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Rachel Khoo Beauty Receipts

Beauty Receipts: What food author and cook Rachel Khoo’s monthly beauty routine looks like

Discover her most-loved products for skin, hair and makeup

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Arianna Chatzidakis
Creative Content Director
June 10, 2024
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Welcome to Beauty Receipts, where we ask interesting women to give us a glimpse into their beauty routines, from what they save and splurge on, to their top makeup and skincare tips. Intrigued? Read on for the products that make the cut for British cook and author, Rachel Khoo…

Rachel Khoo’s skincare routine

“I cleanse with Evolve Beauty Gentle Cleansing Melt, £27 - it smells delicious, like Turkish Delight owing to the rose oil in it - and I use this product with a flannel. I then follow up with Erborian Yuza Double Lotion, £30 - as you can probably tell, scent is a big thing for me, and I equally love the smell of this!

“I pat the Double Lotion on and then seal it in with Haeckel’s Algae Plump Serum, £30. Much like a hyaluronic acid serum, it locks in the lotion. I then use CeraVe Facial Moisturising Lotion with SPF50, £16.50 as it covers all bases and I have my sun protection thrown in. Finally, I finish with Erborian CC Cream, £42 as it gives me a great glow when I can’t be bothered to do a full face of makeup.

“My best skincare tip is to wear SPF every day - in particular, SPF50 - and I live in Sweden! My husband laughs that I’m so militant with it given where we live.

“I also believe that less is more when it comes to skincare. I was recently advised by my facialist (Yasmina Vico) to keep my routine simple to minimise reactivity. I always strive to look at the skincare ingredients on the packaging to determine what I’m paying for. If the product has active ingredients in there and there’s a percentage value disclosed, that’s a great sign.”

Total: £143.50

Rachel Khoo for Kettle Chips
Rachel Khoo has joined gourmet hand cooked crisps brand KETTLE® as their first female chef

Rachel’s hair care routine

“I’m washing more frequently at the moment because I’m working out every day but otherwise, if I have my hair coloured, I try to wash it less often to preserve the colour. My go-to products are the Head & Shoulders Shampoo, £4.99 and Klorane Brightening Conditioner, £12.50.

“My husband bought me a Mason Pearson Pure Boar Bristle Brush, £142 for Christmas. It’s so nice brushing my hair with it, but my kids recently stole it - that reminds me, I’m not sure where it’s got to!”

Total: £157.49

Rachel Khoo’s makeup routine

“I love a red lip. You can get away with doing a very minimal makeup base with a red lipstick as it just pulls the whole look together and brightens in an instant. The Hourglass Ultra Slim High Intensity Refillable Lipstick, £35 is so handy if you have a tiny handbag as it’s easy to fit it in. My go-to colour is ‘My Icon Is’ - a lovely, classic red shade.

"Otherwise, my makeup bag currently houses translucent powder from Bare Escentuals, £33, Code8 Beauty Seamless Colour Concealer, £29, Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! Mascara, £28, liquid eyeliner from The Body Shop, £12 - I’ve been using this for decades - and Hourglass’ Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil, £36, I love its handy brush applicator.”

Total: £172

Rachel’s body care routine

“I love to use L’Occitane Hydrating Almond Shower Oil, £20.50 - again, as always, the pull for me is scent and the smell of this is incredible. And I use organic coconut oil for my body moisturiser. “If I have the time, I’ll have a good body brush session with a dry body brush.”

Total: £20.50

Rachel Khoo’s total monthly beauty spend: £493.49

Best-selling author Rachel Khoo joins gourmet hand cooked crisps brand KETTLE® as their first female chef. Visit

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