I’ve been talking the talk on non-toxic beauty, but I guess at this point I should prove that I walk the walk. So on Sunday, I popped into my bathroom and took this shot:
I didn’t move, remove, hide or Photoshop anything–though there’s another closed door to the left where my roommate keeps all of her stuff. (Yes, I’ve taken over two-thirds of the cabinet with my skincare obsessions. She’s fine with it–and freaking gorgeous, so she needs nothing but deodorant.) And yes, I’m a little OCD about organization, as I’ve admitted before.
If you texted me right now and said, “I’m on your street, can I come up?” and went straight into the bathroom when you got here so you could do some snooping, this is what you would find. You’d be disappointed if you were hoping to find Xanax, painkillers and exciting things like that (sorry, internets).
So, let’s do some snooping, shall we? Here’s what you’ll find in a natural beauty buff’s cabinet:
Top Center: This is my “For people who come over” space–I like to be a good hostess. We have extra tamps in a pretty case, lens solution and a lens case behind that. Next to that is hydrogen peroxide. It’s one of those things you keep around and never use.
Top Right: This space puts the “medicine” into medicine cabinet. Pure aloe vera, honey for cuts and scrapes (it’s a fabulous antibacterial alternative to neosporin), Baraka Sinus Rejuvenation Oil, Ibuprofen, band-aids, and there’s conventional decongestant (Afrin) behind there.
Middle center: Dr. Hauschka deodorant (which I don’t think works as well as as Tom’s of Maine Natural Roll-on and is more expensive, though I appreciate the beautiful packaging), Mario Badescu Anti Acne Serum (which I apply at night before bed), Mario Badescu Seaweed Night Cream (smells a little old-lady-ish, but feels lovely), Suki Intensive Nourishing Masque (an every-few-weeks-when-I-remember thing), Suki Eye Lift Cellular Renewal Cream (every night), and a sample of Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair Serum (party swag I haven’t used up yet).
Middle Right: Egyptian Magic All-Purpose Skin Cream (rich, amazing body lotion), Tarte Marajuca C-Brighter Eye Treatment (for when I use up the Suki eye cream), Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay (this stuff rocks for deep exfoliation and preventing breakouts–just mix tablespoon dry clay powder with one tablespoon apple cider vinegar), and two facial cleansing sponges that came with an Odacité starter skincare kit.
Bottom Center: Avalon Organic Vitamin C Plus Moisture Plus Lotion with SPF 15 (for everyday use), Avene Akerat Smoothing Exfoliating Cream (recommended by The Cut for dealing with those little red bumps on your arms), Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiaging Antiwrinkle & Firming Face Serum (at night before bed; smells %&!^&^ amazing), Yes to Grapefruit Dark Circle Correcting Eye Cream (haven’t decided if this works yet), Acure Organics Facial Cleansing Gel, and Dr. Perricone Blue Plasma. (This paraben-free daily peel has done more to clear up my acne than anything else ever. Get it.)
Bottom Right: Burt’s Bees Radiance Day Cream (very yummy, but its use is limited since it doesn’t have SPF), tea tree oil (for spot-treating acne, adding to water to make a linen disinfecting linen spray, and as an amazingly effective alternative to Goo Gone for taking sticker residue off of stuff), a small bag holding my Diva Cup, Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser (with a delicious, citrus-y smell; will use when I’m done with the Acure cleanser), and Mario Badescu samples that come with every order–I love the eye makeup remover and will probably re-order that when I use up the sample!
So What Do You Think?
Any favorites listed here? Anything else I should add to my arsenal? Or is this just way over the top? Let me know in the comments.