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Yay or Nay: Beauty Fridges

Meet the latest addition to many bathrooms and vanities that is taking the beauty community by storm, one #shelfie at a time.

Skincare aficionados, where you at? Owning beauty fridges is a trend that has been floating around the internet for quite some time, and we want to know your take on it. While storing beauty products in fridges is nothing novel, having a mini fridge specifically for that purpose is a relatively newer phenomenon that has taken the beauty community by storm.

How did this trend come about? Since some people purchase a mini-fridge just to store their canned beer, beauty junkies were inspired to do the same thing. The only difference being that their fridges were dedicated wholly to their beauty products. Now, there are companies that manufacture beauty fridges and these even come with settings that allow you to chillĀ and heatĀ your skincare.

Do beauty products need to stay chilled? Well, cooled skincare products help to constrict the blood vessels, making the skin less puffy and boosting circulation. Cold facial masks helps to tighten pores and relief your skin of redness. Frankly, there’s nothing like treating yourself to a cold sheet mask at the end of the week, especially with the sweltering hot weather in Singapore. Add a rose quartz roller to the mix and ultimate relaxation awaits!

Heat-sensitive products that contain Vitamin C and retinoid, natural remedies and skincare containing live-active cultures also benefit from being stored in low temperatures, as it extends their shelf lives. Be sure to keep oil-based serums out of the fridge since it may turn cloudy or cause the water and oil to separate.

But, since there is ultimately no hard evidence that keeping the products cool will improve their efficacy (it merely increases their shelf lives), no one really has the definitive say on whether you should store your skincare products in room or low temperature. The one and only rule would be to keep them out of direct sunlight so that they last longer after opening.

Before investing in a beauty fridge, consider if you would truly put it to good use even after the trend has passed. After all, it is important to work towards less waste when it comes to our beauty routines. If you decide to get a beauty fridge after weighing all the pros and cons, we won’t judge. There’s only so much cartons of milk and fruit juice you can clear before you run out of space in the refrigerator in your kitchen.

Where do you stand when it comes to a beauty fridge? Let us know in the comments below!

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