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There's a reason cosmetics can be refrigerated

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5 Shkurt 2024

There's a reason cosmetics can be refrigerated

If we take a look at the beauty trends circulating on TikTok, there are always new methods related to techniques, trends, methods, etc. There has long been a divide among girls who use makeup, whether they should store products in the refrigerator and cold temperatures?

Creams, tonics or correctors, there is a lot of uncertainty about how these cosmetic products can be organized and how they can be stored in the right way to extend their lifespan, while also maintaining their quality.

The answer depends on the specific products in your collection. There is no one-size-fits-all rule here.

There's a reason cosmetics can be refrigerated
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"Many skin care products work best when stored in the refrigerator," says Megan Steinberg, a beauty salon manager. Chief among them is the eye cream. Applying cold cream can help soothe the under-eye area. While, in the hot and humid months, this product stays better on the skin when it is cold.

Some other liquid products, from creams to powders, brushes and more that are stored in jars can be refrigerated to help them last longer. The cool environment affects their lifespan, from six months and more.

Along with the soothing quality of cold face cream, there is a scientific reason behind storing these products in the refrigerator. Refrigeration can help preserve the potency of some ingredients, especially those that are natural or organic, which may not contain strong preservatives. Cold temperatures slow down the expiration process of these ingredients, ensuring they stay effective longer.

There's a reason cosmetics can be refrigerated
Photo: Future/Claudia Dulak

Some skin care formulations, such as vitamin C serums and retinoids, are sensitive to light and heat. Storing their products in a cool, dark place like the refrigerator can prevent them from becoming ineffective due to oxidation or spoilage.

If you are lucky enough to have a dedicated refrigerator for cosmetic products, you can keep them there to extend their shelf life, as well as to make the post-treatment result more efficient.

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Source: Homes & Gardens