When it comes to beauty icons, the royals definitely top the list.
Duchess Kate and Duchess Meghan give us all major beauty envy whenever they’re seen out and about.
Whether it’s their hair, makeup or skin, they’ve constantly got us all adding to our ongoing list of royal-approved essentials to splash out on come payday.
And their latest bathroom addition is no different.
According to Harpers Bazaar magazine, both Duchesses are obsessed with a low-key natural face oil, after Duchess Kate recommended it to her sister-in-law.
And it turns out they’re not the only ones as it’s already sold out in the UK.
Beauti Skincare’s Beauty Sleep Elixir, which is set to hit London department store Harvey Nichols next month, is an all-natural facial oil designed to leave the complexion with a healthy glow.
Made in the UK, the formula boasts 14 natural plant oils, including pomegranate seed for anti-inflammatory powers, chia seed oil to prevent break outs and even skin tone, geranium to tighten sagging skin and softalia nut oil to reduce the look of fine lines.
It also uses strawberry seed oil to repair the skin’s barrier and lavender to calm and soothe, while blueberry seed, red raspberry seed and neroli all renew skin cells and regenerate the skin to leave a fresh healthy glow.
The multi-action oil can even be worn underneath makeup to make skin look fresher and brighter.
‘Excellent product,’ wrote one fan in a review.
‘This is by far the best product I have ever used on my face. It works it’s magic overnight, leaving my skin looking rested and refreshed.
‘It has worked wonders for my complexion, deep lines and wrinkles. It’s also an excellent primer when used under foundation, giving a healthy looking glow.’
‘Best oil ever,’ agreed another.
‘This oil is simply fantastic , this is the only product I have ever used that actually gives your skin a glow that lasts.
‘My skin feels so soft in the morning after using it at night but it comes into its own when used under makup, you only need a small drop under makeup to keep your skin moisturized all day with a under glow that is divine. Would not be without this EVER.’
The little bottle of magic will set you back £47, but after seeing the Duchesses’ infallible complexions, we’re sold on the fact that it’s worth it.
Previously available on online beauty retailer LookFantastic, the oil is now sold out, however it will be dropping in Harvey Nichols next week so be sure to stock up in case it’s not back online any time soon.
Aleesha is digital shopping writer at woman&home—so whether you're looking for beauty, fashion, health or home buys, she knows all the best places to splash your cash. She earned an MA in Magazine Journalism from City, University of London in 2017 after graduating from University of Leeds in 2014 with a BA in English and Spanish (which took her to Madrid for a Rioja- and tapas-packed year). Aleesha has worked for woman&home since 2019, when she joined the team as their digital news writer. A year on the news team gained her quick and reactive writing skills and a love for breaking stories, invaluable insight into where to get the best lifestyle releases first, an AOP awards nomination and the nickname ‘crazy watch lady’ after she stalked the royals via breaking news alerts on her Apple Watch.
Before joining the woman&home team, Aleesha wrote for their sister site GoodtoKnow, where she covered celebrity news, health advice and where to snap up the cheapest lifestyle buys. With a background in beauty, Aleesha has also written for Stylist and Women’s Health where she developed an understanding into what makes a stellar product and which brands are worth paying attention to. She never leaves the house without a good slathering of SPF and is always on the hunt for new lipsticks to add to her ‘Lipstick of the Day’ Instagram story highlight (and color-coordinated collection).
But it’s not just beauty buys Aleesha can help you with. Social media savviness, strong PR relationships and a need to stay in the know mean she’s all about the latest fashions, clever gadgets and reliable lifestyle buys too. She loves indulging in an interior craze (with a bedroom drowned in prints, plants and pink), is a regular visitor to the Missoma and Edge of Ember 'New In' pages and can’t resist the allure of a kitchen gadget—just ask her three coffee machines. Being a product specialist on a brand for bold women (and living the single life) means that Aleesha also knows a thing or two about the must-buy sex toys, so she relishes in unleashing her inner Carrie Bradshaw on our sex & relationships pages.
When she’s not playing around with new products and testing anything she can get her hands on, Aleesha spends most of her time with her head in a current bestseller, catching up on the latest Netflix craze with her sister, trying out new recipes, drinking wine with her bestie and (in non-COVID times) has been known to be a bit of a jetsetter amongst her friendship group.
Follow her latest shopping & lifestyle advice, beauty insights and social antics on Instagram at @aleeshabadkar.
The No7 Advent Calendar is available to buy now—and there are TWO to choose from
The No7 Advent Calendar is a December essential for high street beauty fans
By Caitlin Elliott •
The best bras for large busts—supportive styles that won't let you down
We've found the best bras for large busts, with styles up to a size KK
By Aleesha Badkar •