I did the most bougie-est thing ever… I bought myself a skincare fridge. What is this exactly? It’s a mini refrigerator that I keep some of my skincare items in. And why would I do that? Because it feels absolutely amazing to put chilled creams, masks and gels on my skin. Why not just keep them in the regular refrigerator? I’m lazy and want to keep all my products next to my vanity for ease of applying and well honestly, what would be the fun in that?!
Keep reading to see more of my fab new skincare fridge, along with the products I’m storing in the fridge>>
For my skincare, I purchased an adorable light pink retro-looking Frigidaire mini refrigerator for about $30– it can actually hold a 6-pack of cans. I love that it has an upper shelf. You can find similar mini fridges on Amazon. I keep the fridge next to my vanity desk so it’s easy to keep the items handy.
You can have fun with your skincare fridge by applying cute stickers to the inside or outside. I haven’t decorated mine yet, but I might add some stickers to the inside door!
WHAT I KEEP IN MY SKINCARE FRIDGE
I keep my rose quartz face roller in the fridge– having it chilled gives it an extra soothing effect when applying cream products or giving myself a facial massage.
Eye Gels & Creams:
I’ve already been obsessed with the Patchology FlashPatch Eye Gels, which are excellent at helping to de-puff eyes, but now applying them cold feels AMAZING. I especially like to wear these in the morning to help wake my eyes up. It feels so, so good.
With a blend of aloe and mint, the Physicians Formula RefreshMint Cucumber & Bamboo Eye De-Puffer: already has a chilling effect but feels even more incredible when applied after being chilled in the fridge!
I keep a few of my other eye creams in my skincare fridge as well– they feel so good when applied and I truly believe the coldness helps reduce any puffiness and makes my eyes feel less tired.
Who doesn’t love a good sheet mask? Have you ever applied a chilled sheet mask? #Lifechanging. Cucumber masks and hydrating masks are especially great to keep in the fridge!
Vitamin C Serum:
Serums with vitamin C, such as my No B.S. Vitamin C + E Serum, are known to break down quicker in warmer and brightly lit environments so keeping it in the skincare fridge helps to extend the life of vitamin C and keeps the serums from going bad so quickly.
Moisturizers, Gels & Creams:
I keep a few of my moisturizing creams, including my Herbivore Botanicals Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Creme, in my skincare fridge as well. The coolness helps give them an extra soothing benefit, which feels amazing on my skin (it’s especially great if your skin is on the drier side!). Gel moisturizers and masks, night creams and other serums are also products that can be kept in a skincare fridge.
Natural & preservative-free products:
Keeping natural water-based or oil/butter skincare products in the fridge can help to extend their shelf life. Typically these products are made without preservatives and tend to go bad quickly– keeping them chilled will help them last longer.
Depending on the ingredients in the sprays, keeping your facial sprays in a skincare fridge has an excellent refreshing and soothing benefit. I don’t recommend keeping makeup setting sprays in the fridge as the coldness could break down the ingredients, however water-based mists or aloe sprays, such as Herbivore Botanicals Rose Hibiscus Coconut Water Hydrating Face Mist or After Sun Refreshing Body Mist would be good to keep in the fridge for an instant refresher.
WHAT NOT TO STORE IN YOUR SKINCARE FRIDGE
Your makeup should be stored at room-temperature, however if you’ve had a balm or lipstick melt, put it in the fridge for a few minutes to help it solidify.
Fragrances and Nail Polish:
These should also be stored at room temperature— too hot or too cold climates as ingredients could start to separate.
Are you on board with the mini skincare fridge trend? Let me know in the comments below!