A mini fridge just for your beauty products sounds pretty fancy, right? Think again: a "skincare fridge" isn't just for influencers. Not only will chilling your skincare extend the life of your beauty products and help to nix puffiness but storing your serums, masks, and creams at lower temperatures can also prevent bacteria.
“A designated skincare fridge is a great way to keep your products active for a longer period of time after opening. Cooling the products helps inhibit bacterial and fungal growth once the product has been contaminated with fingers,” dermatologist Dr. Purvisha Patel tells InStyle.
Which beauty products should I be storing in the fridge?
Did you know that vitamin C is very capricious? The popular anti-aging ingredient is sensitive to oxygen, light, and temperature. So store your potent formulas in a beauty fridge to ensure they keep working hard to the very last drop.
Sheet and eye masks
A cold compress will decrease inflammation and thus help to minimize the appearance of puffy, tired eyes while also calming redness on the skin's surface. Chrissy Teigen is a fan of this hack, revealing "I put my eye cream in the freezer. Having it nice and chilled and cold for you makes a big difference. It really wakes you up and I have really early call-times, so it helps."
Probiotics and supplements
We know that a healthy microbiome equals healthy skin. Store anything with live pro or prebiotics in your beauty fridge as a reminder to take them regularly and ensure they remain stable.
Take your daily regimen a spa-like feel with this top beauty tip because is where the fridge really shines. Any toning/balancing/or hydrating mist will feel like light raindrops soothing tired stressed out skin. “Cooling can also make products soothe [the skin] and feel better when using, especially on those with sensitive skin,” Dr. Patel adds.
While there is a slew of beauty fridges hitting the market, the most popular seems to be the Amazon-loved Cooluli micro-fridge which boasts over 1,700 five star reviews. Keep scrolling to discover our favourites...
The Cooluli fridge ($47; amazon.com)
Mini Refrigerator ($159; at urbanoutfitters.com)