Stay Cool: Best Gel Creams

Finding the right moisturiser for your skin type is no easy task, particularly if you have sensitive or spot-prone skin. Regular moisturisers and face creams can be too heavy and lead to oily skin or breakouts if used frequently. Enter gel creams; lighter, water-based formulas.

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A lot of people think that skincare is as simple as one, two, three: cleanse, tone and moisturise. But the reality is that it’s much more important to find the regime that works for your skin type. For some, cleansing is by far the most important part of skincare. For others, exfoliation is a vital part of skincare to remove dead cells and refresh the complexion. But when it comes to hydration, a lot of people just think they can invest in the most luxurious moisturiser they can afford and let it works its magic. The truth is that for some, cream formulas are too heavy; which is where gel creams come in. These lighter, water-based formulas are perfect if you have oily or sensitive skin types. Intrigued? Here, I round up five of the best gel creams and moisturisers.


Best Gel Creams & Moisturisers

FARMACY | Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturiser

Like a green juice for your skin, this oil-free gel cream contains moringa and papaya to care and hydrate. It’s also housed in fully sustainable packaging and made with ingredients harvested by ethical growers.

TATA HARPER | Water-Lock Moisturizer Starter Kit

Hero ingredient hyaluronic acid acts like a sponge for the skin allowing it to hold on to more water without weighing it down or clogging pores.

LA MER | The Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream

La Mer’s hero moisturiser is an absolute cult classic but the creamy formula is too heavy for some skin types. This cool gel version delivers the same super soft application in a light and cooling gel that is a real treat for the skin.

REN | Glow Daily Vitamin C Gel Cream by Ren Clean Skincare

Give skin an anti-pollution and anti-ageing boost with some added vitamin C in the form of this REN gel cream. It’s a nice light option if you’re headed into the city and want skin feeling fresh and clean.

CLARINS | Hydra-Essentiel Cooling-Gel

This cool, lightweight Clarins gel cream contains organic medicinal kalanchoe extract, which boosts the skin’s hyaluronic acid production, the sponge-like water-retaining molecule that helps to boost hydration.

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