Written by Maria Nichol
Our HELLO! The Royal Treatment has landed, and it’s packed with 11 products that reign supreme – from Royal Warrant Holders to formulas both known and rumoured to be loved by the Royal Family. Your chance to try out everything from long-lasting glamour to picture-perfect skincare, we’re giving you the lowdown on the big names inside the box, why we love them, and which royal they’re associated with.
We really weren’t surprised Elizbeth Arden got the royal nod – the monarchy only offers Royal Warrants to brands they know and love, and these two formulas are the prime example of reliable and hardworking skincare. The Eight Hour® Cream Skin Protectant Original is a much-loved formula created back in 1930 by Arden herself with the aim of going above and beyond a moisturiser. The Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules Hydra-Plumping Serum is a testament to the brand’s innovation, creating a dual-action serum that harnesses moisturising hyaluronic acid and leaves the skin positively glowing.
USED BY: Her royal majesty. She endorsed the brand back in 1962 and has been spotted using it ever since.
Sweet-smelling skin is the ultimate luxury, and that’s why we love philosophy. One of their best-selling scents, Amazing Grace is formulated with bergamot, which greets the senses while irresistibly soft, clean muguet blossoms and lasting musk endure. Skin will be left smelling sweet, feminine and fragrant for hours.
USED BY: Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece – this scent is an honorary inclusion by LiB, and we’re sure it will be your new favourite, too.
We love a cold-pressed oil, and this wild-harvested, certified organic formula delivers intense nourishment for radiant, royal-worthy skin. Helping to reduce the appearance of fine lines, stretch marks and scars, the rosehip seed oil is packed with do-good fatty acid content.
USED BY: Kate Middleton – it’s the key to her flawless complexion, and sources say she uses it daily as part of her skincare regime.
The key to royal-approved locks? Mirror-like shine. Oil Reflections Luminous Smoothing Oil harnesses the powers of camellia oil and white tea extract to give the hair long-lasting moisture, and we love that it’s suitable for all hair types too.
USED BY: Megan Markle has stated she’s a big fan of Wella Professionals, specifically this smoothing oil. She said: “It smells like vacation and makes your hair slippery and touchable”, and we couldn’t agree more. Her lustrous locks are enviable, and this handy oil is an absolute saviour.
With over 250 years of expertise and six Royal Warrants to date, it’s no wonder Yardley London has the royal seal of approval. This luxury soap collection is infused with their iconic fragrances – English lavender, English rose and lily of the valley, all finely milled to ensure a gorgeous lather. We love that the formulas are vegan and cruelty-free too.
USED BY: The Queen herself. It’s said that the royal household is always fully stocked with Yardley soaps and handwashes.
If there’s one thing we love during the wintertime, it’s a beautifully fragranced bath and Molton Brown are the experts in creating a mindful self-care moment. This duo captures the freshness of naturally sweet and bitter orange with cologne-like bergamot.
USED BY: Top hotels who usually have the brand fully stocked. Being a Royal Warrant Holder, it’s clear the products have not gone unnoticed by the Queen, too.
Forget traditional balms, we love this deliciously nourishing formula from Karin Herzog. Cacao theobromine, avocado oil and wheat germ oil work together to promote softness, elasticity and comfort for the ultimate delectable lip product.
USED BY: Kate Middleton is rumoured to be a big fan of the oxygen-infused skincare line.
The fast-track to upping your self-care routine? This luxe mask from 111SKIN that contains real 24K gold and damask rose, both illuminates and calms the skin revealing its natural glow.
USED BY: Rumoured to be used by Meghan (revealed her makeup artist and friend Daniel Martin), but also Princess Diana’s makeup artist Mary Greenwell uses 111SKIN as her go-to.
Banishing even the most stubborn elements of dirt and oil, these strips deliver results in just one use. We love their deep cleansing ingredients like tea tree, menthol and witch hazel, to leave you feeling refreshed and pore size diminished.
USED BY: Rumour has it, Meghan is a big fan of Biore.