If you are on the beauty side of social media, chances are you’ve seen a skincare fridge or two. Beauty influencers, bloggers, vloggers, and tiktokers alike all seem to have one of these things, and they are starting to pop up everywhere.
If you’re like us, you’re wondering… what the heck are these things? And, are they necessary...? Well, don’t worry, because we asked our team of skincare scientists to spill the TEA on skincare fridges. So, sip up… because for teatime today we are giving you all the info on skincare fridges you’ll ever need.
First off, what exactly is a skincare fridge?
Exactly what it sounds like. It’s like a mini fridge, but instead of a 6-pack of beer, you’re throwing in your favorite skincare products. Storing your favorite skincare products in a cooler temperature and away from the sun is great for them.
This is especially true if the products you’re using are all natural. The cool temperatures away from light help to preserve the freshness of your products, making them last longer. In addition to increasing the shelf life of your skincare products, storing them in a skincare fridge will keep the most active ingredients active for longer.
Another perk is that the cool temperature of the products feels GREAT when you’re applying them on your face. Not only does it feel great, but it’s also great for your skin. Applying cool temperatures to your complexion helps to stimulate blood flow, minimize pores, and soothe inflammation.
Trust us when we say, applying your serums at a cold temperature is a game changer. Keeping your serums in the fridge is a great way to have yourself feeling like you’re at the spa when you’re really just chilling at home.
So, the question remains… do you need a skincare fridge?
The short answer is no. You don’t necessarily need one, but we totally understand if you really, really want one. We’d be lying if we said we didn’t want one, too. Skincare Mini Fridges are about as aesthetically pleasing as it gets, and if you love skincare as much as we do, this is an adorable way to level up your skincare game.
Sure, there isn’t much difference between sticking your products in a skincare mini fridge opposed to the fridge in your kitchen, but where is the fun in that? Keeping your Vitamin C Serum next to the veggies isn’t quite as cute as stocking it in its own little mini fridge. Also, can we talk about the convenience? You mean, we don’t have to leave our vanity and stumble over to the fridge to grab our cooled skincare? Sign us up.
Although it may not be completely and totally necessary, that doesn’t change the fact that skincare mini fridges provide some very real benefits for our skin and skincare products. What are those benefits?
- Extends the shelf life of your skincare products
- Reduce inflammation
- Keeps active ingredients active for longer
- Soothing to the skin
- Stimulates blood flow
- Minimizes pores
- Keeps bacteria away
- Depuffs (we’re looking at you, under eye bags)
- The excitement you will feel when you get to use your cute new skincare accessory
So, you may not need one, but you really, really want one, and you’ve decided you’re making the purchase. Now you’re wondering, what products should I keep in my skincare mini fridge? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. There are a bunch of different products that will thrive in your skincare fridge.
- Eye creams
Eye creams are the perfect product for your new skincare mini fridge. We all know too well the puffy under eye bags that come with one more Netflix episode, one more glass of wine, or one more hour of scrolling that caused us to stay up a little bit past our bedtime.
Storing your eye creams in a skincare mini fridge is a great way to de-puff, brighten, and rid of those tough under eye circles. If you’re using a thicker eye cream, it should probably stay out of the skincare fridge, but thinner eye creams with a consistency more similar to a serum will thrive.
- Sheet masks
Want to know the perfect way to bring the spa into your home? Storing your sheet mask in your mini fridge will have you feeling like you’re paying for a top of the line facial.
We love a refreshing face mist, and what we love even more is a cool, refreshing face mist. Try storing a rose water spray in your mini fridge and spritz it throughout the day to wake up you and your skin.
Our favorite skincare products to store in the mini fridge are serums! Especially our cell hydrating and Vitamin C Serums. Not only will they last longer when stored in your mini fridge, they will stimulate blood flow and feel great when applied to the skin. Serums made of natural ingredients are the best candidates as they don’t have icky chemicals and preservatives keeping them artificially fresh. Storing these clean beauty products in the fridge will keep them super fresh super long without the help of harmful chemicals!
- Facial tools
Facial tools like jade rollers (or spoons if you’re super old school) are great for the skin, and even better when they’re stored at cooler temperatures. Doing so will promote depuffing and blood circulation, and just like with everything else.. it feels really nice on the skin.
- Nail Polish
We know… we know, this isn’t a skincare product, but we couldn’t keep this trick to ourselves. You know how nail polish can get really, really tacky after just a couple of uses? Well, storing it in your skincare mini fridge will solve this problem! Keep your favorite polishes in the cold to preserve them longer and avoid a tacky mess.