Apparently Nutella face masks are a thing and here's what happens when you try it

Publish Date
Monday, 17 April 2017, 11:42AM
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Kate Middleton recently made waves because her beautician claimed that she used Nutella as a facemask.

In theory, because it contains milk and oil (of the palm variety so let your conscience bear that in mind), it should have a moisturising effect on your skin.

Hazelnuts are also high in vitamin E, which is great for your hair, skin and nails.

NZ Herald writer Zoe Scheltema tried it out, and here's what happened: 

What you'll need:

Just a jar of Nutella, something to apply it, and the ability to see past how stupid this seems.

How to apply it:

Smear it on, it gets easier as it warms up and is actually feels very pleasant on the face.

Leave it on for about 20 minutes or when ants start marching up your leg to get to your honey trap of a face.


If you use a hot, wet cloth it comes off pretty easily but it is very messy so I would do it over a sink.

The Nutella seems to multiply when wet and it took me a long time to get it all off. It also looks bad in the sense that it is brown and some people might think it is something other than Nutella ...

The result:

Scheltema, thinks it might be a placebo effect but she swears her skin was actually a lot softer afterwards. It also felt quite tight which we all know is a classic face mask after-effect.

"I actually think this might have been because I didn't wash it off super well and it was just a sugary film that I had on my face for the rest of the day, but, therein lies a life hack methinks," Scheltema added.


"If you want an activity for your girls' night in then give it a go but I would say that Kate Middleton's glow probably is more attributed to the fact that she's a royal and a millionaire and can pay to have an army of skincare specialists perfecting her skincare regime, so don't expect a miracle."