20 Best Gel Hydrating Creams for All Skin Types

Moisturization and hydration are keys to unlock radiance, youthfulness, and luminosity of the skin. Often, even when we moisturize our skin, it looks a little dull and lifeless. This is due to the lack of water in the skin. While moisturizers fulfill your oil requirement, hydrating products are a must to relieve your thirsty skin. In this post, we list out 20 Best Gel Hydrating Creams that provide the required hydration as well. You can use them along with your moisturizers, on their own if your skin is too oily, and use them as an overnight mask. You can use these hydrating gels under the makeup as well without making skin too oily or greasy.

Best Gel Hydrating Creams for All Skin Types

1. L’Oreal Paris Hydrafresh Anti-Shine Icy Gel

Price: INR 570 approximately. This gel provides adequate moisture for oily/combination skin and claim to contain micro sponges to absorb excess sebum. It also mattifies skin and controls oil for up to 4 hours.

2. The Face Shop Damyang Bamboo Fresh Soothing Gel

Price: INR 427. Korean products are well-known for their effectiveness and this one is no exception. This bamboo gel soothes your skin instantly and is great as a quick pack before going out. It instantly makes the face look brighter; the dullness is gone and you end up looking and feeling fresh with the hydrated glow. You can also keep it overnight to get a hydrated skin in the morning.

3. Yves Rocher Hydra Vegetal 24H Intense Hydrating Gel Cream

Price: INR 900 approximately. This cream instantly hydrates the skin and the effect remains for 10 hours or more. The cream adds suppleness to the skin besides making it toned and soft. The cream blends easily which makes it a great choice for base makeup. It is a great choice for oily skinned beauties.

4. Innisfree Jeju Orchid Gel Cream

Price: INR 2000. It claims to have hyaluronic acid, orchid extract, rosa canina flower oil extracts. It’s an anti-ageing gel that soothes skin and takes care of dryness.

5. Forest Essentials Light Hydrating Facial Gel Pure Aloe Vera:

Price: INR 1425. This facial gel with pure aloe vera makes skin soft and supple and acts as a good base for makeup. Works really well as a skin moisturizer, and is soothing in nature.

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6. Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb

Price: INR 1590. Here is a great hydrating product for all skin types and oily skinned beauties will love having this in their kitty. This lightweight mineral oil free gel reduces appearance of pores, hydrates skin and the antioxidants improve the skin elasticity. It can be easily used as a makeup base in summer. If you have oily skin and looking for a staple summer time moisturizer, you will totally enjoy using this product.

7. Bobbi Brown Hydrating Gel Cream

Price: INR 4600. If foundations look super dry, flaky and cakey on your skin, this cream is a must-have for you.  Apart from being a hydrating moisturizer, it can be used as a primer and it can be mixed with liquid foundation to achieve a fresh dewy look on the face. It moisturizes and hydrates the skin at the same time and never feels heavy on skin. If you have oily skin, you can definitely use this without the fear of breakouts.

8. Peter Thomas Roth Glycolic Acid 10% Hydrating Gel:

Price: Approximately 3500. This product, with the glycolic acid, has a time-released formula which gently and slowly exfoliates the skin over a stretch of time. It works on skin that has severe acne scars and looks dull. Often acne medication makes your skin dry and in such cases this product is a great solution. You can use this gentle product 5-6 times a week and it shows great long term effect on the skin.

9. Drunk Elephant B Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel

Price: INR 3500. This product is described as a cool glass of water for your skin and it is exactly so. It helps to combat dry flaky skin which results from chemical exfoliation and retinol products. It is absorbed easily in the skin without any greasy feel. It can be used with any other product as it never changes their consistency or function. It never clogs pores and suits every skin type. If this fits your budget, this can become your holy grail hydrating product.

10. Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

Here is the boss of all hydration product that got launched several years ago and is still a cult favorite. It does everything that your thirsty skin needs. It hydrates the skin and gives immediate radiance and brightness to your complexion. It heals and soothes irritated and inflamed skin and you will love the cooling sensation. It is like a quick facial at any time of the day and once you use it, you can never stop loving this wonder product.

11. Tony Moly Green Vita C Gel Cream:

Price: INR 1900. A light-weight, vitamin-enriched gel that also claims to lighten and fade away dark spots.

12. The Body Shop Seaweed Oil Control Gel Cream:

Price: INR 1295. It leaves skin feeling fresh, hydrated, and also mattifies texture.

13. Estee Lauder Daywear Matte Oil-Control Anti-oxidant Moisture Gel Cream:

Price: INR 3500. This light gel cream is non-comedogenic and does not clog pores. It reduces the appearance of pores, and hydrates skin.

14. O3+ Mattifying Gel Cream SPF 50:

Price: INR 445. The O3+ Mattifying Gel Cream SPF 50 is a light gel base formula that instantly provides sun protection with a matte feel. It does not clog facial pores and gets absorbed well into the skin.

15. MAC Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Gel Cream:

Price: INR 4000. An ultra-light, gel cream that gets absorbed instantly and hydrates skin with its SuperDuo Charged Water technology.

16. Lotus Herbals Youthrx Anti-Ageing Transforming Gel Creme:

Price: INR 645. Youthrx Anti-ageing Transforming Gel Creme is cruelty free, and claims to have the goodness of ginger and ginseng.

17. Ponds Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid:

Price: INR 299. It claims to be formulated with vitamin E and hyaluronic acid. It’s a super light moisturizer that gets absorbed faster and helps restore the moisture balance to keep your skin soft and smooth.

18. Lakme Peach Milk Ultra Light Gel:

Price: INR 350. It’s a lightweight gel formula with a non-sticky finish and can be worn under makeup.

19. Hyalugel:

Price: INR 250. It’s probably the most affordable gel with hyaluronic acid as its main ingredient. It’s a fragrance-free, gel moisturizer that clears dry patches and can be worn under makeup as well.

20. PIXI H2O Skindrink:

Price: INR 2280. This is a moisture gel that provides a burst of hydration to the skin and is enriched with green tea. It’s paraben free and rehydrates while plumping and rehydrating complexion.

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