The best cooling beauty products to keep you chill, from at-home ice globes and eye pads to on-the-go face and body mists.
Last updated: June 2023
Summer: that glorious time of year ushering in long, lazy days by the pool, glistening coastal getaways and sun-kissed skin. Plus, the inevitable: rising heat and its sticky sidekick, humidity. And while the relentless pair can indeed elicit that youthful dewy glow, let’s face it. There’s a fine line between looking radiant and being on the verge of a full-on meltdown.
Since there’s not always a pool around for quick dips or even a freezer to stick your head into (guilty) it’s a good thing an arsenal of cooling beauty cures has come to the rescue. Think: frosty at-home face masks, moisturizers and massage globes to blustery on-the-go body mists, balms and polar patches, all infused with instantly refreshing remedies like peppermint, tea tree oil, aloe vera and menthol.
Ahead, we’ve rounded up 18 chilled out beauty hacks to keep you cool in rising temps, whether you’re sun-kissed, sunburned or just hot as heck.
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Best Cooling Beauty Products: On-the-Go
1SAVES20 Cooling & Hydrating Face Mist with Aloe Vera + Sea Salt, $12.99 (3.4 oz)
This hydrating face mist cools you down in a spritz, infused with soothing ingredients like aloe, cucumber extract and rose water. Plus: at 3.4 ounces, this miracle mist is carry-on approved for tropical travels.
MOXĒ 100% Peppermint Essential Oil Nasal Inhaler, $14.99 (3-pack)
One whiff of peppermint from this no-mess aromatherapy inhaler will send you – and your sinuses – straight into a refreshed, cooled off and uplifted state.
The Nobleman Cooling Face + Body Cleansing Wipes, $9.99 (120-count; 4 packs of 30)
Toss these unisex towelettes in your beach bag, gym bag or carry-on for instant cooling x cleansing on-the-go. They’re loaded with natural refreshers like aloe vera, eucalyptus and tea tree oil.
Wellness by Village Naturals Therapy Hydrate & Cool Body Spray, $15.49 (3-pack, 4 ounces each)
This citrus-scented body mist packs a punch with rejuvenating vitamin C, cooling menthol and skin-nourishing hyaluronic acid. Treat yourself to an all-over spritz post-workout, at the weekend BBQ or better yet – lounging poolside under the sultry summer sun.
TULA Skin Care Glow & Get It Cooling & Brightening Eye Balm, $30.00 (0.35 oz)
Give your undereyes an on-the-go boost with this portable wunderkind. Thanks to a combination of probiotic extracts and skin-healthy superfoods, the brightening balm not only cools and hydrates your lower lids, it reduces puffiness and dark circles too.
COOLA Organic Refreshing Water Mist Face Moisturizer With SPF 18, $25.20 (1.7 oz)
Cooling coconut water, organic aloe and skin-protecting SPF all make this travel-friendly facial mist an easy summer must. Plus: COOLA’s plant-derived BlueScreen Digital De-Stress Technology helps combat skin damage from blue light, infrared and pollution.
EASYEAH Cooling Patches, $18.99 (20-pack)
Toss a few of these hydrogel polar patches in your beach bag, sling bag or weekender for instant cooling on-the-go. No-mess patches are skin-safe, flexible and can be cut to any size – simply peel and place. Cooling aside, these icy adherents are also effective in reducing headaches and fatigue.
Sun Bum Cool Down Aloe Vera Gel, $11.49 (8 oz)
Laden with skin soothers like aloe vera, cocoa butter and tea tree oil, slather on this cult-fave cooling gel for an after-sun, or anytime, refresh. Store in the fridge (or alongside all those White Claws in the beach cooler) for extra-arctic results.
Jack Black Natural Mint & Shea Butter Lip Balm, $10.00 (0.25 oz)
This unisex lip balm cools on contact (not to mention tingles) thanks to natural mint, while moisturizing shea butter, vitamin E and green tea nourish chapped lips. Plus: broad-spectrum SPF ensures your pucker stays sun-protected.
Best Cooling Beauty Products: At Home
SpaLife Korean Soothing Spa Cooling Eye Pads, $14.99 (48 pack)
Depuff eyes, reduce raccoon circles and enjoy a dose of spa-style R&R with these cooling eye pads. The pre-moistened pads are brimming with soothing and brightening botanicals (think: cucumber extract and aloe vera, plus sodium hyaluronate) leaving you feeling refreshed after just 5 – 15 minutes of use.
Patchology Serve Chilled on Ice Hydrogel Firming Face Mask, $10.00 (1 mask)
Powered by peptides, cloudberry oil and bakuchiol (a plant-based alternative to retinol), this multi-tasking sheet mask firms, soothes and reduces redness all while delivering a gentle cooling sensation. Store in the fridge for maximum chill.
MonétBeauty Ice Globes Cryo Facial Massager, $29.99 (2-pack)
These spa-inspired face wands – made of durable borosilicate glass for freezer-safe storage – deliver instant arctic results to cool, calm and depuff skin while restoring radiance and elasticity. Cooling aside, the easy at-home cryo facial also helps relieve headaches, sinus pain and stress.
SpaLife Invigorating Spearmint & Tea Tree Oil Foot Sockies, $19.99 (8-pack)
Cool down from your toes up with these moisturizing feet masks packed with spearmint, tea tree oil and more invigorating botanicals. Each pair treats your tootsies to easy, at-home exfoliation – no scraping, scrubbing or rinsing needed.
NYX Professional Makeup Face Freezie Cooling Primer + Moisturizer, $20.00 (1.69 oz)
Infused with hydrating snow mushroom and pore-tightening niacinamide (a form of vitamin B3), this moisturizing face primer combines a cooling sensation with a whopping ten benefits: preps, evens, smooths, minimizes pores, tightens, hydrates, sculpts, softens, calms and revitalizes skin. Plus, a texture compared to frozen sorbet.
NYX Professional Makeup Face Freezie Undereye Patches, $11.99 (1 pair)
For a truly chilled out experience, combine NYX’s Face Freezie Moisturizer (above) with these icy undereye patches. The reusable cryo-wonders seal in moisture for a serious hydration boost, all while de-puffing and dashing dark circles in just 5-10 minutes. Be sure to stash in your fridge for an extra polarized pick-me-up.
Zest Brrrrr Shock Body Wash, $17.25 (18 oz)
Cold showers have reached a new level with this multi-sensory body wash, delivering a frosty feeling thanks to arctic cloudberry, snow drop and menthol. Tingling both during and post-shower, consider this your ultimate wake-up call.
NEWGO Cooling Gel Eye Mask, $13.50
Think of this reusable, adjustable and dual-temp gel mask as a soothing ice pack for your eyes. Flexible gel beads comfortably contour and stay put, reducing puffiness and dark circles while providing pain relief from headaches and migraines. Chill in the fridge or for a true arctic blast, keep frozen in the freezer.
SpaLife Happy Roots Balancing Scalp Serum with Peppermint, Tea Tree, & Ginger Root, $5.99 (3.7 oz)
Keeping your cool means maintaining balance – starting at the roots. An invigorating combination of peppermint, tea tree and ginger root does just that in this spa-style scalp serum, delivering cooling, soothing and hydrating benefits lasting long beyond the shower.