Gel Moisturizers: Like Lotion + Cream, But Lighter
Of all the beauty commandments that the beauty gods have bestowed upon us, moisturization hands down has to be most crucial, as it prevents our skin from being a dry, wrinkle-prone mess that surely isn’t pretty.
Thankfully, we live in an age where moisturizing lifesavers can be found left and right, but if you want fast-acting hydration that won’t clog pores, gel based moisturizers are probably your best route. Unlike cream-based moisturizers, lightweight gel formulas are amazing for those with oily and combination skin types, as they add that necessary moisture without weighing down the skin.
Also great for those dry and hot days, a great gel product can be used in multiple amount of ways. Whether your face needs a brightening boost or want to give your hands an extra pick-me-up, find out how to gel your way to amazing moisture with this product picks and tips.
If your face needs a boost….whether your face needs some brightening or feels drier than the Sahara desert, gel moisture instantly comes to the rescue with it’s fast-acting and highly absorbent formula. To help enhance your complexion’s natural radiance, the DHC CoQ10 Quick Gel Brightening Moisture ($68, dhccare.com) adds antioxidants and free-radical fighting CoQ10 for a brighter and tighter-looking face. For an everyday swap on your usual go-to, the Simple Ultra-Light Gel Moisturizer ($11.09, drugstore.com) perks up your face, with hypoallergenic ingredients that won’t irritate your face. For an equally beauty boosting option, the non-clogging Olay Fresh Effects Dew Over Hydrating Gel Moisturizer ($11.89, ulta.com) keeps skin soft and supple without leaving behind a greasy residue.
When your eyes have totally had it…the delicate skin around and underneath our eyes tends to age the fastest, so to give it the love and anti-aging care you need, treating it to an anti-aging eye gel always proves to be an amazing option as it absorbs fast and can easily be worn underneath makeup. For a quick beauty fix, the Ole Henriksen Ultimate Lift Eye Gel ($42, sephora.com) can be worn overnight to achieve brighter-looking eyes overnight. Got bad dark circles? The Fresh Lotus Eye Gel ($48, sephora.com) uses a unique blend of botanicals and antioxidants to revive tired looking eyes upon application. Need an eye lift after a long flight? Let the Givenchy Hydra Sparkling Luminescence Moisturizing Eye-Reviver Gel ($49, sephora.com) come to your aid as energizes and de-puffs your eyes in a jiffy.
When your hands are extremely thirsty…yes, your dry and cracking hands too can get the gel treatment, as the L’Occitane Verbena Cooling Hand Cream Gel ($12, loccitane.com) starts off as a gel first, then turns matte, leaving hands dry and feeling cool. To boost your moisturizing treatment even more, the Bliss Glamour Gloves ($52, blissworld.com) hydrates hands with a special self-activating gel lining. Leave on for 20 minutes, and say hello to softened hands!