2019 Beauty Trends That Are Actually Worth Your Money

2019 Beauty Trends That Are Actually Worth Your Money

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How many times have you switched up your skincare routine this year? Probably more than you’d like to admit. We know that consistency is key to a fool-proof skincare regimen, but it’s so easy to get swept up in the excitement and novelty of new, fun beauty trends! This is especially the case when your favorite beauty blogger pops up on your Instagram feed to show you how great the latest trend is.

But when there are so many new beauty products on the market, it can be hard to determine which ones will be worth your time — and more importantly, your money. We’ve rounded up some of the most helpful reviews of buzz-worthy beauty trends in the skincare world so that you can determine whether these trendy products will help or hurt your wallet.

Skincare Mini-Fridges

Yes — people are actually buying mini fridges specifically for their skincare. We’re talking 6-can, compact size fridges that would fit on a desk or vanity, not a dorm-size mini fridge.

These little devices are super cute and very aesthetically pleasing. They come in all sorts of colors and styles, and you can personalize them with stickers, magnets, photos, and more. But are these skincare mini fridges really a necessity for your skincare routine?

What people are saying:

  • “I bought this to keep by my vanity table to store skincare items that I like to keep cold. Without the middle shelf I’ve got more than a dozen sheet masks, three 1-2 ounce vials of serums/toners, an eye cream, and an eye serum roller in there. I’ve been using it for about two weeks now and it’s been working perfectly with everything staying super cold! I had the fridge running for about 5 hours while at work before putting anything in. The masks were already cold and the other items were room temp but were cold within an hour or two.” 
    - Jamie, amazon.com
  • “So far, I’m loving this little cooler. I bought it to keep a dermatological prescription in my bathroom since I was constantly forgetting to use it when it was in my main fridge. It’s small enough to fit in the corner of my bathroom, makes very little noise (no louder than a small humidifier or diffuser,) and cools down fast. I plugged it in and walked away, but used my fish tank thermometer to determine it was down to 38 degrees (F) a few hours later. Probably a bit warmer than a normal fridge, but not by much. So far, so good!” 
    - Carrie E., amazon.com

With an average of 4.3/5 stars on Amazon, it seems that people are generally pleased with their mini fridges. The primary complaints are that the temperature isn’t quite as cold as users expected, some fridges have condensation issues, and others found them to be a bit noisy.

However, it seems that the benefits of these mini fridges far outweigh any negatives. Many skincare products that have to be kept cold are often forgotten if they’re in your kitchen. Keeping them close to the rest of your skincare products makes you more likely to use them. Even though the majority of products on the market don’t need refrigeration, try keeping your serums, moisturizers, and eye cream in a mini fridge for a soothing, cooling boost.

Jade Rollers

Jade rollers are one of the trendiest beauty products of 2019. The idea is that rolling these crystalline stones over your face everyday boosts circulation to your face, leading to all kinds of natural beauty benefits. But do they really live up to their reputation?

What people are saying:

  • “I heard a lot of hype around jade rollers and was curious to know if they really worked as well as everyone had said...It's been three weeks since I first got this roller and I absolutely love it. My face is the clearest it’s been in years and my complexion has even gotten noticeably brighter from increasing the blood flow. I try to use it once in the morning and once at night. When refrigerated, it feels like I am giving myself a mini facial. I highly recommend this product for anyone who is trying to enhance their skin routine. This roller has definitely increased the benefits of all my other skin products.” - Samantha Fickett, amazon.com
  • “I used this product for the first time with my Rosehip Face Oil and it’s safe to say I am obsessed! I put it in the freezer for a couple hours before using and it was so refreshing. I currently have a head cold and the Jade Roller really helped relieve some of the pressure in my sinus areas. I suffer severe migraines and am looking forward to seeing if the roller can help relieve some of that pressure as well! My favorite part is the smaller side while it’s cold under my eyes and on my temples :)” - KV, amazon.com

On average, jade rollers have a stellar 4.6/5 star rating on Amazon. Most people find this a highly valuable addition to their skincare routine, citing a decrease in puffiness and more of a natural “glow.” Use the wide side of the roller with your face oil in broad strokes across your cheek bones, neck, and forehead. Then use the smaller side to get into smaller areas like the chin, neck, and gently on the eye area.

Make sure to wash your jade roller frequently, and keep it in a place where it won’t accumulate dust or other free radicals. Perhaps in your skincare mini fridge?

Insider tip: Your facial roller doesn’t have to be jade! You can get the same benefits with a rose quartz, amethyst, or any other gemstone roller. They come in all types of precious stones, so choose one that calls to you.

Final Decision:

While some of these trends definitely seem gimmicky, it’s important to remember that they wouldn’t be trending if they didn’t work for so many people! Jade rollers and mini-fridges are decidedly wonderful additions to your skincare routine, and we love them because they can help bring out your natural, inner beauty. Keep your skin calm, cool, and clear with these 2019 beauty trends.

Shannon Donohue
Shannon Donohue

Shannon Donohue is a writer based in New York with a specialty in skincare, health, and holistic wellness. She believes in cultivating beauty from the inside out through diet, movement, and mental health maintenance. When she isn't doing a face mask or researching the latest beauty trends, you can find her at her local yoga studio.

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