Let’s pause, put some time aside and talk a little bit about that abandoned child, your skin. Oh, c’mon. You’ve got to admit it. With all the fancy schmancy makeup launching literally every week, your skin most often gets pushed to the back burner. Well, not anymore.
When your skin sheet is raw and rough (like most of us have experienced from time to time), even the most reliable moisturizer can fail you by delivering a half-baked job. To counter that, we’ve listed seven miracle potions to save the day. Since all the trial-and-error approach can really do a number on your bank account we decided to take the weight off your shoulder and do a little digging.
We’ve gathered seven hardworking gel-based heroes that will comfortably lay and hydrate skin to the fullest sans greasy residue.
Consider this your tall drink of water for parched, flaky skin to stay cool this summer.
The Lakme Absolute Hydra Pro Gel Creme isn't actually a cream, but instead a lightweight, bouncy gel-cream hybrid that absorbs into your skin almost instantly on contact. It lends a cooling effect to your skin, which is great now that temperatures have begun to skyrocket in most parts of India. Slip this in your handbag and slather it on between deadlines, leaving your skin feeling dewy for hours without it looking greasy.
Here’s one for those that hit the gym regularly. The Ponds Fit Post Workout Cooldown Hydrating Gel. This has got to be one of the most hardworking products in the market. The thing is, the temperature of your skin goes up while during your workout that eventually leads to your pores to open up. But if you don’t let your skin cool down soon enough then it is subject to aggressors like pollutants that find their way to attack your pores. This heavy-duty gel will sort that out for you. Think of it like a bouncer for your skin. No fools allowed.
Rising temperatures can mean only two things. An excuse to head out for more brunch dates and stocking your cabinet with Aloe infused gels, the true-blue grandma-favoured ingredient that’ll never let you down. If you ask us, the Lakme 9 To 5 Naturale Aloe Aqua Gel gets the job done. This cooling aqua gel is created to get to work in less than three minutes, making it the perfect on-the-go elixir when you're short on time. It also doubles up as a primer.
The ingredient list on this water-based moisturizer reads like a dream for parched skin. It’s actually designed with glacial water (yes, glacial water), Glycerine and SPF 2o to protect your skin from the toasty rays. And don’t worry, it won’t leave behind any heavy residue. Perfect for those that enjoy a little sheen on your cheeks, this gel works provides a beautiful healthy glow without looking oily.
While Ponds may be known globally for its iconic line of antiaging potions, it’s safe to say that this hidden gem is just as good (or probably better). We’re talking about the Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser. Infused with the goodness of Hyaluronic acid, Vitamin E and Glycerine, this super light moisturizer absorbs faster than regular creams. If you have sensitive or acne-prone skin, we suggest you get your hands on this tub right away. The results? Very impressive.
The Vaseline Intensive Care Aloe Fresh Body Gel is a non-sticky body gel fortified with pure Aloe vera extracts and microdroplets of Vaseline jelly. If you’re prone to uninviting rashes or red patches, this formula is exactly what you need. This refreshing non-sticky gel can also be used as a face and hand mask to calm and soothe sun rashes. Our prophecy? This tube is going to be on your top shelf pretty soon. Just saying.
A good overnight cream always focuses on moisture and recovery. Enter Lakme Absolute Hydra Pro Overnight Gel.Formulated to penetrate deep into the skin over the course of several hours (basically while you get some beauty sleep) that allows your moisture barrier to stay intact while you’re busy counting sheep. Bonus: It caters to those with oily or combination skin leaving no room for trigger breakouts.