Gone are the days when the only gel on your beauty shelf was a sticky hair product: from cleansers to gel-creams, the latest gel skincare products offer a light, fresh feel with a host of benefits.
We’ve selected our favourite gel-based beauty treats for you to try:
Dermalogica UltraCalming Calm Water Gel – Calm Water Gel is a necessity if you tend to experience dehydration and irritation along with skin sensitivity. This weightless water gel moisturiser transforms into a skin quenching fluid upon activation, forming a weightless barrier against environmental assault. It hydrates dry, irritated skin, softens, soothes and calms, locks in moisture and defends your skin against dryness.
Decleor Neroli Bigarade Gel Day Cream – formerly known as Hydra Floral Anti Pollution, this fresh, gel moisturiser protects skin from the harmful, urban pollution and emotional stress that can accentuate skin dehydration. Helping to hydrate skin and reinforce its barrier, it creates a protective layer against pollution particles. Revealing a beautifully smoothed skin texture, with a complexion that looks luminous, this unique formulation includes micro droplets of oils in a 70% water-based texture to deliver immediate hydration.
Gatineau Defi Lift 3D Firming Neck and Décolleté Gel – a super-restorative gel formula, enriched with Gatineau’s new Fixlift technology, this Neck and Décolleté Gel visibly firms and tightens, leaving a delicate area of your body instantly lifted. It contains a complex of powerful vitamins to regenerate and protect, for a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Decleor Cornflower Eye Gel – an eye gel with hydrating and anti-puffiness power, this product helps you to achieve brighter eyes. Enriched with cornflower floral water, and from 98% natural-origin, it protects from photo-pollution and helps to reduce puffiness and dark circles.
Avant Blue Volcanic Stone Purifying Antioxydising Cleansing Gel – new from Avant, this mild, non-drying gel effortlessly eliminates excess oil, dirt and make-up without leaving your skin feeling over-exposed. With a cocktail of antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant extracts, this cleansing gel helps prevent breakouts and soothes irritation, leaving your skin feeling silky smooth for hours whilst targeting wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.
Elemis Dynamic resurfacing Gel Mask – peel away the years to reveal skin that feels instantly smoother, shine free and more radiant, with this innovative, active gel-mask that instantly firms the skin for a younger looking complexion. With retexturising enzymes to even out the skin’s surface it smoothes skin texture, fine lines and blemishes, balancing the skin’s pH levels to leave it shine free.
Amazing Cosmetics Anti Ageing Face Primer – for youthful skin as smooth as silk, Anti-Ageing Face Primer is an oil-free, anti-ageing, gel silk formula that leaves your face perfectly prepped for make-up application. With a lightweight formula, it eliminates the appearance of pores and fills in lines and wrinkles, so make-up glides on effortlessly for a porcelain-perfect application that lasts all day. Infused with vitamins and nourishing plant extracts, the ultra-hydrating formula absorbs into the skin to guarantee a soft, non-greasy finish.
Decleor Prolagene Energising Gel – beauty gels are not just for the face: this multi-tasking, complete body gel rescues damaged skin by toning, firming, repairing and revitalising. A treatment to smooth skin imperfections, Prolagene Gel supplies deep tissue with the active ingredients necessary for the reconstruction of natural collagen: it contains an amino acid similar to plant collagen that helps re-build the skin’s supporting fibres. With a visibly firming effect that builds up with regular use, it acts on the whole of the skin’s structure to help speed-up cell renewal, improving the look of stretch marks and scarring in addition to loose skin. Day after day, your skin renews itself with increased tone and firmness.