Watermelon-inspired beauty products are about to take over our feed — here’s why this fruit will make you glow from head to toe.
Who knew that watermelon — that classic fruit of summer and all good childhood memories — is packed with so many health and beauty benefits? The red flesh is filled with lycopene to help fight inflammation along with antioxidants and vitamin C to counteract the effects of environmental free radicals. Plus, it’s naturally high in water, which keeps your body hydrated and energized.
Now beauty brands are realizing the potential of this juicy fruit — and releasing a fresh crop of watermelon-based products just in time for summer. Here, we rounded up our favorites that you can eat or slather on (no slicing required).
For Your Skin and Lips:
A Super Refreshing Sheet Mask: Kocostar’s Watermelon Slice Sheet Masks are saturated with pure watermelon extract to help rehydrated dry, parched skin. Each pack comes with 12 individual masks, which can be used all over (not just on your face but your neck, arms and legs).
A Juicy Lip Balm: Winky Lux’s Watermelon Jelly Balm has a cool, gel-like texture that melts into your lips, an irresistible watermelon scent and a clear color that adapts to your skin’s pH to create a customized pink flush.
For Your Body:
A Nourishing Powder: Dope Naturally’s Melonaid plant-based protein powder is made from unsprouted watermelon seeds — which are an incredible source of skin-strengthening amino acids — plus oxygen-enhancing beets and antioxidant-rich dragonfruit to balance your complexion. Blend a spoonful into your smoothie or sprinkle over yogurt (or ice cream, wellness sundaes anyone?).
A Clean Treat: You can snack on Sakara Life’s Watermelon Jerky and feel good knowing that the only ingredient in here is…100 percent pure watermelon (there’s not a single chemical or filler). Sweet and dried, these little strips satisfy a sugar craving without making you crash later.
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