“As we know, anything cold helps de-puff and firm up the skin, so using it to store sheet masks, eye creams, some serums and tools, like my Gua Sha and face rollers, makes real sense,” she says.
Which skincare ingredients should be refrigerated?
Any skincare products with retinol and vitamin C will benefit from refrigeration. “Heat and light will degrade these active ingredients,” says Sanvictores. “So if you have a skincare fridge, absolutely keep these products in there.” Vitamin C and retinoids are very sensitive to heat and light.
What is the difference between a skincare fridge and a regular fridge?
A regular fridge runs between 35-38 degrees Fahrenheit, while a skincare fridge, on the other hand, typically runs between 40-60 degrees Fahrenheit. Storing skincare in a regular fridge may cause separation of the ingredients or harden the texture, making it difficult to spread on the skin.
Should you put moisturizer in skincare fridge?
According to the lecturers of Diploma in Perfumery and Cosmetic Science at the School of Chemical and Life Sciences in Singapore Polytechnic, most water-based skincare can be stored in the refrigerator. These can include lotions, serums, toners and moisturisers.
Can I put toner in fridge?
As a general rule, if it's gel-textured and/or water-based then a product will benefit from refrigeration, so you're gonna want to stock your fridge with sheet masks, eye gels, face mists, toners, and gel-cream textured moisturisers and masks.
What products can go into a skincare fridge?
All that said, products that are generally fine to chill include:
- Aloe vera.
- Eye creams.
- Gua sha tools.
- Face rollers.
- Facial mists and essences.
- Hydrogel under-eye masks.
- Sheet masks.