The 6 Coolest Gel Moisturizers You Need in Your Life
Moisturizer is just as vital to your skincare routine as a reliable cleanser—this is an undisputable fact. In summer's rising temps, finding a formula that doesn't feel too heavy (or make you look totally greasy) is key, and those dense creams you layered on in the cooler months just won't cut it in the midst of a heat wave.
Consider gel moisturizers to be your saving grace. The lightweight formula may seem deceiving, but make no mistake, they deliver hydration just as well as their cream counterparts. Your skin practically drinks them in, so you don't have to wait long before applying makeup over the top, and we're not sure if it's just us, but each gel somehow provides the most satisfying cooling sensation on contact.
Here, we put together a list of 6 we're currently obsessed with.
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Shiseido Waso Fresh Jelly Lotion
This uber-clear formula uses Japanese white jelly mushroom as the hero ingredient, which holds onto water and returns to its just-picked state when soaked. It delivers moisture to your complexion in the same way, not to mention, balances out your pH levels.
Dior Hydra Life Sorbet Creme
Boasting one of Dior's most eco-friendly formulas to date, the mallow flower and haberlea leaf in this lightweight gel both balances oil production while providing generous hydration.
Biossance Squalene + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer
The probiotics nourish your skin's barrier, which acts as a shield against environmental aggressors, while the plant-derived squalane mirrors the same ingredient naturally produced by your own skin.
Boscia Tsubaki Swirl Deep Hydration Moisturizer
It's almost too pretty to use, but once you give it a whirl (pun completely and totally intended) you'll be obsessed with how soft this camellia-rich formula leaves your skin.
Dr. Jart Water Fuse Ultimate Hydro Gel
The mix of minerals in Dr. Jart's hydrating gel are identical to that of those in your skin, and help the peptides and Belgian hot spring water to really reach those deeper layers.
Origins GinZing Gel Moisturizer
Stay up all night binge-watching GLOW on Netflix? Thanks to the radiance-boosting ginseng in this airy gel, the world will never know.