Gel moisturisers have lurked forlornly in the problem skin category for years. But no more! The new generation of formulas aren't just for those of us who have oily skin.

They're now brimming with humectants including hyaluronic acid, plus polymers that can deliver a serious hydration boost (some are more effective than creams or lotions).

Gels also provide cooling, anti-inflammatory properties and get top marks for their ability to quench skin with a veritable cocktail of anti-oxidants, ceramides and plant extracts.

1. Neutrogena HydroBoost Water Gel, $30
2. Estee Lauder Nutritious Rosy Prim Radiant Gel Emulsion, $108
3. M.A.C Mineralize Charged Water Moisture Gel $84


Top tip: chill your gel moisturiser in the fridge before application to help calm facial redness and puffiness.

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