Kate Middleton's beauty tip that Michelle Obama swears by

First Lady's make-up artist reveals she uses Biotulin Supreme Skin Gel - a product that was recommended to her by Duchess of Cambridge. Photo / Getty Images.
First Lady's make-up artist reveals she uses Biotulin Supreme Skin Gel - a product that was recommended to her by Duchess of Cambridge. Photo / Getty Images.

She's spent eight years navigating the tricky waters of the White House and supporting arguably the most powerful man in the world, yet Michelle Obama doesn't look to have aged a day.

Now the secret behind the 52-year-old's youthful look has been revealed, and her fresh face is apparently thanks to a tip from the Duchess of Cambridge.

The First Lady's make-up artist Carl Ray says that Kate recommended £43 ($54) Biotulin Supreme Skin Gel to Michelle - a non-injectable "organic Botox".

"Michelle Obama has been using this organic Botox gel regularly on the recommendation of Kate Middleton," Carl told Celebrities Style, adding that it is "unbelievable" for erasing wrinkles.

Biotulin gel, $75 NZD, contains plant extracts that plum the skin and relax the muscles to smooth out wrinkles. Photo / Biotulin.
Biotulin gel, $75 NZD, contains plant extracts that plum the skin and relax the muscles to smooth out wrinkles. Photo / Biotulin.

The gel contains a natural local anesthetic extracted from the plant Acmella oleracea, which promises to reduce muscle contractions and relax the facial features around the eyes and between the eyebrows.

This promises to reduce fine lines and make the skin noticeably smoother.

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It also contains extracts of Imperata cylindrica, a hardy grass that grows in South America's desert regions, which gives an intense moisturising effect.

The third key element is skin-plumping Hyaluronic acid to restore fullness to the face.

Biotulin claims to provide visible results in 60 minutes that last up to 24 hours.

Carl has previously revealed that Michelle likes to keep her skincare regime simple and natural, relying on exercise, plenty of water, a good diet and sleep to keep her glowing.

Kate and Michelle first met at a reception at Buckingham Palace in May 2011. Photo / Getty Images.
Kate and Michelle first met at a reception at Buckingham Palace in May 2011. Photo / Getty Images.

And the First Lady herself confirmed in an interview that she doesn't go in for a complicated regime.

"It's really pretty basic. I wash my face with a good cleanser, and I use a moisturizer with an SPF," she told Prevention.

"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."

The Duchess is also a fan of natural skincare and is reportedly a convert to Beuti Skincare's Beauty Sleep Elixir, which contains 14 plant-based oils that neutralise the enzymes that inflame and damage the skin.

It's not known for certain when Kate passed on her skincare secret to Michelle, but the pair were first introduced at a reception at Buckingham Palace in 2011, shortly after the royal wedding.

And they had the chance to catch up again when the Cambridges hosted the Obamas for a private dinner at Kensington Palace in April this year.

- Daily Mail

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