A gel moisturizer might be my favorite skincare product in my beauty bag. And if you’ve followed TTD for a while, you know it’s the only type of moisturizer I use! It all started a couple years ago when my dermatologist recommended I make the switch due to acne flare-ups, oily skin and texture. Not only has it helped clear my skin, but I’ve learned that a gel formula will offer oil-free hydration and still give you bouncy, glowy skin.
As someone with combination skin, I am always looking for products that are gentle, oil-free and effective. When you find a gel moisturizer, like the Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly, that’s super lightweight but also packed with serious hydrators like hyaluronic acid and other goodies, your skin is in for a treat. I started trying the Hydrating Jelly last month (first purchased this little mini for only $5 before buying the 4.2 oz) and immediately loved the way it made my skin feel.
5 BENEFITS OF USING A GEL MOISTURIZER
No more heavy moisturizers for me. This lightweight water-jelly delivers 24-hour hydration repair and never leaves the skin feeling heavy or sticky. It’s meant to be used both morning and night, after cleansing and toning, like you’d use any other moisturizer. I like to use in conjunction with the Even Better Skin Tone Corrector from Bloomingdales. They are also running a little promotion when you spend $50 on Clinique, you get the mini Hydration Jelly for free.
2. Oil-free, which makes it ideal for combination skin
The Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly also contains no parabens, no phthalates, no fragrance. Just happy skin.
3. Anti-Pollution Protection
The Clinique Dramatically Different Hydrating Jelly creates a breathable anti-pollution barrier to block any dust, pollen, smoke etc. from entering your pores. Did you know a particle of pollution can be 20x smaller than the size of your pores?
4. Keeps your Makeup On
Have you ever started the workday with a fresh face of makeup only to find out that at 5:00 you look like you weren’t even wearing blush? Same. My friend, Julia, who is a makeup artist and talented content creator on YouTube, told me a few years ago that a gel moisturizer is the key to makeup lasting all day. I’ve been using one since and never looked back!
5. Not Sticky
The unique water-jelly texture feels fresh and penetrates quickly. The oil-free formula is non-sticky, leaving no residue. Skin is smooth, strong and healthy with a pure, clean glow.
Have you tried a gel moisturizer? Let me know what you think! xx Ashley
This post is created in partnership with Bloomingdales. All opinions and selections are my own!