Models may be pros at walking with authority on the runway, shape-shifting their looks through clothing, and just plain looking good doing virtually anything—but if there’s one thing that exceeds their fashion skills, it’s their knowledge of the world’s best beauty products. Backstage at the shows each season and on set for shoots throughout the year, they test a serious assortment of the latest mascaras, foundations, hair sprays, and more, so it’s safe to say they’ve put in the legwork to find the most transformative formulas out there.
From the world’s best lip balm to the original French-pharmacy face cream, here are 10 beauty products you can find in almost every model’s medicine cabinet. Stock up on them during fashion month this fall—and to ensure an all-around glowing winter, too.
Spotted in the makeup bags of Malgosia Bela and Anais Mali, Bioderma’s scentless cleansing water is quite possibly the world’s gentlest (and most effective) makeup remover.
The French-pharmacy moisturizer and Fashion Week staple creates a perfectly dewy, fresh-from-the-facialist glow, retaining the skin’s moisture without leaving a trace of grease.
Models who stop in for a treatment at Biologique Recherche’s storied skin-care institute off the Champs-Élysées in Paris become invariably hooked on the company’s cult-classic P50 “lotion.” This chemical exfoliator and pH-balancing toner is behind many of the most glowing, poreless faces in the business.
Made of a soothing blend of plant extracts, this waxy balm is a panacea for skin irritants from bug bites to eczema—but it’s at its best when worn as a lip balm, by the likes of Anja Rubik.
The hair-growth stimulant-meets-supplement uses a cocktail of marine proteins and vitamins to produce a thicker, healthier head of hair, and has found fans in runway stars and backstage hairstylists alike.
The classic hairspray, favored by everyone from the original supermodels to your grandmother, is still a fashion staple for its fail-proof, flexible, buildable hold.
The ultimate organic cure-all, coconut oil has as much a place in the kitchen as in your skin-care routine. Models like Miranda Kerr incorporate it into everything from body scrubs to hair masks.
When applied to the inner corners of the eyes, the tops of the cheekbones, the cupid’s bow of the mouth, or the bridge of the nose, this organic golden highlighter (created by go-to supermodel makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift) supplies a Gisele-worthy, lit-from-within radiance.
MAC’s not-too-blue, not-too-orange Ruby Woo is the perfect universal bright matte red and is equipped with legendary staying power that’s guaranteed to last through the after-party (and then some).
If models only wear a single stitch of makeup, it’s usually mascara, and that mascara is almost always Maybelline’s lengthening and thickening formula in the classic green and pink tube.
Originally Appeared on Vogue