By Sarah Kinonen. Photos: Courtesy of Brands.
Forget the desert (and your cousin's chic Brooklyn apartment), succulents are popping up everywhere these days — including in your makeup bag. Hydrating ingredients most commonly found in the water storage plants, like prickly pear, aloe vera, and cactus flower, are actually making their way into skin-care (and hair-care) products, thanks to their ability to moisturize and soothe skin for hours at a time. This is due to their high levels of amino acids, such as glutamine, says cosmetic chemist Ginger King. Here, we've rounded up products made with the hydration-boosting ingredients to keep you far from parched — all summer long.
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