Right now the whole bottom area of my fridge is filled with beauty products. My husband doesn’t mind but he does, every so often, ask why I need so many products I never use. I will use them I tell him! Any case, I can surely see the appeal of a beauty fridge just to have my products away from food and snoopy husbands/guests. It wasn’t until last year that I even heard of such a fridge, but there is now a boom in brands making tiny fridges meant specifically for beauty products. The idea is that they will prevent cross contamination and that they have a temperature better suited to keep skincare in tip-top condition. But really, after some digging, they just seem like overpriced made-for-Instagram gimmicks.
I happen to think the points brands that manufacture these fridges make are overblown. I keep all my products in their boxes so there really is no risk for cross-contamination and as for the temperature, it’s really only as an extra precaution that I keep them in the fridge to begin with (or in the case of eye creams, it just feels nicer). Products have to be stable for them to be released into the market – meaning they need to maintain their properties even in the desert heat (we’re talking way warmer than your apartment even in the summer). That said, for products that are natural/organic and lack preservatives there are clear benefits to refrigeration, but I don’t see the benefits to having a dedicated fridge unless you just want one because, well, they’re super cute! It really seems to be nothing more than an Instagram fad (again, that doesn’t mean I don’t see the value in how fun they look). It’s also important to note that taking products in and out of a cold setting can damage them, so stick with one or the other and buy a beauty fridge because you think they’re cute/fun, not because you think your products actually need to be housed in one.