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It’s sweltering outside and all you want to do is lay in a pool, drink an ice-cold drink and maybe nibble on some fruit. In hot weather watermelon tastes especially refreshing and feels extra reviving. That’s probably why we’re craving this ingredient in our beauty regimen as well. Luckily there are lots of great featuring watermelon beauty products in both the makeup and skincare category, below are some of our faves.
1. Milk Makeup Watermelon Brightening Serum
Make your skin feel quenched with this brightening serum which utilizes watermelon fruit extract. It also diminishes the appearance of dark spots with Swiss garden cress sprout extract and supports skin elasticity with with matrixyl, a peptide complex.
2. Winkylux Watermelon Jelly Balm
Enjoy the taste of freshly cut watermelon when you use this juicy jelly balm from Winklux. It goes on clear but leaves your lips looking pink like you just nibbled on some fruit for real. This product is quite addictive in the summertime.
3. Sephora Collection After-Sun Mask – Watermelon
Got a little too much sun on the beach? Pop on this watermelon-infused mask which helps manage and restore sun-exposed skin. It’s also helpful to refresh your décolletage and prolong your sun-kissed glow.
4. Drunk Elephant B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Gel
This gel is a burst of hydration for your skin. It contains watermelon rind complex which provides up to 24 hours of continuous skin hydration and also zaps the appearance of fine lines.
5. Lancer Skincare The Method: Body Cleanse
If you experience blemishes on your body this cleanser is for you. Made with glycolic and salicylic acid this hydrating body wash helps clear away dead skin and kills off acne-causing bacteria. Watermelon seed oil provides moisture and a heavenly scent.
6. Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
Let your skin recharge at night with this picture-perfect pink mask. Made with AHAs this lightweight sleeping mask creation hydrates, smooths, and perfects skin overnight but luckily doesn’t transfer any goop on your pillow. Formulated with ultra-soothing watermelon extract and hydrating hyaluronic acid you’ll wake up to softer, more even skin.
7. OILLE Watermelon + Sea Salt Organic Facial Milk
Made with watermelon seed oil, this deep cleansing milk contains 94 percent organic ingredients. Use this after a long night out to wake up with radiant skin — you’ll even be motivated to wash your face to experience the product’s great scent.
8. Tarte Amazonian Butter Lipstick
Rich Amazonian butters meet watermelon extracts to moisturize, soften and smooth lips. Each lipstick comes in a gorgeous color helping your lips look beautiful and making them feel soothed.
9. SKINFOOD Freshmade Watermelon Mask
Wake up with better skin when you use SKINFOOD’S Freshmade Watermelon Mask, a wash off gel mask that creates a clean and bright base to apply moisturizer and makeup in the morning. Of course the watermelon extract is antioxidant-rich and provides hydration to your skin.
10. Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Crème
Keep your skin plump and beautiful with a dewy finish with this heavenly cream. The packaging is gorgeous and you’ll always want to apply this for its heavenly fragrance and feel.