your face, enhancing skin complexion and leaves skin glowing. It uses apricot granules which helps to scrub away dead and dull skin including blackheads.

4. Nutox Renewing Treatment Milk Cleanser
Best milk cleanser
Price from RM18.04

Nutox’s Renewing Treatment Milk Cleanser is a milk cleanser that you need to check out if you want radiant skin. How can you say no to it when even Cleopatra used milk to preserve her youth and beauty? Use it daily to feel your skin transform into being super smooth.

5. Hada Labo - Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Cleansing Oil
Best oil-based cleanser with hyaluronic acid
Price from RM48.00

Most of Hada Labo’s products contain hyaluronic acid which is good for dry, dehydrated skin and has anti-aging properties. The double cleansing method is a big beauty trend in Korea. Not only do oil-based cleansers help to remove waterproof makeup but with Hyaluronic Acid, it hydrates and moisturizes the skin too, leaving it feeling smooth and soft.  

6. Cosrx Low PH Good Morning Gel Cleanser
Best with low PH
Price from RM31.90
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The Cosrx Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser has a low pH level of 5 that doesn’t leave your skin feeling tight and dry after cleansing. One of the reasons why we love this product is because of its 5-in-1 cleansing functions: cleaning, exfoliating, oil-controlling, pore tightening and removing makeup - all in one!  

7. Nivea Micellair Skin Breathe Rose Water Wash Gel
Best drugstore gel cleanser
Price from RM14.37

The Nivea gel cleanser works like magic in removing dirt and makeup. And who doesn’t love rose water? We know we do! Rose water helps to leave your skin looking youthful and soft without any tightness. The Nivea Micellair gel cleanser is ideal for all skin types, making it a worry-free product even for those with sensitive skin.

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