Back in 1995 Academy Award–winning actress Juliette Binoche had women the world over spritzing Lancôme’s Poême fragrance hoping for just a bit of that French femininity she so embodies. Now it’s antiaging concerns that have the 44-year-old promoting Lancôme’s Rénergie Microlift R.A.R.E. skincare line and its newest product, Superior Firming night cream.
Where do you live these days?
I moved a half hour outside of Paris because I needed to see the seasons, to have a garden.
Do you have a secret beauty address in Paris?
My address is my shower [Laughs]. It’s very homey. Practical.
Is there a ritual you do?
When I take my shower I massage my face in the morning with a cream mask to put life into my skin, to oxygenate it. And I clean my face cautiously at night.
Are there any products you must always have?
Believe it or not, when I started working with Lancôme more than ten years ago, I knew all the products and used them. For me, there’s none better than Bi-Facil [eye-makeup remover]. Everything comes off so easily. I can’t find anything better.
Do you escape to any spas?
I do once in a while, but my life is too busy. I take care of myself. I really pay attention to my skin and hair. And I eat organic. When I’m in a hotel, I may use the spa, but I don’t go to a resort specifically for it.
How do you relax?
At night, when I sleep. And when I read. I read before I go to bed. And I relax when I read to my two children. Yes, I love that moment.