10 Must-Have Skincare Products To Survive Malaysia's Sun & Heat

Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise.

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It's easy to forget the importance of wearing sunscreen when living in a humid country. However, even if it's cloudy outside or you're just sitting at home (yes, harmful UV rays can penetrate glass windows), it's still crucial to wear it.

With SPF50+, Eucerin's Sun Serum Double Whitening promises to help reduce sun-induced skin damage, prevent dark spots, and protect your skin from UV rays.

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One of Drunk Elephant's most popular products is its Protini Polypeptide Cream. It has nine different peptides, each serve to address different types of damage within the skin and makes sure the skin is protected against any additional damage.  

This gel-based moisturiser is said to be lightweight and cooling, perfect for the Malaysian weather.

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CosRX products have long taken the beauty industry by storm since it first entered the market. This Aloe Soothing Sun Cream protects and moisturises the skin at the same time. 

It promises to prevent red spots, freckles, and skin dryness, and is lightweight so you won't feel any greasiness on your skin.

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If you have sensitive skin or are prone to acne, Cetaphil's Gentle Skin Cleanser might be a good choice. It's gentle on the skin and keeps it moisturised, unlike other cleansers that tend to strip the natural oils off your face and leave it feeling dry.

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Garnier's Bright Complete Booster Serum with Vitamin C helps to reduce dark spots and unclog your pores. All you need to do is use a pea-sized amount and dab the serum all over after you've cleansed your face.

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6. Estēe Lauder Advanced Night Repair

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Estēe Lauder's Advanced Night Repair serum promises to give you soft, bouncy, and more youthful skin. Like many hyaluronic-based serums, it is lightweight and absorbs quickly to nourish and strengthen the skin. It can be used as a toner or as a night moisturiser before sleeping.

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If there's one product worth investing in, it's Lancôme's Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Serum. This serum can be worn before makeup, during the day, or at night, to moisturise and give your skin a healthy glow.

It helps for those who suffer from hyperpigmentation, dehydration, and occasional dullness by brightening up your overall complexion.

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This facial toner is said to have moisturising ingredients that help prep, nourish, and hydrate the skin.

Its ingredients include mainly water, glycerin, and butylene glycol, as well as Angelica leaf extract and hyaluronic acid. These help to tone your skin by tightening the capillaries and at the same time calms and soothes it.

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Hada Labo's Hydrating Lotion consists of four types of hyaluronic acid that penetrates the skin to absorb, lock in, and replenish water. Although it's called a lotion, it has more of an essence-like texture that's easy to pat into the skin and leaves it feeling soft and supple. 

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If you suffer with dark eye circles, this fragrance-free Vitamin C serum has a gel-like texture that aims to smoothen and moisturise the under eye area, while reducing dark eye circles. It'll leave you feeling and looking refreshed and reenergised!

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