Can You Store Skincare Products In The Fridge?
Refrigerating skincare products has become super popular lately, but Dr Squire says it’s better to store your products in a special skincare fridge, not your normal kitchen refrigerator.
“I don’t recommend storing cosmetics in a normal refrigerator as it is too cold and humid, causing separation of the oil and water phases, and leading to undesirable changes in the product’s consistency and loss of their sensorial elegance,” she explained.
“They can also absorb food smells from the fridge unless stored in a sealed container.
“You’re also less likely to use your skincare consistently, which is the secret to great skin, if you have to trek to your kitchen twice a day to retrieve your products.”
Those cute little skincare fridges, on the other hand, are perfectly designed to store all your favourite serums and face masks, particularly if you live in a hot or humid climate.
“Skincare fridges are typically at a higher temperature (7-10C) than normal fridges (4C), so ideal for keeping products fresher for longer without over-cooling or freezing. They are also conveniently located on your bathroom bench or close by in the bedroom,” Dr Squire said.
“The lower temperature slows down the degradation processes and growth of microbes and It’s also an easy way to keep products in the dark.”
She added: “Some products, like sheet masks and mists, are lovely applied to the skin cold, so they are great candidates for fridge storage, and it’s unlikely to damage them.”