02 September 2013 by

Beauty SOS: The Top 10 Products For Channelling Cate Blanchett’s Glowing Skin

Cate Blanchett has been sporting a seriously radiant complexion as of late (Getty)

Team Grazia beauty have always been seriously envious of Hollywood starlet Cate Blanchett’s radiant, glowing skin, although as of late, our Blanchett-radar has been out in full force as the 44-year-old actress has been looking even better than usual. Which, we admit, didn’t even think was possible. Out and about this weekend in France for the 39th Deauville film festival, Cate’s skin was looking beyond ethereal and just absolutely amazing. Swoon!

What’s more, Cate has been the face of skincare brand SK-II for years now, and is the obvious statement that this range of products really does work. Miss Blanchett even revealed once that she had always been a huge fan of SK-II, even before working with the brand: “A lot of the products help to 'brighten' the skin, but that doesn't mean 'whitening' as some people assume; it's to prevent pigmentation caused by ageing and sun damage." Australian born Cate has always stayed out of the sun, proud to show off her ‘pale and interesting’ complexion. Might this be her secret to an ever-radiant glow?

If, like us, your skin is feeling a little lacklustre come end of summer, and looking at pictures of Cate’s skin is making you feel ready to take some serious, glow-getting action, then fear not, ladies! Prepare for a seriously fresh-faced, radiant, dewy complexion with our pick of the best products for a gorgeously luminous visage come tomorrow morning. Yes, really…

GALLERY >> The Top 10 Products For Glowing Skin

SK-II Facial Treatment Essence, £65 for 75ml

One of Cate’s favourite products (the starlet apparently decants this into small bottles so she can spritz wherever she goes!), this clever facial fluid helps to promote the skin’s renewal process and has even been dubbed “holy water” by women worldwide.

Aromatherapy Associates Polishing Essential Enzyme Peel, £39

Just launched, this nifty little peel contains fruit acids of pineapple, passion flower and grape to breakdown dead skin cells and leave skin looking renewed and radiant. What’s more, it’s super gentle and works without the use of harsh chemicals, which will please even the most sensitive of skin types.

Burt’s Bees Radiance Cleanser, £9.99

A glowing complexion starts with a clean base, so arm yourself with this all-natural cleanser which promises to wash away any nasties whilst providing skin with an exfoliating boost courtesy of Jojoba beads and fruit acids.  

Guerlain Midnight Secret, £65

Not getting enough zzz? Simply smooth this over a cleansed face before hitting the hay and prepare for a seriously perky complexion come morning. You can thank us later…

Trilogy Organic Rosehip Oil, £25.65

A good glow all lies in peak moisture levels deep beneath your skin, so give yourself a helping hand with this gorgeous organic facial oil which promises to boost moisture levels by up to 44%. You’ll fall head over heels for the amazing rose scent, too.

NARS Light Optimizing Primer SPF15, £25

For a radiant glow a la Cate which lasts all day, arm yourself with this NARS primer, guaranteed to minimise signs of fatigue to leave your base luminous and revived. What’s more, with a whack of SPF15, Miss Blanchett would be proud!

Neal’s Yard Frankincense Intense, £55

New to Neal’s Yard this month is this wonderfully luxurious cream which will quickly become your autumn/winter skincare staple. It’s all in the unique plant stem cell technology which works effectively to tackle dry, drab skin and will restore a youthful complexion before you know it.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, £38

This clever powder softens the way light reflects on your skin and uses cutting-edge technology to alter and refine the appearance of your complexion. A dusting of this across the cheeks, nose and forehead guarantees an impressive Blanchett-worthy luminescence.  We’re sold!

GLAMGLOW Mud Mask, £49.99

Perfect for a quick fix, this clever mask promises to deliver results in just 10 minutes. Ideal as a pre-party pick-me-up or for when a hungover complexion looms. What’s more, the little black pot will look uber-glamorous on your bathroom shelf.

Stila All-Over Shimmer Powder, £15

Every woman needs a good highlighter in her make-up bag, and this gorgeous two-toned powder from Stila is not only an absolute bargain, but also the key to a fresh and healthy glow. We love the fact that this can be used everywhere, too- as an eye shadow, highlighter, cheek colour- the possibilities are endless!


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