The weather in Malaysia is unpredictable — it can be hot and humid one day but then rain frogs on us all the next. These weather and temperature changes affect your skin more than you think.

When it’s humid, moisture in the air will cling onto your skin — thus making your complexion a lot greasier. But skipping moisturiser is never the solution. You need them to protect your skin from the harmful pollutants  in the air from getting into your pores.  That’s why these new gel moisturisers are the best when it comes to humid environments like ours.

Its gel texture is ultra-lightweight when applied to the skin. It doesn’t weigh down the skin and the texture allows it to be absorbed quickly into the layers without leaving any stickiness or greasy feeling that many don’t fancy.

Still, that doesn’t mean they neglect on hydration and moisturising properties. These new gel moisturisers are as hydrating as heavy duty creams — so your skin is not only well protected by also hydrated.

Don’t take our word for it, try them out yourself.

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L'Occitane's Aqua Réotier Ultra Thirst-Quenching Gel

Have you ever heard that calcium is not only good for the bones but also the skin? L’Occitane’s new gel moisturiser uses that as its key ingredient to help the skin maintain its hydration barrier and retain moisture. The water of the Réotier spring is up to 10x richer in calcium than a French thermal water — hence, powerful hydrating results that last up to 24 hours.

L’Occitane Aqua Réotier Ultra Thirst-Quenching Gel, RM170

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Dermalogica's Calm Water Gel

Sensitive skin doesn’t do well in most weather conditions, as there may be pollutants in the air that trigger redness and discomfort. This weightless water-gel moisturiser provides immediate hydration and relief once applied. It locks in moisture and defends skin against dryness and environmental assaults.

Dermalogica Calm Water Gel, RM328.00 (wm) and RM338.00 (em)

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Dr. Jart+'s Water Fuse Ultimate Hydro Gel Moisturiser

The blend of AquaMinerals contained in its formula helps direct the water flow to maintain balanced moisture levels while improving water absorption. The addition of Belgian hot spring water and natural barrier complex aids in expelling impurities from the pores. This gel moisturiser keeps skin looking fresh and firm.

Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Ultimate Hydro Gel Moisturiser, RM190

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Shiseido's Essential Energy Moisturizing Gel Cream

This dewy fresh gel cream not only supports immense skin hydration but it also works your skin’s senses — reawakening its ability to respond to skincare as the skin changes from time to time. The gel-cream also encourages the skin’s ability to create moisture by itself, even under harsh conditions, and to hold that moisture inside.

Shiseido Essential Energy Moisturizing Gel Cream, RM240

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Tarte's Drink Of H2O Hydrating Boost Moisturizer

Powered by hyaluronic acid and Tarte’s exclusive Rainforest of the Sea antioxidant complex, this gel moisturiser treats dry skin upon application and helps restore natural hydration for the skin that’s fortified, refreshed, and healthier-looking. It is lightweight enough to be used on any skin type, even oily ones as it leaves no greasiness behind.

Tarte Drink Of H2O Hydrating Boost Moisturizer, RM174

Jolin Lee
Contributor
Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.