Executive Beauty Director
This rose-ylang-ylang-geranium-wax balm is the most soothing, moisturizing, exquisite-feeling cleanser ever. Yet somehow it manages to obliterate eyeliner, mascara et al. as if it were full of irritants, parabens, phthlates and sulfates (it in fact has none). The black-and-white-sketched beakers full of plant extracts on the label up the adorableness about 100 percent, the scent (gentlest rose) is one of those that makes you feel beautiful just smelling it and the balm itself leaves your skin soft, totally hydrated and glowing with a new, inner Frenchness.
Diptyque Nourishing Cleansing Balm, $65, diptyqueparis.com