Should You Use a Gel or Facial Cream?

Trying to choose decide between facial products can sometimes be a
daunting task. There are so many options to choose from. Are you oily?
Dry? Combination? Acne? Wrinkles? There is a product for everyone. The struggle
I see most people deal with is whether they should use a gel or facial cream.

While they both may perform the same duties, deciding between a gel or a cream
can make all the difference in terms of effectiveness. Let us dig a little deeper into
each product.

Gel vs. Facial Cream


clear facial gel smeared on white surface

Gel Products

Facial gels are often water-based and transparent in appearance. Gels are best used on oily skin types as they are lightweight and quick to absorb in the skin. This is perfect for all the makeup babes out there. I know there is nothing I dislike the most than when my moisturizer feels heavy under my makeup. I feel like I am weighed down and everyone can tell. If that is how your cream moisturizers make you feel, maybe give the gel moisturizers a try.



Hands showing consistency of facial cream in a jar

Facial Creams

Facial creams are not transparent like their gel counterparts. They are typically thicker in texture and have white to off-white colors. Creams do take longer to absorb, but that is what you want if you have dry or wisdom skin. The slow absorption and thickness of creams adds and retains moisture in the skin which is vital for these skin types.



Choosing between a cream and a gel product for your face is ultimately your
choice. It is important to know what your skin type is before buying any facial product. Especially, if you’re looking to get the most out of what you’re buying.

If you’d like help with finding out what your skin type is, come see us at the Best Body Co. We’re happy to do a consultation and pair you with the right products based on your skin needs.

As it is now January and the colder days are ahead, many of us will find our skin drying out more so this time of year. We have begun a new facial treatment that’s packed with all of your hydration needs this winter.

Products include:

  • Purifying Gel Cleanser (normal to oily skin) or Balancing Cleanser (dry skin)
  • Exfoliant
  • Radiant Skin Refiner mixed with Intense Hydrating Masque (enjoy a nice polishing treatment with an added boost of hydration)
  • Hydrating Treatment Lotion
  • Intense Hydrator Serum
  • Eye Cream
  • Hydrating Water Gel Crème
  • Tulasara Renewing Radiance Crème (normal to oily skin) or Tulasara Firming Sleeping Masque (Dry)
  • Lip Saver

This facial is sure to make you feel relaxed and refreshed. Give us a call at 757-428-2639 for more information or book an appointment here.

Aveda Botanical Kinetics Intense Hydrator Serum Cactus Fruit and Hyaluronic Acid

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Aveda Botanical Kinetics Hydrating Water Gel Creme

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