Health & Beauty

Cate Blanchett: Under My Skin


Cate Blanchett is thick-skinned about not winning another Oscar, but she’s still a winner. "I didn’t have any expectations," she tells "Extra." Cate’s certainly a winner today -- a beauty award winner.

The radiantly pregnant Cate told us why she’s never needed help looking flawless. "Your skin changes when you’re pregnant. I think with hormonal shifts, it could’ve gone quite crazy!" So how does she maintain that perfect porcelain skin?

The secret is a skin care line called SK-II and its magical little ingredient called "Pitera" that keeps the starlet aglow. "Basically it’s like a power drink," she says. "It’s this beautiful bottle of clear liquid, full of vitamins and minerals." Cate began using SK-II seven years ago, and now serves as the company’s global ambassador.

She’s now launching her own brand of the skin care line, "Cate’s Essentials Kit," which includes a facial treatment mask. "It’s cotton and you look like Hannibal Lecter. But you don’t look like Hannibal Lecter when you take it off." Let’s hope not!

Blanchett says the mask is perfect for moms who have zero free time. "What’s great for me is I have a little ritual in the morning and evening, and I’ll do a mask while I’m making their sandwiches. It’s that easy to do."

Preserve your own beauty when Cate’s smooth skin secret makes its way into stores next month. It will be available at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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