Do I Need to Refrigerate My Skincare Products?

Have you ever heard that you need to refrigerate your skincare products? It’s a common question, and I'm here to let you in on whether refrigerating your beloved skincare products is a must-do or just a nice-to-have.

Let’s break it down, shall we?

First off, let me assure you, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. It really depends on the type of product you’re dealing with. But don’t worry, I’ve got your back!


1. Eye Creams: Yep, pop those babies in the fridge! Picture this: You've spent a day basking in the sun (with SPF, of course), and now your eyes are feeling the heat. A chilled eye cream not only helps reduce puffiness but also gives you that refreshing boost you crave after a day in the sun.


2. Face Mists: Ahh, there's nothing like a burst of cool mist to beat the summer heat. Storing your facial mists in the fridge takes that refreshing feeling to the next level, leaving you feeling like you just stepped out of a spa, even on the hottest of days.


3. Gel-based Products: When the temperatures rise, so does the risk of skincare products losing their potency. Think serums and lightweight moisturizers. Refrigerating these can give them a longer shelf life, especially if they contain active ingredients like vitamin C or retinol.


4. Sheet Masks: We all know that feeling of overheating during the summer months. But a chilled sheet mask can be like a mini escape to an oasis of calm and relaxation. Plus, it helps soothe sun-kissed skin and restore that summer glow.


5. Oil-based Products: Now, these are a bit trickier. Some oils can actually thrive in cooler temperatures, providing lightweight hydration without feeling heavy or greasy. Others might solidify or become cloudy in the fridge. Just be sure to check the label before you chill them out.


6. Creams and Lotions: Unless your cream specifically says it should be refrigerated (which is rare), you can probably skip the fridge for these guys. Storing them in a cool, dark place is usually enough to keep them fresh.


Now, most products are perfectly fine at room temperature. But if you live in a hot and humid climate, or your bathroom gets really steamy when you shower, storing certain products in the fridge can help keep them from spoiling too soon.

And hey, even if refrigerating your skincare products isn’t necessary, there’s no harm in giving it a try if you enjoy the cooling sensation or the extra longevity it might provide.

Remember, skincare is all about what works best for you. So, whether you’re a fridge fanatic or prefer to keep things at room temperature, trust your instincts and do what makes you feel fabulous!


  • I am very pleased with this product and want to know if something will increase their longevity.

    Jane Woodward
  • I have learned so much from your posts, always look forward to learning something new.
    Thank yiu

    Arlene Costa

Leave a comment

Sign up for our newsletter

get 10% off your purchase today!