Since puberty, I have been educated on the importance of daily skincare procedure. As we grow older, it is inevitable that our skin ages in an accelerated pace hence requires more effort to maintain its condition. One of my major concern is the lack of moisture on my skin considering that I spend most of the time in an air-con room. I was told that once your skin lacks moistures, it dries up and ages faster! Thanks to KO Skin Specialist, I was offered a valuable one-hour consultation session with their skin doctor at Klinik Dr. Ko Damansara, 10 Boulevard (during which I had zero make up on just so the doctor could observe and comment on my bare face condition:/)
The founder of KO Skin Specialist – Dr Ko Chung Beng, spent 17 years in UK and obtained his specialist qualifications prior to his return to Malaysia in 1994. He headed the Dermatology Department of Seremban Hospital until 1997, then founded the KO Skin Specialist which has since been providing a comprehensive range of in-depth services from dermatology to cosmetic surgery.
When he first started out on his own in 1997, KO Skin Specialist was just a little clinic in Klang, located on the first floor of a shop lot. However the effectiveness of his prescriptions soon spread and today, that little clinic is now the headquarters for the 26 clinics of KO Skin Specialist centres across Malaysia. KO Skin Specialist now has their very own formulation of skincare products which are formulated by their team of professionals to combat signs of aging, acne and other skin problems. The centres also offer the most complete range of laser therapy equipment in Asia. No longer just a Malaysian brand, KO Skin Specialist has a branch in Xiamen, China, and will be opening more branches in the future! How’s that for a Malaysian success story?
KO Skin Specialist has four (4) skincare ranges namely – Dermax Clinicare, KO Dermaceutical, KO Series, and eKo.
The Dermax Clinicare series is known for its effectiveness in preventing new acne formation. Products in this series are meticulously blended with a natural botanical extracts under strict quality control. It removes impurities; refines open pores; soothes and heals the skin for an acne-free face.
This series comprises a broad range of products, even for dry and sensitive skin. Products from the Dermax Clinicare series may be used together with products from other KO Skincare series depending on your needs.
The KO Dermaceutical series speeds up recovery; protects the skin from sun exposures; combats dullness, pigmentation, dehydration whilst reversing the signs of aging. The serums, cleansers, toners, moisturizers and sunscreens complement the needs of most skin types, and is also ideal for post-treatment care. Like Dermax and the KO series, products from the KO Dermaceutical range can be used together with products from other series, depending on your skin condition.
The KO series offers a gentle solution to reduce blemishes, which is great news for those who have sensitive or acne-prone skin as most blemish fighting products can irritate sensitive skin.
The eKo series is infused with amaranthus caudatus — one of the best sources of vegetable protein known for its antioxidant and skin revitalization properties.
The range of products that were prescribed to me: ( a wide range from a few series which are enough to last for months *happy*)
KO Dermacare Purifying Cleansing Gel 220ml RM198
Before this, I remove my cosmetic with make up remover and rinse off with a cleasing foam. However, double cleansing method is not advisable for my skin. I was prescribed this cleansing gel which could effectively breaks down grease stain from make up (including the eye area) without destroying the natural protective lipids layer of the skin. Just gotta squeeze an adequate amount and massage your face on a circular motion to make sure you remove the make up thoroughly. Saves me plenty of time too since everything could be removed at one go.
KO Dermaceutical Perfect Radiance Toner 21 120ml RM198
An essential step of our daily skincare routine. Apply day and night after cleasing. I was prescribed the toner from this series as it could transform dull and tired skin into a brighter and luminous complexion (according to the doctor I’ve got an uneven skin tone). So far I have seen improvement on my skin tone and pigmentation effect after using for a month. The toner is alcohol free so don’t worry about it causing dry skin.
KO Dermacare Aqua Hydrating Moisturizer I 60g RM280
This was prescribed as my day-use moisturizer. Water based moisturizer which is also suitable for acne-prone and oily skin. Quite happy with this product as it makes my face and neck sufficiently moisturized throughout the day. Don’t have to apply too much, just a pea-sized drop since it is quite concentrated. 60g can easily last for more than 3 months.
KO Series Acne Therapy Solutions Clarifying Treatment Moisturizer 50gm RM160
The doctor recommended this for my night use. This KO Series moisturizer is non greasy and could easily absorbed into my skin. In the past I used to wake up with really oily face because the moisturizer is too greasy which could cause pimples and acne. No such problem after I started using this before sleep.
Well moisturized and radiant skin thanks to the wide range of KO skincare products ^^
Will share more details on the remaining KO products prescribed to me on my next blog post!
Meanwhile, you can now purchase KO Skin Specialist products online at http://www.drkoskincare.com/
To celebrate the opening of their e-store, KO Skincare is running the following promotions from 20 July 2015 to 20 August 2015:
– 20% storewide discount
– 50% discount on Ko Series
– Free delivery for purchase of RM300.00 and above
Download KO Skin Specialist mobile app to receive a RM20.00 e-voucher code (you will find the e-voucher code displayed under the Promotion Tab). One (1) redemption per account and it is valid with the 20% storewide discount (excluding 50% discount items).
Apple App Store – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ko-skin-specialist/id959443985?mt=8
The KO Skin Specialist headquarters is located at:
Klinik Pakar Kulit Ko Sdn Bhd
10A-22A, Jalan Temoh,
Off Jalan Goh Hock Huat,
41400 Klang, Selangor,
T:+603 3343 3140
You can also head over to http://www.koskinspecialist.com/ to find the complete list of branches.