10 Best Gel Moisturisers For Girls With Oily Skin
Summer is definitely upon us. Oily scalps on day two and super slick T-zones around midday are a dead giveaway of warm weather. While you’re prone to putting on sunscreen with gusto, there’s no skimping on moisturiser no matter what your skin type. Greasy, heavy-duty moisturisers are a strict no-no — who wants to risk clogged pores or break out when the weather is already playing spoil-sport — and must be replaced with lighter, hydrating formulas.
Gel moisturisers are a good idea for hotter months since most of them contain hyaluronic acid, which is also found in our bodies. Hyaluronic acid holds 1,000 times its weight in water and helps in keeping skin plump and moisturised from within. These moisturisers are extremely lightweight and melt into the skin, making you feel like you’ve got almost nothing on. Sounds like a dream product for girls with oily skin! So here’s our round-up of some of the best gel moisturisers right now:
This extremely hydrating cream is fragrance-, parabens-, silicone-, mineral oil-, and dye-free, in addition to being extremely moisturising.
This watery, lightweight moisturiser seeps into the skin immediately on application. A great product for those with dehydrated oily skin since it does not leave any residue behind.
Known to work even for those who have super-sensitive skin, the Ultra Facial Gel Cream is our editor’s favourite and is a light, oil-free formula that does not leave a greasy film behind, all the while nourishing skin from within without breaking you out.
Best suited for oily, acne-prone skin, this hydrating moisturiser works best when worn under other skincare products like a serum and sunscreen.
This gel moisturiser from Olay hydrates deeply and moisturises sensitive, breakout-prone skin without making it look oily.
This moisturiser sinks into your skin as soon as you apply it and makes it soft and smooth without looking greasy.
The hydration that this gel offers is insane. Even those with parched skins can tell the difference after using it a few times. While it is moisturising enough for summers, you can also use this for its hydrating qualities in winter or as a primer under your foundation.
This fragrance-free gel is viscous and extremely hydrating. Just a couple of drops on the face and neck can rejuvenate even the most dehydrated skin, making it visibly softer.
This moisturiser is a godsend for anyone with acne-prone, oily/combination skin. Don’t be fooled by its whipped, serum-like texture. This cream smells mildly like the sea and leaves your skin soft and supple, with zero grease.
The light, almost runny consistency of this gel cream gets absorbed into the skin as soon as you apply it. It has a refreshing, slightly cooling effect on the skin.