There are few nationalities more lauded for their approach to beauty than the French.
While us Brits garnered a reputation for fake-tan and a love of slap, they became revered for their barely-there bases, effortlessly bushy brows and ever-so-dewy glows.
It came as no surprise then when Duchess of Cambridge-approved French brand Sézane - which has become synonymous for encapsulating the country's perennially coveted flair - announced its debut beauty offering at the start of June.
The six-piece range is housed in chic and minimal vessels and all of the products are infused with the brand's signature L’Eau Sézane fragrance, a zingy and fresh citrus-based scent.
But would the beauty products live up to the hype that the clothes have so effortlessly crafted? I took them for a spin to find out.
Sézane Body Cream
Sézane Body Cream, £25, buy now
If you're in the market for a heavenly-scented, milky-textured cream that parched legs positively drink up, look no further than Sézane's. While it wasn't exactly what I'd call immensely hydrating, it did provide my legs with a sweet smell and a much-needed dose of TLC.
Sézane Candle, £45, buy now
I'm a sucker for a dreamy candle - particularly since WFH - and this one has been a mighty fine addition to my collection. It smells light, fresh and summery and, even better, burns evenly - which is hard to come by.
Sézane Hand Cream
Sézane Hand Cream, £12, buy now
Applying hand cream has become as much a part of my self-care routine in the last three months as washing my face; while this one didn't soothe my eczema-ridden hands, it does smell practically good enough to eat.
Hand soap Sézane
Hand soap Sézane, £18, buy now
You can't go wrong with an aesthetically-pleasing bottle of hand wash to accessorise your bathroom sink with. While I usually opt for Aesop, I've found that this one has been warmly welcomed into the fold at my house.
Sézane Lip Balm
Sézane Lip Balm, £12, buy now
Made of 97 per cent organic oils, this lip balm has bestowed plushy and pucker-worthy lips upon me (which I have absolutely no qualms about.) It's a post-pandemic handbag staple for sure.
L'Eau Sézane, £55, buy now
The chic bottle is reason enough to treat yourself to L'Eau Sézane, but the light citrusy notes of the eau de toilette are also sublime. If a more complicated and alluring scent is your preference, then you may want to give this one a miss, but if you're on the hunt for a refreshing scent, then look no further.