In the heat of the summer (especially during a global pandemic) basking in the sunshine has become one of our primary off-duty activities. Aside from the fresh fruit you might be taking in during these moments, nothing tastes quite as sweet as soaking in the warm glow of the sun (all while covered in proper SPF, of course). That said, spending so much time out in the heat can leave your skin feeling parched. Drinking your daily servings of water helps skin maintain its balance during a heatwave, but there’s no reason to pass up on something that could give you an added boost, right? Enter cactus water skincare products.
It may come as no surprise that the cactus — one of the few plants able to take root in the driest terrains — produces a seriously hydrating beauty ingredient. Just look at the soothing power of aloe! Packed with hydrating electrolytes and antioxidants, this natural ingredient is just what thirsty skin needs. When you’re skipping over thicker moisturizers to keep your skin feeling fresh throughout the summer, this is the perfect skincare ingredient.
If you’re eager to add this hydrating element into your summer skincare routine, scroll down to see the cactus water products that’ll quench your face’s thirst.
Boscia Cactus Water Peel-Off Mask
Joining Boscia’s ultra-hydrating Cactus Water Moisturizer is the brand’s new face mask. This hydrating product features the Queen of the Night cactus and sea fern algae extract to give your skin a soft, smooth, and refreshed finish. Plus peeling it off is oddly satisfying.
Looking to treat your under eye area? Reach for the Freck So Jelly eye jelly, which you can use as an everyday eye cream. Thanks to plant collagen, prickly pear seed oil, and cactus flower extract, this easy, clean jelly will not only help with dark circles and uneven pigmentation but also fade fine lines.
Naturopathica Manuka Honey Hydrating Gel Mask
After a long day in the sun, there’s nothing I love more than giving my skin some TLC with a hydrating face mask. Naturopathica’s mask soothes, plumps, and feels like a cooling spa towel — aka good. You can even let it sit overnight for an added boost whenever you need it.
Kiehl’s Cactus Flower & Tibetan Ginseng Hydrating Mist
One can never have too many face mists, especially during the summer. I find that a good spritz is the perfect pick-me-up for a long, hot summer day. Since this one is made using cactus flower as a key ingredient, it’s sure to keep your skin hydrated as long as possible.
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow PHA + BHA Pore-Tight Toner
Glow Recipe’s Watermelon Glow Toner features two ingredients that are essential for hydration: watermelon and cactus water. In addition to hydrating, this K beauty-inspired product will gently exfoliate your skin to give you a healthy, natural glow.
Those of you who want to incorporate cactus water into your daily routine will love Huron’s exfoliating cleanser. All you need is a small dollop, and the natural bamboo mill will buff away dead skin cells. Hydrating cactus water keeps your skin from getting too irritated.
Not only is this product a pretty addition to anyone’s beauty shelf, but it feels good too. This serum — packed with prickly pear seed oil and cactus extract — is essential for anyone who wants something light to apply before moisturizers and SPFs.