You might be wondering – what are skincare fridges, and do I really need one? While skincare fridges aren’t super commonplace yet, they’ve enjoyed a recent boost in popularity thanks to viral posts on TikTok and RED (Little Red Book).
If you’re serious about skincare, you may want to consider investing in one, and here’s why: most skincare products, cosmetics, facial tools, face mists, and cosmetics are recommended to be stored in a ‘cool dry place’.
Unfortunately, the room temperature here in Singapore is hardly cool or dry, hovering around 28 to 30°C, which could spell disaster for some of your beauty essentials.
What exactly is a skincare fridge?
It’s simply a mini fridge that you can place on your vanity or bathroom counter that keeps your skincare essentials cool and organised.
A lot of the skincare currently available on the market tend to contain fewer preservatives, and while this can be beneficial for sensitive skin, they also lose their potency and effectiveness more quickly.
Products can also rapidly degrade when stored incorrectly in sweltering bathroom cabinets, especially natural, organic products and actives like vitamin C serums that oxidise easily. If you want your skincare to perform at its optimal best, a skincare fridge might be a worthy buy.
Refrigeration not only prolongs shelf life, but also imbues your skincare with a cooling effect that depuffs, calms inflammation, and tightens pores. The cooling sensation is particularly soothing on eyebags and helps you look more well-rested, even after you’ve pulled an all-nighter.
Most products can be safely stored in the fridge, but you want to avoid anything that’s mostly oil-based as the cold temperature can change their consistency and texture. You can also pop in your gua sha or jade roller for an instant perk-me-up anytime.
Sure, you can definitely store your products in a normal, full-sized fridge, but unpleasant food odours can contaminate any unsealed creams and lotions. It’s also a hassle to trod back and forth from the bedroom to the kitchen to get what you need.
If you’re looking for aesthetically pleasing and functional storage for your moisturisers, cleansing balms, sheet masks, toners, and serums, here’s a list of our favourites to consider!
The best mini fridges to store your skincare
StylPro Beauty Fridge
This four-litre white and rose gold fridge looks amazing with any decor. It’s equipped with a removable divider shelf and door pocket to keep items organised.
The temperature never drops below 2°C which would freeze or spoil your products. The plug-in box features built-in noise reduction and even offers heat settings for things like hand warmers.
StylPro Beauty Fridge retails for S$74.
Dr. Fridge Mini Fridge
Dr. Fridge’s bubblegum pink rendition is perfect for the ‘gram. Its quaint design helps you channel your inner ’50s housewife, and the cute door handle is actually functional!
Best of all, it has a hot setting for keeping your towels warm and having a spa day if you so desire.
Dr. Fridge Mini Fridge retails for S$145.
Vanity Planet Fria Skincare Fridge
This stunner is a favourite amongst celebs and comes in two shades: white and rose gold. Rather than a bronzy hue, the rose gold is reminiscent of the iPhone’s pinkish chrome, which lends it a clean and luxurious look.
It’s the only mini fridge on this list with a clear door, which gives you such a satisfying view of your collection. The shelves are also interchangeable so you can customise them to your needs!
Vanity Planet Fria Skincare Fridge retails for S$127.95.
Cooluli UO Exclusive Mini Printed Beauty Fridge
This one’s great for lovers of the ’70s vintage aesthetic. While most of the mini fridges on this list have a solid look, the sage green and cute flower motifs on this model make it stand out.
As it’s made for US electrical outlets, an outlet adapter and voltage converter are needed to safely use this in Singapore.
Cooluli UO Exclusive Mini Printed Beauty Fridge retails for S$103.
AstroAI Mini Fridge
For fans of the cutesy, pastel pink look, this is a wallet-friendly option to consider. It’s freon-free, has warming and cooling modes, and even comes with an adapter for your car.
AstroAI Mini Fridge retails for S$69.99.
Vanity Mini Cooler Fridge For Skincare & Makeup 12L
The look of the Vanity mini-fridge reminds us of an air purifier that Barbie would have. While most mini skincare fridges have a capacity of approximately four litres, this model has four times the space at 12 litres while still compact and space-saving.
Its shelves and partitions also make it perfect for storing your little jars of lotions and potions neatly.
Vanity Mini Cooler Fridge For Skincare & Makeup 12L retails for S$388.
YURI-Gevilan Ge Lan Beauty Makeup Fridge
This two-in-one heater and fridge is a popular one among discerning Chinese consumers. This model has a handle so you can easily move it around as needed.
It’s also thoughtfully compartmentalized and has a dedicated mask drawer, with a rotating eye mask heating bin on the door.
YURI-Gevilan Ge Lan Beauty Makeup Fridge retails for S$159.
IKER 12L Beauty Fridge
The Beauty Fridge from IKER looks like a piece of stylish carry-on luggage and comes in three sweet colour options: Macaron Green, Peach Pink and Sugar White.
This beautiful refrigerator has a 12-litre capacity and features an advanced digital display that shows the time and temperature, whilst still maintaining a classic look.
IKER 12L Beauty Fridge retails for S$335.
Teamie Blends Luxe Skincare Fridge
Featuring a front glass panel, hidden door handle, and pretty rose gold feet, this is an elegant addition to your vanity.
The sleek temperature display gives it a seamless look that’ll definitely spark joy! Includes three main shelves, two-door shelves and a beauty drawer compartment.
Teamie Blends Luxe Skincare Fridge retails for S$202.98.
Amoi Mirror Cosmetics Mini Refrigerator
This is a fantastic, dual-function choice for tight spaces as it has a door that doubles as a beauty mirror, complete with adjustable light! Energy-saving and silent, this eight-litre mini fridge keeps things cool without disrupting your precious beauty sleep.
Choose from two colour options: pink and dark green.
Amoi Mirror Cosmetics Mini Refrigerator retails for S$86.
Spa Sciences Skincare Beauty Fridge COOL Refrigerator for Makeup Accessories
Spa Sciences is an American science-based brand that provides safe and affordable beauty devices for cleansing, dermaplaning, and pore extraction, among others.
It relies on a team of skincare experts, including scientists, engineers, and beauticians to develop its products. Their four-litre mini fridge has a sleek hidden door handle and top handle for portability.
Spa Sciences Skincare Beauty Fridge COOL Refrigerator for Makeup Accessories available for S$179.
Frigid Skincare Fridge
You’re spoilt for choice with four delectable, macaron-like shades from Frigid: purple mauve, powder mint, brown latte, and smokey grey. If you’re a skincare junkie with a lot of serums and beauty tools, this 10-litre fridge has ample space to store your goodies.
It’s environmentally friendly and energy-efficient, with two removable shelves and a removable door shelf.
Frigid Skincare Fridge retails for S$150.
LG Mini Bar Fridge 90L Build-In Freezer
While this is the largest fridge on our list, its streamlined design, horizontal built-in handle and flat back save space. It also has a freezer area and ice cube tray, so you can make ice-cold drinks in the comfort of your bedroom.
The door seals are treated with BIOSHIELD ™, an anti-microbial agent to prevent the growth of mould which can distort the seal of your refrigerator.
The doors can then be tightly closed at all times with no cold air seeping out to maintain coldness, thus saving energy.
LG Mini Bar Fridge 90L Build-In Freezer retails for S$319.
FaceTory Skincare Mini Fridge
FaceTory is a California-based beauty brand inspired by Korean beauty, focused on battling skin concerns in a fun, affordable, and accessible way.
Their attractive 10-litre skincare fridge is squarish and compact, with a handy door shelf and adjustable shelving compartments. It’s also light and compact with a top handle.
FaceTory Skincare Mini Fridge retails for S$99.
SEAAN Beauty Fridge
The rounded corners, cute mirror, and soft pink interior make this 12-litre fridge a delight to use. It’s environmentally friendly and low-noise at only 38 decibels, and features a drawer, a door shelf, and three compartments to easily store different sized jars and bottles.
SEAAN Beauty Fridge retails for S$202.45.
Smoko Pearl Boba Tea Mini Fridge
This is hands down the most adorable fridge we’ve ever seen, and it even has a name! Pearl is here to keep your beauty products (and drinks and snacks) away from heat and light.
With its rosy cheeks, small smile, and precious boba straw on its head, what’s not to love? The 10-litre space has two removable shelves and a door shelf for all your storage needs.
Smoko Pearl Boba Tea Mini Fridge retails for S$115.
Smeg 1-Door Mini Fridge - Orange
While not technically a skincare fridge, the striking glossy design of the Smeg mini fridge is instantly recognisable and dresses up any space.
Its large capacity means that it doubles as a bar fridge in which you can store your drinks with room to spare. If you have the space for it, the Smeg fridge is worth the splurge!