One of Jolie’s favorite travel experiences remains the week in her early twenties when she gallivanted around Italy by herself, visiting Venice, Florence and Rome, and having dinner with a new stranger every night (culminating in a wine-soaked dinner, conducted entirely in French, with seven Italian Carabinieri.) When I look back on the trip, two things immediately spring to mind: huffing and puffing as I climbed the Duomo in Florence, and the glamour I felt nightly while using a newly purchased Clarins regimen. I was only 20, and didn’t have very much money for luxuries like expensive beauty products, but there was something about how Clarins made my skin look and feel that convinced me it was worth it. In Paris a few weeks back, I fell in love with Clarins products all over again, and have a new beauty obsession in the form of the Pure Melt Cleansing Gel, a soft, velvety cleanser applied to dry skin that completely rinses away all dirt, oil and makeup. I’ve loved many cleansers in my day, but Pure Melt really takes the cake and I cannot recommend it highly enough.