The £7 beauty product that Meghan Markle is obsessed with

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Kayleigh Dray

Meghan Markle may be one of the most famous women in the world, but she’s still happy to nip into her local Boots for this budget beauty hero.

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Meghan Markle – aka the Suits star, philanthropist, writer, fashion designer and human rights campaigner – prefers to use high-end beauty products. The legendarily luxe Crème de la Mer, for example, or the beautifully velvet and oh-so-matte lipsticks of Christian Louboutin. Basically, the sort of lotions and portions that are (if you’ll pardon the pun) fit for a princess.

However, nothing could be further from the truth.

During a recent interview with Beauty Banter, Markle admitted that the one product she can’t live without is, in fact, available in any good supermarket or high street chemist. And it costs less than £7.

Presenting: Nivea’s Skin Firming Hydration Body Lotion.

“I use this religiously,” said Markle. “It’s honestly my favourite lotion on the market – it’s so affordable, and makes my skin look and feel amazing.”

She added: “I would buy a case of this at a time if I could find it.”

Something tells us she might be not be short of it now she’s gone public.

The product – which was recently rebranded in the UK as Nivea Q10 Plus Skin Firming Lotion – is enriched with the skin’s own coenzyme Q10, said to help support skin cell renewal, in theory working with your skin and improving its appearance.

However, that’s not the only beauty product that Markle’s obsessed with: the actor is also a huge fan of Bioré Cleansing Cloths (“for when you have those horribly lazy nights that the thought of getting up to actually wash your face seems unbearable”) which you can pick up for £8.84 on Amazon at the moment.

And her top tried-and-tested beauty tip is every bit as down-to-earth as the products she chooses, too.

“Drink lots of water,” says Markle, before adding: “I also learned to add the smallest touch of shimmer to the inner corner of the eye after they’re lined [to add] a brightness and sparkle.

“Even if I have no make-up on, I am likely to apply concealer and a bit of shimmer in the corners of my eye.”

Hey, if it’s good enough for Markle, it’s definitely good enough for us: consider us sold.

Images: Rex Features


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Kayleigh Dray

Kayleigh Dray is editor of, where she chases after rogue apostrophes and specialises in films, comic books, feminism and television. On a weekend, you can usually find her drinking copious amounts of tea and playing boardgames with her friends. 

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