Let's be honest, it's not often that we get insight into the bathroom cabinets of the royal family. In fact, even the makeup artists behind the wedding looks of Kate and Meghan are notoriously tight-lipped about the exact makeup products that were using on their big days. Which is why I was beyond excited to hear some beauty industry whisperings about a product that Kate Middleton loves so much that she recommended it to Meghan Markle.
The product in question? Beuti Skincare's Beauty Sleep Elixir. A 100% natural face oil from a British brand that Kate has been using since 2016. A blend of 14 plant-based oils, it's the product that is reportedly the secret behind Kate's glowing complexion—and she's not the only celeb to swear by its charms.
Keep scrolling to find out why she loves it, the other A-listers that adore it and whether there will be a bottle in Meghan's hospital bag.
The very first product launch from Beuti Skincare, the Beauty Sleep Elixir was created to tackle inflammaging—a condition where your fine lines and signs of ageing develop due to inflammation caused by sun exposure, pollution, irritation or over exfoliation.
Leila Aalam, founder of Beuti Skincare, explains: "This breaks down the barrier function of the skin, causing the onset of inflammaging and visible skin ageing. It is important we renew and repair the skin by using organic oils, which can help to reverse the damage."
A source for Beuti Skincare confirmed that Kate has been a big fan of the product since discovering it a couple of years ago and, since introducing it to Meghan, they now both receive regular supplies at the palace.
"Meghan was given a bottle of our Sleep Elixir via Kate Middleton and loved it so much that she still uses it and has continued to use it throughout her pregnancy," said Aalam.
But it's not just royal-approved. This all-natural face oil also has celebrity fans like Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea and Emma Watson swearing by it.
The oil itself is a natural blend of 14 plant-based oils, including a Caribbean coral extract which is a powerful anti-inflammatory ingredient and a sandalwood nut kernel oil to help prevent collagen and elastin break down.
These are then combined with camellia oil, chia seed oil, bitter cherry seed oil, strawberry seed oil, pomegranate seed oil, blueberry seed oil, cranberry seed oil, raspberry seed oil, seabuckthorn fruit berry oil, sandalwood oil, lavender herb oil, geranium flower oil, neroli flower oil and capric trglyceride from coconut to create a luxurious, aromatic face oil.
The best thing about this product is that it's incredibly multitasking. You can use it overnight as an intensive moisturiser, as a daily hit of vitamins, minerals and omegas, as a spot treatment to reduce redness or as a primer before your makeup. There are rumours that Meghan will be packing it in her hospital bag, and I can see why—it's a quick fix to leave your skin looking rejuvenated, glowy and fresh.