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10 Best Gel Moisturisers For Girls With Oily Skin

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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:


Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream_Hauterfly

1. Hada Labo Tokyo Skin Plumping Gel Cream (Rs 3,699)

This extremely hydrating cream is fragrance-, parabens-, silicone-, mineral oil-, and dye-free, in addition to being extremely moisturising.


Garnier Moisture Rescue Refresh Gel Cream_Hauterfly

2. Garnier Moisture Rescue Refresh Gel Cream (Rs 1,112)

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.


Kiehl's Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream_Hauterfly

3. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream (Rs 2,500)

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.


Simple Ultra Light Gel Moisturizer_Hauterfly

4. Simple Ultra-Light Gel Moisturizer (Rs 2,309)

Best suited for oily, acne-prone skin, this hydrating moisturiser works best when worn under other skincare products like a serum and sunscreen.


Olay Fresh Effects Dew Over Hydrating Gel Moisturizer_Hauterfly

5. Olay Fresh Effects Dew Over Hydrating Gel Moisturizer (Rs 1,790)

This gel moisturiser from Olay hydrates deeply and moisturises sensitive, breakout-prone skin without making it look oily.


Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel_Hauterfly

6. Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel (Rs 2,900)

This moisturiser sinks into your skin as soon as you apply it and makes it soft and smooth without looking greasy.


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7. Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel (Rs 1,913)

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.


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8. SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel (Rs 6,099)

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.


Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Gel Moisturizer_Hauterfly

9. Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Gel Moisturizer (Rs 5,424)

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.


Shiseido Pureness Moisturizing Gel-Cream_Hauterfly

10. Shiseido Pureness Moisturizing Gel-Cream (Rs 3,333)

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.


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