A New Malaysian Dupe For The Ordinary? A LA CARTE!

Rachel Gibbons Beauty Expert
A New Malaysian Dupe For The Ordinary? A LA CARTE!

A new brand in town A La Carte may very well just be the best new affordable dupe for The Ordinary! With high-quality products from just RM19, you certainly get your money's worth, we certify it as wallet-friendly! Definitely in line with their motto 'Accessible by everyone, for everyone'! Keeping in mind our hot and humid South East Asian weather, all skincare product''s formulas are lightweight and non-sticky. Every product is formulated with minimal ingredients, no fragrance and no unnecessary additions to ensure 'no bullshit' and to provide you with transparent, no-fuss skincare, containing only and exactly what it needs to make up a stable effective products.⁠! Every ingredient in their products are chosen carefully with scientific evidence to ensure it impacts your skin meaningfully. If I had to sum A La Carte up in 3 words it would be simple, affordable and honest! 

Vitamin B3 10% Niacinamide

Targets: Brighten Skin, Improved Skin Texture, Regulates Sebum
Niacinamide, also known as vitamin B, has been long know to have excellent effect on skin. What we love about this under radar ingredient is how chemically stable is it, effective and at the same time does not cause any side effect. Niacinamide is here to help with brightening skin, sebum control, minimise pores, improve overall skin texture
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2% Hyaluronic Acid

Targets: Hydration, Smoothen and plump the skin, Reduce the appearance of fine lines

Our 2% sodium hyaluronate is a well blend of large and small dalton (20-50 kDa) hyaluronic acid. While the large dalton will sit on the surface to soften your skin, the small dalton will penetrate further in your skin to attract and maintain the moisture level in your skin.


5% D-Panthenol 

Targets: Hydration, Wound-healing, Reducing redness

Our D-panthenol is a 5% in concentration to help you calm down irritated skin, improving stratum corneum hydration, reducing transepidermal water loss, maintaining skin softness and elasticity. D-Panthenol is the provitamin of D-panthenoic acid (Vitamin B5), has a proven record in improve skin hydration while aiding the wound healing process by stimulating ephithelization.

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0.1% Copper Peptide

Targets: Anti-ageing, Reduces appearance of wrinkle
Copper peptide, also known as GHK-Cu, is a naturally occurring amino acids that boost the production of elastin and collagen, two connective tissues that ensure firmness and smoothness, in our skin.

10% Urea

Targets: Gentle exfoliation, Enhance your skin's barrier function
Urea, as known as carbamide, is a component of natural moisturizing factor (NMF) produced by the skin. Its a well known ingredient in dermatology for its keratolytic and hydrating feature, i.e. urea can gently exfoliate and moisturizing skin. But what we like the most about Urea is it proven ability to enhance skin barrier function by regulating epidermal gene expression, reduce transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and hence maintain a healthy skin.

12% Lactic Acid

Targets: Gentle exfoliation, Improve uneven skin tone

Our Lactic Acid is a 12% in concentration to gently exfoliate outer layer of skin. Lactic acid, classified as AHA (alpha-hydroxy acid), is a water soluble acid with molecular weight 90.08g/mol. Relatively bigger in size among the AHAs, Lactic Acid is mild and exfoliate skin by interfering bonding of surface dead skin cells. The dull, rough outer layer of skin cell will came off and promotes cellular renewal by increasing cell turnover rates in epidermis, reveal younger and plumper skin cell.


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