Korea’s Latest Beauty Obsession Is Kinda Strange But We Love It

Koreans are well-known for their youthful, glowing skin and their numerous skin care trends. Thankfully, the latest skin care trend in Korea doesn’t require ten steps or any snails. The latest trend is in fact to use one superfruit – watermelon. As its name suggests, the watermelon is made of 96% water, but the benefits don’t just stop at intense hydration.

Filled with citrulline, lycopene and antioxidants, the humble watermelon improves blood circulation, works as a natural exfoliator, is packed with anti-inflammatory properties and protects your skin from free radicals. As a skincare ingredient, it is suitable for all skin types, but is particularly helpful for those who are prone to breakouts, redness or dry and rough skin.

Some Koreans swear by placing actual watermelon slices on their skin, or blending the white portion of the rind into a mask, but for those of you who’d prefer to reap its benefits without going all DIY, check out these 10 products that are basically, the elixir of youth.

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