“Dermatologically-tested” is a term that we often see on the labels of skincare products, and we tend to find ourselves trusting the product more when we know it’s been tested by dermatologists. When it comes to skincare and beauty, who to trust better than the dermatologists themselves? With a deep understanding of the skin’s biology and extensive clinical experience, dermatologists have combined their scientific expertise with premium formulations to create scientifically-backed products that help a range of skin concerns, ranging anywhere from acne to wrinkles. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what dermatologists use to get flawless skin, we’re here to spill all the secrets. That’s why we’ve rounded up a list of the best dermatologist-owned brands, so you too can experience the best of the beauty industry.

Top Dermatologist-Owned Brands in Malaysia

1. Dr. Dennis Gross

You can spot the iconic orange hue from a mile away. Dr. Dennis Gross founded his skincare brand alongside his wife, and takes his professional experience as a clinician, dermatologist, and cancer researcher to produce some of the best medical-grade products to help your skin. All of their products are cruelty-free and vegan, and their formulas are thoroughly vetted with comprehensive laboratory, clinical, and safety studies before they ever hit the shelves. Apart from that, the brand is famous for their facial peels, and they have a whole range dedicated to different type of skin types and concerns, so you can find the most suitable facial peel to help your skin.

Why we love it:

  • Cruelty-free
  • Vegan
  • Free virtual consultations available here

Price: From RM 62

Where to buy: Sephora MY

2. Dr Alice Total Wellness Specialist

One of Malaysia’s highest rated dermatologist, Dr Alice is known for her comprehensive line of aesthetic treatments like body contouring, laser treatments, and many more. In addition to her in-clinic treatments, she has also released a line of skincare and beauty products that’s bound to help you with any skin concern that you may have. Although these products are medical-grade, the products are still gentle enough to be used daily and on any skin type. Our favourites include the Essential Vitamin C (pictured), the Day Protector, and the Premium Cleanser. One of the best dermatologist-owned brands, Dr Alice also has a line of makeup products, so you never have to worry about what you’re putting on your skin.

Why we love it:

  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Has skincare products, makeup products, and hair products
  • Free from irritating ingredients


Where to buy: Available for purchase at any of their locations

3. Murad

One of the best dermatologist-owned brands that need no introduction, Murad has been a powerhouse in the skincare industry since 1990. Dubbed the Father of Modern Wellness and the Father of Internal Skincare, Dr Howard Murad is a dermatologist, pharmacist, clinical professor, and founder of Murad Skincare Inc. . He has patented 19 skin treatments, including reducing cellulite, rosacea, and even for managing inflammatory skin conditions. The brand’s products contain clinical-strength ingredients that help you manage your skin concern, and you can even book a Murad facial at any of their outlets.

Why we love it:

  • Cruelty-free
  • Clinically-proven results
  • Uses naturally derived extracts and evidence-based ingredients

Price: From RM 140.60

Where to buy: Murad

4. SkinCeuticals

Used by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and medi-spas worldwide, SkinCeuticals was born from decades of cancer research that lead to a pivotal breakthrough in the benefits of antioxidants for the skin. They recently gained traction on social media, and SkinCeuticals has now become one of the most trusted dermatologist-owned brands that you can find in Malaysia. The brand was founded by dermatologist Dr. Sheldon Pinnell, and they launched their first products in 1997. Not only do they make great skincare products, they also deeply care about the community, and they’re known for giving back to the community through their women-guided initiative, and they also take active steps to minimise their environmental footprint.

Why we love it:

  • Concentrated in pure actives
  • Used by dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and medi-spas
  • Eco-friendly

Price: From RM100.70

Where to buy: Zalora

5. Dr. Ko Skin Care

You’ve probably seen Dr. Ko Skin Specialist clinics scattered throughout the country, but did you know that they also have their own line of skincare and makeup products? Dr. Ko Chung Beng opened his first clinic in 1997 in Klang, but few know that Dr Ko launched their first skincare line all the way back in 1998. Nowadays, they now have a whopping 58 clinics throughout the country, and even three outlets in Indonesia. Being one of the most reputable chain of dermatological clinics, you no longer have to visit their outlets to experience the skincare satisfaction of using Dr Ko products.

Why we love it:

  • Leading skincare expert in Malaysia
  • Available for every kind of skin type
  • Has makeup products

Price: From RM 38

Where to buy: Dr Ko Skin Care

6. Dr. Barbara Sturm

Dermatologist to the stars, you’d be hard-pressed to watch one of Vogue’s ‘Beauty Secrets’ videos without a mention of Dr. Barbara Sturm. Dr. Barbara Sturm first launched her line of skincare products all the way back in 2014, and this brand has become synonymous with luxury beauty. What’s more, the brand focuses on innovative, science-backed formulations that help people to regain their skin’s health, and is most popular for their anti-ageing treatments. Although their products may be quite pricey, they’re definitely one of the best dermatologist-owned brands that we would save up for.

Why we love it:

  • Endorsed by celebrities
  • Has hair products
  • Has body products

Price: From RM 305

Where to buy: Ken’s Apothecary

7. Dr Sebagh

We may be cheating a little bit because Dr. Sebagh isn’t actually a dermatologist, but he is, in fact, a facial plastic surgeon, and has over 30 years of experience. Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh was one of the pioneering doctors of Botox, hyaluronic acid fillers and vitamin injections, and has brought all his knowledge into creating a skincare line that focuses on ‘ageing-maintenance’. Hailed by celebrities and VIPs worldwide to maintain their youth, it’s never been more accessible to purchase Dr. Sebagh’s line of luxury skincare.

Why we love it:

  • Focuses on ‘ageing-maintenance’
  • Addresses common skin concerns
  • Uses a high concentration of active ingredients that’s benefits for skin of every age

Price: From RM 289

Where to buy: Ken’s Apothecary

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