Among your jade rollers, sonic facial cleansers, and skin massagers, you’re fairly certain that when it comes to skincare technology, you’re all good, right? Well, you might need to make space for one more gadget that might just make all the difference: Beauty fridge! These are essentially just adorable mini refrigerators that wll supposedly up your skincare game. But before you rush and add one to your cart, first consider is it worth investing in?
Here are all the reasons that will make you want to invest in a beauty fridge.
1. You can prolong the shelf life of your beauty products.
First off, do you really even need to be refrigerating your makeup and skincare products? Well, it depends. Natural skincare brands such as LUSH or any brand that doesn’t use chemical preservatives practically require refrigeration unless you want the effectiveness of your purchase to gradually decline. Products such as these thrive better in environments with even, cold, temperatures. Conversely, heat, humidity, and sunlight all lead to the oxidation of your products.
2. Refrigerated beauty products can de-puff you better.
Aside from natural skin care products, other products that benefit from refrigeration are sheet masks, face mists, serums, toners and just about anything anti-inflammatory. When chilled, they are more effective de-puffing, radiance boosting, bringing down swelling. Vitamin C-based products are notoriously highly unstable which means it would benefit from being stored in an even, cool temperature. Beyond just products, your skincare tools can actually serve you better when they're refrigerated. Chilled acial rollers, under-eye cooling wands, and other face tools help boost lymphatic drainage leading to firmer, more sculpted skin.
3. Normal refrigerators can do the work, but beauty fridges can do it better.
One question that you might be asking yourself is, "I have a perfectly good fridge in the kitchen, why can’t I just use that?" The answer is of course, you still can! Just make sure you keep your fridge clean and keep your products separated from your food. However, real refrigerators are set at a much lower temperature than beauty fridges therefore the consistency of your products can become be thicker, and thus, harder to spread.
A word of caution, though: Not all beauty products can be refrigerated. For example, makeup (like lipsticks, eyeshadow, foundation, and others) is harder to use when refrigerated. Likewise, oils, balms, lotions, and clay-based products are prone to separation, solidification, and oxidation when placed under cool temperatures. Heavier creams may also suffer from composition changes due to refrigeration and lastly perfumes and fragrances shouldn’t be stored at too cold temperatures. So choose wisely what you store in your beauty fridge.
Now, ready to invest in one? Here are some cute beauty fridges that you'll want to have on your vanity dresser.
Portable Mini 10L Electronic Cooling and Warming Refrigerator, P3999, LEDSTAR, Lazada.com.ph
My Beauty Treasure Chest, P6500, SKIN INC, Lazada.com.ph
4 Liters Hot and Cold Electronic Small Refrigerator Mini Car Refrigerator, P2365, PLEXTONE, Shopee.ph
Skincare Fridge, P3995, SNAILWHITE, Shopee.ph
Beauty Fridge, P2000, CHILLED BEAUTY