She cute.... and long awaited. The infamous "urea moisturizer" created by f.c. himself! This product underwent several dozen formulations before its current iteration. *Cue this isn't my final form meme. 😏
Its star ingredient is urea, a molecule found in the skin's natural moisturizing factor (NMF) that plays an integral role in improving skin barrier function.
Urea is one of those magical unicorn ingredients with the ability to both hydrate AND mildly exfoliate. It's so effective as a hydrator, in fact, that it outperforms vaseline in some studies. (1)
For more information about all things urea, please see our blog post on Simple Skincare Science.
Other key features!
- Glycerin: works synergistically with urea for added hydration and smoothing effect. (2)
- Dimethicone: creates a protective barrier and locks in moisture.
- Hyaluronic acid: hydrates skin by attracting 1000 times its weight in water.
- Allantoin: skin-soothing and stabilizes urea.
- Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride: an emollient that softens skin. It took us months to find, but we're happy to report that our caprylic/capric triglyceride is as pure as it gets and contains no trace amount of C12-24 fatty acids :)
INCI: Water, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Urea, Glycerin, Dimethicone, Sodium Polyacrylate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Trideceth-6, PEG/PPG-18/18 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Allantoin, Hyaluronic Acid, Ethylhexylglycerin
i started malezia products in february 2022 when i took my first pictures. i took a picture every month to mark my progress— it was astonishing. the clear skin pictures are from june 2022, it was a rewarding four month journey, thank you malezia!
I wish it came in a bigger/value size
$24 for a bottle of moisturizer that is good enough to use on your entire body but you would burn through your supply very quickly
This stuff works great for troubled skin that doesn't seem to go away with the normal face wash. But using these products I saw next day results and I've been happily using them since.
If I was a less private person and had also taken before and after pictures, I would post photos with this review to prove my claims. After enjoying the bulk of life with wonderfully smooth skin, I have struggled with acne since pregnancy with my third child 6.5 YEARS AGO. I have tried everything and repeatedly been to the dermatologist (who was oddly wasn't very interested or aggressive in helping with something that clearly distressed me). Recently, I tried a product with clindamycin, and you may see where this is going. My acne exploded to the worst it has ever been. I was in a state of devastation and mentioned my struggles to a casual friend who happens to be a physician's assistant. She brought up the idea that I was suffering with fungal acne (which I had suspected over the years and had had limited success using over-the-counter anti-fungals) and let me know that clindamycin would make it worse. That day I aggressively began researching fungal acne with ultimately led to me finding Malezia. I ordered it with some hopes, but I kept them low. Before the product arrived, I began trying some other recommendations of the Simple Skin Care Science blog (how I discovered Malezia), like Dr. Cappy's and Maximum Strength Stridex. They seemed to help some, but once the Malezia arrived the real improvements began. Every day my skin looked better. It took about two weeks to fully get back the smooth, beautiful skin I hadn't seen in 6.5 years. Other products gave me improvments but nothing "cured" me until Malezia. Now I am only using it as a preventative at night (did twice a day for the first couple of weeks). I am now not ashamed to be seen bare skinned and I don't think I have ever been happier with a purchase in my entire life (except maybe laser eye surgery....that was pretty good, too).
Hi, I know you’ve heard people say this before but I truly do NOT write reviews. Since this is a small company, not a lot of people know about , I wanted to write my opinion to hopefully help others with fungal acne. I am in my 50’s and had fungal acne a long time not knowing what it was. Fortunately mine is not too bad but still annoying. I heard about this moisturizer searching products for fungal acne and basically ignored it. Then I saw someone on tiktok recommend it so I ordered it. It is a wonderful moisturizer! Really. It doesn’t burn or make my face red. It’s not too heavy and its not too light. I cannot recommend this enough!
It did take a while to receive the package but it wasn’t the brands fault they did get in contact w/ me and ultimately their products have worked pretty well for me in the past so I’m appreciative they took the time to reach out.
Hello Stephanie, we always respond to all customer inquiries within 72 hours. After investigating, our records indicate you contacted the wrong department. Additionally, your review was posted only 24 hours after contacting the wrong department. In the future, we appreciate your patience on this matter, as do the customers ahead of you since we respond to emails in the order we receive them. Lastly, the tracking information on your order shows that is being delivered today by 6 PM. We sent your order out on June 15th, but have no control over USPS transit times or delays.
So thankful for this moisturizer. It’s the one moisturizer that doesn’t break me out but keeps my face hydrated throughout the day!
I’ve been ordering these two at a time after my first tube just to be sure I never run out! I had struggled for years to find something that didn’t break me out, including trying other FA safe products that still irritated or broke out my very sensitive, reactive, acne prone skin. I started using this with just cleanser at night and rinsing my face with water in the morning to strip out any other irritants and my skin is so much clearer, smoother, and less irritated. Now I’ve been able to start adding in other steps like actives. Before my moisture barrier was always too compromised.
I like to layer snail mucin underneath for extra moisture. I’ve also found I can apply sunscreen on top of this and it doesn’t pill.
Please try this if you’re like me and have tried so much else and are frustrated! You’ll be glad you did.
I've struggled with those tiny bumps on my face for YEARS and nothing I tried made it better. I finally came across simpleskincarescience.com and everything changed. I read so much of their research and then saw they created Malezia! Immediately purchased both the moisturizer and the treatment. I'm on my third tube now and this has been my saving grace! First moisturizer I've used that made my skin just feel "right".
Ended up with hives - sorry I added a review on the BP product with 5 stars by mistake. But definitely allergic to something in them, or they are simply too harsh for some skin.