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Prince Harry's South Pole Skin Care Essential: Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream

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Although we know every detail of Kate Middleton’s beauty routine, little has been reported about Prince Harry’s grooming process. Mostly because the redheaded royal probably hasn’t had much need for fancy serums…until now.

On Monday Harry began his Walking With the Wounded race across Antarctica and while the big news was that the 29-year-old in the lead after the first day of the South Pole trek. He also started garnering attention for what he was carrying in his pack.

According to the Daily Mail, Prince William’s younger brother made sure to bring along Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour cream ($20), which would keep his skin hydrated even in the South Pole’s harsh, dry and very cold conditions.

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Smart man! After all, the cult classic moisturizer has long been beloved by celebs like Victoria Beckham and Vanessa Hudgens—and they're just combating the climates of London and Los Angeles.

So what makes this balm so special? It is basically Vasline on steroids. The cream's key ingredients are petrolatum and vitamin E, which is why it lasts even long than it's name suggests. No wonder Prince Harry's team is winning. He obviously came very well prepared.

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