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Do you really need a skincare fridge?

Keeping skincare products in the fridge isn’t expressly necessary unless a company advises it. So while most people probably don’t need a skincare fridge, “storing some skincare products in the fridge can help protect the longevity and stability,” says Dr. Stein.

Makeup fridges are the sort of beauty phenomenon that could only spawn in the social media age. They’re compact. They’re colorful. When spilling over with face masks and pint-sized perfumes, they’re just plain cute. They’ve been posted with the hashtag #beautyfridge 2,186 times on Instagram. What they’re not, however, is totally necessary for your skincare or makeup routine.

The best products to keep in a skincare fridge is eye cream. “The cooler temperature of an eye cream helps calm puffiness by causing vasoconstriction, the restriction of blood flow to the under-eye area,” she says. “A chilled eye cream can definitely help decrease those pesky eye bags in the morning.

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Not only are they a private spot to cool down your stash of sheet masks, face mists, creams and more (without any food odors thrown into the mix), but they’re also much smaller than the average refrigerator, meaning you can store them on your work desk or vanity as enviable decor.

Cooluli Infinity 10L Mini Refrigerator

Perfect for cooling sodas, snacks and serums too, this mini fridge from Cooluli is an ultra-versatile addition to your space. Compact, mini design switches from heating to cooling with a thermoelectric system that adapts to your needs with quiet, low-noise operation. Plugs in to power on.

Features
– Mini refrigerator
– Thermo-electric cooling and warming system
– Compact and portable
– Top handle
– Plug-in

Content + Care
– Plastic, tempered glass
– Wipe clean
– Imported
– Made in compliance with US electrical standards. To use this item outside of the US, pair with an outlet adapter and voltage converter made specifically for use in your location.

Size
– Dimensions: 11.4”l x 9.4”w x 13.4”h
– Weight: 7.9 lbs
– Shipping package dimensions: 15.2”l x 11.1”w x 13.5”h
– Shipping package weight: 8.9 lbs

The Frigidaire 6 can mini personal beverage refrigerator The retro design will look great with any decor whether contemporary or traditional. $44.99

  • Holds 6-cans or 4 l
  • Compact and portable with a carrying handle so you can take it with you where ever you go
  • Heavy duty locking latch and door hinge to keep your beverages or snacks secure
  • A viewing window allows you to see inside so you know when it’s time to refill
  • Easy to clean, fully insulated interior features a shelf for storing small snacks
  • Thermoelectric cooling system keeps your beverages and snacks at just the right temperature consistently
  • Quiet and safe from vibration
  • Cools up to 20°F below ambient room temperature
  • Powered by 110-Volt (AC) wall outlet
  • Plugs in to 12-Volt car adapter or home outlet, both cords included
  • 1-year warranty on parts and labor

Cooluli – Classic 0.1 Cu. Ft. Mini Fridge – White $49.00

EcoMax technology

The fridge features Cooluli’s unique cooling system, making it powerful yet incredibly quiet.

From cooling to warming with one quick switch

The simple flip of a switch gets your mini fridge to go from cooling to warming easily.

1 shelf and 1 door basket

Offer stylish storage for your items.

Cooling or warming

The fridge cools down to 35° – 40°F below ambient temperature and warms up to 149°F by internal thermostat.

Single door

Classic design that meets various needs.

Carry handle on the top

Makes transport easy and convenient.

Includes a USB cord

The fridge comes with a USB cord and offers flexibility, the fridge can be powered with a minimum 2A power bank (USB power bank not included).

0.14 cu. ft. storage capacity

Provides plenty of space to keep your cosmetics and skincare products cold and fresh.

Gourmia 6-Can Mini Fridge Cooler & Warmer with Bluetooth Speaker. $55.59

This lightweight Gourmia fridge is awesome for your skincare products.

PRODUCT FEATURES

  • Lightweight 6-can mini cooler and warmer features a removable shelf, self-locking latch, and integrated carry handle, all designed for easy portability.
  • Bluetooth speaker is perfect for entertaining at the campsite or the dorm, and the integrated speaker connects to your iPhone, Android, or other compatible smart device so you can stream music or podcasts while enjoying your refreshments.
  • Easily choose to chill up to 32°F or keep items warm with the flip of a switch. Well insulated interior holds temperature even after unplugged
  • Included are 2 detachable power chords, 1 AC for wall outlets, and 1 DC for cigarette lighters perfect for the home or on the road
  • Self-locking door

PRODUCT CARE

  • Manufacturer’s 1-year limited warranty
  • For warranty information please click here

PRODUCT DETAILS

  • 10.24″H x 9.25″L x 6.89″W
  • 120V
  • 3-ft. cord length
  • Model no. GMF668BL

Dehydration, breakouts, redness, and inflammation are common skin woes that result from spending several hours in arid, recycled cabin air.

Check out Naomi Campbell’s airport routine!

Cleanse

It’s so important to cleanse your skin before you take off. HYDRATE HYDRATE HYDRATE! The recycled air in the cabin will dry out any moisture left on your face, makeup and debris from the day could be absorbed into your skin. Make sure your hands are clean before touching your face: use a hand sanitizer if you can’t access running water. Organic facial wipes, make sure to use an organic hydrating wash.

10 Essential Skin Care Tips To Follow While Traveling

  • Carry Facial Wipes Or Towelettes. …
  • Carry A Organic Facial Mist Spray. …
  • Carry Your Favorite Organic Facial Cleanser. …
  • Don’t Forget your favorite Organic Moisturizer. …
  • Pack Some Sheet Masks. …
  • Avoid Touching Your Face Often. …
  • Skip Makeup or use organic makeup making sure your skin can breathe.

Essential Skincare Travel Tips

Be careful about which products you transfer to smaller containers. The majority of the most important and beneficial ingredients begin to degrade on exposure to air, so transferring them into a jar or transparent container will compromise the formula’s effectiveness especially if they are organic. Remember organic is the best!
 

Treatments for redness, clogged pores, and acne, as well as those that promote hydration and brightening should not be left at home because you must use them consistently to maintain the results.
 

Use your face moisturizer around your eyes as well as on the rest of your face.
 

Our LIP & BODY Treatment Balm needs to be on the plane with you; it works great for patches of extreme dryness anywhere, including around your eyes.

And a hydrating mask, yes, yes, yes a must-do and have. Like the I’m fabulous Cosmetics Sleep mask or the Pink glow-boosting mask! Oh yea super awesome for dehydration and traveling!

Nicotine is a vasoconstrictor that reduces nutritional blood flow to the skin, resulting in tissue ischemia and impaired healing of injured tissue.

What does smoking do to skin?

When you vape, nicotine impedes blood flow, which slows wound healing. One study demonstrated that vaping slowed that healing after surgery—an extreme example of why nicotine isn’t good for skin health at any time. 

Nicotine also increases platelet adhesiveness, raising the risk of thrombotic microvascular occlusion and tissue ischemia.

How nicotine harms our skin

The nicotine in vaping liquids dehydrates your skin,” explains Dr. Raja. “So you can get premature wrinkles and very dry skin, which don’t look good. In addition to skin aging, too, vaping can also delay wound healing.

Nicotine and Wrinkles

Crow’s feet are a common type of wrinkling that develops at the outer edges of the eyes. For smokers, this damage usually starts much earlier than it does for other people, who get crow’s feet as they age.

Smoking-related skin damage can cause sagging skin in other parts of the body. In particular, breasts and upper arms are often affected by the loss of skin elasticity due to smoking.

Psoriasis is a skin condition that produces itchy, red scaly patches. Stress can bring it on, but smoking is also a risk factor.

Doctors think that the link between the disease and smoking may be the nicotine in cigarettes. Nicotine affects the immune system, skin inflammation, and skin cell growth, all of which can contribute to the development of psoriasis.

Smoking just about doubles a person’s risk of developing psoriasis, with the risk going up depending on the number of cigarettes smoked.

Nicotine and acne

acne inversa, is a relatively common inflammatory skin disease that affects people in areas of the body where skin rubs against skin, like the armpits, groin, and under the breasts in women.

Does nicotine affect the skin tone?

The skin tone of smokers can be uneven and off, tending toward an orange or grey tone. Lack of oxygen to skin cells no doubt plays a part in why this occurs, along with the negative effects of numerous other chemicals in tobacco.

Cigarette smoke is laden with over 7,000 chemicals, including 250 that are poisonous and 70 that cause cancer.

Does nicotine reduce collagen?

Collagen and elastin production will assist in that as well, as they’re no longer being hindered by toxins in cigarettes. Smokers tend to have wrinkles around the mouth, upper lip, and eyes, darker skin, less radiance, and less tightness overall in their skin. smoking doesn’t just increase the toxic load on our skin. It also eats away at stores of the stuff that actively improves our skin. In this case, we’re talking collagen.

Nicotine inhibits collagen synthesis and alkaline phosphatase activity, but stimulates DNA synthesis in osteoblast-like cells. … This study was performed to test the effects of nicotine on bone-forming cells at concentrations that occur in the saliva of smokeless tobacco users.

  • Impaired collagen production
    • Fibroblasts (the collagen production factories) are inhibited by nicotine.
    • Lower levels of vitamin C are found in smokers’ tissue.  Vitamin C is vital to the assembly of new collagen.

The expiry date is very important. There’s no point in having the ‘best-selling’ anti-aging cream if it’s already expired. So, check to confirm that the expiry date is far enough before you buy it. Additionally, check for an open jar illustration at the back of the bottle to confirm for how long you can use the cream after opening it. Most of them have 12M, 18M, or 24M written, representing the number of months you have to use it. If you buy an anti-aging skincare product at a discounted store like Tj Maxx, Marshall, Ross, Make sure you look at the expiration date. It is much better to buy a fresh product with raw live ingredients that will actually work on your skin.

Always choose creams or serums that are specific in what it is that they do. Every brand out there has an anti-wrinkle cream. However, we recommend that you prioritize those that focus on special aspects like the weather, skin type and condition, as well as your precise skincare goals. 

Pay attention to the ingredients list. While this might sound like a cliché, any skincare product is as good as its ingredients. It’s the components that determine how well it will meet your needs. So, make sure it has the right ingredients for your skincare needs. Additionally, ensure your ideal choice is free of fragrance, preservatives, parabens, and other irritants.  Choose products that are organic, plant-based and non-toxic. The longer the expiration date the more preservative is in the products. Preservatives are toxic and will enter your bloodstreams.

First, let’s be clear about what the terms “organic” and “natural” actually mean. Organic refers to something that was produced without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), sewage, ionizing radiation, as well as antibiotics and growth hormones. Natural means something that originally “existed in” or was “derived from” nature.

Plantbased skincare products are made only from plant ingredients, such as fruits, vegetables, herbs, seeds, whole grains, legumes and nuts. Plantbased skincare products are naturally full of essential vitamins, minerals and nutrients that support glowing skin.

Choose a skincare brand that contains organic ingredients, and be free from most (if not all) of these ingredients: Parabens, PhthalatesSulfatesPEG compoundsPetrochemicals & Mineral OilsEthoxylated Ingredients, as well as Synthetic Fragrances & Dyes.

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics works to address environmental aging on all fronts with cutting edge “master antioxidants”, bio-available dermal nutrition, plant stem cells, peptides, and precious botanicals.

It’s the power and potency of each ingredient that makes the whole greater than the sum of its parts. With this, we incorporate the highest concentrations of proven actives and give them “center stage” to create real change and vitality without being canceled out by useless ingredients that you don’t want. I’m Fabulous Cosmetics purchase their ingredients with artisan farmers, suppliers and green manufactures who also appreciate quality over quantity. Combining both phyto-biology and the latest in cellular dermal nutrition.

Water in skincare formula demands the use of harsh preservatives. Water encourages the growth of harmful bacteria, and skincare products with a high concentration of water also require a high concentration of preservatives.

Are preservatives bad for your skin? While some skincare products preservatives are more toxic than others, no preservatives are good for us and ideally it is best to avoid them by purchasing skincare formulations that do not require preservatives. The campaign for safe cosmetics can be view at safecosmetics.org

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics adore using pure cold-pressed plant oils for our daily beauty + skincare rituals. Not only do oils make your skin silky smooth but they have a high concentration of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and antioxidants to assist cells in being toned, maintaining elasticity and retaining moisture. Most Lotions and creams commercially produced have water as the main ingredient.

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics approach to waterless beauty is based on offering effective products that aren’t diluted with tons of water, an inactive and a bacteria-breeding ingredient.

Aloe Vera is the liquid base for our products, not water! Did you know that 88% to 90% of most skincare products is water?  Did you know that your skin is basically water-proof?  That is why you don’t soak up all the water in the bathtub or the swimming pool. 


Your skin is more lipophilic (oil-loving) rather than hydrophilic (water-loving).
Please read the skincare product label, and if the first ingredient is water, this will be a sign that most of this product is not beneficial to your skin.  Also, if the remaining ingredients are composed of synthetic chemicals, it is easy to see why many products you have used in the past have done little to improve your skin.

Aloe Vera is a powerful nutrient, a complex combination of anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and moisturizing polysaccharides. Scientists are still trying to discover how this combination of phyto-chemicals are capable of trans-epidermal penetration and transportation. Many topical medicines are now formulated with an aloe vera base to ensure penetration for medicinal performance.

Aloe vera can fight acne, prevent dark spots, and even slow down the signs of aging.
Skincare products without water are best because they can be made with toxic preservatives, that will enter your bloodstream.

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Both proteins and peptides are made up of amino acids, but peptides contain far fewer amino acids than proteins. Like proteins, peptides are naturally present in foods.

The most popular peptides include collagen peptides for anti-aging and skin health. Peptides are short strings of amino acids, typically comprising 2–50 amino acids. Amino acids are also the building blocks of proteins, but proteins contain more. Collagen peptides, which benefit skin health and reverse the effects of aging.

Collagen is a protein in the skin, hair, and nails. Collagen peptides are broken down collagen proteins that the body can absorb more easily. Taking collagen peptides may improve skin health and slow the aging process. Peptides may stimulate the production of melanin, a skin pigment, which may improve the skin’s protection against sun damage.

Skin products that contain collagen peptides can treat skin wrinkles. Other research indicates that these supplements may also improve skin elasticity and hydration, reduce wrinkles, help skin firming, and increase blood flow and may facilitate faster-wound healing.

Can peptides penetrate the skin?

While collagen molecules are too large to penetrate the skin, peptides are small enough to penetrate the skin, and when applied topically, they signal the skin to repair itself.

Are peptides or retinol better?

Retinoids are more potent, but over-the-counter retinoids penetrate the skin better. At least one study shows that prescription tretinoin is 20 times stronger than over-the-counter retinol, which in turn is another 20 times stronger than retinyl palmitate (Clinics in Dermatology, 2001). The best is to alternate a cream or serum with Retinol and cream or serum loaded with peptides.

Can you use peptides and hyaluronic acid together?

Peptides are not recommended to be used simultaneously with AHA-acids – (acidic pH is undesirable for peptides), and peeling should be done prior to using peptides. With the help of a face serum with peptidesyou can increase the effectiveness of products with niacinamide, various moisturizing ingredients, vitamin C.

Using both copper peptides and Vitamin C can be a great way to protect and rejuvenate the skin; however, it is important to use them correctly as the copper peptides can cause the Vitamin C to become inactive. … Apply a copper peptide serum, or moisturizer, by gently patting it onto the skin.

High Tech Copper Peptide Serum

I’m Fabulous High Tech Copper Peptide Serum 10% helps to smooth and repair fine lines and wrinkles by increasing collagen production and skins elasticity.

Eliminates oils from skin, reducing breakouts. After you have added the active concentrate and the serum your final serum will look light blue.

  • Regain Elasticity
  • Vibrant Radiant Skin
  • Firm Skin
  • Smooth Wrinkles
  • Healthy Youthful Glow

The massively talked about active ingredient Syn-ake® works like Botox, by inhibiting the release of neurotransmitters which cause facial muscle tension (fine lines & wrinkles). With the muscle contraction inhibited, fine lines and wrinkles are visibly reduced. So a bit like the action of Botox – without the needles and pain. Syn-ake® is scientifically and clinically proven to reduce wrinkle depth and quickly! Add to this the other wrinkle busting ingredients and you can declare war on your wrinkles and frown lines.

I’m Fabulous Cosmetics Super peptide eye serum is lightweight, effective, efficient, unique. Peptides in this unique suspension stimulate collagen 1, collagen 111, and elastin fibroblasts. This stimulation supports the healing and repair response in the skin, increases skin thickness, refines the appearance of wrinkles, evens skin tone and texture, and restores elasticity and firmness to the skin. Hyaluronic Acid, periwinkle, licorice, and MSM ensure that deep penetration below the upper dermal layers transforms crepe paper skin into healthy, resilient, and firm skin around your eyes. For more details.

What is Kukui Seed Oil?

Kukui nut oil is a natural moisturizer that has been used for centuries in Hawaii. It is produced by pressing oil from the kukui nut (or candlenut) tree, and it contains essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that help to soothe dry skin and heal wounds.

What are the benefits of kukui oil?

Benefits & Uses of Kukui Nut Oil

  • Increases Hair Strength. …
  • Prevents Dandruff. …
  • Controls Eczema. …
  • Moisturizes Dry Skin. …
  • Heals Wound. …
  • Lowers Inflammation. …
  • Acts as Analgesic. …
  • Boosts Immune System.

SkinKukui nut oil penetrates the skin easily and leaves the skin feeling silky and smooth. Kukui nut oil does not leave the skin feeling greasy. This oil contains vitamins A, C, and E, which are antioxidants known to protect the skin and prevent free-radical damage to the skin cells.

close-up of kukui nut in lei

Used for centuries by the Hawaiian people, kukui oil is a wonderful moisturizer that can even help with stretch marks and eczema.

With deep moisturizing Kukui nut oil ‘cure’ will reduce the onset of wrinkles and other associated visible signs of premature aging. I’m Fabulous Cosmetics is using organic Kukui nut oil in some of their anti-aging creams and serums. We love the results and Anis the CEO swears by it! Kukui nut oil helps soothe symptoms of eczema, psoriasis, sunburn, and general skin dryness.

A kukui nut tree usually produces 60-180 lbs of nuts. The shells inside the nuts are removed and the oil is obtained after roasting and hard-pressing the kernels. The large nuts yield approximately 20% of their weight in oil. It is yellow with a tinge of amber. The oil has a high concentration of linoleic acid – 40%. Other constituents are linolenic acid – 27%, oleic acid – 19%, and palmitic acid – 6%; the oil is also rich in vitamins A, C, and E. Kukui nut oil has been in use for centuries in Hawaii.

Organic anti-aging products we adore with Kukai oils:

Organic Luxurious Serum

Super powerful anti-aging cream

kukui skin moisturizer


Pores are small hair follicles. They can appear more prominent if you have blackheads, an accumulation of oil and dead skin cells that makes follicles look darker. So some of the best pore-minimizing products are actually pore-unclogging products like physical and chemical exfoliators. By removing excess oil within the pore, you can make them look smaller.

Large pores are a common skincare complaint. But unfortunately, making them smaller isn’t as simple as just taking a cold shower.

What causes large pores?

One of the main causes of enlarged pores is excessive oil production. When your sebaceous glands produce an abundance of oil, your skin’s pores will expand to accommodate it. Many factors can contribute to overactive oil glands, it’s mostly considered to be genetic.

Factors that may lead to enlarged pores include:

  • Increased sebum production
  • Hair follicle size
  • Use of comedogenic products
  • Loss of skin elasticity with age
  • Sun damage.

Acne is associated with enlarged pores — when sometimes open comedones (blackheads) can be seen within a pore. Inflammatory acne may cause enlarged pores through weakening sebaceous gland and hair follicle openings, making them more prone to blockage.

Collagen is the main building block of healthy supple and resilient skin. Decreased elasticity around pores is one of the main causes of enlarged pores, according to a study in the March 2016 issue of Dermatologic Surgery. These bad habits can clog your pores and make them appear even larger.

The best pore-minimizing products

Pores are hair follicles. And no matter their size, they can appear more prominent if you have blackheads, an accumulation of oil and dead skin cells that makes follicles look darker. So some of the best pore-minimizing products are actually pore-unclogging products like physical and exfoliators and pore strips.

Ingredients like retinol, alpha and beta hydroxy acids, kaolin clay, and benzoyl peroxide can also make pores appear cleaner and therefore smaller, experts say.
Some products that have retinol [a derivative of vitamin A and well-known acne fighter and anti-ager] can make pores appear smaller. Retinoids, is to increase cell turnover so they unclog the pores, making them appear smaller.

Skin Needling (Dermal rolling) stimulates the production of your collagen to create smoother, healthier skin. It reduces acne scarring, stretch marks, fine lines, pigmentation, enlarged pores, blackheads and scarring.

Cosmetic Grade Peels

Reduce facial blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven skin pigmentation so you can get your brighter, smoother, younger-looking skin back.

For large pores we recommend the following organic and vegan skincare products:

Dehydrated skin is a skin condition that occurs when there’s a lack of water in the skin. This can happen to anyone, regardless of skin type — people with oily or combination skin can still experience dehydration. Dehydrated skin typically looks dull and can show premature signs of aging, like surface wrinkles and loss of elasticity.

To tell if your skin is dehydrated is the pinch test. While this test isn’t definitive, it’s a good way to start thinking about your skin from the inside out. With dehydrated skin, you might also notice:

  • darker under-eye circles, or tired eye appearance
  • itchiness
  • skin dullness
  • more sensitive fine lines and wrinkles

WHAT DON’T YOU TEST YOUR SKIN?

  1. Pinch a small amount of skin on your cheek, abdomen, chest, or the back of your hand and hold for a few seconds.
  2. If your skin snaps back, you’re likely not dehydrated.
  3. If it takes a few moments to bounce back, you’re likely dehydrated.
  4. Repeat in other areas if you’d like.

As your skin is mostly made up of water, it is important to maintain your hydration levels to prevent your skin’s natural barrier from being compromised. Yes, drinking plenty of water is key to hydration but other everything from the weather to your diet and lifestyle can affect the condition of your skin. To help keep your skin at its best we have listed the do’s and don’ts of avoiding dehydration

Avoiding Dehydrated Skin

✓ Include an oil, such as our Luxurious Organic Serum, within your skincare routine, either as a new stage or add a few drops to your moisturizer

✓ Ensure your routine includes a miracle hydrator hyaluronic acid

✓ Avoid harsh cleansers that strip the skin, opt for nourishing formulas like I’m Fbaulous Cosmetics gentle Luxe Cleanser Organic

✓ Keep your hydration levels up by drinking plenty of water

✓ Get your sleep, because no beauty sleep isn’t a myth

Dry skin, on the other hand, water isn’t the problem. Dry skin is a skin type, like oily or combination skin, where the complexion lacks oils or lipids, so it takes on a more flaky, dry appearance.

You may also see:

  • scaly appearance
  • white flakes
  • redness or irritation
  • increased incidence of psoriasis, eczema, or dermatitis

Strengthen the skin barrier

Look for cleansers that dissolve skin impurities using the like-dissolves-like theory versus cleaning your face with amped-up surfactants (fine for most, but for those dealing with moisture issues, you don’t want to strip anything away). That means that opting for an oil-based, balm, or creamy cleanser could help you to degunk your face without further drying it out.

Apply moisturizer when skin is wet

When you apply your holy grail facial oil or balm, make sure your skin is very damp—either freshly cleansed without patting dry or freshly sprayed with a mist. That’ll prevent dehydrated skin and also help dry skin not get dehydrated.