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5 Watermelon Skincare Products You Need in Your Life

Watermelon has always been synonymous with summer, thanks to the fact that it’s crazy-hydrating and refreshing (it is 92% water, after all) and, duh, it’s delicious.

The latter quality aside, the first clue that watermelon might make a great skincare ingredient is simply the fact that our skin, like the rest of our body, needs hydration. But we don’t need to tell that to anyone who just survived a long and cold winter.

But more than just the hydration factor, watermelon is full of ingredients that can do wonders for your skin. Like citrulline, for example. It’s an amino acid that improves blood circulation and acts as a natural exfoliator. And lycopene, an anti-inflammatory, which means it can reduce puffiness and redness in your skin, as can vitamins C, A, and B6, all found in watermelon.

And since watermelon is full of antioxidants, it can be used to protect your skin from free radicals and treat fine lines.

The fruit has been used in natural remedies for ages (like rubbing watermelon rind onto inflamed skin to get its soothing properties), but one beauty product really reintroduced watermelon as a skincare hero. Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, which became one of the most-hyped beauty products of 2017, selling out countless times at Sephora—including the day it launched. In fact, it became Sephora’s best-selling mask of the year.

Thankfully, not only has Glow Recipe released a new watermelon product, but plenty of other brands got the watermelon skincare memo. We’ve rounded up our faves below.

Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Pink Juice Moisturizer

It doesn’t hurt that it’s millennial pink and Instagrammable, either.

Milk Makeup Watermelon Serum Stick

Launching April 3rd, Milk Makeup’s latest product is a real game-changer: it’s a serum in stick form.

Su-Man Refining Facial Polish

This exfoliator is loaded with watermelon, papaya and pomegranate extracts to gently buff away dead skin cells. Sienna Miller is said to be a big fan.

Drunk Elephant B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel

Bet you didn’t know that everyone’s favourite daytime hydrating gel is made with watermelon rind to plump and soothe skin.

Lancer Method Body Cleanse

Celeb dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer is known for his skin-changing products—which don’t stop at the neck. This body wash is made with a trio of nourishing watermelon seed oil, marula oil, and kigelia fruit extracts, to keep skin supple and soft after the shower.