Okay, we admit it: We love all things Meghan Markle. Her style, her wedding her hair, her courage—literally everything. And we’re not above confessing we’re suckers for all her fashion moments and style secrets. Come on, the woman has a way of making even the most elevated look and style feel accessible for the everyday gal (read: us), and that’s no small feat. So when we track down the affordable clutch she wears on repeat, you better believe we’re adding to cart. And when we get our hands on the Duchess’ go-to skincare routine, you know we’re taking notes.
Now, if copying Markle’s skincare routine verbatim is not on your list of priorities and you have your own go-to products you swear by, more power to you—keep doing what you’re doing. In all honesty, we just find comfort in knowing that the royals are just like us in that they don’t naturally wake up with radiant, glowing skin. There’s some work involved, even for dwellers of Buckingham palace, and it seems that work involves a rice powder.
Yep, according to our research Markle revealed to Allure a while back that she is a big fan of Tatcha products (who isn’t?), specifically the brand’s cult Rice Enzyme Powder. “It just sort of foams on your face and gives you a really subtle exfoliation,”she said. Personally, we’re fans of anything that will give us her glow, and get this: the super-popular formula just got a total revamp. Yep, rebranded as The Rice Polish, all four existing varieties—Classic, Deep, Gentle and Calming—have been reformulated with a gentle pH-neutral amino acid base that foams instantly with water and delivers an uber-soft exfoliation that won’t irritate your skin. If you’re current fans of the powder (we’re sure many of you are), don’t worry, your fave product isn’t changing drastically. The four formulas will still feature their original category names and cater to the same skin types: Classic for normal/combo skin, deep for normal, combination and oily skin, gentle for dry skin and calming for sensitive. The revamped line will be hitting Tatcha.com and Sephora stores on August 3, just in time for fall skincare prep.
So, there you have it: Whether you’re susceptible to the Markle magnetic pull or not, you can take this info and stick it in your pocket to use the next time you find yourself in a conversation that’s lagging. That’s what we do with any and all royal factoids we come across.