If like me, constantly scrolling through Instagram, you’d probably would have noticed that the ubiquitous #shelfies have been replaced with #beautyfridge photos by skincare devotees. Besides looking too darn adorable, there are some reasons why you should consider getting one.
#1: Social distancing
Sure, you can always store your skincare in your regular fridge, but that’s usually packed with food, with precious little space left for your beauty products. Plus, a dedicated beauty fridge also minimises the risk of contamination between your skincare and food.
#2: Cooler is better
Let’s face it, everyone loves having something cold, especially when the weather is scorching hot (or hotter). Using a cool mask or applying a cold beauty cream makes for an extremely welcoming treat at the end of a long day.
#3: Extended shelf life
We’re constantly advised to keep our products away from direct sunlight and heat, because that can cause certain ingredients to break down and oxidise. So storing them in a beauty fridge where temperatures are cool can help prevent formulas from splitting or becoming less effective.
But it’s important to note that not all products can be kept in your beauty fridge. Avoid storing oil-based products and waxy balms in it as the cold temperature can solidify the formula, which may affect its effectiveness.
Water-based products are best, like facial mists, gels and essences. Here’s what we’ve stashed in ours:
Toner, facial essence, facial mist, serum, eye cream, overnight mask, sheet mask, and facial tools like jade rollers. Beauty drinks and supplements, like jellies and gummies.