Could the queen of refreshing fruit also become the key to an ultra-hydrating beauty regime? According to Pinterest via Popsugar, the search for "watermelon extract" has gone up 229 percent, and in the beauty market products with the new trendy ingredient can be seen in all forms.
So why is this particular extract on the fast-track to becoming a beauty holy grail? The fruit alone consists of 92 percent water and, when extracted for placement in beauty products, it can provide a moisture restorative and antioxidant packed assistant for your skin. The seeds of the watermelon house their own power as well. Dr. Tess Mauricio shared with Shape magazine that the seeds contain linolenic acid, which is "an omega-6 essential fatty acid that plays a vital role in maintaining healthy skin function and appearance." Essential vitamins and proteins are found in watermelon seed oil as well.
Now that you know the backstory, here are some watermelon infused beauty products for you to try at home to bring those sweet benefits to your own skin:
MILK MAKEUP Watermelon Brightening Serum
Can we just pause for a moment? First and foremost, this watermelon brightening serum is in a solid stick form! This particular stick from MiLK brightens, hydrates and smooths your skin. It is made with all skin types in mind and includes Swiss garden cress sprout extract, watermelon fruit extract and the biomimetic peptide complex, matrixyl.
Retails at Sephora for $36.
Bliss What a Melon De-Stressing Overnight Mask
We all know the effects of stress and that tension can affect the skin tremendously. After a long, crazy day, you can count on Bliss What a Melon De-Stressing Overnight Mask to remove the remnants of stress on your face. This overnight mask helps your skin look refreshed and supple in the morning. With a blend of watermelon extract, cucumber, citrus and more, this product creates a "nutrient-rich veil" meant to bring your skin back to life.
Retails at Target for $12.99.
GLOW RECIPE Watermelon Pink Juice Moisturizer
This moisturizer is 90% derived from watermelon and is made to provide "weightless hydration" with "instant radiance." It can be used as a serum for dry skin or a moisturizer for oily to combination skin. And speaking of oily skin, those with that particular skin type should know this is an oil-free product so you can get your hydration on without that slick look.
Retails for $39.
NIVEA Watermelon Shine Lip Care
Our lips need love, too, and when it comes to product types, watermelon extract doesn’t discriminate! This lip balm, with the help of watermelon extract and shea butter, leaves your lips looking moisturized and feeling protected from dryness.
Retails for $2.99.
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Hyaluronic Marine Hydration Booster
PHOTO: Derm Store
With a name like hydration booster, it’s worth looking into. This serum restores moisture deep within the surface of the skin to revive that supple, fresh-faced look. With its time-lapsing release of hyaluronic acid and watermelon extract, it reduces fine lines, refines the skin’s texture and promotes a healthier complexion.
Retails for $68.
HEMPZ Fresh Coconut & Watermelon Nourishing Herbal Body Wash
Now we all know our skin lives beyond our face, so get your body into the wonders of watermelon extract with this nourishing herbal body wash. It is infused with 100% Pure Natural hemp seed oil, chamomile and Avocado Extracts, vitamin E, Coconut Oil and, our new favorite, watermelon extract. Combined, these ingredients not only cleanse the skin but also help to nourish and moisturize.
Retails at Ulta for $19.
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