Should You Keep Your Skin Care Products in the Fridge?

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Are you one of the people who believe that cooling your skincare products in the fridge can prolong its shelf life? After all, If it can keep our food fresh, then it can probably do the same for your skin care products, right? Well, not always.

Sure, it makes sense to stash our pampering essentials in a cooler space as it can keep the formulas in our cosmetic product from breaking down, however, leaving your face cream next to the milk might not be very a good idea.

Although some beauty gurus swear by it, skin care experts suggest that you should carefully weigh in before making room for beauty products on your refrigerator shelves. Here are 4 of the most important things that you should know before refrigerating your face care essentials:

1.) Refrigerator Storing Is Best For Natural Skincare Products

If you are using preservative-free, natural skincare products, you’ll find great benefits in storing them in the fridge as it can help ward off bacteria and prolong the products’ shelf life.

Since they don’t contain preservatives, organic and natural products are more likely to decompose quicker and become a breeding ground for bacteria. This bacteria can cause acne and other skin problems when applied!

Always read the label of your products and if they have natural ingredients like oil, butter or water, then they should especially be refrigerated to extend their shelf life. Although a word of caution, products made with high concentrations of butter and oils may change their texture when refrigerated and might be more difficult to apply.

It is also important that you constantly check in on your chilled products to ensure that it won’t grow mold or form bacteria in it. This is especially true for face masks made out of food ingredients.

2.)  Experience A Refreshing Skin Treatment The Right Way

Apart from extending the products’ shelf life, refrigerating your moisturizer, serum, toner and mask can deliver a cooling effect that can help constrict blood vessels. It’s like a cold compress for the skin that reduces under eye-bags, calms inflammation and tightens the look of the pores.

Moreover, the jolt of chill will awaken the senses and give you a soothing sensation like that of a spa treatment! Refrigerating these products is especially beneficial for those with blotchy, easily-irritated red skin (rosacea or erythema) as it can work wonders in calming the inflamed skin almost instantly.

If you have sunburn, slathering a refrigerated aloe vera gel will also help relieve the pain and cool you down. You don’t also want to miss out on storing your sunscreen, hand cream and foot cream in the fridge as these products, when chilled, can deliver the same soothing relief.

Storing your eye cream in the fridge can also take away the puffiness and boost circulation to the skin! The cold temperature of the product will typically help in reducing puffiness and even enhance its potency and effectiveness.

For an extra cooling effect, cut two thick slices of cold cucumbers and place them on each eye after applying your eye gel. Not only will it revitalize the skin, but it also has a mild, skin lightening effect to help reduce the dark circles under the eyes.

3.) Vitamin C as in Vitamin Chilled!

Skin Care products, be it moisturizer, serum or masks, with Vitamin C should always be placed away from direct sunlight and in a cool storage. Your Vitamin C skin care product will be happy to be placed inside a fridge that can protect it against oxidation.

Refrigerating can prevent the Vitamin C ingredient in your product from breaking down before you’ve reaped their amazing benefits on your skin.

Vitamin C is an active ingredient popular in anti-aging products for its ability to reduce skin discoloration and boost collagen production that helps improve fine lines and wrinkles. For the best Vitamin C-enriched beauty products, check out goPure Beauty’s selection of natural skin care products.

4.)   Know Where To Draw The Line

Remember that refrigeration does not equate to preservation. Storing your products in the fridge only slows down the growth of bacteria and does not totally kill them off. While applying cold cream on your face during the dog days of summer feels refreshing, it doesn’t mean that it can double its effect.

Experts advise that chilling skincare products does not contribute any additional therapeutic effect as cooler doesn’t always mean better. If you’re not sure about the ingredients in your skincare, then it is probably best not to store it in the fridge, unless instructed by the product usage.

4.) Keep Them From Food Items And Children

To prevent cross-contamination of bacteria, it is advisable to have a separate mini fridge just for your beauty products. A smaller refrigerator can also help reduce the probability of irregular temperature that might affect your skincare products.

Should there be no mini fridge available, you can keep your products inside airtight containers in different compartments of the fridge or store them in zip locks when placed together with your food items.

When keeping personal care products in the fridge, make sure that it is well-sealed especially if you have kids at home. Your products should have childproof openings, not only for safety but also for sanitary purposes.


No, it is not necessary to keep your skin care products in the fridge unless stated otherwise in the storing directions. However, if you feel like giving your skin a cool treat, you can always follow our tips above when popping in CERTAIN skin care products like face masks or eye cream in the fridge. 

As a rule of thumb, always remember that skin care products are best stored away from direct sunlight and in cool, dry areas. If the product is advised to be kept at room temperature, then storing it in the fridge might not be necessary.

We wanna hear from you! What skincare products do you usually put in the fridge?




Wanda Barnes on August 07 2018 at 12:59PM

I haven’t bought GoPure yet was waiting for my other stuff that I had just bought to get a little lower, but my dermatologist whom I have gotten these products from as never once told me to refrigerate them. It was always cool dark place like your medicine cabinet EXSPECIALLY for your vitatium C oil! Do not leave that on bathroom counter! Really all oils and serums should be kept in cool dark place like medicine cabinet. I keep everything in my medicine cabinet. This is coming from 3 specialist. Just thought I would share ……. Hope no one is offened……Have a wonderful and Blessed Dsy…😊

Linda on August 07 2018 at 12:59PM

I love your product. By chance, would you know of a great face spa in the suburb of Sutprise AZ? My face misses tbe one a month indulgence.

Pamela Gregory on August 07 2018 at 12:59PM

Is anyone going to answer all these questions as to whether we should refrigerate our GoPure serums, or not?

Lisa on August 07 2018 at 12:59PM

Why do they not answer these questions??? I want to know too!

Donna Velie on August 07 2018 at 12:59PM

I’m also confused. Do we or do we not stire the profucts in the fridg?

Sharon on August 07 2018 at 12:59PM

My first bottle of vitamin c serum was very thin and runny. The second bottle I received is thick and almost a little bit sticky. I’m now confused about which consistency it should be..either the first bottle or this second bottle is not what it should be. Can anyone tell me which it should be?

Tammy Fernandez on August 01 2018 at 01:42PM

This article has me confused. Should I keep my GoPure products in the fridge??

Kayla Phelps on August 01 2018 at 01:42PM

I have been using your products now for about 4 months. I have not put any of them in the refrigerator. Do I need to start putting them in the refrigerator?

J. Corrado on August 01 2018 at 01:42PM

If product should be kept in refrigerator to prolong effectiveness, should it not be labeled as such?

carla Marquette on August 01 2018 at 01:42PM

Personally about refrigerating skin care products I feel your the manufacturer of you believe your product needs refrigerated than something should be posted on your product if not than it should say kept at room temperature just like anything else . If medication manufacturers can do this so should skin care products .

Diane Rhinehart on August 01 2018 at 01:42PM

So do I need to keep any of my gopure products in the fridge?

Diane Rhinehart on August 01 2018 at 01:42PM

So do I need to keep any of my gopure products in the fridge?

DEBRA Green on August 01 2018 at 01:42PM

Hello, I’ve always put my Vitamin C in fridge since the first time I bought on eBay!
They ACTUALLY taught you as a CUSTOMER to do such!!

Good for me! But now I may concern others since this has bn brought to my Attention again!!

Joyce DuPriest on July 19 2018 at 02:44PM

How about your product being mailed, doesn’t it get extremely hot in the mail or mailbox?

Nancy cochran on July 19 2018 at 02:44PM

I have never put any of my skincare products in the refrigerator,never even heard of it! Now I’m confused! Should they be kept in the fridge? I DONT KNOW!
I bought the lg. Set ,(before price went up) which I haven’t even opened yet because I’m still using what I previously ordered, so should I store at least the last order in the fridge to insure it’s freshness?? Please let me know!!

Sarah Stepp on July 19 2018 at 02:44PM

I never thought about storing them in the fridge but I can sure feel the cooling effect it would give. I think if we use it as instructed, don’t see how it could grow bacteria easy..let me know which is best. Thank you, GoPure

Ann Sandman on July 19 2018 at 02:44PM

When I ordered my products, when they were delivered, in Texas, they were in the mailbox for a couple of days in the heat. How does that affect the serums, products? .

Ann Sandman on July 19 2018 at 02:44PM

When I ordered my products, when they were delivered, in Texas, they were in the mailbox for a couple of days in the heat. How does that affect the serums, products? .

Patricia Kellis on July 19 2018 at 02:44PM

I store my products in cool dry place.

Patti VanPelt on July 19 2018 at 02:44PM

Will heat break down the retinol serum? Bc the last bottle I recieved is yellowish, and seems to seperate. I keep my home ver cool, but outside has been so hot lately, now thinking it may have been damaged during shipping?

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