Beauty

It’s National Watermelon Day! Beauty Tips W/A Refreshing Twist!

by on Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 with

THE SCOOP ON ONE OF THE HOTTEST BEAUTY TRENDS:

WATERMELON ESSENCE IN BEAUTY PRODUCTS

On a hot summer day, you can eat it and drink it… but recently we’ve come to discover if you have acne or aging complexions… you can apply and wear it!?! Watermelon juice and seed oil just might be the beauty game changer our complexions have been waiting for! And on Friday, August 3rd, National Watermelon Day (Who knew right? There’s a day to celebrate literally anything and everything), I’m serving up the “juice” on which beauty brands are capitalizing on it’s beauty benefits in everything from sleep masks to makeup.

  1. GLOW RECIPE WATERMELON GLOW SLEEPING MASK, $45
    SHOP THIS MASK: Here!   Glow Recipe was started by former beauty execs Sarah Lee and Christine Chang. Beauty enthusiasts, like myself, consider the ladies the “O.G.’s” of the watermelon ingredient trend!  Get this: last year – Glow Recipe had a 5K-person wait list and sold out over 8 times on Sephora.com during their launch! So what’s all the buzz about?  The Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask is a luxuriously bouncy, breathable sleeping mask that smoothes and perfects skin, overnight. This pillow-proof formula acts as a radiance-boosting hybrid hydrator, formulated with soothing, amino-acid rich Watermelon Extract, hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, and pore refining AHAs that work while you sleep to gently exfoliate and clarify.  All the Glow Recipes are made in Korea and are vegan and cruelty-free and features watermelon extract as the start ingredient – the pink juice moisturizer is formulated with over 90% watermelon extract, the jelly sheet mask is made of pressed watermelon extract. And magazine editors are doling “Glowing” out accolades and recognition!  They’ve won awards from: Teen Vogue (An acne award), New Beauty, Women’s Health and this week they made Nylon’s Hit List Reader’s Choice Awards.

2. THE BETTER SKIN CO.  LIMITED EDITION… GLAMOUR DROPS, $28

SHOP & SAVE: Get 25%OFF, so $28 drops to $21, use the code: “MELON” at checkout…  Click Here!!!!
NEW NEW NEW It smells 🍉 a little like a tangy watermelon Jolly Rancher candy?!? Congrats to The Better Skin Co. who’s making their third appearance on the KTLA Morning News!  Why? They make results driven, AFFORDABLE, luxury skincare UNDER $30. This time the brand collaborated with social media darling, makeup artist and influencer Hosway to create the limited edition… “Glamour Drops – the perfect canvas for makeup.” Glamour Drops pairs coconut and argan kernel oil together to induce glowing, radiant hydrated skin as well as reduce the appearance of fine lines & wrinkles. Lightly scented with watermelon seed oil and ginger, your skin and senses won’t be able to get enough of this decadent beauty treat. This is great as the “cherry on top” of your skincare routine – so use this face serum as a last step before bed.  It’s also a great primer before you put makeup on. Personally, I’ve been experimenting with tapping a few drops onto my cheekbones and brow bones and using it to highlight different standout points on my face. With the savings they’re offering my readers and KTLA viewers… this is a no brainer ~ TRY IT!

3.  ESTEE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR WATER FRESH MAKEUP SPF 30, $42

SHOP: Here
This water-light, long-wear foundation moves comfortably with your skin for a look that is fresh, natural and even-toned. The “secret sauce?” It’s red fruit extracts that instantly and continuously hydrate skin: including 🍉watermelon, lychee seed and apple. Available in 12 shades, with SPF 30 and lots of anti-oxidants, it’s your invisible defense against environmental damage from UV rays and pollution. When Estee Lauder says your face will look dewy and fresh with this makeup… they aren’t kidding! What I love about this foundation is how natural it feels on your face. It removed all my redness and unevenness, but didn’t leave me looking like I had a ton of makeup on.

4. ALGENIST SPLASH HYDRATING SETTING MIST$35
SHOP:  Online, Algenist.com OR Head To A Sephora Store Near You
Can a face serum land itself in a setting mist and still be as effective? Algenist says a resounding “yes it can” with their Splash Hydrating Setting Mist. It is a hydrating serum in a makeup locking face mist designed to visibly refresh skin as well as set your makeup. It’s formulated with watermelon extract in combination with the Algenist Algalyte Complex to intensely hydrate and lock in moisture. It also includes the brand’s patented Alguronic Acid, which helps boost the efficacy of the other ingredients. 88% of women in their clinical study said it visibly increases luminosity after 10 days. Spray 3 time over face morning and evening (then click your heels 3 times – just kidding).

5. MILK MAKEUP BRIGHTENING SOLID WATERMELON SERUM STICK, $36

SHOP: Here
A brightening and hydrating solid serum stick that evens skin tone, reduces the appearance of fine lines, and revitalizes the complexion for luminous, glowing skin.  How does a stick work, you’re wondering? This on-the-go solid serum diminishes the appearance of dark spots using Swiss garden cress sprout extract, delivers hydration with watermelon fruit extract, and smooths by supporting skin’s elasticity with matrixyl, a biomimetic peptide complex. Plus Summer Tip: the TSA-friendly solid formula means no spilled serum messes in your makeup bag or anywhere on your packed clothes and shoes!

6. ORIGINS MAKE A DIFFERENCE PLUS REJUVENATING TREATMENT, $46 

SHOP: Here

File this under… “Beauty Reincarnation?” Origins lightweight, hydrating gel instantly helps naturally restore moisture loss in dry, dehydrated skin. Formulated with Rose of Jericho, Lychee & 🍉Watermelon hydra-sustain complex, this rejuvenating treatment absorbs quickly to hydrate & replenish moisture deficiencies. Plus, it’s clinically proven to instantly boost skin’s moisture reservoir, so skin stays comfortably hydrated. The “wow” ingredient in addition to the watermelon is called “Rose of Jericho.” It’s found in Israel and known as the “Resurrection Plant.”  This miraculous flower can withstand total dehydration for decades & return to life with just a drop of water. IF it can do this for itself… stop and ponder, with me, what it has the capacity to do for our aging faces? Cue: the smile spreading across our faces NOW.  IT’S FREE FROM ANY: Parabens, Phthalates, Propylene Glycol, Mineral Oil, PABA, Petrolatum, Paraffin, DEA, Animal Ingredients* 
*except cruelty-free Honey & Beeswax

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