You Have To See What's Inside Drew Barrymore's Medicine Cabinet

Ever wish you could be a fly on the wall of a movie star's life? Not only would it be the most decadent wall around — probably alongside an original Pablo Picasso painting in a lavish L.A. mansion — but you'd also get a front row look at all the crazy beauty treatments they use behind the scenes. (Vampire facial? Bee sting therapy? "Right this way," we picture them saying.)

Luckily, there are times we get a chance peek behind the curtain of someone else's world. This week, it's Drew Barrymore, Hollywood's sweetheart and founder of Flower Beauty. The actress cracked open her medicine cabinet for all of Instagram to see — twice — and revealed an impressive collection of skin, hair, and makeup goodies that would rival even the biggest beauty hoarders on the block.

Even better, her arsenal is as varied as her movie career — with just as many high-end products as budget ones. Check out the pictures for yourself in the slides ahead, then keep clicking to read about some of the standouts.

Photo via Instagram/@drewbarrymore
Now that's what we call a beauty collection. Barrymore uploaded the product-filled photo with the caption, "I am a beauty junkie. A lover of all things beauty." Two words: Ya think?
Photo via Instagram/@drewbarrymore
The actress' second post went into a little more detail. "This is the other cabinet. You should see all my drawers and boxes and years of research," she wrote. "This is just what's semi organized and accessible. The rest looks like a hoarder! But I love all the tools to be the best you. Not you 10 years ago and not being worried about ten years from now. All your beauty and hard earned wisdom should be worn on your face like an elegant medal. And maybe a little eye cream and some highlighter chubbies never hurt."
The likely reason her character in Never Been Kissed could go back to high school, without looking like an older version of Josie Grosie? Sunscreen. This lightweight, oil-free version is touted by derms, celebs, and editors alike.

Neutrogena Clear Face Break Out Free Liquid Lotion Sunscreen SPF30, $11.49, available at Neutrogena.
Considering the fact that one of Barrymore's makeup artists (and longtime confidante) Gucci Westman is an SK-II partner, we're not surprised to see her shelves stocked with the stuff. (Another reason: They're damn good.)

SK‑II Skin Care Facial Treatment Essence, $90, available at SK-II.
Whether she's dyed it red, blond, brunette, or something in-between, Barrymore's hair always looks fresh. Now we know which dry shampoo she has to thank for that.

Klorane Dry Shampoo With Nettle, $20, available at Klorane USA.
Sure, she's been in countless commercials through the years — Rice Crispies, anyone? — but she never did make a cameo in the classic "Skintimate, or not?" campaign of yore.

Skintimate Skin Therapy Moisturizing Shave Cream, $12.27, available at Walmart.
Between her Flower Beauty line, film projects, and two kids, it's safe to assume the woman is busy. That's why an exfoliating peel pad is genius — this one's potent blend of glycolic and salicylic acids slough away dead skin cells in 60 seconds.

M‑61 Power Glow 1‑Minute Facial Peels, $28, available at Bluemercury.
Barrymore's career spans an impressive three decades — as does this classic body moisturizer from Nivea. (Only the latter can soothe your dry winter skin, though. Remember that.)

Nivea Skin Creme, $7.79, available at Walgreens.
Those highlighter chubbies Barrymore was referring to in her second Instagram post? Exhibit A: This shimmery Champagne hue works perfectly for light to medium skin types, like Barrymore. (We like the formula's Pearl Shimmer hue for fair skin tones and Honey Bronze for dark to deep complexions.)

Flower Beauty Glisten Up Highlighter Chubby in Gold Coaster, $9.98, available at Walmart.
An eternal free spirit, it feels especially fitting that one of the higher-end items in her cabinet is a face mask loaded with active ingredients of the flower iteration, like black rose. Its other algae and fruit extracts extra make it a powerful mask, too.

Sisley Black Rose Cream Mask, $162, available at Sisley-Paris.
Barrymore recently embarked on a trip to Seoul, in which she credited the trip to "beauty research" in an Instagram post. Perhaps that's where she discovered this K-beauty gem?

Chosungah 22 Real Cheek Smoother Blush, $22, available at Sephora.
We spied lots of Kate Somerville goodies in her cupboard, including this facial-in-a-bottle. It's packed with a proprietary anti-aging formula and comes equipped with a spray applicator that makes it feel as luxuriating as it looks.

Kate Somerville DermalQuench Liquid Lift, $95, available at Sephora.
Why run through a field of flowers when you can smell like one? Even better: This rose scented lotion leaves behind a trail of hydrating, antioxidant-rich rosehip seed oil. Sounds like a win-win to us.

Weleda Wild Rose Pampering Body Lotion, $16.50, available at Weleda USA.
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