28 types of products. I hesitate to admit this number, it’s slightly embarrassing. And that’s not even the number of products I actually own … that number is far higher (115 to be exact!)… 28 is just the type of products that I use on a regular basis, that I’ll have to recreate during my Beauty Detox, or go without.
I recently announced my year-long Beauty Detox. The first step is an inventory of everything I currently own and use. Partially to understand the scope of my addiction, but also to put these products out of sight for the next year (they’re going in a box in the basement.) It would be way too easy to fall off the natural-beauty wagon in a moment of (bad hair) desperation.
Amanda’s beauty product inventory – July 2010
- Face cleanser
- Face scrub
- Face moisturizer (with and without sunscreen)
- Acne spot treatment
- Facial mask
- anti-frizz hair serum
- Sea salt texture hair spray
- dry shampoo
- shaving cream
- shower gel
- body moisturizer
- ultra rich body cream
- hand cream
- body scrub
- nail polish
- nail polish remover
- makeup (foundation, concealer, powder, blush, bronzer, eye shadow, mascara, eyeliner, lip gloss)
- self tanner
- night time face treatment
- hair color/dye
- hand sanitizer (does this count?!)
When I actually tot up my number of products, it’s 115, including 10 hair products, 24 body products, 6 kind of perfume, and 52 pieces of makeup (not including my 48 shade Sephora pallet).
This number is staggering to me. I really had no idea of the scope of my beauty product habit. And I just remembered I forgot to include my nail polishes… ack.
I am starting to realize that this Beauty Detox is going to help my wallet significantly as well.
The lesson from this clean out? That my beauty habit has gotten a bit out of control. And that these 28 types of products are the ones I need to find natural alternatives for, or live without, in the next 12 months.
What’s your beauty product number?? Let us know in the comments.