I’m going to start by saying, I wanted to absolutely hate this cream. Why? Because it retails at £75.00 for a 50ml tub. If I fell in love with this cream, it would be an expensive addition to my make up and skincare routine.
Why did I buy it? Okay firstly, my boyfriend and I have been very lucky during lockdown to both keep our jobs (me working from home, and him being a key worker). So on a Saturday evening, after a few wines, an advert came on which glimmered, and shone, and stated that this cream was MAGIC. I was completely sucked in and declared that I was going to treat myself because I deserved it (apparently!).
Needless to say, once I was on the website I didn’t just treat myself to the cream… oops. Thank god for Klarna!
So it arrived, and the packaging was, quite frankly, stunning. And I’m a bloody sucker for a pretty package! On their website at the moment you receive a free mini Charlotte’s Magic Cream when you spend over £80 (that’s the adorable little mini pictured above!).
The texture of the cream is thick and luxurious. It feels pricey.
I’ve read a few reviews that said the cream is completely scent-less, however I think it does have a slight scent – not exactly floral – the best I could describe it as was clean and salon-esque.
A little goes a long way with this product, and I dabbed a small amount onto my face and rubbed it into my skin (I don’t think I can quite get on board with the ‘Tilbury Tap’ – cringe radar going off the scale!) You can tell that the product is luxury – it is a lot thicker than other moisturisers that I’ve used, however it doesn’t feel heavy or clog up my pores.
I have combination skin, with bumpy and oily patches on my chin and nose, and dry patches around my eyes and cheeks. I also suffer from redness (perhaps from being fair skinned!).
After using this product for 3 weeks I do feel that my face looks brighter, red patches seem to have calmed down and my chin is noticeably smoother. So much so, in fact, that my boyfriend asked “what have you done to your face? It looks glowy?” – I’ll take that as a good thing?!
I’ve been using it as a daily moisturiser, either beneath make up or on its own and it works beautifully for both. It would potentially work well as a night cream too as it is so rich – I’ve not tried Charlotte Tilbury’s night cream to compare the two – I’d love to hear reviews!
Unfortunately for my accountant (i.e. me) I have absolutely fallen hook, line and sinker for this. It is hands down the best moisturiser that I’ve ever used and I can’t speak highly enough of it!
I would recommend trying a tester/sample before applying this to your skin as a friend of mine reacted badly to the cream and came out in a rash.
I will definitely be repurchasing this cream when I run out – which fortunately does not look like it will be for a long time!
Have you tried any of the Charlotte Tilbury Skincare Range? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!
Until next time x