When it comes to skincare products, moisturisers are essential. From about as long as we can remember, we've used moisturisers, both good and bad. But if you have pimple-prone, oily skin, chances are that moisturisers have left you with a bitter experience, since most emollient moisturisers tend to clog up the pores, sit heavy on the face, and make the skin oilier than ever. If you're in the market for a new moisturiser but are worried that your skin will suffer, let us turn your attention to gel moisturisers.
Light, hydrating and refreshing, gel moisturisers are free of oils, absorb quickly, and carry the same moisturising benefits as that of a regular moisturiser. Need further proof? Ahead we're listing down all the benefits of gel moisturisers — and giving you recommendations too. Read on…
What makes gel moisturisers such a fan-favourite for those with oily skin is the non-greasy texture. Since gel moisturisers are created sans thick oils that find their way in many creams and ointments, they don't grease up the face — and don't make the face oilier than it is too!
BB Picks: Pond's Super Light Gel Moisturiser
One of the biggest complaints people have with thick creams is that an hour or so after usage, the skin starts to feel weighed down because of how heavy the cream is. A gel moisturiser, on the other hand, is created with water, and therefore manages to refresh the skin, making it feel light and breezy.
BB Picks: Dermalogica Calm Water Gel
Since gel moisturisers have a water base, they're super hydrating. With different ingredients that act as humectants and hydrators, you know that by applying a gel moisturiser, you'll be able to reap all the nourishing benefits with none of the stickiness and greasiness. Also, gel moisturisers tend to have a plumping effect on the skin, so you can rest assured that the hydration will be accompanied by softer, smoother, and younger-looking skin.
BB Picks: Lakme Absolute Hydra Pro Gel Crème
Gel-based moisturisers are thinner in consistency and hence absorb quickly into the skin without leaving behind a sticky residue. Bonus: Gel moisturisers can double up as primers too since they don't leave a greasy residue behind and give the foundation a smooth base to cling to.
BB Picks: Lakmé 9 to 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel