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Allison Williams' French fancy beauty routine

Allison Williams can't stop raving about almond shower oil.

The Girls actress is currently rehearsing for her role as Peter Pan in an upcoming live musical, screening in the US. Although she's playing a boy on screen it hasn't affected her love of beauty products, with the star revealing her excitement at a new find.

"I use Homeoplasmine. It's like Vaseline, basically, but it's French, so in my head it's really special and fancy," she laughed to Allure magazine.

Allison is all about the French skincare at the moment and cites an item from L’Occitane as another of her must-haves. She's recently started using the company's almond shower oil, which is a dream on her dry skin. It's so good she even uses it when shaving her legs and finds it leaves them really moisturised.

The 26-year-old star is also a make-up fan and could quickly name the one product she is never without.

"Mascara. There are my eyelashes, and they used to be considered good, until everyone started wearing fake ones," she laughed.

Workout wise, the star has ditched SoulCycle classes because, although riding the static bikes was great exercise, it hurt her knees. So now she favours low impact Pilates, which helps her stay in shape.

Allison's slim frame has been the subject of much speculation this year. She doesn't understand what all the fuss is about, especially as she believes many are comparing her current look to a time in her life when she wasn't her natural self. In 2010 a video of her performing the Mad Men theme went viral, in which she had a fuller figure.

"When I did the Mad Men thing, I was graduating from college - you're college-weight. And so when we filmed the pilot for Girls and even into that first season, I looked like someone I hadn't looked like for four years," she said. "But that's still the way it was set in people's minds, so they're like, 'Oh, my God, you've lost weight.' And I'm like, 'This is just the way my body is very naturally.' It’s a little bit stressful to know that there are a lot of people walking around who think I'm constantly just shaking and depriving myself."

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