Anyone who has come across Watsons’ website or their physical stores will know that it’s possible to find brands from the UK, France, Korea, Japan, and many more there. While it’s great we have this sort of accessibility, buying something as basic as moisturiser can become a challenge when trying to pick the ‘right one’ to meet your specific needs. To cut it short, here are the best moisturisers - for various skin types and issues - available in Watsons!       

1. Pyunkang Yul Cosmetic Moisture Cream

Best facial moisturiser
Price from RM119.00

Pyunkang Yul is a skincare line developed by a renowned ancient eastern medicine hospital in South Korea. Their products are formulated without unnecessary harsh ingredients, making them sensitive skin-approved.

The brand’s Moisture Cream is best used in Malaysia’s hot and humid climate as it contains Barberry extract that helps to cool your skin’s temperature down, and Shea Butter to keep your skin moisturised all day. Meanwhile, the top name on its ingredient list is Coptis Chinensis Root extract, an ancient Chinese herb that’s been known to protect the skin and help alleviate acne.  Overall, this moisturiser is a winner because it suits all skin types and has a fair price point for the amount of product that’s given.

2. Dr. Wu Extreme Hydrating Cream

Best for dry skin
Price from RM260.00

The Dr. Wu Extreme Hydrating Cream uses the 5th generation HyaluComplex which is the most advanced hydrating formula that combines Sodium Hyaluronate, Hyalo-Oligo, Hyalufix GL, and OptimHyal for maximum hydration and zero dry patches. It also contains Dulcemin, Squalene and Beta-Glucan to improve long-term hydration and protection against daily environmental stress. Besides, the smooth and fine emulsion texture of this moisturiser seeps into the skin effortlessly for an instant boost of moisture, and it’s proven to effectively reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, spots and uneven skin tone.     

3. Hada Labo Sha Hydrating Water Gel

Best for oily skin
Price from RM62.22

Hada Labo’s Hydrating Water Gel is allegedly the dupe of Belif’s holy grail ‘The True Cream Water Bomb’, but at a fraction of the price. The bouncy and hydrating gel texture has a light refreshing lemon scent but more importantly, it’s formulated with Aqua Oil Volume Matrix Technology that uses 3D clusters to hold oil-in-water droplets for deeper penetration of nutrients into the skin. Ultra lightweight, it is sure to quench oily yet dehydrated skin types.     

4. Himalaya Oil-Free Radiance Gel Cream

Best oil-free moisturiser
Price from RM41.50

If your skin reacts badly to products containing oils, regardless of dry or oily skin types, try this Oil-Free Radiance Gel Cream by Himalaya. It has 2 main natural ingredients—Barbary Fig and Winter Melon—which provide the skin with an oil-free radiant glow. Barbary Fig contains polysaccharides for moisture supplies, while Winter Melon exhibits antioxidant properties for healthy, rejuvenated and shielded skin.

5. Organic Aid Vitamin E Moisturising Cream

Best moisturiser cream
Price from RM19.90
Watsons Malaysia RM19.90

Most cream moisturisers are suggested to be used in the PM as they’re heavier in consistency. Likewise, the Organic Aid Vitamin E Moisturising Cream is an exceptionally rich and dense moisturiser with Amino Acids and Vitamin E that’ll help to restore the skin’s nutrients and prevent premature ageing. As it has a thicker texture, it may require a little more massaging action for better absorption but otherwise, it’s a great moisturiser, even for sensitive skin!

6. Himalaya Nourishing Cream

Best for sensitive skin
Price from RM13.27
Watsons Malaysia RM13.27

Himalaya’s Nourishing Cream is a light and non-greasy everyday moisturiser that can be doubled up as a body lotion. Himalaya is best known for their organic herbal personal care products that range from shampoos to facial cleanser, including this Nourishing Cream. The key constituents of this cream are Aloe Vera, Indian Kino Tree and Indian Pennywort, which are all natural ingredients that help to protect, tone, rejuvenate and heal the skin. Besides, it has also been dermatologically-tested cream to be non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic, which means it’s a sensitive skin-friendly product.

7. Tiny Tree Lavender Face & Body Mist

Best moisturiser spray
Price from RM37.00
Watsons Malaysia RM37.00

There may be occasions when you desperately need a quick skin refresher, especially if you work long hours in an air-conditioned environment. In such cases, opting for a moisturiser spray would be a better idea rather than having to reapply your moisturiser midday with your germs-filled fingers.

The Tiny Tree Lavender Face & Body Mist is your perfect companion as it’s not only travel-friendly but it also keeps your skin fresh and hydrated throughout the day. When you’re feeling a tad stressed, spritz on some of this Lavender-infused mist to calm yourself.    

8. Wardah Hydrating Aloe Vera Gel

Best aloe vera moisturiser
Price from RM13.80
Watsons Malaysia RM13.80

Aloe Vera is a commonly used ingredient in the world of cosmetics and culinary. It’s mostly recognised for its endless healing properties as it’s highly enriched with active enzymes, polysaccharides, and nutrients, which greatly exhibit antibacterial and antifungal action.

The Wardah Aloe Vera Gel is unlike conventional aloe gels because it’s formulated with a triple hydrating complex that enhances the gel for better and longer lasting hydration. Nonetheless, the primary element of Wardah’s aloe gel is still Aloe Vera extract and it has all the benefits of a typical aloe gel.

Disclaimer: The pricing shown is just a good indication of how much these products are worth. The prices could change based on the e-commerce promotions that are going on. If some of the products are not available, do email us at [email protected] Thank you!

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