Why Kate Middleton’s Skin Care Secret Lives Up to the Hype
Since the revelation in early September that Kate Middleton is expecting her third child, everything Duchess of Cambridge related is making headlines. From her morning sickness to her skin care favorites, everyone wants to know all the details of the beloved Royal’s routine. One product that is making headlines is Beuti Skincare Beauty Sleep Elixir ($65) and I share Kate’s affinity for this all-natural secret to glowing skin.
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If there is such a thing as a facial oil addict, I would consider myself worthy the title. Once I made the switch from moisturizing cream to facial oil, I couldn’t go back. But facial oils can be tricky because they don’t all do the same thing. Some are better for hydrating while others are better for brightening or reducing redness. What I like about Beauty Sleep Elixir is that it really does all of these things and gives you luminous skin seemingly over night without having to really think about it.
The idea is that using the elixir overnight allows its natural blend of 14 different plant based oils—including a Caribbean coral extract that has anti-inflammatory properties and sandalwood nut kernel oil that is said to help prevent collagen and elastin break down—to work while you sleep when your skin is in its faster renewal mode (research shows skin cell regeneration almost doubles at night). And while I do slather the fast absorbing, non-greasy formula on my skin in the twilight hours, I also use it in the morning under my makeup, too. No matter when I use it, it helps to fight blemishes and leaves me with noticeably smoother, brighter skin.
The brand has followed up its success of the sleep elixir with its new Pomegranate Glow Enzyme Cleanser, which was recently introduced to expectant mom Kate by Beuti Skincare founder Leila Aalam. “I recently hand-delivered a box of products to Kensington Palace myself, so I know she received them,” Aalam told People. “The pomegranate enzymes act like a gentle glycolic acid to exfoliate and renew, which is perfect for Kate’s skin right now.”