Uneven skin texture is one of those pesky beauty concerns that's harmless but is certainly enough to spoil your mood. Unlike uneven skin tone, which can easily be concealed with a simple pat of foundation or concealer (alright, we say “simple pat” but we all know blending is hard work), uneven skin texture is a lot trickier to mask. 

If you have visible bumps on your face that you can’t seem to identify, let alone get rid of, you can refer to this article, where we cover the most common type of face bumps and how to manage them.

If your skin is generally clear but just isn’t as smooth as you’d like it to be, read on! Your skin’s texture and overall appearance is influenced by many different factors—including dryness, aging, sun damage, repetitive irritation, and lack of exfoliation. As time passes, these factors chip away at the delicate skin and make it more prone to roughness, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and sagging.


1. Choose the right ingredients

The fight against uneven skin texture is all about maintenance and consistency. Assuming you’re already moisturizing your skin with hydrating powerhouses like hyaluronic and glycerin, which plumps up skin cells and provides a smoother-feeling texture, this can be improved by adding active ingredients to your routine.

Since natural aging, sun damage, and acne scarring are three of the biggest culprits responsible for uneven skin texture, look out for products that are anti-aging, rich in antioxidants, and have the capacity to fade scars and hyperpigmentation. We recommend our best-selling 9-in-1 Anti-Aging Copper Peptide Mask that’s filled with top notch botanical extracts. With regular use, this multitasking mask treatment will help to soften, smooth, and even out the appearance of your skin. 


2. Cleansing

A diligent cleansing routine can give skin a smoother, brighter appearance by removing dead cells and other debris on the skin’s surface and allowing light to reflect from the skin. Double-cleansing according to your skin type is a simple but effective way to make sure you remove dirt, grease, and makeup residue—all of which have the potential to clog pores—without the risks of over-washing and drying out your skin.

To get the best out of your cleansing step, we recommend using a multifunctional cleanser like our new Hydrating Cleansing Gel, which deep cleans without leaving your skin feeling tight. It’s also infused with a DNA repairing complex, which boosts the skin’s collagen production, and ferulic acid, a highly effective antioxidant that fights sun damage. 


3. SPF

It’s no secret that UV radiation is bad news for the skin. Chronic sun exposure is hugely responsible for causing uneven skin texture and pore-size irregularity. In fact, most of the skin damage in older patients is caused by a lifetime of unprotected sun exposure, which destroys the skin’s natural collagen and elastin stores that make up the connective tissues of our dear skin.

For daily use, opt for a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 to protect your skin from both UVA and UVB rays. Up to 80 percent of UV rays can penetrate cloud cover and can pass through glass and car windows, so don’t think you’re protected just because you’re physically shaded from the sun! If you know you’ll be spending plenty of time outdoors, reach for SPF 50 or higher.


4. Exfoliation

As you get older, your body becomes less effective at naturally shedding dead skin cells. When excess dead skin cells build up on the surface of your skin, you're left with a dull, uneven tone and, yep you guessed it, uneven texture.

If dead skin cell build-up is the issue, getting rid of uneven skin texture could be as easy as sloughing them away. Make sure you're exfoliating at least once a week, paying extra attention to areas that feel uneven. Note: ‘extra attention’ does not mean extra hard! Remember to always be gentle with your skin.

Exfoliation can be done either physically or chemically. Physical exfoliation products do carry the risk of being too abrasive, which can lead to oil overproduction and micro-tears in your skin, which will worsen existing texture issues. If you swear by physical exfoliation and trust yourself with being gentle, opt for formulas that use spherical particles (no jagged edges) and make sure you stick by that once-a-week rule.

If you don’t trust yourself (it’s okay, we get it! Skincare gets us super excited too), the alternative is to ditch scrubs altogether in favor of chemical exfoliants like glycolic or salicylic acid, which are gentler options that allow for more consistent results.


5. Stay hydrated

We know this one might make you roll your eyes because it might seem painfully obvious, but it’s just a friendly reminder! Make water your best friend. Aside from helping to flush out toxins from your body, the more water you drink, the plumper and more hydrated your cells become, which makes your skin look glowy and supple. It also helps the cellular metabolic processes run more efficiently.

Drink at least eight to ten glasses of water (or more if you lead an active lifestyle or just have overactive sweat glands), and eat at least five servings of fruits or vegetables to supply your body with the micronutrients and antioxidants it needs to maintain healthy skin. 

Tired of Uneven Skin Texture? .. Try CLEF Skincare today 

About CLEF

"Optimising your skin with CLean and EFfective solutions."

At CLEF, we don’t want to treat skin issues— we want to introduce forward solutions that can improve all skin types in the most optimal way. We want results that are not only notable, but also safe and long-lasting. We want to provide solutions beyond addressing your skin’s true concerns.

When developing each solution, we ask ourselves: (1) is it made CLean & EFfective and (2) is it a Face Forward solution?

Our Practice

CLean & EFfective

CLean & EFfective is what CLEF is all about.

We source only high-quality, cruelty-free ingredients that are indiscriminately friendly to the relevant skin types, excluding any harmful, unsafe ingredients in our formulations.

Moreover, all our products are accommodative to our high-humidity weather for maximum local suitability.

By combining totally safe ingredients with cutting-edge formulations, we strive to optimise your skin in the most harmless yet innovative way.

Our Philosophy

Face Forward

Everyone has a skin goal, but current skincare trends may not be able to meet that yet.

As a futurist skincare brand, we keep tabs on the newest scientific breakthroughs to research and develop forward solutions that the market has yet to see.

We also instill creative thought into bettering each product’s texture, scent, and packaging for an optimised user experience.

With these solutions, we aim to advance you towards your skin goal, empowering you to Face Forward with confidence.

Let’s optimise your skin, and say hello to a better you!

Our Products

CLean & EFfective Solutions

Our Journey

CLEF’s Story


The Spark

Various skin concerns plague those closest to us, and the lack of accessibility to skincare products without harsh or downtime-inducing ingredients pushed us to develop our own products that are free from the stress of damaging their delicate skin further.

The challenge began as we set out to look for a lab willing to realise our vision. After meeting 24 potential investors and 12 manufacturers, one finally agreed to work with us, as we began developing our first product— the Copper Peptide Mask.


Black & Gold

After 1.5 years, our Copper Peptide Mask was finally ready— a leakproof sheet mask soaked in a soothing serum that repairs early signs of aging to nurture a youthful complexion, and is suitable even for sensitive skin, eczema and angioedema.

The mask became a hit locally, which paved the way for us to develop our next Anti-Aging product: the Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel.



Going abroad to the US, UK, Canada and Europe, we brought along the new and gentle Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel, garnering fans overseas. Back home, major beauty retailer Sa Sa welcomed CLEF onto its shelves, making way for us to provide solutions offline across Malaysia.



Blessed with media attention i.e. The Sun Daily and Vulcan Post, we expanded into body care with the Relaxing Body Lotion, and marched our Anti-Aging Series forward with the Radiant Gold Essence. With an ensemble of solutions, we made our Shopee Mall debut and began collaborating with various creators, local brands and media outlets including Astro Go.



Kicking off the year with the Pomegranate Instant Calming Mask which immediately became a crowd favourite, we then completed the long-awaited Anti-Aging Series, created makeup assist products Potato Instant Hydrating Mask and Skin Perfecting Sunscreen, and released the now sold-out Nourishing Body Lotion. We concluded the year with a fully-expanded team in the Kuala Lumpur office, and an established presence amongst online skincare enthusiasts.

As CLEF products are also made available in major stores Aeon Wellness and Watsons, we slowly found our footing in becoming a household brand for locally-produced clean skincare products.


Facing Forward

As we’re on the way to launching our very own physical store, our mission to bring forward solutions for all skin types is far from over. 

Look forward to brand-new product lines for specific skin types and exciting offline events in the near future!