Russell Hobbs, one of the UK’s most recognisable household brands, has launched a new range of compact coolers for 2021. The range, available in Scandi and Retro designs, and in two size options (4L and 14L), gives shoppers a perfect place to store their skincare essentials, helping to keep them fresher for longer, in a super stylish way.
The Scandi style offers a choice of chic grey gloss or minimal white gloss, both complete with a wood-effect finish. They are inspired by the clean lines and natural textures of Scandinavian design. The Retro style is available in black and white options, with a sleek gloss body. In addition, they have streamlined retro curves and chrome accents inspired by iconic 1950s interior styles.
The perfect addition to your bedroom or dressing rooms, these mini coolers are designed to fit neatly into small spaces and offer the ultimate storage solution for lovers of cosmetics. With 4L or 14L options, there is flexibility to fit a range of products inside, and there’s even a handy pocket on the inner door, perfect for storing face and eye masks. Moreover the compact, yet chic designs mean the coolers won’t look out of place on your dressing table. Equally, they have a super lightweight body and foldable carry handle, which makes for easy transportation from room to room.
Our Beauty writer, Rachel McAlley recently tried out the 14L Black Retro-style Russell Hobbs Cooler. She has seen a marked difference in the dark circles around her eyes since keeping eye serum and face mist in the cooler. Her eyes look brighter and feel fresher – so it’s a definite must buy item for her. Therefore, Rachel can instantly see why skincare and beauty coolers are the latest craze!
Russell Hobbs has teamed up with Lesley Reynolds, Co-Founder of the Harley Street Clinic, and Megan Bulmer, Professional Makeup Artist and owner of Bulmer Beauty to get their expert opinion on the benefits of using a mini cooler for storing skincare and beauty products.
Why Keep Skincare Products Cool?
Lesley Reynolds comments: “Many products degrade at a faster rate when exposed to warm, dry conditions. Using a cooler can extend the lifespan of products and protect them from damage caused by certain conditions, such as steam, which can accelerate the growth of mould.
Alongside this, products such as eye creams, gels, serums, sheet masks, and after sun are best applied cool, as cold temperatures tighten blood vessels, which reduces swelling, making them more effective. I’d recommend keeping natural products in a cooler environment, especially products containing vitamin C.”
Megan Bulmer adds: “Eye creams and aloe vera gels are great skincare products to keep cooled. Applying aloe vera gel cold onto sun damaged skin can relieve inflammation, and under eye creams can reduce puffiness whilst cooling the eye area for a refreshing feeling.”
What Not to Keep in a Cooler?
Megan says we should: “avoid storing powder products in refrigerated areas as moisture can damage the consistency, and coat powders with a cakey layer.”
Lesley backs this up saying: “Makeup doesn’t show any benefits from being refrigerated and can also become harder to use.”
Key Features in Compact Coolers
- Retro and Scandi-style designs
- Available in two sizes
- 4L of space to fit 6 x 330ml cans, 2kg – includes a carry handle for added portability, along with a car adaptor for chilling or warming on the go
- 14L of space to fit 14 x 330ml cans, or 2 x 1.5L bottles, 6kg, – includes a foldable carry handle for added portability, along with a car adaptor for chilling or warming on the go
- Advanced thermoelectric system can cool up to 20°C below the ambient temperature, or heat up to 65°C above for complete versatility
- Perfect for keeping cosmetics and skincare cool in your bedroom or dressing room
- Ideal for camping, caravanning, living spaces, offices, bedrooms and more
- AC mains 230v power lead and 12v DC car adapter
- 1-year product guarantee upon registration
For more information about why skincare and beauty coolers are the latest craze, visit Russell Hobbs and check out the range.