Moisturizer gel or moisturizer cream - which one is right for your skin?  - Garnier SkinActive Moisturizer gel or moisturizer cream - which one is right for your skin?  - Garnier SkinActive

Gel hidratante frente a crema hidratante: ¿cuál es el producto adecuado para tu piel?

El mundo de las cremas hidratantes es abundante, y a veces puede resultar abrumador. Hay un sinfín de productos, desde las cremas hidratantes a base de gel y geles a base de agua hasta las cremas en gel, los aceites, las mascarillas nocturnas y las cremas hidratantes tradicionales. ¿La buena noticia? Hay algo para todo el mundo. Pero ¿cómo sabes qué fórmula es la adecuada para ti? Comparamos dos tipos populares: los geles y las cremas hidratantes. A continuación, descubre qué tipo es el adecuado para tu piel.

What’s The Difference Between Gel And Cream Moisturizers?

Aside from their consistency, certain ingredients play a large role in what constitutes a gel and what constitutes a cream. That means that each type of moisturizer can offer different benefits to certain skin types.

Take lightweight moisturizer, for instance. “Most gel moisturizers have hyaluronic acid, a higher water content and glycerin,” says board-certified dermatologist Dr. Diane Madfes. “These are perfect for people with oily skin or when it’s time to switch to a lightweight moisturizer for warmer weather.” The advantage of a gel-based moisturizer is that it sinks in quickly and feels weightless on the skin.

If your skin is rough or flaky, you may need a cream. “Creams have more of an emollient base and work best for drier skin‎,” says Dr. Madfes. While lightweight moisturizer, including gel-based moisturizer, do hydrate skin, these emollients in cream moisturizers help seal in that moisture. Based on that, here are our recommendations for gel vs cream moisturizer based on your skin type.

Our Best Moisturizer for Oily or Combination Skin

Garnier SkinActive’s Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel Cream for Normal/Combo Skin is a gel-based moisturizer that provides moisture and hydration without being overly heavy or sticky on your skin. The lightweight moisturizer will keep your skin’s barrier function protected while providing 24-hour moisture.

Our Best Moisturizer for Dry Skin

A cream or even gel cream can be perfect for your skin. Garnier SkinActive’s Actively Hydrating Daily Lotion Fragrance Free SPF 15 works well on dry skin, since the formula is infused with glycerin — an potent humectant — which helps to keep skin actively hydrated throughout the day and strengthen skin's barrier, protecting it against moisture loss. Your skin should feel hydrated, soft and supple throughout the day after application.

Another water gel moisturizer for dry skin is Garnier SkinActive’s Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel For Dry Skin. With continued use, moisture barrier is strengthened and skin looks healthier and feels softer.