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What is a beauty fridge, anyway?

Mini fridges are no longer just a home for midnight snacks and cold drinks. The mini fridge has slowly been taken over as the must-have accessory for skin care products.

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Skincare fridges are the new must-have accessory

Skincare fridges or beauty fridges are enjoying a moment in the spotlight thanks to millions of TikTok and Instagram influencers touting the benefits of keeping their skin care products chilled.

Is there a benefit to chilling beauty products?

The short answer is yes! Dermatologists and cosmetologists say that skincare and other beauty products benefit from being chilled for a number of reasons.

1. Certain ingredients are more stable when kept cold

A cool, temperature-controlled environment helps keep certain ingredients, like retinol, stable. Cooling also helps to improve the effectiveness of certain ingredients and help maintain their potency. It is always important to check the instructions on your beauty products first, since some active ingredients are sensitive to cold.

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Some cosmetics ingredients need to be kept cool to maintain their potency

If the packaging suggests you store it in a cool, dark place, a skin care fridge is a great way to do that. An added benefit of a cosmetics fridge is that organizing some products inside will free up space on your vanity or counter for the items that are better kept at room temperature.

2. Cold storage extends the shelf-life of natural products

Cool storage allows you to keep natural products without preservatives potent and spoilage-free for longer. Cold temperatures help to slow down the breakdown of certain ingredients, allowing them to remain active for longer periods of time.

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Refrigerating can help all-natural products last longer

As well, without the addition of artificial preservatives, natural products can also be prone to spoiling. Refrigerating these products can prevent or slow the growth of bacteria that can cause them to spoil prematurely, extending their shelf-life so you can enjoy them for longer.

3. Applying cooled products can reduce inflammation

Keeping skin care products chilled also provides a number of benefits for the health and appearance of your skin. Using cool skin care products can help to reduce puffiness and inflammation. Chilled products, when placed on the skin, can help to constrict blood vessels and reduce swelling. This can be especially beneficial for people with sensitive skin or conditions like rosacea.

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Chilled lotions make every day feel like a spa day

Not to mention the feeling of a chilled lotion on your skin provides a refreshing and soothing sensation! This can be especially beneficial and soothing after a long, stressful day or after exposure to the sun, as it can help calm and cool the skin.

How do you choose the right beauty fridge for you?

Now that skincare fridges are enjoying some well-earned popularity, you might find it hard to narrow down which mini fridge is right for you! Fortunately we have you covered with a variety of convenient and stylish options.

Chic and compact skincare fridges

Koolatron's 4L mini coolers are compact and practical, with a variety of colors and chic retro look that will brighten up your bedroom or washroom. They plug into any household outlet and have a built-in carry handle and a self-locking door.

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You can't go wrong with any of these chic options!

Depending on your taste and decor, you can't go wrong with the soft blush pink for a classic touch, the vibrant aqua for a fun pop of color, or the tasteful and timeless matte black.

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Removable shelf makes it easy to fit your products inside

All three colorways feature a slide-out shelf inside to help you organize all your eye masks, lotions, makeup and more. You won't have to worry about digging through drawers or shelves to find the right moisturizer or serum any more!

Spacious makeup fridge doubles as a lighted mirror

If you need a little extra space and a little more luxury in your life, you will love the contemporary, modern design of the 6L mirrored cosmetic fridge. Whether you place it on a bedside table, vanity, bathroom counter, or desk, this unique lighted mini fridge will enhance the ambiance of your space.

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This mirrored fridge will look great no matter where you put it

This beauty fridge doubles as a makeup mirror with a built-in LED ring light to help you apply your skincare products and cosmetics with precision or check on your glowing complexion!

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Your masks will take up hardly any room in the convenient door basket

Just like the 4L fridges, the mirrored cosmetics fridge features a slide-out shelf to organize your products and free up counter space. As an added bonus, the compact door basket is perfect for holding single-use packets of eye or face masks.

Beauty fridges made for home or travel

The Koolatron skin care and mini fridge collection is perfect for use at home, but did you know our mini fridges can also be used on-the-go? It makes sense since Koolatron is a trusted global leader in thermoelectric technology and refrigeration! All of these mini coolers come with a 12 volt power cord that can plug into any 12V vehicle receptacle.

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Your beauty fridge can double as a makeup case for business trips or conferences

That means you can take all your favorite skincare products on the road without stressing about the impact of them warming and cooling while you travel and maintain your beauty routine wherever you go.

Skincare fridges add a little luxury and care to your life

In conclusion, keeping skin care products chilled can provide a number of benefits for the health and appearance of your skin, including reducing puffiness and inflammation, and improving the overall appearance of the skin. Having a dedicated skin care fridge provides a little added luxury to your day and can help your skin look and feel its best - because you deserve it!

What do you think - are skincare fridges just a passing fad or are they here to stay? Follow Koolatron on Facebook and Instagram and tell us your thoughts!