QOTD: Do You Really Need A Skincare Fridge?

Is it essential? Or just a gimmick?


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Skincare fridges have been a thing for years, but they seem to make for the *perfect aesthetic* all over Instagram and TikTok lately. You can see them as what seems to be the perfect addition in a bedroom, made up to look perfectly pleasing and an ideal backdrop for pics too.

As for TikTok, there’s a whole host of videos of beauty gurus showing exactly what’s in their skincare fridge. I’ve contemplated buying one myself, but one person who isn’t here for the skincare fridge phenomenon is Paula’s Choice Skincare founder Paula Begoun. Speaking to Grazia, she revealed, “Keeping your skincare in a beauty fridge isn’t beneficial in the slightest.

“In fact, it’s terrible for the product as it has the reverse effect: compromising and eventually destroying the efficacy of the formula.”


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So basically, it makes certain products become thicker in consistency, and they won’t absorb as well into your skin. Not exactly what you want when you’re shelling out your hard-earned pocket money, right?

But what about the products that do recommend refrigeration? The reasoning behind this is for the cooling effect, and products that will usually work to depuff the skin will work best when cold, think eye masks, de-puffing face tools and other sheet masks that work to the same effect. If you’re a fan of a facial mist, this could also work well in the fridge but that’s only down to it feeling fabulous.

Where should you store your regular skincare, I hear you cry? Don’t fret, because it’s probably best where you have it already. It’s good to keep them away from damp areas and away from direct sunlight, so whether you have a special cabinet in your bathroom or you like to proudly display your cosmetics on your bedside locker, it’s all good.