Merdeka 2022: 11 Local Beauty & Wellness Must Haves

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Loving and taking care of yourself have gone from being a trend to a lifestyle that’s here to stay. As we celebrate yet another Independence Day, let’s take a moment to support the local beauty and wellness heroes that are putting Malaysia on the global beauty map. 

From Lumi Beauty to Velvet Vanity and more, we’ve compiled beauty and wellness must-haves you should purchase this Merdeka month. 

Whether you’re shopping for gifts or just looking to #sapotlokal, we’ve got you covered.

Velvet Vanity Glo With The Flo

 

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If you love Glossier’s iconic cream blush then this should be your local go-to. Velvet Vanity Glo With The Flo (RM39.90) is a seamless and buildable gel-cream blush that’s non-sticky and doesn’t cake up your face. Simply dab it on your cheeks for a flushed and dewy look. The best part? It also blurs large pores to give you a smooth, flawless finish. Another plus: it contains phytosqualane, which helps to hydrate your skin.

Shop now at velvetvanity.co 

Chuck’s Thank You Oat Cleanser

 

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Those with sensitive skin will benefit from Chuck’s Thank You Gentle Oat Cleanser (RM68). This gentle multi-taking cleanser removes dirt and excess oil from your skin without stripping your skin dry. Formulated with five per cent Australian colloidal oat – this cleanser helps soothe and restore your skin barrier. Your skin will feel hydrated, soft, and supple after every wash.

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Sukka Perfume High Tea At The Ritz

 

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Hand-mixed and hand-poured in the heart of Bangsar, Sukka’s High Tea At The Ritz (RM127) is a crowd pleaser. Made with notes of sandalwood, honeysuckle, iris, earl grey tea, and rice, this fragrance has a fresh, sweet scent trail. Dubbed as one of their bestsellers, this scent is perfect for the sweet fragrance connoisseur.

Shop now at sukkaperfumes.com 

Lilin + Co Neroli & Ylang Ylang Candle

 

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Lilin + Co Neroli & Ylang Ylang Candle (RM30) is made from 100 per cent soy wax and is less toxic than the paraffin-made ones. It also has a longer burn life and is biodegradable. If you’re into spa days at home, this floral scent is the perfect complement to your space. With notes of citrus peel, elderberry, nutmeg, cumin, neroli petals, white jasmine, ylang ylang, and tuberose – this candle will transport you into a calming and relaxing state within minutes. Did we mention it’ll also look great in your house with its beautiful packaging?

Shop now at lilinandco.com

Lumi Beauty Vitamin Glow Super Serum

 

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One of the most popular active ingredients in skincare, vitamin C deserves a place in pretty much every skincare routine. Lumi Beauty’s Vitamin Glow Super Serum (RM128) is a lightweight boost of hydration – perfect for layering under your makeup or as an essential in your night time routine. Packed with vitamin C and other plant-based ingredients, this serum absorbs into your skin seamlessly for a healthy glow.

Shop now at lumibeauty.com

Bloody Good Shop Menstrual Starter Kit

Better for your body as well as the environment, Bloody Good Shop Menstrual Starter Kit (RM165) is perfect for those who’d like to switch out their pads and tampon. Comes with a menstrual cup that’s made from 100 per cent medical-grade silicone, this alternative period care is comfortable and easy to use. The cup collects blood rather than absorb it, allowing your vagina to stay naturally moist and at a healthy pH level.

Shop now at bloodygoodshop.com

Handmade Heroes Butt Kickin’ Deep Detoxing Coffee Scrub

Not only do physical body exfoliators feel (and often smell) like an indulgent treat, but they’re a vital part of taking care of your skin. Formulated with Arabica coffee beans and shea butter, Handmade Heroes Butt Kickin’ Deep Detoxing Coffee Scrub (RM68.90) body scrub provides intensive exfoliation that helps remove dead skin cells. One small scoop will leave your skin feeling smooth and soft from dusk to dawn.

Shop now at handmadeheroes.my

Mineraw Hydrate Gel Face Mask

 

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The Mineraw Hydrate Gel Mask (RM59) is a vegan, cruelty-free, and organic must-have. Made with hyaluronic acid, green tea, aloe vera, and chlorophyll, this 10-minute mask is great for dry skin. This magic mask is perfect for hydrating, reducing redness, as well as inflammation and keeping your skin firm.

Shop now at mineraw.com

Olumes Satin Cream

Harnessing Borneo’s ancient beauty secret for healthy and flawless skin, Olumes’s The Satin Cream (RM150-RM300) is an excellent choice for acne-prone, ageing, and sensitive skin. The satin cream acts as the perfect moisturiser to instantly revitalise the hydration of your skin. The highlight of this star product is Kalalit extract, acclaimed by the Kadazan-Dusun people for its ability to soothe irritated and inflamed skin.

Shop now at olumes.com

Nita Cosmetics Resepi Nail Polish

 

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A little practice goes a long way when perfecting your at-home manicure, and having an arsenal of the best nail polish colours can help you get the kind of next-level results you’re used to. Nita Cosmetics Resepi Nail Polish (RM19) is chic and affordable. This breathable and peel-off nail polish is perfect for those who are constantly changing their nail colours. Easy to remove, you have the option to whip out a new set of colour every day, week, or month!

Shop now at nitacosmetics.com

Enya Premium

Enya Premium (RM18) is made with a 100 per cent organic cotton top sheet. It’s perfect for those with either regular or heavy flow. Featuring great absorbency, this pad is comfortable and lets you go about your day with ease. And, since it is made of a hypoallergenic surface, the pads also reduce the risks of irritation and allergy.

Shop now at enya.my