If you have oily skin and you hate how most creamy moisturizers make it look and feel greasy by lunchtime, consider switching to gel formulas. Gel moisturizers are normally water-based so they feel lighter on the skin—this also means they absorb quickly!
Check out the ones we’ve already tried and tested (and now swear by) below:
1. This watery gel moisturizer leaves a cooling, matte finish and minimizes midday shine with its oil-controlling properties. It's a lighter alternative to your traditional day creams!
It's a little pricey for a moisturizer but a little goes a long, long way—this jar could last for months.
KIEHL'S Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream, P1,750/50mL, Greenbelt 5
This August, proceeds from each tub—which features a limited-edition underwater design by avid divers Richard and Raymond Gutierrez—sold will directly fund Save Philippines Seas’ and Kiehl’s Philippines partnership to preserve Anilao.
2. For a water-based gel moisturizer that won't hurt your wallet, this drugstore find containing aloe vera provides light, nonsticky hydration.
Those with combination skin can also use this on their oily T-zone area.
CELETEQUE Dermo Science Hydration Facial Moisturizer, P250/100mL, Watsons
3. Made from Jeju aloe vera leaf extract, this raved-about bouncy, gel moisturizer hydrates, soothes, and calms oily, irritated skin.
It doubles as a hydrating sleeping mask, too!
THE FACE SHOP Jeju Aloe Fresh Soothing Gel, P250, Beauty MNL
4. This sunscreen won't make you hate adding an extra layer of product on your oily skin; it feels like just another fast-absorbing, watery-gel moisturizer on the face!
Plus, unlike most sunscreens, it doesn't leave a white cast.
BIORE UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50+ PA++++; P488, Beauty MNL
*This story originally appeared on FemaleNetwork.com. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.