One of the most exciting aspects of creating a skin care routine is to know that using different items for different seasons is the best way to. Although your skin may need a super-thick and creamy hydrating moisturizer for winter, for warm spring and summer months it most definitely requires something a little lighter. And there’s nothing better than a water-based or gel-moisturizer for 80 and 90 degree days. They absorb quickly, feel weightless and keep your skin hydrated and dewy all day. Shopping for a brand new moisturizer can feel overwhelming once you’ve found one you love, but luckily gel moisturizers are some of the easiest to find at any price point.
Peach Slices Citrus Honey Aqua Glow
This award-winning moisturizer is as hydrated as it gets, and is one of Korean Beauty destination Peach & Lily’s all-time best sellers. For just $11.99, this drug is great for someone who wants a lightspeed-absorbing gel moisturizer and does not break the bank.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel
If you’re new to gel moisturizers, you need the Hydroboost moisturizer from Neutrogena. At most drug stores it’s sold and it has a sweet, fresh smell that will soothe even the most sunburnt summer skin. Pro tip: Keep that in your fridge at the end of a long, hot day for extra relief.
Biossance Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer
Just because a moisturizer gel feels light doesn’t mean it isn’t filled with active ingredients which are perfect for skin. Bioassance’s Squalane + Probiotic Gel Moisturizer is a little pricey but it includes ingredients such as squalane that have been shown to brighten and smooth the skin surface. Plus, you can always start with a trial of the product’s more affordable travel size.
H2O+ Beauty Oasis Ultra Hydrating Cream
This drug is called a cream but for your skin it’s more like a big glass of wine. H2O+ Beauty’s Hydrating Cream is similar in texture to Hydroboost, a water-based moisturizer that moisturizes and hydrates the skin for a complete 24-hour cycle, according to the site of the company.
Patchology AquaFlash Daily Gel Moisturizer
Aquaflash moisturizer by Patchology is known to absorb in the skin, well, a light. It is super hydrating, which is perfect for someone who doesn’t want to waste a lot of time with products sitting on top of their skin waiting for them to absorb.