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Which products work better refrigerated:
“.. ingredients like vitamin C which is known to be unstable, and can oxidize when exposed to light, heat and air...”
- “..some prescription skin care products . - Products that are preservative-free can also be placed in the refrigerator to help prevent bacterial overgrowth.” -Marisa Garshick leading N.York boardcertified dermatologist
- “Green tea [also] works better if it is refrigerated--author, boardcertified dermatologist
- Acne medications such as benzoyl peroxide or clindamycin will work better --author, boardcertified dermatologist Marie Jhin
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- Storing products like sunscreens and retinols at a lower temperature can help extend their shelf life and prevent premature expiration-Jhin
As opposed to a kitchen refrigerator, which gets opened multiple times per day, exposing the products to more light and air, a dedicated skincare fridge is not opened as often.
Facial devices such as jade rollers and gua shas, as well as under-eye patches and masks stored in the fridge can provide additional soothing and de-puffing benefits- Garshick
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