Marcia Kilgore, founder of Beauty Pie, shares her ultimate beauty secrets

The beauty entrepreneur reveals her fail-safe tips, tricks and hero products

marcia kilgore, founder of beauty pie
(Image credit: Future/Marcia Kilgore)

From skincare giants Bliss Spa and Soap & Glory, to FitFlop, Marcia Kilgore has been the brains behind many well-known and much-loved brands. As a self-proclaimed serial entrepreneur, with a wealth of skincare and beauty expertise, Marcia certainly has the Midas touch when it comes to making people look - and feel - gorgeous.

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably heard of (and more than likely bought virtual basket-fulls) from Beauty Pie, the brand Marcia founded in 2016, which delivers luxury beauty without the high-end price tag. 

After getting fed-up with the retail markup structure that made it impossible to sell high-performance beauty products at affordable prices, Marcia's idea was to create a club that offers premium products, made by the world’s leading manufacturers but at warehouse-direct prices. "When you buy most products at retail, you’re probably paying at least 12 times what they really cost to manufacture. Customers deserve better than that," affirms Marcia.

From daily rituals to her favourite facial-in-a-jar cream, we grilled Marcia on the beauty tips, tricks and top product picks she can't live without. You are welcome.

1. Daily essential


Beauty Pie Traceless Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen + Primer | RRP: £17 for members (£60 for non members)

"Wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen, every single day, is the most important thing you can do for your face. UV radiation ages your skin, literally melting your collagen and elastin, changing your DNA and wreaking havoc on your melanocytes." This one absorbs like a dream, creating a perfect canvas for makeup. "It feels like face cream, but acts like sunscreen. It also leaves skin glowing," says Marcia.

2. Facial in a jar


Beauty Pie Super Healthy Skin Ultimate Anti-Aging Cream | RRP: £19 for members (£120 for non members)

Consider this your one-stop shop to plumped, quenched, healthy-looking skin. Brimming with wrinkle-smoothing, elasticity-boosting ingredients, it recharges skin that's lost its oomph. "This is a does-it-all anti-ageing cream to brighten and smooth," says Marcia. "We sell thousands each week."

3. Ultimate skin-rejuvenator


Beauty Pie Super Retinol + Vitamin C Night Renewal Moisturizer | RRP: £18.50 for members (£80 for non members)

"A daily skincare essential, retinoids are the only proven anti-ageing molecule," says Marcia. If you don't already use retinol as part of your nightly regime, consider this your cue to start. Formulated with 1% slow-release encapsulated Retinol and Ferulic Acid, it resurfaces, smoothes and brightens skin. 

"It’s important to take care of yourself. I exercise daily, even if it’s a 20-minute hike up a hill, or a few speed- walking laps around the block with my weighted vest. Then I mix up a collagen and super greens smoothie."

Marcia Kilgore
Stephanie Maylor

Stephanie Maylor is a Beauty Editor working across five national magazine titles, with almost 15 years' experience in the industry.  She has written for many brands, including woman&home, Grazia, Now, More!, Fabulous, NW, Woman, Woman's Own, Woman's Weekly, Essentials, Best, Chat, and OK! online. 

In 2010 she launched her own beauty blog, which was shortlisted for Best Beauty Blog in the 2011 and 2012 Johnson & Johnson Beauty Journalism Awards. She has interviewed many high profile industry experts and celebrities including Alesha Dixon, Twiggy and Christina Hendricks.