What are gel creams - Garnier SkinActive What are gel creams - Garnier SkinActive

Gel creams: why they are making a splash in the beauty market

Moisturizing is an absolute must when it comes to skin care. Without it your skin won’t function properly and can look and feel worse for wear. However for some, applying a thick moisturizer doesn’t just seem unappealing, it’s actually incompatible with your skin type. That’s where a gel-cream comes in handy. You can moisturize your skin without adding too much oil or too many emollients to your face. In this article find out why a gel-cream might be the best moisturizer for you.

What Are Gel-Creams?

Gel-creams are water-based. They deliver hydration and moisture quickly to skin unlike oil-based moisturizers, which can take time to be absorbed by your skin. With their light formulations gel-creams are non-comedogenic and can make your skin look fresh and dewy without it being oily or shiny. Gel-creams are compatible with all skin types, but especially effective with skin types that are on the oilier side as they won’t add any additional oil to skin. Should you use a gel cream in your life? We have four compelling arguments that say yes.

1. Hydrating

Gel-creams deliver hydration to your skin quickly as they are largely formulated with water. This is especially effective when your skin is showing signs of fatigue or is dehydrated. Restoring moisture will make your skin look firmer and more awake. With the right gel moisturizer it can quickly go from parched to polished.

2. Easily Absorbed

Gel-creams are quickly and easily absorbed by skin, which can give your skin a beautiful, healthy glow within minutes. Since they don’t contain oil they are great to use on their own but also create a great foundation for primers, tinted moisturizers and foundations. Many creams contain oil and when a makeup product with oil is applied the makeup has less staying power and can “slip” off the skin. As gel-creams do not contain oil this gives makeup products more staying power on skin while also hydrating.

3. Plumping

Everyone aspires to achieve firm, youthful-looking skin and gel creams can help you achieve this look. Gel-creams are especially effective when they are formulated with antioxidants or humectants. If your skin needs a boost of fresh energy and hydration, try Garnier SkinActive’s Miracle Anti-Fatigue Wake-Up Hydra-Gel Moisturizer. It has a quick-absorbing formula, which features 15 percent humectant hydra-glycerin which will perk up and plump the appearance of your skin. It also contains hyaluronic acid and is infused with antioxidants such as Wild Berry, Vitamins C and E, and can help protect your skin from free radicals and add brightness to your complexion.

4. Cooling

In warmer months when we sweat more and many people’s skin tends to be oilier than in the winter, a thick cream can seem unappealing to apply. Gel-creams have a cooling, soothing effect on skin, which can make it a more enjoyable product to use than a moisturizer that’s oily or filled with emollients.