Labor Day is here and, while we may be nearing the end of summer, that doesn’t mean it’s going to get any cooler. In fact, just to get a little hotter under your collar, summer heat often persists well into the fall.
It’s important to be creative with our stay-cool solutions, so with temperatures and humidity levels still soaring, what’s a gal to do?! Take it to the fridge of course… and grab your favorite beauty products for relief.
The below offerings highlight our favorite products that prove even more effective (or just provide a much-needed break from the heat!) when stored in the fridge and applied cold.
1. Meaningful Beauty® Advanced Formula Lifting Eye Crème
According to dermatologists, storing eye cream in the fridge can maximize its power to deflate puffy morning eyes because the cold constricts blood vessels. Try it with this Lifting Eye Crème, designed to reduce puffiness, dark circles and fine lines. Rich in antioxidants and carefully selected botanicals, the formula helps revitalize the skin and smooth wrinkles while refreshing and brightening, leaving tired-looking eyes feeling tightened and lifted. Key ingredients include the Exclusive Microencapsulated Melon Complex (superoxide dismutase), Ceramide, Grape Seed Extract & Hyaluronic Acid.
Price: $60, sold separately by calling 1-877-383-1212 or available at TryNewMB.com as part of the 5-piece New Advanced System ($39.95 plus s/h for 30 day supply)
2. SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel
Awaken skin and reduce puffiness by storing this cult-favorite moisturizing gel in the fridge for an extra morning boost. Enriched with vitamin B5, known to help with tissue repair, Hydrating B5 Gel replenishes nutrients the skin needs to feel smooth and appear younger. This moisture-enhancing gel contains hyaluronic acid, the body’s natural hydrator, to bind moisture to the skin. Hydrating B5 Gel is recommended for use with vitamin C treatments and will help maximize the benefits of your daily moisturizer.
Price: $62, Available at SkinCeuticals.com
3. ELLE Cosmetics Nail Lacquer
Sport the coolest manicure, literally. Pigments in polish stay bright and crisp when stored in the fridge, leaving you with a fool-proof perfect 10. Try ELLE Cosmetics new Nail Lacquer with 28 shades ranging from neons and brights to beautiful jewel tones.
Price: $10, Available exclusively at Kohl’s and Kohls.com nationwide
4. L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail
Color addicts everywhere can rejoice (and cool off!) with L’Oréal Paris’ Colour Riche nail collection, delivering pure, rich coverage, high-wattage shine and rare color intensity. Each of the 42 prestige-inspired shades falls into one of four unique mood families: Trend Setter, Iconic Muse, Femme Fatale and Hopeless Romantic. Developed to suit every woman’s possible mood, personality and desire, the collection offers everything from classics like pink and peach to fashion-forward denims and neons. Developed with durable film-forming polymers, Colour Riche keeps nails strong and healthy coat after coat, while also providing maximum coverage and 10 days of hold.
Price: $5.99, Available at LorealParis.com and chain drug, food and mass market retailers
5. Elemis Spa@Home Instant Refreshing Gel
This revitalizing gel for tense and tired muscles with cooling Camphor and Menthol is even more refreshing when refrigerated. Soothing extracts of Arnica, Birch and Witch Hazel combine to provide immediate relief to tense legs, shoulders, temples, neck and forehead.
Price: $52, Available at TimetoSpa.com
6. June Jacobs After Sun Hydrator
Pop this tube of rich, moisturizing lotion into the fridge and use for a complete cool down after a day in the scorching sun. Paraben and preservative free, this luxurious lotion blends the moisturizing benefits of shea butter and jojoba oil with Iricalmin, a plant-derived complex of wheat germ extract, yeast extract and sodium hyaluronate to help regenerate the protective lipid layer of damaged skin. Quickly calms visible signs of sunburn and irritation with Abyssine® 657, while natural anti-inflammatories, allantoin, and extracts of ginger and bisabolol calm skin to significantly reduce peeling, helping to prolong the life of your tan.
Price: $36, Available at JuneJacobs.com
7. SkinCeuticals Phyto Corrective Gel
Need to cool a sunburn or soothe an itchy bug bite? Store this calming anti-inflammatory gel in the fridge for added relief upon application. Optimal for sensitive or problematic skin, this light, oil-free gel contains botanical extracts with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties to soothe and calm irritated skin. It contains natural alternatives to hydroquinone and other chemical skin lighteners to eliminate redness, diminish appearance of brown spots and promote a clear, fresh-looking complexion.
Price: $58, Available at SkinCeuticals.com
8. Peter Thomas Roth Cucumber Gel Masque
Chill this cooling face masque in the fridge for a refreshing and calming cucumber treat. Packed with soothing botanical extracts of cucumber, papaya, chamomile pineapple, sugar maple, sugar cane, orange, lemon and bilberry, this ultra-gentle, non-stinging, anti-irritant gel masque is made for all skin types including even the most sensitive skin. May be used under the eye area to reduce puffiness or all over for a hydrating and calming effect. Use post-treatment room to soothe the skin, even after the most irritating procedures including extractions, waxing, clinical facials, peels and electrolysis.
Price: $45, Available at PeterThomasRoth.com and Sephora
9. Erno Laszlo pHormula 3-9 Cream
This nutritional, nourishing supplement packed with antioxidants offers even stronger anti-inflammatory benefits when chilled before application. Hero ingredients include cultured Raspberry cells for their superior anti-oxidizing properties, sustainable and wild-harvested African Marula Oil for its rich hydrating benefits and Indonesian Nyamplung Oil for its therapeutic action against DNA damage due to sunlight exposure. Chill in the refrigerator before applying for an ultimate soothing experience.
Price: $265, Available at Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and ErnoLaszlo.com