Zoe Scheltema: The verdict on the Nutella face mask Kate Middleton swears by

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Could the Nutella face mask be the next big beauty trend? Photo / Getty
Could the Nutella face mask be the next big beauty trend? Photo / Getty

Kate Middleton recently made waves because her beautician claimed that she used Nutella as a facemask.

Actually, turns out it's a bit of a mixture of a few other things such as sugar, but ultimately she's basically smearing a delicious breakfast food on the future queen of England's face.

In theory, because it contains milk and oil (of the palm variety so let your conscience bear that in mind), it should have a moisturising effect on your skin.

Hazelnuts are also high in vitamin E, which is great for your hair, skin and nails.

But at the end of the day, don't forget that you're just chucking Nutella on your face and if you think there are any health benefits to that you need to fly all the way to Mars and stay there.

I decided to apply it with a makeup brush (which I now fear I have ruined forever) because let me tell you, that stuff is sticky.

Yum too.


What you'll need:

Just a jar of Nutella, something to apply it, and the ability to see past how stupid this seems.

How to apply it:

Smear it on, it gets easier as it warms up and is actually feels very pleasant on the face.

Leave it on for about 20 minutes or when ants start marching up your leg to get to your honey trap of a face.


If you use a hot, wet cloth it comes off pretty easily but it is very messy so I would do it over a sink.

The Nutella seems to multiply when wet and it took me a long time to get it all off. It also looks bad in the sense that it is brown and some people might think it is something other than Nutella ...

The result:

You know what, maybe it's the placebo effect but I think my skin was actually a lot softer afterwards. Well maybe not a lot, but it definitely wasn't bad. It also felt quite tight which we all know is a classic face mask after-effect.

I actually think this might have been because I didn't wash it off super well and it was just a sugary film that I had on my face for the rest of the day, but, therein lies a life hack methinks.


If you want an activity for your girls' night in then give it a go but I would say that Kate Middleton's glow probably is more attributed to the fact that she's a royal and a millionaire and can pay to have an army of skincare specialists perfecting her skincare regime, so don't expect a miracle.

Peanut butter though ... maybe we should give that a go.


- NZ Herald

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