We have all seen a mini skincare refrigerator filled with skincare products. Some of you may have seen this on social media or Amazon. We were intrigued by this mini-refrigerator, and we wanted to know if it worked or if it was a gimmick. So, in today’s blog post, we will be diving in on if it is helpful to use a skincare refrigerator or if you should save your money and use it for something else.
Benefits of Refrigerating Skincare Products
There are some benefits when it comes to refrigerating your skincare products. Some of the benefits include:
- Keeping products in a cold environment helps the ingredients stay potent for longer
- Cold products can help to depuff, boost circulation, calm redness and inflammation
- Provides a relaxing feeling when using cold products
- It gives a soothing sensation to the skin
- Potentially prevent the growth of bacteria, fungus, mold, and yeast
- Can slightly increase the shelf life of some skincare products
What products can be refrigerated?
Skincare products that you can refrigerate would include eye creams, sheet masks, and skincare tools. Although refrigerating these products won’t make them work better or last longer, they provide a pleasant cooling sensation that can relax you. You can also refrigerate products that have ingredients with a short life span, such as vitamin C, retinol, or organic ingredients. For example, people should store products from Lush in the refrigerator.
What products can’t be refrigerated?
Typically, skincare products like balms and oils should not be kept in refrigerators or at room temperature. If balms and oils are kept in the fridge, it will change the consistency of the product, therefore making it harder to work with.
Should I refrigerate my skincare products?
Suppose you want to refrigerate your skincare products. But the final verdict is that you do not need to refrigerate your skincare products. Generally, most skincare products are actually better absorbed at skin temperature, and most products contain preservatives. Refrigerating your products will not make your products last longer, and it will not preserve your products better. However, you can store depuffing creams and gels in the fridge. The coolness will help with depuffing the skin and can boost circulation. Other products that could benefit from being refrigerated are those with natural ingredients or contain vitamin C. If you are going to refrigerate any skincare products, it’s your choice, but make sure to read the ingredient list before doing so. Some products cannot be refrigerated, and once they are refrigerated, the consistency of the product changes. Products like balms and oils need to be kept at room temperature and should not be in a refrigerator.
Have you tried refrigerating any skincare products? If so, did you find it helpful? Let us know in the comment section below!