So excited to finally share my skincare fridge is it worth it post? I've been testing out a skincare mini fridge now for several months and I'm hear to share all the details on this skincare phenomenon that has swept through the past several years.
If you've never heard of a skincare fridge, allow me to introduce you to what I'm even talking about.
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Mini fridges have been popping up recently all over for skincare products. Essentially you put them in your bathroom and store skincare products in them. I had heard about it a couple years ago but never really gave it much thought until I realized it was actually a thing! Yes, there are literally companies that make just skincare fridges. I knew I wanted to dive in a little deeper into it all and see for myself what all the fuss was about. I mean what kind of natural beauty blogger would I be if I didn't try out the latest and greatest?
So I bought one and have been using it for the past 4 months. I wanted to give it a good amount of time to really see what I thought and if it was worth the hype or not. I wanted to share my experience with you here in hopes that it will help you decide if you want to hitch your wagon to this new craze or not.
As I said earlier, a skincare fridge is essentially meant to house some of your skincare products and live in your bathroom. A fridge in your bathroom? Sounds kind of cool huh? Yes, well it does have it's perks.
What Do You Store In A Skincare Fridge?
- Eye creams are great because when they have a cooling effect they tend to help de-puff the eyes, great for in the morning when you want your eye area to look a little perked up.
- Aloe is a great skincare product that can benefit from a skincare fridge. Sticking an aloe based product in the skincare fridge can help to enhance the product even more. Since aloe has a naturally cooling effect it can help to give it an even more soothing cool to the touch feel.
- Vitamin C products can especially benefit from being stored in the fridge because Vitamin C is very sensitive to light and heat. Sticking them in the fridge can help them not to oxidize as quickly.
- Gel skincare products are great as well as they naturally are meant to feel cooling on the skin.
- Skincare Tools. These are great to add to the skincare fridge. The cold stone on your skin as you jade roll or use a Gua Sha on your skin feels incredibly soothing and reviving to the skin. Especially great for in the mornings when you want your skin to feel awake and vibrant.
- Facial Sheet Masks. This feels so refreshing on the skin when they are a little cool on the skin. Even eye gel masks are perfect for adding to the fridge. Really helps to de-puff the eye area overall.
A skincare fridge can help to preserve products. Natural skincare products especially are great for keeping in a skincare fridge since many of them tend to have less harsh preservatives. A skincare fridge helps to prolong the life of the skincare product and ward off bacteria. We know that light and heat can degrade a product quickly so we know the opposite is true for helping preserve them. Refrigerating skincare products can also help calm skin inflammation with the cooling effect of the products and constrict pores so they appear smaller. As you can see there are many benefits to having a skincare fridge.
What Skincare Fridge Did I Get?
I researched and read so much on skincare fridges. I really wanted to make sure I got a good one! I also had some things I wanted to make sure I got with my skincare fridge and I didn't want to spend over $50. I saw some that I thought were really chic looking but they had horrible reviews or were over $100. I was bummed because I thought initially I would get one of them but as I read the reviews I realized they weren't going to be worth it if they stopped working and they were pretty pricey! As I looked more and more the one that kept coming up and getting awesome reviews as far as longevity and price was Cooluli Mini Fridge(classic 4 liter small mini fridge). It also had a side shelf on the door and a shelf in the large compartment- both musts for me when I was looking for a skincare fridge. I've been super happy with the Cooluli Mini Fridge overall. It's not loud at all, it has the shelves and it has a pink exterior which always wins in my book! It's also big enough to store a good amount of skincare products but not too large where it takes up too much space in my bathroom. The Cooluli Mini Fridge also comes in other colors too if pink isn't your fave.
*I also wanted to point out that you can also use your skincare fridge for heating items too. Sometimes you want a product to be a little warm- so this would be perfect for that as well.
So What Did I Think Of My Skincare Fridge?
I was so excited to start testing out my skincare fridge. It sits right on my counter in my bathroom. I don't have a huge bathroom by any means so it does take up some space but I'm willing to make the sacrifice! It doesn't have a loud noise. I don't really notice it's even on. I stored my eye creams, eye masks, facial tools like my jade roller, and Gua Sha, and some of my aloe based masks.
I loved how the skincare fridge had a little shelf, plus a side shelf for eye masks or smaller skincare products. I would get out my jade roller first thing in the morning and it would feel so cooling on my skin- I loved it! I felt like it brought some blood flow to my skin compared to when I used it at room temperature. I also loved applying my eye cream as it felt so cool to the touch and made my eyes feel very awake. I also was so impressed with how cooling the aloe felt on my skin after being refrigerated! It really took it to the next level. Both my husband and I had burned our skin and I applied the aloe right away and it instantly took away the burn. I was so impressed! So was my hubs. There was no burning sensation at all after applying the cooling aloe. I also loved how my gel masks felt on my skin afterwards. It felt so refreshing. It definitely took some of my skincare products to the next level!
The real question now is a skincare fridge worth taking up extra space in your bathroom? Well, that's for you to decide, but I will share my experience with you and what I think.
Is it worth taking up the extra space?
For me it is worth it! I think the added benefit of having a skincare fridge really helps me look forward to using my skincare products even more. It's fun to know that my skincare tools are in the skincare fridge and are going to feel cool to the touch as I use them. It makes the whole experience as I do it in the morning so much more therapeutic. I find I'm more consistent too.
Other Things You Can Use It For?
Once I got my skincare fridge I realized there were many other ways I could use it! If you were going on a road trip it would be great to store some food or drinks that need to be refrigerated, or in your office to keep some drinks cold. Also great for breastmilk storage! Yes, I went there. As a nursing mama I'm always thinking about scenarios where I might need a fridge, the Cooluli Mini Fridge makes it so easy. It's nice having a small type of cooler that can keep things cool for long periods of time.
Skincare Fridge: Is it worth it?
For me it has been totally worth it, but I'm also really into natural skincare. If you prefer a more streamlined, simple skincare routine, then I could see how having a skincare fridge might seem like one more thing and not worth the hype. It's up to you! I think it would be a great gift idea for those that are really into skincare. It would be a fun way for them to maximize their skincare products even more.
Do you have a skincare fridge? Which one do you have?
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