It’s no secret that when it comes to beauty, French women have a certain allure that always mesmerizes us Brits. From their formula for the perfect fringe to their penchant for basic but luxurious makeup, I always keep one eye on France for beauty inspiration. So it’s definitely no surprise that a certain cult skincare product that celebrities and beauty editors swear by is a French export.

Selling one bottle every three seconds (yes, really), this French pharmacy staple used to have makeup artists and beauty obsessives clearing the shelves of Parisian chemists until, thankfully, it made its way to British soil more recently. Yes, this cult product has been a backstage secret of makeup artists for years thanks to the way it gently dissolves makeup and grime without causing any irritation—and the A-list can’t resist its allure either, with everyone from Gwyneth Paltrow to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley swearing by it.

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