Meghan Markle’s skincare secrets—the Duchess’ favorite beauty products revealed

Meghan Markle's skincare routine is a refreshing blend of high end and drug store products

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 05: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends The Endeavour Fund Awards at Mansion House on March 5, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
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As a style icon, Meghan Markle knows how to stay on top of trends, but besides wowing us with her trendy looks, we've been dying to know how she keeps her skin so soft and smooth. 


Throughout various interviews with outlets on both Meghan's Suits and royal roles, we've been given a peek inside the Duchess of Sussex's skincare routine, which has allowed us to gather together her most important tips and go-to products that help her keep her skin healthy and glowing.

So, whether you're in the market for a new face serum, moisturizer or exfoliator, these products not only work for various budgets but are a great option for giving your skin the royal treatment.

What skincare does Meghan Markle use?

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize...

A solid moisturizer is the cornerstone of Meghan's regime. She has waxed lyrical about her love for Kate Somerville Quench Hydrating Face Serum. When she was interviewed by BeautyBanter, she shared, "I've been going to Kate's clinic in LA for facials for years...and use the products to maintain that glow that her facials give."

Makeup artist Min Min Ma, who worked with her when she starred on Suits, has said that Decleor's ultra-calming, rose-infused Aromessence Rose D'Orient Soothing Serum was also essential for creating a smooth canvas before applying the star's base.

The Duchess of Sussex also praised a multi-purpose facial oil from one of her favorite brands, Caudalie. In an interview with the blog Citiphile, Meghan's skincare routine came up and she raved about the brand's Premier Cru Elixir, now known as Precious Oil.

"I adore the Caudalie boutique,” she told the lifestyle blog. “Their anti-aging Premier Cru Elixir is a dream.”

Regular exfoliation is key to softer skin

The Duchess also knows that you cannot have polished skin unless you exfoliate. “I really love the Tatcha Rice Enzyme Powder. It just sort of foams on your face and gives you a really subtle exfoliation,” Meghan told Allure in 2014.

Chapped lips are a big turn-off, too, and she has also expressed her love for the ultra-nourishing Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment with sea fennel and orange extract—like, A LOT. “I have searched high and low and tried every kind of lip balm, but this is the very best,” she said about this soothing formula in an interview with The Lady Loves Couture. “Soft, kissable, buttery lips. I swear by it."

Don't forget to moisturize from the neck down

And knowing that skincare doesn't stop at the jawline, she applies Nivea Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion from the neck down. “I use this religiously; it’s honestly my favorite lotion on the market,” Meghan told Beauty Banter. “It’s so affordable, and makes my skin look and feel amazing. I would buy a case of this at a time if I could find it." 

According to the brand, this lotion is proven to tighten and firm the skin in as little as two weeks—plus, it's an absolute bargain. 

Not to sound too fan-girly, but it's lovely to have a royally-approved mix of both high-end and drugstore beauty staples. Adding these to our own beauty routines, stat!