Gel Moisturizers for All Skin Types


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Gel Moisturizers for All Skin Types

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  • Gel moisturizers seem to be all the rage this summer. They are perfect for hot weather since your skin sweats more, it’s more humid, and you’re not exposed to the drying effects of extreme cold and harsh indoor heating. These water-based gels are lightweight, refreshing and absorb into your skin with no oiliness. Many of us use a lighter moisturizer in the summer and need something heavier in the winter. Gels can work year round for those who don’t like the feel of a moisturizer, or for those with oily skin. Even oily skin needs to be moisturized and gel moisturizers can keep your skin hydrated without the problems that creams can cause.
    Gel moisturizers feel different than creams. They won’t seem as moisturizing at first if you are used to a cream. They work by locking in moisture to hydrate your skin. I wasn’t sure the first time I tried one, but after a few days, I became used to the feel and my skin was so very soft with no oiliness. I like to use a gel at night and a moisturizer with sunscreen during the day. Most gels don’t contain sunscreen.
  • Clinique Moisture Surge Intense: This rich, oil-free cream-gel instantly rehydrates your skin and it stays comfortably plumped, even 24 hours after you put it on. This is more moisturizing than other gels. It works wonders for those with  dry skin or who live in arid desert climates. It’s also great for swimmers since sun and chlorine can really dry out your skin. If you find it too heavy for day, try it at night. Your skin will be so soft in the morning. Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief is another good option for those of you that want something a little lighter that still has great moisturizing properties.
    Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel: The original DDM has been a favorite for years. This gel formula is lightweight and oil free. It has a cooling and refreshing effect when applied, and absorbs immediately into the skin. It is great for skin types normal to oily. This product helps keep you oil free even on hot, humid days.
    Philosophy “Take a Deep Breath” Energizing Oxygen Gel Cream Moisturizer: This lightweight gel cream diffuses energizing oxygen to detoxify skin and support cell respiration, while a blend of antioxidants fight the signs of stress. The oil-free formula absorbs quickly, leaving skin perfectly balanced. Works well for normal to oily skin types and is popular with those who have acne or sensitive skin.
  • Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel Cream: This ultra lightweight gel cream is a great drugstore option. It’s cooling on the skin when applied and leaves you hydrated without feeling heavy. It’s great at controlling shine for those with oily skin and has a soft cucumber fragrance.
    Shiseido Pureness Moisturizing Gel Cream: This hydrating complex softens and refines skin, and protects it’s natural moisture balance. This lightweight gel is great for normal to combination skin. It absorbs quickly, hydrates and leaves a silky dewy glow with no oiliness.
    La Mer Gel De La Mer: This cooling gel moisturizer delivers the same radiance, renewal and suppleness that made the original Crème de la Mer a legend. It leaves your skin perfectly hydrated and is perfect for warm-weather climates. It’s lighter than the original and works well for all skin types, even oily.  La Mer is a splurge for sure, but many loyal users swear by it.
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  1. Liz says:

    la mer is awesome but I got a khiels one that I’m really into

  2. Vee says:

    You gave me some serious inspiration for my next moisurizer! X

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  3. Vee says:

    You gave me some serious inspiration for my next moisturiser!

    Vee ♡Vees Petits Tresors

  4. Deborah says:

    Love the Clinique moisture surge intense, it is my favourite all time moisturizer


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