Recent photographs of The Queen show her looking radiant, well into her nineties. In fact, she has hardly aged at all in over 20 years thanks to a glowing complexion and beauty routine that keeps her looking on top form. Even though very little has been disclosed about her daily skincare regime, there are several beauty brands the Queen is known to favour. Read on to discover some of the products the monarch is rumoured to use...
The Queen applies lipstick at a Royal event
The Queen has given a royal nod to the French luxury brand Clarins. Having used its products ever since her coronation in 1953, when she commissioned the company to design a shade of lipstick to complement her gown, the monarch reportedly favours the Ever Matte Mineral Powder Compact in Transparent Fair and is said to keep her hands in tip top by covering them in Clarins moisturising hand cream - it's thought an additional smothering of Clarins Hand and Nail Treatment Cream is also part of her routine.
This Clarins pallette is rumoured to be favoured by the Queen
The brand has held a royal warrant for 55 years, so it is extremely likely that reports of the Queen being a regular user of Elizabeth Arden products are true. Rumour has it that the Queen keeps her skin smooth with a layer of Elizabeth Arden's cult beauty product, Eight Hour Cream, which certainly keeps her skin looking in great condition.
Yardley soap is a favourite in the Royal household
Yardley London English Lavender Soap is apparently stocked inside the royal palaces, such is the Queen’s love of the fresh smelling product. Yardley has been one of the world's leading suppliers of quality soaps and perfumes since 1770, which is no doubt one of the reasons the British brand has been endorsed by the monarch.
When it comes to scent, the Queen is said to use Floris London. Having been given the royal warrant, the perfume house is discreet about which is the 91-year-old's personal preference - but since carnations are reported to be her favourite flower, evidence points to White Rose, a floral fragrance with spicy notes of carnation.
When her hands are not hidden from view by gloves, the Queen unsurprisingly has perfectly manicured nails. Although they look bare from afar, reports indicate there is often a hint of a very light shade of varnish covering them. According to many, it is Essie’s nail varnish in Ballet Slippers that coat the Queen’s nails. As well as giving them a light camouflage, the shade complements a huge array of colours, so there's no chance it will clash with her outfits. Just don't look to closely if you ever manage to get to do a royal handshake!