On January 9th, 2019, Kate Middleton will turn 37-years-old and despite being a mom of three young children and a royal ambassador, the Cambridge matriarch shows no signs of aging. In fact, Kate looks remarkably youthful on recent engagements this year after having only recently given birth to Prince Louis. In fact, the duchess looked especially festive and fashionable for the annual Christmas walk to church at Sandringham with other members of the royal family as well as looking effervescent at Wimbledon in a bright canary colored Dolce and Gabbana dress. So, how does the do-it-all duchess get that glow?
Here are 10 of Kate Middleton’s Best Kept Beauty Secrets:
- Channel some Flannel
Despite her access to high-end tech toys and beauty gadgets, the Duchess of Cambridge is reportedly a fan of washing her face with flannel. In fact, her beauty guru and makeup artist Arabella Preston says that old-fashioned washcloths are gentler on the face than cleansing brushes and successfully wipe away any grime or dirt left in the wake of a standard cleanser.
2. You Better Bee-lieve It
A few days before her wedding, the Duchess of Cambridge received a bee venom facial that has similar effects to Botox but is a natural alternative and since her skin looked ah-mazing–apparently a good insect sting is all you need to look like a princess bride.
3. My Air Lady
Duchess Kate has been using Swiss skincare line Karen Herzog for years. In fact, she is especially loyal to the Vita-A moisturizing cream, Professional Cleanser and Oxygen cream for wrinkle reduction and clearer pores.
4. Dash to the Drugstore
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle love drugstore and budget-friendly Nivea skincare products. Kate was seen in a Boots store stocking up on Nivea’s Pure & Natural Cream Moisturizing Cream while Meghan is partial to Nivea’s Q10 Firming Body Lotion.
5. Go to Jo
Another beauty product favorite that Kate and Meghan share? Both royal ladies love their Jo Malone fragrances. Kate covets the Orange Blossom scent while Meghan is partial to Wild Bluebell and Wood Sage spritzes. Citrus fragrances like orange not only smell fresh and clean but they have a relaxation effect.
6. Thorny Situation
Kate’s flawless skin is likely attributed to a fair amount of water, a clean diet and lots of exercise but she also loves rosehip oil for maintaining a luminous and clear complexion. The fatty acids in rosehip oil help the skin regenerate and can improves skin texture while reducing the appearance of scars and stretch marks. Kate loves Triology Rosehip Oil and used it during her pregnancy with Princess Charlotte.
7. Princess Serum
Kate Middleton noticed a few beauty products in Sienna Miller’s dressing room after visiting the actress following a play called Flare Path–the duchess was so intrigued she got a royal referral to celebrity dermatologist David Colbert and started using his skincare products; the royal fell in love with one of his serums that the MD later dubbed “Princess Serum.”
8. Zen for the Win
While Kate’s fairytale existence looks perfect to outsiders, no doubt she deals with a great deal of stress from having to raise a family in the public eye to attending to royal duties and not to mention media intrusion and scrutiny. So, it’s no surprise that one of Kate’s favorite moisturizers promises to reduce environmental stress while keeping the skin supple and hydrated. Kate’s go-to is Lancome’s Hydra Zen Moisturizer and she’s reportedly used it for years.
9. Eyes Wide Open
Kate’s daily schedule is likely very busy so when she doesn’t get enough sleep (especially with three small kids at home)–she likely has to rely on a little makeup for a pick-me-up. The Duchess of Cambridge enhances her trademark smoky eyes with help from Lancome’s Hynpose Mascara.
10. Camera Ready
As one of the most photographed women in the world, Prince William’s wife likely feels pressure to be flawless at all times. While staving off Father Time is no easy task, it’s a little easier for Kate with her favorite Biotulin Supreme Skin Gel which acts as natural botox without harmful ingredients or needles!