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gels for face

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A facial gel is a thin, clear liquid that can be used to smooth out your skin. Facial gels are available in a variety of textures, from thick to thin, and in a variety of consistencies. They're convenient and easy to use.


My gramother swore by clinique now I do too! the moisturizing gels *including the 100 HR replenishing surge gel (pink stuff) is amazing on my skin. gives a healthy glow not oily at all. ...It hardly does a thing if your skin is very dry. But I suppose gels are just not for me!

What it is: A dermatologist-developed, oil-free face moisturizer that balances and refreshes oilier skin types.

Skin Type: Combination and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Oiliness

Formulation: Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Sunflower Seed Cake, Barley Extract, and Cucumber Fruit Extract: Help support skin’s barrier, improve its resiliency, and balance and retain skin’s moisture levels.
- Hyaluronic Acid: Acts as a natural moisture magnet.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates. This product is also vegan.

What Else You Need to Know: This refreshing gel moisturizer delivers up to eight hours of oil-free hydration, slips on easily, and absorbs quickly.

SEPHORA COLLECTIONWeekend Warrior Tone Up Cream

Size: 0.946 oz/ 28 mL·ITEM: 2236792

Color: 6 Clocked Out - deep w/ warm undertone

93 Reviews


Perfect on a fresh clean face when you don't want to apply a whole "face". ...It covers imperfections just enough but not obvious coverage of a makeup. It’s a sort of gel cream feel to me. I use a bit of concealer where needed, this and a bit of powder and it’s perfect finish for no makeup makeup look

What it is: A weightless complexion booster, infused with skincare benefits, visibly brightens and blurs and evens out skin's appearance.

Coverage: Light

Finish: Natural

Formulation: Cream

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan.

What Else You Need to Know: This cream is inspired by the K-beauty trend, providing a sheer veil of color to give a brightening and visibly toning effect to skin. It smooths the look of the complexion and contains kumquat extracts, blurring imperfections and reducing the appearance of discoloration to leave the skin visibly perked up, dewy, and weekend ready.


I do use my hands to put this on my face and for me that works better than trying to use a brush....Instead of applying on my clean skin..I applied Clinique moisture surge gel moisturizer followed by super goop watery gel spf….WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!

What it is: A tinted hydrator that provides up to 12 hours of hydration, visible complexion perfection, and skin support protection all in one.

Skin Type: Normal, Dry, Combination, and Oily

Formulation: Lightweight Cream

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Hyaluronic Acid and Activated Aloe Water: Help keep skin hydrated for up to 12 hours.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and phthalates.

What Else You Need to Know: This cream is formulated with powerful hydrating ingredients including hyaluronic acid and activated aloe water that help keep skin appearing plumped and dewy for up to 12 hours. A sheer tint perfects and covers a wide range of skin tones.

Laura MercierTinted Moisturizer Oil Free Natural Skin Perfector Broad Spectrum SPF 20

Size: 1.7 oz/ 50.2 mL·ITEM: 2449429

Color: 5N1 Walnut - deep with neutral undertones

6.4K Reviews


this is perfect for my normal/oily skin, and somewhat dry in the winter. i still use a gel moisturizer before, but it is perfect....It was thicker than I expected, but it doesn't feel heavy on my face. I was concerned about not getting enough moisture, so I put it on over the Clinique moisturizing gel and I felt a little oily. this product alone seems to moisturize and control excess oil.

What it is: A lightweight tinted moisturizer with a cult-favorite formula that provides sheer coverage and a blurred matte finish.

Coverage: Light




Highlighted Ingredients:
- Oil-Absorbing Powders: Help keep skin shine-free with a natural, demi-matte finish.
- Licorice Root Extract: Soothes irritated or troubled skin.
- Vitamin E: Helps protect against damaging effects of the sun.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens and sulfates SLS & SLES.

What Else You Need to Know: This cult-classic tinted moisturizer provides demi-matte, sheer coverage that quickly gives skin a soft-focus effect.


I love the fact that it is a gel. This is the second gel I’ve tried and my face feels refreshed and hydrated....I have used many water gels in this past and this is up there in my favorites.

What it is: A shine-fighting, cooling gel moisturizer with up to 24 hours of hydrating power for oily and normal skin types.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Oiliness

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Glacial Glycoprotein: Intensely hydrates and maintains skin’s moisture levels.
- Micronized Amino Acid: Reduces the appearance of sebum and facial shine over time.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, triclosan, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance.


This product is lightweight and goes on smooth. Also some cleansing gels make my face feel tight and dry after using them. ...For a gel I feel it's a bit runny I'm use to gels that are thicker.

What it is: A cleanly formulated, nondrying gel cleanser with exfoliating, natural salicylic acid and hydrating grape water to purify skin and absorb excess oil.

Skin Type: Normal, Combination, and Oily

Skincare Concerns: Pores, Acne and Blemishes, and Oiliness

Formulation: Lightweight Gel

Highlighted Ingredients:
- All-Natural Salicylic Acid: Exfoliates, visibly refining skin’s texture.
- Grape Water: Provides antioxidant, prebiotic, hydrating, and soothing benefits.
- Essential Oil Complex and Grapeseed Polyphenols: Provide antioxidant benefits, purify skin, and limit sebum oxidation to visibly reduce blackheads.

Summer FridaysSheer Skin Tint with Hyaluronic Acid + Squalane

Size: 1 oz / 30 mL·ITEM: 2536217

Color: Shade 4 - Light-Medium with Neutral Olive Undertones

379 Reviews


It layers so well, and I've found it's especially gorgeous when I use the Saie Glowy Super Gel underneath. It's natural enough to look great on its own, but substantial enough to look good if you want to do a full face. ...If you are looking for the sheer finished on your face, so this is the product that would fit on you.

What it is: A lightweight skin tint that layers beautifully for sheer-to-light coverage with a natural-looking finish.

Coverage: Light



Highlighted Ingredients:
- Tiger Grass: Helps soothe the skin and reduce the look of redness.
- Humectant Blend (Glycerin and Hyaluronic Acid): Helps to visibly plump fine lines and support a healthy-feeling moisture barrier.
- Rich Emollients (Squalane, Vitamin E, Safflower, and Avocado Oils): Lock in hydration and help the formula glide evenly over skin.

Ingredient Callouts: This product is vegan, cruelty-free, and comes in recyclable packaging.


I even tested this out by going to the park all day with my 2 boys and the SPF protection gets a 5 star from me too because my face didn't get red at all, but I can't say the same about my boys faces...both beet red, oops! ...It sure is light weight tinted moisturizer and gel too good with your skin. It keeps my skin as I wanted luminous and hydrated.

What it is: A tinted moisturizer that contains radiant pearls hand-selected for each shade.

Coverage: Light



SPF: SPF 30 and Under

Highlighted Ingredients:
- Luminescent Pearls: Add a hint of radiant color while reflecting light to brighten dull skin.
- French Algae: Helps visibly improve skin’s natural radiance.
- Plant-Based Hydration: Promotes water retention by supporting skin’s resilience and vitality.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS & SLES and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance.

NUDESTIXNudescreen Daily Mineral Veil SPF 30

Size: 50mL·ITEM: 2554871

Color: Warm - natural tan tint

143 Reviews


I’ve been using it for a few days it’s a good spf, it applies easily and doesn’t leave a oily feeling. It feels like a gel moisturizer. I thought the tint was too warm for me first but after it was absorbed the tint goes away. ...The consistency to how it felt on the face after application ! Will buy again. Does not make your face look oily either.

What it is: A light, hydrating, and oil-free SPF lotion, rich in vegan-powered extracts to help protect against free radicals as well as blue light.

Coverage: Light




Highlighted Ingredients:
- Purple Tea Extract: Antioxidants defend against free radicals.
- Green Algae Extract: A natural source of niacinamide that provides moisturizing properties.
- Passionflower Extract: Protects the skin from the adverse effects of atmospheric pollutants.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates SLS & SLES, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance. It is also gluten-free and cruelty-free.

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