5 Things to Know About Gel Moisturizers

5 Things to Know About Gel Moisturizers

There are many gel moisturizers in the skin care market, but to some people they may seem a little less familiar than creams and lotions. If you’re unsure if a gel moisturizer is right for you or what benefits they might have, we can provide some helpful information about them. Find out how they can hydrate and beautify skin and what other unique qualities gel moisturizers have. After reading this you should have a better idea of whether a gel moisturizer is the right product for you.

1. Gel Moisturizers Can Be Used On All Skin Types

Gel moisturizers are usually oil-free which makes them compatible with oily skin as they do not add extra oil to skin that is often already shiny. However there are gel formulations for all skin types and even very dry skin can benefit from gel moisturizers, particularly when the product is formulated with humectants, such as hyaluronic acid, which can hydrate and nourish skin.

2. Gel Moisturizers And Cream Moisturizers Can Be Merged Into One – Gel Creams

Looking for something in between a gel and a cream — turns out products with this texture do exist and are ready to moisturize your skin. “A gel cream is a hybrid formulation and texture which falls between a gel and a cream,” says Dr. Angelike Galdi, Chief Scientific Advisor of Garnier SkinActive’s skin care labs. “It fits well with consumers looking for a texture that is richer and more nourishing than a gel, but lighter and more fresh than a cream. Gel creams can be suitable for all skin types. Please check the final product label to be sure.”

3. Gel Moisturizers Can Plump Up the Appearance of Skin

If your skin is looking deflated, dehydrated or dull--a gel cream can help it look more awake, feel firmer and appear plumper. If your skin needs a boost try Garnier SkinActive Miracle Anti-Fatigue Wake-Up Hydra-Gel Moisturizer a fast-absorbing liquid-gel that can easily revive your skin. Its formula is infused with 15 percent hydra-glycerin (a humectant), hyaluronic acid and an antioxidant complex of Wild Berry, Vitamins C and E and can take skin from looking fatigued to refreshed and radiant.

4. Gel Moisturizers Are Great In The Summer And Hot Climates

If you’re in a place with hot temperatures or an extremely humid climate you likely want a refreshing moisturizer that doesn’t feel greasy on your skin. Gels are mostly water-based so they are easily absorbed by skin and leave no oily residue. It can help your skin feel refreshed before or after a long hot day spent in the sun.

5. Gel Moisturizers Can Cool Off Your Skin

While we’re on the subject of cooling off, here’s an easy way to maximize the refreshing effect of a gel moisturizer — pop it in the fridge then use it when your skin is feeling extra hot. This could be after being outdoors in hot weather or after working out.