Much more than just a key ingredient in daiquiris (although, we know that’s an incredibly important job), watermelon is the latest superfruit that’s tipped to transform your complexion. Jam-packed with precious moisture to restore skin’s youthful ‘bounce’, this also boasts a cocktail of essential phytonutrients to nourish and revitalise dulled, winter-stressed complexions. 

You'd be forgiven for believing that the primary component of your overused emoji is, well, water (96% to be precise), but there's a lot more to this photogenic fruit than H2O. Brimming with citruline - a circulatory-boosting amino acid which doubles as an ultra-mild exfoliant - as well as lycopene (an anti-inflammatory phytonutrient), this fruity symbol of the summer is a brilliant addition to your winter skin care arsenal.

Suitable for all skin types, watermelon is particularly brilliant for those who're prone to blemishes, suffer from redness or have particularly flaky, dry complexions. Plus, it works wonders for lessening fine lines - preventing their development (thanks to a wealth of antioxidants) and pausing their progression.

Bursting onto the beauty scene thanks to our own {K-Beauty} experts, Sarah Lee and Christine Chang of brand {Glow Recipe}, their {Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask} is pink (!!) and infinitely Instagrammable... not to mention miraculous. Causing a furore on social media, this jelly-textured treatment works to boost skin's 'spring' and grant your face that hallowed SoKo glow.

Need a little lift? Equip yourself with Uma's {Absolute Anti Ageing Face Mask}, which stars kaolin clay infused with precious, cell-revitalising extracts (including watermelon) to exhibit a quick 'lifting', firming, tightening and toning benefit. A multi-tasking treatment mask, this combats all the common signs of 'slow down' to diminish visibility of pores and gently refine your skin's texture, enhancing its light-reflecting capabilities.

A serum but not as you've seen it before, Milk Makeup's {Watermelon Brightening Serum} is a cool, thirst-quenching twist-up stick that boasts a blend of extracts to refine and restore radiance. Instantly refreshing (you can hear your cells exhale) this cooling cocktail glides on seamlessly and won't leak in your hand luggage - a boon for long-haul flights.

And in keeping with the 'stick' theme, Milk's {Watermelon Brightening Face Mask} is more than enviably photogenic. Perfect for fuss-free application, this applies straight from the bullet to infuse your cells with countless antioxidants, vitality-boosting vitamins and soothing anti-inflammatory extracts. Plus, it's pink (selfie-camera at the ready).

Su-Man's latest offering contains a sweet array of watermelon, papaya and pomegranate extracts to swiftly dispel dullness and restore your face to flawless. Inspired by founder Su-Man Hsu’s childhood routine of using watermelon rind to tone and brighten her complexion, this irresistibly pink {Refining Facial Polish} will eliminate dullness and leave your skin looking 'reborn'.

And fans of le sheet mask should sample Glow Recipe's fantastic {Watermelon Glow Jelly Sheet Mask} - it's the skin incarnation of those clever fabric-conditioning sheets that you lob in the dryer. Impregnated with copious softening, brightening extracts, you'll spot (you guessed it) sitting pretty in the INCI list...

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