Face masks, eye creams, and lip glosses to refrigerate for the ultimate cooling experience
If Singapore's unforgiving temperatures have taught us anything, it is extensive — and increasingly creative — ways to beat the heat. Scraps of paper double as repurposed fans, wet wipes subtitute deodorant to keep 'em armpits dry, and many a cooling device now come attachable to phones. An ongoing trend in 2019, the latest addition proves especially appealing for us beauty junkies. Meet the beauty fridge — a sub-zero cosmetic and skincare storage space for the ultimate cool down.
As it turns out, popping your favourite products in the refrigerator extends the usability of preservative-free products, upping their efficacy in reducing swelling and redness. Bear in mind, however, that this method only works for certain products as certain textures harden or change when exposed to cooler temperatures.
To help you make the distinction, our handy dandy list of safe beauty goodies to pop into the fridge, below. The perfect companion to those Netflix and chill sessions spent immobile by a blasting air-conditioner? We say aye.
Lush Rosy Cheeks Fresh Face Mask
Kaolin, chamomile, and Turkish rose oil make up a potent, gentle formula that delivers an otherworldly experience when applied to the face chilled. Think: a buttery smooth texture that cleanses, exfoliates, and soothes, providing much-needed relief to irritable skin while also working to rejuvenate dull, tired complexions. Leave it on for 15 minutes, and wash off for calm, matte, and baby-smooth skin after. Just make sure no one mistakes it for a strawberry protein shake and attempts to, err, eat it.
Decorté Total Relief Eye Mask
The cooling, soothing effect typically brought about by eye masks is further enhanced when stored in a refrigerator. Puffiness is calmed, swelling is reduced, and eye bags are further soothed into (ice cold) submission upon use. Our pick? The Decorté Total Relief Eye Mask — it has powerful antioxidants and gamma-linolenic acid to revive, energise, and balance the delicate area.
Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum
Fun fact: retinol and vitamin C products are proven to flourish in colder environments. Apparently, these bad boys are weakened by long-term exposure to heat, and low temperatures help slow down potential degradation. Try it chilled with the best of the lot, aka the Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum. The cult-favourite firms, brightens, and hydrates skin with sustained use; chilling it further strengthens its efficacy and allows for visible results in a shorter period of time. Sign us up.
Farsali Rose Gold Skin Mist
Dry, inflamed skin is soothed in the presence of a hydrating face mist — and even more so when the mist is ice-cold. Give your complexion the best with Farsali's latest. We like it because it’s alcohol-free (translation: no stinging or drying out of your skin) and it contains 24k gold flakes that dispense a luminous, radiant glow to complexions.
Jill Stuart Jelly Lip Gloss
This should come as no surprise considering how jelly products are often subject to changes in texture or separation when exposed to high heat. Maintain its integrity — this Jill Stuart lippie’s for instance — by popping it into the fridge. Puckers are sure to enjoy the tingling, cooling sensation left in its wake.