Also Known As

Citrullus lantus

What It Does

Watermelon is rich in antioxidants like Vitamins A, C, and E, great for hydration and moisture retention. Watermelon heals skin by reducing redness, irritation, and inflammation, and boosts collagen production.

Why It Works

The antioxidants in watermelon such as lycopene and vitamins A, C, and E work to reduce free radical formation and combat signs of premature aging. Vitamin A promotes collagen formation, and lycopene inhibits enzyme activity involved in the breakdown of collagen. Lycopene also works to prevent skin discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin C boosts collagen production by increasing collagen synthesis, and vitamin E protects the skin’s lipid barrier and retains moisture.