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This British Serum Works Better Than Botox, According to Kate Middleton


When it comes to skincare, you'd think that actual royals would settle forВ nothing less than the "royal treatment." If I had toВ put a price point on Kate Middleton's skincare routine, I'd guess something in the thousands. After all, her skin looks impeccable. Fillers and at least $500 have to be involved, right?

Wrong. According to a report from Elite Daily, the Duchess of Cambridge's secret-weapon skincare product is an organic "botox gel" that retails for $54. Apparently, Middleton is so obsessed with the product that she turned FirstВ Lady Michelle Obama onto it, too. Michelle Obama's makeup artist, Carl Ray, says she "has been using this organic Botox gel regularly on the recommendation of Kate Middleton." According to Ray, theВ product has been working miracles toВ smooth fine lines and wrinkles.

Fascinated to learnВ more about this British serum? Keep scrolling to find outВ how it works (and where you can buy it).

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Here's the story behind the serum:В It's sold by UK brand Biotulin and containsВ a natural anesthetic ingredient from the Acmella oleracea plant, commonly known as paracress. This ingredientВ promises to inhibitВ muscle contractions around the eyes, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, just like Botox. The formula also contains a South American plant extractВ known for itsВ intense moisturizing properties as well as hydratingВ hyaluronic acid.

With most over-the-counter skincare products, you have to wait several weeks to see results. But according to Biotulin, you mightВ notice your skin looking firmer and smootherВ just an hourВ after application. The Botox-like effect lasts for up to 24 hours, especially if you reapply regularly throughout the day, which the brand recommends.

Unlike Botox, however, the product does not numb your face, restrict facial expressions, or cause any side effects. So, if injectables scare you, you might try this affordable, royal-approved option. You can buy the product on Biotulin's website, and they ship internationally.

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