The average woman in the U.S. spends nearly $1,400 annually on makeup and just under $3,000 each year on skincare. Exposure to Arizona’s year-round warm weather will ruin these items if they aren’t cared for or stored properly, especially while on the go, traveling, at the golf course, pool, sporting event or the pickleball courts, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

That’s why local entrepreneur, and inventor of the Bergy Bag, Heather Dziedzic created a cooling cosmetic bag. Her goal is to not only make fashion cool, but provide a safe space to transport and store expensive toiletries.

“They say necessity is the mother of invention and that was certainly true in my case,” said Dziedzic. “After countless destroyed lipsticks and damaged skincare products, I knew I had to come up with a fashionable and functional solution to these meltdowns.”

“I want to prevent products from being compromised in the heat, because cosmetics are so expensive,” Dziedzic added. “We shouldn’t have to worry about toting cosmetics to activities and events because of the heat. I wanted to design something that was able to protect them, so I didn’t have stress about replace my products because of weather.”

Dziedzic's vision was to combine industry-standard cooling technology with superior fabrics and leathers. She wanted to make a bag that was not only beautiful and high-quality but could keep things cool.

Designed by a cryogenic engineer, the patent-pending Bergy Bag is 7” wide and 5.5” tall. It comes with a “D” ring on one side to hang from a golf or tennis bag, tote, beach bag, backpack or diaper bag. It can also clip to things like Air Pods or keys. Each bag is made of high-quality saffiano leather that is scratch and water-resistant.

One of the reasons the Bergy Bag is unique is its ability to keep cosmetics like lip gloss, lip balms, lipsticks, eyeliners, serums, lotions, creamed-based make-ups and sunblock cool.

For most Arizonans, the need for a bag like this isn’t just for the summer months. It is warm all year round in the Southwest and people in this region are more likely to be outdoors in the fall months since the weather isn’t blistering.

In normal conditions, the Bergy Bag stays cool up to four hours. It is also ideal for preventing cell phones from overheating.

Bergy Bag can be purchased at select boutiques and online at Retail price is $130 and includes a propitiatory, built-in ice pack that stays cool for up to four hours. Bergy Bags come in three colors - black with a white zipper, white with a yellow zipper and pink with a red zipper. Additional colors and accessories will be launched in 2023. Follow the company at @bergybag on Instagram to learn more.

About the Company Bergy Bag is an innovative, fashion-forward cooling cosmetic bag founded by Heather Dziedzic, a Scottsdale-based entrepreneur. The female-owned and operated company spent three years researching, designing and developing this innovative product, launched in summer 2022. For more information, visit Bergy Bag on Instagram and Facebook.

Photos by Sarah Hoag Photography