Mini fridge for your skincare products: Totally worth it, or completely unnecessary? Dermatologists weigh in on

Mini fridge for your skincare products: Totally worth it, or completely unnecessary? Dermatologists weigh in on the trend. Anyone who follows a lot of beauty accounts on Instagram is probably familiar with the #minifridgeshelfie: an adorably tiny fridge curated with ‘gram-worthy skincare essentials. It’s probably millennial pink, and chances are it contains some candy-colored Drunk Elephant bottles, a sheet mask or two, and an artfully posed jade roller. If, like me, you spend way too much time and money thinking about skincare, a mini fridge devoted to your most precious serums and creams is the ultimate luxury. But do you actually need one? The short answer: Probably not. Keeping skincare cold “is not really necessary,” says Howard Sobel, MD, a New York City–based dermatologist. “There is no difference in the actual properties and benefits.” But if you tend to use formulas with a shorter shelf life (more on that later), enjoy the feeling of something cold on your face (who doesn’t?), and, crucially, have extra space in your bathroom, a mini fridge devoted to skincare might be worth having. ✨1 for @drunkelephant and 1 for @tatcha ̵...

New Skoda Karoq Velo concept car for cyclists has its own washing machine

Skoda has built a concept version of its mid-sized SUV, called the Karoq Velo. Designed to meet the needs of cyclists, it features a range of additional technology, including a built-in washing machine, a pressure washer and a fridge, which the Czech firm claims will improve riders’ pre- and post-ride experience. The Karoq Velo’s design was led by a survey of 1,500 cyclists, who were asked to list the downsides of cycling. Two major frustrations for the respondents were returning to their car in damp cycling gear with a muddy bicycle. To remedy the issue, Skoda fitted an integrated washing machine and pressure washer to the Velo concept. Skoda has also fitted two types of cycle storage system to the Karoq Velo; a conventional roof-mounted cycle-rack with space for two bikes and a boot-mounted cycle-rack with space for one. Skoda also claims that, even though the interior rack encroaches on the Karoq’s rear bench seat, practicality hasn’t been affected with the Velo still offering space for four adults. Another bugbear for survey respondents was dealing with bike mechanical issues, especially at night. To address this Skoda fitted the Karoq Velo with a suite of LED lights and spa...