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10 Best Gel Moisturizers for Quick, Hydrating Skin

For skin that'll make everyone else gel-ly

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Want glowing, hydrated skin but just can't get behind those thick moisturisers that seem to drag you down physically? Gel moisturisers are your best bet. The gel medium is not only lightweight, but it can also instantly cool down and soothe your skin. In other words, it’ll feel cooling and light on your face.

Are gel moisturizers good for oily skin?

Yes, in fact, they are the first choice for oily skin. Gel moisturisers are lightweight, oil-free and filled with hydrating ingredients. The best part: they will not leave any sticky or greasy residue behind. Besides, you can also reapply gel moisturisers throughout the day as it will not clog your pores up. Check out these gel moisturisers that your skin will thank you for.

Cetaphil Daily Facial Moisturizer SPF 15 118ML

RM 46.5
Best gel moisturizer drugstore

What's better than an award-winning product? Multiple award-winning products! And it’s all for a good reason. This no-nonsense Cetaphil moisturiser has a formula that is gentle on the skin and also has a broad spectrum UV protection to protect the skin from sun damage and premature ageing. Not to mention, the most important effect; it has the ability to lock in moisture without blocking pores.

Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel

RM 17
Nature Republic
2. Nature Republic Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel
Best gel moisturizer for body
add_circle Suit all skin types
add_circle Soothing

Nature Republic's famous Aloe Vera Soothing Gel is probably one of the most versatile moisturisers in the market. It is used as a form of after sun care for soothing sunburns, as a hair mask, and of course, a daily moisturiser. With an impressive 92% aloe vera, this gentle formula is also enriched with various vitamins for healthy skin from head to toe.

Hada Labo Perfect Uv Gel 50G SPF 50

RM 68.9
Best gel moisturizer with SPF
3. Hada Labo Perfect Uv Gel 50G SPF 50
Best gel moisturizer with SPF

We all love a good multi-tasker. The Hada Labo Perfect UV Gel is not only a great moisturiser, but also acts as a makeup primer and a sunscreen. With a high UV protection factor of SPF50, your skin will be protected against harmful UV rays that threaten to give your skin a dull, aged complexion. Instead, it offers long-lasting moisturization that will brighten your skin tone while improving its elasticity.

Origins Ginzing Oil-Free Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer

RM 85.00
Origins
4. Origins Ginzing Oil-Free Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer
Best gel moisturizer for oily skin
add_circle Absorbs quickly
add_circle Hydrating and soothing
add_circle Nice smell

Much like the energy-boosting effects of ginseng, this moisturiser gives your skin the energy it needs to radiate and glow. Its lightweight formula consists of energising Panax Ginseng and coffee beans, which will not only give the skin a little boost in hydration but also goes easy on oily skin thanks to the fact that its oil-free.

CLINELLE Anti-Blemish Purifying Gel Moisturizer 30ml

RM 29.92
Best gel moisturiser for acne prone skin
5. CLINELLE Anti-Blemish Purifying Gel Moisturizer 30ml
Best gel moisturizer for acne prone skin

Breakouts are annoying, and the last thing you need is a sticky, heavy moisturiser that clogs all your pores. Enter Clinelle's Anti-Blemish Moisturizer. With antibacterial tea tree oil, it keeps acne-causing bacteria in check. At the same time, the phellinus linteus and liquorice in the gel help increase the skin's capability of repairing itself post-breakout, preventing dark acne scars.

Shiseido Waso Fresh Jelly Lotion 150ml

RM 115
Best gel moisturiser for sensitive skin
6. Shiseido Waso Fresh Jelly Lotion 150ml
Best gel moisturizer for sensitive skin

If you're looking for a youthful, dewy complexion but have sensitive skin, then give this moisturiser a shot. Made of ingredients such as white jelly mushroom and various natural extracts that effectively provide and lock in moisture, the product promises to deliver younger-looking skin, while also diminishing the appearance of pores. Its formula contains minimal potential irritants, which means no parabens, alcohol and mineral oil! Definitely a safe moisturiser for even the most sensitive skin types.

First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Oil-Free Mattifying Gel Moisturizer

RM 144.00
Best gel moisturiser for anti aging

Wake up to a fresh face that's ready to face the day with this moisturiser by First Aid Beauty. It’s loaded with a combination of hydrating ingredients such as sodium hyaluronate, conditioning butter and oatmeal. There is also collagen-promoting peptides which act to reduce fine lines and wrinkles so that you can reverse time with minimal effort.

Clinique Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator

RM 100.00
Hydrating cream for sensitive skin

This product acts almost like a charger for your skin. Besides instantly provides hydration, it actually keeps your skin hydrated for up to 72 hours after the first application. The secret? The gel gives a combined effect of activated aloe water and hyaluronic acid, which moisturises the skin and keep everything locked in for optimal hydration.

Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream (50ml)

RM 142
Best gel moisturiser for combination skin
9. Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream (50ml)
Best gel moisturizer for combination skin

What's a gel moisturiser list without this ground-breaking product by Laneige? Its innovative formula instantly gives your skin at least 1.5 times its usual moisture levels while soothing and cooling it down to reduce inflammation and irritation. The moisturiser also comes in a lightweight formula with ingredients that stabilise the sebum levels, keeping your skin well balanced.

Innisfree Orchid Skin (200ml)

RM 82
Best korean gel moisturizer
10. Innisfree Orchid Skin (200ml)
Best korean gel moisturizer

Is your skin so dry, that you feel it might crack as you speak? Nourish it with Innisfree’s Orchid Skin. This moisturiser contains orchid elixir, a potent hydrating agent which helps provide hydration and elasticity to skin, creating a more youthful appearance. It hydrates without leaving a sticky residue that will wear your skin down. Instead, it soothes cracked, dried skin to give your skin a chance to glow.

Disclaimer: The pricing shown is just a good indication of how much these products are worth. The prices could change based on the e-commerce promotions that are going on. If some of the products are not available, do email us at [email protected] Thank you!

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