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Do I need a mini fridge for beauty products? You may ask yourself that question as you scroll through your social media feed and see gorgeous #shelfies that look straight out of a skincare boutique.

Usually, only a few liters large (some are not even spacious enough to fit a water bottle), these mini refrigerators for skin care come in cute colors and designs that make them even more appealing. But aside from their share-worthy aesthetic, what do they do, and do you need one?

What Products Can I Place Inside a Mini Fridge?

You can store a variety of skincare products inside a mini fridge. Keeping your creams and moisturizers chilled can make them feel more indulgent, with added cooling and de-puffing effects. A mini fridge can keep beauty essentials – from sheet masks and serums to gels and creams – cool and organized.

Here are just some of the products you can place inside:

  • Sheet masks
  • Eye cream
  • Moisturizer
  • Toner
  • Eye drops
  • Setting spray
  • Perfume

Some makeup products will not do well in cool temperatures since these may cause to split. Other products, such as moisturizers, clay masks, or facial oils, are best kept on your nightstand.

If you get a mini fridge for your beauty products, be careful not to freeze them stiff! While refrigerators for food storage are usually at 3°C, a mini fridge for beauty products should be around 12°C to 16°C – anything too cold may even further ruin a product’s integrity.

Do I Need to Store My Beauty Products Inside a Mini Fridge?

The short answer is you don’t exactly need to. Most beauty products undergo rigorous testing to ensure they are stable and can withstand extreme elements, including hot temperatures. In short, most of your skincare holy grails are likely safe sitting on your dresser at room temperature.

There are exceptions, of course. Some prescription-only products require fridge storage, which your dermatologist would point out. Meanwhile, putting that contain little to no preservatives in a skincare fridge can extend their shelf life.

While there is no need to store all your beauty products inside a mini fridge, it has its benefits. It can’t hurt to do it if it makes your skincare routine more effective. 

Cool products can de-puff your skin and reduce inflammation.

Using cool skincare products such as eye creams and moisturizers can help make your skin less puffy. The cold can reduce inflammation and “deflate” eyebags while boosting circulation.

You can also use a chilled jade roller to help reduce puffiness. Prep your skin with a serum for a smoother base and to avoid tugging your face. Use POND'S Bright Triple Glow Serum with Gluta-Boost-C, , and hyaluronic acid. All three ingredients work together to fade dark spots, refine skin texture, and deeply hydrate the skin.

It makes your skincare routine more refreshing.

A mini fridge keeps your beauty products at a consistent temperature. A cold sheet mask is especially refreshing on a hot day. It can be soothing on the skin.

This is also true with night creams – hardworking products that repair your skin overnight. Pamper your skin with POND’S Age Miracle Youthful Glow Night Cream, which protects your skin against premature signs of aging. With Retinol-C Complex as the star, the product makes your skin feel youthfully radiant inside and out. Meanwhile, niacinamide strengthens your skin barrier and makes your skin brighter.

It prolongs the shelf life of certain products.

While most beauty products on the market are shelf-stable, some formulations are more sensitive. Placing them inside a mini fridge can help prolong their shelf life. This includes skincare products with organic ingredients, , benzoyl peroxide, and .

Try storing your POND'S Bright Miracle Ultimate Clarity Day Serum in a skincare fridge. A day serum that deeply penetrates the skin, the product inhibits melanin formation to brighten dark spots and even out your skin tone. Bonus: applying it chilled first thing in the morning can make you feel invigorated and energized for the day.

So, should you get a mini fridge for your beauty products? If you can afford it, why not? It may sound frivolous and indulgent, but if it makes your skin feel more pampered and well-rested, go ahead and add to cart.