This article originally appeared on EatingWell.
On the March 2 episode of the Inside Trader Joe's podcast, Taryn Aguiar (TJ's category manager for health and beauty) planted the seeds. Now, the long-awaited new products she hinted at are finally arriving in stores. While we were excited to hear about new sunscreen and soap options on the way, what most perked up our "is it summer yet?!" ears were the two watermelon skincare treatments.
Just in time to combat the stressed-out skin of this quarantine era—and to welcome in summer—allow us (okay, Instagrammer @traderjoesobsessed) to introduce you to Watermelon Facial Mist and Watermelon Overnight Face Mask.
The highly anticipatedᗯᗩTEᖇᗰEᒪOᑎ spa items have arrived 🍉🍉🍉 and they smell so so good! The mist/toner ($3.99) is wonderfully light & has a good amount of watermelon fragrance.. smells a little like candy though but very refreshing ❤️. I will try the mask ($6.99) later and update this post with a review. I will also update you on whether or not my sensitive skin reacts to the toner throughout the day but I can foresee having one in my purse 👜, gym bag (whenever that will be) and just a good mist to have around especially since summer ☀️ is around the corner🍉😍**** UPDATE: I just tried the mask and kept it on for 12 mins instead of 10… and rinsed it off with warm water.. my skin feels super soft and not irritated as of now.. one hour or so has passed. I would definitely get it again and the price is great .. Some are saying it’s a @glowrecipe or @bliss dupe? Do you think so?👏🏻 Please check out my stories ⬆️ and Highlights for even more TJ’s items as well as new & fav kitchen items & swipe up to find out more info ❤️ 🙏🏻 #traderjoesfans #groceryshopping #traderjoesobsessed #traderjoeslove #traderjoesfinds #traderjoesrocks #traderjoes #traderjoesdoesitagain #traderjoeshaul #traderjoesinsider #traderjoesmusthaves #traderjoesfan #traderjoes #spa #sundayspaday #watermelon #yas #fresh #mask #facial #toner #mist #skincare #love #squalane #refreshing
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Notable for its healthy dose of micronutrients that promote a dewy complexion, including vitamins C, E and A, watermelon is a total skin win since it's ultra-hydrating at 92% water. So both of these fruit extract- and seed oil-infused products might help calm and de-flake sensitive, stressed-out or parched patches.
The $6.99 Watermelon Overnight Face Mask is like a supercharged version of the Trader Joe's Ultra Hydrating Gel Moisturizer that's pumped up with watermelon seed extract and oil. @traderjoesobsessed gave the sensitive skin instructions a try, rinsing off after allowing it to soak in for 10 minutes or so, and noted, "My skin feels super soft and not irritated as of now…I would definitely get it again."
If your skin is not super-reactive, you can apply it as the last step of your nighttime skin routine, wear it overnight and wash your face well in the morning.
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According to many accounts, the $3.99 Watermelon Facial Mist smells quite fruity and refreshing, which we're guessing is from the watermelon juice or extract. The instructions recommend spraying it about 10 inches from your face (closer for more dewy results) throughout the day for a cool perk-up by way of the fruity ingredients as well as hydrating squalane and hyaluronic acid.
Aguiar explained it like a cocktail for your face, which seems interesting and accurate based on initial reviews. (In that case, can we get an Ina-sized version, please?)
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