Mother and Baby

Beauty secrets of pregnant celebrities

Section: Skin & Hair
As she approaches her due date, the Duchess of Cambridge is looking as glowy-skinned as ever. So what’s her secret? Rosehip oil, apparently. According to sources, the Duchess has been using Trilogy’s Rosehip Oil on her face to hydrate and anti-age her skin during her second pregnancy. As well as being rich in skin-nourishing vitamin C, the oil is also packed with omega 3 and 6 fatty acids to brighten and smooth skin. As with most of Kate’s favourite things, the oil has already sold out online at Boots. But don’t worry, there are plenty more beauty secrets the stars swear by…
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Mama Mio Boob Tube, £31 for 100ml,

Gwyneth Paltrow was a fan of this bust-shaping cream during both her pregnancies. Even before you get pregnant the skin on your décolletage is prone to sagging and creping because it's thinner, it's prone to gravity-induced sagging, caused by gaining or losing weight and changes in breast size, and it's regularly exposed to the elements, unlike the skin on your stomach. This cream contains CoQ10 to strengthen the skin's collagen (known as the 'building blocks of skin', collagen keeps skin plump and bouncy and decreases with age). It also contains omega-rich oils and shea butter, soothing cucumber extract and dandelion root to nourish and firm skin.
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Dr Hauschka Blackthorn Toning Body Oil, £20.50 for 75ml,

Sienna Miller used this nourishing oil during her pregnancy with daughter Marlowe. It contains blackthorn blossom and birth leaf extract to boost skin elasticity and prevent stretch marks plus jojoba oil and St John's Wort and sunflower oil to keep skin hydrated and improve cell renewal.
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Bio-Oil, £8.99 for 60ml,

This cult beauty buy has won more than 200 skincare awards, costs less than a tenner and is popular with many famous mums. 'I smothered myself in Bio-Oil three to four times a day during my pregnancy,' says TOWIE star Billie Faiers, mum to Nelly. 'I kept it in my handbag.' The Saturdays singer Una Foden, who recently gave birth to her second child, a son called Tadhg, says: 'I discovered Bio Oil while I was pregnant with my daughter Aoife and loved it so much I carried on using it. I even use it on my face.' The bright orange oil contains plant extracts and vitamins to hydrate and strengthen skin and it's also been proven to improve scar healing.
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Murad Essential-C Moisture SPF30, £57 for 50ml,

Fearne Cotton, who is expecting her second child with husband Jesse Wood later this year, is a fan of Murad and has been using Essential-C Cleanser, Essential-C Toner and Essential-C Moisture SPF30 during her pregnancy. Part of the 'Environmental Shield' range, they're full of skin-brightening vitamin C and are designed for people living in cities or exposed to the elements and work on banishing smog-induced spots and premature fine lines and can even help to reverse UV damage.
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Rosehip Oil: Trilogy, £16.99 for 20ml, Holland & Barrett; Neal's Yard, £17.50 for 50ml; Nelsons, £11 for 50ml.

If you would like to try Rosehip Oil, which has apparently found favour with the Duchess of Cambridge, we have found it in stock at Holland & Barrett; there are other brands also selling Rosehip Oils, such as Nelsons and Neal's Yard.

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