Watermelon is becoming the trendy holy grail ingredient for beauty products.
The delicious summer favorite has made its way from the grocery store to the beauty aisle, appearing in face masks, lip balms, hair products, moisturizers, body oils and more. But why?
"Watermelon provides a wonderful sense of nostalgia with summertime," Amanda Cardiner, manager of global brand development for Bliss told "Good Morning America." "Using watermelon extract as a skin care ingredient provides a gentle, fun-to-use experience with the benefits of a more serious skin care ingredient."
Label Insight non-food product specialist Mariah Lightfoot told "GMA" that consumers generally get excited about watermelon during the summertime. "Besides enjoying it at a backyard BBQ, using products that contain watermelon can provide health benefits to hair and skin," she said.
Watermelon contains vitamin A, which is important for skin and eye health, according to the Mayo Clinic Health System. It's also made up of 92 percent water, which shows the immense amount of hydration it provides. These two facts alone show the value watermelon extract can bring -- and beauty product developers have taken note for items that can be used all year round.
For the co-founder and co-CEO of Korean skincare brand Glow Recipe, Sarah Lee said she saw watermelon as a beneficial ingredient in their products and a fruit that connected back to her childhood.
"In Korea, our grandmothers used to rub watermelon rind on our skin in the summer to calm heat rash and irritation - and it would work like magic," Lee said. "We were inspired by this childhood experience and wanted to harness the power of this incredible superfruit in an overnight treatment."
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Oily/combination skin? Meet your BFFs, the Watermelon Glow crew. Here's how each product works hard to balance hydration levels with lightweight textures. (Because balancing hydration levels is the key to preventing excess oil.) ? ?? Pink Juice Moisturizer - 90% antioxidant-rich watermelon extract, plumping hyaluronic acid, and soothing botanicals instantly seals in hydration.? ?? Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask - Pore refining AHAs, amino acid-rich watermelon extract, and hydrating hyaluronic acid smooth and clarify skin overnight. (PS—you'll see some pilling, aka your resurfaced dead skin cells, in the morning. *So* satisfying.)? ?? Watermelon Glow Ultra-Fine Mist - A spritz of this fog mist every 2 hours leaves skin hydrated and protects against free radicals with vitamin-rich watermelon, hyaluronic acid, and rice germ extract and oil.? ?? Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask - Made directly of pressed watermelon extract, this sheet masks instantly soothes and hydrates skin.? Available @sephora and @sephoracanada. #glowrecipe #watermelonglow #kbeauty #ab #asianbeauty #koreanbeauty #skincare #beauty #glowingskin
Label Insight's product database revealed that there are currently more than 100 beauty products currently on the market that include watermelon. Clearly, people are loving a dose of watermelon not just on their plates but also on their skin.
Keep scrolling to see some standout watermelon-infused products that you will love adding to your daily routine.
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