The sweet, juicy fruit that often accompanies pregnancy cravings and the ultimate warm weather symbol. Happens to be really good for you skin, too.
Have you guessed it?
Well, watermelon seed oil to be exact.
It’s packed with antioxidants and free radical–fighting lycopene. And the founder of Fork & Melon leveraged the melon’s effectiveness into her own clean personal care line. Not yet widely talked about, Fork & Melon discovered the wonders of watermelon seed oil when conducting initial research during the development phase of their very first product, Fine Cleansing Wash for Body & Hands. Watermelon seed oil is a fine, light oil that absorbs quickly, and penetrates deeply into skin. It contains a multitude of nutrients that are incredibly beneficial for skin, health, and beauty, including linoleic and oleic acid, omega 3, 6, and 9 fatty acids, Vitamin A, B, and E, and a host of minerals, including magnesium, iron, copper, and potassium.
Below are 5 powerful benefits of this powerhouse ingredient
Detoxification & Acne-Fighting.
Watermelon seed oil deeply penetrates the skin and removes impurities, dirt and dead skin, making it an ideal oil for cleansing. Oils high in linoleic acid help to clarify pores by dissolving dirt and impurities, leaving your skin cleansed and nourished, helping with oily skin and acne by acting to clarify and remove excess sebum.
The high linoleic and oleic acid content in watermelon seed oil also make it a dynamo in fighting wrinkles and premature aging. This oil contains a healthy amount of Vitamin E as well, a powerful antioxidant that fights free radical damage. The omega 6 essential fatty acids and phytosterols encourage new collagen production and cell regeneration in the skin.
Good for All Skin Types.
Watermelon seed oil works wonders for all skin types, as it is light, fast-absorbing, and clarifying for those with oily skin. But it’s also nourishing and effective for dry skin, as it protects and moisturizes with antioxidants, minerals, and unsaturated fatty acids. Their clean, conscious formulas are wonderful on even the most sensitive skin as well.
Fights uneven skin tone.
Also known as hyperpigmentation, skin looks uneven when some areas of the skin have more melanin than others, which make some parts of the skin appear darker than the rest. Trace minerals and omega acids found in watermelon seed oil have been shown to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
De-puffs and promotes blood circulation.
In addition to fighting free radical damage, the Vitamin E in watermelon seed oil also promotes blood circulation and has been shown to reduce puffiness in any area of the skin due to excess water retention. We recommend gently massaging their Rich Hydrating Cream into skin to maximize these benefits.
Simple, chic and clean are just some of the words I would use to describe this luxury beauty brand. And their motto is simple just like their honest marketing:
Safe, effective, multi-use beauty and body care products you use every day. Our namesake goods are designed to bring luxury to your daily routine without making it complicated. Made with organic, high-quality, toxin-free ingredients.
As consumers we are clearly making considered choices. The global wellness industry, is growing rapidly but we want products that have Mother Nature in mind. Not to mention as mothers we need to be mindful of our babies sensitive skin. Purchasing products that are safe for our babies only makes sense.
Fork & Melon advocates clean beauty.
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