One of the latest trends on skincare devices is the use of mini-fridge to keep the products cool. They are compact and come in many different colors and models. These mini devices are known to make the products last longer and improve the application experience.
Some of the most interesting items to keep in a fridge are sheet masks, serums, eye creams and other face tools. The cooling effect soothes the skin and reduces redness, which can be useful after esthetic procedures. It is a great strategy to use first thing in the morning, as we usually wake up puffy and the cold will revive the skin.
Products with Vitamin C, retinol or with fewer preservatives will last longer, as the cool, dark, and dry place is the perfect environment to avoid instability in the formulations. Beyond that, the low temperature can make ingredients stay potent for longer periods of time, especially antioxidants, growth factors, and peptides.
Also, the mini-fridges vary on temperature levels, so that’s important to consider when choosing one. Some models even have a warming function. They also have differences in terms of portability, as some require one stable place to be, and others can be taken on the go and even plugged into car chargers.
It is important to note that not all products can be left in a fridge, especially in lower temperatures. Products like creams and oils can become hard and difficult to use if too cold.
This way, if you want to invest in something new for your skincare routine, a mini-fridge might be just the thing, as it will take the application of products and their effects to the next level.
About the Author: MSci Maísa Melo is a Pharmacist and a current PhD student in cosmetic technology, from São Paulo, Brazil. She has earned her master’s degree from the University of São Paulo and has been involved with the development, stability, safety and efficacy of cosmetics since 2013. She has specialized in the clinical efficacy of cosmetics by biophysical and skin imaging techniques as well as the use of alternative models to animal testing. Her research work has been published in several scientific journals and book chapters from the field.
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