Lately there’s been some debate over whether or not it’s necessary to chill all your skin-care products.
Many people believe keeping your products in the refrigerator before applying helps the ingredients absorb into the skin faster. Others think keeping your products at room temperature works just fine.
Here’s the truth:
Not every product belongs in the refrigerator.
The only product that would supremely benefit from being stored at a cooler temperature is a cream or gel formulated to de-puff tired eyes. The cold temperature helps open blood vessels which may help with puffiness. It can also add an extra calming effect to face masks, moisturizers, and facial creams. Which is especially helpful when treating irritated and inflamed skin.
Refrigerating face masks with cooling ingredients like aloe, and serums that contain acne-fighting ingredients like tea-tree oil, help calm inflamed acne. The cooling sensation on the skin from applying a refrigerated product can help calm itching sensations and give products a more relaxing effect.
If you tend to use formulas with a shorter shelf-life and enjoy the feeling of something cool on your face. Then investing in a mini-fridge devoted to skincare might be worth it. Products containing vitamin C, retinol, and benzoyl peroxide should not be kept in warm temperatures, refrigerating them will keep them stable for longer.
Always read the products’ ingredients labels to make sure they can be chilled