As we’ve said many times before, oiliness is a hassle to control when you don’t have the right items. You need to follow specific rules like not using oil-based primers and foundations, down to using mattifying products to keep the shine away.
Another effective way to combat oily skin is to use water-based gel cream moisturizers. Teen Vogue previously noted how these were widely used as a makeup base for fall runways in 2014. “Gel formulas have a high water content,” Koh Gen Do director Megumi Setoguchi told the publication. This will give the skin more hydration and improve its elasticity, creating a smooth base for makeup. Plus, you don’t have to worry about your makeup fading throughout the day. To know which gel cream product fits your needs, refer to our short list below.
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream
If you’re looking for a daily face cream you can use on no-makeup days, you can opt for this one from Kiehl’s. It’s a non-greasy moisturizer which promises to condition the skin. Available at Greenbelt 5.
Bobbi Brown Hydrating Gel Cream
Before you apply your makeup primer, prep your skin with Bobbi Brown’s Hydrating Gel Cream. Its lightweight formula is meant to plump your face and the Vitamin E is meant to protect your skin from environmental damage. Available at Rustan’s The Beauty Source.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream
Neutrogena’s gel cream is suited for those with extra dry skin. Containing hyaluronic acid, this product quickly gets rid of the dryness and locks in moisture with the help of the olive extract. You can also use this as a base before applying your primer because it leaves your skin looking supple. Available online.
Laneige Water Bank Gel Cream
Did you get a bad sunburn on your face from your recent beach trip? Use Laneige’s Water Bank Gel Cream to soothe the inflamed areas with its cooling agent. Available at SM Aura.
Astalift Lunamer AC Gel Cream
We all know how much of a nuisance acne can be, especially when they leave your skin damaged. Take care of this with Astalift’s Lunamer AC Gel Cream which lessens bacteria with its Acne Shooter formula. Plus, the product can replenish your dry and rough skin. Available on Sephora PH.
Acwell Anti Mark Gel Cream
If your acne left dark spots, treat it with this gel cream from Acwell. It contains Niacinamide which helps lighten the darkened skin, and Adenosine which minimizes pores. Your skin will feel good as new after a few applications. Available on Althea.
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