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The Gel And Water-Based Moisturisers That Are Perfect For Oily And Combination Skin Types

The benefits of water and gel-based moisturisers are endless. They are lightweight, easily absorbed, don't necessarily clog your pores and are often the go-to choice for those with oilier skin types. Ahead are the 10 we are currently loving now.
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#1: Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly, $60
Armed with the brand’s Skin-Shield Technology, this aims to hydrate, repair skin’s moisture barrier and protect it against harmful environmental aggressors. It reportedly hydrates skin (it is formulated with glycerin and hyaluronic acid, which are star ingredients that deliver optimum moisture) for up to 24 hours. #2: Sunday Riley Tidal Brightening Enzyme Water Cream, $92, Sephora
Infused with two forms of hyaluronic acid and tamarind extract, this is super at hydrating all skin types. It also has papaya enzymes to exfoliate and smooth out skin texture while alpha arbutin visibly brightens the overall complexion. #3: Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Ultimate Hydro Gel, $62, Sephora
A blend of aqua minerals helps direct the flow of water to maintain balanced moisture levels while improving water absorption to boost firmness and elasticity. Belgium hot spring water and natural barrier complex aids in expelling impurities from pores and provides soothing and antibacterial benefits. It also lowers skin’s temperature and clings to parched skin without any stickiness. #4: Shiseido Essential Energy Moisturising Gel Cream, $80
Targeted at women aged 25-35 and inspired by neuroscience, this was made to boost skin’s responsiveness. It contains tea, pearl and citrus unshiu peel extracts to hydrate and suppress carbonylation (the oxidation of protein side chains) in the skin, boosting overall radiance and luminosity. Taking cues from traditional Japanese tea ceremonies, the lightweight packaging evokes the forms of handcrafted Japanese tea bowls, designed to fit naturally in your hands for a sense of comfort. #5: Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Cooling Gel, $82
This restores skin’s radiance while boosting its capacity to retain moisture thanks to its organic Leaf Of Life Extract, which increases the production of hyaluronic acid in the skin. #6: Lancome Hydra Zen Cream-Gel, $98
Suitable for those with sensitive skin, this hydrates while providing anti-ageing benefits. It also boosts skin’s defenses against harmful environmental aggressors and brightens your overall complexion. #7: CNP Laboratory Vita B Energy Gel Cream, $54.90
Enriched with seven types of vitamin B complexes, this weightless gel-cream calms, hydrates, soothes and brightens for a more revitalised appearance. #8: Dermalogica Calm Water Gel, $109
Upon application, this transforms into a watery fluid thanks to its water-binding properties, forming a barrier to protect skin against environmental threats. It is also made with a Dual Hyaluronic AAcid Technology, which works on different layers of the skin to increase and lock in moisture, soothe and calm. #9: La Mer Moisturizing Cool Gel Cream, $290
A Micro Oil Gel Cream Capsule Technology combine millions of the brand’s popular Miracle Broth (which is found in all of its products to hydrate, recharge and reduce signs of inflammation), Miracle Broth Oil and a moisture droplet that contains creme emollients to deliver a burst of cooling and healing moisture. Antioxidant-rich lime tea concentrate helps defend skin from environmental stressors such as pollution. #10: Biotherm Aquasource Gel, $69
With a fresh and lightweight texture that immediately melts onto the skin, this helps to hydrate and prevent moisture loss skin’s surface. Main image: Showbit.com