Gel Skincare Is a Dream for Oily Skin — Here Are 6 Products We Love
Facial cleansers, serums and even eye products that have a gel-like consistency are trending right now. These formulas feel fresh on the skin and are often formulated with ceramides, AHAs or BHAs to help moisturize and decongest. Ahead, we tapped Skincare.com consulting expert, Dr. Hadley King, a NYC board certified dermatologist to learn more about gel skincare, plus we’re sharing some of our favorite products.
What Is Gel Skincare?
Dr. King notes that gel skincare products often contain humectants and light emollients to help hydrate the skin.
Because of their lighter moisturizing ingredients, gel skincare products are suitable for oily skin types. “Make sure the products are non-comedogenic,” says Dr. King. “If they absorb quickly and your skin still feels dry, you can follow with a heavier moisturizer.”
The Best Gel Skincare Products
This cult-classic cleanser is designed to remove excess oil without disrupting the skin barrier. It’s infused with ceramides, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate, moisturize and nourish the skin.
If you’re looking for a gel skincare product that boosts radiance and mattifies skin, try this cleanser formulated with witch hazel, vitamin C, vitamin E and rose water. It’s suitable for all skin types and even contains aloe vera to keep your skin looking smooth and hydrated.
This superfood cleanser lives up to its name with ingredients like kale, spinach, green tea and alfalfa, plus vitamins C and E to help hydrate and detox pores. Its non-sticky gel texture is instantly refreshing, making it a staple for everyday cleansing.
Soothe under-eyes with this hyaluronic acid-infused gel. The combination of H.A. with Vichy’s signature volcanic water and caffeine works to brighten and soften the area.
Wake your skin up with this detoxifying formula made with seaweed, cucumber and celery leaf extract. The brand boasts that this pick is designed to dissolve excess oil, sweat and makeup with ease.
For a deep cleanse, we recommend this jelly face wash. According to the brand, its formula works to soften and brighten the skin with ingredients including elderberry, squalane and prebiotics.
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