Everyone has their own favourite French beauty products, myself included. However, if you had a snoop around any French family's bathroom cabinet, then you'd most likely find the same tube of Homéoplasmine (£14) time and time again.
Although it doesn't look like much, this product actually is one of the greatest multipurpose balms that I've ever used — and trust me when I say that I've tried a lot of them. Thanks to its balmy texture, this homeopathic, healing antiseptic cream not only soothes irritated skin but also helps with insect bites, allergies, flaky lips, and cold-induced sore noses. Even though it goes on shiny, it quickly dries to a matte finish, which means that it's also perfect for under drying lipsticks. No wonder, then, that it's a staple during Fashion Week!
What began as a medicated cream for irritated skin has now become a must have that even the chicest French women keep on hand at all times. If you already have a tube at home, here's a little tip for you: apply a thick layer to your lips before going to bed, and you'll wake up with a soft, plumped pout ready for your favourite matte lipstick.