Gel moisturizers are the skin care products of the year – and while they're not exactly new to the Mario Badescu line (they've been part of our core collection for several decades), there's no perfect time to line up our favorite gel formulas than now.
For oily, disturbed or congested skin types, water-based formulas are a blessing: They provide the moisture your skin needs without the sheen left by conventional face creams. In the summer, gel moisturizers become a universal favorite. In the stifling heat and moisture, we all long for something light and refreshing – what better way to moisturize your skin than with a tall glass of water, literally and through your skin care routine too?
These are our top three water-based gel moisturizers and serums that have been making waves since the 1980s:
When Herbal Hydrating Serum was first introduced in the 1980s, it was aptly referred to as "Spring & Summer Drops" due to its formula for perfect warm weather. What was supposed to be a seasonal release was brought back by popular request and renamed "Herbal Hydrating Serum".
Since then, this gel serum has been an integral part of all skin care systems, regardless of skin type. With invigorating plant extracts like ginkgo and ginseng that give the complexion a refreshing boost, and glycolipid ceramides that help bind water to the skin, Herbal Hydrating Serum is essentially like giving the skin a drink with infused H2O .
Oily skin types love its ultra-light texture and dry skin types love it for its versatility. Wear the Herbal Hydrating Serum alone or layer it over your favorite moisturizer – either way it will give the skin a fresh finish.
"Acne" and "Serum" are two words that don't seem to match – but in the world of Mario Badescu they can and do.
Anti-acne serum is another ultra-light gel that slides on easily and is absorbed seamlessly into the skin. The special thing about this product is that thanks to its oil-free formula of salicylic acid and thyme extract, it suddenly balances, hydrates and promotes a clearer complexion. In just one step, you will get the hydration you need and the clarification essentials for, and maintaining, happy skin.
This light, oil-free eye gel has a unique texture and is formulated with water-binding ceramides. It absorbs seamlessly and provides essential moisture without feeling heavy on the skin. It's refreshing to use, but we recommend stashing the jar in the refrigerator for an extra cooling wake-up boost to your skin care routine.
Categories: Products, Skin Care, Spring / Summer |
Tags: combination skin, oily skin, very oily skin |
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