What skincare products should be refrigerated?
Have you been hearing friends and people around you talking about a skincare fridge and how life-changing it is for your skin? Well, it’s true that keeping some of your skincare products cold has so many benefits! Let's jump right into what products you should and shouldn’t keep cold!
Before we discuss the products that are best stored in your skincare refrigerator, it is important to note that keeping skincare products in the fridge isn’t necessary, and sometimes, it can even change the consistency of the formulation of the product. That is why it is important only to put certain products in your fridge. You should store the following products in the fridge for a cool and refreshing boost to the skin when you apply them.
1. Eye creams
Eye creams are one of the best products to keep cold. Chilling your eye cream or eye gel can go a long way in helping combat puffy eyes. If you want to increase the effects of helping depuff your eyes, try using a rollerball applicator tip that is also stored in the fridge. Massaging in the product with the rollerball helps to further push out the excess fluid that leads to puffiness. Try using high eye-Q eye gel in your skincare fridge; the cold temp will help reduce puffiness and brighten dark circles and smooth fine lines with hyaluronic acid and green tea.
2. Face Roller
A chilled roller will work way better than one that is at room temperature. It is especially great to use after a long night out.
3. Vitamin C Serum
Products that contain vitamin C can be chilled as well because it helps the ingredient stay stable for a longer amount of time. The ingredient, which delivers antioxidant protection plus skin-brightening and collagen-boosting benefits, is notoriously unstable. Keeping your vitamin C products in the fridge can help prolong their shelf life.
4. Skin-Soothing Masks
If a skincare product claims to be soothing, cooling, or anti-inflammatory it is going to be even better if it is stored in a refrigerator. A chilled, gel-based, soothing mask is a surefire way to calm and quell an irritated complexion, be it after a day of too much sun, some kind of reaction, or just generally stressed skin.
Now let’s talk about products that you should not keep stored in a skincare fridge. Avoid putting facial oils or oil-based makeups and moisturizers, and clay products in a personal chiller, as cooler temperatures can cause a change in the color and consistency of these items.
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