One of the good things about living in a tropical (read: humid) country is that we don't have to keep changing our choice of moisturizer. Because there are no drastic seasonal changes, we can stick to the same lightweight yet hydrating formulas all year round! The only challenge left is finding the right moisturizer that will fit the bill. Check out our top picks below.
AVÈNE Hydrance Aqua Cream-in-Gel, P2200, SM Beauty
This moisturizer was developed specifically for Asian women to give all the hydration benefits of a cream in a weightless gel.
LA MER The Moisturizing Gel Cream, price unavailable, Rustan's
Check out this cooling, hot weather-appropriate variant of the original Crème de la Mer.
MURAD Nutrient-Charged Water Gel, P3250, Rustan's
Don't be fooled by how weightless this feels on the skin, because not only does this gel hydrate, it also works hard to repair your skin barrier and prevent wrinkles.
DIOR Hydra Life Fresh Hydration Sorbet Crème, P4000, SM Makati
The sorbet texture of this gel makes it the perfect mix of moisturizing and refreshing. Apply two layers of it for a DIY sleeping mask!
CLINIQUE Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly, P1900, Rustan's
This moisturizer keeps moisture in and pollution out without leaving a greasy film over the skin.
BIODERMA Hydrabio Gel-Crème, P1798, Watsons
This gel-based cream is made for those with dehydrated and sensitive skin. It brightens and lightly exfoliates all at once.
PETER THOMAS ROTH Cucumber De-tox Bouncy Hydrating Gel, P2080, Zalora
For bouncy and hydrated skin all year round, try this oil-free gel loaded with detoxifying vitamins and soothing cucumber extract.
KOH GEN DO All-in-One Moisture Gel, P2250, Beauty Bar
Here's a multi-tasking gel that adapts to the kind of moisture your skin needs. Use it either as a light essence, a moisturizer, or even a mask!
NUXE Aquabella Mattifying Emulsion, P1550, Rustan's
Emulsions can be just as hydrating as your average moisturizer, if not a little more weightless! For one, this product was specifically made for combination skin types, so it hydrates and mattifies at the same time.
CELETEQUE Anti-Aging Facial Moisturizer SPF15, P649, Lazada
If you have exfoliating acids like retinol on rotation, a moisturizer with SPF like this one will always come in handy for extra protection.