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Princess Kate's skincare secrets: Her trusted beauty products and tricks

We've rounded up the beauty buys that give her that Princess glow, and some of them are super cheap!

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Katherine Robinson
Katherine RobinsonSenior Lifestyle Editor
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The Princess of Wales always looks flawless, despite the fact she's always on the go, being a busy mum-of-three with a whole lot on her royal plate. And it starts with her glowing skin.

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So what's her secret? Sure, Kate is blessed with good genes and she has a healthy diet and loves exercise – but it's more than that. She has an impeccable skincare regime and a cupboard full of tried and trusted beauty products that help her banish signs of ageing.

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Plus she has a few tricks up her sleeve! Don't worry, we've hunted down everything Kate uses to get that glow, keep scrolling to discover her skincare secrets...


Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, £19.99, Holland & Barrett


Kate is said to have discovered this handy oil, which helps maintain a luminous and clear complexion, during her pregnancy with Princess Charlotte. An organic product, it’s formulated with pure, cold-pressed rosehip seed oil that helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and stretch marks.

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Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Bronze, £39, ASOS


Us Weekly once reported that the Duchess of Cambridge enjoyed St. Tropez spray tanning sessions, but for convenience, she switched to using Bobbi Brown's Shimmer Brick in Bronze for a hint of colour.

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Biotulin Supreme Skin Gel, £43.38, Amazon


Biolutin's Supreme skin gel is, according to the brand, a natural alternative to botox – the results are similar but it's applied to the face as a smoothing lotion, and it won't numb your face or restrict facial expressions.

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Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF15 (various shades), £27.50, Boots


In an official statement released on Facebook, Bobbi Brown confirmed that the brand's makeup artist Hannah Martin had provided makeup artistry assistance to members of the bridal party for the Royal Wedding. Several reports have also credited the Long-Wear Weightless Foundation for creating Kate's flawless complexion on her big day – sign us up! 

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 Natural Lip Perfector in Rose Shimmer, £20.50, Clarins


Kate was spotted at Wimbledon holding this hydrating lip shimmer. It's sheer, but has a very slight colour and leaves lips shiny and looking healthy. it comes in a variety of shades but it's thought that the Princess picked up the Rose Shimmer version.

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Beauty Sleep Elixir, £47, Wolf & Badger


Kate's beauty prep starts the night before with this nighttime facial treatment, which is formulated with camellia, chia, bitter cherry, strawberry and pomegranate seed oils. A few drops of this anti-inflammatory elixir brightens your complexion and it can also be applied under makeup or on-the-spot blemish treatment. Considering you're only using a few drops per day, a little goes a long way.

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Ane organic face cleansing cloths, £15.95, Amazon


Here's a beauty hack that everyone can easily get on board with. The Princess of Wales is said to be a fan of cleansing her face with a flannel. In fact, her wedding day makeup artist Arabella Preston insists it's the best way to remove makeup and dirt from your skin while gently exfoliating and much preferable to any motorized cleanser brush – or just your hands. Who are we to argue?


Essie nail colour in Allure, £6.39 (WAS £7.99), Boots


According to The Daily Mail, Kate usually gets the "60-minute royal manicure" with her manicurist Marina Sandoval. On her wedding day in 2011, her nails were painted with a combination of Essie nail polish in Allure and Bourjois' So Laque ultra-shine nail enamel.

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Nivea Pure & Natural Day Moisturiser, £5.99, Nivea


One of Kate's skincare staples is a proper bargain. She was spotted in Boots stocking up on Nivea's Pure & Natural Moisturising Cream. We've been informed by Nivea that the Pure & Natural line has actually been discontinued, and the new version of the cream has been launched as part of their new naturally good range. The good news is it's still as brilliant, and just as afforardable. We're sure that Kate would approve!

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Karin Herzog Vita-A Anti-Ageing Cream, £110, Amazon


Of course, there are more high-end products in Kate's beauty regime – she's been a fan of Swiss skincare line Karen Herzog for years. Although it's true her radiant skin is partly down to a good diet and plenty of exercise, this anti-ageing cream is sure to help with keeping wrinkles at bay.

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Karin Herzog Vita-A Anti-Ageing Cream, £85, Amazon


She's also said to love the luxe brand's Oxygen Face Normalising cream so much she used it on the morning before her wedding. It contains 2% active oxygen, slows down sebum production and purifies the skin deep down. It reduces skin imperfections and excess sebum and reduces shine in the facial T-zone.

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Lancome Hydra Zen Anti-Stress Day Cream, £46, Lookfantastic


Although Kate always looks relaxed and carefree to royal followers, raising her three children in the public eye and balancing home life with her busy working schedule is bound to raise her stress levels. Understandable then, that she has this anti-stress cream by Lancome in her bathroom cupboard. It’s infused with naturally-derived plant extract to replenish skin whilst shielding against environmental aggressors that can lead to irritation.

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Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant, £23.20 (WAS £28), Amazon


Another royal favourite - and a Royal Warrant holder - is Elizabeth Arden. You can't go wrong with the Eight-Hour Cream Skin Protectant. Trust us when we say it works miracles on dehydrated skin, giving you back your glow and helping banish pesky dryness. 

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