Friday 24 November 2017

The €50 'organic botox' gel Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama swear by

US First Lady Michelle Obama (R) meets with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace on May 24, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
US First Lady Michelle Obama (R) meets with Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Buckingham Palace on May 24, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks with First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama on April 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Amy Mulvaney

Amy Mulvaney

The secret behind Kate Middleton and Michelle Obama's youthful skin has been revealed.

The First Lady's makeup artist Carl Ray recently revealed that  Kate recommended to Michelle the Biotulin Supreme Skin Gel, which is "comparable to botox."

Michelle Obama has been using this organic botox gel regularly on the recommendation of Kate Middleton,' Carl told Celebrities Style magazine.

Unlike botox that is injected into your face, Biotulin is used as a lotion and doesn't numb the face or restrict facial expression.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks with First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama on April 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks with First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama on April 22, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Biotulin contains a natural local anesthetic extracted from the plant Acmella oleracea, which is said to reduce muscle contractions and relax facial features around the eyes.

The product's website recommends using only a small amount and applying it to the face and neck area before using makeup or other skincare products.

Skin is said to be visibly firmer within one hour and the effects last up to 24 hours.

While Michelle prefers to keep her skincare regime quite simple, Kate reportedly has an arsenal of skincare products, with rosehip oil being a firm favourite.  

"I wash my face with a good cleanser, and I use a moisturizer with an SPF," Michelle told Prevention magazine.

"Every now and then I'll go to a dermatologist for microderm or a facial, but I don't have time to do that all the time." 

Biotulin is available online, priced at €49.99. If it works for Michelle and Kate, we'd say it's definitely worth a try.

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