Watermelon seed oil (Citrullus vulgaris) is cold pressed and refined from the seeds of the African watermelon. It grows in the Kalahari desert and has pale green flesh and a bitter taste. The melons are harvested and then split open and their seeds collected. The watermelon seeds are then naturally sun dried until there’s almost no moisture left in them. They are then cold-pressed to produce a rich, golden-coloured oil. Watermelon seeds are rich in Omega 3, 6 and 9 essential fatty acids and also has a high content of linoleic acid which is a potent skin-conditioning and restorative.
Why we love Watermelon Seed Oil?
Watermelon seed oil helps to restore skin elasticity. It is very light, gentle and non-comedogenic (it does not block your pores), and is easily absorbed by the skin. This seed oil suit those with both oily skin and dry skin. It hydrates without congesting and works to smooth, firm and hydrate the skin. It moisturises, reduces redness, and is great at plumping up overall skin density. Watermelon seed oil has also got great pore reducing properties which makes it great for refining the appearance of large pores.