Your shiny T-zone might tell you otherwise, but moisturizing is a must even during the hottest days of the year. A light layer can save your skin from dehydration and excessive oil production—two giant culprits for breakouts and irritation.
Drop the heavy creams ASAP if you have oily/combo skin, and use these lightweight gel formulas instead:
A light gel cream with skin-energizing technology that combats dehydration and fine lines while giving the skin a fresh, dewy finish.
SHISEIDO Essential Energy Moisturizing Gel Cream, P2,950, SM Beauty
A cooling and shine-controlling moisturizer with zinc that helps regulate sebum production.
L'OREAL Hydrafresh Anti-Shine Icy Gel, P395, Lazada
For skin that's always exposed to pollution and sudden temperature changes, this is a product that can help maintain your hydration levels without leaving you greasy at the end of the day.
CLARINS Hydra-Essentiel Cooling Gel, P3,350, Rustan's
This pink jelly-like product works double-time to brighten the skin and keep it supple all day long.
PURE BEAUTY Pink So Smooth Pudding Cream, P699, Watsons
A fast-absorbing, cucumber-infused gel that delivers a refreshing matte finish.
PETER THOMAS ROTH Cucumber De-Tox Bouncy Hydrating Gel, P2,600, SM Megamall
Stay cool all over with this soothing multi-purpose gel made out of 99% bamboo extract. You can use it on your body, too!
THE FACE SHOP Damyang Bamboo Fresh Soothing Gel, P295, Beautymnl
You don't have to look like a greaseball to get 'glass skin,' because this product is full antioxidants and nutrients from orchid elixir that'll keep your complexion firm and radiant.
INNISFREE Orchid Gel Cream, P1,080, Althea
This watery gel has the hydrating and soothing properties of rose water in a tub.
MAMONDE Rose Water Gel Cream, P750, Althea
An oil-controlling moisturizer that fights breakouts with salicylic acid and centella extract and brightens with vitamin C.
HAPPY SKIN Beauty Oil-Controlling Moisturizer, P899, Glorietta
This product will give you two skin essentials for the summer: Hydration and sun protection.
NEUTROGENA Hydro Boost Gel SPF 30, P872, Watsons