I think we can all agree that nobody likes the feeling of a sticky face product, especially when you have to wear it somewhere as humid and hot as our country. This is where water-based moisturizers come in!
They promise to hydrate your skin without the heaviness and ickiness. They’re less pore-clogging too.
Is water-based moisturizer good?
The definition of good is relative, of course. What may be good for you may not be the right one for the next person. But if you’re looking for something that’s light on the skin, this one’s good!
Is moisturizer advisable in the Philippines?
There’s been lots of discussions about whether or not moisturizing is good for Filipinos. I think this stemmed from a statement made by a doctor who has a skincare conglomerate a few years ago. Dermatologists are the best people to answer this question, but personally I can’t imagine not using a moisturizer! It hydrates my skin and helps strengthen my skin barrier.
Since the weather here’s almost always hot, something that’s light on the skin and gets easily absorbed is something anyone will appreciate. So lightweight, water-based moisturizers are great.
But aside from the texture, of course, you’d want to look for products that also have nourishing ingredients.
The best water-based moisturizers you can get in the Philippines
To help you get started, here’s a list of moisturizers you may want to consider.
Belif The True Cream Aqua Bomb
This gel-cream promises to be like a drink of water for your skin. It instantly refreshes and cools the skin — perfect for our weather.
Biossance Squalane and Probiotic Gel Moisturizer
This product from Biossance is packed with squalane oil that hydrates the skin, helps reduce the appearance of pores, and soothes redness. It’s also packed with probiotic technology that helps the skin look radiant.
Cerave Facial Moisturizing Lotion
Envelope your skin with moisture minus the stickiness with this product that’s packed with hydrating and strengthening ingredients hyaluronic acid, niacinamide and ceramides.
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream
Hydrate your skin with the help of hyaluronic acid found in this face cream by Fresh. The damask rose in it also promises to strengthen your skin against stressors (environmental pollution, dirt, and more).
Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Oil-Free Moisturizer
Keep excess shine at bay and help your skin get hydrated with this cooling moisturizer from Kiehl’s.
Laneige Water Bank Blue Hyaluronic Cream Moisturizer
This hyaluronic acid-packed moisturizer from K-beauty fave LANEIGE promises to keep your skin hydrated for more up to 100 hours. On top of that, it also claims to help strengthen your skin barrier and visibly firm up your skin.
Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel
This water-based moisturizer gets quickly absorbed by the skin to deliver intense hydration. It’s also oil-free and non-comedogenic, so it won’t clog your pores.
Olay Regenerist Whip SPF25
Massage this moisturizer from Olay that’s made with Active Rush Technology, which helps it transform from cream to liquid. The result? Faster absorption of potent ingredients such as Amino-Peptide Complex and SPF25.
The Inkey List Omega Water Cream
This oil-free moisturizer has an Omega Fatty Acid Complex, glycerin, niacinamide and betain that provide long-lasting hydration, even out the skin tone, and help oil control levels.
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