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8 Gel Moisturizers Your Skin Will Love

If you don’t like heavy creams, these could be the best options for you.
IMAGE COURTESY OF RUSTAN'S
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Moisturizing is a must in your skincare routine—especially since this beauty step can help prevent the early signs of aging. But when you live in a tropical country or are struggling with oily to combination skin, slathering on heavy creams can unfortunately lead to excess shine, clogged pores, and even breakouts.

The good news? Gel moisturizer formulas are now on the rise, so you now numerous skin-friendly choices to choose from. Check out some of our top picks below:

1. Murad Age Reform Nutrient-Charged Water Gel


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This oil-free water gel contains a blend of peptides, vitamins, and minerals to help keep your skin hydrated and wrinkle-free. It also contains Cumulative Hydration-Release Technology, which basically means that it can lock moisture into your skin for up to 5 days.

Available at Rustan's Makati

2. La Mer Moisturizing Day Cream

Looking for something that calms and refreshes your skin upon application? This light cooling gel leaves your skin naturally vibrant and you’ll love the velvet finish it leaves behind. It also contains the legendary Miracle Broth to help heal and renew your skin.

Available at Rustan's Makati

3. Dermalogica Sound Sleep Cocoon Transformative Night Gel-Cream

This wonder product transforms your skin by night, so you can wake up to glowing, refreshed skin. It contains motion-activated essential oils like French lavender to help you get a more restful sleep and Persian Silk Tree Extract to reduce the signs of skin fatigue.

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Available at Rustan's Makati

4. L’Occitane Aqua Réotier Thirst-Quenching Gel

True to its name, the L’Occitane Aqua Réotier Thirst-Quenching Gel will leave your skin feeling like it's drinking in water since has thousands of micro-bubbles that release freshness instantly to help energize the skin. It’s perfect for your morning routine since it leaves your skin radiant, plump, and more importantly, not oily.

Available at Rustan's Makati

5. Shiseido Essential Energy Moisturizing Gel Cream

Want a dewy, fresh finish without the oily texture? Use this mineral oil-free hydrator to help prep your skin before your makeup routine. 

Available at SM Beauty counters

6. Algenist Multi-Perfecting Pore Corrector Gel Moisturizer


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If you have oily skin you'll love this gel which helps reduce enlarged pores and contains ingredients like salicylic acid to help prevent breakouts. Opt for this if you’re also looking for formulas that get absorbed quickly and helps brighten dull skin.

Available at Rustan's Makati

7. Clinique Moisture Surge Skin Fortifying Hydrator


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Formulated for very dry to dry combination skin, this gel-cream plumps up your skin with 24-hour hydration and helps repair your skin barrier over time.

Available at Beauty Bar branches

8. Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Cooling Gel

This light blue cream is a winner because it's a delight to apply and doesn’t leave a sticky residue behind. You’ll love how it leaves your skin instantly hydrated, glowing, and shine-free, too.

Available at Rustan's Makati

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