When we interview models at fashion week about how they take their makeup off after a long day of castings and shows, the resounding answer is Bioderma. It's hardly a surprise the French pharmacie beauty buy has become a staple among models and beauty lovers alike—it's the only thing models rely on to eliminate every trace of runway beauty looks. So what other French-girl beauty secrets are there on the subject of makeup removal? Vogue Paris recently dished on the three new makeup removing products they're obsessing over right now—and we took note.
This cleanser was specially crafted for skin post-laser treatments, so "soothing" might be an understatement. Still, its gentle, healing formula is excellent for all skin types. Amino acids and cucumber extract soothe and protect troubled skin, while still clearing away debris from the day.
French-girl beauty brand Yves Rocher is a go-to for all things in the world of skincare. This makeup-removing cleansing glove is, thankfully, recently available stateside. Instead of cotton balls or pads, use this with your precious micellar water—the environment will thank you.
This hardworking gem turns into a creamy balm that pulls away dirt, makeup, and toxic particles from the skin, leaving it refreshed and clean.
Of course, there's nothing wrong with the original. Bioderma is a staple for a reason—it's one of the best makeup removers around. It's no substitute for a cleanser, though (except on really lazy nights). Removing your makeup with a micellar water and following up with a standard cleanser geared to your skin type will always be the best way to ensure your face is makeup-free.
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