Both Michelle Obama and the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton are respected internationally for not only their service to society as global representatives, but are also known for their impeccable style and gorgeous complexion. Recently, it has been reported that both Obama and Middleton achieve their glowing and flawless youthful skin by using the very same product.
In an interview with Celebrities Style Magazine, the first lady’s fantastic makeup artist Carl Ray, chatted candidly about the secret behind Michelle’s flawless appearance. The beauty shared about the miracle product, which royal Kate also keeps on hand.
Fashion Times summarizes information relayed about the latest go-to product for glowing skin.
“Carl Ray revealed to the magazine that Michelle Obama uses a bio Botox gel to combat wrinkles. This miracle gel is a budding new trend. Not only is Michelle Obama using it, but she got the beauty tip from Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton.”
Carl Ray proceeded to share with the publication that not only do both Kate and Michelle use the bio Botox gel religiously, but that it was actually upon Kate’s recommendation that Michelle began using the miracle gel.
“Michelle Obama has been using this organic Botox gel regularly on the recommendation of Kate Middleton. The effect is unbelievable. This gel contains spilanthol, a biological local anesthetic that is derived from the extract of the plant Acmella oleracea (paracress). Biotulin, as this gel is called, smoothes wrinkles.”
The best part about this topical gel, which has similar results to that of Botox injections, is that it is pain-free. Botox injections, though more exact and precise, can be painful and unpleasant, while Biotulin, the product turned to by Middleton and Obama, is easy to use and can be applied independently. There are, however, downsides to this newly-unveiled product of the anti-aging skin care world.
Fashion Times expands on the negatives that go along with usage of the Middleton-Obama remedy for aging skin.
“[B]efore you give up going under the needle forever, hold it right there. This treatment may be beloved by Mrs. Obama and [Kate Middleton], but there’s a catch. The effect of Biotulin may work quick wonders, but sadly it’s only temporary. This wrinkle cure only lasts around 8-10 hours.”
Truth in Aging contributor Marta does not seem to be sold on the product or in regards to the tips offered up by Michelle Obama’s makeup artist.
“Now, I am sorry to sound all prissy and English about this, but I don’t think you can still refer to the Duchess of Cambridge by her maiden name. And, secondly, [Ray] shouldn’t be blabbing about his client’s skincare secrets. Especially, when it is something called Biotulin, ‘a bio Botox gel.’ “
Marta goes on to share about specific ingredients within the gel that she does not believe to be useful for fighting lines and wrinkles.
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