What Is a Water based moisturizer? 5 Affordable Recommendations

June 10, 2019
women applying mosturizer
What is a water based moisturizer? This question might arise a lot of time. Moisturizer is an essential step of skincare that no one should skip. No matter what your skin type is, you must include a moisturizer in your daily routine.
Be it an oil-based moisturizer, or a water-based moisturizer, you must choose one which is beneficial for your skin in the longer run. 

What is a water based moisturizer?

A Water based moisturizer is lightweight in consistency, contains water (aqua) as its first ingredient and are non-greasy in texture. This moisturizer will help in improving your skin.
It is faster in getting absorbed into your skin than oil-based moisturizer since it has a thinner consistency. This kind of moisturizer also has fewer side effects than an oil-based moisturizer. It is less likely to clog your pores due to its light consistency. 

ingredients in water based moisturizer

A water-based moisturizer may also contain glycerin and tocopheryl acetate or tocopherol (Vitamin E).  
  • Glycerine provides the moisture.
  • Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant which helps to soothe irritation and prevents sun damage.
  • Vitamin E also helps in locking the moisturize in your skin while replenishing its nutrients.
  • Some water-based moisturizers may even contain Hyaluronic Acid (Sodium Hyaluronate, Hyaluronate Sodium). Hyaluronic acid makes your skin look and feel more supple. 

Which skin type should prefer water-based moisturizer?

People with oily skin type must use water-based moisturizer as they have a skin which is prone to acne and breakouts.
Normally water-based moisturizers are recommended to people with oily skin, but normal skin types can also use it provided it contains hyaluronic acid in it.

girl with oily skin


  • Since water-based moisturizers have a thin consistency, so they will reduce the chances of breakouts. Water does not bind into your pores so it will not clog them.
  • They can be used as a base for makeup and can be worn throughout the day
  • They get absorbed very quickly into your skin

Side effects

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  • Reply Dilli_Blogger (AmritKaur) June 14, 2019 at 4:59 pm

    I prefer using water based moisturiser as they provide the necessary hydration to my combination skin. They have made my skin look better.

  • Reply YOGITA JOSHI June 15, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Water based moisturizer are always my favorite. It hydrate the skin very well and provides the needed nourishment

  • Reply Akanksha June 15, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    Though I have dry skin, I absolutely enjoy water based gel moisturizers for summer months. These moisturizers provide required hydration to the skin without being greasy.

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