Dr. KO Skin Specialist Review




I’m not really one who spends a lot of money or time on my skincare and it is pretty obvious to others that I don’t as my complexion is not very good. Therefore when Dr. Ko Skin Specialist offered to assist me I was very happy at the opportunity and took some time out of my workday to visit the branch nearest to me which was at Klinik Dr.Ko Damansara at 10 Boulevard near Damansara Uptown in Petaling Jaya. 

The founder of Dr. 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?


The doctor did an analysis of my skin condition before prescribing some products which are suitable for me
The doctor did an analysis of my skin condition before prescribing some products which are suitable for me


Dr. Ko Skin Specialist has four (4) skincare ranges namely – Dermax Clinicare, KO Dermaceutical, KO Series, and eKo.


Dermax Clinicare

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 Dr. Ko Skincare series depending on your needs.


KO Dermaceutical

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.


KO Series

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
The range of products that were prescribed to me


Here’s a look at four (4) of the products. I’ll write about the other products in a follow on feature sometime soon.



Dermax Bio Perform Acne Cleanser 1A – 120ml

Boy is this one effective product! Barely had any pimples since I started using it. This product contains tea tee oil, and is for acne-prone skin.

To use, simply wet your face and neck, pump a little cleanser on your palm and massage in circular motions, rinse with water thoroughly. Use twice daily.

This product retails at RM139.00



Dermax Bio Balance Toner 2 – 120ml

This product is both calming and hydrating for the skin, containing witch hazel extract, raspberry fruit water, aloe extract, cucumber extract and trehalose. This product is suitable for combination, normal, dry or sensitive skin types.

To use, simple spray on cotton pad and apply after cleansing. Use twice daily.

This product retails at RM120.00



Ko Dermacare Anti Acne Mist – 65ml

This special mist reduces your pimples while soothing inflamed and irritated skin. It comes in easily absorbed formula so you don’t have to wait long for it to dry before applying the other products. This product controls sebum production, reduces redness, inflammation and breakout. It can be used as a toner and (for you girls) to set makeup.

To use, simply spray onto the face after cleansing. Or spray on makeup to set or refresh it. You can repeated anytime of the day.

This product retails at RM120.00



Ko Dermacare Aqua Hydrating Moisturizer I – 60g

This moisturiser is definitely my favourite moisturiser ever as it’s not oily or leaves your face feeling sticky. This water-based moisturizer replenishes moisture to your skin while calming skin irritation. This product is suitable for acne-prone and oily skin.

To use, simply apply a pea sized amount over your face after cleansing and toning.

This product retails at RM280.00


You can now purchase Dr. KO Skin Specialist products online at http://www.drkoskincare.com/


To celebrate the opening of their e-store, Dr. 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 the Dr. 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).

Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.shockmediastudio.app.drko&hl=en

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.

Telephone: 1-800-22-33-22


1 comment on “Dr. KO Skin Specialist Review

  1. Pingback: Dr. KO Skin Specialist Review (Part 2) | Adventures of a Tomcat

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