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The beauty products you didn’t know you could keep in the fridge

The beauty products you didn’t know you could keep in the fridge
Holly James
Beauty Writer7 months ago
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Whether you're a chocolate in or out of the fridge kind of person, we can all agree over recent weeks, more and more of our food has been making its way into a cooler place to avoid spoiling or melting. However, many of us are now making room in the fridge, not just for food, but for our beauty products.

Just like with your fruit and veg, many beauty products also benefit from being stored in a cold environment and can expire quicker, loosing their effectiveness, if left out in the heat. Not only can warm temperatures change the consistency of some products (hello liquid lip balm), but it can also invite bacteria into formulas, running the risk of infection and breakouts.

The good news is, you don't need to give up your chocolate shelf or keep running downstairs for your morning moisturiser. The StylPro Beauty Fridge is a compact and sleek looking mini fridge, designed especially for your beauty products. Maintaining an optimal temperature of 2°C or above, the two shelf fridge keeps your beauty products cool and stabilised for longer, a must-have for summer heatwaves.

The beauty products you should be keeping in the fridge...

Body moisturiser

One you will thank us for after spending a little too much time in the sun, putting your body moisturiser in the fridge gives it a refreshing cooling feeling on application, that can help to soothe irritated skin. Furthermore, refrigerating your body moisturiser (or face moisturiser for that matter), slows down the oxidation process in the formula, helping your product stay fresh for longer, maintaining it's effectiveness so that your skin still gets all of the nourishing benefits.

Housed in an adorable mini tub, the travel-size Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum cream fits perfectly into your mini fridge for hot summer days. Helping to smooth the texture of the skin, the iconic, tropical-scented body cream energises the skin, boosting circulation for a revived look from head to toe.

Deodorant

Especially if using a natural formula, deodorant also benefits from a more chilled environment. Not only does this cooled product give your skin a little wake up call in the morning, it also keeps the formula effective and prevents any melting in wax-based anti-perspirants.

Developed to work in harmony with the skin's pH, the Drunk Elephant Sweet Pitti Deodorant Cream is a biocompatible formula that moisturises the underarms whilst absorbing excess moisture and eliminating odour-causing bacteria.

Fragrance

It may come as a surprise to many of us but yes, your fragrance should be kept out of the heat. When exposed to too much light or warm temperatures, chemicals in your favourite perfume may start to break down, altering the smell. Storing your fragrance in the fridge maintains your favourite scent and also offers a cooling sensation when sprayed on the skin.

The perfect floral, summery scent, the L’Interdit Eau de Parfum from Givenchy is infused with notes of orange blossom, jasmine and tuberose, mixed with warming ginger that creates an empowering feminine finish.

Nail polish

Many of us will know, from cancelled nail appointments during the recent heatwave, that gel nail polish can put a halt to our gel manicures. No need to neglect your nails. Simply keep your gel polishes in your beauty fridge to prevent them from drying out, thickening up or changing colour.

A bestseller, used by professionals, the Mylee Gel Polishes offer long-lasting, high-gloss and smudge-resistant finishes every time. Suitable for false nails and acrylics, the easy to use formulas help to keep nails strong and healthy, allowing you to bring the salon home.

Lipstick

There's nothing worse than watching your favourite lipstick melt away in the heat. Preserve your favourite pout products by keeping them in your fridge when temperatures are extremely hot. Not only can heat alter the shape of your lipstick bullet, but it can also interfere with the chemicals in the blend, causing your shade to change over time.

A lipstick definitely worthy of a place in your beauty fridge, the Burberry Kisses Lipstick is a sumptuous, creamy formula that can be layered for intense colour pay off. Infused with skin-loving rosehip, tea and lavender, the lipstick delivers long-lasting hydration to the lips, leaving them with an even coat of colour and a subtle shine.

Mascara

As important as keeping an eye on your mascara's expiry date, keeping them properly stored prevents bacteria build-up which can cause infections. Keep your mascara cool to preserve the pigment and ensure that it reaches its full shelf life.

Available in a fridge-friendly travel size, the Mini M.A.CStack Mascara offers unmatched length and volume without any clumping, flaking or smudging. The advanced formula layers up for your desired length and lasts for up to 24-hours.

Eyeliner

Similar to your mascara, eyeliner should also be kept out of extreme temperatures to avoid bacteria build-up that can spread to the eyes. Especially if you are using a pencil eyeliner, this stops the tip from melting, preserving it's consistency for precise application no matter what the weather.

Long-wearing and fitted with a precision felt tip, the benefit Roller Liner Mini is a matte finish liquid formula that lasts for up to 24 hours. Waterproof and smudge resistant, the liner adds definition to the eyes that won't budge, perfect for summer activities.

SPF

Though it's commonly used in hot weather, keeping your SPF in the fridge helps to keep the product as effective as possible to help keep your skin protected. Hot weather can interrupt the active ingredients in SPF which can cause burning if still used. Keep your skin healthy and supported by storing it at fridge temperature, giving you a cooling sensation too on hot weather days.

The bestselling La Roche-Posay Anthelios UVMune 400 Invisible Fluid SPF50+ helps to protect the skin against UVA, UVB and ultra-long UVA rays. Water, sweat and sand-resistant, the best-selling SPF feels lightweight on the application and can be used on even the most sensitive skin.

Holly James
Beauty Writer
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Working with brands at LOOKFANTASTIC for over two years I have developed my knowledge of all things beauty from key skincare concerns to niche makeup tricks and haircare hacks. I have a major passion for finding effective solutions that are easily accessible to everyone so that we can all achieve our best, glowing complexion.
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